Feng Shui Fire Element

The Fire Element

Classical Feng Shui

Also known as ‘The Five Transformations’, these elements are associated with an aspect of time and different states. Within your home the five elements can be used with the Chinese Trigrams from the I Ching when looking at any missing areas in the plot or building shape and Feng Shui. They can also be used with the Flying Stars when using the Lo Pan Compass to analyse the interior, they are then applied through a combination of materials, shape and colour. The following table provides a breakdown of the fire element; the essence, meaning & application based on Classical Feng Shui and Taoist philosophy.

The Fire Element
Five Element Theory The Fire Element
Associations Inspiration, Protection, Achievement, Passion, Clarity, Intellect
Colours Red, Lilac, Sky Blue, Pink, Orange
Season Summer
Time Noon
Direction South
Celestial Animal Phoenix
Yin or Yang Yang, Masculine
Movement Expansive
Power Completion
Flavour Bitter
Sound Roar
Weather Heat, Dry
Climate Hot
Age Prepubescent
Stage of Life Growth
Organ Heart, Small intestine
Exterior Volcanoes, Bonfire, Fireworks, Patio heater, Lights, Mountain peaks, Temple roof, Church roof
Interior Coloured furnishings, Candles, Hearth, Tinted light bulbs, Electrical equipment, Heat, Lighting, Cookers
Material Physical fire
Shape Triangle
Form Sharp edges, Pointed roof, Triangle, Pyramid, Spires
Building Material Glass
Building Shape Steep angles
Roof Shape Steep angles
Building Activity Spiritual purposes, Creative arts, Visual artists, Designers, Entertainers, Performers, Stock brokers
Images Fiery sunrise, Sunshine, Fiery colours, Active images
Colours Red, Purple, Sky blue, Lilac, Pink, Baby Pink, Orange
Yin (Feminine) Soft lighting, Candles, Incense
Yang (Masculine) Log fire, Bonfire, Brilliant sunshine
Fire Element Interactions

The 5 Element Cycles and Relationships

The heart is the fire element in Taoist philosophy. In the five element theory, the other four elements interact with the fire element. The concept of the five elements is to bring everything back into balance, each coexisting without dominance.  You can use the 5 elements to determine which of the five elements could be utilised to help strengthen, weaken, control or regulate the metal element. An example would be if the fire element was deficient, then the wood element would be used to support and the fire element would be used to strengthen. If the fire element was too strong, then the earth element would be used to drain, or the water element would be used to regulate.

5 Elements Architecture

In the surrounding environment, shapes in the landscape whether natural or built correspond to the five element theory. This article looks at buildings and the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water.

5 Element Colour Schemes

The history of colour is rooted in ancient times, religion and culture. There are many colour schemes and colour associations from varying corners of the globe. Here are the three main groups; Western, Eastern and Feng Shui.





Five Elements Feng Shui