Also known as ‘The Five Transformations’, these elements represent an aspect of time and the state associated with that. Within your home the elements can be used with the Chinese Trigrams from the I Ching when looking at any missing areas in the plot or building shape.

They can also be used with the Flying Stars when using the Lo Pan Compass to analysis 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.

Five Element Theory The Fire Element
Associations Inspiration, Protection, Achievement, Passion, Clarity, Intellect
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

Wood

Earth

Metal

Water