Feng Shui Metal Element

The Metal Element

Classical Feng Shui

Also known as ‘The Five Transformations’, these elements represent an aspect of time and the different states. Within your home the elements can be used with the Taoist 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 Feng Shui 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 metal element; the essence, meaning & application in Classical Feng Shui and Taoist philosophy.

The Metal Element
Five Element Theory The Metal Element
Associations Contracted, Focused, Solid, Gather, Stay Indoors, Maturity, Wealth
Colours White, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Metallic
Season Autumn
Time Early Evening
Direction West, North West
Celestial Animal Tiger
Yin or Yang Yang, Masculine
Movement Contracting
Power Contraction
Flavour Spicy
Sound Crack
Weather Cold
Climate Dry
Age Adulthood
Stage of Life Degeneration
Organ Lungs, Large Intestine
Exterior Garden Furniture, Garden Accessories, Gentle Hill, Summit, Curved Roofs, Statues
Interior Metal Furniture, Coloured Furnishings, Wind Chimes, Clocks, Round Picture Frames, Rounded Mirrors, Round Plant Pots, Golf Clubs, Metal Pipes, Metal Door Stop, Coins
Material Iron, Gold, Silver, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Pewter, Copper, Mined Minerals
Shape Circle
Form Semi-Circle, Rounded Edges, Dome, Arches
Building Material Metal
Building Shape Domed
Roof Shape Domed, Round
Building Activity Library, Restaurant, Sports stadium, Concert hall, Cinema, Theatre, Casino, Mall
Images Coins, Jewellery, Metal Objects
Colours Brilliant White, Silver, Gold, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Any Metallic Colour
Yin (Feminine) Silver (Soft), Scissors
Yang (Masculine) Steel (Hard), Axe





Five Elements Feng Shui