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
Metal Element Interactions

The 5 Element Cycles and Relationships

The lungs are the metal element in Taoist philosophy. In the five element theory, the other four elements interact with the metal element. The concept of the five elements is to bring everything back into balance, each coexisting without dominance. Using the 5 element theory you can 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 metal element was deficient, then the earth element would be used to support and the metal element would be used to strengthen. If the metal element was too strong, then the water element would be used to drain, or the fire 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 Cycles

As with Yin Yang theory, the 5 elements also interact with each other and hold different relationships depending on which element is in focus. Read more about the constructive cycle, the draining cycle, the insulting cycle and the deconstructive cycle.

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.

5 Elements Room Colours

Each colour is associated with one of the 5 element theory and can be applied as a remedy for the Flying Stars compass school analysis of a home layout.





Five Elements Feng Shui