Feng Shui Water Element

The Water Element

Classical Feng Shui

Also known as ‘The Five Transformations’, the five 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. The elements can also be used with the Feng Shui Flying Stars calculation 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 water element; the essence, meaning and application in Feng Shui and Taoist philosophy..

The Water Element
Five Element Theory The Water Element
Associations Quiet, Cool, Floating, Stillness, Hibernation, Communication, Transmission of ideas
Colours Black, Blue, Violet
Season Winter
Time Midnight
Direction North
Celestial Animal Turtle
Yin or Yang Yin, Feminine
Movement Descending
Power Consolidation
Flavour Salty
Sound Suck
Weather Rainy, Wet
Climate Cold
Age Old age
Stage of Life Death
Organ Kidney, Bladder
Exterior River, Stream, Brook, Pond, Pool, Water Feature, Fountain, Waterfall, Greenhouse, Undulating Hills, Irregular Hills, Irregular Rounded Buildings
Interior Fish Tank, Water Utilities, Coloured Soft Furnishings
Material Reflective Surfaces, Crystal, Glass Mirror, Reflective gemstones
Shape Irregular wavy
Form Flowing, Curved, Wavy, Soft lines, Irregular, Asymmetrical, No fixed shape, Eclectic shape
Building Material Reflective surfaces
Building Shape Flowing Curves
Roof Shape Flowing Curves
Building Activity Temporary business, Holiday lettings, Art exhibitions, Airport terminal
Images Still Lake, Oceanic Water, Waterfall, Water life
Colours Black, Navy, Midnight Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Indigo, Charcoal, Grey
Yin (Feminine) Wavy Furnishings, Stream
Yang (Masculine) Water Feature, Ocean





Five Elements Feng Shui