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 wood element; the essence, meaning & application.

Five Element Theory The Water Element
Associations Quiet, Cool, Floating, Stillness, Hibernation, Communication, Transmission of ideas
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

Wood

Fire

Earth

Metal