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 Wood Element|
|Associations||Awakening, Growth, Activity, Upward, Outward ,New Beginnings, Creation, Nourishment|
|Direction||East, South East|
|Yin or Yang||Yin, Feminine|
|Stage of Life||Birth|
|Exterior||Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Tall Pagodas, Watchtowers, Obelisks, Pillars|
|Form||Columns, Tall, Vertical, Upright, Oblong, Pillars, Chimneys, Skyscrapers|
|Building Shape||Tall rectangle|
|Building Activity||Students, School, Offices, Local council, Government offices|
|Images||Forests, Countryside, Gardens, Trees, Landscape|
|Colours||Green, Blue Green|
|Yin (Feminine)||Unhealthy Plants, Bamboo, Grass|
|Yang (Masculine)||Healthy Plants, Oak|