Feng Shui Wood Element

The Wood Element

Classical Feng Shui

Also known as ‘The Five Transformations’, the five elements are each associated with an aspect of time and the state. 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 analyse 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 in Classical Feng Shui and Taoist philosophy.

The Wood Element
Five Element Theory The Wood Element
Associations Awakening, Growth, Activity, Upward, Outward ,New Beginnings, Creation, Nourishment
Colours Green
Season Spring
Time Dawn
Direction East, South East
Celestial Animal Dragon
Yin or Yang Yin, Feminine
Movement Uplifting
Power Expansion
Flavour Sour
Sound Crash
Weather Windy
Climate Windy
Age Birth
Stage of Life Birth
Organ Liver, Gallbladder
Exterior Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Tall Pagodas, Watchtowers, Obelisks, Pillars
Interior House Plants
Material Living Wood
Shape Rectangle
Form Columns, Tall, Vertical, Upright, Oblong, Pillars, Chimneys, Skyscrapers
Building Material Wooden
Building Shape Tall rectangle
Roof Shape Tall
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





Five Elements Feng Shui