To maintain a balance of energy in your home, the five elements—fire, water, earth, metal and wood—should work in harmony. When all these elements are present and working together, they will promote a happy, healthy home. Make sure you have similar proportions. If you have too much of one element and not enough of another this can lead to inharmonious vibrations, so make sure you have similar proportions of each element or their related color (see below). If you are lacking in any one element, add an appropriate object or its related color.
Fire is the most yang, while water is the most yin. The elements are identified with a specific body organ, color, planet, season and compass direction. Each element can either be creative or destructive, and each one of the five elements either feeds or destroys another.
Related color: White.
Introduce as: Metal window frames, metal furniture, metal candlesticks, metal wind chime.
Related colors: Black or blue.
Introduce as: Pond, fountain, water feature, fish tank, bowl, vase of water.
Related color: Green.
Introduce as: Wooden windows, doors, floors, wood or bamboo furniture, paper screen.
Related color: Red.
Introduce as: Candles, burning aromatic oils or incense.
Related color: Yellow.
Introduce as: Clay bricks, clay tiles, ceramic crockery and containers, crystals.
Adapted from The Healing Home,by Suzy Chiazzari. Copyright (c) 2000 by Suzy Chiazzari. Reprinted by permission of Trafalgar Square Publishing.
Adapted from The Healing Home,by Suzy Chiazzari (Trafalgar Square, 2000).