Elements and Objects

Elements and Objects


The material that something is made of is important, as well. Some obvious

Example : 

Brass clock—metal

Fish tank—water

Houseplants and flowers—wood

Electric lights—fire

Pottery bowl—earth

Others are not so obvious. A mahogany dining table, for example, is made out of wood, but it is square, flat, and (unless it’s been painted) brown 

in color. In energetic terms, then, it has more earth energy than wood energy, because the wood is no longer vital and growing, and the shape 

and color of the table are associated with earth. A candle is a good example of the fire element, but if it is a tall green candle it also has wood energy because of its shape and color. Many items have a combination of qualities, so you will need to use your best judgment about how much of what kind of influence it will have on your space. Try not to go nuts puzzling over what element something  represents. If it’s not clear right away, then chances are good it combines several different qualities and will not have as strong an impact on your space.

Keep in mind that function, placement, and your own intention are important, too. If you worry so much about choosing the right elements

that you no longer enjoy your possessions, you’re trying too hard! Fengshui should be easy, graceful, and fun. If you love something, it has good

chi for you. If you aren’t sure what element it represents, focus instead on the symbolic meaning of its imagery, and use that to help you determine

where to place it in your home.

Good Luck,

Young Feng Shui Master