Could you enlighten us about the effects of the five main elements of Feng Shui on a living environment?
The five elements all relate to directions within our home and or any individual room – therefore we aim to use the appropriate elements in order to create harmony and balance which would be determined by the activity taking place in each location.
For example the NORTH relates to the element of WATER and is considered YIN in essence which means this is ideal for a bedroom.
If you have a north entrance you may benefit from harmonizing the energy with flowing water or bright lights to increase the YANG making a productive entrance for ideas and motivation. Adjusting the NORTH energy can enhance independence and reduce the risks of worry – isolation and insecurity
The SOUTH relates to FIRE and is considered to hold a YANG force and makes for a great entrance or study to harness recognition and reward.
If your bedroom is in the south you may benefit from adjusting the energy by drapes which whilst not blocking out any natural light – helps to diffuse any excess yang. Adjusting the SOUTH energy can enhance self expression and passion and reduce the risks of conflict – tension and stress.
The EAST and SOUTHEAST sectors of the home relate to WOOD.
The EAST is YANG in essence and increases family luck and can support HEALTH so the east makes a great area for a study or family room – Creating good Feng Shui for the east reduces anger and impatience.
The SOUTHEAST is YIN wood in essence and makes a great entrance as the southeast can draw in wealth and opportunities - Creating good Feng Shui for the southeast enhances opportunities and reduces lack of focus and helps decision making.
The WEST and NORTHWEST sectors of the home relate to METAL.
The WEST is YIN in essence and relates to children so a west room is good for a playroom and or a bedroom for young people – Creating good Feng Shui for the northwest reduces depression and irresponsibility.
The NORTHWEST is YANG in essence and makes a great area for a study as the energy encourages good networking skills – Creating good Feng Shui for the northwest reduces arrogance and help develop a more open and flexible mind.
The SOUTHWEST and NORTHEAST sectors of the home relate to EARTH.
The SOUTHWEST is YANG in essence and relates to romance and happiness so ideal for a bedroom - Creating good Feng Shui for the southwest reduces jealousy and feeling stuck.
The NORTHEAST is YIN in essence and relates to self improvement and knowledge so ideal for a study or family room -Creating good Feng Shui for the northeast reduces feeling on edge and self critical.