Feng Shui Birth Element

fengshui-bedroom

In feng shui, each lunar birth year is associated with one of the five feng shui elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. Your feng shui birth element is said to influence aspects of your personality. Moreover, knowing your feng shui element can help you make appropriate design choices that create good feng shui energy in your home. Thus, it is recommended to use colors and materials that emphasize your birth element and stay away from certain other elements that can weaken your element.

Here’s how to nourish each feng shui birth element with decor.

Wood Birth Element

People who have the wood feng shui birth element are often ambitious. They channel their visionary energy to manifest in specific projects and instinctively focus on expansion and steady growth. Furthermore, certain home decor can nurture this energy.

  • Best home decor colors: Green and brown (wood) or blue and black (water)
  • Colors to minimize: Red, orange, purple, pink, magenta, and strong yellow (fire) or white and gray (metal)
  • Emphasize decor items: Vibrant plants or images of lush foliage, fountains and other water features, mirrors, artwork with water
  • Decor items to minimize: A large fireplace, candles, images of fire or sunsets/sunrises, metal decor

Fire Birth Element

People with the fire feng shui element are often energetic and creative. What’s more, they are usually very open with their creative expression, be it cooking, dancing, painting, or virtually any activity. Thus, They need an appropriate feng shui home to support this open flow of expression.

  • Best home decor colors: Red, orange, purple, pink, magenta, and strong yellow (fire) or green and brown (wood)
  • Colors to minimize: Blue and black (water)
  • Emphasize decor items: Fireplace, candles, images of fire or sunsets/sunrises
  • Decor items to minimize: Fountains, mirrors, water images

Earth Birth Element

Those with the earth feng shui element are usually the people who take care of others, often at their energy expense. Express their icing their creative side is vital energy for one’s health and well-being. Thus, they need an appropriate feng shui home to strengthen their energy and allow creativity to flow.

  • Best home decor colors: All tans and browns (earth) or red, orange, purple, pink, magenta, and strong yellow (fire)
  • Colors to minimize: White and gray (metal) and green and brown (wood)
  • Emphasize decor items: Fireplace, candles, images of fire or sunsets/sunrises, crystals and rocks, earthenware decor
  • Decor items to minimize: Metal features (e.g., a metal staircase), decor items made from metal

Metal Birth Element

People with the metal feng shui element are usually calm, focused, and precise. They are the ones you can entirely rely on to take care of all the details in any given job or project. The ideal space for such a person is clean, clutter-free, and open. However, use some warm decor touches, or else the energy can become too rigid.

  • Best home decor colors: White and gray (metal) or all tans and browns (earth)
  • Colors to minimize: Red, orange, purple, pink, magenta, and intense yellow (fire) or blue and black (water)
  • Emphasize decor items: Metal features (e.g., a metal staircase or sculpture), decor items made from metal, earthenware decor, crystals, rocks, earth-related images
  • Decor items to minimize: Fireplace, candles, images of fire or sunsets/sunrises

Water Birth Element

People with the water feng shui element tend to be sensitive and have strong intuition. Expressions of creativity come easily to these people, and they are often calm and easygoing. As gentle as water is, it can wear down the hardest rock; people with the water element have a strong hidden reservoir of power inside them. Thus, they need an appropriate feng shui home to support this inner strength.

  • Best home decor colors: Blue and black (water) or white and gray (metal)
  • Colors to minimize: All tans and browns (earth)
  • Emphasize decor items: Fountains and other water features, mirrors, images with water
  • Decor items to minimize: Earthenware, crystals and rocks, earth-related images