This is Element Relationships chart for a better understanding of how they interact to create harmony or chaos.
General Characteristics of the Elements.
Wood represents Benevolence. The element of wood corresponds to the fate, loveliness or nobleness, representing growth, blooming, flourishing etc.
Fire represents Propriety. The element of fire corresponds to the feature, strength, hardness or softness, represents power, influence, bravery and intensity.
Metal represents Righteousness. The element of metal corresponds to the lifespan, longevity as well as any dangers, difficulties or dead ends.
Water represents Wisdom. The element of the water corresponds to the talents, intelligence or absence of it, represents accuracy, specifics, etc.
Earth represents Fidelity and Honesty. The element of earth corresponds to the social status, material success (rich or poor), represents birth and growth of everything.
The five elements can be regarded as the symbols of the five planets, Metal, Wood, Water, Fire ,Earth corresponding to Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Saturn.
2014 Elemental Fengshui
2014 is Male Wood Horse Year. The Male Wood is connected to a tall tree. A tree needs sunshine, Earth and Water to grow stronger and taller. Horse contains Fire and Earth. Horse of 2014 contains mainly Fire. Metal is afraid of Fire. Metal and Wood of 2014 are opposite elements; they have fighting relationship. Luckily, Horse contains Female Earth, which has attraction relationship with Wood of 2014 into Earth. Earth is the mother element of Metal. But the fortune of 2014 has almost no Metal. People need to pay attention to their respiratory system, because Metal is connected to lungs.
Water is not afraid of Fire. Fortunately, the Earth of Horse can protect Fire from attacking by Water. Also, Wood of 2014 makes Fire stronger. That means Water cannot win over the Fire in 2014. This creates elemental imbalance and means that in 2014, we might have to pay special attention to the kidneys and the urinary system, as they correspond to the Water element.
Fire is the child element of Wood. Mother Wood always helps child Fire to burn stronger. Wood does the giving without taking. But, eventually, Wood will burn into dust. That means, that year 2014 will bring some great opportunities at first, but then these opportunities will disappear. This also means that when we get any help or advice from others in 2014, we need to learn from them as much as possible. But then to be prepare to do the job alone, when help is no longer available. In general, Wood-Fire in 2014 brings luck, but we still need to pay attention to heart/cardiovascular system during this strong Fire Year, as it’s energies can become overwhelming. Emotions may run hot as well. Great cure for everyone would be to use Citrine and Agate crystals to compensate for missing Earth element and create grounding base.
“The Annual Flying Stars Forecast” of Feng Shui is very important. It calculates every particular combination of energies for the year, and helps us take precautions against destructive influences. It also helps us strengthen the effect of the good stars. Knowing annual Flying Star, you can know what areas of your life will be positive during year, and what areas, on contrary, may be dangerous. This is very important, because, if, for example, your bed or table located in the wrong sector of your home, they should be temporarily rearranged, if possible. Using certain Feng Shui techniques, bad stars can be neutralized, and good stars can be increases.
Read more about 2014 Flying Star here.
Have a Prosperous 2014.