Five Elements – Fire

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Feng Shui there are five elements present in nature: Fire – Earth – Metal – Water and Wood.

Each of these elements have specific characteristics and are represented in our world by certain colours, forms, materials and seasons. They also relate to each other and can be supportive or suppressive to certain areas of your home.

So I’ve decided to do a little blog series on the different elements, how you can recognise them and use them in your home or office to create support, balance and harmony.

First out is fire, seeing as Sydney is scorching hot today and we’re definitely coming into Summer, I thought this to be very apt…

Element: Fire
Compass sector: South
Areas of life: Fame, Reputation & Respect
Family member: Middle daughter
Season: Summer
Body: Heart, cardiovascular system, eyes
Emotions: Joy (and listlessness as in lack of joy)
Supportive colours: Red, burgundy, purple and pink.

So, how can you use this information to benefit you in your daily life?

The South sector of your home represents your fame, reputation and respect. Don’t take this literally. It doesn’t mean that if the South sector of your home is in balance and harmony, you’ll be famous. What it means is that this part of your home represents your reputation on the outside, i.e. how people perceive you in business, at work or in your community.

It shows you what people say about you behind your back when you’re not there. It also tells you how you feel about these areas of your life. Are you generally a happy person, or do you feel a bit listless? Maybe you are feeling burdened or burnt out by having to uphold a certain reputation in your work or as a role model/public figure? Or perhaps people are liking your ideas and what you stand for and respecting you and/or your business or work.

All of this you can “de-code” from reading the messages that your home is sending you from the South compass sector.

So if you find that people disrespect you, gossip about you, or you are generally listless, there are likely imbalances here. If you feel that you are well respected, happy, liked and people want to hear your opinions, the likelihood is that your South sector is in balance already.

To support the South sector and all related areas in you life as listed above, you can add more fire energy here. This can be done with red (purple, pink & burgundy) colours, burning candles (or other live fire that is safe), also your TV or any other electrical equipment will have “fire energy” as well. Plastic materials and bricks also represent fire and will give support to this sector.

If you are feeling burnt out, stressed or are having any problems with high blood pressure or are at risk for cardio vascular diseases, chances are you’ve got too much fire energy in the South sector of your home, and you need to bring it down a notch or two. You can take away from the fire energy in the South sector by either controlling it with water forms (blue colours, real water or glass) or depleting it with Earth forms (such as yellow, brown, beige and orange colours, terracotta, crystals or clay).

I love teaching about this stuff, and when used correctly, the five elements can really make a huge difference to how well supported you are in your home, and in your life in general.

If you have any questions about this, please comment below and I’m very happy to help out.

Warm regards,
Sara

Feel Good Group - Fire

Fire lives in the South sector of your home

Compass Directions – Northeast

The Northeast sector of your home represents knowledge, education and self-improvement. It’s connected to the youngest son in the family and the element of earth. The emblem of the Northeast is a mountain and the number associated with the Northeast is 8. Yellow, brown, beige and orange are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by square shapes. The season of late summer (sometimes called Indian summer) is connected to the Northeast and in your body it corresponds to your digestion as well as your hands.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Northeast sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the youngest son in the family as well as everyone’s ability to attain knowledge, education or self-improvement. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the youngest son by helping him to de-stress or by spending more time with him on his school projects and home work. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care to not be lazy or give up around working on yourselves or attaining new knowledge.

Clutter in the Northeast sector of your home will create a barrier around learning, attaining new knowledge or your ability to self-improve. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against yourself learning new things and improving as a person. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you have more energy, time and inspiration to learn and grow.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience issues in attaining new knowledge or learning things, or even experience health issues related to your digestion or hands. To counteract this you can place large terracotta pots, a barbecue or open fire place outside in the Northeast sector of your garden.

 

The emblem of the Northeast – Mountain

 

 

Compass Directions – North

The North sector of your home represents your career. It’s connected to the middle son in the family and the element of water. The emblem of the North is the moon and the number associated with the North is 1. Blue and black are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by wavy and irregular shapes. The season of midwinter is connected to the North and in your body it corresponds to your reproductive organs, kidneys and bladder as well as your hair, spine and ears.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above. In that case it can pay off to take a closer look at the North sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the middle son in the family as well as everyone’s careers/school work. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the middle son by helping him to de-stress or give him help around his school/career. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care to not be overwhelmed, stressed or burnt out by work. Find ways to unwinds and let work go when you leave for the day.

Clutter in the North sector of your home will create a barrier around your career and related areas, such as your own business, if you have one. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your career, business or current work situation. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you have more energy, time and inspiration to work on your career or business.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience career related issues such as being passed by for a promotion, business being slow or even experience health issues related to your reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder or hearing. To counteract this you can place a water feature or strong metal form (such as a metal statue) outside in the North sector of your garden.

 

The emblem of the North – the Moon

 

 

Compass Directions – Northwest

The Northwest sector of your home represents helpful people and support. It’s connected to the father of the family and the element of metal. The emblem of the Northwest is heaven and the number associated with the Northwest is 6. Any metal colours and shades of white are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by round or dome shapes. The season of autumn is connected to the Northwest and in your body it corresponds to your lungs and colon as well as your head.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Northwest sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the father of the family as well as general support and helpful people in your life. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, such as you don’t have much support around you or any helpful people in your life. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the father by helping him to de-stress and making sure he is not giving too much without receiving anything back. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of their relationships and working on finding people who will be there and support them.

Clutter in the Northwest sector of your home will create a barrier around attracting helpful people and support into your life. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to find helpful people and support in your life. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting more support from the people around you and finding new friends or mutually beneficial relationships.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in support in general, and support from the people around you in particular. You might feel like you “have to do everything on your own”. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your lungs, colon or head. To counteract this you can place large terracotta pots or a metal ornament of some sort in the Northwest sector of your garden.

What’s the Northwest sector of your home like?

 

The emblem of the Northwest – Heaven

 

 

Compass Directions – West

The West sector of your home represents children, creativity, dreams and starting new projects. It’s connected to the youngest daughter in the family and the element of metal. The emblem of the West is a lake and the number associated with the West is 7. Any metal colours and shades of white are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by round or dome shapes. The season of autumn is connected to the West and in your body it corresponds to your lungs and colon as well as your teeth and mouth.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the West sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the youngest daughter in the family as well as your creativity, ability to dream or start new projects. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are working very hard to keep up with your dreams or projects. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the youngest daughter by helping her to de-stress and making sure she is not putting pressure on herself with new projects or creative activities all the time. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care to dream and be creative, while not letting new projects or ideas drag you down.

Clutter in the West sector of your home will create a barrier around your creativity, your will and ability to start new projects or ability to dream. It may even affect your chances of physically falling pregnant. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to be creative, dream and start new adventures in life. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start feeling more excited about starting new projects and your ability to dream and be creative will improve.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in creativity, that you don’t want to take on anything new or that you just don’t feel that excited about your future. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your lungs, colon or mouth and teeth. To counteract this you can place large terracotta pots or a metal ornament of some sort in the West sector of your garden.

What is the West sector of your home showing you about yourself?

 

The emblem of the West – a Lake

 

 

Compass Directions – Southwest

The Southwest sector of your home represents marriage and other partnerships. It’s connected to the mother of the family and the element of earth. The emblem of the Southwest is mother earth and the number associated with the Southwest is 2. Yellow, brown, beige and orange are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by square shapes. The season of late summer (also called Indian summer) is connected to the Southwest and in your body it corresponds to your digestion as well as your belly and womb.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Southwest sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the mother of the family as well as your marriage and other partnerships (business relationships for example). A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are working very hard to keep up certain relationships. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the mother by helping her to de-stress and managing her relationships, making sure she is not giving too much without receiving anything back. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your relationships and spending some time and effort on making then work.

Clutter in the Southwest sector of your home will create a barrier around your marriage and other relationships. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create great, functional and supportive relationships. Perhaps your experience is that relationships are hard work and difficult to manage. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start feeling more at ease in your relationships and that you start acting differently and as a result others act differently towards you too.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that you lack in supportive relationships, or that you tend to end up on the “giving end” rather than having well balanced and mutually functional relationships. You may be longing to be in a relationship with a significant other, and still find yourself single. You could also be experiencing health issues related to your digestion, belly or womb. To counteract this you can place a barbecue or open fireplace, or large terracotta pots in the Southwest sector of your garden.

Look at the Southwest sector of your home and see if you can understand what it is telling you…

 

Emblem of the Southwest – Mother Earth

 

 

Compass Directions – South

The South sector of your home represents fame, reputation and respect. It’s connected to the middle daughter in the family and the element of fire. The emblem of the South is lighting and the sun. The number associated with the South is 9. Any shades of red are favourable colours for this part of your home (including, pink, purple, burgundy), and it’s represented by triangular and pointy shapes. The season of summer is connected to the South and in your body it corresponds to your heart and cardiovascular system as well as your eyes.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the South sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the middle daughter in the family as well as your reputation and respect in business, the community or as a person in general. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are working very hard to keep up certain appearances. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the middle daughter by helping her to de-stress and managing how she projects her own image to the world. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your reputation, make sure you act in a way that you are proud of and can own up to.

Clutter in the South sector of your home will create a barrier around your fame, reputation and respect. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create a good reputation or you are taking action that goes against who you really are (selling out in business or treating people differently than you really would like to, creating turmoil around yourself as a person and your morals). If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting new opportunities into your life and you feel free to be who you are and people will start respecting you in a new way.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that people don’t respect you and your ideas, or that someone is making an effort to drag your reputation in the mud. You may also experience specific health issues related to your heart, cardiovascular system or your eyes. To counteract this you can place a barbecue or open fireplace, or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the South sector of your garden.

Now that you know what it represents, what is the South sector of your home telling you?

 

Emblem of the South – the Sun

 

 

Compass Directions – Southeast

The Southeast sector of your home represents abundance and wealth. It’s connected to the eldest daughter in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the Southeast is Wind and the number associated with the Southeast is 4. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the Southeast and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your thighs and buttocks.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the Southeast sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest daughter in the family as well as your overall abundance and wealth. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them, or you are “burning through” your money. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest daughter by helping her to de-stress or by helping her in managing her abundance and wealth. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your abundance and wealth. Watch your thoughts in these areas closely and change them if they are not serving you.

Clutter in the Southeast sector of your home will create a barrier around your abundance and ability to create wealth. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your ability to create abundance and attract wealth. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you start attracting new opportunities into your life and you feel more abundant and might even get a pay raise or some new clients or projects in the door.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience that it’s hard to think and act abundantly or that wealth creation is not really going your way. You may even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or legs. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the Southeast sector of your garden.

What is the Southeast sector of your home telling you?

 

FeelGood Feng Shui: Southeast-wind

Emblem of the Southeast – Wind

 

 

Compass Directions – East

The East sector of your home represents family relationships and health. It’s connected to the eldest son in the family and the element of wood. The emblem of the East is Thunder and the number associated with the East is 3. Any shades of green are favourable colours for this part of your home, and it’s represented by tall and rectangular shapes. The season of spring is connected to the East and in your body it corresponds to your liver and gallbladder as well as your feet.

This kind of information is useful if you are experiencing any issues in any of the areas mentioned above, or you want to create extra support in your life for these areas. If that’s the case it can pay off to take a closer look at the East sector of your home.

For example, a bathroom in this sector will have a draining effect on the eldest son in the family as well as your family relationships and overall health. A stove or fireplace here can mean that these areas of your life are over-active and you can tend to feel burnt out by them. To rectify these situations ideally you should move the bathroom or fireplace, which of course most often you cannot do. Instead you can create extra support for the eldest son by helping him to de-stress or by spending more time with him and look after his health. It’s also important for everyone in the home to counteract these situations with taking extra care of your health and your relationships with each-other.

Clutter in the East sector of your home will create a barrier around your family relationships and health. Clutter is attracted to the areas of your life you feel burdened by or don’t want to look at. If you find clutter in this sector of your home, subconsciously you are working against your health situation and having great relationships within the family unit. If this bothers you and you want to change it, start clearing the clutter in this part of your home, and you will soon find that you have more energy, time and inspiration to relate to each other and living healthy lives.

If this part of your home is missing, or partially missing, you may experience various health issues or fighting/not getting along within the family, or even experience specific health issues related to your liver, gallbladder or feet. To counteract this you can place a live water feature or a big wooden statue, a tree or a wooden fence in the East sector of your garden.

What is the East sector of your home telling you?

 

FeelGood Feng Shui: East - Thunder

Emblem of the East – Thunder