To get affluence in life we need to balance all the basic substances which are affecting the individual life cycle. We will get to the point and the basic substances of the material world according to the ‘Theory of the Five Elements’ are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. According to Ancient Greek physics, the elements balance each other: water makes the air wet, fire makes the earth dry and so on and this is the way these elements balance each other if used in the correct order.
All material things are made of a single or a combination of the Five Elements, since these are the fundamental components.
All Five Elements are equally important and should form a balance, while being in constant move and cyclical change (phases).
One of the basic principles of feng shui is the principle of five elements, which are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These feng shui elements interact between themselves in certain ways, generally defined as the Productive and Destructive cycles
The Generating Cycle: one element (serving as parent) enriches, nourishes, strengthens, promotes growth and development of the following element (serving as child).
Wood - rising, development (of an action), impulse, expansion, decampment. Wood ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon. Wood is the most human of the elements. It is the element of spring; the creative urge to achieve - which can turn to anger when frustrated. It is associated with the capacity to look forward, plan and make decisions, hence growth and expansion.
Fire - embodiment, definition, action, dynamic phase, design. Fire ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Snake, Horse and Sheep. Wood is the most human of the elements. It is the element of spring; the creative urge to achieve - which can turn to anger when frustrated. It is associated with the capacity to look forward, plan and make decisions, hence growth and expansion.
Earth - alteration, transformation, transmutation, change, convertation. Earth ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Dragon, Rat, and Ox. Earth is the central balance of the elements and can lend qualities to all 12 animals as well. Earth is the element of harvest time, abundance, nourishment, fertility, and the mother to child relationship. This element is also regarded as central to balance and the place where energy becomes downward in movement, a change of seasons. It is the symbol of stability and being properly anchored.
Metal - sinking, contraction, declining. Metal ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Monkey, Rooster and Dog. This category includes the Western idea of the air element. It is the force of gravity, the minerals within the earth, the patterns of the heavenly bodies and the powers of electrical conductivity and magnetism. Metal has structure, but it can also accept a new form when molten.
Water - contemplation, calmness, (re-)consideration, observation, reflection. Water ‘governs’ the Chinese Zodiac signs Pig, Rat and Ox. Water is the source of life on this planet. Water has the capacity to flow, infinitely yielding yet infinitely powerful, silent and still, awaiting, flexible, ever changing, a stored potential and often dangerous (flood’s devastation) with the capacity also to nourish and cleanse.
The aim is to get the environment harmonious which will make sure that nothing conflicts with each other and in turn you will be able to get the best effect from all the elements without contradicting each other. You can take a deliberate effort to enhance the element which is controlling your life and can supplement the same with the element which is its complementary element. You can get to know more about the way Feng Shui can help you make money in stock market here. Just remember that fengshui is a Chinese concept and in India we have something called as Vastu shastra which functions on the same line and it derives its origin from scientific principles. Thus make use of these and get abundance in the life.