The Five Elements Productive Cycle

In the five elements productive cycle each elements produce the other as shown in the diagram.

productive-cycle

In this cycle, Fire produces Earth which produce Metal which produce Water which produce Wood which in turn produce Fire forming a cycle.

Try not to think of it as one element producing another. Instead, think of it as one energy influencing another in a promotive or a productive manner!

The five elements productive cycle is quite intuitive and remembering the sequence is quite easy. Think of it like this. Fire burns to produce ash (earth). From Earth you mine Metal. Water condense on cold Metal which implies that metal produce water. Water nourish Wood which burns to produce Fire and the cycle repeats itself.

How do we apply this in Feng Shui?

Classical Feng Shui systems normally divide a house into nine sectors called the Nine Palaces. Using formulas practitioners can find out the prominent energies in each of these sectors. Let’s say the a particular sector has is auspicious. It has wood energy and you want to promote it. If you refer to the diagram above, you will see that water produce wood. Hence it will be good to place water e.g. water fountain in that sector (provided of course there are no other restrictions).

The same element also reinforces. Therefore in the above example you can also use potted plants to strengthen the wood energy in that sector.

(Five Elements Productive Cycle: There is also a destructive or controlling and exhaustive cycle)

Feng Shui Buy House Guide
Click here to Download

More from my site

  • North and South Facing Houses I live in a warm country. We get the sun the whole year around. The only reprieve comes during the rainy season when the sun takes a back seat, but only for a while. The most popular […]
  • The Five Elements and its Associations Click here to View or Download. Email not required. The principle of the Five Elements is pervasive in Chinese metaphysics. It is felt in Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, medicine and […]
  • The Five Elements – Destructive Cycle In the five element destructive cycle the elements control each other as shown in the diagram. In this cycle, Fire controls Metal which controls Wood which controls Earth which […]
  • The Low Down on the Yin Yang The concept of Yin Yang is one of the most important principles in Chinese metaphysics. The others include the principle of the Five Elements and the Bagua. The ancient Chinese believe […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *