Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice that seeks to create harmony and balance between humans and their environment. It uses the principles of yin and yang – two seemingly opposing forces – to bring positive energy into a space. Yin energy is considered dark, passive, and feminine while yang energy is light, active, and masculine. In the philosophy of Feng Shui, all elements are associated with both yin and yang forces.
In order to identify one’s birth element according to Feng Shui, individuals must first look at the year in which they were born. Each year has an associated element that can be used to determine a person’s compatibility with their environment. People born in a certain year will have either an Earthly Element (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal) or a Heavenly Element (Water). Once the element of one’s birth year has been determined then it can be used in combination with other date-related information such as month and day of birth to further assess their compatibility with their environment through Feng Shui.
1. Find out your birth year, month, day, and time to determine your birth element according to the Chinese solar calendar.
2. Determine the sexagenary cycle for your birth year by looking up the Chinese Stem-Branch Calendar using the Internet or referring to a reference guide of the Chinese zodiac.
3. Use the information in Step 2 to calculate the Chinese Solar Calendar translation of your birth date in order to determine which section of the chart is associated with you.
4. Refer to a chart of Feng Shui elements corresponding with each section of the chart and identify which one you are associated with based on that calculation and what element is identified on this chart.
5. Check your element against other sources such as Western astrology or numerology for confirmation, then make adjustments if necessary.
Elements and their Meaning
The ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui is based on the idea that energy (or chi) flows around us in a cycle of Five Elements. These Elements are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each Element has unique characteristics and represents different aspects within our life, changing accordingly to its position within the cycle.
When applied to Feng Shui the Five Elements interact with one another in both a balancing and conflicting way. The participating elements are affected by their own inherent qualities as they take part in their own trinity. For example, fire creates earth; earth creates metal; metal creates water; water creates wood; wood creates fire. It is these interrelationships that bring balance to the environment and keep energy flowing there smoothly.
Each person also has an associated Element birth chart based on their date of birth. As an individual’s birth date can be calculated relative to each of the five elements, their personal Element chart is then determined by finding out which Elements are predominant in their life. Depending on which element is strongest will determine the type of energy that surrounds them most powerfully or significant influences in their life.
It is believed that finding out your Elemental chart can help you create balance between energies and bring harmony into your life when incorporated into your everyday lifestyle choices to make sure elemental energies are being recognized and addressed properly for optimal health and well-being.
In conclusion, once you know your Feng Shui Birth Element, the next step is to perform a series of calculations using the Chinese astrological system to determine how it affects your life. This will help to unlock personal prosperity and well-being as it allows you to align yourself with elements of nature and its essential energies in order to improve areas such as energy flow, relationships, career path and health for overall balance and harmony. With regular practice and an understanding of these principles, people can manifest greater abundance and joyful living in accordance with their true unique purpose on earth.
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