- Original Feng Shui
"What Chinese element am I?"
According to the ancient art of Feng Shui, there are five Chinese elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element is strongly related to one another. Your energy is described by one of these elements. This element, also called your personal birth element, is determined by your year of birth. According to this theory you have colors that support you, as well as colors that drain your energy. This applies to both the colors you are wearing as clothing and accessories, as well as the colors of your car.
Much like the well-known Ying-Yang symbol of Chinese astrology uses opposing force to promote the flow of energy, the five Chinese elements act in cycle and relate to one another. Each Chinese element has specific attributes and elements that separate it from the others.
Much like the Chinese astrological signs are assigned according to the year you were born, your personal element is dictated by the year of your birth. The question of "What Chinese element am I?", as well as what your sign is, can be determined by the information offered below.
Please note the Chinese year takes place somewhere between January 21 and February 20 according to astronomic circumstances. It's therefore inaccurate to say that all people born in 1950 are tigers, since the year of the Ox in question only began on January 29, 1949, and ends on February 16, 1950 while people born between February 17, 1950 to February 5, 1951, are Tigers.
Once you know your personal birth element, scroll down and find the colors that are best for you, as well as the colors to avoid. Note that if a color is in the “Colors to Avoid” column, this does not mean you have to avoid it completely, just use a touch of that color or do not wear it too often. If a color is not listed in either one of the columns below, this means this color is neutral to your energy.
Color: GREEN, BROWN, BLUE, BLACK, EARTHY
Colors to avoid: RED, PURPLE, MAGENTA, WHITE. GRAY
Wood cares about others. In fact, those who identify with wood not only care about those around them, but the world at large. They are tolerant and easy going, but easily discouraged with others. After all, it is difficult for those with this element to see how another may not want to help out those around them.
Color: GREEN, BROWN, RED. PURPLE, MAGENTA
Colors to avoid: BLUE, BLACK, EARTHY
Fire people are often thrill seekers, party people who look for a good time. Bored easily, fire people cannot sit still for long. Friendly, honest, always making everything clean and tidy. They are unpredictable and look for the joy in every situation.
Color: RED, PURPLE, MAGENTA, EARTHY
Colors to avoid: GRAY, WHITE, BLUE
The element of earth is loving about friends and family. These people are helpful. They are more likely to enjoy relaxation over thrill seeking. Responsible and fair-minded, people of this element are natural problem solvers. Righteous, honest, straightforward, and will never harm their friends.
Color: EARTHY, WHITE, GRAY
Colors to avoid: RED, PURPLE, MAGENTA, BLUE. BLACK
The metal element is focused. Metal people are likely to be clean, neat and regimented. They take good care of their bodies since they see them as a source of power. Ambitious and kind-hearted with a strong sense of responsibility in work; sometimes too stubborn.
Color: BLUE, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY
Colors to avoid: EARTHY, GREEN ,RED, PURPLE, MAGENTA
Water people do not mind spending time to themselves. They are, in fact, often lost in a world inside their own brain. They are not reclusive; rather, they enjoy their own company. Always ready to help others, and they can sacrifice their own interests for others.