Design according to feng shui is the choice of position, direction, size, shape, and color in accordance with the Theory of the Five Elements and the Fate of each person. Following the Five Elements, human beings receive positive energy from cosmic nature and thereby gain health, peace and happiness.
What are the Five elements?
The Five Elements theory is the earliest material theory of mankind, which exists independently of human consciousness. The Five Elements theory according to ancient materialism theory has 5 matter that make up the world, including: Mercury (Water element), Saturn (Earth element), Mars (Fire element), Jupiter (Tree element), Venus (Metal element). They interact with each other to promote each other (mutuality) and annihilate each other (opposition)
What are the horoscopes?
This is a concept based on Bow Phi Bat Trach in the I Ching. The Palace of Destiny consists of three elements, namely, Fate (Venus, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter), Horoscope (For Jupiter, For Venus, Against Venus, Against Jupiter, etc.), and Direction (West, East, South, North, etc.). Each person is born with their own Destiny.
Design according to feng shui is the choice of position, direction, size, shape, and color so that the Five Elements are compatible with the Destiny of a person.
Color factors in feng shui are understood as follows:
Grey corresponds to Venus
Red corresponds to Mars
Yellow corresponds to Saturn
Blue corresponds to Mercury
Green corresponds to Jupiter.
Looking at the Theory of the Five Elements as shown above, we can understand the interaction as follows:
Compatibility: Jupiter is good for Mars, Mars is good for Saturn, Saturn is good for Venus, Venus is good for Mercury, Mercury is good for Jupiter
Opposition: Jupiter is bad for Saturn, Saturn is bad for Mercury, Mercury is bad for Mars, Mars is bad for Venus, Venus is bad for Jupiter
Therefore, when choosing colors for design, especially in interior design, it is best that we choose colors that are compatible to the Destiny of the customer.
In addition, the feng-shui element of the color is also deepened as follows:
1. Red – Mars:
The color of passion, bravery, and romance. According to feng shui, red is the color of the Fire element and is also the strongest color. The Chinese consider red the color of luck and happiness. It is the color of marriage in India. Red signifies love, romance, bravery and passion in Western countries. The vibrant red color will bring about energy, joy, excitement, and strong passion.
It will carry a great new source of energy and power to people of the Fire element. Red symbolizes burning creativity. Red used accordingly to the South will lead to money and fame.
2. Yellow – Saturn:
The color of confidence, sociability, society. Yellow is usually called the color of "society" because it creates the energy needed to liven up conversations and give new life to your home. The color yellow reminisces your livid summer dreams with sparks beaming from the kitchen fire. It brings about spirit and comfort. Like the sun, it gives life and energy. Yellow should be used in anywhere you want to elevate or find your spirits. Yellow is associated with the earth energy, representing Mother Earth and creates a feeling of stability and nurturing.
3. Blue – Mercury:
The color of calm, tranquility, peace. Blue is an amazing color in feng shui. From the peaceful sky to the sparkling ocean water, the color blue always makes you feel calm and gentle. According to feng shui, blue maximizes your resources in the eight trigrams of your house if used in the East (health), the Southeast (wealth), and the North (career)
4. Green – Jupiter:
The color of fertility and abundant health. The green color, according to feng shui, represents innovation, new energy and regeneration. This is considered a color very good for your health because it has the ability to create a balanced state for the entire body. If green is used in the house, the homeowner should add another color to maximize the good energy that this color brings.
5. Grey – Venus:
The color of clarity, objectivity, and neutrality. People usually thought about grey as boredom, sadness, and lifelessness. However, in feng shui and art, grey can be used in any space of your home. What's more, it's quite classy in smart furniture designs. In the eight trigrams, gray will attract good energy if used in the West (increase creativity), the Northwest (increase charity), the North (aid map).