Feng Shui

The Five Elements: Water

The Water Element

Water Element represents all forms of water that exists on our earth. Consider the range and transformative properties of water; clouds, rainfall, gentle streams, noisy waterfalls, the stillness of a frozen lake, a mighty river, the vast oceans, and waves.

Water is all about our ability to change, to flow and overcome obstacles by eroding them away over long periods or sweeping them away like a tsunami at other times!

Water In Astrology

The element of Water is part of ‘The Five Elements’ and is associated with the signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Water Element Colors

Color: Blue, Dark Blue, Black

Water In Health

The Ancient Chinese determined that the kidneys and urinary bladder, ‘the waterworks,’ and reproductive and sex organs are all connected to the Water element.

If the kidneys are out of balance, a person often feels scared, frightened and fearful, they can be hypersensitive, mistrusting and even paranoid.

When Water element is not balanced, either too weak or excessive, problems in these areas might occur: Sexual organs and related sexual diseases, Blood-related problems, Urinary and prostate problems

Kidney blockages and/or weakness can manifest physically as ear, hair and tooth problems, urinary infections, kidney stones, reproductive sexual problems, dull headaches, lower back, leg and knee problems, a lack of willpower and determination and possibly kidney disease.

Water Character

Water types show qualities inherent to Winter which makes them appear rather cool, calm and reflective. However inwardly they are building up reserves and preparing for spring, which may bring a new innovation as they can be highly creative.

The negative emotion associated with Water is fear, while the positive emotion is calmness. A balanced Water Element uses resources of energy, time, contacts, and money wisely, rather than hoarding or overspending them.

Water element also represents a person’s wisdom. A balanced Water indicates a person is wise and intelligent and capable of thinking clearly and acting appropriately.

Water Activities

These sports and activities are good to stimulate weak water energy.

  • Swimming – especially in the sea or a large lake to increase Yang Water
  • Run or walk – close to water, along with the seashore or riverbanks
  • Star-gazing – walk outdoors, connect with the universe on a Winter’s night
  • Long baths and showers
  • Live near Water – a riverside, lake view or by the seaside
  • Wear more black and lilac colored clothing
  • Sleep on a metal or waterbed

Water Foods

Food and drinks are one of the easiest ways to balance our elements as they stimulate our organs directly and can act as a medicine. Here are some of the foods which are good for those lacking Water

  • Salty and watery foods
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Seaweed
  • 2-3 liters a day of boiled and filtered water

Water Element Basics

  • Time of day: Night
  • Time of year: Winter
  • Energy: Floating
  • Natural form: Lake, Ocean, River, Rain, Snow, Cloud, Fog, Pond
  • Direction: North
  • Organ: Kidney and bladder
  • Attitude: Objective, artistic, original, flexible
  • Taste: Salty
  • Color: Blue, Dark Blue, Black

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