Story of Isabel's Home Project 3 -Yin Yang Five Elements / Activate a Living Room for Fire Wife


Before I talk about Isabel's living room project, let me tell you a little bit more about yin-yang theory.

As I wrote about feng shui's yin-yang theory in Story of Isabel's Home Project 1, there are yin and yang energies in everything on the earth and in the universe and they exist within a harmony.

I suggest you to watch this Youtube video by John Bellaimey because you can understand this yin-yang concept in 4 minutes.

Furthermore, yin - yang energy can be categorized into five different elements. This is called Yin Yang Five Elements Theory.

Each elements; Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water are different energies which associate with certain colors, materials, and personalities. And each elements are interacting each other in a progressive cycle or overcoming cycle.

For example, creative cycle goes like this;

-Wood feeds Fire 

-Fire creates Earth (ash) 

-Earth bears Metal  

-Metal collects Water

-Water nourishes Wood

On the other hand, overcoming cycle goes like this;

-Wood consumes Earth

-Earth dams Water 

-Water extinguishes Fire 

-Fire melts Metal 

-Metal chops Wood

In my consultation, I tell my clients which elements they are, as well as their family, their partners, and their house and interiors. And I show how the clients and their family as well as home are interacting to each other. My role is to teach them how to appreciate who they are and whom they are with and learn how to communicate each other without forcing them to change themselves through home project.

Now, let me get to the point.

In my first consultation with Isabel and her husband, I told them that they may have difficult time in communication because Isabel's element is Fire and her husband's element is Water, which is a totally opposite energy dynamic.

Isabel did not like the living room.

I asked her, " What do you dislike about this room?"

She said "I do not like this big black couch."

But her husband said "I like this couch, but I do not mind replacing it."

(By the way, Black is Water element's color. It is natural for Isabel to feel uncomfortable with the black color of couch because her element is Fire.)

As I said before, Isabel's home has more yin energy rather than yang.

Black couch, dark colored cushion covers, black shelves..etc..they are all yin qualities. Moreover, her husband's element Water is also yin.