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5 ELEMENT NOTES ON ROOFING MATERIALS

Color and material are important when it comes to choosing roofing materials.

Fire Element:

This element is considered auspicious for a roof, however the connect to earth and nature is a primary focus.  Natural Eco-friendly materials are available in Wood and Earth Elements may be considered over artificial paints and stains in the fire category.  This includes; orange, purple, red, pink, gold and the bright yellow spectrum.

Wood Element:

Wood Elements support fire which symbolizes stimulating wealth so wood elements are the first choice.  This could be cedar roof shingles that are natural and  eco-friendly or simply painted green or brown which represents the color of wood!  This may also include Living Gardens with a specific purpose – read more.

Earth Element:

Roofing materials such as  natural tiles and slate show  the earth element which would be second choice after the wood element.  These can be the earth tones of reds, yellows, sands and browns. The earth element is the balance of yin & yang.  

Metal Element:  An unfavorable choice are materials in the metal element such as metal roofing materials.   It is only recommended only for garages and garden sheds.  The color of metal is white and grey.  Metal creates water and this is the element that is not highly recommended in roofing materials.  

Water Element:  Black and blue reflects the color of water.  This is not a favored color for a roof as it represents draining away like a waterfall into the earth.  This can show loss of  physical, emotional and mental strength.  Those with lower constitutions do not achieve success and create the lives they dream of.


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Aligning your wardrobe with nature for increasing your potential

Wardrobes  are personal and may define ones character and express their personality.  Wearing the right designs for you that brings you joy can improve your personal happiness, well-being and personal success.

A fun and easy way for designing a wardrobe is with natures elements of  fire, earth, metal, water and wood.  Nature can support your personal growth and help you reach your potential.  Start with these easy steps:

1.  An easy calculation to find your personal element. This is based upon your best direction for personal growth using Chinese Cosmology!

2.  Find your element below that shares:

  • Your elements best style and designs
  • Your power & supporting colors and which ones to avoid!
  • Your power & supporting patterns and which ones to avoid!
  • Your power & supporting and second best fabrics and which ones to avoid!

3.  Start to observe the characteristics of your own wardrobe and if they fall in you personal growth category!  If not, explore your elements characteristics the next time you go shopping.

Dressing in harmony with Nature

  • Fire 

fire 1Fire is filled with warmth, passion, excitement, flair and drama.  A true fire sign shows their sexy inner passion in their style, color, patterns and accessories. Clothes are usually expensive, in style and attention grabbing.  The  styles are tailored to the body to accent curves using  natural fabrics.

1.  fIRE – sUMMER Color palette

POWER COLORS:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet

SUPPORT COLORS: 

Green, Tourquoise, Teal, Brown, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens

COLORS TO AVOID:

Black, Blue, White, Grey, Silver, Bronze, Pewter, Copper, Brass & Pastels


2. Fabrics

power FABRICS:

Cotton, Silk, Satin, Wool & Leather 

SUPPORT FABRICS:

Bamboo, Flannel, Linen

FABRICS TO AVOID:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe


3.  Shapes & Patterns

POWER SHAPES & patterns:

Flames & Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone

SUPPORT SHAPES & patterns:

Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents, Circles, Spheres, Half-Circles

See Fire Element Examples on Pinterest


  • Earth

Earth 1The element of earth is source of living things on the planet.  Without earth there would be no metal, water, wood or fire.  It is a warm, nurturing and grounded element.  It has a range of color crossing styles and designs of the other 4 elements whether casual or classic.  It is tailored and can be soft with some flowing qualities or solid.   It is the element that can connect to other elements and make them work!

1. COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges

 SUPPORT COLORS

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet

 COLORS TO AVOID:

Green, Brown, Teal, Turquoise, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens, Black, Blue, White, Grey, Silver, Bronze, Pewter, Copper, Brass & Pastels


 2.  Earth – FABRICS

BEST :

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille

 SUPPORTING FABRICS: 

Cotton, Silk, Satin, Wool & Leather 

 FABRICS TO AVOID:

Bamboo, Flannel, Linen


 3.  Earth – SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS :

Checks, Squares

SUPPORTING SHAPES & PATTERNS:

Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

 Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls, 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

See Earth Element examples on Pinterest


  •  Metal

Metal 1Metal is enduring! It represents elegant and classic styles that can be worn with the changing styles and seasons through eternity!  They are expensive, well made and represent an investment.  The clothing is designed to showcase the accessories!  The jewels, shoes and handbags!

1. mETAL – aUTUMN COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper, Brass & Pastels

SUPPORTING COLORS: 

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges

COLORS TO AVOID:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet, Blue & Black


2.  Metal – FABRICS

POWER FABRICS :

Cotton, Leather, Lace, Silk & Satin

SUPPORTING FABRIC: 

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille

 FABRICS TO AVOID:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe, Wool


3.  metal – SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS :

Circles, Dots, Half Circles

Supporting shapes & patterns: 

Checks, Squares

shapes & patterns to AVOID:  

Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone,  Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

See Metal Element Examples on Pinterest


  • Water

Water is the element that is flamboyance!  It is swirling and whirling and flowing patterns and designs that are unusual and unique.  Like water it can be soft or fierce!  It is a powerful and feminine.

Water 1

1.  Water – WINTER COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

Baby, Dark and Colbalt Blue, Aquamarine,  & Black

SUPPORTING COLORS: 

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper, Brass & Pastels

COLORS TO AVOID:

Light & Ochre Yellows, Tan, Beige, Brown & Deep Oranges,  Green, Brown, Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens


2. Water – FABRICS

POWER fabrics:

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe

SUPPORTING FABRICS 

Cotton, Leather, Lace, Silk & Satin

FABRICS TO AVOID:

Corduroy, Woven Fabrics, Linen, Tweed, Velvet, Chenille, Bamboo, Flannel, Linen


3.  water – SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

SUPPORTING SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Circles, Dots, Half Circles 

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID: 

Checks, Squares, Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

See Water Element examples on Pinterest


  • Wood

Wood 1The wood element designs are long and tapered shapes and comfortable. This is the element that is casual and sporty. This is the element that would include fashionable yoga wear and where the outdoor wear comes indoors!

1.  wOOD – sPRING COLOR PALETTE

POWER COLORS:

Green, Teals, Tourquoise, Brown,  Emerald, Olive, Lime & Pale Greens

SUPPORT COLORS: 

Blue & Black

COLORS TO AVOID:

Red, Bright Orange, Gold, Pink, Purple, Russet, 

White, Grey, Silver, Pewter, Bronze, Copper & Pastels


2. FABRICS

POWER FABRIC:

 Bamboo, Flannel, Linen, Cotton, Silk & Wool

SUPPORTING FABRIC: 

Polyester, Lace, Chiffon, Taffeta, Crepe

FABRICS TO AVOID:

 Leather, Lace,  Satin


3. SHAPES & PATTERNS

POWER SHAPES & PATTERNS:

 Plants, People, Animals, Vines, Stripes, Scrolls

SUPPORTING  SHAPES & PATTERNS: 

Irregular, Curves, Wavy, Spirals, Moon & Crescents

SHAPES & PATTERNS TO AVOID:

Circles, Dots, Half  Circles, Flames and Angular Shapes;  Triangles, Diamonds, Chevron  & Herringbone

See Wood  Element examples on Pinterest


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Wearing the elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood

BeFunky Collage white dress

In this figure above showing white dresses one can see the different styles,  with added accessories and patterns.  Using the color 5 element theory these dresses can be described as:

Colour:  

  1. Metal
  2. Metal & Wood Pattern
  3. Metal

Style:    

  1. Water
  2. Water
  3. Wood

Accessory:

  1. Red Belt – Fire

5 Elements

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One can begin to be aware of the elements in the colors and shapes they are wearing and learning what accessories to use and when by becoming familiar with the qualities of the 5 elements and their cycles of harmony and disharmony.

One can also learn their primary nurturing element  and begin to explore applying these principles to their wardrobe  to dress for harmony and success.  Using Chinese Cosmology find your Kua Number .  This  will give you your element and corresponding color palette.  If at first you are not drawn to your elements color range explore what elements support your primary nurturing element.  For example in the 5 element theory wood supports fire.  If the fire range is too strong a range for you, consider the wood palette as wood supports fire!

Kua Elements

What 5 element are you? Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood 

Learning your element, one can then begin to explore the 5 element cycle of harmony or disharmony to accessorize their outfit to express the experience they are wearing.  An example is in the first figure in frame one of the white dress that is in a metal color, water shape and accessorized with a red belt which reflects fire.  In 5 element theory metal creates water so the style and color are in harmony yet the contrasting belt is fire which is considered to melt metal.  The belt is a nice contrast for too much metal and water!

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What 5 element are you? Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood

Ones primary element can be determined through gender and birth date called the Kua Number.  Kua means life area and this number differs from one’s Chinese astrological number.  The concept comes from Chinese cosmology, the branch of astronomy that deals with the general structure and evolution of the universe. Chinese Astrology attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.

Potential and life experiences can be influenced by ones Kua number, therefore personal Kua number enhancements can be applied to improve  ones lifestyle, health and well-being. Once knowing it one will know what primary element they are, what colors are best for them, what symbols and directions support them and which ones aren’t.

I consider Kua Numbers for personal enhancements in fashion and decor that is intimate to my needs.

Two Steps to Calculate your Kua Number:

Step 1:

Add the last two digits of your birth year.  Keeping adding until you reach a single digit.  For example:  if your year of birth is 1978, add the last two digits, ie., 7 + 8 =’s 15, which is a double-digit number. Therefore add the two digits, 1 + 5 =’s 6.

Step 2 for Females:

Add 5 to the single digit obtained in previous step. If the result is a double-digit, add the digits to get a single digit number.  For example:  6 +5 =’s 11, which is a double-digit number.  Therefore add the two digits, 1 +1 =’s 2.

Step 2 for Males:

Subtract the single digit obtained in the first step from 10. The resulting single digit number will be the Kua Number for males.  For example:  10 – 6  =’s 4.

Kua Numbers and their element, colors & symbol:Kua Elements

Chart for Northern Hemisphere

KUA #1

  • ELEMENT – Water

  • Symbol – Irregular

  • Colors:  Deep Blue & Black


KUA #2

  • ELEMENT – EARTH

  • SYMBOL – square

  • colors:  Light Yellow, Tans, light pinks & oranges


Kua #3

  • ELEMENT – Wood

  • symbol – upright rectangle

  • Colors:  Dark Brown & Green


Kua #4

  • ELEMENT – Wood

  • symbol – upright rectangle

  • Colors:  Light Brown & Green


Kua #5:  male/female

  • ELEMENT – EARTH

  • SYMBOL – square

  • Male COLORS: ochre orange earthy palette

  • female colors:  lighter red-orange earth color palette


Kua #6

  • ELEMENT – Metal

  • symbol – circular

  • Colors:  white, silver, Grey & gold


KUA #7

  • ELEMENT – METAL

  • symbol – circular

  • COLORS:  WHITE


kua #8

  • Element – Earth

  • symbol – square

  • ochre yellow earth palette & beige

Kua #9

  • element – Fire

  • symbol – triangle

  • Colors:  Red, Orange, Deep yellow, Purple


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More about Yellow in Design

Yellow

InYellow China yellow was the color of the emperor as it depicted the center of the universe and it is often used to contrast black to complement the yin and yang of these two colors.  Their theory is yellow arises out of black as earth arises out of the dark waters, yin and yang.

Common psychological effects are of hope and optimism.  It is a warming and stimulating color that often is associated with happiness and drawing out intellect.  A mid-range yellow palette  supports grounding and stability.

In 5 element theory the palette of yellow has a range considered the fire element and a range considered the earth element.  The fire element of yellows range from bright yellow to the gold of the emperors cloths while the earth range is light yellow and ochre shades of yellow.

The palette range of yellow has different cultural associations, such as dark yellows the color of the sun and happiness and the shade of sulfur as deceitful and evil.    Therefore it is important that in your home or business that the palette chosen is one that is appealing to you!

Best room placements for painting yellow in your home or office:

  • It is an appetizing color that represents fertility, abundance and richness making it a great color choice for the kitchen.
  • It stimulates conversation  and socialization making it a great choice for rooms designed for gatherings; waiting rooms, foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, dens, open group offices and meeting rooms.  (May not be the best choice for bedrooms and private working spaces!)

Wearing yellow:

There are two palette choices wearing yellow;  the sun yellows in the fire element and the ochre yellows in the earth element.

  • Fire Element

In the 5 element nurturing cycle wearing the yellows in the fire element can be accented by the greens and browns in the wood element.   The yellows of the fire element can also be worn to accent the earth palette.

If an outfit is too much fire it can be contrasted with black, the yin to yellows yang!

  • Earth Element

In the 5 element nurturing cycle wearing the yellows in the earth element can be accented by the palette in the fire element.   The yellows of the earth element can also be worn to accent the wood palette.

If an outfit is too much earth add dark blues and blacks in the water element, blues and greens in the wood element and whites and shades of grey in the metal element.

Wonder if yellow is your color or not?  Learn your primary color by reading more at: What 5 element are you? Fire, Earth, Metal, Water or Wood

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Missing Corners on Floor Plans according to 5 Element Theory

If a portion of the square or rectangular shape is missing in a floor plan it is considered a missing corner if it is one-third of the width or length of the house design.  Floor Plan - Missing Corner

Missing Corner on Floor Plan

A missing corner implies imbalance that effects the occupants to the home.  Each area determines what occupant or area of life is affected.

Some common design shapes that may create missing corners are U-shapes,  L-shapes, T-shapes, and Z-shapes.

Read article on property with missing corners @  LANDSCAPE CONVERSATIONS – Recessed Entrance facing a T-Shape Intersection


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 More on the Language of Nature

T-shaped Intersections according to 5 Element Theory

A T-shaped intersection facing a house is considered to create rushing energy called “sha chi” towards the house.  Translated this is attacking energy.  Imagine at night-time and the lights of the oncoming cars aimed at the house.  This is a visual of the secret arrows that are constantly aimed at the house!

T - shaped Intersection

T Shaped Intersection aimed at House

Read article on property with missing corners @  LANDSCAPE CONVERSATIONS – Recessed Entrance facing a T-Shape Intersection


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