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(File pix) The Earth element helps generate nourishment, knowledge and stability in your life.

ONE of the basic principles of Feng Shui is the principle of five elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Getting them in order can help create balance and vibrant energy in all areas of your home.

To attract more prosperity, introduce the Feng Shui elements of Wood in the southeast, south and east area of your house. To improve health, place plants or wood furniture in the east of your home to represent the Wood element, which relates to natural growth and vibrant health.

The Fire element brings high energy levels, and fuels passion and the expression of creativity. One of the best methods to bring this element into your home is with candles and fireplaces. The bagua areas that benefit most from the fire element are the south and the southwest.

The Earth element helps generate nourishment, knowledge, and stability in your life. The best way to harness this is by placing stones, crystals and natural salt rock lamps in your home. The earth element works best in bagua areas of the northeast, northwest, southwest, west and centre.

The Metal element helps cultivate strength, focus and independence. Some of the best representations of this are ornate vases, framed pictures, sculptures, wind chimes and candle holders. Feng Shui bagua areas of the north, west, and northwest are favourable for the Metal element.

Wealth, abundance and fluidity is associated with the Water element. What comes to mind is a decorative fountain, and it is best placed in the north, east, and southeast bagua areas.

Focusing on the five elements and placing the recommended items in the right area can hopefully bring balance and harmony into your life in almost limitless ways.

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