Feng Shui Concepts
Creating Love with the Five Elements
By Jenny T. Liu, M.A.
In feng shui,
creating an environment that supports your goals is similar to setting
the stage for what you wish your life to be. When it comes to garnering
love into your life, or strengthening an existing love bond, it is
vital to designate a space in which you and your partner can easily
share time together, interact, and be intimate. This space is not
limited to the boudoir, as truly satisfying relationships extend beyond
You can activate love energies in an existing space using feng shui and
the Five Element Theory. Everything, including your energy, is composed
of these five elements: fire, water, wood, metal, and earth. An
imbalance of any of these elements in your environment creates
imbalance in your life — be it in your career, health, or love life.
determine what elements you need to balance your energies and enhance
love in your life, calculate your birth chart. If you are in a
relationship, calculate your partner’s birth chart, too. Birth charts
reveal which elements you need for creating balance. The elements you
need are called your “promoting elements.”
you know your promoting elements, you can integrate them into your home
in a number of effective ways that provide positive results. A qualified feng shui master can tell you the various types of items, colors, shapes, art, symbols, and themes associated with your promoting element.
an example, if your promoting element is fire, you may consider making
the kitchen and dining room your romantic space, as the cooking and
eating functions of these rooms are associated with the fire element.
The fire element is also associated with the heart and eyes, so another
way to incorporate fire into an environment is by appealing to your
emotional and visual perception with meaningful art, special lighting,
colors such as red, pink, magenta, or burgundy can be used in bedding,
curtains, and area rugs, or painted on a focal wall. Consider using a
regional theme in your décor that is associated with the fire element,
such as Italian or South American. If you are in a relationship and you
and your partner require different promoting elements, you can use both
elements to create a unique décor that strengthens your relationship.
example, if your promoting element is wood and your partner’s is water,
your romantic space may be a garden with a special water feature, such
as a fountain, koi pond, or pool, which promotes wood energy for you
and water energy for your partner.
alternative for combining wood and water elements is to bring nature
into your master bedroom by decorating it with a painting of a
beautiful forest, field of flowers, and a sparkling lake. The wood
element color, green, and water element color, black, can also be used
in accent pillows, lamp shades, or furniture.
single people who want to attract a new love relationship, creating a
space may not be enough. Timing is also important. Consult an expert
for a reading of your birth chart to find out what type of
relation-ship(s) you are likely to have and when your significant other
might appear in your life. Designing a romantic space and activating
love energies at the right time can make all the difference in
attracting a relationship that suits you.
Annual feng shui adjustments
are essential to growing, maintaining, and cultivating your love
relationships. Just as seasons change, love relationships transform
through time. Like a garden needing constant care and maintenance to
flourish, so do relationships. One year you may find that you want to
improve communication, but the next year you may want to focus on
intimacy, requiring new adjustments.
basic knowledge of the Five Element Theory and your promoting elements,
you can use your imagination to create a space that inspires romance
and reinforces your love bond. Your home is an extension of your
personal energy. Use your environment to help maintain your
relationship and express your love.
Master Jenny Liu holds a BA in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and an MA in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert infeng shui who
shares her knowledge through seminars, periodicals, and the internet.
For more information please see Liu-FengShui.com, or call Jenny at