The Metal Element

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Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels

Photo by Craig Adderley on Pexels

Today we’re going over the metal element, and how to add it to your home if it’s nourishing for you. If you’re not sure which element nourishes you the most, check out my quiz here. I have a lot of metal characteristics so it’s an element that I like talking about. Metal is related to the completion and helpful people areas of the bagua. It has the qualities of righteousness and contraction, and is related to joy. 

Metal is also connected to the mouth, so if someone talks too much they might have too much of the metal element. On the other hand, if you have a hard time speaking up for yourself, you might need more metal. Putting your voice out there is like ringing a bell, which is why the helpful people area is connected to metal. In order for people to know how to help and support you, you need to communicate your needs. 

The metal element is related to white, gray, and metallic colors. I love to bring the metal element into my home with white flowers. Metal is also associated with circular shapes. You can look for metal element colors and circular patterns in rugs, wallpaper, and other decor. Metal objects also represent this element; metal Buddhas can be a great way to add metal to your space. Another way to invite the metal element is through sound. Metal chimes and singing bowls, as well as white crystal singing bowls, can both invoke the metal element and help to clear space. 

That’s all the elements! Which one did you add to your home? Have you noticed any shifts? If you want to learn more about the five elements and examples of how to add them to your home, you can check out my book, 108 Ways to Create Holistic Spaces.

by Anjie Cho


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