Your Personal Feng Shui Birth Element Chart

feng shui birth element decor chart

Use your personal feng shui birth element for best home decor

Is red colour good for your energy? Should you use blue in your home office? How about the colors in your clothing, are they supporting your personal energy?

One way to find out the best colors for you – in both home decor, as well as personal clothing and accessories – is to know your personal feng shui element and understand how to nourish and strengthen it.

Read: Your Best Personal Feng Shui Colors



While the main criteria for the best feng shui use of color is based on your house bagua, the very next consideration is your personal feng shui birth element.

There are five elements in feng shui – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – and each one of us has a predominant energy quality that you can support in a variety of ways in your home.

There is also a specific feng shui element, called the personal feng shui birth element, that is determined by the feng shui element of your birth year.

Even though the five elements theory is ancient and complex, you can easily understand its basic dynamic if you just look at how these elements are represented in nature/how they interact on a practical level.

For example, we burn wood to create fire (so Fire feng shui element is nourished by the Wood element, but Wood is destroyed by the Fire); we use knifes to cut the wood (so Metal feng shui element destroys Wood element).

We also use water to help wood grow (so Water feng shui element nourishes the Wood) and the better the soil, the stronger the wood/tree (so Earth feng shui element is also nourishing for the Wood element).

Read: What Are the 5 Feng Shui Elements?

So, if your personal feng shui birth element is Wood, you would be wise to avoid strong Fire and Metal feng shui element colors and decor items in your home.

Why? Because in the five feng shui elements destructive cycle Fire and Metal elements damage the Wood element.

However, it is very important to understand that we need all five feng shui elements in our environment, just in different proportions.

We also have all five feng shui elements in our energy makeup; no one is only Water element, or only Wood element, so be wise and approach this info in an intelligent way.

If you look at different disciplines (or even at another branch of feng shui called feng shui astrology or 9 Star Ki), you might discover that you have different elements at different levels – you can have a predominant Metal element energy in your character, while your personal birth element is Fire.

Here’s my example: my feng shui birth element is Earth, and I definitely feel nourished and supported in a space with a predominant Earth feng shui element decor. I am also Earth in feng shui astrology, which mostly defines one’s character, or energetic makeup.

However, in Western astrology my main element is Fire, and I certainly relate to the creativity and passion of this element. Looking further, I am Water in Vedic Astrology, and again, I can absolutely relate to this element as I tend to feel things very deeply and have a strong intuition.

So, am I Earth, Fire or Water? Is this confusing to me? No, it is not. I am a combination of all elements, just like you are, but I also know that for pure feng shui purposes, the birth feng shui element info is what helps me create surroundings to nourish my energy.

This chart gives you just one facet – but a very important one – that can help you create a nourishing home for yourself and your loved ones; follow it wisely.

Because your personal feng shui birth element is based on your year of birth as per Chinese New Year (which never starts on January 1st), be sure you know your correct year of birth for feng shui purposes. This chart shows the beginning of each year as per Chinese calendar.

How To Use this Chart:

Find your year of birth in one of the 5 columns representing a specific feng shui element; be sure to check the day, too.

Your date and month of birth have to be after, not before the day the Chinese New Year started in that year.

Note that the format used in the chart is day/month/year.




For example:

If you were born on February 5, 1950 (05.02.1950), your year of birth, for feng shui purposes, is considered 1949 not 1950. Why? Because according to the Chinese calendar, the year 1950 started on February 17, 1950 (17.02.1950).

So, your personal feng shui birth element is Earth (for 1949) not Metal (for 1950), as you can see in the chart below.

The info after the chart links to my about.com articles that explain how to use your personal birth element to decorate a home that best supports your personal energy.

Enjoy applying the info from this chart!

Your Personal Feng Shui Birth Element Chart

WOOD

FIRE

EARTH

METAL

WATER

25.01.1925

13.02.1926

23.01.1928

30.01.1930

06.02.1932

14.02.1934

02.02.1927

10.02.1929

17.02.1931

26.01.1933

25.01.1944

24.01.1936

31.01.1938

08.02.1940

15.01.1942

13.02.1945

11.02.1937

19.02.1939

27.01.1941

05.02.1943

03.02.1954

02.02.1946

10.02.1948

17.02.1950

27.01.1952

24.01.1955

22.01.1947

29.01.1949

06.02.1951

14.02.1953

13.02.1964

12.02.1956

18.02.1958

28.01.1960

05.02.1962

02.02.1965

31.01.1957

08.02.1959

15.02.1961

25.01.1963

23.01.1974

21.01.1966

30.01.1968

06.02.1970

15.02.1972

11.02.1975

09.02.1967

17.02.1969

27.01.1971

03.02.1973

02.02.1984

31.01.1976

07.02.1978

16.02.1980

25.01.1982

20.02.1985

18.02.1977

28.01.1979

05.02.1981

13.02.1983

10.02.1994

09.02.1986

17.02.1988

27.01.1990

04.02.1992

31.01.1995

29.01.1987

06.02.1989

15.02.1991

23.01.1993

22.01.2004

19.02.1996

28.01.1998

05.02.2000

12.02.2002

09.02.2005

07.02.1997

16.02.1999

24.01.2001

01.02.2003

31.01.2014

29.01.2006

02.02.2008

14.02.2010

23.01.2012

19.02.2015

18.02.2007

26.01.2009

03.02.2011

10.02.2013

10.02.2024

08.02.2016

16.02.2018

25.01.2020

01.02.2022

29.01.2025

28.01.2017

05.02.2019

12.02. 2021

22.01.2023




Once you know your personal feng shui birth element, be sure you choose the best colours to support, nourish and strengthen your energy.

You can do this with smart home decor, subtle office space adjustments and/or with your choice of clothing and accessories.

Continue Reading: Understand Good Feng Shui Decorating

More Feng Shui Charts:
Find Your Feng Shui Kua Number
Your Lucky and Unlucky Feng Shui Directions
Your Correct Chinese Zodiac Sign

Image source: Bodie and Fou via Est. magazine
Rodika Tchi is the feng shui expert for About.com (FengShui.About.com) and consultant (in person and long distance) with TchiConsulting.com. She lives in Vancouver, BC Canada and consults internationally.