The Water element is considered by Feng Shui
masters as downward moving energy that brings prosperity. It could be any that is aquatic in nature, pools, fountains, and even the natural landscaping in your home that contains water. This element is associated with the number 1 as well as with the colors blue and black. Its direction is the North. In order to control this element, you have to remember that Earth destroys water, can be drained by wood, and is dissolved by Fire.
The Fire element, on the other hand, is closely associated with the Red color. As opposed to Water, the Fire element moves in an upward motion and symbolizes success and ambition. The number 9 is associated with this element as well as the South direction. Fire can be quenched by Water and drained by earth. It can also be used to destroy the Metal element.
If you live in an area where there are large mountains, then you have a strong Earth element. The energy of this element moves in a horizontal manner and is closely associated with harmony among family members. Its directions are Northeast and Southwest while its colors are yellow, tan, and beige. The Earth element is closely associated with the numbers 2, 5, and 8. Wood can destroy this element. It can also be drained by metal and dissolved by water.
The energy of the Wood element flows in all directions. Its directions are the East and the Southeast. The color green as well as the numbers 3 and 4 is associated with the Wood element. In order to control the Wood energy, you have to remember that metal destroys wood and earth dissolves it. It nourishes fire but can get drained in the process.
An overabundance of the Metal element can be controlled by Fire as the latter destroys the former. It can nourish water although it can get drained doing so, while wood can destroy it. The Metal element is closely associated with the West and Northwest directions as well as the numbers 6 and 7, and the colors white and gold.