In the Natal Star Charts the Water/Facing position is top right as per diagram. “Water Star” Each sector will end up having a Mountain Star and a Water Star. In the original Luo Shu Square, 1North contains the element water and is directly opposed by 9 South element Fire.
Water Element Properties:
Colours : Black, Blue
Water element is the most yin in character of the Five elements.
Water element motion is downward and inward and its energy is stillness and conserving.
Water energy is good for enhancing career and for improving communication.
Water is the element of the trigram Kan.
Cycles of Wu Xing
Productive Cycle: Water strengthens (nurtures) Wood
Destructive Cycle: Water destroys (puts out) Fire
Weakening Cycle: Water (weakens) Metal.
Water is polar. Water molecules are polar, with partial positive charges on the hydrogens, a partial negative charge on the oxygen.
Water is an excellent solvent. Water has the unique ability to dissolve many polar and ionic substances. This is important to all living things because, as water travels through the water cycle, it takes many valuable nutrients along with it!
Water has high heat capacity. It takes a lot of energy to raise the temperature of a certain amount of water by a degree, so water helps with regulating temperature in the environment. For example, this property allows the temperature of water in a pond to stay relatively constant from day to night, regardless of the changing atmospheric temperature.
Water has high heat of vaporisation. Humans (and other animals that sweat) use water’s high heat of vaporisation to cool off. Since sweat is made mostly of water, the evaporating water absorbs excess body heat, which is released into the atmosphere. This is known as evaporative cooling.