The Five Elements And What They Mean
Relationships Between The Five Elements- Creation Water can help (Tree) wood grow. Wood can help the fire to burn. Fire can help to produce dust (Earth). Earth can help mineral (Metal) to form. Metal can hold water.
The Enmity Between The Five Elements- Destruction Water quenches Fire. Fire melts Metal. Metal chops wood. Wood parts Earth. Earth absorbs water.
The Element Of Water- The element of water is of constant movement, slow and steady, swirling around in each of us. This is the element of conception and death, of illusions and fairytales, holding the secret to our soul- it is the beginning and its the end. The signs of water are connected to Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water signs are intuitive and sensitive, they feel more intensely than the rest. They are emotional and nurturing, and like a river, they run deep. Water is also about compassion and understanding. Vibrationally, the Element of Water is in alignment with the number 22. The master number 22 takes our dreams and aspirations and helps us manifest them even as the Water Element does.
The Element Of Fire- Fire is also one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It was commonly associated with the qualities of energy, assertiveness, passion, brightness and both creative and destructive. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms- heat, light ash, and smoke. Fire is a masculine element, it has aspects of passion, creativity, motivation, willpower, drive, and sensuality. It is sexuality, both physical and spiritual, it is the element of authority and leadership. These Sun signs nurture and cherish their emotional side. The master number 11 represents illumination and insights, it can create wonders or great destruction.
The Element Of Metal- Metal is respectful of itself and of others. It is strong and hard but will adapt and change when put under pressure. People with the Metal element tend to be minimalists- enjoying the simplicity of an organized life. They are courageous, strong, ambitious, competitive, independent, determined, focused and have high morals and high standards. On the other hand, they can also be stubborn, judgemental and lack communication skills. Metals symbol is a white tiger, and the numbers related are 6 and 7.
The Element Of Wood- Wood attributes are considered to be strength and flexibility, as with bamboo. It is also associated with qualities of warmth, generosity, co-, operation, and idealism. The wood person will be expansive, outgoing and socially conscious. The wood provides the propulsion to change and move forward. In Chinese medicine, wood is associated with negative feelings of anger and frustration, can be too passive and yields under pressure. Wood is about growth and balance. Numbers associated with the wood element are 3 or 8.
The Element Of Earth- Traditionally the element of earth represents the ultimate feminine principles of the Universe - The Mother Goddess. It is one of the four classical elements in Ancient Greek philosophy and science. It is the sole purpose of all the elements since it represents a basis for each of them, for our existence, the materialization of our desires. She is fertile, nurturing, grounding, abundance and continuously transforming as a way of honoring natures changes. The Element of Earth is connected to the signs of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Those graced by the element Earth in their horoscope are practical, grounded, dependable, value material things, work hard and know how to make things happen. Earth is also vibrationally aligned with the number 8 being is a double four which brings balance.
Your element is determined by the year of your birth. Therefore, it's easy to figure out your element. Just look at the last number in your birth year and match it to the element listed for that number.
Whats your element!
If the last number in your birth year is 0 or 1, your element is Metal.
If the last number in your birth year is 2 or 3, your element is Water.
If the last number in your birth year is 4 or 5, your element is Wood.
If the last number in your birth year is 6 or 7, your element is Fire.
If the last number in your birth year is 8 or 9, your element is Earth.
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