Five Elements Theory

  Q Q Five Elements Theory,  is a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things.

The five elements — wood, fire, earth, metal, and water — are believed to be the fundamental elements of everything in the universe between which interactions occur.

The Five Elements Theory, or Wu Xing, is a Chinese philosophy that is used as the basis for everything from medicine, fortune telling, martials arts and more. The five elements — eart h, metal, wood, fire, and water — are believed to be the fundamental roots of the universe, between which interactions occur.

Each Chinese element has its own characteristics and associations and each plays a crucial role in the balance of the universe. No element is stronger or more important than another, and each has its own defined strengths and weaknesses. According to the Five Elements Theory, all things arise from and return to the universe and are composed of these elements. This is why understanding our own connection to them is important.

Understanding The Chinese Elements Cycle

Each of the five elements stands independently, however, each influence and molds the others. The world’s interactions are determined by the Chinese elements creating and destroying each other. The process of creation promotes development, while the process of destruction restrains this development. The two are complimentary processes and create a harmonious stillness when balanced.

For example:

Creation:

  • Water feeds Wood.
  • Wood fuels Fire.
  • Fire makes Earth (ash).
  • Earth produces Metal.
  • Metal carries Water.

Destruction:

  • Wood separates the Earth (i.e. roots).
  • Earth absorbs Water.
  • Water smothers Fire.
  • Fire melts Metal.
  • Metal penetrates Wood.

Find Your Chinese Element

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements — this association is your “lucky” element. Each element has a dominant year based on the  Chinese Zodiac Animal . Below is a way to find your  Element:

Your Chinese Animal Zodiac Sign

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931
  • Monkey: 2015, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935

Your Chinese Element

  • Wood: Tiger, Rabbit
  • Fire: Snake, Horse
  • Earth: Ox, Dragon, Goat, Dog
  • Metal: Monkey, Rooster
  • Water: Pig, Rat

However, when asking “What Chinese Element Am ?

The real answer is determined entirely by your birth year.

If the last number in your birth year is:

  • 0 or 1, you are a metal element.
  • 2 or 3, you are a water element.
  • 4 or 5, you are a wood element.
  • 6 or 7, you are a fire element.

The Elements: 


Metal  The meaning  Balanced and out of Balance

6 Qigong Moves to Help 


Water  The meaning  Balanced and out of Balance

6 Qigong to Help 


Wood


Fire 


Earth



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