Elements

According to Chinese astrology, our universe consists of five basic elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth . Everything, including humans,in the universe must have a relationship with these five elements. So the five elements are applied not only to every physical thing in the world, but also to the Colors,

Directions, Seasons and Sounds,Years, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds of the Chinese Calendar.These elements, calculated from the date of birth and time ,gives valuable insights in addition to their animal signs into the psyche of the person concerned, their inherent tendencies and their personalities in general .



Characteristics of Five Elements

Elements
Metal
Water
Wood
Fire
Soil
Male Branch
Monkey
Rat
Tiger
Horse
Dragon,Dog
Female Branch
Hen
Hog
Rabbit
Snake
Cow,Sheep
Color
White
Black
Green
Red
Brown
Seasons
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Intermediate
Hours
15-19
21-01
3-7
9-13
1-3,7-9,13-15,19-21
Directions
West
North
East
South
Center
Flavor
Spicy
Salty
Sour
Bitter
Sweet
Fruit
Peach
Chestnut
Palm
Almond
Date
Organs
Lungs
Kidneys
Liver
Heart
Spleen
System
Respiratory
Excretory
Nervous
Circulatory
Digestive
Body
Skin
Bone
Nerve
Blood
Muscle
Face
Nose
Ears
Eyes
Tongue
Mouth
Emotions
Sad
Fear
Anger
Happy
Worry
Disease
Dry
Cold
Wind
Hot
Wet
Personal
Renown
Gentle
Honest
Polite
Promises
Planet
Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Mars
Saturn
Voice
E
O
A
I
U

Relation between Elements

These element relations are conducive, beneficial, congenial, friendly, supporting and generating.(Affinity Relationship)

Water generates Wood – Water is the mother of Wood

Wood generates Fire – Wood is the mother of Fire

Fire generates Earth – Fire is the mother of Earth

Earth generates Metal – Earth is the mother of Metal

Metal generates Water – Metal is the mother of Water

The elements have the capability to destroy, defeat, overcome and overwhelm the other elements as well.(Destructive Relationship)

• Water can extinguish Fire

• Wood can break the Earth

• Fire can melt Metal

• Earth can make Water disappear

• Metal can break Wood

The elements are also hostile, fighting, resisting, and hurting mutually one another.(Replusive Relationship)

• Water dislikes Fire

• Wood dislikes Earth

• Fire dislikes Metal

• Earth dislikes Water

• Metal dislikes Wood.

Related Links


• Vastu shastra for balance of elements