The 5 Elements
A Quick Intro
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The idea that all of nature is governed by yin/yang and the Five elements lies at the heart of Chinese medicine laid down over 2000 years ago. Its theory says that the energy of the world can be divided into five movements or processes which are sometimes called phases or Elements.
We’ll use the term element to refer to these five fundamental qualities of all matter in the universe
Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire.
Each Element is defined as having a set of associations, such as a Yin and Yang Organ, a colour, sound, and season, among other characteristic and the elements as a whole are a well-rounded look at everything from our physical health, thru to our natural tendencies and why we make the decisions we do individually and in relationship. To dive deeper and learn your 5 Element Alchemy CLICK HERE.
Archetype: The Great Mother, Peacekeeper
Imagery: Rich Soils, Fertile Fields, Meadows, Harvest, Fruit
Sound: Singing, Melodic
Emotion: Worry, Pensiveness, Sympathy
Season: Late Summer (Harvest), Transitions of Seasons
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Chinese Medicine Channel Association: Spleen and Stomach/p>
Grounded, Stable and Loyal Earth Types are natural caretakers that take pride in being dependable and able to anticipate the needs of others, often to their own detriment, ignoring their own needs and requirements for support.
Archetype: Artist, the Alchemist, Poet
Imagery: Stones, gems, minerals, caves, labyrinths
Emotion: Grief, Sadness
Virtues: Appreciation & Preciousness
Chakra: First & Second
Chinese Medicine Channel Association: Lungs and Large Intestine
With a tendency for being self-critical and perfectionists, Metal Types tend to be constantly seeking refinement and efficiencies to excel to their greatest potential.
Archetype: The Dreamer, Philosopher, Thinker
Imagery: Water, Rivers, Streams, Lakes, Oceans, Waves, Waterfalls, Rain drops, Snowflakes, Ice, Tsunami and Tidal Waves
Chakra: Root and Sacral
Chinese Medicine Channel Association: Kidneys and Bladder
The Water Type is a dreamer and risk taker willing to leap when the conditions are right. When imbalanced fear drives them to seek security and safety.
Archetype: Leader, Pioneer, Warrior, Visionary
Imagery: Trees, Branches, Bamboo, Sprouts, Clouds, Mists,
Virtue: Benevolence and Justice
Chakra: Sixth – Third Eye Perception
Chinese Medicine Channel Association: Liver and Gallbladder
Constantly seeking growth and development to bring their vision up and out for the world to see. It is wise for a Wood Type to remember that the strongest trees are able to bend in the wind or risk being snapped and broken.
Archetype: The Lover, Performer, Star
Imagery: Spark, Flame, Fire, Amber, Smoke, Ash
Sound: Laughing, Fast
Emotion: Joy or Lack of Joy
Virtues: Compassion & Love
Chinese Medicine Channel Association: Heart, Heart Protector (Pericardium), Small Intestine, Triple Warmer (San Jiao)
With a Yang, bustling energy, Life of the party, Fire Types often bring light warmth and happiness to a room, naturally drawing you closer to them. Making them natural Connectors and Collaborators