The Five Elements are the building blocks of Nature and the Universe.
Most cultures have a version of it, as written on this article
Not all elements are the same.
Western Astrology has 4 elements: Fire, Earth, Water and Earth.
Chinese Astrology has 5: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.
How do the 5 elements apply to an individual?
Fire - Symbolized by the Sun. It is always giving, it nurtures life.
Having the Sun in your chart means you like having a schedule. Having a system is beneficial for you.
At certain times, the Sun can overheat. Tempers flair and if strong enough, can consume a whole village
Earth - Is a Mountain, it is the source of all life. All things exist on Earth.
Having Earth in your chart means you can be stable and dependable.
A Mountain holds many treasures.
However, the mountain does not move easily. If you need something from them, it is best to go to them.
Metal - The strongest of the elements, it is straight forward. What you see is what you get
Having Metal in your chart will have you drawn to altruistic endeavors
Metal can be insensitive, only one element can convince it.
Water - Symbolized by the Ocean, it is always moving.
Having Water in your chart represents knowledge. How clear it is depends on the other elements.
Water needs to continue to flow, it is not good if frozen or muddy.
Wood - Like the Tree signifies growth, a tree grows upwards.
A person with this element has leadership qualities. Best to nurture them when young
Because a Tree is strong and tall, it does not bend and can be stubborn
These are the characteristics of the 5 elements in Yang form. The elements also exist in Yin form.
Everyone’s natal chart has 4 of these elements on top.
What does yours look like?
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