Wu Xing (The 5 Elements)

  The Wu Xing, 5 Elements (Chinese-五行) Pronunciation Pinyin- Wúxìng,Five Phases. Yin, Yang, Wuxing are a way to observe and understand the changing nature of all life on our Planet. Also, well known as 5 Element or the Five Phase paradigm of Chinese Wu Xing thought has its origins dating back more than 3000 years. This way of viewing the world has influenced many lines of thought including Confucianism, Taoism (Daoism), and Buddhism. The theory of the Five Elements is the fundamental study of the changeable nature of all formative phenomena in the Universe.

The 5 Elements of Nature Life,Universe

 The 5,Five Element Wu Xing theory classifies all phenomena by 5/Five Phases which are represented by the natural elements of Tree also known as wood (Mu), Fire (Huo), Earth (Tui), Metal (Jin) and Water (Shui) this theory emphasizes patterns, qualities, and process rather than form, matter or events. It is important to understand in the Wu Xing philosophy that although there appear to be five different phases, each phase is an important part of the process that makes a dynamic Whole. 

Five Elements Emotional Personality

The Five Element WuXing theory is a qualitative elaboration on the Chinese classical theoretical study of Yin and Yang.  A simple example of his would be the understanding that there are in reality only two Seasons, Winter being Yin in nature and Cooler than its equal Summer that is Hotter in comparison therefore Yang. Spring and Autumn could then be seen as merely transitional phases of both Yin and Yang becoming each other, revolving and pivoting to create a centre. This center as mentioned previously is known as the element  Earth in this example in elemental theory. So from the One the Planetary Environment, there is Two, Sumer and Winter, then Autumn and Spring creating the Seasons making a total of Five points of interaction. The 5 element theory draws an elaborate web of qualitative patterned observations relating to the processes of Yin and Yangs transformations from the microcosm to the macrocosm (Large and small). When it comes to self-discovery one simple self inquiring question of “Who am i” or in this case “What element am i“, We can begin to view and understand the elemental environmental, emotional and physical habits and conditions that pattern a road leading to H-ealth and Happiness or Dis-ease and Dispair. 

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Wu Xing ( The Five Elements )
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The Five Element Wu Xing theory classifies all phenomena by 5 Traditional Phases which are represented by the natural elements of Tree also known as wood (Mu), Fire (Huo), Earth (Tui), Metal (Jin) and Water (Shui) this theory emphasizes patterns, qualities, and process rather than form, matter or events.
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