Chinese Five Elements: Application to Human Interrelationships      In this article, I want to give a simplistic but pract...
The five Chinese elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water have bothSupportive and Opposive roles. For example Wood ...
Rooster          Feb 13, 1945 to Feb 1, 1946          Feb 9, 2005 to Jan 28, 2006                    Wood          Jan 31,...
So, according to the table above, Ms. A is a “fire rooster.” Let’s take a fictitiouscharacter, Mr. XX who is born on May 5...
Positive: “Wood-type people are kind,          Positive: “A Fire-type person is courteous, steady, sympathy-sharing, under...
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Even without going into human personality comparisons, just from the five Chinese elements, the interrelationships of Mr. XX and Ms. A was predictable. The human personality comparisons only confirmed what we already knew. It is in this manner that the application of five Chinese elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water is employed to human interrelationships.

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Chinese Five Elements: Application to Human Interrelationships

  1. 1. Chinese Five Elements: Application to Human Interrelationships In this article, I want to give a simplistic but practical application of five Chineseelements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water to human interrelationships.Chinese Five Elements: Its Roles Elements Interaction Elements Supportive Role Wood Fuels Fire Fire Produces Earth Earth Embeds Metal Metal Supports Water Water Nourishes Wood Elements Interaction Elements Opposive Roles Wood Splits Earth Earth Absorbs Water Water Extinguishes Fire Fire Melts Metal Metal Splits Wood
  2. 2. The five Chinese elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water have bothSupportive and Opposive roles. For example Wood in its Supportive role is able to fuel firewhile in its Opposive role splits the earth. The above table is only the basic interpretationsas there more combinations of elements and their interpretations. How do we apply this tohuman interrelationships? Before we can apply the five Chinese elements to humaninterrelationships, we have to understand which five elements represent humanpersonality. One of the easiest ways to understand human personality is the Zodiac animals.For a detailed tabulation of Zodiac animals in reference to the five Chinese elements, Iwould recommend you look up Tuvy.Com.1 Here for demonstrative purposes, I give oneexample of how to check your zodiac animal with your matching element. I will use fictitiouscharacters as examples. Ms. A is a rooster born in 7th March 1957. Years of Birth Elements1 http://www.tuvy.com/entertainment/chinese_horoscope.htm
  3. 3. Rooster Feb 13, 1945 to Feb 1, 1946 Feb 9, 2005 to Jan 28, 2006 Wood Jan 31, 1957 to Feb 17, 1958 Fire Jan 22, 1909 to Feb 9, 1910 Feb 17, 1969 to Feb 5, 1970 Earth Feb 8, 1921 to Jan 27, 1922 Feb 5, 1981 to Jan 24, 1982 Metal Jan 26, 1933 to Feb 13, 1934 Jan 23, 1993 to Feb 9, 1994 Water
  4. 4. So, according to the table above, Ms. A is a “fire rooster.” Let’s take a fictitiouscharacter, Mr. XX who is born on May 5th 1955, which would make him a “Wood Sheep.”What are the elements’ interactions between a “fire rooster” and a “Wood Sheep?” Elements Interaction Elements Supportive Role Wood (Mr. XX) Fuels Fire (Ms A) Opposive Role Fire (Ms. A) Burns Wood (Mr. XX) Mr. XX would fuel (Supportive) Ms. A. But Ms. A would burn (Opposive) Mr. XX. OrMr. XX will get burned if he interacts with Ms. A. So in terms of human relationship,according to Zodiac animals and the five Chinese elements, it would be a one-sided positiveinterrelationship only. Let’s look deeper into how this can be in terms of humanpersonalities according to Chinese Fortune Calendar.com?2 Wood Sheep Personality – Mr. XX Fire Rooster Personality – Ms. A2 http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/PC/Angel/5EPersonality.htm
  5. 5. Positive: “Wood-type people are kind, Positive: “A Fire-type person is courteous, steady, sympathy-sharing, understanding eloquent, polite and expressive. They are and gentle. They like to help people and good at compliments in speech. They love make donations.” sensation, drama and sentiment. They seek joy, gratification and the attention of others. They like to be invited to a party and dislike being alone.” Negative: When their ambition and Negative: “Fire people are energetic, optimism is overwhelming, Wood-types artistic, passionate, easily excitable, and can become upset, nervous, unstable, have a tendency to rapidly change impatient, intolerant, and lose their emotional states as well as become humour by the frustration of many aggressive.” obstacles.” Mr. XX by nature of his element can be supportive and helpful to Ms. A. which shewould gladly accept by her need joy, gratification and the attention from others. But Ms. Aat the same time does have the supportive nature of Mr. XX. Also in interrelationships, it isthe negative elements that will especially affect bilaterally. If we were to compare thenegative personalities of Mr. XX and Ms. A, we can see the following. Both have a cleartendency to lose positive emotions and change to negative emotions that can be dramatic.For Mr. XX, it can happen when he faces many obstacles that are overwhelming. For Ms. A,it can happen through excitement leading to aggression. But both can become emotionallyunstable. How are this two people going to interact with each other when both becomeemotionally unstable? Even without going into human personality comparisons, just from the five Chineseelements, the interrelationships of Mr. XX and Ms. A was predictable. The humanpersonality comparisons only confirmed what we already knew. It is in this manner that theapplication of five Chinese elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water is employed tohuman interrelationships.

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