The Chinese believe the Universe is make up of Qi (气) of the 5 basic elements: they are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These energy or Qi cannot be destroy, but transform from one form to another.
Each element has their own special characteristic, strength and weakness and it can be used to represent different aspect of a person life..
When an element gain enough strength will produce another element. This is the Cycle of Birth.
When an element produce another element, its strength will be exhaust and become weaker.
When an element gets too abundant, it will control or even destroy the weaker element. This is the Cycle of Destruction.
This are two important cycle that govern the 5 elements.
Cycle of Birth
Cycle of Birth is about the elements producing one another forming a cycle. Wood produce Fire, Fire produce Earth, Earth produce Metal, Metal produce Water, Water produce Wood. The cycle repeat itself again.
Cycle of Destruction
In Cycle of Destruction, the elements are in a cycle where they destroy or control one another. Wood control Earth, Earth control Water, Water control Fire, Fire control Metal and Metal control Wood.
Five elements and the seasons
The five elements can be used to represent the seasons.
Five Elements and taste
The five elements can be used to represent the taste.
Five Elements and Body Internal Organ
The five elements can be used to represent the internal organs.
Five Elements and Directions
The five elements can be used to represent the directions.
1) Five basic elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water.
2) Elements are produce from the Cycle of birth
3) Elements are control by the Cycle of destruction
4) The five elements can be use to represent diferent aspect of life.