The Metal element parallels the fall season and represents the late-day setting sun, the western direction, round shapes, and the color white. It corresponds to the lungs, the nose, and the respiratory system.
The feng shui direction assigned to the metal element is West, which represents commerce, success, trade, and the roundness of coins, arches, hills, and domes. The Metal element also represents fixed values, strength of will, and fluency of speech.
The nature of Metal is to define and to strengthen, and those with a Metal daymaster will overcome obstacles, work their way to the top because of these qualities.
The Metal element symbolizes clear thinking, sincerity, and accuracy. Metal element people have the gift of structure and the ability to interface skillfully with the outside world.
hose born into the Metal element set and follow their goals with fervor and passion. Metal is determined and fixed, positioning and holding by creating a foundation and a base.
The Metal element can also add rigidity, stubbornness, and a reluctance to compromise to a sign. Fiercely independent, solitary, and blessed with a great strength of purpose, Metal element people tend to speak candidly and bluntly.
The emotion associated with Metal is grief (Knifes were often used for execution or killing in ancient time), which can turn into negative emotions or self-destructive thoughts if taken to an extreme. Whether you are a yang metal sword that slays foes or a delicate yin metal clasp of a silver necklace, the Metal element blesses you with great strength of will.
Metal element people are somber and strong loners. The Metal element is closely tied to the lungs, the nose, and the respiratory system.
Predominant sense: smell.
You produce/assist/help/feed: the Water element.
You are produced/assisted/enabled by: the Earth element.
Metal traits: structure, clarity, commerce, and trade, but also grief, self-pity, and callousness.
Dangers: wounds, respiratory disease, flu.
Blessings: success, wealth, self-motivation, and perseverance.
When Metal is deficient, the presenting qualities may include being unable to relate to others, loss of structure, feeling disconnected, melancholy, suffering with prolonged grief.
When Metal is in excess, the presenting qualities may include rigid thinking, and a person may be unreceptive to new ideas, controlled and controlling, overly analytical, overly ambitious, unyielding.