The Wood element represents the season of spring and represents the rising sun, the eastern direction, tall cylindrical shapes, and the color green.
It corresponds to the liver, medicine, diseases, and the senses of sight and hearing.
The feng shui direction assigned to the Wood element is East, representing family, creativity, relationships, and the slender, cylindrical forms of columns and towers.
Looking at a tree, it can be observed that the nature of wood is to move upward, spread outward, and expand toward the light. Its temperate nature is concerned with establishing goodwill, furthering the arts, and pursuing beauty.
Wood element people have high-minded values and believe in the dignity of every human being. They understand the value of teamwork and excel in organizing extensive and complex projects.
Like their daymaster element, those with a Wood daymaster know how to expand, achieve cooperation, and persuade others. They are progressive in their thinking and futuristic in their goals.
The Wood element endows you with a natural presence and sense of propriety; however, Wood is also flammable and bestows a touchy temper. This is why the emotion associated with Wood is anger.
The Wood element blesses you with idealism, imagination, a love of family, and many artistic gifts. It is closely tied to the liver and gallbladder, and the senses of sight and hearing.
When the Chinese Wood Element is in balance, a person will have a clear overview of their life and they know which direction things should go in. They are logical and have great planning and decision-making skills.
They have good vision and are idealistic and altruistic. They are non-judgemental, co-operative, flexible, calmly in control, strong and direct.
When Wood is deficient, the presenting qualities may include lack of control, inability to plan, poor judgement, poor co-ordination, vacillation, lacking motivation – doormat and no life/soul purpose.
When Wood is in excess, the presenting qualities may include people being over-controlling, angry, resentful, bitter, opinionated, domineering, judgemental, stuck and inflexible.