Metal ☱

Written by probationideadlyi on September 24th, 2011. Posted in Elements


金 Metal

Metal Tablet

Cardinal direction:    
sub direction:    
Opposition Quality    not known
Square Quality  not known  
Easte/West Zodiacs elements:    
 jaguar double diamond sun
7 rays:  

Development: Withering  
Alchemy operators:sith alchemy      
Shape:  metal vortex  
Body part:   
 Finger control:  finger
Taste:  not assigned
Rituals:  polarexpress
Magical tools:      
 Material:Nimbus-Platinum-Milk--Snow – Forge    
 Creatures:furred leosqurrel idsheep    aberdeen bestiary  throne king

Wu Xing

metal vortexthe th phase of the Chinese philosophy of , is the decline of the matter, or the matter’s decline stage.

Metal is  in character, its motion is inwards and its energy is contracting. It is associated with the Autumn, the, old age, the planets , the color white, dry weather, and the  (Bai Hu) in 4 Symbols. The archetypal metals are silver as theand gold as the

In Chinese Taoist thought, Metal attributes are considered to be firmness, rigidity, persistence, strength, and determination. The metal person is controlling, ambitious, forceful, and set in their ways as metal is very strong. They are self-reliant and prefer to handle their problems alone. The metal person is also wise, business oriented, and good at organization and stability. However, the metal person can also appreciate luxury and enjoy the good things in life. Just as metal can conduct electricity, the metal person has strong impulses and generative powers and can bring about changes and transformations for those who come into contact with them. The metal person is patient, as well as a good person with a strong will.

In Chinese Medicine, metal governs the  and the , and . There is no emotions attached to this element cuz acts as  conductor in many ways and we eliminate this assigned by default quality . Many sources aimed at a Western audience equate Metal with the attributes of the element 

In Chinese astrology, metal is included in the 10 heavenly stems, which combine with the 12 Earthly Branches (or Chinese signs of the zodiac), to form the69

metal years end in 0 (e.g. 1990), while years end in 1 (e.g. 1991).

metal vortex governs the Chinese zodiac signs   and 

The planet  was associated with metal because it is gold in color (the Chinese color of death), and rises in the west as the evening star. However, some Western astrologers have suggested associating metal with the planet  instead, on the grounds that the associations of metal are closer to its Western astrological conception. Others argue for the association with  on the grounds that metal shares many of the attributes of the element air, which is linked to  in Vedic astrology.Anyways we associate it here via metals best qualities as 

In the regenerative cycle of the , earth break ball engenders Metal as “all metal has to be extracted from the earth in which it resides”; metal vortex begets aqua flow break as metal traps falling water from a source.

In the conquest cycle, flame overcomes metal vortexas it “can only be melted and forged” by flame or heat; metal vortexovercomeswood green ball as the metal axe is able to topple the tallest tree.

However, the Cycle of  also states that excessive volumes of metal vortex may defeat small volumes of metal vortex, as an axe would be broken or dull after trying to chop down a forest.


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