Five Elements

acqua

Water

Water: it is the movement of energy that goes downwards until it reaches the deepest point, then it arranges itself horizontally, fluctuating. It is linked to the dark side, the unconscious, sleep and death followed by rebirth.

fuoco

Fire

Fire: it is the movement of energy that moves in all directions having reached the maximum of its expression and its brilliance. It is the lush tree that bears fruit.

legno

Wood

Wood: it is the movement of energy that rises upwards. It represents childhood and growth. It is the tender blade of grass that sprouts in spring, piercing the still hard and frozen ground.

fuoco

Metal

Metal: it is the maximum of Yang. According to the I Ching he is the father. It is the movement of energy going downwards and inward. It’s introspection and maturity.

terra

Earth

Earth (understood as soil, not planet Earth): corresponds to the movement of energy that collects, welcomes, embraces, nourishes and supports. It is the time to harvest the fruits of the earth and nourishment. It represents the moment of transition and change and therefore the transformation and processing of the fruits of the harvest.