Metal governs our lungs, large intestine, skin, hair and sense of smell. The emotions it conveys tend to be feelings of sadness and grief. You may prefer nights, autumn, dryness, pungent flavours and the colour white.
Wood governs our liver, gall bladder, tendons, ligaments and sense of sight. The emotions it conveys tend to be feelings of depression and anger. You may prefer mornings, spring, wind, sour flavours and the colour green.
Water governs our kidneys, bladder, bones, scalp and sense of hearing. The emotions it conveys tend to be feelings of anxiety and fear. You may prefer afternoons, winter, cold, salty flavours and the colour black.
Fire governs our heart, small intestine, tongue, bloodvessels and speech. The emotions it conveys tend to be feelings of joy and over excitement with possible mood swings. You may prefer mid-days, summer, heat, bitter flavours and the colour red.
Earth governs our spleen, stomach, muscles, mouth, lips and sense of taste. The emotions it conveys tend to be worry and over analysis. You may prefer mornings, late summer, damp, sweet flavours and the colour yellow.
Harmonising your Wu Xing elements Centuries ago, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine identified the 5 Wu Xing elements whose harmony was essential for one's physical and emotional wellbeing.