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10 Chinese Self-Elements and why it is important to understand them

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In earlier posts our own Edi Carr described the 5 Chinese Elements. In the following posts I shall give a short overview over the characteristics of the 10 self-elements such as Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal.

We are truly part of nature and our personalities adhere to one specific day element. Every day has a different element and there being 10 elements, the cycle of the day elements repeats every 10 days. 

We imagine that just like in the western horoscope, the Chinese animals like Dragon, Snake, Horse and so on give the most important information about our personality, but it is actually our self element which says most about who we are and how we behave. If we observe a tree, the sun,  the ocean etc. we can solve the mystery of the associated person to an amazing detail.

When we are born on the earth we receive a combination of the 5 Elements according to that day and time. The 5 Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These elements are a combination of earthly and universal energetic forces.  We can see them represented in nature as real material elements – but we can’t see their energetic, invisible components. It’s a little like the air – we didn’t understand it before, because we couldn’t see it. Later we got to know it’s there because scientists did experiments and discovered it’s all around us. Then we could become more aware of it – what it is made of and how it influences us and our lives. 

So, it’s the same with the elements – ancient Chinese scientists discovered the 5 Elements. They used this knowledge for the Emperors to improve the quality of their lives and rule over their dynasties. Now we can use it to help us improve our lives. 

The 5 Elements are constantly changing and producing a completely unique pattern in every moment. That means that we all have a unique elemental imprint on our bodies, minds and spirits. It’s little bit like having energetic elemental genes, whose chromosomes are made up of the 5 Elements. This in turn influences every aspect of our lives – from birth to death. That means not only our personality traits and characteristics, but also our opportunities and natural potential in life is predetermined. Thus, it is not only possible to see our potential careers, but if we take this further, we can even see our possible destinies too, according to which careers we follow. 

If we choose careers according to our elemental imprint, we can be very successful – very happy, very healthy and live to be old and satisfied with what we did in our lives. Of course, if we don’t – the opposite will happen. 

This is the experience we can and have now observed by looking at different people and their lives, and also by designing people’s careers according to their calculated elements and thus potentials. 

When you understand all these facts, you can understand how important it is to know your elements – because they literally provide the key to unlocking your life’s potential. 

In my next post I shall begin with the element of Yang Wood, it being the most difficult personality to appreciate.

If you would like to find out what is your own self-element I would suggest you to use a great tool on Mastery Academy website.

Gwen Hoffmann

Co-founder of wellness center Energy Clinic Hamburg

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