5 Elements Overview
“Wu Xing”, translated as Five Elements is used extensively by many to describe & understand phases of interactions and relationships between different phenomena.
“Wu” meaning Five, “Xing” meaning Elements or the “process of change” or “phases”.
The Diagram and a more artistic version on the back of the cards represent the interactions between the Wu Xing or Five Elements.
The Five Elements
The “productive & absorbing” cycle is illustrated by blue arrows running clockwise.
The “destructive” or “conquering” cycle is represented by red arrows inside the circle.