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.

The “Five Elements” are Wood ( ), Fire ( huǒ), Earth( ), Metal ( jīn), and Water ( shuǐ).

This Ancient system has been used as a reference in Feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music,military strategy, martial arts, politics.