The 5 Elemental Energy
Charts & Summaries
The 5 Elemental Energies Summary Chart
The 5 Energies in a Nutshell
5 Elemental Energy Support Cycle
Each energy feeds the next energy in line around the outside of the circle in the chart below in a beautiful and endlessly supportive energy cycle.
Water helps Wood grow
Wood feeds Fire
Fire ash makes Earth
Earth contains and builds Metal
Metal creates Water by condensation
5 Elemental Energy Balance Cycle
The 5 energies also keep each other in check. Each energy helps keep another one of the energies from getting too high as is shown in the center star shape of the chart above following the path of the solid (not dotted) arrows.
Water puts out Fire
Fire melts Metal
Metal chops Wood
Wood hold in place Earth
Earth sets boundaries for Water
Below is an example of how the energies behave as personality traits in the real world
The 5 Elements try to get something done
Water: Let's have dinner while we talk about doing it
Wood: It's done. I did it yesterday.
Fire: Woo-hoo! Everyone's doing it!
Earth: Can we do it together?
Metal: It's not about doing; it's about being
-excerpt from The 5 Elements by Dondi Dahlin
5 Elemental Energy Quotes
The quotes below are an embodiment of each of the energies
I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell
- Harry S. Truman
If you're gong to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now
- Marie Osmond, Performer
When we practice loving kindness and compassion, we are the first one to profit
Grief is the price we pay for love
- Queen Elizabeth II
Is there no way out of the mind?
- Sylvia Plath, Poet