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Water remedies a metal-wood domination (control cycle). Water remedies include:
Aquariums*, table fountains**, a container of clean moving water, humidifiers
The colors black and blue.
*Although fish are aesthetically pleasing they are not necessary.
**The best types of water fountains are made of glass, plastic or metal. Those made from earth elements will eliminate water's power. Why? Because earth dominates (controls) water. Water must be clean and exposed.
Commonly translated as "the destroying cycle" this cycle explains how one type of chi can control and suppress another type. It does not destroy the other type of chi as matter and energy cannot be destroyed. For example, a metallic knife can be used to cut a piece of wood to make a wooden table top. It is controlling the shape of the piece of wood and not destroying it.
The controlling cycle is: Water, Fire, Metal, Wood, Earth.
Commonly translated as "the producing cycle", this cycle explains how one type of chi can help another type to exhibit its quality and ability. "The enhancing cycle" is a more apt translation. For example, instead of saying that water produces wood, we say that water enhances wood. When a tree is watered, it can grow more healthily.
The enhancing is: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal
Metal remedies and earth-water domination (control cycle. Metal remedies include:
Brass, steel, silver, gold, copper, bronze figurines, picture frames, bed frames, planters, exercise equipment, pendulum clocks, filing cabinets, lamps, and fixtures
The colors white, gold and silver
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|