What does the wood element represent?
The wood element is one that seeks ways to grow and expand. Wood heralds the beginning of life, springtime and buds, sensuality and fecundity. Wood needs moisture to thrive. In Chinese medicine, wood is associated with negative feelings of anger and positive feelings of optimism, patience and altruism.
Is wood considered an element?
Wood is one of the elements that make up the five element system used in feng shui. The other elements are water, fire, earth, and metal. This same system is also used in many other traditions, such as traditional Chinese medicine and martial arts.
What is the wood element personality?
If you are a “Wood Personality,” you may be someone who is athletic, energetic, and adventurous. The body type of a wood personality is generally well-muscled. Wood personalities tend to be anxious and angry. Wood personalities may suffer from orthopedic issues, TMJ, migraines, or ADD.
Wood is not a pure substance, it is a mixture, because it is composed of compounds such as cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin which are made up of elements such as carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
By means of its harvesting in forests, its transportation, its processing in workshops and industries, and its trade and use, wood provides jobs and supports economic development and, in some countries, basic subsistence. Indicative of this importance is the continued high demand for wood and wood products.
Wood represents as well the direction East, the planet Jupiter and is symbolized by an Azure Dragon. Wood 'governs' the Chinese Zodiac signs Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon. FIRE (Chinese: 火, pinyin: huǒ) Fire is the element of heat, summer and enthusiasm; nature at its peak of growth, and warmth in human relationships.
Living organisms contain relatively large amounts of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur (these five elements are known as the bulk elements), along with sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, chlorine, and phosphorus (these six elements are known as macrominerals).
A key sign of a Water person is someone who invests themselves in several challenging projects, staying up late and going from place to place without really slowing down.
Wood, as you may know, is a heterogeneous mixture. But why? It is because all the elements and compounds in a piece of wood are not mixed evenly throughout the wood. One sample of wood may have more water/oxygen than another area, or one sample may have some tree sap, while another may not.
Wood exemplifies the energy of growth, change, and pushing through. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, elements are also associated with body organs. The Wood element represents the liver and the gall bladder. The Gall Bladder is thought to be the center of our ability to make decisions and judge wisely.
The fire element body type tends to possess a pointy nose, chin and top of the head. The fire element body is shaped like a torch, pointed on the top, narrow at the bottom and flared in the middle. The fire element handles the circulatory, glandular and immune systems.
In chemistry, a pure element means a substance whose atoms all (or in practice almost all) have the same atomic number, or number of protons. Nuclear scientists, however, define a pure element as one that consists of only one stable isotope.
The mass of a tree is primarily carbon. The carbon comes from carbon dioxide used during photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, plants convert the sun's energy into chemical energy which is captured within the bonds of carbon molecules built from atmospheric carbon dioxide and water.