The Water Element
In Chinese medicine, there are 5 elements that exist within us and in nature. Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each element has its own season, direction, organs, emotions, color, taste, and virtues. When we study natures patterns and elements, we are able to better understand ourselves and our body.
It has been in the 90’s all week in Denver, so naturally all I can think about is diving into some water.
This brings us to… The Water Element 🌊
Water is associated with winter, the kidneys and bladder, fear, willpower, black, salty, ears, bones, strength, courage, and wisdom.
Water flows and moves effortlessly with ease and strength. There is depth, darkness, and mystery to water. Fear is its emotion, which can be essential to survival, but also can manifest in phobias or lack of courage when one is out of balance.
Each element can also be used to describe a personality type. People with water personalities are articulate, clever, and introspective. They are self-sufficient, independent, and can be critical. They are always seeking knowledge and understanding, and can be quite the philosopher 🔮. They prefer to be hidden or anonymous. When their element is out of balance, water-types can become cynical, isolated, unfriendly, detached, and blunt with their words. Water-types are prone to arthritis, low back pain, urinary issues like UTI, and kidney or bladder stones.
Do you know any water-types? Ill give you a hint... 🙋🏼♀️
Charlotte Morgan, M.S. L.Ac.