The Metal Element
As the sun starts to set and night begins in close in, the next element Metal takes the stage. This is a strong, contracting force that began with the gathering of the earth, which then forms metals and ores. The energy of metal uses the consolidating energy from the earth element to create in the world. It is the opposite of springtime; it is autumn, the season of reaping.
The time of day is evening. The time of life is old age. Metal energy represents the evening of our life, a time of retiring and settling in for a cozy night. It’s the stage of a project, for example, when everything comes together and is completed.
Metal energy is about intuition and clarity. It’s about completion and wisdom, as well as trusting our decisions.