From water and our potential, we move into the Tree element, which has a rapid, upward movement. It is energy of birth or springtime and new beginnings. We feel this energy within us when we start a new project and have new ideas. We especially feel this element in the spring time. Many of us feel the need to literally spring clean, discarding what does not serve us, and allow the new life force to express through us. The water element was expressed as our time in the womb developing; the actual moment of birth and babyhood most exemplifies the rising energy of the tree element.