Water (金 jīn) is one of the Wu Xing (Chinese: 五行; pinyin: wǔxíng), also known as the Five Elements, Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, Five Processes, the Five Steps/Stages and the Five Planets or “the five types of chi dominating at different times“.
We decided to use the word Element to describe it because it is the most used even if it is not the most accurate.
Generation cycle: Generated by Earth Element (土 tǔ), the Metal Element generates Water Element (水 shuǐ).
Control cycle: Controlled by Fire Element (火 huǒ), the Metal Element controls Wood Element (木 mù).
Season: Autumn: end of harvesting, preparation for winter.
Classic/Diagnostic Color: White, Blue
Therapeutic Color: Purple
Taste: Pungent, spicy, hot.
Life period: Late Adulthood
Personal power: Balance
Faith/Worldview: Responsible Faith
Related Yin meridian: LU (Lung Channel – Shou Tai Yin)
Related Yang meridian: LI (Large Intestine Channel – Shou Yang Ming)
Related tissue: Skin
Related sense: Smell