So what if earth is a favourable element to you? The answer seem obvious. Enjoy it. Appreciate it and don’t take anything for granted! What if earth element is unfavourable in your chart? Meaning, you already have strong earth, and more earth (in the year of the Earth Dog) would tip the scales?
This is where wisdom of the 5 elements is needed. Strong earth is balanced by metal and water elements. Metal and Water exhaust earth (weaken it). How do you use the elements in “real life” to balance this energetic influence of the stars in 2018? Well, everything in the universe falls into the category of one of the 5 elements. Colours, foods, months, objects, careers, modalities.
Metal for example can be incorporated with Acupuncture and Dry Needling or certain foods. Chinese food energetics is wonderful at looking at what foods will bring one balance in this regard. Plant foods that have white flesh such as coli flower, zucchini, potatoes, rice (grains) and others, are a source of metal element in terms of food. Metal element governs the organ of the lungs and emotion of grief, so broccoli is also a great metal / lung food.
These are just a few examples of how to bring balance through the elements. Certain herbs and plant essential oils also belong to certain elements. This is how such medicine works to either cool or warm the body to bring it back to balance. So where earth element is too strong, you will have prominent themes in your life in this area.
If you are…
Water Element: 2018 will represent your power, status, recognition, self discipline or if imbalanced, something that is “out of control”.
Wood Element: 2018 will represent a time in which you will be highly productive, reaping what you sew, growing wealth / abundance and security.
Fire Element: 2018 will represent a creative time for you where you transform and step out of any shadows you’re in. It’s a time you speak up and are heard (express yourself).
Earth Element: 2018 is a time in which friendships grow and become key instruments. You will be supported by peers but may feel the need for space as well.
Metal Element: 2018 is a supported year where you focus on your resources and energy. It’s a restful time where you build your reserves. It’s a time for you to learn and build upon your foundations.