In TCM and Fengshui, the Metal element is associated with the Fall season and dryness. The metal element brings the power of concentration and determination to our lives and our dwellings. Use Metal crystals to enhance any space that you use for concentration, gathering strength, or working with a group.
Metal represents our mental activitysuch as intellect and the ability to reason, memory, thoughts, knowledge and comprehension. Metal governs organisation, order, communication, the mind, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. It also rules new beginnings, friendship, clarity, and positive expression. The Metal personality is very good at making decisions and carrying them through. Like metal itself, this personality is strong, resolute, capable, one-minded, intelligent and fierce. Metal personalities are composed in even the most stressful of times, as well as being "cool as metal" when showing emotions. They are meticulous, orderly, and analytic with strong opinions backed up by facts. They also stay cool to drama from others and not get pulled in.
The appreciation of each moment in the present, is the virtue of this element in balance. Physically, Metal out of balance can manifest as asthma, allergies, colds or flu, constipation, diarrhoea or IBS. People with Metal element out of balance also tend to worry overly much about the future.