Confusing Elements Robert Lee Robert Lee email@example.com
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Anon (Hidden for Privacy) wrote:
Hello Master Lee, Can you explain the relationships between elements. I read somewhere that the element earth feeds metal BUT metal dissolves earth. How does that happen? Also, earth feeds fire BUT fire dissolves earth. We know that the flying star 5 is in the south for 2008. The south represents fire element. The #5 represents earth element. They say the south being a fire element magnifies the negative 5 star. But they say fire also dissolves earth so does that mean that the south sector which represents fire dissolves the negative 5 star? In that case, why do they say that earth feeds fire and thus makes the flying star 5 stronger in 2008? Please help clarify because it's confusing.
You need to understand that there is a productive, exhaustive and destructive cycle for every element.
1) Let's take Fire as an example.
a) Productive cycle is where Fire will produce Earth. Imagine after a fire, ashes will appear. Ashes is like Earth.
b) Destructive cycle where Fire will destroy Metal. Imagine take a metal sword heat it up and it melts into iron ore allowing you to re-shape it.
c) Exhaustive cycle, is opposite to productive cycle where Fire will exhaust wood to produce Earth. If you burn wood, won't wood be reduced to ash by fire?
2) Let's take Earth as the example
a) Earth produces Metal (ie you dig the earth for metal ore)
b) Earth destroy Water (ie imagine a dam stopping water)
c) Earth exhaust Fire (ie after fire burns out it leaves only ash)
earth feeds metal BUT metal dissolves earth
3) So basically, when you understand the above. You will realise that:-
a) Earth produces Metal (Productive Cycle effect).
b) After all the productive cycle effect is done, Earth is completely exhausted, so Metal dissolves Earth. (Exhaustive effect)
Also, earth feeds fire BUT fire dissolves earth.
4) This question I believe you mis-type. Should be Fire feeds Earth But Earth dissolves Fire.
a) which is same as above. Fire produces Earth (productive cycle)
b) Earth exhaust Fire (exhaustive cycle)
We know that the flying star 5 is in the south for 2008. The south represents fire element. The #5 represents earth element. They say the south being a fire element magnifies the negative 5 star. But they say fire also dissolves earth so does that mean that the south sector which represents fire dissolves the negative 5 star?
Think your question here is a wrong.
Yes, South sector is Fire, so if Earth flies there, it will be strengthened by it. Again, after any fire has strengthen the Earth, Fire will be exhausted.
But Earth will be very strong by then. While Fire would be weak or virtually exhausted. Fire there does not really affect anything except it makes Earth Strong. So the bad star Earth is left even stronger than it was.
In order to dissolve the strong Earth star, you need Metal. That is why you need Metal where there is a Strong Earth. Metal will help exhaust the Earth. So any star 6 (Strong Metal) or 7 (weak Metal) will help.
So this portion I think you got confused.
In any case, we normally prioritise that any strengthen of flying star is done first by other Flying Star rather than by the sector. That portion is checked only after you have check out the overall impact of the flying star effects. Often not before.
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