METAL Archetype

The metal types are rational, independent, and strong willed. They normally have a strong loud voice, their lungs being their strongest attribute. Metal types can be either positive or destructive depending on their intent. Thus they have the capabilities to gather others for a positive cause or a negative outcome. They are aggressive in pursuing goals, and are emotional, confident, and intuitive. In their negative aspect they may isolate themselves, withdrawing from activities and society in general. The metal type has a strongly built body, broad and square shoulders, with a triangular-shaped face. They may walk slowly, pushing their chest out with their shoulders back. Metal represents courage, righteousness, justice and truth. Its negative attribute is grief, sorrow, and sadness. They can be extremely driven in pursuing their goals and at the same time unwilling to express their true inner feelings. The metal element relates to the lungs and large intestine, controlling our immune system. The tissue the metal element relates to is the hair and skin, and connects in with the nose, which controls the sense of smell. Foods that are pungent tasting work well with the lungs.


To support the metal element include metal items and furnishings in your life and house. Use colors of white or silver. Decorate your house with arched, curved, or semi-circular, furnishings to gather more metal energy. In architecture, domed metal roofs or primarily metal structures attract metal energy. A tendency to catch colds or flues easily could be a sign of a weak metal element. Take pungent tasting foods that expel pathogens from the body well. Some examples include: garlic, ginger, and mint.