In Feng Shui, the five elements form the basis of the generating and overcoming cycles in the natural world. A historical description reads: water moistens and descends; fire blazes and ascends; wood bends or straightens; metal obeys or counters; and earth receives seeds and returns crops. In this section, we combine each element’s traditional strength with its position in the bazi reading, taking into account its monthly movement. The bar charts reflect the general pattern of elemental strength throughout the year, while the commentary weaves in the destiny chart’s effect. Each industry mentioned is classified as one of the five elements, but keep in mind the disparate components of any particular industry. Technology is generally seen as belonging to fire, for example, but its transport falls under the aegis of water.