5 elements earth pendant with citrines
Chinese Tú pendant – the center
This small pendant features the Chinese character Tú, which represents the earth element. The character Tú is shown against a delicate abstract earth pattern and surrounded by two citrines that reinforce this element’s power and characteristics.
PENDANT Ø 13mm
CITRINE 2mm faceted cut
MATERIAL sterling silver / 24-carat gold-plated sterling silver
ANCHOR CHAIN 45cm adjustable to 42cm, 1.5mm wide
Meaning of the earth element
At the end of each of the four seasons, a period of transition takes place bringing a shift into the earth element for several days. The direction of the earth element is the center – which is always “the place where I stand” and can turn in the other four directions. In Chinese cosmology, the center is the most important direction, which is why China is known as “The Middle Kingdom.”
You can choose between our Tú necklace that pairs our earth element pendant with a sparkling 1.5mm anchor chain or just the Tú pendant alone.
Beautiful jewellery supports our well-being. You can also create your own Tú necklace. We have lovely chains in a variety of lengths and hand-twisted cords in a wide range of colors.
State: adulthood, midlife, maturity
Season: The earth element stands for late summer – the time of ripeness and “fifth season” (in the pentagram cycle).
Time of day: after lunch, the “lazy hour”; early afternoon
Direction: center, middle
Climatic factor: moisture/SHI, fog
Color: yellow, orange, brown (earth-colored)
Flavor: the earth element loves sweet tastes, but too much sweetness is harmful to it, Sweetness in moderation feeds the metal element
Sense organ “opener”: mouth, lips, taste buds
ZANG FU/organ systems: stomach/WEI and spleen/PI
The five elements framework
The five elements framework or “philosophy of the five phases of transformation” is a set of Daoist teachings explaining natural phenomena. It describes the laws governing transformation processes in the living world: becoming, being, passing away. The five elements – wood, fire, metal, water, and earth – are derived directly from the natural world. Their characteristics form the basis for the relationships among the earth, humans, and the heavens and within these spheres.
The long tradition of the five elements framework influences traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture, and holistic approaches in innovative Western medicine.