As you read thru the virtues below, ask yourself if you have too much, not enough, or are just right.Score yourself as too much with a +1, not enough with a - 1, and just right with a 0
Are you in touch with your Masculine energies? Are you able to apply or demonstrate your strengths when necessary or do you shy away from them? Or are you... (Read More Here)
Are you able to lead when needed? Or do you tend to lead even when others are capable? When you lead do you consider the welfare of all involved? Or do you lead for the sake of... (Read More Here)
¨When the best leader's work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!”
― Lao Tzu
Yin and Yang / Feminine and Masculine are in every element, but often will have more characteristics that line up with a certain side. The qualities of (Fire (and space) element are considered more masculine or yang. But without a certain measure of Yin or Feminine attributes (i.e. insufficient water) the Fire element will be imbalanced. Likewise, if the Fire element has an over abundance of feminine attributes (i.e. too much water) it will also cause an imbalance that disables its proper functioning.
From the virtues list above, if you added your number of negatives and they surpass your positives then you are probably fire deficient. However, if you did not take the time to add these up you can simply ask yourself the following questions:
Are you feeling a lack of passion for most anything?
Has it been a long time since you experienced an abiding joy?
Is it hard for you to take the lead on anything?
Was there a time when you "burned the candle at both ends"
for a prolonged period of time? Do you feel burned out?
If so, you are probably deficient of fire element.
Therefore, in addition to the qualities listed above,
you may also want to take a look at the qualities and archetypes of
the space element; as space supports fire.
From the virtues list above, if you added your number of positives and they surpass your negatives then you are probably fire excessive. However, if you did not take the time to add these up you can simply ask yourself the following questions:
Are you feeling very heated / passionate about something?
Are you overly aggressive or persistent?
Are you burning the candle at both ends to attain your goals;
while heedless of the destruction you may simultaneously be causing
in the aftermath of your relentless pursuits?
This is an indication of excessive fire element.
If this is the case, please take a look at the water element
qualities and archetypes; as water controls fire.
Fire Element Meridians
Using your thumbs, press along the lines you see in the charts below. Spend more time at the points you see along the lines and in the sore spots massaging in slow circles. Sore means you need more. However, it should only hurt so good.
No bad pains allowed!