ॐ The theory of the 5 Elements is Indian and reputedly 4000 years old. The 5 primary elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal) represent the 5 forces. This theory has its roots in the concept of the eternal interplay of Yin and Yang. For in the interplay of these two complementary opposites, a new entity is always born.
ॐ Mother Sun cycle: There is a nurturing quality between the elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) : the more seeds (spring energy), the more flowers growing (summer energy), and then the more decay (autumn energy) and minerals are formed (winter energy) and then the more life is created. If you nurture one it creates more energy in the next.