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Metal Element Properties:

Element: Metal
Season: Autumn
Direction: West, Northwest
Condition: Dry
Colours: White, Silver, Gold
Numbers: 6, 7

Metal is the element of 2 trigrams Qian and Dui, this element of metal draws and unifies all of the elements together.

Cycles of Wu Xing
Productive Cycle: Metal strengthens (becomes like) Water
Destructive Cycle: Metal destroys (chops) Wood
Weakening Cycle: Metal (weakens) Earth.

Star   Direction  Element
6       NW           Big Metal
7       W             Small Metal

Every person alive has blood, and human blood contains iron. In the 1930s, it was found that haemoglobin has magnetic properties that are different depending on whether it is carrying oxygen or not. When the haemoglobin is not carrying oxygen it is more sensitive or paramagnetic than oxygenated blood. It’s only been in the last fifteen years that this difference in magnetic property has been used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research. MRI uses a very strong magnetic field so this difference in the magnetic properties of oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobin in blood can be detected. This change is called the BOLD (blood oxygenation level dependent) signal. So maybe we should revise the list above to:

Star   Direction   Element
6       NW            Big Metal
7       W              Small Metal
#       #               Minuscule Metal

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trigram7duiJust kidding i think that would be a step too far.. Metal is something you should avoid at all cost when you taking a direction with Luo Shu Compass, or any compass as they are very sensitive and meat can cause errors with your readings stand at least 3 feet from a front door as there is metal in most frames or doors even a metal strap on a watch your wearing can cause problems.

A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”) is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard when in solid state, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). Around 90 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals; the others are nonmetals or metalloids, though elements near the boundaries of each category have been assigned variably to either (hence the lack of an exact count). Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.

Astrophysicists use the term “metal” to refer collectively to all elements in a star that are heavier than the lightest two, hydrogen and helium, and not just traditional metals. A star fuses lighter atoms, mostly hydrogen and helium, to make heavier atoms over its lifetime. Used in that sense, the metallicity of an astronomical object is the proportion of its matter made up of the heavier chemical elements.

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