This category includes the Western idea of the air element. It is the force of gravity, the minerals within the earth, the patterns of the heavenly bodies and the powers of electrical conductivity and magnetism. Metal has structure, but it can also accept a new form when molten.

Metal energy is portrayed by consolidating and inward movements, like a flower closing its petals.

The symbol of metal is one of a cutting action, but it is also regarded as a solidifying process.

The element is associated with the lungs and related to the nose.