Scholars since ancient times believe that the universe is made with the composition of five elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Sky (Space). It is said that even human body is composed of these five elements. All these five elements are present in the balanced state in this universe. For instance: if the level of water increases upto a certain limit, then the whole world will be filled with water resulting in floods. Hence thesePanchtatva impacts the humans and one should know how and to what level tune into the attributes of these elements.
Different civilization has believed in the ancient and modern approach of these elements. One can trace the importance of Panchtatva in Greece, Egyptian, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tibet, China, Japan etc. and the western astrology and tarot.
The elements of Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Sky are essential for all physical life, but it is at least as important for you to have these five elements integrated in your consciousness and your personality. When all four elements are integrated in your consciousness, it creates a sense of wholeness and balance around your personal aura.
Five Elements: The other names and its relevance:
Terra has been derived from Greek and Latin word meaning Earth / Land.
Qualities – strong, heavy, solid, stable, resistant.
An Earth person is a stable, persevering worker. They are realistic, economical and goal oriented. They judge their environment based on their achievements and they prefer to be judged on their own achievements as well. An Earth person believes in human abilities and timing, rather than intuition. They want to ensure a positive outcome before popping the champagne and celebrating.
Aqua has been derived from Greek word meaning water.
Qualities – cohesive, moist, cool, soft, unpredictable.
A Water person is better than anyone else at using their communication skills to connect with the hearts and minds of their co-workers, e.g. as an understanding and empathetic leader or as a sales person selling to corporate clients. Water person is characterized by a positive personal flow in all aspects. A Water person communicates well and has a well-developed emotional intuition, which helps them know when the timing is right to strike in order to reach a certain goal.
Aura has been derived from Latin / Italian word meaning Air.
Qualities – mobile, cool, porous and subtle.
An Air person is the visionary leader who constantly seeks new opportunities and is already working in the future and detecting new trends. It symbolify a person who is a communicator, they are positive and inspiring, change quickly and are adaptable by nature. They are open-minded, tolerant, and non-judgmental and are good at making people open up to their creativity.
Zest has been derived from Latin / Danish word meaning Fire.
Qualities – sharp, subtle, radiant, passionate, energetic.
Fire person supports the corporate spirit and is followed by his or her employees in their effort to reach a common goal. A Fire person is intuitive in a creative way – fast and full of ideas. Constantly re-evaluates and reconstructs in an effort to obtain great results. A Fire person gives hope to his or her surroundings and maintains a strong combination of vitality and drive.
Jupiter has been derived from Latin word meaning Sky.
Qualities – soft, light, subtle, abundant, open.
Air person has capability to perform those things which are beyond others capabilities, particularly those things composed of pure energy. It represents spirit, thought, and creative energy. It represents our ability to think and to communicate, as well as our creativity. It can also be associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness.