This Element is associated with autumn. Nature is in retreat as leaves fall and the energy in plants recedes into tree trunks and roots.
This is a quiet time of reflection and contemplation, a time of purity and connection to something greater than ourselves. People with a Metal constitution set the highest standards; respect for self and others is of utmost importance.
Metal is connected to the lungs and large intestines and when out of balance symptoms such as digestive issues or upper respiratory infections can result. Grief is associated with the Metal Element.