The diminishing cycle is as follows.
Water Extinguishes Fire
Fire Melts Metal
Metal Cuts Wood
As a side note, this environment is devoid of the water element almost completely, which makes it feel parched, unemotional, and overly masculine.
Wood Covers Earth
Earth Dams Water
Elements in Harmony
Now that you know about the elements, and how they interact, see if you can notice them all around you, both outdoors and in. Also notice how images and settings (such as the one at left) that feature representations of all five elements feel the most livable, comfortable, and inspiring.