This article is about the five-element theory of Chinese philosophy. Diagram of the interactions between the Wu Xing. The “generative” cycle is illustrated by grey arrows running clockwise on the outside of the circle, while the “destructive” or “conquering” cycle is represented by red arrows overcoming gravity 2 pdf the circle.
Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal. The system of five phases was used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. The word ‘element’ is thus used within the context of Chinese medicine with a different meaning to its usual meaning. Wu Xing as “five virtues” or types of activities. Other common words for this cycle include “begets”, “engenders” and “mothers”. This cycle might also be called “controls”, “restrains” or “fathers”. Another illustration of the cycle.
According to Wu Xing theory, the structure of the cosmos mirrors the five phases. Each phase has a complex series of associations with different aspects of nature, as can be seen in the following table. Based on a particular directional energy flow from one phase to the next, the interaction can be expansive, destructive, or exhaustive. A proper knowledge of each aspect of energy flow will enable the Feng Shui practitioner to apply certain cures or rearrangement of energy in a way they believe to be beneficial for the receiver of the Feng Shui Treatment. From the Qin dynasty onward, most Chinese dynasties invoked the theory of the Five Elements to legitimate their reign. Chinese doctors onto the five phases. Similar to the astrology zodiac, the ming is used by fortune-tellers to analyse a person’s personality and future fate.
It refers to green in Wu Xing. The Chinese “lǜ” tuning is closest to the ancient Greek tuning of Pythagoras. To split like an axe chopping up and over. Drilling forward horizontally like a geyser. To collapse, as a building collapsing in on itself.
Exploding outward like a cannon while blocking. Crossing across the line of attack while turning over. There are spring, summer, fall, and winter teas. A vase of the seasons’ flowers is put on tea table.
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