Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)

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"Wu Xing" redirects here. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_0

For other uses, see Wuxing (disambiguation). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_1

See also: Five elements (Japanese philosophy) Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_2

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Ngó͘-hîngEastern MinFuzhou BUCNgū-hèngWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_0_2_0

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Yue: CantoneseWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_0_9_0
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Southern MinWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_0_12_0
Hokkien POJWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_0_13_0 Ngó͘-hân

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Wuxing (Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as the Five Elements, Five Agents, Five Movements, Five Phases, Five Planets, Five Processes, Five Stages, Five Poisons, Five Steps, or Five Ways, Five Virtues is the short form of "wǔ zhǒng liúxíng zhī qì" (五種流行之氣) or "the five types of chi dominating at different times". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_3

It is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_4

The "Five Phases" are Fire ( huǒ), Water ( shuǐ), Wood ( mù), Metal or Gold ( jīn), and Earth or Soil ( tǔ). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_5

This order of presentation is known as the "Days of the Week" sequence. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_6

In the order of "mutual generation" (相生 xiāngshēng), they are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_7

In the order of "mutual overcoming" (相剋/相克 xiāngkè), they are Wood, Earth, Water, Fire, and Metal. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_8

The system of five phases was used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_9

After it came to maturity in the second or first century BCE during the Han dynasty, this device was employed in many fields of early Chinese thought, including seemingly disparate fields such as Yi jing divination, alchemy, feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music, military strategy, and martial arts. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_10

Names Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_0

Xíng () of wǔxíng () means moving; a planet is called a 'moving star' ( xíngxīng) in Chinese. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_11

Wǔxíng originally refers to the five major planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus) that create five dimensions of earth life. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_12

Wǔxíng is also widely translated as "Five Elements" and this is used extensively by many including practitioners of Five Element acupuncture. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_13

This translation arose by false analogy with the Western system of the four elements. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_14

Whereas the classical Greek elements were concerned with substances or natural qualities, the Chinese xíng are "primarily concerned with process and change," hence the common translation as "phases" or "agents". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_15

By the same token, Mù is thought of as "Tree" rather than "Wood". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_16

The word element is thus used within the context of Chinese medicine with a different meaning to its usual meaning. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_17

It should be recognized that the word phase, although commonly preferred, is not perfect. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_18

Phase is a better translation for the five seasons ( wǔyùn) mentioned below, and so agents or processes might be preferred for the primary term xíng. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_19

Manfred Porkert attempts to resolve this by using Evolutive Phase for 五行 wǔxíng and Circuit Phase for 五運 wǔyùn, but these terms are unwieldy. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_20

Some of the Mawangdui Silk Texts (no later than 168 BC) also present the wǔxíng as "five virtues" or types of activities. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_21

Within Chinese medicine texts the wǔxíng are also referred to as wǔyǔn (五運) or a combination of the two characters ( wǔxíngyǔn) these emphasise the correspondence of five elements to five 'seasons' (four seasons plus one). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_22

Another tradition refers to the wǔxíng as wǔdé (五德), the Five Virtues []. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_23

The phases Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_1

The five phases are around 72 days each and are usually used to describe the state in nature: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_24

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  • Wood/Spring: a period of growth, which generates abundant wood and vitalityWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_0_0
  • Fire/Summer: a period of swelling, flowering, brimming with fire and energyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_0_1
  • Earth: the in-between transitional seasonal periods, or a separate 'season' known as Late Summer or Long Summer – in the latter case associated with leveling and dampening (moderation) and fruitionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_0_2
  • Metal/Autumn: a period of harvesting and collectingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_0_3
  • Water/Winter: a period of retreat, where stillness and storage pervadesWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_0_4

Cycles Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_2

The doctrine of five phases describes two cycles, a generating or creation ( shēng) cycle, also known as "mother-son", and an overcoming or destruction (/ kè) cycle, also known as "grandfather-grandson", of interactions between the phases. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_25

Within Chinese medicine the effects of these two main relations are further elaborated: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_26

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_1

  • Inter-promoting ( xiāngshēng): the effect in the generating (生 shēng) cycleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_1_5
  • Weakening (/ xiāngxiè): the effect in a deficient or reverse generating (生 shēng) cycleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_1_6
  • Inter-regulating (/ xiāngkè): the effect in the overcoming (剋/克 kè) cycleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_1_7
  • Overacting ( xiāngchéng): the effect in an excessive overcoming (剋/克 kè) cycleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_1_8
  • Counteracting ( xiāngwǔ or xiānghào??): the effect in a deficient or reverse overcoming (剋/克 kè) cycleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_1_9

Inter-promoting Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_3

Common verbs for the shēng cycle include "generate", "create" or "strengthens", as well as "grow" or "promote". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_27

The phase interactions in the shēng cycle are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_28

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_2

  • Wood feeds FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_2_10
  • Fire produces Earth (ash, lava)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_2_11
  • Earth bears Metal (geological processes produce minerals)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_2_12
  • Metal collects Water (water vapor condenses on metal)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_2_13
  • Water nourishes WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_2_14

Weakening Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_4

A deficient shēng cycle is called the xiè cycle and is the reverse of the shēng cycle. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_29

Common verbs for the xiè include "weaken", "drain", "diminish" or "exhaust". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_30

The phase interactions in the xiè cycle are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_31

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_3

  • Wood depletes WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_3_15
  • Water rusts MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_3_16
  • Metal impoverishes Earth (overmining or over-extraction of the earth's minerals)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_3_17
  • Earth smothers FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_3_18
  • Fire burns Wood (forest fires)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_3_19

Inter-regulating Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_5

Common verbs for the kè cycle include "controls", "restrains" and "fathers", as well as "overcome" or "regulate". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_32

The phase interactions in the kè cycle are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_33

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_4

  • Wood parts (or stabilizes) Earth (roots of trees can prevent soil erosion)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_4_20
  • Earth contains (or directs) Water (dams or river banks)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_4_21
  • Water dampens (or regulates) FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_4_22
  • Fire melts (or refines or shapes) MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_4_23
  • Metal chops (or carves) WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_4_24

Overacting Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_6

An excessive kè cycle is called the chéng cycle. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_34

Common verbs for the chéng cycle include "restrict", "overwhelm", "dominate" or "destroy". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_35

The phase interactions in the chéng cycle are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_36

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_5

  • Wood depletes Earth (depletion of nutrients in soil, overfarming, overcultivation)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_5_25
  • Earth obstructs Water (over-damming)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_5_26
  • Water extinguishes FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_5_27
  • Fire vaporizes MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_5_28
  • Metal overharvests Wood (deforestation)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_5_29

Counteracting Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_7

A deficient kè cycle is called the wǔ cycle and is the reverse of the kè cycle. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_37

Common verbs for the wǔ cycle can include "insult" or "harm". Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_38

The phase interactions in the wǔ cycle are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_39

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_6

  • Wood dulls MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_6_30
  • Metal de-energizes Fire (metals conduct heat away)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_6_31
  • Fire evaporates WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_6_32
  • Water muddies (or destabilizes) EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_6_33
  • Earth rots Wood (overpiling soil on wood can rot the wood)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_6_34

Cosmology and feng shui Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_8

Main article: Feng shui Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_40

According to wuxing theory, the structure of the cosmos mirrors the five phases. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_41

Each phase has a complex series of associations with different aspects of nature, as can be seen in the following table. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_42

In the ancient Chinese form of geomancy, known as Feng Shui, practitioners all based their art and system on the five phases (wuxing). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_43

All of these phases are represented within the trigrams. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_44

Associated with these phases are colors, seasons and shapes; all of which are interacting with each other. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_45

Based on a particular directional energy flow from one phase to the next, the interaction can be expansive, destructive, or exhaustive. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_46

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. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_47

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_table_general_1

MovementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_0 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_1 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_2 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_3 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_4 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_5 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_6 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_7 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_0_8
Trigram hanziWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_1_0 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_2 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_3 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_4 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_5 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_6 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_7 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_1_8
Trigram pinyinWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_2_0 qiánWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_1 duìWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_2 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_3 zhènWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_4 xùnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_5 kǎnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_6 gènWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_7 kūnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_2_8
TrigramsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_3_0 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_2 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_3 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_4 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_5 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_6 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_7 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_3_8
I ChingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_4_0 HeavenWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_1 LakeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_2 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_3 ThunderWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_4 WindWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_5 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_6 MountainWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_7 FieldWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_4_8
Planet (Celestial Body)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_5_0 NeptuneWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_1 VenusWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_2 MarsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_3 JupiterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_4 PlutoWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_5 MercuryWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_6 UranusWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_7 SaturnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_5_8
ColorWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_6_0 IndigoWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_1 WhiteWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_2 CrimsonWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_3 GreenWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_4 ScarletWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_5 BlackWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_6 PurpleWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_7 YellowWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_6_8
DayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_7_0 FridayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_1 FridayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_2 TuesdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_3 ThursdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_4 ThursdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_5 WednesdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_6 SaturdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_7 SaturdayWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_7_8
SeasonWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_8_0 AutumnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_1 AutumnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_2 SummerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_3 SpringWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_4 SpringWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_5 WinterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_6 IntermediateWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_7 IntermediateWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_8_8
Cardinal directionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_1_9_0 WestWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_1 WestWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_2 SouthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_3 EastWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_4 EastWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_5 NorthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_6 CenterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_7 CenterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_1_9_8

Dynastic transitions Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_9

According to the Warring States period political philosopher Zou Yan 鄒衍 (c. 305–240 BCE), each of the five elements possesses a personified "virtue" (de 德), which indicates the foreordained destiny (yun 運) of a dynasty; accordingly, the cyclic succession of the elements also indicates dynastic transitions. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_48

Zou Yan claims that the Mandate of Heaven sanctions the legitimacy of a dynasty by sending self-manifesting auspicious signs in the ritual color (yellow, blue, white, red, and black) that matches the element of the new dynasty (Earth, Wood, Metal, Fire, and Water). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_49

From the Qin dynasty onward, most Chinese dynasties invoked the theory of the Five Elements to legitimize their reign. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_50

Chinese medicine Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_10

Main article: Traditional Chinese medicine Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_51

The interdependence of zang-fu networks in the body was said to be a circle of five things, and so mapped by the Chinese doctors onto the five phases. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_52

In order to explain the integrity and complexity of the human body, Chinese medical scientists used the Five Elements theory to classify the human body's organs, physiological activities, and pathological reactions. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_53

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_table_general_2

MovementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_0 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_1 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_2 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_3 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_4 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_0_5
PlanetWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_1_0 JupiterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_1_1 MarsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_1_2 SaturnWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_1_3 VenusWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_1_4 MercuryWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_1_5
Mental QualityWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_2_0 , spontaneity, curiosityWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_2_1 passion, intensityWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_2_2 , honestyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_2_3 intuition, rationality, mindWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_2_4 , resourcefulness, witWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_2_5
EmotionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_3_0 anger, kindnessWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_3_1 hate, resolveWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_3_2 anxiety, joyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_3_3 grief, braveryWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_3_4 fear, gentlenessWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_3_5
Zang (yin organs)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_4_0 liverWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_4_1 heart/pericardiumWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_4_2 spleen/pancreasWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_4_3 lungWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_4_4 kidneyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_4_5
Fu (yang organs)Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_5_0 gall bladderWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_5_1 small intestine/San JiaoWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_5_2 stomachWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_5_3 large intestineWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_5_4 urinary bladderWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_5_5
Sensory OrganWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_6_0 eyesWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_6_1 tongueWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_6_2 mouthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_6_3 noseWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_6_4 earsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_6_5
Body PartWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_7_0 tendonsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_7_1 pulseWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_7_2 musclesWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_7_3 skinWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_7_4 bonesWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_7_5
Body FluidWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_8_0 tearsWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_8_1 sweatWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_8_2 salivaWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_8_3 mucusWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_8_4 urineWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_8_5
FingerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_9_0 index fingerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_9_1 middle fingerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_9_2 thumbWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_9_3 ring fingerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_9_4 pinky fingerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_9_5
SenseWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_10_0 sightWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_10_1 tasteWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_10_2 touchWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_10_3 smellWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_10_4 hearingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_10_5
TasteWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_11_0 sourWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_11_1 bitterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_11_2 sweetWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_11_3 pungent, umamiWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_11_4 saltyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_11_5
SmellWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_12_0 rancidWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_12_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_12_2 fragrantWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_12_3 rottenWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_12_4 putridWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_12_5
LifeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_13_0 early childhoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_13_1 pre-pubertyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_13_2 adolescence/intermediateWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_13_3 adulthoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_13_4 old age, conceptionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_13_5
AnimalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_14_0 scalyWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_14_1 featheredWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_14_2 humanWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_14_3 furredWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_14_4 shelledWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_14_5
HourWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_15_0 3–9Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_15_1 9–15Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_15_2 changeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_15_3 15–21Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_15_4 21–3Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_15_5
YearWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_16_0 Spring EquinoxWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_16_1 Summer SolsticeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_16_2 ChangeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_16_3 Fall EquinoxWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_16_4 Winter SolsticeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_16_5
360°Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_2_17_0 45–135°Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_17_1 135–225°Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_17_2 ChangeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_17_3 225–315°Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_17_4 315–45°Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_2_17_5

Celestial stem Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_11

Main article: Celestial stem Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_54

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_table_general_3

MovementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_0 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_1 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_2 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_3 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_4 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_0_5
Heavenly StemWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_1_0 Jia 甲
Yi 乙Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_1_1
Bing 丙
Ding 丁Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_1_2
Wu 戊
Ji 己Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_1_3
Geng 庚
Xin 辛Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_1_4
Ren 壬
Gui 癸Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_1_5
Year ends withWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_3_2_0 4, 5Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_2_1 6, 7Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_2_2 8, 9Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_2_3 0, 1Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_2_4 2, 3Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_3_2_5

Ming neiyin Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_12

In Ziwei, neiyin (纳音) or the method of divination is the further classification of the Five Elements into 60 ming (命), or life orders, based on the ganzhi. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_55

Similar to the astrology zodiac, the ming is used by fortune-tellers to analyse a person's personality and future fate. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_56

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_table_general_4

OrderWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_0 GanzhiWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_1 MingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_2 OrderWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_3 GanzhiWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_4 MingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_5 ElementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_4_0_6
1Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_0 Jia Zi 甲子Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_1 Sea metal 海中金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_2 31Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_3 Jia Wu 甲午Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_4 Sand metal 沙中金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_5 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_1_6
2Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_2_0 Yi Chou 乙丑Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_2_1 32Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_2_2 Yi Wei 乙未Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_2_3
3Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_0 Bing Yin 丙寅Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_1 Furnace fire 炉中火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_2 33Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_3 Bing Shen 丙申Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_4 Forest fire 山下火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_5 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_3_6
4Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_4_0 Ding Mao 丁卯Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_4_1 34Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_4_2 Ding You 丁酉Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_4_3
5Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_0 Wu Chen 戊辰Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_1 Forest wood 大林木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_2 35Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_3 Wu Xu 戊戌Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_4 Meadow wood 平地木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_5 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_5_6
6Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_6_0 Ji Si 己巳Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_6_1 36Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_6_2 Ji Hai 己亥Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_6_3
7Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_0 Geng Wu 庚午Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_1 Road earth 路旁土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_2 37Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_3 Geng Zi 庚子Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_4 Adobe earth 壁上土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_5 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_7_6
8Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_8_0 Xin Wei 辛未Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_8_1 38Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_8_2 Xin Chou 辛丑Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_8_3
9Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_0 Ren Shen 壬申Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_1 Sword metal 剑锋金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_2 39Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_3 Ren Yin 壬寅Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_4 Precious metal 金白金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_5 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_9_6
10Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_10_0 Gui You 癸酉Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_10_1 40Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_10_2 Gui Mao 癸卯Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_10_3
11Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_0 Jia Xu 甲戌Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_1 Volcanic fire 山头火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_2 41Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_3 Jia Chen 甲辰Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_4 Lamp fire 佛灯火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_5 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_11_6
12Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_12_0 Yi Hai 乙亥Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_12_1 42Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_12_2 Yi Si 乙巳Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_12_3
13Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_0 Bing Zi 丙子Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_1 Cave water 洞下水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_2 43Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_3 Bing Wu 丙午Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_4 Sky water 天河水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_5 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_13_6
14Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_14_0 Ding Chou 丁丑Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_14_1 44Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_14_2 Ding Wei 丁未Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_14_3
15Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_0 Wu Yin 戊寅Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_1 Fortress earth 城头土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_2 45Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_3 Wu Shen 戊申Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_4 Highway earth 大驿土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_5 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_15_6
16Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_16_0 Ji Mao 己卯Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_16_1 46Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_16_2 Ji You 己酉Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_16_3
17Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_0 Geng Chen 庚辰Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_1 Wax metal 白腊金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_2 47Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_3 Geng Xu 庚戌Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_4 Jewellery metal 钗钏金Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_5 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_17_6
18Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_18_0 Xin Si 辛巳Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_18_1 48Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_18_2 Xin Hai 辛亥Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_18_3
19Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_0 Ren Wu 壬午Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_1 Willow wood 杨柳木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_2 49Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_3 Ren Zi 壬子Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_4 Mulberry wood 桑柘木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_5 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_19_6
20Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_20_0 Gui Wei 癸未Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_20_1 50Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_20_2 Gui Chou 癸丑Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_20_3
21Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_0 Jia Shen 甲申Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_1 Stream water 泉中水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_2 51Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_3 Jia Yin 甲寅Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_4 Rapids water 大溪水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_5 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_21_6
22Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_22_0 Yi You 乙酉Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_22_1 52Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_22_2 Yi Mao 乙卯Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_22_3
23Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_0 Bing Xu 丙戌Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_1 Roof tiles earth 屋上土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_2 53Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_3 Bing Chen 丙辰Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_4 Desert earth 沙中土Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_5 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_23_6
24Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_24_0 Ding Hai 丁亥Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_24_1 54Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_24_2 Ding Si 丁巳Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_24_3
25Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_0 Wu Zi 戊子Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_1 Lightning fire 霹雳火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_2 55Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_3 Wu Wu 戊午Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_4 Sun fire 天上火Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_5 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_25_6
26Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_26_0 Ji Chou 己丑Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_26_1 56Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_26_2 Ji Wei 己未Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_26_3
27Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_0 Geng Yin 庚寅Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_1 Conifer wood 松柏木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_2 57Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_3 Geng Shen 庚申Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_4 Pomegranate wood 石榴木Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_5 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_27_6
28Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_28_0 Xin Mao 辛卯Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_28_1 58Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_28_2 Xin You 辛酉Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_28_3
29Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_0 Ren Chen 壬辰Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_1 River water 长流水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_2 59Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_3 Ren Xu 壬戌Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_4 Ocean water 大海水Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_5 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_29_6
30Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_30_0 Gui Si 癸巳Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_30_1 60Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_30_2 Gui Hai 癸亥Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_4_30_3

Music Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_13

Main articles: Chinese music and Chinese musicology Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_57

The Yuèlìng chapter (月令篇) of the Lǐjì (禮記) and the Huáinánzǐ (淮南子) make the following correlations: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_58

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_table_general_5

MovementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_0 WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_1 FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_2 EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_3 MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_4 WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_0_5
ColourWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_1_0 GreenWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_1_1 RedWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_1_2 YellowWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_1_3 WhiteWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_1_4 BlackWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_1_5
Arctic DirectionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_2_0 eastWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_2_1 southWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_2_2 centerWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_2_3 westWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_2_4 northWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_2_5
Basic Pentatonic Scale pitchWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_3_0 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_3_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_3_2 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_3_3 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_3_4 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_3_5
Basic Pentatonic Scale pitch pinyinWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_4_0 juéWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_4_1 zhǐWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_4_2 gōngWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_4_3 shāngWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_4_4 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_4_5
solfegeWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_5_5_0 mi or EWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_5_1 sol or GWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_5_2 do or CWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_5_3 re or DWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_5_4 la or AWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_5_5_5

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  • The Chinese word 青 qīng, has many meanings, including green, azure, cyan, and black. It refers to green in wuxing.Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_7_35
  • In most modern music, various five note or seven note scales (e.g., the major scale) are defined by selecting five or seven frequencies from the set of twelve semi-tones in the Equal tempered tuning. The Chinese "lǜ" tuning is closest to the ancient Greek tuning of Pythagoras.Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_7_36

Martial arts Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_14

T'ai chi ch'uan uses the five elements to designate different directions, positions or footwork patterns. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_59

Either forward, backward, left, right and centre, or three steps forward (attack) and two steps back (retreat). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_60

The Five Steps (五步 wǔ bù): Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_61

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  • Jìn bù (進步, in simplified characters 进步) – forward stepWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_8_37
  • Tùi bù (退步) – backward stepWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_8_38
  • Zǔo gù (左顧, in simplified characters 左顾) – left stepWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_8_39
  • Yòu pàn (右盼) – right stepWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_8_40
  • Zhōng dìng (中定) – central position, balance, equilibriumWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_8_41

Xingyiquan uses the five elements metaphorically to represent five different states of combat. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_62

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MovementWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_6_0_0 FistWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_6_0_1 ChineseWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_6_0_2 PinyinWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_6_0_3 DescriptionWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_header_cell_6_0_4
MetalWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_1_0 SplittingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_1_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_1_2 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_1_3 To split like an axe chopping up and overWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_1_4
WaterWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_2_0 DrillingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_2_1 鑽 / 钻Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_2_2 ZuānWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_2_3 Drilling forward horizontally like a geyserWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_2_4
WoodWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_3_0 CrushingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_3_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_3_2 BēngWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_3_3 To collapse, as a building collapsing in on itselfWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_3_4
FireWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_4_0 PoundingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_4_1 Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_4_2 PàoWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_4_3 Exploding outward like a cannon while blockingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_4_4
EarthWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_5_0 CrossingWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_5_1 橫 / 横Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_5_2 HéngWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_5_3 Crossing across the line of attack while turning overWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_cell_6_5_4

Wuxing heqidao, Gogyo Aikido (五行合气道-Chinese) is an art form with its roots in Confucian, Taoists and Buddhist theory. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_63

This art is centralised around applied peace and health studies and not that of defence or material application. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_64

The unification of mind, body and environment is emphasised using the anatomy and physiological theory of yin, yang and five-element Traditional Chinese medicine. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_65

Its movements, exercises and teachings cultivate, direct and harmonise the QI. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_66

Tea ceremony Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_15

There are spring, summer, fall, and winter teas. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_67

The perennial tea ceremony includes four tea settings (茶席) and a tea master (司茶). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_68

Each tea setting is arranged and stands for the four directions (North, South, East, and West). Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_69

A vase of the seasons' flowers is put on the tea table. Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_70

The tea settings are: Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_sentence_71

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  • Earth, 香 (Incense), yellow, center, up and downWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_9_42
  • Wood, 春風 (Spring Wind), green, eastWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_9_43
  • Fire, 夏露 (Summer Dew), red, southWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_9_44
  • Metal, 秋籟 (Fall Sounds), white, westWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_9_45
  • Water, 冬陽 (Winter Sunshine) black/blue, northWuxing (Chinese philosophy)_item_9_46

See also Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_section_16

Wuxing (Chinese philosophy)_unordered_list_10


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