The Year

Each of these seasons has a particular quality to it, which reflects its character and nature. Each of these qualities is described in terms of an Element or Phase. These Five Elements translate as Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Wood is the power or force which motivates things to grow in the Spring; Fire is the heat and activity which reaches a peak in Summer; Earth is the ground which provides a foundation for everything, reaching the center point of Late Summer; Metal is the minerals which return to the ground in Fall; Water is the snow and ice of Winter.

The Five Elements and seasons also have corresponding organs related to each one.

- Spring/Wood is the Liver and the Gall Bladder.

- Summer/Fire is the Heart and Small Intestines, and also the Pericardium and Triple Heater.

- Late Summer/Earth is the Spleen-Pancreas and the Stomach.

- Fall/Metal is the Lungs and the Large Intestine.

- Winter/Water is the Kidneys and the Bladder.

Diagram Triple Heater

In addition there are many more relationships of the Five Elements, including the emotions, which are illustrated in the following Table of Correspondences.

The Table Of Correspondences.

This is the classical Chinese way of understanding our holistic nature and the relationship between all of our different parts. These relationships are expanded into many other aspects of life, and provide the basic foundation for this comprehensive and integrated way of looking at, and experiencing, the World. This way of seeing things ties all of the different aspects of ourselves into one integrated and interrelated whole. For example: the physical level of organs, senses, tissues, functions; the emotional level of our basic feelings; the mental level of our abilities of planning, decision making, willpower, differentiation, sorting, control etc; and the various dimensions and levels of our spirit.

The Table of Correspondences also extends into the relationships of colors, sounds, odors, times of day, flavors, etc. It is an understanding of the relationships of all our parts, and therefore is one of the original Holistic views of the world. It is Internal Ecology. It is worthy of our best attention and consideration. It provides a foundation for an integrated view and comprehension of who and what we are, and how we operate and function, which has withstood the most rigorous test and scrutiny of all - the test of time.

THE TABLE OF CORRESPONDENCES & THE FIVE ELEMENTS

ELEMENT

WOOD

FIRE

EARTH

METAL

WATER

SEASON

Spring

Summer

Late Summer

Autumn

Winter

YANG ORGAN

Gall Bladder

Small Intestine Triple Heater

Stomach

Colon

Bladder

YIN ORGAN

Liver

Heart Pericardium

Spleen

Lungs

Kidneys

EMOTION

Anger

Joy

Sympathy

Grief

Fear

COLOUR

Green

Red

Yellow

White

Blue

SOUND

Shouting

Laughing

Singing

Weeping

Groaning

TASTE

Sour

Bitter

Sweet

Pungent

Salty

SMELL

Rancid

Scorched

Fragrant

Rotten

Putrid

OPENING

Eyes

Tongue

Mouth

Nose

Ears

TISSUE

Tendons

Blood Vessels

Flesh

Skin and Hair

Bones

CLIMATE

Wind

Heat

Damp

Dry

Cold

PROCESS

Birth

Growth

Transformation

Harvest

Storage

DIRECTION

East

South

Centre

West

North

Gall Bladder Meridian Function
The Five Levels of The Five Elements

The Eight Trigrams

The Eight Trigrams, or 'Ba Gua', is a system of understanding that describes the basic nature of change, how it works, and how to work with it. It is considered by some people to be a diagram of the primary dynamics of reality.

The Trigrams consist of eight sets of three lines. The top line represents Heaven. The bottom line represents Earth. The middle line represents Humankind. These lines can be either Yang which are unbroken, or Yin which are broken. The two primary trigrams are full Yang and full Yin, representing Heaven and Earth. When any of these lines change into their opposite, they create one of six possible permutations - Thunder, Water, Mountain, Wind, Fire, and Lake.

The trigrams can be placed in particular relationships to each other in the form of an eight-sided figure, the Ba Gua. There is an Earlier Heaven (Ho Tu) and a Later Heaven (Lo Shu) arrangement, which corresponds to the pre-natal and post-natal circulations of energy.

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Earlier Heaven Ba Gua

Healing Properties Of Tai Chi

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