View Full Version : Which of the Five Phases do you mostly lack of?

Lin Lin
Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:37 AM
I was recently told that I am rich in water,and then wood,ok in earth and metal,I severely lack of fire!!

The master told me I need to eat some "red food" to gain more fire,like tomato,red peper,red jujube,red apple,carrot,pumpkin,maythorn,persimmon,chocolate etc.:p:D:D

I am happy that I love these food.:):wavey::D:D:D:D:D

If you don't know what is the five phases,read this:



The Wu Xing, (五行 wŭ xng) also known as the Five Phases, the Five Agents, the Five Movements, and the Five Steps/Stages, 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. The "Five Phases" are Wood (木 m), Fire (火 huǒ), Earth (土 tǔ), Metal (金 jīn), and Water (水 shuǐ). This order of presentation is known as the "mutual generation" (xiangsheng 相生) sequence. In the order of "mutual conquest" (xiangsheng 相勝) or "mutual overcoming" (xiangke 相剋), they are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

"Wu Xing" is often mistranslated as Five Elements by false analogy with the Western system of the four elements.[1] Whereas the classical Greek elements were concerned with substances or natural qualities, the Chinese xing are "primarily concerned with process and change," hence the common translation as "phases" or "agents."[2] By the same token, Mu is thought of as "Tree" rather than "Wood".[3]

Some of the Mawangdui Silk Texts (no later than 168 BC) also present the Wu Xing as "five virtues" or types of activities.[4] Within Chinese medicine texts the Wu Xing are also referred to as Wu Yun (五運 wŭ yn) or a combination of the two characters (Wu Xing-Yun) these emphasise the correspondence of five elements to five 'seasons' (four seasons plus one). Another tradition refers to the wu xing as wu de 五德, the Five Virtues (zh:五德終始說).

The system of five phases was used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. 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 geomancy or Feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music, military strategy and martial arts. The system is still used as a reference in some forms of complementary and alternative medicine and martial arts.

Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:41 AM
He should have told you to stop posting crappy threads.:nerner:

Lin Lin
Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:44 AM
This is a serious topic, at least it's related to your body health:p

Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:58 AM
How can anyone expect to taken seriously if they end their sentence in a preposition.

Lin Lin
Dec 2nd, 2012, 02:03 AM

Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:26 AM
How should I answer if I don't have the Chinese master to tell me which element I am?:shrug:

Lin Lin
Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:46 AM
How should I answer if I don't have the Chinese master to tell me which element I am?:shrug:

Tell me your birthday,birthplace,name,I can tell something:lol:

Dec 2nd, 2012, 03:50 AM
:unsure: No thanks.:unsure: *leaves thread*

Dec 2nd, 2012, 02:05 PM
I'll have whatever Lin Lin's having.

Dec 2nd, 2012, 05:47 PM


Dec 2nd, 2012, 06:48 PM
Tell me your birthday,birthplace,name,I can tell something:lol:

I'd like to know which is my predominant element or the one I mostly lack of :lol:
I've always been curious about all these psycological/ philosophical things.

Dec 2nd, 2012, 07:28 PM
Honestly it is hard to say.