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Taoism
Taoist philosophy, yin and yang, the five elements; and their relationships to tai chi

the Five Elements: Table of General/Human Correspondences

 

WOOD
Direction
Colour
Climate
Human Sound
Positive Emotion
Negative Emotion
Taste
Yin Organ
Yang Organ
Related Body part
Tissue
Smell / Odour
Process
Time of Day
Season
Planet
Sense
Reflected In
Fluid
Organs Active
Energy
Capacity
Form



East
Green
Wind
Shouting
Humour
Anger
Sour
Liver
Gall Bladder
Eyes
Muscle/Ligaments
Rancid
Birth
Morning
Spring
Jupiter
Sight
Nails
Tears
11pm - 3am
Gaseous State
Planning
Crush, expand, contract simultaneously
  FIRE

Direction
Colour
Climate
Human Sound
Positive Emotion
NegativeEmotion
Taste
Yin Organ
Yang Organ
Related Body part
Tissue
Smell / Odour
Process
Time of Day
Season
Planet
Sense
Reflected In
Fluid
Organs Active


Energy
Capacity
Form

South
Red
Hot
Laughing
Joy
Hysteria
Bitter
Heart
Small Intestine
Tongue
Vascular System
Burning
Growth
Noon
Summer
Mars
Speech
Complexion
Sweat
11am - 3pm
(Pericardium /Triple Warmer 7pm - 11pm)
Plasmic State
Spiritual awareness
Sudden, fast pounding

 
EARTH
Direction
Colour
Climate
Human Sound
Positive Emotion
Negative Emotion
Taste
Yin Organ
Yang Organ
Related Body Part
Tissue
Smell / Odour
Process
Time of Day
Season
Planet
Sense
Reflected In
Fluid
Organs Active
Energy
Capacity
Form
Centre
Yellow
Damp / Humid
Singing
Sympathy
Self-pity
Sweet
Spleen
Stomach
Mouth
Flesh
Fragrant
Trans formation
Afternoon
Late Summer
Saturn
Taste
Lips
Lymph
7am - 11am
Semi - Condensed
Ideas / Opinions
Strike with circular energy, crossing
  METAL
Direction
Colour
Climate
Human Sound
Positive Emotion
Negative Emotion
Taste
Yin Organ
Yang Organ
Related Body Part
Tissue
Smell / Odour
Process
Time of Day
Season
Planet
Sense
Reflected In
Fluid
Organs Active
Energy
Capacity
Form
West
White
Dry
Weeping
Positivity
Grief / Melancholy
Pungent
Lungs
Large Intestine
Nose
Skin
Rotten
Harvest
Evening
Autumn
Venus
Smell
Body Hair
Mucus
3am - 7am
Solid State
Elimination
Splitting, axe chopping
 
WATER
Direction
Colour
Climate
Human Sound
Positive Emotion
Negative Emotion
Taste
Yin Organ
Yang Organ
Related Body Part
Tissue
>Smell / Odour
Process
Time of Day
Season
Planet
Sense
Reflected In
Fluid
Organs Active
Energy
Capacity
Form
North
Black / Blue
Cold
Groaning
Courage
Fear / Fright
Salty
Kidney
Bladder
Ears
Bones
Putrid
Storage
Midnight
Winter
Mercury
Hearing
Head Hair
Saliva
3pm - 7pm
Liquid State
Ambition/ Willpower
Flows in curves, shoots suddenly
ten bulls


text from Ray Wood (possibly attributed to an an original unknown author)


 

 

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