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Element WOOD FIRE EARTH METAL WATER
Season Spring Summer Late Summer Change of seasons

(Every third month)

Autumn Winter
Climatic Qi Wind Heat Damp Dryness Cold
Yang Organ Gallbladder Sm. Intestine/San jiao Stomach Lg. Intestine Bladder
Yin Organ Liver Heart/pericardium Spleen Lung Kidney
Sense Organ Eyes Tongue Mouth Nose Ears
Body Tissue Sinews/tendons Blood Vessel/pulse Muscles Skin Bone
Emotion Anger Joy/Shock Worry Sadness Fear
Colour Green Red Yellow White Black
Taste Sour Bitter Sweet Spicy/pungent Salty
Direction east south center / zenith west north
Planet Jupiter Mars Saturn Venus Mercury
Heavenly creature Azure Dragon

蒼龍 or 青龍

Vermilion Bird

朱雀

Yellow Dragon or Yellow Qilin

黃龍 or 黃麟

White Tiger

白虎

Black Tortoise

玄武

Heavenly Stems 甲, 乙 丙, 丁 戊, 己 庚, 辛 壬, 癸
Phase New Yang Full Yang Yin/Yang balance New Yin Full Yin
Energy Generative Expansive Stabilizing Contracting Conserving
Development Sprouting Blooming Ripening Withering Dormant
Livestock dog sheep/goat cattle chicken pig
Fruit plum apricot jujube (dates) peach chestnut
Grain wheat beans rice hemp millet
Mental Quality Sensitivity Creativity Clarity Intuition Spontaneity
Negative Emotion anger, frustration over-excitation worry, anxiety grief, sadness fear, lack of will
Positive Emotion Patience Joy Empathy,Love Courage Calmness
Body Fluid Tears Sweat Saliva Mucus Urine
Finger index finger middle finger thumb ring finger little finger
Smell Rancid Scorched Fragrant Putrid Rotten
Sense sight speech taste smell hearing
Life birth youth adulthood old age death