Fandom

Religion Wiki

Water (Wu Xing)

34,278pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.



Babylonian

  Earth  
Sea Fire Sky
  Wind  

Greek

  Air  
Water Aether Fire
  Earth  

Hinduism (Tattva)
Buddhism (Mahābhūta)
Jainism (Tattva)

  Vayu  
Ap Akasha Agni
  Prithvi  

Chinese (Wuxing)

  Wood (木)  
Water (水)   Fire (火)
Metal (金) Earth (土)

Japanese (Godai)

  Air (風)  
Water (水) Void (空) Fire (火)
  Earth (地)  

Tibetan (Bön)

  Air  
Water Aether Fire
  Earth  

Medieval Alchemy

  Air (🜁)  
Water (🜄) Aether (🜀) Fire (🜂)
  Earth (🜃)
Sulphur (🜍) Mercury Salt (🜔)


Water (Chinese: ; ||pinyin]]: shuǐ), is the low point of the matter, or the matter's dying or hiding stage.[1] Water is the fifth stage of Wu Xing.

Water is the most yin in character of the Five elements. Its motion is downward and inward and its energy is stillness and conserving. It is associated with the Winter, the North, the planet Mercury, the color black, cold weather, night, and the Black Tortoise (Xuan Wu) in Four Symbols.

It is also associated with the moon, which was believed to cause the dew to fall at night.

Attributes

In Chinese Taoist thought, water is representative of intelligence and wisdom, flexibility, softness and pliancy; however, an over-abundance of the element is said to cause difficulty in choosing something and sticking to it. In the same way, Water can be fluid and weak, but can also wield great power when it floods and overwhelms the land. Water governs the Kidney and Urinary bladder and is associated with the ears and bones. The negative emotion associated with water is fear/anxiety, while the positive emotion is calmness.

Black, Grey and Blue colours also represent Water.

Astrology

In Chinese Astrology, water is included in the 10 heavenly stems (the five elements in their yin and yang forms), which combine with the 12 earthly branches (or Chinese signs of the zodiac), to form the 60 year cycle. Yang water years end in 2 (e.g. 1992), while Yin years end in 3 (e.g. 1993). Water governs the Chinese zodiac signs Pig, Rat, and Ox. Water usually represents wealth and money luck in Feng Shui, although it might differ in some subjective scenarios. [2]

Cycle of Wu Xing

In the regenerative cycle of the Wu Xing, metal engenders Water, as metal traps falling water from a source; Water begets Wood as "rain or dew makes plant life flourish".

In the conquest cycle, Water overcomes Fire, as "nothing will put out a fire as quickly as water"; Earth overcomes water as earth-built canals direct the flow, as well as soil absorbing water. [3]

References

  1. Template:Cite media
  2. http://www.findyourfate.com/indianastro/grahas.htm
  3. Theodora Lau, The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes, pxxix-xxx, Souvenir Press, London, 2005

Template:Wu Xing


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki