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Free Module 1: Principles of Feng Shui

Chapter 4: Introduction to Yin & Yang

 

The twin concepts of Yin and Yang are  peculiar to ancient Chinese cosmology. Yin and Yang are symbolized by the sun and the moon. They are the two opposing forces active in the universe.

Yin is said to exist in Yang and Yang exists in Yin. This changing combination of negative and positive, dark and light, cold and hot which keeps the world spinning creates Qi or the  life giving force of the universe. 

 

Yin (female)

Yang (male)

 

Earth, moon, dark, femine, negative, absorbing, receptive, winter, soft, cold, still  broken & even.

 

Heaven, sun, bright, fiery, moving, odd, powerful, masculine, active, summer.

Below: A 17th century Chinese painting  showing the 3 deities:
(from left) Longevity (in yellow) dress, Prosperity (in blue) and Luck (in brown)  looking at a scroll of the yinyang symbol

Chinese Painting showing 3 dieties with the Yin & Yang Symbol

The female principle of yin is associated with the earth, with the North and cold. Originally, Yin  means `shady side' which is the side of a mountain which is not facing the sun. The word is also used to mean the dark, cold room in  which ice was stored in summer. Yang is related to Heaven, South, the  Emperor, the dragon and all uneven numbers are yang-numbers.

In the Eight Trigrams: Yin-lines are "broken" e.g the trigram while Yang-lines are continuous and "unbroken". For example,  trigram has three Yang unbroken lines.

The remaining 6 trigrams are made up of a combination of both yin and yang lines:


 

 

 

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