An introduction of the Five Elements Figure-mode.

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Introduction of Five Elements Figure-mode.

 Introduction:The Five Elements Figure-mode was originated from the ancient classics Huang Di Nei Jing.

 The main content of Five Elements Figure-mode are introduced as: Basic classification of Five Elements Figure-mode, Wood Figure, Fire Figure, Earth Figure, Water Figure, Gold Figure. The right shape accordingly and four exceptive shapes.

 
Basic classification of Five Elements Figure-mode

 TaiJi and Five Elements Introduction about the Five Elements Figure-mode: The Five Elements Figure-mode was originated from the ancient works Huang Di Nei Jing(Huangdi's Internal Classic)

 ✵The Huangdi's Internal Classic recorded: the five elements, are Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, alternate precious and humble, to know the life and death, to determine the success and failure.

 ✵The original definition of the Five Elements Figure-mode was recorded by Huang Di Nei Jing(Huangdi's Internal Classic), in the section LingShu, it recorded there are five figure-mode of the Five Elements to classify human beings, and they are known as: Wood Figure, Fire Figure, Earth Figure, Water Figure, Gold Figure."The five elements determine the precious and humble, life and death, success and failure, is it trustworthy? Man gave birth by the Yin and Yang, live in the five elements, body and bones, Zang-Fu-viscera and Qi blood, all affected mainly by the Yin and Yang, five elements and five movements. The being which was given birth, supported by the congenital, the being which was failed, loss from the congenital. Carefully observe the success and failure of internal and external, will know it yourself. The method to observe the five elements figures should set up five elements first, Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth, to differentiate the person of five shapes, and twenty five shapes are known."

 ✵"Thus the five elements figure of man, varied in twenty-five shapes, for this reason, that it is difficult to make differences."

 ✵The Yellow Emperpor asked:"for the man with the shape of elements, but not with its appearance color, how about?" The master Qi Bo answered:"the figure-shape over the (appearance) color(the 5-elements feature of the shape overcome the 5-elements feature of the appearance color), the (appearance) color over the figure-shape(the 5-elements feature of the appearance color overcome the 5-elements feature of the shape), in cases of harmonized life-span extended, in cases of not harmonized affected and suffer with disease; in cases of not coordinate affected by sorrow. In cases (figure)shape and (appearance)color coordinate eachother, will be rich noble and in great happy."

 
Introduction of Wood Figure and five shapes

 Wood Figure Wood Figure: The Wood Figure, similar as [Shang Jiao], similar as ancient Cang Di(the Tree Emperor), the man appearance color Cang(facial appearance color as trees), small head, long face, big shoulder and back, straight body(tall and thin, similar as trees), small hands and feet(slender and long hands and feet). Talented(fond of learning and talented), work with the mind(hobby to think and study), lack of strength, more sorrow or worry(for think too much), busy in things(for think and worry too much). Feel comfortable in spring and summer and suffering in autumn and winter, affected by pathogens in autumn and winter and sick, affected by the Foot-JueYin meridian and body shape long and beautiful. This is the right shape of the Wood figure, there are also four exceptive shapes.

 Wood ✵The Tai-Jiao shape, affected by left-foot ShaoYang(gallbladder meridian), shape and appeared tall and thin winding.

 ✵The Left-Jiao shape, affected by right-foot ShaoYang(gallbladder meridian), shape and appeared tall and thin act osentatiously.

 ✵The Right-Jiao shape, affected by right-foot ShaoYang(gallbladder meridian), shape and appeared advance and retreat quickly.

 ✵The Pan-Jiao shape, affected by left-foot ShaoYang(gallbladder meridian), shape and appeared upright.

 physiological feature whiskers The physical characteristics of the upper body part, are known and represented as the conditions of whiskers, which reflect the sufficient or deficient of ShaoYang, in the case whiskers much and flourish, the ShaoYang is sufficient or has an abundance of the ShaoYang-Qi; in the case whiskers few and scattered, the ShaoYang is deficient or lack of the ShaoYang-Qi.

 physiological feature leg fine hair The physical characteristics of lower body part, are known and represented as the conditions of fine hair at the outside of legs, in the case fine hair much and flourish, the Qi and blood are in a sufficient state; in the case fine hair few, the Qi and blood are in a deficient state; in the case fine hair at the outside of legs are not observed, the Qi and blood are in a very deficient state.

 
Introduction of Fire Figure and five shapes

 Fire Figure Fire Figure: The Fire Figure, similar as [Shang Zheng], similar as ancient Chi Di(the Red Emperor), the man appearance color Red(facial appearance color as fire), broad in back muscle, face shape upper tip and lower circle, small head, big shoulder and back, fat buttocks and abdomen, round hands and cuspidal finger. Walk looks like safe on the ground(Shake but not fall in walking), hot-tempered(impatient), swing in walking, easily anger, regard money lightly, trustworthiness is not good, much thinking(over-thinking), could see things, good in appearance, easily anger and tempered(impetuous and irritability), and life-span short, and easily meet sudden death. Feel comfortable in spring and summer and suffering in autumn and winter, affected by pathogens in autumn and winter and sick, affected by the Hand-ShaoYin meridian and body shape cuspidal at top and round at the bottom. This is the right shape of the Fire figure, there are also four exceptive shapes.

 Fire ✵The Tai-Zheng shape, affected by left-hand TaiYang(small-intestine meridian), shape and appeared firm and strong.

 ✵The Left-Zheng shape, affected by right-hand TaiYang(small-intestine meridian), shape and appeared hesitant and slow.

 ✵The Right-Zheng shape, affected by right-hand TaiYang(small-intestine meridian), shape and appeared ruthless and tyrannical.

 ✵The Zhi-Zheng shape, affected by left-hand TaiYang(small-intestine meridian), shape and appeared external numerous and disorderly, internal in orders.

 ✵The physical characteristics of the four exceptive shapes, are known as:

 For the Tai-Zheng shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of hand TaiYang.

 For the Left-Zheng shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of hand TaiYang.

 For the Right-Zheng shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of hand TaiYang.

 For the Zhi-Zheng shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of hand TaiYang.

 
Introduction of Earth Figure and five shapes

 Earth Figure Earth Figure: The Earth Figure, similar as [Shang Gong], similar as ancient Huang Di(the Yellow Emperor), the man appearance color yellow(facial appearance color as earth), round face, big head, beautiful shoulder and back, big abdomen, well in thigh and lower leg, big size in hands and feet, much flesh, symmetrical between the upper and lower, safe and stable in walking, steps floating and not stable, moderate and harmony in the heart, hobby benefit others, do not hobby in power and fame, not conflict with others. Feel comfortable in autumn and winter and suffering in spring and summer, affected by pathogens in spring and summer and sick, affected by the Foot-TaiYin meridian and body shape thick and solid. This is the right shape of the Earth Figure, there are also four exceptive shapes.

 Earth ✵The Tai-Gong shape, affected by left-foot YangMing(stomach meridian), shape and appeared amiable and pretty(graceful and poised, gentle and amiable).

 ✵The Left-Gong shape, affected by right-foot YangMing(stomach meridian), shape and appeared unmovable(steady and thick).

 ✵The Right-Gong shape, affected by right-foot YangMing(stomach meridian), shape and appeared focus on the main points(hobby thinking and waiting chances).

 ✵The Jia-Gong shape, affected by left-foot YangMing(stomach meridian), shape and appeared in risks(move restlessly hyper-active).

 ✵The physical characteristics of the four exceptive shapes, are known as:

 For the Tai-Gong shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of foot YangMing(stomach meridian).

 For the Left-Gong shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of foot YangMing(stomach meridian).

 For the Right-Gong shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of foot YangMing(stomach meridian).

 For the Jia-Gong shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of foot YangMing(stomach meridian).

 
Introduction of Water Figure and five shapes

 Water Figure Water Figure: The Water Figure, similar as [Shang Yu], similar as ancient Hei Di(the Black Emperor), the man appearance color black(facial appearance color as dark), not flat on the face(flesh on the face similar as water wave, not flat and smooth), big head(round), thick in the lower part, small shoulder and big abdomen, hobby to move hands and feet, shake body in walking, tall and long buttocks, short in limbs(arms and legs short), not respect and fear master and old generations, good in con others, easily lead to strange misfortune. Feel comfortable in autumn and winter and suffering in spring and summer, affected by pathogens in spring and summer and sick, affected by the Foot-ShaoYin meridian and body shape tall and long. This is the right shape of the Water Figure, there are also four exceptive shapes.

 Water ✵The Tai-Yu shape, affected by right-foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian), shape and appeared regular and upright(fine-looks, fair-minded).

 ✵The Zhong-Zhi shape, affected by right-foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian), shape and appeared quiet and beautiful(live in seclusion,like quiet and peace.).

 ✵The Zhi-Zhi shape, affected by left-foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian), shape and appeared peaceful and no argument(stay in peace,not argue with others).

 ✵The Xiao-Yu shape, affected by left-foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian), shape and appeared entangled(insidious and cunning).

 ✵The physical characteristics of the four exceptive shapes, are known as:

 For the Tai-Yu shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian).

 For the Zhong-Zhi shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian).

 For the Zhi-Zhi shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian).

 For the Xiao-Yu shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of foot TaiYang(urinary-bladder meridian).

 physiological feature eyebrow The physiological features of upper body part, are known and represented as conditions of the eyebrow, which reflect the sufficient or deficient of foot TaiYang, which means in the case sufficient in Qi and blood, the eyebrow is beautiful, and long soft hair will grow out in old age, or in the case deficient in Qi and blood, the eyebrow is not very well.

 physiological feature heel The physiological features of lower body part, are known and represented as conditions of the heel, which reflect the sufficient or deficient of foot TaiYang, which means in the case Qi and blood are in a sufficient state, the heel is well-built, and muscles are firm, or in the case Qi and blood are in a deficient state, the heel is not very well and looks empty.

 
Introduction of Gold Figure and five shapes

 Gold Figure Gold Figure: The Gold Figure, similar as [Shang Shang], similar as ancient Bai Di(the White Emperor), the man appearance color white(facial appearance color as white,clean white and light in color), square face, small head, small shoulder and back, small abdomen, small hands and feet, bone foursquare edges and angles, firm and with strength, bone light, honest and upright, calm hard and tight character, silent and brave, good in control things. Feel comfortable in autumn and winter and suffering in spring and summer, affected by pathogens in spring and summer and sick, affected by the Hand-TaiYin meridian and body shape square and solid. This is the right shape of the Gold Figure, there are also four exceptive shapes.

 Gold ✵The Tai-Shang shape, affected by left-hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), shape and appeared upright and honest(exercise self-control so as to protect oneself from immorality).

 ✵The Left-Shang shape, affected by right-hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), shape and appeared perceive(investigate things thoroughly).

 ✵The Right-Shang shape, affected by left-hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), shape and appeared comfortable and happy(amiable,easy to get along with, self-enjoying.).

 ✵The Shao-Shang shape, affected by right-hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), shape and appeared resolute and steadfast(fortitude,solemn,self-respecting).

 ✵The physical characteristics of the four exceptive shapes, are known as:

 For the Tai-Shang shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian).

 For the Left-Shang shape, the upper part observed the physiological feature of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian).

 For the Right-Shang shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian).

 For the Shao-Shang shape, the lower part observed the physiological feature of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian).

 physiological feature moustache The physiological features of the upper body part, are known and represented as conditions of the moustache(mustache,the hair above the mouth, left and right side of Renzhong), which reflect the sufficient or deficient of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), which means in the case Qi and blood are in a sufficient state, the moustache(mustache) is in a good state, or in the case Qi and blood are in a deficient state, the moustache(mustache) is not very well.

 physiological feature:axillary hairs physiological:feature hands and feet The physiological features of the lower body part, are known as conditions of the glandebalae(axillary hairs), hands and feet, which reflect the sufficient or deficient of hand YangMing(large-intestine meridian), which means in the case Qi and blood are in a sufficient state, the glandebalae(axillary hairs) is dense, the thenar part of hand foot is thick and grows well, or in the case Qi and blood are in a deficient state, the glandebalae(axillary hairs) is few and scattered, the thenar part of hand foot is thin and cold.

 
References:
  • 1.An introduction of the Five Elements Figure-mode.
  • 2.Ling Shu:the Spiritual Pivot of Huangdi's Internal Classic.By Yellow Emperor.

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