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YinYang & 5 elements: the first step in understanding your fate

by Moon Gyo Jeong

â?£ Book Introduction

You have to know your fate in order to make safe choices in the swirling life.

Studying fate, do you feel it is difficult?
YinYang & 5 elements are the bases in understanding the fates.

When you understand YinYang & 5 elements, you can easily approach your fate.
This book contains the clear information on YinYang and 5 elements(soil, tree, fire, metal, water).

In part 1, the origin of Chi and YinYang was explained.
Chi and the 3 polarities(Non polarity, Taichi polarity and Soil polarity) were described with the diagram of YinYang.

In Part 2, the circulating principles of 5 elements was described.
Soil(the earth) breathes 4 elements by the waves of expansion and contraction.

Tree is the 1st expansive element, and fire is the 2nd expansive element. Then metal is the 1st contractile element and water is the 2nd contractile element. If these 4 elements are connected and communicate with each other smoothly, all things in the universe could circulate completely.

The problem is how the expansion and the contraction could be connected smoothly.

The Greek philosophers like Empedocles, Aristoteles, tried to use the spiritual force or the 5th element Ether as the connection link, but these connection link couldn’t provide us with complete explanations logically.

Surprisingly, 5 elements in YinYang answer exactly to this question.

5 elements are extended to 2 kinds of sub-elements. One is 10 heavenly stems and the other is 12 earthly branches. The combination of stems and branches creates the 60 cycle codes.

The interesting thing is that 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches are deeply related with our fate in the world.

â?£ table of contents

copyright
preface

part1 Chi and YinYang

1. what is Chi?

2. three polarities make the changes of nature
1) Non polarity
2) Taichi polarity
3) Soil polarity

3. YinYang & 5 elements
1) 5 elements come from YinYang’s movements
2) practical soil is missing from the 4 elements of Greek natural philosophy
3) soil is alive and breathe

part2 In search of 5 elements

1. soil(å??), the balancing element
1) soil provides 4 elements with the dwelling place
2) soil breathes changes in 4 seasons

2. tree (æ?¨), the first expansive element
1) the birth and character of tree
2) a symbol of life and growth
3) tree must overcome the threat of metal

3. fire (火), the second expansive element
1) the attributes of fire
2) modern is the age of light
3) the connection between the expansion and the contraction

4. metal (é??), the first contractile element
1) metal suppresses objects around it
2) metal tries to achieve goals or create the results
3) metal is a symbol of the justice

5. water (æ°´), the second contractile element
1) water itself is life energy
2) the characteristics of water

the preview for 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches

epilogue
about the writer

â?£ about the writer

fates writer : Moon Gyo Jeong

Writer Moon Gyo Jeong studied public administration and worked in public enterprises.

Jeong was fascinated by YinYang theory & 5 elements, and became a fate writer to research the lives of people. She believes that if people understand their fates and listen to the truth of fates, they can live more comfortably than before.

Jeong says,
“There is a simple case that shows the effect of fate clearly to us.
Magrit Dulas, who wrote (Lovers), drank more than 7 liters of wine a day for long time and wrote novels until the age of 80 years.
Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote (Great Gatsby), also drank and wrote, but he died early at the age of 44. Why did alcohol have different effects on two people?
I believe that the concrete answer is in their fates.”

Jeong has studied the fates for over 20 years.
Lately she is writing the stories of novelists, revolutionists, politicians and artists with the view point of their fates.



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