Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch

Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch

Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch originated from the observation of celestial phenomena in ancient China, which is an ancient Chinese calendar. Ten branches and twelve Branches are matched in turn to form sixty basic units. They cooperate with each other in a fixed order to form the era of branches and branches. Heavenly Stem means that the sky is the trunk and Earthly Branch means that the earth is the branch.

Heavenly Stem

The heavenly stems are: 甲(jiǎ)、乙(yǐ)、丙(bǐng)、丁(dīng)、戊(wù)、己(jǐ)、庚(gēng)、辛(xīn)、壬(rén)、癸(guǐ).

Heavenly Stem

Jia

Yi

Bing

Ding

Wu

Ji

Geng

Xin

Ren

Gui

Yin/Yang

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Season

Spring

Summer

All

Autumn

Winter

Position

East

South

Center

West

North

Five Elements

Wood

Fire

Soil

Gold

Water

Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch

Earthly Branch

The Earthly Branches are: 子(zǐ)、丑(chǒu)、寅(yín)、卯(mǎo)、辰(chén)、巳(sì)、午(wǔ)、未(wèi)、申(shēn)、酉(yǒu)、戌(xū)、亥(hài); According to the summary of Jupiter's rotation cycle, the ancient people of the earth branch called Jupiter "Sui Xing". Jupiter's rotation cycle is about 12 years, so we use the 12 units of the Earthly Branch to represent 12 months, and also 12 two-hours a day (chinese pinyin : Shi Chen,one two-hours is 2 hours). The 12 earth branches correspond to the 12 zodiac.

Earthly Branch

Zi

Chou

Yin

Mao

Chen

Si

Wu

Wei

Shen

You

Xu

Hai

Yin/Yang

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Yang

Yin

Zodiac

Rat

Cattle

Tiger

Rabbit

Loong

Snake

Horse

Sheep

Monkey

Chicken

Dog

Pig

Month(Lunar calendar

)

November

Decemeber

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Time

23:00-1:00

1:00-3:00

3:00-5:00

5:00-7:0

7:00-9:00

9:00-11:00

11:00-13:00

13:00-15:00

15:00-17:00

17:00-19:00

19:00-21:00

21:00-23:00

Five Elements

Water

Soil

Wood

Wood

Soil

Fire

Fire

Soil

Gold

Gold

Soil

Water

Season

Winter

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter