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  • Different versions of the same element type

    Posted by Frazer on April 28, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    Hi everyone!

    I was reading a post about the different types of Fire types based on the yin or yang organ being dominant,

    Is there something similar for the other types, for example a difference between kidney Water vs bladder Water type person?


    Leta replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Leta

    May 1, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Frazer,

    Yes there is. Each Element has a Yin and a Yang type. So for Water, there’s the Yang Bladder type and the Yin Kidney type.

    The difference between the yin and yang types is that the yang type tends to process things. The yin type tends to store things. So what does that look like? Well, in a Bladder type, they will be perhaps more active, perhaps a bit faster, more involved in the management or the resources, moving things where they need to go, making sure there’s enough in each location. Whereas the Kidney type, might be a bit slower, a bit more patient, not moving all the time, and storing the Willpower.

    As a contrast, the Earth Element is Spleen for yin and Stomach for yang. Spleen holds Ideas – concepts, theories, thoughts. The Stomach processes those thoughts, so is about thinking everything through, analysis.

    Does that make sense?

    It’s a great question…

  • Frazer

    May 1, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks Leta. 🙂 I think so, just trying to think which one I would be, if you were water/earth could you be yin water and yang earth? Or do you have to be either yin or yang?

    With Metal I was wondering about the difference between lung and large intestine types, and if lung might be more reverent and graceful in the usual sense, and large intestine being darker and more irreverent. I didnt read that anywhere I just made it up to be honest lol but I was thinking about it in relation to some people I know as well as learning about the spectrum of different metal types. Curious to know what you think!

    • Leta

      May 27, 2023 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Frazer, we really only do the yin/yang organs for the first Element. The second Element really isn’t broken down at that level.

    • Leta

      May 27, 2023 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, that’s a good way to break it down! Lung being more reverent and graceful in the usual sense. But I don’t think large intestine is necessarily more darker and more irreverent. Actually, Lung is more darker and irreverent BECAUSE they spend so much time being reverent. Large Intestine is more about finding the gems in the garbage. Finding things that others have missed that we need to reuse and admire. They both have a similar sarcarstic sense of humor. LI is also very active and constantly working (mentally) whereas Lung kind of floats on the breeze.

  • Frazer

    May 1, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    I think more what I meant is it was an intuitive guess rather than something I made up, but I’ve read quite a bit of the five element constitutional acupuncture book by Peter Mole and Angela and John Hicks and there was some information about the behavioural tendencies plus the organs and how they function energetically. And I guess there is a polarity between the seeking a higher connection tendency of some Metal people, versus some who are more sex drugs and rock n roll. Just wondering if part of that is to do with the yin/yang organ for them. Hope that makes a bit more sense!

    • Leta

      May 27, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      I agree that Lung is more oriented to seeking a higher connection, but I think Large Intestine people would beg to different. It’s just their way of doing it is different. It’s more conversational. More wordy. Both types can do sex drugs and rock n roll or be super duper goody two-shoes. It’s kind of like Water Elements – each Water does something that feels “dangerous” in their lives, but for some reason they feel safe doing it. It just makes them feel intense. Some it might be jumping out of an airplane. Others it might be acting in a play. You just can’t make sweeping generalizations. So for Metal, the sex drugs and rock n roll thing might look completely different for some metals. What does a Metal feel reverent about and what does that same person feel irreverent about? And remember, the reverence may be in the sex drugs and rock ‘n roll itself. It’s all about connection and loss simultaneously at the same time.

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