Gall-Bladder with underlying Yang water energy
like midnight or midwinter, force of wood with the strength of yang rising up out of the depths.
push against the odds to get what they want, if needed can be adaptable
patient in pursuit of their goal. do not give up easily
Very determined, decisive and have the ability to take control
Gall bladder ‘is the impartial justice from whom judgments are derived’
Decision-makers, very good at weighing up situations and they give very good counsel to others
a good overview, maintain clarity in difficult situations and delegate well
like to make up their own minds about situations and do not take advice from others
are not comfortable taking orders and they are competitive
have good physical and psychological strength
Are relied upon in disasters
Well organised, although not necessarily interested in details, whoich they leave for others
If fearful, then react with hostility and anger
Liver with underlying Yin earth energy
active, smooth flow, warm hearted and generous
interact easily and freely with others
work well with others and will have influence
like to get involved with local politics as a way of serving the community
have good negotiating skills and are persuasive
prevent any group from becoming stuck
will act on decisions
are hard working, practical people and very determined
strong characters, honest and to the point
can become stubborn and pushy
Lung with underlying Yang wood energy
are the engine to any group, if they behave without wanting too much recognition
can be high achievers, have a lot of energy
Are valued by those in authority, can be fiercely protective to the one’s they love
they value loyalty
Martial Arts and discipline are good for them
Are sensual and romantic but also need alone-time
Can struggle with letting go
Colon with underlying Yin wood energy
The colon has the function of releasing to the outside; both in terms of waste products and when the body is attacked by external pernicious influences
are defensive on the outside but warm and loving inside
make good fathers
can feel very vulnerable in love and prefer to feel safe.
can be argumentative and bad tempered, or defensive and emotionally withdrawn.
like to bring things into the open, especially when they feel under threat, and may say harsh things about others or tell secrets as a defence
can react badly to their own preference for other people as they regard this as a weakness
can easily shut off their feelings and become detached from people
Stomach with underlying Yang earth energy
Their core nature is the nourishment for others, and so they are very generous and give freely of themselves
are also able to provide for themselves. They feel secure. Are stable in life
are dynamic, transformative, inventive, opinionated, bountiful, clever, well informed and communicative
make excellent mediators because of earth’s ability to be equable.
love distribution, whether of goods or ideas
like to be at the centre of activity
Have a danger of ruminating obsessively
like to get every last ounce of use out of situations or ideas
Spleen/Pancreas with underlying Yin fire energy
background is harmonious and giving
bring people together and create a community around themselves
connect with others easily and give to each whatever is wished for
bring about transformation in groups
have a clear intellect that likes to gather and transform information
are clever, analytical and enjoy reading but they are not obsessive
are more purely intellectual
are sympathetic and have a nurturing attitude
Can forget about themselves
Heart with underlying Yang fire energy
can either be extremely quiet or extremely talkative.
People listen when they speak.
have unique perspectives and insight, and are full of originality.
are not followers and an idea must become their own before they will adhere to it.
cherish autonomy and will not submit easily to being controlled.
have a strong spiritual side.
can be easily startled and need regular routine (regular meal times and sleep times).
can easily become disconnected from real life and live in a rarefied atmosphere.
can be charismatic.
act quickly in mind and body.
Mentally prefer getting to the core of a subject and are not happy with a surface understanding.
are naturally optimistic.
compliment people freely and easily
Small Intestine with underlying Yin Earth
These people are very clear headed and discriminating.
They are very sensitive to others’ needs and know just the right thing to give or do in each situation.
They are very refined.
They sort out what is essential for a healthy life, take what they need and discard the rest.
They let go of the past easily and do not get bogged down in negativity.
They like to focus on the good.
Intellectually they learn well by rote and are not so interested in the underlying principles – as long as the ‘rules’ of the theory work, they will accept it.
They are courteous and make natural ambassadors.
They have an affinity for luxury and the good life
Bladder with underlying Yang metal
The background is the cool harshness
can become involved in charities for the obviously downtrodden.
have a tendency to see the struggle of life as a war or constant battle against injustice
have an air of grief or martyrdom, and are prone to self-pity and resentment
can also be very cautious and fearful
can be strict and express harsh judgements and punishments.
like to take part in debates, especially on matters of war or religion.
are outwardly confident and bold.
have an ashen complexion (mixture of white and black).
Kindey with underlying Yin metal
strong constitution and are hard working
are very focused and have a quiet determination, flowing on and around whatever obstacles are in their way
can also be pessimistic and mistrustful and fearful
are naturally cautious
are wise but secretive
are naturally quiet people and talk only to a few trusted people
tend to isolate themselves and become lonely
Perikard with underlying Yang earth energy
very warm and giving and have a pure heart.
emotionally very sensitive.
find it hard to block out feelings it makes them protective of their own space.
also self-protective emotionally, which can make them shun intimacy.
are baffled by people’s behaviours (especially in comparison with their own)
follow their intuition rather than their intellect.
respect others’ autonomy and do not like to interfere in others’ business.
like to be of service and are dutiful, loyal and devoted, nurturing and sympathetic.
would feel at home in religious orders (b/c of protective group and connection to rites)
San Jiao (3 Heater) with underlying Yin water energy
Cautious when meeting new situations, but quickly find their level and fit in at all levels of society.
Comfortable in every place (of the chain of hierachy). Able to switch
relish freedom, especially the freedom to move about, from country to country.
hate the restrictions of borders, can struggle with boundaries
facilitate others at every level.
keep the flow moving and keep communications clear.
seem to have an endless and selfless capacity to give.
can refine coarse materials, and they seek out ‘unpolished diamonds’
easily see potential in others.
like to work at bringing about change and have an interest in alchemical processes.