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11. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 25 Jan '12 18:29

Quoting Hien

Happy new year!!! :)
I'm an earth goat. This is the first time I've heard anything about colours. Is this new?!?!

No, very old. it just does not get the attention the animal and element receive in Western cultures.

12. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator, 1370 posts) 26 Jan '12 01:22

Where do you look this up?

13. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 31 Jan '12 23:21

Quoting vegasmike6

Quoting Hien

Happy new year!!! :)
I'm an earth goat. This is the first time I've heard anything about colours. Is this new?!?!

No, very old. it just does not get the attention the animal and element receive in Western cultures.

It also does not get any (as far as I know) attention in Chinese culture here, hence me asking.

G, is there anywhere I could find more details about this colour thing?

14. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru, 3533 posts) 31 Jan '12 23:34

This website is where I look for color, element.

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 1 Feb '12 02:09

Quoting vegasmike6

This website is where I look for color, element.

Thanks. I looked more into this and the colours are not another set of fields in Chinese geomancy as I had earlier thought they were. The colours are representation of the respective five phases (五行 Wu Xing; more commonly known as five elements). So this explains why there was no (or hardly any) mention of it within the Chinese community here when refering to the 12 zodiac.

Some of the things to associate with the five phases:

Wood phase:

  • Colour - Green
  • Material - Rubber, Paper, Plants, Wax, Carbon, Clouds
  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Cardinal Point - East
  • Planet - Jupiter

Fire phase:

  • Colour - Red
  • Material - Heat, Light, Lava, Oil, Smoke, Glass
  • Shape - Triangle
  • Cardinal Point - South
  • Planet - Mars

Earth phase:

  • Colour - Yellow
  • Material - Clay, Rock, Dust, Sand, Mud, Crystal, Powder
  • Shape - Square
  • Cardinal Point - Centre
  • Planet - Saturn

Metal phase:

  • Colour - White
  • Material - Lightning, Magnetism, Electric, Gold, Steel, Diamond
  • Shape - Round
  • Cardinal Point - West
  • Planet - Venus

Water phase:

  • Colour - Black
  • Material - Sea, Ice, Storms, Rain, Steam, Snow
  • Shape - Curve
  • Cardinal Point - North
  • Planet Mercury

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Feb-2012, at 02:22 by Hien ]

16. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 1 Feb '12 06:14

Wow, given all that information, the black water snake definitely works for me!

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