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10 Heavenly Stems

The 10 Heavenly Stems and the 12 earthly branches combine to create the 24 directions and combine in other ways to create a 60 and 120 year cycle.
 
Stem 01. Jia
Stem 02. Yi
Stem 03. Bing
Stem 04. Ding
Stem 05. Wu
Stem 06. Ji
Stem 07. Geng
Stem 08. Xin
Stem 09. Ren
Stem 10. Gui
 
 
 
 


Heavenly Stem Chinese Japanese Yin Yang Element
1 Jia kinoe yang wood
2 Yi kinoto yin
3 Bing hinoe yang fire
4 Ding hinoto yin
5 Wu tsuchinoe yang earth
6 Ji tsuchinoto yin
7 Geng kanoe yang metal
8 Xin kanoto yin
9 Ren mizunoe yang water
10 Gui mizunoto yin

Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren, Gui

Hetu Number
3 8 7 2 5 10 9 4 1 6


chou, hai, gong, ji, yin, wu

 
The Stems are still commonly used nowadays in Chinese counting systems similar to the way the alphabet is used in English
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