Feng Shui Glossary

12 Earthly branches – Shi er di zhi 十二地支

1 Zi – Rat 子: Young shoot of a plant. Gate of yin and yang.
2 Chou – Ox 丑: Young plant supported by stick.
3 Yin – Tiger 寅: Celebration of sping and New Year.
4 Mao – Rabbit 卯: Life springing forth. Spring equinox.
5 Chen – Dragon 辰: Pregnant and timid. Easter. Estrogen.
6 Si – Snake 巳: 7 months pregnant with fully formed embryo.
7 Wu – Horse 午: Summer solstice. height of yang cycle and beginning of yin.
8 Wei – Sheep 未: Big tree with solid branches.
9 Shen – Monkey 申: Expansion.
10 You – Rooster 酉: Harvest, celebration.
11 Xu Dog 戌: Clearing and prepration.
12 Hai – Pig 亥: Conception, mating of yin with yang

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