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More about 天干地支 in English Let's talk about more about 天干地支 here in English.我找到一些相关的中文资料,写在了学中文小组里,让我们一起来翻译给学中文的朋友吧 http://www.italki.com/groups/461/topic/15200.htm
Jan 26, 2010 8:55 AM
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Hello Smiler, This time keeping scheme is based on the moon's rotation around the earth. It represents the influence of heavenly bodies (stars, planets etc ) on the life on earth. The establishment of this system requires a good knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. All those stems and branches have either the yin or yang properties beside the properties of the 5 elements ( fire/earth/wood/metal/water). You can read more about the 10 heavenly stems ( 天干 ) and the 12 earthly branches ( 地支 ) on : * http://www.absolutelyfengshui.com/dateselection/stem-branch.php
January 26, 2010
Do you mean the Chinese philosophy that uses tree/fire/soil/metal/water, yin-yang, and 12 animals?
January 26, 2010
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