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Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches 天干与地支

Following my earlier article on Yin-Yang Five Elements, we shall now talk about the 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches. We know there are 5 elements in Chinese Metaphysics, namely Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Now, each element is not by itself, and has its own Yin-Yang characteristic. That is, there are