Gui Water

Gui (癸) is the tenth and last of the 10 heavenly stems.

As such, it can be a word used to refer to last.

It can also mean estimation and measurements.

The elemental nature is yin water (陰水).

Picturing gui water, one should think about clouds, rain drops, mist, and small collections of still water.

Gui water is related to the black turtle which is a member of the 4 celestial creatures.

It references the middle period of winter of December and January. It can also refer to the night.

When the gui phase of life is mentioned, it refers to the phase of old age in a person’s life.

Like ren water, gui water is also associated with the kan trigram.

For directions, it sits on the north section of the compass at 7.5° – 22.5° according to the 24 mountains.

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Chinese physicians can see gui as a reference to the body parts of brain blood, kidneys, foot and reproductive system.

Regarding Chinese numerology, it is mostly related to number 6.

Gui (H10) can be found as hidden stems in the branches Zi (E1), Chou (E2) and Chen (E5). It has a combination relationship with Wu (H5) to produce fire, and clashes with Ding (H4) and Ji (H6).

Gui water self-element

A Gui Water person is often gifted with talent, attractive, creative, but don’t have the best communication skills.

This is why they are often seen as introverts… a direct opposite of ren water personalities.

Like Ji earth, Gui water day masters have a natural ability to nurture the potential of others and can reap a lot of personal satisfaction from it.

Their enthusiasm and open-mindedness are the fundamentals of their above average people skills. This also gives them an ability to identify talent in others that are not that obvious.

However, no matter how gullible a Gui water person appears to be, don’t think for a moment that they are easy to trick. They might be acting naive just to induce you to reveal your true colors.

Getting one angry can trigger a hurricane of abuse your way.

They cannot sit still and always needs to have something to occupy their time and mind. Otherwise, they can easily feel that they are wasting time.

An innate urge to do things makes it tiring to satisfy them.

Saying that, their actions are often driven by what they see as the bigger picture.

If the ability to focus can be learned, they can make a great contribution to everyone around them.

Individuals with Gui water as the self-element also tend to have good intuition. They are the people most likely to talk about hunches and having a feeling about something.

At work, they are very much dictated by their mood for the day. Even the weatherman is not safe.

As multi-taskers at heart, you can be assured that they are doing what you require of them even when they don’t appear to be doing it.

And like Xin metal, they are at their best with teams of competent colleagues.

The relation of the elements to Gui Water is as follows:

  • Wood – Intelligence
  • Fire – Wealth
  • Earth – Status
  • Metal – Resources
  • Water – People

We can go into more details by identifying the 10 gods.

10 Gods

Stem God
Jia Extrovert Talent
Yi Introvert Talent
Bing Direct Wealth
Ding Indirect Wealth
Wu Given Authority
Ji Earned Authority
Geng Direct Resource
Xin Indirect Resource
Ren Competitor
Gui Friend

More about the 10 gods is discussed here.

Gui water in relation to other self-element heavenly stems

Self Element Gui Water
Jia Direct Resource
Yi Indirect Resource
Bing Given Authority
Ding Earned Authority
Wu Direct Wealth
Ji Indirect Wealth
Geng Extrovert Talent
Xin Introvert Talent
Ren Competitor
Gui Friend
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