Ji (己) is the second earth character among the 10 heavenly stems.
It is a word that is used to describe the twisting shapes of objects such as ropes or threads.
This can even be observed in the pictorial of how the character is drawn.
It has the element of yin earth (陰土) which can be represented by the avatar of soil and sand. Especially when they are damp such as mud.
Because soil is a critical material for farmers to cultivate crops for harvest, yin earth is very much a symbol of support and resources for others to grow.
Like Wu Earth, Ji Earth is not associated with any of the 4 celestial creatures. But Taoists would link it to the yellow phoenix.
It is not fixed to any one season. But rather, has a presence in all 4 seasons.
Ji can also be a reference to the time between 0100 hours to 0300 hours and 1300 hours to 1500 hours.
As this character does not have a place in the 24 mountains, it’s direction is center.
In terms of body parts and organs, Ji identifies with the belly, pancreas, nose and spleen.
In Chinese numerology, 10 is the number that symbolizes Ji.
Ji earth (H6) can be found as a hidden stem in the branches Chou (E2), Wu (E7) and Wei (E8). It has a combination relationship with Jia (H1) to produce earth, and clashes with Gui (H10) and Yi (H2).
Ji earth self-element
An individual with Ji Earth as the self-element in bazi can be expected to be firm, virtuous, humble, and with inner peace.
They have a natural nurturing effect on the people around them. Their friends and colleagues might see them as teachers and mentors.
This is even when a ji earth person has no intention to teach at all.
They have a benevolent heart and often find giving provides just much much pleasure as receiving. Sometimes even more.
It’s no coincidence that people with Ji earth day masters can often find themselves as some of the key characters behind highly successful people. That ability to support and be a source of resource can be invaluable to others. This is also a common channel where they find success for themselves.
Ji earth personalities also have a natural ability to adapt and can make coping with difficult situations look like a walk in the park.
They are patient with an obscene capacity to tolerate the shortcomings of others.
With a natural trait of patience, they can often be the victim of bullies and scammers.
This is because they only see the good of others and turn a blind eye to the bad.
It is the biggest short-coming of Ji earth personalities.
Like Geng metal, Ji earth also has a high work ethic. They can withstand hardship without feeling aggrieved. This in part is due to an innate belief that working hard is part and parcel of life’s adventure.
Self-improvement and personal development is a theme of life.
If one can learn how to channel that resourcefulness to business and work, those Ji earth as self-element can find themselves becoming key middlemen that others all go to and look up to.
This is a source of power that is desired by people from all walks of life.
At work and in teams, they can also be great mentors. So don’t be surprised to find superstars rising out via the stewardship of Ji earth characters.
The relation of the elements to Ji Earth is as follows:
- Wood – Status
- Fire – Resources
- Earth – People
- Metal – Intelligence
- Water – Wealth
We can look further into them by identifying the 10 gods.
More about the 10 gods is discussed here.
Ji earth in relation to other self-element heavenly stems
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