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 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.
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.
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
|Self Element||Ji Earth