Yang Element, what you show on the outside.
compliment Yang Element, supporting your creation of Earth.
Internal Yin elements are Metal, Water and Wood.
indicates that you are practical, stable, grounded in the here and now. While the assessment total in relation to the
other elements may suggest that you may have and to take on too much
responsibility, feelings of getting stuck, not moving forward, rather a feeling
of being anchored or weighed down.
Ching; Earth is the Element associated with the Love & Relationship area of
receptive; being able to take something in.
The receptive Earth.
Devotion; between love partners and within self.
balance out the dominance of Earth, I invite you to add Wood. Wood consumes Earth.
knowledge, inspiration, active, awake & alert. It embodies openmindness, ability to trust,
ability to accept guidance, to take reasonable risks, to try new activities.
wood can keep us “small” or not branching out.
Family’s element is Wood. The I Ching
associates: arousing, thunder & shock.
The best reaction to shock is laughter; Despite being shocked by a
thunderclap life goes on. Shock is a
movement to transformation.
is stimulating transformation in your life?
can you plant and nurture in Health – Body, Mind, Spirit?
“unearth” about your relationships; to self and to others?
new way at looking at your relationships?
cultivate in your life?
with Metal & Water
mental and intellectual. It is the element
of both strength and endurance; as well it can be made malleable.
excavated from Earth. To little metal
can be procrastination, avoidance, forgetting.
I invite you to consider releasing some of the Earth’s burden of
responsibilities to lighten the anchor.
your life are you holding on to things that others may help support you?
source of life, it is the tapping into the soul, spirit, trusting in the flow
of life. This could be an invitation to “dive”
into something. To feel more fluid, to nourish growth.
How does one know which element is your Yin or your Yang?
If you are up for a pop quiz continue reading.
Please accept this as an invitation for you to email me your totals from each part of the quiz, from which I will provide you my observations and interpretations.
Score each question on a scale of 1 to 5.
- 1 being the least likely
- 2 being sometimes likely
- 3 being occasionally but not characteristic
- 4 being frequently
- 5 being most always
___Are you a natural
|___Do you act assertively & confidently?|
|___Do you resist authority figures?|
|___Do you find that people and activities
move to slowly for you?
|___Do you like struggling against all odds,
proving yourself to others?
|___Are you always doing something or going
|___Do you have high blood pressure?|
|___So you strongly resist giving in to a
|___Do you always want to be first and best?|
|___Does confinement and sitting quietly
drive you crazy?
|___Do you get frequent muscle cramps?|
|___Do you like to make all the rules and
then break them?
|___Do you pioneer new trails wherever you
|___Do your nails alternate between hard
& thick and dry & brittle?
|___Are you impatient with people who seem to
have no direction in life?
|___Do you strongly resist showing
|___Do you love speed and adventure?|
|___Have you ever had tendonitis?|
|___Do you manipulate situations to get what
|___Is it difficult for you to control your
|___Do you find any kind of restraint
|___Do you do your best work under pressure?|
|___Are you considered moody?|
|___Is your personal freedom a supreme value
in your life?
|Part One Total_________|
|___Are you highly motivated to seek the
|___Are you charismatic?|
|___Do you have heart problems?|
|___Do you have an extreme aversion to pain?|
|___Do you love drama, performing and being
in the spotlight?
|___Are you often spontaneous?|
|___Do you get sores on your tongue or around
|___Can’t say no to anyone?|
|___Do you tend to be more emotionally
intense than your friends?
|___Have you ever had a speech impediment?|
|___Do you love to give your opinion?|
|___Do you fear separation above all else?|
|___Are you clever on your feet?|
|___Do you desire personal fulfillment more
than almost anything?
|___Do your cheeks turn red easily?|
|___Could you be described as extravagant?|
|___Are you bright and scintillating at
|___Do you have eczema or other skin
|___Do you enjoy talking during most
|___Do you have trouble with boundaries in
|___Is the need for intimacy and merging a
strong motivation for you?
|___Do you suffer from anxiety or insomnia?|
|___Are you mostly optimistic and
enthusiastic about life?
|___Are you strongly empathetic?|
|Part Two Total_____|
|___Do you see yourself as a service oriented
|___Are you working on being more
|___Do your friends often use you as a
|___Is bloating and water retention a
|___Do you struggle with inertia and feel
|___Does nurturing come easy to you?|
|___Do you like to be in charge but not in
|___Does your need to be accommodating
sometimes result in conformity?
|___Is a need to belong strong in you?|
|___Do you suffer with muscle tenderness?|
|___Do you regard loyalty as one of the most
important traits in a person?
|___Are you conservative in your thinking?|
|___Are you the family member or friend who
knows what’s going on in everyone’s lives?
|___Do you suffer with swollen glands and
other lymphatic disorders?
|___Would you like things to be more
|___Do you tend to be overly protective?|
|___Do unrealistic expectations leave you
disappointed much of the time?
|___Do you try to be all things to all
|___Have you recently gained weight?|
|___Are you considered a worrier?|
|___Do you feel you haven’t been recognized
for your efforts?
|___Are you prone to obsessive thoughts and
|___Are you the family member or friend who
remembers everyone’s birthday?
|___Are you regarded as the peacemaker by
friends and family?
|Part 3 Total__________|
|___Do you hold righteousness and virtue in
|___Are rituals important to you?|
|___Is chaos your enemy?|
|___Do you have stiff joints and muscles?|
|___Do you have no time for nonsense?|
|___Do you hold very precise standards?|
|___Are you very sensitive to temperature?|
|___Is clarity and agreement important to
|___Are you a law and order person?|
|___Is your skin or hair really dry?|
|___Are you considered a perfectionist?|
|___Do you fear intimacy?|
|___Do you have a strong artistic sense or an
eye for good design?
|___Does carelessness in others drive you up
|___Are you considered cool, dispassionate
|___Are reason and high principles your
|___Are you considered a little too strict
and nit picky?
|___Do you have elegant or refined tastes?|
|___Is social involvement on the bottom of
your list of things to do?
|___Do you have sinus problems?|
|___Does your high level of self control
drive your spontaneous friends crazy?
|___Do you know best?|
|___Is it difficult for you to experience or
release powerful emotions?
|___Are you good at providing structure and
boundaries for others?
|Part 4 Total__________
|___Would you describe yourself as
|___Is the search for truth a prime motivator
in your life?
|___Do you have a very strong sex drive?|
|___Are you highly creative, imaginative and
|___Do you dislike superficiality more than
|___Do you pride yourself on being
self-contained and self sufficient?
|___Is rapid deterioration of teeth or gums a
|___Do you seek the deep mystery in
|___Do you suffer with frequent backaches?|
|___Do you occasionally catch yourself being
tactless or thoughtless?
|___Do you have a very penetrating and
|___Do you hate waste and conserve
|___Is the desire to stick to it one of your
|___Do you have hardening of the arteries?|
|___Is it difficult for you to share your
things with others?
|___Do you suffer from a feeling of chronic
|___Are you afraid of losing yourself in
|___Are you considered enigmatic and
eccentric by your friends?
|___Do you often feel misunderstood?|
|___Are you awkward in social situations?|
|___Do you resist conformity?|
|___Do you have kidney or bladder problems?|
|___Are your hands and feet likely to be
|___Do you have remarkable powers of
|Part 5 Total__________|
Part One is your WOOD Score
|Part Two is your FIRE Score|
|Part Three is your EARTH Score|
|Part Four is your METAL Score|
|Part Five is your WATER Score
I invite you to email me your summary with the totals from each part of the quiz, from which I will provide you my observations and interpretations.
- lack form
- overwhelm ourselves and others
- tidal waves of emotion; flooding
- unprocessed stuff
- feel wishy washy
- like we’ve lost the/our flow
- lost connection to our Higher Power
- lack synchronicity
- dehydrated, dry and combustible.
If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound? I’m not sure. However if a palm frond falls off your palm tree and hits the neighbor’s garage it most definitely makes a sound.
- it is what you see and what your don’t see; as in the plant/tree reaches out above the earth while the roots are hidden in the earth therefore it holds trust;
- its an element of new growth, new skills, new projects.
- Wood embodies expansion.
- trees have branches; our brains can branch out
- trees have seeds; seeds are knowledge
- the color green.