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JI (Yin Earth) is the sixth Stem. Whereas Yang Earth is dry, Yin Earth is moist and damp, with the qualities of nurturance, humility, and faithfulness.
Associated with 四季 all Seasons, the strongest time of Ji are months of Ox (January) and Goat (July), the corresponding hours 1-3 AM and 1-3 PM. The direction is center, Trigram Kun Earth, spleen, pancreas, belly, flesh.
Ji is depicted as the soil, the nurturing mother that embraces us fully without judgment or complaint. Ji always looks towards harmony, as the fertile soil from which all living creations sprout. Ji is extremely resourceful and creative, a natural born caretaker that knows how to adapt to its environment.
As the nutrient rich soil, Ji is here to support growth—it's at the core of everything they know. Always in service to the collective, Ji is a mother, responsible, humble, faithful, peaceful at best, and worrisome, overtly responsible, emotionally heavy, shouldering the weight of the world’s unprocessed traumas at worst.
A Ji meditation: Feel into all the attributes of the Earth. Immerse yourself in solidity, consistency, balance, validation, support, and comfort. Feel the golden light and big embrace spreading and nourishing all the
muscles in your body. Feel a gentle embrace to your system and your muscles relaxing, smiling, gently stretching and turning into a bright golden light. Feel a sense of ease and satisfaction spreading through your muscles and visualize that sense spreading into your bone marrow, flushing it with a sense of vigor.
With Ji, you are held.
Ji is asking you, what do you need in order to be well used? It shows you what to pay attention to when it’s time to give, and asks you to step into the discomfort of openly receiving when it’s time to receive. Find yourself in a state of rest and fertile receptivity. It will be easy for you to intuit into care, sympathy, symbiosis, spiritual security, tradition and ancestry.
Be like the mycelium, the intricate network of fungal threads that communicate below the surface. Your inclination towards interconnection allows you to weave a web of harmonious cooperation and remarkable interdependence.