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From: "Jonathan Chang"

> *gulp* thanx a lot, Kou. =}

Bu yao keqi.  M ho haakhei. Mmen kehki. Vioh kuq' :)

>     Based on the ancient _I Ching_, the Taoists have the concept of "The
> Cycle of the Twelve Earthly Forces":

> 1st month -> "Ein" (element: Yang Wood)   Spring
> 2nd  "         -> "Mao" (   "   : Yin Wood)    Spring
> 3rd            -> "Chen" (      : Yang Earth)   Spring
> 4th         -> "Sze" (      : Yin Fire)    Summer
> 5th         -> "Wu"  (    :Yang Fire)   Summer
> 6th         -> "Wei"  (    :Yin Earth)    Summer
> 7th         -> "Shen"  (   : Yang Metal)   Fall
> 8th         -> "Yu"   (    : Yin Metal)    Fall
> 9th         -> "Shu"   (   : Yang Earth)   Fall
> 10th             -> "Hai"   (  : Yin Water)   Winter
> 11th        -> "Tze"  (  : Yang Water)    Winter
> 12th        -> "Chui"  (   : Yin Earth)    Winter

Well yes, but are these incorporated directly into the names of the months
( la "leaf"). Maoyue? (I'm familiar with "mao" 'cause I'm a rabbit).

>     Everything from _Feng Shui_ to _Dim Mak_ is based on these cycles,

What is "Dim Mak"?  point pulse? Oh, oh! Acupuncture points?!  Xue2?

Kou