Review a set of the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi study cards

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches

Would you like to review one of our newest resources? Enter now to get a free card set of Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi by Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu.

This complex calendrical system was created in ancient times to codify the patterns of life and of the universe itself, and is as relevant today it ever was. Through better understanding TianGan (Heavenly Stems) and DiZhi (Earthly Branches), you can deepen and expand your practice of Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Fengshui and Chinese astrology, as well as internal cultivation practices such as Qigong, Bagua and Taiji.

This set of study cards decodes some of the fundamental messages from the 22 GanZhi symbols. The Chinese character and key characteristics of each Stem or Branch are shown, providing insights into their symbolic and numerological meanings. For calligraphers and those who want to draw the characters correctly, the stroke order is clearly illustrated on separate cards.

Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches

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16 Responses

  1. Laura Eldridge May 25, 2013 / 12:41 pm

    I am very interested in your cards as I do readings and healing and teaching others to find the true meaning of self and purpose.I am a follower of ancient ways.Being an indigo child I try to remember old teachings to apply with new for a better understanding.I live in a very rural area. The creator has placed me here to reach many that are in search of themselves. BLESSINGS Rev. Laura

  2. Natalie Cooney May 25, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    🙂 I would love the opportunity to review this book n card deck! If you are still looking for people
    I feel would be a blessing to be able to peer deeper into the esoteric side of these ancient practices as I find many books written are very “surface” level . When searching for deeper understanding and a conscious connection between all of these amazing modalities very rare is it that a “common thread” in the esoteric realms is discussed.
    I am at a stage on my journey where I am seeking deeper wisdom to assist me on my path of enlightenment. I welcome those whom have traveled before me to share their exponentail experiences, practices and knowledge that will be a light within the lattern that shines upon my path.
    I also welcome insight so that I to may practice what the ancients ones have done before me and only through practice daily that I may be able to truly align with such divine wisdom.
    I would also love to be able in future to include in my healing modalities.
    Perhaps one day share these teachings with my grandson Juilan who is so drawn to such practices innately as well as other children and youth so that they may embody this wisdom and reflect externally in our world and become more conscious ethical citizens and leaders
    I thank you for your time, please excuse typos my tablet was having glitches perhaps influences of full moon and eclipse:-)
    Divine Blessings
    Natalie Cooney

  3. Diana Moll May 28, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    I’ve been a licensed Acupunk since 1999 and have a vague sort of working knowledge of stems and branches, enough that I could certainly learn more. I am as well a student of Ba Gua and teach QI Gong and Tai Chi. Before falling down the Chinese medicine rabbit hole I worked as a graphic designer, I still create art for my own amusement and the occasional sale. I would be able to view for review the cards and books through a variety of different lenses. PIck me!

  4. Jesse Lee Parker May 28, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Dear Singing Dragon.
    I would enjoy to review this set of Heavenly Stems / Earthly Branches.
    I took part in Taoist Training in China (Qigong, Internal Alchemy Meditation, Ta0ist Yoga). The study of the Heavenly Stems / Earthly Branches was a part of the oral tradition, and my master always stressed we could not really understand the practice of Taoist Internal Alchemy (NeiDan Shu) without also understanding the cycle of development, growth and transformation as expressed in the Stems / Branches.
    I would be very interested to see another explanation,and expression of this system to compare and also to expand and enlighten my current view and understanding.
    Thank you for all your fine works, and excellent publications.
    Sincerely, Jesse

  5. Lorraine Wilcox May 28, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    天干地支 tiān gān dì zhī the heavenly stems and earthly branches were an essential part of Chinese medicine (and in fact of all Chinese arts and sciences). Their usage goes back to the oracle bones (甲骨文jiǎ gǔ wén), the most ancient Chinese writing from thousands of years ago. They are the foundation of the traditional Chinese calendar, and they also delineate the 24 compass directions. In medicine, they are the basis of 五運六氣 wǔ yùn liù qì (a predictive epidemiology described in 《素問》 Sù Wèn), chronoacupuncture (choosing points by time), medical day selection, and many other uses. A hundred years ago, all doctors would have used the stems and branches to some degree.

    Today, the influence of time and space have been all but eliminated from our medicine. This is a great loss and it needs to be restored. If these cards are good tools for teaching, they can be used in the classroom to help rebuild the connection of our medicine to time and space.

    In addition, they would be useful for practitioners of Feng Shui and Chinese astrologies.

    For these reasons, I would like to review this set of cards.

  6. David Miller May 28, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    I would LOVE to read and review this card set. I was excited to see that this was being published when you originally posted its release a month or so back. Of course, I shared that post here on FB as I am a practitioner of TCM and felt my peers would like to know of its availability. Further I feel that this would help my acupuncture practice, as well as my qigong practice. It is clear in my mind that more resources are needed to aid the understanding of the supreme principle in our community. Lastly good information on Daoist traditions are limited and vague. It is my hope that this card set and the resources it has to offer will allow me to refine my understanding of the monthly and annual firing process I use in my breathing practices and overall alchemy. I look forward to working with this set and hearing from you. Thank you!

  7. Drew Nystrom May 28, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    I would appreciate the opportunity to review and write about this material. I am of the opinion that knowledge of Chinese language will help add insight into ones practice of Chinese medicine.

  8. Kristy Garry May 28, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    I would happily do a review of Master Wu’s new card set. I am a student of Master Wu and have all of his books. He has a rare gift of being able to teach complex (and sometimes confusing!) subjects in such a way that simplifies – by not losing the spirit of the concept – and brings them to life, like an old friend, then adding layers of meaning as you get comfortable with the basics. I’ve always been very impressed with his ability to do this and have been waiting for this card set with great anticipation.
    In my 12 years of study and practice as an Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, I have read countless books on these subjects and Master Wu’s books are among my favorites.

  9. Kate Gowen May 28, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    For the last year I have been studying Polestar Astrology with a local San Francisco area teacher. These cards sound like a perfect study aid, and I would like to recommend them to my fellow students.

    Beyond that specific application, I have found my way to the study of Daoism that I expect to last the rest of my life, and your publishing company has provided some of the best resources for that study– late-blooming perfect synchronicity!

  10. Jackie Davies May 28, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    I would be delighted to win a set of Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches – TianGan DiZhi Study Cards by Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu and write an online review for you.
    I teach Tai Chi and Qigong and am always looking for ways to help my students – and myself – gain insight and deepen our understanding of these internal cultivation practices.

  11. Tenpa May 30, 2013 / 12:51 am

    Would like to review your books on our blog.

  12. Maor Netsah May 30, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    Dear Singing Dragon,

    I am skeptical as to whether these study cards could fulfill the role of teaching such a complex, ancient system.

    However, since they are authored by the highly respected, qualified and very creative Master Zhongxian Wu and Dr Karin Taylor Wu, I would be willing to give them a chance.

    I would be the perfect reviewer, as I am a student of Osteopathy with a family background in Chinese Medicine. I have observed the amazing accuracy and invaluable insight that this Chinese cosmological system can give in clinic. Now I would like to explore and apply it practically myself.

    I would be the ‘acid test’, that you could use to find out if these cards really are as effective as they claim at transmitting this ancient knowledge in a practically useful way for healthcare students and otherwise curious laypeople such as myself.

    Best Wishes, and Thank You for the brilliant books!!!

  13. DELANOY November 1, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Est-il possible d’avoir ces cartes avec la traduction en Français ?
    Un grand merci d’avance.

    • Singing Dragon November 6, 2013 / 9:25 am

      Nous sommes désolés mais les cartes ne sont pas encore disponibles en francais.

  14. Cyndie Lea February 22, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    I would love to review these cards. I did my Master’s thesis in Nanjing University on how the beliefs in the goddess Xi Wang Mu changed over time. I would love to learn more about Tian Gan Di Zhi and incorporate my learning into my new project, a novel about the “daughters” of Xi Wang Mu. Thank you for your consideration.

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