In this writer’s previous article, he discussed the Yang Ki. This article will discuss Yin, the opposite or compliment of Yang. As stated before, a correct explanation of Yang and Yin is necessary for comprehension of the Five Elements.
Yang, meaning literally, “shadowy”, and indicating the North side of a mountain, is usually considered feminine; as the Principle of Shadow, it is darkness, activity, downward movement, coolness, compression, weakness, stillness, inactivity, coolness, Autumn, and Winter. In Nova Thought, we would correlate Yin \with the Shadow Principle. You may remember, that the Bhagavad Gita refers to this energy as Manas ("Mind"), and the Vedas call it Anupadaka Tattva ("the parentless or self-generating Principle").Yin is also associated with the Moon. The Direction is Downwards. A common Symbol for Yin Ki is a single broken line. Another article will deal with the interactions of Yin and Yang.