YIN YANG FOOD SHOPPING LIST

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I have found this list in the beginning of 90th, used parts of it like a guide for a while, but very soon I probably will change, or modify it using contemporary applications with Asian roots. Inside the every division I tried to follow basically like this: protein, carbs, fats.

MINOR YANG (or Young Yang, shăoyáng 少陽): East, spring
FISH
CHICKEN
VENISON
PIGEON MEAT
SHRIMPS
SUGAR
CHERRIES
PINEAPPLES
PLUMS
CHESTNUTS
OATMEAL
BARLEY
CELERY
GARLIC
GINGER
VINEGAR
BLACK TEA
WINE

GREAT YANG (tàiyáng 太陽): South, summer
BEEF
MUTTON
SMOKED FISH
ONION
BLACK PEPPER
MOST OF SPICES
BUTTER
VODKA (MEDICAL USAGE ONLY, I GUESS)

MINOR YIN (or Young Yin, shăoyīn 少陰): West, autumn
DUCK
RABBIT
FROG’S LEGS
OYSTERS
ORANGES
TANGERINES
PEARS
WATERMELONS
MULBERRIES
SUGAR-CANE
TOMATOES
PEAS
SPINACH
SUNFLOWER SEEDS

GREAT YIN (tàiyīn 太陰): North, winter
CRABS
SCALLOPS
BANANAS
CUCUMBERS
SOYBEANS
MUSHROOMS
SPEARMINT
GREEN TEA
JUSMIN FLOWER TEA

NEUTRAL FOOD (12)
RICE
POTATOES
MILK
GREEK YOGURT
HONEY
PAPAYA FRUIT AND DRINKS
APPLES
FIGS
CORN
SQUASH
CAULIFLOWER
MUSHROOM (KING BOLETE ESPECIALLY)
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (A PRIVATE NOTE): Yùnǚ 玉女 jade woman, jade maiden

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Frankly, it is impossible to pass the article in the encyclopedia titled like this.

“Although Yùnǚ 玉女 is usually translated as “jade woman” or “jade maiden,” this translation may be questionable since the term yù 玉 (jade) also means “precious” and “beautiful.” Already at an early date, however, the term Yùnǚ also designated a female immortal…. In mystical practices, the Jade Woman is also the celestial spouse of the practitioner.”—Caroline Gyss

“The term Yùnǚ is also applied as a generic appellation for young female deities in the popular pantheon, such as the Jade Woman of Mount Tai (Tàishān yùnǚ 泰山玉女), also known as Bixia yuanjun.”—Caroline Gyss

Through long and multifaceted history of Chinese civilization this term played many various roles and sinologists give us recently some reasons to think about it again and again. But from modern point of view if I see somewhere online a beautiful Chinese girl’s photo what can stop me to recall this term just to feel its beautiful taste once more time: 玉女.
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