yùn (運)

in many common uses, yùn (運) means “to transport or convey,” it can also mean “to revolve,” or “a revolution, circuit, or period of time” or even “turn of fate.” Yùn (運) is frequently used in relation to the turning of the heavens, as in Sùwèn 3.3.2; yùn (運) also occurs in Sùwèn 3.3.4. Later in Sùwèn (ch. 67-71), yùn (運) is used in the context of the wǔyùnliùqì (五運六) or five transports and six qì (氣).

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