The five elements of the Chinese zodiac can impact your life and destiny in different ways depending on the year of your animal sign. Once you discover your own element you will be able to find out some fascinating information about how your associations and relationships pan out with others.
To figure out your element you only need to look at the last number in your birth year and match it to the associated element listed below.
How do I find my Chinese zodiac element?
The last number in the calendar year of your birth will match with one of the elements of the Chinese zodiac.
To somewhat simplify what is an incredibly complex maze of interdependence, I am presenting the Chinese Elemental structure as a series of tables to highlight the various aspects of the of interconnection of all things in Chinese astrology.
According to the astrologists of ancient China our universe consists of:
Five Basic Elements
Everything, in the universe must have a relationship with these five elements, (this includes people). In addition to applying to every physical thing in the world, these five elements also apply to: colors, directions, seasons, sounds, years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
When applied to people, these elements are calculated from the time and date of birth. These elements are taken into account to expand on the animal signs and to give an insight into the psyche of the person concerned, their inherent tendencies and their personalities in general.
In traditional Chinese medicine each element has its own use as a basis of diagnosis and treatment. It is vital to understand that in Chinese philosophy - everything is inter-related and interdependent. This is in sharp contrast to "Western" philosophy and methodology where differing fields are considered in isolation.
Also referred to as: defeating, overcoming, and overwhelming the other elements.
Also referred to as: defeating, overcoming and overwhelming the other elements.
Also referred to as: hostile, fighting, resisting, and mutually hurting one another.
Because knowing the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig will only give you an overview of your general outlook, it is important to know your Personality Traits by the Chinese zodiac elements to get a more reliable perspective.
Each element implies one kind of personality. For example, the Metal-type person is righteous, the Water-type person is smart, the Wood-type person is kind, the Fire-type person is polite, and the Earth-type person is trustful.
Earth Element People:
Fire Element People:
Water Element People:
Metal Element People:
Wood Element People:
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