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The Five Elements (Wu Xing) - Chinese Astrology

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The 5 ELEMENTS (Wu Xing)

The 5 elements governing the 12 personalities can be yin or yang. The Chinese Elements add an extra layer of meaning to each of the animal signs. Whether it's reinforcing a stern disposition or mellowing a happy-go-lucky mood, the Elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth serve to put our basic "animal" characteristics in a sharper light. To find your element, take into account the last figure of your year of birth. ( For example, If you were born in 1971, your element would be Metal.)


Metal Personality

  • Success-driven, with confidence and determination
  • Will achieve their objectives regardless of any setbacks, failures or hardships
  • Sometimes unreasonable, inflexible and stubborn
  • Self-reliant and are will solve problems on their own
  • Like to choose their own destinies and will persist towards this end
  • Don't like others to interfere in their affairs
  • Have strong impulses on the people around them
  • Possess the strength and the energy to change in their way
  • Strong monetary instincts
  • Tastes for luxury and power

Wood Personality

  • High morals and great confidence
  • Know the intrinsic value of things and appreciate what they have
  • Wide and varied interest makes them interesting company
  • Systematic in their thinking
  • Executive personalities
  • Expansive and cooperative natures
  • Like to diversify to as many areas as possible
  • Always looking for renewal and growth
  • Unselfish and will share recognition or rewards with their team
  • Will find support and finances whenever in need because others have faith in their business acumen and abilities
  • Tend to take on more than they can handle
  • May not finish what they start if they spread themselves out too
  • Tend to be too conciliatory and will look for the easiest way out
  • Can be inconstant and passive
  • Can also lean too much on others for support

Water Personality

  • Have above average skills in interpersonal relations and persuasion
  • Communicate well and are able to wear away any opposition from others through their firm, constant but unobtrusive efforts
  • Have the capability to advance their ideas by influencing the thoughts of others
  • Flexible, intuitive, diplomatic and unimposing
  • Have an eye for spotting things that have and are naturals at getting the project rolling
  • Flair lies in recognizing and using the talents and resources at their fingertips but never make others feel that they are being made used of
  • Tend to be too conciliatory and will look for the easiest way out. At their worst, they can be inconstant and passive.
  • Tend to lean too much on others for support.

Fire Personality

  • Born-leaders
  • Decisive, confident and aggressive
  • Love adventure and innovation
  • Constantly on the move and like to explore new horizons
  • True to their element and usually attract others through their brilliance and warmth
  • With dynamic speech and action, always dominate others with their originality and clever thinking
  • Must be sympathetic to the views of others before taking action. The more fire people
  • May try to achieve their goals by force, the more they will encounter obstacles.
  • Emotional.
  • Their selfishness make them inconsiderate and impatient
  • Need more patience and compassion to curb their impulsive tendencies.

Earth Personality

  • Serious, logical and methodical
  • Possess foresight and excellent deductive powers
  • Intelligent and objective, and know where to direct their resources for the best results
  • Good planners and administrators
  • Wise and prudent in financial matters.
  • Like to keep things in perspective
  • Conservative by nature and they rarely blow things out of proportion
  • Too governed by their own interests
  • Lack imagination and have too secure an outlook of life
  • Will impress others with their sound reasoning, reliability, discipline and steadiness.