Five Elements in the Zodiac Animal Signs

Heavenly Stems in the Earthly Branches

Ancient Chinese Yin Yang Five Element scholars assigned Five Elements to the seasons - Wood for the spring, Fire for the summer, Fall for the autumn, Water for the winter, and Earth for between-the-season. When applying Five Elements on the Chinese calendar, Yin Yang scholars observed and counted the days of the seasons. Then assigned the Yin Yang Five Elements into the months. The 12 months are equivalent to the 12 zodiac signs. Every animal sign, earthly branch, contains one or more Yin Yang elements. Since the scholars in different dynasties have different opinions. The following chart is found a little bit different in Chinese ancient astrology books. The following is using by most professional Chinese fortune-tellers today.

Zodiac Sign Five Elements Element Name
Female Water
Female Earth, Female Water, Female Metal
Male Wood, Male Fire, Male Earth
Female Wood
Male Earth, Female Wood, Female Water
Male Fire, Male Earth, Male Metal
Female Fire, Female Earth
Female Earth, Female Fire, Female Wood
Male Metal, Male Water, Male Earth
Female Metal
Male Earth, Female Metal, Female Fire
Male Water, Male Wood

The theory of Chinese Yin Yang Five Elements applies to Chinese astrology, Feng Shui, Chinese acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine, etc. It's required your birth data to find out what Five Elements represent you. So we will know which element benefits you. Chinese astrology can predict your fortune when the lucky element comes or leaves. Feng Shu can tell you which environment of five elements gives you better luck. We can pick the best day for acupuncture treatment. That's why we need to convert Chinese Zodiac animal signs to Five Elements.

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