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Five Elements in Astrology Zodiac Signs

Chinese astrology birth chart is built by the 10 Stems and 12 Branches, which is a calendar counting system. Chinse Astrology Birth Chart has four Columns. They are Yearly Column, Monthly Column. Daily Column, and bi-Hourly Column. Each Column displays one Stem-Branch. Stem is one of Five Elements. Branch is one of 12 animal signs. Chinese astrology is a Yin Yang Five Element application. Therefore, we need to convert the zodiac animal to Five Elements. Then we can study the Five Element relationship and do the prediction.

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.

Heavenly Stems in the Earthly Branches

Astrology Symbols Chinese Characters
Branches Elements Branches Elements

Rat

Yin Water

Cow

Yin Metal, Yin Earth, Yin Water

Tiger

Yang Earth, Yang Wood, Yang Fire

Rabbit

Yin Wood

Dragon

Yin Water, Yang Earth, Yin Wood

Snake

Yang Metal, Yang Fire, Yang Earth

Horse

Yin Earth, Yin Fire

Sheep

Yin Fire, Yin Earth, Yin Wood

Monkey

Yang Water, Yang Metal, Yang Earth

Chicken

Yin Metal

Dog

Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Metal

Pig

Yang Wood, Yang Water

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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