Five Elements in Astrology Animals (Stems in the Branches)


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.

The Five Elements inside Chinese Astrology Animals

Astrology Symbols Chinese Characters
Branches Elements Branches Elements
RatRat Yin Water
CowCow   Yin Metal, Yin Earth, Yin Water
TigerTiger - Yang Earth, Yang Wood, Yang Fire
RabbitRabbit   Yin Wood
DragonDragon Yin Water, Yang Earth, Yin Wood
SnakeSnake Yang Metal, Yang Fire, Yang Earth
HorseHorse Yin Earth, Yin Fire
SheepSheep   Yin Fire, Yin Earth, Yin Wood
MonkeyMonkey   Yang Water, Yang Metal, Yang Earth
ChickenChicken Yin Metal
DogDog   Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Metal
PigPig   Yang Wood, Yang Water Pig

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