Yin Metal people are represented in our world as precious metals and jewelry. From all elements they like to enjoy life the most, they like glitter and glamour, fine art and fine wine, they like to be seen in important places and with important people.
They do have a slight tendency to believe that they are better than others due to their fine tastes, and are infamous for liking to be the center of attention – for people to look at them – but this is often combined with their true abilities and skills which are often overlooked. They have a very unique view of things and they often might shock people with their views. When it comes to a well-developed Yin Metal, their shine will always have real substance and value behind it.
They do like flattery and can let it go on a long time, but they are not naive and they can recognize the fake friends from the real ones. At least most of them can!
Yin Metal can sometimes come across as hard and loud but it’s mostly harmless, in fact, they are very sensitive and do not react well to force; if you want to get something from them you have to act gently and slowly with them.
In terms of their mental processes, they have rather unique way of thinking, and they are able to find shortcuts to an intellectual problem, surprising everybody with it. They are the most out-of-the-box type of thinkers, therefore they can be great scientists, like for example Stephen Hawking, who is in fact Yin Metal as well.
Yin Metal, due to their intuitive abilities, tend to have meaningful dreams so it would be good thing to write them down. They can be extensively creative and imaginative and you will never get a boring answer from a Yin Metal person, especially highly developed ones.
This extensive intellectual creativity has also negative effects like a tendency to moodiness and having a bad temper. When they are tired or irritable Yin Metal people can be rather harsh and tend to make bad decisions – and when under pressure they will react like a drama queen. They are also always craving for and to be the best, so sometimes they might come over as greedy. The highly developed Yin Metal knows very well what is under its reach while weak Yin Metal might overstate its abilities. These materialistic temptations have to be well balanced and Yin Metal shouldn’t sacrifice its own principles just to gain something.
Saving face is very important for them, and they are very careful with their actions, but sometimes they do make mistakes and, oh boy, they don’t take it very easy and can become rather irrational to fix their impeccable image. Yin Metal is a piece of shiny jewelry and they do not stand any piece of dirt to lay on them for any longer than is necessary.
Yin Metal’s ego tends to be one of the strongest among all elements and can cause them to lose quite a few friends and opportunities because of it. When their self-esteem is low and they feel angry and anxious (which is quite often the case with Yin Metal) they tend to become rash and impulsive. They do have good instincts though, which can come to their rescue and pull them out of tricky situations most of the time.
Yin Metal needs appreciation and praise like living beings need water. Their life activity has to be something which involves people and lots of positive feedback. On the contrary, Yin Metal reacts very badly on criticism and humiliation; furthermore, an out of balance Yin Metal can be seriously disturbed with such acts.
Physical appearance and image in general is very important to this element, from being fit and healthy to having good clothes and accessories. Those ones who are naturally born without a well-balanced body have a tendency to make it up with their intellect, and rather extensively so. The best example for that is again – Stephen Hawking – Yin Metal just has to shine, no matter in which field.
They like to share their talents and skills with the world, not keep them for themselves, but there is a certain gap between their intellectual skills and actions; they are often not brave enough to bring their ideas into reality, so often they have to team up with people who are able to make reality.
When it comes to choosing a position, Yin Metals should choose anything that involves them making public appearances and speaking… In the case that you are one of those shy Yin Metals, then writing would be very suitable for you as well. The biggest problem with Yin Metal at work is that they are not able to handle much pressure and they do not function well when things are messy and unorganized. People around them should be aware of that, otherwise it will cause lots of trouble. Yin Metal has to feel that they are in control of the situation.
Although they are not very good at handling stress, Yin Metals can perform well as leaders – if they have a very good team which they can manage. They are very good at borrowing the strengths of their teammates and leveling them out across the business.
Yin Metal has this ability to be a boss, but actually not do much work! A great example of this is the Ex-President of America, George W. Bush, who gathered a strong team of people around him to handle everything whilst he was doing public appearances, traveling around the world and signing all the documents – but rarely making any important decisions. However, sometimes other people might not be keen to do all the work for them so it might cause a few issues.
As a leader, they might not spend much time with their subordinates, as they prefer to keep their status and authority intact, so they will spend most of their time with the same level of people as themselves.
This might create an air of arrogance and unfriendliness but this is just how they like to do it, as Yin Metal takes its leadership seriously and knows that if their subordinates sees their human sides they will lose their perfectionist façade. The trouble is, that no one is perfect and if someone acts as if they are, and then they are found out for what they really are, then the problems can start.
Otherwise, they are good in playing politics within the company and will always take care of themselves, choosing the right side at the right time, if possible, without ruining their shiny image.
Yin Metal likes to use facts and figure to bring the point across and they fill themselves with lots of knowledge to be able to back it up. They are always prepared and in business they like to be free and play things on their own. Their business has to reflect their passion but also has to bring them lots of money and a good lifestyle.
Although they like to be independent, they are often keen to have a business partner so it doesn’t need to do all the work! They certainly don’t like to get their hands dirty and frankly, as business is dirty, then having someone around to do the dirty business suits them very well, whilst they get on with the serious business of producing ideas.
Yin Metal people are careful with their money and they do not invest recklessly. Therefore sometimes they might miss an opportunity or two from being too calculative and relying too much on facts and figures.
If they do make a bad investment it’s hard for them to admit it, again to protect their face! On other hand, when they do well, everybody will know in no time at all. They rarely have long-term financial plans, and mostly they try to make short term gains. On the other hand, highly developed and balanced Yin Metals have very well prepared long-term plans to secure financial stability for 3 generations ahead.
Relationship and Friendship
From the inside they are very sensitive and in relationships they can be rather selfless and thoughtful. Just when they are around many people they might come across as attention seekers. In relationships they can be rather sentimental and sweet with their constant need to show off. Sometimes they can be too much for the other side but if their partner understands the nature of that element they might find it quite amusing.
Yin Metals are sometimes a bit over-calculating with their friendships, often connecting with people just for being able to gain something. They should learn how to be more sincere and create real connections with people based on true feelings and opening up of the inner self.
They are always well informed, so in conversation with their friends they always have to say something – and they always have something to say! They are also very good in recommending the best places to go – like restaurants and bars – because they like to be in the loop of what is going on.
You are yin Metal Xin if your daymaster is the Metal Ox, Metal Rabbit, Metal Snake, Metal Goat, Metal Rooster, or the Metal Pig. Yin Metal is symbolized by fine jewelry, gold, silver, clasps, needles, rings, and bracelets. Xin Metal people enjoy praise, so much so that they are easy targets for flattery. They have an acerbic tongue that can be as sharp as a needle and cut like a knife. Xin Metals make formidable enemies, have excellent memories, and can hold a grudge for a surprisingly long time. Despite a brusque exterior, those with a Xin Metal daymaster are very sensitive, in touch with their feelings, and true to themselves. They become moody, withdrawn, and critical if they are overloaded with stress. They have no tolerance for fools, and an even lower tolerance for laziness. They need an intellectual equal and place a high value on those with whom they are mentally in synch. Xin Metals make good managers and compelling teachers. They are good at spotting details that others have missed.
Xin Metals enjoy problem-solving and need to be intellectually challenged. They are also always up for a good debate or discussion; they need a partner with whom they can converse and banter ideas freely. A silent, withdrawn, or taciturn partner will result in boredom and disinterest.
The Xin Metal woman can be a challenge to handle. "Ice princess," "disdainful," and "arrogant" are some of the terms that come to mind. She demands intellectual stimulation and places a high premium on a partner being her equal, if not better than herself She needs to respect her partner and will not compromise on this matter. The Xin Metal woman can drink, play poker, and recite off-color jokes with the best of them, all while managing to present an image of propriety and purity. A "proper" romance is integral to succeeding with a Xin Metal woman-wine and dine her, put a little glamour and showmanship in your wooing technique, display some intelligence in your romantic strategy, and, most importantly, be an old-fashioned gentleman. If you get all this together, she may consent to come down from her pedestal. Until then, don't waste your time. If you should cross the Xin Metal woman, be prepared for World War III. She is a first-rate plotter and schemer who serves her revenge cold.
The Xin Metal man is energetic, competitive, ambitious, and driven. He learns quickly, has fast reflexes, and his principles are based on his preferences. Personal benefits take precedence over any benefits to others. He usually has a hero complex, so whatever you do, play the damsel in distress and make him feel as though he is your rescuer. Interestingly, the Xin Metal Man has a distinct feminine side and forms close friendships with women. He is also most likely very close with his mother and female relatives. He is fussy about small things, has many opinions, and is usually effusive and talkative. Nuance, subtlety, and good taste are extremely important to the Xin Metal man, and he loathes pretentious, fake, or affected people. The Xin Metal man likes to be intellectually challenged and enjoys a good debate. A distant or retiring woman really doesn't cut it with a Xin Metal male. But remember, Mr. Xin Metal hates to be wrong, so challenge, excite, and debate with him, but never belittle him. In the end, make him feel as though he comes out on top.
If you are yin Metal Xin:
Because your daymaster element is yin Metal Xi, the element of Metal represents you as well as your companions, spouse, and any rivals you might have. Yin Metal years (2001, 2011) bring friendships and new companions, but yang Metal years (2000, 2010) can bring "contenders," competitors, or drain resources. The element of Wood represents your finances as well as your father. Yang Wood years (2004, 2014) bring earned or expected wealth, while yin Wood years (2005, 2015) bring unexpected or sudden wealth. The element of Earth represents your mother as well as all caretakers, mentors, and persons who support or protect you. However, as the Earth is your "parent" element, it may also bring smothering or oppressive care of some sort. Yang Earth years (2008, 2018) bring happiness and nurturing for you. Yin Earth years (2009) also bring
happiness but can feel a bit stifling. The element of Water represents your offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Both yang and yin Water years (2002, 2003, 2012, and 2013) will allow optimum creativity and expression. The element of Fire represents your career or vocation. This is a difficult element for you, as Metal is destroyed by Fire. Yin Fire years (2007, 2017) bring unfavorable change, while yang Fire years (2006, 2016) bring difficult yet beneficial change. Minimize the Fire element whenever possible.
If your daymaster is the Metal Ox, you are immersed in duty and not easily swayed, even in the face of hardships, drawbacks, or initial failures. Some may think you rigid and even severe at times. You are ambitious, success-oriented, and unwavering in your determination. This strong combination of sign and element as daymaster reveals an individual who is financially fortunate, constant, and true to his or her word. You have a flair for adapting and reshaping what is already well-established.
If your daymaster is the Metal Rabbit, you have an intense need for privacy and possess a lone wolf-style of problem solving. Clever, sly, and blessed with many artistic talents, you are street smart and savvy in the ways of the world. You are intelligent and sensitive, and have a deeply romantic core, but you must learn which battles to lose in order to win your wars. Let the little things go but stick firmly to your position in truly important matters. You will enjoy a small but very loyal group of friends.
If your daymaster is the Metal Snake, you are capable of creating great wealth, as you possess strong financial instincts and an inborn caution. You keep your counsel and prefer to work independently. Blessed with emotional intelligence and a deeply sensitive core, you have the ability to influence the outcome of virtually any situation. You are quiet and confident, and have a love and appreciation for literature and the fine arts, and especially music.
If your daymaster is the Metal Goat, you are a curious mixture of compromise and stubbornness, dependence, and self-sufficency. This duality may seen like an inconsistency to others. You hide the heart of a warrior beneath an easygoing, artistic exterior. The Metal Goat as daymaster reveals an energetic and shrewd individual who is not as harmless as he or she looks. You stand a good chance of becoming financially fortunate, and may receive a sudden windfall or inheritance at some point in your life.
If your daymaster is the Metal Rooster, you are powerfully candid, have a gift for captivating an audience, and have been blessed with shrewd and sharp powers of deduction. Analytical and a hard worker, you may find it difficult to compromise. Although you can feel unappreciated at times, nothing could be further from the truth, as your family, friends, and colleagues rely on your powers of observation and resourcefulness.
If your daymaster is the Metal Pig, you are truly one of the kindest and most decent people alive. You are pragmatic and prefer a predictable "sure thing" over risky ventures. Able to completely scrutinize a situation or troubleshoot a problem with your analytical eye, you enjoy success, but remain realistic in your expectations. You may be perceived as rigid because you can throw away a good situation when it does not conform to your expectations.
The best way to imagine Yang Metal is as raw metal or a sharp, powerful sword or axe.
Yang Metal is strong; it is first formed deep inside the earth, works the hardest of all elements but also likes to control. As it is a raw material to start off with, it needs to be formed and tempered with thorough education and plenty of experience – just as a sword is made during a long process of manufacture; of heating, drawing and tempering, to become a much desired masterpiece with its own personality.
These types of people are tough and can handle large amounts of pressure. But, like anything else in life, they can develop in two directions; through hard training, pressure and work they can become an extremely useful tool, or, in the case where they had a very easy going early life, they can become extremely spoilt and lazy, with very low self-esteem.
Yang Metal people are one of the rare elements who actually enjoys pressure and challenges, as this is their natural state through which they can become more refined and simply stronger and better.
When a Yang Metal person is refined they achieve their goals exactly in the same way as the sharp axe cuts through wood, they choose their focus point and they go right to it, with full power. Once they choose their target it’s almost impossible to stop them, unless you don’t want to get hurt. They do not sit around… they do not think… once they make up their mind they are into direct action and only going forward.
On the other hand, a less developed Yang Metal lacks goals and motivation and might spend time waiting for things to happen, but it never will and they never do, unless they put themselves willingly under pressure so they can be refined and get that sharp blade they so need.
Clarity, focus and strategy are the most important virtues for Yang Metal. Without these they become like a crazy timber man, swinging his axe all over the place without any sense or clue, making damage all over the place and hurting people. Refined Yang Metals are very good strategists and they can be excellent politicians, like Margaret Thatcher or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Yang Metal people are extremely competitive, they love challenge, they love to win and simply hate to lose, but they will rarely show that and will try to keep their cool. Their self-confidence is very much related to whether they are winning or not.
Pride also takes quite an important role when they are making decisions; they like to be sure that their image will be high and intact, so therefore they do not like making mistakes. Because of this they like to control themselves, even more than they should, so often they look a bit stiff and reserved. This pride can be their weakest point and obstacle which can even stop them from developing.
Metal in ‘default’ position is cold, and while cold they are able to be tactful and reasonable. The problem comes when they go into action and they start to heat up, their emotions come out and often rage, and this sometimes can blind them in the middle of action, losing their focus, and if the fire gets too strong, the metal will just start to melt, it will lose its strength and they will simply be out of the game. For them is very important to stay cool while going into action, keeping their strategy and focus and not let any perceived ‘enemies’ cause any heated situations to develop.
Yang Metal people do not pay much attention to details, they like charging forwards, so often they might become reckless. It’s good for them to team up with people who can handle the detailed parts of a job.
In the workplace they can be stubborn and often bluntly tell to others what is wrong with their work or project, but only because they like things to get done, still, it rubs some people up the wrong way and can create conflict.
Yang Metal has the most industrious personality of all – not in terms of how much they produce, but rather in the amount of time they are working, doing, and being active. Yang Metal is like a knife or an axe – its only job is to cut – it doesn’t have any other purpose – without it being used for cutting – it’s useless. Yang Metal needs to be guided to be optimal in its effect and able to prioritize.
As for their careers – they can do any kind of job – as long as they have strong pressure – then they will be able to work hard and feel good. Without strong pressure they don’t feel any purpose – with strong pressure they can develop any kind of business or career very well. Thus education is also a very important part of their life, school keeps them on track and makes them stronger.
Business and Leadership
Yang Metal leaders like to create their own management style, whether it works or not. Sometimes they do take advice but they do not like to be seen hand-holding, they have to keep the impression to others that they are independent. They like to feel and be exceptional in the way they manage things.
They like to run business on their own, first because they like to be in control and second, the other people find it quite hard to work with Yang Metal. When they have some idea and decide to do it, they don’t like it to be challenged by others. Like an axe which is in position to cut, there is no going back, they will push the axe to the end until the wood is chopped in two.
Yang Metal with money is like Yang Metal with everything else; they have a tendency to do things the opposite way from what everybody else is doing. This is a double edged sword for them, unless they have the right skills and ideas this kind of attitude can easily go wrong and backfire on them.
It really depends whether they are refined metal, forged through years of education and experience or raw, ignorant metal who likes to play risky games.
The biggest challenge for Yang Metal achieving success in life is having a clear goal. This fact is crucial for them. Therefore, for Yang Metal it is very important to have strong pressure from an early age, lots of education, lots of challenges, lots of experience. This kind of pressure will clarify their goals early on in life and it will make them sharp and to the point.
The key for them is to go into business with the right mind and ability to control any fire, which, if overwhelming for them, can be very damaging. It’s important for Yang Metal people to check their chart and see how much fire they have and whether they can control it – or it controls – and ultimately destroys them.
Thus a Yang Metal without strong pressure in its early ages is very likely to become very lazy, disorientated and therefore unhappy. The problem is that for them in older age it is very difficult to change how things are, it takes much more heat and pressure to reform the old, rusty metal. That is why their early years are crucial for their future success.
Friendship and Relationships
One of the key characteristics of Yang Metal is their loyalty towards friends; they are simply always there for them, especially if that friendship draws roots from their childhood. They do not show much emotion, but they are always ready to jump into action to defend or help, without any hesitation.
Because they are very loyal they naturally demand the same level of loyalty from their friends and partners. If you hurt Yang Metal the cut goes very deep and they don’t forget easily.
Considering their friendly nature people are often surprised how easily Yang Metal makes enemies, as well. This especially shows up in the workplace where Yang Metal can see other people as competition and can easily been thrown in ruthless battles against them in order to win the spoils of any business war. After all, business is dirty and Yang Metal likes nothing better than to cut away at the dirt and clean it up – and believes that it is the best for any job.
Also, as metal is connected to law, Yang Metal represents justice and they hate injustice and will fight to the end to help friends in trouble or generally the downtrodden, weak under dogs in life. They are thus like those old fashioned Robin Hood types – or like the three musketeers – with all-for-one-and-one-for-all motto, always willing to take a stand and to protect villages from the bad guys. If they see injustice and do not react on it they often feel bad after. On other hand, if they react too quickly and harshly it can cause more conflict and their ‘shoot first ask later’ mentality can mean they misjudged the situation and shot the good guy!
You are yang Metal Geng if your daymaster is the Metal Rat, Metal Tiger, Metal Dragon, Metal Horse, Metal Monkey, or Metal Dog. Yang metal is symbolized by iron ore, knives, swords, and axes. Geng Metal people come into this world as a blank slate ready to be written upon by the hand of the universe. Through discipline, focus, and even hardship, they emerge as solid, sharp personalities with a strong drive to succeed at all costs. Perfectionism is their need and responsibility is their creed. Geng Metal people place a high premium on justice, equality, and loyalty. Though they may complain bitterly about a decision or situation, they are also willing to roll up their sleeves and do something about it. Geng Metals have a tough constitution and will usually outtalk and outperform most of their competitors. Loyal, stubborn, and most definitely persistent, they will defend their home, their country, and those they care for to the death. Able to endure hardships that would crush weaker spirits, Geng Metals are sharp, determined, strong-willed, and straightforward. They do not admit failure easily and define themselves by their strong sense of justice and fair play.
The Geng Metal female is a go-getter. Confident, ambitious, and inspiring to others, she can also become overly competitive due to a powerful need to succeed. Always wanting to come out on top, she attempts to impress others as a protective mechanism to avoid failure and rejection. She can probably outdrink, outrun, and outwit you-and anyone else, for that matter. Despite all this, she is still quite feminine, but don't be fooled by her pretty exterior: beneath the surface she's solid steel. Subconsciously she believes that her personal worth is determined by her achievements. She will frequently be found in professions that are held in high esteem, such as the healing arts, emergency work, social services, or perhaps championing the rights of children or animals. Although she will prove to be the most stubborn woman you have ever loved, she will also be endearingly loyal to you.
The Geng Metal man has a tough constitution and you will need to be able to go the distance with him. Vigorous, brave and decisive, he possesses an imposing kind of authority. He loves a challenge and never shrinks from hardships. Additionally, he upholds justice and has a high tolerance for external pressures. However, his thirst for challenges can make him seem rather imposing and off-putting to others. He is driven by a need to succeed and to outshine rivals at all costs. He wants nothing more than to feel useful to you and able to do things for you, so never overdo the "strong, independent woman" role. The going is always tough at first with the Geng Metal male, but once he warms to you, it will be more than worth your trouble.
If you are yang Metal Geng:
Because your daymaster element is yang Metal Geng, the element of Metal represents you as well as your companions, spouse, and any rivals you might have. Yang Metal years (2000, 2010, 2020) bring friendships and new companions; however, yin Metal years (2001, 2011, 2021) can bring "contenders" and drain resources. The element of Earth represents your Mother. As Earth is your "parent" element, Earth element years (2008, 2009, 2018, 2019) bring caretakers, mentors, and persons who support or protect you; However, they can also bring over-involvement, maternal smothering, and/or oppressive care. All in all, the Earth element brings nurturing and a satisfied mind. The element of Water represents your biological offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Both yang and yin Water years (2002, 2003, 2012, 2013) will allow optimum creativity and expression. The element of Wood represents your finances. This element also represents your father, symbolizing financial support to the family. Yang Wood years (2004, 2014) bring unexpected or sudden wealth, while yin Wood years (2005, 2015) bring earned or expected wealth. The element of Fire represents your career or vocation. This is a difficult element for you as it conflicts with your Metal daymaster. Yang Fire years (2006, 2016) bring difficult or unfavorable change, while yin Fire years (2007, 2017) bring beneficial change.
If your daymaster is the Metal Rat, you are very success-oriented, with strong monetary instincts and the ability to save for a rainy day. You are an emotional but shrewd socialite who knows how to use the system to get ahead. You can also be adamant and even rigid in expressing your opinions, argumentative when provoked, and quick-witted. Your sharp tongue, backed by an impressive vocabulary, is capable of winning any verbal disagreement.
If your daymaster is the Metal Tiger, you have much ambition and are fascinating to those around you. Glamorous and distinctive in appearance, magnetism is your specialty and you stand out in any crowd. Although your goals may change from time to time, the Metal element bestows perseverance and structure. Unbending and bold in expression, you must learn to compromise with those who are in a position to benefit you in order to succeed.
If your daymaster is the Metal Dragon, you are sharp-tongued, argumentative, and a naturalborn performer. Capable, cunning, and particularly shrewd in business matters, you have excellent financial sense. You are attracted to spiritual pursuits and may choose to isolate yourself forperiods of solitary contemplation. You are an energetic and decisive individual who excels at instructing others, facing confrontation, and handling conflicts.
If your daymaster is the Metal Horse, you are impartial, honest, and an ardent idealist. Humanitarian in nature, with very high standards for both yourself and others, you act quickly and decisively. You will readily take on a crusade or worthy cause. With your magnetic personality, you can go far with career ambitions. Effective, decisive, and an expert in your field of interest, you are the dynamic cutting blade of the Horse family.
If your daymaster is the Metal Monkey, you will strive for high positions. You are gifted in putting plans into action, and will usually be involved with the nuts and bolts of putting an idea together. Independent, solitary, and smart, you may become frustrated by failure and can be impatient with your life progress. Boredom is your greatest enemy, whereas your ability to manipulate ideas and language is your greatest ally.
If your daymaster is the Metal Dog, you are a paradox: an idealistic realist who is torn between a desire for material success on one hand, and an equally strong desire for spiritual reflection on the other. If there is a chink in someone's armor or a flaw in someone or something, you will spot it immediately. An independent thinker who follows your own path, you are success-oriented and steady in your determination to succeed. Your happiness is to be found in harmonizing the two sides of yourself
To figure out the Yin Wood character it’s best to imagine grass or long creeping plants like ivy. They are soft, graceful and tidy. As persons, Yin Woods are calm, well-mannered and soft spoken charmers. They are very articulate in speech because of their quick wit and sharp mind.
Ironically, this rather small and fragile element can survive the heaviest pressures in life – more than any other – and it will always spring back to life. It is very resilient, as grass or ivy – or even as the most stubborn weeds; it just keeps growing back no matter what you do. When facing a problem they have the ability to see it through different angles, but often do not consider the details, so their approach might lack depth and can work mostly just as a short term improvisation.
Yin Wood people can be rather greedy for money and material lifestyle. They have fragile emotions and can easily get angry and be swayed this way and that by current conditions, like a plant which gets easily disturbed by bad weather conditions. They can be quite insecure, especially when making decisions, so therefore they are only able to make short term decisions – whilst with long term decisions they often make lots of wrong judgments.
They are very good in networking and they rely a lot on other people’s opinions, which they use to boost their confidence. Their minds can wander off quite often so they need friends to keep them grounded and their sense of worth very much relies on what people around think about them.
Like most plants who need constant watering, changing the soil and good light, Yin Wood needs lots of attention from other people, and if they lack attention they get easily depressed and they can lose confidence.
For Yin Wood is very important to learn how to be independent and boost their own confidence without help of others, in which case they are going to be much more productive, successful and overall balanced.
The best career for Yin Wood is leadership. Yin Woods can also be great analyzers. With only one condition of receiving enough attention – they can be at the front line of the career world – and supply a lot of detailed support through analysis. Yin Wood is able to follow through with any project, from the beginning to the end. Despite their abilities, they can react melodramatically and be spoilt. This is how they seek attention, if needed, but regardless all the drama, Yin Woods always have ready solutions for problems.
Yin Wood will take any help and support it can get – even from the metal element – as pruning will help it grow. Yin Woods have an excellent understanding and judgement of people. Therefor they also make great lawyers.
At work Yin Wood people are highly creative, quick to react and find easy solutions, therefore they are well respected by their co-workers. They just need constant reassurance from their colleagues and bosses to develop ideas fully. Yin Wood often change their jobs, to find something more stimulating, rewarding and aligned with their goals.
Yin Wood people sometimes can be schemers, using their good communication skills to make other people doing things for them. In some cases this can be very useful but in others it can go too far and people can be offended.
Business and Career
As a bosses, Yin Wood people are rather good team builders; they do not rule from their pedestal, and they like to go amongst the people, connect with them and their families, get to know them and their issues, making sure that the whole team is functioning well from all aspects.
They do not like to put pressure on their workers but if this goes too far it might create problems for them and might lose respect from their workers and overall production might suffer. Thus for Yin Wood it is very important to introduce, from time to time, a bit more of a tough approach, just to keep things in good shape.
Yin Wood entrepreneurs never stop moving and developing and they always crave for the latest ideas and approaches to move ahead of their competition. They are very much product and service orientated, making sure it has very high standards and quality. Yin Wood people should work in a profession where they love the product or service because they enjoy bringing them to customers and making them happy with high quality things.
When it comes to money, Yin Wood people sometimes lack financial planning, especially if they lack the metal element in their chart. Yin Wood likes high-risk gambling and they often do not perform proper research and rely for their success on the pure luck factor. But if they end up in financial trouble, true to their tough nature, they are able to find a way out.
When it comes to finances, it’s good for Yin Wood people to team up with other people to get a better grip on reality.
Friendship and Relationship
Deep in their nature Yin Wood people are teachers and guides, they love to show other people the right way but sometimes this push of the ‘right’ way can go bit too far. Yin Wood likes to win verbal fights and this might put some people off. In fact, to have good relationships with friends and lovers, Yin Wood people should try to be less competitive and less manipulative.
\You are yin Wood Yi if your daymaster is the Wood Ox, Wood Rabbit, Wood Snake, Wood Goat, Wood Rooster, or Wood Pig. Yi Wood grows toward the sun like a creeping vine or blade of grass.
Yi Woods are adaptable and shrewd in their dealings with people, and although they may appear indecisive, they know precisely what they want and how to get it. Yi Wood people make good business owners as well as formidable competitors. Learned, intelligent, logical, and an original thinker, you may become absorbed in abstract trivia, proving your own theories, or counter-attacking criticism. Yin Woods enjoy spending time alone in order to understand the world, clarify their thoughts, and prepare answers to difficult questions. You always look for opportunities to learn, but it is knowledge for knowledge's sake, not necessarily knowledge that you will put to any practical use. Yi Wood is symbolized by ivy, creeping vines, flowers, grass, small plants, and ferns. Yi Woods are consummate networkers; they entwine themselves with other people, ideas, and projects. Unenlightened yin Woods can be manipulative and are not above using those around them to get what they desire. Yin Woods have an innate understanding of the concept of leverage, and possess first-rate survival instincts. Dirt rarely sticks to them, thanks to their inherent charm and their penchant for ensuring they have enough wiggle room to get out of a jam.
The term "femme fatale" best describes the yin Wood woman. Once you succumb to her charms and she has you under her influence, you may find it difficult to escape. The yin Wood lady enmeshes herself with her man through a combination of charm, understanding, sexuality, and just the right dash of intellectual challenge to keep him interested. Possessing a chameleonlike nature, the yin Wood lady frequently and rapidly changes personality and appearance, thereby keeping her partner interested. She also has a knack for making him feel good about decisions she has made for him? Romancing a yin Wood female requires regular professions of undying devotion, large amounts of affection, and endless displays of loyalty. She likes to feel as if her mate is her knight in shining armor and her love is still to be won.
The yin Wood man is a marathon sort of guy, with a slow but sure hand. Charming, wellmannered, and polite, this smooth gentleman has been blessed with the gift of gab. The problem with him is that he can be capricious and fickle; when presented with many choices, he may have difficulty settling down with one partner. A fear of commitment is not uncommon amongst yin Wood males. That is not to say that he can't commit, but don't expect it to be easy to get him to agree to take the relationship to the next level. The yin Wood man will always keep his options open. Alas, reasoning won't work with the yin Wood man, but giving him an ultimatum might be just the thing if you want him badly enough.
If you are yin Wood Yin
If your daymaster is the Wood Ox, you possesses a relentless determination that assures success in this life. Blessed with authority and natural presence, this is the most artistic of the Oxen. Music, creative writing, and poetry all come naturally to the Wood Ox. Your greatest obstacle is not understanding those who think differently than you, and petty jealousies from less talented individuals. The Wood Ox has great mechanical ability, so working with your hands will bring good luck.
If your daymaster is the Wood Rabbit, you possesses poetic gifts and will be attracted to the fine arts. Gardening and landscaping will please your sense of beauty and harmony while fulfilling your need for space and freedom. The Wood Rabbit is an outwardly shy, highly intuitive, and deep-feeling soul. This is the gentle seducer who avoids restraints and obligations. Wood Rabbits are collectors of art, antiques, and other objects of beauty.
If your daymaster is the Wood Snake, you crave quiet, stability, and plenty of privacy. This is a sympathetic and earnest individual who shares their philosophical ideas with all who care to listen. This Snake has a strong need for independence and can successfully take on large projects. The aesthetic nature of Wood blesses this Snake with a love of other cultures, lands, and customs. Wood Snakes are possessive and very protective of their home and family circle.
If your daymaster is the Wood Goat, you are romantic, agreeable, and well-liked. This is a courteous Goat with a good sense of humor. The Wood Goat in your day pillar makes you sentimental and eager to please those you love. This is a nurturing Goat who has a soft heart toward stray animals and compassion for friends down on their luck. The Wood Goat is supremely generous and always gives freely of his or her resources.
If your daymaster is the Wood Rooster, you are thoughtful and more tactful than other Roosters. Open-minded, ambitious, and happiest amongst a social group sharing lively conversation, Wood Roosters are passionate and often susceptible to excesses of all types. You must use clear-
sightedness to avoid getting carried away or pushed over the edge into obsessions or extremes.
You will gain balance and more self-assurance in midlife, which tends to be your best years.
If your daymaster is the Wood Pig, you are a calm, stable, and an all-around decent person. A well-balanced individual who loves to be close to nature, you may express yourself through a career in one of the earth sciences. Possessing eerie intuition and influence, you tend to be passive and cannot live without physical love. The Wood element may encourage you to overindulge in both food and drink, so be moderate.
Imagine a big tree with its roots going down deep into the earth. This is a Yang Wood personality. Big trees are not easy to move, unless you cut them down, so sometimes it might be quite difficult to deal with them or to manage them. They are single-minded, goal orientated and can be rather stubborn, pushy and aggressive in order to achieve their goals.
Yang Wood people are very straight forward with their actions and talking and you can always rely on them to tell you a bold truth. Although from the outside they might seem tough, from the inside they are very kind and always keen to help people.
They like to make fast decisions and they don’t have patience to dwell on things, so as a drawback, they often pull the wrong call, and when they do that, they are not keen to change their mind; they go further and make even more damage.
They are subjective thinkers and it’s hard for them to make distance from a situation. They rarely take advice from others, they just want confirmation of their own ideas! Everything must be real for them; they like reality as they cannot imagine things out of thin air to be able to be creative and achieve. Otherwise they can be successful in anything they do.
Yang Woods are great teachers who are known for their ability to point out other people’s mistakes but sometimes can go too far and people might feel criticised. Their self-confidence is tightly related to having money and being sexually attractive. They like to dress well and look good to attract the opposite sex.
Generally Yang Wood’s confidence is fragile due to their tree mentality which gets very disturbed when there is a strong wind – which might even pull them out in the case of stormy weather. Thus Yang Woods are confident so long as their conditions are good.
Yang Wood people might have anger issues which is very much related to their low self-confidence because often they can feel helpless and anger is their defence system. In these situations the key for them is to calm down and wait for the storm to pass.
Career is very important to Yang Wood, as this is where they draw their self-confidence from. They are very fond of having good job positions; popular ones with good status and money. If not they might start losing motivation and distance themselves from the job.
Generally they are very keen to see things through, like a tree which wants to reach the top. Yang Woods put their roots very wide and after some time people will notice how much they have been taking over, almost unnoticeably, day by day.
What this element produces remains largely invisible, just as in photosynthesis, where the tree receives the carbon dioxide and generates oxygen – vital to our lives – but we can’t see anything. Yang Wood needs a lot of conditions to grow and develop as trees need water, sunshine, soil with minerals and… time and patience until they come to bear fruit.
When trees become too big they might get cut down to make room for new ones, therefore Yang Wood people should never be the top person in a company or organisation because it is highly possible that after they reach a certain level of success, they will have to be removed. For Yang Wood it is better to take subsidiary roles or to be the number two.
They can think big and can develop large plans but once they come down to details they might get rather confused, and they don’t have the mental power to figure out all the related aspects so they need help from other people to bring a plan across. Thus they are very good in working out existing ideas and developing them further but not very keen on producing new ones, because it involves too many details for them to handle.
Once they develop their own systems they are not very keen to let others suggest changes – as with every tree – Yang Woods do not like modifications and transformations. As leaders they can be hard and soft. If business is good they can be very rewarding but if not then they can become tight-fist and calculating.
Once Yang Woods have settled down with their career they like to put their roots down and not move anywhere else. The best careers for this elemental type are where starting conditions are good and everything is already prepared for them to take over. They cannot begin things from scratch all by themselves, unlike Yin Woods. Therefore they shouldn’t be leaders – or if they are, they need to have a boss to consult and follow orders from.
Like any big tree Yang Woods are very difficult to be moved and cannot travel easily. They prefer to be alone, not so much in company, and require their own space and territory; they don’t need support from other trees. Sun and soil provide them with what they need to grow. Yang Metal is their greatest threat and they fear it like the axe it can be.
In business they like to stick to the known and fast solutions. They do not have patience for slow, steady growth, therefore they often take risks to speed things up. They are rarely the ones who will come out with some new idea or approach.
Their main strength is in reworking the existing and breathing new life into it. For Yang Woods to reach full potential they should team up with people who are good with innovations and detailed jobs. Their sales approach is rather pushy, as they do not have the time, patience or skills to work on the client for days and weeks, so they will do everything to get the deal done… now.
Their financial management capabilities are quite weak; they like to gamble to gain immediate high profit instead of making smart investments for the future. Because of this they are quite good with the stock markets, and are able to gain a quick profit in a short time, but with the very high risks involved, they can end up losing big too.
They do not take advice on financial investments that easily and they rarely do enough research either. To balance this, Yang Wood people have to learn how to cooperate with other people – and let them lead sometimes!
Friendship and Relationships
Deep inside Yang Wood people are kind and supportive, but because of their tree nature, which likes to grow alone and big, sometimes they might come across as selfish. Often they meet people just so they can use them later.
Yang Woods are always in constant competition with people around them, like a tree which is competing with other trees so it’s not left in the shadows. They do not show their jealousy but they do prefer to spend more time with people who are weaker than themselves. But in general they don’t let this personality come out often and they genuinely try to be kind and helpful towards people. They usually don’t have ill-intentions; this behaviour is just due to their highly competitive nature.
Yang Wood likes entertainment and a busy social life, especially with those from higher classes. However, they do have a tendency to hang out with morally-dubious people, and if they are not careful – as trees need soil, which is dirt – and so, low life persons are attractive to them. They easily fall into sexual misconduct and scandals, especially male Yang Woods; affairs are never far away unless they get their fingers (leaves) burnt too much, then they can change – slowly of course – their behaviour.
They tend to hide their own feelings; therefore it’s hard for them to find a true friend. Even in a love relationship they will not be the one to easily show their feelings and often their partners are knowing much less about them then their friends.
You are yang Wood Jia if your daymaster is the Wood Rat, Wood Tiger, Wood Dragon, Wood Horse, Wood Monkey, or the Wood Dog. Jia Wood people are forward, stubborn, and constant, just like a tree growing slowly and surely straight up to reach the sunlight. Jia Woods have strong willpower; in the face of adversity they don't give up easily. They devise and plan their actions carefully, always moving toward a well-thought-out goal. The Jia Wood person is akin to the soaring California redwood, the solid oak tree, or the strong cherry tree. Jia Wood people are upright, dependable types whose greatest weakness is a lack of tact. You like to call a spade a spade each and every time. You are progressive and keen on self-cultivation, but like the slow-growing tree, you take a long time to achieve your goals of self- improvement. Jia Woods are late bloomers and often look younger as they grow older. Jia Woods are generally good at networking and have superior people skills. Many Jia Woods were thrust into responsibilities at an early age and can have trouble adapting to conflicting rules. You have a certain way of doing things and may resist changing your familiar ways.
The Jia Wood man is a dependable fellow, a shoulder to cry on and someone you can always rely on for support. You can talk, and he'll listen. The Jia Wood man is always there for you, although you shouldn't expect him to be terribly useful in getting things done. He will be much better at just listening. The Jia Wood man is more pragmatic than romantic, and you should certainly not expect him to understand subtleties in matters of the heart. In short, you may have to be blunt with him-or even do the proposing yourself. Jia Wood men are the least amenable to any sort of change, so forget about modifying him. Say "I do" rather than "I will redo him."
The Jia Wood woman can be quite stubborn and practical, and like her male counterpart, is unconcerned with the nuances and subtleties of romance. This is not to say she doesn't like being wined and dined; she just prefers it if you are upfront about your intentions. Persistence is the key to successfully winning her heart, as is an initial friendship. She will not play hard to get or be deliberately coy, but it takes a lot to arouse her interest. You must be prepared to show a lot of persistence and staying power. The enlightened Jia Wood woman is not entirely beyond change, but don't expect it to be a quick process.
If you are yang Wood Jia:
Because your daymaster element is yang Wood (Jia), the element of Wood represents you as well as your companions, spouse, and any rivals you might have. Wood element years of the same polarity as your daymaster (yang Wood 2004, 2014) compliment and assist you, but Wood element years of the opposite polarity (yin Wood 2005, 2015) may bring competition, rivals, or challengers. The element of Earth represents your finances. This element also represents your father. Yang Earth years (2008, 2018) bring unexpected or sudden wealth, and yin Earth years (2009, 2019) bring earned wealth. The element of Water represents your mother. It also represents all caretakers, mentors, and people who support or protect you. Yin Water years (2003, 2013) bring great happiness for you, and yang Water years (2002, 2012) bring a satisfied mind. The element of Fire represents your offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Both yang and yin Fire years (2006, 2007, 2016, 2017) will allow your optimum creativity and expression. The element of Metal represents your career or vocation. This is a difficult element for you. Yang Metal years (2000, 2010) bring unfavorable change, while yin Metal years (2001, 2011) bring difficult yet beneficial change.
If your daymaster is the Wood Rat, you are attractive and passionate, ready at a moment's notice to socialize and to transform your social milieu. Diligent, curious, and blessed with an inquisitive mind, you like to find out how things work. You are inclined to be carefree, but may have trouble with intimacy and experience a tumultuous love life.
If your daymaster is the Wood Tiger, you are a good judge of character, street-smart, and understand the importance of teamwork. Noble, protective and popular with just about everyone, you change professions and employment frequently. The Wood Tiger will appear relaxed and at ease, but this is a mask behind which he or she hides an anxious nature. The stage attracts you and the limelight awaits you.
If your daymaster is the Wood Dragon, you have a dual nature-dynamic and courageous on one hand, and seductive and appeasing on the other. Imaginative and talented, you are able to improvise when faced with chaotic or unexpected events. This Dragon possesses the gift of creative invention and is attracted to nature and symbols of beauty. This is a practical Dragon who is less prone to having a heated temper, and whose feet are firmly planted on the ground.
If your daymaster is the Wood Horse, you are a cheerful and cooperative team player. Changes and innovations capture your vivid imagination, and you possess a quick and disciplined mind. You are a progressive modern thinker and the most social of all the Horse element combinations. Amusing, a good conversationalist, and attracted to theater, you are a natural public speaker as well as a sports aficionado.
If your daymaster is the Wood Monkey, you maintain high standards for yourself and others. You are resourceful and enthusiastic, but may have trouble slowing down or pacing yourself The Wood Monkey is gregarious, socially adept, and quick-witted. Personal expression and a sense of humor are essential to you and you are an active participant in life. Your curious mind excels at solving difficult problems and finding an easier way to do things. You are almost always able to find funds and resources.
If your daymaster is the Wood Dog, you are affectionate, passionate, and known for your strong convictions. This is the team player of the Dog family. Idealistic and eager to learn, the Wood Dog is popular and forms strong bonds with others. This is a charming, personable Dog who defends his or her values with tenacity and vigor. Watchful and nurturing, Wood Dogs can organize major projects and manage large groups of people with ease. They excel in motivating others.
Yin Earth in the nature is represented by any kind of soil, a thin layer of earth or sand. Its main purpose is to nurture and help things grow, therefore they are very good in guiding and developing people. They are usually very resourceful and productive too, just like any field or orchard or garden producing fruits and vegetables for our consumption.
So, Yin Earth is the element that gives, as it is the element of making everything grow and develop – like soil it’s just there for the trees and plants – and its only purpose is to nurture. Hence its only purpose of life is to give.
They are usually talented for many things and often many of those talents they don’t even show to people. They can adapt easily to different situations but like soil needs constant attention to keep it fertile, Yin Earth people need other people to work on them before they are able to be productive. In this way, they are very tolerant and can handle lots of work, like earth which is constantly used, re-worked and exploited.
In another way they represent mother earth, they are very resourceful and always know how to solve the problem, fix and find things. Very often they are not aware of their resourcefulness so they might act in a bit of a reserved way. In fact, they react on demand, like soil reacts to human demands. Highly developed Yin Earth types do not have this problem and they know very well how to cash in on their resourcefulness.
With a mind-set towards constantly helping other people and making sure that everybody around is content, in a way, they are really like a mother figure, very protective, nurturing and always looking after people. When things go badly wrong, you can always count on them to jump in and solve the problem, and even long after the problem is solved, to serve the majority of the people, Yin Earth will continue working out the problem making sure it’s gone… forever.
Yin Earth people like to develop their mental capabilities, through philosophy, art, science, religion… and anything that captivates their minds. They like complex problems where they can use their intellect to solve them. They usually come with fresh perspectives which solves problems easily and also have the ability to keep things simple in their minds, therefore their solutions are often simple.
They have a great memory and can even remember details from the past easily. This can be very beneficial for work, but when it comes to people their strong memory sometimes stops them from forgiving easily. They also tend to worry too much, due to their clear memories from the past which makes them worry for the future.
Yin Earth people use their instincts a lot and highly developed ones are able to read people’s character in a glance. They do not calculate the bottom line, they simply use their instinct to decide whether something is good or not, regardless the money involved. They will never sacrifice their integrity for gaining profit. Therefore when they make a strategy for something, their personal opinions are deeply involved.
Yin Earth people like luxury and a comfortable lifestyle, a life of a gentleman or a lady where all their basic needs are provided for and served for them. They are not the ones who will accept low standards, hardship, sacrifices and just a survival attitude. Without these conditions they might not feel good about themselves.
Although they like a comfortable lifestyle, Yin Earth are not the type who will sit down and do nothing. Like soil, they have to feel they are useful all the time, otherwise they might feel low. Good soil can never be exhausted therefore their potential is endless. So, they are always ready to give but if their skills are not recognized and used, they may easily fall into depression.
Spirituality is quite important factor for Yin Earth so they should devote enough time to explore these fields, so that they become more quality and are able to give more easily and thus fulfill their true potential.
On the other hand, they are often sick, but this is in a way their natural state because soil also contains lots of bacterium which are actually good nutrition for plants; they also react very well to herbal treatments so their health problems are mostly easy to solve.
At work Yin Earth are very productive, can easily solve problems and can handle huge amounts of work. The best job for this type is any activity which develops others. Yin Earths must see things grow and develop… and need people to unfold their potential, become successful, and have a positive result. Charity worker, teacher, coach, trainer… are all good occupations for Yin Earths.
Yin Earths like to give, but also needs support when in action and are then in need of water, nutrition, sun, and minerals.
Like soil which is able to absorb water and nutrients to improve its self, Yin Earth people are very adaptable and can easily learn and gain new skills to improve their work. Yin Earth people are problem solvers and should be part of any team. Even though sometimes others can have problems with the way they work, they will always come up with solutions, regardless of the opposition they face.
It’s essential for Yin Earth people to work in a profession which is aligned with its beliefs. If not, you will be upset most of the time and will perform poorly. They should only do jobs which they truly love and care about. Therefore, often the best solution is for them to run their own business.
Because they have lots of hidden talents they would be wise to choose one or two of them and spend more time brushing them up so they can become real experts in those fields.
Yin Earth people like to have full control of the company and situation. This includes all the paperwork as well, leaving nothing to chance. In fact, most people enjoy working under Yin Earths, because they take care and nurture them with full heart, as long they are not slacking and lazy.
However, they might sometimes have a problem how to delegate the right people for the right job and how to give clear instructions, as they often lack important details. This is something they should learn along the way. Another thing they should learn is how to not play power politics at work, which often can cause lots of damage and divide people, especially if done poorly and too obviously.
Although they are rather nice towards people, they often forget to give praise when it’s due, which might create a rather negative picture about them and lower people’s self-esteem. Sometimes they can be also bit too authoritative and controlling.
Many Yin Earths are aware of their tendency to use feelings rather than reality to manage business, so they often prefer to team up with a partner in their business endeavors; that way they will feel safer. However, they might not be able to share their power as well, because they like to keep their business close to their heart.
Yin Earth often try to follow their dreams in business by trying to do what they really like and believe but often their reality shows that this might not be so good, due to the market being weak or just having the wrong timing. They should always combine their ideas with reality and see how much of it is actually possible.
Like any earth, they have the ability to accumulate wealth, slowly, year by year, making sure that in old age they are secure, just like good soil will slowly cultivate plants and flowers and help them grow and mature. In the case of weak Yin Earth this is mostly not the case and they realize it too late!
Financial planning is one field where average and weak Yin Earths might have problems. They are usually not very clear where to invest their money so they often need help from others. But in the case of a highly developed and balanced Yin Earth, they are much more clear and they know how to make their money work for them. They will start planning and investing from a young age, turning it into a real fortune by the time they are grown up.
Yin Earth people do not like get-rich-quick schemes. They are like soil which likes to plant a tree and nurture it, day by day, making sure that the future is secure. Some less developed Yin Earths might lack patience for slow growth and might try to push things upwards faster and harder, but it will rarely work.
Relationship and Friendship
Yin Earth people rarely make enemies. Even if you have a disagreement with them, they will win you back with their endless and genuine support. Due to their balanced nature they tend to get on rather well with other people. They can have a good balance of enjoyment and hard work which suits most people as they like getting people together where they can discuss things and have fun.
In relationships you like to make clear boundaries what is yours; not much sharing is allowed!
You are yin Earth Ji if your daymaster is the Earth Ox, Earth Rabbit, Earth Snake, Earth Goat, Earth Rooster, or Earth Pig. Ji Earth is symbolized by the soft, rich, nourishing soil in which we grow our food. Nurturing, tolerant, and resourceful, Ji Earths are also avid and materialistic. This daymaster produces a dependable, likable, engaging person who makes a good friend. Ji Earth's instinct is to protect, nurture, and develop. Rejection, lonesomeness, and condemnation from an authority figure are especially troubling to Ji Earths. They follow the rules and prefer the approval of others. Yin Earths can also be secretive due to Earth's ability to keep things hidden. This makes them natural confidants and confessors.
Tolerant and occasionally guilty of being too giving, Ji Earth people have many hidden talents and abilities which often come to the forefront gradually and organically, just as a seed grows into a plant. Ji Earths often have an inborn aptitude for handling money and strong entrepreneurial inclinations. On the negative flipside, they can sometimes have trouble with their finances, as well.
The monogamous Ji Earth female is focused and disciplined in life and in love. Ji Earth women are generally in favor of marriage, family, and commitment. They seem to thrive in a committed relationship. Even when she is attached, however, the Ji Earth lady will always have her secrets. It is important to respect her private side and trust that she will eventually emerge and share her secrets with you when she is ready. Ji Earth ladies love a good project that they can pour their nurturing inclinations into, be it reforming your table manners, turning your old wardrobe upside down, or talking you into fixing the broken garage door.
The Ji Earth man is usually quiet and unassuming, but there is often a great talent within him that is waiting to emerge and blossom. They are often very attractive to women because of their trustworthy demeanor. The Ji Earth man is comforting to have around during a crisis. He is seldom bossy; rather, he will endeavor to guide you to find your own solutions to a problem. This is a man who should not be pressured into a relationship that he is not ready for. The Ji Earth man can crumble under this kind of pressure. Be gentle, be kind, and be a good listener-he'll repay the favor many times over.
If you are yin Earth Ji:
If your daymaster is the Earth Ox, you are a deep thinker who tends to be a loner. Loyal, steadfast, and stoic, your highest priorities are family, monogamy, and duty. The Earth itself serves as your refuge; it entices you to close the door on the human race and pursue meditation, relaxation, and solitude. Enduring and persistent, slow and sure, you are a marathon runner in this life. You pace yourself and therefore have staying power in any endeavor, be it a relationship, a job, or a project.
If your daymaster is the Earth Rabbit, you are quiet, reasonable, and hard to read. Introverted and extremely private, you are respected and held in high esteem by others. You are known for your excellent powers of logic and your preference for solid and reliable pursuits. The Earth element endows you with foresight and a capacity for organization. Conservative, wise, and sensible in financial matters, the Earth Rabbit daymaster reveals a diplomat and a peacemaker.
If your daymaster is the Earth Snake, you are a secure and cozy Snake who loves elegance and the material comforts of life. You posses an uncanny ability to turn inward and retreat from the outside world. You are a deeply feeling individual who is, for the most part, relaxed, at times even lethargic. In fact, you may be prone to "hibernation" and could choose a reclusive life of spirituality and contemplation.
If your daymaster is the Earth Goat, you are financially fortunate and have a taste for luxury and the finer things in life. Sympathetic, honest, and well-liked, you can, however, exhibit unpredictable moods and mental processes. Inconsistent and unconventional, the Earth Goat daymaster reveals an artistic and deep-thinking soul who lives in a world of dreams, fantasy, and whimsy. Detached and distracted, you may not be as outgoing as you would like; you could even suffer from social anxiety at times.
If your daymaster is the Earth Rooster, you are realistic, pragmatic, and shrewd. You have the uncanny ability to build upon the work of others, improving on it and adding the finishing touches. You have a profound perspective on life and are able to see the big picture. Persistent and persevering, you pursue success and security, and are always intent on presenting a positive appearance. You know how to save the fruits of your labor and will bury your treasures safely away from prying eyes.
If your daymaster is the Earth Pig, you enjoy socializing with a close circle of trusted friends. You are imaginative, but shrewd and perfectly realistic. You enjoy all the comforts and pleasures of life-good food, good drink, and good company. You are sensual and soft-spoken, but inwardly strong and self-sufficient. You may express your artistic leanings and talents through practical and pragmatic avenues such as computers. Although you may seem submissive, you control from behind the scenes.
Yang Earth is represented by a massive solid rock or mountain. They are steady and reliable people on whom you can always count on to be there. Mountains are not easy to move so their main qualities are stability and support.
As they are represented by the mountain – Yang Earth are very strong and slow in decisions – they take their time. They are realistic, sociable and attractive when young. The women are strong – more like men… especially in relationship – and they generally have big vision.
Because of their hugeness, Yang Earth people are sometimes slow to move and can easily fall into procrastination and self-indulgent behaviour unless there is some strong external force which will make them move.
Everybody likes to tell their secrets to the mountain but they do not like sharing their own, so often Yang Earth may seem very mystical. However, once they get to know somebody they will open up and become rather chatty and fun. Furthermore, they often change their minds, which drives people around them crazy. On the other hand, Yang Earth can achieve success on their own; they don’t need nurturing from others and they often don’t offer it to others. It is the mountain – it does not go to people, people come to them.
It generates and develops its own talent, without help of others. A mountain is always self-sufficient and all they need is within themselves. They do not like to rely on other people and they crave constantly for independence.
Thus it can function quite well on its own and those with clear goals can easily turn themselves into becoming whatever they want to be. But they can also be rather stubborn and refuse influence from their surroundings, which can slow them down immensely. So, whilst Yang Earths don’t seem to be able to take in any one’s ideas or advice, actually they are discerning and with time can accept the truth even if it comes from a different source from themselves. Thus, in a team Yang Earth can be a great support for the whole – the team’s foundation – but don’t expect them to be the trail blazing innovators inspiring others to reach into the unknown!
Once Yang Earth chooses their passion, there is no force to stop them. To achieve their goals, they spend lots of time building foundations before actual work begins – they are used to having good foundations for whatever they do. However, due to their problem of being procrastinators to the highest degree, sometimes these preparations can go over the top. This element type is the one that keeps everything together and in place – sets the foundations for success. Once the foundation is established, Yang Earths can achieve great success. The richest people in the world are these types, as they have the ability to literally build huge businesses from the base to the top.
They often mix their feelings and logic and can’t distinguish the difference between the two. When it comes to important things, Yang Earth will always listen to their heart rather than their logic. Those who are able to balance and merge these two can achieve great things but often this battle of heart and logic can drive them to take endless time into making decisions – you got it – meaning more procrastination.
On top of this, they have their very own moral principles and spend lots of time weighing up whether something is the right thing to do or not. This can be a good thing – but once again can lead to their old problem… yes, you guessed it – procrastination.
Finally, whilst they appear to be rather calm from the outside, from the inside, Yang Earth people are often boiling with emotions, like lava in a volcano, ready to erupt. Look out world!
In terms of career – they start off very slowly – need a lot of time to build a foundation. But once this is done, they can go at the speed of light. In the beginning one can’t see what they are doing as they are very steady and methodical in their work. They are the base to everything…and they can do anything – but they are best in the area of business, because of their ability to build from the beginnings to the very top – and build high.
At work, Yang Earth people always expect other people to bring work to them, not the other way around. Those who know them might play along but often this attitude can cause lots of friction at their workplace. But once they start doing it, they will always produce results. But they should learn how to be more initiative. In fact, they can’t be pushed into anything and if you try that you will get a counter effect, you might get pushed back. They need their time and place to make up their own mind and then you will see them functioning. Actually, when there is a lot of work to do they do not waste or chat their time away. They will take a corner and quietly get on with it.
One issue for them is also trust – especially if they do not trust their boss, they will keep a good distance and their work might become restricted by this.
Otherwise, sometimes it can be really hard to get them to talk; during discussions and meetings they will say only what is necessary – but they might open more in smaller groups and in one-on-one conversations. Finally, in time they build their own empire, where their rules becomes the general law, can become very stubborn.
As leaders Yang Earth people are usually rather friendly and tend to make good relationships with their subordinates so they are very likable at work but in some cases this attitude can cause some people to try and take advantage of them. They also might have problems getting people to respect them, especially if they draw a line between their close friends and the rest of the people. In fact, Yang Earth people tend to create close relationships with just a few individuals and in smaller groups where they are able to open up more easily.
In leadership they have their own set of rules and principles; this gives them a sense of structure and boosts their confidence. But when it comes to implementation, they do not use force and are rather flexible and will listen to and accept other people’s viewpoints. But when it comes to the key point they will take a strong stand and make a decision on their own.
Yang Earth have this friendly business style where they often give out a certain amount of money or a certain opportunity just because they we not able to refuse a person. Sometimes this can be a small act of friendliness but sometimes can go bit too far and can cost Yang Earth quite a lot of money, time, energy and patience!
Otherwise, they tend to involve quite a lot and thus prefer face to face interaction with their clients to make sure that all is going well. However, they are not very good negotiators, are often too soft and not able to put across their terms and conditions very clearly nor powerfully. Therefore it’s good for them to team up with people who are good in those kinds of areas.
Furthermore, get them a secretary – fast! They do not like paperwork and prefer somebody else to do it for them.
Emotions and money do not go well together, and many of Yang Earth’s financial decisions are made according to their moods, which means they are often switching decisions, trying different, apparently better things. They mostly lack consistency with financial planning and they rarely take advice from other people and like to do their own research; once they make a plan they will not share it with others, so regardless the plan is good or bad, there is no way back for them and thus they can wreak havoc without other parties knowing what was going on.
Thus, it would be good for Yang Earth to share their plans with others, so they can avoid mistakes which can be easily caused by their overly emotional view on things.
Relationships with people
Yang Earth people are very much concerned about other people and often if they see somebody close to them is unhappy they will first exam themselves to see what they can improve to help that person. Therefore they are very popular with people because others can feel that they deeply care about close friends and partners. Unfortunately this can also lead them to neglect their own feelings and needs. As can be seen, Yang Earth people are rather emotional and often these emotions can get in their way, if they do not combine them with logic in a balanced manner.
They have very good friend-making abilities – skills which they often underestimate – and are able to approach new people relatively easily. In fact, Yang Earth people draw their self-confidence from their relationships with their close ones; the stronger the relationships they have, the more confident they feel. Indeed, family relationships are the most important for them and if they have good support they are able to do great things. This is especially the case with female Yang Earths.
A good love relationship is a safe haven for Yang Earth, a place to go when everything else seems doomed, and there they will feel fulfilled regardless of their current status or finances. And a good relationship with children will give them a further boost of confidence, as kids are extremely important for Yang Earth.
If they do something wrong or they harm the person’s feelings, they do not have a problem to apologize and they like to straighten things out straight away, so the air is clear.
Due to their strong inner feelings they often carry lots of anger inside which sometimes erupts onto the wrong person. To avoid damaging relationships with people Yang Earth people should learn to control their feelings and remove themselves from situations and people who might provoke their emotions. Before the next outburst it’s good to take a step back and see what the consequences are and check to see whether they are overreacting.
You are yang Earth Wu if your daymaster is the Earth Rat, Earth Tiger, Earth Dragon, Earth Horse, Earth Monkey or Earth Dog. Wu Earth is symbolized by mountains, rocks, boulders, and passageways. Wu Earth people are as solid, immovable, and unwavering as the mountains. They make trustworthy, loyal, and dependable friends. Simple and down-to-earth, Wu Earths are quiet and prefer solitude. Once they have made up their mind, they can be quite stubborn in carrying out their decisions. The Wu Earth personality is a solid one, often slow to take action and of few words. They are ponderous, quiet types who often need to be motivated to take action. Procrastination is a pesky problem with Wu Earths. Superb at keeping secrets, the Wu Earth person is the soul of discretion. When they are feeling effusive, however, they are chatty, jolly, fun people to be around. Sometimes accused of being hedonistic and wanting the best of everything, this yang Earth personality may become materialistic and inclined to buy new toys. Their major fears are deprivation and boredom, and their compulsions involve avoiding pain and having more of everything.
The Wu Earth lady is usually curvaceous with an air of mystery that surrounds her. Mature, appealing, and not one to be taken lightly, she may be slow to act unless she's on a mission, at which point there is little that can stop her. It takes a lot to provoke a Wu Earth woman-unless she finds out you've been cheating on her? Communication isn't her strong point, so getting through to her can be a challenge. She is stubborn and difficult to dissuade once she has made a decision, so if she's laid down the law to you, don't expect her to change her mind easily. Outdoorsy, thrill-type activities usually appeal to her, but she often needs some initial prodding to get out there. Once she does, she'll soon see the fun in some whitewater rafting or rock climbing.
The Wu Earth male personifies the strong silent type. Like his sister Wu Earth, he often has a great deal of mystery surrounding him. His past is mysterious and his thoughts are deep. The Yang Earth male can also be extremely stubborn. He's also a procrastinator who doesn't usually like to participate in physical sports or a lot of activity; he prefers to keep his feet planted firmly on the ground. He loves nothing more than having a day to himself, reading a book or working on his prized model collection. The Wu Earth male has trouble expressing his deep feelings; it takes him a long time to collect his thoughts, much less write them down on paper. His actions speak louder than his words, so take your cues from what he does rather than what he says.
If you are yang Earth Wu:
If your daymaster is the Earth Rat, you have remarkable willpower and a nurturing, downto-earth temperament. Sensible and alert, you also have a tendency to worry about security and finances. The Earth element makes you especially prudent, crafty, and subtle. Always keep yourself busy to keep from dwelling on problems or becoming mired in life's dramas.
If your daymaster is the Earth Tiger, you like to nurture helpless things such as babies, stray animals, and sad friends down on their luck. Deeply conscientious and humanitarian in spirit, you embrace a practical approach in everything you undertake. The Earth Tiger is not as hotheaded as other Tigers, and possesses a more mature temperament. This daymaster personifies a fair-minded leader, counselor, or judge.
If your daymaster is the Earth Dragon, you enjoy accumulating wealth and financial speculation. A conscientious and hard worker, the Earth Dragon takes on chores and problems that others find impossible to conquer. Prudent and suspicious, you probably have eyes in the back of your head and miss nothing. This is a nurturing soul who is always willing to help out in a crisis and fiercely protective of family and loved ones.
If your daymaster is the Earth Horse, you probably enjoy speculation, sales, or real estate. A conservative realist by nature, you know how to advance prudently and skeptically. Your methodical manner would make you an excellent manager. You may have a tendency to be possessive and are very security conscious.
If your daymaster is the Earth Monkey, you are motivated by a need to expand and a desire for increasing possessions. Well-informed, benevolent, and kind, you are also pragmatic and realistic. Although you hide your fears about the future behind a stoic face, most of your enterprises will be blessed due to your intuition, your perfectionism, and your good head for money.
If your daymaster is the Earth Dog, you jealously protect your home and loved ones. Although you are an extremely proud person, you can be counted on to be a fair and impartial mediator. Your powerful need for recognition and appreciation makes you capable of devoting yourself entirely to a cause or to achieving your ambitions. You are patient in the face of difficulty but may be taken advantage of due to an exceedingly generous nature.
To figure out a Yin Fire personality you have to imagine a fire, in any kind of form, from a candle, to a torch or a forest fire; it all depends on how strong it is. When they get extinguished, they have the ability to re-ignite. They are very gentle people, soft spoken and elegant. Usually they are not very loud. Most Yin Fires are refined and polite but once you get to know them you will realize they can also be rather lively and enjoy partying.
They are very considerate of others and will always take care of people around them. They are essentially thinkers and they like exploring new things either through books or simply by traveling and experiencing it. They enjoy exercising their mind with intellectual questions and they spend a lot of time figuring them out.
The candle fire can show us the way – that’s how Yin Fire people like to show the way with their knowledge. Yin Fire people are very emotionally fragile, like a candle which gets blown away by every wind. At one point they can be calm and peaceful but then suddenly they can get very angry about something. Their moods and behaviour is very fragile.
Because of this instability they are prone to see other people as possible threats. Therefore it is quite hard to establish a good relationship with Yin Fire, and they need to build quite lot of trust to be able to open and accept other people. Yin Fire people are very devoted and loyal towards people who are close to them. They are so occupied with the desires and wishes of people around them that they often forget their own needs. But every fire has its limits so this often results as a big problem for them.
No matter how important or unimportant something is, they will always make sure that everything is done thoroughly and covering all the details. Like a fire, when it burns, it swallows every little piece until it’s all dust. They may be a bit slow to do things and sometimes they do things in a bit of an old-fashioned way, but they do not leave a job undone and they will always go to the heart of any problem.
Yin Fire people are very much fact oriented, they do not take things in if they are not well proven. They enjoy learning and spending time with people who are learning the same thing and sharing opinions with them. Therefore sometimes they might lack information which might come outside of those closed circles.
They make decisions rather fast, but often because of this they make wrong choices but they do not spend much time examining it so they just move forward. It’s in Yin Fire’s nature to burn for other people, like a candle, so they often put other people’s needs ahead of their own. They like to nurture and illuminate other people but often this comes with a price so Yin Fire should definitely know how far they can go with such efforts. It can also happen that people do not recognize their efforts or they are simply using them and this can influence Yin Fire’s self-confidence a lot.
When Yin Fire is good at doing something, they will do it with pleasure and confidence. The moment they try something in which they are not good at, their confidence goes rapidly down and they will try to remove themselves from such a situation. Fragile creatures, these Yin Fires are.
This is especially the case with weak Yin Fire; so they often miss opportunities in life because they are afraid to face themselves with failure. The key for them is to understand the basics of the learning process and making mistakes – because every time we do something new, we will automatically make a mistake. We just need to learn – from our mistakes – and then everything will be fine.
Yin Fire people are very much – much more than other elements – influenced by their experiences in their childhood. If they suffered trauma in their childhood or they had difficulties with some member of their family, this will leave a big scar and influence greatly on their development. It’s something they can’t easily shake off. Their relationship with their mother and what kind of opinion she has is especially important for them, this is because the mother represents wood to Yin Fire, and thus it’s their source of energy.
At work Yin Fire people are extremely helpful and resourceful. You can ask them anything and they will be very willing to jump in. But on other hand, they do not like to ask for help, and this is their great weakness.
At work they keep peace with others and they are rarely rebellious. They often might look dull and a bit spiritless, but this is only because their flame is on a minimum – or even off. Once they switch their flame on and turn into a burning torch everybody gets surprised about this second personality which can be relentless and practically unstoppable. Often Yin Fire people have more talents and intelligence than what they show to people and when that comes out from time to time, it takes everybody by surprise.
Yin Fire people love to destroy and then rebuild everything from scratch. They can be incredibly useful people – perfect for restarting things from the beginning – or solving any problem with great speed, as they automatically clear everything out of the way to create something new. If they can’t be their positive selves, they’ll destroy everything in their path – like a forest fire. Yin Fire people are very brave and can be reckless when pursuing their goals.
The best career for these types is one where they can be creative and have lots of communication. They can also be flexible and work in many different areas. Yin Fires can cover everything from being a leader to a problem solver; they have a large capacity to do many things, and also achieve a lot outside their work world.
Business and Leadership
Yin Fire people take leadership seriously and they like to follow strict rules and principles to avoid some loose situations where they don’t know what to do. The more rules, the more easier it is for them, regardless of how strict they are.
Because they are often emotionally unstable, sometimes they can become too soft towards employees and it could happen that they try to avoid those rules which might get them into trouble.
For Yin Fire in business, people are always first, regardless whether it’s the customers or employees. They love to communicate with people, exchange ideas, and through that process improve services or products. Understanding what the customer wants is the most important thing for them.
Due to their great communication skills, Yin Fire are great debaters and can find a way out from any situation just through talking. But if they find somebody who is equally good it might be quite a battle, leaving both sides unsatisfied.
It’s very important for Yin Fire people to react in the right moment to business opportunities and definitely try to avoid going in too early. This is mainly because Yin Fire has this tendency to go into things in full blaze, burning everything on the way, and if it comes out as a wrong call, the damage can be huge.
When it comes to finances, Yin Fire people prefer to be led by the hand and avoid all deep and complicated financial areas. They do not handle their money with intuition; they like getting help from people who will show them real facts for how to handle money, and if they are convincing enough Yin Fire people will start following their advice.
Therefore they often trust people who have good skills and knowledge about money but they often judge others character’s wrongly, so it could result that the financial adviser simply takes the Yin Fire person for a ride, if they are not careful enough.
Relationship and Friendship
Yin Fire takes lots of care about those around them but they also like to be pampered and taken care of as well, especially from their partners, and sometimes this need for attention can go bit over the top. If they do not get this attention from their partners they might swing into a bad mood. They also have tendency to complain to others if they don’t get enough attention, and this behavior can annoy their friends.
Yin Fire also has an unusual affinity towards older people. They like spending time and learning from them, they simply respect their authority. But on other hand they might have very little patience towards younger people and might be annoyed by them when they ask for help. A weird lot, these Yin Fires!
Because of the fragile nature of candlelight, Yin Fire people have a difficult time establishing deep relationships and friendships. They are simply too protective and spend too much time wondering why such and such person would like them and what are their true motives behind. It takes time for them to truly open and accept.
They should learn to trust people more and accept friendships more easily, otherwise they might miss a lot of possibilities and chances – because, in truth, everyone likes nice warm fires to gather around and enjoy with.
\You are yin Fire Ding if your daymaster is the Fire Ox, Fire Rabbit, Fire Snake, Fire Goat, Fire Rooster, or Fire Pig. Yin Fire is symbolized by soft candlelight, twinkling stars, and the illumination of the full moon. Ding Fire people are naturally influential and motivate those around them with an inspired sense of humor. They are meticulous and detail-oriented, but due to their helpful nature, they can forget about their own needs and be susceptible to burnout. Those with a yin Fire daymaster are inspirational, wise, conscientious, idealistic, and hardworking. A bit perfectionistic at times, they are bothered when things are not done the right way (read: their way). When frustrated, they may become critical of others and of themselves. Their underlying motivation is to avoid anger and avoid being wrong or criticized. However, few things or people in this life are perfect, so life is rarely easy for them. Like the tiny flame that can either flare up into a great fire or burn down into embers, Ding Fire people can either rise to the occasion or hide in the shadows, waiting for the right opportunity to shine again. Ding Fire people can be temperamental, fickle, sensitive, and prickly at times, but they are always thinking about others first. They often need to be reminded that they must sometimes come first. Whether male or female, the Ding Fire person will always hold his or her mother in great regard.
If you wish to seduce a Ding Fire lady, make sure you are on good terms with her mother. If her mother likes you, all will go well when it comes to dating a Ding Fire woman. The Ding Fire lady is usually a night owl so nocturnal activities usually appeal to her, especially late-night romantic diners, movies, or stargazing. She is strongly attracted to self-improvement, alternative ideas, and education, so make cultural and intellectual activities and conversations part of your life together. An art gallery, the theatre, or even a wine-tasting outing might be just what she had in mind. The Ding Fire female is not likely to share her life with a rude, crude, or uncouth man, so be courteous, be on time, and don't pressure her. These are the keys to her heart.
Like his Ding Fire sisters, the Ding Fire male has a very close bond with his mother. Prideful, and concerned with his image and reputation, he dislikes being challenged or shown up in front of others. Self- knowledge and personal cultivation is very important to him, so it is crucial that you are able to keep up with him in this regard. The Ding Fire male usually has an extensive library and enjoys reading. He loves learning and considers himself something of an intellectual. His partner may be very beautiful, but if she isn't able to hold an intelligent conversation with him, the long-term prospects for the relationship are not good. He searches for a mature woman who is sensible and nurturing.
If you are yin Fire Ding:
Because your daymaster element is yin Fire Ding, the element of Fire represents you as well as your companions, spouse, and any rivals you might have. Fire element years of the same polarity as your daymaster (yin Fire 2007, 2017) compliment and assist you, while Fire element years of the opposite polarity (yang Fire 2006, 2016) can bring competition, rivals, or challengers. The element of Earth represents your offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Both yang and yin Earth years (1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019) will facilitate optimum creativity and outward expression. The element of Water represents your career or vocation. This is a very difficult element for you, as water extinguishes and controls your Fire element daymaster. Yin Water years (2003, 2013) bring difficult or unfavorable changes for you, while yang Water years (2002, 2012) bring beneficial or needed change. The element of Wood represents your Mother. It also represents all caretakers, mentors, and people who support or protect you. Yang Wood years (1994, 2004, 2014) bring happiness for you, as Wood is your Fire daymaster's "parent" element. The element of Metal represents your finances. This element also represents your father. Yin Metal years (2001, 2011) bring a windfall of unexpected or sudden wealth, while yang Metal years (2000, 2010) bring earned or expected wealth.
If your daymaster is the Fire Ox, you are a conqueror and may be drawn to politics or perhaps even the military. You are talented with your hands and highly creative. You also have tremendous reserves of energy, which can make you impatient to reach your goals. Delegate some responsibilities to others, avoid becoming exhausted, and respect your body's limits. The Fire Ox is fiercely individualistic yet feels a strong sense of filial duty. Although you are highly family oriented, you will always be the king or queen of your castle.
If your daymaster is the Fire Rabbit, you have a tendency to keep your distance, especially if you feel rejected or excluded. Although you personify the essence of detachment, the Fire element releases a boldness in you that can overcome this natural reticence. The Fire Rabbit has a deep, profoundly spiritual side and will always burn with an inner flame. Fire enhances your sense of touch vis-a-vis your most intimate relationships. You are a natural healer, counselor, or reiki master who knows the wisdom of gaining strength through accepting one's weakness.
If your daymaster is the Fire Snake, you are a sensual, compassionate, and contemplative individual. You earn respect and win support from others with your firm yet calm manner. Those with this daymaster are healthy, vital, and confident enough to get any job done. The Fire Snake tends to be outgoing and energetic, and enjoy sports and "woodsy" outdoor activities. You possess an excellent sense of humor, will enjoy a wide circle of friends, and could live to a very old age.
If your daymaster is the Fire Goat, you are blessed with extraordinary artistic talents. A natural writer, poet, and artisan, you are expressive and passionate and form close bonds with other people. Generous to a fault and charismatic amongst your peers, you inspire other people with your art. You are as charming as you are self-indulgent and manipulative.
If your daymaster is the Fire Rooster, you are lively, intense, and energetic. Always the first one to jump on a task that needs doing, you may have difficulty staying on one subject. Indeed, you are known to have many projects in the works at one time. The Fire Rooster is self -assured and determined, as well as expressive and brutally candid with his or her observations. The Fire
element imparts great vitality and a highly competitive nature. Mercurial, zealous, and efficient, you are strong-willed and capable of being either enchanting or unbearable.
If your daymaster is the Fire Pig, you are fun-loving, self-assured, alluring, opinionated, adventuresome, and radiant with energy. You may be very fortunate financially due to a combination of ambition and purity of heart. Fire also bestows leadership abilities and bravery; many Fire Pigs choose to work as firefighters, police officers, or EMTs.
The only right way to describe Yang Fire people is as the The Sun and The Sunlight. It’s the only element which is not on the planet Earth and it’s the most important of all, because the The Sun gives us light, energy and wisdom.
This is the element that doesn’t need to receive anything in return for its endless capacity to give, which makes it very popular. It also makes it very independent. The Sun is the hub of creativity – they are out of the ordinary – as they are the producers of new, revolutionary ideas; this can make them seem unreal or look as if they live in illusion and have no sense of reality.
Yang Fire people do not care about money either. They are the only element which genuinely wants to change the world – and is the only one who usually can. You can always count on a Yang Fire person, even if it sets in the evening, you know in the morning it’s coming back to continue its endless service.
Yang Fire people rarely lack energy; if they do then something is very wrong with them. They are always full of passion and always looking where to help or contribute. Yang Fire people never give up and it’s almost impossible to stop them with their ideas and way of doing things. The problem might come if the The Sun is too strong they might burn things around them and make people run away; this is how they can ruin their opportunities. Yang Fire should learn when it’s good to stop, just to make sure they don’t create some damage with their over-enthusiasm to reach something.
Routine is everything to Yang Fire people – like The Sun rising and setting everyday exactly on time – that’s how they do things in life as well. They like steady routine for eating, exercising, doing business and everything else. This might sometimes be a problem for them because they are not able to come with out-of-the box solutions and they can spin in the same type of problem over and over again, not being able to break out.
Yang Fires are essentially happy people with a very optimistic view of the world. They do not regret their past because their view is only forwards. Their overly-positive attitude sometimes might harm them especially because they overlook the problems which are in their way.
Yang Fire people do not analyse things very deeply and they draw conclusions from a very small amount of information. Because of their naive nature they often get duped and misused by people.
The Sun reaches only the surface of everything and everybody on the planet and is not able to go deep, therefore they often miss-understand people’s characters. The Sun is simply too far to be able to involve in such details.
Yang Fire people use their feelings a lot and sometimes their emotions can cloud their rational mind.
When it comes to strategy, Yang Fire people like to follow their own standard set of principles and rules. Once they got the strategy right they move very fast. Once they do things they do not speculate whether it was right or wrong, they do not spend time rewinding the past figuring out what went wrong. They simply move forward.
Yang Fire people have natural self-confidence and they often look very carefree and relaxed, like the Sun, which effortlessly provides sunshine. They are the ground breakers who like doing things first. They are also immune to people looking down on them; they will simply work harder to prove them wrong. The Sun is the centre of every universe, therefore Yang Fire people like to be in the centre of any kind of gatherings, if not it might hurt their ego. This is especially the case with weak Yang Fires who are not able to shine with full capacity and thus feel even more hurt when others are around, hogging the limelight, and they go unnoticed.
At work Yang Fire people are always in full blaze, making sure that everybody is happy and that the job is done. They like routine jobs as it gives them sense of security. They also do not compete much with other colleagues, they simply like to provide energy to all of them. The problem might occur when there are two Yang Fire people at same work place; they might compete for people’s attention. In the end, our Solar System needs only one Sun.
Yang Fires usually are very artistic, make good consultants, are imaginative and seem to be not from this world. It’s difficult for them to have reality, everything they do is showing. They can’t hide much, as the Sun needs to shine, likes to be centre of attention, and doesn’t care for details. Yang Fires should not represent themselves, but link to partners, a team, company or mission, to balance their abilities, bring their ideas to reality and bring out the best in them. That’s because Yang Fires cannot function on their own; they need a team of people, doers who will turn their ideas into reality. A big threat for them is if they don’t have enough space to be creative they can get mentally ill because their ideas are not manifested.
Yang Fires also have difficulties feeling other people, as they are far from Earth, so often their actions might seem cruel and cold. But that is not the case – it’s just they are too big to notice others so much! However, when it comes to those who are closer to them, it’s a different story – as you will see in Friendship and Relationship.
The best careers for this type of element are those where they can constantly provide new ideas and inspire people. The key for them is what kind of Sun it is. If it’s too strong – like the one born in the middle of summer – people might be hiding from it because it’s simply too intense.
The balanced – or even a little bit weak one – are much needed as the Sun is the most desirable when it is not too strong and thus people can enjoy in its power without getting burnt!. Yang Fire needs to be independent and have their own space, like the Sun. They don’t need anybody to look over their shoulder, and this might annoy them very much. All they need to do is figure out the rules and routine and then they can get on with it.
But what they do need is lots of feedback and adoration; this alone will keep the fire burning.
Business and Leadership
Yang Fire as leaders are patient, gentle and a bit naive. They genuinely care about people and they will especially help those who are slow learners. But, if you are irresponsible and refuse to change, Yang Fire people can be very fierce. The one thing they hate the most are irresponsible people working for them.
They like mentoring and becoming friends with their subordinates, and they recognize each individual for their own potential and will help them to develop further. When it comes to business Yang Fire people like fool-proof systems with very low risk. They like to take existing and proven products on the market and simply make them better and more attractive. The best example for this is Steve Jobs who turned Apple into a multi-billion dollar company by simply taking existing popular products, like mp3s and phones, and simply making them better and more attractive. Yang Fires are simply the best for these kinds of businesses. They like keeping an eye on the competition and using every opportunity to outsmart them with new ideas.
Because of their tendency for not taking risks they often miss opportunities. They also lack analysis of their business to see what made them go up or down. Therefore it’s very good for Yang Fire people to team up with skilful analysers who will help them to base their business on new data, cutting their risks down further.
When it comes to money, Yang Fire people are very much risk-averse. They invest only in fool-proof concepts and if something goes a little bit wrong they start to worry quite a lot.
Yang Fire are based on routine while investments are mostly based on elements of luck, chance and some knowledge. Therefore, because of their fear of this kind of activity, they often miss opportunities. For Yang Fire it is very important from a young age to learn how to take more risks, as this will help them to build their businesses much faster and further.
Friendship and Relationship
Yang Fire people put great value in their partners and whenever they make certain decisions, they want to make sure their partners are supporting them. They are very people orientated and this often clouds their judgment in situations.
At work they like to socialise and make friends – for them this is the most important thing. If they do not have good friends at work the Yang Fire person will very soon lose interest in work and will lack self-esteem.
They enter friendships and relationships with full heart, with no reservations. They simply love to take care of people they love! This often can be a problem, especially in relationships, when things start to go sour, for Yang Fire it can be really heart-breaking. Like the Sun who tends to do one thing forever, they expect relationships to last forever as well. Yang Fire people usually have long lasting friends, from their high school all the way to old age. People are also naturally very attracted to Yang Fire people, and they often feel genuine warmth from them, like it’s coming from the real Sun.
You are yang Fire Bing if your daymaster is the Fire Rat, Fire Tiger, Fire Dragon, Fire Horse, Fire Monkey, or Fire Dog. Yang Fire is symbolized by a burning furnace or raging forest fire. Bing Fire people are the conquering heroes of the 10 daymasters. Strong, assertive, and lovers of a challenge, Bing Fires are natural leaders, champions of causes, and righters of wrongs. The driving force behind this personality is a fear of weakness or being dominated. Generous, vivacious, and as warm and passionate as the sun itself, Bing Fire produces people who have no hidden agenda and do not hold grudges. They are upright and noble in their actions, but can also be proud and selfcentered, as well. Bing Fire is the fire of the sun-warming, radiant, and essential to the growth of all living things. Bing Fire people are magnanimous, generous, and giving, and will have a cause that they support or contribute to generously. Like the sun that rises in the east and sets in the west, Bing Fire people are very routine-driven until they hit a plateau. Life is never dull with Bing Fires, as they are fiercely independent. The key to their happiness is to give them their own space to shine, literally and figuratively.
The Bing Fire woman is the personification of the modern independent female. She is rarely in a hurry to marry and may find herself ill-suited to a traditional relationship. Bing Fire ladies who wish to marry should settle down only after they have fulfilled their life dreams. The Bing Fire female becomes bored easily and craves excitement, new thrills, and amazing experiences. Diversity and novelty are vital for her psychological well-being, and her partner must be able to keep things fresh and interesting for her. Travel is always a good idea, preferably on a more or less regular basis. If her partner always keeps life interesting for her and gives her space, they stand a good chance of having a successful relationship. At the very least, she will keep the home fires-and his love life-burning.
The Bing Fire man is warm, generous, and fun to be around. Like his Fire sisters, he, too, needs his own space and independence, which sometimes makes him reluctant to commit. There is also a tendency to be a bit too fervent and passionate, and to surround himself with like-minded people. A relationship with a Bing Fire man is a very sensual one, and often the connection is on every level-emotional, physical, and spiritual. However, be warned that his passion has another side. The Bing Fire man can be quite aggressive in his approach and is not above emotional bullying to achieve his goals. Uncompromising and demanding, the Bing Fire male is akin to a burning furnace or a raging forest Fire in his methodology. In order to keep things interesting, it is essential to keep his interest in the bedroom and arrange plenty of one-on-one time together.
If you are yang Fire Bing:
Because your daymaster element is yang Fire Bing, the element of Fire represents you as well as your companions, spouse, and any rivals you might have. Fire element years of the same polarity as your daymaster (yang Fire 2006, 2016) compliment and assist you; however, Fire element years of the opposite polarity (yin Fire 2007, 2017) may bring competition, rivals, or challengers. The element of Earth represents your offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Both yang and yin Earth years (1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019) will facilitate optimum creativity and outward expression. The element of Water represents your career or vocation. This is a very difficult element for you, as water extinguishes and controls your Fire element daymaster. Yang Water years (2002, 2012) bring unfavorable change, while yin Water years (2003, 2013) bring beneficial change. The Element of Wood represents your mother. It also represents all caretakers, mentors, and people who support or protect you. As Wood is the "parent" element to Fire, yin Wood years (1995, 2005, 2015) bring happiness and nurturing. The element of Metal represents your finances. This element also represents your father. Yang Metal years (2000, 2010, 2020) bring a windfall of unexpected or sudden wealth, and yin Metal years (2001, 2011, 2021) bring earned or expected wealth.
If your daymaster is the Fire Rat, you are enthusiastic regarding new projects, but must guard against having too many irons in the fire at one time. You are determined and self-disciplined, with strong moral principles and high-minded thinking. As an eternal student of the universe, you thirstily absorb knowledge just as a sponge soaks up water. Consequently, you are well-versed in a wide variety of subjects. The Fire Rat is assertive by nature and capable of self-confident leadership as well as offering prudent advice.
If your daymaster is the Fire Tiger, you may find it hard to delay gratification; patience isn't necessarily your strong point. However, you have been blessed with extraordinary leadership aptitude. Fire Tigers are volatile and passionate in life and in love. Your charm is that you are always up for a new adventure. You are action oriented and passionate? Rather nomadic by nature, you will choose frequent changes of environment and will rarely be content staying any one place too long. You are the most independent member of the Tiger's pride.
If your daymaster is the Fire Dragon, you have a tremendous desire to succeed and are more ambitious than other Dragons. You are articulate and knowledgeable about everything from politics to Shakespeare. No one knows from day to day what you will be up to: "unpredictable" describes you. Mysterious, a natural thespian, and a born leader, you will be happiest being in the public eye in some way. You are strong-willed and tend to rely on your own judgment without taking others' views into account. Humility and patience may be difficult for you as it is admiration that you seek.
If your daymaster is the Fire Horse, you are the most ardent and impetuous of all Horse element combinations. You may make your mark early in life and exhibit your talents in astonishing ways. You have been endowed with superior wisdom, but perseverance may be difficult. You display above-average qualities of leadership and can easily rally others to your causes. With your heightened need for social interaction, you will tend to gravitate toward outdoor team sports. You belong to the palace of sexuality, so the pursuit of romantic love will be a dominant theme throughout your life.
If your daymaster is the Fire Monkey, you are a problem-solver and a self -starter. Competitive and popular, you have a wide variety of interests and friends from diverse backgrounds. Energetic and animated, you are convincing, resourceful, and highly complex. The Fire element imparts great vitality and good health to you, but could also consume much of your energy. Your fertile imagination produces an ingenious, albeit suspicious personality who will always look for a quicker and easier way to do things.
If your daymaster is the Fire Dog, you have no problem expressing yourself and connect easily with others. You may choose to go into politics or the entertainment industry. Opinionated, dynamic, and radiant with energy, you may seem a bit too animated to outsiders, who are always surprised at how outspoken you are. Your friendly personality conceals a self-effacing and anxious spirit. Possessing great charm, you stand your ground and are severe only when diplomacy has failed.
Yin Water is represented in nature by rain, clouds, mist and any kind of small amounts of water. Its main quality is the ability to change shape and its characteristics. As water nourishes soil and plants, that’s how Yin Water nurtures and inspires other people.
This elemental type recycles itself – creeks flow into streams, streams into rivers, lakes and oceans… then there is evaporation into clouds and then rain… Yin Waters are always moving; they never fix themselves in one place. They are like a chameleon – camouflaged shape shifters and they can be anything; they love change…and love to be changed – love to be in different forms…
They are usually very enthusiastic, idealistic, creative and have good people skills. They like new ideas, especially ones which can help humanity on a larger scale.
From the outside they might look soft and naive but from the inside they are usually solid and wise. They have a very fine touch and view on things so they are able to recognise potential in people and bring it out of them.
Yin Water people are essentially thinkers and they like to discuss certain intellectual issues and are able to come out with meaningful conclusions from everything they observe.
They are complex people who are often difficult to understand and they always keep part of themselves locked up, although they can be quite genuinely good with people. They are gentle and don’t like to hurt other people’s feelings. They do not like having conflicts with people, they tend to take them in too much and this can cause serious health complications for them.
Due to their watery characteristics, which means constant change – from being clouds to rain and then being absorbed by the earth, plants, and then going back to being clouds through the evaporation process – Yin Water are very unpredictable and hard to pin down. They are also rather moody, like a sudden rain shower! Therefore people have difficulties sometimes to deal with and count on them.
They enjoy the freedom of thinking, but their thoughts are rather unorganized and erratic. They are usually good writers and storytellers, due to their imaginative way of thinking. In fact, they love to mull over things – over and over – and train their brain power. If Yin Water is overwhelming in their chart, they tend to overthink to the point where they just go into circles and tis can cause worry and anxiety. If Yin Water is balanced their thought processes can be extremely useful and motivating for other people, but they have to learn how to discipline themselves to make it work.
Yin Water people are all about ideas and enthusiasm. They are able to come with out-of-the-box ideas and inspire people. But if their main element is weak or surrounded with non-supporting elements, they can get obsessed about certain ideas and become rather eccentric, which people around them might rather want to avoid than listen to and follow.
Consistency is one of the main problems of Yin Water. They can be good at something, but because of their changing nature, they have interests in too many things and have difficulties to choose one path. Therefore some Yin Waters might be seen as directionless. The real truth is that they have this thing about ‘new’ things which they are always craving for. Yin Water needs to feel that they are living a life according to new ideas, not old, therefore it’s very easy for them to drop what they are doing now and go for something new. They see meaning in everything and are on a continuous quest to reach inner peace.
You can never expect from Yin Water to be fully devoted to only one thing. On the good side this enables them to see things from different angles. On the bad side they will lack consistency and patience. This can cause quite a lot of problems with other people so for Yin Water people is quite essential to learn how to focus and finish things through – how to develop goals and achieve them, or else they risk becoming a jack of all trades and master of none or even worse drifters through life with a superficial grasp of man things but no reality.
However, they have a certain power to win over people through conversations, and this gives them a lot of confidence. They love debates; it makes them thrive, but this ability depends very much on how well developed that Yin Water is and how much education they have. A weak, uneducated Yin Water will have weak communication skills.
They do not particularly like to lead people and they prefer to keep a low profile, but if their inner beliefs are challenged, they can come out as a fiery warrior. They often have courage to do something rather dangerous and adventurous, therefore many Yin Waters enjoy extreme sports like skydiving, rock climbing and similar activities. Their courage comes out only if they are challenged or threatened, as in normal life situations they are rather shy and reserved.
Finally, from time to time they like nothing more than to dip into their own inner world. For them this is a way of recharging and recovering from the rigours of life, but if they do it for too long it can easily turn into depression and anxiety.
Their unpredictable, inconsistent and moody nature leaves people often wondering what is going on with them. This is the biggest hurdle for a Yin Water person.
They can contribute very much with their ideas and unique view on problems but their inconsistency at work can be rather frustrating for their working colleagues. They often get into conflicts with co-workers because they are often suspicious about other people’s motives and they take things very personally.
On the other hand, they are good for producing immediate results, multitasking and are very adaptable.
As for their career, they are the type that can do any kind of undercover work – spy, detective or police jobs…but they can also do scientific research, be a geographer, an oceanographer, an explorer, or treasure hunter… as they love challenges and adventures. Thus they might become rather unhappy if they have to deal with boring, 9 to 5 desk jobs
A highly developed Yin Water will inspire people, offering them a new vision. They will surround themselves with a team of doers because they themselves are not very good at details. They spend lots of time communicating with people and they spread the responsibility amongst the team.
A balanced Yin Water is able to provide good guidelines to subordinates while a less developed Yin Water often frustrates everybody around them with their inconsistency and also they have tendency to mix their personal life with their working life which might cause additional troubles.
They expect full commitment from their subordinates and if they work 80 hours a week they expect from them the same. When they are under stress, they have tendency to focus on too many details, losing their grip on reality and the bigger picture.
As a leader, for them the most important thing is learn to focus on the most important goals and also – most importantly -what you start you have to finish.
Yin water are not able to start with their own business until they learn to settle on ONE thing – which might be a rather tough decision for them!
They are also generally not very talented for business which requires consistency and an organised structure of logical thoughts and processes, not just wild random ideas.
On the other hand, the highly evolved Yin water who managed to overcome all these weaknesses will have the ability to run their own business without any problem, whereas the lesser developed Yin Water will have to surround themselves with a good team to handle many aspects of business to make it work.
Yin Water likes to be free, therefore they would always seek to start a business which would help them achieve this.
They can do well in any business where it involves a lot of communication with people, as they have an ability to comfort people and make them happy. Also, they enjoy the process of planning and of making ideas, even more than the achievement of the plan or idea itself, therefore they might get quite bored if the process of achieving those plans and ideas take too long to manifest. They do not function at all in areas of administration, numbers and pure logic. Their work has to be with something working with people directly.
Yin Water are comfortable with short term investments and are able to take a risk, especially the strong Yin Water which thrives on risks. As they make money by selling their ideas and skills, and as they are generally full of ideas, they can literally make fortune from them.
Weak Yin Waters will lack the courage to make brave decisions, therefore they might rely on other people to make decisions for them; but the stronger and more balanced Yin Waters have more control and structure over their ideas and are able to cash in on them much more easily.
Relationships with people
Yin Water people tend to make friendships with all sorts of people, disregarding of their financial or educational status. They are genuinely interested in people and they connect with them easily. Once they find a group of people which suits them, they will happily come back together with them on a regular basis. For them that’s the place where they can relax, chill out and enjoy good conversation.
In their ideal world, Yin Water could easily settle on a far distant island surrounded with a group of best friends where they can enjoy the company and develop things in their own way.
They enjoy debating and often amongst their friends they have an ‘opponent’ who they like to challenge on a regular basis to provoke new debates and ideas. These debates can get rather heated and Yin Water should learn when to stop!
A strong Yin Water can influence their friends quite a lot and make them do what they want. These actions are mostly unselfish. On the other hand, a weak Yin Water can be manipulative and can cause troubles to their self and others.
Yin Water at glance
You are yin Water Gui if your daymaster is the Water Ox, Water Rabbit, Water Snake, Water Goat, Water Rooster, or Water Pig. Yin Water is symbolized by pools, small ponds, gentle rain, dew, and foggy mist. Gui Water people are upright, gentle, and kind. In addition to being humble and polite, they are also reliable, down-to-earth, disciplined, and helpful. With their strong sense of responsibility, Gui Waters are nurturing, inherently soft-hearted, and childlike. They are innocent and can be naive regarding the realities of life despite their age. Gui Waters are inherently fickle, never able to stay in one place for too long and flitting from interest to interest. This daymaster reveals the heart of a pacifist; accepting, patient, unpretentious, open, and a genuinely nice person. The risk with Gui Waters is that they may become too submissive or
accommodating to otherssometimes to their own detriment. Gaining peace at any price and a fear of conflict prevents you from speaking up for yourself at times.
Gui Water females can be temperamental. In a relationship, they look to their partner to provide them with clarity and confidence. The Gui Water woman has trouble making up her mind and will look to her partner for relationship decisions. Her interests are as changeable and fluid as her element; today's fancy may or may not be tomorrow's passion. The Gui Water woman needs a career with a lot of diversity. A job that requires travel would suit her well.
The Gui Water male has a reputation as a ladies' man. He likes to keep his options open and may string along several women at one time. He thoroughly enjoys an abundance of female attention. He may be loathe to settle down and become a confirmed bachelor, or a perpetual adolescent who endlessly plays the romantic field. With his hand on the pulse of society, he may have intuition and psychic powers that are not readily apparent. His ever-changing interests (which he will expect you to wholeheartedly support) are varied and unconventional at times.
If you are yin Water Gui:
The element of Wood represents your offspring as well as your ideas (your brainchildren). Water is the "parent" element that produces Wood, so both yang and yin Wood years (2004, 2005, 2014, 2015) will facilitate your optimum creativity and expressivity. The element of Fire represents your finances as well as your father. Yang Fire years (2006, 2016) bring good luck with earned wealth, and yin Fire years (2007, 2017) bring a windfall of unexpected or sudden wealth. The element of Metal is favorable and represents your Mother. It also represents all caretakers, mentors, and persons who support or protect you. All things connected to the Metal element will be lucky and bring happiness to you. Both yin and yang Metal years (2001, 2002, 2011, 2012) bring nurturing and proper guidance, as Metal is the parent element to your Water daymaster. The element of Earth represents your career or vocation. This is a difficult element for you, as the Earth "traps" and controls your Water daymaster. Yin Earth years (2009, 2019) can bring unfavorable or discordant change, but yang Earth years (2008, 2018) bring beneficial, albeit uncomfortable, change.
If your daymaster is the Water Ox, you have a way with words and a talent for achieving goals in an indirect way. With your knack for accurately gauging future outcomes and using the talents and resources of others, you are persuasive and able to wear away even the most resistant detractor with your quiet yet constant efforts. You are intuitive and stealthy, and prefer to infiltrate rather than dominate.
If your daymaster is the Water Rabbit, you are a deep thinker and possesses enhanced intuition bordering on the psychic. Sensitive and well-liked, your vulnerable feelings can be soothed by liberal doses of luxury and the finer things in life. You are also a gifted judge of character. You value sincerity and despise deception, and are eagerly sought out for your good taste and advice.
If your daymaster is the Water Snake, you are objective, compassionate, and an excellent student of human nature. You are charismatic, capable, and insightful, possessing an intuitive radar. A natural-born empathy, you have a well-developed capacity for feeling the pain of and empathizing with others. You enjoy a multitude of interests and have friends from very diverse backgrounds.
If your daymaster is the Water Goat, you are a peace-loving artist and creative savant. Humanitarian yet shrewd to the ways of the world, you possess remarkable street-smarts. You need a healthy amount of emotional support; in fact, dependence on others is a definite risk you run with this daymaster. You may be a poet, writer, artist, or performer. Seductiveness is your forte, but unfortunately, patience is not.
If your daymaster is the Water Rooster, you are fond of social activity and never hesitate to share your opinions with others. Candid, outspoken, and resourceful, you are energetic and possess a sarcastic yet enjoyable sense of humor. You enjoy the arts and anything recreational (the more people present the better). Proficient in the use of the written word and a commanding speaker, you possess a strong personality and will always find a more efficient way to complete any task.
If your daymaster is the Water Pig, competition is of little interest to you; what you seek is peace and tranquility. You are shy and quiet, yet able to express yourself eloquently. Hardworking, longsuffering, and loyal, you may have felt constrained somehow during your early life. You are a very private person, and have a horror of airing your dirty laundry in public. Sweet, gentle, and pure of heart, you prefer to live within a safe and comfortable world of love and affection.
Yang Water is best represented by large areas of water like lakes, oceans, or large rivers. Its water is constantly moving; therefore, Yang Water people are very dynamic and like to move from place to place all the time. Like water, which can go around objects and find a path through any crack, Yang Water people are very adaptable and can go around problems much better than other elements. Their nature is diplomatic, and they do not use force; they simply find another way to get what they want. This is the element type that achieves whatever it wants just because it wants to be free. If success does not happen for a Yang Water, it will go nowhere in life and become a drifter. The entire impetus of Yang Water people is their thirst for freedom; Yang Waters dislike being controlled or locked in. So, either they will be very successful, or they will lose themselves and completely waste their lives.
Intelligence is the main characteristic of Yang Water people, as they have an outstanding ability to learn and can absorb information from different fields in a very easy and natural way. Yang Water people are natural-born entrepreneurs with an outstanding ability to reproduce ideas and businesses they notice in their surroundings. One of the best examples is Bill Gates, who built a software empire by simply copying what other people had made and repackaging it into a new range of products for the mass market.
Yang Waters are so-called reflectors, like an ocean that reflects and reproduces sunlight; that's how they reproduce ideas. Yang Waters appear creative but are actually very fast and detailed imitators. Water has no color; it reflects the sky or trees and whatever is around it at the speed of light. Copy and paste sums them up; they see something and just copy and paste it everywhere and anywhere it works.
Yang Water can easily see the big picture; therefore, they are very good business tacticians. There is always something going on with Yang Water, like a deep ocean that carries new ideas ready to come up to the surface at any time. They like social life, being with people, and trying all kinds of things just for fun. They don't like to be tied down and are very unpredictable about their next move, which sometimes can even cause a certain amount of anxiety because they are not often able to settle on one thing.
Although their nature is to run free, it's very good for Yang Water to have boundaries; otherwise, the water will spill everywhere and will have no direction. Therefore, the best way to control Yang Water and give it boundaries is with Yang Earth, or even Yin Earth, if it's strong enough to handle the water.
Yang Water has a very systematic, quick, and sharp thought process. They can visualize the problem, see it from different angles, take the big picture into account, and then come up with a solution. If a person is a well-balanced Yang Water, their thought processes rarely get distracted by emotions. Still, in the case of a weak or overly strong Yang Water, their emotions can get in the way and cloud their judgment.
If they are not able to come up with satisfying conclusions, they will ask lots of questions until they can. If Yang Water is weak, they can become too analytical and might not be able to finish the process. Yang Water has an excellent memory, like a deep sea that holds various treasures and creatures deep down. Yang Water is able to memorize things they find important and pull them out of the depths every time they need them, surprising everybody around. Their memory is selective, and things that they don't want to keep are simply erased and lost forever in the depths of the ocean.
Yang Waters like to impress people with their skills, latest discoveries, or any bit of new information. Their self-confidence relies very much on what people think about them, so they need to keep up a smart appearance. A highly developed Yang Water enjoys its superiority and rarely accepts to play second fiddle. Therefore, they will do anything to get to the top. Less developed Yang Water people might suffer from inferiority complexes and as a result, sometimes they withdraw from society to avoid such situations. In fact, being useless is one of Yang Water's biggest fears, and when the situation arises, they like to go into action immediately, just to boost their self-esteem. As long as they are in constant movement, Yang Water is healthy and keeps developing.
It's essential to understand that all these qualities come into question when Yang Water is too strong, which means it floods over and all around, and it's directionless. In that case, the person might be pessimistic and emotional. To have the positive qualities of Yang Water, the water has to be in a state of healthy balance, or instead, it will be in opposition to any positive attributes.
If Yang Water loves their job, they will motivate themselves to do their best, and there is no need to look over their shoulders. If one day they don't see the purpose of their work, they will simply leave, regardless of whether another job is waiting for them or not. They do not waste time at work, but if they want to entertain themselves with something, they will do so, clearly and openly. With their co-workers, they are sociable and diplomatic, and they get along quite easily with everybody.
Highly developed Yang Water does not engage in power struggles with their colleagues; they have their focus on something far bigger. The less developed Yang Water tends to be involved in lots of dramas and petty disputes among its co-workers.
Yang Waters don't like to take risks or spend money; they will turn every coin over five times before they decide to spend it. So getting money out of Yang Water is very hard unless they are paying for something they are really into. They are the great copycats of all the element types, and they like to stick to things that have been proven to work. As they are quick to catch onto anything around about, they need to decide on their career so they do not become insignificant jacks of all trades. In cooperation with suitable partners, they can go beyond their tendency to be limited and become truly great. In fact, Yang Waters are very good managers and leaders; they take care of every aspect of the business, especially making sure that all the paperwork is clear and the costs are down!
They are fully aware of what their business associates and colleagues are doing and ready anytime to ask the right questions to stay in the loop. As leaders, they enjoy sharing opinions with their colleagues and subordinates, as they have an open mind and will count them in, but that doesn't mean they will follow everything people tell them. In the case of a less developed Yang Water, the opinions of others can make them confused and make them constantly change their minds, due to a lack of inner control and direction. A highly developed Yang Water has a good sense for business, marketing, finances, risk management, and creating business plans. They usually have good connections, but their pride sometimes stops them from asking for help – which can prove to be their ultimate downfall.
On the other hand, either too strong or too weak Yang Water might be too calculative, pessimistic, and over-analytical, so their business prospects will be rather low. A good Yang Water always has a big picture of their business and is able to see the connection between the now and the future. Yang Waters are simply dreamers but with the ability to bring those dreams to reality, but only if their water is well-balanced or is going through a lucky element period.
Yang Waters are conservative spenders, and usually, it takes them a long time to make the first step. But once they have collected all the necessary information about a certain business, they go fully in, ready and keen to make it huge and reach their ultimate goal: financial freedom. When it comes to investments, Yang Waters rarely use advice from specialists, although they might ask questions. They like doing their research and making up their minds. One of the best examples is Warren Buffet, who made a fortune simply by following his own system of investments. He would rarely take risks and would go only for particular investments in which he fully believed.
Friendship and Relationship
Being the water element, Yang Water always seeks balance, and people often come to them for advice, knowing they will give them right-minded advice. They do not talk much, but when they do, they are honest, sometimes even brutally honest. The water element also likes to keep itself clean, therefore it will always try to find a way out of a troubling relationship or dodgy business partnership. They simply cannot handle any kind of relationship drama; that's just not their thing!
Yang Water makes friends easily; connecting with everything around is their natural state, and people are attracted to them like thirsty men to water. In their free time, they like to attend big parties, dances, or anything that involves people and movement. But due to their dual and moody nature, which is typical for water people, not many people can get near enough to fully understand Yang Water, and only a few get access to their true feelings.
• Fast reactors
• Big vision
• Precise planners
• Easily lose focus
• Image freaks
• Easily influenced
• Extremist tendencies
You are Yang Water Ren if your daymaster is the Water Rat, Water Tiger, Water Dragon, Water Horse, Water Monkey, or Water Dog. Yang Water is symbolized by vast oceans, great lakes, and rapid rivers. Ren Water people prefer freedom of movement and a carefree lifestyle and strongly dislike pressure and confrontations. They are extroverted, optimistic, resourceful, and artistic lovers of poetry and dance. They also make excellent businesspeople. Like a rushing river, Ren Waters are frequently on the go. Movement and activity are important for their emotional and physical well-being. As the saying goes, still waters run deep, and it is sometimes difficult to "read" the Ren Water person. Dynamic and focused, Ren Waters can be myopic when they have their minds set on something or someone. Inconsistent and temperamental, their moods tend to swell and recede like the tide. Compassionate, attentive, empathic, and warm, Ren Water persons sometimes care too much and may suffer from giving more than they receive. These are the good Samaritans of the 10 heavenly stems. Unfortunately, they may become so concerned about advocating and spreading love and goodwill that they overlook the nuts-and-bolts practicalities of helping. Ren Waters almost always have good intentions; however, their hidden compulsion is neediness - a need to be needed, appreciated, and loved - but they often avoid recognizing those needs.
The Ren Water female is challenging to understand and please. Demanding, sometimes snappish, and disdainful of weakness, she tends to have high expectations of her partner. Love is always confusing for the Ren Water woman. Should she select a dominant, influential man who rebuffs her testy demeanor, or a romantic, sweet man who is always available and ready to carry out her wishes? Truthfully, she would love to have both available for her, depending on her mood du jour.
The Ren Water male is the classic strong, silent type. Never one for small talk or meaningless verbal banter, the Ren Water man says what he means and means what he says. His affections will be expressed in tangible ways such as gifts or financial assistance. Although he is not verbally effusive with his declarations of passion, he is highly sentimental and will enjoy the little gestures and romantic things that you do. The Ren Water man will almost always be a successful businessman, manager, or entrepreneur, but he'll probably be just as married to his job as he is to you. Nurture and facilitate his career, and you will endear yourself to him forever.
If you are a Yang Water Ren:
The Fire element represents your finances and your father. Yang Fire years (2006, 2016) bring sudden and unexpected wealth, while Yin Fire years (2007, 2017) bring good luck with earned wealth. The Metal element represents your mother, as well as caretakers, mentors, and those who support and protect you. Yin Metal years (2001, 2011, 2021) bring nurturing and happiness, while Yang Metal years (2000, 2010, 2020) may feel smothering or oppressive.
The Earth element represents your career or vocation, but can be difficult as it traps your Water daymaster. Yang Earth years (1998, 2008, 2018) can bring crisis or unfavorable change, while Yin Earth years (1999, 2009, 2019) bring beneficial or positive change, especially in work or business matters.
If your daymaster is the Water Rat, you are deeply emotional, know how to communicate, and can easily influence a crowd. You are an open-minded individual, always looking for new ideas and experiences. Sensitive and capable of empathizing with others, communication, learning, and travel are all important to you. With a fine vocabulary and vivid imagination, you may excel in language, writing, or journalism.
If your daymaster is the Water Tiger, you are self-motivated, with a great desire to communicate, teach, and lead. You are a natural intermediary and may be drawn to public relations. Humanitarian, empathic, and morally upright, you have been blessed with sensible insight into human nature and a "sixth sense." Those with a Water Tiger daymaster are exquisitely insightful and may choose to pursue positions of spiritual leadership.
If your daymaster is the Water Dragon, you are humane and an excellent judge of the truth. You would excel in any type of career involving public affairs, social relations, or public speaking. Always open to new ideas and experiences, you have a true gift for seeing things objectively and creating a foundation to build upon in all that you do. Your urge to communicate may be expressed in a love of travel and embracing different cultures. Outgoing, fluent, and a first-rate conversationalist, you may chart your course to exotic locations. Careers that involve theatrics and playing to an admiring audience suit you best.
If your daymaster is the Water Horse, you are always seeking new ideas and experiences. You advance your own ideas by influencing the opinions and thoughts of others. Open-minded, objective, and friendly, you possess an insatiable need for movement, communication, and decisive action. You have a love of the outdoors and may lean toward team sports. You follow the latest trends and want to be the first to learn of and pass on news.
If your daymaster is the Water Monkey, you rarely take yourself too seriously and are generally full of humor and good cheer. The Water element imparts a great need to communicate with others. You cannot tolerate boredom, routine, or stagnation of your keen mind; you need to be challenged and stimulated mentally. Watch a tendency to be suspicious, and to leverage a response using your gifts of influence and persuasion. Your ability to manipulate language, ideas, and tricky situations is uncanny.
If your daymaster is the Water Dog, you are empathetic, tenderhearted, and capable of great sacrifice. Talented and intuitive, you could be very persuasive for the right cause. Others see you as kind, compassionate, and loyal. You are an exceptionally scrupulous and virtuous individual whose principal quality is devotion. Occasionally lacking self-confidence, you are very emotional and need a lot of encouragement and emotional support from others to assuage your fears, worries, and self-doubts.
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