When dissecting the human psyche, there are two fundamental forces we tend to discuss: practicality and intuition. Both qualities shape our decisions, interactions, and life paths in distinct ways.
What if we told you that your Chinese zodiac sign and its associated element could offer profound insights into which of these forces guides you most strongly? Discover your unique personality type, as we delve into the fascinating world of Chinese astrology to unravel the interplay between your zodiac sign and its elemental influence. Will you find yourself leaning towards practicality or surrendering to intuition?
In the Chinese zodiac, there are 5 elements and 12 zodiac signs. Chinese philosophy's Five Elements Theory is used to explain how things interact and are related to one another. The five basic components of the cosmos, between which interactions take place, are thought to be Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.
Metal (birth year ends in 0 or 1)
Metal people tend to be practical, ambitious, reliable, and straightforward, organised with a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to their work, good in problem-solving and have an eye for detail. They are seen as the leaders of their groups because of their strong sense of authority.
Water (birth year ends in 2 or 3)
Water people are often seen as intuitive, sensitive, kind and creative. They are able to sense when something is wrong, and they have a strong connection to the spiritual world. They tend to be compassionate, understanding, and supportive of their partners. They are creative with a lot of unique perspectives and ideas to their relationships.
Wood (birth year ends in 4 or 5)
Practical and intuitive
Wood people are often seen as practical and logical, yet also intuitive and creative. They can be quite analytical with a strong sense of justice. Wood people are patient and understanding, very sensitive too as they are able to appreciate and understand the creative and intuitive nature of others.
Fire (birth year ends in 6 or 7)
Fire people are often seen as passionate and energetic. They have a strong sense of justice and are usually determined, decisive and ambitious. They can be quite competitive and will do whatever it takes to get ahead. Creative by nature they can bring a lot of unique perspectives and ideas to their relationships.
Earth (birth year ends in 8 or 9)
Earth people are often seen as practical, reliable, and hard-working. They are loyal and loving, and they can provide emotional support and stability. They have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to their work. They are good at problem-solving and can be quite analytical.
In addition to the 5 Chinese elements there are also 12 animals that represent the Chinese zodiac chart that combined with the element years gives a deeper understanding of your zodiac sign.
Rats are often seen as reliable with sharp observations, and dependable, and they are usually the first to take on a challenge. They are good planners and logical thinkers, they make decisions quickly. Rats are strong-willed and determined, they have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to their work.
Oxen are known for their hard-working nature and ability to focus on their tasks. They are also very responsible and reliable, and they have a strong sense of duty and commitment to their work. Oxen are also logical thinkers and are often able to see the logical side of a problem.
Tigers are often seen as adventurous and creative, brave but at the same time reckless. They have strong intuition and are able to sense when something is wrong. They are also very passionate and have a strong sense of justice. Tigers are also good at problem-solving and can come up with creative solutions. With open-mind thinking, they can find out-of-the-box solutions.
Hares are often seen as gentle and kind-hearted. They are intuitive and sensitive to the emotions of others, and they are often able to sense when something is wrong. They are also good at communicating and expressing their feelings and opinions.
Dragons are often seen as ambitious and determined. They have a strong will and are not afraid to take risks. They are also good at problem-solving and have strong business skills. They’re action-oriented and extremely driven.
Snakes are often seen as cunning and intuitive. They are good at reading people and situations, and they have a strong sense of intuition. Snakes are also good at problem-solving and can come up with creative solutions. They can be quite persuasive when it comes to getting what they want.
Horses are often seen as outgoing and energetic. They have a strong sense of intuition and are good at reading people and situations. Horses are creative and can come up with unique solutions to problems.
Goats are often seen as gentle and kind-hearted. They are intuitive and sensitive to the emotions of others, and they are often able to sense when something is wrong.
Roosters are known for their confidence, hardworking nature, and alertness. These traits are often associated with being practical and reliable. They’re organized, efficient, and productive.
Monkeys are known for their intelligence, creativity, and resourcefulness, which are all practical qualities that can be useful in a variety of situations. Monkeys tend to be quick thinkers and problem-solvers, able to come up with innovative solutions to difficult challenges.
Dogs are loyal and trustworthy people. They have a strong sense of intuition and are born empaths. They have the ability to tap into other people’s emotions. Dogs have strong instincts and they’re good at understanding people..
Pigs are compassionate, easygoing and understanding creatures. They are intuitive and sensitive to the emotions of others, and they are often able to sense when something is wrong. Their heart is always in the right place.