The Fire Monkey is Alan Arkin's day master which makes him able to put psychological pressure onto others. Alan Arkin tackles matters, is charismatic, passionate and adventurous.
Sometimes Alan Arkin makes a decision without having looked, listened or having spent a thought about the issue which leads to big success but also often creates lasting problems.
New trends and fashion is a matter of interest to Alan Arkin and he wants to be the centre of attention.
Alan Arkin is lavish, lively, passionate and mentally agile, intelligent, inspired and inspiring. He is easily excited and quickly overdoes it.
Alan Arkin possess a sharp mind, is technically talented and verbally and mentally skilled. Alan Arkin is able to talk his way out of things easily.
Alan Arkin is full of ideas and creates surprising solutions for common problems. He has a strong body and a weak self-consciousness as well as low stamina.
Alan Arkin needs a suitable partner in order to be successful. On his own Alan Arkin won't make it happen. In order to keep the peace Alan Arkin does not always tell the truth and he has to pay attention to not falling pray to addiction.
Alan Arkin does not like when others know everything about him but whoever gains Alan Arkin's love is blessed with a warm-hearted and faithful friend. Alan Arkin is very suitable for any relationships but he can also quickly bring it to an end.
The Yang Fire day master is mounted on the Monkey and forms with it the personality pattern Pian Cai and the Nayin fire under the mountain. The Qi phase is Bing (sickness).
Note: The element combination of the day master is considered to represent the me and provides the person with a set of basic traits that are influenced by the other element combinations of the year, month and hour.
This dog is a perfectionist, fussy, dutiful and possesses the exceptional talent to avoid traps or to smell trouble. He chooses his partners very carefully. He likes to help others both out of curiosity and helpfulness. He loves teamwork, values comfort and beauty and knows how to enjoy the beautiful sides of life. This mocking and sharp human being is a little bit vain but to those he loves he is always loyal.
The will of the human being born in the month of the rabbit, is certainly driven by pacifism which sometimes can become an obsessive urge for harmony. In many cases, this has a favourable effect, because these people possess a great skill in human interaction. Their task is to use their pacifism to the benefit of all but not to suggest the own idea of harmony.
The wisdom of the snake and the burning fire influences intelligence and temper. You cannot take them in and if somebody tries to betray you, you dart back with fire. You are a closed-up and sensitive. It is because of this that you do not care much about friendships but you yearn for a person you can open up to.
Aries-Dogs guard the ones close to them with such care that those sometimes feel imprisoned. This means Aries-Dogs often overshoot the mark.
The elements and respective signs by the teachings of Bazi Suan Ming give a more complete analysis of a person than the normally known only chinese year sign. In Bazi Suan Ming ("Four Pillars of Destiny = eight signs") the day sign is the one that represents the me, and thus the key personality of a person. Of course the interaction between the elements and signs play also a significant role. Going into the depth of how to calculate those elements and how they interact with each other would go a step too far on this page. Only a person can be defined by his or her 8 elements which are represented by four heavenly stems and four earth branches. The earth branches consist of one of the animal signs which in themselves also represent an element.
The Year Pillar shows the relationship with family and society at large.
The Month Pillar represents your childhood and how you relate with your parents.
The Day Pillar provides information on your relationship with your spouse or partner - whereas the Day Stem (the upper sign) is considered your "Self Element" as it represents you within the chart.
The Hour Pillar refers to career and/or the relationship with children.
Each element (each phase) in the chart represents a specific person and your path in life. An optimal balanced element chart features each of the elements in the same strength, which of course, is seldomly the case. The interaction of the heavenly stems among each other as well as with the earth branches can create more elements.
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Lawyer, philanthropist, publisher, pamphleteer, member of parliament, angel of death; Alan Arkin is a justice fanatic who is able to engage himself for matters which result is doubtful but which are noble. He will even get engaged if he does not share all conviction of the one he defends. At the heart of every dog there is something like Voltaire which makes them extremely generous but also critical, sceptical, dissatisfied and restless. Of course because in this world intolerance, unfairness, stupidity and the breach of duty dominates; all things Alan Arkin detests. This antipathy is not without consequences with regards to his temperament. But his humour and his snappiness rescue him from sullenness in which he would drown if the cruelty of the world and the human beings would really influence his morale. Therefore he does not hesitate despite his obvious cynicism to put on his armour to enter the crusade.
Alan Arkin is fighting and knightly and since he also is persistent, skilled and also intuitive, smelling misfortune and thus avoids them he is no Don Quichotte but a Rodrigo de Vivar (El Cid). You could blame him to be too impulsive and to see everything in black and white in contrast to his tolerance which marks his behaviour.
Fortunately he does have great intuition and only seldom is wrong. The life, the years going by, the failures and successes very much influences Alan Arkin that is most probably the most distrustful of all signs of the Chinese astrology. Most of the time the distrustfulness of the constant worker, the leader of the pack and boss has an impact on the sentimental area. He always stays friendly and values the evenings with friends as well as events where he can show his tendency towards the black humour, his biting, mocking and sometimes even hurtful manners. This human being is in truth tender, a faithful, precious friend who is very helpful.
Alan Arkin is receptive, understanding, and sometimes hurtful but also can react sensitively and quick tempered. His fits of rage do not take long. He also is a bit egoistic and you cannot exclude that he sometimes is a bit vain and proud. He can be very possessive.
This man without treachery who is constantly worried about something is sometimes a lecher and often a distrustful lover.
All Dogs are loyal for sure. Their lives are full of little failures and big adventures just for enjoyment but never (or only rarely) to change their lives. You could compare it with fishers spending many months at the ocean but always return to their homely harbour.
The already mentioned sort B is not so accurate with the loyalty. In order to seduce them a carefully planned strategy is necessary. This kind of Dog man is like a fortress which needs to be besieged for many months. Once it is taken the winner takes the guard. This Dog man needs constant encouragement. You always have to talk about eternity and often of faithfulness to calm his fears. He quickly becomes then the partner loving it to get amused, who has a great sense of humour and who will most of all never let you fall.
The Dogs with the element Fire are often Gourmands and Gourmets. They are very serious and easily worried by a yes as well as by a no and look at the horizon for obstacles and are quite careless when it comes to nutrition. There is not much and they would beat the pig man who is the biggest enjoyer of all of the Chinese Signs. He is able to align his holiday driving plan by the gastronomically in-between stops and his hotels often have the most stars. This tendency is not without consequences to his waist and, although he likes to eat big he does not care for good wine or liquors.
Even if Dogs think they are cross drivers which is not without disturbing the own home he is a remarkable and responsible father. Often he is a sitter type coddling his children and who is very generous and most of all an about the children's future worried father.
Too bad your home is not a castle in Spain. There you would be able to hunt your hero finally down. A pretty English country house with view to a golf place he would like as well. Since things are what they are here a few details with which you can hit the nail: a fireplace, a library stuffed with books, garnet coloured fabrics (wall paper, furniture), a Chinese carpet, a bar at the living room, a few old or modern master paintings (or good reprints of those). He does not yearn for the extraordinary but for comfort. If you own the house or the apartment it will be seen as consistency by the dog man.
With such a mocker it is better to choose the topics carefully and most of all to talk only about something you have the knowledge of. Mistakes, errors and untruth are instantly uncovered with humour. It is not negative to play the charming unknowing in certain areas. It could even flatter his ego. In that case his friendliness will outweigh his biting. With a Dog man it never becomes boring who does not brook competition in an intellectual sense.
Give him nice ties since his taste is not secure in this regard. He collects old papers. Give him, if he does not already own it the picturesque magazine. He loves books and here the choice is big. But rather give him pamphlets such as the Polemics by Leon Daudet unless you find "The true story of Rodrigo de Vivar", which would truly surprise him. Or simply give him a DVD of movie classics or even horror movies and Comics which he is really besotted with.
Dog and Dog
A dog chooses his partner quite carefully and if two dogs meet it could take a while before both find each other, perhaps only after several tries. Even if both don't think about a stable relationship at first they keep an eye on each other. At some time there is the right moment and both realise how well they fit to each other. Usually this is the beginning of a very long and good relationship.
Dog and Pig
There is no question, dog and pig like each other. Truth and honesty are high values for both which they find in the respective other. Yet while the dog is drawn to the wide world to put his ideals into reality, the pig is satisfied with the small happiness of togetherness in the own home. The dog is again and again disappointed by that since he feels that the pig basically agrees with him but cannot retrace the dog's zest for action. Only an honest and open interaction with each other can keep this relationship stable.
Dog and Rat
How tame the rat can become when a dog is present! The rat's sometimes demanding nature gets soft tones when the dog takes care of her. And the dog loves when his rat overdoes it from time to time and gets him out of his reserves. All in all their interaction is quite contemplative. Perhaps dog and rat cannot believe it sometimes themselves how unproblematic their contradicting natures fit, but in the end both will enjoy their destiny.
Dog and Ox
It is not without hurdles if an ox and a dog find to each other. It starts with the dog and his high ideals taking offense on the pragmatic nature of the ox. Where the ox decides out of reason or sees the maximum of use the dog will align his actions on their ethical justification. Disputes are pre-programmed. However, both admire each other in secret; the dog the ox because he achieves so much in life and the ox the dog because he stays faithful to himself. In this admiration roots the passion for each other.
Dog and Tiger
The wild cat and the dog; can that really work out? But yes! Both are made for each other. Especially the dog values that the tiger does not criticise his idealism and the tiger loves the independence of the dog who gives him a lot of space. They may not be the dream couple from an outside perspective but inside they are for sure because they have great respect for each other they do not need to demonstrate. Both know what they have in each other and that none of them gives up easily once they have found each other.
Dog and Rabbit
Perhaps rabbit and dog think that what both connects is something similar to a relationship even if it looks from an outside perspective rather as a lose togetherness. In fact passion is not the strength of this relationship. That should not disguise the fact that both share a deep friendship and infinitely trust each other. They also rarely have a dispute because each of them does not resent the other's style of life. Perhaps it is exactly this modesty which makes a relationship between rabbit and dog long lasting.
Dog and Dragon
If a dog meets a dragon he might have the feeling to meet the exact opposite of himself. The dragon seems to him to be domineering and moody while he strives for higher ideals where there is no place for such aristocratic behaviour. The dragon on the other hand does not understand how the dog could sacrifice his life for an idea and does without the joy of living. How should this uneven couple form a relationship? Only if both can come up with a maximum amount of tolerance for each other, the relationship might work.
Dog and Snake
Both signs have their difficulties with each other because they have great stipulations when it comes to other's the way of living. The dog is irritated by the snake's ability to lay low when he thinks it is time to stand up for his ideals. The snake on the other hand thinks the dog is way too naive and will rather grimace at his quest for truth. Even if both find to each other out of an erotic attraction it costs a lot of energy and self conquest on both sides to keep this relationship stable.
Dog and Horse
The thing that makes horse and dog to an ideal couple is their great understanding of the spaces the other needs. Neither dog nor horse feels the need to cling to each other only to ensure the other's love. In fact both can lead a very good distance relationship or a weekend relationship. Each knows how to fill time with sense even without the other as when both are together in which severe passion takes place as well as a long deep conversation about god and the world.
Dog and Goat
With dog and goat, idealism and emotions meet. One considers to justify his ideals and sometimes act against the own feelings while the other thinks it is the highest happiness to submit totally to the own emotions. The dog thinks the goat is inconstant; the goat thinks the dog is a dreamer. However, both are able to get it together, especially when both work on the same project. Without such a goal this relationship is more than breakable.
Dog and Monkey
Trust is what connects monkey and dog with each other. The dog loves to give the monkey's imaginativeness form and body and the monkey admires the dog for his wisdom and his sense of the essential. Thus, two meet, who are a team in the best sense of the word and who will enjoy going through thick and thin. This strong connection both won't give easily up and even in times of crisis they firmly stand together.
Dog and Rooster
The rooster is actually a more homely type while the dog is drawn to the wide world. This does not look the best choice for the building up of a joint future. However, if each can learn to accept the other's attitude towards life, a very free and on generosity based relationship can evolve, which is not fed by an everlasting passion but by the feeling to have someone at his side which stands by him when it matters. It is more standing shoulder to shoulder what makes this relationship than romantic love. It seems to suffice for the dog and the rooster.