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Chinese Astrology

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Current Chinese Elements & Signs

Chinese Elements For Sunday, 9. May 2021 19:54 UTC
Element LevelHourDayMonthYear
Heavenly StemYang MetalYin FireYin WaterYin Metal
Earth Branch
(Animal Sign)
Four Pillars of Destiny Earth Branch HourFour Pillars of Destiny Earth Branch DayFour Pillars of Destiny Earth Branch MonthFour Pillars of Destiny Earth Branch Year
Hidden DominatingYang EarthYang FireYang FireYin Earth
Hidden RemainingYin MetalYang EarthYang EarthYin Water
Treasure ChestYin FireYang MetalYang MetalYin Metal
Element Distribution and Strength
WoodFireEarthMetalWater
Now0320160280120
Strengthvery weakstrongbalancedstrongweak

The Year of the Metal-Ox

Feb 4, 2021 00:00 - Feb 4, 2022 00:00Chinese Astrology year for 2021 is the year of the Metal-Ox

In the year of the Metal Ox anyone can achieve a lot with courage!

Anyone who sees the challenges of the past year as an opportunity for a true new beginning can now expect the support of the Ox in creating a stable basis for the future.

Even if the path seems uncomfortable at first, the new ruler ensures that we do not despair. We should roll up our sleeves and show the necessary commitment. With perseverance and diligence, this year can achieve a great deal on all levels.

However, the more conservative worldview of the Ox and the experiences of the past year can also cause us even less to dare to change direction.

Then it can happen that we fall back into old habits and carry on as before, instead of getting involved in necessary change. This would mean stagnation on a personal and global level, nor would it prepare us very much for future crises.

After the events of the past year, this year is all about gaining new stability and confidence. With his structuring and earthing energy, the Metal Ox can support us here.

We should have learned from what we had experienced that we cannot simply relinquish our responsibilities. May decisions be made in all areas this year with heart and reason - for our personal benefit and for the benefit of all.

If the Rat was rather noticed by the fact to being unable to follow one direction and make clear decisions, this is unlikely to cause any problems for the new annual regent.

The Metal Ox will increasingly be concerned with advancing on the path taken following clear guidelines and ensuring that the new reality desired by many can be established.

What this reality will look like is up to each and every one of us.

The Year Sign

The meaning of the Chinese Star Sign is not based on the Year Sign only but additionally it is influenced by the Month, Day and Double Hour Sign. It is further influenced by one of the 5 elements. Thus you'll have an endless combination making it nearly impossible for one person to have the same characteristics as the other.

There are 12 Signs in the Chinese Horoscope which repeat themselves every 12 years. Often this sign is wrongly calculated. The Chinese Year does not start with January 1st like ours but on different days in January or February, always on the second new moon after the winter solstice. If you have your birthday in one of those two months it may be absolutely possible that you have always believed to be another sign. Those 12 Star Signs are Dog, Dragon, Goat, Horse, Monkey, Ox, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Rooster, Snake and Tiger.

These 12 Star Signs show what inherent character lies within us. What is easy to do and on what we have to work; and where the difficulties lie.

Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Rat
The Rat (Zi)
Yang Water (REN)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Ox
The Ox (Chou)
Yin Earth (JI)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Tiger
The Tiger (Yin)
Yang Wood (JIA)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Rabbit
The Rabbit (MAO)
Yin Wood (YI)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Dragon
The Dragon (CHEN)
Yang Earth (WU)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Snake
The Snake (SI)
Yin Fire (DING)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Horse
The Horse (WU)
Yang Fire (BING)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Goat
The Goat (WEI)
Yin Earth (JI)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Monkey
The Monkey (SHEN)
Yang Metal (GENG)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Rooster
The Rooster (YOU)
Yin Metal (XIN)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Dog
The Dog (XU)
Yang Earth (WU)
Chinese Astrology: Star Sign Pig
The Pig (HAI)
Yin Water (GUI)

The Elements

The second important component of the Chinese Horoscope is the element which is also acquainted with the year. Thus the Star Signs repeat themselves along with their according element only every 60 years.

There are five elements; Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood.

Each element rules two succeeding years so that you have a 10-year-rhythm. This 60-year-cycle you also find in human life. It mirrors the gap between two generations. And often you'll see that the children get better along with the grandparents than with the parents.

The element itself does not simply add an attribute but rather influences the Star Sign. For example the element Earth which stands for stability. Do you have a hectic sign such as the Monkey then this element has a positive influence on it.

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.

The Month Sign

The Year Sign with its element shows the personality of a person. The Month Sign shows the more individual. Already given characteristics by the Star Sign with its element are further modified. The Month Sign shows the individual will and the intellect of a personality. The Month Signs are again the 12 animal symbols we already know.

The Day Sign

Like before the animal symbol standing for the Day Sign is one of the ones we already know. The Day Sign shows what we feel intuitively before it gets to our awareness. It is a hint into your world of feelings, your inner being and the ability to accept joy and pain and to process it. It also shows how you get in touch with your environment.

The Double Hour

After we have now the Year Sign (the inherent character and its possibilities), the element (the basic direction the character is going), the Month Sign (the orientation of the will and the life task) and finally the Day Sign (your world of feelings) we now come last but not least to the Double Hour.

The birth hour is very personal and shows your inner self; the self which surrounds you with an aura and which works on your fellowmen. It both makes you congenial or unlikable and passes on the first impression people have of you. This second self is often contrary to your strong conscious self and from time to time the one wants to dominate the other.

The day does not start in China at 0:00 am but already at 23:00. Thus the first double hour is between 23:00 and 01:00.

Please take into consideration that the Chinese calculate with sun hours. It means that you have to add daylight savings time. If your birth certificate shows a birth hour to a time where daylight savings time was already put in place you have to consider that accordingly. You have to add an hour. For example you were born at 19:58 then the Hour Sign is the symbol for 20:58.

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