October 30, 2020

What are the five Chinese zodiac elements and what signs are compatible?

What are the five Chinese zodiac elements and what signs are compatible?

THE Chinese zodiac elements are used to characterize the animals of the zodiac.

Chinese zodiac signs identify birth years with certain animals including the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig.

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The five elements of the Chinese zodiac sign

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The five elements of the Chinese zodiac sign

Characteristics of the five elements

The Chinese zodiac elements identify birth years with certain animals using Earth, Wood, Fire, Metal and Water elements which add more uniqueness to the sign.

The five elements combined with the 12 zodiac signs produce a sixty-year cycle for each sign.

Metal

Metal elements can be driven and highly self-reliant. 

Many are also determined, persistent, workaholic, and managerial.

Metal people are persistent and managerial

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Metal people are persistent and managerial

They can also be highly confident and are very goal-oriented.

Metal people are highly stubborn and inflexible in many aspects.

Water

Water signs are kind, smart and competent. 

They are recognized as sympathetic, perfectionist, and great coordinators.

Water elements are smart and tender

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Water elements are smart and tender

Water people are mainly intelligent, upfront and quick-witted and they have good memory. 

They are known for being tender, sometimes inactive with their decisions, uncompetitive and altruistic.

Wood

Wood signs are exceptionally gifted, can be idealistic, and high planners.

Wood elements are quick-witted, highly competent, and sometimes very stubborn. 

Wood people are said to be reliable and gifted with their ideas

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Wood people are said to be reliable and gifted with their ideas

They are wise and reliable and they can cooperate with others. 

At work, they are motivated, confident, earnest, generous, righteous, comprehensive, compassionate and good at diplomacy.

Fire

Fire elements are courageous, passionate, and good at investigation and research. 

They are risk takers, adventurous, brave, confident, motivated and ambitious; also, they are frank, enthusiastic, strong, energetic, progressive.

Fire elements can be aggressive but brave and confident

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Fire elements can be aggressive but brave and confident

Fire people are highly outgoing, enthusiastic, excited, very efficient, but can be explosive and very short-tempered.

Many are also impatient and aggressive when provoked. 

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Earth

Earth elements are kind, tolerant, honest, and natural-born leaders.

They tend to be introverted and generous, trustworthy, diligent and steadfast by nature.

Earth people are generous and trustworthy

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Earth people are generous and trustworthy

Additionally, all earth people are said to be tolerant, sensitive and very cooperative with others. 

However, they can be too chatty and very lazy. 

Compatibility between the elements

The Five Elements Theory is a Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between the main elements. 

The elements also have their own order and they all relate to each other. 

The generating cycle works with each element as they all contribute to one another. 

The elements and their characteristics

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The elements and their characteristics

Wood makes Fire burn; Fire creates Earth; Earth bears Metal; Off of Metal runs the Water; Water makes Wood grow.

Conversely, the controlling cycle is a destructive and weak cycle that characterizes the elements in ways they can dismantle one another. 

Fire melts Metal; Metal chops down Wood; Wood breaks the Earth; Earth soaks up Water and blocks its flow; Water controls Fire.

All animals of the zodiac have their own strength and weaknesses

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All animals of the zodiac have their own strength and weaknesses

What are the 12 Chinese zodiac animals?

Rat: Quick-witted, kind, versatile and ambitious. 

Ox: Loyal, reliable, determined and strong. 

Tiger: Brave, bold, competitive and enthusiastic.

Rabbit: Elegant, quiet, responsible and modest.

The Dog is loyal and honest, the Horse is active and energetic, the Tiger is brave and bold

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The Dog is loyal and honest, the Horse is active and energetic, the Tiger is brave and bold

Dragon: Confident, intelligent, enthusiastic, and innovative. 

Snake: Wise, sneaky, cunning, intense and witty.

Horse: Active, energetic, spontaneous, and ambitious.

Goat: Sympathetic, gentle, calm, peaceful and warm. 

The Rat is versatile and ambitious, The Dragon is intelligent and enthusiastic, the Monkey is sharp and curious

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The Rat is versatile and ambitious, The Dragon is intelligent and enthusiastic, the Monkey is sharp and curious

Monkey: Sharp, smart, curious, social and persuasive. 

Rooster: Hardworking, observant, courageous, and honest. 

Dog: Loyal, honest, caring, friendly, and responsible. 

Pig: Compassionate, generous, diligent, and sincere. 

The Rabbit is quiet and elegant, the Pig is sincere and generous, the Goat is gentle and peaceful

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The Rabbit is quiet and elegant, the Pig is sincere and generous, the Goat is gentle and peaceful

Best Elements for Each Chinese Zodiac Sign

Metal: Monkey, Rooster

Wood: Tiger, Pig

Each animal has the best compatibility with an element

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Each animal has the best compatibility with an element

Water: Rat, Pig

Fire: Snake, Horse

Earth: Ox, Dragon, Sheep, Dog

Animals of the Chinese zodiac

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Animals of the Chinese zodiac