Jia (Yang Wood)
Gall Bladder in Earth
highly abstract and intellectual
full of ideas, enjoyment of puzzles and mathematics
very impetuous, prefer to learn from experience rather than books, which they don’t like so much
are impatient, but like to think and make plans, can understand complexities
tend to be blunt, like to take control and can be overbearing
high energy but exhaust quickly
impatient communicators, go straight to the point, can lose patience with others quickly
may appear as argumentative, but they just like to share and feel understood
in relationships often battle for dominance, tend to often have short lived obsessions
Can have Übermut
If it’s the year stem, then they get frustrated easily
Yi (Yin Wood)
Liver in metal
background is quiet and prefers solitude
social, outgoing, love to be alive
On the outside very social and outgoing, but on the inside isolated and unsure of their own identity
need a lot of re-assurance from their romantic partners, they are often dominating them
tend to worry about how others see them, and can be very sensitive
can be frustrated with inner restrained and suffer from restrained anger
tend to feel guilty and self-admonishing
suffer from sexual inhibition, often stay responsible isntead enjoyment
can be manic and depressive
martial arts is good for them
Bing (Yang Fire)
Small Intestine in Water
clear sense of where they are going in life, can be high-achievers
don’t struggle against life, are adaptable and agreeable, are non-judgemental and can accept easily
confident, immense clarity and wisdom, clever, learn quickly
can be closed up, don’t reveal their true feelings. Quietness and restrained in private
Outside they can sparkle, allow others to go their own way and support them, therefore often liked a lot
Can rise to relative power in groups, advisor to the leader, as people trust their judgement and decisionmaking
think on their feet, not easily intimidated, but also non-confronting.
can be creative musically, especially in classical genres
Ding (Yin Fire)
Heart in wood
background is love and emotion
are loyal and true, value friendship
on the surface value manners and politeness, have controlled emotions.
Dislike embarrasing behavior, look for style
value honesty, but rarely speak out their truth
really know how to have fun
are fascinated by mysticism, don’t care much for material richness
have high integrity and are respected for it
often are originals in their expression
creative in visual arts or dance
can be late-bloomers
Wu (Yang Earth)
Stomach in Fire
are inspired and inspiring.
love luxury, fine silks, beauty, full blossoming of flowers, gardens, sunshine
gather material things for themselves but also like to share with others
are kind people
are inspired intellectuals, articulate, possibly writers and poets
are quick and influential. are greedy for knowledge
are generally happy and very optimistic and they laugh a lot
are also beautiful. like talking and possibly have a knack for communicating, possibly in different languages
They command attention when they talk.
They are also very astute and know when to hold back
Enjoy traveling the world
Ji (Yin Earth)
Spleen/Pancreas in earth
have mothering and nurturing qualities. are kind and generous and very helpful towards others.
are calm and quiet but can have sudden outbursts of anger
are sincere, caring and sympathetic. Relationships are extremely important to them.
Crave the company of others.
They can be prone to preoccupation, especially with food or books. They enjoy cooking. They can become bookish. Although they enjoy academic study they are not naturally brilliant.
They enjoy intellectual discussion.
Enjoy being centre stage
Tendency to overeating or oral fixations. Can become stubborn, inflexible and obsessive
Geng (Yang Metal)
Colon in metal
can be ruthless.
There is an air of joylessness, of deprivation and seriousness in them.
strong desire to protect those they perceive as weaker (children and the oppressed).
often take up political causes and are motivated by a sense of injustice.
manifest compassion within official ‘good causes’ more than in their personal life.
have little time for the non-essentials of life
strong sense of self-preservation overrides all other concerns and they are ready to attack when they feel under threat, physically, emotionally or materially, and can be violent.
have a killer instinct and will go for the jugular if needed.
Whatever they do they will not put themselves in peril as they have enormous self-restraint.
Tend to get into conflict with others
keep emotionally distant and prefer their own company and are self-reliant with a tendency to go it alone.
can be cruel but feel themselves hard done by and can suffer from resentment.
make sound but harsh judges and they have the habit of constantly correcting others.
Women are more prone to self-criticism (because yin moves inwards).
tend to be inflexible and strict and are not generous.
are hoarders who ‘file’ their possessions (because they like exactness and cleanliness)
Xin (Yin Metal)
Lungs in water
have a lot of insecurity and doubt
Can be passive and can easily give up control of their lives.
Flrourish easily, but often not with a lasting effect
easily take orders.
are like foot-soldiers. work very well in government
can also willingly give up their lives for a greater good, but can become overly religious and self-sacrificing.
have a strong desire to be ‘good’. This can be the path of the recluse or of the aesthete.
can endure hardship over a long period and also have good physical strength and stamina.
can be quiet and withdrawn and, although they find their own path, it is not an easy path. It often brings up issues about survival and physical security.
have unending patience with life and demand little
Ren (Yang Water)
Bladder in wood
love, humanity, enjoyment in life
have the knack of living life
interact easily with others. are great communicators on a one-to-one level and people respond on an emotional level to them
are also very attractive to the opposite sex, with strong hair and good teeth
are aware of their own attractiveness and sexual appeal
can be Casanovas and enjoy sexual conquest
are confident and at ease with themselves
are dynamic, can shoulder great responsibilities with ease, and make things seem effortless
delegate easily and make good supervisors
understands things on an emotional level, which may contradict intellectual arguments
may be very changeable and restless, may change jobs or partners frequently
can be evasive, talk in a meandering way and tend to take a long time to get to the point
Gui (Yin Water)
Kidney in fire
smile easily when they meet others.
do not blossom but stay hidden. tend to want to hibernate, and are shy.
can be overly cautious in life, which can hinder a full flowering of their potential.
are easily startled.
can meander with no fixed goal.
find the easy route through life and will not struggle against the flow.
do not hurry.
If they are not careful they can be led into dangerous situations
can be sad and forgetful.