According to Chinese astrology, our universe consists of five basic elements namely Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth . Everything, including humans,in the universe must have a relationship with these five elements. So the five elements are applied not only to every physical thing in the world, but also to the Colors,
Directions, Seasons and Sounds,Years, Months, Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds of the Chinese Calendar. These elements, calculated from the date of birth and time ,gives valuable insights in addition to their animal signs into the psyche of the person concerned, their inherent tendencies and their personalities in general .
|1-Rat , 2-Ox , 3-Tiger , 4-Rabbit , 5-Dragon , 6-Snake , 7-Horse , 8-Goat , 9-Monkey , 10-Rooster , 11-Dog , 12-Pig .|
According to Chinese Astrology, the twelve zodiac animal signs have been segragated into four groups. The purpose behind the grouping is the three group animals have identical thinking according to Chinese schlars. Despite the variable facets of the individual animals, the style of understanding and thinking is aligned.The four groups are:
All these animals are action oriented ones, they have positive thinking and are high class competitors and are true to their core and character. Mouse is timid and a coward, Dragon is full of courage and self-confidence and of high thinking. He has the ability to understand the intelligence of the Mouse and the cunningness of the Monkey. Monkey needs the intellignece of the Mouse and the courage of the Dragon. Due to the above said factors they are complementary to each other. Here Mouse represents the water element, Dragon the water element and Monkey, the metal element.
These are deep thinking animals who continue to dwell upon one aspect or the other. They are always conscious about attaining their objective. Buffalo is strong and sturdy, but desires to possess the diplomacy of the Snake. The Cock aspires to possess Snake's alertness and Buffalo's strength. Here the element of Buffalo is earth, element of Snake is fire and that of Cock is metal.
They love freedom and hassle free movement. All these animals are quadrupeds and believe firmly in situations of personal ego. Horse requires Tiger's exciteability and Dog's transparency, Tiger needs Dog's sense of duty towards its master and the transparencey and it also needs continuous mobility of the Horse.
These are all peace loving animals and believe in mutual co-operation. They are neither too zealous and active nor intelligent and also do not believe in accepting challenges and risks as they are highy sensitive animals. They also have great ability to elicit and seek sympathy, hence they are considerate, love and sympathise with each other. Pig requires Cat's crafty cunningness and Goat's civility and humility.