January 2012

The Elements of Chinese Zodiac

Wood and Fire

In addition to each person being born under a different sign in the Chinese zodiac, each is also associated with a different astrological element. In Chinese astrology, none of these elements are stronger than another, rather they are all dependent on each other and controlled by one another.

Each of these elements are assigned to a year in a 5 year cycle. When combined with the different animals of the Chinese zodiac there can be a total of 60 different personality combinations. These elements are wood, fire, metal, water, and earth.

A Brief History of Astrology

"Astrological information began to be published for the public during the Renaissance. "

Although Astrology is most often referred to as a New Age subject, it has in fact been used for hundreds and thousands of years. This ancient science has been used before either psychology or astronomy and uses mathematical cycles to study the different interactions between the planets and the stars.

Star Sign Compatibility:

Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius Pisces

As stated in last week’s post, not all star signs are compatible with each other. While not always exact, there are certain star signs that one should avoid creating a relationship with and there are others that should be sought out.


Those of the star sign Virgo are highly compatible with both the Taurus and Capricorn astrological sign. When looking for someone to stay away from, their astrological mismatch is that of the star sign Pisces.


The Libra star sign will find the most compatibility with those who are either an Aquarius or a Gemini. However, for the sake of their sanity they would do best to stay far away from those that were born under the sign of the Aries.

Star Sign Compatibility:

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo

When it comes to the compatibility of star signs, there are certain ones that tend to get along better than others. For  each sign, there are generally two star signs that make the perfect match as well as one star sign that should avoided at all costs. While there have been cases where these compatibility rating may be wrong, many people have found them to be a good guideline to follow.