Looking for love? It’s undeniable that your astrological sign plays a significant role in lifelong attraction and compatibility, but it’s also wise to consider another aspect of the Chinese zodiac: the Elements. Depending upon your birth year, you are the beneficiary of a Water, Wood, Fire, Metal or Earth elemental energy. This often-overlooked facet of Chinese astrology augments your unique sign personality, and determines what type of people you’re attracted to.
If the need to communicate and relate with your mate is a top priority, you could very well be a Water personality. Quick-minded and persuasive, you tend to possess resourceful and productive characteristics. Look for love during the winter months, and in colder climates. Your nature is best suited by the cooperative and nurturing Wood element. For a mutually beneficial and successful union or business partnership, seek out a Metal personality.
Being fair-minded and unprejudiced is not always easy, but the Wood individual considers it a way of life. People who share humanitarian and moral interests will likely find themselves in the company of many-a-Wood-element folk. This influence will help them succeed in endeavors with Fire personalities, where they’ll be a creative and unstoppable team. To ground the Wood’s sometimes-scattered interests, it’s in their interest to work with Water element people.
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The poised and domineering Fire element has much to offer in romantic relationships. Potential mates might find you aggressive and selfish, but you simply see yourself as confident and goal-oriented. A union with an Earth element lover will no doubt be artistic, clever and original. Partnerships with a Wood personality will result in adventure -- a perfect opportunity to learn and create! Romance for you is at its height during the summer months.
For some, it’s hard to give up independence for companionship. Metal elements have a taste for luxury and power, and will not stop until they get it. Water or Earth personalities work well with you, but if Fire or Wood types claim that you’re unreasonable and inflexible, shrug it off and keep on walking – you’re fine going it alone. You need a companion who will not tie you down or limit your ambitions. Autumn is the best time of year for you to seek out new relationships.
Are you seeking a reliable, steadfast and conservative relationship? This is indicative of an Earth elemental personality. You tend to be serious and logical; intelligent and rational. You fare best with Metal or Fire energy, which provides your structured nature with a sense of spontaneity and adventure.
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more