You may remember, that Years in the Gregorian Calendar ending with Four or Five are under the influence of the Wood Element. Years Ending in Four are Jia 甲 (Yang Wood) and those ending with Five are Yi 乙 (Yin Wood). If looking up a Birth Year, it is important to remember to check when New Year’s Day is, for someone born in January or February.
It would be important to keep in Mind the anatomical correlations of Wood. In the body, Wood rules the liver (Yin) gall bladder (Yang), nails and eyes. The liver removes toxins and clears secretions from the blood, regenerating the blood, and the gall bladder secretes bile for the digestion of fats. Wood, when out of balance, can cause negative emotions such as anger and frustration in addition to physical problems involving the liver, eyes, nails, muscles, ligaments, and gall bladder.
Those born in a Jia 甲 (Yang Wood) Year tend to be ethical, cooperative, and generous; they are very moral and self-confident. They know the intrinsic value of things and their interests are wide and varied; they do things on a grand scale. They can be hugely usually successful executives, especially in health fields.
Those born in Yi 乙 (Yin Wood) Years can be researchers in scientific fields. Their “green thumb” may also lead them in horticulture or farming. They are close to Nature, and enjoy the outdoors. Park rangers are often born in a Yin Wood Year.
The interpretation of the Meaning of a Chinese Birth Year, of course, can only be fully understood in relationship to the Year’s Zodiac Animal.