You may remember, that Years in the Gregorian Calendar ending with Zero and One are Under the influence of the Metal Element. Years Ending in Zero are Geng 庚 (Yang Metal), and those ending with One are Xin 辛(Yin Metal). 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 Metal. In the body, Metal relates to the lungs (Yin), respiratory system, large intestine, colon (Yang), skin, hair and nose. The lungs and colon both purify the body in their own way. Those born in Metal Years, or in years of the Three Metal Animals, Rooster, Monkey or Dog, should pay careful attention to possible health problems in these organs. An imbalance of Metal leads to pessimism, rigidness, inflexibility, intensity of feelings, grief, stubbornness, ambition, prejudice, and rigidness. Metal-related disease states include: asthma, bronchitis, colitis, skin disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Good Qualities associated with the Metal Element are: discipline, precision, meticulousness, logic, analysis, moderation, self-control, self-reliance, determination, strength malleability, and morality. It is important to remember that Wealth in countless Cultures is represented by Metal.
Metal conducts electricity, and, therefore, individuals born in the Geng 庚 Yang Years of the Metal Element tend to be success-driven, rigid and resolute in their convictions. Think of natural electricity, as in lightning. They will pursue their goals with confidence and determination. They are guided by strong feelings and will pursue their objectives with intensity and little hesitation. They are capable of prolonged effort to get what they want. They are very sources-oriented and unwavering in their determination to achieve their objectives. Geng People are often successful in big bussiness.
Those born in Xin 辛Yin Metal Years can be highly unreasonable, inflexible and stubborn at times. Think of static electricity or magnetism. They have strong impulses which will be felt by the people around them. Their strong monetary instincts will effectively support their tastes for luxury and power. They also possess the strength and the energy to bring about the changes they desire. They like to choose their own destinies and will fashion their lives towards this end. Xin People are often successful in the Military.
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.