Metal Element in Chinese Astrology

Those born with the Metal Element are tenacious and self-reliant. They like to enjoy themselves but care about and respect others. They are usually pretty reserved, but when pushed they can be very forceful and unyielding. Metal likes to live in an orderly fashion. They prefer a balanced environment and like things to be clean. Metal is confidant and determined. This can set them apart from all the others. When they know what they seek, they pursue it unflinchingly. Obstacles and setbacks do not bother them. They are natural problem solvers. They don’t mind solitude; in fact while they want the acclaim for their accomplishments, they much prefer to be left on their own. They are virtuous, and their inner strength of character is well known. Metal creates their own success and sets out to attain it with a single purpose.

Metal can be a bit impulsive. They have a liking for luxury and power that their gifts with money can provide. They can be unreasonable and stubborn sometimes. They may become rather set in their ways. They are demanding when in charge and expect all around them to meet their high expectations.

Metal is the West. It is associated with the season of autumn. Metal’s color is white. In the body, Metal is associated with the respiratory system and the lungs in particular. To see if your element is metal, check your birth year:

  • Yang (male) metal year - Any year ending in 0;
  • Yin (female) metal year - Any year ending in 1;

Metal Zodiac Element

Metal is associated with strength and determination. You are comfortable with taking direct action in pursuit of your goals. Furthermore, one of your strengths is that you work hard to complete the projects you start and rarely give up in the face of resistance. You are a fighter, someone who sticks up for their rights and who doesn’t easily back down when challenged.

Positive Traits: Ambitious, confident, determined (purposeful), focused, implacable, influential, intense, interesting, persistent, self reliant, serious, supportive (by lending strength). The Metal element person is rock solid and epitomizes focused determination. The Metal in your personality manifests itself as steely resolve. Your generally serious attitude and unrelenting focus contribute to your ability to stay with even the lengthiest projects to completion.

These positive qualities contribute significantly to what is likely to be your generally ambitious nature. They also give you leadership potential, which is only heightened by the fact that people tend to be drawn to you because of your fiercely competitive attitude.

Your resilience and drive extend to daily life as well. Little things do not distract you from your mission. Furthermore, you add strength to others, and many people value the support you provide.

Chinese Elements