Wood Element in Chinese Astrology

Those born with the Wood Element are generous. They strictly adhere to their sense of ethical behavior. They like to explore. Their powers of persuasion are very strong. Wood people are often artists in whatever they do. They are diligent and committed to their work. They like to be busy and believe that hard work is good for you. They are very confident. They have a deep appreciation of what they have and do not lust after that which they cannot attain. They like to have many varied interests. They are loyal friends. They do not indulge in selfish behavior. They love working on a team. They are very compassionate with others.

Wood tends to be a spendthrift. They may tend to take on more than they can handle and become overwhelmed. One thing they need to work on is learning their own limits. They may become overly dependent on others. Wood tends to be passive and inhibited. It is easy for them to lose themselves in the crowd. They should avoid areas with prevailing strong winds.

The Element of Wood is the East. It is associated with the season of spring. Appropriately, it is the color green, and it is associated with the liver and gall bladder. To see if your element is wood, check your birth year:

  • Yang (male) wood year - Any year ending in 4;
  • Yin (female) wood year - Any year ending in 5;

Wood Zodiac Element

Cooperativeness is one of the primary qualities associated with Wood. As the various parts of a tree work in harmony for the good of the whole, you are likely to feel comfortable working within a group for the common good. Make no mistake, however, as a Tiger-sign you prefer to be the leader. With your sense of teamwork you can be a popular and respected member. You’re also probably the first one to offer a compromise when a situation warrants it.

Furthermore, you don’t need to affect this behavior; it’s probably a part of your generally sociable nature. Along these same lines you’re likely to be extroverted, a person who actively seeks the company of and being in touch with others.

This idea of interconnectedness also manifests itself in your humanitarian nature. As a Wood element person you are likely, more than most people, to care about fellow human beings and all life in general and to display kindness and compassion. This, however, could be displayed in the form of tough love; you are a Tiger! Also, you’re probably more generous with your time and possessions.

Ethical behavior is another characteristic of the Wood-sign person. In you this could be a part of your humanitarianism, but it also may involve a genuine concern for values and doing the right thing in your daily life. Regardless, you are likely to live by your standards, not those someone else has set for you.

It sounds contradictory, but Wood is related to both stability and flexibility. If the Wood in your chart is at a moderate level, you are likely to be a solid person with resilience. Solidity refers to inner strength and stability, and resilience to flexibility. If you lack Wood overall, you could be too conservative and have trouble dealing with change. If you have an excess, you could be so flexible as to have trouble making decisions or staying with commitments.

Chinese Elements