The Yin and Yang is the foundation of Chinese astrology. The relationship among Five Elements is the next basic level for Chinese astrology. Understanding the Yin Yang balance concept and Five Elements relationship will help you find your lucky element correctly.
The ancient Chinese Yin Yang scholars applied the Five Element theory to the Chinese Calendar. Now we can convert each birthday and time using the Chinese Fortune Calendar and then calculate the weights of the Five Elements for Chinese astrological use. For example
There are four columns with eight Chinese characters. Chinese call this chart Four Pillars or Eight Characters. The Year column is the information about your ancestor or early age. The Month column is the information about your parents or growing age. The Day column is the information about you (upper character) and your spouse (lower character) or adult age. The Hour column is the information about kids or late age. Because the Day column represents you, you are black cow (water cow), not brown tiger from year.
From the Chinese Fortune Calendar, we can convert Eight Characters into Five Elements.
There are many ways (theories) to do this. Here are some simple ways. The basic concept is balancing the five elements.
Find the smallest score for the lucky element. Metal has only 18. So Metal is the lucky element.
Cold and Hot
If the scores from Metal and Water are much greater than the scores from any other elements, then the combination of five elements is too cold and the lucky element is Fire. If the scores from Fire and Earth are much greater than the scores from any other elements, then the combination of five elements is too hot and the lucky element is Water.
Foe and Friend
Foe is Money and Job, which give you pressure all the time. Mom is your friend always. If the scores from Foe are much greater than the scores from You and your friend, then You and Mom are the lucky elements. If the scores from Foe are much less than the scores from You and your friend, then Money and Job are the lucky elements. The total of Metal and Water is 18+49 = 67 and the total of Fire and Soil is 30+226 = 256. Therefore the lucky elements are Metal and Water.
If the score of Job is much greater than the score of You, then Mom is the lucky element to release the power of Job and gives you more strength. If the score of You is much greater than the score of Money, then Kid is the lucky element to release the energy of You and makes more Money for you.
This website uses the Smallest Score method. So the lucky element this website picked for you might not be the best selection. So you need to verify the lucky element using different methods. The Cold and Hot method is the most important way to determine the lucky element, since Cold and Hot are Yin and Yang. The Foe and Friend method and Bottleneck apply the balance concept and are used by astrologers all the time. The Foe and Friend method facilitates finding your Second Lucky Element.
The second lucky element is, in most cases, the supporting element of the lucky element. The support element is the one having the affinity relationship with lucky element. For example,