Five sacred elements in Chinese astrology — metal, water, wood, fire, and earth help you decide what to watch next.
Hello peeps! You’re probably familiar with the animal signs that correspond to the year you were born, but did you know that there’s another facet of Chinese astrology that is also decided by your birth year? In addition to the 12-year cycle of zodiac animals, each year is also associated with one of the five sacred elements in Chinese astrology — metal, water, wood, fire, and earth.
Based on the Five Elements Theory, a philosophy that is used to describe the relationship and interdependence between all things, all of these elements are interconnected and equally important. Each element also carries its own strengths and weaknesses, and people that belong to certain element types are believed to have distinct personality traits.
Curious to know what your Chinese zodiac element means for you and how it can help you decide what to watch next on Netflix? Discover which element you are, simply look at the last digit in your birth year and match it to its corresponding element.
1. Metal (Birth Year ends with 0 or 1)
If you’re looking to get a job done to perfection, look no further than those born under the Metal element. Tenacious, focused, and self-reliant, they are extremely driven and derive satisfaction from a job well done. However, their high standards mean that they can be rigidly set in their ways, and may become controlling and judgemental when those standards are not met.
As such, it is important for Metal people to take a step back and away from the walls of expectations they’ve built around themselves. This Chinese zodiac will do them some good to lighten up with Netflix’ rom-coms like Business Proposal, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, and Emily in Paris, or tap into their softer side with tearjerkers like First Love, More than Blue: The Series, and Lighting Up the Stars.