Ji-Hai is the Chinese zodiac name of Stem-Branch calendar for 2018. Each zodiac is labeled with a name of Yin-Yang Five Elements. Ji is Yin Earth. Hai is Pig. Therefore, the name of 2019 is called Yin Earth Pig. Yin is female and Yang is male. The color of Earth is Brown. 2019 is the Female Brown Earth Pig year.
The first Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original stems and branches only use for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count for Month, Hour and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during Chin dynasty and Han dynasty. Using the season changing information, Chinese Yin Yang Five Element scholars converted all zodiac signs into five elements. The theory of Five Elements becomes the foundation of Chinese fortunetelling.
Yin Earth is wet soil, garden soil or farmland. Yin Earth is female and can grow flowers, plants and crops. Yin Earth is the 6th element of 10 Heavenly Stems. Yin Earth is the flatland, plains or the ground. It can tolerate when people jump and trample it. That implies friendly attitude and love of Mother Earth. The characteristics of Yin Earth are steady, mild, polite, calm and emotional. The other traits of Yin Earth are defiant, suspicious, jealous, stubborn, and dishonest. The flatland is too low. Yin Earth cannot see objects far away. Yin Earth is lack of foresight. The color of Yin Earth is brown. The location of Yin Earth is in the center.
Pig is the last animal sign of 12 Earthly Branches. Pig is in the Water group according to Chinese Five Element theory. Water is related to wisdom. Pig is connected to river or running water. Pig has wisdom, initiative and energy. Pig is not lazy. Pig Month is November, the first month of the winter. So Pig is the cold water in the winter. In Chinese I-Ching, Water is connected to the danger. When river water is overflowing, it might cause flooding. The sign of Pig is offensive and encroachment. Pig contains mainly Yang Water with some Yang Wood. Yang Wood is related to tall tree, landmark, boss or leader. The characteristics of Pig are kind, generous, magnanimous, warm-hearted and considerate with Leadership skill.
Yin Earth Pig ranks 36th out of 60 Stem-Branches. Yin Earth is the Heavenly Stem and Pig is the Earthly Branch in Chinese Zodiac calendar. Since the color of Yin Earth is brown, therefore, Yin Earth Pig Year is also called the Brown Pig Year.
Yin Earth stands for wet soil or farmland. According to Chinese Five Elements, Pig is Yang Water. Yang Water stands for running water or river. The sign of Yin Earth Pig is that a farmland is adjacent to a river. Farmland needs water for growing plants. But rive brings potential risk of flooding. Water represents money to Yin Earth. Pig brings money opportunity to Yin Earth. But too greedy about money might cause the trouble.
Yin Earth is the wet farmland soil. It will become muddy when mixing with large amount of water. Pig becomes muddy and dirty when playing around on it. It's a Dirty and Muddy Pig Year.
Earth and Water have two combinations in Chinese I-Ching. One is that Water like river flows on the ground. Water is a resource for living. People will get together around the river. This is a sign of prosperity. The other case is Water is under the ground. People will look for water resource. Water represents danger in I-Ching. This is a sign of a dispute or a war.Pig also contains Yang Wood. Yang Wood is tall tree or big wood. Yang Wood can be a boat flowing on the river. Water represents wisdom in Chinese Five Elements theory. Pig should make you smarter. If Yin Earth bring you trouble, you might find a solution from Yang Wood.
The Brown Earth Dog name is from the Chinese Stem-Branch calendar. The first Stem-Branch name is found in the document around 1739 B.C. The original stems and branches only use for counting the days. Using Stem-Branch to count for Month, Hour and Year sequences began around 206 B.C. during Chin dynasty and Han dynasty. That idea might come from Chinese Yin Yang Five Element scholars. Therefore, all zodiac signs can be converted into five elements. For example, Dog is equivalent to Male Earth. If we find all the Earth Dog connections from Chinese calendar, Five Elements and I-Ching philosophy, then we can foresee what signs will come in the year of the Brown Dog.
2018 is Male Earth Dog. Male Earth is connected to dry soil, wall, mound or mountains. The major five elements inside Dog is Male Earth too. The sign of 2018 Earth Dog is mountains over mountains. 2018 will be a very strong Earth. That implies the events related to land, real estate, county territory, agriculture, earthquake, mineral and the Earth will be more active than before. In Chinese astrology, Earth is also connected to stability, meditation and religion. Many people will be interested in spiritual or religious study.
The mountain of 2018 appearing in the front of us means something is blocking our view or our path. That's a sign of obstacle. We need to climb over it to see the other world. So we need to find a flat road around the mountains to find our way. Either way, we need to take extra effort to reach our destination. Therefore, 2018 is a challenge year for many people. We need to use our wisdom to find the better way to conquer the mountains. If you can do it, then you will be ahead of many others. If you cannot, then you will behind the world.
The mountains of 2018 are related to stability, slowness, stubborn, laziness and conservativeness. If you are too lazy and lack of the diligent spirit, then you will miss career or money opportunity. Dog Month is October. Fruits on the tree had ripened. If we don't pick and sell them right away, then they will be rotten very soon. That implies we need to complete our unfinished project quickly. Otherwise, our income source will disappear soon.
Dog Hour is between 19:00 to 21:00 p.m. The sun completely disappears in the sky. That sounds the sun goes down inside the mountains. The sun is connected to the Yang Fire. Therefore, Dog has a nickname of the Storeroom of the Fire in the Chinese astrology. Mountains also can absorb rainwater very quickly. Rainwater can be collected into the dam inside the mountains. The mountains become the warehouse of the Water. Fire and Water represents money to many people. Dog of 2018 brings people the concept of savings. Many people will consider the necessity before spending money. 2018 will be a good year to increase your wealth.
2018 of Dog is a very strong Earth year. If your Lucky Element is Earth, then 2018 will be one of your great years. If Earth is your lucky year, then you need to think twice before taking risky action. The following are the Chinese Five Element Astrology and Chinese zodiac predictions for 2018, the year of the Dog.
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