To figure out the Yin Wood character it’s best to imagine grass or long creeping plants like ivy. They are soft, graceful and tidy. As persons, Yin Woods are calm, well-mannered and soft spoken charmers. They are very articulate in speech because of their quick wit and sharp mind.
Ironically, this rather small and fragile element can survive the heaviest pressures in life – more than any other – and it will always spring back to life. It is very resilient, as grass or ivy – or even as the most stubborn weeds; it just keeps growing back no matter what you do. When facing a problem they have the ability to see it through different angles, but often do not consider the details, so their approach might lack depth and can work mostly just as a short term improvisation.
Yin Wood people can be rather greedy for money and material lifestyle. They have fragile emotions and can easily get angry and be swayed this way and that by current conditions, like a plant which gets easily disturbed by bad weather conditions. They can be quite insecure, especially when making decisions, so therefore they are only able to make short term decisions – whilst with long term decisions they often make lots of wrong judgments.
They are very good in networking and they rely a lot on other people’s opinions, which they use to boost their confidence. Their minds can wander off quite often so they need friends to keep them grounded and their sense of worth very much relies on what people around think about them.
Like most plants who need constant watering, changing the soil and good light, Yin Wood needs lots of attention from other people, and if they lack attention they get easily depressed and they can lose confidence.
For Yin Wood is very important to learn how to be independent and boost their own confidence without help of others, in which case they are going to be much more productive, successful and overall balanced.
The best career for Yin Wood is leadership. Yin Woods can also be great analyzers. With only one condition of receiving enough attention – they can be at the front line of the career world – and supply a lot of detailed support through analysis. Yin Wood is able to follow through with any project, from the beginning to the end. Despite their abilities, they can react melodramatically and be spoilt. This is how they seek attention, if needed, but regardless all the drama, Yin Woods always have ready solutions for problems.
Yin Wood will take any help and support it can get – even from the metal element – as pruning will help it grow. Yin Woods have an excellent understanding and judgement of people. Therefor they also make great lawyers.
At work Yin Wood people are highly creative, quick to react and find easy solutions, therefore they are well respected by their co-workers. They just need constant reassurance from their colleagues and bosses to develop ideas fully. Yin Wood often change their jobs, to find something more stimulating, rewarding and aligned with their goals.
Yin Wood people sometimes can be schemers, using their good communication skills to make other people doing things for them. In some cases this can be very useful but in others it can go too far and people can be offended.
Business and Career
As a bosses, Yin Wood people are rather good team builders; they do not rule from their pedestal, and they like to go amongst the people, connect with them and their families, get to know them and their issues, making sure that the whole team is functioning well from all aspects.
They do not like to put pressure on their workers but if this goes too far it might create problems for them and might lose respect from their workers and overall production might suffer. Thus for Yin Wood it is very important to introduce, from time to time, a bit more of a tough approach, just to keep things in good shape.
Yin Wood entrepreneurs never stop moving and developing and they always crave for the latest ideas and approaches to move ahead of their competition. They are very much product and service orientated, making sure it has very high standards and quality. Yin Wood people should work in a profession where they love the product or service because they enjoy bringing them to customers and making them happy with high quality things.
When it comes to money, Yin Wood people sometimes lack financial planning, especially if they lack the metal element in their chart. Yin Wood likes high-risk gambling and they often do not perform proper research and rely for their success on the pure luck factor. But if they end up in financial trouble, true to their tough nature, they are able to find a way out.
When it comes to finances, it’s good for Yin Wood people to team up with other people to get a better grip on reality.
Friendship and Relationship
Deep in their nature Yin Wood people are teachers and guides, they love to show other people the right way but sometimes this push of the ‘right’ way can go bit too far. Yin Wood likes to win verbal fights and this might put some people off. In fact, to have good relationships with friends and lovers, Yin Wood people should try to be less competitive and less manipulative.
\You are yin Wood Yi if your daymaster is the Wood Ox, Wood Rabbit, Wood Snake, Wood Goat, Wood Rooster, or Wood Pig. Yi Wood grows toward the sun like a creeping vine or blade of grass.
Yi Woods are adaptable and shrewd in their dealings with people, and although they may appear indecisive, they know precisely what they want and how to get it. Yi Wood people make good business owners as well as formidable competitors. Learned, intelligent, logical, and an original thinker, you may become absorbed in abstract trivia, proving your own theories, or counter-attacking criticism. Yin Woods enjoy spending time alone in order to understand the world, clarify their thoughts, and prepare answers to difficult questions. You always look for opportunities to learn, but it is knowledge for knowledge's sake, not necessarily knowledge that you will put to any practical use. Yi Wood is symbolized by ivy, creeping vines, flowers, grass, small plants, and ferns. Yi Woods are consummate networkers; they entwine themselves with other people, ideas, and projects. Unenlightened yin Woods can be manipulative and are not above using those around them to get what they desire. Yin Woods have an innate understanding of the concept of leverage, and possess first-rate survival instincts. Dirt rarely sticks to them, thanks to their inherent charm and their penchant for ensuring they have enough wiggle room to get out of a jam.
The term "femme fatale" best describes the yin Wood woman. Once you succumb to her charms and she has you under her influence, you may find it difficult to escape. The yin Wood lady enmeshes herself with her man through a combination of charm, understanding, sexuality, and just the right dash of intellectual challenge to keep him interested. Possessing a chameleonlike nature, the yin Wood lady frequently and rapidly changes personality and appearance, thereby keeping her partner interested. She also has a knack for making him feel good about decisions she has made for him? Romancing a yin Wood female requires regular professions of undying devotion, large amounts of affection, and endless displays of loyalty. She likes to feel as if her mate is her knight in shining armor and her love is still to be won.
The yin Wood man is a marathon sort of guy, with a slow but sure hand. Charming, wellmannered, and polite, this smooth gentleman has been blessed with the gift of gab. The problem with him is that he can be capricious and fickle; when presented with many choices, he may have difficulty settling down with one partner. A fear of commitment is not uncommon amongst yin Wood males. That is not to say that he can't commit, but don't expect it to be easy to get him to agree to take the relationship to the next level. The yin Wood man will always keep his options open. Alas, reasoning won't work with the yin Wood man, but giving him an ultimatum might be just the thing if you want him badly enough.
If you are yin Wood Yin
If your daymaster is the Wood Ox, you possesses a relentless determination that assures success in this life. Blessed with authority and natural presence, this is the most artistic of the Oxen. Music, creative writing, and poetry all come naturally to the Wood Ox. Your greatest obstacle is not understanding those who think differently than you, and petty jealousies from less talented individuals. The Wood Ox has great mechanical ability, so working with your hands will bring good luck.
If your daymaster is the Wood Rabbit, you possesses poetic gifts and will be attracted to the fine arts. Gardening and landscaping will please your sense of beauty and harmony while fulfilling your need for space and freedom. The Wood Rabbit is an outwardly shy, highly intuitive, and deep-feeling soul. This is the gentle seducer who avoids restraints and obligations. Wood Rabbits are collectors of art, antiques, and other objects of beauty.
If your daymaster is the Wood Snake, you crave quiet, stability, and plenty of privacy. This is a sympathetic and earnest individual who shares their philosophical ideas with all who care to listen. This Snake has a strong need for independence and can successfully take on large projects. The aesthetic nature of Wood blesses this Snake with a love of other cultures, lands, and customs. Wood Snakes are possessive and very protective of their home and family circle.
If your daymaster is the Wood Goat, you are romantic, agreeable, and well-liked. This is a courteous Goat with a good sense of humor. The Wood Goat in your day pillar makes you sentimental and eager to please those you love. This is a nurturing Goat who has a soft heart toward stray animals and compassion for friends down on their luck. The Wood Goat is supremely generous and always gives freely of his or her resources.
If your daymaster is the Wood Rooster, you are thoughtful and more tactful than other Roosters. Open-minded, ambitious, and happiest amongst a social group sharing lively conversation, Wood Roosters are passionate and often susceptible to excesses of all types. You must use clear-
sightedness to avoid getting carried away or pushed over the edge into obsessions or extremes.
You will gain balance and more self-assurance in midlife, which tends to be your best years.
If your daymaster is the Wood Pig, you are a calm, stable, and an all-around decent person. A well-balanced individual who loves to be close to nature, you may express yourself through a career in one of the earth sciences. Possessing eerie intuition and influence, you tend to be passive and cannot live without physical love. The Wood element may encourage you to overindulge in both food and drink, so be moderate.