One way to determine the compatibility of people is based on the principle of interaction of five elements. We are naturally more drawn to people whose elements in the cycle of generation are located on either side of ours. And, most likely, we will have problems in relationships with those who belong to the elements adjacent to ours in the cycle of destruction.

FIRE 1946, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1666, 1967, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017

TREE 1944, 1945, 1954, 1955, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015.

WATER 1942, 1943, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013.

METAL 1940, 1941, 1950, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011.

EARTH 1948, 1949, 1958, 1959, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019.

Find your year of birth and the year of birth of your loved one. Determine which elements you and he belong to. Below is a description of possible types of relationships for different combinations of elements.


Fire people are full of enthusiasm and optimism. The combination of two Fires can be an extremely powerful combination. Fire people can bring out the best in other representatives of this element, which makes such a union long-lasting, since neither part of it gets tired of the other.

Fire – Earth

In this harmonious combination, the parties stimulate and excite each other. The magnificent imagination of Fire combined with the sensuality of Earth determines relationships that are successful on all levels.


Fire has the ability to melt metal, and this makes the couple’s relationship difficult. The metal representative will try to impose his will on his partner, which is fraught with catastrophic consequences. The fire will gradually destroy the Metal. Both of them are prone to fighting and will try to defeat each other. Fortunately, they do not lack a sense of humor, with which they can resolve the most difficult situations. They should have some item in their home that relates to the earth element in order to somewhat reduce the negative effect of such a combination.

Fire water

This combination is considered unfavorable, since Water extinguishes Fire. However, Water can bring a creative touch to the energy and enterprise of Fire, and Fire natives can inspire Water natives. Although both parties have excellent communication skills, they will find it difficult to convey their deepest feelings to each other. Such a couple needs to keep some symbol of the wood element in the house in order to neutralize the negative aspects of this combination.


This is a harmonious combination of elements. The Wood person gives stability to the impulsiveness of the Fire. The energy and enthusiasm of Fire can push Wood to greater achievements than those that he would achieve on his own. They are both optimists and like new ideas and concepts.


This is a very good combination because both parties will care about meeting the highest standards and taking care of each other’s needs. Such relationships may seem boring on the surface, but in reality they will be deep, strong and passionate. Problems can arise due to mutual stubbornness. However, if both parties show love and goodwill, there will certainly be a way out of these temporary difficulties.

Earth – Metal

This is an excellent combination, since the parties in this union will support and respect each other, and have admiration for each other. A metal person is by nature patient, which is necessary in relations with the Earth, which requires time to make any decision. In this pair, Metal will open wider, more exciting prospects to the Earth. Earth will nurture Metal’s financial ambitions, which will ensure a secure financial position for this couple.

Earth – Water

This is a difficult union because the parties can hurt each other emotionally. Earth provides the stability that Water lacks, but Earth’s stubbornness will cause constant irritation to the more sensitive Water. This union can be extremely effective in business terms, as the creativity of Water, combined with the common sense and practical approach of Earth, inevitably brings success. Such a couple needs to keep objects symbolizing metal in the house in order to neutralize possible conflicts.

Earth – Tree

The tree dries up the Earth, and this makes this combination unfavorable. Earth is stable, conservative and cautious while Wood is progressive, sociable and expansive. Once they decide to help each other instead of arguing and picking, this can be a successful combination, provided that both are willing to openly express their feelings. Such a couple needs to keep some item of the fire element in the house in order to neutralize the negative aspects of the combination.

Metal – Metal

This union is successful because the parties intuitively understand each other. They will have the usual ups and downs for all couples, but they are always willing to help each other for the common good. From the outside, their relationship may not seem too close. This is due to the fact that metal people usually prefer to go their own way and do things their own way. However, they get along well with each other and form strong, long-lasting relationships.

Metal – Water

Such an alliance is very successful, since the parties reliably support each other. Both are guided by intuition and feelings and are able to communicate effectively on a subconscious level. Metal teaches Water not to be too influenced by others. Water helps Metal express their feelings more effectively and go with the flow instead of stubbornly clinging to the past.

Metal – Wood

This couple may experience difficulties because both strive for dominance and will insist that they know best how to act in certain situations. Wood will strive for company, while Metal feels great alone. This tendency towards solitude will infuriate the naturally sociable, sociable Tree. Both of them have a high sense of responsibility. Wood is easy to get along with and will likely adapt to Metal’s occasional need for solitude. Metal will often despair of Wood’s desire for perfection. If Metal gives in a little and agrees with Wood’s ideas, their relationship will improve, but the parties will often have to make compromises.

Water – Water

Water-Water relationships often seem heavenly. Both feel a deep kinship and instinctively guess each other’s desires and needs. Such an alliance strengthens the determination of both, their relationship is less susceptible to outside influences. Each side draws strength and self-confidence from the other.

Water – Wood

This is a pretty good combination because water nourishes the tree, helping it grow and bloom. Wood helps Water by giving it stability and a sense of purpose. Water gives the Tree a sense of compassion and helps it express itself. Wood gives strength to Water, which is prone to frequent changes in mood. Both are honest, tactful and capable of empathy. An intuitive connection is formed between them, which develops and strengthens over time.


This is a very active, harmonious combination. Wood people are usually naturally inclined to all sorts of activities; they like to do everything. When two Trees unite, this quality is enhanced, and they, in addition to their own careers and a lot of hobbies, will have many common interests. Such a union may seem exhausting from the outside, but both Trees literally blossom in it. These are patient, trusting, tolerant people, always ready to help each other.

Naturally, the descriptions given cannot give a complete picture of the compatibility of people. For this you need complete horoscopes of both parties. Chinese astrology is a complex art, and what we have covered in this section is similar to determining the compatibility of people by their zodiac signs in Western astrology.


Compatibility of people according to Feng Shui

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