Ancient Chinese Astrology is based on two wheels moving at a different rate. One wheel gives the zodiac of twelve animals and is based on Jupiter's zodiacal position. The second wheel has the five elements and thus gives a complete cycle of 60. The polarity alternates.
Chinese system is solar-lunar like the Arabic system and consists of 28 Xiu Mansions of the moon.
**Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water. **
The elements appear to change bi-yearly
|Rat||1960 Metal Yang||00-02|
|Ox||1961 Meta Yin||02-04|
|Tiger||1962 Water Yang||04-06|
|Rabbit||1963 Water yin||06-08|
|Dragon||1964 Wood Yang||08-10|
|Snake||1965 Wood Yin||10-12|
|Horse||1966 Fire Yang||12-14|
|Sheep/Goat||1967 Fire Yin||14-16|
|Monkey||1968 Earth Yang||16-18|
|Rooster||1969 Earth Yin||18-20|
|Dog||1970 Metal Yang||20-22|
|Pig/Boar||1971 Metal Yin||22-24|