Also known in BaZi as Bing Fire 丙

Characteristics of Yang Fire (Bing Fire 丙)

The shining Sun

Yang Fire means Fire or the light from the sun that shines on all living things. Although people with the Yang Fire Master Element (ME) are easygoing, they are the ones you can trust. These people are direct and generous and they are passionate and enthusiastic in everything they do. The purpose of Yang Fire is to bring light and energy to people, that’s why Yang Water is one of the most useful elements to this Master Element. Its water surface amplifies the sun effect. Yang Fire people are always looking for feedback and reflection, without it they might start to doubt themselves.

Giving up is not an option

Yang Fire people will not give up when faced with obstacles; instead, they will overcome everything that comes their way no matter what it takes. Unfortunately, this relentless nature can also be their self-destruct button as they don’t know when it’s time to quit.

Routine driven

In the same way that the sun rises at the east and sets at the west each day, Yang Fire people stick to a pattern that they are accustomed to. They often resist change and prefer to stay in their comfort zone rather than seek changes to their routine.


Yang Fire people are forward-looking, they don’t wallow in the past, and they always see good things even in the direst circumstances.  But they do tend to neglect anything negative which can be their ultimate undoing.

A tendency to skim over the surface

The sun shines on the earth surface, but the warmth doesn’t go very deep; therefore Yang Fire people cannot often read people beyond their outside personality. Given their optimism, they see the best in everybody, and they judge based on their initial impressions. Due to this tendency, they often forget that some people have dark and evil intentions hence they are often betrayed.

Feelings and people first

Usually, Yang Fires are very selfless and giving, rarely asking anything in return. They are very emotional and sensitive and can have a hard time being objective when they feel strongly about something. Often, these people cannot decide without thinking about how the outcome could affect their relationship with other people.

Stays close to their comfort zones

You can count on the Yang Fire people to follow guidelines and procedures, and it would be out of their personality to do anything surprising. They don’t second-guess themselves, and since they have a strong sense of right and wrong, so they do what they believe is right.

Radiating confidence

Being a Sun, therefore the central point of everything, at least in their minds, most Yang Fire will have strong self-confidence, the everything-is-possible mindset. If you criticize them, they will just work on increasing their brightness to prove you wrong. Therefore Yang Fire’s abilities can be highly expendable, especially when under pressure. Usually, Yang Fire people can’t do much on their own; therefore their best role is to be a provider of energy, warmth, and ideas to the team of people who will, in exchange, create a viable product or service.

The world revolves around them

One of the biggest weaknesses of Yang Fire is their belief to be the center of everything. If they walk into a room without drawing any attention, they might get a little bit disappointed. Most of them have natural charisma, so they do get a lot of attention anyway, but the weak Yang Fire might not get so much of it as they would like, which could lead into depression and emotional instability.

Conditions for a healthy Yang Fire

Yang Fire, in nature represented by the sun, is usually very energetic, unless born in the middle of winter, the strong presence of Yin Water element makes them weak. Yang Fire enjoys the presence of Yang Water though, due to its ability to reflect the sunlight. This combination is super fast and super strong if both Elements are strong enough to interact with each other. The reflection between Yang Fire and Yang Water is what brings light to the Earth, therefore significant and very powerful.

Yang Fire also enjoys the presence of Metal Element, especially Yin Metal, with who can create a special combination which is highly beneficial.

Yang Fire people enjoy the spotlight, like getting noticed and if not, can easily get depressed. Yang Fire is a hub of creativity, especially when it comes to ideas and wisdom. When balanced, they will radiate with energy, confidence and attract people with their magnanimous personality. If a Yang Fire is too strong, the person may have rather an opposite effect and put people off with pushy behavior. When out of balance a Yang Fire can get lost in delusions and impractical ideas.

Generally speaking, Yang Fire doesn’t need Wood Element, unlike its counterpart, Yin Fire, because Sun can’t get support from the trees. In some cases, when needed, Yang Wood would be a better option than Yin Wood.

Featured characteristic

Young age is very important for Yang Fire. Whatever they choose to do in their early years, they will stick to it to the end. Therefore it is very important for Yang Fire to be inspired with positive activities, such as sports or art. If involved in negative activities, like drugs, crime, false beliefs, etc., they will take it to the extreme, with very little chance for them to get back on the right track. A good example of this is Adolph Hitler. Lance Armstrong is also a good example of how far Yang Fire stubbornness and willingness to win can go. However, if they take a positive path, they will be an unstoppable force of good.

  • Warm and selfless
  • Perseverant
  • Routine driven
  • Exciting
  • Thrilling
  • Incurable optimist
  • Focus on people and relationships
  • Naive
  • Unable to see darkness in people
  • Self-centered
  • Emotional
  • Self-destructing
  • Staying in comfort zone
  • Over-excited

Yang Fire’s attitude at work:

  • Energetic and motivated
  • Independent
  • Need space
  • Traditional and systematic
  • Conservative
  • People first
  • Committed

Yang Fire represents these organs and body features:

Small intestine, shoulder, forehead, and eyesight.

A balanced Yang Fire person generally experiences good digestion and a state of overall good health. Excess Yang Fire, however, will influence potential for inflammation in the small intestine, shoulder pain, high blood pressure, or frontal headaches. With deficient Yang Fire comes weakness in digestive function or poor eyesight.

Famous people

Famous people with the Yang Fire Master Element:

  • Nelson Mandela (Taking extreme positive path)
  • Adolf Hitler (Taking extreme negative path)
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Bob Marley
  • JK Rowling
  • Justin Bieber
  • Steve Jobs
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Ray Charles
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Martin Freeman
  • Helen Mirren
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Kanye West
  • Mariah Carey
  • Garry Kasparov
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Sharon Stone
  • William Shatner
Early texts

The heaven’s emperor, the sun, burning brightly in the sky.

Eternally giving to earth and all the celestial planets,

You provide us with energy for every breath and moment of life.

And what in return? The enjoyment of a simple reflection.

Your light shines brightly on metal and water alike,

And you dance in the reflections they play back to you.

Your showmanship is something to behold,

Commanding our attention towards your great power and wonder.

To be sure, others in your universe cannot compare.

Not only to your daily magic show of light and beauty,

But to your powers of creativity and unearthly imagination, there is no other.

You are the light in the universe with limitless possibilities,

And there is no other who can replace you.