Also known in BaZi as Ding Fire 丁

Characteristics of Yin Fire (Ding Fire 丁)

Gentle candle flicker

Yin Fire mimics the restrained flicker of a lamp which also reflects on the people under this sign who are discreet, meticulous and subtle. These people look polished and mild on the surface, but this is an understatement of their real personality and they eventually warm up once you get to know them. Their energy is also very expandable; they can easily burst from candle fire into a big flame, burning everything on their path.

Natural philosophers

Considered to be intellectual thinkers, Yin Fire people love to learn new things in their quest to inspire others. Given their disposal for new knowledge, they pay a lot of attention to detail but at the same time, they can also be worrywarts.

Fickle mind

Yin Fire people have minds that are as changeable as the wind especially when their emotions are on the line. Given their unstable mindset, these people can be very prickly and impulsive that it is impossible to know where you stand with them.

Loving to the people close to them

Yin Fire people are devoted especially towards their parents as they are more disposed to show filial piety. With their tendency to sacrifice their happiness over others, they need reminding to put themselves first especially when it comes to those close to them.

Exhaustive thinkers

They see things from more than one perspective, and they are very thorough when it comes to details. Yin Fire people can look into the heart of every issue and probe into all possibilities in every case.


Yin Fire people may be open to new ideas, but you can count on them to critic on facts that are not backed up by any proof. They enjoy learning in groups, and although they may be open to new ideas, they tend to be more conservative, so they don’t embrace controversial ideas that are beyond their comfort zone.

Quick and hasty decisions

They tend to make a swift decision which means that they don’t dawdle when they need to make a choice. However, Yin Fire people tend to follow standard procedures, and not very keen on radical perspectives.


Yin Fire people love to bring light and nurture others; this is one of their primary purposes and fulfillment in life. Guiding and teaching come naturally to them.

Fear of failure

In its essence, Yin Fire is fragile, like candlelight on a windy day. Therefore when they fail in achieving something they get easily discouraged. In that case, they need support from somebody more experienced to put them back on track.

Conditions for a healthy Yin Fire

Yin Fire is strong if born during the spring or summer, weaker if born during winter or autumn, but overall chart should be taken in a count to make an accurate judgment how strong Yin Fire is. Yin Fire functions the best if there is a good supply of Yang Wood and Yang Metal, that is a winning combination for them. Yang Wood supplies the fuel while Yang Metal gives them purpose (Yin Fire forges Yang Metal, turning it into a useful tool). Yin Fire dislikes Yin Water which goes directly against it but can handle Yang Water. A weaker Yin Fire tends to dwell much more on their failures; therefore they need support to snap out of it. Too much Earth is also not so good because ash (which is the product of Fire) can suffocate Yin Fire.

Featured characteristics

For Yin Fire people mother is the most important and usually the most influential person in their lives. A good education is a key for Yin Fire, and they get that through healthy and balanced support from their mother. If this support falls short, they might struggle to find their emotional balance throughout their lives. In general, Yin Fire people tend to suffer longer from childhood traumas than other Master Elements because of this emotional dependency.

  • Quick thinkers
  • Attention to details
  • Devoted to people close to them
  • Kind
  • Thoughtful
  • Inspiring
  • Warm & loving
  • Untrusting
  • Fickle-minded
  • Unstable
  • Gullible
  • Needy
  • Delusional

Yin Fire’s attitude at work:

  • Tolerant
  • Trailblazers
  • Stick to procedures
  • Thoughtful
  • People-centered
  • Persuasive
  • Impulsive

Yin Fire represents these organs and body features:

Heart, tongue, and mouth.

A balanced Yin Fire person will experience fairly good health. Excess Yin Fire hints that the person may have problems with heart palpitations or a racing heartbeat and may have chronic ulcers on the lips and/or inside the mouth. A deficient Yin Fire person is susceptible to a weak heart and poor blood circulation.

Famous people
Famous people with the Yin Fire Master Element:

  • David Bowie
  • Taylor Swift
  • John Cleese
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Nick Cave
  • Serena Williams
  • Roger Waters
  • Sean Connery
  • Usain Bolt
  • Sean Penn
  • Robert Plant
  • Robert De Niro
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tom Hanks
  • Janis Joplin
  • Joan Baez
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Kate Moss
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Emma Thompson
Early texts

Earthly burning fire, I can meet you at any turn.

Fires in the forest, candles lit by night, a winter’s fireplace glow,

You are born from the wood that feeds you and create rich ashes of the earth.

Indeed a centerpiece of Mother Earth,

Destruction and creation, your inseparable nature.

Your merciless movement,

Cuts sharp its path without hesitation or pause.

And yet, our attraction is instinctual,

We cannot resist your many charms.

Behind you we follow, walking the ruthless path you have set forth.

And under our feet we uncover the signs of new life.

The light in the dark and the warm in the cold,

The contradictions are many, but the power is never ending