Also known in BaZi as Xin Metal 辛

Characteristics of Yin Metal (Xin Metal 辛)

Precious Metal

The people under Yin Metal embody the glittering metal and precious stones. Just imagine a jewelry catching the light, bringing sparks. They have superior tastes, feeling they deserve the best in life. Yin Metal radiate elegance and luxury and they are careful in choosing the people they are associated with.

Loves the Spotlight

People under this sign are not afraid of taking the center stage and they are actually the ones who look for a way to receive attention. These people are attractive in a physical and intellectual sense and even if they cave in with a bit flattery, they know when they are being played.

Sensitivity Behind a Tough Exterior

Yin Metal people have the tendency to scare people off because they can be vocal with their anger but in truth, they care about others more than they let on as they are selfless by nature. These people may appear stubborn but they put a high premium on relationships and if they have sufficient reason to, they will give in and stand down.

Minds Wired To Think Differently

One thing about Yin Metal people that is very impressive is the way they come up with impeccable solutions to problems. They come up with ideas that are unique but doable making them great assets in their respective fields but this mental agility comes with a price as these people are often moody.

Affinity for Luxurious Things

As lovers of luxury, they want the best that this world can offer and so they are predisposed to greed and being materialistic. Given this nature, they can be tagged as gold diggers but when kept under control, this can serve as a motivation to do more.

Constant Need to ‘Save Face’

To Yin Metal people, self-image is very important and they will do what they can to ensure that their reputation will not be besmirched in any way. They are the vainest element of all and willing to make even the wrong decisions just to protect their image.

A tendency to Make Emotional Choices

People under this sign can be so emotional at times that their logic is blinded by their feelings leading them to make choices based on it. When faced with choices which they can’t grasp completely they might feel lost. In that case, they have to act on their instincts which work out well for them as their gut feelings often lead to good choices.

Thrives on Praises

People with the Yin Metal sign feel more confident when they receive compliments, and in the same note, when they are humiliated they will not let it go easily. Although they try to hide it, Yin Metal people become weak and lose their confidence in themselves when they are criticized.

A Desire to Look Attractive Physically or Mentally

Yin Metal people thrive on being stylish and they want to look attractive not mainly for having a pretty face but mostly for looking chic and trendy. They feel the need to establish a personal brand and if they can’t achieve that physically they’ll try to make up for it through their mental prowess.

Talented Extroverts

People belonging to this sign flaunt what they have and since they are naturally talented, they are not afraid to show the world what they can do and bask in the attention. Having others praise their work and serve as their audience actually helps these people feel more confident about themselves.

More of a Talker than a Doer

Despite how good these people are at conveying their ideas, they often require the courage to do what needs to be done. Since Yin Metal people are delicate by nature, you can’t count on them to follow through since they can jump from one choice to another especially if there are several good options that they can choose from. Therefore Yin Metals are most suited for activities which involve talking and presenting, while for technical and organizational stuff they might need help.

Strong vs Weak

Yin Metal is strong if born during the autumn months, but weaker during all other seasons. If Yin Metal is weak it needs more metal element for balance. Earth on some occasions can provide strength as well, but only if combined with water. Dry and hot earth will make the metal brittle, so it might break. Pure water, without much earth, will make it shine and bright, which is favorable for Yin Metal considering that its main function is to shine.

Yin Metal represents fine jewelry, precious stones, and metals, therefore the most important element for them is Yang Water which will make them shine. Earth element combined with water will create the opposite effect.

Yin Metal also reacts very well with Yang Fire, together they create a very sensual combination which we described in details here.

Featured Characteristics

In featured characteristic, we point out some special issues which are essential to understand and deal with Yin Metal people.

Yin Metal people are craving to be in the center of attention, so they can show their beauty, but also brilliant minds. There is a reason why we say for intelligent people that they have a brilliant mind, Yin Metal is the element which is very much related to that trait. The most brilliant scientist of our age is extremely strong Yin Metal, Stephen Hawking.

But Yin Metal people are also extremely sensitive. They do not handle well any kind of dirt, therefore they can get sick quite easily. Also on an emotional level, they are vain and not able to cope very well with negative feedback, those kinds of things can crush them emotionally.

  • Elegant
  • Pure
  • Eloquent
  • Brilliant minds
  • Sensitive
  • Cultured
  • Witty
  • Vain
  • Show-off
  • Perfectionist
  • Proud
  • Over-sensitive
  • Moody
  • Calculating
  • Can’t handle pressure
  • Delegator
  • Reserved
  • Tactical
  • Facts and figures
  • Creative and unique ideas
  • Prefer working in teams

Yin Metal represents these organs and body features:

Lung, thigh, breath, and Qi.

A balanced Yin Metal may have a keen sense of discipline and well-developed spiritual self. A person with imbalanced Yin Metal may have problems with lung function, breathing, Qi circulation, or immune function.

Famous people
Famous people with Yin Metal Master Element:

  • Stephen Hawking (Extremely strong Yin Metal)
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Matt Damon
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Paul Walker
  • Colin Firth
  • Chris Pine
  • George W. Bush
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Conan O’Brien
  • David Letterman
  • Osama Bin Laden
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Lady Gaga
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Larry Page
  • Michael Jordan
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Christian Bale
  • Daniel Craig
  • James Franco
Early texts

From a raw precious metal you come,

Transforming into the finest jewelry – shining, delicate, priceless!

Diamond, jade, rubies, gold, silver, platinum,

Everyone will look, enchanted and amazed.

You bring beauty to the element of nature,

A value that cannot be measured.

In life, your shine can never be missed,

Nor do you miss the opportunity to display.

Some may say vain, but all will agree

A pure joy to watch and an effortless conversation to partake.

A beauty that is undeniable by nature,

A gift from above and to share with all on earth.