Complete Chinese Astrology for Michael Jackson

Chinese Five Element Astrology for Michael Jackson 

This Chinese Astrology Five Element reading for Michael Jackson using 18:00 p.m. birth hour fits Michael Jackson's entire life pretty well. We can see how Five Elements were connected to his wealth, career, health, reputation and his death. If you think the birth time is incorrect, then read Michael Jackson Chinese Horoscope without Birth Time. We still can see Five Elements guides the Rise and Fall of his whole life without birth hour. But without his birth time, we cannot tell the relationship with his children and why he died on June 25. 2009.

 Michael Joseph Jackson, an American singer, songwriter, recording artist, entertainer and businessman

 Career: Won 22 American Music Awards, 19 Grammy Awards and held multiple Guinness World Records
 Birth Date: August 29, 1958
 Birth Time: Between 17:00 to 19:00 p.m. standard time (best guess from Chinese astrology)
 Birth Place: Gary, Indiana
 Died: June 25, 2009

Chinese astrology has 12 astrological hours in a day. We studied all the possible birth hours for Michael Jackson, then guessed the Chicken Hour on August 9, 1958 fits his life best. If you want to know why, please read the discussion of the Death of Michael Jackson and his natal time.

The following is the Michael Jackson's Chinese Astrology Birth Chart. We will analyze his Chinese Astrology using the theory of Five Elements, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.

Michael Jackson was born on the Earth Tiger Female Metal day in the Metal Monkey month of the Earth Dog Year. The upper row of the Day Column is called Day Master and represents the person. Therefore, Female MetalMale Earth Male Earth represents Michael himself. All the animals can be converted into Five Elements. We then assigned the scores to them; it's easier to understand Five Elements in the birth chart this way.

The Five Element Scores

Five Elements have Circulating Relationship. Fire is the mother element of Earth. Fire can increase Earth power. Metal is the child element of Earth. Metal drains the energy of Earth. Five Elements also have Fighting Relationship. Wood and Water fight with Earth. We can say Wood, Water and Metal can make Earth weak. They are enemy to Earth. Fire can make Earth strong. Fire is the friend to Earth.

From the Five Element scores, we can see Metal is very strong. Earth and Mother Fire are weaker than Metal, Water and Wood. We can say the Day Master  Female MetalMale EarthMale Earth is weak. Dog of Year Column is in Earth group. Monkey of Month Column and Chicken of Hour Column are in the Metal group. When they are together, they have a Special Attraction Relationship -Gang of Three and form the power force of Metal. Because Michael was born in September, which is part of the Metal season, we can treat the Dog of the Year Column as if it were from the Metal group. Tiger is in the Wood group. Day Master Earth becomes much weaker, because it has six enemies - five Metals and one Wood. In Chinese astrology, we call the Birth Chart is an Extremely Weak Case. Because Day Master has still one friend - Male Earth in the Year Column, the we call this special Birth Chart is a Fake Extremely Weak case. (Note: President Obama has Fake Extremely Weak Birth Chart.) People who have a Fake Extremely Weak Birth Chart will have extremely good fortune when they are lucky, but will have very bad times when they are out of luck.

Because Male Earth represents Michael Jackson, Earth is the same type of element to him. Earth represents his siblings or friends. Metal is something out of Earth. Metal represents his outlook, performance, talent or reputation. Earth can conquer and win over Water. Water is related to money, property or luxury life. Wood can grow up from the ground. Wood represents pressure, career, restriction or even lawsuit. Fire can be burnt into dust. Fire represents mother, protection or medicine. Earth is also connected to the relatives or friends around him that share his wealth. Therefore, Earth also stands for money loss.

The year column contains strong Earth; Michael had lots of siblings or was with siblings often when he was young. Metal represents his appearance, talent or performance. The Month Column in the birth chart contains strong Metal - he received reputation when growing up. There is no strong Water in the birth chart. Water represents money. So Michael family didn't have a good financial status when he was born. Father is the person who brings in money when we are young. so Father is connected to Water for Michael. Michael had a lesser relationship with Father. Earth is afraid of Wood, as Wood can overwhelm Earth. Wood gives Earth pressure, discipline and restriction. There is little Wood in Michael's birth chart, so Michael spent and wasted lot of money without any restraint.

The Tiger in the Day Column represents his marriage and spouse. Tiger mainly contains Wood. Wood will interfere Michael's (Earth) freedom. If Wood wants to attack Earth, the strong Metal will fight back for Michael. Tiger and Monkey in the Month Column have a Hurting Relationship, which implies his spouse cannot get along with his family. That means it's hard to be his wife.

The first step to predict people's fortune is to find out their Lucky Element in the birth chart. Usually, the Lucky Element of Weak Day Master is the Mother element or Friend element. The Lucky Element of Strong Day Master is the Money, Career or Child element. The Lucky Element of Extremely Weak Day Master is same to Strong Day Master, the Lucky Element is Money, Career or Child star. The theory is that if we cannot fight against the enemy, then we need to join and follow the enemy. Therefore, Money Water and Child Metal should be Michael Jackson's Lucky Elements. Earth and Fire are the unlucky elements. Wood will help Fire to burn and fight with Lucky Element Metal, so Wood is not the lucky element.

To find more about people's career, fame, wealth, health, parents, spouse and children from Chinese astrology, we need to use 10-God birth chart.

The following 10-God Birth Charts are from the Fortune Angel Chinese Astrology software:
The most right column is Year Column, which contains information about early ages.
The 2nd right column is Month Column, which contains information of growing up ages and family.
The 3rd column is the Day Column, which contains information of middle ages and marriage
The 4th column is the Hour Column, which contains information of old ages and children.

Birth Chart in Graphic Symbols Birth Chart in Chinese Characters

Chinese astrology breaks down the Five Elements by Yin Yang into 10 elements, which is called 10 Gods.

Chinese astrology contains Five Elements. So in general,

Cow, Sheep, Dog and Dragon are Earth.
Chicken and Monkey are Metal.
Rabbit and Tiger are Wood.
Rat and Pig are Water.
Horse and Snake are Fire.

To be more accurate,

Dog contains Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Metal.
Tiger contains Yang Earth, Yang Wood, Yang Fire.
Monkey contains Yang Water, Yang Metal, Yang Earth. (more details)

From the Five Stars theory, we know that

  • Earth is the Companion Star
  • Metal is the Fame Star
  • Water is the Money Star
  • Wood is the Career Star
  • Fire is the Parent Star

The Five Stars can be distinguished by Yin and Yang, and are derived into 10-God relationships.
 We have the Michael Jackson's 10-God Relationship Chart on the right.

Element 10 Gods (Representatives)
Male WoodMale Wood  Evil Star DisciplineUnbecoming Discipline 
Female WoodFemale Wood  Angel StarAngel Guide youProper Discipline 
Male FireMale Fire  Guardian StarBaby SitterUnbecoming Care
Female FireFemale Fire  Mother Star Parents or mother Proper Care
Male SoilMale Soil  Friend Star Friend or Sibling Friendly Buddy 
Female SoilFemale Soil  Contender Star Money Contenders Unfriendly Partners 
Male MetalMale Metal  Artist (Food) Star Money for Food Gracious Output
Female MetalFemale Metal  Actor (Offending) Star Show off money Harsh Output
Male WaterMale Water  Windfall Star Easy Money Godsend Wealth
Female WaterFemale Water  Property Star Angel Guide you Proper Wealth

A Friend or Sibling Friend Star on the top of Friend or Sibling Friend Star in the Year Column (Earth Dog) implies a person has elder siblings and likes to help the financial problems of relatives or friends. He easily gets into trouble because of friendships and sometimes still feels lonely. It also indicates that the person has little relationship with the father figure and marriage will be late.

An Money for Food Artist Star on the top of Money for Food Artist Star in the Month Column (Metal Monkey)  implies the person has the chance to become rich and famous. He also enjoys food and relaxation in his life. But it also signifies that his parents had a low income when he was born. Also the person has more than 3 brothers, who will all do their own business when growing up.

Day Master Male Earth Female Metal is on the top of Discipline Evil Star (Earth Tiger). This implies the person's spouse has a bad temper, and the two may have quarrels often.

An Show off money Actor Star on the top of Show off money Actor Star in the Hour Column (Metal Chicken) implies a person who has poor health and less chance for a long life. It also indicates the person has little relationship with son or has no son.

Both Money for Food Artist and Show off money Actor Stars are shown in the Birth Chart, so the person has talent in expressing his ideas to the public.  An Money for Food Artist Star in the Month Column implies the person is kind-hearted, benevolent and charitable. An Show off money Actor Star in the Hour Column implies the person has a bad temper at home.

Too many Artist Stars and Actor Stars together, the person has poor health and is explodes easily because of his emotions. When angry, the person doesn't care who is around and will act or speak whatever he wants. When this happens, the person may sometimes lie. It may seem that the person is stubborn, but this personality is different from strong-minded or determined people.


The following is Michael Jackson's Major Cycle List which foresees his major luck in his entire life. To foresee major luck in your life, please visit The Rise and Fall Chart of Your Life on our website.

Michael's Chinese Astrology 10-Year Major Cycles

Metal and Water are the Lucky Elements to Michael. Therefore, Metal brings him fame and Water brings him wealth. Fire and Earth are not Lucky Elements;. Fire brings him bad reputation, and Earth gives him money loss. Wood brings him career, pressure or lawsuit. To predict the result of the fortune, we will apply the Stem (Five Element)  Relationships, Branch (Animal) Relationships and Branch Special Relationship theories between the Birth Chart and Astrological Cycles.

Female MetalFemale SoilFemale Metal 1961-1970 (Age 3-12) Female Metal Chicken
Chicken is Metal. Female Metal Chicken is the strongest Metal combination. Metal made him famous.
Male WaterFemale Water 1971-1980 (Age 13-22) Male Water Dog
Water represents money income. Dog is Earth, which represents spending money. So money comes and money goes. However, the Dog and Chicken in the Hour Column and the Monkey in the Month Column have a Strong Attraction Relationship, so they turn into Metal Elements. That means he exchanged money for reputation, or fame.
Female WaterFemale Water 1981-1990 (Age 23-32) Female Water Pig
 Pig is Water. Female Water Pig is the strongest Water combination. Water built him wealth. Female Water and Male Earth in the Year Column have an Attraction Relationship   into Fire. Some negative reputation was spawned there. Pig and Tiger in the Month Column have an Attraction Relationship into Wood. Little pressure showed up in his career.
Male WoodMale Wood 1991-2000 (Age 33-42) Male Wooden Rat
Wood represents career and lawsuit. Rat is Water. Water stands for money. Rat and Monkey in the Birth Chart have some Attraction Relationship into Water. The money luck continues from the previous cycle. Male Wood under Water is strong and Male Metal in the Month Column have Fighting Relationship. Metal is reputation. That means the reputation faced the challenge.
Female WoodFemale Wood 2001-2010 (Age 43-52) Female Wooden Cow
Wood represents pressure and lawsuit. Cow is Earth. Earth brought him money debt. However, Female Wood and Male Metal in the Month Column have an  Attraction Relationship into Metal. Cow and Chicken in the Hour Column have some Attraction Relationship into Metal. He should be famous in public in this period. Female Wood and Female Metal in the Month Column have a Fighting Relationship. Cow and Dog in the Year Column have a Hurting Relationship. This is not a peaceful cycle.

Michael's Lucky Elements are Water and Metal. The Major Cycles start from Metal, Water then Wood. He got popular first, then earned the money, and then faced lawsuit and debt. He owned around $300 million in 1991. So the best Major Cycle to him is from 1981 to 1990. The next best 10-Year cycle is from 1991-2000. Both of cycles are Water cycles.

The last, we want to go through Michael Jackson Yearly Cycles to see how Five Element theory applies on his fortune.
Major Cycle Year Stem and Branches Astrology Sign
Female MetalFemale SoilFemale Metal

1968 Male SoilMale Soil

Earth Monkey Earth represents siblings. Monkey is Metal, which is fame. Michael became a member of the Jackson 5 in 1968.
Male WaterFemale Water 1972Male WaterFemale Water Water Rat Rat is Water, which is money. Michael had his first Number one single Ben.
1975 Female WoodFemale Wood Wooden Rabbit Rabbit is Wood, which is career. Jackson 5 signed a contract with CBS for TV variety show from 1976 to 1977.
1977Female FireFemale Fire Fire Snake Snake is Fire, which is negative reputation. Michael stared in the movie The Wiz with Diana Ross.
1978 Male SoilMale Soil Earth Horse Earth is related to brothers. Horse is Fire. Horse, Dog in Year Column and Tiger in Day Column have a Strong Attraction Relationship into Fire. Fire is negative reputation. Jackson 5 worked for Epic records and Disney. Jackson 5 sales had fallen dramatically.
1979Female SoilFemale Soil Earth Sheep Sheep is Earth, which is spending money. He released his first solo Off the Wall album, which sold over 20 million copies worldwide. But he broke his nose and the surgery was unsuccessful.
1980Male Metal Metal Monkey Monkey is Metal, which is good reputation. Monkey, Chicken of Hour Column and Dog of Major Cycle have a Strong Attraction Relationship into Metal. Michael won 3 American Music Awards.
Female WaterFemale Water 1982Male WaterFemale Water Water Dog Water is money. Dog is Earth. But Dog, Chicken of Hour Column, Monkey of Month Column have a Strong Attraction Relationship into Metal. Metal generate more Water. He released Thriller album and sold 109 million copies. Thriller was the best-selling album of the time.
1983Female WaterFemale Water Water Pig Pig is Water. Water is money. Michael became the Pepsi Cola spokesperson.
1984 Male WoodMale Wood Wooden Rat Rat is Water. Wood is career. Water is money. He won eight Grammy awards and received Ronald Reagan President award for his charities.
1985 Female WoodFemale Wood Wooden Cow Female Wood and Male Metal of Month Column have an Attraction Relationship into Metal. Cow is Earth. Earth is spending money. But Cow and Chicken of Hour Column have some Attraction Relationship into Metal. Metal is good reputation. His We Are the World single was sold 20 million copies. He invested $47.5 million in music catalogs.
1986Male FireMale Fire Fire Tiger Tiger contains Wood and Fire. Fire is negative reputation. Wood is career and pressure.  He filmed Captain EO. He was diagnosed sensitive to sunlight, he went for a treatment to have lighter skin.
1987Female FireFemale Fire Wooden Rabbit Fire is bad reputation. Rabbit is Wood. Wood is career and pressure. Rabbit and Tiger of Day Column have an Attraction Relationship into Wood. Strong Wood helps Fire to burn. He released the album Bad and had 123 concerts during his Bad World Tour from 1987 to 1989. Rabbit and Dog in the Year Column have an Attraction Relationship into Fire. He involved Elephant Man and chimpanzee events and did facial cosmetic surgery.
1988Male SoilMale Soil Earth Dragon Dragon is Earth. Earth is spending money. He purchased $17 million Neverland to build an amusement park with animals.
Male WoodMale Wood 1991Female MetalFemale Metal Metal Sheep Sheep is Earth. Earth is spending money. Metal is on top of Earth. This means spending money to buy fame. Rat water is under the Major Cycle; money came in from under the table. Michael had $65 million contract with Sony and released the album Dangerous and the video Black Or White which was criticized because of some violent scenes.
1992Male WaterFemale Water Water Monkey Water is Money. Monkey is fame. Michael started the Dangerous World Tour in June 1992. HBO paid rights for broadcasting his tour for $20 million. He founded the Heal the World Foundation.
1993Female WaterFemale SoilFemale Water Water Chicken Pig is Water, Water is money. Chicken is Metal. He performed during his Dangerous World Tour until September, 1993. Female Water and Male Earth of Year Column have an Attraction Relationship into Fire. Fie is bad reputation. He was accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in the summer of 1993. Summer is Fire season. He appeared in TV interviews to repair his reputation. Fire is also connected to medicine. He took sedatives and painkillers to release the pressure, but ruined his health. Female Water and Day Master Earth have an Attraction Relationship. Because Water also represents women to him, he should have had a love story in this year.
1994Male WoodMale Wood Wooden Dog Wood is pressure or lawsuit. Dog is Earth, which is spending money. he paid $22 million to settle to civil lawsuit. In May, Michael married Lisa Marie Presley. The marriage was in a bad year, so it didn't last too long.
1995Female WoodFemale Wood Wooden Pig Female Wood and Male Metal have an Attraction Relationship into Metal. Pig and Tiger in the Day Column have an Attraction Relationship into Wood. He should be in love. But Wood is the career pressure. He wasn't in the top 20 of pop music properties. Pig is Water. Water is money. He dealt with Sony with a 50% ownership of his musical catalog and earned $95 million. He also released double album HIStory
1996Male FireMale Fire Fire Rat Fire is negative reputation. Rat is Water money. 1996-1997. Michael performed 82 concerts for his HIStory World Tour from 1996-1997. 1996 income was estimated $35 million. He divorced and married Debbie Rowe.
1997Female Fire Fire Cow Fire is negative reputation. Cow is Earth. Cow and Rat of Mayor Cycle have Attraction Relationship into Earth. Earth is spending money. His son Prince Michael Jackson was born. Wood is the Son Star, which appears in Major Cycle, not 1997.
1998Male Soil Earth Tiger Earth is spending money. Tiger contains Wood and Fire. Daughter Paris Michael Jackson was born.
1999Female SoilFemale Soil Earth Rabbit Female Earth and Male Wood in the Major Cycle have an Attraction Relationship into Earth. Earth is related to money loss. Rabbit is Wood. Rabbit and Tiger in the Day Column have an Attraction Relationship into Wood. Wood is related to law. He divorced Debbie Rowe.
Female WoodFemale Wood 2001Female MetalFemale Metal Metal Snake Snake is Fire, which is bad reputation. Snake, Tiger of Month Column and Monkey of Month Column have a Hurting Relationship; the people relationship should be very poor. Also, Female Metal and Female Wood in the Major Cycle have a Fighting Relationship. Michael released the album Invincible. He couldn't get good promotion because of many disputes with Sony.
2002 Male WaterFemale Water Water Horse Horse is Fire. Horse and Tiger in the Day Column have an Attraction Relationship into Fire. Fire is bad reputation. Michael was arrested on charges of child molestation and Neverland ranch was searched. His third child was born in this year.
2003Female WaterFemale Water Water Sheep Water is money. Sheep is Earth. Money came and went. Female Water and Male Earth in the birth chart have an Attraction  Relationship into Fire. Fire is bad relationship. The second child sexual abuse allegation hurts his image. Sheep, Dog of Year column and Cow in the Major cycle have Mutual Hurting Relationships. He should have had very serious health problems.

2004Male WoodMale Wood

Wooden Monkey Wood is pressure and lawsuit. Monkey is Metal. Metal is good reputation. The second child sexual abuse lawsuit extended to this year. He fights for 10-count charges.
2005Female WoodFemale SoilFemale Wood Wooden Chicken Wood is related to lawsuit. Female Wood and Male Metal in Month column have an Attraction Relationship into Metal. Chicken is Metal, too. That means lawsuit turns into good reputation. Michael was acquitted of all charges.
2006Male FireMale Fire Fire Dog Fire is bad reputation. Dog is Earth, which is money loss. Dog and Cow in the Major Cycle have a Hurting Relationship. He shouldn't have had a peaceful mind and health. In May, the State of California closed Neverland Ranch and he was fined $69,000 for not offering his employees insurance. Male Fire and Female Metal in the Hour Column have an Attraction  Relationship into Water. Michael still had money luck. The financial problems caused him to refinance the loan from bank and borrow $300 million secured by his music catalog option from Sony.
2007Female FireFemale Fire Fire Pig Fire is bad reputation. Pig is Water, which is money. Pig and Tiger in the Month Column have an Attraction Relationship into Wood. Wood is the pressure, career. Money went to buy for career and gave him pressure. In early 2007, he announced a comeback album.
2008Male SoilMale Soil Earth Rat Earth is money loss. Rat is Water, which is money. Rat and Cow have an Attraction Relationship into Earth. That means all money went to people's pocket. This should be a year of big debt. Sony released Thriller 25 for 25th anniversary and released King of Pop  for Michael's 50th birthday.
2009Female SoilFemale Soil Earth Cow Earth is money loss. Cow is Earth. This is a strong Earth year. Earth became money debt. Cow and Dog in the Year Column have a Hurting Relationship, which bought up the health problem. Michael was scheduled to perform 50 concerts at London starting in July. Unfortunately, there is no Lucky Element Water in the birth chart, Major Cycle and Yearly Cycle. He died on June 25, 2009 around noon after suffering cardiac arrest.  We can say Michael died for money. Cow and Chicken in the Hour Column have some Attraction Relationship into Metal, so good reputation was there even after his death.

Michael's lucky elements were Water and Metal. Black is related to Water. White or Gold colors are related to Metal. Wearing black or white brings him luck. Black uniform brings him wealth. White glove and socks build his image. Fire and Earth are unlucky elements. Brown color makes him poorer. Red color brings him negative reputation. Fire is the mother element of Day Master. Red is something that provides Michael stronger physical energy and mental power. Michael should feel the protection while wearing red. But the other view of Red color implied he gets sick and needs medicine.

      The Date of Death - June 25, 2009     

To predict people's date of death is difficult from astrology, because doctors can extend or save people's lives by means of new discoveries in medicine and medical technology. Usually a person's life will end when his Lucky Element is destroyed, or too many fighting/hurting relationships in the birth chart to collapse the birth chart structure. The life of a person with an Extremely Weak birth chart may end when the astrological cycle appears strong same element (Friend Star) to break the Extremely Weak birth chart structure.

Michael Jackson has a Fake Extremely Weak birth chart. The Day Master is Male Earth Male SoilMale Soil. Year 2009 is  Female SoilFemale SoilEarth Cow year. Cow is Earth. This is a strong Earth year and very unfavorable to Michael, because Earth tried to make Day Master too strong.

June 25 of 2009 is in the month of Horse. Male MetalHorse is in the Fire group. Horse with Tiger and Dog in the birth chart have Strong Attraction Relationship into Fire. Fire is the mother element of Earth. This will increase the power of Earth from 2009. The structure of Extremely Weak birth chart will be damaged. Plus, the strong Fire combination is ready to attack Metal in the birth chart. However, Dog, Monkey and Chicken in the birth chart have Strongest Metal Combination and they are not afraid of Fire. This is a head-to-head Fighting Relationship.

Furthermore, the current Major Cycle is Female WoodFemale WoodGreen Cow and Male MetalMale MetalWhite Horse month have a Separation Relationship. This is a bad sign for broken family/love relationships. Female Wood in Major Cycle and Female Metal in the Month Column have a Fighting Relationship. Cow in 2009, Cow on June 25 and Cow in the Major Cycle have a Hurting Relationship with the Dog in the Year Column. It seems that every column in the birth chart and astrological cycles are involving some degree of fighting/hurting relationships. The whole birth chart is shaking. The birth chart will collapse any day of Fire or Earth in the Horse month.

If Michael Jackson had not died on June 25, 2009, then he still would have had a hard time for upcoming years. The next major cycle 2011 to 2020 is Female WoodMale FireFire Tiger cycle. Tiger contains Wood and Fire. So this cycle is a strong Fire, which is the unlucky element. This period is the time for medical care and money loss in investments.

 Since the introductions of contraception, abortion and surrogate birth, it's difficult to predict the number of children one should have from Chinese astrology. To understand Michael Jackson children relationship, we need to study his birth time. This is because that Hour Column contains information of the children. Chinese astrology focuses on the number of sons, not children. The Day Master of his birth chart is Male Earth. His Son Star is Wood. Wood is weak under Chicken Metal in Hour Column. (We assume that Michael was born in the Hour of Chicken.) This implies he has lesser relationship with his children. That means he shouldn't have too many children. Or the children will stay away from him. Or Either he or his child will die young. Therefore, He might have at most only one son.

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