The Xin You (辛酉) or Metal Rooster pillar is literally, the sharpest tool in the 60 Pillars shed. At the risk of sticking my neck out and incurring the wrath of the other Xin Metal Day Masters, I’d say that the Xin You could be considered as the ‘crown jewels’ of the Xin Metal pillars.


This pillar is likened to sharp objects such as knives or scissors or even glittering jewellery. The Xin You (辛酉) or Metal Rooster Day Master comes pre-packed with the deadly combination of both physical attractiveness and mental acuity.

Seated on the You (酉) branch puts your Xin Metal (辛) Day Master at the Thriving stage in the 12 Growth Phases. Typically, this will indicate someone who is highly attractive, capable and intelligent.


The Xin Metal is typically visualized as sharp and shiny objects or valuable jewellery. In fact, the character of the word itself, ‘辛’, even looks sharp! Do you agree? This is where the originality of the pillar comes in. This ‘sharpness’ can be translated into a sharp wit, lightning quick humour, and fast action-taking abilities.

Rooted on your Xin Metal (辛) Companion Star, this represents a degree of self-confidence so strong, that you are literally born with a healthy appetite for risk.  Confident of your ability to cut down any difficulties or obstacles in your way, this talent for risk-taking alone makes the Xin You (辛酉) Day Master, an ideal entrepreneur.

This same self-confidence gives you the courage to become a pioneer in your field. More importantly, it also gives the ability to leverage on the strengths of others without diminishing your own. This mindset is a key factor in your success. Whether you rely on your own talents or harness the talents of others, you will do whatever it takes to become successful.

Your You Branch (酉), being a Metal branch, also represents your natural affinity and knack with financial matters. In this respect, it would be best if you make conscious effort to train more financial management skills.


Your You Branch (酉), being a Peach Blossom star, makes you a naturally likable person. Convivial and outgoing, your social calendar is usually packed with friends and associates all clamouring for a minute or two of your time. Which leads us to your vulnerabilities.


Your biggest vulnerability is your tendency to over-pack that same schedule. It’s ironic that this is a Rooster pillar, because many a times, you tend to behave like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. I’m late! I’m late! You’re usually pressed for time. Because you try to cram as much life as possible into every single minute.

How is that a vulnerability, you ask? Isn’t it a strength? It is! That is, until you spread yourself so thin that you end up doing a little bit of everything but not accomplishing much of anything.

Another vulnerability is your defensive bent in the face of constructive and well-intentioned critique. This is just something for you to be aware of. You tend to bristle at even the slightest hint of criticism. If it’s not a problem, then don’t worry too much about it.


Don’t lose sight of your long-term goals. That would be the best way to be Xin You (辛酉), But Better. As you scramble through the day, squeezing the maximum out of every single minute, make sure that your energies and activities are all geared towards realizing your goal.

Lastly, don’t be shy about letting your creativity flow. The more you embrace your creative side, the brighter your Xin You pillar will shine.

As always, a final caveat. Without the ability to see the full chart, I must stress that the suggestions in this article are broad recommendations based on a single pillar.

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