THE 5TH ELEMENT

Australia is a country rich in all the classical elements: big air in wondrous southern skies, a huge terrain volume of earth, a massive coastline and playground of water and an environment used to fire. Right now the consequences of serious drought (along with other causes) have exacerbated the catastrophic bushfire season of flames. All is wreaking havoc to our beautiful environment and big skies.

There is a 5th element though: the divine one. Known as the aether. Perhaps surmised, creatively, best by French director Luc Besson in his 1997 movie ‘The 5th Element’. The Fifth Element is in the form of a human. The human spirit, especially when leveraged en masse, can harness the power of the others and acts like a divine light capable of overcoming great challenges. This creative cause is to inspire that 5th element.

The Chinese Lunar Year has ties to both the classical elements and animals. We’ve created a unique set of animals, with my collaborating artist Deb Gillham. This creative inspiration was designed to go with a book on emotional intelligence. I thought we could rather gift and leverage the art for an even better cause.

There are typically 12 animals associated with lunar year cycles. You will find you have a lunar animal for your:

– time of birth
– equivalent to month/zodiac
– primary animal for lunar year of birth.

You can use the tables to help figure out yours:

LUNAR SYMBOLS

There was a legend that in order to decide the order of the animals a race was held. It’s lesser known there were 13 animals in the race. The cat didn’t make it hence was not destined to become a symbol for lunar years. We’ve created our own version for cat lovers anyway. Plus, given the cause, we’ve added a koala. The masculine and feminine figures are to encourage to keep igniting that 5th element of human spirit, leverage your EQ for local and global causes and keep evolving your own animal!

DONATE TO WRAP

The art is given freely. We only ask you please make a donation to the NOMINATED CHARITY in return. They do great work supporting Wildlife Rescue & Protection Inc (WRAP) is a network of DELWP registered wildlife shelters, carers and rescuers operating across Gippsland.

DONATE HERE

ART DISCLAIMER

This artwork is available for personal use. If you use this artwork, please reference Mark Carter and this website.

FIND YOUR LUNAR ANIMAL

Use the list below to select your birth date

Yang Femine Figure

Postive Aspects of Femine Yang:
Intuitive, Receptive, Supportive, Empathetic, Compassionate, Reflective, Strong, Vulnerable

Aspects To Be Mindful Of:
Insecure, Manipulative, Over Emotional, Needy

Rat

Best Suited Partners: Rat, Snake, Dragon

Great Traits: Wisdom, Intelligence, Adaptability, Hard Working, Diligent

Element: Water
Yang

Lucky Numbers: 1, 6

Ox

Best Suited Partners: Rat, Snake, Rooster

Great Traits: Diligence, Stability, Honesty, Patience, Dependable

Element: Earth

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 5, 0

Tiger

Best Suited Partners: Pig, Horse, Dog

Great Traits: Majestic, Ambitious, Confidence, Courageous, Enthusiastic

Element: Wood

Yang

Lucky Numbers: 3, 8

Rabbit

Best Suited Partners: Sheep, Dog, Pig

Great Traits: Enthusiastic, Good Tempered, Optimistic, Joyful, Thoughtful

Element: Wood

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 3, 8

Dragon

Best Suited Partners: Rat, Monkey, Rooster

Great Traits: Optimistic, Indomitable Will, Enterprising, Intelligent, Focussed

Element: Earth

Yang

Lucky Numbers: 5, 0

Snake

Best Suited Partners: Ox, Monkey, Rooster

Great Traits: Wise, Observant, Adaptable, Problem Solving, Cunning

Element: Fire

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 2, 7

Horse

Best Suited Partners: Tiger, Sheep, Dog

Great Traits: Romantic, Enthusiastic, Independant, Optimistic, Resourceful

Element: Fire

Yang

Lucky Numbers: 2, 7

Goat-Sheep

Perfect Partners: Rabbit, Horse, Pig

Great Traits: Kind, Sympathetic, Joyful, Strong Vitality, Fairness of Mind

Element: Earth

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 5, 0

Monkey

Perfect Partners: Rat, Dragon, Snake

Great Traits: Flexible, Intelligent, Sociable, Adaptable, Problem Solving

Element: Metal

Yang

Lucky Numbers: 4,9

Rooster

Perfect Partners: Ox, Dragon, Snake

Great Traits: Sociable, Resourceful, Dedicated, Enthusiastic, Generous

Element: Metal

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 4, 9

Dog

Perfect Partners: Tiger, Rabbit, Horse

Great Traits: Faithful, Courageous, Insightful, Calmness, Practical

Element: Earth

Yang

Lucky Numbers: 5, 0

Pig

Perfect Partners: Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep

Great Traits: Peaceful, Honest, Outgoing, Romantic, Objective Concentration

Element: Water

Yin

Lucky Numbers: 1, 6

Cat

In the legend of the race to determine the animals order it’s said the rat and cat, who were best friends, slipped atop the Ox. The Ox, unaware of the pair on his back, jolted into the river, sending the cat flying. The rat leapt from the Ox to win the race. It’s said this is why the cat dislikes both water and rats to this day.

Koala

Please support Australian wildlife post the devastating bushfires. The population of Australia is far greater than the estimated 25 million people. Our wildlife are as much Australian natives as the sapiens that inhabit this continent.

Yin Masculine Figure

Postive Aspects of Masculine Yin: Focussed, Logical, Honest, Accountable, Confident, Protective, Humble, Disciplined

Aspects To Be Mindful Of: Controlling, Agressive, Unstable, Avoidant