The attraction relationship of Earthly Branches is from the relative positions (in the sky) of the Sun and the Moon in an old calendar system. Also, all animals in the Chinese Calendar have a sequence number. If the total of two sequence numbers is 15 or 3, then they have the attraction relationship.
Rat (1) and Cow (2) like each other.
Dragon (5) and Chicken (10) like each other.
Snake (6) and Monkey (9) like each other.
Tiger (3) and Pig (12) like each other.
Rabbit (4) and Dog(11) like each other.
Enmity Relationship (Fighting)
Just like the Stem relationship, the enmity relationship is from the relative positions of the elements. The Chinese consider a "face to face" conflict as the enmity relationship. Wood is in the east and faces Metal in the West. Water is in the north and faces Fire in the south. They are unlike each other, so they live in different places. Also, same genders reject each other.
There is an Enmity relationship when the difference between the animal's sequence numbers is six.
Rat (1) and Horse (7) will fight each other.
Cow (2) and Sheep (8) will fight each other.
Tiger (3) and Monkey (9) will fight each other.
Rabbit (4) and Chicken (10) will fight each other.
Dragon (5) and Dog (11) will fight each other.
Snake (6) and Pig (12) will fight each other.
The Hurting Relationship applies on the event of cycles a lot. In most of cases, this is an unlucky signs to people luck. Fortune tellers will give people a warning message during these cycles.
Usually, it only brings the unhappy experience amount people's relationship. However, when too many Hurting Relationships and Fighting Relationships come together into the cycle, then the person might face big trouble in safety, health or lawsuit from himself or the relatives.
Hurting Each Other Relationship
The Separation Relationship gives us the hint about a person have to be away from their close relatives. Sometimes, the relationship applies on the marriage. Especially, White horse and Green Cow together are considered a bad marriage, which is easy to break.
Many fortune tellers never take consideration for this relationship.