Snakey Character

Snake SymbolToday is the 1st Day of Lunar Chinese New Year and thus the Snake receives it fullest attention although we have entered the Year of the Snake on the 4th.

Being a Snake, this year you are in the Leading position so to speak.

Just to share with you some of the character of people born in the Snake Year.

Snakes are people of charisma, full of energy and thus they prefer to do things quick and fast. They are rich in psychology and understanding. Usually Hardworking and put their learning into practice. Often Snake are clever too.

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The Stems, The Branches and The Hidden Stems

As we all know a Bazi chart comprises of 4 pillars.  Each pillar is derived from the Year, Month, Day and Hour of birth respectively.  And each pillar consists of Heavenly Stem, Earthly Branch and Hidden Stem as follows:-

So what are these Heavenly Stem, Earthly Branch and Hidden Stem represent?

The 10 Heavenly Stems (The Stems)

Based on the five elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water; and their Yin Yang factor comes the 10 Heavenly Stems of:-

Jia (Yang Wood-Tree) and Yi (Yin Wood-Flower)

Bing (Yang Fire-Sun) and Ding (Yin Fire-Candle Flame)

Wu (Yang Earth-Mountain) and Ji (Yin Earth-Soil)

Geng (Yang Metal-Iron) and Xin (Yin Metal-Gold)

Ren (Yang Water-Sea) and Gui (Yin Water-Rain)

The Stems represent the external perceptions of a person in life.  They are what the person project for people to see – his character, outlook, matters, events and relationships that are obvious.  Or you may call what “Heaven” gives to a person.  And it looks real to the outside world.  It is like a packaging, what people see on the outside and provides us a glimpse of what’s inside too.  The reality is, what’s outside (appearance) may not be exactly what’s inside (the real you).  Stems represent appearances and surface outlook.  It can also represent opportunities available.  A person may look, say, wealthy or hardworking, but is he really?  For example, there is a wealth element on the Stem but if that element is not rooted (meaning there is no wealth element in the Branches) or it is not supported by output element, he may look rich but in reality he is not.  At the best scenario, there is wealth opportunities for him but whether he makes it, is another story.

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In Bazi, which Day Master are you?

What is a Day Master?

Day Master is basically YOU!  Your personality, characteristics, traits and attributes.

Where is it located in a Bazi chart?

It’s found in the Day Stem.  The rest of the stems and branches in the Bazi chart represent their influences to your life and pathways.

How do you know which Day Master are you?

Please click at the Bazi calculator of Destiny Empire to key in your date and time of birth, and from there you will find your Bazi chart and your Day Master.

Having done that, you now know which Day Master you belong to.  There are basically 10 Day Masters as follows:-

  1. Tree (Jia-Yang Wood)
  2. Flower (Yi-Yin Wood)
  3. Sun (Bing-Yang Fire)
  4. Candle Flame (Ding-Yin Fire)
  5. Mountain (Wu-Yang Earth)
  6. Soil/Moist Earth (Ji-Yin Earth)
  7. Iron (Geng-Yang Metal)
  8. Gold (Xin-Yin Metal)
  9. Sea Water (Ren-Yang Water)
  10. Rain (Gui-Yin Water)

Let’s start with Jia Day Master (Tree)

If you are a Jia Day Master, you have qualities of a Tree.  Imagine what a Big Tall Tree looks like.  Its trunk, branches and leaves will extend themselves to reach out to sunlight for growth while its roots will stay firmly in the ground.  In this way, Jia Day Masters characteristics are such that they will exert themselves to plan and develop in order to move upward from their current situation.

They are steady, strong and upright and have strong will-powered, and will not be easily swayed.  They are very direct and out-spoken people and will say whats on their mind, not knowing they may hurt people by their directness and bluntness.  They may appeared as unfeeling, not because they are heartless but because they do not tune to what is going around them.

However, from the shades of the trees, you will notice that they provide shades  and shelter to people.  In this way, Jia people are able to sympathise and empathize with others, and will not turn away when someone is in need of help.  They are also very honest and straight forward.

Since their roots are always firmly rooted in the ground, Jia people are reluctant to changes, and if changing circumstances are forced upon them, it will be slow and gradual.  Contrary to this, due to the Tree’s growth nature, they are always slowly changing, however, not easily seen.  They can also be stubborn and not as quick-witted as other day masters.

Tree (Jia) characteristics will be different depending on which season or month you were born.  There will be different types of Jia Wood from various parts of the world, as conditions and climate will affect the Trees and Woods.

Trees born in Winter are frozen Tree, whereas born in Summer are burnt Tree.  Are you a Jia Wood born in Winter, or Summer, or Autumn, or Spring?

Which Jia Wood are You?

Look out for our next article on other Day Masters.

Noble Elements…

In the study of Bazi or Phat Chee, the correct understanding of a person’s life lies in the correct understanding of nature.  After all, isn’t life all about living in harmony with nature?

The same goes in the study of Bazi, is to first understand what is Nature all about & the interaction of elements of Nature.

Just like we have 4 seasons, night and day, rain and draught, windy and storms, in the study of any Chinese Metaphysics, there are 5 elements that we always refer to.  They are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood because the Chinese believe the world is largely made of these 5 elements.  They spent a lot time trying to understand the building blocks of these 5 elements and how they produce, control and deplete each other.

From here, they begin to understand what is the meaning of Prospering in nature and thus translated it into the art of Bazi which lead to the discovery of Noble Elements.

Briefly, I try to explain what are Noble elements.  In the element of wood, there are the Yang wood which we call it Jia [甲] and Yin wood or soft wood which we call it Yi [乙].

Yi’s noble element is Jia.  Why?  Small plants cannot grow and flourish well without depending on the Hard wood or big tree in this case.

Trees provide them the shade, the trunk for them to climb, the leaves to fertilize the soil, provide them stable grounds and much more.

 With the correct understanding of nature and each of its corresponding noble elements, then one can read  Bazi more correctly.

So what we are looking for is a balanced Nature which is reflected in your Bazi but not balanced of elements. Most schools have this wrong conception that if your Bazi is missing 1 element then your Bazi is no good. This is not true at all.

Then there are other schools that weighs on the balance of elements. For example, if your Bazi is too strong in Earth, they will recommend that you weaken it using Metal or use Wood to control Earth.  Again, this is a major misconception in Bazi reading.  Analysing destiny using this method can cause flaws in Bazi reading. Can Earth produce Metal? Is this the correct understanding of nature’s workings?  Which wood is good in controlling which Earth and at the same time makes it useful?

If one understands nature and its ultimate goal, one shall understand life and have the correct way in destiny analysis.

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WHAT IS BAZI?

WHAT IS BAZI (八字)?

Bazi or Phat Chee is the Chinese ancient way of destiny analysis.   The history of Bazi began some 5000 years ago during the Chinese Wu Kingdom.  The term Bazi is the Chinese term for “Eight Characters” or what many people term as four pillars.  Each pillar has two chinese characters, making it “Eight Characters”.

To analyse a person’s life destiny, we need to derive a person’s Bazi chart and his 10 year luck cycle.  These can be derived from his date of birth and hour of birth.  Once this is done, the most important and most difficult task is interpreting the Bazi chart accurately.

BAZI AND THE LAW OF NATURE

Classical Bazi was founded 5000 years ago.  During that time, there was no technology.  Nature rules the Earth. Life revolved around nature which was the call of the day.  What do we mean by nature?  Nature is about seasonal changes, taping natural resources for mankind benefits, and how each element (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) of nature influences the other elements of nature.

For instance, we know that the Sun (Fire) can warm the sea (Water) and provide food for the plants (Wood).  Water is needed to grow the environment with the help of the Sun (Fire).  Without the Sun, cold Water cannot grow the environment.  Aggressive Water also washes away Plants (Wood) and uproots Trees (Wood).  Metal can cut down Trees (Wood) and be used as timber to build houses and make Fire to produce heat.  The Earth can prevent flood, and good Earth is needed for sowing and reaping.  Rain (Water) is needed to moisture the Soil (Earth).  Metal or gold found in the Earth can be used as an exchange of food, etc.  These outcomes are the inter-relationship of the 5 elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) based on the principle of I-Ching (The Principle of Change), the Yin and Yang.

Classical Bazi is about understanding how SEASONS affect nature and the influence of each element of nature and its outcome.  It is about how we can make the best of NATURE!

WHAT IS IN A BAZI?

Bazi is a composition of “Heaven, Earth and Man”.  It simply means that when we are born, we are destined to have a set of “eight characters” or 4 sets of character based on the year, month, day and time of birth.  The complete 4 sets look like this:-

It is also commonly known as the Four Pillars, as each Pillar consists of two characters.  The top characters are the Heavenly Stem and the bottom characters are known as Earthly Branch.  The Hidden Stems are part of the Earthly Branch and does not form one of the characters in the Bazi.

The Year we are born gave us a set of “Heavenly Stem-Earthly Branch” character.  Our birth Month gave us another set, and so did the Day date and the Hour time.  So all together, the four sets of pillars form the complete Bazi Chart.

THE CONCEPT OF YIN AND YANG – THE BIRTH OF “CHANGE”

 The term Yin and Yang was derived over 7000 years ago when life was dominated by simple pursuits of survival and overcoming nature.  Yin and Yang are opposites, yet they complete each other to form a “whole”.

Yang represents the day, brightness & warmth.  Yin represents night, darkness & cold.  When Yin grows and strengthens, Yang will decline and weaken, and vice versa.  Within Yin, there is Yang, and within Yang, there is Yin inside it.  When we talk about balance in life, we are talking about Yin and Yang.

Yang represens Male and strength while Yin represents female and gentleness.  The matrimonial union of Yin and Yang gives rise to a family union and birth of children.

Both Yin and Yang are essential to maintain a balance and completeness.  Though opposites, Yin and Yang are interdependent to complete each other.  Cold weather (autumn and winter) will be followed by warmth (spring and summer), and the cycle continues.

Yin represents the Earth and Yang represent the Heaven (Time).  Earth is still, and earth rotation is derived by the influence of Yang which is already contained within the earth.  In science, they call it gravity or the influence of magnetic field.  In Chinese Metaphysics, it is known as Heaven, Earth and Man.

In Bazi Destiny reading, Heaven represents our social outcome and events.  Earth represents our feelings.  Man represents our hidden secrets.  These three domains are interactive and have an impact of the outcome.  The outcome can be peaceful or disastrous.  However, if we can truly understand it, we can be the master of our domain.

All things start in this Trinity (Heaven, Earth and Man).  Heaven, Earth and Man interact to generate a specific environment and outcome.  And Bazi is a composition of “Heaven, Earth and Man”.

THE INGREDIENTS OF HEAVEN, EARTH AND MAN 

Our destiny as well as all outcomes and events are influenced by the intereactions of Heaven, Earth and Man.  In other words, your Bazi chart tells you about the social outcomes and behaviours obvious to others (Heaven), your feelings and what you are deep inside (Earth), and your hidden potentials or disasters (Man).  This trinity plays an important role in determining:-

1)  Who we are:  our talents, characters, strengths and weaknesses.

2)  How we relate to others:  our relationship with our spouse, family, bossess, colleagues, etc.

3)  What opportunities are presented to us:  the comfort we have at birth, family background, siblings, supporters, cycle of luck, etc.

4)  Our life’s events and outcomes:  marriages, career, health, etc.

5)  How our children will be:  closeness with our children, are they difficult to bring up, whether they will have a significant standing in society.

So all of us have our individual “Heaven, Earth and Man” determined at the time of our birth.  Depending on your character, there is still a scope that can influence the outcome of your life.  At the end of the day, within what is “given” to you at birth, you can still IMPROVE your life if you know yourself well.  By understanding oneself, and identifying his strengths and weaknesses, a person is able to strategize and plan for his or her future.