What is the definition of Useful God (UG) in the study of Bazi?
Useful God is the most important element in a Bazi or to the destiny. It is the element that makes the Day Master most useful. There are few categories of Useful God and each have their inherent role in the chart but still collectively they are referred to as Useful God or in short UG because they makes the chart good or as in a high quality chart.
A high quality chart will have a UG and this translate to a person having the capability to rise to the top or make it big in life. A bad Bazi chart will usually not have UG and thus it translate to a medium achieving person. Then worse still one has Annoying or Offending God or Ji Shen in the chart or luck, you can imagine how bad things can go.
So from here you can deduce that since it is the most important element in a chart, it must be protected at all times just like how you will protect your dearest or assets.
Happiness God 喜神
While some schools call it favourable god, I would call it the Happiness God because this is also the secondary UG. Its role is to makes the chart “happy” and that would translate to happy events coming in real life.
Having Happiness God in one’s chart is also a positive thing and will raise the gradation of the chart.
In BaZi study you probably hear of Clash 冲, Combinations 合, Punishment 刑 , Destruction 破 and Harms 害.
Harm is thought to bring about betrayal in our Destiny or meeting some kind of difficult situation or some kind events that can break you down mentally or physically. Some other teachers says Harm means many unfavorable things that can happen. Another says it brings about fear, doubts, worries or distrust. In short it is a BAD thing to have.
So in Bazi which pairing is considered a Harm relation?
寅 – 巳 Tiger – Snake
卯 – 辰 Rabbit – Dragon
子 – 未 Rat – Goat
丑 – 午 Ox – Horse
酉 – 戌 Rooster – Dog
申 – 亥 Monkey – Pig
This theory further cloud the art of BaZi reading because it has 2 opposite effect to the Bazi.
BaZi astrology is an art of deciphering our destiny based on the Year, Month, Day and Time of birth. However, the time or hour of birth is always the most controversial for many reasons. One of the more prominent controversy often debated among Bazi practitioners is the question of “What is the correct Hour to use for deriving our Destiny Chart.?”
Assuming a person is born at 08:25 morning or in Bazi jargon the Chen 辰 or Dragon hour, not all masters will agree to using Chen as the correct hour. Some masters will “re-calibrate” the hour in accordance to their school of thought. This leads to the constant debate among various schools of Bazi Astrology 八字 in Chinese Metaphysics study.
Hour of birth has many possible impact on a person’s destiny ranging from children, career, marriage life, old age etc. Sometimes in a person’s destiny it is the hour of birth that saved the destiny elevating it from a poor grade to a high grade chart.
A local famous Chinese metaphysics master got his fame and wealth from his hour of birth. Feeling apprehensive about this, he now disseminate information that his hour of birth is not the one on the internet but rather it is a different hour. Thus hour of birth is a very important part of a Destiny Analysis.
Here is a BaZi chart of a young man named PJ. Many students of BaZi will it difficult to start reading a BaZi. Why?
After all the books and study, the big questions now is how do we apply into reading? This is always the most frustrating part of Bazi reading and also the reason why many gave up reading. “Better to pay someone to read and later I can ask some technical questions” is usually at the back of their mind.
Well it doesn’t work this way because there are many schools of Bazi Astrology, my dear! You may end up more confused.
HOUR DAY MONTH YEAR
– 丁 乙. 甲
– 未. 亥. 子
The, a little more senior would first try to read the Ding 丁 Fire Day Master, try to figure out if he is strong or a weak Day Master. Then they will probably see, if the Day Master is strong, then his favourable elements will be Output (Eating God or Hurting Officer) and Wealth (Direct or Indirect Wealth). If the Day master is classified as Weak or called a Weak Day Master, then the favourable element will be Resource or Parallel (Friends or Rob Wealth). Officer will somehow be dependent if it is to be classified as favourable or otherwise.
One of the highest paid footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo lead Portugal to win Europe cup 2016 and bring the cup back to Portugal after 43 years! He even acted as “manager” of the team to inspire his team mates to win the cup while on the bench.
What made the year of Bing Shen (丙申) so good for him on top of an already good life? Can BaZi reveal something about this ability?
Is Output An Indicator of Talent?
This chart no doubt is a Strong Yi 乙 Day Master which ever theory you may subscribe to. According to common knowledge, a Strong Day Master’s favourable element is Output (Fire) and Wealth (Earth). He has very little fire and yet extremely talented! Can the small fire of Bing 丙 make the huge difference?
Is Having Many Wealth Element Alone, An Indicator Of Richness?
Ok yes he has plenty of wealth but same time he has plenty of Friends and Rob Wealth (Wood) stars and Resource (Water) ! This makes BaZi seemingly confusing and hard, isn’t it? Well it is not if you know the Correct way of understanding a person’s destiny.
Essentially this is one of the key role of Bazi Astrology. Our destiny is made up of 5 Elements reacting with each other in a defined manner taking into consideration of Yin-Yang factors that mould us into who we are.
Life cannot be in perfect balance since with 5 elements it is always hard to balance. Thus you have something, other things will be lacking.