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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Obama vs Romney

As we all know, Obama just won the presidential election again.  While the topic of the presidential election is still hot, let us take a look at both the candidates’ Bazi chart and see what they say.  What makes Obama win and not Romney?  As the President of the United States, the person heralds great authority, status and position.  Hence, we shall evaluate the quality of the Power stars, i.e. the Direct Officer star and the 7 Killings star in their chart.

Obama

He is a strong Ji Day Master with Friend Structure, sitting on Si (Bing is one of Ji’s noble elements).  Hence his wife is of great help to him and a significant supporter.  His other noble element is Jia Wood (his Direct Officer star) and it is located at his Hour Pillar, indicating his career is good which can give him power and status.   And this Jia Wood is sitting on Wu, his Rob Wealth star.  Though Jia sitting on Wu is overall not an excellent pillar, it is nevertheless also not a poor pillar either, because Wood no matter what still needs Earth to be around for support.   His Year Stem of Xin (Eating God) is countering Yi (7 Killing) in the Month Stem.  This is being translated into the Day Master using his intelligence to control his power, as both stars are equally strong and of good quality, having roots respectively.

Obama won his first presidential election during his Xin Mao Pillar (Eating God-7 Killing Pillar).   This is the pillar of intelligence with power, having his 7 Killing star firmly rooted.   Due to the clash, it is an indication that this power doesn’t bring glory, but challenges and obstructions instead.

He is currently entering into a Geng Yin Pillar, where he again won the presidential election the second time around.  Once he entered this pillar, his Jia Wood (Direct Officer star) in his chart is being rooted and strong, giving him a strong foundation to hold on to his power.   Jia Wood is also his noble element and needs Geng Metal (Hurting Officer) to chop to make his Jia Wood useful and noble.  Hence, we can say that this pillar is in fact great for him, as compared to Xin Mao pillar.  This pillar will bring him great glory and much influence.

Romney

He is a weak Geng Day Master with Direct Wealth Structure, sitting on Yin (Jia Wood is Geng Metal’s favorable element), so we can conclude that his wife is quite supportive of him.  Unlike Obama whose noble elements are very close to him, Romney has no noble element in his Hour Pillar, his career palace.  His noble element of Ding Fire is in the Year Stem, and it is too far to ask for support, and is also involved in countering situation with Gui Water (Hurting Officer) in the Month Stem.  Direct Officer does not want to see Hurting Officer next to him as this compromised the quality of the Direct Officer, making it questionable.

His current luck pillar is Bing Shen (7 Killings-Friend Pillar).  With Bing Shen, his 7 Killings stars become rooted and strong, and the weak Geng Day Master also becomes rooted in Shen.   So, this may indicate potentiality for Romney to win as his power element is strong in this pillar as well.  But bear in mind, Geng Metal Day Master favors Ding Fire more than Bing Fire, as Geng Metal needs Ding Fire to forge to make it useful and noble.   With Bing Fire, it’s more likely the scorching Sun will burn the Geng Metal more than anything else, resulting in his loss.

The Results ?

Of course, in both charts, there are interactions of control, clash and combination going on in the luck pillar, and we will not go into details and elaborate on those.  Suffice to say, it is more likely the Noble Elements of the Power star determines the winner.   Obama has beautiful and usable Noble Element of Direct Officer in Jia Wood, which is also his Useful God; whereas Romney’s 7 Killing star in Bing Fire is not his Noble Element and also not usable to the Day Master.

For more information on “Noble Elements”, please read our book on “The Correct Way of Understanding a Person’s Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo of Destiny Empire, available at MPH bookstores throughout Malaysia, or email us at baziconsult@gmail.com.

Encounter the 10 Gods in Module 2

In the recent concluded Module 2 class, our graduates have braved through the challenge of Encountering the 10 Gods.

The 10 Gods syllabus from Destiny Empire is profound and in depth and you can read our student’s Testimonial.

10 Gods or Shi Shen (十神) in Mandarin refers to the 10 Heavenly Stems that wears the 10 different Hats.

To find out the relationship between the 10 Gods, you will need to understand 2 fundamental concepts and that is Yin & Yang and The Production and Control Cycles.

In our earlier articles, we have explained the concept of Yin & Yang in the 10 Heavenly Stems. Example, for Wood the Tree or Jia will be the Yang Wood while Yi or the Flower is the Yin Wood.

Here is the table of the Production and Control Cycles.

The Solid lines represents Production Cycles while the broken lines represents the Control Relationship.  Let me illustrate using the Wood again as the example.  Wood produces Fire but Wood is being Controlled by Metal.  Wood in return will control the Earth.  Wood is being produced by Water.

Understanding these 2 concepts is vital in the study of Metaphysics in particular Bazi and 10 Gods.  How is the 10 gods derived?

For Example if you are the Jia (Tree) Day Master, If Jia (甲) sees another Jia, he sees a friend;  If he sees a Yi, he sees a Rob Wealth;  If he produces the same polarity, he sees Eating God and if he produces the opposite polarity, then he is seeing a Hurting Officer.  When  Jia controls the same sex, he encounters Indirect Wealth but if he controls the opposite sex, he encounters Direct wealth.  When Jia is being control by the same polarity element, Jia sees 7 Killing and control from opposite sex sees Direct Officer.  Jia being produced water of the same sex, Jia is said to be produced by Indirect Resource while water from the opposite sex is Direct Resource.  The same rules applies to all the other 9 Heavenly Stems.

Their influence in a person’s Bazi or 4 Pillar is when a structure is being formed.

Next, why does one need to understand the 10 Gods? Who are they? What do they represent? …Stay tuned for more.