The 5 Elements of Bazi vs The Wonders of Nature

What is Nature?  According to the Oxford dictionary, Nature means physical power causing all material phenomena.  And how is Bazi related to Nature?  In this case, we have to go back to ancient times where Classical Bazi was founded 5000 years ago in China.  During those times, of course life was very simple and it only revolved around nature, nothing else.   Ancient people used the natural resources nature had to offer during different seasons as a means of survival.  And that is how Classical Bazi was founded.  It is about how seasons affect nature, based on the 10 types of Nature which comprised of 5 Elements and their Yin and Yang aspect, and their interactions.

Let us talk about Nature in relation to the 5 Elements.  Extracted from Master Benson’s book ‘The Correct Way Of Understanding A Person’s Destiny’ –  “We know that the sun (Bing Fire) can warm the sea (Ren Water) and provide food for the plants (Yi Wood).  Water is needed to grow the environment with the help of the sun.  Without the sun, cold water cannot grow the environment.

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Water Day Masters

Understanding (Ren) Water Character (Yang Water)

Just like waters of rivers and sea or waterfalls, they flow continuously everywhere, and drawn into various kinds of things, the Ren person is worry free and optimistic; they do not mind the past and are filled with courage to move on.

They show enthusiasm in whatever they do.  They like to help others and don’t mind hardships.  They are vivacious, lively, high-spirited, and often become the center of attraction.

They are high adaptable to change in any circumstances.  They are also quick to grasp and will not miss any good opportunity that comes along.  Once the drive kicks in, they will overcome all difficulties to meet their objective to reach their goal.

Ren people are clever, intelligent and full of inspiration.  They can be endowed in both civil and martial virtues, have leadership qualities, and are able to outshine and surpass themselves from others.

Shortcomings are that although they have a well-rounded personality, they are willful.  They can be lazy and this causes them to be dependent on others easily.  Ren people are very fond of freedom, dislike to be restrained or controlled.  As a result, they are not able to hold on to the last-minute at times.  They are also easily affected and get entangled in love relationships.

Understanding (Gui) Rain Character (Yin Water)

Rain and dew are weak and fine, and can be soaked or immersed fully in object.  Therefore, Gui people are steady and peaceful, diligent, hardworking and have high level of endurance.

They have an introvert personality, are honest and down-to-earth.  They can be very weak when managing their feelings.  They are nervous, like to have fantasies and romantic feelings or thoughts.

In order to attain the real meaning of life, they allow their hearts and feelings to lead them to pursue their dreams and goals.  They may pay attention to rules and morals, but due to wishful thinking and fantasies, they may not be able to know and understand reality.  Hence, they can unknowingly engage in meaningless matters, sometimes putting too much thought into a small matter and this could lead to doubtful and distrustful thinking.

Gui people are very pure and innocent, and can be affected over very small or meaningless matters.  They are sympathetic towards others but also can be cool and clear-headed at times.  They are very sensitive to feelings and will tend to hide  their own feelings from others.  Therefore, they can appear mild on the outside.  They pay much attention to the way of life, to live their dreams and enjoy lives to the fullest.

For more, you may read our book on “Correct Way of Understanding a Person’s Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo available at Major MPH stores nationwide; or write to baziconsult@gmail.com

Metal Day Masters

Understanding (Geng) Iron Character (Yang Metal)

Like a sword being sharpened for war, Geng people are strong and hard when compared to others of the same nature. They are sharp, determined, straightforward, strong-willed, and do not admit failure easily.  They show much enthusiasm and determination in whatever they do, as they do not want to waste time thinking and contemplating, and once they have made a decision, they will take action without any hesitation.

Geng people exercise great comprehension and will spare no effort to upgrade oneself.  They can be proficient in a skill most of the time; apply and reap benefits from what they have studied or learnt.

They are ruled by the belief systems and principles, thus they have a strong sense of justice. are against unfairness or hypocritical behaviour.  They also have a chivalrous heart; when they see others suffering from injustice, they will stand up for those suffering.

One of their shortcomings is stubborness; after decided on something, they will not change their decision under any circumstances.  Superficially, they are unbending rather than stubborn, and hard rather than tough.

Geng people are also careless, not paying much attention to fine details or feelings.  They can also show little or no mercy for people whom they do not like, hence will make enemies very easily.

Understanding (Xin) Gold Character (Yin Metal)

Yin Metal person is usually associated with precious stones and jewerly.  As in the golden silver pearl, jade can be split to emit a unique radiance, and is sensitive to heat and electricity.   Thus, Xin people have very fine feelings, and have unique opinions.  They are very approachable and helpful to others.

Xin people are very sharp and quick in thinking, have fine morals and are usually attractive and charming.    They will attract attention wherever they go, either in looks or intellect.  They are very sociable and can get into or maintain good friendships.  They will be able to differentiate between good and bad distinctly.  Their self respect is strong.

They love new things, indulge in vanity and hence can spend unwisely most of the time.  They possess an acquisition disposition and easily succumb to temptations.  They are more easily bought by those seeking their favour.

Xin people can be stubborn when it comes to having their own opinions but if a person knows how to persuade them, they are not difficult to bend.   Like a beautiful, shining Gold bar, they mind very much about their external looks. making sure they look presentable at all times.  They like to ensure the best of circumstances and situations.  Their downfall is they placed great importance on face value and status.

For more, you may read our book on “Correct Way of Understanding a Person’s Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo available at Major MPH stores nationwide; or write to baziconsult@gmail.com

Earth Day Masters

Understanding (Wu) Mountain Character (Yang Earth)

People of this element are like the great earth or stone rock.  They are trustworthy and optimistic, open-minded and steady, carefree, strict and honest.  Although their innate quality is like stone, they deserve to be appreciated for their stability.

Wu Day Master will always make sure that the foundations is strengthened before taking the time to put in effort, feelings or commitment.  Like the Earth or rock, change will not occur suddenly; instead changes will take place slowly, over many years.  With such a nature, they may miss opportunities sometimes.  However, they are happy with their current situation.  Once they have decided on something, nothing can change their mind.  In other words, Wu person can be stubborn at times. However, because of this nature enable them to inspire faith unto others.

Wu person is amicable and appreciates and treasures relationships, and because of this, others will tend to seek consultation from them.  Wu person will not promote himself to others.

Their shortcomings are being willful, self-centered and stubborn which can lead to non-coherence and not able to mingle or socialize well.  Wu person is inflexible and does not change his opinions easily.  This tends to lead to a monotonous lifestyle. Often considered as people with uninteresting speeches.  Their self-respect is very strong and having good reputation is important to them.  However, they do not indulge in flatter from others.

Understanding (Ji) Moist Earth Character (Yin Earth)

Field earth or rich earth is sufficient to absorb adequate moisture, and is a depository for various kinds of nutrients.  It is the place for cultivating various plants.  Ji Day Master’s understanding, learning and grasping of knowledge is rapid; in other words, they are versatile.

Majority of Ji People are very steady and kind.  However, their heart is very complex and may not be as good as they appear to be.  They are considerate and hardworking, and others will see their potential to substantiate and improve themselves, hence they can attain high achievements.

Besides, rich field earth has a soft, flexible comfortable nature.  Therefore, they know very well when to retreat and when to advance in different circumstances or situations.  They have high adaptability.

Shortcomings are that their concentration levels are not that high; they are rash at times, tend to compromise easily on decisions made, and at times will be taken for granted by others.

For more, you may read our book “The Correct Way Of Understanding A Person’s Destiny” by Benson Yeo, available at MPH bookstores throughout Malaysia or email to: baziconsult@gmail.com.

Fire Day Master

Bing Day Master (The Sun)

If you are a Bing (Yang Fire) day master, imagine the Sun energy.  This is big and active fire, and channelling warmth across earth and all things.  A Bing day master thus radiates warmth and radiance, and is vibrant, vivacious and sunny in disposition.

This is a person who is open, frank, generous and full of warmth, passion and enthusiasm. honest, passionate and upright.  Bing people are generally cheerful and well-liked by others.  They have leadership capabilities and will not stop until they attain their goals.

Like the Sun, Bing day masters are big-hearted and of striking personality.  They are not only amicable and lenient, but also very energetic, show enthusiasm and interest in all things, and will actively hands-on in action.  They like to do big things.

However they also have big ego and pride.  Just like the Sun, day in and day out, it does the same thing.  Hence, Bing people very often are routined oriented and easily become complacent and get stuck in one way.

As Bing people are dynamic in nature, since the Sun looking across the earth, can create benefits as well as unhealthy or harmful reactions especially scorching hot when one gets too near, they play both the good and the bad roles in their lives.  They can be impatience and have a tendency to waste.  Also prone to mood swings every now and then.  Sometimes they can be conceited and sometimes they have a merciful heart.  So friends tend to come and go.

Bing characteristics will defer according to their overall Bazi chart and will depending greatly on what time the person is born.  Are you born day time or night?

Ding Day Master (Fire Flame)

Ding (Yin Fire) or Fire Flame character are of softer and milder disposition.  Like a candle, even though small but still gives out warmth.  Ding day masters are quiet, warm and unhurried. Their endurance and tolerance level are very high which is opposite of Bing (Sun) people.  They are conservative, courteous and passionate.

Ding people’s contemplation is profound, their behaviour is careful and cautious. Their thinking is like a careful vanguard, planning every matter to completion.  This is like the nature of a small fire, from ignition it burns anything until it turns into ashes.  They can be likened to a fire burning slowly, sacrificing oneself to bring warmth to those near them.  Hence, Ding people will tend to be very close to those who, they know very well.

Fire Flame character are illuminating in nature, hence they are born leaders, a person who takes pride in showing people the way.   They are great motivator but are easily demotivated as well.   Like the candle flame, they can also be very fickle, swaying according to the wind.

Candle fire flame is only brightest at night, so those who are born at night will generally have good achievement.  They will be useful to society and attract attention easily.  If you are born in the morning or day, the person will not be so illuminating.  In a way, Ding peaks in performance when the sun loses its radiance.  As such, Ding comes handy at night.

For more, you may read our book “The Correct Way Of Understanding A Person’s Destiny” by Benson Yeo, available at MPH bookstores throughout Malaysia or email to: baziconsult@gmail.com.

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.