#14 DING CHOU (丁丑): THE BEACON OF HOPE

The Ding Chou (丁丑) pillar is a veritable beacon of hope on a cold, dark night.

In the Bazi calendar cycle, the Chou (丑) month always represents the end of winter. The ice is melting but it is still cold, and dark. Sloshing about in that murky darkness can be pretty tiring. But what if there were to be a bonfire glowing in the horizon? Would you not walk towards it? That’s the picture the Ding Chou (丁丑) represents – a veritable beacon of hope.

Maximizing The Ding Chou (丁丑) Day Master: The Beacon of Hope

Like the bonfire, the Ding Chou Day Master is always welcoming, kind and friendly to all. But hidden beneath the gentle exterior is an original thinker with the ability to spot opportunities while others see challenges and the drive to see things through.

This is a pillar that, when awakened, can become a trail blazer. This is especially so when it is fired up by its own strong convictions to make the world a better place.

However, there is a dichotomy inherent in the Ding Chou that you must be aware of. The Ding Chou is always caught between your own powerful talents and your own sensitivity towards the feelings of others.  As long as the chasm between these two traits are not bridged, the Ding Chou is likely to lack the high rate of ambition and drive exhibited by the other Ding pillars.

Therefore, the key to success for the Ding Chou is to maintain a positive and singular focus. This is the very persistence and tenacity you need to embody the real beacon of hope for those around you.

Where Is The Ding Chou (丁丑)?
Pick The Right Environment (Ding Chou In The Year Pillar):

Friendly and affectionate, the Ding Chou accepts one and all without prejudice. People are drawn to you by the compassion that radiates out of this pillar.

There is a need to learn how to discern and filter out those who truly need help or are just there to take advantage of your compassion. The Ding Chou is very much affected by the company they keep and their environment. Make a conscious effort to place yourself in a supportive and encouraging environment. This is where the Ding Chou shines the brightest. Avoid, at all costs, toxic and negative environments. Negativity affects all of us in various degrees. But the sensitivity of the Ding Chou means that prolonged exposure to toxic environments will leave you discouraged and fearful.

Staying Ahead of Progressive Trends (Ding Chou In The Month Pillar):

The Ding Chou pillar is deeply imaginative. Making a conscious effort to stay ahead of progressive trends is the best way to help this pillar shine. Go in-depth into emerging new trends, research, follow up on the work of thought leaders, and as you do so, you will find that you have what it takes to become a trail blazer in your own right.

The sheer dynamism of the Ding Chou, when found in the Month Pillar, creates a dynamic yet compassionate leader with the ability to see opportunities where others see only obstacles.

Intellectually Inquisitive (Ding Chou In The Hour Pillar)

The Ding Chou pillar brings a gift of intellectual inquisitiveness as well as a budding spirituality that is the fountain of all hope.

There is a natural inclination towards decoding the mysteries of life, a hunger for knowledge and wisdom. Burnishing these traits, and literally feeding your inquisitive mind is how you can hone the intuitiveness of this pillar.

As always, a final caveat. Without the ability to see the full chart, I must stress that the suggestions in this article are broad recommendations based on a single pillar. To pinpoint specific issues or to co-create solutions tailor-made for you, please feel free to drop me a line.

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Author: Paulynne Cheng

A Business and Career Consultant-Coach who melds Chinese Metaphysics techniques with modern day Coaching to help you become the best that you can be. A lifelong reader who cannot imagine life without books; a 25-year Communications professional with an expertise in sports communications, sports marketing and broadcasting.

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