A plant growing on dry earth. No, not merely growing, but thriving! That’s the image conveyed by the energies of the Yi Wei (乙未) pillar.

A plant growing on dry earth. No, not merely growing, but thriving! That’s the image conveyed by the energies of the Yi Wei (乙未) pillar. Yes, something like a cactus. Hey! Cacti can be pretty too, you know. Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!


Let’s take a closer look at this unique plant that thrives in the harshest of environments. While all Yi Wood are survivors by nature, the Yi Wei manifests that trait most of all. Its roots run deep, able to tap into and make full use of every ounce of resource. This is where the shrewdness of the Yi Wei comes from. It reflects a person who can dig deep and make the most of any situation.


Yi Wei Bazi
  1. Like all Yi Wood Day Masters, the Yi Wei is instinctively a good networker. But the harsh environment in which the cactus grows has taught it to grow thorns as a self-defense mechanism. What this means is that you, the Yi Wei Day Master, will have the tendency to pick and choose your friends. The Yi Wei is already a natural quick judge of character. Basically, unlike other Yi Wood Day Masters, you’re just not that into needless entanglements and competition. Every person you bring into your personal space, is someone you already deem worthy and capable of helping you attain your goals.
  2. This Ding Fire Output Star brings you a taste for luxury living as well as the willingness to work for that ideal lifestyle. You like refinement and charm, don’t you? Another gift of this Ding Fire is spirituality. The Yi Wei day master tends to be spiritually gifted and will have an interest in non-conventional wisdom. In most circumstances, you prefer to develop your own mind and intuition independently from others. Unique to the Yi Wei is an innate understanding or acceptance that you are solely responsible for your own self-development.
  3. Lastly, your Ji Earth Wealth Star represents your perseverance, resilience and persistence that gives you a tenacious mindset that will drive you to extraordinary heights. But note, the key word is tenacity, not stubbornness. There is a big difference between the two. Stubbornness is about not wanting to change your position or mind about something. Tenacity is driven by the determination to achieve your goal.


One of the biggest vulnerabilities of the Yi Wei is your tendency to be a bit of a control freak. Again, this Yi Wood is growing in a harsh environment. This amps up your survival instincts which makes you at once demanding and critical of others.

Additionally, the Yi Wei needs to learn to control your responses to external circumstances that are out of your control. In other words, learn to tell the difference between what you can and cannot change. You see, for all its stillness, the Yi Wei pillar has a bit of an emotional roller coaster deep inside. Unseen by others, you could easily go from the heights of ecstasy to the depths of despair. The biggest challenge to the Yi Wei is to learn to control this tendency for self-torment.


The Yi Wei Day Master can come off as a bit of a loner, someone who prefers independence and solitude. Remember those sharp thorns?

Most Yi Wei Day Masters will tend to have a large group of acquaintances but few close friends. Generous and compassionate as you may be, the Yi Wei tends to like being the dominant person in any relationship. Could this be a handicap for you? Depends!

But like a cactus in the desert, your network of acquaintances are often myriad, varied but hidden from view.


To trigger a Yi Wei’s strengths is to cultivate a sense of purpose. This is when you truly become unstoppable. Because this sense of purpose, whatever it may be, is what will activate your willingness to work hard for an ideal, your resourcefulness and sheer will. What should this purpose be? You decide!

Additionally, be aware of the Yi Wei’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge. This dry Yi Wei pillar will suck up any and all knowledge. To maximize this gift, learn not only to store knowledge, but also to share knowledge.

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.

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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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