The Ding You (丁酉) calls up images of the glow of candle light reflected off the smooth surface of the mirror. A little like the Bing Shen in the previous post, but this light is gentler and more calming. A fierce ray of sunshine may cause you to flinch and shade your eyes. But the reflected light of the candle is mesmerizing and captivating – a tell tale sign for a positive, attractive and exuberant personality.
Maximizing The Ding You (丁酉): The Gift of Perspective
While the reflected sunlight of the Bing Shen represents a powerful sense of purpose, when translated to its Yin counterpart, this image of the reflected candlelight signifies the Ding You Day Master’s ability to view things from new perspectives.
This is a rare and valuable gift that magnifies the Ding Fire’s natural ability to inspire, influence, motivate and enlighten. Because true inspiration and motivation can only happen when you are able to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes, when they are convinced that you speak their language and truly appreciate the situation they are in.
But make no mistake, there is nothing reticent about the Ding You. Bright Ding Fire sitting on the shiny Xin Metal results in a Day Master that loves the limelight and revels in being centre stage. This is an incredibly charismatic Day Master who exudes irresistible charm and enthusiastic confidence.
This innate gift of perspectives is the foundation of the Ding You’s innovative can-do attitude. Because of your natural ability to look at obstacles and setbacks from different angles, it’s a rare day when the Ding You Day Master is defeated when things don’t go according to script.
However, this does not mean that the Ding You will continue ploughing on when things get tough. Seated on its own Indirect Wealth, the Ding You is far-sighted enough to abandon a struggling in favour of developing dynamic new methods to attack the problem from a brand new angle.
The Ding You pillar sits on the Rooster which by itself is a nobleman star. Additionally, the Rooster, being of the Metal element, is directly related to monetary concerns. When we put these two concepts together, it means that the Ding You will never lack for financial nobleman in their lives.
But here comes the irony. The opposing forces represented by the Ding Fire and Xin Metal gives rise to a rather prominent streak of rebelliousness and fierce independence in the Ding You pillar. On the plus column, this means that the Ding You Day Master is one who prefers to always be in control and will accept responsibility for their own action. While retaining control is certainly an advantage, why make life more difficult than it has to be?
So here’s the most important message to the Ding You Day Master. When you learn to recognize (and accept) genuine support when it comes your way, that is when the Day Master will truly shine.
Where is the Ding You (丁酉)
The Restless Idealist: Ding You (丁酉) In the Year Pillar
For all its sociable traits, the Ding You can be a rather difficult pillar to analyze. Like the candle reflected in a mirror, what you project on the surface may not be what you truly are.
No doubt, this pillar in the Year Pillar is infinitely attractive. But there is a fickle and restless quality that represents an idealist who is constantly chasing after new experiences.
Instead of viewing this as a disadvantage, use the natural inclination of the Ding You to learn new perspectives and open new doors by expanding your circle. After all, they’re already flocking to you like moths to a candle.
New Breakthroughs: Ding You (丁酉) In the Month Pillar
Again, thanks to its ability to view things from a different perspective, the Ding You pillar has the ability to link myriad concepts and ideas to achieve new breakthroughs and insights. This is the true genius of this pillar.
For this ability to shine forth, however, the Ding You must not be constrained. After all, this is an independent pillar that balks at restrictions and will rebel from too much authority.
Once given the room it needs to flex its creative muscle, you would be surprised to find that the Ding You can achieve tremendous feats of laser-like concentration and endurance.
Glamorous Lifestyle: Ding You (丁酉) In the Hour Pillar
What can you expect when you combine the Ding and You into a single pillar? Style and beauty, of course! The Ding You has a natural attraction for the glamorous lifestyle. But while the Ding You may have sophisticated tastes, it is nothing but straightforward when it comes to its needs and desires.
The Ding You is never shy about communicating its wants. Forthright and decisive, this is a pillar that knows exactly what it wants and how to get it.
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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