#35 WU XU (戊戌): THE GIFT OF STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS

What happens when you stack two mountains on top of each other? It calls to mind someone well-grounded, stable, and determined. That’s exactly the image that the Wu Xu (戊戌) pillar creates. The classical texts describe the Wu Xu as an edgy and rocky mineral mountain, tough on the outside, passionate on the inside.

It sounds unattractive, I know. But there is a stark beauty in the Wu Xu.

Maximizing The Wu Xu (戊戌): The Gift of Straightforwardness

As one of the four Fui Gong pillars, the Wu Xu is just as tough and hardy as any one of the other three. It’s one stand-out characteristic? Straightforwardness.

Let’s think about this for a second. If we were to describe the Wu Xu as a dormant volcano, what comes to mind is a hard-surfaced mineral mountain dotted with craters. This same edgy look creates a Day Master who is just as edgy and straightforward.

In the eyes of the Wu Xu, telling truth to power is the best way to deal with any situation. Beating around the bush is merely a waste of precious time and resources. Being the hardy person that they are, they honestly believe that coddling is bad for your health and tough love is the only love that matters. The Wu Xu will never be the person who lives in denial.

But remember, the truth may be powerful, but it can also be painful. For the Wu Xu Day Master, your biggest challenge is learning to tell the truth in a way that is more acceptable to your audience. There is real power in demonstrating a willingness to listen to an opposing point-of-view.

Additionally, when you put two mountains together into a single pillar, their first instinct will be to hoard information. The Wu Xu will have the tendency to dole out information piece by piece on a need-to-know basis. The problem here, though, is that it often creates an aloof exterior where trust is hard to come by. Because people sense that you are holding back! That you are being reticent on purpose.

This is something that the Wu Xu Day Master must always be aware of. Whether or not you intend to ‘fix’ this aloof persona, is up to you. By now, surely you would have figured out a way to make the aloofness work for you.

But beneath that steely exterior…

… lies a soft inner core that the Wu Xu would protect at all costs. The Wu Xu is intuitive by nature and as a result, can be rather sensitive to criticism. The best way around this is for the Wu Xu Day Master to develop a more rational perspective and cultivate a deep inner faith in your abilities.

And there are abilities aplenty in the Wu Xu. Seated on its own Direct Resource, Friend and Hurting Officer stars, this Day Master is ably supported by the drive of its Ding Fire Direct Resource Star, the practical determination of its Wu Earth Friend Star, and the subtle magnetism conveyed by its Xin Metal Hurting Officer star.

In other words, the Wu Xu Day Master has all the ingredients for success within your own grasp. But here’s the thing though, life is frequently less easy or smooth sailing for someone with so much abilities. What was that famous line from Spider Man? With great power comes greater responsibilities.

Such is the journey for the Wu Xu. A life full of challenges that only you can tame. In Bazi consults, when we see a Fui Gong pillar like the Wu Xu, we know that this person is destined for great achievements. All you need to do, is cast away those self-doubts.

Where is the Wu Xu (戊戌)

The Steady Core Of A Community: Wu Xu (戊戌) In the Year Pillar

For all your aloofness, the Wu Xu Day Master values harmony and is often found to be natural mediators and peacemakers. In other words, the Wu Xu is happiest when it can be the steady core of a community.

Wu Xu in the Year Pillar can often be interpreted as a someone with a towering reputation. This pillar is naturally drawn to those who also project power and determination.

Easy Jobs Are Boring: Wu Xu (戊戌) In the Month Pillar

The tough jobs are yours, Wu Xu. Because easy ones are just too boring for you. In the month pillar, the Wu Xu brings its boundless determination, logical thinking, execution abilities and drive for continuous improvement into your career palace.

What the Wu Xu pillar needs most however, is a career that will push their imagination to the limit and beyond.

The Wu Xu has a natural flair for leadership. For all its toughness and straightforwardness, this pillar likes working in a congenial atmosphere and will have little patience dealing with pettiness and power plays. Instead, give the Wu Xu a genial environment where positive competition is encouraged and watch them work their way up into positions of power.

Uninhibited Ambitions: Wu Xu (戊戌) In the Hour Pillar

Like the towering mountain it represents, one of the Wu Xu pillar’s gift is that of ambition. This pillar naturally wants to achieve something substantial.

The Wu Xu likes knowledge. To be more specific, the Wu Xu likes to hoard knowledge. To make this pillar really shine, shift to an abundance mindset where you focus on the good things you have at your disposal. This abundance mindset will make it easier for you to create bigger goals and the freedom to allow yourself to try new things.

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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