Meet the Xin Metal pillar that is perfection in itself – the Xin Hai (辛亥). This pillar is imagined as a pearl cultivated or naturally formed in an oyster. When the pearl is extracted, it is already stunningly beautiful, shiny and lustrous, requiring minimal human intervention for its true beauty to be seen.

In the study of Bazi, the Xin Metal (辛), also known as the Metal Boar, is always imagined as fine jewellery or precious stones. But even the most brilliant of diamonds need an artisan’s skills for its true nature to be revealed. Meet the Xin Metal pillar that is perfection in itself – the Xin Hai (辛亥).

This pillar is imagined as a pearl cultivated or naturally formed in an oyster. When the pearl is extracted, it is already stunningly beautiful, shiny and lustrous, requiring minimal human intervention for its true beauty to be seen. It is perfection.


I think it goes without saying that the Xin Hai or Metal Boar is an attractive pillar. It is charming, blessed with a commanding presence and possesses a highly articulate wit that can be both boon and bane for you, the Xin Hai Day Master.

Make no mistake. For all its refinements, the Xin Hai Day Master is no pushover. You have resilience and determination in spades. Most of all, the Xin Hai is all about individualism.

Without further ado, let’s delve into your strengths.


  1. This Xin Metal (辛) Day Master is seated on the Hai (亥) branch which is equivalent to sitting on its Bath position. When a Day Master sits at the Bath stage, you will invariably be an infinitely curious individual, with interests aplenty. This position also endows you with a powerful and dynamic personality that is at once individualistic and outgoing.
  2. This Xin Metal Day Master sits on a prosperous Ren Water (壬) Hurting Officer star. This Ren Water is the wellspring of your artistic and creative abilities as well as your strong ambitions, opinions and emotions. Buoyed by this Ren Water Hurting Officer star’s individualistic streak, in your world, there is no mountain too high.
  3. The Ren Water (壬) Hurting Officer, in turn, produces your Jia Wood (甲) Direct Wealth star. These two stars (the Ren and the Jia) are seen to be in a harmonious producing relationship. With the two stars working together at max capacity, you’ve got creativity and productivity running in tandem. This combination also brings you more gifts – an abundance of intelligence, a sharp wit, the fearlessness to challenge the norm, and the perseverance to push the boundaries.


However, that same Ren (壬) -Jia (甲) producing relationship that brings so many gifts to the table, also creates some weaknesses that, I feel, should be highlighted to you.

Your Jia Wood (甲) Direct Wealth, regrettably, has a woeful tendency to be a little too candid and frank. I understand. Your plain-spokenness stems from a desire to be unambiguous and avoid misunderstandings. However, there is a difference between plain-speaking and uninhibited speech. I call your attention to that extraordinary wit of yours. With your ability to par down to the core of issues and problems, you would probably find it oh-so-easy to render speechless with your cutting wit. Use that power wisely!

Your Ren Water (壬) Hurting Officer is also not without its weaknesses. The Hurting Officer loves a lavish lifestyle, so learning to invest and manage your finances must be a priority for any Xin Hai Day Master.

When this Ren Water (壬) Hurting Officer becomes too strong, you can easily become testy and irresolute. This anxiety is a common occurrence when Metal (Xin) is drowned out by too much Water (Ren). To explain, the Xin Hai Day Master has lost its razor-sharp clarity because you are swamped by emotions and doubts. At the end of the day, the Xin Hai Day Master only exudes the persona of one who is driven by logic. Most of the time, you are really driven by your emotions. Therefore, when the emotions overwhelm, that is when focus is lost.

Becoming aware of this tendency is the first step to gaining control. Learning to release your stress in a healthy manner or to channel your strong emotions in a positive way will help you stay centred under any circumstances.


The plain-speaking tendencies of the Xin Hai or Metal Boar pillar may give you the reputation of one who is fierce, no-nonsense and forthright. However, once they get past your sharp wit, people will be delighted to find someone who is very caring and gracious. It’s getting past that first impression that could be a problem.

This impression is further intensified by your ambivalence towards attention and socializing. This contradictory attitude can be easily explained in Bazi. The Xin Metal (辛) Day Master will always be pulling in the Bing Fire (丙) Direct Officer star (in Bazi, Bing and Xin combines, while the Direct Officer star represents authority and status). Yet at the same time, the Hai (亥) branch repels the Si (巳) which carries the main Qi of the Bing Fire. This is where the push-pull happens. You want status and authority. You may even crave for it. Yet at the same time, you may be subconsciously repressing that desire.


The Xin Hai Day Master has a strong affinity with academic achievements. Therefore, the easiest way to let the Xin Hai pillar glow with lustre is to feed that exceptionally sharp and fast mind of yours with knowledge and information. Be as individualistic as you wish. After all, individualism emphasizes on personal freedom and achievements. In today’s modern society, your individualistic traits, backed by solid credentials, becomes an asset, not a liability.

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.


  1. Hi Paulynne, I’ve read some of your other DM Pillar profiles where there were descriptions for where incase the pillar showed up in the hour pillar, month pillar or year pillar. I’ve noticed that Xin Hai and a couple others don’t have that description.

    Is there not that much difference where some of these pillars are placed in the chart?

    1. Hi Julie,

      I will be working backwards to re-edit the old stuff to be more in line with the current style. To be 100% accurate when a certain pillar falls in the hour, month and year, the 10 Gods must come into the picture. I felt that my previous template was too general. Hence, changing it to focus tightly on the day only.

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