#36 JI HAI (己亥): THE GIFT OF PLANNING

Externally, the Ji Hai (己亥) presents as a very idyllic picture – endless waves, lapping gently against the golden sands; coconut trees swaying elegantly in the breeze. Picturesque, isn’t it?  But did you know, that beneath that romantic exterior lies a very capable Day Master with the gift of planning?

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Maximizing The Ji Hai (己亥): The Gift of Planning

The Ji Hai Day Master is certainly blessed with a potent combination of both beauty and brains. Like the beautiful picture that the pillar presents, you, the Ji Hai Day Master possess mesmerizing beauty along with a warm and exuberant personality. Looking at the picture alone, you would most likely think that the Ji Hai Day Master is one who is good-natured, easy-going, someone who goes with the flow, maybe even a little lackadaisal.

To a point, you would be right. However, never discount the fact that this nurturing and compassionate Ji Earth sits on an innovative and forceful Ren Water Direct Wealth star along with the ambitions of the Jia Wood Direct Officer star.

This Ren Water Direct Wealth star, especially, holds the most influence when it comes to the planning skills of the Ji Hai. After all, the Direct Wealth is the star of planning and execution.

Planning skills is one of the cornerstones for success. And here’s the rub. Not everyone does it naturally like the Ji Hai. Many of us are visionary big thinkers. The Ji Hai, on the other hand, makes big plans and turns those grand schemes into smaller rational and realistic steps – all thanks to the Ren Water Direct Wealth that you sit on.

Along with the planning skills, comes the natural resourcefulness of the Ji Earth. All Ji Earth Day Masters are naturally resourceful. But in the case of the Ji Hai, this trait is amplified by the Ren Water Direct Wealth which also represents the ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

This planning ability is never more apparent than when the Ji Hai Day Master is working to achieve balance in your life. Be it work-life balance, or balance in relationships, this is something that is particularly important to the Ji Hai.

Why? Let’s think on this for a second. The golden sand of the beach is constantly in danger of being eroded by the sea. Because the Direct Wealth is such a task-focused star, when the Ren Water overwhelms, or rather, when the plan goes awry, you tend to create a negative impression due to your sharp-shooter way of talking.

Therefore, the key to making the best of the Ji Hai pillar is to use the Jia Wood Direct Officer star to  create stability in the pillar. In Bazi, when we say that you should use your Direct Officer star, what we mean is to consciously apply or adopt the characteristics of that particular profile.

In this case, it means learning to use diplomacy and social skills in your daily life. The Direct Officer star also means going by the book, being law-abiding, and aiming for steady and conservative growth like the Jia Wood itself.

An Interesting Side Note: Songbird

Here’s an interesting side note about the Ji Hai. This pillar comes hand-in-hand with a beautiful singing voice. Do you know a singer named Celine Dion? If you don’t, please Google her. Or better yet, YouTube her. Listen to that soulful, gut-wrenching and emotive voice. Ladies and gentlemen, turn on the spotlights, I present to you… the Ji Hai Day Master!

Where is the Ji Hai (己亥)

An Honourable Reputation: Ji Hai (己亥) In the Year Pillar

Generous, confident and honourable, your personal brand is that of someone who is steady and even-tempered. Aside from resourcefulness, the Ji Hai pillar holds a great deal of integrity. So you start off on the right footing as the first impression you give is of someone who is trustworthy.

On the flip side, the Ji Hai pillar has a tendency to try to be everything for everyone. As long as you are aware of this trait, it can be kept under control.

Stable Yet Flexible: Ji Hai (己亥) In the Month Pillar

Remember what I said earlier about the Ji Hai’s emphasis on stability? This pillar tends to strive for a stable lifestyle and is usually drawn towards steadier methods to earn a living. There is certainly nothing wrong with this preference. However, do be mindful not to take on a job that is beneath your true potential just for the sake of security alone.

The Ji Hai is also a very flexible pillar. While some prefer to work independently and others like to work in a team, the Ji Hai can work both ways by using either the absorbent nature of the Ji Earth or the independence brought by the Ren Water.

Academically Driven: Ji Hai (己亥) In the Hour Pillar

In my previous post about the Wu Xu (戊戌), I wrote about how that pillar loves to hoard information. The Ji Hai is also academically driven but with a glaring difference. Unlike the Wu Xu whose knowledge has to be teased out of it, the Ji Hai is able to take in knowledge and turn it into growth.

Focus is the key to use this pillar effectively. Allowing the thirst for knowledge to run rampant will be counter-productive as it will spread your energies too thin.

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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#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.

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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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#34 DING YOU (丁酉): THE GIFT OF PERSPECTIVE

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.

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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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#33 BING SHEN (丙申): THE GIFT OF PURPOSE

Albert Einstein was a Bing Shen (丙申). Did you know that? In the old texts, the Bing Shen pillar is likened to the sun reflecting off the Kun Lun mountain where its light is reflected off the lake at the base of the mountain. In today’s context, we could see this pillar as the sun shining off the smooth glassy surface of a skyscraper. Double the sun, double the brilliance, double the enthusiasm, double the purpose!

Maximizing The Bing Shen (丙申): The Gift of Purpose

The first thing I want you to know is, this is a Day Master that sits on its own Intelligence Star. Of course, this is not exactly unique. There are other day masters that also sit on their own intelligence star – the Ding You 丁酉, Wu Shen 戊申, Ji You 己酉, Ren Yin 壬寅, and Gui Mao 癸卯. However, in the Bing Shen, this intelligence is more pronounced, completely due to the fact that the sunlight is being reflected. So it’s almost akin to having two suns shining in unison, so bright you need to wear shades. In other words, you can’t help but notice the sheer brilliance of this pillar.

When we have our own Intelligence Stars in our natal charts, what it basically means is that the Day Master is able to quickly grasp concepts and turn them into workable solutions. When a Day Master sits on its own Intelligence Star, this results in a highly intelligent, creative, visionary and witty individual.

The Bing Shen pillar is one that is infused with purpose. From their perspective, time must not be squandered and a life lived without intent and purpose is a life wasted. This self-sustaining and far-sighted Bing Fire literally burns with an inner vitality that brings out its inner creativity.

Idealistic as this creativity may be, the Bing Shen sits on its Geng Metal Indirect Wealth, which brings a strong degree of control and practicality into the picture. This Day Master is literally sitting or controlling its wealth.

Combined, this towering creativity and tough practicality ends with an action-taker who is able to overcome all odds. Yes, you’ve got it right. The Bing Shen is literally, a force to be reckoned with. With all these tools at your disposal, you already know that you are extraordinarily ambitious, multi-talented and determined.

While every pillar comes with a gift, so does it come with a weakness. In the case of the Bing Shen, so overwhelming is the fear of failure that sometimes, it can result in a Day Master who fears taking chances. This fear of failure stems from taking themselves and the world too seriously. Remember? For the Bing Shen, life must be lived with purpose. The solution to this is quite simple, really. Getting wound so tight all the time is not a particularly healthy thing to do. So learn to relax! Things don’t always have to go your way.

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Enthusiasm Overload: Bing Shen (丙申) In the Year Pillar

The Bing Fire, by itself, is already a cheerful and passionate element. With the sunlight reflected in the Bing Shen, this leads to enthusiasm overload. If you have the Bing Shen in your year pillar, you can use this extraordinary enthusiasm and go-getter energy of the Bing Shen to inspire others and literally change lives.

People are inspired by someone who can point out possibilities they may not have considered or thought unattainable. People are also inspired by someone who conveys an optimistic vision of the future that makes sense to them. Of the 10 Heavenly Stems, only the Bing has the pre-requisite to fulfil those requirements.

Extraordinary Focus: Bing Shen (丙申) In the Month Pillar

The Bing Shen pillar loves a good challenge. It loves to sink its teeth into tough projects. The tougher the nut, the more satisfying the crack!

With the Bing Shen in the Month Pillar, you have the capacity to use the amazing powers of concentration that is native to this pillar into your career. Know however, that the Bing Shen can be a law unto itself. Since this pillar abhors taking orders and values creative freedom, running your own business becomes a better option.

The Restless Mind: Bing Shen (丙申) In the Hour Pillar

Because the Shen (申) is a travelling animal, Bing Shen in the Hour Pillar represents a restless mind. Imagine, being so smart that learning comes easy for you. Little wonder that you are always driven to explore new directions.

A Bing Shen anywhere in the chart must have the freedom to explore many avenues before finally landing on the right path. The sooner you go through this process, the better. Because while this process is on-going, there is a strong chance that you may scatter your energies too wide, resulting in a lack of focus. Developing a greater sense of self-discipline will be the key to bringing the Bing Shen pillar the achievement it craves.

Let’s not forget that the Bing Shen brings the gift of purpose. In the case where the Bing Shen is found in the hour, purpose may come later in life. This would be true if you do not understand Bazi. But now that you do, you don’t need to wait for purpose to come your way. Instead, take control of your destiny by actively discovering your purpose early in life.

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#32 YI WEI (乙未): THE GIFT OF SHREWDNESS

The Yi Wei (乙未) is akin to a plant growing on dry earth. No, not merely growing, but thriving! Yes, something like a cactus. Hey! Cacti can be pretty too, you know. Don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it!

Maximizing The Yi Wei (乙未): The Gift of Shrewdness

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 scrap of resource. This is where the shrewdness of the Yi Wei comes from. It reflects a person who can dig deep and and make the most of any situation.

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.

As such, the Yi Wei Day Master can come off as a bit of a loner, someone who prefers independence and solitude. Remember those sharp thorns? In most circumstances, you prefer to develop your own mind and intuition independently from others.

But we’re talking about maximizing the shrewdness of the Yi Wei pillar. Here are xx ways:

  1. Ask open-ended questions that encourage people to reveal more about themselves.
  2. Practice more active listening as opposed to active talking. This should be something that will come easy to the Yi Wei Day Master.
  3. Learn about human cognitive biases – others and your own!
  4. Complement your instinctive ability to judge characters by learning to read body language.
  5. Learn to separate reason from emotion.

The last point of the list above is perhaps the most important for the Yi Wei who 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.

When that happens, I hope you remind yourself that you have the endurance it takes to persevere through the roughest sandstorms. All you need to do, is to hunker down, conserve your resources and wait for the opportunity to ripen again. After all, a cactus only blooms after the rain.

Where is the Yi Wei (乙未):

Shrewdness Is Not Rudeness: Yi Wei (乙未) in the Year Pillar

Shrewdness has a bad rep in today’s society. It implies dishonesty, cunning or deceit. So let’s give this another name. How about sagaciousness? Or far-sightedness?

When the Yi Wei rules your personal branding pillar (the Year Pillar is how the world sees you, after all), let’s make this reputation for shrewdness work for you.

This is where you display your sharp power of judgement and clever use of resources in a practical manner. Practicality is the keyword here. To create a public persona that is pragmatic with a thorough comprehension of what makes people tick and how the world really works.

Shrewdness At Work: Month Pillar

Because the Yi Wei pillar tends to be a bit of a solitary creature, a business or career that allows a high degree of autonomy works best when the Yi Wei is in the month pillar.

With the Yi Wei in the Month Pillar, the shrewdness of this pillar can best be used to separate the wheat from the chaff – leaving only high quality contacts in your operating network. At the same time, you have the resourcefulness of the Ji Earth at your disposal to always find alternatives and the motivational skills of the Ding Fire to enhance your leadership skills.

Tenacious, not stubborn: Hour Pillar

In the hour pillar, the perseverance, resilience, persistence and sheer perseverance of the Yi Wei creates a tenacious mindset that will drive the Day Master 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.

A tenacious mindset can be a valuable factor in your success in life. Determination does not come naturally for some folks. Learning the difference between stubbornness and tenacity and the strengths of the Yi Wei pillar will help you ground your work with purpose and thus, reframe setbacks and find ways to navigate around the roadblocks along the way.

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#31 JIA WU (甲午): THE GIFT OF AMBITION

A tall, sturdy tree at the height of summer, planted on hot dry ground. A single spark could potentially set off a catastrophic forest fire. The Jia Wu (甲午) is the very picture of an all-consuming ambition.

Maximizing The Jia Wu (甲午): The Gift of Ambition

Once again, it’s time to write about another Jia Wood (甲) pillar. Shall we take another stroll through the woods, together? This time, it’s summer. The ground is dry, pleasant to walk on. We are surrounded by towering trees, their shade offering relief from the burning sun. Sunlight filters through the branches in shafts of gold and green.

Like all Jias, the Jia Wu is also supportive, protective and benevolent. As all Jias, this too has a deep-rooted instinct to reach for the skies. However, this Jia sits on a flammable Ding Fire (丁) which represents its Hurting Officer star, making the Jia Wu, a maverick among the Jia Pillars. This Ding Fire Hurting Officer lends brilliance to the Jia Wu, endowing it with originality and showmanship.

But the Jia Wu is not all show and no substance. This Jia is grounded in its Ji Earth (己) Direct Wealth star, giving the Jia Wu the industrious perseverance it needs to handle the hard work.

So let’s take the ambition of the Jia Wood, pair it with the showmanship and willingness to challenge the status quo of the Ding Fire Hurting Officer, along with the resourcefulness and hard working nature of the Ji Earth, and we end up with the picture of an all-consuming ambition that drives the Jia Wu Day Master to accomplish great things.

This is someone who will never bow down to life’s challenges. There is a strong willpower and determination here to take charge of their destiny. Always, there is this drive to be more, know more, do more, give more.   

Which is a good thing. Because well-aimed ambition, grounded by strong values will create an individual who vibrates at a higher level and gives you the motivation to keep running around and past the obstacles that come your way.

But beware of the burnout.

Of all pillars, the Jia Wu is the most susceptible to burnout. Think of a raging forest fire and the scorched earth it leaves behind. That might very well happen to the Jia Wu. When the Fire gets too strong, the Jia Wu Day Master will try to take on too much, spread itself too thin, and end up disillusioned and exhausted. The challenge here is for the Jia Wu Day Master to learn to direct its passion and ambition and strike a balance that is aimed at sustainability.  

Where is the Jia Wu (甲午):

Brilliant Individualism: Jia Wu (甲午) In the Year Pillar

The maverick Jia Wu carries with it a strong sense of individualism. Its brilliance makes this a difficult pillar to ignore. However, because this Jia sits on the Death Position in the 12 Growth Phases, there may be an indication of emotional instability especially when a self-punishment formation is formed. Therefore, you need to be aware of the Jia Wu pillar’s propensity to come off as having a dual personality, sometimes compassionate, sometimes domineering.

Individualism At Work: Jia Wu (甲午) In the Month Pillar

The individualistic nature of the Jia Wu pillar is most apparent in the Month Pillar. No doubt, this is a high-performing pillar but it requires a work environment that allows it to work in its own unique way. The Jia Wu’s love for freedom as well as its dislike for taking orders require a workplace or career that embraces individualism versus collectivism.

Eccentric You: Jia Wu (甲午) In the Hour Pillar

For all its intensity, there is a delightful eccentricity in the Jia Wu pillar, especially when found in the Hour. The Jia Wu in the Hour brings a unique and open-minded perspective of the world, along with progressive ideas that range far ahead of your time. Here, the Jia Wu’s gift is the talent to pull together information and knowledge from a myriad of sources and then communicate those ideas in a unique and fresh manner.    

The presence of the Ding Fire also represents a strong interest in spirituality in the Jia Wu. However, when the Jia Wu is found in the Hour Pillar, this talent may surface later on in life.

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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#30 GUI SI (癸巳): THE GIFT OF COLLABORATION

What happens when you place water into an iron receptacle, put a big fire underneath and then channel the resulting vapour? You get to harness the power of steam! That, my friend, is exactly what the Gui Si (癸巳) pillar is all about – the power of steam.

Maximizing The Gui Si (癸巳): The Gift of Collaboration

The Gui Si is perhaps the most driven, hardworking and noble among the six Gui pillars. Seated on its own Direct Wealth, Direct Officer, and Direct Resource stars, the Gui Si can easily tap on the Wealth-Officer-Seal structure that brings blessings of nobility and success.

The key to making the Gui Si pillar work is to give it direction and purpose. Like the steam in our example, when harnessed properly, it can move a train! But without that direction, the steam scatters into the air and disperses into nothing. This means that, when inspired and committed to a strong purpose, the Gui Si pillar can literally move mountains.

But how does the weak Gui water move a mountain? The answer lies in the crux of the Gui Si pillar, which is the gift of collaboration.

Allow me to elaborate.

In the study of Bazi, the Gui Water is deemed as the weakest of the 10 stems. They abhor tough situations. When things get too hot, the Gui Water has been known to scatter, returning only when things cool down. Some may say that the Gui Water is lazy.

I beg to differ.

Seated on its own Direct Wealth, the Gui Si, will certainly put in its fair share of work. But being the smartest worker of them all, why bother doing something yourself when you can get others to do it for you?

Remember, the Gui Si is seated on its own Resource star, which means that you will always have access to Noble People in your life to aid and support your goals.

Finally, the Direct Officer star comes in to give the Gui Si its much-needed direction to move mountains. Being a highly noble pillar, the Gui Si is not triggered by mere financial achievements alone. In fact, the Gui Si will always worry about money, even when they have plenty of money in the bank. What really drives a Gui Si, is recognition.

Given the three factors above – the ability to work hard, the presence of Noble People, and a thirst for recognition – we circle back to the gift of collaboration that comes automatically to the Gui Si pillar. It’s the gift of not only connecting with people from all walks of life, but to take it one step further by working collaboratively with them. Therefore, the Gui Si’s contact list can be worth its weight in gold.

Here are three easy ways to maximize the gift of collaboration in the Gui Si pillar:
  1. Be open to meeting new people constantly. The Si (巳) by itself is a very active, travelling star. Forcing the Si (巳) pillar to stay still will result in strong inertia that can prove to be quite difficult to overcome. Therefore, put yourself in situations where it is easy and appropriate to introduce yourself to new contacts. Let’s be realistic about friends. Not all friends stay in our lives forever. Not everyone we meet will become our friends. So that contact list must constantly be topped-up.
  2. Commit to a community. Committing yourself, and establishing yourself within a community is a great way for the Gui Si to find new collaborators. As more people are drawn into the community, so does your contact list grow.
  3. Establish yourself as a giver. Be willing to share knowledge, tips and value on a regular basis. Something as simple as sharing a funny story, or a motivational quote via text messaging is enough to let people know that they are in your thoughts. When you do that, you will indirectly position yourself as a subject matter expert which will not only draw more people into your circle, but more importantly, keep them there.

 On a personal note, I have a good friend who happens to be a Gui Si Day Master. She does the above three so naturally, that there are days where I truly envy her for her ability. In our connected world, the ability to bring many people together to work on one objective is a truly powerful talent.

Where is the Gui Si (癸巳):
Know The Type Of Friends You Want In Advance: Gui Si (癸巳) In the Year Pillar

It takes time and effort to make friends. With a bubbly and attractive pillar like the Gui Si in the Year Pillar, it is entirely possible that you draw every Tom, Dick and Harry into your life. Therefore, a little pre-planning would be useful to figure out the type of people you want in your life.

Start by listing a few qualities or interests that you like, as well as the goals and objectives you have in mind. This type of planning will bring clarity to your purpose and save you a lot of time and frustration.

Collaboration At Work: Gui Si (癸巳) In the Month Pillar

The Gui Si in the Month Pillar can take collaboration at work to the next level. Here’s how:

  1. First, leverage on the Gui Water’s inherent ability to subtly influence people.
  2. Use the broadness of the Wu Earth (戊) to get everyone on the same page with regards to the goals and objectives and methodology of the collaboration.
  3. Use the effectiveness of the Geng Metal (庚) to set the tasks and expectations. The Geng Metal, after all, is the best taskmaster known to man!
  4. Finally, bring it all together and online by harnessing the Bing Fire’s (丙) natural love for tech tools.
Taiji and Tianyi Nobleman Stars: Gui Si (癸巳) In the Hour Pillar

For all its practicality, the Gui Si pillar will always have strong leanings towards the spiritual side of life. This interest in spiritual studies is the result of the presence of not just one, but two highly coveted nobleman stars that is to be found within the Gui Si pillar.

If you have been blessed with the Gui Si pillar in your Bazi Chart, know that you sit on the TaiJi and TianYi nobleman stars. What does that mean? It just means that you are naturally endowed with a strong talent for spiritual learnings and divine knowledge.

Given the idealistic nature of the Gui Si pillar, why not use that knowledge to help the many people in your life?

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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#29 REN CHEN (壬辰): THE GIFT OF MIRRORING

In every group of Jia Zi, there will always be one that goes counter to the original nature of the stem. For example, among the Jias, the Jia Wu is consumed by Fire; among the Yi, the Yi You is constrained, and among the Bings, the Bing Zi does not visibly shine. So it is with the Ren Chen (壬辰). A large body of water cradled at the top of the mountain, this Water does not flow.

Mountain lakes are some of the most beautiful sights known to man. Actually known as tarns, they can be found the world over from Siberia to Bolivia, from Pakistan to Malawi. The lake’s extraordinary stillness evokes an image of self-containment and self-control. But the glassy, still surface, which can sometimes show a spectrum of colours, showcases some of water’s most mesmerizing qualities. In this post, we explore the conundrum that is the Ren Chen.

Maximizing The Ren Chen (壬辰): The Gift of Mirroring

One of the four Fui Kong (Bright Star) pillars, the Ren Chen Day Master will always display all the capabilities, ambition and leadership skills of the special quartet. In the classical texts, the Ren Chen pillar has a very poetic name – the Ren Saddling the Dragon’s Back formation.

Because the nature of Water is to flow, yet the Ren Chen is constrained by the Wu Earth it sits upon, a Ren Chen Day Master should ideally see additional Ren water in the Bazi Chart. The presence of more Ren Water in the chart increases the likelihood of the occurrence of two other special formations which are regarded as highly auspicious.

If the Day Master is born in the Hai hour (hour of the Boar, between 9pm to 11pm at night), a Dragon Returns To Ocean formation is formed. If additional Hai (亥) and Zi (子) is to be found in the chart, the Dragon Driving Into Abyss formation is achieved. This is a positive extension of the Goat Blade formation, a highly unique and favourable formation that indicates an extraordinary life.

But let’s not allow what we have or have not to define who we are. Additional Ren or no Ren, there is one thing that the Ren Chen Day Master does instinctively that will bring you a lot of advantages in your daily dealings with people.

Let’s think about this lake again, for a minute. Yes, it is self-constrained. Yes, it has plenty of self-control. But what does it actually do? The answer: it’s clear waters reflects the sky above, the daily trek of the sun, the scudding temperamental clouds – it mirrors!

Sitting on its own 7 Killings star, this Ren Chen Day Master is driven by a powerful imagination and an endless love of knowledge. For all its stillness, the Ren Chen still possesses the ability to connect and influence with others. How does this pillar do that? Yes, we’re back to it again – it mirrors!

So let’s talk about the art of mirroring.

Mirroring is the behaviour in which one person unconsciously imitates the gesture, speech pattern or attitude of another. This subconscious replication of another person’s nonverbal signals is a key element in establishing instant rapport, connection and engagement. This ability is especially useful during business negotiations or when you are seeking to make others feel more rapport with you.

But don’t over-do the mirroring. There are some situations where mirroring could backfire. For example, if you are the boss, mirroring your subordinate may lead to a loss of respect and status.

Finally, a word of caution – the stillness of the Ren Chen can sometimes manifest as lethargy and procrastination. The Chen (辰) branch contains the Wu Earth (戊) as the main Qi, and flanked by the Gui Water (癸) and Yi Wood (乙). There is a bit of a block within this pillar. To get the Qi flowing, Metal is required, which for the Ren Water, represents resource. Therefore, the key to making the Ren Chen pillar work for you – is to adopt an attitude of lifelong learning.

Where is the Ren Chen (壬辰):
2 Easy Ways To Use Mirroring: Ren Chen (壬辰) In the Year and Month Pillar

The Year pillar represents our personal brand while the Month pillar represents our reputation at work. With the Ren Chen (壬辰) in either your Year or month pillar, people will tend to perceive you as someone who has great strength and endurance, yet is somewhat of a mystery.

This is where perfecting the skill of mirroring will help to establish rapport to everyone who comes within your orbit. Not sure how to do it? Here are two easy ways to start:

  1. Mirror their pace and volume. Many people mistakenly think that mirroring is about mimicking actual physical actions. A bit like monkey-see-monkey-do. It’s not. Really good mirroring efforts start with the verbal cues. If the person who are talking to is a fast and loud talker, increase your animation and volume. If they are soft and slow, then relax your tone. Listen for the way they use their grammar, and try to mimic it back at them but with your own words.
  2. Identify their Point Markers. All of us have a point marker when we are in a conversation. Some of us will jab the air. Some will raise their eyebrows. Some may lightly slap the table. It varies from one person to another. You don’t even have to say a word. Nodding at the right place in the conversation, when a point marker has been identified, immediately creates a strong rapport.
The Gift of Willpower : Ren Chen (壬辰) In the Hour Pillar

Such a phenomenal pillar in the Hour represents individualism as well as tremendous willpower and ambition. There is a strong streak of self-reliance here which translates into the gift of willpower.

The Ren Water constrained by the Wu Earth generates a fair amount of stress. So don’t over-do it with the willpower thing. Wisely exercising self-control is a great way to build willpower, staying in a constant state of willpower is a sure-fire way to exhaust yourself.

Again in this case, knowledge is power. Identifying your stressors and building positive habits to deal with the stress can also help dissolve the tension of the 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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#28 XIN MAO (辛卯): THE GIFT OF LEVERAGE

Combining two (and only two) networking stars together into a single pillar – the precision of the Xin Metal together with the networking skills of the Yi Wood – Xin Mao (辛卯) is undoubtedly the gift of leverage.

Maximizing The Xin Mao (辛卯): The Gift of Leverage

In the ancient texts, the Xin Mao pillar is often depicted as a priceless antique, fragile but burnished to high perfection. This translates into an individual who holds high principles in life, someone who understands their own value.

While they may often project a serious and reserved exterior, there is no doubt that the Xin Mao is someone who possesses oodles of charm. Here’s why: this shiny and attractive Xin Metal sits on the Mao Branch, a Peach Blossom star which ups the likability quotient of the Xin Mao Day Master.

While all Xin Metal understands the power of leverage, this gift is particularly distilled within the Xin Mao pillar. The reason is because, this Xin Day Master sits on the singular energy of the master connector, the Yi Wood. Combined, the Xin Metal’s natural ability to shine and the Yi Wood’s social skills, allow you to move easily among a broad spectrum of social groups.

For the Xin Metal Day Master, this Yi Wood energy is also its Indirect Wealth energy – representing your ability to create opportunities by an instinctive understanding of the wants and needs of others. A rather descriptive way to elaborate on this point would be to refer to our first example of the antique. The owner may not need it, but the owner certainly wants it for the prestige it brings. This is how the Xin Mao uses its gift of leverage.

Maximizing this pillar is simple – making conscious use of your strategic networks to achieve your goals.

Like all Metal Day Masters, the Xin Mao is naturally strong-willed. As a Xin Mao Day Master, you are a notoriously meticulous strategist. These strengths are further enhanced with the ability to bounce back from setbacks, gifts of the Yi Wood’s strong survival instincts and perseverance.  

Where is the Xin Mao (辛卯):
Create A Social Strategy: Xin Mao (辛卯) In the Year Pillar

With such an attractive pillar in your Year column, it is imperative to learn how to leverage off the power of social media to establish your brand presence, build customer relationships, support your sales campaigns and maintain customer loyalty.

(Writer’s note: Writing this next paragraph makes me feel a little silly. Surely everyone would know that by now. But for the sake of clarity, here we go…)

The core of leveraging off social media lies in having a social strategy. Even in this day and age, some companies seem to think that social media is just about posting. It’s not. It’s about engaging. And to do that effectively, you must have a social strategy in place to enhance searchability, grow your organic audience, create your own community and ultimately, improve sales.  

Gaining Leverage In Negotiations: Xin Mao (辛卯) In the Month Pillar

The Xin Mao’s ability to instinctively size up the needs and wants of others, creates the makings of a master negotiator at work. Plus, you must know your own value before you can become a good negotiator.

Xin Mao or no Xin Mao, all of us do a lot of negotiations, especially at the workplace. Whether it is negotiating for a raise, or with a supplier, or distributing tasks for a project – we all negotiate in one way or another.

For the benefits of those of us without the Xin Mao pillar in our natal charts, here are some points to remember:

  1. Consider the person in front of you and what stimuli will help move him or her from pain to pleasure.
  2. Consider also how you can impress or intimidate the person in front of you. Sometimes, sharing a common interest, is a great avenue to leverage off.
  3. Be strategic – go after the long-term gains as opposed to the short-term satisfaction of a pyrrhic victory.
Overcoming Insecurity : Xin Mao (辛卯) In the Hour Pillar

The pairing of Metal and Wood together in a single pillar are not without its pitfalls. The clash between Metal and Wood creates an individual who is extremely sensitive and insecure. Even the most positive feedback can sometimes be misconstrued as negative criticism. This, in part, explains the reserved persona projected by the Xin Mao. Simply because of the fear of appearing vulnerable.

This aspect of the Xin Mao is most apparent in the Hour Pillar, which governs our thoughts, ideas, and ideals.

The good news is, there are ways to overcome these insecurities. Here are some methods shared by healthline.com (source: https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-stop-being-insecure#affirm-your-value):

  1. Affirm your own value – all too often, we are very good at listing down our imperfections, while minimizing our own strengths. So start by taking inventory of the positive acts you make daily.
  2. Take care of yourself – lavish yourself with a little self-love and pampering, even if it is just 30 minutes a day.
  3. You don’t get to monopolize ‘awkward’ – we all have our awkward moments. Problem is, we seem to think that we are the only ones to suffer from the ‘awkward’ issues. While in reality, everyone has their fair share of those moments. So instead of beating yourself up over an awkward fumble, try to laugh it off.
  4. Challenge your negative thoughts – pro-actively challenging every negative thought that surfaces can be a huge step forward to break free from that negative cycle of self-loathing.
  5. Surround yourself with people who love you. Stress and constant strife can drive a Xin Mao crazy. Because the Xin Mao can be very dependent on their loved ones for emotional support, be sure to surround yourself with people who love and support you.

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.

Want to find out if you have the Xin Mao pillar somewhere in your chart? Plot your Bazi Chart with this free resource (registration required) https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/.

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#27 GENG YIN (庚寅): THE GIFT OF COURAGE

What happens when you send a bulldozer into a forest? The bulldozer quickly makes short work of the trees, is what happens! That’s precisely the imagery conveyed by the Geng Yin (庚寅) – an intense image of Metal meeting Wood – a profile in Courage!

But let’s set the record straight here. Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, it is the ability to act in spite of fear.

Maximizing The Geng Yin (庚寅): The Gift of Courage

When it comes to getting things done, the Geng Yin is bound to count as one of the frontrunners among the 60 Jia Zi pillars. From my introductory paragraph, had I just planted an image of a bulldozer in your head? If I had, then good! Let’s run with this!

Much like the example, the Geng Yin is all about being an efficient executioner. You will have a tendency to lower your head, set things into motion, and get things done by bulldozing past obstacles, objections and naysayers. That’s right, this noisy chatterbox of a pillar loves nothing more than challenges! To borrow a phrase from Adidas, in the Geng Yin’s world, impossible is nothing!

What makes the Geng Yin tick?

Let’s burrow in on the Geng Yin to get a better understanding of what makes this pillar tick.

In this case, the execution skills of the Geng Metal sits on a Jia Wood (甲) Indirect Wealth. As the Indirect Wealth is a forward-looking profile while Jia governs growth and development, this combination allows the Geng Yin to see future opportunities that can be shaped where others see present-day obstacles.

Having identified the opportunities, the Geng Yin will then start to take action by using its Bing Fire (丙) 7 Killings star. Here, the Bing Fire’s natural optimism and stick-to-itiveness is what helps the Geng Yin continue fighting the battle, even after everyone else had called it quits. (Side note: yes, stick-to-itiveness really is a word. I checked!)

And finally, the experiences gathered throughout the journey is incorporated broadly into the Wu Earth (戊) Indirect Resource which further produces the Geng Metal and helps you stand your ground and lends faith to your decisions.

When combined, these three key traits are the very elements of the courage represented by the Geng Yin pillar. The Geng Yin is one Day Master who will never shy away from hard work, believing that hardship builds character. The only drawback to this attitude? Don’t get stuck in the wrong fights!

Rein in that hyper-critical nature

While others easily see the talent and intelligence of the Geng Yin Day Master, they will frequently miss the sensitivity that exists below the surface. Geng Metals tend to show a rough and tough exterior, but isn’t it true that the hardest characters are the ones who are most emotionally vulnerable?

In the case of the Geng Yin Day Master, this sensitivity stems from a hyper-critical nature that is critical of others, and also of themselves. Reining in this aspect of the Geng Yin personality can truly help you become even more efficient and powerful.

Find your bullseye!

A final suggestion to unlock the extraordinary powers of the Geng Yin – get inspired and stay inspired! Like the bulldozer or the axe, the Geng Yin becomes truly awe-inspiring when you have a bullseye to aim for. Without this ‘bullseye’ target, the Geng Yin is like an axe swung aimlessly through the air.

Where is the Geng Yin (庚寅):
Leading With Courage: Geng Yin (庚寅): In the Year Pillar

Having the Geng Yin in the Year gives you the opportunity to lead by courage. The Year Pillar is our biggest pillar. This is the point of first impression, where people who have just met you form their opinion of you. Witty and vivacious, the Geng Yin has no problems getting attention. But it is when you display your courage through your actions, that is when you start to inspire and motivate other people to follow you.

Leading With Courage At Work: Geng Yin (庚寅): In the Month Pillar

A Geng Yin naturally gravitates to positions of power at work. Self-assured and determined, the Geng Yin pillar is never one to sit around waiting for things to happen. Here are some suggestions on how you can display leadership through courage at work:

  1. Hire a diverse team that don’t necessarily agree with you all the time. It takes courage to step our of your comfort zone and listen to others with an open mind.
  2. Challenge the status quo. It takes courage to offer different perspectives to stimulate new thinking at work.
  3. Set boundaries. You display courage when you take ownership of your work, by learning to help others grow through your successes and taking steps to rectify your mistakes.
Find and Display Courage : Geng Yin (庚寅): In the Hour Pillar

Geng Yin in the Hour Pillar may represent the fact that your subordinates, children or customers see you as an action-oriented and courageous person. On the other hand, it can also represent a courageous mindset.

Here are some ways you can find and display courage:

  1. Understand the cost of not taking action. Many people fear change because they are worried about the risks associated with taking action. However, many people rarely consider the cost of not taking action. This is the basic Yin-Yang principle that governs the art of Chinese Metaphysics. What will it cost us if we don’t take action to halt that downward spiral? What will it cost if we don’t become the person we need to be in order to live our best lives? By understanding the cost, we will find the courage to fuel the desire to get what you want most.
  2. ‘As if’ instead of ‘what if’. This step is best illustrated through an example. Let’s say… you are a banker who actually wants to become an artist. Even thinking about it makes your brain start spewing out all the reasons why a safe job in the bank is better than the unknown world of an artist. Start by acting ‘as if’ you are already an artist (while keeping your day job). Talk about it, blog about it, show your art to others, display your talent every opportunity you get. When you do this, it helps you reimagine your life and when the right opportunity comes at the right time, your brain is already primed to say ‘yes’ instead of ‘what if’.
  3. Create your team through commitment. A strange thing happens when you display your commitment to your goals. Suddenly, inspired by your courage, those who are invested in your success will rally around you to help make things happen. This process starts a momentum that can help propel you closer to your goal.

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.

Want to find out if you have the Geng Yin pillar somewhere in your chart? Plot your Bazi Chart with this free resource (registration required) https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/.

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