#48 XIN HAI (辛亥)/METAL BOAR: THE GIFT OF INDIVIDUALISM

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.

XIN HAI (辛亥)/METAL BOAR: OVERVIEW

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.

XIN HAI (辛亥)/METAL BOAR: 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.

XIN HAI (辛亥)/METAL BOAR: WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

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.

XIN HAI (辛亥): HOW YOU PRESENT

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.

XIN HAI (辛亥), BUT BETTER

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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#47 GENG XU (庚戌)/METAL DOG: THE GIFT OF TOUGHNESS

All Geng Metal (庚) Day Masters are tough. You know that. I know that. Meet the toughest of ‘em all… the Geng Xu (庚戌), also known as the Metal Dog. If at all, this pillar would be the real Excalibur, a sword embedded in stone, its powers and toughness, waiting to unleash.

GENG XU (庚戌)/METAL DOG: OVERVIEW

Tough on the outside and inside, the sword represented by the Geng Xu (庚戌) pillar is the hardest of the 60 Jia Zi. The very characteristics of this pillar can be interpreted as an individual who is possesses both mental and physical strength, stamina and endurance.

It’s easy to recognize a Geng Xu (庚戌·) Day Master. This Geng Metal is tough and proud. Sitting on its Earth Resource Star, it is also resourceful and unyielding.

Enough with the generalities. Let’s delve into the make-up of this fascinating pillar.

GENG XU (庚戌): STRENGTHS

The first thing to note is that this Geng Day Master is firmly rooted. Of course, technically, we prefer if a Yang stem is rooted on another Yang stem. But in this case, the Geng Xu is rooted in its Xin Metal (辛) companion star, which in turn, is firmly embedded into the rocks. Not easy to dislodge this Xin Metal.

At the same time, it also sits on Fire Storage which continually tempers and moulds the Day Element. Now, at this point, please note that I described this pillar as ‘tough’. Nowhere did I say that the Geng Xu is rude or crass. On the contrary, the Geng Xu Day Master can be very pleasant and diplomatic, in spite of their natural ruthlessness and aggressiveness.

  1. The flow of Qi within this pillar begins with the Ding Fire (丁) Direct Officer star. Here is the spark of courage of conviction and confidence that burns deep within the Geng Xu Day Master.
  2. Seated on its Wu Earth (戊) Indirect Resource, the Geng Xu is at once intuitive and extremely self-willed. Words like ‘submissiveness’ and ‘compliance’ will be foreign or even nonexistent in this Geng Xu’s vocabulary. This Day Master knows that nothing worthwhile can ever be achieved without an equivalent amount of effort. With the support of this Wu Earth Resource Star, the Geng Xu has the mental and physical strength to take on any challenges and handle any hardship in pursuit of their goals.
  3. The meticulous nature of the Xin Metal (辛) Rob Wealth star brings big ambitions and yes, a degree of ruthlessness to the Geng Xu. At the same time, this Xin Metal companion star can also bring a rebellious streak to the Geng Xu pillar. While some may instinctively slap a negative label on a rebel, I believe this can be a strength as it helps the Geng Xu stay defiant in the face of limitations.

GENG XU (庚戌): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Like many of the other Day Masters seated on the Xu Branch, the Geng Xu will also crave material security. I’m not saying that the Geng Xu is materialistic, but this Day Master will tend to worry about money.

Additionally, this Day Master has zero defences against boredom. Even the sturdiest axe will rust if it is not continually in use. The sharpest blade will turn dull when it is not sharpened regularly. When a Geng Xu Day Master is bored out of his or her skull, depression may ensue or worse they may even get themselves into trouble unnecessarily.

A great example of this weakness can be seen in the recent trials and tribulations of a famous Geng Xu Day Master, Tiger Woods. We have all seen his strengths. We have all seen how he (politely) decimated his competitors on the golf course. We have also seen the scandals he got himself into once he retired!

Does it seem to you like the two Geng Xu weaknesses I’ve outlined so far seem to be rather trivial? If you constantly worry about money, then make more money! If you cannot abide boredom, then find something constructive to do!

This next weakness, however, may be the Geng Xu’s biggest flaw. Notice how most of my other posts are written in the active voice while this one is mostly composed in the passive voice? There’s a reason for it. There is a 90% chance that a Geng Xu Day Master will not be reading this article at all. If at all this post is being read, it would be by someone who is curious about a Geng Xu in their lives.

Allow me to explain. The Geng Xu pillar sits on the Wu Earth (戊) Indirect Resource. This Day Master will be naturally drawn to unconventional wisdoms (such as Chinese Metaphysics). Yet at the same time, the Xu will have a silent-push with the Chen (辰) or Dragon which also carries the Wu Earth as its main Qi. So, the Day Master sits on its Indirect Resource, but at the same time, pushes it away. This type of relationship simply means that the Geng Xu will tend to be sceptical about their own powerful intuitions. Learning to trust your instincts may be the biggest lesson you need to learn. 

GENG XU (庚戌): HOW YOU PRESENT

The Geng Xu Day Master can be very generous about sharing their strengths with anyone within their orbit. However, you will tend to present as domineering, aggressive, ruthless (yes, again) and very out-spoken.

This trait can be a double-edged sword (pardon the pun!). It is a strength when you use your dominant personality to motivate your team to greater heights. It becomes a weakness if you frequently overrule other opinions and leave behind an environment of diminished morale.

This is something for the Geng Xu Day Master to be aware of. The reason is because, you may not even see your behaviour as heavy-handed. But others may do! Once you are conscious of this, you can then call upon the inborn diplomacy of the Geng Xu pillar to smooth things over and build better team consensus. You will need that consensus, which leads us to the next point…

GENG XU (庚戌), BUT BETTER

Being Geng Xu (庚戌), But Better requires the consensus I touched briefly on in the previous segment. The Geng Xu is tough, but it actually thrives on love and friendship. This pillar wants to be useful! You could say that sometimes, the Geng Xu may seem domineering simply because they care too much. A Geng Xu without friends and loved ones to serve and protect could easily lose faith in their own abilities.

Therefore, the Geng Xu must learn to build that base. The mountain you sit on must not be shaken. A leader can only lead when people are willing to follow. Therefore, the solution to being Geng Xu (庚戌), But Better is to use your strength, toughness and diplomacy to create a base of followers that you can lead to achieve your biggest dreams.

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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BENDERA PUTIH: JULY 2021 ONLY – FREE COACHING FOR MALAYSIAN GEN-X

This is a part of my effort to contribute to the BenderaPutih movement in Malaysia, contributing back to Malaysians especially GenerationX or GenX.

WHY GEN-X?

GenX refers to those born between 1961 to 1981 (right now aged 40 to 60 years old) and this segment of the population needs a lot of support. This generation has the highest household debt because they are simultaneously supporting up to three generations. If a GenX’s income pipeline is damaged during the extended lockdown, recovery can be very challenging and stressful.

WHAT I’M OFFERING

A listening ear. Basically, I will hold a space for you where you can express your worries, talk through your problems, scream, cry and vent if you have to. You let me know what role you want me to play in the conversation – just a non-judgemental listening ear? Perhaps share a non-biased perspective? Maybe give some suggestions?

Pertinent details:

* I am available for conversations every weeknight from July 1 to 31, 2021 on my Facebook page.

* Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm MYT

* We can either just chat on Facebook messenger or switch to Zoom (whichever you prefer)

* Conversant in English and Bahasa Malaysia (if by video call, conversant in Cantonese and rather clumsy Mandarin)

* ABSOLUTELY FREE – as long as I don’t have to plot any charts.

* NO STRINGS ATTACHED – no upsell, cross-sell, MLM promotions, investment schemes whatnot. Let’s put it this way… I won’t even ask you to subscribe to my YT Channel or FB page, ok?

* I must stress that I am not a mental health expert. As a certified life coach with the Malaysian Association of Corporate Coaches, I am, however, trained in deep listening.

So if you, GenX, are in need of some support. Please reach out. There is no need to suffer alone. If you know someone in need of a person to talk to, please help me share this video below:

#46 JI YOU (己酉)/EARTH ROOSTER: THE GIFT OF CHANGE

Driven by our survival instincts, most people are resistant to change. That is what’s so unique about the Ji You (己酉) or the Earth Rooster. This pillar has the capacity to not only accept change, but also to readily initiate it. This single trait alone sets your apart from the rest of the 59 pillars and puts you in a unique position for success.

JI YOU (己酉)/EARTH ROOSTER: OVERVIEW

Come with me to the desert, to a land of vast and shifting sand dunes. Miles upon miles of fine, golden sand lie before us. Sand, so fine that it trickles through your fingers and feels velvety smooth beneath your feet. But before we dismiss this sand as worthless, let’s dig a little deeper. For beneath this barren and brutal landscape, lies precious minerals waiting to be uncovered – just like the Ji You (己酉) pillar.

The Ji Earth, by its nature, is resourceful. In the case of the Ji You, this dry earth has the capacity and intelligence to absorb an enormous amount of information. At this point, allow me to digress just a little. I’m sure this is not the first Ji You web article that you have read. Every single one of them will surely remark upon your intelligence. But where does this intelligence come from?

Explained easily, this is because, this Ji Earth (己) Day Master is sitting on your own Growth and Intelligence star. Of the 60 Jia Zi, only six pillars sit on their own Intelligence Star. These six are the Bing Shen (丙申), Ding You (丁酉), Wu Shen (戊申), Ji You (己酉), Ren Yin (壬寅), and the Gui Mao (癸卯).

So you, the Ji You Day Master, is one of that fortunate six. From there, we deduce that this Ji You Day Master is likely to display an enormous amount of intellectual curiosity. Thanks to your endless curiosity on a wide range of subjects, very often, the Ji You Day Master can seem to be ahead of your times.  

JI YOU (己酉): STRENGTHS

It’s always an easy write when a Day Master sits on a Cardinal Branch. There is only one hidden stem to focus on. Sometimes, less is really more.

  1. Acute Intelligence. This Ji You sits on its own thriving Eating God star. This Xin Metal (辛) Eating God is almost hitting its zenith. This Xin Metal Eating God star is the seat of your sharp intelligence and acute observational skills. Imaginative and detail-oriented, this particular Eating God star can make you a pioneer in your field purely from its audacity to dream big and ability to constantly innovate.
  2. Always In Motion. Like the constantly shifting sand dunes, changing shape from one hour to the next, this Ji You pillar craves freedom. Being confined can literally feel like hell and when stagnant or stuck, a Ji You becomes unproductive. This pillar needs constant mental and physical stimulation, the more you move, the happier you are.
  3. Independent. Ji You Day Masters have a propensity towards working slowly but independently to achieve success on your own. That’s a natural outcome of this pillar. For one, you are usually ahead of your time, so nobody else can keep up. Secondly, any Day Master as resourceful as the Ji Earth will tend to find the support of others to be rather negligible.
  4. Appetite For Change. In the introduction of this post, I touched briefly on the Ji You’s appetite for change. I’m sure you are curious where that comes from. It’s rather technical but let me explain it as succinctly as I can. This You Branch has a silent-pull relationship with the Chen (辰) or Dragon Branch that carries the energies of your Wu Earth (戊) Rob Wealth. This You-Chen silent pull is the reason why you enjoy the adrenaline rush of risk-taking. What is scary to others, is thrilling for you! This is where your adventurous bend comes from, and it is also the reason why the Ji You does not sit around waiting for change to happen. Instead, the Ji You has the courage and ambition to effect big changes.

JI YOU (己酉): HOW YOU PRESENT

To others, the Ji You can present externally as someone who is highly confident but of a serious and rather forbidding personality. Like how water is filtered through sand, you too will filter the people in your life. There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, the Ji You is rarely one who will waste time with empty conversations.

JI YOU (己酉): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Most of the weaknesses of the Ji You pillar will be more apparent during your formative and childhood years. You see, this Ji Earth can be delicate at the beginning of life. It takes time for this earth to solidify. This translates to insecurity and self-doubt. If unchecked, these insecurities may even lead to a proclivity for over-indulgence and escapism. In essence, the question to ask yourself is this: are you effecting change to improve your life, or are you creating change to run away from existing problems?

JI YOU (己酉), BUT BETTER

There are two particular elements that will bring a lot of stability and allow the Ji You pillar to shine bright. Since they are not found within the Day Master, you will need to consciously activate them.

  1. Use the Bing Fire () Direct Resource star. This Bing Fire will help to continuously produce the Ji Earth Day Master. Additionally, this Direct Resource star can also activate your inner compass that lets you know intuitively when you are on the right track. This star can be activated easily by ensuring that you benefit from quality education. Conversely, you can also use this star when you seek to grow spiritually and put focus on your self-development.
  2. Let your intelligence shine through, use the Jia Wood () Direct Officer star. The biggest drawback of the Ji You pillar is that this Earth is covering up the Intelligence star. To let your light shine through, we will need to employ the Jia Wood Direct Officer star. So now you’re wondering, how on earth should you activate this star? Easy! Either find a mentor or two, or learn the skills of the Direct Officer which are diplomacy and discipline.

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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#45 WU SHEN (戊申): THE GIFT OF ADVENTURE

Are you up for an adventure? If you are a Wu Shen (戊申) or Earth Monkey Day Master, chances are, you would be! Imagined as a rugged mountain with a core of minerals, the Wu Shen (戊申) is yet another pillar that signifies a person with a load of hidden talents.

WU SHEN (戊申) / EARTH MONKEY: OVERVIEW

The most agile among the six Wu Earth Day Masters, the Wu Shen (戊申) is also considered to be the most talented.

To be honest, every time I see the Wu Shen pillar, I think of this guy…

Maybe it’s because he ‘broke out’ or came into being from a rocky mineral mountain. No denying, he has plenty of tricks up his sleeves. In case I’ve lost you somewhere – this is the mythical god, Sun WuKong, the Monkey God. In the Hindu culture, this figure is also known as Hanuman.

But I’m being irreverent. The pitfalls of an over-active imagination! So I apologize.

Onwards and upwards, people! Let’s dig into this mineral mountain. Get excited coz we’re about to hit gold!

WU SHEN (戊申): STRENGTHS

The first thing to note is that the Shen (申) branch itself is both an Intelligence Star as well as a Travelling Star. When a Day Master sits on an Intelligence Star, this is always an indication of a superior intellect. Additionally, because the Shen is also a Travelling Star, it allows you, the Wu Earth (戊) Day Master, to be more pro-active, more action-oriented and indeed more adventurous as compared to your other Wu Earth peers who usually tend to display a marked inclination towards achieving stability.

There’s nothing wrong with being adventurous. Similarly, working towards achieving stability is also fine. It’s just different strokes for different folks. All I’m saying is that in this sense, the Wu Shen behaves rather differently from the other Wu Earth Day Masters.

There is a high degree of intellectual curiosity in the Wu Shen. You enjoy picking up new knowledge. Analyzing new data is literally child’s play for you. Best of all, not only are you able to internalize but you can also simplify complex issues. This single trait alone is a big strength for the Wu Shen. When you embrace and activate this ability, new adventures will always be beckoning on the horizon.

I’ve written three paragraphs and I’m still describing the Elegant Mountain! So let’s dig in for real now.

  1. What we see here is a rooted Day Master. This Wu Earth (戊) Friend Star brings stability and self-sufficiency to this pillar. At the same time, this is where your deep sense of loyalty and honour comes from.
  2. The Wu Earth (戊) Friend Star produces a thriving Geng Metal (庚) Eating God Star. This is a rather interesting Eating God star. Because the Geng Metal is such a tough energy, in the case of the Wu Shen, it literally brings you talents in both physical activities as well as artistic abilities. With this single star, you are able to innovate and execute at the same time.
  3. The Geng Metal (庚) Eating God Star then produces the Ren Water (壬) Indirect Wealth. The number one strength of the Ren Water is its interpersonal skills, that singular ability to connect with just about anyone. Because this Ren Water is your Indirect Wealth, what this means is that you will be able to create new opportunities when you use your innate ability to work collaboratively with others.

Individually these elements bring a lot to the table. But let’s take this one step further by putting the Geng Metal Eating God (庚) and Ren Water Indirect Wealth (壬) together. The presence of these two stars in a single pillar gives you the courage to dream big, the audacity to innovate and the soft skills to navigate past any obstacles.

Are you feeling just a little bit like Sun WuKong yet? Before you pick up that broom pretending it is a staff, let’s have a conversation about weaknesses that you need to be aware of.

WU SHEN (戊申): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

The presence of the Geng Metal Eating God (庚) and the Ren Water Indirect Wealth (壬) can be both a boon as well as a bane. The presence of uncontrolled Metal and Water very often leads to a high level of stress and anxiety. In extreme cases, when the Water element gets too strong, there is a risk of depression. Similarly, when the Metal element becomes overwhelming, you may experience a lack of clarity.

Wu Shen Day Masters tend to suffer from regular health issues, usually related to stress and anxiety.

WU SHEN (戊申): HOW YOU PRESENT

The Wu Shen Day Master often presents as someone who is unconventional and impatient. But given your unique individualism, are you even surprised? Does it even bother you?

WU SHEN (戊申), BUT BETTER

The biggest weakness of the Wu Shen pillar is the possible anxiety and lack of clarity caused by the presence of the Geng Metal Eating God (庚) and the Ren Water Indirect Wealth (壬). Awareness is the first step. If you feel that these two elements are running amok and causing you problems, the solution to this weakness is simply to activate the Fire Element, which represents Resource to you.

Using or activating Resource can be as simple as creating more time for rest. Alternatively, you can activate your Resource by indulging in your love for learning. When things look dark or murky, it is time to bring your knowledge and experience to bear.

When your brain is engaged in the act of learning something new, you are forcing your attention away from the problems that are bothering you at the moment. This is not about sweeping your troubles under the carpet and forgetting about them. Instead, this gives you a breather to stop twisting around the same issue, and the opportunity to revisit them from a fresh perspective.  

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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#44 DING WEI (丁未)/FIRE GOAT: THE GIFT OF ENDURING PASSION

The Ding Wei or Fire Goat to use its colloquial name is best represented by the image of crackling embers deep in the heart of a bonfire. Like its other Ding Fire counterparts, this fire is warm, infectiously joyous and noisy. But this type of smouldering fire will burn for a long time. This is the master of the slow burn. This is not about a flash of momentary passion. It’s about long and enduring passion.

DING WEI (丁未) / FIRE GOAT: OVERVIEW

It’s human nature to congregate around a fire. Build a campfire by the beach, and you will notice most of the crowd within its circle of warmth (exceptions are made for those sneaking off to do things in the dark, of course). Similarly, the Ding Wei Day Master will find that people are naturally drawn to you, attracted by your dynamic and commanding personality. At your best, you radiate an irresistable air of general joie de vivre What brings the vivaciousness to this pillar? Let’s have a look.

DING WEI (丁未) / FIRE GOAT: STRENGTHS

In the study of Bazi, we see that this rooted Day Master sits on its Resource and is constantly producing its own prosperous Eating God star. This formation denotes a person with beauty, elegance, idealism and intelligence.

The process in this pillar begins with the Yi Wood (乙) Indirect Resource. Because the Yi Wood is a fast-acting energy, the Ding Wei will tend to be a fast learner with a marked preference for hands-on learning. In essence, the learning process for the Ding Wei works better when you observe, do and master. This is an independent thinker who is not afraid to experiment.

The Yi Wood (乙) Indirect Resource then produces the Ding Fire (丁) Friend Star which roots your Day Master. Ding Wei Day Masters are frequently fascinated by tech, especially tools that create convenience. This Ding Fire (丁) Friend Star is the root of your ability to inspire those around you with your original thoughts. It is also the seat of your inquisitive and adaptable personality.

It is not unusual for the Ding Wei to display artistic talent early in their life. The Ji Earth (己) Eating God star is the end outcome of the pillar’s interactions. This is a prosperous Eating God star that is industrious, resourceful and enjoys initiating new projects. After all, that bright intellect will always need something new to chew on.

An affinity with spiritual learnings come hand in hand with the Ding Wei pillar. What’s unique about the Ding Wei is that it literally sits on a Medical Star. So if you are a Ding Wei Day Master, casting about for hard talent that you can develop, do consider turning your hands to alternative healing arts.  

Finally, it’s a good thing the Ding Wei will always have people around you. Because this idealistic pillar truly enjoys helping others.

DING WEI (丁未): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Watch out for the sudden flare up! Beneath that talkative and noisy exterior, hides an explosive temper that may take others unawares. Yes, just like how a banked-up flame can suddenly flare into life. The Ding Wei also displays a certain tendency for throwing pity parties. As fun as self pity parties can be, they can be rather counter productive. Instead, when the unexpected comes your way (as it inevitably will), why not use your adaptive thinking to take advantage of the situation instead of wasting time with negative reactions?   

When at an unhealthy level, a Ding Wei Day Master may become overly dependent on the opinions of others. This level of insecurity, if left uncorrected or unaddressed, may manifest as a tendency to control the people around you.

If you have a Ding Wei child, it is vitally important to watch the way you critique his or her behaviour. For this Day Master, a constant stream of negative words from the mother especially, words such as ‘you are so stupid/ugly/lazy/etc’, will have a lasting impact on their self-esteem.

DING WEI (丁未): HOW YOU PRESENT

I think we have satisfactorily established by now that the Ding Wei is gregarious and spontaneous. This spontaneity can be easily misconstrued by the people around you. It is possible that you present as a law unto your own right. You may find yourself with the reputation of one who comes and goes as you please. Along with that reputation comes a dreaded label – irresponsible. This label can be shed… easily. Just learn to never over promise and under deliver.

Your strong and prosperous Ji Earth (己) Eating God can also bring some difficulties your way. Because the tendency of the Earth element is to keep, you may present as someone who is a little secretive and arrogant. But for the sake of argument, I would say that this is but a minor flaw that may or may not require correction. After all, who doesn’t have secrets? And what’s wrong with a little arrogance anyway? Especially if that arrogance comes supported by solid talents, abilities and intellect!

DING WEI (丁未), BUT BETTER

The Ding Wei is a pillar where the Fire element burns the Earth and infuses it with heat. This brings extraordinary perseverance and an enduring passion to the Ding Wei pillar. The trick is to find that passion.

For the Ding Wei to shine bright, you must learn to stay concentrated on a single goal at a time. I know, this runs counter to the Ding Fire’s preferred style of starting little fires everywhere. But with the Ding Wei, the true power of this pillar only comes when that passion is engaged.

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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#43 BING WU (丙午)/FIRE HORSE: THE GIFT OF INTENSITY

Put on your sunglasses, folks. Things are about to get hot, hot hot! Legends have it that the Greek God Helios, the god of the Sun, drives a horse-drawn carriage through the sky. It is the perfection depiction for the Bing Wu (丙午) or to give it a more common name, the Fire Horse. Radiant in your intensity, fiercely independent, and brilliantly creative, stand by for a lot of superlatives in this post.

BING WU (丙午) / FIRE HORSE: OVERVIEW

Yours is a Day Master that literally sits on its own Goat Blade. As scary as that may sound, the Goat Blade brings a lot of gifts to the Bing Wu, key of which are your strong will, blazing intelligence and boundless energy.

Additionally, the Bing Wu is also one of the Six Elegant Day Masters, which makes this pillar highly attractive to others. In short, people are literally enthralled and captured by your brilliance.  

BING WU (丙午): STRENGTHS

To summarize the Bing Wu into a single sentence, it would be easy to say that this is a pillar that is driven by the compulsion to achieve greatness. Like the self-sustaining sun, this pillar has real drive and power to back up that desire.

When the Bing Wu is at a healthy level, the Bing Wu Day Master is someone with a great zest for life. You are funny, charming, adventurous and compassionate.

This appetite for all that life has to offer comes from the Ding Fire (丁) Rob Wealth star, the source of your ambitions and competitive nature. Like the sun, you simply can’t help but shine brightly for all to see. It’s virtually impossible to ignore a Bing Wu Day Master.

The Ji Earth (己) Hurting Officer stars adds to the originality of the Bing Wu. This is the seat of your creativity. Now at the most basic level of Chinese Metaphysics, the Fire element is always weakened by the Earth element. But in this case, a Ji Earth Hurting Officer star literally adds to the passion of the Bing Wu.

BING WU (丙午): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Because of the sheer brilliance of the Bing Wu pillar, you may exhibit a tendency for aggressive perfectionism. Driven by all that passion, time and time again, you may willingly or perhaps even unknowingly, shoulder all the responsibilities. You have high ideals that you intend to live up to. Consequently, you become very hard on yourself.

When in a negative frame of mind, your optimism becomes pessimism; your perfectionism turns over-critical and compassion may sour into suspicion.

BING WU (丙午): HOW YOU PRESENT

A Bing Wu Day Master can easily come across as a domineering personality. In part, this could be due to an unrecognized desire to stamp your personality on others. This pillar can be relentless. Add the magnanimous nature of the Bing Fire into the mix, and you get someone who is intent on ‘helping’, whether or not that help is needed nor appreciated.

This domineering tendency may manifest through bullying tactics and perhaps even attempts at emotional blackmail.

I realize that this segment can be easily misconstrued. Please understand that my intent is not to belittle. But I feel it is important to know how others would perceive you. This recognition and awareness alone can help smooth your relationship with the world at large.

BING WU (丙午), BUT BETTER

Let’s be honest here. The classical texts are not kind to the Bing Wu Day Master. Why? Because this is an original free spirit that bucks at rules and restrictions. However, these same traits can create an inspirational leader if all that positive energy and enthusiasm is harnessed towards your ambitions. Towards that end, I have a couple of suggestions as follows:

Suggestion 1: Tamper some of those domineering traits through learned diplomacy and tact. I’m mindful, though, that you may not be open to this suggestion. But at least, think about it!

Suggestion 2: The Bing Wu is governed by powerful emotions. So powerful, in fact, that they may cause inertia just when you need some drive to propel you ahead. Learning to detach from those emotions and to view them objectively could save you a lot of unnecessary stress.

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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#42 YI SI (乙巳)/WOOD SNAKE: THE GIFT OF VERSATILITY

Have you ever visited a tea plantation? Acres upon acres of thriving tea shrubs high upon the mountain top, the leaves waving in the wind, bathed in sunlight. Meet the Yi Si (乙巳) aka the Wood Snake, the only Yi Wood Day Master to sit on the Fire element as the Main Qi. This flexible Yi Wood is a master in versatility.

YI SI (乙巳) / WOOD SNAKE: OVERVIEW

At a glance, this is an unrooted Day Master without much support. It seems to be producing its Bing Fire (丙) Output Star, exerting strength to control its Wu Earth (戊) Wealth Star and defending against its Geng Metal (庚) Officer star.

It seems to be.

However, there is the relationship between the Bing Fire Hurting Officer and the Yi Wood Day Master is, in fact, a reverse production cycle. In other words, this Day Master is actually being produced by its own Output element.

Therefore, the influence of the Bing Fire (丙) will feature strongly in the Yi Si’s strengths and weaknesses.

YI SI (乙巳): STRENGTHS

Let’s examine the elements individually and discover the myriad strengths they bring to you, the Yi Siu Day Master:

  1. As mentioned earlier, the Bing Fire (丙) Hurting Officer Star plays a big role in how the Yi Si functions. This is where the creative energy and optimism of the Yi Si comes from. This element also brings you that ability to present fresh new perspectives on the same-old; same-old.
  2. Far from depleting the strength of the Yi Day Master, the Wu Earth (戊) Direct Wealth adds stability to this pillar. In addition to conveying determination to the Yi Si, it also represents the ability to maximize your resources and your knack for managing finance which in turn attracts many investment opportunities your way.
  3. Finally, the Geng Metal (庚) Direct Officer star injects a hefty dose of practicality and pragmatism to temper the idealism of the Bing Fire Hurting Officer.

YI SI (乙巳): HOW YOU PRESENT

Before we get into the weaknesses, I’d like to highlight a key point on how others are likely to perceive you, the Yi Si Day Master.

The most important thing you need to know is that you have the ability to project the outward persona of someone who is giving and selfless, yet at the same time, work towards your own goals and objectives.

Use this wisely, because a natural extension of this outward persona is that sometimes, you may give the impression of being secretive, a little aloof or perhaps even superior.

YI SI (乙巳): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

The presence of both the Hurting Officer and the Direct Officer within the same pillar may indicate a rebellious nature as well as the probability of a lack of self-discipline.

The Bing Fire (丙) Hurting Officer is great when its passions are channelled towards realizing your ambitions. But should the rebellious nature of this star take root, there is a danger that you may cast aside your well-laid plans in pursuit of pipe dreams and castles in the air.

YI SI (乙巳), BUT BETTER

Competitive by nature, accepting help does not come easy for the Yi Si.

Since you are unlikely to seek help, therefore, the only logical suggestion for the Yi Si is to consciously create self-mastery through discipline.

Remember the famous quote from Frank Jackson aka Frank Outlaw (particularly apt in this case):

“Watch your thoughts, they become words
Watch your words, they become actions
Watch your actions, they become habits
Watch your habits, they become character
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny”

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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#41 JIA CHEN (甲辰): THE GIFT OF MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Isn’t this a weird title? The Gift of Maximum Capacity? I hear you ask. Look at this tall and majestic tree. Standing proud and loud on the hillside. Without any outside interference, this tree will continue to stretch upwards, growing to its full capacity in life. Imagine that you have this tree inside you (figuratively, of course). It’s your job to nurture it and let it grow. This is what the Jia Chen (甲辰) represents.

With the intro done and dusted, let’s dig into the Jia Chen pillar.

JIA CHEN (甲辰): AN OVERVIEW

Like the example of the tree, the Jia Chen’s life can be summed up as the pursuit of success. Now in this respect, please bear in mind that ‘success’ can mean different things to different people. For some, it may mean a high-flying corporate career. For others it may be the ability to contribute to society and humanity. This definition of ‘success’ is deeply unique and personal to each individual. So as you read this, all I ask is that you refrain from using society’s yardstick of success on yourself. Instead, ask yourself what that success means to you.

Like all Chen (辰) pillars, the Jia Chen carries an aura of nobility and grace. This gracefulness, sensitivity and adaptability is what allows you to move through different social circles with amazing ease.

Similar to all the other Wood Day Masters, the quality of the Wood is determined by the roots. In the case of the Jia Chen, while admittedly this is not a very stable pillar, but what you may lack in stability, you make up with other strengths.

JIA CHEN (甲辰): STRENGTHS

Rooted in your own Rob Wealth star and seated on the Indirect Wealth as the Main Qi and the Direct Resource, the combination of these three makes the Jia Chen more outgoing and more extroverted than some of your other Jia counterparts. This is where your inquisitive nature and engaging personality stems from.

  1. The Yi Wood (乙) Rob Wealth especially, is the star that brings you those go-getter attributes and self-motivation. Because of this Yi Wood, the word procrastination is never in your vocabulary. Instead, it gives you the self-assurance and ambition you need to create your own opportunities instead of waiting for them to come knocking at your door.
  • The Wu Earth (戊) Indirect Wealth Main Qi brings adds more goodies into the bag. The sheer stability of the Wu Earth represents your rock solid determination and ability to power through any obstacles in your way.
  • Most importantly for this Jia Chen, is the Gui Water (癸) Direct Resource. From this star, you inherit your astuteness and capacity to learn from your past mistakes, to keep evolving and growing.

JIA CHEN (甲辰): HOW YOU PRESENT

Again thanks to the Yi Wood (乙) Rob Wealth, you present as someone full of charisma and dynamism. People gravitate to you for help, because they see you as a friend in need who is benevolent, kind and protective. Which is absolutely the case!

However, the Jia Chen may sometimes project an aura of haughtiness and pride. Which leads us to your weaknesses to be aware of…

JIA CHEN (甲辰): WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Like most Jia wood Day Masters, your biggest Achilles’ heel might very well be your fear of vulnerability. In your quest to protect that soft inner core, you build walls, you practice denial, and worse, you may even begin to believe and internalize negative thoughts and feelings about yourself.

While perfectly natural, these traits are self-defeating, stunting the Jia Wood instead of allowing it to grow. Building walls may create a safe space for you, but the walls also trap you behind your own emotional defenses.

As a result, the Jia Chen becomes someone who don’t appreciate ‘interference’ and will not tolerate any form of criticism.

JIA CHEN (甲辰), BUT BETTER

Use Your Hidden Fire

While it is not visible to the naked eye, what I want you to know is that there is a hidden wellspring of creativity in the Jia Chen pillar. In the study of Bazi, it is possible for the Wu Earth (戊) Indirect Wealth and the Gui Water (癸) Direct Resource to combine and form the Fire element, which is the Output star for the Jia Day Master.

This Fire element plays a crucial part in my first suggestion – Use Your Hidden Fire. How to do that? Learning to forgive yourself for any lapses big or small, could be one.

But that’s easy to say but difficult to do, isn’t it? Is there an easier way? Yes! Take up hobbies that allow for creative self expression such as art, for example would also bring you that feeling of peace and accomplishment to improve your mood and boost your self-esteem.

Spiritual Grounding

Alternatively, you could work towards achieving stability by grounding yourself through spiritual practices such as deep breathing techniques, meditation, yoga and many others.

Needless to say, the Gui Water (癸) Direct Resource is very important as it keeps nourishing the Jia Wood Day Master. This suggestion seeks to activate the Gui Water in your Day 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.

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#40 GUI MAO (癸卯): THE GIFT OF CREATIVITY

This one is so easy to write. Sitting on its own Growth and Nobleman star, this pillar forms the Artistic Eating God Formation, what else could the Gui Mao (癸卯) have but the gift of creativity?

GUI MAO (癸卯)… AN OVERVIEW

Have you ever wandered out into your garden or to a park at sunrise? That magical hour between complete darkness and full sunlight, when the sky is tinged a rosy pink from the early rays of the sun. Look down! See the morning dew glistening on the leaves and flowers? That little drop of water resting gently on the petals is what the Gui Mao pillar represents.

Isn’t it a beautiful image? Just like the morning dew, the Gui Mao Day Master is gentle and just a tiny bit ethereal.

GUI MAO (癸卯) STRENGTH: LEARN LEARN LEARN

But what lurks beneath this conservative, compassionate and kind persona is what we are really interested in. Because this Artistic Eating God Formation indicates an acute intelligence, extreme clarity of thought, and a Day Master who is unabashedly creative.

So how can we make this better?

In the case of the Gui Mao Day Master, the Gui (癸) self-element produces the Yi (乙)Wood Eating God in the Branch. The Gui self-element itself is unsupported and does not have its own resource within the same pillar. This is where the Gui Mao’s thirst for knowledge stems from.

Luckily this Mao (卯) Branch draws in the Xu (戌) which brings much-needed support for the Gui Day Master in the form of the Geng (庚) Direct Resource. Because of this, one of the Gui Mao’s strength is its openness to absorb knowledge from any source. You are constantly exploring. The more you learn, the more creative you become. After all, wouldn’t you agree that knowledge is important for common sense to make sense?

However, the Gui Mao can take this process one step further. This Artistic Eating God Formation will not be content with merely absorbing and regurgitating theories. Instead, you have the ability to take in information from multiple sources and create new lines of thinking and solutions. Nothing delights the Gui Mao more than the ability to come up with new ideas and new approaches.

HOW THE GUI MAO (癸卯) PRESENTS

I think it is important for all the pillars to understand how you present to the rest of the world.

Like all Gui Day Masters, the first impression you give is as someone who is friendly and able to get along with anyone. Likability factor is high, given that this Gui Water Day Master sits on the Mao (卯) Branch which is also a Peach Blossom star.

However, the Gui Mao can seem to be just a little cold or detached. Some might even go as far as to label you a ‘diva’. Here’s why: while the Gui Mao Day Master is friendly, it is also extremely discerning. The Gui Mao does not deal with blind acceptance. In other words, it will not tolerate fools!

WEAKNESSES TO BE AWARE OF

Every pillar has its own strengths and weaknesses. We don’t necessarily have to fix our weaknesses, but an awareness of these traits will be valuable to becoming a better version of you.

  1. Beware the negative thoughts. This will tend to happen when Water energies are particularly strong. In this case, it is a matter of tweaking your internal conversations to turn the negative into the positive.
  2. The morning dew needs something to rest upon – usually, it’s the leaves and petals. This scenario denotes the sense of belonging that is always sought by the Gui Mao. As a result, please be aware that this elusive sense of belonging may inadvertently translate into an excessive attachment to the material world. When your sense of self-happiness and self-satisfaction is driven by what you have instead of what you create, it’s time to pull the hand-brakes!

GUI MAO (癸卯) , BUT BETTER

Even though the Gui Mao sits only on a single hidden stem, it seems to be already loaded with gifts. So how to make it better?

This Yi (乙)Wood Eating God must be protected at all costs. In this case, one recommendation is for you to learn better management skills. It could be time management, or people management, or let’s just put it under a single umbrella and call it resource management.

I know this sounds counter-intuitive. Why am I proposing a recommendation that seems to constrain creativity instead of unleashing it? On the contrary, better time management actually helps you free up more hours for creativity and helps you stay focused. Better resource management helps you prioritize and improve your creative output. We’re not talking about complicated time management tools here… just simple practices like pencilling down daily to do lists can help you achieve wonders!

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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