What happens when you send an axe into a forest? The axe quickly tries to make 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! Not only does this pillar dare to be different, it relishes being in combat-mode.


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 an axe 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 ain’t nothing!

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


Geng Yin Bazi
  1. In this case, the execution skills of the Geng Metal sits on a Jia Wood (甲) Wealth star. 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. Because of that, the Geng Yin always demonstrates a willingness to take chances.
  2. Having identified the opportunities, the Geng Yin will then start to take action by using its Bing Fire (丙) Officer 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!)
  3. The experiences gathered throughout the journey is incorporated broadly into the Wu Earth (戊) Resource star which further produces the Geng Metal and helps you stand your ground and lends faith to your decisions. This is your ability to learn from experience. Bolstered by this Resource star, the Geng Yin Day Master is typically inquisitive.
  4. And let’s not forget, the Geng Metal Day Master itself which is often irrepressible, forceful and dynamic.

When combined, these key traits are the very elements of the courage represented by the Geng Yin pillar. For the Geng Yin, easy just don’t cut it! 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! Because of the Geng Metal’s ability to take pain, it’s akin to someone who opts to hack their way through a forest, ignoring the smooth highway beside them.

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.


Like all pillars where Metal meets Wood, the Geng Yin will tend to be quite the chatterbox. You’re noisy and fun! 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.


So it should be obvious by now that this courage held within the Geng Yin can be a double-edged sword (all puns intended). Holding so much courage within you is awesome! You just need to remember to put your head up every once in a while to get the lay of the land – simply so you don’t keep hacking away unnecessarily.

Also, the Geng Metal is designed to serve. So put yourself in the position to serve! This Geng Yin Day Master literally represents Metal of the finest quality. You are supported by your resource, you have Wealth to chop, and forged by Fire. The rust has literally been removed, leaving the keenest and finest edge possible. The more people you can serve, the more successful you will be.

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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