The Ji Chou (己丑) carries the image of dark, wet soil, packed with minerals, the very epitome of the gift of resourcefulness.


Let’s think about the picture that the Ji Chou presents for a minute. Winter comes to an end, the snows are receding. While patches of white snow still lies on the ground, most have been absorbed into the soil. Rich in resources, the hidden minerals in this soil represents your creativity that must be honed, so that your results will grow and flourish. In other words, the land needs to be tilled. This is the resourcefulness of the Ji Chou pillar.


  1. From a technical point of view, the Ji Chou sits on your own Ji Earth (己) Companion star, which imparts a high degree of confidence, independence, and the predisposition to work well with others. Easy-going by nature, the Ji Chou is an eager and optimistic participant of life. You believe that life must be lived to the fullest.
  2. The Ji Chou Day Master also sits on a high-quality Eating God star. This Xin Metal (辛) Output star is the source of your originality, inventiveness, and endless curiosity. It would be even better if you have many different outlets for your creativity.
  3. Your Gui Water (癸) Wealth star gives you a penchant for hard work. The Ji Chou Day Master is not one to sit around waiting and dreaming of miracles. Given how resourceful you are, you are the creator of miracles in your own life.

The above traits, coupled with the absorbent nature of the Ji Earth, results in a resourceful and creative individual with a high level of acceptance as well as an easy-going and giving nature. That’s pretty much Ji Chou in a nutshell.

Did you know that the Ji Chou formation is also known as the Golden God Noble? This represents the gift of attracting noble people into your own life. And conversely, it also represents your ability to extend help to others when required. Because of this, the Ji Chou Day Master will never need to worry about not having enough resources to help you reach your goals.


Yet for all the resources and noble help available to the Ji Chou Day Master, (or perhaps because of the sheer resourcefulness of the Ji Chou), you have a lamentable tendency to reject help! Preferring to be independent and self-reliant.

The Ji Chou (己丑) or Earth Ox pillar presents the image of a layer of soil at the top, covering the treasures within. From a negative point of view, this represents a tendency to be rather secretive and suspicious.

Finally, perhaps the Ji Chou’s biggest weakness is your inability to stick to the plan. Tantalized by new interests and new adventures, the Ji Chou can easily be derailed by a loss of focus. For the Ji Chou, having a detailed plan and the discipline to stick to the plan, will be the key to your success. 


Because the Ji Chou is naturally resourceful, people tend to describe you as someone who is fascinating to talk to. This wide swarth of knowledge that you hold is very appealing. Couple that with your persuasive speaking skills, and you have the potential to amass many people together under your leadership. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Just make sure you don’t trip on your ego on your way out!


A successful professional – whether an entrepreneur or a salaried employee – needs a wide range of traits to succeed. Among others, discipline, hard work, confidence, self-belief, and many more. But when it comes to achieving your professional goals, there is nothing quite like the ability to be resourceful.

Here, the Ji Chou’s ability to learn new information rapidly, your natural inquisitiveness and openness to new ideas, becomes a big advantage. Like any other skills, resourcefulness is something that can be developed. Here are three ways:

  • Be open-minded. Use the accepting nature of the Ji Earth to open yourself to new possibilities and ideas.
  • Think outside the box. Use the sharp acuity, ingenuity and imagination of the Xin Metal to its fullest potential.
  • Take action now. Use the restlessness of the Gui Water in a positive way by learning to take pro-active action instead of postponing your success. More importantly, develop the knack to use knowledge instead of just storing 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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