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.


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.


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.


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…


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.


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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