Chinese Astrology & Bazi

According to the Chinese Astrology there are12 Chinese Zodiac Animals which vary from one to year.  People born in the different Chinese Zodiac Animals will have certain characteristics or traits. 

Bazi or Four Pillars of Destiny is one form of professional analysis of the Chinese Astrology. 

Bazi helps you to understand the compatibility of relationships be they at home, work or business.  Other aspects of life like studies, family, love and marriage, health or career are reflected in the Bazi.

Bazi or Four Pillars shows the whole aspect of your life.  Understand your Bazi to minimize the pitfalls and improve on your strengths and harmony in relationships, and gainthe balance for the future.

Chinese Astrology

 
Chinese astrology is based on the astronomy and calendars.   It has close relation with Chinese philosophy  that emphasizes the harmony of the sky, humans and earth, the five elements, yin and yang, the Ten Heavenly or Celestial Stems and Twelve Earthly Branches.  The lunisolare calendar (moon and sun calendar) are used for the calculation of the year, month, day and time or shichen (時辰).  The development of Chinese astrology flourished during the Han Dynasty in China.

According to Chinese astrology there are twelve Chinese zodiac animals or shēngxiào (生肖) that are representative of the years.  The twelve different Chinese zodiac animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Roster, Dog and Pig.  People born in the year of the different Chinese zodiac animals have different personalities and characteristics. 

 

Rat 

1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044, 2056...

 

Rat Personality:  Bright, cheerful, charismatic, sociable, forthright, disciplined, systematic, meticulous, hardworking, industrious, charming and eloquent.  On the negative aspect, the Rat person can be shrewd, critical, scheming, manipulative, intolerant, ruthless and vindictive.

Compatiable with Monkey, Dragon and Ox. 

  1. Metal Rat – 1840, 1900, 1960, 2020 ( Lucretia Borgia)
  2. Water Rat – 1852, 1912, 1972, 2032 (Pope John Paul)
  3. Wood Rat – 1864, 1924, 1984, 2044 (William Shakespeare)
  4. Fire Rat – 1876, 1936, 1996, 2056 (Mozart, Yves St. Laurent)
  5. Earth Rat – 1888, 1948, 2008, 2068 (Princes Charles)
  
 
 
 

Ox or Water Buffalo 

1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045, 2057, 2069, 2081... 

Ox Personality:  Hardworking, calm, dependable, methodical, conventional, steady, trustworthy, logical, systematic, ambitious, born leader.  On the negative aspect, the Ox person can be stubborn, rigid, demanding and often can have strong prejudices.

Compatible with Snake, Rooster and  Rat.

 

  1. Metal Ox – 1901, 1961, 2021, 2081 ( Walt Disney, Emperor Hiroshito, Obama Barack)
  2. Water Ox – 1853, 1913, 1973, 2033 (Richard Nixon, Vincent Van Gogh)
  3. Wood Ox – 1865, 1925, 1985, 2045 (Margaret Thatcher)
  4. Fire Ox – 1877, 1937, 1997, 2057 (Dustin Hoffman)
  5. Earth Ox – 1889, 1949, 2009, 2069 (Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hilter)
  
 
 
 

Tiger 

1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034... 

Tiger Personality:  Affectionate, generous, stimulating, great sense of humour, humanitarian, colourful, powerful and vigorous.  On the negative aspect, the Tiger personality can be obstinate, selfish, restless, reckless, impatient, quick-tempered, and with super ego.

Compatible with Horse, Dog and Pig.

 

  1. Metal Tiger – 1890, 1950, 2010, 2070 (Beethoven, Ho Chi Minh)
  2. Water Tiger – 1902, 1962, 2022, 2082 (Will Geer)
  3. Wood Tiger – 1914, 1974, 2034, 2094 (Alec Guinness)
  4. Fire Tiger – 1866, 1926, 1986, 2046 (Queen Elizabeth II, Marilyn Monroe)
  5. Earth Tiger – 1878, 1938, 1998, 2058 (Diana Rigg) 
  
 
 
 

Rabbit 

1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035...

Rabbit Personality:  Gracious, kind, compassionate, tender, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, artistic, possess good judgement and sensitive to beauty. On the negative aspect, the Rabbit person can be moody, superficial and self-indulgent.

Compatible with Pig, Goat and Dog.

  1. Metal Rabbit – 1891, 1951, 2011, 2071 (Henry Miller)
  2. Water Rabbit – 1903, 1963, 2023, 2083 (King Olav V of Norway)
  3. Wood Rabbit – 1915, 1975, 2035, 2095 (Johannes Vorster)
  4. Fire Rabbit – 1927, 1987, 2047, 2107 (Fidel Castro)
  5. Earth Rabbit – 1879, 1939, 1999, 2059 (Albert Einstein, Queen Victoria)

 

 

Dragon 

1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036...

Dragon Personality:  Magnanimous, generous, stately, noble, dignified, passionate, vigorous, strong, pioneering and loyal.  On the negative aspect, the Dragon person can be arrogant, demanding, dogmatic, egotistical, eccentric, grandiloquent, prejudiced and over-bearing.

Compatible with Monkey, Rat and Rooster.

  1. Metal Dragon – 1880, 1940, 2000, 2060 (John Lennon)
  2. Water Dragon – 1892, 1952, 2012, 2072 (St. Joan of Arc)
  3. Wood Dragon – 1904, 1964, 2024, 2084 (Salvador Dali)
  4. Fire Dragon – 1916, 1976, 2036, 2096 (Frank Sinatra)
  5. Earth Dragon – 1868, 1928, 1988, 2048 (Walter Mondale)

 

  

Snake 

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037...

Snake Personality:  Graceful, elegant, soft-spoken, creative, mystic, calm, prudent, enigmatic and is deep thinker.  On the negative aspect, the Snake person can be possessive, hedonistic, distrustful, mendacious and loner.

Compatible with Rooster, Ox and Monkey.

 
 
  1. Metal Snake – 1881, 1941, 2001, 2061 (Picasso)
  2. Water Snake – 1893, 1953, 2013, 2073 (J Paul Getty, Mao Tze-Tung, Tony Blair)
  3. Wood Snake – 1905, 1965, 2025, 2085 (Greta Garbao)
  4. Fire Snake – 1857, 1917, 1977, 2037 (Henry Ford II, Indira Gandhi)
  5. Earth Snake – 1869, 1929, 1989, 2049 (Abraham Lincoln, King Hassan of Morocco) 

 

 

Horse 

1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038...

 

Horse Personality: Self-reliant, energetic, cheerful, popular, quick-witted, changeable, intelligent, astute, flexible and open-minded.  On the negative aspect, the Horse person can be arrogant, impulsive and stubborn.

Compatible with Tiger, Dog and Goat.

 

  1. Metal Horse – 1870, 1930, 1990, 2050 (Neil Armstrong, Warren Buffett)
  2. Water Horse – 1882, 1942, 2002, 2062 (Paul McCartney)
  3. Wood Horse – 1894, 1954, 2014, 2074 (King Faisal, Leonid Brezhnev)
  4. Fire Horse – 1906, 1966, 2026, 2086 (Duke of Windsor)
  5. Earth Horse – 1918, 1978, 2038, 2098 (Billy Graham, Helmut Schmidt)

  

 

Sheep or Goat 

1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039...

 

Sheep Personality:  Gentle, compassionate, understanding, generous, sincere, righteous, artistic, creative and fashionable.  On the negative aspect, the Sheep person can be pessimistic, withdrawn, indecisive and over-sensitive.

Compatible with Pig, Rabbit and Horse.

 
 
  1. Metal Sheep – 1871, 1931, 1991, 2051 (Barbara Walters)
  2. Water Sheep – 1883, 1943, 2003, 2063 (John Denver, Muhammad Ali
  3. Wood Sheep – 1895, 1955, 2015, 2075 (Michelangelo, King George IV)
  4. Fire Sheep – 1907, 1967, 2027, 2087 (Takeo Miki, Nicole Kidman)
  5. Earth Sheep – 1859, 1919, 1979, 2039 (Pierre Trudeau)

 

 

Monkey 

1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040...

Monkey Personality:  Flexible, inquisitive, intellectual, quick-witted, sociable and polite; inventor, motivator and improviser.  On the negative aspect, the Monkey person can be egotistical, vain, selfish, deceptive, cunning and manipulative.

Compatible with Rat, Dragon and Snake.

  1. Metal Monkey – 1860, 1920, 1980, 2040 (Milton Berle)
  2. Water Monkey – 1872, 1932, 1992, 2052 (Charles Dickens, Leonardo da Vinci)
  3. Wood Monkey – 1884, 1944, 2004, 2064 (Mick Jagger)
  4. Fire Monkey – 1896, 1956, 2016, 2076 (Duchess of Windsor)
  5. Earth Monkey – 1908, 1968, 2028, 2088 (John Milton)

 

 

Rooster 

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029...

Rooster Personality:  Attractive, neat, meticulous, organized, perfectionist, zealous and responsible.  On the negative aspect, the Rooster person can be egotistic, opinionated, over zealous egotistical and critical.

Compatible with Snake, Ox and Dragon.

  1. Metal Rooster – 1861, 1921, 1981, 2041 (Prince Philip)
  2. Water Rooster – 1873, 1933, 1993, 2053 (Emperor Akihito)
  3. Wood Rooster – 1885, 1945, 2005, 2065 (Elton John)
  4. Fire Rooster – 1897, 1957, 2017, 2077 (Paul Gallico)
  5. Earth Rooster – 1909, 1969, 2029, 2089 (Katherine Hepburn, Peter Drucker)

 

 

Dog 

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030... 

Dog Personality:  Attractive, affectionate, honest, loyal, straightforward, sense of justice and fair play, unpretentious, practical and humanitarian.  On the negative aspect, the dog person can be cynical, judgmental, pessimistic and worrier.

Compatible with Tiger, Horse and Rabbit.

  1. Metal Dog – 1910, 1970, 2030, 2090 (Chiang Ching-kuo)
  2. Water Dog – 1922, 1982, 2042, 2102 (Pierre Cardin, Zsa Zsa Gabor)
  3. Wood Dog – 1874, 1934, 1994, 2054 (Sir Winston Churchill, Elvis Presley)
  4. Fire Dog – 1886, 1946, 2006, 2066 (King Carl Gustav)
  5. Earth Dog – 1898, 1958, 2018, 2078 (Chou En-lai, Michael Jackson)

 

 

Pig or Wild Boar

1947, 1959, 1971, 1995, 2007, 2019,  2031, 2043, 2055...

Pig Personality:  Honest, simple, gallant, courageous, peace-loving, patient, trusting, sincere, thoughtful, intelligent, calm and understanding.  On the negative aspect, the Pig person can be naive, gullible, over generous and fatalistic.

Compatible with Rabbit, Goat and Tiger.

  1. Metal Pig – 1911, 1971, 2031, 2091 (Ronald Reagan)
  2. Water Pig – 1863, 1923, 1983, 2043 (Henry Kissinger, Prince Rainier, Lee Kuan Yew)
  3. Wood Pig – 1875, 1935, 1995, 2055 (Bibi Andersson, King Hussein)
  4. Fire Pig – 1887, 1947, 2007, 2067 (Chiang Kai-Shek)
  5. Earth Pig – 1899, 1959, 2019, 2079 (Alfred Hitchcock)

 

The twelve Chinese zodiac animals constitute a Twelve-year cycle.  The personalities and traits of individuals born under the same zodiac animal may differ slightly in accordance to the elements which are namely wood, fire, earth, metal and water.  Individuals born under different Chinese zodiac are categorized in four broad animal trines as they share some intrinsic traits that display their strengths and weaknesses.  

 

The Water Element Trine - consists of the Monkey, Rat and Dragon 

People born in these three zodiac signs are capable of great good or great evil powerful individuals and they make great leaders.  They may have different approaches in their dealings but they are ruled by highly potent energy.  They are intelligent, magnanimous, charismatic, eloquent, artistic, confident and authoritative.  At their worst, they are deceitful, ruthless, tyrannical, prejudiced, power-hungry and megalomaniacal. 

 

The Metal Element Trine - consists of the Snake, Rooster and Ox 

People born in these three zodiac signs are champions of endurance and slow accumulation of energy.  They are discreet, modest, loyal, punctual, patient, hardworking and charitable.  They are good-hearted individuals with high moral standards and geniuses of meticulous planning.  At their worst, they are vain, myopic, critical, self-righteous, narrow-minded, and petty.  They make natural leaders and are better natured than the first trine.

 

The Fire Element Trine - consists of the Tiger, Horse and Dog 

People born in these three zodiac signs have strong sense for humanitarian causes.  They are loyal, idealistic, impulsive, productive, enthusiastic, independent, engaging, dynamic and honourable.  They are gifted orator and excel at verbal communication.  At their worst, they are anxious, moody, rash, hotheaded, disagreeable and stubborn.  Relationships are of their highest priority and they are defiant against injustice.  They will listen when it is a person they love or trust whole-heartedly and dislike being told what to do.

 

The Wood Element Trine - consists of the Pig, Rabbit and Sheep 

People born in these three zodiac signs have high quest for aesthetic and beautiful in life.  They are artistic, intuitive, refined, well-mannered, caring, creative, unique and self-sacrificing.  Their prudence, tactfulness, strong sensitiveness and calm nature make them great leader.  They seek beauty and are sensitive lovers.  At their worst, they are naive, indecisive, insecure, pessimistic and pedantic.

 

Bazi or "Four Pillars of Destiny"

Bazi,"Eight Characters" or "Four Pillars of Destiny" is one form of professional analysis of the Chinese Astrology.  It derives from the text of  I-Ching.   The development of Bazi was attributed to Scholar Li Xuzhong of the Tang dynasty  and practised by Yu Zi Pung  in the Song dynasty.  Bazi has been consistently used for thousand of years till to-date through the winding course of civilization. 

Bazi or "Eight Characters" analyses a person’s destiny from his or her year, month, day and hour of birth.  Each of the four entities is known as “pillar”.  As each pillar is represented by two Chinese characters, “Four Pillars” or “Eight Characters” are formed.  The first Chinese character of each pillar is the “Heavenly Stem” which is the Yang (positive) or Yin (negative) versions of the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water.  The second character of each pillar is the “Earthly Branch”.  The Earthly Branches represent the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Snake, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. 

 

Hour Pillar

Day Pillar

Month Pillar

Year Pillar

劫財

(Day Master)

傷官

正官

乙   Yin Wood

甲     Yang Wood

己     Yin Earth

辛   Yin Metal

丑     Ox     

Yin Earth

寅      Tiger              Yang Wood

亥    Pig                 Yin Water

酉  Rooster             Yin Metal

辛 己 癸  Yin Metal, Yin Earth, Yin Water

戊 甲 丙  Yang Earth, Yang Wood, Yang Fire

Yin   Water                Yang Wood

辛  Yin Metal

正官  正財  正印

偏財  比肩  食神

比肩  偏印

正官

 

The Bazi or "Four Pillars of Destiny" chart enables the person to know the whole aspect of his life be it the strengths or weaknesses.  In addition, the Bazi reveals the person's relationships with the parents, siblings, friends, colleagues, spouse and family.  Love or marriage, studies, health or career are reflected in the Bazi as well.  The person can use understanding of  the Bazi to minimize pitfalls and improve on the strengths. 

Contact us for Chinese Astrology - Bazi or Four Pillars consultation at klfjane@hotmail.com

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