Chinese Astrology, a Precious Inheritance From the Past

Five Elements astrology

Chinese Astrology and Five Elements

In accordance with Chinese Philosophy, each individual’s life is governed by five factors: Destiny, Luck, Feng Shui, Character and Wisdom.

One’s Destiny (Ming) is established at the time of birth and covers one’s basic personality, intellectual capacities and bodily constitution. Additionally, it also encompasses one’s inherent talents and other capabilities. In a way, Destiny provides the basic materials that can be sharpened and developed.

Therefore, each person’s Destiny is like a piece of raw jade, which requires time to be fully shaped. It may also require some cutting and polishing, to reveal its beauty, shine and preciousness.

Chinese Astrology Ten Stems

The birth year, month, day and hour can be converted into Five Elements. At the same time, the Five Elements appear in the form of Ten Heavenly Stems and Twelve Earth Branches.
These eight characters (Four Stems and Four Branches) are distributed evenly into the Four Pillars chart.

The Four Pillars Chinese Astrology chart will reveal both obvious and hidden dynamics. It is important to mention that these dynamics emerge from interactions between different Elements and polarities (Yin-Yang).
Nevertheless, it is important to say that these dynamics, both internal and external, will most likely lead to quite predictable results.
Therefore, the Chinese view of Destiny is that it is something that can be known and predicted.

Ba Zi chart

Chinese astrology sample chart

One’s birth details also contain all the relevant information regarding Luck.

Hence, an evaluation of the current Luck Cycle may indicate certain important matters. In addition, it can guide you on how to get the most out of the current situation and events in the future.

As the matter of fact, you will find that certain paths are closed to you at specific times. However, it is important to know that there will be always some other paths, which will remain open…

Knowing more about our Luck is the basis of great accomplishments.

Most importantly, it reveals the best choices, timing and other such important information.

The Luck always follows certain cycles.
In addition to the 10-year Luck Cycles (Da Yun, or big luck), there are also annual luck cycles (Xiao Yun, or small luck).

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