Feng Shui Tradition

The origin of BaZi is attributed to Scholar Li Xuzhong of the Tang Dynasty (A.D 618-907). It was practiced by Xu Ziping in the Song Dynasty (A.D 960-1279). This ancient Chinese Art is derived from the text of the I-Ching (YiJing) or the Book of Changes used for fortune telling. It is based on the same principles, using the 5 primordial elements for fortune telling.

The Chinese believe that the universe came into being from the 5 primordial elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.

Solar SystemThe system is based on the 12 stages of the life cycle and the interrelationship of the constructive and destructive cycles of the 5 elements. As a fortune-telling system, BaZi is still widely used today as it was before. Whilst other methods of fortune telling are based on the celestial formations such as the planets and the stars in the galaxies, BaZi as a fortune-telling system is based on the movement of the solar system. Even as the planets course around the sun, it is known that human existence is powerfully shaped by the rising and the setting sun. The solar system has an abiding influence on all living beings.

BaZi analyzes the unique numerals of an individual's birth data and gender then matches them to a matrix of metaphysical knowledge based on the Sun and its elemental influences on him/her. Therein lays the fate and destiny of an individual, in the realms of BaZi.

This method uses the 5 basic elements, e.g., wood, fire, earth, metal and water to represent one's Four Pillars of Destiny.

Here is a number of important ideas;

  1. The 4 Pillars are allocated into the Year, Month, Day and Hour. Each pillar is represented by an element, as translated from one's birth data.
  2. Each pillar consists of the Heavenly Stem and the Earthly Branch.
  3. The self-element is represented by the Day pillar of the Heavenly Stem and it is employed as a reference point in its inter-relationships with the other seven elements in the 4 Pillars for reading one's destiny.

The Chinese Time-Reckoning System by the Heavenly Stems and Earthly BranchesThis system maps out the 12 stages of the life cycle in a person's life to reveal the strengths of the SELF-element within this framework. This forms the basis for a precise interpretation and an accurate forecast of a person's destiny. BaZi interpretation encompasses the various aspects of one's life and the forecast of his or her future is also based on influence of the ruling element of his luck pillar, year, month and hour. 

BaZi is reputed to be the most accurate fortune-telling system there is. Under BaZi, the probability for two persons having an identical reading is 1 in 12.96 million. And it will take another 240 years to repeat the next cycle to raise another identical case. BaZi is known not only on its accuracy, but also its ease of application in all aspects of one's life. Those who seek the wisdom of BaZi can testify to its accuracy and usefulness. 

Here is what can be ascertained with the information derived from a person’s BaZi:

  • Characteristics and talents
  • Family relationships with his/her parents and siblings
  • Quality of spousal relationship
  • Children and their well-being, best career path
  • The ability to amass, accumulate, manage and/or to save wealth
  • Taking action for the best outcome/making life decisions
  • Physical  conditions and common illnesses
  • Issues that are created by him or herself
  • Judgment and relationships with his community and friends
  • Relationship with superiors and subordinates
  • Best capabilities at work/how you work in a team
  • Best times to invest and outlook on challenging times