One of the most important areas in Chinese Astrology prediction or Four Pillars of Destiny reading is the combinations of the Heavenly Stems, Earthly branches and their Wu Xing transformation.
Bazi chart Wu Xing combinations and transformations also known as Five Element combinations and transformations. It means a single Wu Xing or more in a Bazi natal chart can be transformed into a different element under certain given conditions. The combinations and transformations can also happen during the 10 years luck cycle or during the yearly cycle. On the other hand the combinations and transformations can be reversed back (break the combinations and transformations) to its original elements state during the 10 years luck cycle or the yearly cycle. The transformation of the Wu Xing makes the Chinese Astrology prediction interesting and challenging.
Without Wu Xing transformation, the Chinese Astrology prediction is too straight forward and dull. After the Wood Element luck cycle, it follows by Fire Element cycle and then Earth Element cycles. It is kind of unexciting. With the Wu Xing transformation in a Bazi chart, an experienced Chinese Astrologer is able to examine and predict the outcomes by analysis the combinations and transformation happening in the Stems and Branches both in the Natal Chart, the Luck pillars and the yearly pillars. In other words, the combinations and transformation are the important aspect to correctly predict a Chinese Astrology Bazi chart. It is because the combinations of the Heavenly stems, Earthly Branches, and transformation of the Wu Xing in a Bazi chart giving conflicts by repositioning,rearrangement, increase or decrease the strength of the Wu Xing. As the result, it makes a static Bazi chart into a dynamic one. Chinese Astrology prediction is predicting the dynamic of our life. The combinations and transformation of the Wu Xing or five elements represents by Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches. They show what is really happening to the owner of a Chinese Astrology Bazi chart.
Someone may ask: Are more the combinations the better for the Chinese Astrology Prediction?
To answer this question, a classic Four Pillar Book 滴天髓 (Dī tiān suǐ) from Ming dynasty (1368 -1644 AD) is considered the Bible of the Chinese Astrology Bazi or Four Pillar of Destiny.
It states: “合有宜不宜, 多合不為奇”.
It means that: “There are good combinations and bad combinations, however, the more the combinations are not outstanding.”
In my experience in Chinese Astrology prediction, if a Chinese Astrology Bazi chart has more than three pairs of combination, the owner of this Bazi chart, most of the time is lacking determination. If someone who is lack of determination, how on earth the person can be outstanding from the crowd. Particularly the Wu Xing in combinations was transformed into unfavourable elements.
Is the combination good for the chart?
Is the combination going to transformation into other Wu Xing good for the chart?
What about the Wu Xing does not transform?
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