Chinese Astrology Bazi also known as Four Pillars of Destiny. Other than Bazi there is another Chinese Astrology system called Ziweidoushu for fortune telling. I will talk about Ziweidoushu later.

Bazi or Four Pillars of destiny and Ziweidoushu are the two popular fortune telling systems used in Chinese Astrology predictions today. If you were born in Melbourne, Australia, your Chinese Astrology chart is constructed the same way as people born in China. The is no need to change the seasons.

Chinese Astrology consultation is not just analyzing the 12 animal signs. Chinese Astrology examines not only the year of birth (animal signs) but also analysis the Month, the Day and the Birth hour. The birth hour is extremely important.

Five elements in Chinese Astrology

Five elements in Chinese Astrology

Chinese Astrology Bazi in Chinese means “Eight Characters”. Ba is eight and Zi is character. These eight characters are made up by 4 Heavenly Stems plus 4 Earthly Branches. Each Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch carry one of the Five Elements. This is the fundamental of Chinese Astrology Bazi.

In Chinese Astrology the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches are used to represent the year, month, day and time of a person’s birth date.

Each Chinese Astrology Bazi chart has a year pillar, month pillar, day pillar (also called Day Master) and hour pillar – For each pillar consists of one Heavenly Stem and one Earthly Branch –  Four pillars x 2 Chinese Characters which creates eight words (Bazi – Eight Characters) in total. The correct way in Chinese Astrology to write out a BaZi Chinese Astrology chart is starting at the right hand side with the Heavenly Stem year then work left to the time and repeat the process by moving down to the Earthly Branch year (see example below).

1955 October, 28, 0700-0900 (This is an example of a very wealthy mans’ Four Pillars Chinese Astrology Bazi chart)

Chinese Astrology Bazi Four Pillars of Destiny chart

We are all living in the Five Elements (Wu Xing) world. As a result, we are all affected by the Wu Xing and its cycles. That is why sometimes we are doing well and feeling happy when the elements are on our side. On the other hand, sometimes we are feeling down and things are not going smooth for us when the elements are at the opposite side.

The purpose of reading our Chinese Astrology Bazi chart is to find out the best element or elements for our life to attract good luck. How to attract good luck is by associating our job (Each job has its element), house direction (direction has element), colors (color has element), people (people have their elements) with these favorable elements, our well-beings and quality of life will be improved.