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THE FOUR PILLARS OF DESTINY
The Four Pillars of Destiny,also known as BAZI is one of the most authentic and accurate chinese prediction system of individual destiny.
Each pillar is a combination of two elements - the HEAVENLY STEM and the EARTHLY BRANCH .
The four pillars are plotted in the light of the birth year,month,day and hour of the person. They are responsible for the potenitial of a person and cannot be changed.What is happenning in a person's life is influenced by the Luck Pillars,which indicate the prevailing Qi at a certain period of time.
The day stem is known as the DAY MASTER and represents the person. You can use Four Pillars to determine the potential,character and ability of a person and advice him what changes to make in his life or appropriate timing for planning so that the chances to achive success to be higher.
The Chinese believe that there are five factors that affect the success or failure of a person : Destiny , Luck , Feng Shui , Character , Education.
Four Pillars can assist a person in choosing the suitable carrer or good timing for a change or investment,or discover hidden talents.
Destiny can not be changed but we can influence it making good decisions at the right time.
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THE HEAVENLY STEMS & THE EARTHLY BRANCHES
THE HEAVENLY STEMS
The ten Heavenly Stems represent the five Qi at different times that come from Heaven-Tian Yuan.
The Yang Stems are robust and rigid and the Yin Stems are slender and flexible.
The images of the Stems resemble the various things in the picture of a person's life and help us to understand the five elements.
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THE EARTHLY BRANCHES
A branch describes the Qi of a moment or a period of time.It may be assigned to a year,month,hour and may contain 1,2 or 3 elements .
A branch is like a house with the occupants "hidden" inside. The Major element is the head of the family and the Minor elements are the other members.
The Heavenly Stems are people at work.Each of the 12 branches is assigned an animal for helping people to memorize them.
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DISPLAY STEMS & BRANCHES
THE SOLAR CALENDAR
The year and the month are based on the revolution of the Earth around the Sun.
In Chinese philosophy ,the most yin moment is the begining of yang moment.
We define the beginning of the solar year as the moment the Sun first arrives in East to 15° Aquarius.
This is the beginning of an Yin month branch and coresponds to the Begining of Spring .
The Chinese devide a Solar year into 24 seasonal points kown as the 24 Solar Terms,Jie and Qi.
Twelve of these points called JIE mark the beginning of the solar month.
The other twelve are called QI and are found in the middle of the months.
So a year is devided into twelve months,and a month is the interval between two consecutive Jie.
In Four Pillars of Destiny,Xuan Kong Feng Shui,Nine Star Ki days and hours are defined by the earth rotation around its axis.
A day begins at the middle of the Zi Hour,exactly at midnight and True local solar time is used for calculations.
The solar year,month,day and time are used in QIPLUS FENGSHUI SOFTWARE CALENDARS calculations of:
Four Pillars Calendar,Nine Stars Calendar and Melodic Calendar.
JIE & QI
||Start of the Month
|315°||3,4,5 February||Jie||Li Chun||Spring Begins||Tiger|
|330°||~ 19 February||Qi||Yu Shui||Rain Water|
|345°||5 or 6 March||Jie||Jing Zhi||Awaikening of insects||Rabbit|
|0°||~ 21 March||Qi||Chun Fen||Spring Equinox|
|15°||4 or 5 April||Jie||Qing Ming||Clear and Bright||Dragon|
|30°||~ 20 April||Qi||Gu Yu||Benaficial Rain|
|45°||5 or 6 May||Jie||Li Xia||Summer begins||Snake|
|60°||~ 21 May||Qi||Xiao Man||Small surplus|
|75°||5,6 or 7 June||Jie||Mang Zhong||Crops Planting||Horse|
|90°||~ 21 June||Qi||Xia Zhi||Sommer Solstice|
|105°||6,7 or 8 July||Jie||Xiao Shu||Little Heat||Goat|
|120°||~ 23 July||Qi||Da Shu||Great Heat|
|135°||7 or 8 August||Jie||Li Qiu||Autumn begins||Monkey|
|150°||~ 23 August||Qi||Chu Shu||End of the Heat|
|165°||7,8 or 9 September||Jie||Bai Lu||White Dew||Rooster|
|180°||~ 23 September||Qi||Qiu Fen||Autumn Equinox|
|195°||8 or 9 October||Jie||Han Lu||Cold Dew||Dog|
|210°||~ 23 October||Qi||Shuang Jiang||Frosting|
|225°||7 or 8 November||Jie||Li Dong||Winter begins||Pig|
|240°||~ 22 November||Qi||Xiao Xue||Little Snow|
|255°||7 or 8 December||Jie||Da Xue||Great Snow||Rat|
|270°||~ 22 December||Qi||Dong Zhi||Winter Solstice|
|185°||5 or 6 January||Jie||Xiao Han||Minor Cold||Ox|
|300°||~ 20 January||Qi||Da Han||Great Cold|