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THE FOUR PILLARS OF DESTINY

    ABOUT

      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.
      To Know MORE ,check our QIPLUS FENGSHUI SOFTWARE.

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


  • JIA

    NO 1
    A big tree
  • YI

    NO 2
    A flowering shrub
  • BING

    NO 3
    The Sun
  • DING

    NO 4
    Lamp,candle light
  • WU

    NO 5
    Mountain,wall
  • JI

    NO 6
    Garden soil
  • GENG

    NO 7
    Metal
  • XIN

    NO 8
    Gold,pearl
  • REN

    NO 9
    River,Ocean
  • GUI

    NO 10
    Rain,dew
  • ZI
    Rat


    NO 1
    Month:December
    Hour:00-01;23-24
    HS Major:GUI
  • CHOU
    Ox


    NO 2
    Month:January
    Hour:01-03
    HS Major:JI
  • YIN
    Tiger


    NO 3
    Month:February
    Hour:03-05
    HS Major:JIA
  • MAO
    Rabbit


    NO 4
    Month:March
    Hour:05-07
    HS Major:YI
  • CHEN
    Dragon


    NO 5
    Month:April
    Hour:07-09
    HS Major:WU
  • SI
    Snake


    NO 6
    Month:May
    Hour:09-11
    HS Major:BING
  • WU
    Horse


    NO 7
    Month:June
    Hour:11-13
    HS Major:Ding
  • WEI
    Goat


    NO 8
    Month:July
    Hour:13-15
    HS Major:JI
  • SHEN
    Monkey


    NO 9
    Month:August
    Hour:15-17
    HS Major:Geng
  • YOU
    Rooster


    NO 10
    Month:September
    Hour:17-19
    HS Major:XIN
  • XU
    Dog


    NO 11
    Month:October
    Hour:19-21
    HS Major:WU
  • HAI
    Pig


    NO 12
    Month:November
    Hour:21-23
    HS Major:REN

THE SOLAR CALENDAR

    ABOUT

      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

Solar Longitude
Date
Solar Term
Name
Translation
Start of the Month
315°3,4,5 FebruaryJieLi Chun Spring Begins Tiger
330° ~ 19 FebruaryQi Yu Shui Rain Water
345°5 or 6 March JieJing Zhi Awaikening of insectsRabbit
~ 21 March Qi Chun Fen Spring Equinox
15°4 or 5 AprilJieQing Ming Clear and Bright Dragon
30° ~ 20 AprilQi Gu Yu Benaficial Rain
45°5 or 6 MayJieLi Xia Summer begins Snake
60° ~ 21 MayQi Xiao Man Small surplus
75°5,6 or 7 JuneJieMang Zhong Crops Planting Horse
90° ~ 21 JuneQi Xia Zhi Sommer Solstice
105°6,7 or 8 JulyJieXiao Shu Little Heat Goat
120° ~ 23 JulyQi Da Shu Great Heat
135°7 or 8 AugustJieLi Qiu Autumn begins Monkey
150° ~ 23 AugustQi Chu Shu End of the Heat
165°7,8 or 9 SeptemberJieBai Lu White Dew Rooster
180° ~ 23 SeptemberQi Qiu Fen Autumn Equinox
195°8 or 9 OctoberJieHan Lu Cold Dew Dog
210° ~ 23 OctoberQi Shuang Jiang Frosting
225°7 or 8 NovemberJieLi Dong Winter begins Pig
240° ~ 22 NovemberQi Xiao Xue Little Snow
255°7 or 8 DecemberJieDa Xue Great Snow Rat
270° ~ 22 DecemberQi Dong Zhi Winter Solstice
185°5 or 6 JanuaryJieXiao Han Minor Cold Ox
300° ~ 20 JanuaryQi Da Han Great Cold