In a nutshell, Ba Zi 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
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.
Each pillar consists of the Heavenly Stem and the Earthly Branch.
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.
This 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. Ba Zi interpretation encompasses the various aspects of
one's life and the forecast of his future is also based on influence of the
ruling element of his luck pillar, year, month and hour.
On a more serious side, it is important to understand that the accuracy and
usefulness of a Ba Zi reading and interpretation session depends largely on
the credibility of the Ba Zi master himself, his knowledge of the 4 Pillars
and the context of its application in relation to topics such as economics
and financial trends, socio-political issues, physiology, the ups and downs
of work life, the challenges of running a business, etc. In short, his Ba Zi
knowledge and his secular skills together with his lifetime experiences
should hone his ability to understand and provide practical advice and to
help the seeker.
Finally, Ba Zi 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. Ba Zi 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 Ba Zi can testify to its accuracy and