Knowledge of a Lifetime

(Intermediate)

Five Verse
Treasure
(Volume 1)

Knowledge of a Lifetime
(Intermediate)

Five Verse
Treasure
(Volume 1)

Harold Hsu
reviewed by

Master Benson Yeo

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Five
Verse
Treasure
(Volume 1)

Foreword
Since the dawn of Time, Man has tried to make sense of the world
around him. He observes the turning of night to day, Winter into Spring,
and the endless cycle of birth and death.
He charts the movement of stars in the sky, and the changing flow of
the ocean tides. He notices how the creatures of the sea follow the
ebb and flow of the ocean, just as the ocean flows naturally with the
heating and cooling of the surface of the Earth. And just like a flock
of birds migrating before Winter, so do all things move and change
according to the laws of Nature.
For thousands of years, Man has lived in Nature according to these
laws. He has felt the dew in the morning air and knew when the Spring
rain was to come. He takes one look at the clouds, and understands
the direction of the coming Summer breeze.
Over time, this knowledge of Nature was successfully applied to
understand the outcome of one’s Life or Destiny, and this study later
became known as “Ba Zi” (‫ڭ‬ᔊ). With this precious knowledge, one is
not only able to foresee what the future holds, but to also CHANGE the
outcome of one’s path in life. The ability to change the predestined
outcome is what sets Ba Zi apart from many other forms of Chinese
Metaphysics!
To the ignorant, this knowledge has often been treated with great
distrust and suspicion, and many have grown to fear such “power”.
Fear and ignorance have caused a great many of Man’s mistakes,
and this infinite knowledge was thus hidden away from the people in
the ancient Chinese Classic texts.

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foreword

For hundreds of years, only the Emperor and his most trusted advisors
had access to the Classics. Anyone who attempted to siphon these
secrets out of the Palace would be immediately executed.
As Destiny would have it, the Classic texts are now available for public
reading. But even now, few can truly interpret the profound meanings
behind the words within them.
It is often said that one “cannot choose the book” but rather, “the
book must choose you”. Thankfully today, one does not have to be
“chosen” to decode this Classic, because the code is now broken
and the knowledge is for the first time, available to anyone who seeks
it.
My dear reader, do not be afraid to explore the ancient Chinese
Classics for yourselves, and at the same time do not be too quick to
accept others’ explanations of them if you are not convinced. These
Classics were initially written to deceive and confuse to those who do
not understand Nature.
With this book, I hope to finally share the timeless knowledge contained
within this Classic, with you.
Open your heart and mind to this knowledge, and make it your own.
This is the precious gift our ancient ancestors passed down to us. Use
it to improve the World within, and around you.
Your Destiny is now in your hands.
As with the unforgettable words of my Master,
Enjoy this discovery.

ᇋዔࣖ‫ݛ‬
Five Verse Treasure
(Volume 1)
ᎌܿऱᆐਣăᇄ࿛‫ဵݙ‬ໜăৃᒦྙབྷܿă‫ݤ‬ᇶሤႲă
ፘඊࣶ஘߯ăຬ঍঱ࢅᔓăฉ࢐๚फ़࿺ă۱ऱቿ୅ᎋă
୐ညᄋᏜă‫ݤ‬ਉᇶᅀᄖă‫ݙ‬ጩ࿽Ᏻᆂăᆏᇶඋ‫ݤ‬Ꮞă
ᅉ੿ࣶफ़૜ăਙ஘ᆂᎲགྷăࣂᄖၺ෸मă෗ಽᔐኋॳă
ଡጰည௙ඊă஘ࣶऩ૴ርă‫ݙ‬ጩᒮ୅࿇ă૜࢐ࡻጠ೘ă
૜ଓᇝऱᎋă஘޽๚ၺራă෸ခቿ୅ᇍăၺࡵඊড়࿛ă
ᅉႪቿቲਲ਼ă೹ਉᏴ႔ড়ăฉऱোᎌᆂăᇝ۱෤ሤफ़ă
ፓ྇ޫዴৃăᇄোᏜ୐޹ăᇝ۱થᎌਣăᆏ๚ၺ૜༪ă
ጰ෸࿽௙ᎋă෤फ़ཝ႔߯ă঍ਣఖಭড়ăຬག࿺ᎋ၆ă
ᎌ࿇ᒑ൙࿇ăᇄ࿇ऱ൙፿ăᒑገབྷ࿇ቩă‫ݙ‬๚ᄋফᒮă
ଡጰྦफ़࿺ă࿇፝‫ڗ‬ሤညă෸ᆂ஘फ़ᆂăਊ๳‫ܘ‬࿽ă
ܻ૜๚ᒮफ़ă۱ऱऩᎌ৖ăႰ཭ጩ୅ၺăᎈ఺࣪ᄋߡă
‫ڭ‬Ꮬਉቩᆂăଡफ़གྷ໮࿾ă‫ݤ‬ਉରᎌᓐă෗ಽᔈ཭੮ă
ཎᒇညࠔᏜă৏ባছ࿟फ़ăฉಭᅎ঍ਣăఖ࢐སᎈቹă
ଡጰညྯᏜă৏ባ኉ᆚࡀă߯ড়ཻਟᆡăੜ൅୅ᇄোă
෸උጩ஘૜ă࿽ၱਝᔫਈăဟॊᇝᎧ۱ă༵ᒮ‫ࣁܦ‬ฉă
ဟ࿟‫۝‬჏ৃăᏜफ़፝᫋ᄰă࿇ਉቲࣅᓐăᒆᆡᒗྯ৛ă
औᔇ‫ߡݙ‬ᇍăऔፘ‫ߡݙ‬࿺ăऔᇍ‫ߡݙ‬ᔇăऔ࿺‫ߡݙ‬ፘă
ࡻጙॊྯৃă‫ݤ‬ਉ፝᫋ཝăᏥᒦफ़ຼăጙෘྵલཛྷă
஠໮ႌ‫ݙ‬ႌăᅓ໮ည‫ݙ‬ညăᒫฤᇄखᆂăᎈଓ࿩ฤቮă
ဟ࿟ມ‫ৃݤ‬ăছᄿଓ‫܈‬଱ăᏜည࿽ᓍᆂăਣ໮ॵᒮ࿾ă
ဟ࿟ጙᆡৃă‫ݶ‬Ᏼᑽᒦဵă྇ᓍገধ༓ă෗ಽऱᎌ໮ă
ᏥቲလᏲၫă࿟ሆᇋฤॊăሌఘഗฤႶă࿾ᒀ౶ᆁኮă

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How to read this book
This is an intermediate-level book for Ba Zi readers and practitioners.
For a basic-level understanding of Ba Zi and the 10 elements, please
refer to the book, “The Correct Way Of Understanding A Person’s
Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo]
The first section of this book contains the English
translation of the Classic text. Try to derive
your own interpretation of the Classic text
before proceeding to the Explanation
section.

How to read this book

The Explanation section is structured in the following manner:
• Each line of text is a verse:

4)土厚多逢火。归金旺遇秋。冬天水木泛。名利总虚浮。
Fig 1. Verse and verse number

• Each verse contains four phrases:
a

b

c

d

4)土厚多逢火。归金旺遇秋。冬天水木泛。名利总虚浮。
)土厚多逢火。
厚多逢火 归金旺遇秋。
归金旺遇秋。冬天水木泛。
冬天水木泛。名利总虚浮。
名利总虚浮。
Fig 22. The four p
phrases
hrases of a verse
hras

The explanation of the first phrase will be discussed in section (a). The
explanation of the second, third and forth phrases will be covered
under section (b), (c) and (d) respectively.

When reading this Classic, be open to interpretations from multiple
perspectives. Sometimes, the four phrases in each verse are related –
that is, they discuss the same topic.
Other times, each phrase (of the same verse) can discuss completely
different topics.
There is no fixed way to read the Chinese Classics. The clues and hints
are hidden all over the texts, and an open mind will aid greatly in
helping you understand the relationship between the Ba Zi chart and
the elements within.

Translation
有病方为贵。无伤不是奇。格中如去病。财祿喜相随。
When there is illness, the prescription becomes noble. It is no surprise
to have no injury. If you remove the sickness within the chart, wealth
and good fortune will follow.

寅卯多金丑。贫富高低走。南地怕逢申。北方休见酉。
When the Tiger and Rabbit encounter much Metal, they become
disgraceful. The Poor and Wealthy walk above and below. The land
in the South fears chancing upon the Monkey. The North doesn’t wish
to meet the Rooster.

建祿生提月。财官喜透天。不宜身再旺。惟喜茂财源。
“Thriving” is born in the month. Wealth and Officer likes to penetrate
Heaven. It is inappropriate to be further self-prosperous. (Then one)
Can enjoy the source of luxurious wealth.

土厚多逢火。归金旺遇秋。冬天水木泛。名利总虚浮。
Thick Earth chances upon much Fire. Returning Metal becomes
prosperous in Autumn. Water floats Wood during Winter. (One’s)
Reputation inevitably becomes empty and superficial.

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甲乙生居卯。金多返吉祥。不宜重见煞。火地得衣粮。
ଡ and ጰ born in Rabbit month. Multiple Metal returns to good luck. It
is inappropriate to meet Killing once more. Fire land receives clothing
and grain.

火忌西方酉。金沉怕水乡。木神休见午。水到卯宫伤。
Fire avoids the Rooster of the West. Metal fears the Water village
because it will sink within. Wood Qi does not like to meet the Horse.
When Water reaches the Rabbit palace, it is harmed.

土宿休行亥。临官在巳宫。南方根有旺。西北莫相逢。
Thick Earth doesn’t like to move in the Pig month. “Thriving” is found
in the Snake palace. When there are Southern roots, there will be
prosperity. West and North should be avoided.

阴日朝阳格。无根月建辰。西北还有贵。惟怕水火侵。
Yin adjusts accordingly to Yang. Without roots, (if the) month branch
is Dragon. North-West will still be considered noble. Only afraid of
conflict between Water and Fire.

乙木身居酉。莫逢全巳丑。富贵坎离宫。贫穷申酉守。
ጰ born in Rooster month. Avoid meeting the Snake and Ox. Wealth
and Honor are found in the North and South Palace. The Monkey and
Rooster are in charge of the poor.

Translation

有煞只论煞。无煞方论用。只要去煞星。不怕提纲重。
(When) There is the Killing element, discuss it and nothing else. (If)
There is no Killing element, other methods/ prescriptions can be used.
Once Killing is removed. Not afraid of it (it) being rooted.

甲乙若逢申。煞印暗相生。木旺金逢旺。冠袍必掛身。
If ଡ or ጰ chances upon the Monkey. The Killing and Resource are
supported in the darkness. When Metal meets prosperous Wood,
there will be a prosperous outcome. Official robes will definitely be
worn on the body.

丙火怕重逢。北方返有功。虽然宜见水。犹恐对提冲。
ܻ Fire fears to meet again. North direction turns this into achievement.
Although it is appropriate to see Water. Be careful of a clash.

八月官星旺。甲逢秋气深。财官兼有助。名利自然亨。
Eight month Officer star prospers. ଡ meets deep Autumn Qi. Wealth
and Officer brings simultaneous assistance. Fame and profit will
naturally prosper.

曲直生春月。庚辛干上逢。南离推富贵。坎地却犹凶。
Longevity structure born in Spring. Meets ৏ and ባ on the Heavenly
stem. South Trigram pushes forward riches and honor. North ground is
nevertheless inauspicious.

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甲乙生三月。庚辛戌未存。丑宫壬癸位。何虑见无根。
ଡ and ጰ is born in the first three months. ৏ and ባ is stored between
the Dog and Goat. ཻ and ਟ position is in the Ox palace. There is no
need to be anxious when there are no roots.

木茂宜金火。身衰鬼作关。时分西与北。轻重辨东南。
It is appropriate for thriving Wood to meet Metal and Fire. (When) the
self is weak, the Killing becomes the main concern. (When) the hour
pillar is West and North. The severity depends on East and South.

时上胞胎格。月逢印绶通。煞官行动助。职位至三公。
The hour pillar represents one’s children. (When) it is rooted in the
month branch. And with the assistance of Killing and Officer. (One’s)
position and reputation will be high.

二子不冲午。二寅不冲申。二午不冲子。二申不冲寅。
Two Rats do not clash with Horse. Two Tigers do not clash with Monkey.
Two Horses do not clash with Rat. Two Monkeys do not clash with
Tiger.

得一分三格。财官印绶全。运中逢剋破。一命丧黄泉。
In the branches with three elements. The combination of Wealth,
Officer and Resource is complete. The luck cycle comes to clash. One
life will be lost to the underworld.

Translation

进气死不死。退气生不生。终年无发旺。犹忌少年刑。
The Bad Qi cannot die. The Good Qi cannot grow. Unable to be
prosperous during one’s last years. And try to avoid punishment during
one’s youth.

时上偏财格。干头忌比肩。月生身主旺。贵气福重深。
The hour pillar is the Indirect Wealth element. Heaven stem avoid
having an equal. Month branch contains Thriving. Nobility and fortune
runs deep.

时上一位格。藏在支中是。日主要刚强。名利方有气。
Hour contains a useful element. (And it is also) Within the branch. The
Day Master must be strong. There will be fame and fortune.

运行十载数。上下五年分。先看流年岁。深知来往旬。
The Luck pillar runs for ten years. Separated into five good years
and five bad years. First look at the current year pillar. Thoroughly
understand the ins and outs of the ten years.

Explanation
1) 有病方为贵。无伤不是奇。格中如去病。财祿喜相随。
a) When there is illness, the prescription becomes noble

b) It is no surprise to have no injury (in the Ba Zi chart)

c) If you remove the sickness within the chart,

d) Wealth and good fortune will follow

Author note:
This first verse is the most important one. It tells us the whole point of
learning Ba Zi, and how to bring success to one’s life.
Many people think that success follows the enhancement of the
good elements in one’s chart. However, this is a misconception and
the real secret of Ba Zi is revealed in this first verse: Success follows the
suppression of the problems (or illness) in one’s chart. Once we are
able to identify and suppress the bad elements (or bad Qi), success
will come naturally!
The next important point of this verse is the second phrase. It literally tells
us that most Ba Zi charts are flawless, or without problems. Think about
this for a moment. If most Ba Zi charts are without problems, why do
we live in such a messy, chaotic world? Why do 80% of people in the
World suffer, while the small 20% enjoy prosperity and satisfaction? This
phase reveals to us the next big secret of the Chinese Classics: There

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are misleading statements. These statements have been intentionally
written to confuse and frustrate the masses, so that only the truly
“enlightened” readers will be able to decipher the true meanings
behind the ancient texts.
Dear reader, if you read the Classic texts without a critical mind you will
be easily led astray. They are filled with mental mazes and word tricks
that have been designed to confuse you. We must always think about
the meaning behind the words. Do they make sense? Is it logical? If
what you read doesn’t make sense, you must to look for the indirect
meaning behind the words – think: “What is this phrase telling me?”
Don’t take everything you read in the Classics literally.

Explanation

2) 寅卯多金丑。贫富高低走。南地怕逢申。北方休见酉。
a) When the Tiger and Rabbit encounter much Metal, they become
disgraceful

Tiger = ଡ; Rabbit = ጰ

Example (stem) 1:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Jia

Xin

Xin

Yin Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Example (stem) 2:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Yi

Xin

Xin

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Example (branch):

Yin

Shen

You

Mao

Tiger

Monkey

Tiger

Monkey

Yang Wood

Yang Metal

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

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Author Note:
Metal is the Officer/ Killing element of the Wood Day Master. When it is
a negative element, the Day Master will encounter problems with his/
her boss at work, experience legal implications and/or have poor selfdiscipline. For a male, his children will be troublesome. For a female,
her husband or boyfriend will be a source of worry.
This is a general guideline based on the Wood and Metal elements
alone. Please do not strictly interpret all similar charts as having a bad
outcome. To accurately determine the real outcome of a person’s
Destiny, we must take into account all other elements in the chart.
Also, please be aware that there are two types of Metal elements –
Yin (ባ) and Yang (৏). The Classics often mention an element without
going into detail the Yin and Yang aspects.
For example, the ଡ Day Master may dislike Yin Metal (ባ), but that
is not necessarily true for Yang Metal (৏). On the other hand, the ጰ
Day Master may dislike both Yin and Yang Metal. So which Metal (Yin
or Yang) makes the ଡ Day Master “disgraceful”? Which Metal (Yin
or Yang) makes the ጰ Day Master “disgraceful”? This is one of the
common puzzles the Classics like to tease us with.
For a thorough understanding of the relationships and positive
elements of each of the 10 Yin/ Yang elements, I strongly encourage
readers to learn from the book, “The Correct Way Of Understanding A
Person’s Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo.

Explanation

b) The Poor and Wealthy walk above and below (in the Bazi chart)
This phrase emphasizes the difference between the stem and the
branch. If a person’s chart has useful elements only on the stem,
success will be temporary.
However, if the useful elements are found in the branch, it is termed as
“genuine” and success will endure throughout one’s life.
For example, if one has wealth elements in the Ba Zi chart, it is better
to be found in the branches (rather than the stem).

c) The land in the South fears chancing upon the Monkey

“land in the South” refers to the Snake branch

Snake combines with the Monkey

When Monkey is combined away, the hidden ৏ element in Monkey
is removed. This is a bad outcome for the ଡ Day Master because his/
her noble element is removed.
When Snake is combined away, the hidden ܻ element in Snake is
also removed. This is a bad outcome for the ጰ Day Master because
his/ her noble element is removed.
You

Mao

Tiger

Monkey

Yin Metal

Yin Wood





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d) The North doesn’t wish to meet the Rooster

“North” refers to the Water element (ཻ!/ ਟ)

ଡ and ጰ Day Masters don’t like to see ཻ / ਟ (Pig/ Rat) with ባ
(Rooster)

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Jia

Gui

Ren

Yin Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Water

Yang Water

You

Zi

You

Zi

Rooster

Rat

Rooster

Rat

Yin Metal

Yang Water

Yin Metal

Yang Water

Explanation

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Ren

Yi

Xin

Gui

Yang Water

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Water

Zi

Hai

You

Hai

Rat

Pig

Rooster

Pig

Yang Water

Yin Water

Yin Metal

Yin Water

Author Note:
Once again, do be cautious when applying this knowledge because
the relationship of Yin and Yang Water differs with respect to the ଡ
and ጰ Day Masters.

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3) 建祿生提月。财官喜透天。不宜身再旺。惟喜茂财源。
a) “Thriving” is born in the month (branch)
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Jia

Gui

Ren

Yin Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Water

Yang Water

You

Zi

You

Zi

Rooster

Rat

Rooster

Rat

Yin Metal

Yang Water

Yin Metal

Yang Water








Explanation

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Jia

Wu

Jia

Ding

Yang Wood

Yang Earth

Yang Wood

Yin Fire

Wu

Yin

Xu

Wei

Horse

Tiger

Dog

Goat

Yang Fire

Yang Wood

Yang Earth

Yin Earth








Author Note:
The term “Thriving” refers to the element of the Day Master appearing
in the branch, especially in the Month branch.

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b) Wealth and Officer likes to penetrate Heaven
Example: Wealth (ጰ) and Officer (ܻ) penetrates Heaven

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Yi

Xin

Yi

Bing

Yin
in Wood
W

Yin Metal

Yin Wo
W
Wood
ood

Yang Fire

Ma
ao
Mao

You

Sii

W
Wu

Rabbit

Rooster

Snake

Horse

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Fire

Yang Fire

Author Note:
This ባ Day Master is rooted (in the day branch), and flanked by ጰ
Wealth elements in the hour and month pillar (which are both rooted
in the hour branch). This gives us a clear indication that this person is
of strong character and is able to handle the abundant wealth in his/
her life.
Add to this the ܻ Officer element (rooted in the month branch) that
supports the ጰ Wealth element and we know that this is an extremely
wealthy person.
Do note the clash between the Rabbit and Rooster branches, which
gives us yet another indication that this ባ Day Master will encounter
various opportunities in life to chance upon great wealth.
In this particular example, the Officer element does not serve to
benefit the ባ Day Master directly, but rather to support the ጰ Wealth
element.

Explanation

However, please do not fix this reading as “all Officer elements will
support Wealth elements”, because there are 10 different types of
Officer elements and 10 different types of Wealth elements. Each has
its own unique characteristics.
It is common for Ba Zi practitioners to assume that the Wood (ጰ)
element will support the (ܻ) Fire element. In this case however, the
reverse is true.
This is one of the secrets of Ba Zi that few people understand – this is
the understanding of Nature!
Example: Wealth (ଡ) and Officer (ࢷ) penetrates Heaven

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Ding

Geng

Jia

Jia

Yin Fire

Yang Meta
Metal

Yang Wood

Yan
Yang
ng W
Wood

Si

Wu

Shen
en

Yin

Snake

Horse

Monkey

Tiger

Yin Fire

Yang Fire

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Author Note:
This ৏ Day Master is rooted in the month branch, with both ଡ Wealth
elements rooted in the year branch. As with the previous example,
this person will definitely be wealthy in his/ her lifetime.
Unlike the previous example however, the ࢷ Officer element in the
hour pillar will directly aid the Day Master.
This person will not only be rich, but will have considerable power and
influence in his/ her life. This is the chart of an extremely noble person.
He/ she will usually be found in high society circles.

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However, to get a complete picture of this person’s Destiny, we must
also take into account his/ her ten-year luck cycle (which we will not
examine here). If this person walks through a period of bad luck, all
the good elements in his chart can turn negative!
Nonetheless, this person possesses the character of nobility and wealth
in his/ her life, and if he/ she can pull through the periods of bad luck,
tremendous success awaits.

c) It is inappropriate to be further self-prosperous
Example: Self prosperous (excessive)

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Xin

Yi

Xin

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Mao

You

You

Mao

Rabbit

Rooster

Rooster

Rabbit

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Explanation

Example: Self prosperous (excessive)

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng
g

Geng
g

Jia

Geng
g

Yang Metal

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Yang Metal

Shen

Wu

Shen

Yin

Monkey

Horse

Monkey

Tiger

Yang Wood

Yang Fire

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Author note:
When a chart has excessive elements of the Day Master, he/ she tends
to be stubborn and inflexible. In addition, this person will encounter
a lot of competition at work as well as experience relationship
complications.

d) (Then one) Can enjoy the source of luxurious wealth
Author note:
This entire verse emphasizes the importance
of the Day Master, Wealth and Officer
elements to be rooted in the Earthly
branches. When these are noble
elements, one can easily succeed in life.

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4) 土厚多逢火。归金旺遇秋。冬天水木泛。名利总虚浮。
a) (When) Thick Earth chances upon much Fire,
Refers to the rooted ଄ Day Master with ܻ elements in the chart (in this
case it refers to ܻ within the branch – in the Snake)

b) Returning Metal becomes prosperous in Autumn.
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Bing

Ji

Xin

Xin

Yang Fire

Yin Earth

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Si

Chou

You

Si

Snake

Ox

Rooster

Snake

Yin Fire

Yin Earth

Yin Metal

Yin Fire

Returning Metal = ባ ; Rooster month is in Autumn

The ባ element is rooted in the month branch, which means that it
is exceptionally strong

Also, the Metal structure in the branches (Snake, Rooster, Ox)
further emphasizes the strength of the Metal character.

Author note:
Metal (ባ) is the action/ talent of the ଄ Day Master – in this case the
଄ person is extremely talented.

Explanation

c) (If) Water floats Wood during Winter,
Example:

ဟ!Hour
Ding

Ji

Ji

Bing

Yin Fire

Yin Earth

Yin Earth

Yang Fire

You

Chou

Hai

Wu

Rooster

Ox

Pig

Horse

Yin Metal

Yin Earth

Yin Water

Yang Fire

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year





Wood (ଡ) floats on Water (ཻ) in the Pig (Winter)

Additional interpretation: during the Pig luck (Winter) in the ten-year
luck cycle, or the Pig year, the Snake will be clashed away, destroying
the Metal structure in the branches.

d) (One’s) Reputation inevitably becomes empty and superficial

ଡ represents the reputation of the ଄ Day Master – it is trapped in
ਲ਼ (Pig)

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5) 甲乙生居卯。金多返吉祥。不宜重见煞。火地得衣粮。
a)!ଡ and ጰ born in Rabbit month
b) Multiple Metal returns to good luck
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng
g

Jia

Ting

Geng
g

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Fire

Yang Metal

Shen

Wu

Mao

Shen

Monkey

Horse

Rabbit

Monkey

Yang Metal

Yang Fire

Yin Wood

Yang Metal

ଡ born in Rabbit month, with multiple Metal (৏)

Explanation

c) It is inappropriate to meet Killing once more
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Yi

Xin

Xin

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

You

You

Mao

You

Rooster

Rooster

Rabbit

Rabbit

Yin Metal

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

ጰ born in Rabbit month, with excessive Killings (inappropriate)

Author note:
When Roosters (Metal) are present in the chart together with the
Rabbit, a clash is likely. The Rabbit holds the Thriving of the ጰ Day
Master, and it is inappropriate for it to be clashed away. Remember
that it is important for the Day Master to be rooted.
Again, please be careful in applying this knowledge because there
are two different aspects to the Metal element – Yin and Yang. The
effect of one can be completely different from the other!

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d) (With) Fire land (one will) receive clothing and grain

Fire land = Horse and Snake

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng

Jia

Ting

Geng

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Fire

Yang Metal

Wu

Wu

Mao

Shen

Horse

Horse

Rabbit

Monkey

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yin Wood

Yang Metal

Author note:
In this example “Fire land” refers to the Horse, which will aid both the
ଡ Day Master and the ৏ element.
It is worthwhile to note that the two Horses in the branches contain
the roots of the ࢷ element in the stem, which indicates that the ࢷ
element is especially strong in this chart.
In many circumstances, this will drain energy excessively from the ଡ
Day Master (since Wood produces Fire). However, because the Day
Master is rooted (in the Rabbit month), this person will be able to
handle the situation.

Explanation

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Gui

Yi

Yi

Gui

Yin Water

Yin Wood

Yin Wood

Yin Water

Si

Mao

Mao

Si

Snake

Rabbit

Rabbit

Snake

Yin Fire

Yin Wood

Yin Wood

Yin Fire

This phrase means that one will not have to worry about money for
survival.

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6) 火忌西方酉。金沉怕水乡。木神休见午。水到卯宫伤。
a) Fire avoids the Rooster of the West

Rooster = ባ Metal

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Bing

Bing

Xin

Yin Metal

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yin Metal

You

Wu

Wu

You

Rooster

Horse

Horse

Rooster

Yin Metal

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yin Metal

When ܻ combines with ባ, it is not dynamic. In many cases, the ܻ
Day Master does not like to combine with the ባ element.

Explanation

b) Metal fears the Water village because it will sink within

Water village = Winter Season

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Ren

Geng

Gui

Xin

Yang Water

Yang Metal

Yin Water

Yin Metal

Xu

Zi

Hai

Chou

Dog

Rat

Pig

Yang Earth

Yang Water

Yin Water

丑Winter Season
O
Ox

Yin Earth

c) Wood Qi does not like to meet the Horse

Because ଡ “dies” in the Horse (within the Day branch or Month
branch)

Example:
Jia


Yang Wood
Wu


Horse
Yang Fire

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Author note:
This pillar shows an extremely weak tree, as it becomes toasted by
fire. However, please do not fix this reading as “bad” because the
outcome will ultimately depend on the entire Ba Zi chart. Under many
circumstances, this pillar can turn out to be a “good” pillar.

d) When Water reaches the Rabbit palace, it is harmed

Because ཻ dies in the Rabbit month

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year
Ren


Yang Water
Mao


Rabbit
Yin Wood

(ཻ born in the Rabbit month is weak)

Explanation

Another interpretation:
Mao

Hai

Rabbit

Pig

Yin Wood

Yin Water


(ጰ in Rabbit is harmed by ཻ in Pig)
Author note:
Unlike many verses in this Classic, this particular verse discusses 4
completely different issues (most other verses are related to the same
topic).
In this verse, each phrase discusses a different topic.

Explanation

7) 土宿休行亥。临官在巳宫。南方根有旺。西北莫相逢。
a) Thick Earth doesn’t like to move in the Pig month

Earth (ᇒ) is stagnant in Winter - ᇒ is extinct in the Pig month

b) “Thriving” is found in the Snake palace

There is a hidden ᇒ element within the Snake

Example:
Si


Snake
Yin Fire



c) When there are Southern roots, there will be prosperity
Southern roots = animals with Fire elements within
• Tiger – holds Killing (ଡ) and Thriving (ᇒ)
• Snake – holds Thriving (ᇒ)
• Horse – holds Goat Blade (଄)
• Goat – holds Goat Blade (଄)
• Dog – holds Thriving (ᇒ)
Author note:
The animals that contain the fire element also contain the roots of
the Earth Day Master. When one’s roots are present in the Ba Zi chart,
prosperity will come sooner or later.
d) West and North should be avoided

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West = Metal (Monkey and Rooster)
• Monkey combines away Snake
• Monkey clashes with Tiger
• Rooster combines away Dragon (which contains ᇒ’s roots)
North = Water (Pig and Rat)
• Pig combines away Tiger
• Pig clashes with Snake
• Rat combines away Ox (ᇒ’s Goat Blade; ଄’s Thriving )
• Rat clashes away Horse
Additional interpretation: North-West should be avoided
• North-West = Dog
• Dog clashes with Dragon (both ᇒ roots clash)
Author Note:
The ancient Classics often emphasize the importance of the Thriving/
Goat Blade (i.e. roots) of the Day Master.
When the Day Master is rooted, he/ she
will be strong enough to overcome
obstacles and succeed in life.

Explanation

8) 阴日朝阳格。无根月建辰。西北还有贵。惟怕水火侵。
a) Yin adjusts accordingly to Yang
Yin represents the branch while Yang represents the stem. This is to say
that the stem initiates changes and the branch follows accordingly,
just like the relationship between Yin and Yang.

b) Without roots, (if the) month branch is Dragon,

c) North-West will still be considered noble

North = Rat

Example:!ਟ (in Rat) combines with ᇒ (in Dragon)
Zi

Chen

Rat

Dragon

Yang Water

Yang Earth



West = Rooster
• Rooster combines with Dragon
Animal combinations often lead to a harmonious and noble
outcome

Explanation

Additional interpretation to this phrase:
• North-West = Dog
• Dog clashes with Dragon

Author note:
This verse gives us an important clue to the correct way of understanding
Ba Zi – clashes can also lead to a good outcome. There are Ba Zi
readers who view clashes as a necessarily “bad” thing. This is not
always true, as the “good” or “bad” of a clash ultimately depends on
the outcome of the clash. In other words, do not mistakenly think that
all clashes will lead to a bad outcome.
Only afraid of conflict between Water and Fire
Water refers to ਟ in Dragon
Fire refers to ࢷ in Dog
Example:
Xu

Chen

Dog

Dragon

Yang Earth

Yang Earth





This means someone/something is being harmed.

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9) 乙木身居酉。莫逢全巳丑。富贵坎离宫。贫穷申酉守。
a)!ጰ born in Rooster month,

b) (It is best to) Avoid meeting the Snake and Ox
This refers to Snake, Rooster, Ox (metal structure) combination
In the metal structure combination, the noble element ܻ in the Snake
will be combined away:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Yi

Xin

Geng

Yin Fire

Yin Earth

Yin Earth

Yang Fire

Chou

Si

You

Shen

Metal Structure
Ox
Yin Earth



Sn
Snake
nake

Rooster

Monkey

Yin Fire

Yin Metal

Yang Metal





c) Wealth and Honor are found in the North and South Palace
North = Rat
• Refers to ਟ in Rat
South = Snake
• Refers to ܻ in Snake

Explanation

Author note:
ਟ and ܻ elements are both noble elements to the ጰ Day Master.

d) The Monkey and Rooster are in charge of the poor
This refers to Monkey and Rooster on the stem (৏ and ᎋ
respectively).
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Xin

Yi

Xin

Geng

Yin Metal

Yin Wood

Yin Metal

Yang Metal

You


Rooster
Yin Water

Author note:
When the Metal element (in the stem) is rooted in the month branch,
it is exceptionally strong. In addition,
the ጰ element is Extinct in
Rooster month – which means
that the ጰ Day Master is
especially weak and
vulnerable.

Explanation

10) 有煞只论煞。无煞方论用。只要去煞星。不怕提纲重。
a) (When) There is Killing, discuss it and nothing else
Author note:
In ancient times, the focus of Chinese society is the Government
(Officer/ Killing elements). This is why the Officer and Killing elements
are deemed to be most important. In modern times however, this is
not too relevant.

b) (If) There is no Killing, other methods/ prescriptions can be used

c) Once Killing is removed,
For most Day Masters, the Killing element is negative, so it is best to
remove it
• Exceptions are ଡ, ܻ, ᇒ Day Masters
For most Day Masters, the Officer element is also negative
• Exceptions are ࢷ, ଄, ৏ Day Masters

d) Not afraid of it (Killing) being rooted
When negative elements are rooted in the month branch, they have
an especially strong influence on one’s life. But once the element is
removed from the stem, it becomes easier to manage.
Author note:
It is important that readers don’t fix the interpretation of the Killing
element as “bad”. Depending on the situation, the Killing element
can actually be useful/ helpful to the Day Master.

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11) 甲乙若逢申。煞印暗相生。木旺金逢旺。冠袍必掛身。
a) If ଡ or ጰ chances upon the Monkey

ଡ = Tiger

This phrase specifically discusses the Tiger and Monkey branches
(when they clash).
Author note:
At first glance, this phrase seems to discuss the Wood elements on
the stem. However, upon reading the next phrase (and discovering its
meaning), we know that this phrase refers to the Tiger branch, not the
ଡ element per se.
Also, as mentioned in the first verse, the ጰ element here was included
to trick us. Those who do not understand the relationship between
the 10 stems (and 12 branches) will be lost trying to figure out the
significance of the ጰ element, when it is merely a clever distraction.

Explanation

b) The Killing and Resource are supported in the darkness
This refers to the mutually beneficial relationship between the hidden
stems (i.e. “in the darkness”) within the Tiger and Monkey, with specific
reference to the ଡ Day Master.
Example:
Yin

Shen

Tiger

Monkey

Yang Wood

Yang Metal





Example: ৏ is the Killing element of the ଡ Day Master ; ཻ is the
Resource element of the!ଡ Day Master.

Both the Killing and Resource elements are supported by the
elements within the Tiger branch

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c) When Metal meets prosperous Wood, there will be a prosperous
outcome

Prosperous Wood = rooted Wood element

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng

Jia

Jia

Geng

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Yang Wood

Yang Metal

Wu

Yin

Yin

Wu

Horse

Rat

Rooster

Horse

Yang Fire

Yang Wood

Yang Wood

Yang Fire

d) Official robes will definitely be worn on the body

Meaning Wealth and Power is assured

Explanation

12) 丙火怕重逢。北方返有功。虽然宜见水。犹恐对提冲。
a) Yang Fire fears to meet (itself) again
When there is an excess of the ܻ element, the chart/environment
becomes too hot. This is unfavorable.
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Bing

Bing

Jia

Bing

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yang Wood

Yang Fire

This however, is subject to the overall temperature of the chart
(including the Earthly branches and ten-year luck pillar)

b) North direction turns this into achievement

North Direction = Water element

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Ren

Bing

Bing

Ren

Yang Water

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yang Water

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Author note:
The ཻ Water element helps to cushion the scorching heat from the
strong ܻ Fire element. The temperature of the chart becomes less
harsh.
c) Although it is appropriate to see Water,

d) (One should) Be careful of a clash
This refers to the clash between the Fire (Snake) and Water (Pig)
branches. The first two phrases of this verse discuss the Heavenly stems,
while this phrase discusses the Earthly branches.
Example:
Clash
Hai

Si

Snake

Pig

Yin Fire

Yin Water




Aiding

At a deeper level of understanding, these last two phrases (of this
verse) also indicates that it is auspicious to have the ܻ (in Snake)
placed next to ཻ (in Pig) in the hidden stems. However, the clash
between these two animals should be carefully handled.

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13) 八月官星旺。甲逢秋气深。财官兼有助。名利自然亨。
a) (When) Eight month Officer element is prosperous…

Eight month = Rooster (it is the 8th animal in the 12 branches)

Rooster is the Officer element of the ଡ Day Master

b)!ଡ meets deep Autumn Qi
Author note:
This is the key phrase that reveals a secret. Readers may easily
misinterpret this verse.

Deep Autumn Qi (in Rooster month) does not refer to the ባ Qi
(which is inherent in the Rooster)

Rather, the Classic cleverly mentions the word “deep” (or ࿾) here to
give us a clue to what his verse really refers to. The “deep” Autumn Qi
here actually refers to the hidden ৏ element in the Rooster.
Example:
You


Rooster
Yin Metal


(庚)

Author note:
In the Rooster, the ৏ element is actually present. It is very subtle. Few
people know about this.

Explanation

c) Wealth and Officer brings simultaneous assistance

Wealth and Officer refers to ᇒ and ৏ (for the ଡ Day Master)

In reference to the previous phrase, the month that represents ৏
is the Monkey month

Example:
Shen


Monkey
Yang Metal



This is what the Classic means by simultaneous/ double assistance.
Both (useful) Wealth and Officer elements are present in the Monkey,
at the same time.

d) Fame and profit will naturally prosper

Author Note:
This verse often misleads readers into thinking that the Rooster is helpful
to the ଡ Day Master, when it is actually the Monkey that will bring
prosperity. This is one of the key verses in
this Classic that teaches us a secret:
each animal branch has a deep hidden
element that is not obvious (just like how
the ৏ element is present in the Rooster).

Explanation

14) 曲直生春月。庚辛干上逢。南离推富贵。坎地却犹凶。
a) Longevity structure born in Spring
There are 4 types of Longevity structure:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year
Jia


Yang Wood

ဟ!Hour

Yin

Mao

Chen

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Yang Wood

Yin Wood

Yang Earth

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year
Jia


Yang Wood
Hai

Mao

Wei

Pig

Rabbit

Goat

Yin Water

Yin Wood

Yin Earth

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ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year
Yi


Yin Wood

ဟ!Hour

Yin

Mao

Chen

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Yang Wood

Yin Wood

Yang Earth

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year
Yi


Yin Wood
Hai

Mao

Wei

Pig

Rabbit

Goat

Yin Water

Yin Wood

Yin Earth

Explanation

b) Meets ৏ and/or ባ on the heavenly stem

c) (Although) South Trigram pushes forward riches and honor

South Trigram = ࢷ

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng

Jia

Ding

Xin

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Yin Fire

Yin Metal

Shen

Hai

Mao

Wei

Monkey

Pig

Rabbit

Goat

Yang Metal

Yin Water

Yin Wood

Yin Earth

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d) North ground is nevertheless inauspicious

North ground refers to the Pig

The Pig will combine with the Tiger, destroying the special
(Longevity) structure

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Gui

Jia

Xin

Bing

Yin Water

Yang Wood

Yin Metal

Yang Fire

Hai

Yin

Mao

Chen

Pig

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Yin Water

Yang Wood

Yin Wood

Yang Earth

Explanation

15) 甲乙生三月。庚辛戌未存。丑宫壬癸位。何虑见无根。
Author note:
The flexible phrasing of this verse has confused many readers. At first
glance, this verse seems easy to understand. However, a shallow
reading of it will confuse readers and cause chaos in practice. Only
the deep understanding of a few Classic texts will reveal the real
meaning behind these words. This is the true interpretation of the
verse.

a) ଡ/ጰ is born in the first three months

Yin

Mao

Chen

Tiger

Rabbit

Dragon

Yang Wood

Yin Wood

Yang Earth





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b) ৏ and ባ is stored between the Dog and Goat

“Between the Dog and Goat” = Monkey and Rooster (according
to the 12 animal sequence)
Shen

You

Monkey

Rooster

Yang Metal

Yin Metal



c) ཻ/ਟ position is in the Ox palace

Ox palace = Winter season (Pig, Rat, Ox)
Hai

Zi

Chou

Pig

Rat

Ox

Yin Water

Yang Water

Yin Earth




d) (So) There is no need to be anxious when there are no roots
In other words, do not worry if the first element of the branch does not
contain the roots of the elements on the stem. The roots can still be
found in the second or third elements of the branches.

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16) 木茂宜金火。身衰鬼作关。时分西与北。轻重辨东南。
a) It is appropriate for Thriving Wood to meet Metal and Fire

This refers to ଡ meeting ৏ and ࢷ

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Ding

Jia

Geng

Yin Fire

Yang Wood

Yang Metal
Yin


Tiger
Yang Wood

b) (When) the self is weak, the Killing element becomes the main
concern

Killing element of a ଡ Day Master = ৏

“Self is weak” = Day Master not rooted

This is to say that if ଡ has no roots and ৏ is present, we must pay
special attention to ৏

Explanation

c) (When) the hour pillar is West and North

West = Metal (Officer/ Killing of ଡ)

North = Water ; The action of Metal (i.e. the action of the Officer/
Killing of ଡ)

d) The severity (of the situation) depends on East and South

East = Wood ; South = Fire

Author Note:
This verse emphasizes the benefit of the Day Master being rooted.
If the Day Master is not rooted, the outcome of the chart will be
determined by other factors that are often not under one’s control.
This also means that one’s choices in life will often be easily influenced
by other people.

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17) 时上胞胎格。月逢印绶通。煞官行动助。职位至三公。
a) The hour pillar represents one’s children

b) (When) it is rooted in the month branch

c) And with the assistance of Killing and Officer
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Jia

Ji

Bing

Yi

Yang Wood

Yin Earth

Yang Fire

Yin Wood

Yin


Tiger
Yang Wood

d) (One’s) position and reputation will be high
Author Note:
This verse directly tells us that the hour pillar represents our children,
and also hints that it represents our career and status in life. However,
do note that not all Officer and Killing elements are helpful (remember
there are 10 different types of Officers and Killings)!

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18)

二子不冲午。二寅不冲申。二午不冲子。二申不冲寅。

a) Two Rats do not clash with Horse
Example:
Zi

Zi

Wu

Rat

Rat

Horse

Yang Water

Yang Water

Yang Fire

b) Two Tigers do not clash with Monkey
Example:
Yin

Yin

Shen

Tiger

Tiger

Monkey

Yang Wood

Yang Wood

Yang Metal

c) Two Horses do not clash with Rat
Example:
Wu

Wu

Zi

Horse

Horse

Rat

Yang Fire

Yang Fire

Yang Water

Explanation

d) Two Monkeys do not clash with Tiger
Example:
Shen

Shen

Yin

Monkey

Monkey

Tiger

Yang Metal

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Author Note:
This is yet another tricky verse (the Classics are full of tricks!)
This emphasizes the importance of the positioning of elements in the
Ba Zi chart. Even if there are animals that clash (for example, two Rats
and one Horse), it doesn’t necessarily mean that both Rats will be
affected.
In the first phrase (i.e. “Two Rats do not clash with Horse”, or ᔇ! ᔇ!
ᇍ), there is ONE clash between the second Rat and the Horse. IF the
positioning of the elements are different however, (for example: ᔇ!
ᇍ! ᔇ), then there will be two clashes – one clash between the first
Rat and horse, and the second clash between the Horse and second
Rat.
This verse tells us that it is not simply the elements
in the chart that matter, but also their relative
positioning. It can make a big difference in
the outcome of one’s Destiny!

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19) 得一分三格。财官印绶全。运中逢剋破。一命丧黄泉。
a) In the branches with three elements

b) (Where) the combination of Wealth, Officer and Resource is
complete

This refers to the branches where the Wealth, Officer and Resource
elements are present

There are 4 examples:

For ଡ Day Master
Monkey

྇!Day

Ꮬ!Month

Jia


Yang Wood
Shen


Monkey
Yang Metal



Officer
Resource
Wealth

Explanation

For ጰ Day Master
Ox

྇!Day

Ꮬ!Month

Yi


Yin Wood
Chou


Ox
Yin Earth



For ৏ Day Master
Goat

྇!Day

Wealth
Resource
Officer

Ꮬ!Month

Geng


Yang Metal
Wei


Goat
Yin Earth



Resource
Officer
Wealth

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For ባ Day Master
Tiger

྇!Day

Ꮬ!Month

Xin


Yin Metal
Yin


Tiger
Yang Wood



Wealth
Officer
Resource

Explanation

c) (When) the luck cycle comes to clash
Example:

For ଡ Day Master
Tiger luck clashes with Monkey branch

For ጰ Day Master
Goat luck clashes with Ox branch

For ৏ Day Master
Ox luck clashes with Goat branch

For ባ Day Master
Monkey luck clashes with Tiger branch

d) One life will be lost to the underworld
The situation will be highly dangerous because Wealth, Officer and
Resource are all clashed away.

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20) 进气死不死。退气生不生。终年无发旺。犹忌少年刑。
a) (If) The Bad Qi cannot die

b) (If) The Good Qi cannot grow

c) Unable to be prosperous during one’s last years

d) And try to avoid punishment during one’s youth

Author note:
This verse describes why people face obstacles in life. It is difficult
for one to breakthrough in life when the negative elements are not
suppressed and the positive elements are free to “grow”.
It is up to the skill of the Ba Zi practitioner to suppress the bad elements
and support the good elements.

Explanation

21) 时上偏财格。干头忌比肩。月生身主旺。贵气福重深。
a) (When) The hour pillar is the Indirect Wealth element

b) (It is best that the) Heaven stem avoid having an equal

“an equal” = Friends or peers

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Jia

Jia

Yang Wood

Yang Wood

Xu


Dog
Yang Earth

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c) (If the) Month branch contains Thriving
Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Jia

Jia

Yang Wood

Yang Wood

Xu

Yin

Dog

Tiger

Yang Earth

Yang Wood

d) Nobility and fortune runs deep

Explanation

22) 时上一位贵。藏在支中是。日主要刚强。名利方有气。
a) (If the) Hour contains a noble element

b) (And it is also) Within the branch

c) (And) The Day Master must be strong

“strong” = rooted

Example:

ဟ!Hour

྇!Day Ꮬ!Month ฤ!Year

Geng

Jia

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

Shen

Yin

Monkey

Tiger

Yang Metal

Yang Wood

d) There will be fame and fortune

Author note:
This verse emphasizes 3 importance aspects:
• Day Master is rooted
• Noble element is rooted
• The rooted noble element is found in the hour pillar

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The hour pillar represents one’s career, children and old age. If both
the Day Master and useful element (in the hour pillar) is rooted, one
will definitely achieve success in life!
There is an additional benefit of having a useful element in the hour
pillar – it cannot be “disturbed” or countered by negative elements in
the chart. For example, if the useful element is found in the year pillar,
it can be affected by any negative elements in the month pillar.

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23) 运行十载数。上下五年分。先看流年岁。深知来往旬。
a) The Luck pillar runs for ten years

b) Separated into five good years, and five bad years

c) First look at the current year pillar

d) (Then one can) Thoroughly understand the ins and outs of the ten
years

Author note:
This verse teaches us the procedure of reading a Ba Zi chart. We
cannot solely rely on the Luck pillar to determine the good and bad
– we also have to look at the individual one-year pillars (in relation to
the ten-year luck pillar) to correctly interpret the outcome.

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