Four Pillars of Destiny is a lot more than the Chinese Zodiac. The Ancients believed that Success in Life is based on three areas of influence. Heaven Luck, Human Luck and Earth Luck.
1. Heaven Luck – or ‘Fate’ 40% – we cannot change it
2. Human Luck 25% – represents our own efforts
3. Earth Luck – Feng Shui 35% – we can use this knowledge to help shape our lives
BaZi or Four Pillars of Destiny is not a mere entertainment fad, or something to satisfy our curiosity. Used as a great life improvement tool – it can bring great positive impact to your life!
Four Pillars of Destiny or Ba Zi is part of the 4000 yrs old Feng Shui system
Four Pillars has been developed along with the varied Feng Shui schools at about the same time – 4000 years ago. Feng Shui can also be described as “Heavenly watching and landscape watching”, to support the Taoist holistic view that there is a holographic relation between Heaven and Earth. This theory is now supported by the new Quantum physics or chaos theories.
Ba Zi describes the Human Condition
Ba Zi is for the Human condition or ‘Destiny’ and Feng Shui is for the Environment. The two cannot be separate. From the earliest times humans were in search of finding their life purpose. For centuries the Chinese have accumulated much knowledge to study these great questions in search of answers. By studying the interaction between Man, the Environment, Time and the Universe (Heaven), a pattern was discovered.
This pattern represents the cyclical influence of the energies in the Universe imprinted on us during the time of our birth. This information is encrypted in the form of Eight Characters (BaZi). Thus the study and practice of BaZi calculations allow us to decrypt this information and our destiny can be revealed.
Most people have heard of the Chinese zodiac
Some know of the cycle of the twelve animals, and of how their characters are described with a high percentage of accuracy.
Unfortunately, for most people in the West, this knowledge was limited to the year of their birth. However, the BaZi system is much more detailed and inclusive; it tells of a person’s character to a high degree, and from there, that person can understand his or her strengths and weaknesses, and make essential, intelligent decisions and improvements about the course of his/her life.
Ba Zi divination is different from Western astrology
While Western astrology places emphasis on psychological insights and nuances, BaZi tells it as it is.
Think of Four Pillars of Destiny as a weather report or traffic report for your life or possible destiny. You can ignore the reports, and might get stuck in traffic or snow or you may be faced with possible problems because you were not prepared. If you pay attention to the report you can avoid or minimize the probability of damage and take advantage of the good opportunities that may arise in good cycles.
At the same time, if you are not aware of your best cycles, you may miss them altogether. The wisdom of the ancient people is here for us to use to optimize our chances for happiness and improve conditions for others and ourselves.
If we know ourselves, we know our limitations and positive qualities as well as those of our fellow humans we can all get along a lot better.
The Eight Characters or Ba Zi represents the static chart of our destiny
The eight characters are called our ‘Ming’ or Life. Our Life Path or Destiny is calculated in what we call the dynamic pillars where they represent 10-year periods of our life. These pillars are known as Luck Pillars.
We live under the influence of two immense fields of energy. Below us is the
constant power of Earth. Above us, and expanding through the immeasurable vastness of space is the energy of the Cosmos. We, as human beings, always have been fascinated by the mysteries of the Universe from the Creation to today’s events. Understanding the influence of these energies and their impact on our lives is the basis of Feng Shui.
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