Seasons and Strength of the 5 Elements

Xu Zi Ping, one of the founders of Bazi, determine the strength of a person’s Bazi chart by the seasons. Seasons are based on the month of your birth and is represented by the 12 Earthly Branches and the Chinese Zodiac signs are symbols are used to tell time in the Chinese Calendar. This 12 animal branches can be used to count time of years, months and hours. Hence a year, a month and an hour can all be designated by one of the 12 Earthly Branches.

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The 12 Earthly Branches or the 12 animal sign can be grouped into 4 elemental structure(Wood, Fire, Metal, Water) with 3 animal signs in each group. Each month in the Chinese Calendar is assigned a animal sign show below and represent the season in a year.

The animal sign in each elemental structure is also know as the SEASONAL DIRECTIONAL EARTHLY BRANCHES COMBINATION which i describe in earlier posting.

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You can reference the month and time from the chart below.

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Now let take a look at the strength of the elements. As in Bazi, all element carries or symbolise energy of a certain element in a certain season can be dominant. This will impact the strength and vibrancy of the element in the Bazi of a person.

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For this example, a person being born on a Wood Day having a Yi Wood Day Master between Feb 4 to May 5 which corresponds to the Spring season and the months of Tiger(Yin), Rabbit(Mao) and Dragon(Chen), this Wood Day Master is considered strong as, within this period, the Wood Energy is vibrant and dominant.

From the below table, you will notice that the hidden stems of each of the animal signs are of the same elements as their respective elemental Group with an earth element at the end of the seasons.

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Hope this short explanation can help you understand the elemental group difference and let you have a clearer view of the Seasons.

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Published by SHASTROLOGY

I am SH, a Chinese Metaphysics enthusiast, practitioner, consultant, life transformation coach and also the Founder of SH Astrology Consulting. Chinese Metaphysics such as Bazi and QiMen as always fascinated me. I am always amazed by how Bazi and QiMen could forecast the outcomes and relate encounters that a person can experience with great accuracy when it is being applied correctly. When it come to Feng Shui, the studying of the flow of Qi (Chi) energy can influences the environment around us.These energies can directly or indirectly affect how we operate and affect what we want to achieve. With proper practice, we can create opportunities that help us achieve our goals. SH Astrology was created to share my knowledge in BaZi and also some other Chinese Metaphysics systems like QiMen, Feng Shui, Yi Jing. I would also like to debunk some myths, and irrelevant concepts or beliefs in Chinese Metaphysic which cause confusion and fear in people’s life.

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