The Chinese believe that a person’s destiny is governed by the date of birth. You can be born at night or daytime and your life path can be vastly different as a result of the difference in the hour of birth. This is the Hour Pillar which accounts for 25% of your destiny and it impacts mostly on your relationship with your children, career, passions and desires. This is only one of the four pillars of destiny used in Chinese Astrology to read a person’s life chart.

Each pillar denotes a period in a person’s life path commencing from early childhood to the twilight years. You can be born with an element that shines for all to see or one that clouds the sun of its brilliance. The element of the person is known as the Day Master and it can take the form of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each characteristic of the element defines the personality of the person associated with it. This is the Day Pillar which accounts for 25% of a person’s destiny and it impacts mostly on your relationship with your spouse, family and other things.

Your aspiration in life and capacity for greatness depends on your season of birth. Are you destined for wealth and prosperity?  Do you have what it takes to chart your own success in life? The season plays a pivotal role when you are looking at the strength of the elements and whether it supports or inhibit the flow of energy within a natal chart. Being born in season or out of season can make a difference between a weak self and a strong day master. This is the Month Pillar which accounts for 25% of your destiny and it impacts mostly on your relationship with your parents, siblings and other things.

Finally, your ancestors and relatives make up your Year Pillar, amongst other things. Were you born into a wealthy family? Is your outlook in life influenced by society in general? The year of your birth carries the zodiac that personifies the animal in you, metaphorically. It is predominantly used as the animal sign associated with your birth and it accounts for 25% of your destiny. It is also associated with a person’s Life Kua which is an important number used in Feng Shui consultation.

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