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Is your Money from Windfalls or from Hard work?

 

Writing about money matters I realized that to be able to go deeper not only in terms of matters related with money but also in terms of matters related with love, it is better if I take the time to explain a very important concept in BaZi astrology, known as the ten gods.  

If you practice a religion, don’t panic, these ten gods have nothing to do with your God. There is nothing religious or spiritual about them, they are not even deities, they are stars or bodies of energy resulting from the interaction between the five Chinese elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

The five Chinese elements interact with each other under three different cycles:  productive, controlling and weakening. To define the ten gods we are going to focus on the productive and controlling cycles:

The Productive Cycle

Wood produces fire, which produces earth, which produces metal, which produces water, which produces wood.

The Controlling Cycle

Wood controls earth (for instance, a plant that is wood, eats up all the nutrients in soil that is earth).

Earth controls water (for instance, soil that is earth, absorbs water and makes it disappear).

Water controls fire (water extinguishes fire).

Fire controls metal (fire melts metal).

Metal controls wood (for instance, a saw that is metal, chops wood).

On the other hand, as explained in a previous article titled  A Picture Paints a Thousand Words, in your BaZi chart you are identified as the top element in the day of birth, which is called the day master.

Applying the five element cycles in reference to your day master we obtain the following:

  • The element that produces you is your resource element. If it has the same polarity of your day master (yin or yang) it is known as indirect resource. If it has the opposite polarity it is known as direct resource.
  • The element that is the same element as you are, is your companion element. If it has the same polarity that you have it is your friend. If it has the opposite polarity it could be your competitor or enemy and it is known as rob wealth.
  • The element that you produce is your output element. If it has the same polarity that you have it is known as eating god, primarily because it enjoys good life, good food and fine arts. If it has the opposite polarity it is known as hurting officer because it tends to go against your officer that could be your boss or in the case of women, your spouse.
  • The element that you control is your wealth element. If it has the same polarity that you have it represents indirect wealth like windfalls. If it has the opposite polarity it represents direct wealth like salary.
  • The element that controls you is your influence element. If it has the same polarity that you have it is known as 7 killings, primarily because it tends to be very commanding and authoritative. If it has the opposite polarity it is known as direct officer who is also an authority but tends to be more reasonable and courteous than the 7 killings.

In summary, the ten gods’ English translation and their abbreviations are as follows:

Friend                                   F

Rob Wealth                         RW

Eating God                          EG

Hurting Officer                     HO

Direct Wealth                      DW

Indirect Wealth                    IW

Direct Officer                       DO

Indirect Officer                     IO

Direct Resource                  DR

Indirect Resource                IR

There is not a single object, person, relationship, or situation in life that cannot be represented or defined by a ten god and everything is written in your birth chart. For instance, let’s see if you are more inclined to make money from windfalls or from hard work:

  1. Go to my BaZi Calculator
  2. Using your birth date including the local time of birth at the place of birth, plot your own BaZi chart
  3. Identify your day master that is the top element in your day of birth
  4. Go to the top of this article and find out which is the element that your day master controls, which is your wealth element
  5. Do you have that element in your chart?
  6. Is it the same polarity as you are? In this case, it would be labeled with the initials IW in the chart
  7. Is it the opposite polarity? In this case, it would be labeled with the initials DW in the chart

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If you have any quantity of IW stars and any quantity of DW stars in your chart you have the capacity to make money from windfalls and from hard work.

If you only have IW stars, you mostly have the capacity to make money from wind falls, even though external circumstances beyond the scope of this article could make you more suitable to make money from hard work.

If you only have DW stars, you mostly have the capacity to make money from hard work, even though external circumstances beyond the scope of this article could make you more suitable to make money from windfalls.

If you don’t have in your birth chart any IW or DW stars you don’t have wealth stars in your chart but don’t panic, there are other ways to make money. Contact me to learn more.

 

Let's talk about Money

 

I have dedicated my latest articles to love and there will be more articles on that topic because there is still a lot to say about it but this time I’m going to write about money because whoever doesn’t want love I’m sure is looking for money and most likely those who want love, would like some additional money as well.

As explained in my previous article http://www.vivianaestrada.com/en-US/blog/227-how-do-you-keep-the-love-alive.html we all have a relationship palace in our birth chart. Guess what, we also have a career palace, in this case more than a palace it is a pillar so it is like a two-story palace that has at least two energetical components, one on top and one below.

The career pillar represents what we do for living so it deals with any activity that we perform to make money. That pillar provides a lot of information regarding our most suitable activity to generate wealth. It tells us the what, the how and the where in a pictorial way because that is the way the Chinese like to communicate.

Of course, to unveil everything about our most suitable economic activity we need more than one article, as usual there are many layers, but let me at least start with the basic one, which is very easy to understand and it is very helpful. It deals with the field or industry we should work for.

If we are in the right field we enjoy our job, if we are not in the right field we could make money but we don’t enjoy our job. It is not a matter of not being able to expand in that field, it is a matter of not feeling well because there is little or no affinity. If we don't have affinity we don't see actual benefits from performing in that industry, we don't perceive a contribution, we don't believe that what we do makes a difference, so we don’t have enough passion.

On the other side, when we are in the right field we enjoy what we do, we find our job meaningful and rewarding and when we enjoy what we do the chances of making money are endless, we just have to make sure that on top of working in the right field we are also using our talents. And how do we know our talents? That will be addressed in a future article so stay tuned, in the meantime let me tell you how to determine if you are in the right field.

1.       Go to my BaZi Calculator and plot your natal chart. You don’t need your time of birth so if you don’t have it, it is OK.

2.      Identify your career pillar that is your month pillar.

3.       Identify the elements in that pillar. For this evaluation you don’t need to pay attention to the polarity (yin/yang), just focus on the elements per-se: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. For instance, the chart below contains wood, metal, fire and earth in the career pillar.

4.       Make sure that you work in a field or industry that is represented by any of the elements in your career pillar.

a.       Wood: Education, writing, publishing, cultural affairs, Chinese medicine, fashion, clothing.

b.       Fire: Technology, beauty, food preparation, manufacturing, metaphysics, alcohol, fuel, electric and electronics.

c.       Earth: Construction, real estate, properties, natural resources, services, western medicine, insurance, antiques.

d.       Metal: Automobile, judicial, mechanical, finance, banking, jewelry.

e.       Water: Travel, logistics, trading, shipping, wisdom, entertainment, aquatic, journalism, movies, mass communications.

Not every field or industry is easily classified into elements so if you can’t find yours, look at your job function or scope. For instance, if your career pillar contains the metal element you might feel satisfied being a financial controller.

Is what you do right for you? If it isn’t I suggest you start planning your move. Contact me or schedule an appointment if you want me to deeply evaluate your case and give you a recommendation.