Before I launch into the individual forecasts for the 10 Day Masters, some important academic stuff, mostly which relates to how a lot of this information is derived. You might wonder what I bother to bore people with the details of how the answers were explained. Simple – because BaZi oftentimes is all too much based on faith and fate (“Just Believe”) and people are often not critical, inquisitive or for that matter, intellectual, when they are given an answer in BaZi. WHY is almost as important as the HOW is almost as important as THE ANSWER when it comes to Astrology because Why is how you determine the solution, and How explains to you the context, whereas The Answer has an annoying habit of being quite uninformative (especially when the answer is in the form of ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’ or ‘Okay’).
The methodology for determining the outcomes of each of the 10 Day Masters (sans a chart, which of course, is the Gold Standard of a forecast – let there be no illusion about that) is based on a couple of simple premises.
Firstly, we use the old-fashioned principle that there are prized stars and there are not so prized stars. The prized stars are Officer, Wealth (specifically Direct Wealth although these days, who wants the plain old boring vanilla wealth) and Resource (but only Direct Resource, as this is a better quality Nobleman). So simple method: the Day Masters that ‘see’ a prized star, one presumes to be having a favourable year. The Day Masters that ‘see’ a not-so-prized star, one presumes to be having a less favourable year. In the context of 2014, as Horse contains 丁 and 己 so it is important that both of these be prized stars to the Day Master – if one is prized but the other is not, then we would presume a less than favourable year as a whole.
Secondly, we operate on the assumption that the Branch (which is Horse 午）carries greater significance than the Stem (which is Jia Wood 甲). Accordingly, if the Stem represents a prized star, but the Branch doesn’t, then we presume a negative or unfavourable year for the Day Master. If the Stem represents a not-so-prized star but the picture is different for the Branch, then we presume a favourable year for the Day Master. It goes without saying that if you have Stem and Branch prized, that’s a big bonus.
Thirdly, we can add further refinement to the process by qualifying specifically which of the six types of each Day Master is likely to benefit the most. This is done by comparing the interaction of the Jia Zi of the year 甲 午 with the Jia Zi of the Six Day Masters, but also determining if there is a favourable Combination involving the year and the Jia Zi.
In 2014, Jia Wood sees Direct Wealth and Hurting Officer. This denotes a very productive year for Jia Woods overall. Expect to have lots of new ideas, and outrageous ones at that which if you are bold, will yield wealth opportunities or a new source of wealth. There is the possibility of being offered a JV or partnership with someone with a bold new idea or a disruptive business model.
However, as Jia Wu is regarded as ‘dead wood’, this means that you may find yourself working with someone who is a little too opinionated and who may well be unable to determine if they wish to strike boldly, or play it safe (Hurting Officer and Direct Wealth having very distinctly different viewpoints).
2014 will be worst for 甲 午 followed by 甲 子 Day Masters, especially if they are born in the Summer months (May, June, July). It may be favourable for 甲 戌 and 甲 寅 Day Masters provided, Fire is a favourable element. For 甲 辰, outcomes are likely to be modest at best and for 甲 申 there will be authority issues (either you against your boss, or your minions against you).
In 2014, Yi Wood sees Indirect Wealth and Eating God. This presents a mixed bag situation because the Indirect Wealth Star denotes a shortcut mentality or windfall wealth style opportunity but the Eating God indicates a long-term outlook or a idea or outcome that requires time to perfect. Yi Woods therefore must select their opportunities carefully in the year, determining what is most important for them in the immediate 5 year gameplan to decide which Star to follow (IW or EG). It is however a good year in which to also consider cashing out on an existing asset or investment, and then putting it back into something long-term (as a method of fulfilling the polar opposite quality of the two Stars in the Branch). Due to the presence of a Rob Wealth Star in the Stem, Yi Woods will find they are approached by lots of people to collaborate, be it formally or informally. It will be a profitable outcome for sure but nonetheless, a judicious approach of selecting the best opportunities in light of the above conflict, is vital.
In 2014, it will be the most productive for 乙 未 and 乙 巳 - 乙 亥 may benefit, provided they are able to get their ambition level up. Outcomes will be mixed for 乙 丑 whilst for 乙 卯 it is best to ensure the partnership does not involve someone of the opposite sex.
In 2014, Bing Fire sees the Rob Wealth Star and Hurting Officer Star. Overall, the forecast is not favourable for Bings generally given the presence of three non-prized stars: Hurting Officer, Rob Wealth and Indirect Resource. From a career standpoint, this denotes that ANY progress is mixed at best, and the primary challenge is likely to be issues related to staff and co-workers. Since it is a Rob Wealth year, Bing Fires will find the fiscal challenge is probably the biggest challenge of the year. It seems no matter how much you make, it all keeps going down the drain. Thus, approach the year with not just a strategy to contain spending, but an attempt to focus spending on avenues that will generate revenue in the future such as long-term assets. Business partnership opportunities should be evaluated with great care with the knowledge that they may not yield any immediate benefits for the next 1-2 years.
2014 will be most challenging for 丙 子 and 丙午，especially in the career department. It will be most expensive for 丙 寅 and 丙 戌 financially. 丙 申 and 丙 辰 will probably get off the easiest in 2014, but even then, it will not be without getting hit by at least, some financial challenges.
In 2014, Ding Fire sees the Friend and Eating God Star. The broad implication of this is that there might be some increase in financial expenditure, largely associated with either trying to keep up with the Jones OR simply as a result of some irrational exuberance. There may be an inclination to take more holidays than usual, or simply indulge in emotional spending.
2014 will be the most expensive, financially, for 丁 未 and 丁 巳. 丁 丑 will face further challenges in the staff or employee department, in addition to the increase in personal outgoings, most likely due to impulse spending or comfort spending. For 丁 卯 and 丁 酉， aside from potential financial hiccups or irrational spending, there is the possibility of romantic entanglements proving to be the source of much of the year’s angst.
丁 亥 will probably escape somewhat the full impact of the year or at the very least, will be oblivious to any financial pressures by and large. They will spend but feel less horrified by their credit card bill simply because they may well be spending on someone else’s account.
Wu Earth sees the 7 Killings Star in the Stem, with the Direct Resource Star and the Rob Wealth Star in the Branch. Things will probably not be that great money wise, but there certainly will be progress in terms of career (sudden promotion) or relationship for female Wu Earths (not a Prince, but certainly no frog either). Perhaps the great challenge for Wu Earth’s in 2014 will be moving out of their comfort zone and adjusting to new pressures at work. Hey, with great power comes great responsibility and so Wu Earth’s should expect it to be a hectic year overall thanks to the stress from the 7 Killings Star. Changes in the people who manage you will be likely and it is highly possible you may find yourself working for a slavedriver of the highest order. Legal problems are also likely so be careful you don’t skate the edge of the law.
In 2014, 戊寅 will feel the pressure the most, and there will be a tremendous conflict between doing things the steady and certain way, and getting it DONE. 戊 午 will find it very challenging in terms of productivity and getting things done, with much overthinking and mind-fuck going on. 戊 子 will feel tremendously pressured this year, thanks to the clash. Male 戊 子may also experience some challenges in the relationship arena – there may be an abrupt change or a lot of blow ups (or some accidental dalliances that turn out to be complicated). There may also be an unexpected change to your financial situation due to currency fluctuations or paper losses on investments. 戊戌 should expect it to be slow going as far as impetus going with getting things done, with overthinking or excessive patience resulting in a loss of momentum or even any ability to get started.
戊 申 and 戊辰 probably escape the year relatively unscathed – relatively means you might get something in the way of the broad strokes of above (issues with boss, overthinking, procrastination) but it will generally be a lot less painful compared to 戊 子.