Knowing the people w...

In the course of putting together my first beginner’s BaZi class, I’ve had to spend a lot of time writing marketing materials. And in so doing, I’ve had the opportunity to revisit some topics which oftentimes, I take for granted because to me, it seems to obvious, the answer...

2012 Ren Chen 壬 辰 (W...

In our initial and preliminary line of inquiry, we will first look at what information is yielded by the pillar of 2012 itself: Ren Chen 壬 辰. The proverbial brain dump approach probably is a good way to start – get everything out and then make sense of it. So what do we know about Ren...

Of Hope and HelpR...

Recently, I was asked – is it not my job, as a BaZi consultant, to help everyone who comes to me for a consult? Actually, no. It’s not my job to help everyone who comes to me for a consult, although I suppose, it depends a lot on what you define the word ‘Help’ to...

Gandhi meets BaZi

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The Good Chart Bad C...

Today, a client asked a very common and popular question. The question was this: do I have a good or a bad chart? As a consultant, it is easy for us to sometimes slip into ‘good’ v ‘bad’ mode.  Sometimes, we discuss a chart over lunch or tea and invariably a consultant...

Gilding the Hour (Pi...

One of the most common problems that I face as a consultant is clients doing what I call ‘Gilding the Hour’. This is the BaZi equivalent of Gilding the Lily – essentially, the person ‘decides’ that their Hour MUST be wrong  (or in some cases, ‘might’...

Elements of CHANGE

Change is one of the core ideas and goals of BaZi. Admittedly, that was not it’s original core idea and goal. In the olden days, the sages prioritised KNOWING more than they prioritised CHANGING. To know was all powerful. But do change, ah, that unfortunately was not put into the...

The Boxes and String...

So, having left at least my M2 students in recent puzzlement with my ‘Life is like…’ post, I’m finally getting around to answering this one.Blame the Ox for the long hiatus between posts. A friend once remarked that men treat life like a series of boxes. Box #1 –...

Connecting the Dots&...

I read this speech many years ago…and found the live version on YouTube. When Steve Jobs (a Bing) talks about Connecting the Dots…it is at the core of the idea of BaZi and Destiny....