Edit: Due to the preponderance of comments and questions on this apparently popular topic, I would ask readers please also read this post ‘The Dirty on Peach Blossom‘ – it should answer all the typical questions posted.
I came across this chart on the fivearts BaZi forum discussing Peach Blossom Stars. Clearly, this is a subject that endlessly fascinates people. But I suppose it’s understandable – who doesn’t want to be liked, loved or the object of affection right? But if you ask me, people put far too much credence on Peach Blossom. (and it is not a case of sour peaches on my part – just because I have none – I appreciate it’s value, but I still think it’s more trouble than it’s worth)
And this example is a great way to show people why.
Now when it comes to Peach Blossom, the rule is this: one is okay, two is a lil’ much, three is too many and four is just plain trouble with a capital T.
The chart below, notice all four of the pillars are Peach Blossom Stars. So by my BaZi nursery rhyme above, trouble clearly. But what kind of trouble?
Because the Peach Blossom Stars invariably involve either a Clash, Uncivilised Punishment or a Destruction or a Clash, having more than one is a bad idea because it simply statistically increases the likelihood of one of these problems within the chart. Clash, Destruction and Punishment are all Branch relationships which naturally, we do not like. If you have one Peach Blossom, then of course, every 4 Luck Pillars you will have an issue, but as it is a Luck Pillar problem, it has a less inflammatory outcome. Think of it as the difference between having an in-built problem that is exacerbated every four years, and four months (when the Peach Blossom years and months roll around), and having an occasional problem every four years and four months. It’s like a roof that always leaks, which falls in during a storm, vs the occasional leak during a heavy storm.
This is in addition to creating obvious emotional instability within the person and romantic headaches of the super-migraine kind for the people who they are involved with. Since the person with a preponderance of Peach Blossom obviously will have romance and relationship ISSUES, but so will those whom they become involved with by necessity will also be implicated or involved in these issues.
Other unpleasant problems that arise from Peach Blossoms can include sex-related problems, such as STDs, or pregnancy out of wedlock (this is both a MALE and FEMALE problem ya!) or if you are on the less severe end of the scale, attention from men/women you don’t like or worse, despise, and of coures, the usual stalker issues. Obviously, many Hollywood stars have stalkers – their very job requires Peach Blossom and most of them will have more than one. Tada – stalker problem.
This lady’s chart has the following problems:
The obvious prominent concern is the distant, but present clash between Mao and You (Rabbit and Rooster). This is a clash that is associated with betrayal (notably, involving the Spouse Pillar) but also problems with childbirth. The Spouse Palace itself has a Punishment vis-a-vis Mao and Zi and this also involves the Spouse Pillar. Double trouble. There is also another Punishment between Zi and You, which involves the Spouse Palace, and suggests problems caused by alcohol, or alcohol-fueled sexual or romantic relationship problems. All in all, it is not a good harbinger for her personal relationships.
It doesn’t help that there is also a Destruction going on between her current Luck Pillar and two of her luck Pillars and a Clash. In particular, this is an unpleasant clash – Horse and Rat indicates a state of mental dissatisfaction, a state of being unsettled, and a general unstable or emotional state of mind.
To top it all off, we have a missing element in this chart, which is the element of Fire.
Where to start on the relationship issues? Indeed, this is a challenging chart to manage as a client because every four years (four months, four days) they have some kind of personal crisis. And it is likely that this emotional crisis relates to everything in the person’s life that touches relationships.
Family relationship is obviously poor, the Sibling Star, the Mother Star and the Father Star are all negatively affected in this chart. In addition the person is emotionally unbalanced, and easily upset, with the feeling that there is no family to fall back on.
Romantic relationships are technically doomed, unless the person is able to find a very tolerant and sincere person to marry. Unfortunately, both her Officer Stars do not suggest a favourable marriage opportunity, since they involved individuals who are either very opinionated and strong-willed, or worse, a playboy/player type.
A serious minus point is the Missing Element. The element of Fire governs passion in a person’s life. So this person, aside from having serious emotional issues has no passion in her life. She is unenthusiastic about MOST THINGS in her life.
A person with no Fire in their life is the kind of person who has a favourite football team, but seeing them watch a football match, you wouldn’t imagine they cared. They are people who appear ambivalent, benign, and sometimes quite boring really. Passion is something which people automatically gravitate towards and hence, people with no passion in their life, come across as either cold fish, automatons or just uninteresting or attract like-minded types. Fire has transformational power – it is what can influence change, within a person, and in other people. So people with no fire are unable to change themselves, or influence change in others. Now, why would anyone want to hang out with people who have no interest in improving themselves, or who do not seem to stand or feel strongly about anything? Might as well have a conversation with your pet cat.
Most significantly, Fire means happiness in life. And without fire, there is no happiness in the person’s life.
Although the chart is currently going through Fire luck, this Fire Luck is not favourable to her chart because of the interactions with her BaZi’s pillars (see what I mean about how having too much Peach Blossom is negative?). So it is possible that this person will find herself in emotional or relationship woes, because in her false belief that the relationships is the key to her happiness, she embarks on them. Only to be disappointed in the end.
Compounding this problem is this person believes that money is the answer to all her woes in life. She believes money can buy happiness (and it wouldn’t be wrong in her case). And so a man or relationship, with money as the glue that holds it together, is what she will see as the answer to her problems. Whilst definitely her opportunity to find a rich husband is there, she will not find lasting happiness in such a relationship, obviously because the Officer Stars in this chart, do not have a positive relationship with her Spouse Palace.
So the moral of the story: one is okay, two is a lil’ much, three is too many and four is just plain trouble with a capital T.
Related Posts: You Give Peach Blossom a Bad Name, Peach Blossom Stars – Necessary or Over-Rated
Postscript: An number of posts on the fivearts.net forum where this chart appeared has suggested that this woman would be a ‘slut’, or ‘hooker’ and some very unnecessarily disparaging remarks. There is a possibility that this person may consider a career as a social escort but because there are no Seven Killings stars in this chart, only Direct Officer, this is not very likely. Even if she did to it, she would not be doing this for the sex or any other sexually perverted reason, but for the MONEY. It is also wrong to label all women with Peach Blossom as loose or immoral or sexually promiscuous without looking at the chart itself and the exact interactions between the Branches. In France, having four Peach Blossom stars is something perfectly acceptable because in their society, they do not believe in living in le nunnery.