In our website we use Four Pillars Destiny Theory to predict your destiny since the theory has a set of well defined principals and criteria which can be testified with reference to various life trends of different persons. However, in the Chinese society, there are many other methodologies or theories for predicting destiny of persons, such as Zi Mei Star Maths, Iron Abacus Maths, Palm Reading, Face Reading, etc., and they have their respective strength and weakness.
In ancient China, there are many famous gurus who utilize their expertise knowledge to serve the governors at their period to manage the country or found the new dynasty, such as Zy Got Hung Ming, who supported the last Han emperor; Lau Kei, who assisted Chu Yuen Cheung to establish the Ming Dynasty. They are well known historical metaphysics idols in Chinese history and legend. Lau Kei's writing on the four pillars is still an important, precious guideline of the subject up to now.
The Four Pillars Destiny started to develop since the Han Dynasty, and one may be astonished to see its accuracy in forecasting of individual's destiny even in the modern world now.
In order to understand the Four Pillars Destiny Theory, one must first understand the logic of the interactions between the five basic elements (water, fire, wood, metal, and earth) behind the veil of four pillars which stimulate the shape of life.
Every element vitalize one other element, and restrain another in the following sequence:
These five elements have various properties and governing directions and seasons as follows:
Each of the five elements is sub-divided into one YANG and one YIN element and make up totally ten elements, which are the basic components of the eight characters in the Stems and Roots of the Four Pillars.
Namely, the ten Stem Elements are:
The Twelve Root Elements, also known as Twelve Horoscope Symbols, are embedded with the ten Stem Elements as follows:
The Four Pillars are patterned in the sequence of Year Pillar, Month Pillar, Day pillar and Hour Pillar according to the birthday. Each pillar consist of one Stem Element and one Root Element, and roughly governed different period within life span. The various site within the Four Pillars distinguish and symbolise various kin folks around you. According to each person's birth, the elements in the Four Pillars can be found with reference to the Chinese Lunar calendar, since every year, month, day, and hour are represented by two Chinese words, i.e. the Stem and Root elements.
From one's birth, the fortune is influenced by one's own birthday Four Pillars and another 10-yearly luck pillars each governed ten years of fortune. The interaction of the ten year pillar elements with the Four Pillar Elements determine your life trend and important happenings around you.
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