Year of the Yang Water Tiger

[PART 3 - BaZi Chinese Astrology]

This is Part 3 of Dean French's 2022 article examining the BaZi Four Pillars Chinese Astrology energy of the Yang Water Tiger year, going in-depth into each of the 10 Heavenly Stem Day Master's using multiple BaZi and astrology schools.

A quick rundown on Chinese BaZi Four Pillars Astrology:
There are 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches, each assigned either Yin or Yang and to one of the Five Elements.

For example, 2022 is Ren Yin (壬寅), or the year of the Yang Water Tiger. Ren is one of the ten Stems, and the Tiger is one of the twelve Branches. The Tiger’s Element is Wood, so we have Yang Water over Yang Wood.

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There are two methods to calculate your BaZi astrology chart, one using the movement of the Sun, the other the Moon. These methods look similar but have very different calculations and interpretations.

Solar vs Lunar BaZi Chinese Astrology

See a full list of additional Resources at the end of the article.

For the Solar method the Cycle of Elements helps determine what Element is needed to bring balance to the chart and is categorised by ‘weak/strong’ or ‘in/out of season’. The Lunar method uses the Elements to create a natural flow of Chi and can be split into the following classifications: Sturdy – self-motivated and gets things done; Inward – prefers the background and likes the details; and Outward – strongly creative and likes money (even if they won’t admit it).

When we look at each of the Day Masters, there will be one or two of the Five Elements that are best for providing balance. The simplest (but not the only) way to include the Elements into your life is to wear them, that is the colours in your wardrobe. Wood is green; Fire is red, pink and purple; Earth is yellow, orange and brown; Metal is white, grey, gold and silver; Water is blue and black. Refer back to this list once you have read about your Day Master below.

Click here for Solar BaZi chart calculation; and here for Lunar BaZi. The part of the chart you are looking for is the Heavenly Stem of the Day, or the Day Master.

Four Pillars of Destiny: The Ten Gods Handbook is a continuation of a series of Four Pillars of Destiny books by Feng Shui Master, Jerry King. Understanding the Ten Gods is integral to mastering the analysis of the Four Pillars of Destiny charts. The Ten Gods serve as an additional layer of knowledge within Four Pillars practice—helping to unlock the power of understanding natal charts.
In this book, each of the Ten Gods is broken down and described in a detailed and concise manner, along with simplified techniques for identifying the Ten Gods in a natal chart. Examples and case studies demonstrate how the Ten Gods play an important role in a Four Pillars of Destiny chart analysis. Both modern and traditional perspectives of the Ten Gods are explained, accompanied by King’s new translations of Chinese texts. Whether you are new to the subject of Four Pillars, or an advanced practitioner, this book is a must-read.

By international Feng Shui and Four Pillars author and teacher Jerry King.

When you've worked out your Day Master, the annual 2022 Chinese Astrology for all Ten of the Day Masters are listed below -

甲 Jia Yang Wood

General: If your Day Master is Jia, then you will have a number of wealth opportunities arrive in 2022, either self-created or through a mentor. How this manifests will depend on weak/strong in your Solar chart, and the flow in your Lunar chart. A special note for Yang Wood Dragons – the Tiger is your main nemesis. Be aware of what you say and do around others and if possible, reduce your contact time with very negative people.

Your Solar BaZi: If you have a weak Jia Day Master, then 2022 will be very supportive for you – bringing helpers up until August, then a much appreciated boost in self-confidence and creativity until the end of the year. Your health will improve greatly during this time, but other factors will depend on your Lunar chart.

If your Solar Jia Wood Day Master is strong and in-season, then the opposite is true until the latter months of 2022 (excluding Rat month in December). You’ll find that others will wear you down, relying to you for support when you need support yourself.

Some Fire and Earth Elements in your personal Chi field will bring your balance back – this includes spending time in the sunshine (Fire) and perhaps gardening or some way of working with the Earth.

乙 Yi Yin Wood

General: Yi Wood Day Masters will feel an urge to take action in 2022 but it may not be in their best interests to leap ahead. This urge can be very positive if you take into account the general Chi of the year and bide your time. If you have a Yin Wood Snake Day Pillar, please make sure you have an emotional support network in 2022, especially during Rabbit month.

Your Solar BaZi: A strong Yi Wood person has a chance of chronic illness affecting the gallbladder in 2022. It is probable that there will also be money loss and problems in career as well. Use Fire and Earth Elements in 2022 to push the over-energised Wood Chi into your creativity and wealth.

Those with weak Yi Wood Day Masters should ensure that all contracts are double-checked by a solicitor and avoid verbal agreements. Metal and Water are favourable Elements in the first half of 2022, and by adding Wood Element during the second half you can expect more help and assistance from friends and family.

If you run your own business, ask for more referrals from customers after August 2022.

甲 Jia and 乙 Yi Lunar Astrology

A Sturdy Wood Day Master is very well positioned to pounce in the Tiger year. Boost your Chi and great luck by using even more Water and Wood Element.

Inward Wood people have a mixed 2022, some good support and help but the year may drag on a little too long for your liking. Use Fire if you find that people are getting a bit competitive and nasty towards you. Use Metal and Earth if you find that you are being overwhelmed with responsibilities.

Outward Wood Day Master’s are at a big disadvantage from February to August in 2022, but this will realign and even reverse after that. Surround yourself with Fire and Earth Elements where possible, though this must be in conjunction with your weak-strong Solar aspects.

What do Kurt Cobain, Miley Cyrus, Harrison Ford, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler and Bruce Willis have in common? According to the Four Pillars system of Chinese Astrology, all the famous individuals mentioned above have Wood charts. As you will discover after reading this book, these celebrities have birth charts where Wood is the most prominent element. From the 108 examples that are covered within, you will find that Wood features as the Resource, Output, Wealth, Power or Self element.

By world-renowned Lunar BaZi expert Dr. Jin Peh.

丙 Bing Yang Fire

General: When Ren Yang Water meets Bing Yang Fire it is ‘the Ocean meets the Sun’. Strictly speaking, this leads to additional responsibilities and questions around self-authority. Wood from the Tiger helps to change that, hopefully giving Yang Fire a boost to their own authority rather than kowtowing to others. Dragon month (April) is a peak period for Bing Fire people getting what they need to make the most of the year. Focus on gathering resources and assets before Dragon month starts so you can be in the best position for some special luck.

Your Solar BaZi: A strong Yang Fire Day Master meeting their power usually means a great leap in status – social, career or otherwise but in 2022 strong Fire gets stronger (from the Tiger) which can mean losing money and reputation. It will be a year of highs and lows that you can even out by using the power of Yang Water between February and August to take your most direct action, then taking a back seat for the rest of the year to let it all play out. Metal Element is generally best for strong Yang Fire.

It’s vice-versa for weak Bing Fire Day Masters. Ren Water will mean losing authority, but the Tiger brings strength and an ability to control Ren, so it means gaining help and support regardless of authority. Wood Element is best for an out of season Yang Fire.

Special Note – For female Yang Fire Day Masters, Ren can represent affairs and/or a troublesome spouse. If you are in a relationship where you might be tempted to stray in the first half of the year, remember what I said regarding Karma at the start of the article, and also that after August everything turns around. If you don’t feel safe in your relationship, waiting for August isn’t smart. Please seek support.

丁 Ding Yin Fire

General: Woohoo! Ding Yin Fire Day Masters combine with Ren Yang Water, gaining ‘direct power’ in 2022. What does this mean? Regardless of weak-strong or Lunar type, people will give you more respect. For men it manifests mostly in career, for women in relationships especially marriage. The luckiest of all is the Yin Fire Pig – if this is your Day Pillar, get ready for an exceptional 2022, just be mindful of how you treat people on the way up. Like Bing Fire, Ding’s can expect a super boost in their luck during the Dragon month.

Your Solar BaZi: Strong and in-season Yin Fire’s really get the best of the Yang Water combination because they can handle the power. Remember that Ren controls the first half of 2022, so that is your luckiest time. Once August arrives, add Metal and Water into your personal Chi field to maintain that good luck vibe.

Out of season Ding Fire’s will feel under pressure, but with a little support from Wood and Fire, you’ll be able to handle it. Once the Tiger kicks in, you’re guaranteed to gain a lot of benefit for all that hard work you put in.

丙 Bing and 丁 Ding Lunar Astrology

Fire Day Master’s that are Sturdy don’t particularly like Yang Water, even with Ding’s combination (though that helps a lot). You’ll find that people try to place their authority on you to make themselves feel better. Sometimes competing in weird, petty ways or even outright taking credit for your work. If you identify as Sturdy Fire (or your friends say that you’re super bossy) then wear Wood and Fire Elements all year, especially from February to August.

Inward and Outward Fire people have a mixed 2022. Ren Water is quite good, so people will definitely warm up to you, however the Tiger is Fire in the Lunar System so perversely the same people will turn cold as the year progresses. It will be as if you have to work harder for their attention. Bring their focus back to your spotlight with some Earth and Metal. If it fits in with your Solar chart, then add Water to the list as well.

What do Belinda Carlisle, Sarah Ferguson, Paris Hilton, Ang Lee, Michael Jackson and John Travolta have in common?According to the Four Pillars system of Chinese Astrology, all the famous individuals mentioned above have Fire charts. As you will discover after reading this book, these celebrities have birth charts where Fire is the most prominent element. From the 108 examples that are covered within, you will find that Fire features as the Resource, Output, Wealth, Power or Self element.

By world-renowned Lunar BaZi expert Dr. Jin Peh.

戊 Wu Yang Earth

General: Yang Earth clashes and controls Yang Water with the Tiger’s help. Wu people will see their wealth go up and down in 2022, if you get ahead then take your winnings don’t chase the dream. It will be easy for weak Wu people to put on weight in 2022, so keep up with your health regime. Post-August will see greater stability financially in general for Wu’s, but greater pressure to perform. All except for one special Pillar – Wu-Wu, the Yang Earth Horse. Press on and use your intellect during the first half of the year to create opportunities for the second half. You guys and gals can chase the dream if you want.

Your Solar BaZi: For weak Wu Day Masters 2022 can mean that they are giving too much of themselves away for not enough reward – leading to stress, feelings of anxiety and perhaps even depression. There may also be trouble with investments. Fire and Earth are the most favourable Elements for weak Wu Day Masters.

Strong Wu people will do very well with Ren Water and the Tiger, money comes and gives you the power to wield it. Watch out for hidden competition and unexpected thieves (remember the coups I mentioned in The Four Pillars Vibrational Tone of 2022 section).

己 Ji Yin Earth

General: The outlook for Yin Earth’s is nicely stable and generally upward moving. As you make gains throughout 2022, make certain that you bank them for the future. You can enjoy life on a budget while preparing for the future. There will be a tendency for Ji Earth’s to be a bit of a sucker for a sob story this year. You may feel bad about not helping, but keeping your good fortune (or at least better than others) to yourself and minding your business is your best path forward. The exception might well be Ji-Si, the Yin Earth Snake. Putting reasonable effort into helping others through private donations or volunteering will bring you a wonderful surprise during December’s Rat month.

Your Solar BaZi: The effect of 2022 on weak Ji Day Masters will be similar in nature to weak Wu people, but much gentler. The main difference will be that out of season Ji Earth people may find themselves caring too much about what others think of them and so limit their own achievements. It will be easy to be taken advantage of as well, so make sure that you think things through before you agree to anything. As with weak Wu people, Fire and Earth are the best Elements.

Strong Ji Day Masters should have a very good year. Career advancements will be easy and opportunities will be constant, but you’ll still be susceptible to sneaky mind-games if you start showing off or make yourself a target for jealous people.

戊 Wu and 己 Ji Lunar Astrology

The first half of Sturdy Earth’s 2022 will be almost exactly the same as weak Wu and Ji Earth’s in Solar BaZi. Money problems, anxiety, and for men spouse problems. This will affect one of the Inward type subcategories – the Contender, in the same way as well. Contenders feel that they are always having to work harder and compete for what they have in life. The second half is more akin to strong Solar Earth’s, much luckier with more helpers and support arriving rather than gaining power and authority.

Inward and Outward Lunar Earth’s will all have a pretty good run for attracting money making opportunities from February to August. The change into the Tiger part of 2022 in August though will split the teams.

Truly creative Outward Earth types will find their imaginations stifled and there is potential to be surrounded by naysayers and negative people. Outward Earths will need Metal and Water during this time to re-energise their creativity. Inward Earth’s on the other hand will do very well with the Tiger, and can really start to rely on the people around them.

What do Vin Diesel, Tom Hanks, Keith Haring, Madonna, Pink and Sade have in common? According to the Four Pillars system of Chinese Astrology, all the famous individuals mentioned above have Earth charts. As you will discover after reading this book, these celebrities have birth charts where Earth is the most prominent element. From the 108 examples that are covered within, you will find that Earth features as the Resource, Output, Wealth, Power or Self element.

By world-renowned Lunar BaZi expert Dr. Jin Peh.

庚 Geng Yang Metal

General: Energetically, the year is draining for Yang Metal people, however for some this will mean a higher level of creativity and income. If your Day Pillar is Yang Metal Horse, then you will be receiving extra angelic support after August especially if you put extra effort into organising and planning your life for the 6 months before. Some Yang Metal’s will become even more enamoured with the esoteric side of life (Geng’s are all about the karma balance). Listen to your own intuition before you trust any guru, since this burst of enthusiasm will be relatively short-lived.

Your Solar BaZi: For unsupported Geng people, 2022 will require you to bring strength and support for your friends and family members. This has the potential to affect your health if you overextend your boundaries. There will be some lucky money after August, but will most likely be needed for bills and living expenses. Boost your personal Chi field by using Earth and Metal Elements.

Strong Geng Day Masters on the other hand should thrive, with their creative juices flowing and plenty of opportunity to turn those original ideas into money. Simply avoid surrounding yourself with Earth or Metal Elements, and you’ll do absolutely fine under your own steam.

辛 Xin Yin Metal

General: Yin Metal Day Masters will find their focus on younger people especially mothers with their children. Married ladies with Xin may find that their relationship feels as if it is drifting apart or that there is a closeness missing. This is only short-term, after August your mojo will come back bringing some much needed good money luck with it. The Tiger part of 2022 will bring you some nice people, so make sure you treat them well.

Your Solar BaZi: Yang Water in 2022 is strong creative Chi for Xin. An unsupported/weak Xin person will find an urge to step over the boundaries of what might be acceptable. Things that seem like great ideas at the time have the ability to turn sour later on, probably because you offended someone. Stop and think about repercussions before you leap into anything, your intuition will be strong so if it doesn’t truly feel right, then don’t do it. Like any annual energy, this is short-term and your 2022 will turn around after August. Wear/use Earth and Metal Elements as much as possible during the whole year.

Strong Yin Metal Day Master’s get the better end of the deal with Yang Water in 2022, your outlandish ideas will be well received and if you can reduce the effects of the Tiger’s hidden Earth Element, then you will gain a lot of respect and monetary benefit as 2022 progresses. Have confidence in your own abilities and reach out when opportunity arrives. Boost Wood Element especially if you are strong Xin, but avoid Earth and Metal Elements.

庚 Geng and 辛 Xin Lunar Astrology

Lunar BaZi is a little more strict with the allocation of the Elements to the Chinese Animal Signs, so the beneficiaries in 2022 for the Metal Day Masters are the Inward sub-type The Contender (just like the Earth’s) and all the Outward types. If you fit these types, then try to grab every opportunity that comes along (although you could feel a bit overwhelmed). You can work out which ones to stick with and which ones to discard after August 2022.

For Sturdy types the year will start out seeming to be ok, a few ups and downs and maybe a little overworked, however from August you will start to feel more pressure and a strong urge to get away from it all. If you’ve had the shots, and restrictions are lifted, then September is a good time to travel and decompress. Use Earth and Metal Elements to bring the Chi flow back to support you.

For the other Inwards, the first half of the year will be manic, too much to do and too little time to do it in. Don’t worry, ask for help and people will only be happy to give it. The second half of 2022 is a complete turnaround, and you’ll wonder what why you were even worried in the first place. From February to August use Wood and Fire Elements control the turmoil.

What do Madeleine Albright, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Dreyfuss, Marilyn Monroe, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake have in common? According to the Four Pillars system of Chinese Astrology, all the famous individuals mentioned above have Metal charts. As you will discover after reading this book, these celebrities have birth charts where Metal is the most prominent element. From the 108 examples that are covered within, you will find that Metal features as the Resource, Output, Wealth, Power or Self element.

By world-renowned Lunar BaZi expert Dr. Jin Peh.

壬 Ren Yang Water

General: 2022 is a year of self-determination for Yang Water people. Having your own Element means reflecting on who you are and what you represent to yourself and the people in your life. There will be people who don’t care for the stronger you, but a lot of the times these encounters are simply to test if you are ready to stand up for who you really are.

The self-analysis energy is of course the strongest for Yang Water Tiger Day Pillars. You may even feel as if others are assessing you at times as well. Take a breath, enrol in yoga or meditation classes and focus on being the genuine you.

If you have a Yang Water Rat Day Pillar, then soften your position towards your spouse as they may be the one bearing the brunt of your stauncher self.

Your Solar BaZi: For weak Ren Water Day Masters the first half of 2022 gives you that self confidence to go out and get ’em. The Tiger after August is your output, which means as an ‘unsupported’ type you may find your confidence seem to falter. Metal and Water Elements together will  beneficially influence the annual Tiger, helping boost your energy again.

The timing is opposite for well-supported Yang Water Day Masters. Your self-Element Ren brings competitors, which can be a positive if that’s your thing. Most will find that the constant pushing becomes a drain and that you need to put in more effort than normal to complete tasks. When the Tiger takes over, you’ll find that the blocks are removed and you can really get moving. Just bide your time like the Tiger in readiness to leap forward.

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癸 Gui Yin Water

General: Gui Yin Water people are in a similar cycle to Ren Yang Water people in 2022, though the competitor aspect will be stronger. This means that Gui Water gets a higher incidence of people pushing them around, or at least trying to. There is also potential for injury if your work or play is very physical.

Yin Water’s married to Yin Metal’s have a reprieve from being constantly challenged in the first half of 2022, your spouse will seem like a true angel for you. In fact all Yin Water’s will find that they have one or two special friends/family that bring blessings for them, they will almost be guaranteed to have a Xin Yin Metal Day Master.

Special Note: If you have a Yin Water Pig Day Pillar, wear a Tiger pendant from February to August to draw your “lucky spouse” Chi forward in time. If you’ve been having relationship troubles, the Tiger will help you work everything out.

Your Solar BaZi: Weak Solar Yin Water’s will relish the competition from 2022’s Yang Water and will be able to push ahead with their plans, though when the Tiger takes over from Ren, there may be an increase in delays and roadblocks. Weak Yin Water’s will do well with Metal and Water Elements to back them up all year long.

Strong Gui’s will experience the reverse, delays in the first half of 2022 then the road will open up from August to the end of the year. Use Wood and Fire Elements in your attire and surroundings from February to August to reduce the number of roadblocks you experience.

壬 Ren and 癸 Gui Lunar Astrology

From a Moon-based BaZi perspective Sturdy Water Day Master’s, like Weak Solar Water’s, will have a very good first half of 2022 then challenges during the second half. The same advice as well – use Metal and Water Elements, especially when you are wanting to make plans that rely on other people.

Inwards and Outwards types all match the Chi flow of Strong Solar Water’s except for the sub-type the “Developer”, you will need a lot of of Earth and Metal Element to bring the flow of Chi back to support you.

All other types use Wood and Fire Elements to drain the competition and turn the Chi into money.

What do Adele, Michael Douglas, Pope Francis, Salma Hayek, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? According to the Four Pillars system of Chinese Astrology, all the famous individuals mentioned above have Water charts. As you will discover after reading this book, these celebrities have birth charts where Water is the most prominent element. From the 108 examples that are covered within, you will find that Water features as the Resource, Output, Wealth, Power or Self element.

By world-renowned Lunar BaZi expert Dr. Jin Peh.

Resources

Here is a list of books, websites, services, courses that we recommend. 

This westerner’s guide to Chinese astrology (Ba Zi) explains the basis on which charts are drawn up, how they work, and how they provide the tools to understand ourselves and our relationships with others.
Ba Zi is the art of understanding the energies present in a person’s life from birth to death and how these energies impact on their behaviour and interactions. As well as providing an explanation of how to draw up and interpret a basic chart, the book provides detailed information on the different character types and their strengths and weaknesses, including useful tips on likely health weaknesses and what can be done to address them. Foundational information on yin and yang and the five elements is also included, essential to understanding the principles of Ba Zi. Accessible for beginners and providing rich explanations for anyone more experienced, this book will be an intriguing and helpful read for anyone interested in the art of astrology.

By Serge Augier.

Why is it so easy for certain people to obtain success in their career?
This guide seeks to enhance your understanding of the potential and capabilities given to us at birth. Trapped inside of you, waiting to be realised, is an incredible potential. Using the year, month, day, and hour of your birth, you can use the ancient Chinese astrological method of Four Pillars to systematically map out the blueprint of your life in matters of health, wealth, career, love, and happiness. Learn how the five-element theory, cosmic flow, combinations, the Ten Gods, and special stars pertain to the context of your career, potential, and wealth. Grounded in real-life case studies, the infl uence of cosmic energy on your choice of career and many aspects of life is explained.

By international Feng Shui and Four Pillars author and teacher Jerry King.

In this fully illustrated workbook, Dr. Karin Taylor Wu instructs you in the art of creating an individualized Chinese Four Pillar astrology chart. Detailed instructions show how your destiny is contained within your birth chart, and how to understand its changes over the whole lifespan. Dr Taylor Wu also explains the relationship between your individual BaZi chart and your personality, emotions, health, relationships, aptitudes, and life chances. With many examples, and worked exercises, including a detailed interpretation of actual charts and case studies, Dr Taylor Wu demonstrates how to bring the GanZhi principles to life.

By Dr. Karin Taylor Taylor Wu .

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