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Finding your Bazi (birth profile) lucky element 子平八字 用神 is one of the most challenging task in Chinese birth reading.
There are some bazi masters who proudly uses the mobile app to determine the analysis giving the impression of being tech savvy & modern. Don’t get me wrong i use mobile apps too but as a supplementary tool to churn out the birth chart. However for the bazi analysis, you can call me old school, i prefer to use my brain to analyse & determine the final outcome.
Problem about mobile app is sometime it is unable to analyse the intricacies of bazi combination such as 合, 化, 刑, 冲, 害 because it depends on numerous factors such as month, stem, structure and others. So far i have yet to find one that gives 100% accuracy on the final analysis.
Standard calculations to find your bazi lucky elements
a. birth structure lucky element 格局用神 (most important)
b. day master 八字体用神
c. season mediator 调候用神
The first 2 methods is complex without bazi foundation. It will take easily 5 -10 years of bazi learning in order to achieve any advanced breakthrough not the superficial stuff like lucky colour etc. Some give up along the way due to difficulties, while others came up with the wrong analysis.
Take method (a) as an example it would required at least 5 years to really understand 格局用神 and it’s applications. It is not surprising to find that some masters have not of this term, let alone using it.
Season Mediator – a general guideline to bazi
Please do not use this method as the final conclusion. This is just a quick method in the absent of bazi foundation knowledge.
Below utilise method (c) the birth month as season mediator 调候 to cushion birth structure imbalance. E.g. a person born in summer requires water and born in winter requires fire.
Unless your Birth profile falls under a Non-Standard Birth classification 特别格局 such as 专旺格, 从格 etc, this bazi auspicious element chart could be helpful to you.
Bazi mediating element for STANDARD birth charts
Why it is important
All our Birth Charts 5-element composition is IMBALANCE. Therefore it is imperative to harmonise the elements before they kill each other. The 5 Elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water 木火土金水. Birth structure disharmony will hurt our health, career, wealth and relationships.
How to use the chart to improve your bazi lucky element
The guide uses birth month 月令 to determine our lucky element. With so many bazi mobile app today, it is not difficult to find out your bazi day master & month of birth. Your Day Master is found in the day column and any one of these 10 天干 stems 甲乙 wood 丙丁 fire 戊己 earth 庚辛 metal or 壬癸 water.