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Chapter 9: The Pillar of Destiny  – Application of ancient paradigms

Chapter Nine “The pillars of destiny: an application of the paradigms”, looks at the Chinese calendar, its zodiac systems. It explains the function of the four pillars of year, month, day and hour individually. A description of each of the Chinese zodiac signs is given, together with modifications from the five determinants. The chapter touches on compatibility, clashes, as well as interaction between Celestial stems and Terrestrial branches. It ends with a look at the “pillar of destiny”, its basic concepts and interpretations.

 

The chapter looks at the Chinese Calendar, in terms of terrestrial stem (animal zodiac) elements. The interaction of the five determinant elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) and the terrestrial stems produces sixty combinations.

 

Interpretation of human personality according to animal traits are then discussed, including modifications due to the five determinant elements. This is followed by a brief discussion of the compatibility of zodiac signs, when they clash or support each other.

 

The month pillar is then compared to the Western zodiac elements. Month zodiacs could also be broken into half-monthly segments, producing twenty four period segments for a particular year.

 

The all important day-pillar is next analysed, followed by the hour pillar. Combining the four pillars enables powerful analysis to be made on life destiny, personality profile, as well as ups and downs in life.

 

The procedure of life destiny analysis is then explained in detail. Topics include conversion birth data into relevant Chinese parameters, identifying the determinant component, analysis of data according to the five determinant elements, detailing relationships of these components, determining favourable or unfavourable periods, etc.

 

From the interpretation factors such as "creativity", "power", "wealth", "relationship", etc. could be worked out, over particular decade, year, month or days. These information could be used to match individuals, analysis the ups and downs of companies or nations.

 

Topics covered in this chapter include Chinese Calendar segments

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