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
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