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Calculate the BaZi horoscope according to Chinese astrology

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In Chinese astrology, a natal chart is calculated similarly to western astrology. This "Bazi Chart" results from the hour, day, month and year of the time of birth, so it consists of four columns.

Each column is divided into a heavenly trunk and a branch of the earth. The eight fields are also called the eight characters of fate "BaZiSuanMing". They arise from a combination of Yin and Yang and the five elements, whereby the branches of the earth correspond to the Chinese zodiac signs.

The distribution of Yin and Yang, the five elements and the relationship of the signs to each other provide information about strengths and weaknesses of a person, their character disposition and their potential. The energies, attitudes and behavior in life that support and restrict this person are derived from the structure of a BaZi horoscope.

The pillars of happiness provide information about the energetic weather conditions on the life path. When it rains you can stand in the rain, get an umbrella or enjoy your home. Wind from the front slows you down, wind from behind gives you wings. The human point of view makes the difference. Skilfully using the energies of heaven and earth is the art of good life planning.

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For the Chinese, fate is a mixture of determination and free will, a harmony of 30% heavenly qi, 30% earth qi and 40% human qi. Choosing a good date uses the sky, Feng Shui influences the earth, and humans determine their own fate through their actions. The Chinese BaZi horoscope offers decision support.

An overview of Chinese astrology

The Chinese developed the world's most accurate form of astrological interpretation

Chinese astrology is a complex system of earthly and astrological forces for calculating the development of the individual Qi during the entire lifespan. According to the Chinese system of astrology, the year of birth only reflects a phase or a certain aspect during a 60-year time cycle. The comprehensive, philosophical concept can not only be used to describe the personality and the effect on the immediate environment for certain periods of time. It is therefore believed that it is the most accurate form of astrological interpretation in the world.

Two different systems

Originally, Chinese astrology was based on looking at the five largest planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Later the sun and moon were included in the betractun. While this was a very accurate predictive tool for society as a whole, it was unsuitable for individual analysis. Therefore, two new systems have been developed. The Ba Zi was developed on the basis of the solar calendar and the other - Zi Wei Dou Shu - was developed on the basis of the lunar calendar. While Ba Zi puts a person in the context of the date and time of birth and evaluates the elementary relationship between them, Zi Wei Dou Shu interprets the date and time of birth with a view to a constellation of stars. The traditional Ba Zi is mainly used for Feng Shui practice.

Historical background

The roots of Chinese astrology are generally traced back to the Zhou dynasty (1046-256 BC). However, according to certain sources, as early as 2694 BC. The Yellow Emperor determined that the life cycle was subject to an order of 10 heavenly trunks and 12 earth branches. During the Han dynasty (2nd century BC - 2nd century AD), the well-known elements of traditional Chinese culture - the Yin-Yang philosophy, the theory of the 5 phases of change and Confucian morality - all rolled into one brought a complex connection to the formalization of consistent principles in medicine and astrology. From about 104 BC. The months were also included in this complex calculation system, so that extremely individualized horoscopes could be created at the latest with the inclusion of the hours from the Song dynasty (960-1279 AD).


According to Chinese astrology, a person's fate can be determined by the position of the large planets at the time of birth, from the positions of the sun, moon, and comets. The 28 Chinese constellations (Xiu) made up of celestial trunks and branches of the earth are completely different from the 88 western constellations. Every new year begins with the second new moon after the winter solstice. The Chinese New Year is therefore - similar to Easter - flexible and, depending on astronomical conditions, takes place between January 21 and February 20.

Celestial trunks and signs of the zodiac

The 10 heavenly tribes represent Heavenly Qi and Providence. It is believed that they began around 1900 BC. Ch. Were assigned to the five phases of change and divided into Yin and Yang polarities (year counting). The sequence begins with Yang Metal (Geng) followed by Yin Metal (Xin), accordingly followed by water (Ren / Gui), wood (Jia / Yi), fire (Bing / Ding) and earth (Wu / Ji).

The earth trunks embody the qi of the earth and thus nature or fate. These are also classified according to the five phases of change and the Yin-Yang polarity and follow the four seasons. They include the Chinese zodiac signs of the rat, water buffalo or ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The qualities of the respective sign shape the current year with its various manifestations and thus the course of the chi within a year.

Luni solar calendar

This 60 year cycle arises from the cycles of heaven and earth interacting with each other. The lunar calendar follows the simple rule that even years are yang quality and odd years are marked by yin. The Chinese calendar is called the Luni-Solar-Calendar because it is determined by the lunar rhythm and coordinated by the course of the sun (comparable to the insertion of February 29th). Since the traditional Chinese zodiac does not follow the Gregorian calendar, a person born in January or early February can have the signs of the previous year. For this reason, simplified horoscope calculations on many free sites should be treated with caution.

Design and areas of application

From the five phases of change, the polarity, the calendar, the astronomical constellation (planets), celestial trunks, earth signs, cycles and time circles (hours) a philosophically shaped overall context emerges - the so-called "4-pillar astrology" (sizhu Suanming) according to western aspects. Since the hours, days, months and years (columns) are laid out according to both the heavenly stems and the branches of the earth, the result is a life calculation according to "eight signs" (bazi Suanming). The complexity is so extensive that the results of the calculation have been used since the 10th century as an integral part of Chinese culture for personal development or for diagnosing the causes of illness. Bazi Suanming experts often take on the role of psychological or medical advisor.

This information also enables Feng Shui consultants to understand personal energy and compare it with the Qi of the home or business in order to create a coherent atmosphere. Other areas of application are the promotion of the disposition of children, personality analyzes for effective life planning, personnel deployment planning, partner counseling or behavioral training. The findings of Bazi Suanming are also used in Chinese pharmacological therapy, for example to create individual treatment plans.

For the Chinese, wisdom means looking at yourself with a smile and making the most of your skill. What is your skill? Test the BaZi horoscope calculator now!

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