Using BaZi To Assess Pregnancy and Health Issues


Posted On Last updated May 19, 2020 | Published on Oct 18, 2016

Before I begin, I’d just like to take this opportunity to announce that I got into a relationship with someone recently and I can’t begin to describe how lucky I feel to have finally found a kind, selfless partner to share my life with. She. Is. Amazing.

Anyways, I hope everyone has been well! I just recovered from mild food poisoning from eating some cheesecake gone bad, and through the repeated visits to the toilet and my partner teasing me about the stomach cramps I was having, I thought I’d take some time to touch on a topic that few people actually ask me about – their health.


I do check in with some of my clients from time to time to see how they are doing, and I got a piece of really good news today! The above client approached me for a feng shui audit earlier this year in May to do an analysis of their house as well as their 八字。My client unfortunately had a miscarriage some time in March, and was worried that the house had something to do with it.

My initial analysis showed that the house did have some small issues and may not be good for children in the long run. The house structure is under 坎门,离主,艮灶。Meaning the door is in the North sector; master bedroom is in the South sector and the kitchen is in the Northeast sector. The original text from 《阳宅三要》is as such:

门主配八灶 - 艮灶与主相生,门与相克,犯五鬼,小儿不利,妇女刁恶,重娶妻妾。

I’ve always argued that the house you end up in and your BaZi is linked somehow, and unless there is some form of intervention in the house selection, it is extremely likely that you’ll end up in a house that parallels your 八字 chart. This is yet another example of this. Let’s break down the 八字 chart and pick out the main bits related to health and and children:

– In Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the health of the kidneys are very closely tied to the health of the reproductive organs. According to the 5 elements, Water represents the kidneys. You will see that Water is being converted into Wood during her current 大运, so it’s a bit weakened. On top of that, the 丁火 in the current phase also comes in to disturb Water a little.

– What’s even more important is the analysis of whether or not someone can be pregnant and have children is assessing the elements representing the child. As a Fire person, Earth (食神 and 伤官) represents the children, and given that the current 大运 see 亥卯未三合木局, the whole chart becomes very unconducive for the Earth element to exist, making it unsuitable for pregnancy. Do note that the March period is 卯 as well, which amplifies the 亥卯未三合木局 in her chart to amplify the assault to Earth.

The client did tell me that they wish to try for a baby this year, and I told them the biggest chance would be during autumn where Wood is being controlled and the weakest, most likely during 酉月 which just ended 2 weeks ago. The reason why it has to be 酉月 is because it will clash with 卯 and break the 亥卯未 Wood combination. Second reason being 申酉戌三会金局 also forms. To my pleasant surprise, my client shared with me that she recently discovered she is pregnant, and I am really happy for her!

A lot of clients ask me if it’s possible to see the number of children they’ll have – the answer is “yes” but with some caveats. We need to take into account that the modern day and age is different from the past, and with the advancement of medical technology and contraceptives, getting the number of children right is a lot more challenging. We have come to a point where we can intervene nature’s processes, so deductions using 八字will definitely be affected to. When assessing someone’s 八字 chart these days, the most practitioners can do is to tell which years you’ll have the most affinity or in other words which year you’ll really ‘feel’ like and be able to have children assuming your health is alright based on what they see on the charts.

Allow me to touch on the topic of health briefly. I can’t stress how important it is to take care of it. If you wish to change your fate, health is definitely a prerequisite. With a healthy body and mind, you can achieve almost anything and it’s only common sense. Just imagine, with good health, you’ll be more motivated; more inspired; you’ll feel better and your relationships improve as well. It’s one of the very core foundations to what makes a good life.

There are many ways to assess health based on someone’s 八字 chart. I won’t go into the advanced techniques here, but in essence it’s really about balancing the chart and observing what are the beneficial and non-beneficial elements and their interactions with each other. Each organ is represented by a particular element, and depending on the interactions within the natal chart and the Luck Phases, we can deduce where the health problems will come from. I’m currently reading 《黄帝内经》now hoping to learn a few things so that I can take care of my health better.

But yes, if you wish to change your fate, you cannot neglect your health. Do invest time into reading up and finding out how you take better care of yourself. If you know of a really good Chinese sinsei, do get their opinions as well and see what you can do to improve the functions of your organs better.

Take care of your healths everyone!

​- Sean

For a more comprehensive case study on child-planning and health, please refer to the blog post here: Using BaZi & Zi Wei Dou Shu To Predict Pregnancy Complications

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Written by Sean Chan

Sean Chan is Asia's leading Chinese metaphysics consultant specializing in BaZi, Zi Wei Dou Shu, Qi Men Dun Jia, and Feng Shui. A thought leader in the field, Sean's been featured on Channel NewsAsia, Rice Media, 联合早报, The New York Times Style Magazine and other local media. He blogs regularly about various topics surrounding Chinese metaphysics and aims to educate the public about the field.

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