BaZi Case Studies Articles

BaZi “Useful Gods” (用神): When It’s Not Doing Its Job

What's perhaps the most difficult thing in BaZi is identifying what the "Useful God" of the chart is. "Useful God" refers to the term 用神 ('yong shen') in BaZi where 申 ('shen') refers to the 10 'Gods' we use in BaZi. Each and every single chart will have its own...

Direct Officer BaZi Case Study: When Auspicious ‘Gods’ Aren’t So

You took a course on BaZi conducted by a famous practitioner. Congratulations. But again, please don't be so naive and arrogant to think that you are ready to decipher a BaZi chart. The Ten 'Gods' in BaZi are one of the first few things you will get in touch with as...

Vladimir Putin’s BaZi Chart: A Case Study On His Rise & Fall

Unless you're a frog in a well, I'm sure you know what's going on in the world now. It prompted me to take a look at Putin's BaZi chart to try to understand why someone would want to do something he did and leave such an atrocious legacy behind. I know it's been a...

Peach Blossom In BaZi: The Different Nature & Types Of Romance

Peach Blossom, also known as 'Tao Hua' (桃花), is generally used to measure someone's affinity with the opposite gender, attractiveness, and when romance will occur. Having Peach Blossom 'luck' is arguably something everyone would like to have in their charts. It just...