Yin Fire Daymaster Case Study: The Need For Sustainability


Posted On Last updated May 31, 2020 | Published on May 31, 2020

Like the Yin version of any other element, Yin Fire is the kind of Fire we use in day-to-day life. It’s the kind of fire where can be used, manipulated and controlled by human beings. This is the reason why it’s represented by a small flame – it could be from a candle, a stove or even a furnace. The point is to see Yin Fire as something you can put to very practical use in other to make life better for yourself.

People who epitomize the positive side of Yin Fire are known to be very courteous and they follow social etiquette extremely well. Mild-mannered most of the time, they are also known to be kind and nurturing in a very subtle way. The negative side of Yin Fire is that they might sometimes bend backwards too much for others and might contantly waver in their decisions. Whether the positive or negative side of Yin Fire manifests, again, depends on the overall quality of one’s chart.

Yin Fire Daymaster Example

To put it in a very layperson manner: The best Yin Fire charts are ones where you can tell the flame is burning in a controlled and sustainable manner. You don’t want Yin Fire to burn uncontrollable and take up the characteristics of Yang Fire, and neither do you want a small flame like Yin Fire to extinguish so easily. Balance is everything.

Taking the above BaZi chart as an example: Although the Yin Fire above is not burning uncontrollably, it is definitely not burning in a sustainable manner either. The story the chart above paints is one where Yin Fire will extinguish anytime soon. I know what everyone is thinking, and it’s that the Yin Fire Daymaster above is considered strong, so why is it unsustainable? If your assumption is that having a lot of Wood equates to Yin Fire burning sustainably, then you’ve yet to grasp the fundamentals of BaZi and Chinese metaphysics.

Direct Resource may be considered one of the four auspicious ‘gods’ in BaZi, but please don’t fall into the trap of thinking they don’t have a negative side. The four auspicious ‘god’ in BaZi are only auspicious when the right conditions are met. It’s just that we call them auspicious ‘gods’ because when your chart needs them and they appear, you would be considered extremely fortunate.

If you generate the above BaZi chart using Zi Wei Dou Shu, ou’ll realize the chart holder is born under Tai Yin is a very weak position. The negative side of Tai Yin, representing the moon, will manifest. Such chart holders can be very pessimistic and can be very withdrawn, because the the Yin polarity is taken too much to the extreme. This will not be expressed in BaZi because we can clearly see Yang Stems and Branches appearing. However, we can see Yin Fire being suffocated an an expression of Tai Yin‘s negativity.

The biggest pity in the above chart is that the critical beneficial elements come under direct harm which means it has a ‘broken’ chart structure which severely drags down the quality of the chart. Such ‘broken’ structures are extremely dependent on the “Luck Pillars”/Elemental Phases because we’ll need mitigating elements to come into the picture to remedy this.

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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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