celestial animal

INTRODUCTION

In the middle part of the Zi Ping Bazi card we find Earthy Branches representing earthy, materialized energy of the Sun (year column), the Moon (month column) end the Earth (day and hour column).

They are represented symbolically with pictures of the animals: Zi – rat is Yang Water, Chou – ox is Yin Earth, Yin – tiger is Yang Wood, Mao – rabbit is Yin Wood, Chen – dragon is Yang Earth, Si – snake is Yin Fire, Wu – horse is Yang Fire, Wei – Goat is Yin Earth, Shen – monkey is Yang Metal, You – rooster is Yin Metal, Shu – dog is Yang Earth and Hai – pig is Yin Water. Earthy Branches and Heavenly Stems could be Yang or Yin having certain energy of five elements.

The people talking about Chinese horoscope mention one of twelve animals mentioned above. This is Earthy Branch of the year column of Zi Ping Bazi astrological card, representing year of our birth.

Knowing Earthy branch of the year column bring us insight of 12,5% information of our Zi Ping Bazi astrological card. Animal governing the year (year column) represents our forefathers. In antiquity the people strove to comply their parents, grandparents and forefathers, therefore the year of birth was important referential point for their astrologer. But in the present times the astrologer looks in it for information about our actions in society and friends, how we think or emote and respond to the surroundings, how much we travel and how big support of our forefathers we have.

Earthy Branch in the month column represents our parents, superiors and career.

Earthy Branch in the day column represents our spouse, relationships and domestic matters.

Earthy Branch in the hour column represents our children, health, subordinates, ideas and passions.

EDUCATION

We get to know the traits of twelve Earthy Branches in the Year Column of the Zi Ping Bazi astrological card:

1st level;

Zi – Rat is the first Earthy Branch. Zi - Rat is smart, inventive, curious and active. Finding it in the year column it foretells you achieve your potential as early as in the youth all in accordance with your wishes with commitment, stability and constancy. You can have successful business.

2nd level;

Zi – Rat likes to socialize and it lives full life. It likes the intellectual challenges more than physical. But it enjoy passionately

3rd level;

Although it appears outwardly calm, maturely and charming, it can experience »emotional storms« inside.

 

1st level;

Chou – Ox is the second Earthy Branch. Finding it in the year column foretells a harder childhood which give you élan to become better and diligent person. You achieve the goals and success in business working diligently and putting a lot of effort in it. If you don`t get a sufficient support of your parents and the family, you can occasionally feel lonely.

2nd level;

Chou – Ox person is decisive, inflexible, calm, gentle, stable, loud and vital.  You always take care for safety, you safe for »difficult« days, you invest carefully and sometimes you like to boast. You possess a lot of patience, compassion and meditative mind, which help you to perform every task and to achieve great goals.

3rd level;

Chou – Ox person could be also a quiet manipulator. You have to be careful that your need of safety and stability don`t become possessiveness, obsession and excessive authoritarianism.

 

1st level;

Yin – Tiger is the third Earthy Branch. Finding it in the year column it represents elegant, attractive and talented person having a great potential to help others.

2nd level;

You as Yin – Tiger person is creative, independent, competent, strong, fascinating, friendly careful and a good planner. In the meantime when you create safe and certain future, you are ambitious. You like to stand out.

3rd level;

Yin – Tiger person could be selfish, dominant, cold, calculating and being haughty. You are able to use all these traits to provide the position of leader or revolutionist in life or job. You have to cultivate patience and unselfishness.

 

1st level;

Mao – Rabbit is the fourth Earthy Branch. If you have it in the year column you have usually stabile life and firmly standing business. You achieve your summit in the middle age. You like comfort and comfortable life.

2nd level;

Mao – Rabbit person is clever, compassionate, pleasant, gentle and competent.

3rd level;

You as Mao – Rabbit don`t like obstacles, complications and other undesirable interruptions. However easy ways lure you to laziness, indecision and confusion. Emphasizing of comfort, higher and material status are your strong source of temptations.

 

1st level;

Chen – Dragon is the fifth Earthy Branch. If you have it in the year column you have usually unsteady youth, moving to and fro when you try various possibilities, You are competent to achieve your goals and have successful business, if you are able to think and plan soberly being devoted what you really wish.

2nd level;

Chen – Dragon person is young, ambitious, brave, passionate, aggressive and bossy. You know what you want and you know your way. So you can be a builder of empire. You maintain control of your money and change it in profit. You have a power to start up all around you. You like to start new efforts, especially if you manage them, because you want to be emperor.

3rd level;

Inside of person circulate strong flows of uncertainty and nervousness. Fight between fear and success, creates a feeling that something unexpected will happen. Sometimes you are too protective, but it`s good to have you as a support in the time of crisis.

 

1st level;

Si – Snake is the sixth Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents elegant and wise person. You have potential to carry out great things to the others by teaching and consulting them. You have to cultivate your warmth. You don`t shut yourself off when you find yourself in conflict.

2nd level;

Si – Snake is clever attractive, charming, mystic and subtle. In the art you can achieve a high status. Your intuition, wisdom, curiosity, sedate and stimulating nature help you to achieve goals and dreams.

3rd level;

Si – Snake could be also considerably conceited, voracious or lazy and slow. You hide your emotions and ambitions and protect your privacy carefully. Mood swings could break your concentration and disturb your life balance.

 

1st level;

Wu – Horse is the seventh Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents the person living an excitingly life. You can be successful in business as early as in the youth. If you persist and don`t stop in the trouble times, you can achieve really great goals. Openness, vivaciousness, passion and enthusiasm help you to realize these aims.

2nd level;

Wu – Horse is persistent, strong, adventurous and of open mind. You are often successful in promotion and show. You find security when you stand »firmly« on solid ground and stick your »pockets«.

3rd level;

Wu – Horse is easily upset, arrogant or gets excited. Intolerance is not unknown to it, as well as furiousness because of excess of certain restrictions. Sometimes it react »hot« as midday Sun, some other time it fight while it is too proud to drag itself on mud.

 

1st level;

Wei – Goat is eighth Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents artistic, innovative, creative, calm and a good-natured person. You are talented to improve things and you look constantly for chances for the future. When you give yourself up to the job enjoying it really, you are able to achieve a great success.

2nd level;

You as Wei – Goat are careful, obedient, compassionate, polite and full of knowledge, therefore you often find yourself as comforter (in the roll of comforter). You have a good sense of show and marketing. You are persistent, steadfast and stable but also softhearted, sweet and charming. That helps you to finish jobs and to achieve the highest goals. Although you are shy, reserved and quiet by nature, you really enjoy finding yourself in groups or crowds of people.

3rd level;

Wei – Goat is a rather indecisive, passive, concerned, conceited and sensitive too much.

 

1st level;

Shen – Monkey is the ninth Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents clever, inventive, settled and cautious person. Monkey is sociable and it like to command and motivate therefore it often find itself in the roll of leader. If it evolves patience, it achieves a high position and great goals.

2nd level;

Shen – Monkey easily adjusts itself to any situation and change respectively. In society it dazzles with its intelligentsia, attention, creativity and elegance.

3rd level;

Shen – Monkey should be impetuous, buffoonish, opportunistic, disorderly and unorganized. It is sometimes scandalous but it usually saves itself with neat meandering.

 

1st level;

You – Rooster is the tenth Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents sociable, intelligent and responsible person. It likes to delegate and control, it yearns for status and it has a sense for style, therefore it often find itself in the roll of the successful leader. It has to evolve flexibility and mellowness, which bring it easier life without conflicts.

2nd level;

You – Rooster is organised and ambitious. It has a strong intuition and it is competent to predict something to conclude, therefore it concludes tasks very good often by adding interesting surprise. It has special sense for art and it radiates being in the centre of attention, so it easily appears on the stage.

3rd level;

You – Rooster should be show-off, arrogant and too pride. It places a great importance on its appearance and its self-image. (It cares about its appearance and has a good self-image)

 

1st level;

Xu – Dog is the eleventh Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents a stable and talented person. Xu – Dog often achieves its goals before its thirty-fifth year. It well judges people and has a sense for justice.

2nd level;

Xu – Dog is wise, trustworthy, loyal and careful. It finds warmly word, support and advice for everyone. It is builder and sponsor of the art, possessing an artistic streak, a talent of presentation and creativity.

3rd level;

Xu – Dog should be too sensitive, stubborn, evasive and cynical. It is afraid that other people are not so just and faithful to it then it is to them. It can experience deep disappointment because of its idealism and expectations.

 

1st level;

Hai – Pig is the twelfth Earthy Branch. In the year column it represents a tidy, kind, clever, curious and trustworthy person. It can surmount life tests with a wisdom, tenderness and persistence.

2nd level;

Hai – Pig is a diligent, progressive and persistent. It is able to collect money. It is a symbol of happiness and money, because it predicts a new birth. The people admire its good-heartedness, tolerance, pleasure, compassion, courage and its leadership competences.

3rd level;

Hai – Pig should be too naive, vulnerable, irritable, possessive, jealous and doubtful. Needing the comfort it can exaggerate and it becomes too conceited, materialistic, stingy or disorderly.

 

SUPPORTING, SURPASSING AND ACHIEVEMENT

Each one of the twelve Earthy Branches in the year column has certain weaknesses. It should be necessary to exceed them if you want to calm the forefathers, and to have better social life. Each of twelve Earthy branches also has certain advantages, which help you to refine your character and to achieve mental and spiritual independence.