In my previous blogs, I have written the different characteristics of each of the 10 Day Masters. In this blog, we will further explore how five elements and 10 gods in our natal chart shape who we are.
First we look at the characteristics of the five elements:
- Metal=Justice & righteous
- Water= Intelligence & wisdom
- Wood= Kindness & humanity
- Fire= Courtesy & respect
- Earth= Trustworthiness
The above is the main characteristics of each element. However, if we want to know a person’s true nature, we need to look at all the elements presented in the natal chart, their strength (strong, balanced or weak qi) and whether they are favorable or unfavorable elements to the DM. When one element is unfavorable or too strong without control, then the person of the natal chart would possess more of the negative characteristic of that element. For example:
A weak Ding fire DM with strong water element, though water element is unfavorable to the DM, there are also wood and earth elements to control water, then this person would be polite, value good manners and very intelligent.
Now let’s a look at the characteristics of the 10 Gods by whether if it is favorable or unfavorable to the DM (read The 10 Gods to find more information):
- Direct officer
Favorable: Just, honest, reasonable, obey laws & norms, prefer routine and organized approach, possess good management skills and can achieve high position in either government or large company if the quality of the direct officer is good in natal chart
Unfavorable : inflexible, poor self-control, disliking responsibility and commitment, lacking imagination and creativeness, not suitable for seeking personal development in government or a large company if the quality of the direct officer is poor,
- Indirect officer/Qi Sha
Favorable: resourceful, initiative, courageous, resolute, charismatic, possessing good problem solving skills
Unfavorable: aggressive, hot tempter, extremeness, abusing one’s power, rebellious, Can be ruthless, bully or blood thirsty if the Qi Sha star is too strong and lack of other element to control it.
- Direct resource
Favorable: kind, patient, caring, merciful, valuing one’s reputation and inner-fulfillment
Unfavorable: lacking self-independency, easily offended, unreliable, naive, indecisive.
- Indirect resource
Favorable: detail-oriented, sensitive, imaginative, highly intuitive
Unfavorable: suspicious, cutting corners, lacking focus, overly caring insignificant matters.
- Direct wealth
Favorable: frugal, sagacious, diligent, industrious, practical
Unfavorable: penny-pincher, selfish, insatiable
- Indirect wealth
Favorable: generous, energetic, entrepreneurial, associable
Unfavorable: lacking money management skill, impulsive, irritable, risky behavior tendency
- Eating god
Favorable: Smart, creative, meticulous, self-contained, gentle, virtuous, enjoy freedom and good food
Unfavorable: having too high expectation, sometimes overly thinking tendency
- Hurting officer
Favorable: artistic, tenanted, willful, optimistic, dynamic, outspoken
Unfavorable: arrogant, tendency to use hurtful language, judgmental, lacking social skills.
Favorable : calm, confident, determined, strong will power
Unfavorable: Self-centered, stubborn
- Rob wealth
Favorable: sociable, caring & generous with friends, competitive
Unfavorable: double personality, jealous, crafty, cunning, not very caring toward family member
The above are the main traits of each 10 gods. When we look at a natal chart, other than analysising the strength of the elements presented in a person’s natal chart, we also check how the 10 gods interact with each other, the qi quality of the 10 gods and whether they are favorable to the DM.