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It is called Bā Zì (八字), Eight Characters, because each of the four pillars (representing the year, month, day, and hour of one’s birth, respectively) is represented by two characters; one character for a “Heavenly Stem” representing positive (陽; Yang) and one character for an “Earthly Branch” representing (陰; Yin). There are 10 Heavenly Stems (天干, Tiān Gān) and 12 Earthly Branches (地支, Dì Zhī ). The 12-zodiac-animal reference is a folkloric representation of the 12 Earthly Branches.

10 Heavenly Stems (天干) and Positive-Negative (陰陽) Five Elements (五行):

  1. Tree (甲)  : Positive Wood
  2. Flower (乙)  : Negative Wood
  3. Sun (丙)  : Positive Fir
  4. Candle Light (丁)  : Negative Fire
  5. Rock (戊)  : Positive Soil
  6. Mud (己)  : Negative Soil
  7. Sword (庚)  : Positive Metal
  8. Gold Bracelet (辛)  : Negative Metal
  9. River (壬) : Positive Water
  10. Dew (癸) : Negative Water


12 Earthly Branches (干支):

  1. Tiger (寅) : Positive Tree
  2. Rabbit (卯) : Negative Tree
  3. Dragon (辰) : Positive Soil
  4. Snake (巳 ) : Negative Fire
  5. Horse (午) : Positive Fire
  6. Goat (未)  : Negative Soil
  7. Monkey (申)  : Positive Metal
  8. Rooster (酉)  : Negative Metal
  9. Dog (戌)  : Positive Soil
  10. Pig (亥)  : Negative Water
  11. Rat (子)  : Positive Water
  12. Ox (牛) : Negative Soil


The schools are the Scholarly School and the Professional School.

The Scholarly School began with Xú Zi Píng (徐子平) at the beginning of the Song Dynasty Xú founded the pure theoretical basis of the system.