I was recently chatting with a friend about her child, Jazzel. She remarked that Jazzel was much more smiley and passionate than her elder brother of 3 years, Jarrel. She reasoned that it must have been due to her emotional and physical condition of her pregnancy when she was carrying her babies. She explained that when she was pregnant with Jazzel, she underwent less stress at work and also consumed more tonic, thus probably contributing to why Jazzel was more smiley and passionate.
While I did not disagree with her, I highlighted another very important factor from a Chinese Metaphysics point of view that resulted in such a huge difference between Jazzel and Jarrel. According to BaZi theory. Jazzel was born in the season of summer while Jarrel was born in the season of winter. As such, while Jazzel is passionate, Jarrel is in the exact opposite spectrum of being aloof despite both babies inheriting the same genes from the same set of parents. So while genes and environment have always been viewed as the two key components that affect one’s character, this case illustrated the need for our society to recognise month of birth as another key determinant of character.
How to broadly determine the characteristics of people born in certain periods of the year?
The way to assess this is to consider the BaZi season and month of birth of the person. BaZi season of birth is closely linked to the four seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer in the BaZi context usually starts somewhere in Feb 4 or Feb 5 of each year and one month typically contains about 30 days while one season contains about 91 days.
People born in the spring months are usually kind and creative. Those born in the third month of spring will differ slightly in that they do not display their creative traits as much, but yet they do possess innate creative instincts. Empirical evidence can be seen that a higher percentage of artistes, especially those in the music industry, are born in the months of spring.
People born in the summer months are usually passionate and expressive. Those born in the third month of summer will differ slightly by being passively expressive (eg sulking or crying are more commonly seen in their form of expression). People born in the months of summer are usually good actors or actresses or are suited to be in the service industry.
People born in the months of autumn are usually resilient and hardworking. Those born in the third month of autumn will differ slightly in that they are more trustworthy. People born in the months of autumn are typically suited to be lawyers or legal enforcers.
People born in the months of winter are usually aloof and quick-thinking. Those born in the third month of winter will differ slightly to the extent they are more pragmatic. People born in the months of winter are suited to be businessmen or consultants whereby analytical, quick-thinking and objectivity are key traits that will bring success in this industry.
As BaZi character determination are also affected by other variables besides month of birth, there will be some people who do not conform to general patterns of their month or season or birth. To zoom into the details of a person’s BaZi, it is better to learn how to read or consult BaZi professionals.
About the Author:
Ken Toh is a Fengshui Practitioner in private practice. He specialises in BaZi, ZWDS, Flying Star Fengshui, I-Ching and other Chinese Metaphysics tools. His blog is at Fengshuiforward.com!
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