Chart One: January 24, 1947 1:28 p.m.Hour Day Month YearJi Gui Xin Bing
Yin Earth Yin Water Yin Metal Yang Fire
Wei Mao Chou Xu
Yin Earth Yin Wood Yin Earth Yang Earth
: 1 yang earth, 3 yin earth, 1 yin water, 1 yin metal, 1 yin wood, 1yang fire.
: Chou month of birth is late winter – the weather is cold. The time of dayis afternoon, but the day is a bit overcast or cloudy (yin water). The predominant yinearth (mud) is hard. A small patch of dormant grass (yin wood) is overwhelmed in scale by all the earth. A small knife lies on the ground, but there is not enough metal to helpcontrol the earth.What can be added to the canvas to brighten up the image of a cold, dreary day and a bleak landscape? Fire, wood, and metal are needed to balance the design. The image of a bright sun or the inclusion of a warm fire enhances the painting. Stately evergreen treeswill help to control the strong earth, as will additional metal - especially in the ground to“root” the metal stem on top.
Chart Two: January 30, 1958 11:51 a.m.
Although the birth date is quite similar to Chart One, a different picture emerges:
Hour Day Month YearBing Ding Gui Ding
Yang Fire Yin Fire Yin water Yin Fire
Wu Wei Chou You
Yin Fire Yin Earth Yin Earth Yin Metal(Ding stem)
: 3 yin fire, 1 yang fire, 2 yin earth, 1 yin metal, 1 yin water.
This is a very good chart. It is a late winter day (Chou month –when earthis strong and the weather is cold and frozen); however, the sun (Bing) is out, with a fewclouds (Gui). The weather is not that cold with all the Ding, the ground is warming upwith Wu, even though it is a little cold and hard with You and Wei. It is a great day to beoutdoors. All the fire contained in this chart is quite fortunate, as that is the elementneeded to “warm up” the sketch. More water would make the day cold and uninviting, so