The ancient Chinese Yin Yang scholars applied the Five Element theory to the Chinese Calendar. Now we can convert each birthday and time using the Chinese Fortune Calendar and then calculate the weights of the Five Elements for Chinese astrological use. For example
There are four columns with eight Chinese characters. Chinese call this chart Four Pillars or Eight
Characters. The Year column is the information about your ancestor or
early age. The Month column is the information about your parents or growing age. The Day
column is the information about you (upper character) and your spouse (lower character) or
adult age. The Hour column is the information about kids or late age. Because the
Day column represents you, you are black cow (water cow), not brown
tiger from year.
From the Chinese Fortune Calendar, we can convert Eight Characters into Five Elements.
The first column in the chart is YOU. YOU is the element of your same type. So YOU
includes you and your brothers (sisters) and friends.
The second column is KIDS. KIDS is the element that comes out from YOU. So KIDS includes
your children, your expression to the outside world or something that comes out from your
mind or body.
This third column is MONEY. MONEY is made by something coming out from your brain or
body. That's why MONEY hurts your body. MONEY is our enemy. Sometimes MONEY has the
information about our father, because he brings the money to our family.
This fourth column is JOB. JOB is something that gives YOU pressure or trouble. So JOB is
your job, something that may make you nervous and sometimes is your children (i.e. You
have the pressure to support them). That's why JOB hurts you. JOB is our enemy.
This fifth column is MOM. MOM includes your mother, baby sitter, mentor and the persons who
support or protect you. MOM is our best friend.
There are many ways (theories) to do this. Here are
some simple ways. The basic concept is balancing the five elements.
Find the smallest score for the lucky element. Metal has only 18. So Metal is the lucky element.
Cold and Hot
If the scores from Metal and Water are much
greater than the scores from any other elements, then the combination of five elements is
too cold and the lucky element is Fire. If the scores from Fire and Earth are much greater than the scores from any other
elements, then the combination of five elements is too hot and the lucky element is
Foe and Friend
Foe is Money and Job, which give you pressure all the time. Mom is your friend always.
If the scores from Foe are much greater than
the scores from You and your friend, then You and Mom are the lucky elements. If the
scores from Foe are much less than the
scores from You and your friend, then Money and Job are the lucky elements. The total of
Metal and Water is 18+49 = 67 and the total of Fire and Soil is 30+226 = 256. Therefore
the lucky elements are Metal and Water.
If the score of Job is much greater than
the score of You, then Mom is the lucky element to release the power of Job and gives
you more strength. If the score of You is much
greater than the score of Money, then Kid is the lucky element to release the energy of
You and makes more Money for you.
This website uses the Smallest Score method. So the lucky element this website picked for you might not be the best selection. So you need to verify the lucky element using different methods. The Cold and Hot method is the most important way to determine the lucky element, since Cold and Hot are Yin and Yang.
The Foe and Friend method and Bottleneck apply the balance concept and are used by astrologers all the time.
The Foe and Friend method facilitates finding your Second Lucky Element.