Four Pillars of Destiny

The Four Pillars of Destiny or Bazi is a Chinese astrological system whereby a person’s destiny or fate can be divined by the two sexagenary cycle characters assigned to their birth year, month, day, and hour. This type of astrology is used widely across Asia.

Years, months, days and hours are all assigned one of the ten Celestial Stems and one of the twelve Earthly Branches in the sexagenary cycle. A person’s fortune can be determined by looking up the branch and stem characters for each of these four parts of their birth time.