Chinese Astrology Revealed Using the Four Pillars of Destiny Method

One of the oldest forms of astrology is the type practiced by the Chinese that goes back many centuries. Chinese astrology is extremely complex and difficult for an ordinary person to understand deeply. Therefore, most people simply focus on the characteristics of the Chinese zodiac animals based on the year of birth. The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are, in order, the rat or mouse, the ox or cow, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the sheep or lamb, the monkey, the rooster or the chicken, the dog and the pig. But a Chinese astrology reading done by an expert would go much deeper than just explaining the animal traits and go into the month, day and time of birth.

In fact, the most popular form of Chinese astrology readings is based on the four pillars of destiny. The Four Pillars of Destiny originated and became popular during the Tang Dynasty in China. It focused on tapping into a person’s Chinese zodiac for the core of the reading. A significant evolution then occurred during the Song Dynasty which uses the day stem instead of the year branch to predict a person’s fortune, health, wealth, life and marriage. Today, the modifications that the Song Dynasty applied to Chinese astrology are the basis of the Four Pillars approach for the Chinese.

As you can imagine, a reading that applies the Four Pillars of Destiny method that takes into account the time of birth, day, month and year is much more detailed and accurate than a generic reading based solely on the Birth Year. However, it is this same daunting level of complexity that prevents the general population from understanding and embracing the intricacies of the Four Pillars of Destiny method. Next time, learn to look beyond the basic Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig of the Chinese Zodiac when understanding Chinese astrology reading and destiny.