Entering the Feng Shui period 9, many are curious about their fortunes. Is it really easier to encounter ghosts with a light BaZi 八字 (Eight Characters of birth time)? And how does this tie in with the most luckiest zodiac sign in 2024?
How can you determine the weight of your BaZi, especially when considering the lucky Chinese zodiac signs in 2024?
The weight of one’s destiny, viewed through the lens of Chinese metaphysics, can be likened to physiognomy. It remains a popular folk reference, and considering its millennia-old tradition, there’s a deep-seated belief in its value and reasoning.
But beyond these curiosities, what does your BaZi reveal about the broader picture of your life?
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What is the ‘(Eight Characters) BaZi Weight?
The “Weight of the Eight Characters”, also known as “Life Weighing Technique”, “Bone Weighing of the Eight Characters”, “Weight Measurement of the Eight Characters”, is a simple and widely known fortune-telling method.
By using the lunar birth data of year, month, day, and hour, one can calculate one’s “bone weight”, which represents the weight of their Eight Characters.
This Bazi weight is expressed in traditional Chinese units of measurement (liang and qian), and one can refer to a similar guide called the “Bone Weighing Song” to predict one’s overall fate and fortune throughout their life.
In the Four Pillars of Destiny, the earthly branches have the most significant influence on a person’s fate. The technique of weighing one’s life is particularly focused on the influence of one’s birth hour on their destiny, emphasizing and simplifying its meaning.
Generally speaking, individuals with a heavier Eight Characters are blessed with good fortune, longevity, or are born into a prosperous family. Those with a lighter Eight Characters might come from a poorer background or lack societal status, potentially leading to less luck and wealth.
However, while it’s commonly said that those with heavy Eight Characters aren’t afraid of ghosts and those with light ones tend to see impure entities, there’s no definitive link between the weight of the Eight Characters and supernatural sensitivities.
Origin of the ‘(Eight Characters) BaZi Weight’
The “Weight of the Eight Characters” is said to have been founded by the famous fate expert Liu Bowen. However, this claim hasn’t received support from the fate-studying community. Some believe it was created by Shao Yong or Yuan Tiangang, a master of arts and numerology during the Tang Dynasty’s Zhenguan era.
Ultimately, the true origin remains uncertain. The design principle of the weight calculation is based on the year (12 zodiac signs in a 60-year cycle), month (1-12), day (1-30), and hour (12 two-hour periods).
Each variable is assigned a specific weight, which, when combined, results in a range of 51 possible weights. Heavier weights are typically considered better.
Each weight corresponds to a verse from the “Bone Weighing Song” that provides a general prediction.
However, compared to the in-depth studies of destiny analysis using the Eight Characters, Purple Star Astrology, or the I Ching divination, the “Weight of the Eight Characters” is a relatively simplistic method. Its simplicity, however, has allowed it to remain popular, serving as a go-to fortune-telling tool for many.
How to Calculate the BaZi Weight Easily?
he calculation of Bazi weight requires summing the values of four variables: the year, month, day, and hour of birth, based on the lunar calendar. You can either use an online Bazi weight calculator or refer to the chart below to compute it manually.
Birth Year Categorized By Zodiac:
|Rat||甲子 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1924, 1984
|丙子 (1 liang 6 qian)|
Year: 1936, 1996
|戊子 (1 liang 5 qian)|
Year: 1888, 1948, 2008
|庚子 (7 qian)|
Year: 1900, 1960, 2020
|壬子 (5 qian)|
Year: 1912, 1972
|Ox||乙丑 (9 qian)|
Year: 1925, 1985
|丁丑 (8 qian)|
Year: 1937, 1997
|己丑 (8 qian)|
Year: 1889, 1949, 2009
|辛丑 (7 qian)|
Year: 1901, 1961, 2021
|癸丑 (7 qian)|
Year: 1913, 1973
|Tiger||丙寅 (6 qian)|
Year: 1926, 1986
|戊寅 (8 qian)|
Year: 1938, 1998
|庚寅 (9 qian)|
Year: 1890, 1950, 2010
|壬寅 (9 qian)|
Year: 1902, 1962, 2022
|甲寅 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1914, 1974
|Rabbit||丁卯 (7 qian)|
Year: 1927, 1987
|己卯 (1 liang 9 qian)|
Year: 1939, 1999
|辛卯 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1891, 1951, 2011
|癸卯 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1903, 1963, 2023
|乙卯 (8 qian)|
Year: 1915, 1975
|Dragon||戊辰 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1928, 1988
|庚辰 (1 liang 2 qian)|
Year: 1940, 2000
|壬辰 (1 liang)|
Year: 1892, 1952, 2012
|甲辰 (8 qian)|
Year: 1904, 1964, 2024
|丙辰 (8 qian)|
Year: 1916, 1976
|Snake||己巳 (5 qian)|
Year: 1929, 1989
|辛巳 (6 qian)|
Year: 1941, 2001
|癸巳 (7 qian)|
Year: 1893, 1953, 2013
|乙巳 (7 qian)|
Year: 1905, 1965, 2025
|丁巳 (6 qian)|
Year: 1917, 1977
|Horse||庚午 (9 qian)|
Year: 1930, 1990
|壬午 (8 qian)|
Year: 1942, 2002
|甲午 (1 liang 5 qian)|
Year: 1894, 1954, 2014
|丙午 (1 liang 3 qian)|
Year: 1906, 1966, 2026
|戊午 (1 liang 9 qian)|
Year: 1918, 1978
|Sheep||辛未 (8 qian)|
Year: 1931, 1991
|癸未 (7 qian)|
Year: 1943, 2003
|乙未 (6 qian)|
Year: 1895, 1955, 2015
|丁未 (5 qian)|
Year: 1907, 1967, 2027
|己未 (6 qian)|
Year: 1919, 1979
|Monkey||壬申 (7 qian)|
Year: 1932, 1992
|甲申 (5 qian)|
Year: 1944, 2004
|丙申 (5 qian)|
Year: 1896, 1956, 2016
|戊申 (1 liang 4 qian)|
Year: 1908, 1968, 2028
|庚申 (8 qian)|
Year: 1920, 1980
|Rooster||癸酉 (8 qian)|
Year: 1933, 1993
|乙酉 (1 liang 5 qian)|
Year: 1945, 2005
|丁酉 (1 liang 4 qian)|
Year: 1897, 1957, 2017
|己酉 (5 qian)|
Year: 1909, 1969, 2029
|辛酉 (1 liang 6 qian)|
Year: 1921, 1981
|Dog||甲戌 (1 liang 5 qian)|
Year: 1934, 1994
|丙戌 (6 qian)|
Year: 1946, 2006
|戊戌 (1 liang 4 qian)|
Year: 1898, 1958, 2018
|庚戌 (9 qian)|
Year: 1910, 1970, 2030
|壬戌 (1 liang)|
Year: 1921, 1982
|Pig||乙亥 (9 qian)|
Year: 1935, 1995
|丁亥 (1 liang 6 qian)|
Year: 1947, 2007
|己亥 (9 qian)|
Year: 1899, 1959, 2019
|辛亥 (1 liang 7 qian)|
Year: 1911, 1971, 2031
|癸亥 (7 qian)|
Year: 1923, 1983
|March||1 liang 8 qian|
|June||1 liang 6 qian|
|August||1 liang 5 qian|
|September||1 liang 8 qian|
|First day||5 qian|
|Second day||1 liang|
|Third day||8 qian|
|Fourth day||1 liang 5 qian|
|Fifth day||1 liang 6 qian|
|Sixth day||1 liang 5 qian|
|Seventh day||8 qian|
|Eighth day||1 liang 6 qian|
|Ninth day||8 qian|
|Tenth day||1 liang 6 qian|
|Eleventh day||9 qian|
|Twelfth day||1 liang 7 qian|
|Thirteenth day||8 qian|
|Fourteenth day||1 liang 7 qian|
|Fifteenth day||1 liang|
|Sixteenth day||8 qian|
|Seventeenth day||9 qian|
|Eighteenth day||1 liang 8 qian|
|Nineteenth day||5 qian|
|Twentieth day||1 liang 5 qian|
|Twenty-first day||1 liang|
|Twenty-second day||9 qian|
|Twenty-third day||8 qian|
|Twenty-fourth day||9 qian|
|Twenty-fifth day||1 liang 5 qian|
|Twenty-sixth day||1 liang 8 qian|
|Twenty-seventh day||7 qian|
|Twenty-eighth day||8 qian|
|Twenty-ninth day||1 liang 6 qian|
|Thirtieth day||6 qian|
Hour of Birth:
|Zi (Midnight)||1 liang 6 qian|
|Chou (1-3am)||6 qian|
|Yin (3-5am)||7 qian|
|Mao (5-7am)||1 liang|
|Chen (7-9am)||9 qian|
|Si (9-11am)||1 liang 6 qian|
|Wu (11am-1pm)||1 liang|
|Wei (1-3pm)||8 qian|
|Shen (3-5pm)||8 qian|
|You (5-7pm)||9 qian|
|Xu (7-9pm)||6 qian|
|Hai (9-11pm)||6 qian|
Analysis of BaZi Weight:
BaZi weighing 2.1 to 3.7 are considered light, while most people usually fall between 3.8 to 5.4. A BaZi weighing from 5.5 to 7.1 is considered heavy. The weight of the BaZi represents the conditions one possesses at birth.
Traditionally, a heavy BaZi indicates wealth and honor, while a light one suggests a more challenging life. However, destiny is only a third preordained; the other two-thirds rely on one’s effort. The weight of BaZi is just for reference, and one shouldn’t be overly concerned about it.
Various weight ranges then follow, each providing a brief destiny interpretation.
Bazi Weight Destiny’s Interpretation Table
|Original (Chinese)||Translation (English)|
|2 liang 1 qian||Short-lived and not fated, it’s called a big misfortune. Lifelong disasters pile up. Frequent calamities and adversities come. Lifelong struggles never bear fruit.|
|2 liang 2 qian||Cold body and bones, lonely and isolated. This fate makes one a beggar. Day after day of toil, in middle age, one merely gets by.|
|2 liang 3 qian||This fate is lightweight. Efforts rarely succeed. Relatives are not supportive; live dispersed elsewhere.|
|2 liang 4 qian||Destined to have neither wealth nor honor; hardship surrounds the household, finding no support from kin, wandering to foreign places in old age.|
|2 liang 5 qian||This fate grants a humble ancestral legacy; the household’s state is unpredictable, kin are as incompatible as water and fire, enduring a lifetime of hard work.|
|2 liang 6 qian||A lifetime spent in relentless pursuit amidst adversity; success comes after leaving one’s roots, later years will bring solace and comfort.|
|2 liang 7 qian||Decisions in life are often made alone; without ancestral support, like a lone warrior, neither youth nor old age bring lasting achievements.|
|2 liang 8 qian||Living life like a drifting dandelion, ancestral assets feel like a dream; unless changing residence or surname, one might move multiple times.|
|2 liang 9 qian||Early years face obstacles; any success or fame comes later in life. After the age of 40, changing location or surname brings fortune.|
|3 liang||Endlessly toiling and seeking amidst hardships; relentless hustle will eventually bring some respite in old age.|
|3 liang 1 qian||Hustling amidst challenges; waiting for the clouds to part and reveal the sun, once the family’s foundation is secured, middle age will be worry-free.|
|3 liang 2 qian||Early endeavors often go awry; but gradually, wealth will flow, by mid-life, prosperity and fame will simultaneously arrive.|
|3 liang 3 qian||Efforts in youth rarely bear fruit; despite one’s best endeavors, fortunes only turn favorable in later years.|
|3 liang 4 qian||This fate suggests joining the monastic life; abundant blessings can be found there. Devoting oneself to worship and chanting promises fulfillment.|
|3 liang 5 qian||Throughout life, fortune remains inconsistent; ancestral foundations seem to wane. Holding onto traditions brings more blessings later on.|
|3 liang 6 qian||No need for incessant toil in life; wealth is preordained. A fortunate star guides you, ensuring success in every endeavor.|
|3 liang 7 qian||Every endeavor seems to falter; siblings offer little aid. Although some ancestral wealth exists, it comes and goes unpredictably.|
|3 liang 8 qian||Noble and refined throughout life; early education leads to recognition. By age thirty-six, a transition from humble to prestigious roles occurs.|
|3 liang 9 qian||In youth, fate doesn’t favor; efforts feel fruitless. Even with diligent plans to establish a household, it seems like a mere dream.|
|4 liang||A life of consistent sustenance and prosperity; every matter is dictated by one’s own will. Past hardships make way for future tranquility.|
|4 liang 1 qian||This destiny is truly unique; exceptionally competent and beyond the ordinary. Mid-life brings even greater joys compared to the past.|
|4 liang 2 qian||Be magnanimous when you can; why furrow your brows? Mid-life will bring prosperity, with fame and fortune arriving together.|
|4 liang 3 qian||Naturally intelligent and graceful; closely associated with the elite. Life’s sustenance is destined, without the need for hardship, prosperity is assured.|
|4 liang 4 qian||All is dictated by fate, no need for desperate pursuits. Early struggles with wealth give way to later contentment.|
|4 liang 5 qian||Pursuits of fame and profit entail hard work early on; relying on brothers and kin is not always fruitful. Support from loved ones may be sparse.|
|4 liang 6 qian||Success is found in every direction; changing residence or name brings even more prosperity. Fortune is vast and predetermined, and prosperity remains consistent.|
|4 liang 7 qian||This fate prospers in the later years; a life of joy with a distinguished spouse and children. Lifelong prosperity is akin to a flowing spring.|
|4 liang 8 qian||Early years are marked by obstacles and poverty; family offers little support. A turn of fortune comes in the later years.|
|4 liang 9 qian||This destiny bears significant blessings; establishing a renowned household is foretold. Throughout life, one is respected and has servants to command.|
|5 liang||Working tirelessly for wealth and reputation; middle age brings both trials and blessings. Old age will shine with wealth, surpassing earlier days.|
|5 liang 1 qian||A lifetime of prosperity, everything falls into place; no need to toil as everything naturally prospers. Kin brings pride, and wealth and blessings are abundant.|
|5 liang 2 qian||A lifetime of success, adept at all tasks; peace comes without effort. Family shines bright and contentment fills the heart.|
|5 liang 3 qian||This fate brings vast blessings; establishing a family and business is within grasp. Life’s needs are preordained, akin to a blessed soul on Earth.|
|5 liang 4 qian||This fate is rich and blessed; one’s literary talents are acknowledged. Abundant food and clothing, truly a blessed person.|
|5 liang 5 qian||Galloping ahead, chasing fame and fortune; early struggles give way to mature plans. When realized, family wealth flourishes, delighting all kin.|
|5 liang 6 qian||This destiny values honor and righteousness; blessings and sustenance are endless. Having tasted all of life’s flavors, a tide of wealth flows in.|
|5 liang 7 qian||Blessings and wealth are abundant, all matters succeed; life is filled with joy and splendor. Esteemed and envied by all, one leads a near-celestial life.|
|5 liang 8 qian||Life’s necessities come naturally; wealth and honor come hand in hand. Recognized as a top scholar, one ascends to prestigious ranks.|
|5 liang 9 qian||Carefully examining this destiny, one stands out with refinement. Destined for scholarly accolades, one rides forth, displaying might and glory.|
|6 liang||A destiny of official position, honor, happiness, longevity, wealth, and salary.|
“Once named on the golden honor roll, one honors ancestors and becomes a great talent; naturally well-provided in clothing and food, fields and wealth become more prosperous.”
|6 liang 1 qian||A destiny with the authority resembling that of wind and thunder.|
“Though not ranked on the golden honor roll at the court, this official is a wealthy person in the world; gifted in intelligence and familiar with scriptures, being highly renowned is an honor.”
|6 liang 2 qian||A destiny of an official position with authority.|
“Born with unending blessings in this destiny, studying will surely bring fame to the family; adorned in purple robes and golden belts, one could become a high-ranking official, sharing in wealth and honor.”
|6 liang 3 qian||A destiny of commanding a vast region, akin to a governor or a noble title.|
“The destiny holder becomes an official with lasting fortune and honor; named on the golden list, one’s fame spreads far and wide.”
|6 liang 4 qian||A destiny of holding a senior official position, like a secretary or minister.|
“This destiny holds unmatched power and authority; dressed in purple robes and golden belts, seated in a high hall, who can rival this prosperity and honor? The name and family legacy will last for centuries.”
|6 liang 5 qian||A destiny of boundless authority, wealth, and prosperity.|
“Upon careful evaluation, this destiny is not lightly blessed; who can contend with such wealth and honor? Establishing and protecting the nation, they are a person of honor, their powerful reputation is heard far and wide.”
|6 liang 6 qian||A destiny akin to a nobleman, prince consort, or prime minister.|
“Individuals of this caliber are indeed fortunate, amassing gold and jade, their hall is ever in spring; always destined for wealth and honor by heaven, named on the golden list and visiting the saintly ruler.”
|6 liang 7 qian||A destiny of renowned fame, where nations come to pay tribute.|
“Born with abundant fortune in this destiny, family and fields are most prosperous; throughout life, there is abundant provision, a lifetime of honor and success in everything.”
|6 liang 8 qian||A destiny of gentleness, happiness, extreme wealth, and great fortune.|
“Seek not painstakingly the blessings of wealth and nobility, a family’s vast fortune needs no planning; a decade unlike the past, the foundation of ancestral property is as unstable as a boat on water.”
|6 liang 9 qian||A destiny of holding a high position, achieving fame and success.|
“You are the star of prosperity in this world, a life of wealth and respect from everyone; even if fortune and status are predestined, one enjoys a lifetime of honor and luxury.”
|7 liang||A destiny of combined power and aspiration, aiming for the elite.|
“This destiny is not lightly blessed, there’s no need for worries and toils; a life predestined with prosperity, the master of wealth and honor throughout life.”
|7 liang 1 qian||A destiny of great ambition and massive undertakings, unstoppable like a bamboo breaking through|
“This life is uniquely formed, within it lie positions of nobles and ministers; one enjoys a life of leisure and fortune, extreme prosperity, and highest honor.”
|7 liang 2 qian||This is a rare destiny fit for an emperor. Such a destiny is seldom seen in the world; a person born from ten generations of accumulated virtue. The Purple Star from the heavens shines upon this fate, leading countless people towards peace and prosperity.|
Deciphering the Essence of Bazi Weight
In the intricate tapestry of destiny, the Bazi weight plays a pivotal role. This ancient calculation, rooted in the year, month, day, and hour of our lunar birth, offers profound insights into our life’s blueprint.
As you’ve journeyed through the nuances of Bazi weight, one must ponder: how does this ancient wisdom shape our modern perspectives?
And for those yet to dive into its depths, isn’t it intriguing to think about what your Bazi weight might reveal about you?
What is Bazi Weight?
Bazi Weight is a calculation derived from the year, month, day, and hour of one’s birth based on the lunar calendar, offering insights into one’s destiny and character.
How is Bazi Weight calculated?
Bazi Weight is determined by summing up four variables: the year, month, day, and hour of one’s lunar birth.
Why is Bazi Weight significant?
Bazi Weight helps in understanding an individual’s innate strengths, weaknesses, and potential life path, providing a blueprint of one’s destiny.
Can Bazi Weight change over time?
No, your Bazi Weight remains constant as it’s based on your birth details on the lunar calendar.
Where can I calculate my Bazi Weight?
Online tools are available for Bazi Weight calculation, or one can use traditional charts to compute it manually.
Does Bazi Weight determine my future?
While Bazi Weight provides insights into potential life paths, individual choices and actions play a crucial role in shaping one’s destiny.
Is Bazi Weight similar to Western astrology?
Though both offer insights based on birth details, Bazi Weight is rooted in Chinese metaphysics, making its methodology and interpretations distinct from Western astrology.
How accurate is Bazi Weight in predicting events?
Bazi Weight offers general guidelines and insights. While it can hint at potential outcomes, individual experiences may vary based on choices and circumstances.
What’s the difference between Bazi and Bazi Weight?
Bazi, also known as the Four Pillars of Destiny, is the entire system of Chinese astrological readings, whereas Bazi Weight is a specific calculation within this system related to one’s birth details.
How can I use my Bazi Weight in daily life?
By understanding your Bazi Weight, you can gain insights into your strengths and weaknesses, allowing for better decision-making and self-awareness in various life situations.
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