Water-Dog - The Year Sign
God: Indirect Power
Remember your strength towards others; it is unnecessary to point it out. Exercise leniency and rest strongly in yourself.
Xin (Yin Metal): strong Day Master
Day pillar: Metal-Snake
God: Direct Power
Metal In Wax
The Yin-Metal day master is mounted on the Snake. Harry Shum Jr.'s universal energy is Death.
Harry Shum Jr. may not walk his life path as directly and openly as you would expect. Thereby, he often is very shy and closed up. With his excellent sense of observation, he perceives more things between heaven and earth than other people. The strict division of the world in good and evil gets relativised so that Harry Shum Jr. gains the skill to agree to grey areas. In Harry Shum Jr., we find a human being possessing a precise mind, a keen instinct and sensitivity.
Harry Shum Jr. is sensitive, intuitive and mentally interested and seeks emotional safety. Sadly he does not possess a lot of will power although secretly he feels superior. Often he must adapt, lacks patience and it is hard for him to make quick decisions. He appears as a sweet-talker and makes too many promises he partially does not keep.
Harry Shum Jr. possesses a well sounding voice and wants to enjoy the fruits of his success. He is driven by an inner voice and follows it no matter whether right or wrong, right into success or failure. Feelings, Harry Shum Jr. does not communicate. He can be successful but can also motivate others to success. Harry Shum Jr. is just, honest, sometimes sad and full of longing.
He possesses great intuition, is linguistically gifted and likes to uncover secrets. In doing so, Harry Shum Jr. uses indirect methods and only acts in the background. He always appears elegantly and neat but not brash. Doing business does not seem to be successful.
Harry Shum Jr. is faithful and stands by his friends no matter what. Flexibility is not his strength, and so are not changeable values. But since he is kind of tolerant, his own maintaining of conservative rules does not disturb in any way insofar you do not put him under pressure. If that happens, Harry Shum Jr. can explode, woe to the opponent! As long as everybody sticks to his rules, he is a devoted lover and faithful, caring partner. Unfaithfulness he cannot stand which he also smells 10 miles against the wind.
Forget all about the Chinese Year sign you are born in. It doesn't say much about you. Chinese astrology is much more complex!
The following table lists the stems and the branches of Harry Shum Jr.'s BAZI chart at his birth. The day master (DM), first row of the day pillar, is the self-element. It represents the me, the key from which all stems and branches receive their strength. That makes Harry Shum Jr. a Yin Metal spring person. In spring Metal is trapped.
However, the day master's element strength can differ from the element's season strength because they interact and, depending on the season, further, control or harm each other.
To show those element interactions, there are the so-called 10 gods 7 Killings (7K), Direct Officer (DO), Indirect Wealth (IW), Direct Wealth (DW), Indirect Resource (IR), Direct Resource (DR), Friend (F), Rob Wealth (RW), Eating God (EG) and Hurting Officer (HO). You find those in the respective table cells for Harry Shum Jr..
The BAZI is all about balance. Too strong elements or too weak ones should be balanced.
The elements and respective signs by the teachings of Bazi Suan Ming give a more complete analysis of a person than the normally known only chinese year sign. In Bazi Suan Ming ("Four Pillars of Destiny = eight signs") the day sign is the one that represents the me, and thus the key personality of a person. Of course the interaction between the elements and signs play also a significant role. Going into the depth of how to calculate those elements and how they interact with each other would go a step too far on this page. Only a person can be defined by his or her 8 elements which are represented by four heavenly stems and four earth branches. The earth branches consist of one of the animal signs which in themselves also represent an element.
Each element (each phase) in the chart represents a specific person and your path in life. An optimal balanced element chart features each of the elements in the same strength, which of course, is seldomly the case. The interaction of the heavenly stems among each other as well as with the earth branches can create more elements.
The Year Pillar shows the relationship with family and society at large.
The Month Pillar represents the childhood and how you relate with parents.
The Day Pillar provides information on your relationship with your spouse or partner - whereas the Day Stem (the upper sign) is considered your "Self-Element" as it represents you within the chart.
The Hour Pillar refers to career and/or the relationship with children.