Health and Afflictions

Wealth is nothing without health, as the adage goes. As a practitioner of Chinese astrology and Feng Shui, we do not advocate helping clients blindly to achieve wealth without due consideration given to the health potential of the client. In fact, a well known principle in Chinese astrology called Ba Zi is "Abundant wealth weakens the health."

In Ba Zi, or as it is more commonly known, 4 Pillars, it is reliably easy to assess the health of a person simply by counting the elements in the 4 Pillars birth chart because each chart consist of 4 sets of 2 elements, giving us a total of 8 elements per chart. All the elements can be classified under Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and wood nature.

A chart that has a balance of all 5 elements would indicate the chart owner as healthy. Imbalance of elements estimate some health issues with the type of afflictions indicated by the elementary nature of the element in shortage or abundance. For example, a shortage or abundance of earth elements brings with it ailments classified under the earth element. Refer to the following paragraph for summary of the type of ailments classified under each element:

Fire – Heart, Eyes, Blood

Earth – Gastrointestinal, Skin, Bowels

Metal – Nose, respiratory system, bones

Water – Kidney, bladder, brain

Wood – Gall, liver, spleen, hair, limbs.

Calculation of the number of elements for each person's birth chart can be easily obtained in various website including mine. However, readers should note that these are just generalized guides and can be made even more precise with the use of another Chinese astrology method called Zi Wei Dou Shu. In my next article, I will share with readers some pointers on assessment of health afflictions using this method. Stay tuned.

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