In the pursuit of happiness, the Chinese has devised a way to decipher the luck of a person. Whether he or she can be lucky for marriage, career, wealth or health depends on the configuration of the heavenly stems and earthly branches.
The heavenly stems display the face value of the person such as their prevailing traits for all to see. Each heavenly stem exhibits the person’s external character.
The earthly branches hold the seeds to a person true character and what is in their mind. Each earthly branch hides the person’s internal character.
Together, the stems and branches form the four pillars of destiny or Ba Zi birth chart.
In order to truly know a person from the inside, we need to look at the hidden stems as well. The motivation of a person or what drives him or her towards a certain action can be uncovered from the hidden stems. In order words, a person’s inner thoughts and motives can be unveiled behind the mask they put on.
Then there is the Day Master which embodies your character and personality. It is YOU. It personifies who you are. Ideally, the Day Master should be well rooted in its own pillar. This is what people calls WYSWYG. What you see is what you get when dealing with such a person whose Day Master is as straight as a tree.
The Day Master is the most important stem in a Ba Zi birth chart. It is the point of reference for all the stems and branches. It determines the balance of the Ba Zi birth chart. Whether you are weak or strong, the stems and branches play an interactive role to support or weaken you.