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Hi Bill,

With the 4 pillars, you can have 4 elements to your chart, as there are 5 elements, I was wondering if there's any particular combinations of elements that are most favourable? I'm guessing having 4 different elements os good as it maximises your chance of having a good mix with future partners? And that 4 different elements was would give a lot of diversity? Many thanks

Hi Michelle,

You are correct. Chinese Astrology says a balance of elements is most desirable.

It does several things. As you suspect, it maximizes your chance of being compatible with a greater range of personality types. It also means a person has a broader range of capabilities and no glaring weaknesses.

Actually few people have four different elements in their four signs, but that's not critical. You see there are three elements associated with each of the four signs, for a total of 12. It is the mix of the 12 we have to consider to determine if a person is balanced. This mix is important for determining if two people are complementary as well as compatible. Two things have to be right for that. The total of each element in the two charts should be about the same. This means the couples won't have any areas of significant weakness, e.g., difficulty in communications or unwillingness to make compromises. The other is no partner have a lot more of one element than the other. That is the "two ships passing in the night" situation. There could be a high probability of them not understanding/relating well to each other.

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Bill Hajdu


Chinese Astrology. I`ve done Chinese astrology for over 25 years, pimary experience Ming Shu style. I am NOT a psychic. I can't answer questions about when a particular event will occur, when/if your life will change, or what your spouse is going to be/look like. I do comment on relationships, career, personality analysis and life cycle chi, i.e., energy level and influences at each of the five stages of life. I evaluate specific relationships or can look at your love life in general. I can tell you your best career choices and whether the one you've chosen is good for you. And, I can identify the strong and weak times in your life. I've done work for Yahoo, and


I've studied Chinese astrology for over 25 years now and done many thousands of charts. My specialty is Four Pillars method, particularly as applied to evaluating relationships. I've also done Nine Star Ki and readings using Mah Jong tiles. I have now completed my first, automated Zi Wei Dou Shu (Purple Star) product. It focuses on Luck. Next year I plan on creating one or two more Purple Star projects focusing on Fate.

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