In Chinese Metaphysics, we have heard of Bazi (八字) on the internet, as well as the Day Master(日主). Therefore, what does Day Master mean in Bazi? It represents the individual born at the specific date and time specified by the Bazi. It essentially represents you according to the Bazi chart!
What specifically is Bazi? Bazi means eight characters and is also known as the Four Pillars (四柱) in Chinese. It is the date and time of a person’s birth in the traditional Chinese calendar, which consists of the Time Pillar, the Day Master (or Day Pillar), the Month Pillar, and the Year Pillar. The Day Pillar is also known as the Day Master, and it represents the chart owner or the individual born at this time and date. Moreover, each Pillar consists of one Heavenly Stem (天干) and one Earthy Branch (地支).
Day Master stands for the individual, while the Year Pillar represents the person’s extended family, community, country, workplace, and so on. A person’s direct supervisor, parents, and other close relatives are all represented by the Month Pillar. Time Pillar, in conclusion, stands in for one’s descendants, subordinates, etc.
In the Bazi chart, the Day Master reveals a portion of your personality, characteristics, traits, and attributes. It also forms relationships with the remaining characters in the Bazi to reveal more about your family, spouse, children, career, environment, health condition, etc.
There are essentially 10 Heavenly Stems available to all Day Masters.
- 甲 (Jia) – Yang Wood
- 乙 (Yi) – Yin Wood
- 丙 (Bing) – Yang Fire
- 丁 (Ding) – Yin Fire
- 戊 (Wu) – Yang Earth
- 己 (Ji) – Yin Earth
- 庚 (Geng) – Yang Metal
- 辛 (Xin) – Yin Metal
- 壬 (Ren) – Yang Water
- 癸 (Gui) – Yin Water
Examine the Heavenly Stem of your Day Master listed below to determine your attribute.
Please note that only a portion of your attribute is reflected here. Full examination of your entire Bazi is still necessary for a complete analysis.
甲 (Jia) Yang Wood
Sincere and having morals, Serious, obstinate, courageous and direct, Cultured, Just, Mature, Kind, Generous, Empathetic, Proud, Cautionary, and Strategic
乙 (Yi) Yin Wood
Externally delicate, but internally resilient and tenacious, Dependent, Rational, Sensitive, Tolerant, and Dependable. Seek your own interest, Polite and Peace-loving Negative, Lacking in ambition, Strategic, and Jealous
丙 (Bing) Yang Fire
Sincere, affable, affectionate, frank, righteous, compassionate, versatile, authoritative, impatient, cheerful, optimistic, short-tempered, aggressive, extreme, simplistic, and aesthetically-inclined.
丁 (Ding) Yin Fire
Pleasant, kind, quiet, secretive, outgoing, friendly, determined, forward-thinking, mature, polite, ethical, unruly, isolated, delicate, volatile.
戊 (Wu) Yang Earth
Steady, Old enough, Honest, Loyal, Real, Calm, smart, articulate, tolerant, caring, and trustworthy. Soft on the outside, but strong on the inside, Anxiety, Cover, Clumsy, Dull, Less Flexibility, Slow, easy to be happy, and anxious.
己 (Ji) Yin Earth
Gentle, devoted, quiet and reserved, accommodating, soft, trustworthy, steady, versatile, adaptable, introverted, soft-hearted, lazy, Look out for yourself, Guess, Easy to lose interest, obstinate, thrifty.
庚 (Geng) Yang Metal
Rational, brave, resolute, deciding, capable, eager for success, Words that describe someone who is proactive include: Lacking empathy, insecure, and giving in to impulses
辛 (Xin) Yin Metal
Elegance, perseverance, and endurance all rolled into one. The adjectives “practical,” “reasonable,” “selfless,” “harsh,” “dissatisfied,” “indecisive,” “indifferent,” “pessimistic,” “evasive,” and “avoid trouble” all describe someone who is “practical.”
壬 (Ren) Yang Water
Bold, Shrewd, Intelligent, Progressing, Emotional, Passionate, Effective, Diverse Interests, Instability, Temper, Unpredictability, Ambitious, Short-Tempered, Physically-Active
癸 (Gui) Yin Water
Smart, kind, intelligent, shy, indirect, active, patient, persistent, quiet on the outside but strong on the inside, accommodating, flexible, tactical, small-minded.