Chinese Astrology Four Pillars of Destiny is also known as Bazi which translates in English to eight characters.
A person is born under the sign of an animal; the twelve animals begin with the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and the Pig. The time of going through twelve years represents a cycle.
The animal sign is one character of the eight the other characteristics can be known through the month, day and time to complete a persons chart. A chart is born with no choosing of a person, it’s a bit like their DNA, their characteristics. It offers understanding to ones nature in a specific way.
It is not stipulating that life is fixed.
Inevitable change is experienced in one’s life known in Chinese Astrology system as the Luck cycles. These are ten and five year periods which give a guide to a persons flow in their chart. With a chart reading there is the current year to include as this is interacting with a person chart.
To understand oneself can take ages this system is an interesting short cut to unravel a person’s strengths, talents and weaknesses. It’s a a insightful guide showing aspects of life for career, relationships, family, health and children.