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True Birth Element

This tells you your actual Birth Element out of the Five Element. The Five Element consists of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, Earth.

There are two basic relationship which you need to understand:-

1. Production Cycle

  • Metal produces Water
  • Water produces Wood
  • Wood produces Fire
  • Fire produces Earth
  • Earth produces Metal

2. Destruction Cycle

  • Metal destroys Wood
  • Wood destroys Earth
  • Earth destroys Water
  • Water destroys Fire
  • Fire destroys Metal

Why do you need to know you True Birth Element?

Everything in Feng Shui revolves around these basic concepts that stress the concepts of balance to bring harmony:-

1. Yin & Yang

This concepts tells that every objects has two states, "more yin and less yang" or "less yang and more yin". This revolves are round a tai-ji principle that both forces are always in motion and together creates harmony. It is difficult to reach a states where you have equal yin and equal yang which is perfect balance. These states are again considered as forms of Qi. 

2. Five Element

This concepts revolves around 5 different elements which is similar to being a form of Qi. This is slightly more comprehensive as compared to Yin & Yang, which allows many complex calculation because the Five Element are both self-producing and yet self-controlling. Only when you have a balance of all Five Elements are you consider in harmony.

So what is Qi (C'hi)?

Qi (C'hi) is a form that of energy which is present in around the environment and in every object. It is presented in a forms of shapes or materials that an object is made of. This Qi is constantly moving and thus in order to bring yourself in harmony you need to understand these Qi. 

There are two forms of Qi:-

1. Beneficial Qi

Beneficial Qi is what you want to have around you. These are Qi that bring you in harmony allowing you to take advantage of the environment to your advantage.

2. Unbeneficial Qi (Sha Qi)

Unbeneficial Qi is what you call Sha Qi. This means that the Qi in motion is unbalance which results in creating problems for you.

What has these got to do with my Destiny or Feng Shui?

It got everything to do with Feng Shui, because it is this Qi which we are trying to bring in Harmony with your Environment. 

Qi is found in every objects in your environment. Be it a table, chair, your house etc. Every object has Yin & Yang and Five Element in them. This is how you can use the relationship to help you deduce problems and find solutions to create the harmony which you are lacking.

This relationship is used in these major forms of studies:-

  • Shapes and Forms - for your external environment
  • Pillars of Destiny - for a person
  • Eight House - for a person & finding a suitable home
  • Flying Star - for a house

How can I bring myself in harmony with these Qi?

In order to bring yourself in harmony with these Qi, you need to understand how to relate the various objects together.

This means that you have to make use of each of the major forms of studies stated above to relate the various Qi into a single and common concept which is Yin & Yang and the Five Element Concepts.

So Pillars of Destiny provides the necessary understanding of how you are represented in your environment and how you can relate it to the other forms of Feng Shui.

Is the strength of your True element important?

Yes, it is essential to understanding your destiny. This is because there is a great difference between a weak wood and a strong wood.

A weak wood is like a small plant while a strong wood is like a strong tree. It is easy to chop down a plant but very difficult to chop down a strong tree.

This also means that the relationship between the Five Element will change completely because of the strength of your element.

For example, weak wood like water and wood to strengthen the weak wood. On the other hand, a strong wood prefers fire or metal that helps to reduce the strong wood.

Why is that so? 

This is because in Feng Shui it is more important to be in harmony that means in balance. If you are a weak wood or a strong wood, you are still not in balance.

Weak Wood means that you are still pretty weak. Strong Wood means that you are too strong.

Take your body for example, your body has to have certain proportion of ingredients such as salt, sugar etc.

If you do not take a single drop of salt at all, your body will complaint. Similarly if you take too much salt, you may develop High Blood Pressure  which is equally bad .

The Five Element also represents a portion of your body, this means that if you have too much of say water in your pillars, this means that a portion of your body has too much of one Qi which is bad and normally represents problems in that area.

Similarly if you are a Strong Wood, and you stay in a house represented by Wood, then you will have more trouble then benefits as you are being bombarded with too much of one Qi which means that for example Earth element, creating a great imbalance.

So what can I do?

After knowing your true element, say you are weak Wood, you should try to enhance it by strengthening it with elements representing Water or Wood.

Similarly if you are a strong Wood, you should try to control it with Fire or Metal. This way you can create a balance in yourself with your environment.

How do I find out what Element I belong to?

We have created a computerized Pillars of Destiny Report which does all the many complex calculation for you.

Simply proceed to the Final Analysis portion of the report. You can find out more about the favourable and unfavourable elements, by clicking on the link stated in the report. This will bring you to a separate Five Element Cures Modules which does a detailed breakdown of relationship for you so that you will be able to know what elements are good and bad for you.

Final Analysis
Your Birth Element is the Water element. You were born in the Autumn season, when your Water element was Extremely Weak. You have an additional 0Water Element to supplement your Main Element. You do not have any Metal Element. You have 3Earth Element that destroy your Main Element. You have 1Fire Element to supplement the Earth Element. Therefore, your Birth Element is a WeakWater.
 Click here to check up the favourable and unfavourable elements using the Five Element Cures Module.
If you are a weak person, you should enhance your weak self. If you are a strong person, you need to control your strong self. Once you can do this, you will be able to take advantage of the wealth deities found later on in this report, by being with element which are your Wealth deities.

How do I tell if I my elements are balance or not?

Simply proceed to the Summary of Elements and Strength's after Combination portion of the report. 

Normally you should have at least 1 of each element. 

Thus any element which is represented by 0 is considered what you lack in your life. You should try to compensate for it during your life.

Anything which you have more then 3 is also considered too much. Thus you many need to have some elements to control this excess.





1 Water

Extremely Weak

Water is your Main Element.

1 Wood


No effect on your Main Element, Water.

1 Fire


Fire helps to produce Earth, which destroy your Main Element, Water.

3 Earth


Earth destroys your Main Element, Water.

0 Metal


Metal helps to produce your Main Element, Water.


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