The Ten Gods of Chinese Astrology

The Introduction of Ten Gods (Six Gods) in BaZi

Chinese Astrology is an application of Five Elements, which are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. Five Elements have Mother-and-Child relationship, Destructive relationship and Fighting Relationship. If one of the Five Elements presents a person, then we can derive the meaning of other elements to the person using those relationships.

In the Chinese astrology birth chart, the element in the upper Day column represents the person. It's called Day Master or Self Element. Base on the relationship with Day Master, Five Elements are given nicknames - Companion Star, Child Star, Money Star, Career Star and Mother Star.

The Companion Star is the same kind of element with Day Master. For example, The Day Master is the Male Wood. Another element of Wood, Yang Wood or Yin Wood, is the Companion Star.

The Child Star is the element out of Day Master. From the circulating relationship of Five Element Relationship, we know Day Master generates the Child Star. Day Master is the mother of the Child Star. The Child Star is also named Fame Star. If Day Master is Wood, then Fire is the Fame Star.

The Money Star is the element which can be conquered by the Day Master. People can own trophy, reward, money, wealth when they conquer something. A man needs to conquer a woman to own her as his girlfriend or wife. So Money Star is also a Wife Star to a man. If Day Master is Wood, then Earth is the Money Star.

The Career Star is the element which is able to dominate, damage, destroy the Day Master. This element gives the Day Master a lot of pressure. Job brings people pressures, so it is named Career Star. Most of women are under pressure in the man's environment. A woman eventually surrenders to a man as his spouse. So Career Star is also a Husband Star to a woman. If Day Master is Wood, then Metal is the Career Star.

The Mother Star is the element which supports the Day Master. From the circulating (Mother-and-Child) relationship of Five Elements, we know Mother Star generates the Day Master. The Mother Star is the mother of Day Master. If Day Master is Wood, then Water is the Mother Star.

Five Elements can be distinguished by Yin and Yang. We call then Ten Heavenly Stems. Above Five Element Stars can be distinguished by Yin and Yang, too. Then we give them new names - Ten Gods.


The Robber Star and Friend Star are the Companion Star. The Robber Star is the same element of the Day Master, but their genders are different. The Friend Star is the same element with the same gender as Day Master. The Chinese Name of Robber Star is Jie-Cai, which mean robbery. The Robber Star is a contender or competitor. The Friend Star is brother or sister. The Chinese Name of Friend Star is Bi-jian, which mean mean two persons compete the their heights from shoulders.

Robber StarFriend Star
different gendersame gender
direct relationshipsecondary relationship
man's sisterman's brother
woman's brotherwoman's sister

The Performer Star and Food Star are the Fame Star. The Performer Star is the different gender child element of the Day Master. The Food Star is the same gender child of the Day Master. The Performer Star is connected to subordinates, businessperson, celebrity, artist, actor, singer or speaker. The Food Star is connected to younger generation, master of cookery, gourmet or chef.

Performer StarFood Star
different gendersame gender
direct relationshipsecondary relationship
man's grandmaman's father-in-law
woman's sonwoman's daughter

The Property Star and Windfall Star are the Money Star. The Property Star is the different gender element dominated by Day Master. The Windfall Star is the same gender element dominated by Day Master. The Property Star is connected to major asset, valuable property, major income and man's wife. The Windfall Star is connected to bonus, gift, heritage or winning lottery and man's father.

Property StarWindfall Star
different gendersame gender
direct relationshipsecondary relationship
man's wifeman's father
woman's fatherwoman's mother-in-law

The Officer Star and Evil Star are the Career Star. The Officer Star is the different gender element dominating the Day Master. The Career Star is connected to government officer, diplomat, angel or proper authority. The Evil Star is the same gender element overwhelming the Day Master. The Evil Star is connected to solider, warrior, improper authority. In Chinese, Officer Star is Zheng-Guan and Evil Star is Pian-Guan. The nickname of the Evil is Seven-Killings.

Officer StarEvil Star
different gendersame gender
direct relationshipsecondary relationship
man's daughterman's son
woman's husbandwoman's boyfriend

The Parental Star and Guardian Star are the Mother Star. Both Parental Star and Guardian Star are the mother elements of the Day Master. The gender of Parental Star is different from the Day Master. The gender of Guardian Star is same to the Day Master. The Parental Star is connected to Parental Star can be mother, parents, grandparents, mentor or savior. The Guardian Star is connected to babysitter, nanny or mother-substitute.

Parental StarGuardian Star
different gendersame gender
direct relationshipsecondary relationship
man's motherman's grandpa
woman's grandpawoman's mother

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