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What does 2013, the Chinese year of the Water Snake have in store for you?
Input your birth details, click Compute and read our interpretation guide below.


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Four Pillars of Destiny Horoscope

Hour ------------- Day ------------- Month ------------ Year

Eight Luck Pillars

Note that each luck period starts at the age of the person as indicated. Multiply the numbers after the decimal point by 360 to get a rough idea of the starting date of the period.

How different are you from everyone else? Are you 1 in 500 or 1 in 13 million?

Chinese astrology is the most accurate form of astrology in the world. When comparing the accuracy of Western astrology to Chinese astrology, western astrology has perhaps a ratio of 1 in 500, meaning that in the whole world population there are only five hundred different charts or variations. So you are pretty much the same as everyone else and any advice can only be very general. However, a professional Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology analysis has a ratio of 1 in almost 13 Million! meaning that it is much more specific. However, the major difference between Chinese astrology and other forms of astrology is that by using the Five Elements, you can actually make simple, subtle changes to make your life better.

How to read your free Four Pillars of Destiny Chart

What each Line Represents

To understand your Chinese astrology chart, start with the top line. The elements shown here are known as Heavenly Stems and represent your timeliness and Heaven Luck. If you are born at the right time of the year for your specific energy, life will be generally smooth. If you were born at the wrong time for your specific energy, life can be a struggle, with more stress and illnesses. If the latter is the case, Chinese astrology is the only form of astrology that can show you how to overcome these difficulties.

Please note:
This is very basic interpretation only and cannot be compared to a professionally analysed Chinese astrology reading which is extremely specific to you and your situation. Please click here to order your own unique, professionally analysed Chinese astrology reading.


You chart is most timely if you find your Day Heavenly Stem (top line 2nd left) in line 3,4,or 5 of your month column or Pillar. It is most untimely if you do not find this stem in lines 3,4, or 5 in any Pillar.

Chinese Zodiac

Below your Heavenly Stems are your Earthly Branches. These are shown as the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. This represents Earth Luck and has the ability to get you in the right place and, with heaven luck, at the right time. Here are the basic personality traits of the Chinese Zodiac.

Basic Chinese Animal Characteristics
  • RAT Careful, creative, accumulative, lustful, hoarding and doubting.

  • OX Patient, persevering, receptive, obstinate, methodical and focused.

  • TIGER Wise, compassionate, benevolent, short tempered, proud and aggressive.

  • RABBIT Gentle, friendly, intelligent, discordant, fickle and furtive.
  • DRAGON Proud, aggressive, powerful, uncompromising, arrogant and prejudiced.

  • SNAKE Intuitive, insightful, financially secure, vain. Jealous and egotistical.

  • HORSE Sociable, keen sighted, high spirited, sensual, talkative, easily angered.

  • SHEEP Graceful, obedient, faithful, timid, pessimistic and sensitive.
  • MONKEY Ingenious, resourceful, curious, susceptible, impulsive, scatterbrained.

  • ROOSTER Visionary, versatile, clever, selfish, poor concentration, ostentatious.

  • DOG Honest, loyal, respectful, stubborn, assertive and demanding.

  • PIG Serious, just, good disposition, reckless, impatient and inflexible.
The Twelve Earthly Branches
Zodiac sign Element Season Month Hour
Rat Yang Water Winter December 23:00 - 01:00
Ox Yin Earth January 01:00 - 03:00
Tiger Yang Wood Spring February 03:00 - 05:00
Rabbit Yin Wood March 05:00 - 07:00
Dragon Yang Earth April 07:00 - 09:00
Snake Yin Fire Summer May 09:00 - 11:00
Horse Yang Fire June 11:00 - 13:00
Sheep Yin Earth July 13:00 - 15:00
Monkey Yang Metal Autumn August 15:00 - 17:00
Rooster Yin Metal September 17:00 - 19:00
Dog Yang Earth October 19:00 - 21:00
Pig Yin Water Winter November 21:00 - 23:00

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The Attribute Cycle
The Attribute Cycle is based on the Five Elements and allows you to understand the elements in your chart and what your luck and annual pillars mean. However, Four Pillars of Destiny charts are influenced by many factors and the advice and information here can only be general; not specific to you. To correctly balance your life, a chart should be analysed and interpreted by a professional, qualified and practised Feng Shui consultant or Master. A professional reading may be ordered here.

1. Place your Day Stem element at the top of the chart. This is an example of a metal Day Stem.
2. Use the Sheng Cycle arrangement to see the next element on from your Day Stem. The Sheng cycle is metal, water, wood, fire and earth.
3. Now assign attributes to these elements in this order.
4. The second element along from day stem is always Output.
5. The third element along is always Wealth.
6. The fourth element along is Power.
7. The final element is Resource which in turn generates your day stem.

Learn about the Five Elements and the Sheng Cycle with the Key Concepts Feng Shui Course.

What the Four Pillars of Destiny represent
Hour Pillar
Children, old age, siblings, lovers and sex.
Day Pillar
Your inner self and marriage or partner.
Month Pillar
Parents, peers and business talents.
Year Pillar
Childhood environment. Grandparents, lineage and how you are viewed by society.
Relationships - Compatibility

Having established your Earthly Branches or animals, you can now check your compatibility with your friends and partners. If they are part of your own group or trine, it is a good relationship. If they are not, check incompatibility to see if they form a clash with you. If not, they are deemed neutral and it is OK.

The first trine is the Rat, Dragon and Monkey.

These animals are extremely supportive of each other and are thoroughly understanding of their own ambitions and impatient natures. Unions between these three signs do extremely well.

The next trine is the Ox, Snake and Rooster.

These are intellectuals, the most dependable and the most determined. When united they lead to happy and successful marriages and partnerships.

The third trine is the Tiger, Horse and Dog.

These animals are the most idealistic of all the animal signs and obviously enjoy each others company.

The fourth trine is the Rabbit, Sheep and Pig.

These are compassionate and emotional. They are followers rather than leaders and are generally motivated by love and beauty rather than material gain.

Incompatibility in Relationships

According to the Chinese horoscope, animal signs or as we know them professionally, "Earthly Branches", that are diametrically opposite one another on the Chinese compass or Luo Pan, are generally incompatible with each other. These clashes also includes the other animals that make up their group or "trine". Combinations of this nature often result in direct clashes, but we cannot be general about these clashes; they are not always bad and sometimes they can actually be beneficial, depending upon the specifics of the chart involved.

To learn about Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches, see Key Concepts Feng Shui Course.

To learn professional Chinese astrology, see the Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology Course

  • The Rat clashes with the Horse
  • The Ox is in conflict with the Sheep
  • The Tiger Fights with the Monkey
  • The Rabbits adversary is the Rooster
  • The Dragons arch enemy is the Dog
  • The Snake cannot tolerate the Pig
Life Cycles

Having produced your astrology chart, we can then look at your life to date or to the future, through the use of the "Eight Luck Pillars". Each Luck Pillar lasts for a period of ten years and using a system commonly known as the Five elements we can determine what life has in store for you. We can then see if these cycles are beneficial and help you to get the most out of life's opportunities or whether they are detrimental and cause health and stress problems. You should also check the compatibility of your luck cycles to see if they are compatible or not.

Annual Cycles

By checking your compatibility with the Annual pillar for 2013, the Water Snake, we can see whether it will be a good year for you or not. In very basic terms, if your animal is compatible with the Snake, i.e. you have a Snake, Rooster or Ox in your chart, check which pillar this corresponds to e.g. year, month, day, hour or luck pillar to see which part of your life may be favourably influenced. Conversely if you have a Pig, Rabbit or Sheep in your chart or luck pillar, these areas may be adversely affected. If you are currently going through a bad time of life, please see below to order a professional reading and we will show you how to make the best of a bad situation.

Should you have the Pig in your Day Pillar, your inner being and marriage may be affected this year and without professional guidance, can be the toughest clash to deal with. We can help you by either recommending the best cure for you by producing your Four Pillars of Destiny Chart or in conjunction with a Feng Shui Consultation in your own home or office.

In Feng shui terms, we use this information to analyse your chemistry and that of your environment. We add simple, discreet, elemental cures that balance your space and your life, providing outstanding results! This is what we call:


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Now that you have compiled and read through the possibilities of your chart have a look at Alan Stirling's Chinese Astrology Hall of Fame, where several celebrity profiles have been added. Their readings will help you understand your chart.

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