Writing about money matters I realized that to be able to go deeper not only in terms of matters related with money but also in terms of matters related with love, it is better if I take the time to explain a very important concept in BaZi astrology, known as the ten gods.
If you practice a religion, don’t panic, these ten gods have nothing to do with your God. There is nothing religious or spiritual about them, they are not even deities, they are stars or bodies of energy resulting from the interaction between the five Chinese elements wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
The five Chinese elements interact with each other under three different cycles: productive, controlling and weakening. To define the ten gods we are going to focus on the productive and controlling cycles:
The Productive Cycle
Wood produces fire, which produces earth, which produces metal, which produces water, which produces wood.
The Controlling Cycle
Wood controls earth (for instance, a plant that is wood, eats up all the nutrients in soil that is earth).
Earth controls water (for instance, soil that is earth, absorbs water and makes it disappear).
Water controls fire (water extinguishes fire).
Fire controls metal (fire melts metal).
Metal controls wood (for instance, a saw that is metal, chops wood).