Once a Bazi birth chart is plotted, the four pillars are examined for several important features. Some of the questions an astrologer will ask are as follows:
Are the pillar elements and signs within your chart harmonious with one another?
Is there a certain element in the pillar that is supported or destroyed by any of the other elements?
Are any of the five elements too "heavy" or too "light" in your chart?
Is there an element that is absent?
There are many website, mobile phone apps and softwares available on the internet that can help you plot a bazi birth chart.
For example: http://bazi-calculator.com/ is a site that offers a comprehensive Bazi chart plotting. You may explore other means that you are most comfortable with as a beginner. In future lessons, methods on how to plot a Bazi chart manually will be discussed in details.
The first and most important aspect of any chart is the balance of the elements contained within each pillar. The Chinese use various "cures" for elemental imbalances.
If an element is light or weakened in a birth chart, that element becomes lucky when supplemented.
If an element is heavy or overpowering the others in a birth chart, that element becomes unlucky and should be minimized. T
his is an important aspect of this art which, with practice, will become a revealing window into your destiny. The various remedies for each elemental imbalance will be addressed further in the following lessons.