It has been awhile since I had posted about the Four Graveyards. As the name implies, the Four Graveyards 四墓 represent the ending of a cycle.
The Four Growth 四倀生 Stars are the opposite of Graveyards. It represents the beginning of a cycle. A starting point!
It represents youthfulness, happy-go-lucky and childlike behaviour – naïve, trusting, gullible and innocent. Thus, the Four Growths are energetic, exciting, innovative and creative.
These are how the Four Growth Stars radiate their energy. Due to its energetic and active nature, they represented the Sky Horse Stars 驛馬星, also known as the Travelling Stars. They are always on the move, doing and creating. These stars are represented by the Earthly Branches of Yin Tiger 寅, Si Snake 巳, Shen Monkey 申 and Hai Pig 亥.
While the Graveyards keep and hoard, the Four Growths give birth and multiply. One is yin and the other is yang. Whilst the Graveyards are motionless and tranquil, the Growths are active and alive.
Each of these Four Growth Stars is growing an element except the Si Snake which has two. The Yin Tiger grows the fire. The Si Snake grows the metal and earth. The Shen Monkey grows the water. Lastly, the Hai Pig grows the wood.
Now how does these Four Growth Stars affect a person life?
In the old days, people who were the explorers, nomads and merchants were heavily influenced by the Four Growths. The Scandinavian Viking explored Europe via its oceans and rivers through trade and warfare spanning the late 8th to 11th centuries. The Age of Discovery was filled with movement and expansion during the early 17th century. I believed that the Period of Vikings and the Age of Discovery or Exploration are closely linked to and influenced by the Four Growth Stars. The Age of Exploration also led to European colonization which gave rise to Colonial empires.
While it will be hard to track down the birth data of a Viking, two persons do comes my mind. Are you thinking of what I’m thinking? If yes, then you will know who I’m researching for my next post.
Whilst the world is now scaled and marked at every corner and printed on a map, thus leaving nothing more to be discovered, the Growth Star people are still wanderers and adventurers at heart.
You will see them working in some exotic country, or becoming a scientist that travels deep into the sea or set foot on the moon to see what human has not set eye on before.
Or you may see them sell you a bungee jump or two. At it worst, you may see another Jack Sparrow drifting along the ocean.
Or they are the businessman who has created an innovative product and actively promoting it all around the world. A business who wants to grow and expand around the world needs the Growth Star too. A big conglomerate cannot become one without the Growth Star.
People who have strong Growth Star in their BaZi never matured. They are also the people who like to throw nonsensical tantrum. Sometime they are too idealistic and naïve for their own good. They will never stop growing. They are the fun people. They are forever young at heart.