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LAST week, some basics about the incoming Year of the Rat. This week, more.

As mentioned last week, this column’s current favorite Youtube go-to for things Year of the Rat is Joey Yap. He broadcasts predictions and advice for each sign, and not just that. He also encourages one and all to head to his website to get a Bazi reading.

That Bazi reading used to be a pain to compute and arrive at. I arrived at mine a loooong time ago, manually. Then, you could also ask a certified soothsayer to arrive at that for you, contract her/him for it, and it would take at least three days.

But on Joey Yap’s website, there is a section there where you can create an account (yes, but worth the time), log in, and then feed your birth details into a program, and voila, have your Bazi chart before you in seconds. The chart is complicated, but again, worth the time to study and to thus know thyself better.

One section of the chart has a four pillars destiny section that is based on your year of birth, month, day, and hour. Your birth year determines your zodiac animal sign, indicative of your general outlook. The month determines a zodiac sign that is indicative of your career outlook, according to Yap, who also advises that the day determines a sign indicative of your relationship/s, and the hour of your inner self. Thus, the chart by itself presents a more detailed reading of what the stars say is in store for you.

Thus, too, you can manage those four pillars of your life – “destiny” -- with more discernment. Mainly by taking note of what stars are up and about for each zodiac sign "ruling" each pillar. For example, this writer is a Rooster by birth year and yet other signs by month, day, and hour. The Rooster reading is indicative of my general outlook, but the other signs of career outlook, relationships, and inner workings, as per my Bazi chart.

Joey Yap’s Youtube channel broadcasts what’s “in store” for each animal sign of the Chinese zodiac with some detail, and likewise advises you on auspicious and not so auspicious stars in place for each sign for this Year of the Rat. Yap also speaks of what each pillar holds for each sign, and how to use those energies to have a good year. So yes, find this sage on YouTube.

As for general outlooks, Yap’s “Thrivers” are those who “have all the best stars watching your back and 2020 is going to be a stellar year.” Yap also gives advice on how to make those best stars work with you in each pillar of the Bazi charts. “Go-getters” are those who are to go after luck with an eye to succeeding. Yap’s words: Go-getters, “Make things happen,” in this “year of change.” The “Givers” are those who will have “new connections, new friendships, and new beginnings.” More on the Year of the Rat next week.


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