EAST VS WEST:

Are Horoscopes more accurate than Bazi (Chinese Geomancy)?

Whether we know it or not, astrology and astronomy has always been the belle of human interest and intrigue. Having pondered the mysteries of the universe for millennia, tracking the sun’s movements and the planets’ alignments and what they mean to us. Astrology and Astronomy have always been inextricably linked for thousands of years.

That brings us on to our topic of the day: Horoscopes. Just how accurate are they really? And is eastern astrology more accurate than western? Well, that’s what we’re here to look at. Horoscopes have always been a craze for most of us now, especially among youths and millennials. With many of us relying on them to dictate what we should eat or drink how we should feel and what we should even work as or study for as well. The Horoscopes are divided and assigned to 12 different months, each having unique personalities and traits. Aside from that, there are also four triplicities that further categorizes the signs as well, breaking them up elementally. These elements are Water, Fire, Earth and Air (Metal).

Now, for those of you more well versed in Chinese astrology and metaphysics, you’ll probably be thinking: Hey, why isn’t the Wood Element there? Well, that’s simple, as Wood is the element representing wealth and growth, it is innately favourable for all of the 4 elements. And as for the element of Air, it is equivalent to the Metal element in Chinese astrology, sharing identical traits and personalities. Now, let’s take a look at the horoscopes, their elements and what they mean to us.

 

Aries (March 21st- April 19th)

Self-Element: Fire

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Fire


Favourable element for Romance luck: Wood

Aries individuals are motivated, passionate and make for confident leaders who builds a community with their cheerful disposition and relentless determination. Often uncomplicated and direct in their approach, they will tend to get frustrated when dealing with exhaustive details and unnecessary nuances. Impulsive in nature, Aries individuals tend to think only after they’ve leapt, which will often result in lessons learned the hard way. They tend to have an individualistic mindset too, often leading to an ‘everyone for themselves mentality, and while this self-motivated mindset is admirable, it is best to look out for potentially selfish tendencies as well. 

 

Taurus (April 20th- May 20th)

Self-Element: Earth

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Earth


Favourable element for Romance luck: Fire

Taurus individuals are ones that truly know how to enjoy life, while not being afraid to work for it as well. Almost like a physical manifestation of comfort and luxury, enjoyment is an absolute necessity for them. And while they may seem to be indulgent, they too know and understand the true value of a dollar and aren’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and work for it. They’re all about return on investment (ROI) whether its in the professional front or relationship front. They’re incredibly grounded, steadfast and loyal, much like a bull, though unfortunately, like a bull. They may seem to be stubborn and hard-headed at times, and for them to work on improving this, it is important to understand the perspectives of others as well.  

 

Gemini (May 21st- June 20th)

Self-Element: Metal

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Metal


Favourable element for Romance luck: Earth

Gemini individuals are often misunderstood beings due to the intrinsic duality of their Horoscope sign, causing people to stereotype them as being two-faced. But that’s far from the truth, playful and intellectually curious, the Gemini individual is constantly juggling a variety of passion, hobbies, careers and friend groups too. They are terrific pioneers, spearheading innovative creative projects with their immense energy and creativity. However, it is best to let them get back to ideating once they’ve shared their ideas as they tend to have short attention spans and work best when they can hop fluidly from one idea/project to another. Learning to focus on a task at hand is key for them to succeed, as creative as they can be sometimes, its better to be more meticulous and calculated in their execution.

 

Cancer (June 21st- July 22nd)

Self-Element: Water

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Water


Favourable element for Romance luck: Metal

Cancer individuals are highly intuitive, sensitive to their environments while incredibly self-protective at the same time. Much like the crab that they represent, they have a hard and protective shell which may cause them to seem cold and distant, but with time and effort, they will eventually reveal their gentle and compassionate nature. The Cancer Individual tend to be domestically oriented, making cozy safe spaces that serve as their personal sanctuaries. They are quick to adopt caregiver roles as well but they must understand that overt act of concerns could potentially turn into acts of control instead.

 

Leo (July 23rd- August 22nd)

Self-Element: Fire

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Fire


Favourable element for Romance luck: Wood

Leo individuals are natural born leaders, they love basking in the spotlight and they enjoy cultivating friendships and romances that are artistically and creatively inspired as well. They are known for their stability, loyalty and consistency. Putting their heart and soul into every relationship or project that they have. Brave and courageous, they display immense emotional, mental and physical fortitude and will never back down from a challenge. However, they must take note of their ego and pride, as it is ultimately their own hubris that is their worst enemy.

 

Virgo (August 23rd- September 22nd)

Self-Element: Earth

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Earth


Favourable element for Romance luck: Fire

Virgo individuals are the perfectionists of our lives, logical, practical and systematic in their approaches. Constantly self-improving and ever diligent, they are always looking to enhance their individual skills and are always hyper attentive to even the smallest of details. These individuals are able to process information like a computer, breaking down even the most complex of information into clear, organized concepts. They are meticulous in their pursuits of perfection; However, it is best to understand that these pursuits whether for themselves or for their loved ones, can be potentially destructive to themselves and those around them.

 

Libra (September 21st- October 20th)

Self-Element: Metal

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Metal


Favourable element for Romance luck: Earth 

Libra individuals are, much like the scales that represent them, obsessed with balance and harmony. Striving to achieve symmetry and a form of equilibrium in all aspects of their lives. They adore high art, intellectualism and connoisseurship. And unsurprisingly, they make excellent designers, decorators, critics and stylists. These individuals are great at launching new initiatives; However, they may tend to be indecisive in their pursuits. Often doubting themselves and trying to think from multiple perspectives. It is best for them to develop and trust their own intuition, focusing on the point rather than on the perspectives on others.

 

Scorpio (October 23rd- November 21st)

Self-Element: Water

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Water


Favourable element for Romance luck: Metal

Scorpio individuals, like their Gemini counterparts are rather misunderstood beings as well. While they may appear vindictive and venomous due to their association with the scorpion, they are in fact passionate, emotional and are extremely clairvoyant and intuitive as well. They work hard for what they want and are always planning many steps ahead on how to achieve their goals. While this calculative nature may make them seem cunning and cold, their intentions aren’t always nefarious. Ambitious and enticing, they are an enigmatic and beguiling lot. However, they have an innate and relentless desire for control which if not well controlled, become the instrument of their own demise. 

 

Sagittarius (November 22nd- December 21st)

Self-Element: Fire

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Fire


Favourable element for Romance luck: Wood

Sagittarius individuals are always looking for knowledge, chasing after geographical, intellectual and spiritual adventures. Fueled by a fiery wanderlust, they can always be found travelling the world, or on a virtual adventure, researching and reading up on whatever that piqued their interest. They are born to explore and are highly adaptable. With so much experience and knowledge under their belts, they make for excellent storytellers and writers. However, they must learn to keep their sharp tongues in check as they may come of as arrogant and pretentious if they are not careful.

 

Capricorn (December 22nd- January 19th)

Self-Element: Earth

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Earth


Favourable element for Romance luck: Fire

Capricorn individuals are skilled at navigating both emotional and material realms, being able to tap into their inner fortitude to overcome any obstacles and they won’t let anything distract them from achieving their goals, both long-term and short-term. Because of their unwavering focus, they may tend to come off as cold and unemotionally calculative. But that is far from what they are, in fact, they are innately playful and optimistic in nature. However, they must understand that while work and professional achievements are important, not everything worth achieving in life is whatever that you can put on to your resume.

 

Aquarius (January 20th- February 18th)

Self-Element: Metal

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Metal


Favourable element for Romance luck: Earth

Aquarius individuals are big thinkers, innovation and creativity are always at the forefront of their ideas. They have an incredibly strong-headed and independent personality that tend to lean towards the eccentric and unconventional. Because of this independence, they may come off as rebellious and non-conformist but they are actually great team-players and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals as well. However, as grounded as they are, they may tend to have a stubborn streak and matched with their idiosyncratic personality, they are often not the easiest to get along with. Always remember that compassion and empathy are as important as your goals and independence as well.

 

Pisces (February 19th- March 20th)

Self-Element: Water

Favourable element for Wealth & Career luck: Water


Favourable element for Romance luck: Metal

Pisces individuals are the most sensitive and compassionate of the signs. With such an immense sensitivity, it can be easy for them to be overwhelmed by emotions both of their own, and of those around them as well. They are not the most head strong signs and may tend to shy away from conflict as well. Though, the Pisces Individual is an incredibly adaptable one, working well in dynamic environments and situations too, making them adept at problem solving and critical thinking as well. However, due to their immensely sensitive nature and fear of conflict, they must remember to stay grounded to themselves and understand that running away from conflict doesn’t solve anything, it will only potentially worsen it.

 

So, Bazi or Horoscopes?

Now that we’ve looked at and understand the traits, elements and favourable elements of each Horoscope, it should give you a clearer view and understanding of your own personality and traits as well. However, at Hoseiki, we use Bazi readings to determine one’s personality and traits as Horoscopes are assigned by singular months. And each month represents only 1 character out of the 8 that we use for Bazi readings.

However, despite this, there are still some similarities between western and eastern astrology, namely, that both uses the Solar Calendar for calculations and readings. And while Eastern astrology (Bazi) is used for predictions, Western astrology (Horoscopes) astrology is more focused on prevention by analyzing the personality, traits, strengths and weaknesses of people. At Hoseiki, we are more inclined to agree with the Western mindset as we want to encourage our customers to transcend and grow beyond their charts to be better people for themselves. Which is also why we always advocate Hoseiki as a journey of lifelong learning.

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