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Calculating the BaZi

Calculating the BaZi

The GanZhi/Chinese Astrology Workbook

Karin Taylor Wu. Foreword by Master Zhongxian Wu

Quick Overview

Understand how to recognise the various influences on BaZi (Chinese Astrology) and learn how to devise personalised astrological charts with this beautifully illustrated guide. Dr Karin Taylor Wu explains how to interpret detailed charts for better understanding of our histories and present and future selves.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 9.09in x 6.46in / 231mm x 164mm, 272pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-312-3
2017, ePUB, 256pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-265-4
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In this fully illustrated workbook, Dr. Karin Taylor Wu instructs you in the art of creating an individualized Chinese Four Pillar astrology chart. For the first time to the western audience, learn the traditional method of BaZi calculation without needing a Chinese calendar.

Detailed instructions show how your destiny is contained within your birth chart, and how to understand its changes over the whole lifespan. Dr Taylor Wu also explains the relationship between your individual BaZi chart and your personality, emotions, health, relationships, aptitudes, and life chances. With many examples, and worked exercises, including a detailed interpretation of actual charts and case studies, Dr Taylor Wu demonstrates how to bring the GanZhi principles to life. The workbook provides an essential tool for optimizing personal life choices and for developing healing, consulting, and leadership skills in order to help others.


'It is hard to find a good non-fiction writer who can maintain both ease of flow and interest of the reader in a topic where chances of losing your audience grows exponentially with the complexity of the process described. Karin is such a hard-to-find gem who artfully, and not the least heart-fully, illuminates an ancient method of informing practitioners.'
- Kleopatra Ormos, M.D., Screenplay consultant, psychiatrist, traditional medicine practitioner

'Simply the best presentation of how to calculate a Chinese astrology birth chart.'
- Dr. David Twicken, DOM, L.A.c, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Professor and Author

'A welcome introduction into the dynamics of the Chinese calendar: transform a western date into the four pillars of Chinese Astrology using fingers, formulas and tables. I'm happy to see that Dr Taylor Wu's approach to BaZi is offering interpretations for spiritual and healing arts (TCM).'
- Dr. med. Robert Trnoska, Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Teacher, Austria

'Karin Taylor Wu has taken the very complex calculations for creating an individualized BaZi Chart and has made the process much more usable and understandable. The techniques for mathematical calculation are explained simply and systematically. But, the reader is also gifted with the pearls of ancient wisdom in the interpretation of the Five Elements seen in the combinations of the Heavenly Stem and Earthy Branches. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to practice Chinese Astrology.'
- Lillian Bridges, President, Lotus Institute Inc

'A must-have guide to the complex world of Chinese astrological science! In yet another excellent publication, Karin Taylor Wu demystifies the arcane system of Bazi Suanming by providing step-by-step instructions and study exercises for aficionados of this ancient technique. This book gives Chinese medicine specialists and students of Eastern wisdom traditions concrete ways to integrate this time-honored method into their present-day practice.'
- Heiner Fruehauf, Ph.D., Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, USA


By (author): Karin Taylor Wu
Foreword by: Master Zhongxian Wu


Click here for a PDF of the BaZi templates from the book.