BAZI is an ancient Chinese study of the influence of timing, environment, and relationships in each person's life. According to the year, month, day and hour of a person's birth, the BaZi chart is laid out in four "pillars". The pillars are comprised of combinations of the five elements. The five elements represent phases of energy and certain characteristics in a chart that allow insight into a person and their life. The five elements are water, which represents wisdom; wood which represents benevolence; fire which represents passion; earth which represents trustworthiness; and metal which represents justice and righteousness. The five elements interact and transform in particular ways, resulting in the ten "stars" that influence our life. We are able to chart this out in a life progression of 10 year cycles, and also annual cycles, daily, and even hourly cycle progressions. BaZi is an incredibly intricate and accurate system for looking at timing, relationships and environmental impact on our lives! These three influences are named the 3 Treasures, and BaZi comprises their interrelationships.  

While largely unknown at this time in America and the Western world, BaZi has existed for thousands of years in China. It has been used by educated people in Chinese culture, from emperors and government officials, to Taoist and Buddhist priests, to match makers for finding the most compatible marriage partners. It is used for the most accurate and personal feng shui analysis, which may be very helpful in health care practices. BaZi has given me a perspective on life and healing process like nothing else I have ever studied. It is my humble opinion that after meditation and personal spiritual development, the next most important impact on understanding and guiding a happy life is BaZi.  

I was drawn to study BaZi for the purpose of more deeply understanding healing and feng shui. Dr. Richard Tan, my mentor, taught that BaZi can be very helpful for people who are looking for deeper personal develpoment and healing. At various times in life, different challenges, influences, and events visit each of us. We each have our individual life "curriculum" that we may engage in, or not. The opportunity is always present for us to develop ourselves, our awareness, our engagement in our life. Challenges in life are universal, and fortunately, human beings have cultivated the BAZI system of insight to help navigate through personally challenging times, and perhaps when to trust in easier times, too. Understanding our own BAZI enables a deeper appreciation for our own personal strengths and abilites, which attributes we 've come into this life to develop and utilize, as well as the appreciation of the cycles of life and how to utilize the energies that influence us for the best benefit. Proper advice may be offered as to how to proceed through the current phase of life, including health influences, feng shui, relationships, money, education, talents, and career.


With the recent passing of dear Dr. Richard Teh Fu Tan, I dedicate my continued study and practice of BaZi to him and his wise, fun, and always present respect and love for life and patients!

If you would like to have a personal BaZi consultation, please contact Beth Bright at 303-445-1114.

Beth Bright,, BaZi Consultant, accredited by Grand Master Richard Teh Fu Tan, Feb. 2015

Beth Bright, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., M.S.
Rocky Mountain Acupuncture

4485 Wadsworth Blve. Suite 204, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033