How Singapore’s Success is Reflected in Her Birthchart, Bazi

Updated: 4 August 2023


Bazi, also known as the Eight Characters or Four Pillars of Destiny, is a form of Chinese astrology that dates back to the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 9 AD, 25–220 AD). It looks into the unique set of characteristics surrounding the date and hour of one’s birth, which can then be interpreted into life situations. 

In celebration of Singapore’s 58th National Day, let’s analyse Singapore’s Bazi to better understand the past, present and future of our beloved nation, so we can be even ‘Stronger Together, Majulah!’

Is the success of Singapore reflected in Bazi

We will be using the date and time of the Proclamation of Singapore to analyse Singapore’s Bazi: 9 August 1965, 10 am. 

F.Y.I. The Proclamation of Singapore was drafted by then Minister for Law E W Barker, and signed by then Prime Minister, the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on 9th August 1965. The separation from Malaysia, which makes Singapore an independent nation, was announced by Radio Singapore at 10 am that day. The government gazette on the Proclamation was also issued at the same time.

Singapore’s Day Master: Yi Wood [

In Bazi, the Day Master represents one’s key personality and character traits, attributes, eccentricities, strengths, and weaknesses. 

The Day Master of Singapore happens to be Yi [] Wood, typically represented by flowers and plants, especially those with tendrils. Extremely resilient and resourceful, these plants will find a way to climb and grow in all directions in order to reach the sun. Doesn’t that sound familiar?

People with the Day Master Yi [] tend to be rather tactical and strategic, and they thrive when they are together – the same can be said for our tiny nation. Despite being a small country with a lack of resources, Singapore and our people were able to progress steadily as a united nation to become a 1st world country.

Interestingly, the month pillar of Singapore is represented by Jia [] Wood, usually associated with big trees. This corresponds with the dependence and cooperation that Singapore forges and maintains with other stronger countries. 

How did Singapore become a law-by-law country? 

It’s a known fact that Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Being a former British colony, we inherited a sound legal system from the British. However, let’s not forget about the infamous secret societies in Singapore, which existed long before the arrival of the British in the 1800s. In fact, there used to be islandwide curfews, one of which was due to the 1964 race riots! That’s less than a year before Singapore gained independence.

So how did Singapore become the “law-by-law” country that it is today? Was it due to the firm grip of our charismatic leaders from the PAP (People’s Action Party), the strict law enforcement, or the cooperation of our hardworking pioneers? All these helped to make a difference BUT destiny plays a part too. 

According to the Bazi chart of Singapore, there’s a Proper Authority star [正官] in the Month pillar. Also known as the Direct Officer by some, the Proper Authority [正官] is a righteous and noble star, with a love for the people. It is often associated with traits such as honour, independence, stability, and uprightness. 

Often, a person with the Proper Authority [正官] in the Bazi chart is likely to be disciplined, organised and authoritative. Singapore is generally an organised country, and we do stay in our queues to get what we want. 

When the Proper Authority [正官] appears in the Year or Month Pillar, changes – usually related to authority – can be expected.  Singapore has come a long way since her independence, and change is something that Singaporeans are familiar with. The changes could be good or bad, depending on all the elements in the chart. For further analysis, it is important to look at the other pillars.

Singapore’s Bazi reveals corresponding key attributes


As we move on to the Hour pillar in Singapore’s Bazi chart, we found the Imposing Authority [七杀], or sometimes known by the literal translation: Seven Killings. As its name suggests, this star is an authoritative star that reflects a dominant nature and strong fighting spirit. In fact, it does not like to lose – sounds like kiasu-ness, right?


Innovation is also another key attribute commonly associated with the Imposing Authority [七杀]. Hence, it comes as no surprise that Singapore is always changing – be it our landscape or people. Our economy is among the most innovative, and we were ranked first in the 2019 World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report and second in the 2021 Bloomberg Innovation Index.


Hidden in the Year and Hour pillars is the Explicit Talent [伤官] star focuses on self-survival; reflecting good adaptability and a ‘think out of the box’ mindset. As a tiny nation with a lack of resources, Singaporeans understand the importance of thinking out of the box and being adaptable in order to survive.

Let’s look at Singapore’s Luck Cycle

Since luck is ever-changing, the Bazi chart also provides insights into one’s luck at different life stages/periods. The luck pillar gives an indication of one’s luck in periods of 10 years each. Let’s look at what Singapore’s Bazi chart reveals:

1965 to early 1990s

During the formative years since its independence, Singapore experiences turbulence and instability. From the 21 – 31 years pillar, we can see that Explicit Talent [伤官] takes centre stage. Remember we mentioned above that this star is about self-survival and adaptability? Looks like that fits well with Singapore’s early development days.

Late 1990s

The 31 – 40 years pillar comprises the elements: Geng [庚] and Chen [辰]. The former represents Metal (denotes financial growth) while the latter is associated with the Conventional Wealth [正财] star. Conventional Wealth implies fortune to be gained through hard work and the fast development in Singapore during the late 1990s corresponds well with these findings.

2000s to the present

Singapore has been enjoying stability in the past two decades. Could it be due to the influence of the Wood element reflected in these years? The Earthly Branches of Wood element is akin to mature trees and plants that are firmly rooted in the ground, hence the stability in spite of storms such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the current inflation.

What to expect in terms of Singapore’s progress?


The Earthly Branch in the Month Pillar of Singapore’s Bazi chart is Shen [] of the Metal element. This reflects the industries that Singapore is dependent on for her economic progress. As such, Singapore is dependent on industries of the metal element such as the financial sector, hardware, mechanical engineering and investment. 

Is it a coincidence that the top industries in Singapore happen to be manufacturing and financial services? We’ll leave it to you to decide. Nonetheless, do take note that the financial industry in Singapore has been progressing steadily, and is likely to continue to improve. 

With the Unconventional Wealth [偏财] star in the Day pillar, Singapore can gain advantages by going into more innovative or less-explored areas. For example, Singapore is the world leader in recycling water. By investing in a water sustainability model, we will be self-sufficient by 2061 in spite of scarce natural water resources. In addition, Singapore can supply recycled water to other nations since water sustainability is an increasingly pressing global issue. 

Take note that the Fire element thrives in the 61 – 70 years Luck Pillar. This represents the tech sector. Also, Chou [] represents unconventional wealth [偏财] while Implicit Talent [食伤] denotes innovation. As such, unconventional business models and innovation are likely the directions to go. 

With Bazi Life Analysis from Way Fengshui, you can gain insight into your inner self that will help you unlock your true potential and make the best choices and succeed in life.