Ten Gods

正印 Direct Resource

Direct Resource is the element that produces the Day Master with the opposite polarity. Among other things DR represents resource to the self, food, supply, vital elements that are needed. Wood needs Water, Fire needs Wood, Metal needs Earth, Earth needs Fire and Water needs Metal.  So for a weak DM, resources are very important for the survival.

In terms of people, DR represents mother to the males and grandfather or father-in-law to the females. Furthermore, DR also represents our health condition in general, our comfort level and emotional well being. But for most people the most important is that the DR represents intelligence and learning ability. A strong and healthy DR will allow us to be smarter than average or our learning skills is extraordinary. For example, Albert Einstein owned a Bazi chart with DR structure making him remarkable.*

There are more indicators of intelligence like the presence or not of Water in the natal chart or the Fire element accompanied by wood and, of course, the Intelligence Star of Shen Sha. I found that Resource star is more accurate beyond the three of them. Actually I also think that in certain circumstances, HO and EG are also important.

DR can also represent noble people in your life, giving you a helping hand when you are down or in troubles. People with resource mostly can find a way to solve their problems and when resource appears in the pillars of the teenager, school will not be a problem or even achieve good marks.

It is not a good sign if the resource element is clashed by the Luck, Year or Month Pillar. If this happens then the chances of health issues coming in our way are high. If DR is strong, healthy and well protected the outcome would not be so serious but if DR is weak and the clashing element is strong then for sure we will suffer some health issue. But what if there is no resource in the natal chart? Will we never be ill? The answer is no. Health problems will also come but we and the doctors will not be able to see or detect the disease so when it appears it will be unexpected and certainly can cause much stress. This all is because DR is favourable and the DM is weak.

If the DM is strong then we should be aware when DR become too strong and is not subdued by other elements like wealth and output. When it happens the DM will also be stronger, something that we want to avoid because this will cause imbalance of the energy inside the chart and internally will cause problems to the body. We need to keep this DR under control in order to enjoy good health.

DR produces F and clashes with HO. For those who HO is important, having strong unfavourable DR wouldn’t help. As I mentioned before, Output elements such as HO and EG represent children to the ladies and when DR shows up very strong the chances of failure in conception will be higher. It is important to take it in consideration. Beside, Output also represent reputation, creativity, fame and success to strong DM and by having strong DR one will find obstacles, setbacks, gossips, slanders and scandals in those periods. The remedy for this is the Friend star that plays an import role by avoiding the direct clash and turn it into reproduction cycle.

*Some examples of charts that show an intelligent owner:

  • Resource Structure
  • Fire with Wood as Resource
He also had the Intelligence Star at Day Branch



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Steve Jobs  (24 Fev 1955  07:15PM)

He has one of the 10 Intelligent Day Pillars


  • Fire with Wood as Resource

Garry Kasparov  (13 Apr 1963  11:45PM)

Yi DR in the Spring is very strong.






Judit Polgar  (23 Jul 1976)

She has defeated Garry Kasparov and    Anatoly Karpov







  • Resource Structure

Stephen Hawking  (8 Jan 1942  02:29AM)







  • Water element specially 壬water

Paul Allen  (21 Jan 1953)

Water in the winter is strongest.

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Even if you don’t have those stars, that doesn’t mean you are not intelligent. If you have those and you don’t feel much intelligent, do not despair. Remember: “Practice make perfect!”



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10 thoughts on “正印 Direct Resource”

  1. Hi, what is the impact for a strong daymaster with a strong resource star? As we know that, resource and self element stars are unfavourable for those belonging to strong daymaster.

    Thanx for your reply.

      1. It will depend on their strength. DR will affect more the health, comfort level, and issues related to important documents. IR is more related to emotional wellbeing, intuition and unconventional knowledge. As you are strong DM then they should only appear weak in your chart. when strong, they can clash EG HO bringing problems at learning, working, creating and so on.

  2. Having a strong direct resource structure with hurting officer at the stem and having other stem and branch combinations that further strengthen the hurting officer at the month stem,does this mean that they both clash blocking the day masters creativity and thinking process,like for my chart;28 April 2001 ,3pm.Thank you.

    1. Hi Victor. Ren water (HO) will start to lose its strength in the beginning of spring but it is still supported by neighbours (F). Further more, Rooster
      will combine with the other three branches in three different combinations producing F. But actually Xin metal doesn’t produce Ren water that well. Instead, it likes to be washed by strong water in order to be clean and shine even more. Anyway the good news is metal will prevent Ren water from being attacked by earth DR. Bing will also combine with DM Xin even may not transform, the water element is still there to enhance HO. However, you need to remember that HO only appears in the natal chart is not enough. It must appear at LPs in order to be “real” and make your creativity level up.

  3. I have somehow very strong DR (14 march 1984, 07:40):

    Hour Day Month Year
    Jia Ding Ding Jia
    Chen Wei Mao Zi –> it seems Wei and Mao can be transformed to Jia

    So, RW and Wealth element is completely absent.
    Do you think I have strong DM or not? I feel, that my excessively strong Resources (especially without Wealth element to control it) makes me ‘No Action, think only’.

    Do you think I should cultivate Friend Star or Output star? Or Wealth star, although it’s absent?

    1. Apologies for tapping on your post but from what I’ve learned so far… you can’t do anything about it. Don’t buy into the beliefs that wearing certain clothes, eating certain food will help. All the best!

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