Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chinese Bone Weight Astrology of Yuan Tian Gang


The Bone Weight Astrology is invented by Yuan Tian Gang, a very famous astrologer of the Tang Dynasty.

It is one of the most simplified and popular Chinese astrology systems used to predict a person’s life fortune. This system can be found in the Chinese Almanac or Tong Sheng, under the “Weighing Bone Song”.

As the method is so easy to learn and does not require professional guidance, it is a “Do-It-Yourself Fortune-Telling”.

Simple calculation

The calculation is very simple. A weight is assigned to the lunar year, month, day and hour of your birth. As such data is the Bazi of a person, this system is also known as the “Weight of Bazi”.

The final Bazi weight is derived by totalling the different weights assigned to the lunar year, month, day and hour of your birth. The weight is measured in “liang” (tael) and “qian” (mace).

Under this system, the heavier the weight, the better one’s life will be. The maximum weight of 7.1 is supposed to be that of an emperor.

In the olden days, the Chinese traditionally have their baby’s bone weight calculated at birth so as to have an indication of the child’s fortune throughout his or her lifetime. The bone weight is also referred to as “the astrological weight at birth”.

Free online calculator

You just need to enter your date and time of birth for the online bone weight calculator to do the calculations. The calculator will only show the combined weight, solar birth date, lunar birth date*, and the readings.

For those who want to have a breakdown of the total weight, please refer to the charts provided here and calculate manually.

(Note: *The literal translation of the lunar birth date by the online calculator can be quite misleading to those who are not familiar with Chinese dates. For example, if the lunar date is indicated as “28 September”, it actually means “the 28th lunar day of the 9th lunar month”.)



Tang said...

Very interesting information

Unknown said...

Hi there,
Really interesting share as I am really curious about how this work and came across you very informative blog post.
May I ask how do you calculate the weight for upcoming years?

Marcus W