Four pillars, or saju in Korean, is a study to understand and predict our life by analyzing a person's birth year, month, day and time.
However owing to the fact that the four pillars originated from ancient times and has a philosophical background, most books and materials about it are too academic and difficult.
They tend to be confusing and not easy to apply. Although there are treasured truths about life, they are not useful when they are too pedantic.
I, who speaks English and can use Chinese characters as a second language, wanted to understand saju and its philosophy in a more rational and logical way, so that the truths could be applicable to our daily lives.
The purpose of this article is to study saju in an economic way and I will try to clarify the facts easily, effectively and usefully.
I have tested the saju skill ― I describe it as ``a skill'' so you can easily approach this study ― for thousands of people and they continue consulting me for important decisions they have to make.
I have come to realize how many people are concerned about their future and how hesitant they are about decision-making.
This essay is not going to be an academic thesis as I am not a born scholar. I will mention yin and yang and the five elements first as they are the basis of saju skills.
Modern society sees rapid change and once we lose a single loop of the chain it becomes hard to catch up. In this era, in order to grasp the flow, predict the future and understand the way to go forward, we may need various tools that will make us strong and ready to confront the world.
Take this momentum to know yourself. Slow down your speed to find out what you most value in your life.
Why Do We Study Saju?
Saju is the study of life through looking at one's month, day and time of birth. Saju equates them to celestial stems and terrestrial branches according to natural reasoning.