Kleopatra Ormos, M.D., Screenplay consultant, psychiatrist, traditional medicine practitioner
It is hard to find a good non-fiction writer who can maintain both ease of flow and interest of the reader in a topic where chances of losing your audience grows exponentially with the complexity of the process described. Karin is such a hard-to-find gem who artfully, and not the least heart-fully, illuminates an ancient method of informing practitioners.
Dr. David Twicken, DOM, L.A.c, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Professor and Author
Simply the best presentation of how to calculate a Chinese astrology birth chart.
Dr. med. Robert Trnoska, Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Teacher, Austria
A welcome introduction into the dynamics of the Chinese calendar: transform a western date into the four pillars of Chinese Astrology using fingers, formulas and tables. I'm happy to see that Dr Taylor Wu's approach to BaZi is offering interpretations for spiritual and healing arts (TCM).
Lillian Bridges, President, Lotus Institute Inc
Karin Taylor Wu has taken the very complex calculations for creating an individualized BaZi Chart and has made the process much more usable and understandable. The techniques for mathematical calculation are explained simply and systematically. But, the reader is also gifted with the pearls of ancient wisdom in the interpretation of the Five Elements seen in the combinations of the Heavenly Stem and Earthy Branches. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to practice Chinese Astrology.
Heiner Fruehauf, Ph.D., Founding Professor, School of Classical Chinese Medicine, National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon, USA
A must-have guide to the complex world of Chinese astrological science! In yet another excellent publication, Karin Taylor Wu demystifies the arcane system of Bazi Suanming by providing step-by-step instructions and study exercises for aficionados of this ancient technique. This book gives Chinese medicine specialists and students of Eastern wisdom traditions concrete ways to integrate this time-honored method into their present-day practice.