Ding Fire

Ding (丁) is the second of the two fire characters and is the fourth of the ten heavenly stems.

It can be translated to mean nail, population, and a descriptive term to describe something that is small in size.

The elemental nature of Ding is yin fire (陰火).

While Bing fire is an icon of intense fire with big strong flames, Ding fire should be thought of as small soft fire that is under a high degree of control.

This can be pictorially represented by gentle candle flames or smouldering charcoal that can be easily put out.

They can provide warmth to those who seek it, but can still burn when you get too close.

Being a fire-centric character, it is associated with the red phoenix among the 4 celestial creatures.

The middle period of summer season is sometimes referred to as the Ding period of June and July.

Like Bing, the Ding character is also finds affinity with the Li trigram.

With reference to the 24 mountains, Ding takes up the sector of 187.5° – 202.5° at a southern direction.

Regarding reference to body parts, Ding can point to parts such as the heart and oral areas.

In terms of numerology, the number 2 is what Ding Fire identifies with.

Ding fire self element

People with ding fire as the day master are often warm, inspirational, passionate, creative and kind.

They can often illuminate the lives of others by just being themselves.

This can make them a magnet of both good and bad company.

Which way they move towards in life will therefore be down to their life decisions.

They make great leaders as they are passionate and very capable of controlling that fire in their belly towards a direction they wish to move towards in life.

This also makes them great motivators.

Great things await them in life. But not many are able to realize that potential in them.

It can sometimes take only a small change for a Ding personality to create a huge impact in life that takes a person onto a whole new level.

This can be an event that occurs in life.

The problem is that finding that small change poses the greatest challenge for Ding individuals.

Some can go on a life pursuit to achieve an objective. But they would only realize that that objective would only be a catalyst for something far greater that they imagined once they get there.

Drawback is that Ding self-elements are often proud and sometimes make the wrong decisions even though they know it would be a mistake.

But solving mistakes can be an easier pill to swallow compared to admitting that they are wrong in the first place.

The relation of the elements to Ding Fire is as follows:

  • Wood – Resources
  • Fire – People
  • Earth – Intelligence
  • Metal – Wealth
  • Water – Status

They can be delved deeper for more details by erecting the 10 gods of bazi.

10 Gods

Stem God
Jia Direct Resource
Yi Indirect Resource
Bing Competitor
Ding Friend
Wu Extrovert Talent
Ji Introvert Talent
Geng Direct Wealth
Xin Indirect Wealth
Ren Given Authority
Gui Earned Authority

More about the 10 gods is discussed here.

Ding fire in relation to other self-element heavenly stems

Self Element Ding Fire
Jia Extrovert Talent
Yi Introvert Talent
Bing Competitor
Ding Friend
Wu Direct Resource
Ji Indirect Resource
Geng Given Authority
Xin Earned Authority
Ren Direct Wealth
Gui Indirect Wealth
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