However, despite our best efforts, circumstances can derail our plans and make us move in a different direction from the one we have chosen. But we should not be sidetracked by obstacles along the way nor should we be discouraged by them. We need to build strength in all four dimensions of our beings- physic, mind, emotion and spirit - in order to deal with setbacks and move forward progressively.

Our body needs to be healthy for physical action. Our mind needs to be learned for critical thinking. Our emotion needs to be calm for dreamsmp of rationality. Our spirit needs to be free to soar as high as we want to be.

If we want to create our own destiny, we need to strike an optimum balance in all four of these dimensional realms.

For example, if we aspire to become a successful neurosurgeon, we need to study for it and feed our mind with the right knowledge and instill a spirit of determination in us to achieve what we aim for. Of course, a healthy body and emotional maturity are also supportive of such self-made destiny.

Nevertheless, life can still throw us curve balls or unexpected challenges in the form of finance, health, relationships and people. We cannot always expect a smooth journey in our quest for success in our endeavors. This is when we need to look at our personality and characteristic traits in order to overcome the problems that confront us. Without knowing our true self and what we are capable of, we may feel lost and uncertain of what to do in such a situation.

The Chinese Four Pillars of Destiny is a branch of astrology that decodes our birth date and accurately reveals our innate strengths and hidden potential in the forms of year, month, day and hour pillars. There are also the luck pillars that map out the pathways to our future which comes in 10 yearly cycles. Together, they help us to create or fulfil our own destiny.