What You Get
CEUs/PDAs 3.5
Approved: Florida (3.5), NCCAOM (3.5), Standard Certificate (3.5) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 3.5 Hours
Course TYPE Recorded Webinar
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
Course Overview
Open the door and scratch the surface into the world of Chinese metaphysics, and the harmony of nature and humankind. Get your feet wet with these pivotal and essential basics of Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui, two important tools for living in the San Cái ?? - Three Essences harmony. Refine and elevate your Five Phase and Yin / Yang knowledge. Set in motion your learning of the language of the Chinese metaphysical world!

This course is an introduction to the basic foundational components of Ba Zì ?? (Eight Characters) Chinese Astrology, as well as the Five Phases - Wu Xíng ?? basics utilized in both Chinese Astrology and Feng Shui. Learn and explore:
(1) The origins and characteristics of the Five Phases.
(2) The Chinese characters utilized to represent the original segments of time and phases: The 10 Heavenly Stems - Tian Gan ?? and the 12 Earthly Branches - Dì Zhi ??.
(3) Refinement of your knowledge of Yin / Yang theory.

These basics will be practiced, and contextualized in the concept and integration of the San Cái ?? - Three Essences - the unity and harmony of humankind and natural law. Explore these special foundational tools, its application to Astrology and life flow, destiny, and harmony, and learn basic management of these elements.

Take your first step on the journey of Chinese metaphysics, Astrology, Feng Shui, and seeing the world with a new language of integration and harmony!

NOTE: This is not a regular CEU course and course trajectory. The information of Chinese Astrology is sacred and karmic, and must be treated as such. In order to preserve the sacred integrity of the information, knowledge and the Tan lineage, Dr. Sonia Tan will be requiring some homework in order to move on to the higher levels. There is no proper singular reference book, nor are notes given. Students will be asked to take hand-written notes to encourage muscle memory when learning to write the Chinese characters. This is a brief introduction into the language of Chinese Astrology and advanced metaphysical learning. After this course, in true Astrology fashion, students should be determining if the timing is aligned with themselves and their goals.
  • Contextualize Astrology within the theory of the Three Essences and Chinese Metaphysics field.
  • Outline the Five Phases and Yin-Yang theory, and its various relationships.
  • Identify the name, Chinese character, polarity, and five phases of the 10 Heavenly Stems (Tian Gan ??) and 12 Earthly Branches (Dì Zhi ??).
  • Describe and differentiate the characteristics of the Tian Gan ?? and Dì Zhi ??.
  • Translate and explain the basic components in a Chinese Astrology Birth (Natal) chart.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 30 min

    Introduction to Ba Zì ?? Chinese Astrology: The San Cái ?? - Three Essences, Wu Xíng ?? - Five Phases, and Wén Wáng Guà ??? as well as the structure of a basic Ba Zì Birth Chart.

    30 min - 1.5 hrs

    Introductory basics of the Tian Gan ?? - Heavenly Stems.

    1.5 hrs - 2.5 hrs

    Introductory basics of the Dì Zhi ?? - Earthly Branches.

    2.5 hrs - 2.75 hrs

    Introduction to the Harmony relationships.

    2.75 hrs - 3 hrs

    Relook and review of the structure and components of a basic Ba Zi Birth Chart and its possible applications e.g. with Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Feng Shui.

    3 hrs - 3.25 hrs

    Discussions and other sample charts. Questions and Answers.

    3.25 hrs - 3.5 hrs

    Summary and assignments.

    What People Are Saying

    This is a wonderful, well laid out and understandable Intro to BaZi - super helpful in laying the foundation of the phases, characters and relationships. Highly recommend!

    Meaghan D.- United States of America

    I have referred this course to a friend of mine.

    Ginger M.- United States of America

    This course was an exceptional introduction to Chinese Astrology. Taught with great integrity and knowledge. Very much looking forward to learning more about this sacred subject.

    Annie H.- United States of America

    Easy to follow and memorize right away. Sonia is a great teacher!

    Darya A.- Canada


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    About Sonia Tan

    Dr. Sonia F. Tan, BA, BA(H), DTCM Dip, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, has been helping guide people on their pathway to health in the TCM world since 2006. She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. Dr. Sonia Tan obtained her clinical research Doctorate degree from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles, California. She is also a graduate of the five year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program from the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vancouver. Dr. Sonia F. Tan is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tan. His most advanced level courses after all Balance Method levels, were first completed by a group of 16 senior students. Sonia was among those 16. With the blessings of fellow senior students to pass on the Balance Method legacy, Dr. Sonia Tan developed and created the very first Balance Method/System Acupuncture Certificate program at an accredited public post-secondary institution–Langara College –launched in 2018. In 2010, Sonia was honoured to be named and be a part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Medical Teams. Dr. Sonia Tan has been teaching and keynote speaking since 2013. Sonia began her career in health with a Bachelor’s degree in Honors Kinesiology, with a specialization in Athletic Injuries, from the University of Western Ontario. Sonia has also completed many adjunct and advanced therapy courses, such as Sound Healing, TCM Clinical Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, and Drs. Jeffrey Yuen and Yvonne Farrell’s Eight Extraordinary Vessels approach, that she continually uses in her practice. She is a direct and senior student of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan. In addition, following in her grandfather’s footsteps and the classical umbrella of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Sonia F. Tan has completed apprenticeships in Chinese Metaphysics in the areas of Chinese Astrology, Face Reading, and Classical Feng Shui. She completed these certifications under various teachers in 2011. She is a direct and first graduating class disciple of the late Grandmaster Dr. Richard Teh-Fu Tan and certified in Ba Zi Chinese Astrology. She has also trained with, and is a certified Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology practitioner since 2011 under Master Marlyna Los. As a student of a variety of martial arts since 1995, Dr. Sonia F. Tan is grateful to her Shifu the late Dale Johns, for her foundation, and to Shifu Matthew Dyck for continuing to guide her along this path. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Sonia is immersed in all aspects of Chinese Metaphysics, and thoroughly enjoys educating and inspiring others!

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