Courses with Richard Ashworth

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Discover the Secrets of the Four Pillars of Destiny 

Learn ba zi with Richard Ashworth: live via Skype or Zoom.

I never fail to be astonished by Richard’s relentless and dedicated quest to unravel the secrets of the ba zi. His researches have taken him to many parts of the globe to learn from traditional masters and in turn to share his discoveries with them. Few, if any, western teachers would surpass his knowledge of this particular field of Chinese traditional culture. Derek Walters, Author of the Complete Guide to Chinese Astrology

Heartbreaks mended, stuckness unstuck.
Human beings are decision-making creatures; studies suggest we make tens of thousands of choices in a single day. Some decisions are trivial, some life-changing, some with repercussions that may not be clear for many years. A “mistake” may turn the tide of a life without us being aware of it, sometimes leading to stuckness and heartbreak. The ba zi which is a snapshot of the prevailing Elements at our moment of birth, will not only tend to identify a person’s strengths weakness, preferences and likely pitfalls but also these moments of decision. If decisions can be located, often they can be changed. Heartbreaks can be mended, stuckness unstuck.


Discover the Secrets of the Four Pillars of Destiny – the Course.

Ba Zi is a life study; any course is only a beginning.  On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to draft by hand a ba zi in Chinese characters (it’s not that hard, actually) read from the Chinese calendar and have all the tools necessary for interpretation.

The  course consists of four modules. Each Module is available as five one-hour Skype Sessions anywhere in the world. Timings can be tailored to your schedule.

No prior knowledge of ba zi, feng shui or Chinese culture is required.

“I wanted to take say thank you for your advice in December. I followed some of the key dates and directions you highlighted and things have begun to change significantly. WOW!” Marina.

Module One:  Available immediately as Five 1-Hour Skype or Zoom Sessions.

1. Opening the Pillars: The mo chi or beginning of time; the infinite and the defined: yin and yang; the eternal cycles of the Five Elements or wu xing. Meet the Chinese Animals – Stem and Branch; an introduction to Chinese characters, sight, sound, meaning; the gan zhi Cycle of Constant Change. Beginning to draft the ba zi; learning to divine; cultivating empathy and awareness.

Coursework: becoming familiar with the Chinese characters .

“You were absolutely right, something very traumatic did happen to me when I was 2 and it has taken more than 50 years to find out what you already knew!” Anita

Module Two:  Available immediately as Five 1-Hour Skype or Zoom Sessions.

2. Entering the Imperial Palaces: Drawing up the Fate or Luck Pillars; know your Life Purpose: the meaning of the Life House; The Ten Gods or sap sans; ming kuas, lap yums; know your strengths and weaknesses. Folk interpretations; the Yi or Book of Changes, Hidden Stems; Palaces, empty and full.

Coursework: further drafting, adding in the Stars and Gods..

“Great to see you too and very annoying at the same time: it’s almost unbearable to be seen for what I really am.” Alice.

Module Three: Available immediately as Five 1-Hour Skype or Zoom Sessions.

3. Clash and Combination: How the Animals relate to each other; families, teams, resonance. echoes, shadows, patterns, triggers. How to be happier, healthier and wiser. Advanced interpretation.

Coursework: Further drafting, adding in the Elements that bring positive change.

“How do you always manage to get everything so right? Is it just years of practice or pure genius?” Jacqui.

Module Four: Available immediately as Five 1-Hour Skype or Zoom Sessions.

4. Taking ba zi into the World: Other schools of thought; the san sats or Special Stars: toe far how to locate charisma; yik ma when to make your move. The ba zi as healing tool and as part of a feng shui survey. Putting all the information together.

Coursework: advanced drafting and interpretation incorporating all we have learned. Changing lives for the better.

“Followed your instruction concerning conversation and visualization as I drove to East Texas. Miraculously the hurt and upset of the past few years melted away like a Texas ice cube in July!!!!!!!!!!! Thankyou.” Lee

Who should attend? the curious, anyone who would like to better understand themselves and the world. Grounding in feng shui principles desirable but not essential.

Mentoring for advanced students: Richard’s Mentoring Programme is for selected advanced students who have completed his starter professional courses. As a Mentee Richard helps you develop your feng shui practice and/or supports your study. The programme is tailored to you and may cover the technical, practical, procedural and/or commercial aspects of making a career in the world of woo-woo.

Full Price: £2000*
Book & Pay for Ba Zi & Feng Shui Courses together
Monthly Instalment Plan (per Course): £ 300 x 8


How to Pay: Places are limited to a teachable number: once your place is confirmed, you can secure it by paying in full by bank credit or PayPal which can be accessed at the bottom of the FENG SHUI SERVICES PAGE. Please make sure you enter your name and the date of your workshop on the details section of the PayPal form!

Details from: (01483 428998). Course payments will be deemed to be non refundable.

Details: call Richard or Sheila on 01483 428998 or email:

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