Michael Schumacher, German Race Car Driver

(born January 3, 1969, 13:43 hours)

Yang Earth
Sheep
Yang Earth
Tiger
Yang Wood
Rat
Yang Earth
Monkey
4 14 24 34 44 54 64 74
Yin Fire Yang Earth Yin Earth Yang Metal Yin Metal Yang Water Yin Water Yang Wood
Rooster Dog Pig Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon
Skiing Accident (December 29, 2013, 11:00 hours)
Yang Earth
Horse
Yin Earth
Snake
Yang Wood
Rat
Yin Water
Snake

There is a Partial Three Harmony Water Combination in Schumacher’s birth chart. His Monkey Year Branch and Rat Month Branch combine to form Water. There are no other Combinations present within his birth chart. The most prominent element is Water. As Schumacher is a Yang Earth Day Master, Water represents his Wealth. Schumacher has a Follow the Wealth (Water) chart.

There are Earth Rivals present in Schumacher’s birth chart. There is a Yang Earth Rival in the Year Pillar and a Yin Earth Rival in the Hour Pillar. Earth is also present within the Tiger Day Branch and the Sheep Hour Branch. However, there is a Yang Wood Month Stem that controls the Yang Earth Year Stem. The presence of the Earth Rivals is not sufficient to interfere with Water being the most prominent element in Schumacher’s chart.

However, Schumacher’s Tiger Day Branch means that he has the potential to become a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart during the Horse and Dog Luck Cycle or year. The Horse or Dog will combine with his Tiger Day Branch to form a Partial Three Harmony Fire Combination. The Horse Luck Cycle or year will give a clearer pattern of flow as the Horse also disrupts the Partial Three Harmony Water Combination present in his birth chart by clashing with the Rat. When Schumacher becomes a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart, his favourable elements are:

1) Resource element Fire.
2) Power element Wood.
3) Output element Metal.
4) Wealth element Water.
5) Self element Earth

Schumacher first became prominent in 1992 (Yang Water Monkey year) during the Yin Fire Luck Cycle (age 21 to 25). While his negative element Fire was present in the Luck Cycle, the Monkey that year combined with the Rat and Monkey in Schumacher’s birth chart to form more of his favourable element Water. Schumacher finished 3rd in the Formula One standings that year. In 1993 (Yin Water Rooster year), Schumacher finished 4th. The Yin Water that year formed a Stem Combination with his Yang Earth Day Master, signifying opportunities for Wealth. The second favourable element Metal was also present in the Rooster that year. In 1994 (Yang Wood Dog year), Schumacher won his first Formula One Title. The Yang Wood that year was able to control his Earth Rivals and Competitors. He also switched to a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart that year.

In the Rabbit Luck Cycle (age 26 to 30), the Yin Wood present within the Rabbit was able to control Schumacher’s Earth Rivals. As Schumacher was still in his twenties, his Sheep Hour Branch had yet to exert its effects. In 1995 (Yin Wood Pig year), he won the Formula One season once again. The Pig that year combined with the Rabbit Luck Cycle to form a Partial Three Harmony Wood Combination. His third favourable element Wood was formed, which effectively controlled his Earth Rivals.

Although Schumacher’s Earth Rivals were present in the Yang Earth Luck Cycle (age 31 to 35), he was able to perform well in years with his favourable elements Water and Metal. Schumacher won his third Formula One championship in 2000 (Yang Metal Dragon year). The Dragon that year formed the Full Three Harmony Water Combination with Schumacher’s Monkey Year Branch and Rat Month Branch. His favourable element Water was strengthened and further supported by the Yang Metal in the year. He won again in 2001 (Yin Metal Snake year). The second favourable element Metal was present that year. Not only did it support the Water within his birth chart, it also drained the Earth Rivals. The Snake also formed a Six Harmony Combination with the Monkey Year Branch. There is an element of Competition for Combination as the Monkey is involved in a Partial Three Harmony Water Combination with the Rat. This suggests that he may have had to make a choice between two options that year.
Schumacher’s won his fifth Formula One championship in 2002 (Yang Water Horse year). This was his third consecutive win. He became a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart that year. Schumacher’s sixth win came in 2003 (Yin Water Sheep year). The Yin Water that year formed a Stem Combination with his Yang Earth Day Master, signifying opportunities for Wealth. His seventh win came in 2004 (Yang Wood Monkey year). This was also his fifth consecutive win. The Monkey that year combined with his Monkey Year Branch and Rat Month Branch to form more of his favourable element Water. The Yang Wood present that year also controlled his Earth Rivals.

The Dragon Luck Cycle (age 36 to 40) was also favourable for Schumacher as the Dragon formed the Full Three Harmony Water Combination with the Rat and Monkey in his birth chart. His favourable element Water is strengthened. In 2005 (Yin Wood Rooster year), Eurobusiness magazine identified Schumacher as the world’s first billionaire athlete. He retired from Formula One Racing after finishing
2nd in the 2006 (Yang Fire Dog year) season. That year, Schumacher switched to a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart.

On December 29, 2013 around 11:00 hours during the Yin Earth Luck Cycle (age 41 to 45), Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste. Even though he was wearing a helmet at the time, he suffered a traumatic head injury and was placed in an artificially induced coma. At the time of the accident, there was a Seasonal Fire Combination involving the Snake Day and Year Branch, the Horse Hour Branch and his Sheep Hour Branch. The Resource element Fire is formed. The Partial Three Harmony Water Combination in his birth chart is unstable due to the presence of the Snake in the Year and Day. The Snake pulls his Monkey Year Branch into a Six Harmony Combination, reducing the stability of the Monkey’s Combination with his Rat Month Branch. The conflict between Fire and Water contributed to his accident.

At the time of writing, the exact nature of Schumacher’s recovery has not been revealed to the public. Schumacher is now in the Snake Luck Cycle (from age 46 to 50). 2014 (Yang Wood Horse year) and 2015 (Yin Wood Sheep year) contained his negative elements Fire and Earth. The Snake Luck Cycle pulls the Monkey Year Branch into a Six Harmony Combination, causing the Partial Three Harmony Water Combination between his Rat Month Branch and Monkey Year Branch to become unstable. 2016 (Yang Fire Monkey year) and 2017 (Yin Fire Rooster year) are mixed years. While his favourable elements Water and Metal are present, the negative element Fire is also present. 2018 (Yang Earth Dog year) will be another challenging year. While Schumacher can become a Follow the Resource (Fire) chart, the Yang Earth Rival present in the year may cause some issues.