March 2010

Brother Sharp” 犀利哥 is the nickname given by netizens in China to a homeless man for his chic fashion taste. A photographer took his picture and post it on the web. He becomes a fashion icon and web sensation overnight. His fame has spread to Taiwan, Japan and even UK’s Independent newspaper has an article on him.

Brother Sharp has mental disorder and can barely communicate with people!

Click here for his “fashion show” on the street:

You can do a Google search on “Brother Sharp” if you want to know more about him.

Here is some life events of Brother Sharp:

  • He was born in Oct. 10, 1976 in a rual area.
  • His family is poor. He has a brother and sister.
  • He got married, has two boys.
  • He became a migrant worker in 2000. He had lost contacts with his family after 3 years.
  • His father and wife had died in a traffic accident in 2009.
  • He had been roaming around the street of Ningbao city, Zhejiang Province for years.
  • In early March of this year, someone took his picture and posted it on the web. The rest is fashion history.

Here is his 4P chart. Hour unknown:
Y: bing-chen
M: wu-xu
D: yi-wei
H: (not known)

Current 10- Year Luck

Annual Luck
2009 Ji-chou
2010 Geng-yin

What do you see? Xu-chou-wei 3-penalties (3P)! Do you remember that I have written about 3-Penalies previously that it can be negative and positive? 3P also is likely to jinx the daymaster’s close relatives.

Brother Sharp’s natal chart and 10-year luck period form a 3P. In 2009, another Chou (ox) comes to activate the 3P— wife and father died of traffic accident. Why wife and father got the jinx? (see the answer in 4PBC list)

Interesting thing is the suddenly fame through NO effort of his own– also due to 3P! But why this happens in Yin (tiger) year and is “positive”? (answer in 4PBC list)

Because of his sudden fame, he has reunited with his family and received possible assistance from the government. A famous movie director plans to use his image and develop it into a movie. There are already fashion packages based on his look sold in China.

The sad thing is– after his hair-cut and clean up with normal cloths, people no longer see him as “Brother Sharp”. He has lost his “chic“.

I have tested his 4P chart using all the hours. All except one will give him a real or fake follow wealth chart. But reality shows he is dirt poor with a chart that is full of wealth elements. So it must be a weak chart or he would have been rich. It is a case of “failure to become a special chart” (implies miserable life!).

Ken Lai
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 13 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

The combinations of Tiger-snake-monkey (yin-si-shen) and Dog-ox-ram  (xu-chou-wei) are called 3-penalties.  3-penalities (3P) is one of the more serious afflictions in 4-Pillars or Bazi astrology.

With 6 out of 12 branches involving 3-penalties, there is a 50% chance that a year is 3P-prone, like last year’s chou and current year’s yin. (Note: zi-mao is also considered one of the 3Ps).

For people with monkey sign in a tiger (yin) year, it is not difficult to run into a snake (si) luck period or with snake in one of the 3 branches in the natal chart— this combination hits the 3P jackpot!

Natal charts with in-born 3P elements are likely to attract bickering or back-stabbing incidents throughout day-master’s (DM) life. 3P formed with natal chart and luck periods is likely to cause accidents, legal problems, financial losses, sickness, marital breakup and even death. Another characteristic is 3P is likely to jinx DM’s close relatives like parents, spouse and offspring.

While 3P may not be always negative, but it is more likely to be negative. When it is positive or negative? I’ll give you some general ideas here.

What are the differences between tiger-snake-monkey (yin-si-shen) and dog-ox-ram (xu-chou-wei) 3 penalties? Yin-si-shen 3P generally involves “bodily harm” like sickness and accidents. Xu-chou-wei 3P is more into relationship problem, lawsuits, legal problems, bickering, gossiping, backstabbing and etc.

When 3P can be positive to the DM? According to 4P classics, strong DM can handle 3P and weak DM cannot. So this may explain the differences in outcome for people with the same 3P.

There are also “Na-yin 3P” and “Shen-sha 3P” theories to predict outcomes of 3P. These topics hopefully will show up in the advanced version of my Bazi/ 4P courses.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods v. 2 (incl. XKDG) w/ 13 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video