People around the world are saddened by the news of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.  Here in America people keep asking “Why?” in the news.

Back in December 2007, I had written about the victims of the Omaha Mall shooting. I had found there is a correlation between “clashing or violating Grand Duke“, the dominant energy or “ruler” of the year and the age of victims.

According to Chinese belief, when the zodiac animal sign of the current year is identical to your birth year, you are “violating” the Grand Duke (the ruling energy or deity of the year).

The Grand Duke of 2012 is Ren-chen or water-dragon.  People with dragon zodiac sign are “violating” Grand Duke for 2012.  They are likely running into minor obstacles, accidents and sickness during the year.

If your current age is a multiple of 12 (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96), you are “violating” Grand Duke for the year.

In 2012, people with dog zodiac sign is regarded as “clashing” the dragon sign of the Grand Duke for current year.

If your current age is one of the followings: 6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, 90, you are “clashing” Grand Duke for the year.

Clashing” Grand Duke is more serious than “violating“. One may likely run into serious accidents and sickness when clashing Grand Duke.

In Chinese Astrology, like 4-Pillars of Destiny, we always advise people who clash or violate Grand Duke to stay put, be vigilant and avoid confrontations.

16 out of the 20 Sandy Hook children victims were born in 2006, the year of fire-dog (Bing-xu).  Fire-dog clashes the 2012 water-dragon Grand Duke from head to toe.  It is called “fan-yin” or fighting between heaven and earth in 4-Pillar reading.  It shakes up the year pillar of a child victim on which his/her current “pillar luck” resides. Year Pillar is the “pillar luck” for age 1 to 16. Serious repercussions may occur if it is clashed when one’s age is between 1 to 16.

Two out of the four children victims who were born in 2005 also had Bing-xu (fire-dog) in their month pillar though the probability is 1/60 for such occurrence.

Out of the five staff or teacher victims with birth data available, one has a Bing-xu month pillar and one was born in the year of dog.

Is it pure coincidence or chance that the gunman ran into a Grade 1 classroom with most of the students clashing Grand Duke?  Or is it fate?

Violating” or “clashing” Grand Duke does not necessarily bring you bad luck.  It is your “immunity” or resistance to bad luck, misfortune or unknown mysterious energies is weakened.  The common advice is avoiding negative people and places with negative energies.

In the case of Sandy Hook, besides social and psychological factors, it is more than the force of Grand Duke at work.  It is the interplay of regional earth luck, school luck, class luck, Feng Shui energy and individual karma and destinies.

Let’s pray for the Sandy Hook victims and their families.

Ken Lai