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Note: The following article is written for my Bazi discussion groups after someone reported that her spouse suffers office politics and “backstabbing” at work.

People with “back-pointing sha” are likely to suffer backstabbing, gossiping, bad-mouthing from people around them.  Below are the characteristics of people with this sha in their Bazi:
1.   like to show off or high profile, hence attracting jealousy, gossiping, backstabbing and bad-mouthing
2.   do favor for people but do not get their appreciation
3.   have few or no close friends, being bullied by others
Here is the formula for finding back-pointing sha in a Bazi chart:
  • Birth year monkey/ rat/ dragon (shen/ zi/ chen) with shen in any branch
  • Birth year pig/ rabbit/ ram (hai/ mao/ wei) with hai in any branch
  • Birth year snake/ rooster/ ox (si/ you/ chou) with si in any branch
  • Birth year tiger/ horse/ dog (yin/ wu/ xu) with yin in any branch
EFFECT OF BACK-POINTING SHA LOCATIONS
  • Back-pointing sha” is less serious in year pillar, people just talk bad about you at your back.
  • Back-pointing sha” is most serious in hour pillar, people talk bad about you in your face.
  • Back-pointing sha” in month or day pillar– people talk bad about you both in your face or at your back, but they can’t do much to you or bully you.
If a chart has Tian-yi nobleman, the effect of “back-pointing sha” will be lessened.

Ken Lai

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Today is your lucky or unlucky day if you need the knowledge of your husband’s lover.  The info is hidden in your own Bazi chart! cheating-husband

Power star (zheng-guan/ qi-sha) represents the husband of a female Bazi chart.  By checking the interactions of your husband star within the chart and during luck periods, you can figure out some specific information of your “competition” and approximate timing when this competition shows up.

Here are the secrets:

  1. If your power star is combined away by a resource star (“yin“), your hubby’s lover is older than you.
  2. If your power star is combined away by an output star (“shi-shen/ shang-guan”), your hubby’s lover is younger than you or about the age of your children!
  3. If the power star is combined away by a peer star (“bi-jian/ jie-cai“), your hubby’s lover is about the same age as you and she is likely your close friend!
  4. If the power star is combined away by a wealth star (“zheng-cai/ pian-cai“), your hubby’s lover runs into his life due to work or yourself.
  5. If the power star is combined away by the favorable element of your chart, your hubby’s lover is better than you in terms of economic, academic and work performance.

With this knowledge, you can narrow down the potential competition and keep an eye on her (and your hubby) before she becomes your real competition!  Bazi knowledge is very practical.

Ken Lai

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Today is your lucky day.  Here are the top secrets on Bazi activation dates on mostly negative events.  The original comes in the form of a Chinese poem:activation

  1. Dreadful of an element not in natal chart shows up (from Luck Period)  无者怕露面
  2. Dreadful of a lone element in natal chart shows up again (from Luck Period)  独者怕重见
  3. Dreadful of a strong element or element supporting strong element or element opposing the strong element shows up (from Luck Period)  旺者怕两头
  4. Dreadful of tomb collapsing (due to interaction with Luck Period) 墓者怕崩陷

You probably could figure out the rational behind these “secrets”.  If not, examples and explanations are posted in my Bazi discussion groups.  Simply purchase any one of my Bazi courses will give you access to my Bazi discussion group.

Ken Lai

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“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
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“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 12 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”w/ 3 hr. HD
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“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
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“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

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Note:  Below are some questions from “4P Bootcamp” discussion group.

Is the age in which the luck pillar changes Chinese age or western age?

It is based on solar calendar.  To calculate the first 10-years-luck (10YL), yang male/ yin female (based on birth year) count the number of days and hour from birthday/hour to next solar terms (3 days= 1yr, 1 Chinese hour= 10 days).  Yin male and yang female count the number of days and hour from birthday/hour BACKWARD to previous solar terms.  For detail calculation, consult your basic Bazi textbooks.

Some say Chinese and others say western (age). That can make a significant difference sometimes.

It is always presented using the stem of the first year of one’s10YL.  For example, my 10YL starts at every jia-year…..  This confusion is due to the way traditional Chinese method of counting age is different from westerners.  Chinese baby is already one year old when s/he is born.  Hence in some Chinese Bazi software, the year daymaster (DM) clashing Grand Duke is 12x+ 1 whereas Bazi software written by westerners is 12x.  Chinese way of counting the age of a dead person is even more bizarre– the dead guy gets 3 bonus years– one year each from heaven, earth and himself.  So if a person is dead at 68, his reported age of death would be 71 by the funeral home.

In the year of change, if it happens to be in the middle of the year, do the old/new pillar switch off/on or there’s a mixing of energy for the whole year?

You separate the year, so you may have half a year in the old 10YL and another half in new 10YL.

When 10YL switches, good or bad things are likely to happen, especially if the switch is from one region to another or “changing corner luck” (from hot to dry, for example, from wei to shen (fire to metal region)– if the new region is favorable (great!), if unfavorable (pray or take my “Destiny and Luck” course)

Events are more likely to happen in the beginning or end of a 10YL.  There is a saying about 10YL, “男怕交运,女怕脱运. Male is afraid of changing 10YL.  Female is afraid of the end of a 10YL.”

How soon will the new luck pillar be felt before the actual change takes place especially corner luck?

This is hard to say, but it is pretty common to see someone suddenly dies/suffers major mishaps or become filthy rich/ famous overnight when the annual luck or 10YL switches.   10YL is the “big environment“.  Annual luck is the trigger.  Activation depends on, I guess, the differentials in strength between favorable/unfavorable elements.  If there is an overwhelming imbalance and/or 3+ branches got clashed, events may happen faster.

Checking the year of luck period switching is one way of looking for “actions” or possible fortune/ misfortune event that may happen.

Ken Lai

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Note:  The following is an article that I have written for my Bazi/ 4P discussion groups.  I have removed the examples to save space here.

Many of us may have lots of 4P knowledge but do not know where to start when facing a 4P chart.  Here are 5 major techniques to start and create “shock value” (getting attention) when you read a chart.

Technique 1:  Looking for critical “element” (stem or branch)
Many 4P charts have a critical element that could affect chart balance when it is clashed or combined away.  When this happens, DM is likely running into disaster or misfortune.
Technique 2:  Looking for unfavorable element
Some charts are difficult to determine the favorable element, but unfavorable one is usually much easier to find.  In standard charts, the strongest element usually is the unfavorable element.  Look for an annual luck (AL ) with the unfavorable element WITHIN the same unfavorable  luck period (10YL), DM is very likely suffering major setback or disaster due to the doubling of unfavorable elements.
Technique 3:  Looking for the years when favorable element is clashed/ combined away
The year when favorable element is clashed or combined, DM is likely to suffer misfortune or disaster because the favorable element cannot keep the chart balance.
Technique 4:  Looking for combinations– if they result in transformation or not.
1.   When natal chart has combination that cannot transform to new element and runs into annual luck or period luck which brings in the transformation element, DM should have major changes in his life.  The auspiciousness of the change depends on whether the transformed element is favorable to the chart or not.  Sometimes this new addition or quantity of elements may even change the favorable element, qi-flow and balance of the chart.  These are all reasons of major changes of DM’s luck and life situations.
2.  When a natal chart has potential 3-unities/ 3-meeting formation that short one element and this missing element is bought to the chart by AL or 10YL, DM’s luck and life will see changes regardless if the combination is successful or not.  This is due to the structure of origin natal chart goes through major change in structure and qi-flow, similar to #1 above.
3.  Existing successful combination is “broken” by AL/ 10YL in a natal chart will likely change the structure, qi-flow, balance and even the un/favorable elements.  DM will likely have changes in luck and life situations.
Technique 5:  Looking for qi-circulation
Many natal charts have their own route/s of qi-circulation within a Bazi chart  (Note: circulation route of a chart must be forward or backward based on nurturing relationship for same level element; upward or downward for different level element.  There is no diagonal movement).  When this qi-flow route/s is/are interrupted by AL or 10YL, DM is likely to have change of luck and life situations.
Ken Lai

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Most single women probably want to ask this question: “Will I get a good husband?”  Look no further.  Your own Bazi natal chart may have the answer.goodHubby

Below are 5 Bazi scenarios that a woman may get a good husband:

1.  Power stars (zheng-guan/ qi-sha) are favorable elements in natal chart

Power stars stand for husband for a female chart.  Favorable element represents good support for the daymaster (DM) or woman here.  Power star is favorable element in a female chart means this DM will have a good husband.

2.  The element sitting in day branch or spouse palace is favorable

Some charts may not have power star.  In this case we check the element sitting inside spouse palace (day branch) to see if it is favorable or not.  If favorable, it means the potential husband will be nice and helpful to the DM.

3.  Power star combines with daymaster

This means husband gets along well with DM.  Even better if power star is also the favorable element and there is no “jealous combination” in the chart (i.e., no woman steal the good man).  In this scenario, this husband will love DM very much.

4.  Spouse palace is occupied by one of the 4 peach-blossom elements– zi, wu, mao or you. 

This husband will be handsome, sociable or knows how to please people.  However, this element must be favorable element to the chart to be positive to the DM.

5.  Wealth element sits in spouse palace

We all need wealth to survive.  Wealth stands for wife for man and also love for both sexes.  To check if the future husband has wealth (or capable of making wealth) or not, check DM’s spouse palace to see if it is occupied by a wealth element.  If wealth star sits there and is also the favorable element, DM’s husband is capable of making money and hopefully becoming rich (need to check the man’s chart too).

If you think logically, the scenarios above with minor modifications will be for a man in search of a good wife– simply change “power star” to “wealth star“.  Another ROGO (read-one-get-one) free article here!

Ken Lai

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My student asks me this question that probably most of the Feng Shui students want to know but are afraid to ask:

What are your thoughts when it comes to having several Feng Shui techniques/ schools of thought in a practitioner’s toolkit when selecting or auditing a house? Is it more advisable to use one technique/ lineage/ school over others, or use a combination — for example,  some masters screen using 8 mansions first, then combine with flying stars etc. Does combining or using a single li-qi (formula) technique make any difference.”

Here is my translation of this long question in one sentence:  Which one is better–  Frankenstein vs. pure bred Feng Shui approach?

FRANKENSTEIN FENG SHUI

The classic western movie “Frankenstein” is about a mad scientist who had created a monster out of body parts from different corpses.

Frankenstein Feng Shui is the application of 2 or more Feng Shui schools techniques in a Feng Shui audit.  The most common one is mixing of Flying Stars and Bazhai (8-mansions) Feng Shui in an audit.

On the positive side, if the practitioner knows the specialty or strong points of each Feng Shui school, s/he may apply, for example:  Bazhai in kitchen, San He for bed arrangement, XKDG for door, Flying Star for wealth enhancement,… and the like.

On the negative side, some practitioners do not really understand the Feng Shui schools and haphazardly apply different Feng Shui schools techniques in their audits.  For example, I have seen quite a few “tilt it again Sam” doors in Malaysia and Singapore.  Some “masters” set up two doors at different angles in a house or business.  The first door is tilted for the auspicious Bazhai angle and the second door for Flying Star.  It is as if the qi entering the premise is “smart” and can distinguish the first door is for Bazhai, second door for Flying Star Feng Shui and “behave” accordingly.

PURE BRED FENG SHUI

Pure bred” here means loosely as “one school only”.  In reality, there is really no pure bred Feng Shui because most Feng Shui schools “borrow” something from others.  For example, the popular Flying Star has more than 10+ variations, so is Bazhai.

Is pure bred better than Frankenstein Feng Shui?  The answer is both “yes” and “no”.

Every Feng Shui system has its own peculiar properties that works well with certain land forms, like some methods work better with mountain regions while others with flat-land or river regions.  Hence when there is a match between land form and a pure bred Feng Shui School, the results will be great.  If not, the opposite happens.

SEMI-PURE BRED OR VOTING FENG SHUI

In this brand of Feng Shui, the practitioner employs one Feng Shui school only, but takes references to other schools’ judgment on each Feng Shui sector.  For example, if Flying Star thinks this door location is great but Bazhai says it sucks and IF this practitioner only considers two school (one + and one minus), this location still “usable” or “OK”.  If both schools agree that this location is bad, then remedy is sought or not using this location.  If both schools think this location is great, then this location must be very good.

“Ken, what is your position on this topic?”

Before I put on a Frankenstein or pure bred hat (I should market a “Make Feng Shui Great Again” hat),  I check the Bazi or 4-pillars chart of the client first.  If s/he is in good luck period, I will tell him just pick whatever house s/he wants and fire the Feng Shui guy (me).

If client is in average or low luck period,  I would use Form Feng Shui first.  Formula Feng Shui will not work if the forms are not there!  If the forms look good with the 4-animals and right forms, the Feng Shui of that property should not be bad.

I would cherry-pick the best feature of different Feng Shui schools.  “Fran-ken-stein” has my name inside.

“Ken, you sound like pushing your Feng Shui courses by advocating Frankenstein Feng Shui.”

You are so smart.  If you can only afford one Feng Shui course, take the “Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” listed below.  Feng Shui teachers can cheat you with formula Feng Shui because you cannot see li-qi or formula.  Form Feng Shui is what you see is what you get– everyone can see forms like mountains and rivers.

Ken Lai

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“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Applied Bazi: Sickness Forecasting and Management” w/33 hr. HD video 
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 12 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

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