animal sign

nobleman2In Bazi, there is a symbolic star called “Tian-yi Nobleman” that stands for helpful people available when a person is in trouble or danger.

The calculation of Tian-yi Nobleman requires knowledge of Bazi and construction of a Bazi natal chart.  This may be too much for some people.  Here is a simple method to figure out your noblemen or helpful people based on your Chinese zodiac animal sign.


RAT (years born: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044) 

— Nobleman animal sign:  ox, monkey, dragon

— Nobleman DirectionNE, SW, SE

OX (years born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973,  1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045)

— Nobleman animal sign:  rat, rooster, snake

— Nobleman DirectionN, W, SE

TIGER (years born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022,  2034, 2046)

— Nobleman animal sign:  pig, horse, dog

— Nobleman DirectionNW, S

RABBIT (years born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023,  2035)

— Nobleman animal sign:  dog, pig, ram

— Nobleman Direction:  NW, SW

DRAGON (years born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,  1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036)

— Nobleman animal sign:  rat, rooster, monkey

— Nobleman DirectionN, W, SW

SNAKE (years born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013,  2025, 2037)

— Nobleman animal sign:  monkey, rooster, ox

— Nobleman DirectionSW, W, NE

HORSE (years born: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050) 

— Nobleman animal sign:  ram, tiger, dog

— Nobleman DirectionSW, NE, NW

RAM (years born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039 )

— Nobleman animal sign:  horse, pig, rabbit

— Nobleman DirectionS, SW, E

MONKEY (years born: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016,  2028, 2040)

— Nobleman animal sign:  snake, rat, dragon

— Nobleman DirectionSE, N

ROOSTER (years born: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041) 

— Nobleman animal sign:  dragon, snake, ox

— Nobleman DirectionSE, SE, NE

DOG (years born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042)

— Nobleman animal sign:  rabbit, tiger, horse

— Nobleman DirectionE, NE, S

PIG  (years born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043 )

— Nobleman animal sign:  tiger, rooster, ram

— Nobleman DirectionNE, E, SW

NOTE:  If a person was born between January 1 and February 3 of the year, his/ her animal sign would be the sign of previous year (due to the Chinese solar calendar).  For example, someone born in January 1 of 2016 (year of monkey) should have the ram sign of 2015.


After you have located your “nobleman” animal signs and direction, you can use it the following ways:

1.  People with animal signs that match your nobleman are likely get along with you better and helpful to you.  So you try to make friend and partner with people with these animal signs.

2.  Nobleman directions are the direction for you to:  i.) seek help;  ii.) escape;  iii.) looking for opportunities/ profits/ wealth

Ken Lai

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Note:  The following is an excerpt from the chapter “Choosing the sitting and facing of a house” from “Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” video correspondence course. 

There are numerous ways to choose an “ideal” sitting and facing for a house utilizing different Feng Shui methods.  However, in this course we will limit the choices with some relatively easy to use methods


Animal sign refers to the 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs based on one’s birth year.  People born before Feb. 4th are considered being born in previous year.  If you do not know your Chinese animal sign, you may check the following link:

12_animalsAbove diagram also shows the elemental nature of each animal and its corresponding “clashing” animal.  For example, the elemental nature of mouse is water and horse is fire.  Water and fire clash— so people with mouse animal sign should not choose a house with South sitting (wu or horse direction) and North facing (zi or rat direction).    






MOUSE (ZI) N2 352.5- 7.5 HORSE (Wu) S2 172.5- 187.5
OX (CHOU) NE1 22.5- 37.5 RAM (Wei) SW1 202.5- 217.5
TIGER (YIN) NE3 52.5- 67.5 MONKEY (Shen) SW3 232.5- 247.5
RABBIT (MAO) E2 82.5- 97.5 ROOSTER (You) W2 262.5- 277.5
DRAGON (CHEN) SE1 112.5- 127.5 DOG (Xu) NW1 292.5- 307.5
SNAKE (SI) SE3 142.5- 157.5 PIG (Hai) NW3 322.5- 337.5
HORSE (WU) S2 172.5- 187.5 MOUSE (Zi) N2 352.5- 7.5
RAM (WEI) SW1 202.5- 217.5 OX (Chou) NE1 22.5- 37.5
MONKEY (SHEN) SW3 232.5- 247.5 TIGER (Yin) NE3 52.5- 67.5
ROOSTER (YOU) W2 262.5- 277.5 RABBIT (Mao) E2 82.5- 97.5
DOG (XU) NW1 292.5- 307.5 DRAGON (Chen) SE1 112.5- 127.5
PIG (HAI) NW3 322.5- 337.5 SNAKE (Si) SE3 142.5- 157.5


Above sitting and facing is called “personal ming clashing the sitting mountain”.  This can be interpreted as your inborn Feng Shui “magnetic imprint” clashing to that of the sitting of a house. You should avoid choosing a sitting/facing that is identical to your own animal sign.  If you do, you are likely to have limited advancement in life or simply working hard and achieving little. 

There are more in-depth and detailed info on how to choose the best sitting/ facing in this chapter. For more info, please click the following link:


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60 Grand Duke Hall, Deity in center is Dou-Mou, mother of 60 Grand Dukes


A few weeks ago I have posted Grand Duke Talisman remedy for people with violations with Xin-mao (rabbit) year Grand Duke (2011, effective from Feb. 4).  The responses are great and I have already run out of  Grand Duke talismans and need to create another batch.

The offer is:  your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate charity will get you specially blessed Grand Duke talismans.  Here are some examples of donations already done:

  • animal protection shelter
  • homeless shelter
  • Save-the-Children
  • church restoration fund
  • children hospital
  • and more…..

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future other than sending a note that your talisman is sent.  You will send me no money.  You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity. You do not even need to pay me postage.  You do NOT need to purchase any additional item from me or anyone else.  No future solicitation of any type will be sent to you.  I believe in karma.  If there is karma between you and me, you will approach me and not me sending you junk emails.

In last post I have only listed the 3 groups of people who need Grand Duke talismans most.  This time I also list two more groups that are affected but not as critical as the first 3 groups.  Here are the groups:

1.  “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke– people with RABBIT sign
BIRTH YEARS:  1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
SYMPTOMS: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward
2.  “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with ROOSTER sign
BIRTH YEARS:  1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
SYMPTOMS: this is the worst case scenario– accident, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death, changing  job
3.  “Xing” or “penalizing” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with RAT sign
BIRTH YEARS:  1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
SYMPTOMS: backstabbing, arguments, accident, surgery, lawsuit
4.  “Hai” or “harming” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with HORSE sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1984, 1990, 2002
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles
5.  “Po” or “breaking” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with DRAGON sign
BIRTH YEARS:  1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles and sickness
Don’t be scared.  Sometimes people become very successful when they clash Grand Duke!  There are also people who have suffered major misfortunes and even death when they clashed Grand Duke.  How to determine your clashing Grand Duke is good or bad for you?  Do you want to know this ultimate secret?

It is all in your luck! If your current luck is good, clashing Grand Duke will not hurt you much and sometimes even make you more prosperous!  If your current luck sucks (“bad“),  your definitely want to get a Grand Duke talisman from me or Grand Duke may make your life more miserable.  This is why sometimes people said Grand Duke is a “fair-weather” friend  (Actually this is nothing mysterious but the nature of luck energy transfer–  this will be a long discussion!)


If you need more than one Grand Duke Talismans, here is the discount schedule:
–one talisman US$30 donation  (US$5 if you are unemployed)
–two talismans US$50 donation  ($10 if unemployed)
–three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed)

(you may go to to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

Talisman that is grounded with a charity event works more effectively because it has an exchange of one type of energy to protection energy.

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to:

All talisman claims will be sent by First Class mail in USA and air-mail outside USA.

Ken Lai

Note: The following blog was written on Feb. 8, 2005

I've just seen a CNN News report about red underpants
with dragon labels are hot sellers in Hong Kong.

The creator of the pants tell people to wear that
dragon label red underpant throughout Rooster year.
He reminds people to wash it though.

Hong Kong merchants are so considerate.

So why dragon label and why red color?

Rooster is the Grand Duke (GD) of the year. People
with animal sign rooster is said to be "violating GD"
and those with Rabbit sign is "clashing GD".

Rooster is "you" (yin metal), rabbit is "mao" (yin
wood), dragon is "chen" (yang earth) in the language
of Chinese astrology.

Chen and you combines to form metal. When dragon and
rooster (GD) "flirt" to each other, GD will forget to
create hell for people with rooster and mao animal
sign-- according to the rule of 12 earthly branches.

So people carry dragon-related items to "side-track"

Since Rooster also form "3-unity" with snake (si) and
ox (chou), we have two more animals to distract GD.
This is great for people who have dog animal sign, as
dragon clashes dog (xu).

Why red color underpant? On the basic psyche level, red represents
lucky color for the Chinese.

On metaphysical level, red is fire. Fire produces
earth and also controls metal.

Rooster is metal. Whatever I control is wealth in 4P
astrology. So a red dragon underpant becomes fire
(red) produces earth (dragon) and earth produces metal
(rooster) and metal becomes wealth.

Chinese New Year will be here in a few hours (I mean
here in Midwest, USA), let me give you a free lesson
in Business FS on how to create a FS merchandise.

First of all, we need to outdo this dragon underpant
guy by designing a pregnant dragon label for more
dragon power.

Then my kids' favorite cartoon "Sponge Bob Square
Pants" gives me another punch.

Square means earth in 5-element theory. So our pants
must be square in shape.

We add more colors for variety, but it needs to be
within the red spectrum, like purple and orange

In order to monopolize the market, we will advertise
that all pants will be blessed by Dragonball (me) for
maximum wealth creation power. This will ensure no
copycats, as there is only one Dragonball guy in the world.

To ensure people buying official Dragonball pants, we
will say if you use any knockoff products, your
precious "instrument" may fall off.

You may ask, "What happen if people do not get extra
wealth after wearing your dragon square pants?"

Don't worry, when you have enough people buying these
pants, statistics will take care of it. Some people
will make extra cash and we just use them as
testimonials and forget the rest. Others will be too embarrass to
admit wearing our pants.

"Is this ethical?"

Well, we report everything that are truth, nothing but
the truth, as far as we are concerned.

We just forget to report some minor details.


Happy Chinese New Year!

Ken Lai