Grand Duke


This post is based on 2017 “Grand Duke Talisman charity drive” with updates for 2018.

If you have read my old message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder, counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and executing rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charitable deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account. Another rationale for donation is the exchange of energy– using a charitable deed in exchange of protection energy from Grand Duke.

Like last year, I have added the topic for house violating Grand Duke, the cure is either avoiding activities/ earth-digging or using the Grand Duke talisman in the Grand Duke location.

2018 GRAND DUKE GENERAL JIANG WU   姜武大將軍

2018gd2018 is Wu-xu or year of earth-dog. Grand Duke for the year is General Jiang Wu who was a military officer in 16th century Ming DynastyJiang had passed his Imperial military officer exam in 1622 and became an officer renowned for neutralizing banditry.  In 1642, he was ordered to rescue the embattled and besieged national army in Kaifeng City of Henan Province.  General Jiang had refused to retreat when cohort armies were defeated and escaped.  He had kept on fighting and terminating many bandit soldiers until he himself was killed.  He was awarded “róng lù dà fū” (榮祿大夫, similar to western knighthood) posthumously which was inheritable by his descendants.

2018年狗年,年干支“戊戌”,太歲為姜武大將軍,。在明代時降生在保德州(今山東省保德縣一帶),天啟二年(1622年)科舉中武舉人,被授予大同威遠守備(今山西省大同市)的官職;崇禎(1628-1643年)初年,升遷為大水峪游擊,建造了杏山城,又遷為宣府西城參將,捕殺了大盜王科,又調守宣府右衛,擢升為通州(今北京市通縣一帶)副總兵,守護皇室諸陵墓;十五年(1642年),跟隨保定總督楊文岳援救開封守軍。當時隨行其他營的軍隊都潰敗而逃散了,唯有姜武的軍隊,堅定防守,毫不動搖。清晨,賊軍蜂擁殺來,姜武親自率軍血戰,殺賊軍達數百人。由于力量耗盡,姜武在怒斥賊軍無義中英勇犧牲。后被贈進榮祿大夫,右都督蔭外衛,世襲總旗。

2018  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR BAZI CLASHES

Wu-xu or year of earth-dog can be challenging for people with Jia-chen and/or Ren-chen pillar in their Bazi charts because these pillars “fan-yin” or “battle” with both the stem and branch of 2018 Grand Duke. It is especially serious if your day-pillar is Jia-chen or Ren-chen because it means something may happen to you or your spouse.

5 out of 12 animal signs have “violated” Grand Duke because dog sign forms 3-penalities with ram and ox.  Dog also clashes dragon and “prosecutes” rooster.

In addition, besides the year branch, if any branch in your Bazi chart has a chen-dragon, that branch is also clashing Grand Duke.  The effect may be seen from the people and events represented by that branch location.  For example, if you have a chen month branch clash, the effect may happen to daymasters’ parent or sibling.

In general, “clashing Grand Duke” is the most serious violation.   This means people with dragon animal sign should be more cautious this year.

If fortunately or unfortunately, you chart somehow has a xu-chou-wei (dog-ox-ram) 3-penalties, the outcome could be positive or disastrous depending if earth element is favorable or unfavorable to your chart.

Here are the five groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁– people with dog sign

  • DOG (years born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
  • Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels; overspending, digestive sickness, headache, sleeping problem, traffic/ crashing injuries, prone to divorce or separation, money quarrels, do not partnership or offer loans to people;  Damages in career and wealth luck and relationship.   

 2.  “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁– people with dragon sign

  • DRAGON (years born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,  1988, 2000, 2012)
  • Symptoms: big fluctuations and changes in luck, wealth, career, relationship and health; traffic accident, sickness like liver, eyes, intestine and stomach, surgery, may be pregnant, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death,  negative romance, quarrels and etc.

SPECIAL NOTE:  If your were born in a dragon day or dragon hour, you are also clashing Grand Duke for 2018!

3.  “Hai” or “prosecuting” the animal sign of Grand Duke 害太岁– people with rooster sign

  • ROOSTER (years born: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017) 
  • Symptoms: better luck than 2017; backstabbing at work, bad interpersonal relationship, marital disharmony,  jinxing close relatives (esp. older ones, spouse and children),  jealousy from others and minor health problems   

4.  “Xing” or “penalizing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 刑太岁—- people with ox sign 

  • OX (years born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973,  1985, 1997, 2009)
  • Symptoms:  conflicts, backstabbing, injury, financial disagreements, lawsuits, scares, be careful with friends, romance problem and negative peach blossoms.

5.  “Po” or “damaging”  (also penalizing) the animal sign of Grand Duke 破太岁—- people with ram sign 

  • RAM (years born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015) 
  • Symptoms:  busy for trivial things, consuming/ losing wealth, minor health problems, negative romance, marital problem, backstabbing, prone to missing articles and obstacles in work.

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY 

1.  House violating Grand Duke

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In 2018 wu-xu year, if your house faces xu-dog mountain or NW1 (292.5 to 307.5 degree, ) direction, your house is said to be “violating Grand Duke.”  House violating GD will affect the overall luck, health and well-being of the people living inside.  The remedy is either avoiding movements, construction, earth-digging and demolition there or put up a Grand Duke talisman facing NW1 direction.  The opposite side of Grand Duke is Year-breaker (Sui-po, SE1).  This location should avoid digging and activities too.

Even with the GD talisman, if you need to do construction, you still need to do a date-selection for an auspicious date and start digging on a non-GD direction and finish last on the GD direction.

2.  Desk violating Grand Duke

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces Xu-dog mountain or NW1 direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations. However, if you arrange your seat so that NW1 will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business. 

3.  Moving direction violating Grand Duke

If you move to a new house or residence, the relative direction from your old house to the new house is facing NW1 grand Duke direction, you are considered “violating GD“.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction. You may carry a GD talisman too. 

4.  Marriage direction violating Grand Duke

If you get married and the relative direction of your new marital residence to the old residence is facing NW1 grand Duke direction,  you are considered “violating GD”.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction.  You may carry a GD talisman too. 

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS

This year we use digital delivery of Grand Duke Talismans because “snail mail” is slow and prone to losses.  Ken Lai will create a GD Talisman with user name, city and country imprinted, bless and “activate” individually on screen digitally.  This unique activated GD file will be emailed to you.  You can print as many copies as you want (but for one unique-named person only).  In this way, you can replace soiled or damaged talismans.  You can carry one talisman in your wallet and post one in your home and/or office for Feng Shui remedy.  You get more “mileage” from a single donation this way.

The offer is the same as previous years: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman with your name inscribed (see below for special rate for countries with lower annual income per capita).    Here are some sample charities suggested in the past drives:

  • homeless shelter
  • Save-the-Children (www.savethechildren.org)
  • UNICEF (United Nation Children’s Fund)
  • Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org)
  • children hospital
  • food shelves/soup kitchen
  • Red Cross
  • animal shelter/ humane society
  • Doctors without border (https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm)

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future. You will send me NO money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity.  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.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

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/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

NOTE:  People from countries with annual personal income per capita income below US$8000.00 can use the “under-employed and unemployed rate“.

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

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to kenlai88@yahoo.com with the following info:

  1. user name:
  2. gender (sex): 
  3. city:
  4. country:

    Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 3, 2018 if possible.  Year of Dog will start on Feb. 4, 2018 (5:30 am).  Your individually consecrated digital talisman will be emailed to you in about 1 week after receiving your proof of donation.

    Thank you for participating in this charity drive.

    Ken Lai

     http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
    email: kenlai88@yahoo.com
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40d21-2017gd_tangHere is one spiritual remedy for people with rabbit clashing rooster or house clashing Grand Duke direction–  Grand Duke talisman.

I have already posted the contents below a month ago.  But people do not seem to have read it because I have reader asking for the talisman charity drive.  So I repost it here again for your convenience. 

2017 GRAND DUKE GENERAL TANG JIE  

2017 is Ding-you or year of Fire-rooster. Grand Duke for the year is General Tang Jie who was a military officer in Song Dynasty (618- 907).  Tang was born with super physical prowess.  He was humble and respected by local folks.  He had passed the government military officer exam and become a military officer.   

General Tang was ordered to stop the bandit disturbance in the South.  He had neutralized the bandit chief and decapitated 58 bandits.   Local people were no longer under the threat of plunder and killing.  The government had rewarded Tang with higher rank and silver.

2017  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR BAZI CLASHES

Ding-you or year of  fire-rooster can be challenging for people with Gui-mao or Xin-mao pillar in their Bazi charts because these pillars “fan-yin” or “battle” with both the stem and branch of the Grand Duke.  It is especially serious if your day-pillar is  Gui-mao or Xin-mao because it means something may happen to you or your spouse.

In addition, besides the year branch, if any of the branch in your Bazi chart has a mao-rabbit, that branch is also clashing Grand Duke.  The effect may be seen from the people and events represented by that branch location.  For example, if you have a mao month branch clash, the effect may happen to daymasters’ parent or sibling.

 Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

  1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁— people with rooster sign

  • ROOSTER : years born– 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017  
  • Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels.  Damages in career and wealth luck and relationship.  Rooster also “self-penalizing” itself when runs into rooster year.

 2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁— people with rabbit sign

  • RABBIT: years born– 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011  
  • Symptoms: big fluctuations in luck, wealth, career, relationship and health; traffic accident, hurt by metal object, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death,  negative romance, quarrels and etc.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Mao-you clash is a powerful clash involving wood and metal battling– negative romance causing serious financial loss or even death or traffic accidents and surgery (injuries by metal).  If your chart has zi-rat, it will get even worse.  If your chart has both zi-rat and wu-horse, pump up your life insurance policy because you have all the 4-cardinal clashes elementszi, wu, mao and you.

 3. “Hai” or “prosecuting” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with dog sign

  • DOGyears born– 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006  
  • Symptoms: backstabbing at work, bad interpersonal relationship, jealousy from others, emotional problems, success slips away in the last minute and low Feng Shui luck.

 4. Po” or “damaging” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with rat sign

  • RATyears born– 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
  • Symptoms: interpersonal relationship problems, negative romance, marital problem, backstabbing, skin and nervous system problemsdue to over-confidence and extreme/ radical positions.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY

1.  House violating Grand Duke 7b427-000gd_location

In 2017 ding-you year, if your house faces You-rooster mountain or W2 (262.5 to 277.5 degree, west) direction, your house is said to be “violating Grand Duke.”  House violating GD will affect the overall luck, health and well-being of the people living inside.  The remedy is either avoiding movements, construction, earth-digging and demolition there or put up a Grand Duke talisman facing W2 direction.  The opposite side of Grand Duke is Year-breaker (Sui-po, E2 or east).  This location should avoid digging and activities too. 

Even with the GD talisman, if you need to do construction, you still need to do a date-selection for an auspicious date and start digging on a non-GD direction and finish last on the GD direction.  I have checked through the year of Rooster and compiled a construction calendar with dates that can over-ride the effect of Grand Duke, San-sha and 5-yellow star.  Please look for info in this blog in the near future. 

2.  Desk violating Grand Duke 

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces You-rooster mountain or W2 direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations. However, if you arrange your seat so that W2 will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business. 

3.  Moving direction violating Grand Duke

If you move to a new house or residence, the relative direction from your old house to the new house is facing W2 grand Duke direction, you are considered “violating GD“.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction. You may carry a GD talisman too. 

4Marriage direction violating Grand Duke

If you get married and the relative direction of your new marital residence to the old residence is facing SW2 grand Duke direction,  you are considered “violating GD”.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction.  You may carry a GD talisman too.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS

This year we use digital delivery of Grand Duke Talismans because “snail mail” is slow and prone to losses.  Ken Lai will create a GD Talisman with user name, city and country imprinted, bless and “activated” individually on screen digitally.  This unique activated GD file will be emailed to you.  You can print as many copies as you want (but for one unique-named person or house only).  In this way, you can replace soiled or damaged talismans.  You can carry one talisman in your wallet and post one in your home and/or office for Feng Shui remedy.  You get more “mileage” from a single donation this way.

The offer is the same as previous years: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman with your name inscribed (see below for special rate for countries with lower annual income per capita).    Here are some sample charities suggested in the past drives:

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future. You will send me NO money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity.  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.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

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/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

NOTE:  People from countries with annual personal income per capita income below US$8000.00 can use the “under-employed and unemployed rate.

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

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to kenlai88@yahoo.com with the following info:
1.  user name:
2.  city
3.  country

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 3, 2017 if possible.  Year of Rooster will start on Feb. 3, 2017.  Your individually consecrated digital talisman will be emailed to you in about 2 weeks after receiving your proof of donation.

Thank you for participating in this charity drive.

 Ken Lai

 http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
 email: kenlai88@yahoo.com

This post is based on 2015 “Grand Duke Talisman charity drive” with updates for 2017.

If you have read my old message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder, counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and executing rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charitable deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account. Another rationale for donation is the exchange of energy– using a charitable deed in exchange of protection energy from Grand Duke.

For 2017, I have added the topic for house violating Grand Duke, the cure is either avoiding activities/ earth-digging or using the Grand Duke talisman in the Grand Duke location.

2017 GRAND DUKE GENERAL TANG JIE  

2015 is Yi-wei or year of wood-ram. Grand Duke for the year is General Tang Jie who was a military officer in Song Dynasty (618- 907).  Tang was born with super physical prowess.  He was humble and respected by local folks.  He had passed the government military officer exam and become a military officer.   

General Tang was ordered to stop the bandit disturbance in the South.  He had neutralized the bandit chief and decapitated 58 bandits.   Local people were no longer under the threat of plunder and killing.  The government had rewarded Tang with higher rank and silver.

丁酉太歲生於唐代安鄉〈今湖北省安鄉縣〉,名唐杰,字子文。自幼練習武藝,因而身體碩壯。更有一身特殊奇大的力量,在挑擔和舉重時表現突出。然而也受嚴格的禮教,所以待人十分謙讓,為地方人敬重;遇到有人仗力欺辱鄉民時,大家就請唐杰出來主持公道,唐杰只要出面,紛爭就自然平息下去。後來唐杰順利地在科考中考上武舉人,使他出生地大感光彩。因武舉人比一般文舉人還困難,不但要考武藝兵學,也要考基本的文科。當時,南方盜寇動亂,唐杰奉旨到南方平定寇亂,斬殺為首的賊子多人,又乘勝追殺賊寇於桃花岡,斬賊首等五十八人,立了平定賊寇的奇功,使鄉民不再被搶奪殺害。因此,朝廷賜蟒服、銀兩等給與獎勵。唐杰的功勛和德行,受到普遍的推崇。

2017  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR BAZI CLASHES

Ding-you or year of  fire-rooster can be challenging for people with Gui-mao or Xin-mao pillar in their Bazi charts because these pillars “fan-yin” or “battle” with both the stem and branch of the Grand Duke.  It is especially serious if your day-pillar is  Gui-mao or Xin-mao because it means something may happen to you or your spouse.

In addition, besides the year branch, if any of the branch in your Bazi chart has a mao-rabbit, that branch is also clashing Grand Duke.  The effect may be seen from the people and events represented by that branch location.  For example, if you have a mao month branch clash, the effect may happen to daymasters’ parent or sibling.

 Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

 1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁— people with rooster sign

ROOSTER : years born– 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017  

Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels.  Damages in career and wealth luck and relationship.  Rooster also “self-penalizing” itself when runs into rooster year.

 2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁— people with rabbit sign

RABBIT: years born– 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011  

Symptoms: big fluctuations in luck, wealth, career, relationship and health; traffic accident, hurt by metal object, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death,  negative romance, quarrels and etc.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Mao-you clash is a powerful clash involving wood and metal battling– negative romance causing serious financial loss or even death or traffic accidents and surgery (injuries by metal).  If your chart has zi-rat, it will get even worse.  If your chart has both zi-rat and wu-horse, pump up your life insurance policy because you have all the 4-cardinal clashes elementszi, wu, mao and you.

 3. “Hai” or “prosecuting” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with dog sign

DOGyears born– 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006  

Symptoms: backstabbing at work, bad interpersonal relationship, jealousy from others, emotional problems, success slips away in the last minute and low Feng Shui luck.

 4. Po” or “damaging” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with rat sign

RATyears born– 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Symptoms: interpersonal relationship problems, negative romance, marital problem, backstabbing, skin and nervous system problemsdue to over-confidence and extreme/ radical positions.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY

1.  House violating Grand Duke

Click to enlarge

In 2017 ding-you year, if your house faces You-rooster mountain or W2 (262.5 to 277.5 degree, west) direction, your house is said to be “violating Grand Duke.”  House violating GD will affect the overall luck, health and well-being of the people living inside.  The remedy is either avoiding movements, construction, earth-digging and demolition there or put up a Grand Duke talisman facing W2 direction.  The opposite side of Grand Duke is Year-breaker (Sui-po, E2 or east).  This location should avoid digging and activities too.

Even with the GD talisman, if you need to do construction, you still need to do a date-selection for an auspicious date and start digging on a non-GD direction and finish last on the GD direction.  I have checked through the year of Rooster and compiled a construction calendar with dates that can over-ride the effect of Grand Duke, San-sha and 5-yellow star.  Please look for info in this blog in the near future.

2.  Desk violating Grand Duke 

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces You-rooster mountain or W2 direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations. However, if you arrange your seat so that W2 will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business.

3.  Moving direction violating Grand Duke

If you move to a new house or residence, the relative direction from your old house to the new house is facing W2 grand Duke direction, you are considered “violating GD“.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction. You may carry a GD talisman too.

4Marriage direction violating Grand Duke

If you get married and the relative direction of your new marital residence to the old residence is facing SW2 grand Duke direction,  you are considered “violating GD”.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction.  You may carry a GD talisman too.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS

This year we use digital delivery of Grand Duke Talismans because “snail mail” is slow and prone to losses.  Ken Lai will create a GD Talisman with user name, city and country imprinted, bless and “activate” individually on screen digitally.  This unique activated GD file will be emailed to you.  You can print as many copies as you want (but for one unique-named person only).  In this way, you can replace soiled or damaged talismans.  You can carry one talisman in your wallet and post one in your home and/or office for Feng Shui remedy.  You get more “mileage” from a single donation this way.

The offer is the same as previous years: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman with your name inscribed (see below for special rate for countries with lower annual income per capita).    Here are some sample charities suggested in the past drives:

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future. You will send me NO money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity.  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.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

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/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

NOTE:  People from countries with annual personal income per capita income below US$8000.00 can use the “under-employed and unemployed rate.

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

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to kenlai88@yahoo.com with the following info:
1.  user name:
2.  city
3.  country

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 3, 2017 if possible.  Year of Rooster will start on Feb. 3, 2017.  Your individually consecrated digital talisman will be emailed to you in about 2 weeks after receiving your proof of donation.

Thank you for participating in this charity drive.

 Ken Lai

 http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
 email: kenlai88@yahoo.com

In Bazi or 4-Pillars, there are six types of annual luck that you should pay close attention to.  It is because major events– pleasant or unpleasant, are likely to occur within those years.

  1. Violating Grand Duke (日犯岁君)injury

Grand Duke means the current year pillar “fan-yin” (opposite of) your day-pillar. For example, current year (2015) is yi-wei. Yi-wei is the Grand Duke of the year.  If your day-pillar is ji-chou, you are “violating Grand Duke“.  This is inauspicious and stands for disaster, sickness or accidents.

  1. Real Grand Duke (真太岁)

Real Grand Duke” means the one’s year pillar “fu-yin” (is identical to) current year pillar or annual luck.  This will happen once for every individual when he turns 60.  For example, current year (2015) is yi-wei, people who were born in 1955 will have their year-pillar fu-yin to current year.  If  the day-pillar and 10-year luck pillar of this person do not clash, harm or penalize Real Grand Duke,  he will be all right.  If otherwise, disasters or misfortune may strike.  

  1. Day-pillar and Annual luck pillar are identical (日年相齐)

This means day and annual luck pillars are “fu-yin“.  If birth hour and annual luck pillar do not clash, penalize or “harm” each other, then the person will be all right.  For people with low quality 4P chart or vicious symbolic stars,  they will likely to suffer mishaps.  For those with high quality charts, they are likely to be promoted and running into good luck.promotion

  1. Annual luck and 10-year-luck pillar are identical (岁运并临)

This means annual luck and 10-years-luck pillars are “fu-yin” or identical. If the stem and branch of these luck pillars are unfavorable, the person will suffer mishaps.  If favorable, double the benefits or blessing.

  1. Annual luck and 10-year-luck pillar are clashing (运岁冲克)

This means annual luck and 10-years-luck pillars are “fan-yin” or clashing. For example, yi-wei annual luck with ji-chou 10-year-luck.  This always stands for losing wealth, accidents or funeral.

  1. 10-year-luck period switching to Jia (行运换甲)

This means a gui-water 10-years-luck switching to a jia-wood 10-year-luck.  For example, switching from gui-chou to jia-yin 10-year-luck.  This is especially unfavorable for older people.  Even the ordinary 10-year-luck switching points will likely be the problematic years.

If you want to know more about when good or bad things happen in your bazi chart, you may take my “4P Forecasting Bootcamp” interactive video correspondence course.  Here is the link for more details:

http://isfengshui.blogspot.com/2015/11/4-pillars-forecasting-boot-camp-plus.html

If you want to know if there is any cures or remedies for the above situations, you may  check out my “Destiny and Luck Management with Bazi series“.

http://isfengshui.blogspot.com/2015/11/destiny-and-luck-management-basic-bazi.html

http://isfengshui.blogspot.com/2015/11/destiny-and-luck-management-advanced.html


Thank you for reading this message.

Ken Lai

“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. w/ Bazi- Basic/ Advanced w/18 hr. HD video each
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/23 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
“Advanced/ Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 12 or 16 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” with 12 hr. video

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http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com

This post is based on last year’s “Grand Duke Talisman charity drive” with updates for 2015.

If you have read my old message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder, counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and executing rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charitable deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account. Another rationale for donation is the exchange of energy– using a charitable deed in exchange of protection energy from Grand Duke.

2015 GRAND DUKE GENERAL YANG XIAN   
2015 is Yi-wei or year of wood-ram. Grand Duke for the year is General Yang Xian who was a military officer in Song Dynasty (960- 1279).  Yang was interested in alchemy and metaphysics since his childhood.  He had traveled and lived as a hermit in various holy mountains.  A government official Master Zhu had invited Yang to stay in his home for a few years.  Yang could predict future very accurately.  One day, after a banquet, Yang suddenly told Zhu that he will leave the earth. Yang had died later without any sickness.  

Two years later, on his way to the capital, Zhu ran into Yang suddenly.  They had chatted like old acquaintances.  Zhu had inquired about what had happened, but Yang did not answer.  later, Zhu had returned to his hometown and went to check Yang’s tomb.  He had opened the tomb and found the tomb was empty.

2015  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN 
Yi-wei or year of  wood-ram can be challenging for people with Ji-chou or xin-chou pillar in their Bazi charts because these pillars “fan-yin” or “battle” with both the stem and branch of the Grand Duke.  It is especially serious if your day-pillar is  Ji-chou or xin-chou pillar because it means something may happen to you or your spouse.

Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:
1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁– people with RAM sign
Birth years: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels.

2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁– people with OX sign
Birth years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Symptoms: big fluctuations in luck, accident, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death, changing job

3. “Hai” or “harming” the animal sign of Grand Duke 害太岁– people with RAT sign
Birth years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Symptoms: backstabbing at work, and success slips away in the last minute

4. “Xing” or “penalizing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁– people with DOG sign 
Birth years: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Symptoms: legal problems, accidents, injuries by knife, disloyalty from lover, subordinates, coworkers and friends (penalty of ingratitude)

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY
If your house faces Wei mountain or SW1 direction, you need to put up a Grand Duke talisman facing that direction and avoid construction, earth-digging and demolition there.

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces Wei mountain or SW1 direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations. However, if you arrange your seat so that SW1 will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business.

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS
This year we use digital delivery of Grand Duke Talismans because “snail mail” is slow and prone to losses.  Ken Lai will create a GD Talisman with user name, city and country imprinted, bless and “activate” individually on screen digitally.  This unique activated GD file will be emailed to you.  You can print as many copies as you want (but for one unique-named person only).  In this way, you can replace soiled or damaged talismans.  You can carry one talisman in your wallet and post one in your home and/or office for Feng Shui remedy.  You get more “mileage” from a single donation this way. 

The offer is the same as last year: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman. Here are some examples of donations already done:

  • homeless shelter
  • Save-the-Children (http://www.savethechildren.org)
  • UNICEF (United Nation Children’s Fund)
  • Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org)
  • children hospital
  • food shelves/soup kitchen
  • Red Cross
  • animal shelter/ humane society

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future. You will send me NO money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity.  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.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

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/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

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

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to kenlai88@yahoo.com with the following info:

1.  user name:
2.  city
3.  country
4.  printer info:  color?   black and white?
5.  paper size used:  eg.  Letter, A4, etc

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 4, 2015 if possible.

Thank you for participating in this drive.


 Ken Lai

 http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
 email: kenlai88@yahoo.com

In China, when we pay our annual homage to the Annual Grand Duke (值年太歲) in a temple, we also pray to our “Personal Grand Duke” (本命元神) for blessing and safety.

Annual Grand Duke is the ruler of the year and changes every year.  It is similar to the “annual luck” of everyone’s 4-Pillars chart.

Personal Grand Duke” is the Grand Duke on duty when a person was born.  For example,  people who were born in 1954 or 2014 (Jia-wu year) have the same Personal Grand Duke Zhang Ci. Zhang Ci is the “Personal Grand Duke” of these people for the rest of their life.

Why do we need to keep our “Personal Grand Duke” happy?Because he is in charge of our physical well-being and life expectancy.  Personal Grand Duke is similar to the western notion of personal guardian angel.

There are elaborate rituals for worshiping  Personal Grand Duke  to enhance personal safety, health, wealth luck, neutralize disasters. Here I give you an ultra simple way to solicit help from your own Personal Grand Duke — simply recite the name of your Personal Grand Duke when you are in trouble, fear, difficult situation or danger.  The names of 60 Grand Dukes are posted below (click to enlarge).  Find the name of your Personal Grand Duke and remember it by heart or tattoo it onto your palm.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN YOUR GRAND DUKE TALISMAN?
To keep things simple, I only list which animal sign clashes or violates Annual Grand Duke in previous blog message.  In reality, it is more complicated than that.  For example, if your 4P chart has zi (mouse) branch in pillar other than the year pillar, you are also clashing Grand Duke!  If month pillar clashes Grand Duke, your parents may be in danger.  If day pillar clashes Grand Duke, you or your spouse may have problem (divorce, sickness, injury or even death).  So some people play it safe and get Grand Duke talismans  for their whole family every year (please read previous blog on how to get your Grand Duke talismans). For example,  Joyce of Philippines, who has also requested talismans in 2013 and write again:

We kindly request for this year’s talisman for our growing  family I believe we had a good 2013 and look forward to a wonderful 2014

1 – House
2  – Joyce 
3 – Dominga  – mother
4 – Jonathan – brother
5 – Jonine  – sister
6 – Jonas – future brother in law…”

Here is an interesting response from a QMDJ student who has purchased one in 2013:

“Well, the end of the year is coming.  My wife Mary surprised me when she asked about the talisman I purchased last year.  She noticed that 2013 was a good year for us despite many 2013 predictions. And many friends and relatives have not had such a good year.  I found your article from a while ago, and went to Heifer International to donate two starter hives of bees.  It is a small thing.  My father, my uncles and my grandfather were bee keepers.  Some of my earliest memories are when daddy would take me and my brother to the bee yard in the spring as he woke up the bees.  So we played with the bees and learned to understand the songs of the bees.  And as in Qi-Men-Dun-Jia, we learnt from the bees about their paths. It is a wondrous thing for a small boy to stand in the flight path of hundreds of bees on a sunny spring day as they go out to the flowers and then return.  

So I ask if you could find two talismans for us.  I work in the Government Center, a most back stabbing place and not a place for a farm boy but that is my karma in this life.  My wife and I dream of moving to the farm and starting a vineyard and maybe a winery but it takes money to do that.”  

Interesting analogy between bee dances and QMDJ formation!  Maybe one day you will build a farm with QMDJ principles.

Ken Lai

“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. w/ Bazi- Basic/ Advanced w/18 hr. HD video each
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui w/ 23 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth & Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 Feng Shui Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Professional Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/Feng Shui”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” with 12 hr. video

 http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
 http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com 

This post is based on last year’s “Grand Duke Talisman charity drive” with updates for 2014.

This year we have a special treat– a very unique and graphic Grand Duke talisman drawn by an old Daoist Master from Dragon-tiger mountain, the holy site of Daoism in China.  This is so rare that I do not post the image here. It will be a collector’s item.

If you have read my old message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder, counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and executing rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charitable deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account. Another rationale for donation is exchange of energy– using a charitable deed in exchange of protection energy from Grand Duke.

2014 GRAND DUKE GENERAL ZHANG CI  章词
2014 is Jia-wu or year of wood-horse. Grand Duke for the year is General Zhang Ci who was a civil officer in Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644).  Zhang was known for his knowledge in the classics and intelligence.  He had ruled by setting examples of humility and frugality.

2014  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN 
Jia-wu or year of  Wood-horse can be very dangerous for people with Bazi chart that dislikes fire because Jia-wu is strong fire energy.  Fire is especially dangerous for virtually any element, even for water.  Fire and water clash may cause sickness and accidents.  Too much fire burning earth may cause cancer.  Howver, charts that like fire will enjoy strong luck for this year.

Wu-horse clashes Zi-rat. Zi, Wu, Mao and You are the 4-cardinal elements which are regarded as “peach-blossom” elements.  When Wu clashes Zi,  it stands for illicit romance.  Keep an eye on your spouse or lover if s/he has a Zi-wu clash in his/her Bazi chart.

Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁– people with HORSE sign
Birth years: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels.

2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁– people with RAT sign
Birth years: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Symptoms: big fluctuations in luck, accident, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death, changing job

3. “Hai” or “harming” the animal sign of Grand Duke 害太岁– people with OX sign
Birth years: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Symptoms: backstabbing at work, and success slips away in the last minute

4. “Po” or “breaking” the animal sign of Grand Duke 破太岁– people with RABBIT sign
Birth years: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Symptoms: legal problems, accidents, injuries by knife, low luck and personal safety problems

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY
If your house faces Wu mountain or South direction, you need to put up a Grand Duke talisman facing that direction and avoid construction, earth-digging and demolition there.

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces Wu mountain or South direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations.  However, if you arrange your seat so that South will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business.

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS
The offer is: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman. Here are some examples of donations already done:
homeless shelter

  • Save-the-Children (http://www.savethechildren.org)
  • UNICEF (United Nation Children’s Fund)
  • Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org)
  • children hospital
  • food shelves/soup kitchen
  • Red Cross
  • animal protection shelter
  • homeless shelter

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

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.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

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/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

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

All talismans sent are individually purified, bless and stamped with the seal of a major deity.  The ritual itself normally has a suggested donation of US$50- 100.

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to: kenlai88@yahoo.com

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

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 4, 2013 if possible.

Thank you for participating in this drive.

Ken Lai

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

email: kenlai88@yahoo.com

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