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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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蔡伯勵Hong Kong’s famous Chinese Almanac and Feng Shui grandmaster Cai Ba Li (蔡伯勵) had passed on July 26, 2018 at the age of 96.  Cai was the region’s ultra-rich and famous people’s “go-to guy” for Feng Shui and date-selection consultations.  Billionaire like Li Ka-Shing was one of his clients.  He had been in the Feng Shui and Chinese Almanac publishing (通勝曆書) business for over 70 years.  Cai’s annual Chinese Almanac (aka “Tung Shu“) is sold over 1 million copies per year in Asia.

Cai had spent 20 years to plan and build a ancestral mansion in his China hometown. Below description is given by Cai about his mansion.

Cai’s ancestral mansion

“This mansion has mountain at the back and river in the front.  There is a theory of changing period luck in Feng Shui.  It stipulates that period luck changes once every 20 years.  This mansion will use the right door as main door when 2024 arrives.  Left door will be utilized in the following luck period.  Current main door is in the middle.  Left, middle and right doors are 15 degrees away from each other.  Timing and locations have all been carefully calculated.”

蔡伯勵曾說:「這裏後面有山、前面有河,風水有運氣之說,每20年一轉,2024年後便會用右邊門口,最後才用左邊門,正門在正中,左右各差15度」,「時間及方位全部都有計過」,此乃三元不敗之局。

This is the so-called “forever auspicious Feng Shui formation”  (三元不敗之局).  The secret is adjusting the main door location for each new period!

Real case study from a real grandmaster– now you can see the importance of main door in your Feng Shui design planning.  For more info about door Feng Shui, consult this video course:

“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video

GM Cai was active in civic activities with his own charity foundation.  He had fathered 11 children with 5 of them to continue the family business in Feng Shui and almanac publishing.

RIP GM Cai

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
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“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
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“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

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badLuckFew people enjoy good luck forever.  Sooner or later, bad luck will catch up with you.  This article lists some easy-to-do things to mitigate or steer you away from bad luck as soon as possible.

What you can do to get away from bad luck:

  1. Change your hair style and clothing habit
  2. Sleep in a different room
  3. Modify your bed location or head-facing direction
  4. Do some minor remodeling, like new wallpaper or new paint
  5. Re-arrange the furniture layout of your house
  6. Do a house-cleaning
  7. Change the location of your fish tank (if you have one)
  8. Attend celebratory events like wedding, baby shower, birthday party and the like, to draw in good energy
  9. Make a short trip to another city
  10. Do volunteer work for charity
  11. Donate money to charity

All the above aim at attracting positive energies and dispelling negative energies away from you.  Thus reducing the intensity of your bad luck.

Avoid doing the following when you are in bad luck:

  1. Avoid attending funeral because of death or yin energy will make your bad luck stronger.
  2. Avoid visiting hospital for the same reason above.
  3. Avoid taking risks or making major decisions because when you are in bad luck, you are likely make the wrong decisions.
  4. Avoid making new investments
  5. Avoid gambling and speculation.
  6. Avoid loaning money to people.
  7. Avoid changing jobs frequently.

This article is an analysis of the age distribution of the deceased victims of Las Vegas mass shooting.  The objective is to check if certain age numbers tend to show up more than others.  In other words, certain numbers are less auspicious or not as fortunate than others.  Hopefully the finding may help people to improve their safety planning for their future activities.

BELIEF OR SUPERSTITION IN NUMBERS

In most western cultures, the number “7” is a lucky number whereas in China, seven is associated with death rituals.

The 4-leaf cover is a symbol of luck in at least the Irish culture.  The number four sounds like “death” in Chinese and is often avoided like by eliminating the 4th/ 14th/ 24th/ 34th/ 44th floor in a building or street address.

The number six sounds like “official wealth” in Chinese and hence considered auspicious.  However, the number “666” is dreaded by western cultures.

The number that is most adored by the Chinese is the number “8”.  “Eight” sounds like “prosperity” or “getting rich” in Chinese.  Chinese likes to bid on anything — car license plate, street or apartment number that contains the number eight.  Eight is considered the luckiest number by the Chinese.

The number “nine” sounds like “forever” or “lasting” in Chinese.  So it well received by the Chinese.  However, zero is the beginning of the number journey and”nine” is the last digit and final destination.  “Nine” is sometimes treated as a major “hurdle” for reaching another 10 years of life expectancy by Chinese astrology readers.

TESTING METHODOLOGY

Age distribution of Las Vegas victims is tabulated and percentages are calculated.  Because the nature of the event (country music concert) in the incident tends to attract certain age groups, only the last digit of victim’s age number is used for calculation.  This may eliminate the age-groups bias.  See the table below:

DATA ANALYSIS

With a total of 58 cases and 10 digits (0- 9), the average is 5.8.  So theoretically, each number should show up five to six times.  Therefore, if there are 5- 6 cases or around 10% for a number, this number is pretty “neutral” or neither auspicious nor inauspicious.  Hence, the green rows with age digit number 1, 2 and 6 in table above are “neutral”.

The rows in red color are below 7% mean fewer people died with these age digit numbers.  This means number 3, 7 and 9 are more auspicious, especially number “7” with only one case.  This indeed provides strong support on the western belief that number “7” is relatively lucky.

The rows with bold black entries have over 13% frequency.  Number “4” has 12 cases or 20.7%– the highest frequency in the data.  Even the gunman has the number “4” in his current age of 64. This supports the Chinese belief that number “4” is inauspicious.  A shocking number is age “34” which shows up 7 times– the highest exact age number frequency in this data set.  Age 34 probably is a year that people should be vigilant in planning for travels and events.

The biggest surprise is number “8” with a pretty high frequency of 8 cases or 13.8%.  This disputes the Chinese belief that number 8 is very auspicious.  Another shocking number is exact age number “28” which shows up 6 times– the second highest frequency in this data set.  Age 28 probably is also a year that people should be vigilant in planning for travels and events too.

Another surprise is the number “zero” with the second highest frequency of 9 cases or 15.5%.  We expect that the number “9” should have higher frequency than the number “zero” because “9” is the end of the number journey.  But “zero” has much higher frequency.  Hence, people with age number ending with “0” should be vigilant in that year. This also disproves the Chinese belief that “10” is “completion” and “perfection“, especially in certain Feng Shui schools.

CONCLUSION

Based on the data from Las Vegas mass shooting and perhaps any unexpected mass catastrophe,  the most dangerous age numbers are when one’s age number ends with the number “four“, followed by “zero” and “eight“.  The most dangerous ages in this Las Vegas group are 28 and 34.  People with any of these age characteristics should plan the activities with more security options accordingly.

RIP Deceased victims of Las Vegas

Ken Lai

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safe1_The followings are wealth positions and directions based on your Chinese zodiac animal signs

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

  • Rat belongs to water element.  Water controls fire.  Fire is the wealth element for people with rat animal sign.  Rat or zi-water controls wu-fire and si-fire.  Hence, south and southeast are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for rat is west (rooster).  This is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a rat person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  South, SE and west 

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

  • Ox belongs to earth element.  Earth controls water.  Water is the wealth element for people with ox animal sign.  Ox or chou-earth controls hai– and zi-water.   Hence, northwest and north are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for ox is south (horse). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for an ox person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  South, northwest and north 

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

  • Tiger belongs to wood element. Wood controls earth.  Earth is the wealth element for people with tiger animal sign.  Tiger or yin-wood controls chen-, xu-, chou- and wei-earth.   Hence, southeast, northwest, northeast, and southwest are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for tiger is east (rabbit). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a tiger person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Southeast, northwest, northeast, southwest and east

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

  • Rabbit belongs to wood element. Wood controls earth.  Earth is the wealth element for people with tiger animal sign.  Rabbit or mao-wood controls chen-, xu-, chou- and wei-earth.   Hence, southeast, northwest, northeast, and southwest are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for rabbit is north (rat). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a rabbit person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Southeast, northwest, northeast, southwest and north 

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

  • Dragon belongs to earth element.  Earth controls water.  Water is the wealth element for people with dragon animal sign.  Dragon or chen-earth controls hai- and zi-water.   Hence, northwest and north are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for dragon is west (rooster). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Northwest, north and west 

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

  • Snake belongs to fire element. Fire controls metal.  Metal is the wealth element for people with snake animal sign.  Snake or si-fire controls shen– and you-metal.   Hence, southwest and west are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for snake is south (horse). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Southwest, west and south 

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

  • Horse belongs to fire element. Fire controls metal.  Metal is the wealth element for people with horse animal sign.  Horse or wu-fire controls shen– and you-metal.   Hence, southwest and west are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for horse is east (rabbit). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Southwest, west and east 

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

  • Ram belongs to earth element.  Earth controls water.  Water is the wealth element for people with ram animal sign.  Ram or wei-earth controls hai- and zi-water.   Hence, northwest and north are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for ram is north (rat). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Northwest and north

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

  • Monkey belongs to metal element.  Metal controls wood.  Wood is the wealth element for people with monkey animal sign.  Monkey or shen-metal controls yin– and mao-wood.   Hence, northeast and east are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for monkey is west (rooster). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Northeast, east and west 

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

  • Rooster belongs to metal element.  Metal controls wood.  Wood is the wealth element for people with rooster animal sign.  Rooster or you-metal controls yin– and mao-wood.   Hence, northeast and east are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for rooster is south (horse). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Northeast, east and south 

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

  • Dog belongs to earth element.  Earth controls water.  Water is the wealth element for people with dog animal sign.  Dog or xu-earth controls hai- and zi-water.   Hence, northwest and north are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for dog is east (rabbit). It is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a dragon person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  Northwest, north and east 

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

  • Pig belongs to water element.  Water controls fire.  Fire is the wealth element for people with pig animal sign.  Pig or hai-water controls wu-fire and si-fire.  Hence, south and southeast are the wealth positions and directions.  Peach-blossom direction for pig is north (rat).  This is also regarded as wealth direction/ sector for a rat person.
  • Wealth sector/ direction:  South, SE and north 

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. 

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR WEALTH POSITIONS AND DIRECTIONS

  1. Put wealth symbols based on your cultural beliefs.  For Chinese, they can put wealth god statue, ki-lun, money-tree, treasure bowl and the likes.
  2. Sit or sleep in the wealth position to enhance wealth luck
  3. Walk toward wealth directions to increase your wealth energy
  4. Seek wealth opportunities in your wealth directions.

Ken Lai 

© 2017 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)   

“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
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video

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On June 13, 2017, a white dog was hit by a car and died on the road in China’s Nantong City of Jiangsu Province.  The deceased dog’s friend, a black dog, had pulled it from the busy traffic to roadside and tried to “revive” it by shaking and pulling the dead body.

Dog is the best friend of any species. The video below speaks volumes: (viewer discretion: may be offensive to some).  If you cannot see the video, click this link:

http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com/2017/06/dog-has-no-bystander-problem.html

Only a few days ago, also in China, a report of a gruesome death of a Henan woman hit by two cars in less than a few minutes due to “bystander effect” is released.  Over 40 people and cars had passed by the victim after she was hit by the first car– had not done a thing to help the victim.

Below is the link for the video (viewer discretion: may be offensive to some).

https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/06/08/video-chinese-woman-run-minute-later-witnesses-leave-lying-traffic/

Chinese netizens who knew about this bystander incident, after watching this dog video,  have commented:

“Seeing this (video), the contrast makes humans ashamed of themselves” 对比让人生愧

It is too bad the Henan woman car victim had not raised a dog“. 河南那被撞的女子,可惜没养条狗。

“In reality, some people are not measured up to a dog”.  现实生活中,有些人真的不如狗!

From now on, Chinese is not qualified to insult animals“. 以后中国人再没有资格侮辱禽兽

RIP Ms. Ma the car victim

RIP White dog!

Ken Lai

kenlaifengshui.com

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