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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The following auspicious moving days are based on basic traditional Chinese date-selection method.  moving

An auspicious moving day can enhance the good Feng Shui of the house and delay negative events from happening if the Feng Shui is bad.

Each day entry below specifies which Chinese Zodiac animal is clashed by that day.  The most important precaution for selecting a moving date is that the moving day animal sign should not clash the animal sign of the principal bread-winner of the family.  There are more detailed precautions listed in the “Practical Date-selection Methods” discussion list.

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 Ken Lai 

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500th article of this blog:  I have started writing articles about Chinese Metaphysics since 2000.   It takes 18 years to write the 500th article. 

MEANING OF NO WEALTH ELEMENT IN NATAL CHART

  1. Daymaster (DM) lacks relationship or karma with father like father dies prematurely, runs away, is incapable, chronically sick or handicapped.
  2. DM lacks relationship or karma with wife like frequent confrontations, marrying late and likely separated eventually.
  3. DM has little or no wealth luck, is likely to make money through physical labor (except chart with output star/s)
  4. DM has problems keeping money– money comes in first half of the year and gone in the second half.
  5. DM loses wealth mostly due to defraud, robbery, injury or sickness and not for something of value.
  6. DM has no or poor money management skill or losing money due to poor investment or speculations.

As usual, there are exceptions to the above, like if wealth element is unfavorable to the chart, then no wealth element actually is good for wealth.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND NEW YEAR!

Ken Lai 

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sleepingWe spend one-third of our life in sleeping.  It is important that our heads pointing to the direction that is beneficial to our body.  The followings are favorable and unfavorable sleeping directions based on your Chinese zodiac animal sign.  The sleeping directions here refer to the pointing direction of your head while sleeping.

RAT (years born: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044) 
Favorable directions:  north, west
Unfavorable directions:  northwest, southwest 

OX (years born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973,  1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045) 
Favorable directions:  west, north, northeast
Unfavorable directions:  northwest, southwest, south

TIGER (years born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022,  2034, 2046) 
Favorable directions:  east, south, north
Unfavorable directions:  west

RABBIT (years born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023,  2035 ) 
Favorable directions:  east, south, north
Unfavorable directions:  west

DRAGON (years born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,  1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036) 
Favorable directions:  north, west, southeast
Unfavorable directions:  east, northwest, south

SNAKE (years born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013,  2025, 2037) 
Favorable directions:  east, south
Unfavorable directions:  north

HORSE (years born: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050)          Favorable directions:  east, south
Unfavorable directions:  north

RAM (years born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039 )
Favorable directions:  south, southwest
Unfavorable directions:  northeast, northwest, north 

MONKEY (years born: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016,  2028, 2040)
Favorable directions:  west, southwest, northeast
Unfavorable directions:  south

ROOSTER (years born: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041)  
Favorable directions:  west, southwest, northeast
Unfavorable directions:  south

DOG (years born: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042)
Favorable directions:  east, south, northwest
Unfavorable directions:  northeast, southeast

PIG  (years born: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043 )
Favorable directions:  north, west
Unfavorable directions:  northwest, southwest

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).

Ken Lai 

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Will your husband cheat?  Believe it or not, the answer may be found in your own Bazi chart!cheatHubby

In Bazi, power stars (zheng-guan/ qi-sha) represent husband/ boy friend for women.  To check if your husband will cheat or not, you look at the interactions of power stars with your peer stars (bi-jian/ jie-cai) in your own Bazi chart.  If there is/ are interactions would mean potential signs of cheating husbands or boy friends.  It could also mean long courtship/ cohabitation with separations as ending.

If your natal chart meets any one of the following conditions, your husband is a potential cheater:

  1. Peer star snatches power star“(比劫夺官 ):  Peer stars are daymaster’s (DM) sisters, friends of same gender and colleagues.  Power star is husband.  When peer star snatching power star happens, it means close friend or even sister has “snatched” DM’s husband away or simply having affair with DM’s husband.  The likelihood is higher when peer and power star are in the same pillar.  If peer star and power star show up in stem level, it means they have the affair openly without fear.  If both stars are in the branch level, the affair is going on in secret.
  2.   Power star is combined away (官杀被合 ):  Power star represents a woman DM’s husband.  When it is combined away means her husband is taken away .  For example, bing-fire is the power star of xin-metal female DM.  If there is another xin-metal in the chart, especially if it is next to bing-fire, the probability of xin-metal DM losing her husband to another female will be high.
  3. Peer star in day-branch (日支见比劫星 ):  Day-branch is the location of spouse palace or husband in a chart.  This palace prefers seeing wealth or power but not peer star.  If peer star is unfavorable in the chart, mistress may likely show up.

For example:  female chart 

  • YEAR:  Gengwu
  • DAY:   Yi-you
  • MONTH:  Geng-yin
  • HOUR:  Geng-chen

Female Geng-metal DM’s husband is wu-fire.  Wu-fire is in the year pillar.  This means her husband is likely from far away or out of state/ province.  Wu-fire is surrounded by metal (this means peer stars snatching him away).  This women had many unsuccessful romances with out-of-state boy friends.

If your chart does not see any power star, never mind if your husband will cheat or not, worry about how to get a husband first.  Usually this means you may have problem getting a husband or lacking relationship with husband if getting one.

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Male readers may find a new explanation for cheating– “wife’s chart shows that I will cheat“.  Female readers can tell their hubbies why they keep following them or put a male chastity belt on them in certain periods.  However, there are subtle and low profile Bazi remedies than these in-your-face fixes.

For possible Bazi remedies, you may take these courses:

“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

With Bazi knowledge, one can predict when the cheating episode may happen and do preventive measures.  It is also possible to check if your boy friend or husband will cheat or not by reading his Bazi chart too (equal opportunity Bazi reading here).  This may be a future post.

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In March of 2015,  a Liaoning (遼寧 China) peasant Wang Cheng De (王承德 ) had dug up a 70 Kg. “Real Grand Duke”– a rare type of mushroom that is supposedly has many medicinal applications according to ancient Chinese medicine texts.  He had sold the mushroom for RMB$ 3 million (US$500k).

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Peasant Wang and his Grand Duke mushroom

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A close-up look of this Grand Duke mushroom

Unlike other people with sudden riches, Wang did not spend his new found fortune on luxuries nor speculate on stock market.  Instead, he had invested RMB$1.5 million to build a vacation resort, RMB$260k on 50 donkeys, RMB$180k on a new car, the rest of the money is invested on a fish pond to raise fishes and ducks.

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Wang’s donkey stable

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Wang raised ducks and fishes

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Wang’s favorite pastime is looking at his fishes and ducks from this tree house

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Guests at Wang’s vacation resort

Wang is a typical industrious peasant who likes to work.

In the summer of 2017, a giant flood had destroyed Wang’s resort and fish pond.  His fishes and ducks were disappeared in a flash.  Wang did not even have a place to stay but to live on his tree house.  His capital equipment is gone and with no funding source.

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Wang lived in the tree house after the giant flood

Wang had fallen in depression.  He did some soul searching and reflection in the tree house.  He had decided to sell his remaining herds of about 40 donkeys at cost and raised RMB$200k.

He used the money to buy some pigs and raise them in the donkey stables.  He also bought 2000 chicklings to raise them up as “free range chickens“.  At the same time he formed a co-op for cultivating mushrooms.

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Wang examines his free range chickens

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Wang bought eggs of other exotic birds

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Wang raises pheasant too

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Wang feeds his pigs

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Wang once again is full of hope for his future.  He said by next year at around this time, he will have 10k free range chickens and a rebuilt fish pond.

He is unfazed by the wrath of Grand Duke.

POSTSCRIPT:  THE MANY FACES OF GRAND DUKE

Grand Duke comes in many forms.  Grand Duke can represent a direction not to be disturbed in Feng Shui or a time marker that may clash the birth year of some people.

The “Grand Duke” here is one type of Ganoderma or 肉靈芝 in Chinese.  Because of its rarity, it is enshrined with many mysterious medicinal functions.

According to traditional belief, this Grand Duke mushroom should not be touched or moved except for saving life【太歲勿動除非用作藥材救人】.  When discovered, Grand Duke mushroom is enshrined and worshiped.

According to legend, Grand Duke mushroom is the guardian spirit of the land.  If it is removed, the land in which it resides will lose its “earth energy“.  The pictures below are different variations of the Grand Duke mushroom.

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This 1000 years old Grand Duke mushroom worth US$30M!

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A suspected “Grand Duke” mushroom

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This Grand Duke was dug from a field

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White Grand Duke is more valuable

Ken Lai

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In Bazi,  one’s natal chart determines the “quality” of the chart.  But it is only part of the destiny pie.  A “good quality” chart still “sucks” if its luck periods do not bring in the elements that the chart needs to prosper.

There are two types of “luck period“– the “10-years luck” (10YL) and “annual luck” (AL).  10YL is calculated in terms of one’s birth month, which is different from person to person.  10YL provides the backdrops or “climate” of one’s luck within that 10-years period.

Annual luck means one’s overall luck for current year. In Bazi, everyone shares the same AL.  For example, current year 2017 is ding-you (fire-rooster) year.  Every person in the world is subject to the influences of the same annual luck of ding-you.  If fire and metal are favorable to one’s chart, one will enjoy better luck within 2017.  If otherwise, one’s luck will be below average.  The important thing about AL is:  Any fortune or misfortune will be triggered by AL because it brings the favorable or unfavorable elements to the chart.

In this post, we will keep it simple by focusing on how annual luck affects your luck:

1.  AL “fan-yin” or “fu-yin” 10YL:  “Fan-yin” means stem clashing stem and branch clashing branch between two pillars.  “Fu-yin” means two identical pillars.  Fan-yin and fu-yin usually are unfavorable to the daymaster (DM) and jinx his/her close relatives.

2.  Strong DM with AL brings in wealth, power and output (cai, guan and shi-shang) elements means favorable fortune for the year.  But if AL brings in resource and/ or peer (yin or bi-jian) elements, it means misfortune for the year.

3.  Weak DM with AL brings in resource and/ or peer (yin and bi-jian) elements means favorable fortune for the year.  But if AL brings in wealth, power and/ or output (cai, guan and shi-shang) elements, it means misfortune for the year.

4.  10YL is favorable with AL brings in zheng-cai (+wealth), zheng-guan (+power), zheng-yin (+resource), shi-shen (-output), and/ or bi-jian (-peer),  means current year fortune will be enhanced even further.  If AL brings in jie-cai (+peer), qi-sha (-power), pian-yin (-resource) and/ or shang-guan (+output), means current year fortune will be mixed with both good and bad fortune.

5.  10YL is unfavorable with AL brings in zheng-cai (+wealth), zheng-guan (+power), zheng-yin (+resource), shi-shen (-output), and/ or bi-jian (-peer),  means current year fortune will have minor fortunes but major mishaps.  If AL brings in jie-cai (+peer), qi-sha (-power), pian-yin (-resource) and/ or shang-guan (+output), means current year fortune will be very bad.

6.  AL stem/ branch combine with day pillar is generally considered good luck for the year.  AL fan-yin  (clashing stems and branches) or fu-yin (identical pillars) day-pillar is generally negative for DM because it affects DM and the spouse palace directly.  Usually this means something going on with marital relationship or personal sickness/ disaster.

7.  The stem and branch of AL are favorable elements (“yong-shen“) of the natal chart would imply the year will be auspicious or fortunate.  If unfavorable (“ji-shen“), the year will be below average or unfortunate.

Anyway, the above is a rough guideline for making annual luck interpretations.  You still have to take the whole chart and both luck periods into consideration to make more accurate predictions.

Ken Lai

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