Previous post derives self-penalties by matching branch 3-unities (San-he) to 3-meetings (San-hui).  This post uses branch groups to locate self-penalties.

Classic Bazi segregates 12 branch elements into 3 groups:

4 cardinal or peach-blossom elements

—  zi, wu, mao and you

4 sub-cardinal or traveling horses elements

—  yin, shen, si and hai

4 storage or tomb elements 

—  chen, xu, chou and wei 

From the above, we have 3-penalties

  1. zi-mao penalty
  2. yin-shen-si 3-penalties
  3. xu-chou-wei 3-penalties

The branch elements that are missing in these 3-penalties actions become self-penalty when running into identical element.  

Self-Penalties:

  • Chen-chen
  • You-you
  • Wu-wu
  • Hai-hai

Don’t overlook the destructive power and influence of self-penalty.  It could be as serious as other penalties.  Out of the 4 self-penalties, wu, you and hai self-penalties are most serious because:

  • Wu-fire is the yang-knife (羊刃) of bing-fire
  • You-metal  is the yang-knife of geng-metal
  • Hai-water is the yang-knife of gui-water 

 Self-penalty becomes serious matter when the corresponding stem showing up in the stem level, especially if the stem is also the daymaster (DM).

Self-penalty could mean:

  • self-inflicted pain/ injurydepression
  • self-sabotage
  • addiction
  • depression
  • worrisome
  • meddlesome
  • petty
  • cannot let go of trivial matters

If the self-penalty element is also the yang-knife of the DM,  s/he may have health problems (self-inflicted, psychosomatic or psychological), suicidal due to depression, love-sickness depression and the likes.

Self-penalty is also one of the causes of depression.

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Where do all these penalties come from?  I have created the tables below for you to figure out the relationship at a glance:

SOURCES OF PENALTIES

One approach to derive penalties is matching 3-unities (San He) with 3-meetings (San Hui) like additions.  From the tables above, we have the following penalties:

3-Penalties

  • Yin-si-shen  (from 4 sub-cardinal branches)
  • Red is 4 cardinal branches; blue is sub-cardinal; brown is 4 storages

    Xu-chou-wei  (from 4-storages)

  • Zi-mao  (from 4 cardinal branches)

Penalties:

  • Yin-si, yin-shen, si-shen
  • Xu-chou, xu-wei, chou-wei

Self-Penalties:

  • Chen-chen
  • You-you
  • Wu-wu
  • Hai-hai

It will be a long story to explain the above individually.  Please check my past blog articles on this topic for details.

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My blog articles on penalties are consistently within the top-3 most read in this blog.  2018 is the year of dog.  Dog or Xu-earth is one of the 3-penalities elements in xu-chou-wei 3-penalties.  Many people are scared.  I get more “views” on this dog penalty keyword in the last few months.  There are few specific info on penalties even in Chinese sources.

Below are more penalty related secrets to feed your curiosity.  I do not repeat the info that I have posted before here.

3-PENALITIES

YIN-SI-SHEN

Derviatives: 

  • yin-si or si-shen penalty: prone to suffer traffic accidents
  • shen-yin penalty:  traffic accident or injury by metal objects

XU-CHOU-WEI

Derviatives: 

  • xu-chou or xu-wei penalty:  misfortune due to negative peach blossom (romance)
  • chou-wei:  facing obstacles/ obstructions in life

ZI-MAO PENALTY

  • Disharmony with people, difficult to conceive (baby)

 

SELF-PENALITY

  • you-you or wu-wu penalty:  hurt by negative romance
  • chen-chen penalty:  lawsuit and imprisonment
  • hai-hai penalty:  hurting legs or head

In general, don’t wet your pants when seeing 3-penalties in your chart.  You need to read the whole chart with luck periods to determine if it is negative or not.  Sometimes, people suddenly becoming rich and famous when 3-penalties hit (but there are also people died too).  Time to hire a Bazi reader or take my Bazi courses.

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At the beginning of this year, I had sent a note warning my neighbor Billy, a 40+ years old programmer, about two most dangerous months and days to him for the year of Rooster.  His chart has hit the Bazi lottery configurations of “zi-wu-mao-you“– the most powerful clashes that people dread.

Zi, wu, mao, and you are the purest earth branches and also called the 4-cardinal branches.  These four energies clashes are like 4 cars driving towards each other head-on at high speed. Hence their energies are concentrated and powerful.  They are also called “peach-blossom” elements associated with romance and affairs.

When a chart has any two of these elements, it is not uncommon that 10-year luck and annual luck may bring in the other two missing elements to hit the zi-wu-mao-you negative lottery.  It could be accident, negative romance/ affair that may cause major wealth losses or even death or major sickness.

Other Bazi negative lottery configurations could be formed due to luck periods are:

1.  3-penalties like yin-si-shen/ chou-xu-wei

2.  Formation clashing formation like:

–hai-zi-chou vs. si-wu-wei or yin-wu-xu 
–shen-zi-chen vs. si-wu-wei or yin-wu-xu 
–yin-mao-chen vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
–hai-mao-wei vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
–si-wu-wei vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
–yin-wu-xu vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou

3.  Three identical branches clashing one branch

I ran into my neighbor Billy while checking mailbox today.  “I’m glad to see you are still alive“.  I said.

Am I out of the wood yet?”  Billy asked.

Not yet, just the most dangerous periods are gone.  You still have to be cautious till the end of this year of rooster.”  I replied.

What else can I do?” Asked Billy.

Mow my lawn once a week and you will be safe“.  I said.

Do I look like stupid?”  Billy said.

Billy always helps families in the neighborhood remove heavy snow after snowstorm.  This is why I had sent him the warning note– to make sure he stays alive (and removes heavy snow from my driveway when snowstorm hits).

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0000_12animasWhen a Bazi or 4P reader looks at a natal chart, by checking the number of  “4-cardinals, 4-births and 4-storages elements“, s/he could give a long talk on the personalities and characteristics of the  client in a flash.  The client may feel this reader is a “living deity” (Chinese slang for a good fortune-teller).

Keep reading if you want to know this “secret“.

These 3 groups of “4-xxxxx” elements are just different configurations of 12 branches with special properties.

12-branches sometimes are also represented by 12 Chinese zodiac animals:

zi-rat, chou-ox, yin-tiger, mao-rabbit, chen-dragon, si-snake, wu-horse, wei-ram, shen-monkey, you-rooster, xu-dog and hai-pig.

12-branches are separated into three configurations:

1.  Zi-wu-mao-you 子午卯酉 : 4-cardinals 四正

Zi-water, wu-fire, mao-wood and you-metal are called “4-cardinals” because they are located in the right angled locations (90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees) in a map.  Compared with other branches, 4-cardinals are purer energies and hence stronger.  Zi-wu-mao-you are also called “peach-blossom” elements.  People’s natal charts with more of these cardinal elements are usually attractive and emotional in love.  They also like to be leaders and extreme thinkers.  A natal chart with Zi-wu-mao-you together could be an emperor (like the chart of Qing Dynasty’s Qian-Long emperor) or a beggar or famous prostitute (if woman).  A chart with Zi-wu-mao-you filled up by luck period/s should be wary of serious accident or illness because zi-wu and mao-you clashes are clashes of strong and pure energies, not to mention zi-mao is also a serious penalty.

2.  Yin-shen-si-hai 寅申巳亥 : 4-births 四长生

Yin-wood, shen-metal, si-fire and hai-water are called “4-births” or “sub-cardinals” because they are the “birth place” of wood, metal, fire and water and also located in the 4- corners in a map.  People’s natal charts with more of these birth elements are usually active and creative.  DM with more than 2 of these birth elements cannot sit down for too long.  4-births are also called “traveling horse” elements, meaning frequent moves and traveling.  People with numerous birth elements are prone to traffic accidents and falling injuries because this configuration is easy running into yin-shen/ si-hai clashes and yin-si-shen 3-penalties.

3.  Chen-xu-chou-wei 辰戌丑未: 4-storages

Chen-xu-chou-wei are called 4-storages or tombs.  4-storages stand for wealth storage.  It also stands for DM’s tomb during old age.  Chen is wet yang earth and water storage or tomb.  Xu is hot yang earth and fire storage or tomb.  Chou is wet yin earth and metal storage or tomb.  Wei is dried earth and wood storage or tomb. People’s natal charts with more of these storage elements can accumulate wealth.  But they do not want to throw anything away.  They tend to be introvert, inactive and keep their emotions inside.  People with numerous storage elements can easily run into chou-xu-wei 3-penalties.  But it is not as serious as other 3-penalties.

You may go to bazi-calculator.com, key in your birthday and check how many of these 4-xxxxx elements that you have.

Ken Lai


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Note:  Below is a message that I wrote for the “Destiny & Luck Management with Bazi Therapy”  discussion list in Jan. 13, 2016.
  
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)— aka David Bowie
.
Bazi Chart:
Year:    bing-xu
Month: xin-chou
Day:     ding-hai
Hour:   not known
.
10-Year-luck
2005- 2014    ding-wei
2015- 2024    wu-shen
.
Annual Luck (Jan. 10 is still within yi-wei year):  yi-wei
.
Bazi Chart of the date died:
Year:  yi-wei
Month: ji-chou
Day: xin-mao
 .
Liver is wood element.  Yi-wood represents liver in Bazi. There is no yi-wood in Bowie’s chart.  He had a hidden jia-wood in his day-branch hai-water.  Jia-wood stands for gallbladder.  He probably had partied and drank a lot– hurt his liver.
 .
In Bazi, whatever element not showing up in a chart is the likely source of sickness.
 .
Interestingly, he had a 10 years of xu-chou-wei 3-penalties from 2005 to 2014.  His battle with liver cancer lasted 18 months.  So it started at end of his 10-year-luck (yi-wei) 3-penalities years and also died at end of yi-wei year (which also forms xu-chou-wei 3-penalties).  Wei also clashes the month branch (the “dam” of a Bazi chart).
 .
Clashing a 3-penalties is serious business– could be death.  Clashing a month branch could also be death, especially for an older day-master.
 .
Bowie’s chart has no yi-wood (liver) and died when this liver shows up.  His xin-metal apparently also clashed yi-wood even it is supposedly combining with bing-fire.  He had died in a xin-mao day and ji-chou month.
 .
Destiny and Luck Management students,  what could you have suggested if Bowie had asked you for a cure for his chart 18 months ago?
 .
RIP Bowie
.
Ken
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I do quick 4-Pillars readings for my friends and students when they run into crisis, new girl friends or simply some interesting or difficult charts.

Late last year a friend had emailed me a male chart with no specific questions. The chart has self-penalty, day and luck pillar battling (fan-yin) and potential 3-penalties.  I told her that the chart owner is likely to have major events happen.

A few weeks later, this friend told me the chart belongs to her dog.  It had died of kidney failure in a jia-yin day.  The day branch yin formed a si-shen-yin 3-penalties with the rest of the dog’s natal chart.

Last April (Jia-chen month) another friend had emailed me this male chart and asked what would happen to the chart owner.

  • Y: ding-hai  (2007)
  • M: xin-hai
  • D: ding-wei
  • H: missing info

Current 10-year luck: geng-xu
Annual luck: ren-chen  (2012)
Current month: jia-chen  (April 2012)

There were numerous clashes and penalties in this chart:

  • hai-hai self-penalty
  • chen-chen self-penalty
  • chen-xu clash
  • 10-year luck battles current month
  • likely to have xu-chou-wei 3-penalties, activated by chen clashing xu

When a chart has numerous clashes and penalties going on, serious injury or accident is likely to happen.  Death may occur if the hour pillar is a chou or somehow a chou gets into the system to form a complete 3-penalties with clashing by Grand Duke (chen for current year). I had predicted possible head or limbs injury.

This friend had emailed me later that the male chart belongs to his race horse!  It had broken one of his legs during a race in April and was euthanized on the spot (likely a shot at the head).  He was so sad that he had arranged several monks to perform a Buddhist reincarnation ritual for the deceased horse.

I had done Bazi reading for cats before but not dog and horse.  Why Bazi reading is also applicable to animals?  The basic premise of Bazi is that all living things are supported and affected by the five element energies of water, wood, fire, earth and metal.  When one is not affected by these 5-element energies, one is either dead or becomes an immortal.

Animals are also affected by the same energies and hence Bazi reading will also be applicable — with some minor modifications due to the variations of gestation period and life expectancy.

Pet Bazi“?  Why not?  It is good for the economy.  People are more generous with their pets than themselves sometimes.

Ken Lai

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