During my Grand Duke Talisman charity drive in last January, a couple from the Philippines sent me this order (all names and city are renamed for privacy reason):

Dear Sir, 

I would like to order two Grand Duke talismans for 2019. One is for myself and the other for a friend. We are currently both not employed but do what we can to rescue cats from the streets. Hopefully 2019 will be kinder to us and our rescue kitties. 

Attached is the receipt of the donation. 

Thank you in advance! 

Best, 

Susan

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Below is my reply to this couple:

You volunteer work for stray cat rescue is good enough for the talisman (no donation needed).  So I give you an extra talisman to help you with job-seeking.  You may print it out in any size (business card size or bigger size) and carry with you (similar to the instruction listed for Grand Duke).

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The extra talisman that I had sent is the Lotus Guru Padmasambhava Mantra Wheel.  Usually I offer this talisman to my relatives and students only.  It offers protection from negative annual luck, astrological events and removes misfortunes and obstacles.

Last week, I have received a surprise email from this couple:

Dear Ken, 

In January you gave us a gift of the Mantra Wheel. This is to let you know how it has saved us twice this month. 

About two weeks ago Rick was on his bicycle at around 10pm. He was on a main road in the business district of Main City. As he was approaching an intersection two dump trucks came rushing past him on his left side. The first one cut in front of him to make a right turn at the intersection barely missing him. Luckily he was able to swerve to the right as the second dump truck came rushing past him too. He was shaken but unharmed. He said that if he didn’t swerve the truck would have run over him. It was a close call. And the trucks didn’t stop at all. Rick carries the Mantra Wheel in his wallet at all times. 

Some of the cats rescued

The second incident happened two nights ago. We were watching TV and once or twice we would get a whiff of burning rubber. It wasn’t strong so we thought it was coming from the outside. Checked outside and nothing there to account for the smell. Back inside one of my cats laid down on top of the DVDs player. As Rick picked her up he noticed the smell of burning rubber was stronger in that area. I immediately turned off the TV and player. We found out that the plug of the DVD had a broken prong and the rubber insulation was melting. It’s a good thing we discovered it on time. If it had lasted longer I am almost sure it would cause a short circuit or even a fire. The Mantra Wheel is displayed on a shelf in the room where the TV is in. Thank goodness Coco the kitty decided to lie down on the DVD when she did. 

In both instances, carrying and displaying the Mantra Wheel has saved us from misfortune. And it’s worked so quickly. 

I can’t thank you enough for your kindness! The Mantra Wheel saved us twice already. What a blessing!

Thank you again for giving us the Mantra Wheel. Bless you, Ken! 

Hugs,

Susan

 

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While I believe the Lotus Guru talisman may have helped averting their misfortunes, I think what they have been doing– saving the lives of homeless cats helps more in saving Rick’s life and their house.

This incident illustrates one of the most effective methods of deflecting misfortunes is saving lives of any living things.  This couple has rescued 12 homeless cats so far.  Hence, if any astrological reading predicts you have an upcoming “obstacle” or major misfortune, saving a life is an effective way to averting it.  Yes, it is difficult to have the opportunity of saving human lives, but saving animal lives like cats and dogs are easier to accomplish.

Some of you may want the Lotus Guru Mantra Wheel talisman for protection For a donation of US$30 (or US$5 if you are unemployed or cannot afford US$30) to your local Animal Humane or Welfare agency (or any charity that reduces human suffering), I will email you a  Lotus Guru talisman consecrated and blessed in your name.  DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ME.  Send it directly to your favorite charity.  Your donation “activates” this talisman.  This limited offer is good till April 30, 2019 and will not be offered again.

Email your order and proof of donation to:  kenlai88@yahoo.com

Ken Lai

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Year of Pig will begin when spring solstice arrives at 11:16 on February 4, 2019.  Below are something that you may do to avoid problems and increasing your luck for the new year.

1.  House-cleaning:  Do your cleaning in Feb. 4 because Chinese New Year will officially start on Feb. 5 this year.  Besides removing physical garbage, you do an qi or energy cleansing for your house.  If your luck really sucks (bad) in last year, open all the windows and doors of your house, boil some water, let water vapor fill up your house and let the vapor blow out through the windows to get rid of any stagnant energy inside your house.  Alternatively you can burn incense or sage instead of boiling water.

If Year of Dog is great for you, do NOT do the qi-cleansing.  You want to keep milking the existing good luck energy for another month or two.

2.  Feng Shui fixes:

a.  Move your monster (ki-lun, cannon, St. Michael, etc.) to west region facing region to fix San-sha (3-killing).

b.  Put your metal fix for 5-yellow disaster star in SW.

c.  Put your metal or calabash fix for 2-black sickness star in NE.

d.  Put a small red doormat in the entrance if you have a door facing south to fix 3-jade star.

e.  Put a bowl of non-moving water in SE if you have a door there to fix 7-robber star.

f.  Move your water fountain or wealth-enhancing item to center of the house.

g.  North is good for career and study, put 4 lucky bamboos there if you want to enhance it.

3.  Clashing Grand Duke:  People with the following pillars or chart features will be in serious problems during year of pig:

a.  Bazi chart with one or more of these pillars:  if the pillar is your day pillar, bad things likely will happen to you and/or your spouse, if in other pillars, happen to your family member represented by these pillars.

yi-si  (most serious)

gui-si

b.  chart with 2+ si (snake)

d.  Jia-wood daymasters:  prone to losing money due to affairs, especially males.

(Go to http://www.bazi-calculator.com, key in your birthday and check the day column in your birth chart to see if you have a yi-si, gui-si day pillar or jia-wood daymaster).  

Possible Remedies:  

1.  Consult a Bazi Reader.

2.  Print out the photo of 2019 Grand Duke from here and pray to him for protection or use the photo as screen saver in your cell phone or computer.  But you must do at least one act of kindness that reduces suffering of any living thing to activate this remedy.  “One kind act neutralizes hundreds of misfortunes.  Numerous kind acts dissolve thousands of calamities一善解百災, 多善解千難” is the famous saying in Chinese.  You may make a donation to a charity, adopt or feed a homeless cat/dog/person or even visit old folks in senior home.

3.  People with yi-si or gui-si day pillars– donate blood, if too weak to donate, at least do a blood test.

4.  Take my “Destiny Management 2/ 3” courses (listed below).

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

You may print this auspicious symbol for “attracting treasures and wealth” and put it facing your door

Ken Lai

© 2019 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)   
“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
“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+ 2018 edition” with 18 hr. video

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A picture is better than a thousand words.  You get essential Feng Shui guidance for 2019 in a glance here.  Ignore the additional notes and free Bazi guide below if you are busy or lazy (but it may save your life or marriage).

Click diagram to enlarge

People with snake and pig animal sign should avoid seeing corpse putting in coffin or burying into the ground.

Remedy for 5-yellow disaster and 2-black sickness star– copper or brass objects.  No fire or red object in these regions.

Center region is good for money this year.  Sleep or sit there more often to attract wealth.

FREE ANNUAL ASTROLOGY/ BAZI GUIDE

People born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013 with snake animal sign clash Grand Duke this year.  This could mean:

  • moving
  • promotion or demotion
  • major illness
  • travels
  • funeral
  • accident/ death

Actually people with si (snake) day-branch in their Bazi charts are in more danger than animal sign clashing Grand Duke.  They are:  Ji-si, xin-si, gui-si, yi-si and ding-si day pillars. Day-branch stands for spouse palace.  This may mean marital problems (if married, spouse may leave or die) but also means getting married if single.  

In fact, any Bazi chart with Ji-si, xin-si, gui-si, yi-si and ding-si in any pillar of their Bazi chart have some troubles in terms of the family members each pillar represents.  To find if your chart has any one of these pillars, key in your birthday here:

http://www.bazi-calculator.com

People with Gui-si and Yi-si  day-pillars in their Bazi charts better pray more because their day-pillar fanyin Grand Duke (clashing 2019 Grand Duke from stem to branch).  This could mean major sickness, accident or disaster to the person or his/her spouse.  Avoid taking risks/ major decisions, attending funeral, visiting the sick in hospitals and unnecessary travels for this year of pig (2/4/2019- 2/3/2020).

One remedy for the above Grand Duke clash is to adopt a cat from your local animal humane society or rescue a stray/ homeless cat.  This is because cat is yin or tiger in Bazi.  Yin combines with Grand Duke Hai and neutralizes the clash.

If you cannot handle a cat adoption, the next best thing is to get a Grand Duke talisman from your local temple or from:

http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-grand-duke-talisman-charity-drive.html

Ken Lai

© 2019 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)   
“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
“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+ 2018 edition” with 18 hr. video

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I have created a multi-years table for checking Grand Duke violations by birth year that you may use even after I had gone to see Buddha and Jesus.  You may plan ahead with this table.  

We still use the year 2011 old price for Grand Duke Talismans donation for this year.  But you may donate more to your favorable charity if you wish. 

This year we start the drive early, so you may take advantage of your usual Christmas or new year donations to get a GD talisman (and income tax deduction, if any).

For details on Grand Duke violations, you may read this posts:

http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-grand-duke-talisman-charity-drive.html

To check if you have Grand Duke violation, check the highlighted last row (“Pig“) and check next section if you do not know your animal sign.

The animal sign with violations are pig, snake and monkey.  House facing NW3 or hai mountain may need some remedies.


CHECKING YOUR BIRTH ANIMAL SIGN

  1. RAT (years born: 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044)
  2. OX (years born: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973,  1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045)
  3. TIGER (years born: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022,  2034 )
  4. RABBIT (years born: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023,  2035 )
  5. DRAGON (years born: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976,  1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036) 
  6. SNAKE (years born: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013,  2025, 2037)
  7. HORSE (years born: 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050)
  8. RAM (years born: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039 ) 
  9. MONKEY (years born: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016,  2028, 2040) 
  10. ROOSTER (years born: 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041)  

2019 GRAND DUKE VIOLATIONS

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

Symptoms:  This is not a the worst violation.  People with this animal sign usually will not have serious mishaps.  They have have some minor health problem or mentally uncomfortable.

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

Symptoms:  This is the worst violation.  People with this violation are likely to have: big fluctuations and changes in luck, wealth, career, relationship and health; traffic accident, sickness like kidney, uterus, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death,  negative romance, quarrels and etc.

 “Hai” or “harming” the animal sign of Grand Duke害太岁– people with monkey sign

Symptoms:  backstabbing at work, bad interpersonal relationship, marital disharmony,  jinxing close relatives (esp. older ones, spouse and children),  jealousy from others and minor health problems

“Xing” or “penalizing” the animal sign of Grand Duke刑太岁– people with pig sign

Symptoms:  conflicts, backstabbing, injury, financial disagreements, lawsuits, scares, be careful with friends, romance problem and negative peach blossoms.

GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY

House violating Grand Duke

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In 2019 ji-hai year, if your house faces hai-pig mountain or NW3 (322.5 to 337.5 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 NW3 direction.  The opposite side of Grand Duke is Year-breaker (Sui-po, SE1).  This location should avoid digging and activities too. 

For details on house Grand Duke violations, check this post:

http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-is-house-violating-grand-duke-in.html

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 yourself.  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 “pain” or “misfortune” removed from you 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): 
2.  city:
3.  country:

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 3, 2019 if possible.  Year of Pig will start on Feb. 4, 2018 (11:16 am).  Your individually consecrated digital talisman will be emailed to you  or in about 1 week (after January 1, 2019) 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 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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Click pix to enlarge

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

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

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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