This is the last installation of the article on Death and Emptiness. It is related to the use of 120D. Very little has been written on this topic in the English language. First, an introduction into the nature of 120D. Second, an explanation of what and why only the 4 stems are used in the 120D. What is the secret of Turtle Shell Emptiness and compressed Emptiness. If you care to investigate further these rings attributed to the concept of both NaYin and NaJia to justify the theory. Very unlikely it has to do with true YangGong method. Third, close scrutiny, it may also used as Central and Marginal reading for the Replacement techniques. Fourth, its application, something that Master Hung admitted that it has taken him "donkey years" to figure out how the DE line is being used. If you understand these truly, you will read the Poem as attached in a totally different light! The translation of the Poem, taken from "the Old Fox" is totally OFF... Just too lazy to translate it again... Have Fun!
120 GOLD DIVISION
Let’s introduce the 2 rings of the SanHe LuoPan the "120 Dragons Gold Divisions, hereinafter called 12D. One, associated with the Earth Plate while the other, the Heaven Plate. Both are virtually identical except for a shift of 7.5°. The first plate is called the "Earth Plate 120 Dragons" EP120D. The other is called, “Heaven Plate 120 Dragons" HP120D. We use the EP120D first, and only resort to the HP120D if we don't get what we want from the EP120D.
CENTRAL AND MARGINAL READING
Continue from HERE, This marginal degree of 3° at each extreme side closer to the boundary of the two mountains that made up the 6° are considered by some SanYuan FeiXing as Replacement Star band. Any star that reside thereafter must be replaced by the set of new stars as represented in the Replacement Star Ring. Some school of XuanKong Purple White do not subscribe to this principle. Some school also do not agree with the version of the Replacement Star Ring used, currently at 28 varieties. In the 120D, these 2 most extreme sides are not in used.
TURTLE SHELL AND COMPRESSED EMPTINESS
Each 120D is 3°, and contains a JiaZi, from JiaZi to GuiHai. In these 120D, only the ones containing the Stems – Bing, Ding, Xin and Geng are usable (no more than 48 usable). These are called Jewel Lines. The important plate is in fact the NaYin elements of the respective JiaZi.
The next question is why these Bing, Ding, Xin and Geng are usable? Again, it has to do with NaJia. Jia and Ren belongs to Qian. Yi and Gui belongs to Kun. Both Qian and Kun are solitary Yang and solitary Yin. Solitary gender will not produce offspring – therefore they will never produce ShengQi. This is called Turtle Shell Emptiness as it means Monks and Nuns.
Wu belongs to Kan, Ji belongs to Li. Both Kan and Li has Yin Yao and Yang Yao smacked in between. These compressed Yao has been overpowered and therefore will not produce offspring – therefore they will never produce ShengQi. This is called Compressed Emptiness.
The leftovers as Bing, Ding, Xin and Geng. Therefore they are usable. Some LuoPan only has these Bing, Ding, Xin and Geng marked in the 120D.
APPLICATION OF 120D
120D specify that there are only two – 3° sectors within a Mountain that are usable. Upon checking the NaYin of the selected 120D does not counter the NaYin of the person's Year Pillar for example RenZi – wood, Xun Sitting Mountain would be suitable for him. Within Xun, only the 120D BingChen and GengChen are usable. GengChen NaYin Metal. Metal clashes Wood, not suitable. BingChen NaYin Earth does not counter Wood — hence usable.
When a satisfactory 120D is unobtainable with the EP120D, we turn to the HP120D to find a replacement. This is also known as a Replacement Line as in Replacement Star.
Take the following example: a person's Year Pillar for example RenZi – wood. Qian facing Mountain is selected. Only permissible facing on the EP120D plate is BingXu. At the Heaven Plate of the LuoPan, the axis penetrates the Heaven Plate at Xu. Yang water flow would give Weakening, it is perfectly acceptable. What if water flow Yin? Such a facing would be inauspicious.
If 120D is GengXu, it conforms to Prosperous facing of water frame. Unfortunately, GengXu metal NaYin clashes with RenZi wood NaYin. The remedy is to put the EP120D into emptiness line, between GengXu and RenXu. Next, to line up with HP120D BingXu instead. Excellent solution!
Picture & Content Credit: Some of the Graphics and Contents are attributed to Hung HinCheong's book, The Yin House Handbook.