In the GanZhou YGFS tradition, according to GM Li DingXin, although the Tian YuJing was mentioned in Li SanSu’s commentaries of Qing Nang Ao Yu (QNAY) 青囊奥语, GM Li could not find the text in his inherited collection of texts from Li SanSu. All he could find was the Outline of Tian Yu Jing (TYJ) 天玉经序 written by Ceng WenCan. However, since TYJ was mentioned in Li SanSu’s QNAY commentaries, and Ceng WenCan wrote an outline on it, it is possible that it existed. But since in GanZhou YCT there was no inherited version of TYJ, we have to be satisfied with using Ceng’s version of Outline as reference. Therefore, in this article, I shall only translate and comment on the Outline of Tian YuJing. The 2 texts Qing Nang Ao Yu and Tian Yu Jing according to GM Li are both the theory and instruction on how to use the Luopan Earth Plate and its 72 Dragons, and the Tian Pan Heaven Plate and its Double Mountains.
RIVER EAST WEST GUA
These three lines, according to our YGFS tradition is referring to the LuoPan’s earth Plate (DiPan) 24 mountains and the 72 dragons attached to this ring. River East Gua means YangGong LuoPan’s 24 mountains, facing East mountains as one Gua. They are Chou, Gen, Yin, Jia, Mao, Yi, Chen and Xun 8 directions. River West Gua means the second set of Guas in the 24 mountains that face West. They are Wei, Kun Shen, Geng, You, Xin, Xu and Qian 8 directions. South North Eight Gods means
(i) South 4 directions facing south. They are Si, Bing, Wu and Ding.
(ii) North 4 directions facing north. They are Hai, Ren, Zi and Gui.
In the 24 mountains ring, all the Earth Branch mountains have JiaZi dragons attached to it. The dragon attached to a Stem or Gua is called a KongWang Dragon which has uncertain Qi. The JiaZi Dragons under these Earth Branch mountains are all placed in such a way that it has a significant sequence to it that is famously called Dian Dian Dao, which means Topsy Turvy in English. All these JiaZi Dragons have a NaYin element assigned to it. It is exactly The 60 JiaZi as used in BaZi.
Here I’d like to introduce a word that is always by the lips of SanYuan adherents: -
AiXing 挨星. It literally means ‘Leaning Star’. To the SanYuan adherents, it means the Leaning stars of LuoShu numbers that represents Trigrams and is assigned an element each. These Trigrams are also called Xing or Stars by the SanYuan adherents and is much the same as YangGong FengShui naming the JiaZi Dragons as Stars, but each have a different definition to it.
In YangGong FengShui, the definition is JiaZi dragons, and it also means the NaYin elements attached to each JiaZi dragon. These JiaZi Dragons withn the respective NaYin are the AiXing as mentioned in the text. River East one Gua always auspicious, of Eight Gods one have four means out of the River East mountains 8 gods or 8 Earth Branch directions’ attached JiaZi Dragons, there are 4 JiaZi dragons that belongs to the Fire Ju (formation). Here is the breakdown: -
i) The JiaZi that belongs to Water Ju are :- DingChou, XinChou, JiaYin, WuYin, YiMao, JiMao, Bing Chen, RenChen total 8 AiXing;
ii) The JiaZi that belongs to Fire Ju are:- JiChou, BingYin, DingMao and JiaChen, total 4 AiXing;
iii) The JiaZi that belongs to Metal Ju are:- RenYin, GuiMao, GengXin 3 AiXing;
iv) The JiaZi that belongs to Wood Ju are:- GuiChou, GengYin, XinMao, WuChen and JiSi total 5 AiXing.
Therefore, having 4 AiXing only within River East Guas is the Fire Ju, and this is the YGFS interpretation of ‘Eight Gods one have four.’
River West two Gua for arranging dragons, of Eight Gods two have four means that out of the River West mountains 8 gods or 8 earth branch directions’ attached JiaZi Dragons there are 2 Ju – Metal and Wood Ju that has 4 AiXing each.
i) The JiaZi that belongs to Water Ju are:- DingWei, JiaShen, WuShen, YiYou, JiYou, BingXu and RenXu total 7 AiXing;
ii) The JiaZi that belongs to Fire Ju are:- JiWei, BingShen, DingYou, JiaXu and YiHai total 5 AiXing;
iii) The JiaZi that belongs to Metal Ju are:- YiWei, RenShen, GuiYou and Geng Xu total 4 AiXing;
iv) The JiaZi that belongs to Wood Ju are:- GuiWei, GengShen, XinYou and WuXu total 4 AiXing.
Therefore, having 4 AiXing only within River West Guas are the Metal and Wood Ju, and this the YGFS interpretation of ‘Eight Gods two have four.’
South North Eight Gods combine as one Gua, deduce surely cannot go wrong. South North Eight Gods combine as one Gua means that the North Gua of Hai, Ren, Zi and Gui is only half a Gua; and the South Gua of Si, Bing, Wu and Ding constitutes the other half Gua. Therefore, both North Gua and South Gua combined as 1 Gua. When Yang JunSong transmitted QNAY to Ceng WenCan, he has already transmitted the secret of the 4 Major Water Exits based on the Earth Branch Mountains of the TianPan in relation to the Earth Plate 24 mountains. Each set of water exit comprise three auspicious exits of Grave 墓Mu, Extinct 绝Jue and Womb 胎Tai – based on the deduction of the 12 Growth Phase 十二长生.
Ceng WengCan wrote the OutLine of Tian YuJing also to emphasise on this secret of Mu Jue Tai water Exits via the 3 Gua cryptic message – River East, River West and North-South Gua. Out of the three Gua message: River East and River West as 1 Parent and the combined North-South Gua another Parent. Thus the term FuMu San Ban Gua 父母三盘卦(Parents 3 Plate Gua). All the while these phrases are describing the 72 Mountain Piercing Dragons AiXing of the DiPan Earth Plate as Mountain and Xue, and going together with the River (following mountain) towards the Water Exits based on the TianPan – thus Dragon and Water going via the same route and flowing out via the auspicious exits.
The last remaining Ju is the Water Ju and it can be found in the North 4 Mountains, where the Water Ju has 4 AiXing. The next phrase, ‘deduce surely cannot go wrong’ means if one knows the formula, and deduce accordingly, the audit would sure not go wrong.
HEAVEN AND EARTH GUA
Heaven Gua means the TianPan heaven Plate double mountains. ‘Earth draws 8 Guas’ means DiPan earth Plate 72 dragons AiXing. Heaven Gua River East find in the palm means that if one knows how to use the palm method to deduce the TianPan for the water exits and the DiPan to deduce the AiXing 72 dragons for sitting and facing and riding ShengQi, is worth a thousand pieces of gold. This is what is meant by ‘mountain and water relative to each other’ – knowing the rules of auspiciousness of “龙水交会” – Dragon and Water meeting. Dragon means incoming dragon and Water means river following this incoming dragon and crossing MingTang River.
‘Parents Yin Yang search carefully, front and back together concurrently fix.’’ means to understand what Ci Xiong is. What Male and Female is. Father is Male is Ci and is Yang in nature; Mother is female is Xiong and is Yin in nature. In YangGong FengShui, Dragon or Mountain is considered as Yang; while Water/river that originates from the Dragon is considered as Yin. To ‘search carefully’ means to determine carefully and correctly which of the 72 dragon is the correct Xue (sitting). ‘Front and back together concurrently fix’ means once determined correctly the sitting, the facing is automatically obtained, and thereafter can consider whether the facing is leaning left or right. This line has to be understood together with the next line:-
‘Front and back concurrently look both ways, fix proportionately both sides.’ Means after determining the sitting and facing, one has to see whether the direction is leaning left or right. For example sitting Zi facing Wu, inclined to Gui Ding, GengZi Xue. And to ‘look both ways, fix proportionately both sides’ means similarly to look at the sitting and facing inclination and then fix the Xue according to the 72 Dragon AiXing position.
‘Stay within the 8 Guas and not out of place, people of every generation will enjoy nobility.’ ‘Facing same as water flow in one direction, name famous everywhere.’ These two lines mean that one must establish the Incoming Dragon and Xue spot (sitting and facing) correctly according to the formula whereby the Incoming Dragon, Xue and Water Exit are of same Gua and not out of Gua, to receive auspiciousness that can amount to bringing nobility and fame. Gua here means the 4 Water Exit Ju or Dragon Gods of elements of Water (&Earth), Fire, Wood and Metal Ju.
‘Dragon walk outside of Gua no nobility, no need to waste strength.’ ‘Even though conform to TianYi and FuDe, will not see honor and glory.’ It means that when the Gua is out of place there is no need to waste efforts anymore in using other methods to rectify. It says the even using the BaZhai method of establishing TianYi and/or Fude position or location cannot reverse the inauspiciousness and bring back the benefit of glory and fame.
THREE AUSPICIOUS SIX ELEGANT
‘Great concern of Heaven and Earth is fixing Male and Female’ – Heaven here means Heaven Plate or Tian Pan double mountain for establishing Water Exits and also distant hills. Earth here means earth Plate or DiPan 72 Dragons for establishing Incoming Dragon and Xue spot, and riding ShengQi.
Male and female here is translated from the word CiXiong which means Yin and Yang. Therefore this phrase means that it is through the connection of establishing the Water Exit and the Incoming Dragon and Xue that fixes the Yin and Yang of riding ShengQi. And if it is done right, then ‘nobility and prosperity can be found within.”
‘Flipping the Heaven and overturning the Earth matching not the same, the secret is in the XuanKong.’ ‘Flipping the Heaven’ means not following or conforming to the rules of establishing the Water exits via the use of the TianPan; ‘Overturning the Earth’ means not using the 72 Dragons AiXing correctly.
‘the secret is in the XuanKong’ – XuanKong here means the ‘Unseen Void’ or the ‘Mysterious Void’ where the mysterious workings of the Unseen creates that brings whatever auspiciousness when things are done right. Therefore based on this postulation, YGFS’s definition of XuanKong means that the correct interaction of Dragon (mountains) and Water (River) causes the ‘Creation of ShengQi.’ within the Unseen Void. It also means, directly, ShengQi.
Three Yang water Exits ending in original flow, prosperity and nobility forever no need to worry. Three Yang Water Exits means the Dragon and water interaction exiting Mu, Jue and Tai palaces. If the water flows is meandering slowly and smoothly out the three water Exits, then auspiciousness of prosperity and nobility is endless.
The two Gods uphold the Three Auspicious Six Elegant, instantly can see enter Temple hall. The two Gods here means the Dragon God and the Water God. The Three Auspisious and Six Elegant here is referring to the Qi phases of the 12 Growth Phase 十二长生 of: -
a) ChangSheng 长生, LinGuan 临官and DiWang 帝旺 as the Three Auspicious; and
b) ChangSheng 长生, GuanDai 官带, LinGuan 临官, DiWang 帝旺, Tai 胎 and Yang 养 as the Six Elegant.
These Three Auspicious and Six Elegant are referring to the auspicious relationship between the Xue spot and the Distant Hills and the Crossing MingTang Water. Whenever these conditions are met, it is like ‘instantly can see enter Temple hall.’ This phrase ‘entering temple hall’ means auspiciousness because whenever someone enters a temple to pray it is auspicious.
CREDIT - Written by Li DingXin, translated by MoonChin.