SANYUAN YINYANG XIANTIAN BAGUA
There are plenty of SanYuan schools teaching SanYuan stuff without knowing the true foundations of SanYuan. Some confused SanYuan as Flying Star and some even confused SanYuan is XuanKong school. These haphazard phenomenon is mushrooming in the west, brought about by eastern teachers, with most of them having acquire their skills through reading published literature, experimental with the occults and often without approval from any lineages. They also called lineage sucks! With its absent, many of the rock bottom fundamentals of SanYuan is lost in time. One of them being how you split your YinYang in the SanYuan school. Only true SanYuan school would able to demonstrate such.
This is the FIRST TIME the secret of the SPLITTING OF THE YINYANG IN SANYUAN has been disclosed to the public within the English Speaking community. Never has this secret been revealed! In time to come, if any of the teacher teaching this piece of information and they are not coming from our establishment, you know well that the knowledge that they acquired are secondary and less authentic. Truly, there are too many rubbish floating around in disguise as genuine FengShui courses. Buyers beware!
THE FORMATION OF THE EARLY HEAVEN BAGUA
The separation of YnYang in this order is also the foundations of how the 8 Trigram within the early heaven BaGua spiral outward from the central TaiJi. This is how one should correctly arrange the BaGua.
When we say this is how SanYuan splits its YinYang, it meant to say how the Early Heaven Gua comes into position. Just by arranging its YinYang, the YinYang Yao of the respective Gua has been emerged from TaiJi, one layer after another. Foremost the fundamental YinYang at the time when the Heaven and Earth settle position must be taken into account. - what sort of YinYang would you reckoned? Left turning Yang, right turning Yin? Or simply the differentiation of the putrid with the sublime? Do you label your DaGua with this YinYang?
What appeared to be a simple YinYang boundaries when juxtaposed among one another through the dimensions of Earth Man and Heaven, subliminally clustered itself as wedge Trigram, dialectically known in YiJing Yao in the sequence known as Early Heaven arrangement. This congenital arrangement is the fundamental of SanYuan and all its other components. Yoked within these sandwich of Yao lines reflect the neologism of what probably be the earliest natalist view of the anthropocosmo. Singular Yin and singular Yang will not reproduce and therefore its inherent infertility require the upend of nature dialectically Yang YunSong's view - Dian DianDao or Dao DianDian? Strangely, it is only the Old Yang Old Yin and Young Yin Young Yang are to be found in the middle Yao - the Human Yao, thus rendered the entire notion of fertility lies upon the hand of the human being? The Middle Heaven? Where exactly is this Human Plate within the SanYuan pantheon of stars?
Next, what is the second and the third layers? One begets two, two begets three and three are the mother of the myriad things. This is the order of the day. Therefore, one ought to arrange your YinYang from the two slices to the BaGua, then the 24 mountains, to the 64 Gua and the 72 Dragons.
In such an instance, who on earth would want to challenge this very fundamental question? Vividly remember not long ago, someone disagree with this hypothesis of how SanYuan YinYang was split. The fundamental axis is thus between Chou and Wei, see also which part of the Heaven it measures?
Arising from this single passage: -
THE CON JOB
Bolehland Conmaster can produce secret formulae for sale based solely on these verses. How imaginative...
There is a lineage of Bolehland Conmasters who was taught that every mountain within the 24 mountains, only ONE gold division is the Jewel Line 珠宝. You will only be given this concept when you had participate in their courses to the advance level. Saying such you would have spent another USD 20K to buy this secret formula. No need to know landform and no need to see if water flows Yin or Yang. Just align to this Jewel Line, your prosperity is guaranteed...
Hailed from the southern state of Bolehland, it started off by one Bolehland Conmaster, learning this method from Taiwan. Having a very capable partner he has managed to penetrate as a chief consultant to a very famous memorial park in Bolehland. Subsequently he has transmitted this Jewel Line methodology to his students that are also very famous and capable in branding. You will never miss their appearances in the media. Collectively, we nicknamed this lineage as the Jewel Line Bolehland Conmaster Lineages.
THE REAL JOB
What these verses actually mean, the five elements are allocated in the four directions with Wood in the East, Metal in the West, Water in the North and Fire in the South. It is also allocated in the 24 mountains. The concept of turning upside down 倒倒颠 refers to the 72 dragons, where there are five elements within each of the 24 mountains. With the concept of turning upside down, there are treasures within each of the 24 mountains. There are always three elements within the 24 mountains which is usable to match the in-coming Qi and water-mouth which is the out-going Qi. Forward and backward refers to the understanding of establishing the Yin or Yang formation. Without using the correct formation there is the likelihood of meeting with fire pits.
THE JEWEL LINE
There are altogether 24 Jewel Lines. Each of the Jewel Line will stream through each of the 24 mountain Earth Plate. One mountain – one Jewel Line and the rest are Fire Pits. The Jewel Lines are (in degree) 18, 27, 48, 57, 78, 87, 108, 117, 138, 147, 168, 177, 198, 207, 228, 237, 258, 267, 288, 297, 318, 327, 348, 357.
Each of the Jewel Line will rest within the 72D minor DE. This mean to say, both house and grave will be located at minor DE. Minor DE are usually reserved for Temples and places of worship. If the Yin or Yang abode sits on minor DE, calamity and disasters will come your way. But in this Jewel Line methodology, these were ignored entirely.
Each of the Jewel Line is actually tapping into the EP120D. What is surprising is that it is not the common usable Jewel Line with HS of Bing, Ding, Geng, Xin as mentioned before, detail read HERE, but Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji. Why Wu and Ji and not Geng and Xin. You can only inferred that only Li and Kan are fire and water Qi that is able to ignite the Jewel Line.
By the same token it will also put the HP120D into emptiness. We don't reckoned that there is any significant of this Jewel Line with the Human Plate and the YinSo 60D. These are supposed to be related to the 28 asterisms.
The five elements are allocated in the four directions with Wood in the East, Metal in the West, Water in the North and Fire in the South. It is also allocated in the 24 mountains. The concept of turning upside down 倒倒颠 refers to the 72 dragons, where there are five elements within each of the 24 mountains. Based on this very assumption, wouldn’t it be ridiculous to sit minor DE just to tap into EP120D Jewel Line?
We were also informed that this very Bolehland Conmaster also dug up his ancestral grave and plant it again in a new spot. We are able to confirm that indeed he used the Jewel Line through our measuring on site. Readers are strongly advised not to succumb to such teaching of the Jewel Line. If you practice such without proper guidance, you will only harm others and yourself...
The response of Master Hung HinCheong to our post Leaning Star Oral Secret, he wrote, “You're right. That ring's pedigree is suspect. Some Flying Stars schools don't use Replacement Stars at all, and I think that's the smart thing to do.”, caused us to think further. We dug up some of Hung’s writing – Water, Water Everywhere and there is a nugget or two for us to share here…
CENTRAL AND MARGINAL FACING 正表向
In many FengShui texts, classical and modern, a given facing is differentiated into "Central 正向" or "Marginal 表向", and each is treated differently.
In modern mathematical language, a facing is described as "Central" if it lies within a band of -±4.5° from the center-line of a Mountain on the LuoPan. For example, the center-line of Zi (子) is 0°. Hence any facing between 355.5° and 4.5° is said to be facing "Central" Zi (正子向). Another example: Gui (癸) is centered on 15°; any facing between 10.5° and 19.5° is described as facing "Central" Gui (正癸向). The total bandwidth of a "Central" facing is therefore 9°. Any facing outside that band is deemed to be a "Marginal" facing. To be more precise: Zi (子) is centered on 0°, and Gui (癸) is centered on 15°. Any facing in between 4.5° and 10.5° is called "Marginal" between Zi and Gui (子兼癸，癸兼子). The total bandwidth of a "Marginal" facing is 6°.
That of course is the modern definition, making use of the 360° compass ring at the periphery of the LuoPan disc. However, this ring was a relatively recent addition to the LuoPan. Before that, the definition of "Marginal" relied on the "240 Dragons Gold Divisions (二百四＋龍分金)", and the term "3-7 Gold Divisions (三七分金)" was often quoted. Some readers may have come across this term in their general reading.
As a matter of fact, the 6° bandwidth for "Marginal" was set conservatively. It allowed a generous margin for error, mindful that the LuoPan needle and markings were not very accurate in the old days. My own view is that we need not be so uptight about the prescribed margins. The underlying idea is to get away from the boundary line between 2 Mountains, and our modern LuoPan enables us to do that with greater confidence.
ASSISTANT STAR WATER METHOD 後天水法
For a variety of reasons, a facing may have to be set within the "Marginal" band. In that event, it is necessary to be aware that the "Marginal" band is usable for certain Mountains, but not for others. In a nutshell, the "Marginal" band between 2 adjacent Mountains of the same polarity is usable, whereas the band is out of bounds if the 2 adjacent Mountains are of opposite polarities. However, there are 2 exceptions to the rule:
Xun (巽) and Si (巳) are both Yin Mountains, but the "Marginal" band between them is out of bounds. The reasoning is a little convoluted: Si (巳) is part of the NaJia family of the Trigram Dui (兌), and You (西) is another member of the same family. Now You (西) and Xun (巽) are incompatible by the "8 Killing Forces" formula. Si (巳) is implicated by virtue of its family connection with You (西). Hence a facing in between Xun (巽) and Si (巳) is deemed too risky;
The same argument applies to the band between the adjacent Mountains You (西) and Xin（辛）. In this case, Xin（辛）is the adopted child of Xun (巽), and hence the "Marginal" band between You (西) and Xin（辛）also becomes inadmissible.
This discussion on admissibility of "Marginal" bands takes on a new dimension when it comes to measuring Qi mouth locations to determine the incoming and outgoing waters. Whereas a facing is an axis that can be set precisely, a Qi mouth is something 3 over which we have very little control.
It is fairly common to encounter a Qi mouth wide enough to straddle over 2 adjacent Mountains. There is no issue if the 2 Mountains are of the same polarity, but what if they are not? Going strictly by the book, such water flows are deemed negative. The jargon term is "Yin and Yang confused (陰陽差錯)'. But such a narrow interpretation is unduly restrictive in practice.
I tend to take a more liberal approach. If the major part of the qi mouth, say 70% or more, falls under One Mountain, I would consider it a single Mountain reading, comparable to a "Central" facing. Only if the qi mouth sits smack in between 2 adjacent Mountains, with a 50-50 or 60-40 split between yin and yang, would I reject it as unsuitable.
240 DRAGONS GOLD DIVISION 二百四＋龍分金
In a typical SanHe LuoPan, there are the 72-Dragons ring (also called a plate), one or more 60-Dragons rings; and one or two 120-Dragons rings. There is one other ring in this genre that is omitted on LuoPan other than out-sized ones (12-inch and above). This is the 240-Dragons ring, also called "240-Dragons Gold Divisions (二百四＋龍分金). As the name suggests, the ring is sub-divided into 240 fine divisions, with 10 divisions under each of the 24 Mountains.
This ring is used to assess the intensity of qi received from a particular Mountain for any given facing. A Mountain's Qi is strongest at its center-line, gradually reducing to zero at the center-line of the adjacent Mountain on either side. At the boundary between 2 Mountains, the qi split is 50-50.
If a given facing receives 70% or more of the qi from one Mountain, it is called a "Central facing (正向)". If the facing receives less than 70% qi from one Mountain (say, a 60-40 or 50-50 split between 2 adjacent Mountains), it is called a "Marginal facing (表向)”.
Today, the demarcation between "Central" and "Marginal" can be defined using the 360° compass ring at the periphery of the modern LuoPan, but this ring was a relatively recent addition; it was not available in the older LuoPan.
So do we still have to bother with the 240-Dragons when we have the modern 360° ring? That depends: no need if we just want to use the LuoPan without bothering with the underlying theory; yes if we want to broaden our FengShui knowledge. If one reads old texts or spends time surfing the FengShui websites, then familiarity with the "240-Dragons Gold Divisions" will provide a deeper insight into various discussions.
To analyze the 240-Dragons ring, let us straighten out 2 arc segments, each segment spanning 30°. The first segment is centered on Zi (子) with Ren（壬） at one end and Gui (癸) at the 4 others. The second segment is centered on Gui (癸) with Zi (子) at one end and Chou (丑) at the other. The segments overlap, and the fine divisions are graded with a numerical value rising from 0 to 10 and then falling back to 0.
The dashed lines 7-3 and 3-7 demarcate between "Central" and "Marginal" facings. The region between those 2 lines, marked by a hatched box, represents the "Marginal" band between Zi (子) and Gui (癸) Mountains. There are similar "Marginal" bands between Ren（壬） and Zi (子); and between Gui (癸) and Chou (丑).
The scale in maroon at the bottom denotes the modern 360° compass, whereby the center of Zi (子) Mountain corresponds to 0° Magnetic North. The "Marginal" band between Zi (子) and Gui (癸) would correspond with 7.5±3° on this scale.
One often sees the term "3-7 Gold Divisions also called "Plus Minus 3-7 (三七分金)", in FengShui books and websites. It really means nothing more the demarcations described above. Some people like to use complicated language to describe simple ideas.
Sometimes the term "2-8 Gold Divisions (二八分金)" or "Plus Minus 2-8 (二八加減)" also appears, often in the same breath as "3-7". When one compares the Earth Plate with the Heaven Plate, it will be seen that "3-7" on the Earth Plate is in fact the same line as "2-8" on the Heaven Plate, and vice versa. They are really one and the same thing.
According to Master Li Ding Xin (李定信), who was until recently the reigning Doyen of Yang Gong FengShui [He passed away in 2012, age 90], many FengShui writers, historical and modern, are confused and use the terms haphazardly. So the next time someone comes along brandishing jargon terms like "Plus Minus 3-7" and "Plus Minus 2-8", just ask him about the "240-Dragons".
LEANING STAR REPLACEMENT STAR 飞星替星
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.
This Replacement Star Ring is interesting. In total you will get the following sequence from the opposite mountains combined: -
The question is could this Ring tells you something beyond just the greatly misunderstood Kun Ren Yi?
HOW TO APPLY?
For example, House sitting Gui 23 degree, facing Ding, Period 8. By conventional Natal chart, you will get as in A. However, because 23 degree sitting very close to Chou, a Replacement Star may be necessary. Based on the Replacement Star Ring, Sitting Gui replacement shall be 1 replacing 4. Facing Ding replacement shall be 9 replacing 3. The new Replacement Natal chart shall look like B.
Contemplate this, quote from BengKung's wisdom saying, "The four formations, Water, Fire, Metal and Wood are further differentiated into Yin and Yang formations. Clockwise which is Yang, the direction is from Zi to Chou to Xu to Hai. Anti-clockwise which is Yin, the direction is from Wu to Si to Shen to Wei. Altogether there are 8 formations. 4 Yang and 4 Yin formations. Master Yang always stressed on the basic principle of Yin and Yang. YinYang is formless whereas CiXiong refers to Yin Yang with form. Interaction of CiXiong refers to the interaction between mountain and water. Xuan Kong refers to the Qi whether Sheng Qi (thriving) or Si Qi (Dead). The auspicious or inauspicious Qi from the In-Coming mountain or Out-Going water are related and are based on the 12 Qi phase. Whether it is male/Yang or female/Yin, it is derived from within the Gua. This is referring to the Yin and Yang of the 24 mountains. This is only given to inner disciples."
Therefore, if you believe that the YinYang Earth Plate of the SanHe LuoPan Ring, as assigned by virtue of Early Heaven and NaJia is correct, you better think twice! The YinYang Earth Plate of the SanHe LuoPan Ring, as assigned by virtue of Early Heaven and NaJia is mainly used for RuDiYan's Assistant Star Water Method.
"The concept of mountain (in-coming Qi) and water (out-going Qi) which is fundamental and must be understood clearly. Whether it is auspicious or inauspicious are all due to the mountain and water location in relation to the concept of the 12 Qi phase. The mountain here refers to In-Coming and water refers to Out-Going. A concept misinterpreted as actual mountain and actual water."
Do you know why the why the Five Ghost Carry Treasure aka Assistant Star Water Method cannot work? Placing "mountains" on LianZhen position?
"To understand this methodology, it is all within the concept of the 5 elements. This concept refers to NaYin 5 elements which is established by the 72 dragons. It is not referring to NaJia which is a different concept. The five elements are allocated in the four directions with Wood in the East, Metal in the West, Water in the North and Fire in the South. It is also allocated in the 24 mountains. The concept of turning upside down 倒倒颠 refers to the 72 dragons, where there are five elements within each of the 24 mountains. With the concept of turning upside down, there are treasures within each of the 24 mountains. There are always three elements within the 24 mountains which is usable to match the in-coming Qi and water-mouth which is the out-going Qi. Forward and backward refers to the understanding of establishing the Yin or Yang formation. Without using the correct formation there is the likelihood of meeting with fire pits. Recognize the golden dragon is to establish the formation. Metal, Wood, Fire or Water. The location and the position in relation to the water mouth and the in-coming dragons are all different. (Endless possibilities) Moving or still refers to whether there is any Qi, whether it is strong Qi or weak Qi, whether it is auspicious or inauspicious Qi. Requires the teaching from a sage."
In fact, there are plenty of clues that RuDiYan may be a bridge between SanHe and SanYuan. Replacement Star and its corresponding central and marginal reading may not be that wrong after all, if we were to take the actual reasons of 3/7 and 2/8 as the measurement of Qi intensity accordingly and not for the account of inaccurate LuoPan readings. As for the validity of the Replacement Star Ring, it has been grossly misunderstood as part of Kun Ren Yi by Jiang DaHung. He distorted and explained these verses using XuanKong DaGua thus introducing the idea of combination to 10. Coupled with the variants from the SanHe proponent, you now have the 28 confusing versions.
Most modern SanYuan LuoPan in the market has this ring inserted just after the 24 mountain "human plate" of the SanYuan LuoPan. This is one notorious ring that was believed to have been "invented" by Jiang DaHung and being used by the XuanKong Shen JuReng Flying Star school as - the Replacement Star Ring 替星盘. Obviously it is a result of Jiang DaHung's secret oral transmission that has been reflected as a Ring, called the Leaning Star Ring 挨星盘. Different subset school of SanYuan has different way to use the Leaning Star Ring 挨星盘. Unfortunately, Leaning Star Ring 挨星盘 itself has another 28 versions. Which one is TRUE?
JIANG DAHUNG AIXING JUE
During the old age of Jiang DaHung, he has the intention to settle down prior to his retirement. One of his disciple, Jiang YaoShi 姜垚時 gave him a large sum of money to build his retirement home. Due to his student's generosities, he return the favor by disclosing these 10 stanzas of Leaning Star. In the Shen JuReng's XuanKong Flying Star 沈竹礽飞星派 school, this is known as the Replacement Star 替星. It was also conveniently translated into SanYuan LuoPan ring just after the 24 mountains.
OTHERS VERSIONS AIXING JUE
When you browse Google there are at least another 27 versions of AiXing Jue 挨星訣 inclusive the one mentioned above as the 1st there are altogether 28 versions, such as: -
Within the 28 versions of this Leaning Star verse, 2 distinctive version stood out: -
May the real Mc Coy please stand up?
Unlike its counterpart SanHe, SanYuan leaning star means Yang - Lean Forward and Yin - Lean Backward. Leaning forward also means that the star in this case LoShu take the forward flight path and Leaning backward means the LoShu take a reverse flight path. This is how the SanYuan school intepreted the use of YinYang of the 24 mountain "Human" Plate of the SanYuan LuoPan. Therefore, they are also termed, Yin YangYang and Yang YinYin in arithmetical connotation such as +--, -++. Such is also magnified by Jiang DaHung when he commented in DiLi BianZhen as the followings: -
One question, is this a TRUE SANYUAN?
The secret of SanHe 三合 and SanYuan 三元 LuoPan are within the writing of TianYu Jing 天玉經 - a single classic that can be interpreted according to both schools. TianYu Jing itself has a number of versions. But for the purpose of discussion we shall inspect the YangGong Old Method's version and DiLi BianZhen's version. Listed herewith is the YangGong Old Method's version proudly brought to you by the late Grand Master Li SanSu, uncle to the late Grand Master Li DingXin. This version of the classic can be sub divided into the following grouping, for the ease of understanding: -
TianYu Jing 天玉經 - Dragon Water Convergence 龙水交会 is relevant to our topic of discussion - YinYang 陰陽 of the 24 mountains 二十四山 of the SanYuan LuoPan. There are 24 mountains. In fact, there are only 12 pairs of YinYang Dragons 十二陰陽龍. 12 YinYang all the way has within the incoming Gua 十二阴阳一路排，总是卦中来. These 12 pairs must be aligned to form Dragon, Mountain, Facing and Water 龍山向水 (DMFW). The classics state, Topsy turvy Parents to array Dragon position, Mountain facing and corresponding Water, 倒排父母荫龙位，山向同流水. This is the structure of SanYuan (or SanHe?) in Qi connections 三元氣圖.
Structure aside, there are only two ways to spin your YinYang. The classics state, Divide establish YinYang 2 different ways, 分定阴阳两路行. The left turning is Yang, the right turning is Yin. The classics state, left turning and right turning to arrange them, 顺逆推排定. However, left or right would only make sense from a fixed point of observation, the datum (天心). This datum is then referred to as the west or the east side of the river bank, resulting in the East River and West River sides. The classics state, divide into East and West two Gua, those who understood will announce to the world, 分却东西两个卦，会者传天下. These are the 2 different Gua – Grouping? In summary, the 12 pairs of YinYang Dragon is to identify left (Yang) or right (Yin) turning. Observe how your Qi flow is the foundation of YinYang. Others are just - crap.
TianYu Jing also identify that the Yang Stems are all left turning - Yang (these are called Dragon God 龍神. The classics state, Jia, Geng, Bing, Ren, are Yang, left turning to find the 5 element structure, 甲庚丙壬俱属阳，顺推五行详. Dragon God 龍神 can be construed as an entire independent topic by itself... however, TianYu Jing - Establishing Facing 定向 has this to say, Front twice yielding Dragon God front twice yielding Facing, pearl string do not face to release. Back twice yielding Dragon God back twice yielding Facing, Arraying established YinYang counts, 前兼龙神前兼向，联珠莫相放。后兼龙神后兼向，排定阴阳算. In other word, Leaning Star polarity depends on the Dragon God 龍神.
The Yin Stems are all right turning - Yin (these are called Water Dragon). The classics state, Yi, Xing, Ding, Gui are Yin, right turning to find the 5 element structure, 乙辛丁癸俱属阴，逆推论五行. The classic did not, however, identify explicitly the rest of the 16 dragons - the 4 ordinal Gua, 4 growth branches, 4 stable branches and 4 graves branches.
The four Ordinal Gua (surprisingly that YangGong referred to the Later Heaven BaGua) were paired respectively as the followings – GenYin 艮寅, XunSi 巽巳, KunShen 坤申, QianHai due to the double mountain and because Yin Si Shen and Hai 寅巳申亥 are the four growths of the Dragon God 龍神, they take Yang 陽. In the method of Pushing Sha and Receiving Water, Jia Geng Bing Ren four Dragon God, entirely belongs to Yang stem element. Qian Xun Gen Kun water facing the same, nobility with access prosperity, 甲庚丙壬四龙神，俱属阳干行。乾巽艮坤水向同，富贵足兴隆. Yin Shen Si Hai water incoming without broken, 5 element facing within storage, 寅申已亥水来长，五行向中藏.
The four Graves were paired in the similar double mountain fashioned such as GuiChou 癸丑, YiChen 乙辰, DingWei 丁未, XinXu 辛戌 with the respective 4 Yin Stems and therefore they are Yin 陰. The four Stables were implied as Yin 陰. The classics state, Chen Xu Chou Wei one way move, sudden prosperity shake the family, 辰戌丑未一路行，骤富振家声. Chen Xu Chou Wei knock against Golden Dragon, Wealth and prosperity never cease to expire, 辰戌丑来叩金龙，富贵永不穷.
Therefore the YinYang grouping of the 24 Mountains, taking reference from the 4 Cardinal Gua and the 4 Ordinal Gua, the different grouping of the 24 Mountains is as follows: -
Continue from HERE
One person said, “The funny thing, Yang YunSong, SanHe forerunner came from Tang dynasty. There is no evident of the arrangement of LoShu at Tang. A wise speculation, he did not knew LoShu arrangement. As a direct descendant of LoShu, Later Heaven and Earth plate, it does not inherit a feature called four season. Earth plate is "a living fossil". It is derived from LoShu and Later Heaven. TianGan DiZhi respond LoShu arrangement (four season). Four elements divide into Yin part and Yang part, and each part has Heavenly Numeral and Earthly Numeral. This is the basis of Earth Plate. Take an example Summer (Li & Kun Gua). 9 is Li (Yang) and 2 is Kun (Yin). Li is divided into 3 division (Bing Wu Ding) all represent Summer or Fire Element. What is the connection between Najia and 3 Harmony, to LoShu and Later Heaven? Why they divide Earth Plate base on a different thing? LoShu, Later Heaven and Earth Plate, talk at the same frequency, namely four season as macro-cosmos and four element as micro-cosmos. NaJia base on moon phase of Early Heaven, there is no connection between both. My interpretation, based on the above old classic.”
Another person said, “This diagram below posted up by Jay Tee shows how the 24 Mountains (the outer most ring) are made of 8 of the 10 Heavenly Stems (the third ring), 12 earthly Branches (the fourth ring) and 4 of the 8 Trigrams (the fifth ring before the 24 Mountains ring) with the HeTu numbers in the inner two rings. There is nothing special about this diagram, it shows the derivation and the construction of the 24 Mountains. It is not called an Earth Plate by any school, it can be called the 24 Mountain Plate for the want of a name.”
Very confusing indeed…
THE MAKING OF THE 24 MOUNTAINS
QingNanJing 青囊经 or the Green Satchel Classic as some would call, is believed to have been authored by the legendary Yellow Stone Master or Red Pine Master, even some may also considered him as Great Immortal Huang or Huang DaXian, the patron saint of Divination and the art of the occult largely revered in HongKong. It states the fundamental of FengShui, that is considered a source code for Yang YunSong to write his masterpiece - QingNan AoYou, the Mysterious Saying of the Green Satchel. This classic comprises of three scroll. Upper Scroll prescribed the fundamental of HeTu and LoShu with the prescription of the Early Heaven BaGua arrangement. This is where SanYuan school's fundamentals are enshrined. It also prescribed how the TaiJi turns. Middle Scroll prescribed which part of the Heaven it measures. and how the Heaven YinYang is construed. It is the basis as to how SanYuan define its YinYang. Read HERE for detail. The Lower Scroll prescribed the application where all these come together. It may be a subject for another discussion...
It is the will of Heaven to bestow the gifts to Earth revealing the treasures within the humbled Earth. QIAN and KUN, with QIAN the source, KUN the recipient. Yang refers to the male component. Yin refers to the female components. Together it assigns the 10 Heavenly Stem against the HETU configurations. This becomes the basis Grand Master Yang designing the Earth Plate of both SanHe and SanYuan Luopan.
1 odd takes the sign of REN water begins or birth. 6 even takes the sign of GUI water finishes or completes.1&6 same clan of water. 7 odd takes the sign of BING fire finishes or completes. 2 even takes the sign of DING fire begins or birth. 2&7 same way of fire. 3 odd takes the sign of JIA wood begins or birth. 8 even takes the sign of YI wood finishes or completes. 3&8 are friends of wood. 9 odd takes the sign of GENG metal finishes or completes. 4 even takes the sign of XIN metal begins or birth. 4&9 are companions of metal. 5 odd takes the sign of WU earth begins or birth. 10 even takes the sign of JI earth finishes or completes. 5&10 same route of earth.
Shut and open refers to origin and completion. With the 5 elements (signs) this completes the birth and completion of every HETU. - This is the First and Second Ring (HeTu)
Spreading denotes to radiate. Finish is to complete and begin is to undertake. 8 bodies refers to 8 directions. Radiating vastly from the center. Liken to the mother attending to her child, producing nurturing and upbringing completing the cycle of life. Heaven (QIAN) and Earth (KUN) establish its rightful position, one on top of the other as Heaven above, Earth below acknowledging its rightful place in the spectrum of 8 directions in Early Heaven sequence. Mountain (GEN) and Marsh (DUI) connect QI, these GUA has mutually penetrating QI in the spectrum of 8 directions in Early Heaven sequence. Thunder (ZHEN) and Wind (XUN) mutually covering each other in the spectrum of 8 directions in Early Heaven sequence. Water (KAN) and Fire (LI) will not conflict each other in the spectrum of 8 directions in Early Heaven sequence.
These verses established and assigning the 8 GUA to the 8 directions in the sequence of Early Heaven as principle. They are also the actual "Family" grouping in SanYuan DaGua. The so called original "Family". Jiang DaHung borrowed the same notion when he applied such to XuanKong DaGua, which is not accurate. The Later Heaven sequence of the Nine Stars borrowed from the component of JingFang's 8 Palaces BaGua were way too remote as it hasn't been found in the first place. The original SanYuan predates all these...
5 as the center, commanding 5 establishing the 4 cardinals. Commanding and controlling the 4 cardinal directions. With back 1 facing 9 establishing begins and completes as prescribed in the earlier verse. 3,7 occupy sides with the rest establishing a criss and cross arrangement forming net. The net is the operative word. Here it denotes application of the HeTu numerology into a LuoShu arrangement, 1 and 9 has its position facing and backing one another, whereas the rest takes flight to arrange into a net sequence.
This net sequence establish polarities of YIN and YANG, as complementary, containment, producing. Therefore in the LuoShu sequence it also contain the HeTu pairs with YIN YANG mutually producing, complementing and containing. It is the Yang Qi flourish through the vastness of the land, but the Yin Qi that benefits with benevolent, producing. Reading in context of ZhangShu, Yang Qi being external, Yin Qi being internal, matching mutually producing.
Therefore with the LuoShu sequence mapping into the Early Heaven BaGua arrangement, Yang YunSong was able to obtain the LuoShu arrangement, as the forwarding component to the 10 stems. This is not only the fundamental of SanYuan Leaning Star, it is also the Third Ring (Stem)
Heavenly stems depend on elements. Earthly branches relies on seasonal Qi. Water begins from HAI, prosper in ZI and completes in CHOU. Winter QI water reign. Wood begins from YIN, prosper in MAO and completes in CHEN. Spring QI wood reign. Fire begins from SI, prosper in WU and completes in WEI. Summer QI fire reign. Metal begins from SHEN, prosper in YOU and completes in XU. Autumn QI metal reign. These complete the seasonal nodes of the earthly branch giving directions to the LoShu configurations. Adding another layer to the Earth Plate. In ZhangShu, it is noted that Heavenly QI, being external cannot be established. Therefore the QI in every stems cannot be established. Earth QI, being internal established as seasonal nodes can be established. This is the Fourth Ring (Branches).
These speaks of changes in the beginning, where the 8 Heavenly QI from stems matching 12 Earthly QI from the branches, matching with the 4 ordinals GUA make up the 24 subsectors of the BaGua of a Later Heaven arrangement for application. This is the Fifth Ring (Later Heaven BaGua).
There are plenty of craps being taught out there... Some teachers especially in the west teaching this subject, yet they know nuts about basic fundamentals liked how your YinYang turns? How the 24 mountains are constructed? Where does the YinYang Heaven Man Earth Dragons come about? Where are the 3 rings of the SanHe and SanYuan LuoPan? It is very easy to say, the founder of FengShui Qing WuZi or Yang YunSong know nuts about Later Heaven but in truth it is our own handicapped...
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LEANING STAR - THE STATIC PLATE
The static plate of Leaning Star comprising of the commonly known forward cycle and reverse cycle. The forward cycle starts from the Center 5 and continue with the sequence 6789 and follow by 1234. The illustration shown here is the forward cycle.
The reverse cycle starts from the Center 5 and take a reverse path with the sequence 4321 and follow by 9876. It is a reverse flow as shown by the following diagram.
Shen JuReng took this as his basis for Flying Star ie. odd Yang fly forward, even Yin fly reverse. Yin or Yang follows the YinYang Yang or YangYin Yin of the 24 mountains SanYuan One Ring LuoPan.
However, this is only the XuanKong method not SanYuan.
LEANING STAR - THE DYNAMIC PLATE
There is a SanYuan method for the Dynamic Plate. We called it dynamic because the 1st path that the star lean differed and not static. If you look carefully to the static plate reverse cycle, you will eventually realised that the 1st path of the star lean takes a total opposite of the 1st path the static plate forward cycle. As a result it looks as though the star leans backward like 5 4321 9876. But no. It is still a forward cycle with a different path of commencement.
It means to say, the first path that the central star leans can eventually be any of the 8 palaces within the LoShu grid and not necessarily Northwest. So, given the 8 directions, you will have 8 sets of Leaning Star as your natal chart. This is a SanYuan method of Leaning Star.
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The above description is commonly found in Google. It defines in face value the 24 mountains of the SanYuan Earth Plate. More important it can be grouped and defined with its respective YinYang as the followings: -
4 Graves, 4 Baths and 4 Stables are referred to the 12 growth phases. Stables are referred to Sickness or the Horse positions. The 4 Yang Stems and 4 Yin Stems together with the 4 Ordinal Gua complete the 24 mountains.
FENGSHUI BASICS - YINYANG OF THE SANYUAN 24 MOUNTAINS