Dark Gold Divination 暗金伏断
Dark Gold Divination暗金伏断 was derived from the book called Select in Seeking the Truth 选择求真.
The book state:
Translated as: ‘Seven governing start detailed explanation, when the sun enters Xu 虚 the moon enters Gui 鬼 fire is overwhelming, water star at Bi 毕 wood star at Di 氐 metal star at Kuei 奎 position, earth asterism pushed from the wings. Apparently, it is the spin-off study of the Seven Governors and the Four Remaining 七曜四餘.
To the practitioners of Dark Gold Divination暗金伏断, they understood that these verses referred to the asterism Kang 亢, Lou娄, Niu 牛 and Gui鬼, four metal elements that can divine matters, thus given the name Dark Gold Divination 暗金伏断. When the current annual star arrived at the Zi 子 such is the star attire.
Here, there 2 more considerations to be reckoned with:
Seven governors’ governing year七政值年 are the sun, moon, fire, water, wood metal and earth classification based on the degree within the week as the starting point. In the:
Elemental governing year four asterisms grouping:
Sequence as the seven governors travel into each of the branches:
The Dark Gold Divination暗金伏断 7 governor rule states:
This paper continues to examine the use of the 3 sets of Earth Penetrating Dragon, hereinafter called the equal division 60D. XinFa 新法 proud of having knew the secret of these 60D. While the GuFa 古法 thinks that it is absurd to "pull down your pants to fart". The 3 rings of 60D is never to be found in the modern SanHe LuoPan. The only traces left was the 60D attached to the Human Plate 人盤. It was 'extinct' since. Later XinFa 新法 morphed it into the early SanYuan School. These 3 rings of the 60D paved the method now, known as the 64 SanYuan DaGua.
Continue from the following 3 articles: -
三元龍虎門 - SANYUAN DRAGON TIGER DOOR
紅鸞水法 - HONGLUAN WATER METHOD
穿山透地 - PENETRATING TIGER AND RESURFACING DRAGON
To appreciate as to why XinFa 新法 uses the Tiger as the Body and the Dragon as the Application, we have to revisit Zhang JiuYi's 張九儀 words again: -
CHINESE ASTRONOMY 101 - OBSCURE HEAVEN 渾天
Obscure Heaven 渾天 is referred to as the "Egg-like hypothesis" where the earth is surrounded by a “Heaven” sphere rotating over it. The celestial bodies are attached to the “Heaven” sphere. To demarcate the static dimensions of the Heaven, Heavenly stars were employed. There were generally 2 sets Heavenly stars, Group of stars within the ZiWei Enclosure and Group of stars within the Equatorial Belt, known as 28 asterism 廿八天星.
To demarcate the dynamic dimensions of the Heaven, these 7 governors 七政 were employed. They are the 5 planets, namely, Mercury 水星, Venus 金星, Mars 火星, Jupiter 木星, Saturn 土星, Sun日 and Moon 月. Collectively, these are the early Geocentric Model of the Obscure Heaven 渾天. These 7 governors 七政 move while the stars are fixed. They are called the “celestial - palaces” 星宮. Observer from earth created devises such as armillary sphere 渾儀 to “measure the Heaven”. Time master 時師 morph it into the LuoPan and thus called Heavenly Ruler 量天尺 or the outer astronomical rings.
This is what it meant by Obscure Heaven opens the precious mirror 渾天開寶鏡.
PLATE LINE 盤線
Plate and Line 盤線, is a jargon comprises of 2 words, the Plate 盤 which is referring to the face of the LuoPan and the Line 線 which is the string attached to the LuoPan. Collectively, it is a verb meaning pressing against the string so as to “lock” the plate of the LuoPan from moving. Only by virtue of such, the Precious Mirror 寶鏡 can be opened, a romantic jargon of reading the LuoPan.
SANYUAN 60 DRAGON 三元60龍
Each time when you Plate Line 盤線 (assuming it is a verb) the 60D, you will obtain 3 sets of Hexagrams comprising, Heaven Yuan Gua 天元本卦, Earth Yuan Gua 地元本卦 and Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天本卦. This technique is known as obtaining 3 kinds of Gua 卦取三般. These 3 kinds of Gua 三般卦 will give the following readings: -
1. Earth Plate – Portend占 the Vein and the Meridian
2. Human Plate – Portend占 the Effect of the Embrace to the Meridian
3. Heaven Plate – Portend占 the Effect of the Water Mouth to the Meridian
OBSCURE HEAVEN NAJIA 渾天納甲
The moment you obtain the 3 kinds of Gua 卦取三般, every Hexagram can tell a complete story in itself. The science and art of this is called – Heaven and Earth NaJia 天地納甲. Details can be read from the followings: -
1. - DISCOURSE IN HEAVEN EARTH NAJIA YINYANG
2. - DISCOURSE IN HEAVEN EARTH NAJIA YINYANG 2
However, when the NaJia 納甲 method is assigned to the Obscure Heaven Gua 渾天本卦, for some SanHe school, it is called, Obscure Heaven NaJia 渾天納甲 – superficially to assign the 60D 透地龍 for the respective GuaYao 卦爻 and to portend 占 the following lucks 運: -
1. Son, Father, Wealth and Officer - 子父財官
2. Salaried Horse and Noble People - 祿馬貴人
3. Golden Water and the Sun Moon - 金水日月
4. 3 Mysterious and the 4 Auspicious -三奇四吉
Each and every methods to define the Luck 運 itself is Rocket Science beyond the scope of this paper. In a nutshell, it is how you blend QiMen and SanHe into a collective whole.
TO BE CONTINUE, MAYBE…