ZhenShen 正神. LingShen 零神. ZhaoShen 照神, some called them Direct, Indirect and Sub-direct Spirit principles are the backbone of the Huge SanYuan 大三元, that these conditions must be fulfilled for these techniques to bring results. This is almost liked the True Commandment. However, different schools, different strokes, especially XuanKong schools 玄空派. It was so corrupted these days that we were so familiar with the Flying Star school approach 玄空飛星學, we thought that it is the only true method.
The classic said, “The real key to understand LingShen and ZhengShen is that water is considered prosperous when it is declining and mountain is considered prosperous when it is timely”. Unfortunately, it does not define what water is and what mountain is. Most of the XuanKong schools 玄空派 will take mountain and water almost literary. Mountain is immovable therefore Yin, Water flowing therefore it is Yang. No argument about that. Where there must be mountain, XuanKong schools 玄空派 will advise you to build a building or to put heavy furniture. Where there must be water, XuanKong schools 玄空派 will advise you to build a water feature or to dig a pond. These are also among the pet methods of XuanKong DaGua 玄空大卦.
LOSHU ESTABLISHES DIRECT/INDIRECT 雒書定零正
The first approach – is a fixed pattern based on the LuoShu. It is also known as the Static Plate.
Generally, the LoShu is made out of period 1-9 having the period-5 in the centre. Collectively, period 1-4 is known as the Upper Cycle and period 6-9 is known as the Lower Cycle. What is deemed to be a place to see mountain in the Upper Cycle may change to be a place to see water in the Lower Cycle. The same is true for the place to see water in the Upper Cycle may change to be a place to see mountain in the Lower Cycle. This is called, FengShui forever changing… wonder when it will reach my turn 風水輪流轉, 何時到我家?
Specifically, in Period-8 the ZhengShen 正神 is in the NE-8 GenGua. Because in Period-8, Gen location is timely, therefore vibrant. Overly Yang will not produce. Therefore it cannot see water, which is Yang in nature. It must see mountain, which is Yin in nature. The opposite direction, SW-2 KunGua, is untimely and it is the LingShen 零神 where it should see water, which is Yang in nature to make it vibrant once more. The HeTu of 8 is 3, therefore E-3 is known as ZhaoShen 照神. Because it is untimely, it should see water, which is Yang in nature.
In layman terms, in Period-8 (2004-2024), NE will see prosperity. So much vibrant that the concentration of people will see development of high-rises of high densities in a cramp spaces. High densities and cramp spaces are the signifier of mountain. Because of over population, the opposite SW which is less vibrant would see people expanding outward occupying the “empty” space of SW. This is the signifier of water. The neighbor of SE which is E will also benefited from it – potential growth center, signifier of water. Based on this “layman terms”, do you still see mountain as mountain and water as water?
Wherever you see mountain it denotes, the prosperity has reached its pinnacle and in the progress of declining. Wherever you see water it denotes, the growth potential of that place is picking up and it is going to be the future development for that area. These are the 2 barometers in forecasting the timing of growth of a particular space in SanYuan space time continuum.
THE LITMUS TEST – KLANG VALLEY
Bolehland’s Kuala Lumpur’s prosperity is annexe to the Klang River. It flows from the northeast to the southwest. This river exits through the Klang harbour. Klang has been a town since the 14 century before the tin mining revolution. It was the capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam.
The birth of Kuala Lumpur was due to the water mouth known to be the confluence of Gombak and Klang River as the growth catalyst through the 1820s. By 1950s Kuala Lumpur is already congested.
A new town called Petaling Jaya was born. Petaling Jaya became the satellite town of Kuala Lumpur, as an industrialised township. By 1960s Petaling Jaya itself is congested. More water mouths along the Klang River has been locked by then.
Fast-forward another 30 years, Shah Alam was born. It takes over Petaling Jaya as an industrialised township. Unfortunately Shah Alam has many water mouths unlock. In the midst of expansion, another town is created called Subang Jaya around 1970s, supporting Petaling Jaya. Therefore since the 1980s to 2000, growth centres had been slow reaching the western part of Shah Alam towards Klang itself.
THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING
KL circa 1920s – Period-4. By 1950s Kuala Lumpur is already congested. In Period 5, for the first 10 years it follows Period-4. So, the first 10 years SE-4 would have been congested. SE of KL is Kajang. Unfortunately, Kajang has not been developed since! What about the next 10 years that follows Period-6, NW-6 would be congested? NW of KL is Sungai Buloh. This area is use to be the known as the town for the leprosy because of its seclusion… Reverse engineer, looking at the LingShen 零神, opposite of SE is NW and in fact, both are secluded areas. Sungai Buloh, now being part of PJ prosper around 2000s – Period-8.
PJ circa 1960s – Period 6. NW-6 should have been congested by then, SE-4 should have been the new growth centre. SE of PJ is Puchong and Sri Kembangan. It is true that urban spiralling has reached the SE of PJ, but this only happened in the 1990s when the ex-mining and dumpsite has been reclaimed. Instead it was Subang Jaya, SW of PJ that is booming during the 1970s.
SJ circa 1970s – Period 6. NW-6 should have been congested by then, SE-4 should have been the new growth centre. SE of SJ is Puchong and Sri Kembangan. It is true that urban spiralling has reached the SE of SJ, but this only happened in the 1990s, Period-7. Instead, the W part of PJ proper developed into SA.
SA circa 1990s – Period 7. W-7 should have been congested by then, E-3 should have been the new growth centre. E of SA is PJ, already a congested place.
PutarJaya circa 2000 – Period 8. NE-8 should have been congested by then, SW-2 should have been the new growth centre. SW of KL is Puchong and Sri Kembangan. Instead the government of Bolehland decided to move to PutarJaya which is the S of KL.
The application of Direct/Indirect Spirit or ZhenShen 正神. LingShen 零神. ZhaoShen 照神 based on the current understanding available in the market FAILED miserably in this litmus test. It is NEVER to be applied in this manner... Timeliness is also not meant to be applied in this manner...
The FORTUNE of a place is dependable on its WATER MOUTH. First – look at the water mouth! If it is locked – you PROSPER. If it is not lock – you PAUPER. Prosperity of a place, begins with the river – source of transportation. Where two rivers meet, people from different places would gathered and trade. Trade is the foundation of Prosperity. When trade occur, a market place will exist. Store houses will be built close to the water mouth. These are the “mountain locking the water mouth”. A market place would grow into town and eventually, city.
FengShui theories state, Heaven bestow; Earth receive. The source, stream and the water mouth are the “Blood Vein” of the land. The idea of a “Dragon” is referred to this “blood vein”. Whenever it is locked, a meridian will form. This place will prosper. Every Prosperity is not perpetual. The theory specify a cycle of JiaZi – a Yuan 元, where the 3 Cycles 9 Periods 三元九運 are derived. To be perpetual, the key is in – reactivation, similar to the application of BaZhai 八宅.
The true application of ZhenShen 正神. LingShen 零神. ZhaoShen 照神, are water mouth dependent. LoShu establish Direct Indirect 雒書定零正 already tell you this. LoShu 雒書 is the General Principle of the movements of Rivers. Again - such opens up to another argument called - the Dynamic Plate of ZhenShen 正神. LingShen 零神. This will be yet another story for another time.
OLD SPIRITS TASTE GOOD...
The Spirits Of Mutiara Damansara & Mount Kiara - 29112009
The way the landforms are being crafted with roads, by the days, is astonishing. Where there are roads, there are opportunities. Similarly with the notion of Ling and Zhen Shen or Direct and Indirect Spirit. Very much useful for site selection and to know when a site selected will actually boom. The following tales may knock some sense out of these spirits: -
Prior to 2000, an area known as Kota Damansara was actually called Sungai Buloh. Not a Soul would want to live at this area. Post 2004, saw a mega make over with the enclave of what is now known as Mutiara Damansara. This very location is a sunken landforms embraced by the incoming mountains originated all the ways from Rawang. This location is currently enjoying the boom that the period 8 has brought in exactly at the Southwest location of Kun.
Similarly, on the reverse side of the embrace, an area part of Mount Kiara witnessed the rises of the residential towers, so cluttered, it becomes the so called Direct Spirit. The location is Northeast, Gen. Not so much of commercialization activities at this very location as it is the fringe development radiated from the Mount Kiara town center.
This very case demonstrated that when period 8 comes in, Gen (Northeast) location is being too Yang, it cannot see water. What does it means as being too Yang? Seeing water means really seeing physical water? So this Yang location is called Direct spirit of period 8.
Opposite of period 8 is the Indirect spirit in the Kun (Southwest) location. Being too Yin, it must see water. Yet there is no physical water in Mutiara Damansara! And it is booming by the days. Why?
We have a series of mountain that virtually separate these two locations, not otherwise the highway called Penchala Link would not need to go through the tunnel to link the other sides. As the case demonstrated, where is the location of the center 5? Is there a smaller TaiQi within the larger one? Or a larger TaiQi within a smaller one? Is the water mouth for both areas are locked? Which area is conforming to the direct and indirect spirit and which area are not?
So, instead of putting the spirit in the bottle and be drunken for the whole days, lets keep sober and see things through a different lens. Perhaps we may spot on the spirits one day!
The Question Of Subtleties - 25112009
In view that SanYuan rested on timing. YinYang Qi map is the fundamental of where to locate water and where to locate mountain. All this is term direct and indirect spirit, LingZhen.
2 cycles 8 periods referred to the Heaven Qi. There are only upper and lower cycles. Upper cycle governs period 1, 2, 3 and 4. Lower cycle governs period 6, 7, 8 and 9. There is no period 5. In the 2 cycles 8 periods, each period governs an unequal number of years. Each Yang Yao within the ruling Gua governs 6 years and the Yin Yao within the ruling Gua governs 9 years. For example in the upper cycle of period 1, the governing Gua is Kan Gua. Kan Gua has 2 Yin Yao and 1 Yang Yao. Therefore, the period 1 will last for 24 years.
The absent of period 5 is called the invincible period. It is the igniting element that will propel the cure throughout the 180 years and therefore are known as The SanYuan BuBai. So highly mysterious that it is also annexed to the method of XieZi.
On the other hand, XuanKong DaGua (XKDG) is annexed to the 2 cycles 8 period principle. It is therefore, a Heaven Qi manipulation method befitted as a date selection technique.
Whereas, 3 cycles 9 periods referred to Earth Qi. There are Upper, Middle and Lower Cycles. Upper cycle governs period 1, 2 and 3. Middle cycle governs 4, 5 and 6. Lower cycle governs 7, 8 and 9. Each period governs an equal 20 years. Thus, a cycle consists of 60 years.
One postulation suggests that 5 yellow exist in earth Qi because the 5 yellow is the center of the earth with the operative method rested on AiXing, Leaning Star with the quest to move the center of the Earth in sync with the Heaven Qi.
The Purple White Script, ZiBai Jue, is one of the fragments dislocated from the entire body of knowledge within this SanYuan framework. Similarly so with XuanKong FeiXing (Flying Star), BaZhai (8 Mansions) and LongMen BaDa Ju (Dragon Gate 8 Formations), are just subsets of the entire framework. These piece-meals methods are called, end user methodology.
The pretext state, Heaven has 9 stars, Earth has 8 Gua and Human (Man) has 8 doors. If we see SanYuan as Heaven, Earth and Man, the valid method must encompass of matching the Heaven Qi with the Earth Qi to unlock the gateways within so that the parallel dimensions between the human realm and the supernatural realm is open. Does it sound “hocus-pocus”?
As above so below is an alternative view of how Heaven Qi influences the Earth Qi and in return, how Earth Qi influence Human Being. This postulation is annex to the asterism above influence the gravitational pull that result in having mountains, the solid and rivers, the void shape the landforms that we know today. This is however, a single dimensional point of view.
What that is not explained is at every point on Earth, there is a portal ready to be opened where scripts liked the leaning, expanding, contracting, hugging, replacement are all the essence to open up the portals so that an affinity with the other side is established.
The key to these, again, are the Yi TaiQi that spins in one direction in order to open the Dao TaiQi that spin the reverse order. This is where the understanding of landforms via LingZhen spirit becomes largely important and it is the backbone of the Greater SanYuan.
Ling and Zhen as a principle is static apply for both 2 cycles and 3 cycles respectively. But the dynamic part for Earth Qi is largely governed by landforms. If the theory of as above so below is valid, then the reflections of the landforms must correspond to the asterism as above. It must works in both ways. This is to inform that by plainly accepting XKDG as a date selection without looking the actual star that present and the governing Qi respectively, SanYuan portal will not be opened. This is where results are inconsistent as sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
When we stacked the multi layers of SanYuan AiXing against the dimension of time with the arrangement of the doors, what is present to us is a stacking of multi-dimensional model, where stars lean against one another locking and unlocking the multi dimensional portals.
Is this mysterious subtleties?
Why My Spirits Cannot Work - 30062010
We came across the term – TaiJi spot. Others called it by many names such as Heaven’s Heart, center of the TaiJi or simply the threshold of Yin and Yang. In any circumstances it is the first layer of the many FengShui method of applications. Some called it arranging YinYang (Pai YinYang).Failure to establish such may results in the wrong applications of Direct/Indirect Spirits, the back bone of the huge SanYuan principles and arranging the dragons (Pai Long) for the SanHe principles. Forget about the method of establishing measurement using the LuoPan (LiPan) for the various methods if the fundamental of establishing the TaiJi spot is not first established. Next time when you play XuanKong FeiXing, DaGua and the sorts while busy measuring the facing and the sitting as in the tilt of the door, foot or headboard or even tomb stones, think about it – where is your TaiJi spot? The center of the 64 Gua or the center of your house?
2017 marks the changing of Period – 8 to Period – 9 for people who subscribes to the school of 2 Cycles 8 Periods 二元八運. People who subscribes to the school of 3 Cycles 9 Periods 三元九運 should re-validate their theories especially the Flying Star Junkies. Period – 8 seems to come and go to pass by without any “fire-works”. The dawn has arrived to welcome the Early Heaven Qian Gua 先天乾卦. What is obvious since the last winter solstice 冬至, is the change in major leadership, policy making, presidencies and various expose involving high ranking officers and the sort leading towards the tipping point of matters that we are so used to it.
In conclusion, the entire world seems to be at a tipping point, where the impossible happens to be possible. The used-to-be rich and corrupted are at the rim of being exposed. Old empires such as the Lehman Brothers collapsed. New world order seems to be obsolete, overnight. Everyone is waiting for the arrival of the new saviour… This is Period – 9, the Early Heaven Qian Gua 先天乾卦.
COMPARISON TO PERIOD – 8
In retrospective, Big Sister used to forewarned others of the changing of Period – 7 to Period – 8, in 2004 based on the 3 Cycles 9 Periods 三元九運 with the arrival of Later Heaven Gen Gua 後天艮卦.With limited English language resources at that time, many of the English speaking FengShui enthusiasts ended up spending a fortune to change the period of their houses as the followings: -
Many who succumb to such an idea not only having to spent a fortune without seeing results, some proprietor also ended up in trouble, as observed: -
So much for “good FengShui” activating the 8 wealth star in period – 8.
1996 marks the changing of Period – 7 to Period – 8 for people who subscribes to the school of 2 Cycles 8 Periods 二元八運. The dawn has arrived to welcome the Early Heaven Zhen Gua 先天震卦. What is obvious since the last winter solstice 冬至 of 1995 – 2017, was the shrinking of the world with the birth of the information revolution and the collapsed of Communism both the USSR and China, rightly represented by the trigram Early Heaven Zhen Gua 先天震卦.
Only on 2004 onwards, we noticed that the ugly part of the period – 8 takes position, before it undergoes another transformation in 2016, the changing of Period – 8 to Period – 9 for 2 Cycles 8 Periods 二元八運, Early Heaven Qian Gua 先天乾卦. By 2024, the so called arrival of Period – 9 of Later Heaven Li Gua 後天離卦 based on the 3 Cycles 9 Periods 三元九運, the Later Heaven Li Gua 先天離卦 denotes – Fire, Early Heaven Qian Gua 先天乾卦 denotes – Heaven. Heaven Gua always come before Earth Gua, therefore we derived Qian ☰ above Li ☲, TongRen Gua 同人卦 - Fire burning Heavenly Gates 火烧天门?
THE SANYUAN 三元 ERYUAN 二元 DICHOTOMY
This dichotomy between both schools, use to fuel the major debates in Chinese Metaphysics forum as the attitude of, “I am holier than thou…” is always apparent and it usually resulted in a not so gentleman or many times brutal outcomes. Now, almost 20 years is drawing nearer and we all have wised up witnessed that: -
We can come to a compromise that both SanYuan 三元 and ErYuan 二元 schools are valid and in fact, both are subsets of one another. They are the different sides of the same coin where ErYuan 二元 measures the Heaven Qi and SanYuan 三元 measures the Earth Qi. Imagine that both are wheels with gears of different demarcation. As the wheels turn, at some points, both SanYuan 三元 and ErYuan 二元 must meet. Apparently, the Early Heaven 先天 sets the motion and Later Heaven 後天 sets its ending… to be “reborn” again in another period to come, ad-infinitum. This is the natural order…
In such similar reflection, do you know as to why your SanYuan 三元 FengShui method sometimes work, sometimes cannot work? Why your XuanKong FeiXing 玄空飞星 cannot work as well as some XuanKong LiuFa 玄空六法 method? The answer is probably you still live in the wrong era…
GARNISHING A STALE PLATE OF PERIOD 8...
Investigating The Effect Of Flying Star In Changing Into Period 8 - 08122009
In the Blog Entry, more con-sult-ant in the makings, “…I was call to go down South to rescue another screwed up job. We do not want to know who this person was but by the way the modus operandi is given, there could only be one answer…”. This time around, while we investigated the property, we were given a rectification works of a Flying Star screwed-up job of changing into period 8. Here is the tale.
Prior to the change of period 8, the house has been lived by a couple with 3 beautiful grown up kids. Business for the father was good but issues with the grown up children was experiencing a roller coaster ride. The elder son was attracted to a married woman with a son. Her marital status was unknown. The parents objected to their relationship and ended up having the elder son leave the family to settle down with the married woman across the border. The youngest son too was having a difficult time with relationship. The wedding of the youngest son was prepared but at the nick of time, the bride pulls out of the wedding, resulting in gross wastage and emotional traumas.
In view of such, they engaged a consultant who spelt out to his client that never to mention his name unless it is for a job reference. In 2004, the makeover include painting of the walls, changing of the roof, changing of the Heaven’s Heart, tilting of the door to capture castle gate formation and vacate for at least 100 days before moving in again. The results were the parents finally agreed to pay up the ransom of the elder son and he married the lady with an illegitimate child. They move into the house. The younger son met up another girl and finally tied the knot.
Is that happily ever after? No, as the elder son begins to feel that the wife he married was unsuitable for him and the younger son’s ex-girlfriend wanted to patch up and be the third party in their relationship. Then business was slapped with the authority issues of invading taxes, since 2008. As we did not do the site investigation, using divination method we manage to prescribe some temporary relieve. True enough, he was off the hook in 2008. However, in 2009 the same problem repeated.
This time around, we were on site to investigate further. The owners were not really cooperative as we need to dig and dig to find more answers. The water exits were wrong and the only good thing was, they may have stirred up the Qi and ended up with the happy occasions of the married of their sons although it may not be long lasting. As usual we discussed a little further in Yifengshui inner teachings. Is this how the Flying Star changing of Period 8 and Castle Gate entrance takes effect? We thought it would last for another 20 years?
Period Oh Period - 12022009
We had witnessed how the new arrival of JiaZi changes the macro-economic climate around the world. We also witnessed how the natural climate changes around the world. We also witnessed the planetary conjunctions which formed a smiley. We also hide under the shed when the eclipse of the Sun took place in the Lunar Chinese New Year. What else do we need to witness? FengShui Monsters, FengShui marketer, Fake Pedigree holders and the likes, burnt in hell?
The funny things are why have this not made the headline equivalent to the coming of Period 8 that had seen a lot of “Hoo Har” and yet died its own natural death? Had the blue blacked rhinoceros pacify the most feared off 7 red robbery stars? Or the fighting SanSha had yet to create another demand for XuanKong DaGua Date Selection – Fighting SanSha Course that will continue to profit the academies in town in the expense of the sucking the poor to feed the rich?
These I do not have an answer. I do know however that, the working of the period is in place. First of all, the solar Xia calendar has been the source of reference for metaphysics since time immemorial. YuanKong, however follows its own point of reference, the purple white.
The script says: -
“ With the period master,
It is the three cycle and 6 JIA.
6 JIA may be the same,
but the flying palace in the three Yuan can be different,
Same goes to the Na Yin in the Centre Palace.”
Knowing this one will understand the working of the period, Yun.
The art of BaZi reading has many layers. Besides the ZiPing 子平 method, later scholars came out with many ways to read a chart. There are in the market today, not less than 10 methods 十推论 could be identified such as;
Each variant has its own strength and weaknesses. These weaknesses are basically, things that are not disclosed to the public and were kept as lineage secrets. Therefore, a lot of the stuff that are served today, are by itself, incomplete.
Many conceals these shortcomings by reinventing the wheel and as a result, there are more than one method to read a BaZi chart and the most intriguing thing is that most who had learnt these stuff eventually liked a Mixed-Martial Artist MMA, combined them all and used them simultaneously overlapping one another. Nothing wrong with that.
However, you may come across, from time to time, there are people bold enough to say, “There is no such thing as weak and strong chart in Bazi… Most importantly there is no such thing as positive and negative stars.” Statement like these will cast doubt onto others especially those who has just spent a fortune learning BaZi, the Strong and Weak Method 强弱 way…
IN THE BEGINNING…
Determining the strength 强弱 of the Day Stem is very important. Without this, identification of Favourable and Unfavourable Gods 吉忌神 would be close to impossible. With the failure of identifying the Favourable and Unfavourable Gods 吉忌神, locating the Useful God 用神 would be futile. Therefore a foundation study of BaZi would be structured as the followings: -
;These 4 steps are crucial. However, step 4 - Locating the Useful God 用神. Useful God 用神 has its own Failure and Success. This is attributed by the ‘health’ of the Useful God 用神 itself in relation to the season the Day Stem was born and the remedy for its failure are further defined as the following techniques: -
1. Moderating 扶抑
2. Arbitrating 通關
3. Regulating or Temperature Adjustment 調候
4. Medicating 病藥
5. Dominant 專旺
The last and most crucial part of reading the BaZi is what is known as Event Reading. Some called it Qi Dynamics but generally it is related to;
1. Stillness and Movement 动静
2. Star and Palace Interplay 星宫
3. Inter-Intra Palace (Shifting Palace) 移宫
However, when contemplating step 4 - Locating the Useful God 用神, some scholars formulate other fringe techniques to make step 2 - Determining the Strength and step 3 - 强弱Identification of Favourable and Unfavourable Gods 吉忌神 rather obsolete. They base their findings largely from this 2 classics namely;
QIONGTONG BAOJIAN 穷通宝鉴
This classic gave another approach to ZiPing 子平 by introducing a technique called Temperature Adjustment - 调候. Besides the 10 stems, balancing the 5 elements is essential. This classic introduces the consideration to Regulate the Useful God 调用神 by adjusting the temperature of the 5 elements. The coldness 冷, warmness 暖, wetness 湿 and dryness 燥 affects the balance of the 5 elements. For example, dry earth cannot produce metal. Wet wood will not fuel fire. When the Day Stem日主 is too cold or dry, it is difficult for that element to survive or simply function. These coldness 冷, warmness 暖, wetness 湿 and dryness 燥 are dependent on the 10 stems born in different seasonal Qi. The month branch affects the survival of the Day Stem 日主.
As a result, we are able to discard the strength of the Day Stem 日主 and move quickly into evaluating the quality of the Day Stem 日主 itself. There is no longer the problem of weak… but not too weak, strong… but not too strong. There is only the chart is either too cold or too warm, too dry or too wet. How beautiful… and there is a shortcut to these. Whenever you see this Day Stem 日主 as the followings, the elements that adjust its temperature must present itself in the stems not otherwise it is rendered inferior;
Caveat, the crust of the theories are deeper than these short-cuts, please take note… We just simplified it for casual discussion. Eventually, what the Day Stem 日主, likes and dislikes constitute how to adjust the temperature 调候 of the useful gods 用神. When the Day Stem 日主 is too cold 冷, it requires to be kept warm 暖. When the Day Stem 日主 is too warm 暖, it requires to be kept cold 冷. When the Day Stem 日主 is too dry 燥, it requires to be kept wet 湿. When the Day Stem 日主 is too wet 湿, it requires to be kept dry 燥. These coldness 冷, warmness 暖, wetness 湿 and dryness 燥 are the Useful God 用神. Here you don’t particularly need to distil your favourable god 吉神 and unfavourable god 凶神. As this technique has already been made available in the internet, largely used by most schools, there is no reason as to why it should be kept as a secret.
DI TIAN SUI 滴天髄
Nicked name the Heavenly Marrow Distillation, this classic brought about the notion of 理氣象, typically SanYuan 三元 approach to BaZi. The Ten Stem 十干 is now visualized as an imagery or pictorial – Xiang 象, the Ten Gods 十神 – Qi 氣 and the interactions – Li 理. The crux of this technique require first to visualize to 10 stems 十干 in pictorial form with its characteristic such as;
甲: A Big Tree with Huge Canopy and Deep Rooted.
乙: A Creeper Shrub that climb with high tendency to grow.
丙: The Sun parallel to no others with Rays and Warmth the Grow.
丁: A Candle wick Fire that has the tendency to Burn everything to Dust.
戊: An Immovable Huge Mountain overlooking others.
己: Soft Mud highly Organic capable to Grow anything.
庚: An Axe toughen and Baptised by Fire.
辛: A Jewellery so Shining and Bright as the Stars in the Skies.
壬: An Ocean without boundaries but a Horizon where all Water Returns.
癸: A Mist that Float and Filled the air without Form, Shape and Smell.
When combined with the 12 Earthly Branches will give you a matrix of 60 JiaZi, with each JiaZi 甲子 has its very own Imagery. For example;
JiaZi 甲子 is a Withering Tree growing at the riverbank. First understand the supporting earth and its foundation as a Big Tree require a good soil for its root to penetrate and hold onto. Secondly study the Stem in order to determine the structure. Should there be Wu 午 clashing the root, this person is unlucky. In other words, Jia 甲 wood sitting on Gui 癸 water, the main Qi of Zi 子. Gui 癸 is the Direct Resource 正印 to Jia甲. Jia 甲 represents Growth, as a tree grow upward. A Jia 甲 Day Stem person has a tendency to pursue growth. These people are survival as long as resource 印 is available. Gui 癸 water also represent wisdom and Direct Resource 正印 means knowledgeable. This person is well educated and they have sheer fighting power and perseverance to wait for an opportunity to grow. Jia 甲 wood is a lone tree that require space to grow. So they are naturally bone loner. When countered with negative Direct Resource 正印, they could be jealous and intellectually combative. Such isolation reflects on their cold shoulder appearances. This JiaZi 甲子 favour Bing 丙, the Eating God 食神, as the Sun with Rays and Warmth present it to Grow.
Points to note - the tree is just a metaphor. One needs to think further to grab the real meaning behind the picture. Jia甲 wood embodies the idea of ‘growth’. It is about production and progress, starting of a journey or a cycle, etc. Regrettably, the ‘literal meaning’ has been taken out of context resulting in people having wear green, or plant big trees in their residence as a Medicating 病藥 technique. This concept has been taken out of context.
Also this technique of reading Pillar 柱 to Pillar 柱 eliminates the necessities to step 1 - Determining the Strength 强弱 and step 2 - Identification of Favourable and Unfavourable Gods 吉忌神. This technique also has the ability to read a Single Pillar to determine auspicious or otherwise 一柱定吉凶.
Imagery method may look convenient but image can be deceiving… What look like a tree to you may look like a spinach to me… the way these 2 classics had been interpreted has absolutely deviated from the truth, for example;
“甲木，参天” or “甲，木参天?” The former is Jia Wood while the latter is Jia, as in item (1), then wood grows upward… remember that classical Chinese has no annotation whatsoever…
The truth, Jia甲 wood is NO TREE… Yi乙 wood is NO CREEPER SHRUB… Bing丙 fire is NO SUN… The YinYang 陰陽 understanding of the elements are all WRONG! Saying that, we should leave it for another day.
OLD CRAPS NEW LOOK...
Pictorial Reading - 17062010
Has not been updating this BaZi blog lately, just for a start let us warm up by introducing to you another way of reading BaZi in a pictorial manner, by using the above lady’s chart – career woman. We all know too well that this lady is a Wu person sitting on Zi water. What sort of imagery, Xiang, would WuZi bring to you? Ice capped mountain or mountain hidden by clouds? Is this a beautiful mountain? That tells you how beautiful are this person. The solid water pillar, we nicknamed it as stubborn pillar, also paints you another side of her story in relation to the hour pillar, among others representing her career palace. How do you think she strive in her career?
Ask yourself, what is the useful god (UG) for a Wu earth mountain, so solidify, so stubborn, so hard and too trustworthy? Hardened soil needs to be loosened. In this case Jia or Yi wood? What quality of Jia found in the month stem? Skinny tree or rain forest tree? Rooted in Mao, injured by Xin (pen knife) and not clashed by Geng (axe), what does it means? The tree is still alive, not seen to be growing upward, but has deep penetrating roots among others signify what? That paints the imagery of her superior, quite robust outlook with a very good PR intrinsically – another form of extrapolation? So, her useful god is usable but the question is she doesn’t know how to use it to her advantage.
Using the 10 gods, Jia among others is her superior. Xin is her action. When Xin is countering Jia, her useful god is countered, meaning that her actions displeased her superior in what degree? Her actions, if it is unmonitored, will brings her more harm in a long run, as Xin is sited on Mao, penknife cutting twig? This means to say, her opportunity to establish networking with others through her superior may be hampered, thus rendering her useful god weakened. So, the real useful god has been shifted from authority to her output. The next question is, would she able to control her action?
That depends on how wisely she would think – resource. Wu Mountain is best at keeping things and that includes her action? The more resource she has, how she may becomes? However, in her case, the action is revealed! So how good may she control her action, especially when provoked? Would it last as it has no root? She has the tendency to blunder in the month/year of what? So, burying her action is also important, her useful god has been shifted to resource and self.
Her actions produce her solid wealth, water as seen in the career palace. Wu and Gui tendency to combine but not transform, indicating her career mindedness. What sort of quality water does GuiHai represent? The imagery of GuiHai is liked a clouded sky above the still lake. That is a beautiful version! The ugly version is a huge storm in the middle of the cold sea – inhumane! Water wants to be untainted, sentimental and contained. With the tendency to combine but cannot transform and with overabundant of water, will this uproot the Jia and break the Wu? How beautiful is this water? So, has she, the tendency to be superstitious and depressed especially related to her career and in the process affecting her resource, thinking and decision? Is she prone to make the wrong decision in relating to her career which will ultimately make her lose money, in the short run?
Now, coming back to WuZi, the misty mountain, would the already clouded mountain wished to be clouded further? You have the answer.
In this attempt, there is no tendency to look into the strength of chart. All that is matter is the quality of the elements that present itself as the 10 gods with reference to the self. It is all pictorial; to see what the elements needs most as its useful gods and hate most as its unusable gods, thus using one to arbitrate the others (Thong Guan). Even all the elements are usable.
There is another XKDG 玄空大卦 book in the market for the English readers but this book is not for the uninitiated. It jovially called itself as XKDG: Not Exactly for Idiots. It is a softcover book less than 300 pages written in a lucid style of the author trying to be funny at times to garnish a stale plate with otherwise dry and boring subject. Offered at a price of below USD50.00, with the same amount of “craps” found in live courses for the same subject for most schools of Chinese Metaphysics in the market that would probably burnt a deep hole in your pocket, like nothing less than USD5,000.00. It is truly an instructional book. However, being the initiated reader, we may offer some additional “craps” that is hardly heard of in this subject…
HOW THE HECK YOU GROUP YOUR HEXAGRAMS ? - 八宮位
WHAT IS THE MECHANICS OF XKDG? - 龍山向水
HOW TO SET UP A FORMATION IN XKDG? - 定局
THE "MAGICAL ART OF HARRY POTTER" IN THE HEXAGRAM'S YAO CHANGE... - 用爻法
The book ends its note with some “sticky issue” that court controversy such as: -
While we do agree with the author on such notion, but what if the actual FeiXing 飛星 method vested on the same fundamentals of DaGua 大卦, simply called it as SanYuan FeiXing 三元飛星? The FeiXing becomes the integral part of the entire system of SanYuan 三元. One ought to work its ways from the BaGua system of Eight Mansions to the 24 mountains of Feixing, then only the 64 Hexagrams of DaGua. By such you will find that XuangKong that we knew of today, is nothing more but a fake system…
By saying such, it apprently make sense that this book cost only USD 50.00 and yet what has been discussed are the core syllabus of many XKDG live courses in the market that can fetched up to USD10,000.00 probably in the West and some also said, in Bolehland and Kiasuland respectively... With added stuff liked QMDJ and called it SanYuan XianTian QMDJ XKDG , it may goes up to USD 15,000.00. Day light robbery? Not really if it really dishes out the real stuffs instead of the common knowledge found in many Chinese FengShui books of the same topic.
As for the Book, coincidentally called - XUANKONG DAGUA Not Exactly For Dummies written by our favorite author, Master Hung HinCheong, is strongly recommended to buy for collection...
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A CASE IN MIND...
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT - 18102010
The fiasco of soon to be master has opened up another opportunity. Exactly the sort of case study we ought to investigate - why would a FengShui practice (subject) ceased to survive in Kuala Lumpur? It was rather puzzling as the claimed expert in locating "dragon Spot" with self proclaimed XieZi would have located a wonderful office to begin with? Why all the sudden packed and go? We ought to understand what has gone so very wrong with the location itself or perhaps what has gone so wrong with the method of application.
Located at a commercial area, the tapping of Qian incoming with two rivers namely, Sungai Keroh and Sungai Batu, exiting at Xun could be well benefitted. Qi sequence from Templers, Selayang, Sungai Buloh, Kepong and all the way to Segambut and Sentul manifesting "cowboy town" Tell tale sign of robust business with a lack of nobility. That is why there are a lot of wealthy Chinaman.
Subject office is sitting Wu (Li) facing Zi (Kan), very close to DE, how can that be possible? Higher on the front and lower at the back, contradicting ideal land form principle. Conforming to the SanYuan LingZhen principle which is, in this case, only GOOD on paper because it is not supported by landform.
XKDG perspective, Dragon matching Mountain, GuaQi metal 9-4, Water matching Facing GuaQi water 1-6. All period 6 Gua conforms to lower period 8 onwards. What has gone so freaking wrong? All matching hexagram is not Out of Gua neither are they from different family of East River Gua. Qi communication, technically smooth.
SanHe perspective, Yang Fire structure incoming Extinct exiting Officer. Receiving Stale Qi and Exiting Vibrant Qi. Water mouth unlocked.
PostScript: Jo Ching said... any idea which yao is the sitting on? this is a chou yao huan xiang method. Might have changed to the wrong image.
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT 2 - 20102010
Prompted by a fellow practitioner in Singapore about 抽爻换象, altering the Yao to transform the imagery. Novel idea to add more layer in the XKDG methodology. To achieve 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, there is a tendency that the selected Hexagram, of 5.625 degree, may have changed to another Hexagram based on a more refined subdivision of Yao, within the region of 0.937 degree (speaking about German accuracy here in the context of ancient Chinese art). That is an absolute accuracy given the fact that the rustic handmade LuoPan is quite a primitive tool. No doubt, it is subject of major criticism yet for completeness let's investigates further.
Physical measurement revealed that it is close to the 3rd Yao. Change from the sitting Hex of Eliminating to Marsh. Can this 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation?
The original Hex Eliminating denotes cutting off. Five Yang Yao cutting off a single Yin Yao, leaving no room for retreat. The general connotation of this Gua is inauspicious reflecting careless move and ill judgment. Such is the nature of soon to be master FengShui practice located in this alignment which are bound to disputes and disharmony. Whereas, the transformed Hex Marsh is an auspicious one. Such will only be beneficial if one is sincere without ulterior motives. However, would it transform in the first place?
No combination taken place within the transformed Hex itself. Speaking of 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, not so easy as it is...
VH is set on becoming a lifestyle shopping centre that is aimed at rejuvenating the 'dead' Jalan Loke Yew area in Cheras. This latest retail landmark in the KL landscape is part of the KSC’s aim to redevelop UE3 building, as part of a 2-phase mixed development with a RM70 million makeover in the first round… If you believe in the ancient art of FengShui being the reason that Plaza Uncang Emas UE3 has not been successful despite its location, you may be correct… Hopefully with this revamp …it will make it this time, as reported by propwall.my in 2010. Unfortunately, the fact is that it failed to deliver what has been promised. Has this got to do with the wrong FengShui again?
This mall sits on a small hill, receiving the vein from Gen direction with water exiting Kun direction favoring wood formation. However, the biggest problem vested on its location – the water shed. A water shed is a case in which outgoing water is from every direction, therefore this piece of property will bleed financially. Observing both of the entrances, one will notice that Qi is leaking everywhere…
As reported by propwall.my, there will be renovating to make it more 'open' and removed and re positioned some of the escalators. Yet, shops facing the so called - incoming Qi escalator have yet to see any improvement as the entire mall is devoid of people. Without a good external, would a good internal Qi map plays a part? I doubt so…
Interesting enough, the main lobby was located at the upper level instead of the natural ground. If you notice carefully there is an inbuilt killing Qi called drenched head water 淋头水 just above the main entrance. If truly, this property has been FengShui-ed, the practitioner has failed in many counts to discharge his obligation. Looking at this “masterpiece”, it can be safely said that he knows nut about what FengShui is all about.
XKDG APPROACH 玄空大卦
The market driven XKDG 玄空大卦 do not concern much about the steps of defining YinYang. Most XKDG 玄空大卦 junkies go about doing the door tilting going straight to XKDG 玄空大卦 64 hexagram omitting the rest of the 8 Gua to 24 mountains and so forth. On this basis, we narrow down to just the 64 hexagram techniques.
The standard XKDG 玄空大卦 structure is to align Dragon Mountain Facing Water 龍山向水 to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清 by virtue of Dragon matching Facing, Mountain matching Water in the combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Once you achieve these sacred combinations, it is deemed that Qi is able to communicate. Some school uses the period number called period luck whereas other uses the XuanKong 玄空 5 elements.
In this case, Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升 – 1-6 HeTu combo DaGua element or combo-10 period luck, Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困 4-6 combo-10 DaGua element or 8-8 same period luck. Shouldn’t it be prosperous? How come it does not work that way?
Some may say that because these hexagram comes from different families, therefore they are not able to communicate? In the market driven teaching, the idea of Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 has many interpretations. One approach is to employ JinFang BaGong Gua 京房八宮卦 as the point of departure. In this approach, Bi 賁, WuWang 無妄, Sheng升 and Kun 困 are all from different families. Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Gen, Li and Kun. Whereas Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Kan, Dui and Qian. So technically they are not able to communicate. Such cannot be the case.
SANYUAN FLYING STAR APPROACH 三元飛星
This school advocated that one has to first arrange the 8 Gua. This is achieve by having a set of natal chart that correspond to the incoming dragon Qi and outgoing water. Having said so, you will derive the mountain and facing stars based on the natal chart. If the mountain or the facing star correspond to the period star in the manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same, it means to say there is Qi connection to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清.
Based on this case, the element number of sitting Gua should match sitting star and facing Gua should match facing star as in the same manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Unfortunately, the facing Gua cannot be established because the facing star do not have any active connection with the period Qi. That explain as to why this property is not favorable in terms of monetary gain… However, there are other possible means that is beyond the scope of this paper.
Foremost, the saying that landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假,理气无真 has its merits. When we said landform do not lie it simply means to say, landform is recognizable and shall be the first thing to be considered. Formula do not necessary tells the truth simply means to say, the true application of formulas are seldom readily available and it has to be employed correctly with the landform. The above case demonstrated that it fails on both counts of landform and formulas. Even with formulas, the XKDG 玄空大卦 that is known in the masses may not necessary be the real applications. It fails in many counts. Similarly so with the commonly known Shen’s Flying Star 沈氏玄空飛星 techniques. What we learn from books and knowledge out there are a small fragment of the corpus of knowledge, sad to say often biased towards false techniques.
Landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假, 理气无真 is only the first limb. What comes after is that both SanHe and SanYuan have their very own unique method for LuanTou 巒頭 and LiQi 理氣. Landform within cannot devoid of Formula, Formula within cannot devoid of Landform 巒頭中不離理氣, 理氣中不離巒頭. The question remains as to why would the LoShu period star takes flight based on the direction of the incoming dragon and not any arbitrary Qian palace and why would you want to build up the facing and mountain stars based on the Period star instead?
SANYUAN NINE STARS METHODOLOGY 三元九星法
Calling for interest to overseas students to master the ancient Chinese knowledge that has been kept only for the selected few. SanYuan regards as one of the oldest and most respective school of FengShui predating XuanKong and has been around for thousands of years. SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is a FengShui system under the SanYuan School and regard as a fast, effective and powerful technique that has a complete system of Heaven, Earth and Man on its own. Perhaps you may have heard of the popular XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and think it is the same subject, this is absolutely WRONG! The SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is the original, the oldest and mother of all other so-called flying stars systems. It yields 30 times more effective than XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and produce the results in hours, however it is difficult to master and but easy to apply.
This is an advanced Chinese Metaphysics course in SanYuan FengShui – Nine Stars System that will turn you into a professional FengShui practitioner in days. Imaging if you could harness you own destiny with the power of natural energy [Qi] and turning every next step into success with the ancient Chinese “San Yuan” knowledge. In a short span of 5 days, you will be amazed by the amount of knowledge, theories, applications and case studies throughout the course.
One FengShui connoisseur from Vietnam shared a murder case as his basis of XuanKong analysis based on the school of WuChang Pai 無常派. With unfortunate cases like this, it is highly unlikely to do a prediction based on whatever LoShu chart we have. The most we could only do a post-diction, see if it does correspond to the numbers in the LoShu chart, the WuChang 無常 way…
FAN FUYIN 反伏吟
According to the treatise of WuChang Pai 無常派, a sudden death event occurred in a family is highlighted via what is probably known as FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 within the LoShu chart. Yin 吟 is siren, ought to have sounded in giving a life and death warning to the inhabitants.
FuYin can be understood as Repeated Siren, it is liken to someone repeating the same warning to you again and again in an annoying manner and it is considered to be greatly inauspicious. That happens when the mountain or facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. The numbers may repeat the flying pattern of the LuoShu numbers in any palace.
FanYin 反吟 is short for Fan FuYin 反伏吟 or Opposite to Repeated Siren. Some teacher takes this as auspicious because it is supposed to be the reverse of FuYin. However, it is truly inauspicious because in any palace the numbers (Mountain or Facing number with the Luoshu number) added up to 10 and this happens when the Mountain or Facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. Beyond a superficial level, you will also see that it don’t make sense at all, as a combination of 10 should always be beneficial, but why not for this instances? What is the catch? The caveat is in this term - Fan FuYin 反伏吟 whereby when a FuYin occurred, it may also come together with its reversal, thus its double whammy. It doesn’t really make sense in terms of the stars but it truly make sense in terms of DaGua.
FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 usually denotes deathly events and if the structure is not timely or broken and does in any manner conform to the natal chart, its malignant effects are great. In many books on this subject, the most fear after FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 is the facing, because the Qi mouth of a house is usually located at the facing. However, as the saying goes, water governs wealth, mountain governs health, it cannot deny that an occurrence of FuYin 伏吟 or FanYin 反吟 at the sitting instead of facing, gives the more detrimental effects to the inhabitants in terms of health matter.
FAN FUYIN APPLICATION
THE LITMUS TEST - CASE FACT
A murder case, happened in North Vietnam at early morning 24th September 2016. The house was built and moved-in in 2015. The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees.
Upon moving in: -
Googlemaps revealed that the location is far from superior as it is located within the basin known in geography as the island of the ox-bow. Landform liked this has very little Qi, thus a broken structure. Its location having rivers at both sides, with the rear river closest indicating the front may have been higher with the back low. In XuanKong 4 structures this is known as backward riding the dragon or up the mountain down the water structure, where the sitting star may not be that strong after all.
PAILONG AIXING 排龍挨星
The house was built and moved-in period 8. A period 8 chart with sitting Yin and facing Shen is constructed. The facing palace comprises of the period star 5, facing star 2# and sitting star 8#. 2#-8# combination 10 at facing. Wouldn’t such be great? Unfortunately, this natal chart of the house also called, arranging the dragon 排龍 of the house has nothing to reveal as it has no FuYin. Better still, sitting star 8# that is timely meeting facing star 2# that is untimely will violate the entire benevolent of the timely star? Mind boggling… Perhaps, the sitting timely star 8# arriving at the facing violate the cardinal rule that the “mountain dragon god shall not go down the river, 山上龍神不下水，水里龍神不上山, 青囊序，Mountain on top Dragon God don’t come down to water, Water within Dragon God don’t go up the mountain, (QingNan Xu). Therefore, the timely 8# sitting star has been violated and rendered useless…
When we plot in the annual 2016 star - #2 arriving at the centre, appear before us is a FuYin 伏吟 chart. The annual star and sitting star are in FuYin 伏吟 formation for all the 9 palaces. We shall check if indeed it is a FuYin 伏吟 formation at the facing.
There is a second test to see if indeed it is a real FanYin 反吟. This is through AiXing 挨星. Facing has 8#-8# Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua. Based on Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua, we have Dui WeiZe Gua 兑为泽 Gua as its FanYin Gua and Zhen WeiLei Gua 震为雷 as its FuYin Gua. Given house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees, none of the AiXing 挨星 falls within the FanYin nor FuYin. Yet, there are people killed! The above said description failed the litmus test… miserably.
ONE ROOM ONE TAIJI 一物一太極
Perhaps, we may look at the individual room itself before we come to any conclusion…
ON THE OTHER HAND
The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees are very close to a small DE under the 72D rings based on YangGong methodology. It already foretell issues related to bloodshed. A good theory, must consistently without failed proved to show result even by the method of reverse engineering. In this instances, it has showcased that FanFu Yin can only be applied to one room, one TaiJi applications. Beyond that it seems that the theory faulted in many areas. This is only one attempt based on a popular known so called WuChang Pai 無常派 applications. How about the rest of the XuanKong derivatives such as MiaoPai 妙派 and so forth?
XUANKONG 3 SCRIPTS 玄空三诀
XuanKong Three Scripts 玄空三诀 summarize the three important factors of doing FengShui based on XuanKong 玄空. Different schools may call these scripts differently, but ultimately they are pointing to the same aspect of doing FengShui. It is used to be known as the three ancient oral transmitted scripts 三個古訣. There are many interpretation to these scripts, many beholding such as the top secrets. In some schools, these had been further expended to six, giving birth to the Six Methods of XuanKong or LiuFa. These scripts also generally shared among schools outside SanYuan such as SanHe. Generally the Three Scripts are: -
WHERE IT COMES FROM?
These scripts are made known by the so-called lineage holder of ZhongZhou Pai 中州派. Please do not get confused with SuZhou Pai 蘇州派. They are entirely different thing (read HERE for details). ZhongZhou Pai 中州派 was claimed to be a less known school of XuanKong based on its principle of One Teacher, One Student, 一师一徒. It was only made known by Wang TingZhi 王亭之 via his writing ZhongZhou Pai XuanKong School 中州派玄空学. He claimed that as he has made enough fortune to retire into “Shangrila”, he no longer needs to practice this exoteric knowledge thus he decided to disclose them via his writing. It may also mean, this method may not be really reliable and therefore can be disclosed to others… Being a renaissance man, Wang TingZhi 王亭之 professed many talents ranging from FengShui, ZiWei DouShu, food critiques, linguist, tea connoisseur to Tibetan Buddhist Master. Having such illustrious profile also made him an outspoken provocateur to many areas of Chinese Metaphysics especially FengShui, with equal amounts of brickbats as well. He owes such knowledge to his lineage master from Taiwan, famed for his skill in ZiWei DouShu, having also to say that without ZiWei, there is no ZhongZhou Pai 中州派.
ZHONGZHOU PAI 中州派
THE FIRST SCRIPT
HARBORING STAR SCRIPT 安星訣
COMMENTARY ON HARBORING STAR
The term 下卦 is aptly more appropriate to mean Placing Gua instead of Lower Gua, as in a game of chess, 下 means to place. By the same token, before one can be Placing Gua 下卦 or making the first move, one has to lift a Gua or called Lifting Gua 兼卦. Analogically speaking, it is like lifting a chess piece and placing it in the appropriate grid thus first to lift a Gua 兼卦 then to place a Gua 下卦.
Both these processes of to lift a Gua 兼卦 then to place a Gua 下卦, by some other terminology means, a star is taking a vector flight with a point of departure and another point of arrival. Collectively, it can also be construed as a number of origination and a number of completion, one Yin and one Yang. Postulations of these sorts may lead to various interpretations and applications.
The term Harboring Star 安星 analogically speaking may means to find a home (palace) for the star to reside, just like a boat that may need to be harbored 安. Collectively Harboring Star 安星 means the natal chart of the Flying Star or the LoShu grid. Basically there are 2 ways to harbor the star, one being the conventional Placing Gua 下卦 while the other unconventional Replacement Gua 替卦.
In a more general terms, Harboring Star 安星 is a mean to identify the Qi Map of a given location. By the same token it is to identify areas of growth, prosperous, weakening, death and killing based on the structure and formation of the land. Such include identifying incoming and outgoing of water.
REPLACEMENT STAR 替卦
This replacement star poem is the VERSION 17 of the earlier write-up on AiXing Jue, Leaning Star Script (detail read HERE)
APPLICATION OF REPLACEMENT STAR 替星用法歸納
THE SECOND SCRIPT
ARRANGING THE DRAGON SCRIPT 排龍訣
ARRANGING DRAGON SITTING FACING - 排龍與山、向
ARRANGING DRAGON ORAL TRANSMISSION METHOD OF ARRANGEMENT 排龍口訣及推排法
ARRANGING THE DRAGON 24 MOUNTAINS YINYANG 排龍二十四山陰陽
SIMPLE ARRANGING THE DRAGON AND WATER MOUTH 淺談排龍與水口
ARRANGING THE DRAGON SCRIPT ORAL TRANSMISSION 排龍訣口訣
ARRANGING DRAGON SCRIPTS APPLICATIONS 排龍訣之應用
THE THIRD SCRIPT
RECEIVING YIN PUSHING SHA SCRIPT 收山出煞訣
There was an interesting case study in QiMen discussed in some famous Academy in town. One student discloses how a QiMen chart is interpreted according to the Academy approach. It is a very interesting way akin to many HK masters' approach to QiMen. A rather mixture of LiuRen with QiMen. Since it is a voluntarily disclosure of a so called, secret techniques that may have caused USD40,000 to learn in the academy. I have taken the liberty to share in this blog, my perspective.
Have affinity this deity class family,
YinYang portals gateways cannot be omitted.
Moreover important to consider huge and small,
Far near close distance method (in) 9 (palaces) mysterious.
1st Layer of YinYang.
Cannot use DaGua without understanding Yin Yang.
In charge of 4 auspicious and 4 inauspicious,
Days of old and now incoming and outgoing always the same.
Together and to pass on (leaning) are the same (remedy)
Follow Yuan (SanYuan) follow Ju (formation) transform thus.
2nd Layer after Yin Yang. 1 to 2. 2 to 4. 4 to 8. 8 to 64. It has always been that way since ancient time. The Gua combination must be correct. Not just jumping to 64.
1 2 3 9 8 7,
Mountain embraces water meanders both sides combine.
7 8 9 1 2 3,
Mountain embraces water meanders both sides pass.
3rd Layer - connecting the dots... The secrets of all secrets?
5 together Qian Xun both sides push,
Kan Li transfer positions 8 gods return (GuiZhang).
Xun position linking Heavenly water receiving earth,
Qian position connects (LianShan) earth water receiving Heaven.
The foundation of DaGua.
Nothing about Hetu combination of 10 or Loshu numbers 1 6, 3 8, 2 7, 4 9, etc
Up Middle Lower (Yuan) each 60 years,
Urge has 180 (years) completely.
Middle together Upper and Lower SanYuan spring (to commence),
500 years or more palm above (within) to compute.
Every body has their own Theory about how to work out the numbers.
THE FORMATION OF THE EARLY HEAVEN BAGUA
Heaven Earth Settle position.
Mountain Marsh connect QI.
Thunder Wind mutually close.
Water Fire not shooting each other.
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?
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
- 1+9=10, combination 10, 4 pairs.
- 2-7, HeTu Fire, 5 pairs.
- 6-6, same Qi, 3 pairs.
The question is could this Ring tells you something beyond just the greatly misunderstood Kun Ren Yi?
HOW TO APPLY?
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.
120 Dragon 百二龍
13 Ming Tomb 明十三陵
240 LongFenJing 二百四＋龍分
24 Mountains 二十四山
3 Yi 三易
7 Star Robbery Method 七星打劫法
8 Killing Yellow Stream 八煞黄泉
BaZhai MingJing 八宅明镜
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BaZiFEngShui 八字風 水
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Chen WenGuo 陳文國
ChuanShan DouDi 穿山透地
ChunYin ChunYang 纯阴纯阳
DiLi BianZhen 地理辨證
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DingGua JingKou Jue 定卦金口诀
Dragon God 龍神
Earth Xue 土穴
Eliminate Sha Acquire Water 消砂纳水
ErYuan BaYun 二元八運
Eulogy Of QiuGong 丘公頌
FanFu Yin 反伏吟
FanGong Shui 反弓水
FengShui Canopy 天篷
Genting FengShui 云顶風水大師
Guan Clan Ancestral Shrine 管氏宗祠
GuLau FangFa 古老方法
HanLong Jing 撼龍經
Heavenly Heart 天心
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Jiang JingChuan 江靜川
JingKou Jue 金口訣
Liao Junqing 廖均卿
Li DingXin DaShi 李定信大师
Li KuiMing 李居明
LingTou Shui 淋头水
LiuJiangDong Grave 劉江東墓
Liu ZhuFen 刘祖坟
LongShan XiangShui 龍山向水
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Ode To Mysticism 玄机赋
Peach Blossom Sha 桃花杀
PoJun DaiJia 破军带甲
Qing Eastern Tombs 清东陵
QingLong LunJian 青龍論劍
QiongTong BaoJian 穷通宝鉴
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RiZhu ChuangRuo 日主强弱
SanFen SanHe 三分三合
SanFen 三 墳
SanShen ShuiFa 三神水法
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Seat Of Wealth 财富座位
Secrets Of XuanKong 玄空秘旨
ShenSha FengShui 神煞風水
Sitting Mountain 8 Killing 坐山八煞
Sitting Mountain Robbery Killing 坐山劫煞
SiZhu BaZhi 四柱八字
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Three Heavens 三天
Tycoon Grave 富翁墓
Tycoon Li 李富翁
Walking The Dragon 尋龍點穴
Water Shed Xue 水脱穴
Word Word Gold 字字金
WuChang Pai 無常派
WuMing Xue 无名穴
WuXin RenGe 五型人格
WuXin ShengKe Fa 五行生克法
XianDai SanYao 現代三要
XKDG KouJue 玄空大卦口訣
XuanKong 4 Classics 玄空四经
XuanKong DaGua 玄空大卦
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YangGong GuFa 楊公古法
YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清
Yin FengShui 阴风水
YiWu YiTaiJi 一物一太極
Zhang BiShi 張弼士
Zheng JinGui 郑景贵
ZiBai Jue 紫白賦
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