As I read the news article on a local daily on ex President of Taiwan Mr Chen Shui Bian released on medical parole after serving 6 out of the 20 years sentence for graft. He is 64 this year and for the Chinese solar calendar it is still the year of the Jia Wu. http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2015/01/06/Taiwans-expresident-Chen-freed-Disgraced-leader-released-from-prison-on-medical-parole/
So I went on to goggle about him over the internet and I found out actually he has two birth dates. Mr. Chen was born to an impoverished tenant farming family in Guantian Township of Tainan County (now part of Tainan City) on the second day of the ninth lunar month in 1950 (12 Oct) but was not formally issued a birth certificate until February 18, 1951 because of doubts that he would survive.
There has always been a debate if one’s destiny should follow the actual date of birth or the official date of birth. Even in feng shui has similar questions such as should we us Winter Solstice (Li Dong) to cut off the new year or Li Chun?
The second reason that caught my attention is how would a Bazi for a person who has gone from the highest point to the lowest point in a matter of 10 years. What is the cause of it? Can it be seen from Bazi?
Thus I will attempt to present my views and readers, you make their own conclusion.
Often in the study of Bazi, one of the area of interest of students is the Peach Blossom Star. Peach Blossom carries many meanings and different schools emphasize different aspects of it. Nonetheless, it usually entails, affinity with people, indication of possible extra marital affairs or attractive person especially to the opposite sex.
The usual 4 Peach Blossom Stars are Zi, Mao, Wu and You. (子，卯，午，酉)
Here is an interesting real life case of two men.
One of the men below has many female friends and is the center of attraction to women where ever he goes while the other is just an ordinary family man. Now, interestingly both were born in the same year and each has 3 peach blossom star in their Bazi and coincidentally both are made of only 2 elements of Zi and Mao.
It has been a while I posted something on Bazi. Today I have tried to put by rusted skills back into use. Hope you will enjoy this post.
Matteo Renzi, Italy new Prime Minister, youngest of all Italian Prime Minister only at the age of 39. At the time when the Italian is at historic low, everyone from all walks of life is turning to him for hope to revive ailing economy. Unemployment at this time is high at 12.9%.
Let’s look at his Bazi or Birth Chart. He was born on 11 January 1975 at Wei Hour.
Renzi, A Ding fire day master born in the month of Chou in the year of the Jia Yin,started his political career in 1996 when he joined the Italian People party and in just 3 years he became the Provincial Secretary in 1999. He caught attention when in 2004 when he was elected President of province of Florence.
Just after five years, he was elected Mayor of Florence and now 4+ years apart, he is the 56th Prime Minister of Italy since the unification in 1861.
What makes this guy special from the Bazi point of view?
Many a times I received questions about clashes. People are usually very afraid of clash because it gives a very eerie feeling.
Clash in Bazi or 4 Pillar usually comes for the 6 clashes as in the table below:
This time round, I would take a break from Feng Shui into Bazi. I would like to briefly discuss a chapter from this book I read some time back and I also did a review on it on my blog. You can check out the Book Review Category.
During the long Chinese New Year Holiday, I chance upon the opportunity to read this book by author Au Yong Chee Tuck. His book was titled Money, Power, Fame in Astrology.
This book is very different from most of the Bazi book that I have read and indeed it was different in many aspects.
His Bazi book which is the first from author Au Yong, contains 12 chapters and all are based on real life historical people and some of them notably Adolf Hitler, Ian Fleming the few persons that I know.
The thing I like most about this book is in the depth of the research and simplicity in his writting. Simple yet the clarity in deciphering the Bazi and unfolding the events layer by layer. the best part is you don’t have to have in depth bazi knowledge in order to understand his writings!
Another thing I like a lot about this book is the author stimulate and offer his views on the various subjects that no author likes to touch on. I qoute a example of twins, both with same bazi but yet have different outcomes in life. This is the fact of life and yet how do we explain from astrology point of view?
Another commonly asked questions in Bazi circle is Wealth element is supposily represents Wealth and to a man is also the Wife Star but why in the case of Xavier Cugat he has many wifes but no wealth and not even children. How do we see that in a Bazi or our 4 Pillars? Is Bazi developed to explain everything in our life? Read on to find out…
Speaking of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, not until now that I know of Ian’s attra poor achievement in his career & education, lavish spending and women. His bad habits of heaving drinking and smoking finally too a toll on his health and passed away at the age of 56 when his only son was 12.
Overall, I am happy for Au Yong and loved the book as it has given me another perpective in the quest of Bazi mastery.
Author’s site http://www.auyongct.com & you may buy the book online at Book Depository. BookDepository ships free to many destination.
If you have less that fortunate marriage life, here are 9 points to help you regain that happy life. It is Possible.
Bazi tell you what problems you will have but you are the solution to your problems. Don’t believe what other tell you about short cuts or how wonderful their feng shui master has done miracle. Life there is no short cut.
1. Avoid the next quarrel. Never lose temper and it is ok to say “I am Sorry”.
2. Don’t expect perfection from your wife/husband. Learn to accept them as they are. Life is imperfect anyway.
3. Be a good listener. Think before you speak. You are the master of unspoken words but slave of spoken words.
4. Be a good forgiver. Most people forgive conditionally, forgiveness should be complete and unconditional.
5. Grow in the spirit of humility. Be humble, ego brings arrogance that separate lives.
6. Learn the art of appreciation. Be quick to appreciate, be slow to criticize. Appreciate while one is alive for after life is for us to let go just like the dust dissappering in the wind.
7. Don’t argue. Learn to win love and affection rather than arguments.
8. Develop a healthy sense of humor. Learn to laugh and be cheerful even if things don’t go your way. So learn to laugh with others and not at others.
9. Always lend a helpful hand. Offer without asking, miracles does happen.
Make this your 2013 resolution if you truly want to improve your marriage life.
Merry Christmas and Dong Zhi…
Here is one nice song for you…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmAPYkPeYU