Silver Lining for Italy ?

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

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.

Renzi

What makes this guy special from the Bazi point of view?

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Book Review: Money, Power, Fame in Astrology

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.

AuYongCTHis 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.5Star
Author’s site http://www.auyongct.com & you may buy the book online at Book Depository. BookDepository ships free to many destination.

Cure for Bad Marriage Bazi

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

Bazi Questions Answered 01

Question:

What elements are released from clashes in the storage .what problems in relation to the 10 god I.e if 7 killing released but a negative element what is the cause… thanks

F.Mech:

When a Clash happens we have to see the interaction of the elements involved arising from the clash between the 2 Earthly Branches.

If 7k is present in a person’s Bazi at the 2nd Sub Qi inside the Hidden Heavenly Stem, then it is said this person has 7K in storage. But it is in “dormant” state until it is clashed, it is not really “released”. We have to see the interaction of the 2 elements resulting from the Clash to understand the meaning behind the clash.

If 7 Killing is being countered, it usually means good events especially if the 7K is unfavourable to a person’s Bazi. If the 7k is favourable then an unpleasant event will happen.

In the above chart, there is a Clash between Xu and Chen. In this clash the 7 killing (Ding) is being clashed by Gui (Eating God). When this happens, we have to see what does this mean to the Xin Day Master.

The outcome is good because in this Chart 7k is not favourable to the Xin Day Master. As such being restraint/weaken by the Gui water, the 7k will not negatively affect the Day Master. The Day Master will be well disciplined, relaxed and careful when making decisions.

So in your question, the same logic of reasoning applies.

In Bazi reading, nothing is fixed and all depends on the interaction between elements to the Day Master.

Feng Shui Questions 02: Running on Karma?

Here is another posting that Christine from my Facebook has asked me to write on, something about Good and Bad Karma…Interesting request but I will try even though my knowledge is rather limited on this subject. Since I am also in the Chinese metaphysics world, lets talk on a topic related to this field, something I came across in a forum.

A common perception among the public is that Feng Shui Masters should be able to avoid misfortune – like relationship problems, wealth & health etc, with their ability to read one’s destiny & Feng Shui practical implementations, but this wasn’t the case in reality.

Life is indeed complicated and Feng Shui Masters are also human beings. Firstly I would like to relate back to an article that I have written before based on I-Ching principles as taught by Master Isaac Chung that described the various components of life.

Every person is born with a set of Destiny and in this package comes your character, your sub-conscious mind blueprint, your intentions, the kind of life you going to go through for instance, your relations with your family, spouse, grandparents, work, child and the path in life you will thread during this lifetime. This is collectively called Destiny and Luck. They are given.

If you start to look at it from the religious point of view, that Destiny Chart is basically a code of your Karma. The meaning of life is and has been for thousands of years to achieve Nivarna or Nibbana which is the cessation of being reborn and to the land of eternal bliss. But the Buddha also said that in life, suffering exist and it is a reality that no reasonable person can deny. We as humans, our job is to purify ourselves in actions and thoughts so we can forever leave this cycle of Samsara (rebirth). So regardless of your profession, we are all bound by our Bazi/Karma/Destiny.

Coming back, there are many grade of Feng Shui Masters. Some who want to be make big money, some wants to be famous or celebrities  in the name of feng shui while some others wants to propagate the art to future generations and help others. In this period of the 90′s and in the millenium, the art of Feng Shui has suddenly become accessible to the public, thanks to many  Celebrity “Masters”  who open up the “secret art” to the world. So suddenly in this period you see thousands of Feng Shui “Masters” emerging in the market especially true in the Western World. Then you hear many stories like Masters murdered, embroiled in law suits, having secret affairs, passed away in poor conditions, suffered from strokes and many more. People like them cannot escape their Karma too. Why?

According to Buddhism there are at least 5 categories of Karma. What we have been talking all these while are called Karma Niyama, the result of one’s own actions and thoughts through the many cycles of birth and re-birth. Well when these masters promoted their feng shui to the world, they made it so simple to “students”. If you have this problem, no worries, buy this and put there! Or just find the good stars and using date selection, activate it by digging the ground here or there. Ya, I too wish life is that simple! There will be no poor people. Yet if you ask around, many are pretty much they are as where they were before if not worse off. Undeniably some of them are also better off by virtue of Luck or Karma. Perhaps! because if you toss the coins 10 times surely you will get a few Heads.

They are just too good to know where are the pain points and pleasure points of naive clients or students. Marketing is what I label it. If you know some of their background, not all have strong background in feng shui. Mostly has no lineage behind them. They either read from books and then teach it to the world then students flock at their door steps enroll courses and buy their products. They willingly “sell” the knowledge because it is not valuable to them. This is human nature.

I quote an example of a case in the Trial of Nina Wang where both the Plaintiff and 1st Defendant each called upon their own expert witness and this is what Judge Johnson Lam written in his judgement.

Therefore, the evidence of Mr Jxxxxx Y, focusing on the validity and consistency of the alleged Fung Shui practices with some Fung Shui theories, based on his own research by reading some works on Fung Shui and logic and common sense, were quite beside the point. I do not find such evidence to be of much assistance in this trial. Even though Fung Shui is not a science, Mr Y developed his Fung Shui theory by making use of mathematical methods and his own logical deductions. It is not my function to adjudicate whether such an approach is sound. But there is no evidence that his approach is shared by many Fung Shui practitioners in Hong Kong. Mr Y taught classes and practised his Fung Shui overseas but not in Hong Kong or the mainland or Taiwan. Therefore he cannot give useful evidence as regards local practices. He frankly admitted that he had no knowledge of Taoist practices and Fa Discipline. He did not practise planting of life base though he had researched into it on a theoretical level.

(Mr Y is the Expert Witness of 1st Defendant, Tony Chan)

Their actions may ruin many lives and this will create bad karma within themselves & the following generations due to their half proven methods. When I meet students or clients of theirs and try to salvage the situation, it is a pity but this is the fact of life, they the students/clients have suffered in silence yet they move on to find other solutions. Is this due to their Karma too? Perhaps! Someone has to be a short in order to make the other person tall! This is the  concept of Yin-Yang.

Even if I try to tell them, they cannot follow or listen. Why?, perhaps it is their Bad Karma is too heavy that they cannot receive help. What all this tells us is, Karma or Destiny is at work in our lives and that is what differentiate us from others and no one shall escape it. Watch this movie called Running on Karma starring Andy Lau. You will understand what I mean.

While I am not advocating I am correct all the time, at least I am confident that with the knowledge passed down by my generations of masters, they have proven with their cases with good enough success rate & from my own practices as well, I have correct enough cases to know what is right and what is hyped publicity.

Feng Shui Master suffers or flourish due to their own past actions or deeds. Anyway they are only mortals aren’t they?. All with desires, greed, fear, attachments and their deeds too.

Then there is the other type called the Utu Niyama physical inorganic order, e.g. seasonal phenomena of winds and rains. The unerring order of seasons, characteristic seasonal changes and events, causes of winds and rains, nature of heat, etc., all belong to this group.

If you so happened to be in Acheh when the Tsunami happened, no Feng Shui can save you. All house will also be damaged. Don’t believe me? Sponsor the masters to built the best feng shui house in Indonesia near the volcanic areas. Let’s see if it will be save from the volcanic lava. No body can escape Karma not even the best Feng Shui Masters.

Then there are the 3 others Karma:- Citta Niyama, Bija Niyama and Dharmma Niyama.

Bija Niyama - order of germs and seeds (physical organic order), e.g. rice produced from rice-seed, sugary taste from sugar-cane or honey, peculiar characteristics of certain fruits, etc. The scientific theory of cells and genes and the physical similarity of twins may be ascribed to this order.

Dhamma Niyama - order of the norm, e.g., the natural phenomena occurring at the advent of a Bodhisattva in his last birth. Gravitation and other similar laws of nature. The natural reason for being good and so forth, may be included in this group.

Citta Niyama - order or mind or psychic law, e.g., processes of consciousness, arising and perishing of consciousness, constituents of consciousness, power of mind, etc., including telepathy, telaesthesia, retro-cognition, premonition, clairvoyance, clairaudience, thought-reading and such other psychic phenomena which are inexplicable to modern science.

So what happens when they are supposed able to read their Destiny & knows Feng Shui that supposedly able to tweek destiny but cannot avoid it? The answer is in one of the 5 types of Karmas. Just like the Buddha despite achieving Nirvana at the age of 35 has to die too when he aged 80.

Karma is not fate, for man acts with free will, creating his own destiny. The Vedas tell us, if we sow goodness, we will reap goodness; if we sow evil, we will reap evil. Karma refers to the totality of our actions and their concomitant reactions in this and previous lives, all of which determines our future.

SATGURU SIVAYA SUBRAMUNIYASWAMI, Dancing With Siva

 

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How to help a Bad Bazi?

This time my chosen topic is “Is there are way to help Bad Bazi other than using Feng Shui?”

My thinking is Yes and No. Why?

In Bazi Chart you always divide into 3 components. Heaven, Earth and Man. Here I attach a typical Bazi or Phat Chee Chart.

If the the problems comes from the Heavenly Stem then only He can help you or you just have to wait for the Right Timing. It is the part of Destiny that was handed to one since birth. So no matter what you do you just cannot avoid this part by our actions.

If the problem comes from Earthly Branches, then managing or changing a person’s character can help. There is a saying that “Character is Destiny”. This statement is true if you look from the point of view of what one can do. This is where the a visit to the Self improvement sections of the book stores or Personality or Anger Management or self awareness program will do the difference. Having said this, of course we as the person has to work on it and please allow time for changes to take place. Persistence and patience is what is required.

When we have the ‘right’ character we can alter the outcome. Having said this, many find that this is the most difficult part of the task. Most people will give up or revert back to their original character when under stress. So how can one change his/her destiny if the character is not ‘supportive’? It is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride isn’t it. But still possible! Effort x Time x Desire !!

And if Hidden stem is the issue, you will have to re-program your subconcious mind. Positive self talk, attending motivational seminars, hynoptism, meditation and NLP (neuro linguistic programming) are some things you can do to improve your life. This is where preventive maintenance kicks in. Why Preventive? they are your hidden problems awaiting to explode. If you correct it now, when it happens it will have minimal effects on you. Get it?

So the answer is really Yes and No when it comes to correct a Bad Bazi. Only You may manage/alter your destiny, not your spouse, your boss, your teacher nor your parents. So please don’t blame them for everything.

It is only your own desire to change and make a difference in this lifetime. Indeed life is a journey and not blocks of milestones or KPIs.

Isn’t knowing your bazi important? How do you improve if you don’t know the problems or where they are coming from?

Next post, I will share what is called the Useful God and why is it important to your life for there is where the solution is!.

Dragon Babies for You?

It has been a while since I have blogged on the subject of Bazi. It was until recently that I read an article on Malaysian Newspaper saying that the increased in newborns is anticipated. Just local hospitals too, are seeing an increase in the number of customers since middle of last year.

So what is the craze for Dragon Babies?

Dragon to Chinese community symbolizes many things. Dragon is the heavenly celestrial animal with special divine powers, it is also the symbol of Emperor, great leader and capable of achieving greatness.

I still remember my cousin 12 years ago, planned for a Dragon baby following an advice of a fortune teller, he got it but 12 years down the road, his life had not gone anywhere better!.

In the study of Bazi, the reference element is called the Day Master and not by referencing the year of birth.

The following is a sample of a Bazi Chart:

The Red circle is called the Year while the Green Circled is called the Day Master (DM).

So you see, the chart has 5 other character besides the Year and the Day Master. We have to really read the chart in totality to see if it is really good for us or not.

Then there are people who will get worried if Dragon year will be a good year of bad year for me. Frankly, it will a very generalised prediction when based on Water Dragon as the only information. It can be good or bad depending on your chart.

Every human is unique and so is Bazi eventhough there is a finite number or permutations in Bazi Chart, still the number of combination is so big and big enough to be closed to being unique.

There are interactions between all the elements in the chart with respect to the Day Master. Good or Bad is all in there cos not all will prosper in the Dragon year and same that not it will not be dooms day for all.

My message is don’t be over worried about if Water Dragon is going to be bad to you just because someone says so. Don’t believe that having a dragon baby will prosper you or the baby will be great in life. It has to depend on the entire chart.

You can visit the page Update Annual Feng Shui 2012.. for some simple reading.

Come join CAFS Bazi course on the 27-29 Feb and teach yourself the art of Bazi so you may know how to fish whole life…email : fengshuimastery@hotmail.my for more information.

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” — Jim Rohn

This is a profound phrase. Ponder on it…

What you become…is the key point in this phrase and can be found in your Bazi, your destiny will be reflected in life.

So it is not whether you will be come the next millionaire or CEO of a major Multi National Company but rather how have you progressed from day 1 till now. What experience have you gained and how you have helped others and yourself to be better in your life.

Bazi’s objective is to better understand yourself till the subconcious level. You improve on the weak points, enhance your strengths or what we call “Useful God” (用 神).

So Bazi is not merely a Destiny Anaylsis to know what is coming nor what I will become (milestone) but also what you can do to be a better person like for example, to built your inherit strengths and find the path of least resistance or avoid some paths that is not meant for you. If you have to thread the path that is not meant for you, you have to suit the environment rather than to expect the environment to suit us!

The earlier you know the better the result will be because any changes to our believe system and character will take a while…

We can through Bazi Analysis tell you that….email qimgmt@yahoo.com for more information.