10 Gods or Shi Shen 十神 is an integral part of Bazi. In this video, master explains the fundamentals of 10 Gods and some of the misconception of 10 Gods.
Terence Choi Kwok-Kuen 蔡國權
He was a singer in Hong Kong in the early 80’s right till about for a decade before he decided to call it quits.
Perhaps you call it Timing, 80’s was the time of mega stars of Alan Tam, Leslie Cheung and Sam Hui, Anita Mui etc. It was the peak time of Hong Kong entertainment industry and when Terence got into it. I have blogged about Leslie and Sam Hui Bazi but Terence life story was interesting and worth looking at his Bazi to understand life and destiny better.
Being at the Wrong Era….
The new age thought is that man has FULL control of his life or destiny. Is it true? or to some religious centrist, life is in the hands of their Gods. Perhaps Chinese astrology tool of BaZi may give us some clue of our future and destiny. Let’s see how it has shaped Terence life.
Towards the 90’s he reclused himself to a song writer and have written a few songs for Alan Tam, Paula Tsui, Jacky Cheung, Kenny Bee to mention a few. Then after leaving Hong Kong for some years, he decided to make a come back to the music industry in around 2002 and had planned a solo concert in 2003.
Never thought that in 2002, he met with a serious accident in Dongguan China which left him paralyzed and suffer from brain damaged. Even his wife left him after that fatal accident on 13 November 16:30. Life had not been easy for him ever since then.Continue reading “Feasting God Performer”
Alternative Seal is also called by some schools as Indirect Resource but the actual term in Chinese is Pian Yin (偏印). It’s counterpart is known as Zheng Yin (正印) or Righteous Seal or some schools call it Direct Resource.
Resource is the element that produces the Day Master in the 5 elements of Production cycle but due to the Yin – Yang polarity they are accorded the title of Righteous (Zheng) and Alternative (Pian) accordingly. In some school of thought, Improper Resource is said to be less preferred than the Proper resource since Zheng usually gives a more upright, moral and good side picture while Pian usually gives the more scheming, cunning or less law abiding image. Pian 偏 in Chinese usually brings about the idea of an “illegal” connotation.
However, in my opinion this thinking is very regimental.
Go Kong Wei 11/8/1926
Day Month Year
壬 丙 丙
申 申 寅
A modern Bazi practitioner will probably will hear of this term Qi Sha or translated literally as Seven Killings. Qi Sha carries a very negative connotation at least to some schools of Bazi. It usually being depicted as meaning legal issues, accidents, disasters, death, danger, health issues coming.
I always have half past six enthusiast coming perplexing about Qi Sha. So perhaps I should write something on this blog to clear a little although many probably will still be happy living a little stressed.
Lets Define Qi Sha in the Context of 10 Gods
Qi Sha is the element or God that controls the Day Master and yas the same Yin Yang polarity as the Day Master. So for example for a Jia 甲 Wood day master the Qi Sha element is the Geng 庚 Metal. Another example would be for a Gui 癸 Water day master the Qi Sha element is the Ji 己 Earth.
Here is a BaZi chart of a young man named PJ. Many students of BaZi will it difficult to start reading a BaZi. Why?
After all the books and study, the big questions now is how do we apply into reading? This is always the most frustrating part of Bazi reading and also the reason why many gave up reading. “Better to pay someone to read and later I can ask some technical questions” is usually at the back of their mind.
Well it doesn’t work this way because there are many schools of Bazi Astrology, my dear! You may end up more confused.
HOUR DAY MONTH YEAR
– 丁 乙. 甲
– 未. 亥. 子
The, a little more senior would first try to read the Ding 丁 Fire Day Master, try to figure out if he is strong or a weak Day Master. Then they will probably see, if the Day Master is strong, then his favourable elements will be Output (Eating God or Hurting Officer) and Wealth (Direct or Indirect Wealth). If the Day master is classified as Weak or called a Weak Day Master, then the favourable element will be Resource or Parallel (Friends or Rob Wealth). Officer will somehow be dependent if it is to be classified as favourable or otherwise.
In the study of Bazi, one of the most common tool of reading is known as the 10 Gods. The 10 Gods represents certain relationship between others and us. Of course in the lingo of Bazi, us equates to the Day Master.
Hurting Officer is one of the most talked about in the reading of 10 Gods in Bazi. Hurting Officer is the classified as Output of the Day Master but with a Different Polarity. Output here simply means the element produced by the Day Master while polarity means Yin – Yang Polarity.
Thus if a person is born as a Jia 甲 Day Master, Hurting officer is represented by the element Ding 丁.
HURTING OFFICER (伤官)
Hurting officer (HO) is given the term is probably due to the reason this element hurts the Officer (官). Guan 官 in Chinese language usually means someone of authority or an executioner of a law or law enforcement officer or minister or in short a public officer etc. If you see the chart below, the Hurting Officer actually controls the Officer.
So if I use an example of a Ren Day Master, The HO will be represented by Yi wood. The Officer is by definition the element that controls the Day Master. Thus in this case it is the Earth element represented by Wu and Ji.
If you would like to know more about your love life or relationship, look no further than your own Bazi destiny chart which is derived from your birth date and time. It holds the key to finding Mr Right and Ms Right. Or if you have already tied the knot, are you happily married or otherwise? What does your Bazi destiny chart say?
First, we look at the quality of the Spouse Star. For a man, we look at the Wealth star as this represents the wife and girlfriends. For a female, we look at the quality of the Influence/Power star as these stars represent the husband and boyfriends. If the spouse star is of good quality and is favourable to the Day Master, we can conclude that he or she can easily find somebody, especially if the spouse star is located at the Stem next to the Day Master, or Day Branch, and the relationship will generally be good.
Secondly, the Spouse Palace plays a very important part in determining the relationship with the spouse. If the “Useful God” or “Noble Element” is in the spouse palace, we can say that the person will receive support from his/her spouse and will get a lucky house when the time is right. He/She will becomes lucky once married and will enjoy good marriage and the spouse will generally be good and supportive. However, the Spouse Palace should NOT have clash or combination, otherwise there will be relationship problems.
Here is an simple example of what the 10 Gods do. Each has their role and character. The key is to know when they work in favour of you and when they are not.
Advance 10 Gods in Action! by Master Benson Yeo
During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”
Money belong to the States = Wealth month.
Your life belong to you = Your Resource belong to you!
This is the action of Positive Hurting Officer/eating God!
Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.
This is Indirect/Direct Resource in contempt! Resources under control and being combined!
In the last article we talked about how the 10 Gods (十神) was derived but what is the significance of knowing the 10 gods? Chinese classics has lots of information written on the subject of 10 Gods in Bazi.
Technically speaking, the 10 gods represents many things or relationships in Bazi or Destiny Analysis but today we are going to talk about Family Relationships. This is easier to illustrate.
Just to caution readers that 10 Gods is only 1 method to tell relationship. There are other methods to further tell relationship in Bazi too.
There is a difference in representation for Male and Female when it comes to relationship and the way it is structured is very much based on ancient Chinese culture.
Here is how it goes:-
As we all know, Obama just won the presidential election again. While the topic of the presidential election is still hot, let us take a look at both the candidates’ Bazi chart and see what they say. What makes Obama win and not Romney? As the President of the United States, the person heralds great authority, status and position. Hence, we shall evaluate the quality of the Power stars, i.e. the Direct Officer star and the 7 Killings star in their chart.
He is a strong Ji Day Master with Friend Structure, sitting on Si (Bing is one of Ji’s noble elements). Hence his wife is of great help to him and a significant supporter. His other noble element is Jia Wood (his Direct Officer star) and it is located at his Hour Pillar, indicating his career is good which can give him power and status. And this Jia Wood is sitting on Wu, his Rob Wealth star. Though Jia sitting on Wu is overall not an excellent pillar, it is nevertheless also not a poor pillar either, because Wood no matter what still needs Earth to be around for support. His Year Stem of Xin (Eating God) is countering Yi (7 Killing) in the Month Stem. This is being translated into the Day Master using his intelligence to control his power, as both stars are equally strong and of good quality, having roots respectively.
Obama won his first presidential election during his Xin Mao Pillar (Eating God-7 Killing Pillar). This is the pillar of intelligence with power, having his 7 Killing star firmly rooted. Due to the clash, it is an indication that this power doesn’t bring glory, but challenges and obstructions instead.
He is currently entering into a Geng Yin Pillar, where he again won the presidential election the second time around. Once he entered this pillar, his Jia Wood (Direct Officer star) in his chart is being rooted and strong, giving him a strong foundation to hold on to his power. Jia Wood is also his noble element and needs Geng Metal (Hurting Officer) to chop to make his Jia Wood useful and noble. Hence, we can say that this pillar is in fact great for him, as compared to Xin Mao pillar. This pillar will bring him great glory and much influence.
He is a weak Geng Day Master with Direct Wealth Structure, sitting on Yin (Jia Wood is Geng Metal’s favorable element), so we can conclude that his wife is quite supportive of him. Unlike Obama whose noble elements are very close to him, Romney has no noble element in his Hour Pillar, his career palace. His noble element of Ding Fire is in the Year Stem, and it is too far to ask for support, and is also involved in countering situation with Gui Water (Hurting Officer) in the Month Stem. Direct Officer does not want to see Hurting Officer next to him as this compromised the quality of the Direct Officer, making it questionable.
His current luck pillar is Bing Shen (7 Killings-Friend Pillar). With Bing Shen, his 7 Killings stars become rooted and strong, and the weak Geng Day Master also becomes rooted in Shen. So, this may indicate potentiality for Romney to win as his power element is strong in this pillar as well. But bear in mind, Geng Metal Day Master favors Ding Fire more than Bing Fire, as Geng Metal needs Ding Fire to forge to make it useful and noble. With Bing Fire, it’s more likely the scorching Sun will burn the Geng Metal more than anything else, resulting in his loss.
The Results ?
Of course, in both charts, there are interactions of control, clash and combination going on in the luck pillar, and we will not go into details and elaborate on those. Suffice to say, it is more likely the Noble Elements of the Power star determines the winner. Obama has beautiful and usable Noble Element of Direct Officer in Jia Wood, which is also his Useful God; whereas Romney’s 7 Killing star in Bing Fire is not his Noble Element and also not usable to the Day Master.
For more information on “Noble Elements”, please read our book on “The Correct Way of Understanding a Person’s Destiny” by Master Benson Yeo of Destiny Empire, available at MPH bookstores throughout Malaysia, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.