Chinese say that Destiny is first while Luck comes second whilst Feng shui comes in only third. 一命二运三风水
Destiny can be read from our Natal Chart 命盘 while Luck cycle changes every 10 years. Thus the role of Major Luck 大运 is second to Destiny indicates it’s importance and significance in our lives. Sometimes we may be born with an average destiny but with a favourable luck cycle, life can be as fulfilling as well.
Of course this comes with a time limit since each luck cycle only last 10 years. Some people have major luck that last 20 years and I have seen some with as long as 40 years or 4 cycles. Most people takes about 3 years to earn their first million so a good luck cycle is enough to make your first bucket of gold. The rest is up to how you want make good use of the wealth.
So how significant is the effect of a Major Luck Cycle can have on us?
Bazi Case Study
A good example is the case of George Saunders:
Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for “Lincoln in the Bardo”.
It is a controversy always when people ask about Twins especially when they try to reconcile their Bazi to reality.
I mean its normal that twins does have slightly different characters and outcome in life. Thus modern practitioners tries hard to find an answer to accommodate the difference in the outcome. One of the popular theory that took wave is the notion that the younger twins should be given an earlier Chinese hour.
For example, if the twin was born at 10am while the second twin was born say some minutes later (assuming natural birth), then the first twin will have born in the hour of Si 巳 while the younger twin will be assigned the earlier hour of Chen 辰.
For those not familiar with Chinese hour system, Si or Snake hour is between 9am to 10:59am. Before Si hour is the Chen hour or Dragon hour which is between 7am to 8:59am.
However, this new theory contradicts traditional rules of Bazi which says your birth hour is the hour of birth. Thus if you are born in the Si hour, thus you will be having a Si in your hour pillar. What is the rational then of pushing the younger twin one Chinese hour earlier.?
Ahok or his real name Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was born on 29 June 1966. However the hour of birth is unknown.
He is a politician and was promoted to Gabenor of Jakarta under President Joko Widodo or better known as Jokowi.
Since 2009 he entered the luck of Ji Hai 己亥. thus far 3 major things happened, become Gobenor of Jakarta, jailed of alleged blasphemy and wife had affair since 7 years ago (circa 2010). This year he filed for divorce.
He became Gabenor of Jakarta in 2014, the year of Jia Wu 甲午. Jia Wu was a repeat of his month pillar. In Bazi school it is called Fu Yin. Fu Yin is said to be bad in any Bazi but who knows, things may change in the future after some masters read this case.
Then he was involved in a blasphemy case where he was addressing a crowd back in Nov 2016 (Bing Shen 丙申) and in 2017 (Ding You 丁酉）he was trialed and found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison in the month of May 2017.
I received an Bazi Course promotion sometime back and in that article, it tells about how to find out if the spouse has potential of playing infidelity. It says…
Lots of Indirect Wealth (for men) / 7 Killings (for ladies)elements in the chart.
Having lots of Peach Blossom stars – Peach blossom stars are the 子，午，卯，酉。
A clash in the Spouse palace.
Has many output elements, good likability factor that creates opportunity for infidelity. – Usually they say this has got to do with Hurting Officer 伤官or Eating God 食神。
Britney Spears allegedly cheated on Justin Timberlake, according to an ex of hers unfortunately named Jason Alexander (not *that* Jason Alexander). She was previously accused of cheating on Timberlake, who was probably just too awesome and well-adjusted for her, with her choreographer at the time Wade Robson.
Britney was born on 2 December 1981 in the hour of Chou,
Bazi Astrology tells us our capacity in life and that is, how far we are able to achieve in life. At least this is the Chinese Metaphysics point of view. There maybe other views such as God who decides everything we do.
Jack Ma has been one of the fastest uprising Chinese who has made his fame and fortune just within a span of 10 years or so. Just this year’s 11.11 sales, Alibaba made 25 billion dollar sale in a single day!. Was he fated or destined to reach what he is today or purely hard word, positive thoughts and foresight?
I found his time of birth in the internet and so let’s see from the Bazi point of view what his natal chart can tell us.
What is so special about his chart?
Since we are on the subject wealth, let’s focus on it. Since Jack Ma is a Ren 壬 Day master thus his wealth element is the Fire. Thus Bing 丙 and Ding 丁 represents his wealth in his Bazi Chart.
If we inspect his chart, there are only 2 little fire hidden in the Hidden Heavenly Stem inside the Yin 寅 and Xu 戌. With very little fire in his chart why is he able to amass so much wealth and fame?
That’s quantity counting of wealth element which is not always true.
Then he was born in Autumn 🍂 and during Autumn, the fire 🔥 Qi which is also his wealth is also weak. Thus if we were to look from the Quality point of view, it too does not explain why his Bazi brings him so such fame and wealth.
Both Quantitative and Qualitative wise, the fire is not strong in his chart, so where did the money coming from?
If you are a student from the Strong and Weak school, then a Ren 壬 Day master born in Autumn should be a strong Day Master. If he is strong thus Output and Wealth is favourable while Friends and Rob Wealth is unfavourable for him and he has both of them.
Little Wealth Element In His Bazi Chart
However we know his wealth (fire) is very “weak” in his chart. His output which is represented by Wood element which he has it in the Yin 寅 & Jia 甲. Quality wise, Wood is also considered weak and a dead Qi (in Autumn) in his chart. Can this wither tree generate good wealth？
Often I get the question “How To Read Bazi Chart?” or “Bazi reading is very difficult” and so on. I can understand the frustration and disappointment. Since my students have strong encourage me to produce a short video on how to read a Bazi Chart, here you go.
In this short video I will give a simple demonstration how to read a Bazi Chart and same time debunk some common myths in Bazi Astrology.
As I mentioned earlier in our Facebook group, there are many schools of Bazi and each differs in the way they read a Bazi Chart. Each has their own strengths and weakness. Let’s see how we use nature to read a Bazi Chart.
Watch Video on Bazi Chart Analysis
While Bazi Mastery takes as while, basic reading of Bazi charts should not be that difficult if you could master the fundamentals well and have acquired the right knowledge. I hope you are able to learn something from this simple video and this video has given you some new insights and encouragement to further pursue learning the art of Bazi Astrology.
Bazi Reading Tips
Start by understanding your own Bazi Chart. Try reading your Bazi Chart with success first and move on to other family members you know well.
If you are interested to learn more you may visit this page.
Most of our articles has been about 5 elements, 10 Gods, Noble elements, Day Master and it seems one important has not been discussed and that’s the Season!.
Season of Birth in Bazi plays an important role in many aspects. However, this knowledge has been widely misunderstood.
Just to give new readers a quick introduction in this subject of Seasons. As we all know there are 4 seasons namely Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In each season there is a strongest prevailing Qi. For example, during Spring, Wood element is the strongest or during Autumn, Metal Element is the strongest.
Then one needs to understand which months belong to which season. For example, the month of Yin 寅 and Mao 卯 belongs to Spring while Shen 申 and You 酉 belongs to Autumn.
3 Stages of Growth, Peak and Tomb.
Then in each season, which consists of 3 months, are categorized into 3 stages of Growth, Peak and Tomb. Each stage has their own significance, role and meaning.
How To Find The Season of A Bazi ?
After you have plot your own Bazi Chart, look at the month pillar and Season it is represented by the Month Earthly Branch. If we look at Chart X, Yin 寅 is the Month Earthly Branch thus that is the season of the Bazi. Since Yin 寅 belongs to Spring, thus this Bazi is regarded as having a Spring Chart.
Here are a few charts to illustrate.
Below are both Chart X and Y. Which chart has a more fulfilling life and does better in career?
So what is the significance of the Season to our Bazi Chart?
A courtship ideally ends up in a marriage and hopefully a happy one.
In Malaysia the divorce rate is high and I believe this trend is similar in most developed nations.
“The number of divorces in Malaysia has more than doubled in just eight years from 2004. In 2012, a whopping 56,760 divorces were recorded, which is equivalent to a marriage breaking down every 10 minutes.”
Many who are still together are together for reasons other than affection.
There are many external factors that could affect the relationship but this is, I believe is not the main factor that could cause it. It is usually the internal factors. Internal factors of character as well as Destiny.
I was having a discussion with a fellow practitioner on the subject “How to gain the most out of Astrology consulting?” may it be Bazi, Purple Star or even palmistry. The one point he brought was very interesting.
If we stop to think and ask ourselves why will you want to consult a destiny analyst, I believe the ultimate goal is to know how to improve our lives or destiny although I know a big pool of people who just want to know their destiny outcome out of curiosity. Questions like Will they be rich, will they be the next CEO, will they have a good marriage etc at the back of their head while improving destiny is lesser importance in this category of people’s mind.
Then there are the escapist who just cannot accept their destiny and goes on to find a astrologist or destiny consultant who will tell them what they have long to hear. Sadly but these numbers in this category of people is also quite significant.
Broadly there are 2 major approach to destiny analysis. Let’s discuss them in turn beginning with the current trend.
A beautiful Actress who father died shortly after she was born. She grew up with the mother and sisters.
In her 15 year major luck cycle of Bing Chen 丙辰 she got into singing and acting school and her career progressed.
She got involved with the son of a rich tycoon surnamed Li in Hong Kong. She had gave birth to first son in 2009 & then a twins in 2010 with him but the father did not wanted to admit her into the family thus they stayed unmarried. She separated with this boyfriend in 2011. All these happened within the luck cycle of Bing Chen 丙辰.
The question is why she could not get into a rich man’s family or could not gained the recognition?. Is this due to the mean Father in law or it was a case of her own Bazi, a story foretold when she was born.
All these have or was written in her BaZi chart, she merely acted upon the destiny flow.