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.
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.
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.