As you know, Traditional BaZi school emphasize Useful God Method. This useful god is not some god that we pray to, it is just an expression of good or auspicious energy.
The new age Bazi or the Contemporary Bazi is much simpler and it is aligned to modern motivation system that string on human common logic. However, logic it is, life is sometimes beyond common logic especially when it comes to the subject of LIFE.
A common tool in contemporary system is profiling. Very much like how a psychological study of human behaviour.
Some students are still confused difference between Traditional Bazi over Contemporary Bazi. Originally there was only 1 but due to marketing and dilution of the knowledge a newer version was born. Let me illustrate based on a real case.
Once a person came to me to learn another subject on Chinese metaphysics but as we spoke it somehow got related to the subject of Bazi. Since this person had learned contemporary Bazi online but still could not understand own Bazi and the destiny, the sense of frustration naturally sets in. After class, I told this person to show me the Bazi so I may guide or give some tips since this person is also my student (not on Bazi subject) and to the benefit of my 2 other Bazi students.
Bazi is one of the major Five Arts in Chinese Metaphysics under the destiny banner. The others are physiognomy, medicine, mountain and divination. The sages of old should be commended for their ingenious creation and bannering the Five Arts as a tool to help us living a more holistic, fulfilling and hopefully a harmonious life.
Destiny – whether it is Bazi or Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) or any similar arts for providing an overall view of our life mission, capacity and up and downs in our life journeys.
Physiognomy – example, Feng Shui to help us in tapping the right energy from the universe that can benefit our well being like a good health.
Mountain – that includes chi kung and martial art exercise to keep us in healthy and fit condition physically
Medicine – involve the likes of acupuncture, herbal treatment to balance our health, promoting healing in our quest for a healthy body and graceful aging process
And finally, Divination – as a tool to guide us in times where we need to face the unknown and requiring guidance
If we review the Five Arts all as a unit together, you will notice a similarity in the structure of the arts despite different purposes. That is, they share the same basics, philosophy that defines the Chinese culture and the concept of harmony and balance in life.
In modern time, the art has been sub divided into additional components, including utilising divination or destiny art for Feng Shui purposes. And some even promoted a sub system of Date selection/ activation for day to day activities.
After keeping this blog in the draft box, perhaps it’s time to release this post to public. Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles in Tennis and perhaps more to come. With such achievements, was it by chance, by personal effort or was it destined? Let’s see what ancient Chinese Astrology of Bazi has to say.
BaZi Chart of Roger Federer
What does his Natal Bazi Chart Says about his abilities? Born in Switzerland on 8 Aug 1981 in the Chen 辰 (dragon) hour, he has shown exceptional abilities in the field of Tennis sports. To obtain his chart, there are many free online Bazi Calculator that you use. Just simply fill up the birth information and choose Male for sex.
The BaZi Calculator will translate the English birth date to the Chinese Bazi Chart as shown below.
Coming back to this topic of quick Bazi reading in 5 seconds, lets continue to our traditionalist point of view in BaZi as an astrology tool. A tool used for centuries to guide human race to a better outcome. You may want to read Part 1 first if you have not.
The first quick reading is for Property one needs Earth element dominant in the chart. We attach here 2 charts belonging to property tycoon as well owners of conglomerates. Conglomerates means that they have multiple business sectors and not limited to property.
Both charts have earth but not a lot. Thus it raises the questions that if earth is the sole indicator of being a property investor or developer, then I think easily 80% of the world population could be in this field and yet there are only so little.
To be successful on stage it seems that the primary choice is to look for the “Hurt Officer God” in the chart or in short HO. For a Wu 戊 Earth person, the HO would be Xin 辛 Metal. Here is a chart of world renowned motivation guru who has written many books and constantly on stage. Why did make his success in motivation and education instead of property since he has much Earth element.
Unfortunately this chart has none as far as 3 pillars is concern and more so in the Month pillar.
Since the introduction of the internet, people are now more connected than ever before. In the past, a letter may take weeks or months to reach another person in another country. Today, it only require mere seconds. In the past, Chinese Metaphysics is a “recluse” learning subject but with advancement of internet and technology, it is now becoming more accessible to the public. People are able to converse, discuss and “spar” online on any subject and in this particular instance destiny reading / Bazi subject.
Of interest of today’s article is a Bazi chart below that has appeared under different pseudo names in different forums for at least the last 18 months.
From what can be gathered through the communications on the forums, the owner of this chart is a student of a World renown Chinese Metaphysics teacher / grand master. Since completing the course, it appears to me he is still attempting to seek guidance to determine if his chart is a special chart. In addition to that, historical forum threads indicated he has been attempting to understand why his career, marriage and wealth prospects are average. Despite various analysis by forum experts, I don’t believe to date that anyone have answered the owner’s questions to his satisfaction and his quest continues. I can relate to his frustration as Bazi study can be a frustrating exercise but yet satisfying when you able to get it right.
You probably know him from the movie Titanic (1997) or perhaps The Aviator or Blood Diamond. In Malaysia, he is famous for the The Wolf of Wall Street as it is linked to the infamous 1MDB case here. Today I want to talk a little about him and how his success was imprinted in his BaZi since the time he was born. I think it is now timely to publish this blog post after sitting in the draft cabinet for so long.
After 6 nominations since 2003 only in 2016 he finally gets the Best Actor Oscar for the movie The Revenant …Why? The answer is in the timingfrom the luck cycle and year.
From the Bazi perspective why is going to be this Luck and This Year? If you look at Leo’s Bazi, he has a very strong Useful God 用神 but unfortunately this Useful God is somewhat being weakened in his natal chart.
How is it so?
In this major luck, the coming of Mao卯, completed the 3 combination of Yin寅-Mao卯-Chen辰. Wood energy becomes very strong. This also weakens the strength of the useful God.
Bazi is a Chinese form of Astrology that probably has it’s roots way from the days of the Ghost Valley Master or 鬼谷子 (GuiGuZi).
After Xu Zi Ping created the 8 Characters system or commonly known as BaZi, many years down the road there are many fractions to his system emerged. The more famous BaZi system known today are the Blindman sect, the ZiPing system and also the Nature system which is the system that is gaining the popularity. This nature system is primarily coming from the old classics of Qiong Tong Bao Jian 穷通宝鉴.
These system has few hundred to few thousand of years history.
However fast forward to the new millennium, there is new BaZi theory promoted by contemporary practitioners. The system is rather simple but what worries me is that this system is less than 20 years. How fool proof is this system? How many Bazi cases has been proven in this decade of commercialization of Chinese Metaphysics ? On the hind sight, it relies on motivation method to boost the positive psychology in the client, which is a good thing after all. However this is off the subject on Destiny analysis.
Perhaps I dwell a little on the system that I know better and proven for centuries and show case how it has helped a client of mine.
In the wake of the suicide case of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain just last 2 weeks, it makes me think, why do people choose to go this path of taking one’s own life. They have fame, success, money and fans, yet they are not happy. It was then I remembered this song 浪子心聲 (Heart of a Loafer) by the evergreen Cantopop singer, composer, musician and also actor, Sam Hui.
Undeniably I grew up with his songs and I have to admit I am one of his fans. Now that I have gained good knowledge in the art of Bazi, I am very much interested to see if its true to what I believed and what he has sung in one of this best hit song, 浪子心聲 released in 1976. In this song there is chorus 命裡有時終須有 命裡無時莫強求.
He was born in Canton, China and he started his career at the age of 20 and his popularity grew in the peak around the 70’s and early 80’s. Till today his song is still very popular among many Cantonese speaking people. He writes his own song, lyrics it and even sang them. Not many have this type of talent. After getting popular, he ventured and into films and made a few movies together with his brother Micheal and Ricky Hui. Unfortunately, Ricky the younger brother left couple of years ago.
Till today he is still singing and occasionally puts up a concert around the world.
Enjoy his song below:
This song was composed by him and Peter Li, lyrics written by him and of course sung by him as well.
Sir Richard Branson also known as the rebel billionaire is founder of Virgin group. His success is remarkable for a person with dyslexia.
Couple of facts about him, he started building his business with the magazine “The Student” while attending college. Later he manage to buy and grow a record company and the rest was history. Today this company is known as Virgin Records. Up to his early adulthood it was tough and full of obstacles.
“For the very same reason we are happy that we have made a difference to student’s life, from not been able to read to able to read. “
Here is Sir Richard’s BaZi Chart:
Although public information says he was born 7am sharp (辰 hour), I doubt this accuracy. Thus I would think he must have born a little earlier back in the 卯 Mao hour.
He is Strong Day Master born in the end of Summer. In his chart he has very strong wealth. If he is a weak day master, he would not have been able to amass such amount of wealth.
What is it in his chart that says he will be a Billionaire? Is it really the number of wealth element?
Richard has Dyslexia since very young age. Dyslexia is also known as a reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. This is because they have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear.