4 Pillars (四柱命理)

达摩一掌经 (Bodhidharma One Palm Technique) – The 6 Paths

子-天贵-佛道;
丑-天厄-鬼道;
寅-天权-人道;
卯-天破-畜生;
辰-天奸-修罗;
巳-天文-仙道;
午-天福-佛道;
未-天驿-鬼道;
申-天孤-人道;
酉-天刃-畜生;
戌-天艺-修罗;
亥-天寿-仙道;

六道的主要習性特質
以六道中的特性來擬像眾生今世的行為表現 這六道的特性解說,主要是用這六道眾生的特性,來投射我們今世的習性,如果某世是在天人道中,那今世就會有天人的特質和行為反應;若是曾在畜牲道中,今世就會有畜牲的強烈個性表現。

「佛道」
主要習性特因所以對不曾染紅塵之苦,在福報的羽翼庇佑之下,生活品質的要求超高,有潔癖、心軟、愛打抱不平,也喜大自然愛雲遊四海,深入到山海間,雖然天道來的福報很大,但是一生易大起大落,屬精神層次感性保守的特性。

「修羅道」
主要習性特質每天生活的汲汲盈盈,心機用盡、叛逆、愛現、我,不按牌理出牌,我行我素、不愛受人管,有勇往直前的個性,屬開創性格將相之才的特性。 瞋心重、個性暴燥衝動,是此生最重要的修行功課。 因原本靈性也非俗世之肉體,會有偏重靈性易入禪宗,也較易有靈異體質。不屑人間的世俗禮儀假面具,因此會給人很高傲孤僻的感覺。

「仙道」
主要習性特質介於天人道和修羅道的特性,有天人的福報慈悲,但仍有修羅道的貪嗔慾望心性,一般仙道會有更強烈的脫俗離世的靈性,喜愛美的事物,也會有明顯的專業才華,對於藝術、音樂、雕刻等,會有天生的能力和敏銳的感覺。 對於世俗的利益常不屑一顧認為很庸俗,對傳統道德禮俗也很叛逆或超脫,對於男女感情有其虛幻理想性,若是因為犯了色戒被降級轉世,今世會受到感情很大的折磨,極易愛上不該愛的人,或是執著於莫明不理性的感情困擾中。

「人道」
主要習性特質個性温和、可塑性高。隨時隨地感受到心裡身體的苦,和貪瞋癡無所不在的苦,而促成了修行的好機緣。

「畜牲道」
主要習性特質易沈溺感情,我執非常重、固執不通,要修癡的習性,及接受別人的意見,多聽朋友的建議。 隨遇而安,一身憨膽,無力改變現況,這世主要來修感情的功課,要學會如何放下。

「鬼道」
主要習性特質永不滿足、好還要更好、多還要更多、貪欲難滿,膽小没安全感。 聰明善辯,會看人臉色討好人,缺乏獨立自主性、太過依賴,會希望別人給予物質上的支援,別人對自己的付出會認為是理所當然。 要學習主動去付出及人格的獨立,因過去世有著受苦的靈魂,和貧乏的物質生活,所以此生做事提不起勁,較慵懶只想休閑,但很容易滿足。

4 Pillars (四柱命理)

达摩一掌经 (Bodhidharma One Palm Technique) – The 12 Palaces

http://blog.sina.cn/dpool/blog/s/blog_8e3b38310100xe2r.html

子,佛道天贵星
时辰落在天贵宫
一生清贵事和同
志气不凡人出类
安然自在性明通
此星主人清高有德有行大事成小灾祸无侵若更得天权禄驿星助者荣昌富贵若犯重者主悲泣翻悔中下小人半吉之命若逢孤厄破刃照命者必为朝堂折挫之人见贵而未为全吉也。

天贵、佛道:子为地支之首,且居北方亥子丑三宿的中心位置,最为尊贵,故以天贵、佛道喻之。

丑,鬼道天厄星
时在厄中人混沌
惺惺作事又痴呆
此人带疾方延寿
还须劳碌作生涯
此星在命主人带疾若逢破刃相冲灾疾必重若逢权贵星主人轻疾乃中上命也若逢孤驿奸星主作事迟疑一生啾唧定主蹭蹬离祖乃中下命也。

天厄、鬼道:丑未为四墓、且居鬼门,故以天厄、鬼道喻之。

寅,人道天权星
时辰落在天权宫
性格操持志气雄
作事差迟人也喜
一呼百喏有威风
此星在命主人聪明俊秀洒落襟怀有权有势多智多能若逢贵福文寿星相助者人人拱听重犯者权而无权乃中命也若逢厄破孤驿在命者作事劳力财帛不聚未能先能未会先会浮浪中命也。

天权、人道:寅为三阳,在时为平旦、在门为生门、在将为功曹,故以天权、人道喻之。

卯,畜道天破星
时辰落在天破宫
推金积玉也成空
夜眠算计图家富
钞袋谁知有蛀虫
此星主财帛空虚祖业耗散若得权贵福星相助亦为中命如遇驿刃孤厄犯重者作事艰难重重破败浮浪东西之下命也。

天破、畜道:卯为四正,在门为伤门、在卦为震卦,故以天破喻之。至于定位为畜道的原因,则不是很清楚。可能是人道与畜道并存,故而人道后即为畜道。

辰,修罗道天奸星
大如沧海细如毛
佛口蟠心两面刀
奸狡机谋藏毒性
意多翻覆最难调
此星照命主人一生劳碌啾唧奔波指东说西机变难测若得天贵福星相助财帛丰盈亦为上命若逢权刃星者必为奸权残忍之小人言清行浊执性凶谋有害人之心无容人之量贪嗔太重非善人也若逢孤厄破驿定为悭贪嫉妒之小人乃下命也。

天奸、修罗道:辰天罡,为争斗之神,与修罗道性质相符。辰为勾辰,所谓勾搭成奸也,故以天奸喻之。

巳,仙道天文星
命遇天文秀气清
聪明智慧意惺惺
男才女秀身清吉
满腹文章锦绣成
此星照命主人聪明怜俐学识过人作事和美若逢天贵天福天艺星相助定为鳌头独占虎榜登名金阶玉阶之人也若遇天权天刃星者文武多才乃为上命如遇破厄孤驿及犯重者乃多学少成不为书算文墨之辈必为云游湖海之人乃手艺术士之下命也。

天文、仙道:巳在卦为巽卦,为文书,火也为文章,故以天文喻之。仙道的原理比较特别,巽为山林,为道士,巳为炉灶,因此喻为仙道。

午,佛道天福星
命逢天福是生时
定然仓库有余盈
宽洪大量根基稳
财帛光华有福齐
此星坐命主人受福清闲性情自在度量宽洪根基稳实又得权刃相扶衣帛充足仓库盈余堆金积玉之命若犯重者衣禄不多若逢驿孤奸破星者必主悭贪嫉妒衣禄艰难之命也。

天福、佛道:午在卦为离卦,为文明,且得火的正位,故为天福。六道论法以两个地支为一组,因此午也为佛道,其他同。

未,鬼道天驿星
人道若逢天驿星
搬移离祖不曾停
身心不得片时静
走遍天涯足未宁
此星照命主人离乡别井骨肉情疏劳碌身心自成自立之命若逢福权贵刃寿文星者必主官禄供给车马相随乃荣显之命若逢孤破厄星犹如风吹树叶水上浮萍心猿意马奔驰不定方外云游江湖跋涉之下命也若犯重而刃厄相刑者必为徒流之类。

天驿、鬼道:未为坤卦,坤为驿,为大车,因此以天驿喻之。

申,人道天孤星
时辰若逢此天孤
六亲兄弟有如无
定作空门清净客
总有妻儿情分疏
此星照命主一生孤独男人得之六亲无分女人得之克子妨夫孤星犯重者反不为孤必为半僧半俗身在俗门心在空门之人若得权福贵寿星助乃上命也亦不免少年刑克若逢破驿奸厄刃星必为云水漂流下命也凡选故家之命要看孤星为主。

天孤、人道:申为白虎,为凶丧刑克之星,故以天孤喻之。

酉,畜道天刃星
天刃为人性太刚
是非终日要争强
持刀弄斧刑心重
好似将军入战场
此星照命主一生刚狠性格躁具自做自是不受人触受不得闲气风火性过端然无事若得权贵福星为人不俗礼义足以化强暴乃上命也若逢孤破奸厄胆大心粗形体残疾不免断发身死乃下命也恶星少而吉星多者亦为中命犯重者必主残疾。

天刃、畜道:酉为阴虎,且为日落之地、刑伤之门,故以天刃、天破喻之。

戌,修罗道天艺星
天艺生人性最灵
将南作北逞多能
所为方便机关巧
到处和同作事勤
此星照命主人多智多能机巧近贵若犯重者主资质昏钝懒惰愚顽多学少成匠作用力之辈若得天权贵福文寿俱全刚柔相济虽为艺术亦可成立若逢天孤可为僧道之出类者乃中命也若逢破厄则艺业无成终为下命。

天艺、修罗道:戌为火库,为文明之库,故为天艺。

亥,仙道天寿星
天寿生人命最长
上恭下敬性温良
一闻千悟心慈善
喜怒中间有主张
此星照命主人长寿康健智慧聪明作事温良有救人之心无伤人之意恩中招怨作事朴实众人钦敬平生安稳有始有终喜怒不形若得天权福贵刃星相助必主宽洪大量福寿绵绵犯重者有寿无福犯孤破厄星乃中命也。

天寿、仙道:亥居乾位,乾为动,流水不腐,故为天寿。

Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)

8 Mansions versus Flying Stars

https://fivearts.info/fivearts/index.php?topic=15821.15

I split into 2 section. 宅气 and 宅体. In the measurement of 宅体, landform belongs to form school. If you have a 逼刀 for example, the likelihood of 凶 happening in the sector will be higher especially on 绝命 and 五鬼. Nonetheless, there are example when there is 逼刀 but owner still ok. One reason Is because of factors such as distance of 逼刀 is and the formation of 气点 relative to the 宅 is rather weak, or if the 宅体 is strong enough to take the 逼刀. By 逼刀, I also mean 路沖 and other aspect form school.

In the event 宅体i cannot be strengthen by external landform, such as the 4 celestial animals, the Qi map become a even important factor. Using the good sectors etc to strengthen 宅气 to withstand the 外煞.

For example, want to assess wealth star, one application can use door as 伏位 and plot out the qi map for Fu xin water and interlay with the qi map for assess. For actual mountain such as 贪狼山,武曲山 etc. I live in the city, so didn’t dwell much into this aspect of landform.

I work more with the idea of also split 8 mansion into 24 mountain if I need to work with placement. Of cos many of the classical Feng Shui will say they are classical and don’t use placement and energy items, so to each his own in this aspect. In 八宅明镜 this book, it advocated that stove is place in Inauspicious Sector and to face it toward auspicious, in my opinion is one indication of placement in Feng Shui.

Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)

君臣佐使 (宅體)

http://www.ssxxw.com/html/yz/llxx/jczs/5859.html

动宅虽也有宅体,但为众家共有,故不似静宅强弱明显且影响之巨。因此静宅首重“体法”,即以“君臣佐使”论其宅体五行强弱之法。若要再论各层,则有“五行顺生法”与“九星翻层法”供作选择。该二法用法如述。体法:即以坐山、层数、间数、开门论其宅体强弱,阴阳与五行变化。所谓:“体强不畏冲克,体弱但惧微灾”。因此静宅首重宅体(详见前述宅体旺衰论一节)。

五行顺生法:即静宅楼层,以坐山五行为一楼。如坐兑向震,兑宅属金,则一楼为金,金生水,二楼为水,三楼为木,四楼为火,依此顺生。唯单用于静宅,动宅则不以此法矣!但因此法无实质应用之意义,故多弃而不用。

九星翻层法:即静宅楼层,以坐山原星为一层,顺生九星。如坐震向兑,震宅为三碧震,则一楼为三碧木,二楼为四绿木,三楼为五黄土,四楼为六白金,依此顺生。如二楼为四绿木所居,四绿为文昌星所到,可作为书房之考虑也。

又同一时间起造之屋宅,亦可以九星法论其间数作为参考,即以坐山原星为第一间,顺挨间数(由左或由右起算,仍引用宅体间数算法)。

如坐坎向离,则第一间为一白水,第二间为二黑土,第三间为三碧木、依此顺挨。以上静宅论法,可在知宅体强弱后,再了解何星到间。所谓到间,即到间数之间,与层数之间,非房间之间也。

因此,综述如下:宅体强弱为择屋第一考虑,复于总间数择吉星所到之间,如间数飞星不吉亦无妨,只缺助力并无害也!宅体强弱攸关宅外形势变化之对应。如前有冲克,宅体旺自能抵挡,而将祸事减至最小。宅体若衰,纵然只是很小的冲煞,怕也承受不了。

因此,择屋以宅体为重,五行顺生法或九星翻层法,只作为参考,并无改变宅体之力量,在于知吉星所在而善用而已。

Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)

宅体旺衰论(君臣佐使)

http://blog.sina.cn/dpool/blog/s/blog_68801e4101018hwl.html

只适用透天的房子,所谓:一气达天,吉凶立现。影响宅体的因素:坐山,层数,间数,开门,分别为君臣佐使。

1, 间数的取用以向为准:向首是阳卦从左起间数;向首是阴卦从右起间数。人站在屋的前方数! 向的阴阳:乾艮震坎为阳,离坤兑巽为阴。
楼上加房论:三面贴原结构,超过原长度的五分之三,为一层。超过一丈二也为一层。若没有达到一层的标准,又在屋宅的上方有小房,为”形煞,大屋上面叠小屋。

2, 层数和间数都采取河图的五行,是不变的。(不变的取河图,变动的取洛书,所以,取间数以洛书的五行来论)。
河图的五行:
一六共宗同属水;
二七同道同属火;
三八为朋同为木;
四九为友同属金;
五十同途同属土。
洛书的五行:
1白坎水;2黑坤土;3碧震木;4绿巽木;5黄中土;6白乾金;7赤兑金;8白艮土;9紫离火.

3, 使–开门:
门的不同影响此间屋的旺衰,开中门之论上面三者之间的关系。
1.层数和间数不变,以河图的五行来论。开门的五行以洛书的五行来论。
2.五行的属性:贪生忘克,我克为财,克我者病(不是生病,是受制而已)
3.喜欢有生有克,生克得宜。生我旺人,我克旺财。
例:
屋宅向兑,兑为阴卦,从右边为第一间。 以上例 以四楼为假设 来论宅体旺衰:
一,坐山–君:坐震,属木(10年以内以坐山为君)
二, 层数–臣:4层,河图属金
三, 间数–佐:第一间属水,第二间属火,第三间属木,第四间属金,第五间属土。

四,开门–使:
(坐山走10年运,10年后走层运,有4层就走40年的层运,再走间数的运,间数论10年,超过10间以上,再走10年的子孙运。)
以第一间开离门:第一间属水,门用洛书排出来,以坐山入中宫,排出7赤在离卦,属金

4 Pillars (四柱命理)

达摩一掌经 (Bodhidharma One Palm Technique) – Manual Plotting

Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th / 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China. There was also this destiny reading/ personality profiling technique which was said to be developed by him. It is said that there was a time when a lot of people seek monastery for shelter and escape; and this was a method so gauge if the person is true in seeking Buddha or merely seeking an escape.

The manual plotting is pretty straight forward. But, with the help of technology, things gotten much easier. 

Generally similar, however there are some variation on treatment of some item in plotting the chart – Manually. The treatment of leap month (润月 ); for example, April is a leap month. If the date is on or before 15th, it will follow April; and if it falls on 16th it will follow May in plotting out the chart. Or, just use April in plotting out the chart. I personally use the latter (firstly, it simplifies and secondly, it is alight with QMDJ). Another deviation is using 10 year as 1 luck cycle vs 7 year as 1 luck cycle; I personally use a 7 year luck cycle.

Example – 2000 Jun 6, 6am (Male):
First step, convert the date of birth from western date to lunar dates. This is a typical error for most practitioners, especially those who rely heavily on online calculators. For this chart, the lunar dates would be 2000年 5月 5日 6時.

Born in the year of Dragon so the letter 辰, 天奸, 修罗 will mark the first point. Male (clockwise) and Female (reverse clockwise). This is a male chart so, count from position of Dragon to Monkey 申, 天孤, 人道. Next count the days from Monkey to Rat子, 天贵, 佛道. Last, from Rat to Rabbit 卯, 天破, 畜道. To find the destiny palace, use the day zodiac and count from Rat hour to Rabbit hour. For this example, the destiny palace 命宫 is in Rabbit 卯.

Plotting the luck cycle, using Rabbit 卯, 天破, 畜道 (clockwise), so the first 7 years land with Dragon, next 7 on Snake etc. After you plot the 7 years luck cycle. Continue with the same method to plot out the current year palace. And, if the practitioners really wants to go in-depth, can use the same method to plot out the months and day. For me, I stop at the year as my intention is for current year forecast.

I know this method slightly deviate from what is available on the web. Do give it a try, at least another choice away from ZWDS and BAZI for annual reading; the accuracy is quite there, speaking from personal experiences.

Now on the palaces. There are 12 Zodiac, 12 Stars and 6 Path. These 3 category are fixed (as per the above laid diagram) regardless of male or female charts. What changes from time to time; and also depending on the practitioners is analyzing per luck cycle, annually or monthly (or even daily) are the 12 Life Palaces (命).

亥 – 天寿 – 仙道 – Pig
子 – 天贵 – 佛道 – Rat
丑 – 天厄 – 鬼道 – Ox
寅 – 天权 – 人道 – Tiger
卯 – 天破 – 畜道 – Rabbit
辰 – 天奸 – 罗道 – Dragon
巳 – 天文 – 仙道 – Snake
午 – 天福 – 佛道 – Horse
未 – 天驿 – 鬼道 – Goat
申 – 天孤 – 人道 – Monkey
酉 – 天刃 – 畜道 – Rooster
戌 – 天艺 – 罗道 – Dog

Taking the annual chart for example. After pinpointing where the annual year lands. That palace will be the life/ destiny (命) palace. From that, one can start to plot the rest of  象,福,業,动,欲,情,導,信,基,友,财 (clockwise for both male & female chart) for analysis. I shall not elaborate on each of the stars and palace as it seem quite self explanatory, otherwise a page will turn into a book.  

本命 – Life/ Destiny Palace. 
形象 – Appearance/ Reputation & Parents Palace.
幸福 – Humility, Generosity & Blessing.
事業 – Academic & Career 
变动 – Mobility & Changes
建欲 – Health 
爱情 – Love 
领導 – Leadership & Servant
亲信 – Children
根基 – House & Property
朋友 – Friends & Siblings
钱财 – Wealth

Remember to have fun. And thru’ this process of learning and seeking, get acquainted with Buddha and his teaching.

Metaphysics (易学)

Labradorite

Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, probably because the glimmers surface of labradorite look like the northern lights.

Labradorite is loved for its remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually gray-green, dark gray, black or grayish-white, is composed in aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red. The blue varies within the light, displaying hues from deepest blue to various shades of pale, almost blue-green.

It was discovered in Labrador, Canada, by Moravian missionaries in 1770 who named it for the area. It is also, however, referenced in legends by older Inuit tribes, and was known to be in use by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits.

Labradorite is a powerful protector of the aura, preventing energy leakage, and others from tapping into and draining your personal energy. It ensures all elemental forces are empowered and proportional within one’s system.

Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal. Labradorite is also use by Wicca Practitioner both as for spiritual protection as well as spell works.

Labradorite can be related to the High Priestess and Star card in Tarot, which symbolism Intuition and Inspiration.

Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace.

Labradorite radiates a predominant blue crystal energy that stimulates the Throat Chakra, it is a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked, or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. When the throat chakra is in balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions, bringing our personal truth out into the world. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance. Labradorite, with its iridescent flashes of color, can be very beneficial in uniting all of the chakras.

Labradorite utilizes Water energy (because of the hues of blue and the wavey pattern), the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. Relates to ‘Tang Lang’ or greedy wolf star, the Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use blue crystals to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated ‘Sheng Qi’ or Life Generating with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Health, its flowing energy assuring a balance of energy as your life unfolds and flows.