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)


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.

Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)





寅申巳亥过路来,是说八字中寅申巳亥多的人,易在行走中冲撞在路上游荡的孤魂野鬼或路神而带来灾难,如害病或车祸等,当灾难来临时,宜在夜里人脚定时 [11点以后] 向十字路口焚烧一些供品纸钱以求化解保平安。

子,午,卯,酉 也是四桃花,宜人緣,人氣,人們流動往來經營管理等模式。

向震,宜辦事 (陽事),開班等