Risk of Separation and Divorce – 4 Pillars Perspective

A typical question received from Querent both Male and Female is regarding the high tendency for disruptive marriage or divorce. Traditionally, the angle of influence in BaZi chart tends to be bias against the lady. This is probably because of the Male-Chauvinist society in China.

1. For female chart, seeing 7 Killing on the Day Pillar. This sign mean that the lady enjoys excitement and the attention of her boyfriend rather than her husband. There is a need to quantify 7 Killing, it traditionally represent promiscuity or 3rd party male figure. However, depending on the strength of this element, when it has a reduced energy, it could represent Direct Officer (i.e. Hubby Element).

2. For female chart, seeing a cocktail of 7 Killing and Direct Officers, this give an image of lady enjoying the attention of multiple male counterparts. Which could lead to promiscuity in a relationship.

3. For female chart, having Hurting Officer (HO) sees (kills) Direct Officer (DO), this is an outright clash and usually develops into litigation.

4. For both male and female chart, having a clash in the spouse palace, this typically denotes departure / death of spouse.

5. For both male and female chart, to see punishment sign or frame in the chart, would brings about suspicious, sickness or poor mental health that could strained the marriage, inevitability.

6. For female chart, when there is excessive Hurting Officer (HO) and Eating God (EG), this 2 element brings about the characteristic of being argumentative, talking down and being right; resulting in higher frequency of argument.

7. For both male and female chart, having excessive Companion/ Friend or Rob Wealth (RW) elements, these denotes excessive friendships and network. They would not acknowledge the intimate relationship and likely to pass it off as ‘Friend Only’ remarks. This is often harder to detect and goes under the radar.

8. For male chart when there is a excessive Wealth element (Direct and Indirect) gives the feel that the man naturally is surrounded by ladies. This is especially true when the wealth element is tagged as blossom or bath phrase.

5 key areas in BaZi on blissful marriages

1. Day Pillar ideally should have Direct Officer (DO) or Direct Wealth for Female Chart. The flow between element must be connected or have combination.

2. Rob Wealth (RW) is a ‘no no‘ on Day Pillar. This gives an image of 3rd party entering the relationship.

3. Noble People + Blossom will be good to have as it helps connecting with the right partner.

4. Ideally, an absence of Hurting Officer (HO), because the characteristics of Hurting Officer (HO) clashes the hubby element or Direct Officer (DO).

5. There need to have sufficient Direct Wealth (DW) to produce Direct Officer (DO). The ratio between Direct Officer (DO) and Day Pillar should be approximately similar or slightly weaker (i.e. 0.8: 1)

Feng Shui Perspective on Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) vs Depression

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons or environment. SAD symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months. It naturally disappear or recover when in spring and summer. That is why fire and wood are important element in a BaZi chart to identify if a Querent has likelihood of occurrence. Because it deal with lack, this is usually easier to ‘cure’ from a Feng Shui or BaZi perspective, by using certain sector or elemental activation.

Depression on the other hand is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities. It tends to develop into a downward spiral and interfere with person’s daily work, lower productivity or influence relationships and some chronic health conditions. In BaZi perspective, usually the Fire or Wood in the chart is subdued and the ratio of Earth to Metal is 4:1. This usually goes unnoticed until it surface. Because this deal with natal Qi or external killing arrows, this is almost impossible to cure. Ideally, should avoid such a property or apartments during initial assessment to risk unintentional activation later on.

If the household or property SE or SW sector is plague with bad forms / sickness stars / flying star combination of 2,7 in NW palace / W facing in Period 8. Over prolonged period of time, such challenges could gradually develop.

When Feng Shui Masters and BaZi Gurus says..

In the new age of BaZi analysis and Feng Shui Manifestation. We were often told that by improving ourselves we can attract more opportunities in our life. And ultimately, increasing our luck and wealth. What the Masters and Gurus didn’t talk about is the reason behind it, why they recommend that and what (really) we are going thru during a negative luck cycle.

The Feng Shui Masters and BaZi Gurus says..

1. We are to be be bold, decisive and take action to challenge status quo and move towards the desired outcome. This is because the useful element in our chart is often lacking and this is the source of activity or energy to induce the necessary change in our life. For example, lacking in resource element = the need to put down ego, seek help or acquire knowledge.

2. We should continuously learn and upgrade our skills and knowledge. This is because, usually when we’re going thru a down cycle, it either the authority element overpowered (became 7 killing) or resource element overflow (Querent become lazy and unmotivated). During this time of excessive element, expending these energy thru skill and knowledge upgrade is a tailwind activity.

3. We also need to cultivate wisdom and awareness, which leads to mindfulness practice. This is thru karmic lenses, have a heart of gratitude, being thankful. Change the feeling, change the aura, change the thinking, change the outcome.

4. We must learn to be happy and passionate in whatever you do, passion is learned and not found. Why? Because if you do something well and repeatedly practice it over time, we can develop a specialization, this give good vibes and energy to self and people around us. Earl Nightingale said: “One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”

5. We are reminded to to stay calm and do not overreact in lousy situation as it may lean toward a downward spiral outcome. Because during a downward luck cycle, fast and haste speeds up the negative cycle. Nothing wrong, but do we have the mental and physical capacity to handle it? Otherwise, Slow down so that the we have time to use other tools (i.e Date Selection, Feng Shui, QiMen) to assess and revalidate each situation and steer towards a mitigated outcome.

In essence, when we are going thru a negative luck cycle, we are in the process of clearing up our karmic debts. During this time, the we are unlikely to meet with a Master or Nobleman who can truly open up our wisdom and help us.

Flip side, we might think that we could easily spend some money, engage a consultant and expect immediate improvement to manifest in our lives.

The pitfall of this ‘Weltanschauung’ is that, when there is no wound, light cannot enter. if we hadn’t cut clear a piece of our karmic debt, there is no gap for light to enter. And when attempting manifestation at this stage might induce a sense of false ego, fake deity, wannabe guardian or worst devil itself.

Functional roles according to the 12 Zodiac

Tiger Zodiac – Main Qi or Energy is Yang Wood, this denotes an image of a big tree. A tree that is healthy, branches out. So, Diversification is key to this Animal Sign. Querent need to develop various skills sets, have a multitasking altitude and be creative driven. Therefore, they make excellent managers.

Rabbit Zodiac – Focuses on Yin Wood, talks about the ability to network. Inherently, this zodiac has a natural talent to socialize, work with all levels of people and yield from public relations. This are the Networking Experts.

Snake Zodiac – Talks about Persistency, Determination and Never-Give-Up Altitude, this is a Yang Fire traits. As the Snake Zodiac has many possibilities/ combinations, it also represent an akin sense of flexibility and willingness to change with environment. As such, they are change agents and motivators.

Horse Zodiac – Influence, Nurturing, Marketing, Guidance and Coaching are the attributes of this Yin Fire Zodiac. As this overly Yin Attributes can sometimes flip and be Yang, the Horse Zodiac can be quite stubborn in mindset and in actions. As Yin Fire is the elements that can create, make and mould other elements, they can market and influence new market externally as well as be a great teacher, coach and mentors roles, internally in an organization.

Dragon and Dog Zodiac – Earth are predominantly mixture of Qi. But, for the Dragon and Dog, the primarily Qi is Yang Earth. This give them the ability to reflect, digest and grow. They are normally calm while they filter and work on information in their mind. They make great consultant or counselor as they listen to both side of the story.

Goat and Ox Zodiac – This 2 are classified as Yin Earth Zodiac due to the larger portion of the Qi / Energy. Yin Earth are one with Mother Earth, land and agriculture, they represent the soft and nurturing soil that trees and plant grow on. These people sees strength and understand Value and Self-Worth. As such, they make great teacher and are usually key man or anchor of a team in an organization.

Monkey Zodiac – Relate to Yang Metal that triggers Decisiveness and Execution. For this reason, Monkey Zodiac make excellent executive and are often seen in Civil Service, Uniform Roles, Project Management and Administrator/ Executives.

Rooster Zodiac – Primarily Yin Metal, in Feng Shui image after ‘Dui’ Trigrams and symbolizes the Speech, Negotiation and Argumentative. This are the group of people whom Bosses bring with to meeting and negotiation table. To argue and squeeze the best deal out of the proposing parties.

Pig Zodiac – Main Qi / Energy is Yang Water, Individuals with Yang Water has the uncanny ability to articulate a Vision. And, in the Pig Zodiac it is paired with Yang Wood with give a key component of Managers. Add this 2 together, this brings about visionary leadership (i.e. C-Suites Roles)

Rat Zodiac – This are the Intellectual and Intuition category of people, because Yin Water is Strongest. These are the tactician in the organization who uses a carefully planned strategy and allocate resources to achieve a specific outcome (i.e. Scrum Masters).

The Four Pillars: Challenging Status Quo

This information would be useful for hiring managers or Querent who are sourcing for domestic helpers. These are a summary of key points to look out for to spot challengers of status quo (a.k.s. troublemakers or shit stirrers).

1. When Hurting Officers are over power the BaZi Day Master. This category of chart tends to doll up as Hurting Officer stimulate Diva-Like altitude and worldview. Tendencies to argue with superior is deem as rather high.

2. Another extension of the above category is there is absolutely NIL Hurting Officer + Friends and Competition element is totally in control. It would also trigger the similar persona. They tend to gather with friends and are usually egoistical.

3. When 7 Killing is overly strong or when Direct Officer changes in nature and becomes 7 Killing. This category tends to gravitate towards vice and promiscuity (if female chart). They will look (as though they are) easy going, friendly and likeable but inside the mind is a lot of complains and comparing mindset.

4. Wealth element clashes the Resource element in the chart. These are the natural challengers of status quo. Chart control the wealth, wealth control the resources and the Day Master balances out. To bring out the value of this chart, the Querent should embraces authority or be deployed in civil service / uniform officer roles.

Tea and Five Elements

1) Wood relates to Liver. Suggestion is Green Tea, regular drinking improve eyesight. Clear blood and reduce the suffering of blood clog. Aims to improve Qi, clear vision and for anti- aging beauty. Example: Bi Luo Chun (碧螺春), Long Jin Tea (龙井茶).

2) Fire relates to Heart. Fire corresponds to the heart, blood vessel. Suggestion is Red Tea. Can help reduce risk of heart disease. Target for calming the heart , palpitation treatment and effective for insomnia. Example: Herbal Rooibos Tea, Qi Men Hong Cha (祁门红茶)

3) Earth relates to Spleen. Earth correspond to Spleen. Modern city dwellers then to risk over-eating and hurts the spleen. Suggestion is Yellow Tea. To helps in digestion and aid gastrointestinal issues. Example: Huo Shan Huang Ya (霍山黃芽), Meng Ding Huang Ya (蒙頂黃芽).

4) Metal relates to Lungs. Metal relates to lung and respiratory. Suggestion is White Tea. Aims to nourish lung, reduce cough and phlegm. Example: Bai Mu Dan (白牡丹), Bai Hao Yin Zhen (白毫银针).

5) Water relates to Kidneys. Water associates with kidneys, bladder and urinary tracts. Suggestion is Black Tea. To promote longevity and aids in reducing fats and weight. Example: Sun Moon Lake Black Tea (日月潭紅茶), Pu Er Tea (普洱茶), Tibetan Tea (藏茶).







Year Breaker Dates

Grand Duke / Tai Sui (太歲) or some text call it 歲星 (sometimes called Grand Duke Jupiter). This is the main controller for the year or the governing energy force for the year.

Opposite the Tai Sui or Grand Duke of the year is what is known as the Year Breaker 歲破 (Sui Po). For example: Ox Year (丑年), so opposite Goat (未日), this is deem as the Year Breaker Dates. In this example, the energies are not supportive / complimentary but are oppositional. As such, there is a lot of tension in breaker dates; the situation appears difficult and feels uneasy or antagonistic nature.

If this dates have to be use, the user should expect headwinds, challenges, and minor problems surrounding the event or rework regarding a project. Year Breaker Dates are rarely use for commencement of renovation, weddings and Feng Shui Assessment/ Audit.

In market practice, it is not uncommon that Feng Shui Masters and Practitioners adopt the use of Month Breaker Dates (月破) as well. Because of the proximity between the Month to the Day vs Year to the Day, the energy vibration in Month Breaker is much stronger/ higher but shorter in tenure/ duration. Therefore, the negative impact (when use) is strong and sudden but seldom long-lasting.

This give an image of Duke / Governor ( 太歲 ) who rules the city and set the policies while the General / Officials (月将) are the administrators who run the rules and polices the crooks.

未濟卦 (Prior Completion Gua) 甲申 (Upper Number 3, Lower Number 9)

未濟卦 (Prior Completion Gua) is form by an an upper Li (離) Trigram on a lower Kan (坎) Trigram. This is the opposite of 既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua). This is the last hexagram of the iChing. It suggests that the ever-spinning wheel of life that never reaches a final conclusion / commencement is pending.

未濟卦 (Prior Completion Gua) imagery give a sense of stability. The Kan (坎) Trigram which represent water is settled below and Li (離) Trigram is burning and emitting light from above.

未濟卦 (Prior Completion Gua) for iChing Practitioners would understand that this stability is merely an illusion as all the Yao (爻) are not at their comfortable position. This represents change is forthcoming. A reminder that people need to seek motivation and inspiration; keep moving forward even in the face of adversity.

未濟卦 (Prior Completion Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire Monkey (丙申), Earth Monkey (戊申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Earth Horse (戊午).

既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua) 甲寅 (Upper Number 7, Lower Number 9)

既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua) is form by an an upper Kan (坎) Trigram on a lower Li (離) Trigram. This formation is one which shows a perfect balance between the Yin and Yang Yao. This suggests that everything is in its proper place and functioning perfectly.

既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua) imagery is alike the 12 cycle (used in BaZi – 八字); when situation are in the peak; wealth, fortune, blessing and reputation are attained. But, as we are enjoying this rewarding situation/ phrase, the laws of the nature dictate that what follows success and peak is decline, tomb and decay.

既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua) for iChing Practitioners would understand that this perfect balance between Yin and Yang Yao is predominantly out of place and a lot of work and cultivation needs to be done mentally and physically (behind the scene). As Kan (坎) Trigram which represent water is suppose to flow down (but is on Top) while Li (離) Trigram which represent fire is trying to escalate upwards. Water is boiling + Fire is cooling indicate a need for cultivation (修行).

既濟卦 (Post Completion Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire TIger (丙寅), Earth Tiger (戊寅), Metal Tiger (庚寅), Earth Rat (戊子).


小過卦 (Lesser Excess Gua) 辛酉 (Upper Number 8, Lower Number 3)

小過卦 (Lesser Excess Gua) is form by an upper Zhen (震) Trigram on a lower Gen (艮) Trigram. This gives an indication of restraint and acceptance. The roaring echo of Thunder in the Mountains can creates an exceptional loud sound.

小過卦 (Lesser Excess Gua) gives an imagery of our modern days living. With social media, people, experts, practitioners, consultant and professionals then to act like ‘thunder’ – being loud and expressive, with interactive channels and supporters/ fans. The ‘Thunder’ puts on showmanship and it merely stays at a level of showmanship, it is not potent as it seems (i.e. bold talks but lacking in substance).

小過卦 (Lesser Excess Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Earth Rooster (己酉), Water Rooster (癸酉), Wood Dog (甲戌), Fire Pig (丁亥).

孚卦 (Sincerity Gua) 辛卯 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 3)

孚卦 (Sincerity Gua) or 中孚卦 came from the word 孚 – Fú meaning to trust, to believe in.

孚卦 (Sincerity Gua) is formed by an upper Xun 巽 Trigram on a lower Dui (兌) Trigram. This creates an image of wind over water, in this case a lake or marsh; an image of peace and tranquility, a serenity that is enjoy thru’ sincerity.

孚卦 (Sincerity Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Earth Rabbit (己卯), Water Rabbit (癸卯), Wood Snake (乙巳), Fire Snake (丁巳).

節卦 (Moderation Gua) 己卯 (Upper Number 7, Lower Number 8)

節卦 (Moderation Gua) came from the word 节制 – Jié Zhì meaning to control, restrict, administer.

節卦 (Moderation Gua) is made up of an upper Kan (坎) Trigram on a lower Dui (兌) Trigram. This give an image of excessive water over the marsh / wetlands. The marsh / wetlands now become waterlogged, this flooding ruin the delicate ecosystem, causing plants and animals to die or flee. There is a call for a degree of control, but it needs to be administered with high level of sensitivity.

節卦 (Moderation Gua) reminds us the importance to avoid extreme behaviours (i.e. overeating, oversleeping, exhaustion or emotions and bias).

節卦 (Moderation Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Rabbit (辛卯), Water Rabbit (癸卯), Wood Snake (乙巳), Fire Snake (丁巳).

Feng Shui is another Scheme that Satan Uses..

Blossoms’ in the Underworld

The feng shui technique I studied was called “Xuan Kong”, a sub-branch of the “flying star” family. It comprises complex formulas and Taoist philosophies, where the stars should move within nine square boxes according to the Chinese calendar, which includes the 24 solar terms and eight trigrams (Pa Kua). I thought I could be in charge of my own life and felt great.

I learned that the flat I owned for less than two years had “bad feng shui”. Because I was in a bad relationship that made me want to commit suicide at that time, I believed that the flat was bad luck and sold it. Thinking that my place had bad feng shui brought a lot of fear and worry, but my life didn’t improve after I sold the flat. Looking back, I was actually cursing myself and inviting ungodly spirits into my life, so that eventually, bad things did happen. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Whenever things turned out the way I wanted, I would give the credit to feng shui. If things didn’t go my way, I would just dig deeper and buy more feng shui objects or make some adjustments, in the hope that I would get it right this time. However, the deeper I got into feng shui, the more my desires grew. I was stuck in a vicious cycle where I was going around and around, desiring more and more. There was no true happiness or joy.

Feng shui just encourages us to idolise Taoism as well as our own pride. When we become so used to taking matters into own hands, we will find it hard to submit ourselves to God and let Him take control of our lives. Feng shui is just another scheme that Satan uses to prevent people from seeing the love and grace of God for themselves.”


24 Heavenly Stars of San Yuan Reference Table









Shifting Stars Replacing Palace Method (移星换斗)

In the course of practice, especially with Flying Stars Chart (XKFS) or QiMen Feng Shui (QMDJ), at some point we would come across a widely known method call: Shifting Stars Replacing Palace Method (移星换斗); in layman terms call a ‘PutologyMethod of Feng Shui. The concept is no different from Shifting Lines Changing Gua (抽爻换象) in Xuan Kong Da Gua (玄空大卦) ; summarized as follows, for convenience.

(1) The Method of Shifting Palaces: It is the use of imagery represented by the symbols of Heaven, Earth, People and Gods in the Flying Star Chart to set-up the Feng Shui objects in the corresponding palaces. Resulting in the change in the pattern of the original palaces in order to improve the vibrant energy.

(2) Extraction Method: It is the removal of some items (i.e. removing garbage) of the corresponding Feng Shui elements without changing the house position or the Flying Star Chart, so as to reduce or eliminate the unfavorable factors in the Flying Star Chart.

(3) Addition and Refilling method: It is the adding of Feng Shui Items that corresponding to the elements, without changing the position of the house or the Flying Star Chart; aim to increase the energy level and achieve the effect of enhancing the vibrant energy.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) 戊申 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 6)

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) – Impermanence is a natural way of life. Nothing survives forever; not even rocks or the most rigid of structures, it gives way to erosion and corrosion. Likewise, all of our obstacles will dissolve in time, over time.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) is formed by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram on a a lower Kan (坎) Trigram. This 2 trigram put together gives an image of Water dispersed into air becomes clouds and vapour,
clouds are quickly dispersed by the wind.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) reminds us or calls to mind the many occasions before, a positive is often
followed by a negative (and vice versa). In moment of high spirits, sometimes an indiscretion may have lead to loose lips, grapevine and lead on to spreading of rumours.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire Monkey (丙申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Water Horse (壬午), Metal Horse (庚午).

A Feng Shui Perspective on Dried Flowers and Plants

In recent times, there has been literatures and sources advocating the benefits and advantage of dried flowers and plants.

One obvious advantages are economic and convenience and more sustainable than fresh flowers: “Don’t Waste Your Money on Fresh Flowers—Buy Dried Flowers Instead”.

One webpage suggest the use of a few branches out of the backyard as centerpieces for your next dinner party or leave a bundle of eucalyptus by the front door to welcome your guests with the refreshing scent while another author gives you 7 dried flowers decor ideas. Backed by science, an Entomologist articulate that Dried flowers and other plant materials are a popular way to decorate the home or office. Unfortunately, natural plant products attracts and become the habitat or the food for various insects and pests. While in a Feng Shui (The Spruce) discusses the challenge with a dried flower is to Keep its Energy Fresh and Keeping it Special.

All living organisms go through a nature process of birth, growth, death, entomb and decay process. A plant or flower that is dead and dried no longer have any life force or Yang Energy (陽氣) and given time, Yin Energy (陰氣) will accumulate, that’s why pest are attracted to it. When Yin Energy takes over, the Yin aspect will start to absorb Yang energy in order to balance itself, this leads to a decline in Vibrant Energy or Yang Energy (陽氣) in the property or household.

A plant or flower that is dead also symbolizes Death Door ( 死門), Sickness Star (天芮), Tomb and Decay (墓絕) phrase. And, wouldn’t the idea of a plant or flower that is dead resemblance a corpse (僵尸), perhaps merely less obnoxious in the look and feel when compared against a corpse (僵尸).