4 Pillars (四柱命理), Date Selection (擇日)

The 10 Spiritual Days

The 10 Spiritual Days, as the name suggest these days’ energy are more atune with Nature, Wicca, Metaphysics, Intuition, Spiritual and Prayers.

From a BaZi (八字) perspective, people who are born on these day or hour then to be intelligent, portray good temperaments, poetic, fashionable, good looks and empathy.

Masters in the past, when recruiting apprentices to learn the FiveArts seek apprentices born on one of these 10 Spiritual Day. As people who are born on this day are smart, intuitive, good in observation and comprehension. And importantly they have empathy for others and the world.

日干: 甲 乙 丙 丁 戊 庚 庚 辛 壬 癸
日支: 辰 亥 辰 酉 午 寅 戌 亥 寅 未

• Wood Dragon
• Wood Pig
• Fire Dragon
• Fire Rooster
• Earth Horse
• Metal Tiger
• Metal Dog
• Metal Pig
• Water Tiger
• Water Goat

《十灵日歌诀》
甲辰乙亥与丙辰,丁酉戊午又庚寅。
庚戌辛亥与癸未,又加壬寅叫十灵。
命中十灵日上见,天生智慧甚聪明。

Metaphysics (易学)

六爻

《上卦:遠距離,外》
上:陰,頭,廟,佛堂,祖先,香火,
五:陽,胸,君位,單位領導,人,道路,
四:陰,腰,門戶,
三:陽,臀位,門戶,
二:陰,腿,床,房宅
初:陽,腳,地皮,低成,
《下卦:近距離,內》

Date Selection (擇日), Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)

Key Ideas for Annual Feng Shui – 2022

Annual Flying Stars for 2022 is a FuYin (伏吟) set-up, need to watch sectors such as SW and West, risk of legal / gossips matters, theft / missing items, female ailments, sickness – respiratiory and intestinal due to Monkey – and Goat – . This sector should remain still instead of activating it.

Monkey – is standing in the opposite direction of Tiger – , which means going against the flow of Grand Duke (太岁); when this sector is activated the household or workplace could expect challenges, obstacles to overcome and changes to happen/ adjust.

At the same time, the 5-Tiger Killing lands at SW and West ( and ), this adds woes to the already mentioned SW sector. 力士 and 蚕室 which are 2 disturbing stars of Grand Duke sits at SE and NW. Avoid starting ground breaking on these sectors for 2022.

Tiger + Horse + Dog annual combination (寅午戌会火局,三煞在北) means the 3-Killing energy is directed towards North. Hence, Star 1 in Flying Star Chart at North Sector is a little handicapped and cannot deliver at full capacity. This is (also) the common analysis most Practitioners and Masters will give to clients. But, if you understand the nature of 3-Killing, you could still use facing to ‘receive’ Star 1’s energy.

From a “Robbery Mountain” perspective, if the property / apartment is sitting at or sector + an adjacent building or mountain at sector it could represent detrimental signs of fail investment and wealth lost.

East Sector (卯), Southeast (巳), South (丙), Northwest (亥) is favourable to make use and activate in 2022. In 12 Deities of Tai Sui (流年⼗⼆神煞), these are the Green Dragon, 6-Harmony, Fortune Virtue areas.

Coincidentally, the East Sector (卯), Southeast (巳), are Nobleman Stars (贵人歌: 壬癸蛇兔藏) for 2022, for people with academic pursuit or learning a new skills (文昌歌: 壬逢虎) sitting at Northwest (寅) would get good support from the Grand Duke, and the annual wealth sectors (岁君壬禄在亥) sits at Northwest (亥).

Date Selection (擇日)

Heavenly Pardon Day – 2022

春逢戊寅夏甲午,
秋值戊申天赦露。
冬月甲子最为良,
百事达之多吉助。

Heavenly Pardon Day is about 4 special Yang (陽) days in each season. It is believe that in these dates has prosperous energy (氣) giving birth to all things and forgiving sins. It is an auspicious day for the Emperor of Heaven to forgive the sins of sentient beings.

• Spring Season uses Earth Tiger, Spring (Wood Energy) prosperous at Tiger Branch.
• Summer Season uses Wood Horse, Summer (Fire Energy) prosperous at Horse Branch.
• Autumn Season uses Earth Monkey, Autumn (Metal Energy) prosperous at Monkey Branch.
• Winter Season uses Wood Rat, Winter (Water Energy) prosperous at Rat Branch.

Heavenly Pardon Day is unique because of its seasonal prosperous energy properties. Yang Wood – Jia (甲) is deem as the leader of the 5 Yang (陽) stems while Yang Earth – Wu (戊) is the mid point. Thus, this 2 Yang heavenly pillars are used.

Heavenly Pardon Days in 2022 (天赦日):
✓ January 25
✓ March 26
✓ June 10
✓ August 23
✓ October 22
✓ November 7

Date Selection (擇日)

Date Breakers

Energies vibrate at different frequencies, not only does a day contain its own energy signature, months and years have their unique vibrations. When these energies are opposing each another, there is stress and tension. Everyone would feel uneasy and deep down we felt that something is wrong. We call these days as “Breakers”.

Depending on the magnitude and duration of the vibration, the impact of the Breaker would differs. There’s the Year Breaker, Month Breaker, Day Breaker and Hour Breaker. Year Breaker (岁破) being the most impactful while hour (时克) is the least. The idea is to avoid breakers in Date Selection.

We need to be mindful in Date Selection is that the energy affecting the activity lasts for its duration. That means for short-term events such as a one-day renovation would only last for one day and would (likely be shorten) as the effects end the moment the event finishes.

Hence, it is not advisable to commence long-term activities such as getting married or starting a new job on Breaker days. And remember that ONLY the date we commence the activity matters, there might be negative 12 officers days or “Breakers” in between ~ those doesn’t count.

Date Selection (擇日)

Brief points on Date Selection

In Gregorian Calendar, a day could be a Monday, Thursday, Saturday … In the Chinese Calendar perspective, each day could be one of the 12 Day Officers: Establish, Remove, Full, Balance, Stable, Initiate, Destruction, Danger, Success, Receive, Open and Close days.

Suitable activities would relate to what each day is named after. For example, Establish and Initiate Days are great for beginnings and starting something new. While, Remove days are good to remove negativity out of our life.

At times, Receive Days are ideal for activities that involves asking for something (such as a promotion or a pay raise).

Danger days are not at all dangerous. It about turning situation into opportunity. This is one of the better days thanks to its effect.

Likewise, Balance Day is when we can get bridge the gap and achieve a equal footing when we are in a disadvantageous position.

Success Days has a multiplier effect and are the most auspicious and favourable day of them all. The energy present during these days are suitable for most activities that require a positive start and a positive end.

Metaphysics (易学)

Singing Bowl

Tibetan Singing Bowls are used as an ancient form of regeneration that vibrates and produces deep tone. The sound of Tibetan singing bowls harmonizes and allows deep relaxation of both sides of the brain stimulating stress relief on all levels. Tibetan bowls are forged with alloys that usually contain from five to seven precious metals, which are connected to the planets of our galaxy: lead (Saturn), tin (Jupiter), iron (Mars), copper (Venus), mercury (Mercury), silver (the Moon) and gold (the Sun). Besides Tibetan bowls, there are also Nepalese, Japanese, Bengalese and Crystal Bowls the latter are made out of glass.

To play a Singing Bowl, one must either strike the bowl or rub the rim with a mallet. The action taken with the mallet is the first step in creating sound with a Singing Bowl. The friction created either by rubbing or striking a Singing Bowl creates vibrations. The continuing sound is called resonance. Resonance is the note we hear even after the player ceases contact between the singing bowl and the mallet.

The material by which the Singing Bowl is made can change the depth and tone of the sound. Crystal Bowls will not sound the same as bronze alloy bowls. Wooden mallets and padded mallets will produce different sounds as well. The size, shape and weight of the singing bowl can also affect what tones are produced. Adding water could change the note of the singing bowl as water is more difficult to vibrate than the air inside an empty singing bowl. Cushions, rings, or other accessories also alter the sound of singing bowls, often dampening or softening the sounds.

The benefits of Singing Bowl during a relaxation session, significantly decreases both blood pressure and heart rate. Additionally, using Singing Bowl with meditation reduces the feeling of physical pain, as well as decrease negative moods such as tension, anger and depression. Other benefits includes:

• Deep relaxation
• Improves mood
• Improves hypertension
• Better pain management
• Reduces stress, anger, and anxiety
• Lowers blood pressure and heart rate

Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水)

How do I know if my floor or level is suitable for me?

This is another common question that querent frequently asked with all the build to order (BTO) coming up in the local property market. I’ll try to address it via a short note / essay. Hopefully, the idea can give a certain concept and everyone can twist and play around with it – DIY.

There are 2 ways of looking or doing an assessment for this. The “BaZi Element Method”, the “Floor vs Door Method” or if the case permits, a hybrid of both. The selection of internal layout has previously been discussed (Selecting HDB Apartment from a Feng Shui Perspective).

To use the “BaZi Element Method”, the querent first need to plot out his/her BaZi chart from one of the widely available online BaZi Calculator. Thereafter, focus on the day pillar’s heavenly stem (天干); numerically determines which element in the BaZi chart is the useful element; mathematically speaking, the weak element is often the useful element. The apartment unit selection, therefore focuses to have the main door at sector where the BaZi useful element is (i.e. Querent’s BaZi theme centers around weak fire, therefore beneficial for him/her to have a main door at the South sector). Where the chart is balance, the choice would be to select a main door’s sector similar or produce the day pillar (i.e. Day Pillar is Wood + Main door sector is North, East or Southeast).

The “Floor vs Door Method” looks at the luck cycle relative to the floor and door. Starting in year 2020 to year 2031 (12 years cycle) the luck energy is Metal. So, it would be a tailwind scenerio to select floor or levels such as 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26; but this is only useful if the door opens in North, East or Southeast. The reason being Metal (Luck) produces Water (Floor / Level) and Water produces Wood (Door). The door should (ideally) be same as or produces the Living Room sector or matches the Querent’s life-gua.

And, in some situation the Querent’s BaZi useful element is Wood. Thus, this assessment goes hand in hand adding one layer over another.

Note: This method(s) are specifically for HDB apartments and High-Rise apartments only.

4 Pillars (四柱命理), Metaphysics (易学)

五禽戏

虎戏:木 - 怒、肝、魂,肝在五行属木,其华在爪,在体合筋,与胆相表里,虎戏通过手型(撑掌、虎爪、握拳)的变化和两目的怒视,对肝的功能进行有效的调节,能疏肝理气、舒筋活络。

鹿戏:水 - 恐,肾、志,肾在五行属水,其华在发,在体合骨,与膀胱相表里,鹿戏通过腰部的侧屈拧转和背部后拱等动作使整条脊椎充分旋转,腰肾、命门、督脉能得到充分锻炼,具有益气补肾、壮腰健骨的作用。


熊戏:土 - 思、脾、意,脾在五行属土,其华在唇,在体合肉,与胃相表里,熊戏运用腰腹运转、左右晃动对脾胃进行挤压按摩,能调理脾胃、充实两肢。


猿戏:火 - 喜、心、神,心在五行属火,其华在面,在体合脉,与小肠相表里,猿戏对胸廓挤压、放松,动作变化多样,能养心补脑、疏通血脉。


鸟戏:金 - 忧、肺、魄,肺在五行属金,其华在毛,在体合皮,与大肠相表里,鸟戏两臂的上下运动改变了胸腔容积,增强了血氧交换能力,能补肺宽胸,调畅气机。