Looks like a pattern could be observe during the change / transiting between each of the 5 Rat Luck Cycle (五子運). With 10 cycles of coincidence, it would be good to recognize this energy flow when doing Purple White Star Feng Shui (紫白訣).
1900年→鼠年：八国联军 (Eight-Nation Alliance) 1924年→鼠年：江浙战争 (The Jiangsu-Zhejiang War) 1936年→鼠年：西安事变 (Xi’an Incident) 1948年→鼠年：太原战役 (Taiyuan Campaign) 1960年→鼠年：中国大饥荒 (The Great Chinese Famine) 1972年→鼠年：六一八水灾 (The Great Flood, Hong Kong) 1984年→鼠年：老山战役 (Sino-Vietnamese Conflict) 1996年→鼠年：丽江地震 (Lijiang Earthquake) 2008年→鼠年：汶川地震 (Sichuan Earthquake) 2020年→鼠年：武汉喷嚏 (Wuhan Coronavirus)
In the Five Element system, it is important to balance these elements within and without for optimum health. Learning to balance the Five Elements of Food helps ensure that you receive enough nutrients from what you eat and supports the corresponding organs. One of the best ways to create balance in the body is to eat more foods that correspond to all the Five Flavors : Salty, Sour, Bitter, Sweet and Savory, Pungent or Umami in a way that most suits your personal needs. Here’s a brief list of foods associated with each element: and their actions on the body:
Water: All salty foods and dark foods, foods that are purple, black or blue. Also, fresh fish and salted fish, salted meat, caviar and other fish eggs, shellfish of all kinds, pork, eggs, beans of all kinds, seaweed and sea vegetables, Soy Sauce and Tamari, miso, figs, blueberries, blackberries, eggplant, kale, wild rice, walnuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are water foods. These foods have a softening effect and promote moisture and calming of the body. They most benefit thin, dry and nervous people.
Wood: All sour foods and many green, fast growing foods, especially those with green stalks and sprouts. Also, chicken, liver, most wild game, wheat, leafy greens like chard, broccoli rabe and spinach, asparagus and celery, citrus fruits – especially lemons, oranges, grapefruit – sour plum, pineapple, starfruit, sourdough bread or crackers, vinegar, yogurt, kimchi, pickles of all kinds, sauerkraut and olives are Wood foods. These foods can obstruct movement and function as astringents. They most benefit changeable, erratic and scattered people.
Fire: All bitter foods and most red foods, especially food that looks like hearts, dried food and hot foods. Also lamb, venison, lettuce and arugula, dandelion and watercress, tomatoes, citrus peel, kumquats, apricots, sweet plums, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, peppers, hot chilies, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, wine, beer, coffee, tea, dark chocolate and carbonated beverages are all Fire foods These foods can reduce heat and dry fluids. They most benefit slow, overweight, overheated and aggressive people.
Earth: All sweet and starchy foods, particularly yellow, orange and brown foods and root vegetables and very sweet soft fruits. Other Earth foods are beef, millet, barley, rye, sugar, milk chocolate, corn, oats, slow cooked onion, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet apples, sweet cherries, dates, grapes, peaches, carrots, cabbage, potato, sweet potato, bananas and plantains, yam, okra, taro, beets, button and chantarelle mushrooms and other fungus, winter and summer squash, cucumbers, almond, coconut and other tropical fruits like papayas, cherimoyas and mangoes are all earth foods. So are the pulses – lentils and dried peas, peanuts along with syrupy sweets – honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, agave syrup, molasses, rice syrup and barley syrup. These foods slow down acute symptoms and neutralize toxins. They most benefit dry, nervous and weak people and they calm aggression.
Metal: All savory foods, pungent foods and white foods, many herbs and spices and prepared condiments. You don’t need a lot of metal foods as they are strong and spicy (not hot) or very simple flavors. The newly discovered taste-buds for the “Umami” flavor is proof of the Metal Element having the ability to taste glutamate – found in shiitake and porcini mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and fish sauce that gives these foods that special savory flavor. Also, white rice, milk, cream, white cheeses, raw onion, garlic, chives, radish – especially cauliflower, turnip, tofu, lotus root, pears, kohlrabi, cinnamon, mint, tarragon, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, scallions, cloves, fennel seed and bulb, cilantro and coriander seeds, parsley, anise, dill, mustard greens, wasabi, horseradish, mustard, basil, and nutmeg are all considered metal foods. These foods have a dispersing effect and promote energy circulation. They most benefit sluggish, damp, lethargic and cold people.
Many foods cross can be more than one element at a time. Others can be assigned to different elements based on how they are cooked. For example, raw onion is the metal element because of its pungency whereas cooked onion is very sweet and becomes earthy, or they may change at different states of growth so that when it is unripe versus when it is ripe. For example, tomatoes when green are quite sour and therefore belong more to the Wood Element and when they are ripe, belong to the Fire Element. When they are very sweet, they become Earthier. The style of cooking also influences the five elements:
Soups, Boiling, Steaming, Poaching, Curing, Freezing and Sous Vide Cooking – Water Grilling, Smoking, Searing, Pickling and Fermenting, Campfire Cooking – Wood Deep Frying, Stir Frying, Flambeing, Sauteing, Toasting, Dehydrating, Appetizers and Snacks – Fire Baking, Roasting, Stewing, Mashing, Pureeing, Jams and Jellies, Caramelizing, Desserts and Candy – Earth Composed Foods, Garnishes, Condiments, Finishing Sauces, Julienne , Mincing, Dicing – Metal
Chief Deity (值符) element belongs to Earth; is like The Boss or CEO of a company. The leader of the 9 Deities, one of the most auspicious deities. The main qualities of Chief Persons are: wisdom, benevolent,charismatic, righteous, courteous, trustworthy, natural power and authority, confident, honest. Most importantly high morals and incorruptible.
Surging Snake (腾蛇) elements belongs to Wood; This deity is all about Intuition and occult- or spiritual personality, with a bag full of non-conventional wisdom, highly sensitive and can be scheming. They are quick learners and sharp thinkers and have the ability to concentrate in a powerful way, this focus gives them the ability to consider things in an objective way. Thus, they are strategist and tactician. Thus, they make suitable Astrology, Occult, Metaphysics or Feng Shui practitioners or personalities.
Great Moon (太阴) element belongs to metal, this deity possess the wisdom guide and always surrounded by a secretive aura. An auspicious power this Deity of Blessings is compared to the nature of the Moon, glowing in all its beauty, wrapped in the mysterious darkness of the night. Linked to softness in thoughts and emotions, Moon Deity is also about protection and refuge as well as actions in darkness and concealment, like espionage.
Harmony Deity (六合) belongs to Wood, governs relationships, marriage, happiness, communication and cooperation. Uncanny ability to calm and pacifying others, Harmony people tend to be negotiators and ready to resolve any conflict and bring people together. Kind and lively character traits, enjoy social gatherings and meetings where their networking skills show the best. They have an eye for talented people and their communication- and interpersonal skills will bring them great wealth and prosperity as networker, mediator, matchmaker, counsellor or manager.
Grappling Hook Deity (勾陈) belongs to Earth, this deity is the protector of elders and ancestors.As this Deity governs land, livestock, farmland, property and agriculture, these people have an affinity with Mother Nature and healing. Hook Deity make good doctors and healers with herbs. It is said that Grappling Hook’s qualities is their ability to access their past lives and being able to transcend into the spiritual world. And this provides them with an intuition and insight into the past and future.
The White Tiger (白虎) belongs to Metal, represent the one that controls all forms of energy, is vigorous and powerful. White Tiger, is intelligent, passionate, loyal, proactive, courteous, focussed and strong willed. Another remarkable trait is that this deity stands up for people who are oppressed. White Tiger is associated with aggression, destruction, rivalry, fights and ferocity.
Red Phoenix (朱雀) represented by Fire, a Deity of Culture, A deity of ‘spoken words’, communications, arguments, debates, art, documents, sealed information and intellectual property. Suitable for teaching, mentoring and influential leadership roles. Other areas include: lawyers, preachers, motivational speakers, journalists, journalist, debaters, marketeers.
Black Tortoise (玄武) represented by Water, swings both sides in divination; it is seen as law-breaker or law-keeper. Water represents wisdom and knowledge. Hence, is strong in mindreading, persuasion, winning arguments, fooling the opposition, deception and is great at presenting people with illusions.
Nine Earth (九地) represent Earth, they are resistant to change, so changes will not appear quickly. Nine Earth Deity is about long term planning. Motherly figure, natural growth – just like Mother Earths’ flowers and plants, agricultural, stability and effort, taking time and nurturing. Earth Deity is greatly concerned with medicine, wellness, morality and forgiving aspect just like Mother Earth.
Nine Heaven (九天) represent Metal, leadership and envision. For clear thoughts, beauty, happiness, intelligence, victory in battle and successful pursuit of wealth and fame, Nine Heaven is more active than Nine Earth Deity, less grounded than Nine Earth. Move towards Success, achievement, hard-working, disciplined, planning, sharp focus, helping others, reach targets and achieve goals, and looking for continuous improvement in their private and professional life, are positive traits of Nine Heaven.
Four Auspicious Qi There have Four Auspicious Qi: Sheng Qi(生气, Qi Generating), Tian Yi (天医, Heaven Doctor), Yan Nian (延年, Longevity) and Fu Wei (伏位, Stability)
生氣 – Sheng Qi (贪狼星), Tang Lang Star or Greedy Wolf Star. In five elements, this Qi is Yang Wood. This Sheng Qi may produce new Qi as it name call Qi Generating, so it will bring more wealth, hard work, and good activities. It may also used to activate career, wealth, study, pregnancy, and more. Inside the house, this sector must always have more space to let the Qi circulate and gather then it will generate more good things out. If edit water into it, it will gather the Qi and will make this Qi more stronger.
天醫 – Tian Yi (巨门星), Ju Men Star or Huge Door Star. In five elements, this star is Yang Earth. This Qi is balancing, mean that everything in here is balance. So it good for health, when fall sick then it will recover it back. It also can used it as secondary wealth, but the Qi is not strong still it consider can be use. Suitable for health, ward of bad luck, secondary wealth and sleep.
延年 – Yan Nian (武曲星), Wu Qu Star or Military Art Star. In five elements, this star is Yang Metal. Yan Nian Qi is like flowing toward inside and it will make combine it. So this Qi can be used for longevity, love, relationship and marriage. For elder people can choose this sector to sleep and it will more healthier. For single, can activate this Qi and will improve the relationship.
伏位 – Fu Wei (辅弼星), Fu Bi Star or Assist Star. In five elements, this star is Yang Wood. Last Four Auspicious Qi, this Qi is moving upward and it form like a support. So this Qi is giving a support to everything. Suitable for study, meditating, altar, and activities that need support. So when you study in this sector, it will give you more stability to understanding and meditating, it will more focus to it.
Four Inauspicious Qi Left of the Eight Mansion Qi is: Jue Ming (绝命, Life Endanger), Wu Gui (五鬼, Five Ghosts), Liu Sha (六煞, Six Killings) and Huo Hai (祸害, Mishaps).
絕命 – Jue Ming (破军星), Po Jun Star or Destruct Army Star. In five elements, this star is Yin Metal. The Qi in here, is like self destruct and it form something like life threatening or endanger. This Qi also can be say as suicide itself. It will cause of sick, emotional, mentally unstable and health issues. It is advise not to touch or activate this sector, else it will bring misfortune to you and your family members.
五鬼 – Wu Gui (廉贞星), Lian Zhen Star or Chasity Star. In five elements, this star is Fire. This Qi is contain of strong brutal, attack and competitive power. It will cause of a lot of misfortune, such as accident, people will brutal, injure, catch fire, and a lot. In 八宅明镜, BaZhai Ming Jing, record that it Wu Gui is very danger and it still behind the Jue Ming. But it still consider very danger.
六煞 – Liu sha (文曲星), Wen Qu Star or Literally Art Star. In five elements, this star is Water. The Qi is flow in downward and after ward it will flow in disorder. Inside here it will destruct the relationship, marriage, career and friendship. It will cause people sex desire, love desire, health issues, relationship problems and so on.
禍害 – Huo Hai (禄存星), Lu Cun Star or Fortune Storage. In five elements, this star is Yin Earth. The Qi is exist in the way of sink, and this Qi will interrupt peoplefeeling and mentally. It will also cause people low spirit and lose of struggle of making progress to success.
坎 North, Gua 1 生氣 : 東南 SE 天醫 : 東 E 延年 : 南 S 伏位 : 北 N 禍害 : 西 W 五鬼 : 東北 NE 六煞 : 西北 NW 絕命 : 西南 SW
坤 Southwest, Gua 2 生氣 : 東北 NE 天醫 : 西 W 延年 : 西北 NW 伏位 : 西南 SW 禍害 : 東 E 五鬼 : 東南 SE 六煞 : 南 S 絕命 : 北 N
震 East, Gua 3 生氣 : 南 S 天醫 : 北 N 延年 : 東南 SE 伏位 : 東 E 禍害 : 西南 SW 五鬼 : 西北 NW 六煞 : 東北 NE 絕命 : 西 W
巽 Southeast, Gua 4 生氣 : 北 N 天醫 : 南 S 延年 : 東 E 伏位 : 東南 SE 禍害 : 西北 NW 五鬼 : 西南 SW 六煞 : 西 W 絕命 : 東北 NE
乾 Northwest, Gua 6 生氣 : 西 W 天醫 : 東北 NE 延年 : 西南 SW 伏位 : 西北 NW 禍害 : 東南 SE 五鬼 : 東 E 六煞 : 北 N 絕命 : 南 S
兑 West, Gua 7 生氣 : 西北 NW 天醫 : 西南 SW 延年 : 東北 NE 伏位 : 西 W 禍害 : 北 N 五鬼 : 南 S 六煞 : 東南 SE 絕命 : 東 E
艮 Northeast, Gua 8 生氣 : 西南 SW 天醫 : 西北 NW 延年 : 西 W 伏位 : 東北 NE 禍害 : 南 S 五鬼 : 北 N 六煞 : 東 E 絕命 : 東南 SE
离 South, Gua 9 生氣 : 東 E 天醫 : 東南 SE 延年 : 北 N 伏位 : 南 S 禍害 : 東北 NE 五鬼 : 西 W 六煞 : 西南 SW 絕命 : 西北 NW
A general guide (leisure reading), let’s review the areas we need to work on for 2020. Lets put in some perspective (i.e. Year Pillar is often given the heaviest weightage, follow by month; if all 4 Pillars are visited by the inauspicious deity, it largely meant you have lots of challenges and growth opportunities this year).
This is a less popular method called 12 Deity of Tai Sui (太岁). It uses Tai Sui as the leader of the year follow by the various generals and official to governs the year’s other 11 zodiac. Halfway thru’ the article you probably realise there are actually ONLY 3 auspicious deity in this method and the rest are largely Inauspicious. Tradditional (and probably), it is a way of remind the villagers to be mindful, to be kind, practice humility and keep a gratitude mind. For those prefer a robust level of analysis, you may try out 达摩一掌诀.
The 4 aspect based on the 4 Pillars (BAZI): 年 Year embodies externalities, government, authority, social relationship, superiors, bosses, grandparents, uncle’s, aunties, in-laws and parents. 月 Month encapsulate work environment, colleagues, peers, friends and siblings relationship. 日 Day focus on family environment, spouse relationship. It also includes self as well as personal values. 时 Hours deals with personal aspirations, dreams hopes and fear. Skills & Talents. It also encompasses offsprings and children relationship or matters.
注意 (Alert): The cutover point for TaiSui is always at the Start of Spring （立春）, and not Chinese New Year.
丑 OX Strength: Serving, Resourcefulness, Knowledge Financial Advisors, Property Consultants, Teacher, Coach, Project Manager Suitable work partners: Rat, Snake, Rooster
In 2020, the Zodiac is at Sickness Star (病符)：Sickness deity, as the name implies, this works with sickness and accidents. Especially so when the particular pillar is being punish or clash during the month cycle. The negative impact of this deity also extend the effects to the family members not just the affected zodiac/ person. So, whatever good health habits one is adopting, make sure to advise your family members. Zodiac with this deity should also avoid funerals and hospital, in the event impossible to avoid, do it during the day, before 5pm. Beside good rest and rejuvenation, reviewing the health and personal insurance could be a good way to mitigate this risk.
In 2020, When the Zodiac is at Heavenly Dog (天狗)：This deity is the chef of gossips, injuries and depression. When this deity is with one zodiac sign, one tends to feel tired, sleepless nights, anxiety. Bed placement then becomes an important area of concern, take note of the effects of geomagnetic influences as well as poison arrows. With insufficient rest, health issues, work mistakes or legal issues could starts appearing, and all of this drains a lot of energy from you. One should learn to protect yourself, doing things right the first time, double check the work. Rejuvenate one’s Qi by Changing to a healthy diet and start with some light exercises and rest early in the night. And, control the urge to starts engaging with gossips. As it always comes back to oneself. What you sow is what you reap.
In 2020, When the Zodiac is at Blessing Virtue (福德), also termed as 贵神, tradditional versed as “贵神压运事吉祥，财源广进喜又和。春不见喜秋也见，财喜双全不用说。男遇贵神天赐祥，女见贵神喜事多。” This is an auspicious deity that promotes peace and harmony in relationship and family. Suitable for joyous occasion and marriage. Also, when one Zodiac is with this deity, one’s energy tends to be more focus and intention driven. As this is an auspicious deity, one shouldn’t meddle into other people matters and create gossips. Don’t exhibit your joy and enthusiasm senselessly, as not everyone is going thru a good cycle like you. If one does that, one may begin to feel negativity around oneself instead of blessing by the deity.
辰 DRAGON Strength: Humility, Observation, Networking Business Administrator, Manager, Banker, Doctor, Teacher, Engineer, Designer Suitable work partners: Rooster, Monkey, Rat
In 2020, When the Zodiac is at White Tiger (白虎)：This deity represent bloodshed, accident, gossip, legal dispute and affects family relationship. May result in partnership breaking up as well as betrayal. When Zodiac is with this deity, there then to be less harmonious family relationship. Temperament tends to be quick, impatient etc. The choices of words tends to cuts and affects others emotions. Follow up on current affairs and avoid travelling to location of high risk or plague by ills.
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Dragon Virtue (龙德)：Equivalent to the Nobleman Star in BAZI. This deity assist in one inspiration. This is the most auspicious deity of the year. But if one don’t do any activity, it as good as wasting the good energy of this deity. So, take calculated risk and push forth in career and businesses. Rebalance your investment portfolio, upgrade your property. Also, seek to expand ones network, create new leads and cement existing relationship. However, do take note to avoid late nights out, as your strong energy may affect those resting or with negative or yin energy. This is often the case of negligence for people bless with strong and auspicious deity.
午 HORSE Stength: Influencing, Decisiveness, Resourcefulness Banker, Architect, Interior Designer, Motivational speaker/ consultant Suitable work partners: Goat, Tiger, Dog
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Sui Po Position (岁破), 岁破 is also known as 大耗：This deity absolutely clash with TaiSui, the worst star to have for any Zodiac. Afftects all aspect of health, wealth, safety, property and spirituality. Needless to say, during this year one have to seek cultivation – 修身养性. As it would be an accidental prone year, be prudent and don’t take un-calculated risks, review insurance plan or consider a personal accident plan. Do not engage in lending, borrowing and guarantor, as the repercussions could spillover after Sui Po years. Also, avoid activating any negative annual Feng Shui, practice mediation, prayers, space cleansing on regular intervals is also recommended.
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Small Consume or Giving (小耗) Position: 小耗：Literally means, to expend, to consume or give away. What it meant is that there will minor be disruption, sickness, wealth dilution. This deity is also known as 月德为贵人 or the Nobleman star, which is a guardian deity, it protects reputation and personal safety. Seek peaceful means to resolve conflicts. This star is plotted using the BAZI day pillar or derive based on the TaiSui for the year. To receive the blessing from this deity, one needs to accumulate merits, exhibit gratitude this year. But, having this deity in your Zodiac doesn’t mean you take uncalculated risk and recklessness. One may still result in loss of wealth and property damages. Still have to sit on the side of cautious, especially with motor vehicles.
In 2020, When Zodiac is at 5 Ghost (五鬼) Position：Unstable energy, devious and scheming people around may begin to stir trouble, affecting your emotions and reputation. Watch out for legal dispute that could affect wealth and property. Property hazard include fire, electrical. Loss of personal belongings and risk of theft. Also, avoid being guarantor when one’s Zodiac is in this deity. Nonetheless, this is not a totally bad deity, if the pillar is a Nobleman and you are gunning for progression or higher education/ exams, this deity forces you to work diligently on it; as the moment you slack off, currents will steer you back on track.
In 2020, when Zodiac is at Tai Yin (太阴) Position：Auspicious deity, favors female. When female Zodiac is in this deity, it strengthen career, business and health. Likewise, when male Zodiac is in this deity, it prompts promiscuity, bribery, legal dispute, arguments marriage discontentment, 3rd party relationship and thefts. So, double check if you have blossom in your BAZI chart or Feng Shui that accidentally activated this aspect. Nonetheless, this aspect is not totally negative, as in contemporary context could mean wider network, marketing reach as well as social contacts. Or, generate new leads for your products and services.
戌 DOG Humility, Observation, Negotiation CEO, Country Manager, Economist, Researcher, Banker, Doctor Suitable work partners: Rabbit, Tiger, Horse
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Death Messenger (丧门) Position：Inauspicious deity that governs deceased matters (tradditional verse as 丧门: 忧思重重整一年，若没内孝有外孝，犯着丧门泪涟涟) and loss of wealth or property. Nonetheless, we need to also assess how many pillars are affected by this deity. Knowing this, we often can take steps to work toward a solution / acceptance rather than be passive about it. When Zodiac resides in this deity, often results in frustration, bottling of emotional as well as sickness (incl. physical, health and emotional). Should avoid visiting funeral and hospital, as it would trigger this negative Qi.
亥 PIG Strength: Clarity, Purpose Entrepreneur, Import/ Export – Trade Fiancing roles, Civil Service, Human Resoure, Pharmaceutical, Insurance Industry Suitable work partners: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Tai Yang (太阳) Position：Auspicious deity, favors male. Tai Yang is also known as Green Dragon (青龙). When male Zodiac is in this deity, it strengthen career, family planning, new born, business and health. If there is no other major negative deity in the other 3 pillars, one can expect smooth / less turbulence year. When female Zodiac is in this deity, it prompts promiscuity, bribery, legal dispute, arguments marriage discontentment, 3rd party relationship and thefts.
子 RAT Strength: Acumen, Knowledge Business Analyst, Equities Analyst, Researcher, Judge, Lecturer, Scientist, Journalist Suitable work partners: Ox, Monkey, Dragon
In 2020, When Zodiac is at Tai Sui (太岁) Position：Governs 1 year of prosperity and calamity. When TaiSui is in one’s Zodiac, usually causes emotional roller-coaster, rash decision making resulting in loss of wealth or property. With TaiSui also dwells sorrowful star and gossips, affects reputation. Not advisable to plan marriage, in event there is a need to; careful date selection might be necessary. In this year, it is beneficial in having more positive thoughts, deeds of gratitude and slowing down the pace.