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BaZi Perspective on Human Resources Development

BaZi or any other destiny forecast tool per se, beside analysing the personality and luck cycle of the Querent energy. It can also be use as a guiding tool on the skills set to develop when in comes to human resource.

Before using the 10 Gods or Deities concept in BaZi to dive in the various aspects of skills, Querent need to have a brief understanding on how the ‘Scoring Method’ is derived.

In this exercise, look at the scoring aspect, then apply Yin-Yang to pinpoint Direct or Indirect aspect.
if the scoring is 15% (+/- 5%) look up Friend/ Companion and Rob Wealth
if the scoring of the Day Element is around 20% (+/- 5%) – look up the skills relating to Resource Element (Direct Resource / Indirect Resource)
If the scoring of the Day Element is around 30% (+/- 5%) – look up wealth element (Direct / Indirect Wealth)
If the scoring of the Day Element is around 40% (+/- 5%) – look up the skills relating to Authority Element (Direct Officer / 7 Killing)
If the scoring of the Day Element is above 45% – look up the output (Hurting Officer / Eating God)

Direct Wealth
Management Skills
IT / System / Software Skills
Compensation & Benefits Management
Labour Relationship Skills
Operations and Scheduling Skills
Accountancy / Financial Skills

Indirect Wealth
Project Management Skills
Trading and Capital Markets Skills
Brainstorming and Creativity Techniques

Eating God
Subject Matter Expert Knowledge
Designer Skills
Artistic Skills
Content Creator Skills

Hurting Officer
Public Speaking
Marketing Skills
Reputation and Personal Brand Building Skills
Corporate Brand Management

Direct Officer
Administration Skills
Platform Management
ISO Accreditation

7 Killing
Scrum Champion
New Markets Channeling
Early Movers Trend Spotting Skills

Direct Resource
Research Skills
Specialized / Technical Skills
Mentoring Skills

Indirect Resource
Fund Management
Markets Analytics
Data Mining
Discovery Skills
Artificial Intelligence and Programming

Friend / Companion
Networking and Social Skills
Deal making

Rob Wealth
Public speaking
Motivational Skills
Coaching Skills
Personal Trainer Skills

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Key Indicators of Stable Marriage (For Ladies)

List is a common questions by Querent in a BaZi consult; everyone can self analyze + self help.

1. Day Master must be neutrally strong (elemental strength approx 20% of the entire chart) + has the Direct Officer (DO) or Direct Wealth (DW) or Direct Resource (DR).
2. Direct Officer or 7 Killing star ideally should be the Influence Element (i.e. Noble People or Peach Blossom).
3. Absence of Hurting Officer (HO) star that clashes and counters husband star (DO) in the same pillar. If presence, hopefully this star is weak or subdued.
4. Direct Wealth (DW) star that produces Direct Officer (DO) should have a link-flow or in the same pillar. Traditionally view as ‘wife prospers husband’ signs.
5. If the elementals or stars are presence but weak, Querent can self help by ‘Putology Method’.
6. If the elementals or stars are totally absence,  nothing much could be done. Querent would need to make use of other key aspect as a substitute. For example, Direct Officer absence = to make use of Indirect Wealth element, or if Blossom is absence = to make use of bath phrase Qi.

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The Metaphysician view regarding Abortion and Miscarriage

In the course of learning and reading BaZi, most of the practitioner would come across this topic of pregnancy, abortion and miscarriage. The Querent would also be keen to know what Bazi combinations will indicate a higher tendency for abortion or miscarriage during a consultation.

In a positive light, the Querent want to know what is the probability of them having a miscarriage so that they can be better prepared and avoid such a situation / outcome.

This is a valid concern for them as miscarriage can be a very painful and traumatic experience. Depending on which side of the coin you flip, some would fall back on studies like ‘The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates it is the most common form of pregnancy loss. It is estimated that as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and up to 10% of clinically recognized pregnancies ~ 29 Jan 2021’ to aid the patient move into acceptance and recovery.

From a BaZi perspective, it is rather rare to have a combination which give a 70% sure that abortion or miscarriage would happen. At best, it would be highlighted as a risk point. At this juncture, we need to separate it into Intentional or Accidental.

Regardless, intentional or accidental so long as life is loss, one needs to make an effort as do Deliverance Ritual for the Unborn Child. Needlessly to spell it out, for those who have gone thru’ this traumatic chapter would understand the spiritual entanglement and the negative luck it brings (and the impact to the overall well-being of household members).

Below are some key BaZi/ Feng Shui points based in past experiences.

1. Accidental miscarriage, the chart would likely indicate a risk of accident. Likely caused by Grand Duke, Month General or Day Officer.
2. Intentional abortion, the chart would have a natal punishment frame already in place, and it frequently being activated by the house Feng Shui.
3. A chart that is extremely heated or chilled has the risk of miscarriages.
4. A chart which hour pillar, Eating God or Hurting Officer (伤官食神) is in emptiness void has the risk of miscarriages or low affinity with children (i.e inability to conceive).
5. A chart which has the natal formation of ‘Condor Grabbing Food’ or ‘Hurting Officer Meets Authority’ is also a indicator of the risk of miscarriages or low affinity with children.
6. Hurting Officer or Eating God is in Sick/ Tomb/ Decay phrase.
7. Day Master is exceptionally weak. In rating method of BaZi, represent approx 10% of the entire chart. This usually indicate poorer health and constitution or less constructive lifestyle or nutritional habits.
8. Construction and Renovation (creates noise and irregular vibration) in the house during the various stages of Prenatal Development.
9. Life Gua of the baby and mummy are hit by externalities (i.e. Flying Stars, Poison Arrows, Changes to the Landform).

Lastly for ‘those’ Master involved in Date Selection for C-Section, beside choosing a good date for the baby; also be mindful to check that it doesn’t clashes, harm or pierce the BaZi chart of the Mummy. Because as a Metaphysician, I believe that by virtue of giving a date to the family, the practitioner is giving away his/ her blessing away to help the family and baby. The Karmic entanglement might be worth more than the monies earned from this activity.

Since, the Universe blessed us (The Practitioner / Master / Gurus / Enthusiast) with this piece of Metaphysics Knowledge and Skills, it is only right to return Universe the favour and also our duty to ‘Live in Service’ for those who need help in this aspect (keeping in mind and heart, the 3 Precepts.

“3 Precepts”
When there is no Affinity, I’ll pass.
When it’s against Conscience, I’ll pass.
When it affects others’ Feng Shui, I’ll pass.

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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.

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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)

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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).

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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.

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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).







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BaZi Scoring & Life Gua Application

In the course of 4 Pillars or BaZi analysis, one typical question querent would ask is ‘how can remedy my missing element in my BaZi chart, what can I do or what actions can I take?

This is a simple method to share with those who have affinity with this article / post.

First cut, we need to identify the missing element or the useful god in the BaZi chart. This is usually the weakness element in the BaZi chart. The scoring method is extremely versatile for this angle of analysis.

The BaZi branch has the following Hidden stem, score them accordingly to the Main Qi (本氣),Sub Qi (中氣),Residual Qi ((余氣). For example Snake 巳, has Bing 丙, Wu 戊, Geng 庚 – Score them as 80%, 15%, 5%; do this for the rest of the characters to work out the percentage for each of the elements.

The lowest percentage means the weakest and that is the needed element in the chart. For example water is the weakest and in the BaZi chart means 正官 – Authority.

Next, we make use of the year of birth to work out the 命卦 – Life Gua number. For example, a female born in the year 1999 would be Life Gua 8 which represent earth.

With this information, plot out the flying star chart for the property or the room. One can use the Period / Annual / Month Chart, depending on the tenure of the effect, the Annual Chart is recommended. Person is Life Gua 8 (Earth), Wood controls Earth = Authority. Look at the 3X3 grid, locate star 4 and use date selection to activate the energy in property / room.

Noteworthy, between star 3 and star 4; use star 4 instead.

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三合火旺,脓血之疾 。

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About Hurts and Healing

If we have truly done what we believe as best effort in the moment; then there can’t be anything any better.

In BaZi (八字) destiny consultation, practitioners wears the hat of emotional rubbish bin or recycling truck. Often needs to lend a listening ear to Querent’s woes and feelings. Helping people reconcile with the hurts of life, provide resolution and help Querent to move forward. This in 1 paragraph; sharing my 2 cents worth. I hope this experience helps fellow practitioners frame and anchor these 3 reality, so that the wound now becomes the place where the light gets in.

“The hurts of our lives are link to the perception of the hurt. The person we blame for the hurt did what they need to do in their life. And, the only way for us to be hurt is for us to compare the moment of the hurt to another moment in our lives. When the moment is all there is, and there is no past nor future we can compare with, this moment is all it is and feels very different and loses its hold against us. Therefore, emotions are closely link with the expectation and attachment of our past.”

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60 JiaZi TaiSui (六十甲子太岁): A different perspective regarding Grand Duke of Jupiter

The 60 JiaZi (甲子) is one of the earliest and ingenious invention of the Chinese Culture. Its purpose is to record years, months, days and hours. And in the course of civilization, these 60 JiaZi (甲子) took on a beautiful spiritual veil known as TaiSui (太岁).

TaiSui (太岁) is a God enshrined by the people, and according to folklore everyone is guarded or protected by their own TaiSui (typically based on birth year). There is also another metaphor known as 12 deity of TaiSui ( 太岁十二神).

Instead of using the annual TaiSui (太岁) to check if a particular zodiac has energy clashes and harms. Why not, use our day pillar (日主) to check the 60 JiaZi (甲子) and see which TaiSui (太岁) we are in sync with or who is “looking after” us. Google these TaiSui (太岁), read up and understand their history, what are their strengths, virtues and characters attributes which we could adopt and incorporate into our daily lives.

Expand this metaphor a little further using all 4 pillars, we might have 4 different mode of TaiSui (太岁) to learn from with regards to each aspect of our environment. It could be well ranges from righteousness to humility. Instead of praying to TaiSui (太岁), perhaps its time we start learning from TaiSui (太岁). Let’s enjoy this little exploration.

1, Year embodies externalities, government, authority, social relationship, superiors, bosses, grandparents, uncle’s, aunties, in-laws and parents.
2, Month encapsulate work environment, colleagues, peers, friends and siblings relationship.s
3, Day focus on family environment, spouse relationship. It also includes self as well as personal values.
4,Hours deals with personal aspirations, dreams hopes and fear. It also encompasses offsprings and children relationship or matters.

60 JiaZi TaiSui (六十甲子太岁)
1、甲子太岁金辨大将军 海中金
2、乙丑太岁陈材大将军 海中金
3、丙寅太岁耿章大将军 炉中火
4、丁卯太岁沈兴大将军 炉中火
5、戊辰太岁赵达大将军 大林木
6、已巳太岁郭灿大将军 大林木
7、庚午太岁王济大将军 路旁土
8、辛未太岁李素大将军 路旁土
9、壬申太岁刘旺大将军 剑峰金
10、癸酉太岁康志大将军 剑峰金
11、甲戌太岁施广大将军 山头火
12、乙亥太岁任保大将军 山头火
13、丙子太岁郭嘉大将军 涧下水
14、丁丑太岁汪文大将军 涧下水
15、戊寅太岁鲁先大将军 城墙土
16、已卯太岁龙仲大将军 城墙土
17、庚辰太岁董德大将军 白蜡金
18、辛巳太岁郑但大将军 白蜡金
19、壬午太岁陆明大将军 杨柳木
20、癸未太岁魏仁大将军 杨柳木
21、甲申太岁方杰大将军 泉中水
22、乙酉太岁蒋崇大将军 泉中水
23、丙戌太岁白敏大将军 屋上土
24、丁亥太岁封济大将军 屋上土
25、戊子太岁邹铛大将军 霹雳火
26、已丑太岁傅佑大将军 霹雳火
27、庚寅太岁邬桓大将军 松柏木
28、辛卯太岁范宁大将军 松柏木
29、壬辰太岁彭泰大将军 长流水
30、癸巳太岁徐单大将军 长流水
31、甲午太岁章词大将军 沙中金
32、乙未太岁杨仙大将军 沙中金
33、丙申太岁管仲大将军 山下火
34、丁酉太岁唐杰大将军 山下火
35、戊戌太岁姜武大将军 平地木
36、已亥太岁谢太大将军 平地木
37、庚子太岁卢秘大将军 壁上土
38、辛丑太岁杨信大将军 壁上土
39、壬寅太岁贺谔大将军 金箔金
40、癸卯太岁皮时大将军 金箔金
41、甲辰太岁李诚大将军 佛灯火
42、乙巳太岁吴遂大将军 佛灯火
43、丙午太岁文哲大将军 天河水
44、丁未太岁缪丙大将军 天河水
45、戊申太岁徐浩大将军 大驿土
46、已酉太岁程宝大将军 大驿土
47、庚戌太岁倪秘大将军 钗钏金
48、辛亥太岁叶坚大将军 钗钏金
49、壬子太岁丘德大将军 桑松木
50、癸丑太岁朱得大将军 桑松木
51、甲寅太岁张朝大将军 大溪水
52、乙卯太岁万清大将军 大溪水
53、丙辰太岁辛亚大将军 沙中土
54、丁巳太岁杨彦大将军 沙中土
55、戊午太岁黎卿大将军 天上火
56、已未太岁傅党大将军 天上火
57、庚申太岁毛梓大将军 石榴木
58、辛酉太岁石政大将军 石榴木
59、壬戌太岁洪充大将军 大海水
60、癸亥太岁虞程大将军 大海水

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6 Alternatives to Improve Karma

  1. Acceptance is all about understanding that each of us is fighting an inner battle of some kind Not judging people is an important first step to managing karma. As we haven’t walk in their shoes, we don’t really know what they have been through.

  2. Forgiveness relieves us from ‘the pain’. It takes an amazingly compassionate person to forgive. Forgiveness doesn’t mean we are happy with what was done to us; it means we have move forward in love. Great things and manifestation happens to those who forgive.

  3. Gratitude is important, those who are thankful are happy. Express gratitude daily and the universe rewards us with inner peace.

  4. Reflection is to understand the good and bad we see in others exists within us. Everything we see outwards is an inwards reflection of ourselves.

  5. Energy that we send out (to the universe) will one day somehow comes back. Therefore, those who radiate positive energy will receive it right back. Moods, Vibration and Luck will improve.

  6. Reaction is the way we respond to those around us. This will determines our karma. Nothing happens by chance, everything that happens to us is so that we can learn something from it.