Metaphysics (易学)

连山, 归藏, 周易

一)连山易首于艮卦,艮为山,所以称为“连山易”。三元盘以“一六四九双双起,夬姤剝復颠颠倒,往来阖辟团团转,卦象顺逆爻爻到”邵子(邵雍)圆图为连山易。三元盘以此为天元盘,自乾夬向左转至復,自姤向右转至坤。经云:阳从左边团团转,阴从右路转相通。左转乾兑离震初爻为阳,所以称为阳仪界。右转巽坎艮坤初爻为阴,所以称为阴仪界。

二)归藏易起于坤卦,因万物藏于坤。二十四山藏于后天八卦内,所以壬子癸三山藏于坎卦。后天八卦主时令,随斗柄所指,春夏秋冬四时之流行,二十四节气之进退。后天八卦为卦运,所以三元地理以此为地元盘。一运坎卦藏于坤、二运坤卦藏于巽、三运震卦藏于离、四运巽卦藏于兑、五运无卦之上十年寄于四运,下十年寄于六运藏于艮、七运兑卦藏于坎、八运艮卦藏于震、九运离卦藏于乾。

三)周易为文王卦,一卦六爻,一卦可变八卦,亦可变为十二卦,与错卦综卦则颠倒、倒颠、爻反、通卦等等,一卦可变为二十多卦,用于收山出煞、收龙纳水坐向与转变元运之用。三元地理以此为人元盘。

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Metaphysics (易学)

Understanding Chai Bu method of Qi Men (拆補)

24 節氣表

拆補 (ChaiBu) also know as the Removal and Replacement Method of Qi Men Dun Jia in the Western Textbook. This is somewhat a newer system in the Qi Men calendaring system. It is not necessarily more convenient and easier to understand or calculate (although a lot of Apps on mobile devices uses this).

Practitioner and Consultant of the past argue the incongruence of 值潤 (ZhiRun). Hence, this is probability how the development of 拆補 (ChaiBu) system came about.

Practitioner and Consultant adopted the use of this calendar system because of its strict adherence to the 24 seasons (節氣). A relatively more discipline approach towards the allocation of the Yin and Yang Structures. Because of this, the 拆補 (ChaiBu) system seemingly works better with Divination side of QMDJ while 值潤 (ZhiRun) runs better with Art of War (AOW) application.

The first principle, in 拆補 (ChaiBu) system is to accord the Qi Men Structure/ Chart in accordance with the 24 Solar Seasons. This system dictates that if a day enters into a certain Season, one can utilise the Qi Men Structure / Chart of that particular Season.

There is no need for references to Ascending or Descending Qi. It will also simultaneously follow the second principle, which is the Stems and Branches system:

• If the first day branch is Zi 子, Wu 午, Mao 卯, or You 酉, it will use the Upper Yuan Structure,上元.
• If the first day branch is Yin 寅, Shen 申, Si 巳 or Hai 亥, it will use the Middle Yuan Structure,中元.
• If the first day branch is Chen 辰, Xu 戌, Chou 丑 or Wei 未, it will use the Lower Yuan Structure,下元.

Metaphysics (易学), Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

三易:变易、简易、不易

变易,就是说宇宙万事万物都是变化无常的,除了变化,一切都不会长久,只有变化才是唯一不变。我们现在这一瞬间的状态,下一秒就发生了变化,我们的思想,情感,时间,空间,都在随时随地、无时无刻的不发生这变化,没有任何事物是一成不变的,因为非变不可!南师说:《易》先要知道“变”,高等智慧的人,不但知变而且能适应这个变,这就是为什么不学易不能为将相的道理了。

简易,宇宙间万事万物,有许多是我们没有办法了解的。我最接受的不了就是现在人们,把自然科学不能解释的,还不了解,未能探究的,全部一股脑说成伪科学,迷信!《易经》就是古人懂得了宇宙的事物,用八卦的图案,加上时间、空间的关系,用特定的公式推算,就可以推算出结果来。这就是复杂的道理,变得简化,所以叫作简易。《易经》首先告诉我们宇宙间的事物随时都在变,尽管变的法则很复杂,宇宙万事万物再错综复杂的现象,在我们懂了原理、原则以后,就非常简单了。

不易,是指变易中还有不变的道理,变的是现象,不变的是规律。不变的是能变出万象的,永恒存在的那个东西。这个不变,宗教称之为“上帝”、“神”、“主宰”、“佛”、“菩萨”。哲学家叫它“本体”,科学家叫它“功能”。所以万事万物,其道简易,其形变易,其规律不易。

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Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水), Metaphysics (易学)

Space Cleansing

Feng Shui Space Cleansing: 6 Steps to Ridding Your Home of Negative Energy

STEP 1. Clear stale energies from the house.
If you have recently moved, you might be feeling some residual energy from past residents. If that’s the case, then consider using this technique: open everything that is closed. In short, you should open all doors, all windows, all cabinets, all boxes, anything that is closed should be open.
Then, walking from the front door in a clockwise pattern, circle each room and go into the next while ringing a bell. Be sure to ring the bell in the corners of rooms and in closets where negative energy can remain trapped.
You may want to proceed through the other five steps before closing everything up again.

STEP 2. Use salt to cleanse an area.
Another tip is to use salt to remove negative energies. You can wipe the walls with salt or sprinkle salt into the corners of the room. Be sure to sweep up the salt and throw it into the trash outside of your house.

STEP 3. Feed your ghosts rice.
If you feel extreme negative energy, you can also try sprinkling rice around the perimeter of your home, beginning at the front door and walking in a clockwise fashion until you come to the door again. The rice will draw the energy outside and away from the interior of your home. This is a terrific method of ridding your home of negative energy and space cleansing.

STEP 4. Scent the air to clear out negative energies.
Use smoke from incense or from herbs, such as lavender for transcending problems, eucalyptus for healing, or mint for prosperity. The wonderful and therapeutic scents of incense or herbal essential oils are all excellent ways to introduce beneficial energy and remove negative energies from a single room or your entire home. Light incense while you proceed to Step 5.

STEP 5. Use light and sound.
Light and sound are two very effective “yang” treatments that help to dispel and remove negative energies. Tinkling wind chimes and bright crystal rainbows or lit chandeliers are both excellent ways to introduce beneficial – and cleansing – energy to your space.
Using a bell or singing bowl, start at the front door and begin ringing your bell or bowl. Walk in a clockwise direction from the door and through each room. If you have dark corners in a room, make sure to ring the bell in each corner of the room. After completing the downstairs, go upstairs. If you have done all five steps, it’s time to close up all the doors, windows, cabinets, and drawers, and then go to the front door and in a clockwise circle, ring the bell/bowl in three times around your front door. Next, proceed to Step 6.

STEP 6. Take a salt bath yourself.
In the process of space cleansing your home, it might be a good idea to cleanse yourself as well. It is possible that you are bringing negative energy home from work or from the outside world.
Soak in a tub with sea salt or make your own sea salt scrub and wash your body in the shower with salt. Salt will purify you and remove negative energies from your body. This is especially helpful if you work in a hostile or gossipy environment, and will help you clear negative energy from your body.

Add 2 pointers to this post/ quote; Anticlockwise is for cleansing while Clockwise is for enhancement. Smoke, Scents & Smudging are also effective methods in Space Cleansing and Enhancement.

4 Pillars (四柱命理), Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水), Metaphysics (易学), QMDJ (奇門遁甲)

Annual Feng Shui Analysis (2020 / 庚子)

Grand Duke (太岁): Rat
Annual Conflict (岁破): Horse
3 Killing Zone (三煞): 135 Degree – 225 Degree
3 Affliction Sector (三合冲吊): Dragon, Rat, Monkey
5 Tiger Harm Sector (五虎煞): North, NorthEast, East
4 Deity (太岁四神): 
– Punishment Cell (蚕室): Southwest
– Administration Officials (奏书): Northwest
– Military Officials (力士): Northeast
– Mentors (博士): Southeast
Annual Flying Star (年飞星): 7
Disaster Star 5 (五黄廉贞土): East
Sickness Star 2 (二黑巨门土): South
Quarrelsome Star 3 (三碧禄存木): North
QiMen Auspicious Door (流年奇门): NorthEast (Commencement Palace is 8) – the use of this door a little intricate. Drop me a note, if you need to know more.
Annual Wealth Palace (流年财方): Dog sector
Annual Nobleman (流年贵人): Ox, Goat sector

As we approaches winter solstice, some usual questions I get from enthusiast, interest groups, friends and loved ones relating to Annual Feng Shui. Hence, decided to spend some time and pen it down for ease of reference, these are some of the common comments and keynotes about 2020. As well as an entry point for people who are new to Feng Shui. Some of these concept are not widely circulate in publication. Hence, may cause some subtle confusion, drop me a note/ comments if you need the specifics.

For Annual Analysis, there is (personally) a need to divide into those impact by stars and those induced by TaiSui (Yes, as a Practitioner, there is a need to split it up). Those that dealt with flying stars and purple white astrology will follow winter solstice as the point of change. While those induce by TaiSui shall follow the Start of Spring based on the 24 seasonal chart.

For 2020, I would be using star 7 in the middle palace,  plot thru the 9 grid (3 x 3) to get the annual flying star chart for the year. With that, the annual flying star: 7, Disaster Star 5 is in the East, Sickness Star 2 lands in the South, while the Quarrelsome Star 3 sits in North; this are basically the negative stars to take note. These stars only become ‘alive’ when a Taiji (太极) is formed.  The auspicious greedy wolf, military officer, academic officer and prosperous stars lands at Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Northwest and West respective. Hopefully, the main door is bless with 1 of these auspicious stars. The effects will take place between 22 Dec 2019 thru 21 Dec 2020.

This a quite a fair year because the robbery star 7 is lock in the middle. Meaning 1 less negative stars to worry about in terms of flying stars FengShui. What most of us need to be concerned of is the East, North and South; generally house in Singapore are high rise and North-South facing with bedroom in the East.

The sector Northeast and Southwest which was pretty lousy in 2019 has become better in 2020. Blessed by flying stars 1 and 4. Which is for wealth, prosperity, growth and academic endeavours. And, further enhance by annual Wealth and Nobleman. Young parents, especially mummy should make use of this opportunity to upgrade themselves in terms of knowledge and skills.

Those induce by Mr. TaiSui is more straightforward. TaiSui is Rat, the house with Horse sitting will immediately feel the health and monetary impact. Especially so, it the residents zodiac is horse or with life Gua 9. It not the end of the world, let be a little scientific about it. There are things we can do like take cautious in investment decision and better health habit and risk adverse.

When TaiSui comes from the direction of Rat; and in form school Rat direction has a poison arrow or road clash angled toward the property. This is the 3 Affliction Sector (三合冲吊) meaning the trio combination of people with zodiac dragon, rat and monkey might be afflicted in Heath, mishap or in form of daily grinds. This differs from the 4 pillar / BAZI way of analysis. This is not widely practice and also not commercially mentioned in most paid consultation by practitioner and FSM, I added here for knowledge and completeness sake.

As for those 3 Killings, 4 Deity, 5 Tigers and what not, the terms and name kinda speaks for itself – they are the badass; ideally no renovations or large movement in these sectors. The qi flow need be stable and still, both internally and externally. If there is external arrows or clash, would need to further assess the house qi (宅体) before concluding the effects and whether further actions is needed.

In making use of the Auspicious sectors. I’m more for application rather than placement. As the saying 3 auspicious overcomes 1 negative. In Feng Shui, I advocate the use of 3 auspicious sector to raise the house Qi (宅体). Look at it as boosting the immunity to overcome the harm and affliction for the year.

For placement wise (if you really need to use placement) – based on personal experiences, ONLY this 3 methods: indoor plants with bigger leaf size is preferred, for water aquarium the currents need to be gentle and clear, soil and murky water is not preferred. Alternatively, would be the use of sphere shaped crystals, quartz vibration is generally a good choice. The whole idea behind placement is help users set in and settle the personal intentions.

Guess I’ll stop here otherwise it sounds naggy. Drop me a comment if there is any specifics you needed clarification into.

Metaphysics (易学)

Jade (Jadeite & Nephrite)

https://thehealingchest.com/crystals-stones/jade-meaning/

Nephrite, the more common type of jade, reflected jade meaning in Greek based on the Greek word nephros which translates to kidney. When the Spanish took over the New World they named the green stones Piedra de hijada which translates to “Stone of the loin” or “Stone of the flank” in keeping with jade meaning.

Jadeite, the more rare and expensive type of jade, has a slightly different meaning than the more common nephrite jade. Jadeite jade meaning has to do with health, longevity and love. Wearing, holding and meditating with jadeite jade improves health problems that stem from illness or accidents. Jade also helps people live longer. Jadeite is reputed to open one’s heart to love when worn in jewelry.

Jade is not always the blue-green or light green mineral rock that many people think of when they say something is the color of jade. While jade meaning is rooted in calm wisdom, healing and protection, each jade color carries a slightly different jade meaning and power.

Black jade meaning represents the gemstone’s particular ability to protect by warding off negative physical or psychological assault, especially the negative energies associated with self-defeat.

Blue jade meaning is about calm, inner peace and reflection. It is very useful for encouraging dreams and visions. The mind is calmed with blue jade.

Brown jade meaning has to do with staying well-grounded. The use of brown jade strengthens a connection with the earth while imparting comfort and a sense of reliability.

Lavender jade meaning has to do with spiritual support. It heals emotional pain while nourishing spiritually. Lavender jade vibrates at the highest ethereal level.

Orange jade meaning is all about the joy that can be achieved through connections with all living beings. Lavender jade energy provides quiet stimulation of the mind.

Purple jade meaning is focused on the aura. Happiness and mirth are brought about with purple jade while it eliminates negativity and supports a higher level of discernment.

Red jade meaning has to do with the life force. Use of red jade reduces fears while it encourages action and strengthens the life-force energy.

White jade meaning has to do with better focus. The use of white jade reduces distractions to allow for a better grasp on helpful, relevant information. It improves the decision-making process.

Yellow jade meaning is all about a cheerful, energetic way of being. Use of yellow jade enhances assimilation and discrimination.

Metaphysics (易学)

不忘初心,方的始終。

“初心”:就是最初的心意,指事情一开始所抱持的信念或在人生的起点所许下的梦想,是一生渴望抵达的目标;方:才,才能;得:得到;始终:终了,完成;这句话的意思就是说:一个人做事情,始终如一的坚持当初的信念,最后就一定能得到成功。

初心给人我们一种积极进取的态度。不要一股脑的高歌猛进,要时不时的停下脚步来,要经常回望一下自己的来路,时刻要记得当初为什么启程;走得在远也不能忘了自己为什么而出发。现在所做的是不是为了自己想要的而努力,还是早已偏移了当初的目标,违背了初心?要经常沉淀纯净自己的内心。人生只有一次,生命无法重来,要记得自己的初心。

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Metaphysics (易学)

Labradorite

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.

Metaphysics (易学)

Amethyst

The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”.

Legends says that Bacchus, a Roman god of agriculture, wine, fertility and son of Jupiter; gotten angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana.

As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue.

Amethyst was also reputed to control evil thoughts, increase intelligence and render men shrewd in business matters.

In mythology, Amethyst was worn as a protection from treachery and surprise attacks, kept soldiers from harm and gave them victory over their enemies. It lent assistance to hunters in the capture of wild beasts and fowl, and was considered to be a powerful psychic stone of protection against witchcraft and black magic.

In the spiritual world, Amethyst provided a connection to the Divine. To the Hebrews, it was Ahlamah, the ninth stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, engraved with the tribe of Dan, as well as the twelfth foundation stone for the New Jerusalem.

In the new world, Amethyst is still a remarkable stone of spirituality and contentment, known for its metaphysical abilities to still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state. Its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments, and creates a protective shield of light around the body, allowing one to remain clear and centered while opening to spiritual direction.

Amethyst stimulates the Third Eye and Crown Chakra by enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic ability. It initiates wisdom and greater understanding, and is a stone of comfort for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Amethyst’s ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion. It strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines the thinking processes. It is sought as talisman of focus and success.

Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance.

Amethyst is thought to be beneficial in treating insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. It is calming and soothing to the neural impulses in the brain.

Amethyst is especially supportive of the emotional body, bringing those who are overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed back to center. It eases mental anxieties that lead to physical tension and headaches, and is a great crystal to calm those who tend to be hot-headed and easily angered.

Amethyst carries a high, calming energy, stimulating to the Third Eye and Crown

The Third Eye Chakra is the center of our perception. It directs our sight and everyday awareness of the world. Our consciousness is located here, and we relate to ourselves through this chakra. When the Third Eye Chakra is in balance our thoughts and internal communications within ourselves are healthy and vibrant. We are open to new ideas, dreams, and visions, and can control the flow of energy within all the chakras.

The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are.

This stone (above image) has both purple and white hues, stimulating both charka at the same time.

Some argue that Amethyst utilizes Fire Energy in Feng Shui, as it relates to thoughts, the Third Eye and Crown Chakra. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination and activity. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion and passion – of ideas, of concepts, and sex. It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room, and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and family.

One application of Amethyst Crystal Cave in 8 Mansion (八宅), is to place the Cave in Inauspicious Sector facing the Auspicious sector in the house.

4 Pillars (四柱命理), Flying Stars (玄空飛星風水), Metaphysics (易学)

Gen Yin in month and career field – advice needed (FiveArts)

https://fivearts.info/fivearts/index.php?topic=18455.0

YY M D H
食 伤 日 食
辛 庚 己 辛
酉 寅 未 未

大运 (Luck Cycle)
辛卯 壬辰 癸巳 甲午 乙未 丙申 丁酉 戊戌
08岁 18岁 28岁 38岁 48岁 58岁 68岁 78岁

日元, 土 (Earth) Neutral/ Strong (23)
食伤, 金 (Metal) Strong (40)
财星, 水 (Water) NIL
官杀, 木 (Wood) Weak (8)
枭印, 火 (Fire) Weak (9)

己 Earth belongs to yin earth. A female, motherly figure comes to mind. Dependable, Lively, Kindhearted and Optimistic, great with kids. Always nurturing. Yin Earth’s thoughtful persona, generous and forgiving makes you well-liked and socially accepted. In a team, you are reliable, intelligent, productive and open to ideas. Quick witted, good memory and strong will makes yin earth a quiet leader. Key word about yin earth is Resourcefulness.

But you can be very bias. Yin earth is extremely doting towards allies. Judging against opponents. Because, it is yin earth (yin represent moon and intuition), naturally when you use more of your intuition, you have an inner ability to be a good judge of character. Its a talent given by the divine to yin earth people.

Like all earth element, you are good at guiding others. Yin earth absorb, so it given that you can easily gain new skills, capable of self-restraint. And, liked and trusted by most people.

In your early years (辛卯 Luck cycle), some sense of playfulness, stubborn and going against the norm. with metal clashing wood. The harder your folks breathe down on u, the harder you bound back. Nonetheless, you manage to get thru your study years. Rooster in the year has a metal heaven stem, coincidentally this is your scholarly star in bazi, supported by strong metal. Since your output star is strong. it likely your result should be quite good. The should be accident between 8 to 17 years of age. Accidents involving limps such as fractures, sprains.

Next is (壬辰 Luck cycle), this time, with water and earth, it likely you became much stubborn. The dragon earth, comes with Wu Earth (Yang Earth), a competitive hat, you are wearing, maybe. Water is actually a wealth star. If you have capitalized in that decade, you probably have gain much savings and investments, or even started a company/ business. This should be the best 10 years of your career.

In the current cycle of 癸巳, is also wealth but more of indirect wealth. Doing things more leisurely, or in a more unconventional approach to work, seeking balance. Which you have mentioned is about doing freelance role. Which is to free up time for your family as well as other spiritual growth. The 2 yin fire is not strong in the early years of your life. In this cycle snake fire triggers this 2 yin fire. Snake fire is yang, which related to the motherly side of you. Also to add, snake is your travelling star, naturally in this cycle of luck either you have intention to travel more or want to travel for career progress. And, fire is your resource. Its likely you want to travel for ideas and inspiration.

Correct me if incorrect, if married early, its likely 1999, 2004 (or just a relationship), if later would be in 2010/ 2011/ 2012.

辛未 – July, this is the month that may trigger some form of stomach, gastric form of ailments. Taking some probiotics and drinking more fluid will help.
壬申 – August, with yang water, you could expect some additional work, task or jobs. Lets say, if you are looking for career in the corporate setting, make use of this month and the next to dish out your CV. This month has a noble man star, so capitalize on it, for career and network.
癸酉 – Sep
甲戌 – Oct, beside health this month may trigger some misunderstanding with spouse. It may not even be your mistake. It just so happen, like wrong place wrong time wrong emotion. Try to mediate a bit more this month. harness and ground your own energy.
乙亥 – Nov, Yin wood is like a boyfriend star or a male companionship. someone may come into your life or share some interest / connection with you.
丙子 – Dec, this is basically a time for family and time with kids. because of the sun in the winter sky. represent warm. If trying for kids, this is a good month. because the month fills the emptiness in your hour pillar.
丁丑 – Jan (2020), stars and new ideas will form. you may be re-looking at stuff or new ideas. however, there is a clash. to your health and spouse pillar, so do note of risk as well as relationship or misunderstanding.

Broadly speaking, the main concern would be 乙未 (48 year old luck cycle). The 3 goat is a form of punishment and it relates to health and family palace. A health check prior to this year is vital. As well as rekindle the flames with your spouse and child maybe necessary if you are busy with career, business and work. At this cycle, you may not have time for spiritual work, you feel your intuition missing in your life and possible 3rd party relationship coming in.

For 2020 and 2021, there is also certain combination Rat + Goat and Ox + Goat, this 2 indicate disruption in your health, accident and probably could extend to family and spouse relationship, since it is in the day and hour pillar. In astrology bazi context, we call it a clash with the grand duke. A more scientific way to deal with it is to delay decision making, assess the risk vs reward before committing. Getting a insurance while traveling could mitigate such risk in 2021. Nonetheless, if reasonable a well rounded plan is preferred. Other way, you could overcome is thru’ date selection, feng shui or increase your chakra/ energy field.

If you ask me, the best luck cycle of your is during water. It will finish off at 37. Although there are 4 water in bazi astrology, only 壬 (ren) , 癸 (gui) can be use. Rat and Pig cannot be use, this is in view of the natal bazi structure of your chart. You may look back over the years to valid this point, and also validate if this year is smooth for you (2019, pig). Why water is need in your chart is because, the chart metal is overly strong, it deplete you. What this means is over the long run, health and quality of life tends to stretch, perhaps suffers, feeling drained or burnout.

Answering your question: Yin (Tiger) monthly pillar is weak. at least 50% below par. what this means is any year such as monkey, rooster, goat, dog, ox will disrupt its peace. Translate in reality is career disruption and disagreement / argument with spouse, spouse easily misunderstood you or unable to meet your demands/ request or spouse does come home frequently or stay out. There are many reasons. In Simple terms. Spouse pillar is weak. Relative you vs spouse. Spouse may feel you are bossy. In the work environment, it could be the same feeling. Not colleagues/ team, sometimes, the bosses may feel you overstep their authority or comfort zone.

Tired of responsibility, is largely due to excessive metal, weakening you. Many things on the mind, can’t handle all. and, stress out. At stress level, self doesn’t have support of fire (resource), that why went into hermit mode. Hermit mode is nothing bad, in tarot, hermit take time to self reflect, grew in wisdom. As a earth person, we often went into that mode. For you wet earth, it would be soil. For me yang earth, it prob be in the mountain.

Executive jobs definitely more stability. it does not mitigate your tiger energy.

Even if you go into another different industry (not forgetting your good cycle coming to an end, so make full use to land yourself in a good industry) and make it; You should keep to your journalism flair, keep writing, keep intuitive, keep the connection alive. You have a good Geng + Xin metal. which relates to chivalrous and witty gift of expression. Keep writing to bring justice and touch the lives of the less privileged. It maybe a sentence to you, but could change the world view of many. Journalism, could be your talent, just that you need a break now to breakthrough yourselves (as the hermit does in tarot).

Generally, in basic feng shui, we have the personal direction, as follows. This are your basic auspicious direction / sectors. But, for 2019, only NW and W; you can use. How do you use? being in the area and doing your activity is suffice. If you have a sphere crystal, plant, or fish tank. You can place it in your house. I didn’t see the actual feng shui of your house. these are general guide based on your life gua to help you enhance your personal energy.
Life Generating : SW (Do not use in 2019)
Heavenly Doctor : NW (Sphere crystal, plants, workout, rest, meditate, prayers)
Longevity : W (Sphere crystal, fish tank, workout, rest, meditate, prayers)
Stability : NE (Do not use in 2019)

For colors, you may consider dress with slight hint / hue of blue, green, or even yellow and orange. Of cos, depends on season and fashion. If you agree that colors are part of light, light is energy and affects emotions. Then, actually there is nothing wrong in using colors in feng shui to enhance one’s aura and energy. Nonetheless, house wall color should not use blue.

For accessories, I wrote about Larimar’s Lure some time back. Larimar cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress and nurtures the physical and emotional bodies. It is powerful in meditation and in connecting to the Divine Feminine, and is particularly helpful in releasing emotional bonds. Larimar resonate with the Throat Chakra, using Larimar in a pendant or laying-on-of-stones treatment will unleash the voice of one’s deepest wisdom. Singers may also find Larimar a wonderful talisman for enhancing and protecting the voice. This stone may be useful for you. You may want to read up on it.

Another suggestion would be Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and give a shimmering or glistening. Commonly in color of green (some are in orange / yellow). Or, if Jade is common in your country. It helps with the heart chakra.

In both suggestion, its helping with the fire and wood aspect in bazi (throat = snake fire, heart = wu fire); and the color green resonate wood. There are several ways or approach, I can’t list all down. If you have something in your mind, just say it. It maybe an approach i’ve yet explore…

Dear Jovan @j27945 , thank you very much for your thoughtful and detailed reply! You made me better understand my Daymaster!

So interesting. Even without knowing about Chinese metaphisics I bought Aventurine pendant and it felt well wearing it :). I have my winows looking N, NE and NW, Mountains and again it feels quite well refreshing and inspiring. When I started reading about fengshui I found out that there is much I do as written in books even without knowing it.

Thank you! Yes, we started dating in the end of 1999, so you are accurate!