In the course of practice, especially with Flying Stars Chart (XKFS) or QiMen Feng Shui (QMDJ), at some point we would come across a widely known method call: Shifting Stars Replacing Palace Method (移星换斗); in layman terms call a ‘Putology’ Method of Feng Shui. The concept is no different from Shifting Lines Changing Gua (抽爻换象) in Xuan Kong Da Gua (玄空大卦) ; summarized as follows, for convenience.
(1) The Method of Shifting Palaces: It is the use of imagery represented by the symbols of Heaven, Earth, People and Gods in the Flying Star Chart to set-up the Feng Shui objects in the corresponding palaces. Resulting in the change in the pattern of the original palaces in order to improve the vibrant energy.
(2) Extraction Method: It is the removal of some items (i.e. removing garbage) of the corresponding Feng Shui elements without changing the house position or the Flying Star Chart, so as to reduce or eliminate the unfavorable factors in the Flying Star Chart.
(3) Addition and Refilling method: It is the adding of Feng Shui Items that corresponding to the elements, without changing the position of the house or the Flying Star Chart; aim to increase the energy level and achieve the effect of enhancing the vibrant energy.
渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) – Impermanence is a natural way of life. Nothing survives forever; not even rocks or the most rigid of structures, it gives way to erosion and corrosion. Likewise, all of our obstacles will dissolve in time, over time.
渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) is formed by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram on a a lower Kan (坎) Trigram. This 2 trigram put together gives an image of Water dispersed into air becomes clouds and vapour, clouds are quickly dispersed by the wind.
渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) reminds us or calls to mind the many occasions before, a positive is often followed by a negative (and vice versa). In moment of high spirits, sometimes an indiscretion may have lead to loose lips, grapevine and lead on to spreading of rumours.
渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire Monkey (丙申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Water Horse (壬午), Metal Horse (庚午).
In recent times, there has been literatures and sources advocating the benefits and advantage of dried flowers and plants.
One obvious advantages are economic and convenience and more sustainable than fresh flowers: “Don’t Waste Your Money on Fresh Flowers—Buy Dried Flowers Instead”.
One webpage suggest the use of a few branches out of the backyard as centerpieces for your next dinner party or leave a bundle of eucalyptus by the front door to welcome your guests with the refreshing scent while another author gives you 7 dried flowers decor ideas. Backed by science, an Entomologist articulate that Dried flowers and other plant materials are a popular way to decorate the home or office. Unfortunately, natural plant products attracts and become the habitat or the food for various insects and pests. While in a Feng Shui (The Spruce) discusses the challenge with a dried flower is to Keep its Energy Fresh and Keeping it Special.
All living organisms go through a nature process of birth, growth, death, entomb and decay process. A plant or flower that is dead and dried no longer have any life force or Yang Energy (陽氣) and given time, Yin Energy (陰氣) will accumulate, that’s why pest are attracted to it. When Yin Energy takes over, the Yin aspect will start to absorb Yang energy in order to balance itself, this leads to a decline in Vibrant Energy or Yang Energy (陽氣) in the property or household.
A plant or flower that is dead also symbolizes Death Door ( 死門), Sickness Star (天芮), Tomb and Decay (墓絕) phrase. And, wouldn’t the idea of a plant or flower that is dead resemblance a corpse (僵尸), perhaps merely less obnoxious in the look and feel when compared against a corpse (僵尸).
兌卦 (Lake Gua) reference with pool, marshes, wetland and rivers. A crossover point (from the safari or dry lands) in which many lush and beautiful plants are able to flourish. It is the place where wildlife and animals gathers for water.
兌卦 (Lake Gua) is form by a double 兌 Duì; gives the image of joy and happiness. The gua reminds us to be be open and have a sincere desire to bring happiness to others. Sincerity and genuine heart are the key to live out this gua.
兌卦 (Lake Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Metal (金); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Earth Dragon (戊辰), Water Snake (癸巳), Wood Horse (甲午), Metal Dragon (庚辰).
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.
巽卦 (Wind Gua) is formed by a double 巽 Xùn. Wind Gua reminds us the need to be flexible and adaptable to the environments and when we are working to build new relationships.
巽卦 (Wind Gua) represents a subtle penetrating effect. This is like a gentle wind blowing through the gaps between the trees. One that bends gracefully, adopts flexibility and shows endurance. This is quiet and gentle influence at work; wind is ceaseless in its efforts, every small forces can add up to produce lasting results.
巽卦 (Wind Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Horse (庚午), Earth Monkey (戊申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Fire Monkey (丙申).
旅卦 (The Travelers Gua) is formed by an upper Li (離) Trigram on a lower Gen (艮) Trigram. The Li (離) Trigram represent the Travelers’ campfire burning on the mountain side of the Gen (艮) Trigram. The Travelers’ due to choice has nowhere to call his or her home; and does not have the opportunity to settle down.
旅卦 (The Travelers Gua) reminds us that we need to become self-reliant and that we would have to learn to provide for ourselves. We would have to work to be polite and well mannered, humble and grateful in order to gather the support that we need in this travelers’ journey.
旅卦 (The Travelers Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Rooster (辛酉), Water Rooster (癸酉), Wood Pig (乙亥), Wood Dog (甲戌).
豐卦 (Abundance Gua) pronounce as Fēng, related to 丰硕 – Fēng Shuò (plentiful, fertile, abundant). This Gua is form by an upper Zhen (震) Trigram on a lower Li (離) Trigram. 豐 Gua talks about glory and magnificence.
豐卦 (Abundance Gua) core message is a feeling of strength and growing ever stronger. Anything can be achieved. This is an auspicious gua to embrace in divination.
豐卦 (Abundance Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Tiger (庚寅), Fire Tiger (丙寅), Wood Tiger (甲寅), Water Rat (壬子).
歸卦 (Maiden Gua) pronounce as Guī (pinyin) or in full – 歸妹卦. 歸卦 (Maiden Gua) can also be referred to as the Gua of marriage and it carries a core idea that one cannot control the other in marriage, both husband and wife we must be faithful, soft, yielding and gentle.
歸卦 (Maiden Gua) carries an upper Zhen (震) Trigram and a lower Dui (兌) Trigram. Zhen (震): eldest son of a family would generally hold a higher status in the family and suggest a powerful marriage. Yet, Dui (兌): young maiden is making the moves and taking charge of the relationship (behind closed walls). The middle 2nd, 3rd, 4th vs 3rd, 4th, 5th yao (爻), given an image of water on fire.
歸卦 (Maiden Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Dragon (甲辰), Earth Rabbit (己卯), Metal Rabbit (辛卯), Earth Snake (己巳).
漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) prounced as Jiàn (pinyin) as in the verse 逐渐 – Zhú Jiàn is form by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram over a lower Gen (艮) Trigram. This means the fields, forest and vegetation that we see is not growm overnight; but took years for the trees to become strong and for the shrubs / grasses to cover the plains (as natural growth always takes time).
漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) reinforce the thinking that its easy in modern times to become impatient and hasty. While people start to believe that everything should happen immediately (becoming forceful and aggressive), 漸 Gua suggests the story of the tortoise and the hare – slow and steady will win the race. Be patient and diligent, make sure to perform our tasks in the proper manner and never be tempted to cut corners.
漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Rooster (辛酉), Wood Dog (甲戌), Metal Pig (辛亥), Fire Pig (丁亥).
QMDJ really very interesting, just based on the Ren Xu info and you can see so much. Thank you for generously sharing your insights. How uncanny – I was very keen on a job opportunity which arose in March. Interviewed for it actually and it seemed good but it has been so long and no word, so I take it as the best candidate got it. As for the tiger/rabbit based far away, I think I actually know who…
艮卦 (Mountain Gua) is formed by double Gen (艮), meaning the mountain. This indicates a resistance, obstacles or stoppage to progress.
艮卦 (Mountain Gua) is asking us or reminding us that sometimes, what we needed is simply to stop and take a moment. More often than not (in life), it is easy to get caught up in our own emotions, fears and regrets. Our action(s) become a habit that we act without much thinking and this is the time we need to stop, ponder and bring our thoughts back to the moment, the act of being presence.
艮卦 (Mountain Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Water (水); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Earth Dog (戊戌), Water Pig (癸亥), Wood Rat (甲子), Metal Dog (庚戌).