Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bazi: Meanings of Branches and Pillars Clashes

The meanings of major branch clashes in a Bazi chart are summarized as follow:

BRANCH CLASHES

  1. Zi-wu clash:  instability, insecurity, changes, movement and moving
  2. Mao-you clash:  affairs, lust, disputes or losing wealth due to lust, friends become enemies
  3. Yin-shen clash:  nosy, minding/ interfering with other people's business 
  4. Si-hai clash:  too eager to help; nosy
  5. Chen-xu clash:  jinxing or injury to close relatives, especially wife and children
  6. Chou-wei clash:  encountering obstacles all the time

4-BRANCH ELEMENTS CLASHES
  • Zi-wu-mao-you 4-cardinal clash:  clash in geographical locations or changing residence but not job/ career 
  • Chen-xu-chou-wei 4-storages clash:  changing job/ career but not geographical location or residence
  • Yin-shen-si-hai 4-sub-cardinal clash:  changes in both residence and job/ career 

PILLAR CLASHES (fan-yin)
  1. Year and month pillar clash:   leaving hometown to make a living
  2. Month and day pillar clash:  marital problems; disharmony in the family
  3. Day and hour pillar clash::  little or no relationship/ karma with children; cannot depend on children for support during or suffering during old age
  4. Hour and year pillar clash::  little or no relationship/ karma with grandparent generations
  5. Day and year pillar clash::  little or no relationship/ karma with grandparent generations

If month pillar clashes day pillar, it is likely marriage related.  If day pillar clashes month pillar, it is likely family relationship/ harmony related.

P.S.  Someone claim the above info as "Blindman Bazi School perspective on clashes".  If one believes, one must have been born yesterday.   Similar info can be found in most standard Bazi texts written hundred of years ago.  This is a known marketing scheme in certain parts of Asia to label any Bazi info as "Blindman School" and tempt people to buy the same Bazi info again.  


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Identical birthday and time, but one died earlier 祿盡人亡

In China's Yuan Dynasty(1271- 1368), two scholars with identical birthday/ hour had passed the Imperial Examination at the same time.  They were assigned to be city officials in the same day.  One was sent to Ezhou (鄂州) and the other to Huangzhou (黄州)City.

Within a short period of time, the Huangzhou official had passed.  The Ezhou official, his classmate, thinking that he was about to die, was very scared and had arranged his funeral in advanced.

The Ezchou official was still alive and well after seven days.  So he had visited the new tomb of his classmate in Huangzhou.

"I was born in the same date and hour as yours.  Our birth places were the same.  Yet you had passed before me.  Even if I die now, I still die later than you by a few days.  Why?  If there are spirits and deities, please explain to me in my dream."  Prayed the Ezchou official in front of the tomb.

The spirit of the deceased official had shown up the same day in the dream of Ezchou official.  He said,

"You are frugal with all your activities and living expenses and will expect a longer life than me.  I had over-spent and enjoyed myself too much.  I have used up my allocated blessing and wealth prematurely, resulting in a shorter life."

Chinese believes that everyone is born with a predestined amount of blessing and wealth called "lu" (祿).  When this predestined amount is consumed by the person, he will die regardless of his current age.  The term for this condition is "One dies when his blessing and wealth are exhausted" (祿盡人亡).

Hence, according to traditional Chinese, conspicuous consumption and extravagance are your speeding ticket to heaven or death.

This belief is in sharp contrast with some modern Chinese young people.  Some are called "Moonlight Tribe" (月光族).   It is not that they try to make more money by moonlighting.  "Moon" also means "month" and "light" also means "empty" in Chinese.  "Moonlight Tribe" refers to people who spend all their monthly income every month (hence empty pockets).  They probably have not yet exhausted their "predestined blessing and wealth" or simply making too little.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Age Analysis: Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

This article is an analysis of the age distribution of the deceased victims of Las Vegas mass shooting.  The objective is to check if certain age numbers tend to show up more than others.  In other words, certain numbers are less auspicious or not as fortunate than others.  Hopefully the finding may help people to improve their safety planning for their future activities.

BELIEF OR SUPERSTITION IN NUMBERS
In most western cultures, the number "7" is a lucky number whereas in China, seven is associated with death rituals.

The 4-leaf cover is a symbol of luck in at least the Irish culture.  The number four sounds like "death" in Chinese and is often avoided like by eliminating the 4th/ 14th/ 24th/ 34th/ 44th floor in a building or street address.

The number six sounds like "official wealth" in Chinese and hence considered auspicious.  However, the number "666" is dreaded by western cultures.

The number that is most adored by the Chinese is the number "8".  "Eight" sounds like "prosperity" or "getting rich" in Chinese.  Chinese likes to bid on anything -- car license plate, street or apartment number that contains the number eight.  Eight is considered the luckiest number by the Chinese.

The number "nine" sounds like "forever" or "lasting" in Chinese.  So it well received by the Chinese.  However, zero is the beginning of the number journey and"nine" is the last digit and final destination.  "Nine" is sometimes treated as a major "hurdle" for reaching another 10 years of life expectancy by Chinese astrology readers.

TESTING METHODOLOGY
Age distribution of Las Vegas victims is tabulated and percentages are calculated.  Because the nature of the event (country music concert) in the incident tends to attract certain age groups, only the last digit of victim's age number is used for calculation.  This may eliminate the age-groups bias.  See the table below:


DATA ANALYSIS
With a total of 58 cases and 10 digits (0- 9), the average is 5.8.  So theoretically, each number should show up five to six times.  Therefore, if there are 5- 6 cases or around 10% for a number, this number is pretty "neutral" or neither auspicious nor inauspicious.  Hence, the green rows with age digit number 1, 2 and 6 in table above are "neutral".

The rows in red color are below 7% mean fewer people died with these age digit numbers.  This means number 3, 7 and 9 are more auspicious, especially number "7" with only one case.  This indeed provides strong support on the western belief that number "7" is relatively lucky.

The rows with bold black entries have over 13% frequency.  Number "4" has 12 cases or 20.7%-- the highest frequency in the data.  Even the gunman has the number "4" in his current age of 64. This supports the Chinese belief that number "4" is inauspicious.  A shocking number is age "34" which shows up 7 times-- the highest exact age number frequency in this data set.  Age 34 probably is a year that people should be vigilant in planning for travels and events.

The biggest surprise is number "8" with a pretty high frequency of 8 cases or 13.8%.  This disputes the Chinese belief that number 8 is very auspicious.  Another shocking number is exact age number "28" which shows up 6 times-- the second highest frequency in this data set.  Age 28 probably is also a year that people should be vigilant in planning for travels and events too.

Another surprise is the number "zero" with the second highest frequency of 9 cases or 15.5%.  We expect that the number "9" should have higher frequency than the number "zero" because "9" is the end of the number journey.  But "zero" has much higher frequency.  Hence, people with age number ending with "0" should be vigilant in that year. This also disproves the Chinese belief that "10" is "completion" and "perfection", especially in certain Feng Shui schools.

CONCLUSION
Based on the data from Las Vegas mass shooting and perhaps any unexpected mass catastrophe,  the most dangerous age numbers are when one's age number ends with the number "four", followed by "zero" and "eight".  The most dangerous ages in this Las Vegas group are 28 and 34.  People with any of these age characteristics should plan the activities with more security options accordingly.


RIP Deceased victims of Las Vegas


Ken Lai

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Las Vegas Mass Shooting: Analysis of Grand Duke Effect

This is a study of the relative validity of Chinese "Grand Duke" belief using the data from Las Vegas mass shooting.

Chinese believes that each year is governed by one of the 60 divine rulers or "Grand Dukes" from heaven.  Each one is represented by one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animal signs.  For 2017, Grand Duke is represented by the rooster sign.

According to Chinese astrology, everyone is born with an Zodiac animal sign based on the birth year.  These zodiac animals have controlling and nurturing relationship with each other.  This relationship forms the belief of Grand Duke violations. 

For year 2017, the Grand Duke sign is rooster.  Accordingly, people with the following animal signs are regarded as "violating Grand Duke".  We have put the statistics of the Las Vegas mass shooting in the list for easy comparison on the study of Grand Duke effect. 

1. "Fu-yin" or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁-- people with rooster sign
ROOSTER : years born-- 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017   
People with current age (in 2017): 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84  
Las Vegas data:  3  cases (age: 24, 36, 48)

2. "Fan-yin" or "clashing" the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁-- people with rabbit sign
RABBIT: years born-- 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011  
People with current age (in 2017)6, 18, 30, 42, 54, 66, 78, 90   
Las Vegas data:  6  cases (age: 54, 54, 42, 42, 42, 30) 
Note:  This is the most severe condition that may cause severe sickness, injury or death. 

3. "Hai" or "prosecuting" the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁-- people with dog sign
DOGyears born-- 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006   
People with current age (in 2017):  11, 23, 35, 47, 59, 71 
Las Vegas data:  2  cases (age: 23, 35)   

4. "Po" or "damaging" the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁---- people with rat sign 
 RATyears born-- 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 
People with current age (in 2017):  9, 21, 33, 45, 57, 69 
Las Vegas data:  2  cases (age:  33, 33)

SIMPLE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Clashing Grand Duke:  With 12 animal signs and 58 cases, the normal probability should be around 5 incidents of "clashing Grand Duke" here.  The actual result is 6 which is slightly over 10%.  This is consistent with my past analyses of mass shooting that around 10- 15% of victims were "clashing Grand Duke" at time of incident.

Should you be wary of your "clashing Grand Duke" age when you are 24, 36, 48, 60, 72....?  If you look at the data here-- out of 6 cases, only 1 is below age 40 and all are above 40.  This means your probability of getting shot will be higher if you are at "clashing Grand Duke" age and above 40.

Fu-yin or same animal sign of Grand Duke:  The frequency of this condition shows up at half of the "clashing Grand Duke" scenario.  

Prosecuting or damaging Grand Duke:  There are only 2 cases each for each scenario.  However, all 4 cases are under age 40.

CONCLUSIONS
1.  Out of this four violating Grand Duke scenarios, "clashing Grand Duke" has the strongest validity and probably statistically significant with 10%+ frequency, especially when the person is over 40.  This means one has to be more vigilant when attending public events, traveling and the like during one's clashing Grand Duke years (esp. when above 40 years old).
2.  For people under 40, they should be more vigilant when attending public events, traveling and the like during their "prosecuting" or "damaging" Grand Duke years.
3.  When lumping all Grand Duke related cases here, the total is 13 or  22.4% of the deaths are Grand Duke related.  This should raise your alarm level on the validity of the Grand Duke belief.

RIP Deceased victims of the mass shooting

Ken Lai

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Bazi Chart of Las Vegas Mass Shooting Gunman: Grand Duke or Yang-knife Effect?

Below is the Bazi chart of the Las Vegas mass-shooting gunman and the day chart when the shooting had occurred.  Birth hour of the gunman is an estimation.

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Grand Duke of 2017 is Ding-you or fire-rooster.  Rooster or "You" is metal in nature.  Gunman's daymaster is Geng-metal.  In Bazi, You-metal is the "yang-knife" of Geng-metal.  Accidents, surgery and bloody events are likely to occur when yang-knife is clashed.  The Bazi element that clashes You-metal is Mao-wood or rabbit or simply strong wood formation.

Gunman's current 10-year-luck period is Ji-you (earth-rooster).  This means he had been in a 10-year-luck of yang-knife since 2014.

If you look at the day/hour chart when the mass shooting occurred, you will see:
  1. the year is rooster (You-metal)
  2. the month is rooster (You-metal)
  3. the day is rooster (You-metal)
  4. gunman's 10-year-luck is rooster (You-metal)   
In short, when the shooting occurred, metal was very strong even without considering gunman's 10-year-luck.  You-metal is the yang-knife of the gunman and dislikes being clashed.  Metal stands for guns here.

The likely Bazi reasons to explain this tragedy are:
  • Grand Duke effect:  Grand Duke is clashed in gunman's chart.
  • Yang-knives are clashed:  by chance this year's Grand Duke is also gunman's yang-knife
  • Strong metal is provoked:  strong metal is provoked by wood element or combinations in the chart.

I had found another serious traffic accident with numerous deaths and injuries happened on Sept. 22, 2017 in Hong Kong also had 3 roosters (you-metal) in the day chart.

The lesson here for date-selection is:  Do NOT choose a date/hour with 2+ roosters (You-metals) in the chart.  If you day of travel or event has 2+ roosters, do not go.  Accident resulting in injury or even death may occur.

RIP for victims of this shooting

Ken Lai

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Bazi: Who will benefit you most?

With Bazi knowledge, you may be able to figure out who will help you or benefit you most if you know their animal signs or birthday.  The term "nobleman" is used in Bazi to represent one's helpful person, mentor and supporter.

1.  People with Chinese zodiac animal sign that combines with your animal sign
-- you are likely to get along with them easily and help each other out.   For example, if your animal sign is rat, people with ox, monkey, or dragon are likely your helpful people.  Below are animal pairs that combine with each other.
  • rat and ox      
  • tiger and pig
  • rabbit and dog
  • dragon and rooster
  • snake and monkey
  • horse and ram
  • rat and dragon
  • monkey and rat
  • snake and rooster
  • rooster and ox
  • tiger and horse
  • horse and dog
  • rabbit and pig
  • rabbit and ram
  • tiger and horse
  • horse and dog

2.  People with birth season that nurtures or enhances the favorable elements of your birth chart.   For example, if your favorable element is wood, people who were born in water or winter season or in wood or spring season, will be your "noblemen". 

3.  People who come from the direction represented by your favorable element are likely to be your "noblemen".   For example, if wood is your favorable element, people coming from east and southeast of your city (or birth place, country) are likely your "noblemen" (Note:  you need Bazi knowledge or find a Bazi reader to figure out your favorable element). 

4.  The transformation star ("10-gods") represented by the favorable element ("yong-shen" or "useful god") of your chart is your "nobleman" or helpful person.    For example, if you are a metal daymaster (DM) and wood is your favorable element-- wood stands for "wealth" for you.  Wealth also represents wife, lover and father.  So these people are likely helpful to you.  Below is the people represented by corresponding transformation stars:

TRANSFORMATION STAR
(Your favorable element)
PEOPLE REPRESENTED
(your likely helpful people)
ZY +resource= Zheng-yin 正印
PY –resource= Pian-yin 偏印
Old generation, teachers, mother
JC +peer= Jie-cai  劫财
BJ –peer= Bi-jian 比肩
Coworkers, competitions, friends, business partners, siblings, classmates  
SS +output= Shi-shen 食神
SG +output= Shang-guan 伤官
Junior generation, students, subordinates, kids for female
ZC +wealth= Zheng-cai 正财
PC –wealth= Pian-cai 偏财
Wife/ mistress for male; father
5.  This is more for Chinese or Japanese people-- people's name with the element of your favorable element are likely your noblemen.  For example, water is your favorable element.  Someone with water prefix or element in their name will be your "nobleman".


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bazi: Life's negative lottery

At the beginning of this year, I had sent a note warning my neighbor Billy, a 40+ years old programmer, about two most dangerous months and days to him for the year of Rooster.  His chart has hit the Bazi lottery configurations of "zi-wu-mao-you"-- the most powerful clashes that people dread.

Zi, wu, mao, and you are the purest earth branches and also called the 4-cardinal branches.  These four energies clashes are like 4 cars driving towards each other head-on at high speed. Hence their energies are concentrated and powerful.  They are also called "peach-blossom" elements associated with romance and affairs.

When a chart has any two of these elements, it is not uncommon that 10-year luck and annual luck may bring in the other two missing elements to hit the zi-wu-mao-you negative lottery.  It could be accident, negative romance/ affair that may cause major wealth losses or even death or major sickness.

Other Bazi negative lottery configurations could be formed due to luck periods are:
1.  3-penalties like yin-si-shen/ chou-xu-wei
2.  Formation clashing formation like:
  • hai-zi-chou vs. si-wu-wei or yin-wu-xu 
  • shen-zi-chen vs. si-wu-wei or yin-wu-xu 
  • yin-mao-chen vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
  • hai-mao-wei vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
  • si-wu-wei vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
  • yin-wu-xu vs. shen-you-xu or si-you-chou
3.  Three identical branches clashing one branch
 
I ran into my neighbor Billy while checking mailbox today.  "I'm glad to see you are still alive".  I said.

"Am I out of the wood yet?"  Billy asked.

"Not yet, just the most dangerous periods are gone.  You still have to be cautious till the end of this year of rooster."  I replied.

"What else can I do?" Asked Billy.

"Mow my lawn once a week and you will be safe".  I said.

"Do I look like stupid?"  Billy said.

Billy always helps families in the neighborhood remove heavy snow after snowstorm.  This is why I had sent him the warning note-- to make sure he stays alive (and removes heavy snow from my driveway when snowstorm hits).

Ken Lai
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