Saturday, September 27, 2008

More bang for your charity dollars or work

In last February I had written about the "8 monthly auspicious days" for doing charity to maximize your "karma credit" in every month.

Well, I know at least one person follows the advice. She writes:

"Thank you because we have been doing volunteer works and charity donations on the eight auspicious days you gave in last february. It works!!!! I feel better. I am in a better mood too. A very good friend of mine are doing it too. It´s fun, and we feel good doing it!!! Can we invite more people to do it? Is it not bad energy for us to share this knowledge? It´s good because the people we know can also enjoy sharing and feel good, right?"

Yes, you will get more blessing for sharing this knowledge, not to mention the extra bonuses of getting more karma credits. Karma credits can enhance your personal qi (energy) to fend off bad energies (bad luck) and attract positive energies.

Here I repost part of that February message with updated dates for you to do your good deeds.

According to Buddhism, every lunar month has eight auspicious days that you can take advantage of to enhance your good karma “credits”. When you do “good” or “bad” deed in these days, the karma points (good or bad) will be multiplied numerous times according to following formula.

100 times karma credit: Ding-Huang Buddha day 定王佛日
-- 2008 dates: 9/29, 10/29, 11/28, 12/27
-- 2009 dates: 1/26, 2/25, 3/27, 4/25, 5/24, 6/23

1000 times karma credit: Bhaisajya Guru Vaidurya Prabharajah Buddha day 藥師佛日
-- 2008 dates: 10/6, 11/5, 12/5
-- 2009 dates: 1/3, 2/2, 3/4, 4/3, 5/2, 5/31, 6/30

100,000 times karma credit: A Thousand Buddhas in Good Kalpaa Buddha day 千佛日
-- 2008 dates: 10/8, 11/7, 12/7
-- 2009 dates: 1/5, 2/4, 3/6, 4/5, 5/3, 6/2

1 Million times karma credit: Amitabha Buddha day 無量佛日
-- 2008 dates: 10/13, 11/12, 12/12
-- 2009 dates: 1/10, 2/9, 3/11, 4/10, 5/9, 6/7

10 Million times karma credit: Avalokitesvara- Great Compassion Bodhisattva day 觀世音菩薩日
-- 2008 dates: 10/16, 11/16, 12/15
-- 2009 dates: 1/13, 2/12, 3/14, 4/13, 5/12, 6/10

100 Million times karma credit: Earth Treasury King Great Vow Bodhisattva day 地藏王菩薩日
-- 2008: 9/21, 10/19, 11/18, 12/18
-- 2009 dates: 1/16, 2/15, 3/17, 4/16, 5/15, 6/13

100,000 times karma credit: Padmasambhava day 蓮師日
-- 2008: 9/24, 10/23, 11/22, 12/22
-- 2009 dates: 1/20, 2/19, 3/21, 4/20, 5/19, 6/17

900 Million times karma credit: Shakyamuni Buddha 釋迦牟尼佛日
-- 2008: 10/28, 11/27
-- 2009 dates: 1/25, 2/24, 3/26, 4/25, 5/24, 6/22

To take advantage of these auspicious days, you may:
--Do charity work like donation or give alms
--Eat vegetarian food
--Donate blood
--Release animals, birds, aquatic animals back to the wild

Ken Lai

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Protection from fire

I have received an email from a student of my "Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui and Blessing" seminar:


Hi Ken,

I had suffered an accident-- my bedroom had a fire. But I am very grateful because my family is fine and nobody got hurt.

Ah!! I had to tell you this-- I had bought the house-protection talisman that you brought us. I have put it on the window. I have put the talisman for Love, the " Daoist Holy Trinity" and "Saint Wong" pictures that you gave us as part of the Daoist Tailsman course on the dragon side of my bed and you know what? The fire had stopped at where the talisman and deity pictures were located!! For example, it did not burn my bed. People said that I was lucky because I have a wooden floor. The house may burn down.

The fire had burned the curtains, a love seat, my laundry and nothing else. I know I was lucky because my house faces 5-yellow disaster star this year!! Thank God we are alive!!!

Could you replace my burned talismans? I will make a donation to charity for the talismans if you like. I do know these talismans had helped. These talismans can stop the fire. Can you explain why the fire had stopped after burning the talisman and pictures of the deities?


Why did the fire stopped exactly at the talismans and deity pictures locations? I guess it is their way to show that you are blessed or they really care!

To satisfy your curiosity, I have posted the deity pictures mentioned in this blog. The "Daoist Holy Trinity" or San Qing, are the highest authority in Daoism. "Saint Wong" or Immortal Wong Tai Sin is a popular Daoist deity in Hong Kong and Southern China. St. Wong is also a Feng Shui Deity. You may print the pictures out for your protection. Please show respect and do not throw the picture into garbage can. Burn the picture if you no longer need it.

The 23rd day of the 8th lunar month is the birthday of Saint Wong. It happens to be today.

Ken Lai

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Advanced reminders for 2009 year of Ox

I keep receiving emails for help with remodeling precautions for this year and next year. Instead of answering individual emails, I post the info here.

Ji-chou ox year is 4 months from now. But it will be helpful to know the "forbidden locations" for construction ahead of time, so you can do it in 2008 instead of in 2009. Besides, areas that are "forbidden" this year are likely be "open" for constructions next year, so you can delay your remodeling project till next year.

Here are a recap of "forbidden zones" for 2008 Wu-zi year (ends at February 4, 2009):
1. 5-yellow disaster star will be in the south. Sui-Po or "year breaker" will also be in the south or wu-mountain.
--- avoid digging or construction; avoid movements

2. Grand Duke or Tai Sui, the "ruler" of the year will be in zi mountain or in the North.
--- avoid digging or construction; you can sit on GD location but not facing it.

3. San Sha or 3-killings will be in the South (si, wu, ding mountains)
--- definitely avoid movement or digging here, Sui-po year breaker and 5-yellow disaster star are also in this sector!

4. "5-tiger sha" is in Wu, ding (South) and Wei(SW-S) mountains, the most vicious sha that attributes to multiple deaths and serious injuries or sickness.
-- definitely no digging or even putting heavy object on this area. This is the major reason that South side is the worst area to monkey around this year!. If you plan to do remodeling here, FORGET IT! WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR! If you have already dug and ran into problems, what can you do? There is not much you can do but praying for forgiveness and do more charity work than usual.

5. The auspicious 8-star (wealth) will be in the east and 9-purple star in the SE. You may want some movements here.

People with horse and mouse animal signs and were born in the first, fifth and eleventh months of the lunar calendar should avoid attending funeral for the year.
============================END OF 2008

Ji-chou earth-ox year will begin at Feb. 5, 2009, the following are the precautions:

Ji-chou year is a strong yin-earth year as both Ji and Chou are yin earth. People whose favorable element is earth will have great luck this year, especially if earth is your wealth element. If you unfavorable element is earth, then you better lay low for the year.

Chou is one of the 3-penalties (3P) elements of wei-chou-xu, so if this annual luck and/or your 10-year luck or your native chart bring together all the 3P elements-- you better pray only positive fame and not injuries/surgery to come. OR take my upcoming "Destiny Management" course on how to handle this situation.

The annual chart for 2009 is: (top is south, bottom is north)

8 4 6
7 9 2
3 5 1

A. 5-yellow star will be in the North. Sui-Po or year breaker will also be in the SW-S or Wei-mountain.
--- avoid digging or construction; avoid movements

B. Grand Duke or Tai Sui, the "ruler" of the year will be in Chou mountain (NE-N).
--- GD and 5-yellow disaster star are very close to each other! It is possible to dig on both unintentionally. Avoid digging or construction; you can sit on GD location but not facing it.

C. San Sha or 3-killings will be in the whole East sector (Jia, Mao and Yi mountains)
--- definitely avoid movement or digging here

D. "5-tiger sha" is in Chen, Xun and Si mountains (SE region), the most vicious sha that attributes to multiple deaths and serious injuries and sickness.
-- definitely no digging or even moving heavy object to this area. Chen mountain SE-E) overlap with one of the San Sha, making it the most dangerous sector to dig for this ox year.

E. The auspicious 8-star (wealth) will be in the SE, but part of the sector is Chen mountain and Si mountains (part of 5-tiger sha)! So if may want to put your enhancements ONLY in Xun mountain (SE)! If you are not sure, put NO movement there. The little wealth generated does not worth the risk!

The relative "safe" and prosperous sector for this year is NW with 1-white career star.

People with ox and ram animal signs and were born in the third, sixth and 12th months of the lunar calendar should avoid attending funeral for the ox year. Lunar month is about one month slower than the western calendar.

What can you do if you must do constructions in the forbidden zones? Hire a good Feng Shui master to do a auspicious date-selection and follow certain procedures. Event like this needs some "bleeding" (of money) or exchange of energy with the universe, in order to settle your karma debt.

Ken Lai

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Obama and 3-Penalties

(Click on the image to enlarge it for reading)

Someone has posted Obama's birth certificate in the web. It matches my estimation of his birth hour--- 7pm, Xu or dog hour.

I've estimated it is Xu hour because Obama rises to the top pretty quickly, so he must have some sort of 3-penalties. And his charts shows he has a "built-in" 3-penalties. Also Xu hour matches the predictions of his ZWDS chart too.

Enclosed is the 4-Pillars chart of Obama. You can match his life events with the links below.

Obama's year and month pillars "fan yin" or fight against each other from top to bottom, indicates an unstable and difficult childhood.

The void branches are interesting! Void means nothing or "not there". Obama has void branches in both spouse and children palace. His wife Michelle could have be a goner easily, had the day branch si not been the void branch. Same to Obama, he would have suffered many accidents and surgeries.

It is possible that Michelle Obama may have a "tough" or "equally-jinxing" 4P chart herself (I've not checked it yet) which may even out with her husband's.

Void branches at children palace or hour pillar may mean-- the day-master (Obama) has little or no karma with children (either little relationship, physically separated or children die prematurely) or does not get support from children during old age. He is unlikely to have male heir.

You may notice that major events are likely to happen when Obama's 3-penalty elements show up again in annual luck. His father had died of an auto accident in Xu year (1982). Xu is part of the 3-penalties element.

Also when hai or pig year comes, it clashes with his "bloody knife" or spouse palace. His "mother star" resides in spouse palace, hinting close relationship or significant influence on him. Obama's mother had died in a hai year (1995) with ovarian cancer (sickness matches the hai element).

See if you can track down his "sources" of current power lucks-- the power that may propel him to become the first black president of the United States. It is in the branches.... it is pretty powerful. But you may need my "4P Bootcamp" manual to figure that out.

Obama's hidden potential for power and leadership is much stronger than what he has shown externally. His "power luck" runs for 20 years and will be gone when he reaches 60 years old.

Obama's 3-penalties seems to affect his close relatives more--- father and mother had died relatively young. Too bad that I am older than Obama and may not live long enough to see how his 3-penalties affect his own wife and children.

3-penalties jinx close relatives more than the day-master. However, 3-penalties can be positive under certain conditions.

There is a "loner with few relatives" (gua-su) shen-sha in his hour pillar. Hour pillar stands for the last stage of his life. So this hints that he may live alone with most close relatives passed away or live far away when he gets old.

Also, if Obama gets elected, 2009 (ji-chou year) does not seem to be his lucky year!! Annual Ji (his bi-jian, peer or competitor) may snatch his "guan" or power. This may mean losing his presidency (a possible death or scandal, as chou is also a 3-penalties element), facing tough competitions or pressure from peers, OR disgraced in his old job if not elected. But the probability of occurrence seems low as his overall current 10-year luck is still positive. Besides, he has both Tian-De and Yi-De Nobleman stars to pull him out of trouble.

I deliberately read only part of the chart, so that you may have fun doing your own reading and interpretations.

Ken Lai

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