After looking at a few younger politicians, it only makes perfect sense to look at Malaysia’s father of Modernization. The grand old man of Malaysia as he is fondly known, is Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister. He was responsible for many things, one of which brought me back to Malaysia – The Multimedia Super Corridor. So, I’m not too sure whether to love him or hate him, but I truly believe Malaysia has benefited from his leadership. I remember him as a man of vision and action. He carries this little book and whenever he writes anything into it, action will surely follow!
Like so many Malaysians celebrities I do not have their time of birth, but Dr. M actually mentions his REAL birth date (somewhere, I can’t remember) so I would used that rather than his official one.
Dr. M is a Yi wood person born in Summer. So technically he (Daymaster) is NOT Strong or Prosperous (this is to support my believe that great people does not necessarily have to be strong or prosperous). If you look at his wood, he is supported NOT by water, but by earth, representing his indirect wealth. You’ll also find the elements representing his friends or support in the known pillars of his chart. Essentially, you could interpret this as having support from his rich buddies. It was his policy to enhance the progress of the nation through wealth building. Dr. M policies had made a lot of people rich and they in turn helped developed Malaysia to what it is today.
Dr. M’s approach has never been conventional. This is indicated by the Indirect Resource (Gui Water) right next to him. Water (representing wisdom) is critical for earth (representing wealth) to grow wood (him). The next important element that is not in his natal chart is the Bing Fire, we know for soil to grow wood water and Sunlight is critical. But I feel that fire is only secondary to water, as he was born in the summer season and he already gets his much needed warmth from the 2 goats in his chart. Furthermore, fire weakens the wood, so fire is not one of his favorite elements.
In Dr. M’s case, you’ll see that his resource is not rooted (unsure, because it possibly could be rooted in the hour pillar). However, from reading his bio, we know that he had a sound education as he father was a headmaster and had been quick strict with all his children. (My reference actually came from a cartoon biography by E.Yu)
Looking at his bio on wikipedia, you’ll note that Dr. M was elected as a member of parliament in 1964. But the following years, was an uphill battle for the young Dr. M. He had lost the following general election in 1969, followed by May 13 race riots and was sacked by the UMNO Supreme Council. His book The Malays Dilemma was banned in 1970. 1965, 1966, and 1967 were all fire years, an element that is not favorable to Dr. M, hence the uphill challenges.
Things began to turn after 1971, year of the metal pig, which primary chi is water. Dr. M rejoined Umno 1972, and was appointed senator 1973. 1974 he won the general elections and become the Minister of Education. In 1975 he became of the 3 VPs in UMNO. The water and wood years had helped Dr. M strengthened his political position in Malaysia. Wood obviously strengthens the daymaster, while water is an important resource to wood.
In 1978 Dr. M became Deputy Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Malaysia in July 1981. All the key events took place during his 50 Luck Pillar, in the season of water. 1981 was a year of metal, a resource to Water. Metal in the study of the 10 Gods also represented power and authority.
As far as health was concern, Dr. M had several heart related surgeries. In 1989 he had a coronary artery bypass. 1989 was a earth fire year. In November 2006 he was again admitted to hospital for suffering a mild heart attack. 2006 was a fire earth year.
So, by just a simple understanding the person’s favorite and non favorite element, one can already predict the luck the person goes through in a particular year!