Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Theory of Relativity

Have you ever woken up one day and had the feeling that everything that you are doing is meaningless, hopeless or unappreciated, and then the very next day, you feel like you could conquer the world. People have written to me when they are at dead ends with relationships, their careers, or even at cross roads about their life choices. My response to them is always the same, timing is everything. If we know that a certain period is not supportive of our own bazi charts, lay low, expect to feel horrible, or just watch TV or sleep it off! Tomorrow is another day.

I’ve seen people go through mood swings, behave erratically, and worse of all, feel that there’s no longer any future. Believe me, no one likes a cranky pessimistic friend nagging at them about how unfair life is. Remember, there’s a time for everything, and understanding your own bazi is the first step in optimizing destiny.

I don’t believe you can change destiny per say, but I remember what I was told in Bazi class. If you don’t have a favorable 10 years luck pillar, look for good years, and if the years don’t support you, look for good months, and if that also doesn’t work, look for good months or days. There are 60 Jia Zi or different combination of stem and branch in appears in a bazi ‘pillar.’ So we know that this will repeat every 60 cycles. Which means, every 60 years, or months, or days, you’ll come back to the same starting point again. So, do more during great days, lay low, during unsupportive days.

I’ve been tracking my own personal chart for about 2 years now. The first year was pretty much just learning, understanding, and practicing bazi by doing online consults and writing my analysis on bazidiary. Obviously, you cannot possibly remember everyone’s chart, so I have a software on my laptop and iphone to quicky plot a chart when needed, too. Seldom a day go by without me having to read someone’s chart or me looking at a chart for more insights to a situation. Probably one of the best investments I have done so far. It did take money and lots of time!

The other thing I tell everyone is each element or space in your chart can represent MULTIPLE things, events, or relationships. It is almost impossible to be definite about an analysis. But by layering different ‘schools of thoughts’ the reading becomes more accurate. That is one reason why I always do my analysis (online consults) via a questions and answers approach. Someone actually coined a term that I quite like; ‘Sherlock Holmes style….’ Hahahahah maybe because I’m just not good enough or have not seen enough charts yet to give an accurate prediction. Bazi is not a definitive science. A lot will depend on the experience of the bazi consultant as well as his ‘instinct’ at the time of reading. I’ve realized that I find early mornings for me work well. That’s my ‘eating god’ hour! I go through periods where I just don't find any motivation to write. By looking closer at your chart, the reasons become very obvious.

Another thing I learn is ‘continuity and cycles.’ I like early starts and it gives me more time to ‘learn’ (direct resource person). Again, I believe each will use a different approach to get ahead of life based on your bazi profile. Mine is a long term approach to things. A person who has supportive indirect resource that is favourable probably get results faster via instinct or gut feelings.

In reality, we work in an ecosystem surrounded by all sorts of people. And whether we like it or not, we are always affected by other people. So by understanding some else’s bazi, and knowing what is it that you like about that person, you can also ‘optimise’ that relationship. Sounds terriblely manupilative, but it works both ways. Have to caution you on one point. He or she is also affected by the bazi of the period. There would be times, where the affinity (kam cheng) is there and other times it may not exist. Strange but true.

3 comments:

davidmoses said...

Dear Chris

I find all the bazi reading too technical and apply so many principals and confuses the reader too because the consultant becomes protective of own intrepratation

Chris Chan said...

Hi Devid,

To many, Bazi is like a science where it comes to understanding the formulas affecting the different elements and animals. This requires a very 'left brain' approach.

Yet, the interpretation is so personal and subjective. Very 'right brain' if you ask me. This is where it differentiate from main stream sciences and go towards more of an Art.

I've also come across folks that cannot 'accept' this approach. I have come to accept this as just part of 'individual personalities.' Why are people rude, kind, sweet, absent minded, ruthless, evil etc.

We could say that environment plays an important role. But too many times you see vast differences to siblings born to a same family with same economical or social standings.

When I first started reading, I can assure you everything was so BLUR, but through applications of formulas to examples, time, lots of clarifications, interpretations have become a lot more accurate and consistent.

We can only pursue the level of accuracy but I doubt we will reach 100%.

Cheers.

Chris

summergal said...

Another thing I learn is ‘continuity and cycles.’ I like early starts and it gives me more time to ‘learn’ (direct resource person). Again, I believe each will use a different approach to get ahead of life based on your bazi profile. Mine is a long term approach to things. A person who has supportive indirect resource that is favourable probably get results faster via instinct or gut feelings.

Hi,

I've been following your blog for quite sometime alread, I also agree studying bazi is like doing science. Cos I'm in the science field. Can I ask a question? Do u think good chinese metaphysicians are indrect resource structure?