Sunday, September 27, 2009

The School Bully

My son is coming to six and had just entered year 1 primary not too long ago at a local International school. We thought we had prepared him well enough by coaching him with encouragement and psyching him up about the fun activities in school, after all, he loves to learn. In fact, when day one arrive, he trotted right into school, participated like he should and then a week or two later, disaster. He didn’t want to go into school, held on tight to us, and started giving us excuses like ‘tired’ or ‘sleepy’ and just plain refusing to go to school. My wife, a JI earth person, just kept insisting something is triggering his behavior, me, a REN water person, kept looking for ways to get him to school. When you take a step back at look at our ACTIONS, you see how ones actions correlate to their Bazi chart!

Anyway, as we slowly got our son’s confidence up by working his EXTREME EATING GOD element (he is extremely competitive) and promising him the sky, moon, and the SUN (this one the teachers’ did) (They had some kind of a competition to collect SUNs and CLOUDS depending whether you are good boy or naughty boy, he got back to his normal self). He had also revealed that he didn’t like some people in the class and during break time that would literally BULLY him. I can imagine how terrifying this would be for a six year old if a boy, older than you would do pull your hair, kick you, chase and scratch you during recess! My JI earth wife has yet to catch the older boy (he wouldn’t reveal who he is) but we already know who is the disruptive one in the classroom as all the moms are also concerned about this particular boy’s behavior. My wife found his birth date and asked me to do an analysis on him. Without the birth time, you cannot really get the complete picture, but you can almost see why a person behaves the way he behaves based on the chart. I think this is even more evident when he or she is a child, because they have not adequately developed that ability to mask their expressions yet.

This is that boy’s chart (minus the birth time).

Read any Chinese metaphysics book and you realize that a GUI WEI (Water GOAT) person is a very soft, gentle person. This boy’s daymaster is ding fire, another very sentimental element. Even though this is only 75% of his chart, it is all YING elements. It doesn’t seem possible that this boy can be the ‘disruptive’ boy that he is made out to be. What is giving rise to this behavior? When you think further, behavior is HUMAN ACTION. And we act out a specific NEED. Let’s relook at the chart, but this time consider the 10 year LUCK PILLAR GENG SHEN (METAL Monkey) as well as this pure earth YEAR of Ji Chou.

EVERY single element is countering the single DING fire daymaster. The strong earth weakens the fire, the gui water tries to put it out by controlling it, and ding fire is trying hard to forge all the metal elements around him (including the luck pillar) thus weakening him further. Furthermore the OX and the GOAT clashes effective his OUTPUT (Eating God) as well as his secondary resources (Yi wood) and friends (ding fire) which are so important for the fire to thrive. Imagine you are the little fire, how would you behave!

So, if you were the parent of this child what could you possibly do? Immediately, you would know that WOOD is the most important element to him as resource strengthens fire. If I were a traditional Chinese parent, WOOD = CANE. That probably would have happen in a public/Chinese school system. But wood can represent other actions, like compassion, patience, growth, tolerance etc. I see the class teacher showing all attributes and that’s good. But most important of all, is the element of TIME. Next year another element comes into his life. It’s a Geng Tiger year. The primary element for the TIGER is wood. I think you’ll see this boy better behave and a little more focused on his work in school. If not, than maybe the CANE would work.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Patrick Swayze - the King of Dance

I have been a little overwhelmed having to deal with office matters as well as family emergencies over the last month or so. This year has been a mixed a good starts but mostly tough or bad ends for me. Guest I know now what it means when the Goat and Ox clashed! The one thing that pushes me ahead in knowing that with time, things will change, and being a REN water person, looking forward positively is not difficult for me to do.

With the Internet today, it’s so easy to be in-tuned with world events. I was following the Annie Le murder news and probably was looking to do an analysis on it. I’ll do this later when more information emerges. Yesterday, I saw on CNN that Patrick Swayze had passed on from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. I recalled that Steve Jobs too had pancreatic cancer and had recovered from it.

Did a Google search and found his birth date and time. I’m certain the birthdate is pretty accurate because there’s some resemblances to Steve’s Job’s chart. Patrick was diagnosed with cancer last January but he was a fighter. Saw the interview between him and Barbara Walters and you could see the fire and fighter in him. If you had watch ‘Dirty Dancing’ and some his other movies, you know that this person’s chart has strong ‘Eating God’ artistic and creative characteristic, much like Michael Jackson’s chart, too. Patrick studies dancing formally and big break came in 1987 when he was featured in Dirty Dancing followed by great movies like Ghost!

This is Swayze’s chart.

You can already see immediately that 2009 was catastrophic year for him. His 10 years luck pillar of TIGER clashed with his day and month branch of MONKEY. The characteristic of this clash is ‘growth cut by metal’ usually can be depicted in accidents or surgery. The hour and year DRAGON branches forms a ‘graveyard’ destruction with the OX. Immediately, you can see ALL the four pillars affected by the 10 year and annual year pillar. He died on September 14, A water DOG day. The DOG and DRAGON forms a clashed formation. It was very difficult to escape this period.

Infact looking back, reading his biography on Wikipedia, you can see that he was seriously injured in 1998 (Earth TIGER year) – He broke legs because he fell from a horse. Again, represented by the TIGER and METAL clashed.

The other incidents reported was Patrick started drinking heavily when his father died in 1982 and his sister committed suicide in 1994. Both of these years were DOG years, and the DOG clashed with the DRAGON (his hour as well as year pillar).

These were already evidence pointing to a time in the where when all the pillars are in conflict, it would represent a life threatening event.

May Patrick Swayze rest in peace.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

When the Snake, Monkey, Pig and Tiger is in conflict

I stumbled across this birth date of a prominent political leader whose party is going through some form of siege where some of the internal members are seeking to remove him from office. He is also accused to have benefited directed from a government project involving millions of dollars.

Looking forward (2010) at his chart, assuming the birth date is right, you would noticed all the 3 branches (year, month and day – we don’t have the hour) is in some form of conflict with the annual luck pillar and the year pillar. The Snake, Monkey, Pig and Tiger are known as your stability stars. When there are clashes, harms, punishment occurring in all of them, it’ll tell you that this person will be going through a very challenging ‘unstable’ year. Looking at the 10 gods relationships will paint you the picture of the issues the person will go through.

In the Snake (day) there’s the wealth element. The Tiger ‘harms’ the Snake. Wealth or money is at stake. We know from all the news reports that the allegation involves a large ‘donation’ that was made by the accusers.

The PIG (month) clashes with the SNAKE (in the annual luck pillar). The PIG represents relationships or partners. Could this be the people who are out to ‘punish’ him? Again from the news reports, it would seem that there have been a ‘relationship’ in the past before the scandal was exposed. In a clash situation problems with relationships and partners will appear. In the stem of the PIG is Ji Earth representing the 7 Killings. The 7 Killings is a star of aggression, and power.

The first line of defense is always the year branch. But the Monkey clashes with the Tiger. Metal is associated to finance and project management, where the hurting officer is associated to ‘acknowledgement.’ The publicity of this scandal has been largely accredited to the leader’s will power to promote transparency and accountability.

Looks like there's more to come next year.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My short experience with fame

Some of you may have noticed that I had posted an earlier article and taken it offline. Here’s the rewrite.

Originally it was about my short experience with fame and people in that business. I had noticed people who work in this broadcast industry had certain type of hurting officer prominence. It turned out I may have offended someone with an observation and I do apologize if it felt that it had infringed on the person’s privacy. There’s just some clarification and comments that I want to make objectively so that anyone that has their chart analyze realizes.

It’s not always about YOUR chart. It’s a chart associated to a birth date and time, and millions of people share the same elements and relationships. We all live in different environment, are brought up differently and put in different efforts in cultivation our careers and life, therefore, we live very unique individual lives. The chart is the framework for things to happen. If we understand that context we can then optimize and shape to harness its strengths and minimize its weakness. I cannot emphasize that only you know yourself best. Even the bazi consultant is influenced by the questions he asks and the type of responses he gets by being with the person. Each element, relationship, palace (space where the element appears) can mean multiple things!

I had a friend that is a very strong water natal chart, that was missing fire, it’s the wealth element. Does this mean he’ll never see wealth? No, there’s still fire hours, days, months, years and 10 years luck pillars. Once we know WHEN wealth is ‘season’ any activity that is done to accumulate wealth becomes fruitful. However, it’s very easy to ‘waste’ a good period because of frivolous activities. In his case, he was winning a lot of mobile competitions and winning hand phones during that period. Imagine if he had spend the SAME time and period investing in the stock market, the returns would have been obviously better than entering SMS competitions!

When a lady sees strong hurting officer, does it mean she will unlikely get married? No, I have another friend that got married not once but twice, but all ended up in divorce. She’s still in love the third time over, and we have even talked about the issues with her chart. I don’t think any amount of understanding what her charts mean is going to keep her from marrying the third time. But the good thing, is she now conscious of her actions and what may constitute as ‘hurting the officer.’ This is an important point as destiny is only one third the equation. The other third is environment and last third is human effort.

As a leader of any organization it is important for you to understand the capabilities of your employees, very much the same way a conductor understand the individual musicians and instruments in an orchestra. (He doesn’t necessarily need to know how to play the instrument) The piece that’s been played is the action that we choose to do. The hall that you play in is the environment during the performance. How ultimately the music pans out will depend on all factors combined. Hope this clarifies things.