Have you wondered why some people appear to have better luck at betting and constantly winning at contests? There are frequently the top prize winners in lucky draw events and are even likely to gain an unexpected inheritance from a long lost uncle?
Have you also wondered why you too seem to possess such indirect wealth luck but only for brief periods in your life?
In the study of destiny analysis, the ancient Chinese observed that many of those with such luck have a certain format or structure in the life chart. For example in the destiny system of Zi Wei Dou Shu, it is the appearance of the Tan Lang (Greedy Wolf) and Huo Xing (Fire Star) in the fate constellation (early heaven) that makes the difference. It can also be the Fu De (Mental) court emitting flow enhancer to the Wealth court.
This kind of wealth is different from Direct (or Proper) Wealth which is wealth that is create through hard work either as an employee or a business owner. Indirect wealth is something that happens without much effect and in most cases unexpectedly.
Does it mean that if you do not have such a structure or formation, then you are not so lucky? The answer is both yes and no.
If the combination do not appear in your fate constellation (early heaven) but appear during certain decades or years (luck cycle) in your life, you can expect better luck during those decades or years. Of course the strength of this combination is not as strong as if it appears in the fate constellation.
If you do not have such a combination in your fate constellation and/or during your luck cycles, does it mean that you should refrain from putting your money in bets or gambling?
Our ancient forefathers seem to think so. What do you think?
The Chinese has a saying about the elderly. They are worries about two things. The first is whether they will die before they can spend all their savings and second, whether they will finish all their savings before they die!
Dying or rather when (and sometime how) is an pre-occupation with many people. Therefore it is not surprising that that last question many of my friends and clients ask at the end of a Chinese Astrology consultation is when they will depart this world!
And I always disappoint them by saying that I do not know.
The truth is I do not know. Maybe there are some practitioners out there that do and I welcome their inputs. What most of us can tell are the years and months where one is in danger of losing one’s life.
Common sense tells us that those born on the same year, month, date and time do not die at the same time. This is further exemplified in the study of twins who are born at the same time (bi-hour). Most of them do not die at the same time and not even in the same year.
To get a better understanding of dying, we must understand the concept of the Big and Small Tai Ji. When we compare a house with the rooms within, the house is the Big Tai Jji while the rooms are the Smaller Tai Ji’s. The Big Tai Jji always has more influence over the Smaller Tai Ji’s. This is why placing a water fountain in the wealth sector of a house is more effective that placing the same water feature in the wealth sector of the room. Big always overcome small.
Man live on earth. When we compare the surrounding with man, the surrounding is the Big Tai Ji. Man is the Small Tai Ji. When we evaluate the astrology chart of a man living in his surroundings, we are evaluating the Small Tai Ji.
The Big Tai Ji always overrules the Small Tai Ji. An example is the recent tsunami in Asia that took the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. I am sure the astrology charts of all who die did not indicate an imminent life threatening event caused by water! In fact some of their charts may show a healthy and prosperous life (if they had lived). This is an example of how the Big Tai Ji in this case the tsunami can introduce uncertainties that overrule the Small Tai Ji (reading of a birth chart).
Are there other factors that can influence a potential outcome predicted in an astrology chart? There are. In Zi Wei Dou Shu, facing direction (Feng Shui) can increase or decreasing the chance of a predicted event from happening. Let’s take an example of two persons born at the same time whose chart indicates a lifetime weaknesses of the respiratory system. From the chart let’s say that a facing direction of West strengthens the system while East further weakens it. The one who stays in a house that face West may suffer minor respiratory problems while the one that lives in a house that face East can suffer major respiratory ailments.
In addition, the animal signs of those close to you like your spouse, children, maid, business partner etc can also influence the astrology chart. So can the person’s facial and body features.
It does not end here. Yin Feng Shui practitioners will factor in good ancestor Feng Shui while numerologist will attribute it the power of numbers!
I think it is no fun to know when you are going to die. I would suggest instead that we accept the fact that we will die one day. It is like paying taxes. There is no escape. Meanwhile, simply live life to the fullest so that you have no regrets when the time comes!
Most ancient Chinese metaphysical formulas are based on the Chinese Lunar or Chinese Solar Calendar. A good example is the Chinese Pregnancy Calendar where the expecting mother’s age and date of conception is required in the Chinese Lunar equivalent. Another example is Ba Zi or Eight Characters which requires the age in Chinese Solar equivalent.
Knowing how to calculate the Chinese Lunar (or Solar Age) is crucial to applying these formulas. Here is how to do the calculation of the Chinese Lunar age.
The most important to remember when it comes to calculating the Chinese Lunar age is that the Chinese take into consideration the time spent in the mother’s womb. The exact time spent in the womb may vary plus or minus nine months. To simplify matters, the Chinese take the time spent in the womb as one year.
Therefore when you are born, you are already one year one as compared to the Gregorian system where you are one year old only 365 days later!
The trick is getting the Chinese Lunar age is to simply add one year to your Gregorian age. If you are your 35 years – Gregorian age – then your Chinese Lunar age is 36!
This works for most people!
However the Chinese Lunar new year do not begin on the 1st Jan. Instead it varies between Jan 22 and Feb 22.
Let’s take the example of the year 1960, year of the Rat. In that year the Chinese Lunar New Year begins on the 28th January. If you are born after the 28th January, you are deemed to be born in the Chinese year of the Rat or numerically in 1960. However if you are born before that, say on the 2nd January 1960, you are deemed to be born in the previous year i.e. the year of the Pig or numerically 1959.
How does this affect your Chinese Lunar age?
Let’s say you want to find out your Chinese Lunar age in the year 2000.
If you are born on or after the 28th January 1960 then your Chinese Lunar age is simply 2000 – 1960 + 1 or 41 years old.
However if you are born before the 28th January 1960, say any day between 1st January and 27th January 1960, then your Chinese Lunar age is 2000 – 1959 + 1 or 42 years old.
The ancient Chinese believe that our path in life is largely influence by destiny luck and periodic luck cycles. By what is destiny luck and what are periodic Chinese luck cycles?
To the Chinese, destiny luck is something that you are born with or pre-destined. It is imbued in you at birth. For example you may have the gift of the gap which makes you highly suited for certain professions like TV presenter, speaker or lecturer. Yet others may have strong career luck but average wealth luck making more suited for top jobs in large corporation rather than starting and running a business.
Like destiny luck, luck cycles are also pre-destined or predictable. Unless western thinking, it does not happen by chance. An astrologer, using your date and time of birth can tell when certain aspects of your luck such as career, wealth, relationship and health will be strong or weak.
A strong luck cycle can compensate for wealth destiny luck but only in that cycle. For example while a person with weak wealth destiny luck is not suited for business, he can still be very successful starting and running his own business during periods when his luck cycle (especially in wealth) is strong.
It is much like an ordinary car. Even though top acceleration is not strong and road holding mediocre, it can still reach a very high speed if the road is smooth, wide, straight and free of obstacles.
On the other hand someone with strong wealth destiny luck can still face major problems with his business or wealth during periods when his luck cycle (for wealth) is weak. It is like a performance car (strong destiny luck) driven over bad bumpy and winding roads that is choked full of traffic (weak luck cycle). Yu just cannot go fast even with all the power under the hood.
Luck cycles are divided into big limits and small limits. Big limits usually cover a period of 10 years while small limits cover a period of a year. As you would expect, the luck of big limits has more significance than small limits.
The big limit luck cycle do not necessarily begin at age one. Instead it can begin anyway from age 1 to age 10 depending on the system of astrology that you employ and the time and date. For example for one person the big limit Chinese luck cycle may be from 1 to 10 while for others it may be from 2 to 11, 3 to 12, 4 to 13 etc.
Between destiny luck and big limit luck cycle. Which has a more significant influence? The answer is destiny luck. A person with strong destiny luck (for career), will be easily successful in his career even without really trying hard. While his career may stagnate or take a turn for the worse during a weak luck cycle, he is likely to bounce back when in a strong or moderate luck cycle returns.
This is not the case for someone with weak career destiny luck. During a strong luck cycle he may do exceptionally when in his career but it will be poor again during the next weak or moderate luck cycle.
The Pig is the twelve animal in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Hai which is associated with the 10th month and between the hours of 9 P.M. and 11 P.M.
The Pig is honest and righteous. They are innocent and tend to be reserved but are hard working and have a warm heart. They are careful, affectionate, cooperative and always willing to help others. Pigs are true, frank, generous and rarely deceitful or betray their friends.
Even though Pigs are talented, clever and self confident, they are not competitive or revengeful. Once they accept you as a friend, they will treat you with sincerity and be trustworthy.
Pigs however can have unrealistic aims, impatient and may waste time in aimless pursuits. They may also be selfish and turn out to be over-confident leaders.
The Pig is not very sociable and has a small circle of true friends that they are willing to sacrifice for. It is not easy to befriend a Pig as they find it difficult to trust others and are very wary of those that offer support.
Even though the Pig is not stupid, their reactions are slows and people often take advantage of them.
Pigs are suited to a career as a scientist, author, musician, technical or skilled worker, doctor or actor.
The Pig should not be afraid to take up a challenge. You will be successful if you work hard, concentrate on your work and listen to advice. You should not limit yourself and not be afraid to try new things.
It is best to avoid arguments. Approach life carefully and do not hurt other people’s pride. Exercise kindness. It helps to win respect and love which leads to a peaceful life and business success.
The Dog is the eleventh animal in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Xu which is associated with the 9th month and between the hours of 7 P.M. and 9 P.M.
Like the animal counterpart, those who are born in the year of the Dog is trusting and can be a loyal companion. They are kind, honest, determined and always ready to help others. The dog is also alert, sensitive, responsible, and keep a cool head in times of distress. Dogs are good listeners and people trust them naturally. They treat promises seriously will fulfil it regardless of the difficulties involved. Clearly, they will never betray a friend.
Dogs however can be obstinate and too critical. They cannot help noticing and commenting on other people’s weakness. They tend to be pessimistic and dislike crowded places. They also dislike traditional customs and can be very emotional. They also have difficulty in expressing their emotions and often appear moody and unsettled.
Although a Dog makes a loyal and honest partner, they lack confidence and this can cause love problems. They tend to be hesitant and are likely to marry a friend whom they have had long and trusting relationship.
Dogs are suited to a career as a politician, educator, businessman, doctor, judge, in the uniformed service or as a writer.
The Dog should learn to be more confident and to express themselves better. They should clarify misunderstandings immediately and correct mistakes that they have made.
Be patient when dealing with others especially when younger or less experience people come to you for help. Give yourself time to consider a situation before deciding on the best course of action. And abide with your decisions.
Bank on your strength. Be loyal and honest with others. Be respectful and polite to your superiors and seniors and never be greedy. Success will come your way.
The Rooster is the tenth in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch You which is associated with the 9th month and between the hours of 5 P.M. and 7 P.M.
In Chinese legend the Rooster is the animal that passes advice from heaven. They are intuitive, honest and intelligent. They are also steady and have a modern outlook. They make good decisions and are usually successful in business and career. They are particularly astute in business and financial negotiations. They are courageous, accept challenges and are rarely defeated by obstacles.
Roosters are independent and have an active social life. They enjoy well dressed and polite company. Rooster men like to impress women with their appearance and intelligent conversation whiles Rooster women are usually loving and attractive. However once they commit themselves to marriage, they are dedicated partners
Roosters however can be rude, impatient and straightforward, in fact so straightforward that they are often hurtful. They like to be the centre of attention, and often appear to friends as an exhibitionist who prefers talking to acting. Roosters also distrust others and rarely accept friendly advice.
Roosters are also bad financial managers who may spend their earnings quickly and carelessly.
Roosters are suited to a career in the service industry and foreign affairs. They are also suited to a career as an entertainer, author, politician or uniformed services.
They should learn to take advise from their elders. They should be careful with their actions and behaviour and not alienate their friends. It pays to be more careful with they say and clarify all misunderstanding as soon as possible. Roosters may lack perseverance and they should never abandon hope when faced with difficulties. They should have the confidence with themselves but be polite and kind and do not discriminate.
Finally Rooster should improve their money management skills and learn how to invest wisely.
The Monkey is the ninth in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Shen which is associated with the 11th month and between the hours of 3 P.M. and 5 P.M.
The Monkey is the most active of the 12 animals. Like its counterpart, those born in the year of the Monkey can be cunning and wily. They are intelligent and intellectual, versatile and quick thinkers which give them an advantage in life.
They are talented, inventive and creative and always ready to solve new problems. Monkeys are sociable and make friends easily. Others are attracted to their intelligence and kindness.
While the Monkey may appear accommodating, they can be obstinate at heart. They have a double sided character; one is kind and amenable and the other is cunning, vain and manipulative. When put in a situation, they usually put themselves first. They will dedicate themselves to any task or cause as long as they have something to gain
The Monkey is well read and combined with creative powers and intellectual ability can achieve great financial success especially with determination and blessed with good fortune.
The Monkey is active and unpredictable in romance. They find it difficult to settle down and quickly forget old partners in favor of new relationship. Thus it is better for the Monkey not to marry their first love or to marry late.
The Monkey is more compatible with the Rat, Dragon and Horse and less compatible with the Ox.
The Monkey is suited to a career as a journalist or any work connected with the news medium.
While they should work hard to achieve your goals, the Monkey should at the same time take the feelings of others into consideration. Threat others fairly and do not antagonize them.
Be sincere, humble, generous and charitable to others and be grateful to those who have helped you. Finally learn to take advice especially from elders.
The Goat is the eighth in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Wei which is associated with the 6th month and between the hours of 1 P.M. and 3 P.M.
The Goat has a mild, considerate, amenable character and sensitive nature. They are the most peaceful and gentle of the 12 animals. They appreciate the simple things in life and are capable of and can deal efficiently with life’s challenge.
They are also adaptable and inventive and can suit most type of jobs except those that are menial or dirty. They prefer a comfortable lifestyle.
Goats can however be hesitant and nervous and worry over minor things. They dislike rules and may suffer from a lack of confidence. Also they can improve on their time keeping.
Discipline and leadership are two areas that Goat can work on. They like to give order but are too hesitant to give them out efficiently. And accepting orders is even more difficult.
Goats however are kind and caring especially of the sick and poor and this is a redeeming point of their character.
The Goat is more compatible with the Pig, Rabbit and Horse and less compatible with the Ox.
Goats are suitable to a job as an artist, scholar, dancer, philosopher, singer, author or work related to advertising.
The Goat should learn to take orders from their superiors and always try to be on good terms with their family and friends. They should be humble and polite and should not judge people by their appearance.
They should plan carefully before doing anything and be honest and virtuous so that they are always prepared for new challenges. They should not be greedy or argue over small matters. Finally know how to rest when they are tired.
The Horse is the seventh in the cycle of the 12 zodiacs or horoscope signs in the Chinese animal astrology system. It is associated with the earthly branch Wu which is associated with the 5th month and between the hours of 11 A.M. and 1 P.M.
The Horse is confident, adventurous and independent. They are honest, hard working, cheerful and caring and have many friends.
They care about their appearance and spend a long time looking at themselves in the mirror! They have good oratory and leadership skills, enjoy a variety of interest and know how to make the most if their lives. They are active and have good judgment. They are also good team players.
The horse is however easily flattered by praise, just as a horse is calmed by soft words and gentle strokes. They are not good at keeping secrets and tend to get too involved in their friend’s personal lives.
In addition, the Horse has limited perseverance. They can easily get impatient and upset if they fail several times. They may also have a hot temper. Try to be more tolerant and they will be successful.
The Horse is more compatible with the Tiger, Dog and Goat and less compatible with the Rat.
Horses are suited to a career in the fire industry. Examples include actor, advertising executive, artist, public relations or politician. They are also suited to a career as an explorer, builder, entrepreneur or chemist.
The Horse should be less impatient. They should develop greater perseverance and not be easily influenced by praise, especially false ones. They should work hard at their goals and not give up easily.
They should think carefully before saying or doing anything and know when to extract themselves from a bad situation. Finally they should exercise greater tolerance, take life easier and do not let problems weight them down.