Looking at this chart, does it struck you with the number of water in the bazi chart? What does the water element do and represent? Is it like some mainstream belief that water is wealth and the more the merrier?
Welcome to this case study of Mauricio Pochettino, an Argentine football manager and the ex-manager of Tottenham Hotspur football club. For football fans, you would know that after bringing the club to one of the most successful season going into the Champions League Final in 2019, he has been sacked.
The areas we would explore and analyse some coincidence:
1. Why did he suddenly lost 7 out of the 12 English Premier League (EPL) games since Feb 2019?
2. Why was he suddenly sacked on November 2019?
3. Did the Pig year (Pig is of water element) caused him his troubles?
Started the season well but.. what happened?
Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur started the 2018-19 season well. Reaching February 2019, the team was 2nd in the EPL. They won 20 out of their 26 games at that time (a strong 77% win rate). But since February 2019, he only won 4 of the next 12 EPL games left (a very low win rate of 25%), losing 7 of them. That is a huge drop in winning percentage anyone can see.
What is the explanation of Pochettino going through a bad phase since February 2019?
Based on Pochettino's bazi chart, he is a 壬 water day master. Other water that are already in his chart are what we term as "Friend stars" (比肩). This is due to being the same element and thus the term “Friend stars”.
With many water already in his chart as plotted, he would usually dislike going through water years. It imbalance the bazi chart with arrival of more water (such as Pig or Rat years). As such, 2019 being a Pig year which is water, is not favourable for him as the year begins. This is what we call 比肩夺财. Meaning arrival of friend stars robbing his fortune literally. This also cause him to go through bad phase in life in general.
What happen after the Pig water year started:
All these were some of issues reported in various news reports.
Pochettino has been with the club for over 5 years and it is known that the club has been getting better by the year. His downfall seem to be peaking by the day as 2019 progresses.
Why November 2019?
The Pig water month started on 8 November. 20 November 2019 was the day he got sacked. Barely 2 weeks after the start of the Pig month. If you look at it, you could say the arrival of water element is also the strongest during this point of time. It was a extremely cold day if you look at the gloomy chart below, a water month and year on a metal day.
Coincidence he got sack during this unfavorable period on the arrival of water month?
I have mentioned earlier the effects with too much water. Pochettino's end to his reign at Tottenham is very sudden given he has been doing well over the past 5 years. Things really turn fast. This is even ironic given what he has brought to the club, albeit without winning any trophies. In my opinion, most would not have expect him to leave if this question was posted before he started losing.
What happens after this? Looking on the bright side, Pochettino's issues are only caused by this year and 2020 (2020 is a rat year which happens to be a water year too). Upon the passing of this water period, he should do well again.
This forms my analysis of how being a water day master, the arrival of water has greatly affected him. (As with the reported issues that were reported)
In part, why was career affected? Because, this pig carries the earth on top. This year happens to be a Earth Pig year which earth represents his career.
The "she" we are talking about is an iconic Hollywood actress whom achieve fame in 1990 in “Ghost” the movie. She subsequently starred in various movies in the 90s. In 1996, she became the highest paid actress with $12.5M to star in Striptease which was unprecedented then.
She is Demi Moore and through her birthdate, I present to you some interesting coincidence. (Believe it or not..)
Demi Moore is born on 11 Nov 1962. She is a 癸 water born (highlighted in turquoise box below) in a winter water month of 亥. As always, the day master forms one of the focus of reading. Although we do not know her hour of birth, it is safe to say she is a strong water based on her chart drawn. (Her hour pillar in chart is estimated)
What we can immediately draw from her chart:
She is presently 57 and is in the 乙巳 pillar (age 51 pillar) – a good phase of her life. In fact, those highlighted in red are luck pillars that are highly possibly her good years.
From her childhood days to now
The blue box denotes her childhood and formative years from 1 to 21 years old (the small numbers on top of luck pillar denotes her age).
a. Childhood (Highlighted in blue box):
She has shared of her unhappy childhood and negative influence from her mother. As she is a strong water, the metal luck she goes through would cause more issues.
So how is metal link to her family? Metal represents her mother since metal produces (think “give birth”) water. It was reported that her mother accepted money from a man and with her knowledge, raped her at home. (something that was well documented online) This is an instance of harm when there is a imbalance.
This happened during her age of 15 when she just cross into 酉 metal luck which is another metal appearing in her luck pillar.
b. Health Issues (Highlighted in blue box)
Health wise, it was reported that she suffered from kidney dysfunction and lazy eye issue. In Chinese Metaphysics, the 5 elements (五行) represents various organs. Kidney is represented by water element. Eye represented by wood.
How does the metal years she went through affect her health? I mentioned earlier that metal is not favourable for her. With the strong metal luck in her earlier years, this brought about imbalance of water as metal produces more water. Too much water causes her wood to decay and rot too. Arrival of metal luck also attacks wood. This was thus reflected in her health where she reportedly had to overcome kidney disease and had eye operation during young.
Fire was badly needed to keep her warm and dry but is lacking – yes, this also implied money issues represented by fire. She reportedly need to relocate more than 30 times due to her job changes by parent.
c. Career (Highlighted in red box)
Demi Moore went through money luck and did well in her career during the 90s:
All in all, she has went through good luck pillars till date – her nett worth can easily be found online. This is due to the Fire pillars (her money luck) she has went through as highlighted. Of course, this is also due to Fire was favourable to her.
That said, it does not mean anyone going through money luck period would mean big bucks. If money luck is unfavourable for you, you would stand to lose money. Her next unfavourable times would come during age 71, why? Make a guess by checking out the earlier luck pillar image what element is coming up during age 71...
One common use for bazi is for people to check on their relationship luck. Many a times, I have highlighted marriage may not be suitable for everyone. Most often is due to bad outcome, which the bazi charts depict one of the possible categories:
Above is a bazi chart of a lady I met previously. She had consulted on her relationship. As she had been married for less than a year, she has already experienced many issues with husband. She was hoping to see what she can do for her marriage but I could tell she was prepared for the worst.
My reading prior to the meeting was she does not have a lot of luck in love and likely to be her first or second relationship only. And her partner’s quality is likely to be less ideal. Both were verified as we spoke. (When we say partner’s quality is less than ideal, usually can mean unable to provide, major character flaws etc. to put it generally.) Now the issue lies in their differences in opinion and husband can get quite aggressive with her.
Why is this bazi chart having such issues?
In this chart, there are at least 3 areas to show poor relationship love luck. Here which I would highlight some areas.
The spouse palace has been attacked as illustrated where 酉 attacks into 卯 (metal attacks wood). Spouse palace in layman term, is where the spouse stays. If this palace is having friction and being attacked, the odds of having good relationship goes down. (Ref above image) This is thus a tell tale sign of issue. Most people that I have seen having this clash have higher odds of not being in relationship or in a less than ideal relationship.
Wood represents the husband/relationship luck in this chart. But the wood over here is weak in the metal autumn season. As such, the husband would likely carry major flaws to the relationship. The lady has shared that her husband has been very aggressive and hard to communicate.
Third point, water in the chart represents the lady’s mother in law. In the chart, you can see the water (MIL) supports wood (husband). Interestingly, it is noted that the lady shared in event of quarrels, mother in law always sided her husband regardless right or wrong.
To add on, this lady is a weak 己 earth day master. She would favour having earth and fire. It must also be noted that during the consultation this year, its 2019 which is year of earth pig (pig = water). Pig clashes away the Fire snake (亥 attacks巳) . This leaves her lacking support from fire and therefore feeling helpless in 2019.
In conclusion, the various pointers highlighted already bring up the odds that she would have an unhappy marriage. There are other areas which I have not shared in this article as it can be quite technical. Of course, one could say that upon knowing the above, it may not change the course and some may still get married.
How bazi reading provides insight
Bazi chart would also show various character traits. Positive traits such as feminine, gentle, hardworking, honest, or negative traits where one may be flirtatious, spendthrift can be seen. Other interesting characters such as e.g. being very money prudent, temperament does show in one's bazi chart.
The objective to analyse these character traits is to not only to look at compatibility of character. But importantly, should you only be in a relationship for short term, such characters may not reveal yet. It would be helpful to allow one to have a clearer picture and decide if one wish to commit further if at a crossroad.
Eventually, you are given a chance to consider hard against the bazi reading pointers, (if) spotted before taking the plunge.
Cesarean births are becoming common nowadays. With that, some parents actually opt to select an auspicious date to have the baby delivered. This is how a fengshui master’s role come in to pick a good date for delivery – a great honour and one that carries a lot of responsibilities. But what usually goes behind this date selection for new born? How is it different from an auspicious date selection for house moving etc?
C-section is different
First of all, auspicious date for birth is different from moving house or business opening date selection. Yes. Please do not take the 通书 or almanac to select, as I have personally heard of such practise. This is because birth date selection considers looking at the bazi context of things which is totally different. As such, choosing a delivery date base on a day is simply auspicious without considering the bazi aspect would be akin to playing Russian roulette. So, if you are keen to select a good birth day, do seriously consider getting a fengshui master to assist.
What happens if you decide on getting a C-section date selection?
Most of time, as parents get excited and discuss with me on possible date selection for their baby delivery, one thing is often forgotten – the gender! You see, depending on if its a boy or girl, differences in gender causes a difference in bazi’s luck! So for a start, gender confirmation is required.
Thereafter, usually a window period of 7 to 10 days is provided by the gynae. This is where I would use this window as basis to perform the selection. The objective here is to look for the best bazi among the many bazi combinations. At the same time, filter out those average or less ideal dates for delivery.
Imagine 6 different timings a day multiply by 7 to 10 days. Total of 42 different bazi to 60 bazi combination! Such selection is also manual and requires thoroughly consideration. It is thus time consuming and tedious.
In C-section date selection, there are considerations and technicalities – clashes/kong wang (空亡) /goat blade, auxiliary stars and structure of bazi to name a few. Other than that, another area to look at is the luck of the newborn. There can be situations where bazi is good but luck is poor and vice versa. Which do you choose? This is usually a choice that is not easy and best to leave it to your fengshui master.
Putting all these together, we look to ensure key areas in health, studies, career, relationship and wealth aspects can be balanced for the newborn’s bazi. Ultimately, we filter out the less ideal dates for birth. So altogether, babies are born on the better date with better bazi from the careful selection.
A consultation usually follows to share your baby's date of delivery and bazi selected. Strength and areas to look out for would be shared.
As with all date selection, don’t leave it to too last minute to check out the ideal date for delivery. This is because gynaes also have limited slots to perform the delivery based on his or her schedules, worse if it’s a “peak” period. (Yes, there is especially during holidays season etc.)
Once dates have been provided by your fengshui master, parents can then proceed to book the golden date with gynae.
I would continue to share info on c-section birth in another upcoming article soon. Thanks for reading and happy weekend!
I was consulted on a bazi reading recently as this lady's uncle was of ill health. From what was shared, he was still healthy last year in 2018. Things took a turn for the worse in a short span of time. Complications start to creep in after her uncle had a pace maker placed. Given the situation, she wishes to see if there would be light at end of tunnel.
I would zoom into the chart to cut the long story short. Being upfront, I shared with her that situation looks tough as it is a uphill battle.
From the chart, person is represented by 乙 wood (circled in black). The gentleman is born in 22 Oct 1949. As this is a follower chart, person's favourable element is represented by metal, fire and earth. With arrival of wood and water luck, he would have have health issue and luck goes down.
If you look at his luck pillar during age '65' of 丁卯, it signifies the arrival of wood luck. Each pillar governing 10 years of luck. 卯 represents age period of 70 to 74 (2019 to 2024). This is sign number 1 that he would be facing issue. But what issue?
This is 2019 year of earth pig 己亥. 亥 is represented by pig and is water. It is also the resource star of this person. Resource represent one's health. As mentioned earlier, wood and water are both not favourable to this person. He presently is not only in the luck cycle period of wood and faces the arrival of water luck due to pig year this year. Naturally, this is telling you his health would face issues and is a red flag to note of.
Long term battle
Overall, the next few years are equally challenging for this gentleman. Besides going through wood in his luck cycle, year of 2020 is metal rat year which is water too. 2021 may slightly be better as its a metal ox year though ox belongs to the winter season. 2022 and 2023 are both wood years in the tiger and rabbit year. As such, the battle is likely not going to be short term.
As I conclude my reading to this lady, I also explain and check if all these issues started from his liver. It seem unlikely as the complications came about from pacemaker operation done. But after checks, she corrected and shared it all started from spots found on his liver and one thing lead to another.
Although I do not know this gentleman, hope he is able to pull through this tough period.
PS: Bazi reading is used as a diagnostic tool to see what one might encounter. This is not to be confused with it being a substitute for professional doctors or medical expert's advise.
Ok, there is no such word call fat-ability. I put it up together as it is related to our ability to get fat (and no offense). But today’s article would be touching on something more light-hearted.
Ever notice how one may put on weight easily while we notice no matter how another friend eats, he or she doesn't put on weight?
You must be laughing, haha.. where got such thing in bazi?
Let me explain and show you..
You see, one tends to put on weight when you like to:
- Enjoy food and comfort
- Relax and likes to be laid back.. or sometimes we are just don't enjoy working out
In bazi reading, there are 3 type of stars I would be touching on that if we possess would increase our odds of putting on weight easily. These 3 stars are found in 10 God stars (a subject in bazi where we can read a person's personality) which is a slightly advance level of bazi reading.
How is it co-related?
The direct or indirect resource star are things that support you. As its name suggest, it is 'resources' and with it, you have support available. Resources can also mean mother, food, more laid back, preferences for comfort (food) and chill lax personality. There are other things that these 2 stars represent but by and large, these are the first things we can link to.
So if yourself as a Day Master has especially many resources 'surrounding' you in your chart, there is a good chance you tend to be on the heavier side. The below example is to illustrate this situation.
(Not sure about your Day Master? Try using any bazi calculator to find out your own day master and locate if you have any resource star!)
The circled in blue '乙' -wood is the day master (representing you if its your bazi). It is surrounded by water which is the resource star. Water feeds the 乙 wood and is like food. And there is no lack of it around the day master. This also indicates there is a high tendency of indulging in comfortable laidback lifestyle. And of course, for him or her, there is always food available.
There is a saying also, resource star is also a good star to have. Reason being, you get support and ‘能吃是福’ which simply means having food is your blessing since you don't have to suffer hunger.
On the contrary, of course, if you do notice you have too many resource star, it may point to potential health issues. This is due to too much food and body gets overfed.
On top of that, there is a ‘午' circled in red on the hour pillar in this bazi chart. This is a Eating God star as mentioned earlier which represents the ability to enjoy and have fine taste. To him food is not just food. He would appreciate how the food is cooked and what the different ingredients being used.
In summary, resource star is actually a blessing and good star to have. As it indicates getting support and is a nobleman star. But too much of it, there may be a hidden sign of health issue for some.
So, there you have it! Try looking for your own resource star and eating god, if you have it, its a blessing. Have fun!
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If you are from Singapore, I am sure you have heard of selecting an auspicious date for major occasions - e.g. weddings, home renovation, moving of house, opening of business or even surgery.
Recently, I was asked by a client if its all necessary and if plucking a date from almanac (or Tong Shu) is ok.
For a start, there are various methods of selecting auspicious dates e.g. basing on 12 officers selection (建除十二神) method or using the Auxiliary stars(神煞). This is on top of using the "Tong Shu" (the Chinese Almanac Calendar). So it brings the question, how does a fengshui master value add if dates can be simply picked from the Tong Shu?
The difference is tailoring and customizing the date to you, the user. Most whom maybe familiar with Tong Shu, would pick on an indicative generic date that mentions suitable for “搬家”, “动土” or “结婚”. But the role of a fengshui master goes beyond that. One role is to filter out dates and use only those suitable to the person's bazi, which is the key. In other words, using just any general selected good dates may mean the risk of clash on the user himself which is inauspicious.
More often than not, such filtering would mostly leave about averagely 1 to 3 good dates within a month.
Yes, its that little.
For anyone whom is moving or doing renovation or opening of business, I would strongly recommend seeking the dates early. What I notice is e.g. home owners, usually only started to find out auspicious dates just say 2 weeks before your intended move in. They may be in for some disappointment as no auspicious dates are available. As such, they need to settle for a later move in date.
Lastly, just to share something less known to most on using the Tong Shu for general date selection. Do you know that some of dates indicated as auspicious maybe actually be not usable still for moving of house or renovation etc?
This is due to dates indicated in Tong Shu is only a general classification. It would be a little too technical to explain here. Though what I can share is that each day pillar has a different stars and element which may cause an issue. As such, the suitability of the date may still be not desirable for specific use still.
In conclusion, for major and/or long term bearing activities, (at a small cost) its best to have a good date to embark on to ensure all endeavors goes smoothly and peace of mind!
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When buying a house, most would have heard of buying one that is regular shape (e.g. square). Odd shape floor plans should mostly be treated with care. Why? Mainly odd shape floor plan units would cause poor energy affecting family members staying in it.
This is more commonly known among most people.
My intention today though is to bring to you another kind of floor plan that is becoming more common nowadays. The oblong floor plan.
In real estate crazy Singapore, you would see various condo projects being launched whole year round. Some projects being on a smaller plot of land or with restrictions may end up having very oblong shape floor plan.
Base on assessment, such oblong units tend to be more narrow. With the unit being narrow, this means the unit is akin to having 'missing corners'. Should the good stars be in the 'missing corners', it would be challenging for the occupants. In layman's term, we can also say the feng shui quality of the house is less than desired. That said, you would wonder, is there any missing corner?
Do refer to below when the analysis is carried out.
As you can see, from the analysis report being done, there are 3 'missing corners'. When you have these missing corners, it would be good if its the negative stars are in the corner. This way, occupants would not be affected and its in fact a bonus. However, if its the good stars that are in these missing corners, then its alot less favourable.
This unit featured has mixed feng shui quality as it has good entrance which is key. But the missing corners make it slightly less favourable. As such, among the shortlisted units, this unit would be slightly behind in pecking order. Of course, this is just 1 aspect of the analysis and we have not considered the 24 mountains and other areas to analyse. This being is just 1 simple way to illustrate what to look out for when buying your home.
In conclusion, when buying narrow (and especially odd shaped) units, it is not necessarily bad. With some luck, the unit can actually possess good stars residing in the house, making it a star buy. However, it is essentially important to examine the feng shui quality of such units before committing.
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This has been a busy year and I did not have the chance to write as much post as I could.
That said, it has begun nicely with me receiving good news! In my bazi reading, matters of the heart usually comes up tops among questions asked. Coincidentally, a few whom i have read on their love luck in the past had shared recently they have gotten into a relationship as forecasted between this year and last year. One had even booked their BTO flat recently!
Besides sharing the good news, I thought then I would share a simple write up on one''s love luck and you can try to plot your bazi to see if you have any love luck. To see one's love luck, there is primarily two ways broadly speaking. One is to look at your spouse palace. (Yes, there is such a 'palace' in your bazi.) The other one is to look for your spouse element in your bazi.
Now, don't worry as I will walk you through it and its fairly simple.
Now, type "bazi calculator" on your smart phone and you should be able to find various of such calculator.. or if you like can google any bazi calculator online.
Once you found one, key in your date of birth (best with the time of birth). There is no need to look for the lunar date of birth as the calculator would convert for you.
You should get something like this per below sample.
In bazi, there are 5 elements - Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth.
For ladies, look for the following if you are:
Day Master (Female) Spouse Element
For men, look for the following if you are:
Day Master (Male) Spouse Element
At this stage, there is no need to worry about the characters nor the Yin (-) and the Yang (+). As shared, this exercise is just to guide you to see if you have a spouse element in your chart.
Making Sense of it
How many did you find? Now, having a spouse element in your chart is a good start. A simple way at this point to analyse what you have found is based on the number of spouse element you found. Ready to know the answer?
The magical number is just 1 (or max 2).
Yes, all you need is just 1. In bazi, more does not mean better.
Should you have zero spouse element found, then yes, potentially, you may find it harder to meet someone. But it is not the end of the world and as mentioned there are other areas to assess your bazi chart. (Thus I indicated its a good start.)
Should you have 3 and above? This is not good either. It could mean that you may resist or have problems in relationship matters or possibly be in a hen pecked relationship.
Again, there are other ways to examine, including the position of where the spouse element sits in your bazi chart and quality of it. Having it is a good start! Hope you enjoy this simple exercise and should you need any help or reading to your bazi, do drop me a note.
When it comes to name selection, most would know commonly about counting of strokes derived from the Chinese characters used in name. But do you know in the art of name selection, your zodiac has influences on what character to be used?
Since we are ushering in the year of Pig, I shall share some of these considerations here. (This is useful for you if you are expecting a baby to be born this year. Or should you or your family is born under the year of Pig, you may find this to your interest too.)
For a start, let's look at the characteristics and nature of Pig. The Pig zodiac is a domestic animal and one that feeds on plants and rice. Those born under this zodiac are usually generous. It generally has a higher chance of success in life. It is also under the water element (亥) in bazi. It enjoys the night and fears the day. If you are rear in a home, you are likely to be better taken care of vs those in the wild, albeit more carefree. More often than not, pigs are commonly used for consumption and in the old days, used as part of offerings.
You must be wondering why this description? Actually, this forms as part of the connection and if I may add in a meaningful way to how we choose or not choose characters to be used in the name.
What is the recommended characters then for those born in the year of Pig?
Characters that contains plants or feeds such as 米, 豆, 田, 木 can be considered as this symbolizes a life without worry with abundance of food. Wood also refers to trees and pig can seek shelter and be comfortable. Words with doors or ‘ceiling’ in (e.g. 宀) such as 家 can also be considered as it would mean protected and sheltered.
As the Pig zodiac is under the water element, characters with water (氵) relation is also suitable. Words typically like 津, 浩, 游 or even子 are ok. 子 actually represents the Rat zodiac and is part of water element and therefore its suitable to give a few examples.
How about words not recommended? This can be based on some of below sharing.
Why is there fear during the day time? During the day, this is usually the time where it faces the butcher… and you know what happens next. As such, under the Pig zodiac, we usually do not wish to have a 日 or 火 in the name.
Another area to note is to avoid words (e.g. 彡 or 衣) in your name. Examples are 彩, 彦, 彬 or 装. Why? In the past, pigs get 'decorated' when they are offered for prayers as sacrifices. Even nowadays during wedding, it is normal to see roast pigs as part of the wedding offerings with simple decoration. So it is preferred to not name clothings or colors for those under the Pig zodiac. Reason being one may find being short changed in life.
In bazi studies, pig clashes with the snake zodiac. As such, we also do not recommend characters such as 远 道. Reason being parts like (辶) represent snake. Likewise, 巳 is not recommended as this represent snake which clashes with pig in bazi studies.
The above shared only offers some of parts considered during a name selection. This forms as part of a tedious process during the name selection process. Other areas include ensuring correct stokes count, which is then complemented against one’s bazi chart to have the best name selected.
To sidetrack, through my observation, most parents actually may already have a preferred sounding character but unsure of character to use. (This is of course on top of a more unique name for their child.) Thus through allowing an indicated preference sounding character, we can try to increase the odds of match to parents or the person's preference. You may read up on our auspicious name selection service here. This is then matched to achieve a unique combination to form a distinct name one can have.
I hope you enjoy reading this article with some insights into name selection and understand better the overview of the name selection process.
With that, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all readers 新年发大财，猪年行大运!
Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.