Welcome to 2019 and we would soon be ushering in the zodiac year of the Pig!
If you may not be familiar, this would happen on the 4 Feb 2019 at 11:16am onwards. This means the luck of the Pig year will commence from this time. Importantly, if you are born from this time onwards, your zodiac is considered under year of Pig. Those born e.g. 4 Feb 2019 with time of say 11am or 10am is still considered as under the year of Dog zodiac. This is to avoid any confusion and most importantly, this affects your child’s bazi.
Given that this is an earth pig year, this is represented by the 己亥 and this would be our main interest. (as under the year column)
What 己亥means is that earth is over water. In bazi and fengshui of the 5 elements, earth counters and attack water. As such, imagine the water being controlled and becomes resistant with wave and clashes. This applies to the year where change and unrest would be expected.
In the chart, fire is strong which also represents fire related industry would fare well this year. Think telcos, petrol, food related (F&B) or oil related industry. On the other hand, earth element is slightly weak and so do expect property or construction related industry to underperform in the market. Likewise, metal is weak too for the year. Sectors under metal industry such as engineering, banking, insurance or military would face a tougher year.
Those whom are looking for new jobs, may wish to note the above for this year or check your bazi before making decision.
The Pig year is the beginning of the water/winter season, followed by the Rat year in 2020. Those whose bazi favour water will surely enjoy good luck this period. Naturally, if your bazi favours fire, it would be best to lay low for this period.
On the macro aspect, the arrival of the water years in 2019 and 2020 may coincide with the stock market’s run. Year 2019 may be a turning point where since 2018 we may have already seen the best of the stock market. As such, best to reduce one’s stakes and pay attention to not get caught if the bear market arrives.
Here’s hoping you would have a great year in 2019 and best wishes!
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Anyone who enjoys the range of Marvel movies would have been sadden by the demise of Stan Lee. His real name was Stanley Martin Lieber and uses the pseudonym Stan Lee.
I read up on some of his enduring life story and decided to write up a few things stood out which links to his bazi (born 28 Dec 1922, hour unknown and random input in chart):
1. He started his journey into drawing comics since 1940s! Most of his jobs were on writing from obituaries, training films to comics.
2. He got married since he was 25 and has been in the relationship since.
3. Receiving recognition and rising to bigger fame
4. His passing on was due to pneumonia
1. His career: His thoughts (output) is the key!
Drawing comics since 1940s which means he was just around 20! Besides this, he actually also held roles such as editor and various writing roles in the army and also illustrator.
Where is the link to his bazi? As you can see in the chart below, he is born a (Geng) metal day master representing him. He is born in winter month with the various water you can see circled in his chart under year and month. Water actually represent his thinking, why? In bazi study of the 5 elements, metal produce water which in this case is the "output". If you condense it, this represents his thoughts. As such, this was actually one of his main bazi profiling and would mean that this person’s creation/thought/writing are his main skills and traits – all outputs from the metal which is himself.
2. Marriage: The key is in the fire
For Mr Lieber, being a metal day master, spouse element is represented by wood element. As there is no wood in his bazi chart, it is a question how he got and stayed married for over 69 years!
He met his wife (Joan Clayton Boocock) while he was still dating someone else. Interestingly he was about to proposed to his date then. Meeting Joan, he changed his mind and decided Joan was otherwise a better choice. He married her subsequently when he was 25. Although there was no wood in his bazi chart, he encountered the wood luck in his 23-33 year old luck pillar. At a marriageable age, he got married at age 25.
On top of that, he stayed married all these years. My opinion of the key in his chart was the fire in his spouse palace (circled in Green). Mr Lieber was born during the winter where its very “cold”. Sitting in his spouse palace is a fire (午). This shows that this fire helps to warm him during the cold winter he was born in. The (午) fire in this scenario is helpful to the daymaster (Mr Lieber). Therefore, this points to the spouse being helpful to him and is a usually a good sign for marriage. This explains possibly how he enjoyed a good marriage with such longevity.
3. Fame and striking it even bigger
Although he has written comics for a lengthy period of time, he had already reached his creative peak during the 1960s. From the mid-90s, he has started to pick up several accolades and awards. This coincide with when he was at age 73 when he started to enter into his metal luck (庚申).
What was interesting is Ironman the movie was launched in 2008. This was when Mr Lieber was in his next metal luck (辛酉) in his chart which was his favourable element starting from 2005. Since Ironman and several of the Marvel movies from Captain America to The Avengers, his creation of Marvel comics reached another peak worldwide.
4. Health - Too much water and weak metal = Pneumonia
Mr Lieber’s cause of death as shared was link to pneumonia. How can we link this to his chart? He is born a weak day master of metal as said. This metal is in winter with water surrounding him thus making this metal (representing him) weak.
He also just entered a new luck pillar of 壬戌 which is water earth period a less favourable period. The day he passed on was 12 November, the pig (亥) month which is water again. So you notice its all water during this current period surrounding metal in his chart.
Metal represents the lungs in bazi studies which is one area of weakness in his health and can be prone to issue. The current heavy water period surrounding metal (lungs) is similar to pneumonia which is fluid in lungs. What may not help this situation in real life is, the fire representing the wife is also no longer around (Joan passed on in 2017). This meant in real life his ‘fire’ is no longer around to take care of him and warm him.
As many mourn his passing on, all would hope that he is left for and rest in a better place. His many creations that has brought joy to the world would not be forgotten from young to old.
Recently, while watching a local documentary which talks about finding love through modern technology (using apps), it sparked me to share this write up. Actually, each of our potential to find someone can be seen in our bazi DNA.
Where can we see this?
How can this help you if you are looking for love or even if you are in a relationship?
In our bazi, there is this “palace” called a spouse palace. As its name suggest, it tells us insights of our love life affairs. Today, I would like to share areas in bazi that touch on this palace.
Depending on each chart, some simple info we can tell:
Alternatively, we can even tell:
Where do we read from our bazi chart?
In my example stated below, circled in blue represents yourself as the “day master”. Circled in red is your spouse palace.
This example is a good example of a bazi chart where the lady here has a supportive husband. As such, their relationship would be great. (For a lady with day master of fire, your spouse is represented by water.) How do we see this?
Because, not only does water benefit this chart, it also resides in the spouse palace, the best place to be in. Of course, there are other various factors, but to not make this article complex, I would not go in too in-depth. It is therefore clear to see this lady’s relationship would be good without too much turbulence.
Another chart per below which shows a wood female day master. You can see there is an abundance of water in the chart which it is also in the spouse palace. This chart on the flip side would likely not have much relationship luck. This is due to no presence of any spouse element, metal (Wood daymaster’s spouse element is represented by metal). The element, water, in the spouse palace is also not good.
The problem - too much water (the other)
In fact, there is an abundance of water which would weaken metal (the spouse element). Water which gives birth to wood, is also this day master’s mother. The abundance of water also caused this wood (the daymaster) to ‘rot’. You can thus see from the chart that the mother has too much say in her life with negative influence. Any potential suitors if any to begin with would find it hard to come into her life.
Solution for her? The lady has to manage her mother and her influence for any chance to have a shot at a relationship!
In summary, know your problem and change for the better!
There are many ways to read into a relationship in a bazi. The above are just two of the ways or interaction within a bazi as an example to tell one’s relationship luck. Importantly, your bazi reveals not only if you have the luck but what are the influence around you that may have deter you (from a relationship). In my opinion, knowing the negative influence is where one then can take action to change your course through your action. This is how bazi can be useful and allow one to try take initiative to change for the better.
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Through my observations, due to the land size of some (and mostly smaller) projects, there is a tendency of the units being longish or in odd shape.
Now, we know its a little of a common knowledge to try avoid odd shape units. But how about long rectangle units like the one below?
The limitations for apartments with long or elongated floor plan is that the areas with good stars may not be in the property. It is of similar logic where to those odd shape houses where good stars sit outside the house. With that, if one wishes to buy such units, occupiers may not enjoy be able to tap on the good luck and qi.
Below is the same unit where I have assess with flying star analysis. The good stars (represented by 8 and 9 in red) are all outside the apartment unit. Occupiers whom bought this unit may not be able to enjoy the good luck and in this case, unable to enhance any wealth luck.
Of course, if you happen to buy such units with the good stars 'inside the house' then, one will enjoy the good luck. That said, units with imbalance floor plan also bring along health related issues and may affect different family members which I would not discuss here.
As such, best to assess the unit if you plan to buy. After all, once the house is bought, it would be for the long term. Being selective is key.
Above is a lady client (let's call her Miss A) whom I have met due to her meeting a cross road in her career choice. She was in a more administrative focus role at point of the reading. However, as opportunity came, she was offered an account managing role.
Through my meeting with her, Miss A's personality immediately shone through – a typical bing (丙) fire person with a warm and chatty personality.
As we get down into her chart reading, we did cover a bit through her chart outside of work. A bit into her personal life – her closer relations with her mum and her stellar academics results all shown in her chart and luck pillar.
Wood in her chart is the magic – Interesting facts revealed!
1. Mother close relationship
How do we know? A bing fire’s mum would be classified as wood in her chart. Where is the wood? It is ‘standing big and tall’ just right next to her in the month pillar. This is a weak bing fire too which means she needs her wood (and also means her mother) dearly. This explains the very close relationship which was confirmed by her.
2. Academic success
She achieved success in her academics as she met water luck during her younger years. This is also achievable due to the support from the 甲寅wood pillar in her chart. Water is luck for career and academics thus this helped her to the success.
3. Good boss luck
As wood is in the month pillar and favourable to her, this also has inclination that she would have favourable boss luck.
All above were confirmed by her to be accurate.
Job function changes – sometimes its just the time has arrived
During the consultation, it was during the period of June, month of Horse (午). As the job she was looking to change is an account managing role, I was quite concern. This was due to her chart showing a “indirect resource” profile. The profile usually links to her role mainly revolving on backend roles but someone who needed free play to do her job.
After finding out more info, I can sense that the momentum to switch is strong. I shared upfront that she has to decide carefully and caution that should this be an outright sales job, it would be best to give it a miss. (understand there is a low sales component and the job allows her to have some freeplay on her role to give solutions to client – so it seems still like a safe bet).
Now, as I start to also explore her luck pillar, something caught my eye too. During then, it was the month of horse (戊午月) in this earth dog year (戊戌年). On her earthly branch month sits the tiger, which means this formed a trinity combi of 三合 in tiger, horse and dog (寅 + 午 + 戌). The combination was a trigger in the job change and given that this is a combi into fire that touches the month pillar. This serves to help my client and is a good sign. If you look at her luck pillar (大运), it is also a favourable period for her in her career where she can strive to make achievements during the 辛亥 pillar.
With that said, she made her mind in the end to proceed with the switch. I wish her all the best in her new role and I am sure she would do well. Looking at the timing where the job opportunity came by, you can understand why I love and enjoy this job and subject of bazi.
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Thanks for reading!
What is the most commonly question you heard to enhance office fengshui? I must say my fair share would be “Is my seat in my favourable direction?”
Typically, most of us have read on various feng shui solutions to boost one’s luck. This I must say is not a wrong solution and the easiest within what one can do. Albeit, if I were to point out, its the easiest way though it has much lesser impact. How can you as an employee or more importantly as a boss improve your office feng shui?
Location within the office is more important than Direction
The prosperous location within your office holds a higher key consideration over the direction. Each commercial property are like houses where there are the prosperous sectors in your office too (and the not so good sectors).
Should you be located at the negative sectors, even if your direction is good, it may only be limited in helping you. (But better than nothing!) As such, the entrance, meeting rooms and where employees sit are important.
Even in a good office but should your prosperous location of the office be in a store room or toilet would just mean the good luck goes to waste.
For employees though, we all know more often than not, there is no say in where you can sit. As such, my advice for employees? Find out your best direction using your Kua number as this is at least in some ways within your control.
The Corner Office
Bosses would be need to pay attention to this. After determine the prosperous location, the senior management level should also be put in the location to boost their authority luck. Why this focus? Being the leader of the company, we would naturally want to strengthen and enhance your luck within the office. There are specific area meant for this for better luck and wealth enhancement. Likewise, respective key revenue or people related function (e.g. sales, HR and Finance) should also be placed in the right location. Feng shui assessment is thus best when done before moving into office for better planning.
Advice for employers and bosses? Do the planning and assessment before confirming the office.
Flexible Office Concept’s Flaw
As this is the "in thing" in coporate world especially in start up, I though I would share my opinion on this. The cool thing nowadays could be such open and flexible concept within the office but this may pose a flaw in feng shui aspect. As employees are given the flexibility (including the boss), there are no fixed seating. With this, it is hard for anyone to tap on the prosperous area of the office feng shui.
In summary, the above mentioned is to give a key yet simple understanding of just one part of office feng shui and its planning. There are other areas of considerations to feng shui for a commercial property (e.g. layout outside the property, roads around it, building age, size and more). Such planning is applicable be it the business nature or industry and best done before move in.
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I recently met up with a lady (let’s call her Ms. A) whom is in undecisive about her career route. Ms A is born in 1989 year of snake which below I have attached her chart.
From her chart, Ms A is born during the autumn season which indicates a strong metal season. This helps to determine her strong day master status. It is important that there is only 1 earth supporting this xin metal as too much of earth will ‘buried’ the metal – not a good sign if that happens.
Note that the snake in her chart also represents that she is someone whom goes by the book and would tend to not go by the unorthodox way. This is because in her chart, snake carries “Direct officer” star, a concept from “Ten Gods”. Person whom possess this star usually has the character of being hardworking, go by the book and tenacious.
This was confirmed by Ms A as the above totally fits her character. She has also revealed the reading resonates a MYERS-BRIGGS test she did before which she is surprised. Separately, Ms A did consider venturing into sales which I have also advised that this would be to her disadvantage. From her chart, she is someone suited more to administration and people related function (but not sales).
2. Career Luck – Her successful start
As we go along, she experienced Bing fire (丙) which is her career stars from age 23. Given her chart, as explained earlier, this would be a great phase which benefit her career from age 23 to 29. However, this will start to change from age 29 onwards. This is due to the incoming Rat water luck in 子.
If you note on the current 12 zodiac, we are in the earth Dog year this year. Next year comes the water Pig year亥. With earth and importantly water years coming in, her career will progress slower. As such, main advice was to manage her expectations as the growth would not be that fast compared to her previous years.
Ms. A whom is age 29 now confirmed that during her start of career since after uni, she has experience smooth luck in career. She has enjoyed couple of promotions in succession over the 5 to 6 years till date.
3. Si Hai (巳亥) Clash
Although the pig year will only come in in the 2019, it seems that it has already worked its effect. In event of such clash, Ms. A’s fire luck would be clashed. Fire being her career stars, when clashed it means a likely job change in 2019 which is likely to be unavoidable.
At the time of this reading back then, Ms. A was recently offered to take on a new role in 2019. This is on top of her decision to possibly leave her role now which she has been asked to re-consider by her office.
There are other areas of Ms. A’s chart which were covered which I would not go into. However, the purpose of sharing this reading is to share how our bazi can reveal our destiny and what is upcoming. Understanding it can then help us in maneuvering our way carefully. When the correct star comes, one should grab the opportunity.
When you complement with the right career choice based on your character, it is very likely you would achieve success.
We are well past the middle of year and in summer!
That also means we are in fire season where fire and earth are at its peak - the earth 未 month! With the earth dog year, we are going through very strong earth energy this month.
What would this strong earth energy cause? Through a few of my readings and friends' sharing, I would like to share what I noticed. In bazi, each of the five elements represent some of our body parts like Chinese medicine.
Earth represent body organs' such as stomach, skin and mouth.
Fire represent heart, blood and even skin outbreaks.
If earth and or fire are your unlucky elements, there is high possibilities you may experience issues to the above mentioned body parts. Conditions related can include mouth/toothache, skin outbreaks, indigestion or gastric issues.
Did any of such issues suddenly occur or you may personally have recurring issues with these parts mentioned? That could be a sign of earth imbalance or earth is your unlucky element in your bazi.
Anyway, two friends of mine had the unfortunate experience of being admitted in the hospital. Thankfully, they are recovering. Other good news? The earth month is coming to an end in July!
Lastly, if you are unsure of your bazi or negative elements, feel free to drop me a note to have a chat. Have a good month ahead!
It was all over the news headline today with Kate Valentine, better known professionally as Kate Spade has passed on. She is born on a 丙fire day on 24 Dec 1962. To her, wealth stands for metal and water for her career.
Metal and Water, her lucky elements
The timeline of her rise documented:
Fire, her negative element
Sadly, she passed on on 5 June 2018. It happened during a transition period between 巳 and 午 month which is during the fire season.
Through her happenings in life, we can tell that elements that are positive for her were metal, water and earth. These are elements that exhaust fire. Any elements that strengthen fire is negative.
At age 56, she is just going into her new luck fire pillar, 丙午 this year. In bazi studies, the time when you go into your luck pillar is when any (negative) impact is at its strongest.
Coincidentally, to compound the situation, there is also a horse-dog-tiger (午-戌-寅 三合) combination this year which turns into fire. This combination were found in her age 56 luck pillar (午), the year 2018 (戌) and her birth year (寅) - circled in red.
All in all, her current luck pillar, the 三合combination of fire in year 2018, the current month summer fire season in June are all fire. Even the time where she was found dead was at 10am which is the 巳fire hour.
Founded Feng Shui Discovery Consulting in Singapore, Gibson has keen interest and carries out various research in the subject.