Four Pillars (Bazi) and Residency

(Text in brown was added on 2018/03/06)

While the residency, home, courtyard and garden are common object of fengshui practice, Bazi can offer some relations, too. Parts of one’s home and parcel can be found in the basic four pillars. Basic criteria are determined by left and right side of the pillars, heavenly stems and earth branches, innate meaning of four pillars according to Yi Jing and symbolic connection between the pillars with Officer, Resource, Sibling, Output and Wealth stars.

Here are the basic traits according to the left and right sides of the pillars and upper and lower sides of the pillars:

Locations in Bazi

Using this table, one should give priority to HS: EB relation, while left: right (inner: outer) is only of secondary nature. Because day stem is the most exposed stem, one can find that Facing energy is very strong at the day stem. As month branch with the season is the hidden backup of the chart, this can be viewed as the Mountain.

The connection between the eight parts of the Bazi and one’s home with surroundings is as follows:

Bazi Locations-Residency

If we add information from the first and the second table, we can use day stem as Facing and month branch as the Mountain. As the flowers and trees are connected with wood, the year pillar has second most exposed (yang and fire!) stem belongs to flying or rising energy of wood and year branch is Kun, belonging to earth and reptilian energy. So, the year pillar is flying or rising reptilian, the Dragon. It isn’t  the clasical metal reptilian of the westerns world (entities, which are blowing fire and terrorise the people), but subtle symbolic creature. Looking at the second table and the hour pillar, one can find water (but also metal) energy both in stem and branch of this pillar. So, we get the following table with basic Fengshui symbolism:

WATER FACING DRAGON
WATER SITTING DRAGON

From the oldest days of Fengshui four mythological creatures of Chinese constellations have been used in Fengshui. They are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Turtle of the North. Right side of pillars is eastern part (the beginning of life, sun and moon rising) and belongs to wood and Azure Dragon. Left side of the pillars is western part (ending of life, sun and moon setting) and it is connected with metal and with White tiger. Central upper side is visible and yang, connected with fire and red, so it represents Vermilion bird. Central lower part is connected with hidden, dark and protected and it is connected with water and Black turtle. So, these four animals can also be found in the four pillars:

White tiger Vermilion Bird Vermilion Bird Azure Dragon
White tiger Black Turtle Black Turtle Azure Dragon

I was also informed, that two central parts of the pillars should have the opposite meanings. The facing star is connected with water and the sitting star is connected with mountain, earth. The day stem is Yi Jing location of Kan, the water, while earth branches represent the Earth and day branch represents Li, the fire, the element of Vermilion Bird and the element, which supports the Earth element. So, better correlation should be:

White tiger Black Turtle Black Turtle Azure Dragon
White tiger Vermilion Bird Vermilion Bird  Azure Dragon

I am thankful for this information. (The text in blue was added on 2016/03/11).   

At the end I would like to warn you, that Bazi is not a neccessary Fengshui tool. It can add some insights to the Fengshui practitioners. And this goes both ways: Fengshui principle of 24 mountains, for example, can be used as secondary rule concerning one’s health, profession, emotions etc. Directions from the 24 mountains and Bagua can be used for Bazi help as secondary tool (on the tertiary level even four directional zones of branches such as Yin-Mao-Chen for wood can be used). Weak metal person, for example, can be advised to make long walks in the western or north-western direction.

From the Fengshui perspective Bazi can be used as secondary, tertiary… tool for making the picture clearer, too. For example: if conflict between two elements are found both in Bazi and Flying stars, one should be very cautious. People can use useful god of Bazi to find out good directions, but others can use Bazhai or something else. There are many different views among the practitioners of Fengshui about the usage of colors, directions and shapes of the favorable Bazi element in the Fengshui context. While purists dislike these approaches, practitioners of non-classical Fengshui even use figurines of Chinese zodiac and many other placebo “cures”.  Whatever is the true, I just want to show you, that some Fengshui concepts have correlations with Bazi chart, too.

Have a nice trip in the land of Bazi!

 

 

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Heavenly Amnesty Nobleman

Heavenly Amnesty Nobleman/Heavenly Pardon Nobleman (天赦貴人Tiānshè guìrén) or Heavenly Relief Nobleman (天恕貴人 Tiānshù guìrén; Heaven Forgiveness Nobleman, Heaven Leniency Nobleman, Leniency Star) is a special type of stars, used in Bazi (Four Pillars of Destiny). Heavenly Amnesty Nobleman is represented by the whole pillar according to the specific season:

JIA ZI in winter season;

WU YIN in spring season;

JIA WU in summer season;

WU SHEN in autumn season.

So, if one is born during winter and one’s day pillar is Jia Zi, then one has Heavenly Amnesty Nobleman. Other pillars have much weaker effect of the Leniency Star. Heavenly Amnesty Nobleman gives you success from limitations and legal and other problems. With this star you can overcome most of opposition, adversary, limitations… and you will have support from others and opportunity to excel and develop. You can also avoid to be punished for some not so serious crime or your sentence will be very mild. The star is connected also with successful and blessed life.

Most of the whole pillar Shensha are not used in modern Bazi, because their inner logic is not so obvious as Ten Gods concept or as basic Shensha are. The basic logic of this star is in the symbolism of Jia Zi. Zi month is the bottom of the year. In this greatest darkness there is new beginning (yang wood, Jia), the new cycle of life is going to free itself of winter and to become successful later on.  The 60 JiaZi cycle can be corelated with the whole year. Summer solstice is symbolically connected with 31st pillar of Jia Wu. Between the solstices there is Chinese New Year in Yin month. Look at Yin around the 16th pillar of JiaZi cycle. This is Wu Yin (15th pillar). It corresponds to the 45th pillar of Wu Shen in the autumn.

Fortune Star Nobleman

Fortune Star Nobleman (福星貴人 Fúxīng guìrén) is a special type of stars, used in Bazi (Four Pillars of Destiny). The Fortune Star Nobleman is represented by the whole pillar. There are twelve possible Fortune Star Noblemans:

JIA YIN

YI CHOU

BING ZI

YI HAI

BING XU

DING YOU

WU SHEN

JI WEI

GENG WU

XIN SI

REN CHEN

GUI MAO

The star is most prominent in the day pillar. However, if you have Fortune Star Nobleman in the other pillars, Nobleman is still present, but less efficient. Fortune Star Nobleman is connected with the inner strength, the possibility to manifest creativity and life power both in the activities and in the hidden potentials. Fortune Star Nobleman also gives public recognition, good life and health. One is given blessings both from the Sky and from the Mother Earth.  

Most of the whole pillar Shensha, including Fortune Star Nobleman, are not used in modern Bazi, because their inner logic is not so obvious as Ten Gods concept or as basic Shensha are.  The basic logic for the Fortune Star Nobleman is creative union between Heaven and Earth. Heaven and Earth have opposite direction of energy flow and initial creative union is in yang wood sign (the beginning). This is Jia Yin. The opposite flow of Earth is represented in the sequence Yin, Chou, Zi, Hai, Xu, You, Shen, Wei, Wu, Si, Chen, Mao.  The beginning is Jia Yin and the end is Gui Mao. There are twelve places for ten stems. The first stems have the opportunity to duplicate, so the first and the last places are already filled: after Jia Yin, Yi Chou, there come Bing Xu, Ding You, Wu Shen, Ji Wei, Geng Wu, Xin Si, Ren Chen, Gui Mao.

Jia is the beginning, so this option is already consumed. There is no other Jia in the seqence. It is naturally for the fire to have the greatest power to duplicate. The positions of fire are often used by Wu and Ji stem, too. So, what is between Yi Chou and Bing Xu. What are the stems for Zi and Hai? There is Bing Zi in Zi. This is the beginning of the fire, which continues in Bing Xu and Ding You. So, there should be Ding Hai, too? Ding is the ending cycle of fire. But we know that there will be continuation of Bing Xu and Ding You. It is obvious, that only Yi Hai is the correct parameter for Fortune Star Nobleman.

Vasuna’s Simple Bazi Formula for the Evaluation of the Strength of the Chart

HS EB and SCORES

This is a formula for an easy evaluation of the strength of the Bazi chart. DM (Day Master aka Day Heavenly stem) is also counted! The ratios between the heavenly stems and hidden stems are simplified, but calculation is quite accurate if you know how to use it. Calculate the relative values of the supportive camp + DM.

  • If supportive camp + DM reach below 20% of strength, this is a follow chart (below 10% this is a real follow and between 10 and 20% this is a fake follow);
  • If supportive camp + DM reach between 20 and 40%, this is a standard weak chart;
  • If supportive camp + DM reach between 40 and 50%, this is a neutral chart, where special rules of QTBJ and DTS have to be used to prevent static forces (for example: Ding fire is moved away from the static situation, if there are Jia or Geng in the pillars);
  • If supportive camp + DM reach between 50 and 80%, this is a standard strong chart;
  • If supportive camp + DM reach above 80%, this is a dominant chart (above 90% this is a real dominant chart and between 80 and 90% this is a fake dominant chart).

There are also much more simplified models:

  • There are models, which give equal scores for all the first hidden stems in the branches, equal scores for all the second hidden stems in the branches and so on. These models are faced with major mistakes in assessing the real strength of the chart.  In Shen branch, for example, the energies are more diverse than in Wu branch. So the first hidden stem Ding in the Wu branch is much stronger than the first hidden stem Geng in the Shen branch.
  • In the second group there are models, which are focused on the pre-fixed sum. Calculations in all the cases, for example, give us 105 scores. These models are also faced with major mistakes in assessing the real strength of the chart, because clashes and combinations really do change the quantity of energy in the pillars. Many models from the first group have this sort of mistake, too.

There is another challenge in the assessing the strength of the chart. Between the stems and branches there are various flows. Some people say that we have to look at the flow, not for the strength. But this is actually the same.  When you are looking at the flow, you can see, how one element get stronger and another one get weaker, and at the end you have the picture which element is the strongest, where the chart is challenged etc. MY FORMULA ALSO DOESN’T COVER THESE IMPORTANT CHANGES, CAUSED BY THE FLOWS (additional formula must be used for these adjustments)!

Cumulative strength and weakness in the case of the 10 year luck pillar and even annual pillar can be calculated with my formula, too. With these calculations and adjustments (for combos, clashes and flows) one can find out that a slightly weak chart might become neutral or even strong chart in some circumstances. And vice versa: slightly strong chart might become neutral or even weak.

The same principle should not be used for transitions between very weak charts and follow charts or for transitions between very strong and dominant charts. These charts go to the extremes and the addition of  the 10 year luck and annual luck normally can’t make these transitions real. If you have dominant power, you can enchain your enemies. Even if they become stronger, they are still enchained, but can make many troubles to your guards. And on the other side: if you are extremely weak and you’ve got tied up, you will not be able to untie yourself only by getting stronger again, if monitored by strict guardians which prevent the approach of your friends. These situations rather mean very stressful life for such DM, because rebellion could be severely punished.

As you can see, the year pillar gets much less scores than hour, day and month pillar. This is because the year’s energy is more dispersed and more distant to the DM. So it is not present in one’s life to the same scale as the day, hour and month pillars do.

Some Bazi Mantras

I have got this matrix for mantras in 2013 or 2014. I do not practice them at the present. However, I will share them with you.

Heavenly stems Na Ma Ha Hum
Earthly branches Sa Lei Ga Di
Hour Day Month Year

If you want to stimulate energy flow and balance in heavenly stems, chant Na Ma Ha Hum. If you want to stimulate energy flow and balance in earthly branches, chant Di Ga Lei Sa.  Ma Ha Di can also be used for better sleep and Di Ga Lei Na in the morning.  How strong are these mantras for you? I don’t know, find it by yourself.

Be careful with mantra Ma as this is mantra of Day Master. This mantra can connect you to the stars, but there seems to be strong connection with Polaris and circumpolar constellations, which have many problematic spiritual influences (Grays and Reptillians).  Perhaps you could try with your own mantra instead of Ma?

Lonely Stars According to San Hui Location

In Bazi, we use two big lonely stars according to San Hui or directional location. San Hui location is wood location (Yin, Mao and Chen), fire location (Si, Wu and Wei), metal location (Shen, You, Xu) or water location (Hai, Zi, Chou). The earth branch in the neighborhood is lonely, because directional trinities are tied together and neighbor stays alone. There is a neighbor in front of directional location, which is called Lodge for the night of a Widdowed (Gua Su). The lonely neighbor after directional location is called Lonely Planet (Gu Chen). Both stars are calculated according to the year (creates stronger star)  or day branch (creates weaker star):

Year (or day) branch Gu Asu Gu Chen
Yin Chou Si
Mao Chou Si
Chen Chou Si
Si Chen Shen
Wu Chen Shen
Wei Chen Shen
Shen Wei Hai
You Wei Hai
Xu Wei Hai
Hai Xu Yin
Zi Xu Yin
Chou Xu Yin

You can see that Lodge for the night of a Widowed (Gua Su) is always found in earth element, because Chen, Wei, Xu and Chou represent earth element Earth rules over home, dwelling, lodge and familiar life. Natural flow is in abandoning this position and moving into next direction. Chen, Wei, Xu and Chou also represent yin phase of their own elemental direction. Old energies are dying. Hence the name Lodge for the night of a Widowed. Lodge naturally tend to move to the next directional trinity, but seems to be afraid of it. So, having an Lodge for the night of a Widowed/ Lodge of the Widdowed in your chart, you are prone to be lonely, reclusive, un-social, shy and isolated and this brings many problems to your spouse and children (if you are married at all), because you are prone to abandon your home, your dwelling, or your children and spouse can have bad fortune or move away from you, too. Lodge for the night of a Widowed works worse in the women’s luck. Overall picture depends on other indicators, too. Chen, Wei, Xu and Chou also represent storages of knowledge and wisdom. So- if Gua Su is represented by fortunate element and stars, it can lead you to academic (or spiritual) research or even academic success, too.

Lonely Planet (Gu Chen) is found in branches, which begin the trio sequence and use with yang hidden stem of trinity element. These branches are Yin, Si, Shen or Hai. Natural way is moving away from previous directional trinity, while flow from this trinity has troubles to enter the region of Gu Chen star. Gu Chen is a child of previous trinity. So, if Gu Chen is found in your chart, it brings many problems for your parents, because you tend to be isolated, cold, and do not accept them. Gu Chen is living in his own world. It is rather eccentric and egocentric than shy. This star works worse in the men’s luck. Yin, Si, Shen or Hai are also Study Hall locations of five elements (without polarity).If Gu Chen is represented by fortunate element and stars, it can lead you to academic research or even academic success, too.

Both Gua Su and Gu Chen have extremely strong pattern, not easily dissolved by combinations and clashes. This strong pattern is the source of two additional stars, called Funeral Gate (Sang Men) and Funeral Guest for Condolence (Diao Ke). Both stars are calculated according to the year (creates stronger star) or day branch (creates weaker star):

Year (or day) branch Diao Ke Sang Men
Yin Zi Chen
Mao Chou Si
Chen Yin Wu
Si Mao Wei
Wu Chen Shen
Wei Si You
Shen Wu Xu
You Wei Hai
Xu Shen Zi
Hai You Chou
Zi Xu Yin
Chou Hai Mao

 Diao Ke is derived from Gua Su with central position of Mao, Wu, You and Zi (central position in direction), shared between Gua Su and Diao Ke. From these central positions, we derive flow of energy pattern, already found in Gua Su. These central positions are even more parted from Gua Su positions, so the message is: extreme loneliness, extreme separation, even jail, or coming in the moment of funeral, where only condolence could be shown. The extreme positions could cause one’s own health problems or injury or even death or it can represent health problems, injuries or death of one’s relatives and close people, above all that of a partner or children. It is hard to make any positive influences of this star. This star is more dangerous for women and for the charts, where the branch of the star is connected with unfortunate elements or unfortunate stars.

Funeral Gate (Sang Men) is derived from Gu Chen with central position of Mao, Wu, You and Zi (central position in direction), shared between Gu Chen and Sang Men. From these central positions, we derive flow of energy pattern, already found in Gu Chen. These central positions are even more parted from Gu Chen positions, so the message is: extreme loneliness, extreme reclusion, extreme separation, extreme eccentric personality, nervousness, the star can bring injuries, illness and death or even a murder to the people with this star or to their relatives, above all to their parents. This star is more dangerous for men and for the charts, where the branch of the star is connected with unfortunate elements or unfortunate stars.

Diao Ke and Sang Men are not as stable stars as Gua Su and Gu Chen. Clashes go with the flow of these stars and normally they do not dissolve influences of these two stars unless (perhaps) the branch is really kicked off. Combinations, too, ordinary don’t put the existence of these two stars into the question. But directional combinations with the branch of the year (day) and concrete star, can limit the influences of these stars.

For example, look at this four pillars:

 na  na

DING

 na
 na

WEI

 na

SI

In this chart year branch is Si. Sang Men of Si is Wei. Si and Wei are part of fire direction and if there is no trinity, they tend to stay parted. But if Wu branch is found in the branches, true fire directional trinity is formed and what have been separated, become united. Even if there is no Wu, but there is Ding in the stems (Wu branch is represented by Ding stem), directional combination will still be formed, but it will not be so strong. If the element of directional combination is favorable to the chart, then there are almost no Sang Men star influences present anymore. But if the element of directional combination is unfavorable to the chart, Sang Men star influences are not completely dissolved and one must also consider influences of this unfavorable element of direction, so there is no alleviation in that. It could mean choosing between bad society and recluse, for example.

Below is another example, which tells a story of “riding the loneliness”:

na

na

na

na

ZI

YIN

WU

CHEN

For yearly branch Chen, used for the starting point, Diao Ke is found in Yin and Sang Men is found in Wu. For daily branch Yin, used for the starting point, Diao Ke is found in Zi and Sang Men is found in Chen. Mutual exchange between Yin and Chen makes things even worse. For Zi branch as starting point Sang Men is found in Yin. While Zi branch is not proper starting point, it can be used in circumstances, where some Sang Men or Diao Ke are already found in its own branch,  specially if starting point is put in mutual exchange with day or year…  Month branch is Wu and when it is used as starting point, then Diao Ke is found in Chen. So, we have mutual exchange between Wu and Chen, too. This person is prone to be very lonely or isolated. Other indicators can make things somewhat better.

 

Melodični element (nayin)

Melodični element ali nayin (oziroma wuxing nayin) v kitajski metafiziki predstavlja trenje med nebeškim svetom, ki ga predstavljajo nebeška debla, in zemljo, ki jo predstavljajo zemeljske veje. Torej gre v bistvu za trenje med konkretnim nebeškim deblom in konkretno zemeljsko vejo, pri trenju pa naj bi se sproščal nam neslišen zvok oziroma melodija. Če nebeško deblo predstavlja nebeško raven in zemeljska veja zemeljsko raven, potem nayin predstavlja človeško raven. Melodični element se npr. uporablja v različnih pristopih preučevanja datumske izbire (zeri, zheri, ziri) in v pristopih preučevanja človekove usode, npr. v pristopu ziwei doushu ali pa v pristopu štirih stebrov usode (sizhu oziroma bazi).

Zgodovina melodičnih elementov

Formulo za pretvarjanje stebrov v Na yin ali melodične elemente lahko zgodovinsko sledimo v konec 2. stoletja pr.n.š., ko je bila zapisana v delu Knjiga princa iz Huai Nana (Huai Nan Zi). To delo, ki temelji na še starejšem izročilu, obravnava različne teme kitajskega nauka o usodi in tudi nauka petih elementov. Najkasneje v 3. stoletju n.š. se nayin že uporablja za preučevanje Usode. Tedaj se je namreč razlagalec Usode Guan Le osredotočal na nayin, ki naj bi bil po njegovem ključ do pravilne razlage celotne karte (kakršno-koli je že uporabljal).

V času dinastije Tang je bila vloga nayina že nekoliko zmanjšana. V pristopu ziwei doushu so ga še uporabljali v svojih preračunavanjih. V tim. »stari šoli« štirih stebrov usode (ta šola je bila prevladujoča pred 11. stoletjem) pa so govorili o treh vplivih – nebeški vpliv naj bi se kazal v nebeškem deblu leta in kazal na potencial za šolanje in kariero. Preko mesečeve veje so ugotavljali v kateri razvojni palači se nahaja nebeško deblo leta. Zemeljski vpliv naj bi se kazal v zemeljski veji leta in odnos zemeljske veje leta do zemeljske veje meseca naj bi kazal na dolžino življenja ter na potencial za bogatenje. Človeški vpliv naj bi predstavljal nayin letnega stebra. Ta nayin naj bi določal človekov značaj in sposobnosti obenem pa (tako kot zemeljska raven) tudi zmožnost za dolgo življenje.

Ko se je od druge polovice 10. stoletja tik pred nastopom dinastije Song pričela širiti šola mojstra Zipinga, je vloga nayina v razlagi štirih stebrov usode počasi, a vztrajno bledela. Zipingova šola je zavrnila mnoge pristope tim. »stare šole« štirih stebrov usode, namesto vpliva dvanajstih razvojnih palač in potenciala bogatenja po letni zemeljski veji so raje poudarjali tim. božanstva bogastva (cai) in uradovanja (guan), ki jih določajo odnos posameznega debla z dnevnim nebeškim deblom (gospodarjem dneva). Ko je bila najkasneje v 12. ali 13. stoletju razširjena še uporaba urnega stebra, se je staro razmerje (trije stebri, tri ravni) razbilo in odprlo pot nadaljnjemu opuščanju uporabe nayina.

Kljub temu je doktrina nayina še vedno igrala ustvarjalno vlogo v teoriji štirih stebrov. V zadnjih letih dinastije Song v 14. stoletju so šestedesetim nayinom npr. pripisali trideset simbolov oziroma simbolnih poimenovanj kot npr. »Ostri meč« za stebra Ren Shen in Gui You ter »Vulkanski ogenj« za stebra Jia Xu in Yi Hai. V času dinastije Ming  je Dong De Zhang tudi s pomočjo nayina ustvaril svoj laten in zapleten sistem datumske izbire.  Delo Xing Ping Hui Hai iz dinastije Ming baje vsebuje esej, ki zelo celovito obravnava nayine (z moje strani nepreverjena informacija). A mainstream je šel v drugo smer. Zdi se, da je v času dinastije Qing delo z naslovom Odtekajoče nebeške esence (Di Tian Sui) koncept nayina povsem opustil in večinoma se ga današnji učitelji bazija otepajo.  V času dinastije Qing je skrivno formulo nayina sicer uporabil pisec klasičnega dela Dragoceno zrcalo za črpanje znanja (Qiongtong Baojian) in sicer kot teoretično sredstvo za analizo regulirajočih koristnih božanstev v datumski izbiri. Vendar pa gre v tem primeru v resnici za uporabo v datumski izbiri. Vede ali nevede pa z uporabo slednjega dela ta koncpet za razlago štirih stebrov uporabljajo učenci šole Joeya Yapa, čeprav ta šola nayin v baziju obravnava kot nekaj bolj postranskega (?).

Kako določimo melodične elemente?

Tradicionalno velja, da je razlaga formule o pridobivanju zaporedja melodičnih elementov  že stoletja izgubljena skrivnost, podobno kot je skrivnost nenavadno zaporedje heksagramov v yi jngu. Pred skoraj desetimi leti sem se dokopal do vsebinske razlage tega zaporedja, ki je osnovana na povezavi s prenatalnim svetom. Vendar sistema trenutno nisem pripravljen javno razlagati. Mladi raziskovalec Benson Yeo je šel po drugi poti uporabe matematičnih formul in je rešitev objavil na svojem portalu v članku »60 jiazi, nayin in zvezde«. Vabim vas, da sami potelovadite s kitajsko simbolno numerologijo na njegovem portalu. Vendar pa njegov model ne pojasnjuje zakaj je potrebno uporabiti tim. »formulo 49« in prav tako ne uspe pokazati na osnovno naravo nayina. Njegova dognanja kljub temu pravilno pokažejo, da je nayin dejansko nekaj, kar je šele produkt trenja med nebeškim deblom in zemeljsko vejo.

 Brez razumevanja osnovne formule nayina ni možno celovito razumeti njegove vloge kot človeškega vpliva nasproti nebeškemu vplivu ali zemeljskemu vplivu. Skrita debla v zemeljskih vejah sicer prav tako predstavljajo človeško raven, vendar na precej drugačen način. Nerazumevanje stare simbolike je gotovo povzročilo pretirano upadanje zanimanja za melodične elemente. Kakorkoli že, obstaja več računskih trikov kako priti do nayina. Žal ti tehnični triki ne dajejo neposrednega odgovora o razlogih za dano zaporedje melodije in jih niti ne bom navajal. Sicer pa sem za vašo uporabo na blogu objavil splošno tabelo melodičnih elementov.

Možne uporabe koncepta melodičnih elementov

Imejte pred očmi, da je glede osnovne slike posameznih stebrov usode osnovni vpogled skoraj vedno mogoče dobiti že z osmimi področji v stebrih leta, meseca, dneva in ure. Z nayinom, palačo življenja in časom spočetja se je potrebno ukvarjati predvsem, če želimo začutiti neko res široko in poglobljeno sliko, pri obravnavi specifičnih področij osebnega delovanja (finančni potenciali, duhovni potenciali) ali pa pri obravnavi kart usode z nenavadnimi vplivi.

V nadaljevanju podajam nekaj osnovnih možnosti uporabe nayina:

 Uporaba 1. Ugotavljanje moči DM. Šole, kjer je ugotavljanje moči DM pomembno, nayin uporabljajo kot manjši dodatek, s katerim pri mejnih primerih določajo moč DM. Tudi sam sem ta pristop večkrat uporabil in moram reči, da uspešno.

Uporaba 2. Preučevanje osebnega značaja. Nayin po nekaterih zagovornikih vsaj deloma določi značaj človeka, predvsem pa imata to moč letni in dnevni nayin (obstaja formula za razlago te situacije). Nekateri preverjajo opis elementa nayina (ogenj, les…), druge bolj zanima razvojna podlaga in posameznega elementa ne razlagajo, ampak npr. pogledajo v katero od 12 palač glede na dnevni /letni steber spada.

2.1 Prenatalna uporaba nayina: s poznavanjem te formule lahko preučujemo posameznikove prenatalnejše sposobnosti.

2.2 Postnatalna uporaba nayina: Poznavanje te formule uporabljamo za preučevanje značaja in postnatalnih sposobnosti.

2.3. Karierne in finančne sposobnosti: z nayinom lahko dodamo dodaten kamenček v mozaiku iskanja posameznikovih kariernih in finančnih sposobnosti.

Uporaba 3. Nayin in Kongwang. Konwang (»Uničujoča praznina«) za nayin pomeni izpraznjeno podporno okolje: ogenj postane viden, voda čista, kovina dobi jasen zvok in vse to troje predstavlja kvaliteto, med tem ko se les brez oporo lomi, zemlja pa seseda, oboje se šteje za problematično.

Uporaba 4: Nayin in datumska izbira (zheri ali zeri). Nayin lahko uporabimo kot pripomoček za ugotavljanje ugodnih vplivov za neko datumsko izbiro. Po mojem osebnem okusu je delo Dragoceno zrcalo za črpanje znanja (Qiongtong Baojian) precej bolj jasno in neposredno od dela Dong Gong, hkrati pa povezano z dognanji drugega klasičnega dela o štirih stebrih usode, to je z delom, ki nosi naslov Odtekajoče nebeške esence (Di Tian Sui). Veliko napako pa delajo ljudje, ki Dragoceno zrcalo za črpanje znanja nekritično uporabljajo kot priročnik za štiri stebre usode. Omenjeno delo je hkrati in na različnih ravneh priročnik za štiri stebre, za datumsko izbiro in za feng shui.