Grand Master Choa Kok Sui (GMCKS or MCKS) was born as Samson Lim Choachuy on August 15th, 1952, in the Philippines (Cebu City). He was very influential spiritual teacher, healing master and founder of Pranic Healing and Archatic Yoga. He passed away on March, 19th, 2007. Some people claim, that his early death at the age of 54 is the proof,  that his healing method doesn’t work, while many others claim, that he died because he was not able to protect himself from dark pranas of his clients. Such an exhaustion is very common among the practitioners of bioenergetics. Even some Pranic Healing practitioners think, that he has drained his vital energy while helping the others. Other Pranic Healing practitioners go even further and claim, that his early death was necessary in order to help people from spiritual realm.

Who is right? Who is wrong? From the Bazi aka Four pillars perspective we can find yet another answer, and this is a very different one. Bazi is the old Chinese system of cycle calculation in order to understand one’s Fate or Destiny. It is advocated as a branch of Chinese astrology, but actually it is dealing with calendric cycles and not with positions of the planets.

Bazi birth chart of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui looks like this:


Wu and Gui combination isn’t possible in the chart with so much water. So, GMCKS’s personal element is Gui or yin water. Yin water has deep emotions, deep thinking, it is mysterious and likes to protect his inner life from the outside world. Shen and Chen branches combine in the water frame.[1] So, Gui and Ren water in the heavens are well rooted in the branches. It is obvious, that his personal element is really strong. From GMCKS’s pillars one can’t determine weather his Gui water is extreme strong regular type or fake dominant water chart, because the data from the hour pillar are missing. Difference between regular strong and dominant chart can be observed in the luck elements of the client.

Each year and decade have their own elemental pattern, based on the cycle of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. When the personal life history is checked, one can determine the luck elements and the type of the chart. GMCKS died in the luck cycle of Gui Chen, which is very lucky for (fake) dominant water chart and very unlucky for exstreme strong regular water chart. The chart of his death day has strong water, too:


It is possible that Hai-Mao wood combination in the month of death is not successful. Wood is still strong in the season of Mao, but Ding Hai is in fanyin clash with personal day pillar. In this death chart water is already very strong (Ren, Gui, Hai, Zi). We have to deal with Ding Hai year pillar and the fanyin clash with personal Gui Si. In this combat fire element is overcame by the water element.  Day branch Zi creates full water frame with personal Shen – Chen. Connection between decade of Chou, Hai year and Zi day form directional union of water.

So, water is very, very strong and even quite strong wood in Mao month of death is not enough to consume so much water. This wood is also too wet to be useful for fire. Here we have another clue that water is unlucky element of GMCKS. Most of his main publications were published in the years of wood and fire. With all these information one can see, that GMCKS is extreme strong regular type of water. Extreme strong regular type means, that close to 80% of the chart is represented by the personal element together with its “parent” element (in the case of GMCKS his parental element is metal as metal enriches water). This is great imbalance, which brings in many troubles in life, specially in the times when unlucky cycles come. Additionally,fire is quite weaker than water in his chart and this is also serious imbalance.

The luckiest element in the chart of GMCKS is fire. This is crucial element for making his chart a little warmer. Wood is lucky, too. Wood, when strong enough, can serve as consumer of water and it also feeds the fire if it is not too wet.

GMCKS was born in the reach business-oriented family of Chinese descent. Father was a Christian and mother was a devoted Buddhist. With unlucky year and month pillar, it would be normally to expect that GMCKS would be born in the poor family. But the pillar of Wu Shen is powerful and Ren Chen is a type of Fui Gong. Additionally, GMCKS pillars are mutually connected with the various influences. Wu stem in the month is earth and is rooted in day branch Si and year branch Chen. Day stem Gui is rooted in the water of Shen and Ren stem of the year is also rooted in the water of Shen branch. Earth of Shen is the element that influences Ren and Gui and wood element in the month stem Wu is influenced by the wood of the year branch Chen. Such interpillar connections strengthen the chart and brings in opportunities for public success. These are strong indications that basic formula is not valid- parents had opportunities to get reach.

It is said, that GMCKS was quite a lonely child, preferring books and studying to playmates and outdoor activities. With interconnections of roots between pillars one would expect GMCKS to be very sociable. But he has lonely stars in the day, month and year, so he needed a recluse through all of his life. Perhaps he has no academic stars (even in the hour), but Shen has some metal, which is information for water and Si is mysterious researcher, which could be interested in metaphysics, mysteries and occultism.

He earned a degree in chemical engineering and followed his father’s modern footsteps into business. Chemistry and chemicals are connected with the water element or sometimes with the earth element. In the case of GMCKS there is plenty of water in the chart. In the pillar of Wu Shen there are water and earth together. It is obvious that his decision to study chemical engineering is influenced from the year and specially from the month pillar (month rules the time between 15th and 32th or 33th year of life). This is an indication that parents influenced young GMCKS to choose this study.

It is said that GMCKS was a wealthy and successful businessman. Yes, the reasons are the same as the wealth potential of his parents. Plus- there are some additional indicators- Tianyi, Tiande, Yuede, Ren Chen etc… You can check my list of wealth indicators.  GMCKS had some wealth indicators, so he had potential to became reach. But remember- the birth chart is about potentials of wealth, not about wealth, it is about potentials of glory and not about glory, it is about potentials for spiritual growth and not about mastership. In most cases one must earn his or her name and success. Many people have been born with the same chart as GMCKS, but it seems that most or all of them aren’t (or haven’t been) so successful as GMCKS.

When person is 18 or little bit older, most people in the middle of 20th century have married. What about GMCKS? With so many lonely stars and secrecy of Gui water there is not much information on his personal life. It is said that he had children, the elder daughter Catherine and at least one younger daughter. As the hour pillar is missing from our data, we can’t use Bazi explanation.  The partner element of GMCKS is the fire element and it can be found in the day branch of Si. Day branch is also called a Palace of spouse. Fire is very lucky for GMCKS, so he was quite lucky with his wife. As there is at least partial fire punishment (two branches from Yin-Si-Shen) between Si and Shen, there was also some karmic issues to be cleansed in the partnership (pressures of GMCKS’s parents?). Both Gui and Si are secretive and intimate, so one can not expect much public info about their marriage.

The greatest issue in the life of GMCKS is definitely his spiritual path, his great spiritual advancement and great spiritual knowledge, he had. Even without the data of hour pillar, one can count a lot of spiritual indicators in his life (look at my article on spiritual indicators). There are at least 12 indicators (water day master, a lot of water in the chart, connection between water and fire, Tianyi, Tiande, Yuede, Taiji stars, good roots etc). When the person with 10 or more spiritual indicators is found, such a person has potential to become a spiritual master. Again: potential is not the same as a developed ability. In most cases one must earn his or her name, ability and success. Many people have been born with the same chart as GMCKS, but it seems that most or all of them aren’t (or haven’t been) so successful as GMCKS.

It is said that GMCKS studied Yoga, Kabbalah, Qigong, Crystals, Meditation, Fengshui etc. for 40 years. With all of his chart spiritual, it is normally to expect, that GMCKS would study at least some of these approaches all over his life. He developed Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. I have already researched connections between five elements and chakras, and my results are very simmilar to the system, used by GMCKS. Day pillar rules one’s life between 33rd and 50th year. In the case of GMCKS this is branch Si or Snake, which rules the years between 1985 and 2002. Snake fire of Si represents his money, Feng shui, pranic and occult studies.  Between 1980 and 2007 there are some balanced or lucky years for GMCKS (i.e.: years with stronger wood or fire):

1987, 1988, 1990 (slowly declining energy in 1991 and 1992), 1995 (with slowly declining energy in 1996), 1999 and 2000. These years correlates with GMCKS’s most important events and publications.

In 1987, which was the year of Bing Yin with the wood and strong fire, GMCKS published his first book on basic Pranic Healing, “The Ancient Science and Art of Pranic Healing,” later released as “Miracles Through Pranic Healing.” It is said that GMCKS started to synthesize his knowledge from 1983 to 1987. It is possible, that he deliberately waited to the year 1987, because Bazi studies are also part of Fengshui knowledge and he was probably familiar with calculations.

1988 was the year of Ding Mao, again the year of stronger fire over the wood. Mao is also academic star. This year was good for anything connected with studies and spirituality. In the year of 1988 GMCKS has founded “Institute for Inner Studies” to serve the Western hemisphere.

Two years later, in 1990, he founded “World Pranic Healing Foundation” to serve the developing countries. This was the year of Ji Si, and there is his fire Si in the branch of that year. As mentioned before, Si is GMCKS’s substitute for Academic star. So, there we have another organization for spiritual studies.  The branch of Si is connected with psychology and spirituality, among others.[2] The chart of GMCKS is full of water, which is the element of psychology, and together with Si branch and GMCKS’s spiritual potentials, it is no major surprise that he published the book “Pranic Psychotherapy” in this year.

It is said that the book “Advanced Pranic Healing” was published in the year 1992. Advanced Pranic Healing is the matter, which fills the gap between Basic Pranic Healing and Pranic Psychotherapy. It seems, that GMCKS created large part of his book in the years of 1990 and 1991, but it was finished and published in the year of 1992. Year of 1992 is probably nothing special in the energy pattern of his chart. It is about Xin Wei year. Or perhaps this year is connected with the hour pillar and still has some value?

In 1996 he published “Pranic Crystal Healing”. This is the Yi Hai year and has wood in the stem. Crystal between practitioner and the client is between two pranic systems. In the same way, fire Nayin element is between Yi stem and Hai branch. Fire is positive element for GMCKS. Crystal is ordinary viewed as earth element, but crystals for healing are conic and have the nature of the fire element, too.

The last lucky years are 1999 (partially) and 2000. 1999 is the year Wu Yin and is a little tricky year. Yin is lucky element of wood, but together with Si and Shen it forms full penalty of fire. Penalties deal with karma, karmic punishment or karmic reward and with hidden matters. As the fire is lucky element of GMCKS, we can expect some karmic reward, but there can also be some issues at the same time. For spiritual teacher it is time to think about karma of visible and invisible world. GMCKS published the book “Psychic Self-defense”. Entities and elementals are invisible, hidden matters and they are often connected with karma.

In 2000 he published “Meditations for Soul Realization”. This was the year of Ji Mao. Mao is wood element and his Academic star. Wood is the way between water and fire and this book is the way between material life and soul realization. Perhaps the hour pillar could reveal ore info abut this year and this publication. After 2002 there is no influence of Si in the chart of GMCKS. Pranic healing and Archatic yoga are children of his Si branch (1985-2002).

GMCKS has written many more spiritual books, but the books, mentioned above, are crucial books of Pranic Healing. Gui and Si love secrets and mysteries and GMCKS has followed these influences. The spiritual teachings are revealed step by step. In order to learn from the system of GMCKS, you have to deal with basic courses in Pranic Healing., for example. And Archatic yoga is thought in secrecy even today- there is no book published on that matter.

The last info of GMCKS is about his death on March, 19th, 2007. It is said that he died of pneumonia. There are some charlatans among Bazi practitioners, who claim that they can determine the time of death. This is impossible. Natal chart is about main energetical patterns and about main potentials. No one knows if someone would activate his or her potentials, what kind of food will one eat, how many medications one will take, what kind of karma will be gathered in one’s life etc. All these make us different. But it is true, that illness and death “prefer” unlucky cycles to lucky cycles.

As mentioned above, GMCKS’s chart is very imbalanced. People with such a chart have problems in life. GMCKS has indicators, that these problems would not be of business or spiritual nature. One should also not expect major issues in partnerships (but there could be some of them because of karmic cleansing between Si and Shen). So, the remaining area is health. Health is a weakest point of GMCKS. His body’s constitution is too weak. As a general rule Gui Si day pillar can easily become ill[3]. Gui Si pillar and Si- Shen penalty indicates probable problems with heart and blood. Wu Shen and Ren Chen expose metabolism. Ren Chen in the year pillar can be connected with head issues. Too many “friends” (water elements) can bring infections. Too many water elements indicate bones, urinary bladder, kidneys… At first sight there is no clear indication for the problems with pneumonia.

But there is connected story of chest and lungs in this chart. Originally, Shen is metal element and it sits in the basic area of lungs and large intestine (metal), i.e. in the month branch. For the connections between the stems, branches, illness and locations of the body please read my article about Bazi and health. In the Shen branch of GMCKS one can find Death star. Death star in the unfavorable element could show health problems of the family member. But in the case of GMCKS things are not so straightforward.

Shen- lungs- are connected with the year branch Chen (water combination between Chen and Shen). In Chen, GMCKS has an Illness star. And there is also penalty between Shen and Si. Shen and Si sits in the lung area and at the same time they are represented as heartache or any (!) pain in the chest. Month Wu stem is also in the location of lungs and chest is also represented by Wu stem. And at last- lungs are also represented by the seal element. In this case this is metal element of Shen, which is also connected to lungs, as already mentioned.

Shen branch is connected with lungs and metal and in the case of this chart at the same time represents water. So, in the chart of GMCKS lungs are connected with the element of water, too. The period Ren Zi (1990-2000) makes full water frame between Shen, Zi and Chen. Lungs are already exposed. In the period of Gui Chou (2000-2010) this Gui is another transformation star for strengthening the illness and death pattern between Chen and Shen. The year of death is Ding Hai. Ding Hai is in total clash (fanyin) with personal Gui Si. Fire as the vital element of this chart is destroyed in this clash. Si is also connected with Shen and represents lung. As fire penalty it can also add fever or inflammation. We get the situation on the day of death.  Day of death has Zi branch, making water too strong, exposing lung problem. The water is not strong only in the chart of death, but it also become stronger in personal chart (Zi connects Shen and Chen) and in connection of luckiness: Hai year, Zi day and decade of Chou form directional union of water. The wood in this structure is too weak to help release water. In this day, GMCKS departed his body.

Imbalanced charts with 20 or 30 years of “bad” luck are inclined to injuries, illness or even death. Situation is extremely dangerous for the radical imbalances like in the case of extreme strong regular chart. The chart of GMCKS is one of such charts and it has serious additional imbalances, too (Death star and Illness star, too cold chart, Gui Si day pillar). In his case the first five cycles of luck are bad, but perhaps there are some positive influences in the years 1970-1980. However- there are extremely bad cycles in the age of 1980-2010. The positive Si branch is too weak to prevent degradation of vital energy. The length of one’s life is relative according to the heaviness of one’s Destiny. 50 years with hard health destiny may have greater pounder than 100 years of easy health destiny. One could expect that most people with the chart like GMCKS would die in the period of 1980-2000. It is very hard to survive 20 years of such devastating energies. GMCKS died in 2007. His prolonged life is due to his practice of Pranic healing and Archatic yoga, I guess. If Choa Kok Sui would stayed alive till 2010, he would enter 20 years of big luckiness and would probably live a much longer life. These periods are Jia Yin and Yi Mao, they are full of wood elements. And wood can support the lonely Si branch and its fire element, the vital force of GMCKS’s life power.


[1] Normally, such combination demands presence of Zi branch or at least Gui stem in the heavens. We have Gui stem in the day pillar, but day pillar is a weak transformation star. However, Zi is not substituted only by Gui, but partially also in Ren. This stem is present in the year pillar. So, we get water combination between Shen and Chen.

[2] Occupations, connected with Si branch could be: Researching mysteries, materialistic professions,  proffessions which serves ambitions, jewelry, commerce, money, public relations, economy, business, traveling, transport, catering, advertising, politics, lawyer, researcher, selling ideas, psychology, sociology, spirituality, astrology, archeology, music, painting, color, design, fashion, music. There are some other proposals, too.

[3] Gui Si pillar is connected to: chronic sickness, reproductive organs, eyes, heart, blood, possible high blood pressure (if other signs), possibility of alcohol problems. If Gui Si is the day pillar, person can become more ill.




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:


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!



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:













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


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:

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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”:









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.