Monday, 27 December 2010

The four Hua stars

Translated from here.

化祿 Hua Lu

Hua Lu represents 發展 fā​zhǎn = advance, development, expansion, growth, progress. Things go smoothly and without a hitch. This star has to do with financial resources; finance.

Hua Lu is Yin (Earth). It enables the person becoming rich and making a fortune. There is available good fortune and luck. The individual can take to enjoyments and treats. With Hua Lu extreme adversity is the beginning of prosperity; out of the depth of misfortune comes bliss; extreme sorrow turns to joy. The native has good relations with others. There is post-natal help and assistance.

Hua Lu is a beneficial influence what with finance and money, and gives the means to making it all more concrete and definite, and concerning career and undertakings things go smoothly and the person sees development and growth and expansion.

Good actions mean material well-being and money.

Hua Lu is fond of seeing Lu Cun.

化權 Hua Quan

Hua Quan stands for 權力 quán​lì = power and authority. The individual is of aspirations, cravings, desires. He or she tends toward attempting, trying.

Hua Quan is Yang (Wood). The native is partial to entrepreneurship, to initiate an undertaking; to do pioneering work; to venture. This star allows force and influence. And power and position. The individual has the ability and strength to be a leader. He or she receives respect, esteem, and regard from other people. The native is of the vigour and vitality of shouldering heavy responsibilities; the burden is heavy and the road is long; to make an all-out effort.

With this star there is emphasis on power and influence, competitive strength, and desire and aspirations.

Hua Quan... [?].

Hua Quan appreciates the presence of Ju Men or Wu Qu.

化科 Hua Ke

Hua Ke effectuates 名聲 míng​shēng = renown, reputation, fame, celebrity, standing. The individual possesses wisdom and knowledge and is intelligent. Hua Ke has also to do with human relationships.

Hua Ke is Yang (Water). This star represents imperial examinations, and scholarly honour and fame and glory won in imperial examinations. It has to do with exams; to take an exam. Hua Ke will enable guiren. And reputation, renown, status, and standing. This star has to do with documents, official correspondence, agreements, contracts, records, archives, diplomas. Hua Ke is of the ability to turn bad luck into good fortune; to land on one's feet; to turn an inauspicious start to good account.

With this star the native is of a cheerful and happy mood. Hua Ke is associated with taking an exam; examinations. And literary talent; literary works, writings. This star is able to increase the native's intelligence, wisdom, and knowledge, his or her reason and rationality, and relations with others.

Taking an exam, Hua Ke represents the use of the written language.

Hua Ke is fond of seeing Tian Kui and Tian Yue.

化忌 Hua Ji

Hua Ji instigates 阻礙 zǔ​'ài = obstacles and obstructions; to hinder, restrict, hamper, block. In the matter of life and living there are twists and turns, setbacks, obstacles in one's way. This star will allow anxiety and worry; to be concerned, worried, unhappy, troubled.

Hua Ji is Yang (Water). It represents quarrels and disputes. There are changes and alterations. Hua Ji will effectuate suffering, disasters, calamity, catastrophes. There is damage and destruction; to wreck, devastate, disrupt. The person becomes troubled, depressed, worried. Hua Ji can also give the means to disease or illness due to an accident or a mishap, something unexpected. With this star the individual has to toil and work very hard; to rush about, to be busy running about. There is suffering and hard work.

This star betokens unfavourable twists and turns. It has the ability to reduce the good luck engendered by lucky stars. And it will strengthen and increase the malevolence allowed by the ominous ones. Hua Ji generates quarrelling right and wrong, and disputes or misunderstanding caused by gossip. Hence the native could meet with a rumour, or an unfounded report, or a groundless allegation, and have to face official/governmental litigation.

Hua Ji signifies 嫉妒 jí​dù = to be jealous; to envy, to hate.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

四化 Si Hua

Translated from here.

The four transforming stars

四 sì = four

化 huà = to change, turn, transform; to influence, convert; melt, dissolve; digest

化祿 Hua Lu

祿 lù = good fortune, happiness, prosperity; an official's salary in feudal China, emolument

Hua Lu represents the bustle of the harvest of autumn, and the time prior to the setting of the sun.

Hua Lu is associated with Metal, West, and trigram Dui.

Hua Lu gives the means to:

喜悅: happiness, joy; delight, gratification

收穫: harvest, crop; acquisition, profit, gain, bonus, success, reward

忙碌: to be busy, to bustle about

珍惜: to treasure, value, cherish

財祿: to get rich, to make a fortune

食祿: to draw government pay, to be in public service, the salary of an official

智慧: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, intelligence

源源不斷: a steady flow, in unbroken succession, an unending stream

化權 Hua Quan

權 quán = power, authority, right

This star betokens the vigour and vitality of summer, and the blazing sun of the summer solstice.

It is associated with Fire, South, and trigram Li.

In the horoscope Hua Quan effectuates:

勢力: force, influence, power

權威: authority, power and prestige

爭執: to stick to one's position, to dispute, disagree, to argue opinionatedly

虛榮: to be vainglorious

自負: to think highly of oneself, to be conceited; to take responsibility for one's actions

揮霍: to spend freely, to squander, to blow; to be extravagant, prodigal

剛強: to be firm, staunch, unyielding

鋒芒畢露: to make a display of one's abilities; to demonstrate or display acumen; to show one's intelligence, ability, or knowledge, etc., to the full extent; to be hard-edged

化科 Hua Ke

科 = a branch of academic or vocational study; a division or subdivision of an administrative unit

Hua Ke stands for the 'hundred flowers bloom' of spring; to let the arts have free expression; free development of different forms and styles in the arts. It represents dawn and the rising of the sun.

This star is associated with Wood, East, and the Zhen trigram.

In the horoscope Hua Ke permits:

生長: to grow; growth

名望: renown, stature, celebrity, popularity, good reputation, fame and prestige

功名: scholarly honour or official rank; achievement, fame, glory

情緣: predestined love between man and woman

科甲: imperial examinations

貴人: guiren

桃花: peach blossom

清白高尚: pure and noble and clean-living

化忌 Hua Ji

忌 jì = to be jealous of, envy; to fear, scruple, dread: to shun, avoid, abstain from; to quit, to give up

Hua Ji signifies the cold weather and frozen ground of winter. With this star darkness comes before dawn.

Hua Ji is associated with Water, North, and trigram Kan.

In the horoscope Hua Ji enables:

收藏: to hoard, collect, store up

凶險: dangerous, perilous, critical; in a very dangerous state; ruthless and treacherous

變遷: changes, vicissitudes

沉迷: to be confused, bewildered

災禍: calamity, disaster, catastrophe, misfortune, accident; curse

死亡: death, demise, fatality, doom

是非: dispute, quarrel

奔波勞累: exhaustion and toil from being constantly on the move and rushing about

The use of the Shen palace

Translated from here.

In addition to Ming and the other 11 palaces, there is Shen Gong. Shen is an auxiliary palace. The Shen palace will always overlap with either Ming, Happiness and Virtue, Career, Travel, Wealth, or Spouse.

The impact of Shen in the horoscope can be divided into three main influences:

1) Revision [修正 = to revise, correct, amend]

To find out about one's fate, the Ming palace is primarily scrutinised. It will be operative from start to finish. It is one's pre-natal fate. But Shen will gradually become more and more important, and at the age of 35 onwards it will be in full effect.

For example - If a person's Ming palace is weak, but Shen is strong, the individual will experience toil and unfavourable circumstances during his or her younger years [the first half of life], but with the arrival of the impact of a vigorous Shen palace [the second half], gradually the native will enter the most pleasant and enjoyable stage of his or her life.

Conversely, should Ming be strong and Shen weak, first the person will meet with magnificence and abundance, afterwards experiencing a decline and the coming of feebleness.

2) Increase [加強 = to strengthen, augment, enhance, reinforce, intensify]

The position of Shen in the horoscope will mean an increase in good and bad luck in the matters of that area of life.

For example - Should the Shen palace share palace with the Spouse palace, the auspicious and unfavourable regarding that area of life, i.e. love, romance, and relationships, etc., will become more pronounced compared to the other palaces in the chart.

3) Contrast [對比 = to contrast, balance; a contrast, comparison; a ratio]

Ming and Shen will be important throughout one's life. But it is also possible to use these two palaces concerning stuff to do with everyday living. During the course of an undertaking, endeavour, venture, activity, there are frequently changes in the way one goes about conducting the matter. The Ming palace is then a representative of the first half of the process, Shen the latter half.

For example - An individual has Wu Qu and Tan Lang in Ming, also seeing Di Kong. Zi Wei and Qi Sha are in Shen. During the first half of the undertaking, the native is... [?], and hesitant and indecisive. But during the second half, the person becomes persistent and will be of the ability to implement stuff and carrying out things.

However, should the case be the other way around, there will be the instance of 虎頭蛇尾 hǔ​tóu​shé​wěi = a strong start, but a weak finish; a tiger's head, but a snake's tail; to start off with a bang, but end up with a whimper; to begin with a flourish, but peter out towards the end.

Friday, 24 December 2010

身宫 Shen Gong

Translated from here.

The Shen palace represents one's post-natal fortune/destiny. With great effort and striving hard, frequently one is able to transform and remold one's fate. Shen Gong is a supplementary palace to Ming.

Shen will invariably pair with either Ming, Spouse, Wealth, Travel, Career, or Happiness and Virtue.

Shen with Ming

When Shen shares palace with Ming, the direction of the individual's fate will be the most forthright and clear-cut. In behaviour and conduct the person is intensely subjective. He or she does not easily receive and accept external influences. Regarding merits and demerits, contributions and errors, the native has for the most part to take sole responsibility. In the instance of Shen pairing with Ming, it is rather not easy altering fate.

Shen with Spouse

The individual is very much so partial to love, romance, and relationships. The person emphasises home life. He or she has a sense of responsibility towards the family and the household. The native will be very influenced by marriage and the spouse.

Shen with Wealth

The person emphasises wealth and money. In behaviour and action, money making will be the objective. The individual is easily influenced by economic stuff.

Shen with Travel

The native is easily affected by changes and circumstances in the environment and his or her surroundings. There are easily changes in the person's circumstances and environment at work or where he or she lives. The individual with Shen together with Travel does frequently take to travelling; to go out, to go away, to take a trip.

Shen with Career

The person has lots of professional ambition and is seriously devoted to his or her work. In behaviour and action seeking professional success will be the goal; a lifetime of pursuing accomplishments and results in one's career. The individual is easily influenced by the stuff happening at work or in his or her vocation. The person feels strongly about fame and position, official rank.

Shen with Happiness and Virtue

The native is rather fond of what's enjoyable and brings pleasure. The individual tends towards a happy and prosperous life; to live comfortably. He or she pays attention to living quality. The person is seemingly a bit short of being eager to make progress, to keep forging ahead, to be energetic, enterprising, and proactive. The native is somewhat selfish and self-absorbed. The individual will easily be influenced by 祖德 zǔdé = ancestral virtue, ethics, kindness, favour; 因果 yīn​guǒ = karma, preordained fate; and 精神生活 jīng​shén​shēng​huó = spiritual or moral life. However, the person does not necessarily take to being extravagant and squandering money.