Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Three kinds of palaces

Translated from here.

Yin, Shen, Si, Hai

四長生地  (also called 四馬地 ) [長生 Chang Sheng and 天馬 Tian Ma always go in either one of these palaces.]

These four palaces are associated with 人 Man. And they represent 驛馬 yìmǎ = a post horse, a courier horse [i.e. movement]. The native of Yin, Shen, Si or Hai takes to proud loneliness. He or she moreover encounters a whole lot of change. The individual has to toil and work hard, and tends toward 自尋煩惱 zìxúnfánǎo = to worry oneself needlessly; to torture oneself with unpleasant thoughts; to upset oneself for no reason.

Yin, Shen, Si and Hai stand for 勞 láo = work, labour; toil, fatigue; service, meritorious deed.

Tian Ma always goes in either one of these palaces.

The person is easily influenced by circumstances in his or her environment and what's going on left and right. The native is quick, swift, agile and nimble. The individual attaches importance to wealth and money. The person is also quite partial to pulling a fast one; to take an opportune short cut; to take to cheap tricks to get what one wants; to resort to trickery to serve oneself.

Zi, Wu, Mao, You

四旺地 (also called 四桃花地 and 四敗地) [帝旺 Di Wang goes in one of these palaces. 桃花 = peach blossom. Additionally called the four 敗 palaces: 敗 bài = be defeated, lose; fail; spoil; counteract; wither, decay.]

These four palaces betoken 天 Heaven. The individual... [?].

The native is partial to wine and beauty and debauchery. Zi, Wu, Mao and You are peach blossom palaces. The individual easily tends toward 風流 fēngliú = amorous, romantic, licentious, dissolute; refined, tasteful, elegant; unrestrained in spirit and behaviour.

These four palaces have to do with 惡 ě = vice, wickedness, evil; ferocious, fierce; 惡 wù = to loathe, hate, dislike.

The person is fond of making friends and keeping company. The native can hardly avoid drifting and leading a wanderer's life. The individual of Zi, Wu, Mao or You is optimistic, carefree, happy-go-lucky, and buoyant. He or she... [?]. Working the person feels that he or she is on a mission. However... [?].

Chen, Xu, Chou, Wei

四墓地 (also called 四庫地) [墓 Mu goes in one of these four palaces. 庫 kù = storehouse, warehouse, bank.]

These four palaces represent 地 Earth. The native happens upon what's toilsome, hard and painstaking. With these four palaces there is moreover emphasis on fame and fortune. The individual meets with solitude and loneliness. When young the person ought to leave his or her native place and go to other parts of the country or foreign lands and there struggle and strive and seek prosperity and growth.

Chen, Xu, Chou and Wei are associated with 刑 xíng = punishment, sentence, penalty, torture, corporal punishment.

The native is conservative and hidebound. He or she tends toward resigning oneself to destiny; to admit that one's misfortune is predetermined by God. In all matters the individual appreciates making decisions without consulting others. And... [?].

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