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- Nine star Ki - Dealing with 9 Star Ki monthly Stars Explorations with Heluo Explorations with Heluo is a series of free lessons and articles on the subject of Time, Space and Destiny Formula to memorize month Stars to any year It’s all on your fingers Significance of Earth months in 9 Ki Starting dates Solar months All annual and monthly Luoshu This article is a chapter derived from Heluo’s 4-day master class workbook Nine Star Ki and it is shared freely over www - Please read disclaimer on last page Class schedule Class information Fees & subscribe Class venue Why train with Heluo Table of Contents Testimonials Heluo Dealing with Nine Star Ki Monthly Stars This article assumes that you are familiar with the way by which the annual Stars are derived for Nine Star Ki and Feng Shui*. You will then also know that, where we may rely on a formula to find annual Stars, there does not seem to be a clear cut formula by which to obtain monthly Stars. This article finally offers a short-cut to find the month Stars. Finally, because most may still be carrying around a table for monthly Stars such as the one shown here, or they will have commited the table to memory, which is fine but I will try make this into a much smoother endeavor. This table for month Stars first assumes that you know your annual Star. Your annual Star can be then located in the top row in either of the columns showing Stars 1,4,7 - 2,5,8 or 3,6,9. If you refer column belonging to your annual Star with your month of birth this will then give your Nine Star Ki month (second) Star. Of course you need to still check exactly in which Solar month you are born according to the Qi (Ki), because you may need to assume the Star of the previous month if you are born between the first up to the ninth of a month: find table at the end). Example birthdate: born March 1973. Nine Star Ki annual Star is 9 Fire, which you locate in the second column (3,6,9). Go down until you find March: month Star 4. Finding Your Second Star To find your month Star you need your annual (first) Star. When this first Star is either 1, 4, or 7 check the second column. When your first Star is either 3, 6, or 9 check the third column. When your first Star is either 2, 5, of 8 check the last column. Go to the column that hosts your first Star and look up your month of birth. Cross column and row to find your second (or ‘Child’) Star. Months February March April May June July August September October November December January Locate your annual and month Star here 1, 4, 7 3, 6, 9 2, 5, 8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9 Unlike for annual Stars, there seems to have been no formula to calculate monthly Stars, i.e. not that I know of. Not satisfied with this, I once asked a mathematician to find a month formula, but he came back with a neat formula, but one that was more complicated than perhaps anything combined so far. If you are aware of any month formula, please contact me so that future readers may benefit. So, at long last I then found my own ‘trick song’ that I want you to have – as well as a tiny calculation that you will find here also - because it will help you get rid of the month table altogether. Then, we will also show you how to work with monthly Stars using your fingers and how you can use your fingers to locate the Earthly Branches, more popularily the Chinese zodiac signs (also known as animals), and how to project the Luoshu on your fingers. On account of locating Branches on your hand, we are aware that there are more formal formats, but the one proposed here is for sake of simplicity. * To obtain formulae and your three personal Stars go to: 9 Star Divination – personal and global events. Bigger and smaller bucket Since any cycle of month Stars relies on and lies within a cycle of year Stars (earth orbit around the sun) and any cycle of hour Stars lies within a cycle of day Stars (earth’s rotation along its own axis), you can see from the table that February will be always either 8 Earth, 2 Earth or 5 Earth, depending on the annual Star. You will also note Earth Stars for May, August and November. Earth Stars start a ‘season’ and be governing the digestive system and later on in the article we hope to then also share with you what must be one of lost applications for these Earth months. You will further note affinity between Stars 1,4,7 – 2,5,8 and 3,6,9. Popularily, if you are a sports instructor and you want to divide your team of nine players into three smaller teams you would ask numbers 1,2 and 3 to step forward and then ask number 4 to join number 1, you would ask number 5 to join number 2 and so on until you have your three sub-groups. In other words, certain months form a smaller Qi cycle of affinity within a larger year cycle of related Qi, or we say, Stars may either belong to the Upper-, the Middle- or the Lower cycle. Thus, if we want to determine Nine Star Ki month Stars, we relate to the Nine Star Ki year Star. Each of the 9 Stars – Jiǔ Xīng 九星 - links to one of the Five Transformations - Wǔ Xíng 五行 - phases. Stars 1, 4 and 7 are master of their respective cycles. Star Pinyin Chinese Wuxing Pinyin Chinese Image Pinyin Cycle 1 White Yī Bái 2 Black Èr Hēi 3 Jade Sān Bì 一白 二黑 三 碧 4 Green Sì Lǜ Water Shuǐ Earth Tǔ Wood Mù 四綠 5 Yellow Wǔ Huáng 五黃 六白 6 White Liù Bái Wood Mù Earth Tǔ Metal Jīn 7 Red Qī Chì Metal Jīn 8 White Bā Bái Earth Tǔ Fire Huǒ 9 Purple Jiǔ Zǐ 七赤 八白 九紫 水 土 木 Kǎn 木 土 金 Xùn 金 土 火 Duì Kūn Upper Zhèn NA Middle Qián Gèn Lower Lí However, even the above table is but a reflection of a yet larger depiction that shows us the significance of the month Stars. We will show this diagram a little further down, by which you will see how the monthly Stars table used here is in fact a spiral and you will once more appreciate how Nine Star Ki time cycles eventually coincide with Chinese time cycles. Why start this table in February, rather than have this table start with January? The month of January may carry significance in Gregorian timing and calendric principles, as well as for our times January may contain the all important event of Perihelion (earth’s closest approach to the sun on its annual orbit) but it is to again signify how the month of February starts a Solar year in our Qi studies. Chinese calendric timing is based in the 24 Solar Terms, dividing a year into 24 units of 15 days approximately, such that a year be defined to start when the sun reaches 15 degrees into the zodiac sign of Aquarius (February), just as each month will start when the sun reaches 15 degrees into its respective zodiac sign. This is why for the start of Solar months, you need use the table at the end of this article. Month formulae Let me then introduce a neat and easy equation that I found to calculate the Qi for February for any given year. Once you then established Star for February, you can derive Stars for any successive month the same Solar year. If you want to know the Star for February of a certain year, you first decide into what sub-group of Stars the annual Star falls, i.e. either 1,4,7 – 2,5,8 or 3,6,9. If we want to know Star for February to a 1 Water year, we first determine Star 1 to fall into the 1,4,7 sub-group. You now simply add all digits of this group and add 5 and not only will you have the Star for February in years of 1 Water, but also for 4 Wood and 7 Metal years. Note that the outcome of 1 + 4 + 7 will be 12. You will have to reduce back 12 to a single digit by yet commiting 1 + 2 = 3. Then you take 3 and add 5 to get 8. Year Star 1-4-7 2-5-8 3-6-9 Equation 1+4+7 2+5+8 3+6+9 + 5 = 17 + 5 = 20 + 5 = 23 / 1+7=8 / 2+0=2 / 2+3=5 Resultant Star for February 8 2 5 Now you can do without the conventional month table. It is simply a matter of adding the year Stars belonging to a particular sub-group, add 5 and reduce the outcome to a single digit that then gives the Star for February for the year. It will take you no effort at all to commit this calculation to memory. Once you found the Star for February, you just use your fingers to count other months as shown below. Then, follow the method of counting on your fingers, shown further down also, until you reached the desired month Star. Trick song Then also, I will show you a nice trick song that I found in order to get rid of the month table and that will get you into some rap rhythm. It is again all about finding the Star for February for 1,4,7 – 2,5,8 and 3,6,9 years. Once you found the Star for February, again, all other months Stars for that year fall into place. Annual Star Star February 1-4-7 8 2-5-8 2 3-6-9 5 If you recall the Dolly Parton song ‘9 to 5’, this may help, but only after you added one more hour to your working day, so it becomes ‘8 to 5’ and this then culminates into 8-2-5. Here then is the rhyme. You can slap your fingers and stamp your feet in an upbeat rhythm when you memorize this song, but I would just make sure your neighbors are not anywhere near, or they may be making a phone call. “February comes alive; 1,2,3 gives 8-2-5” It says that the year comes alive (starts) in February and that the Star for February then depends on 1,2,3, which is of course code. Out of each set of Stars, only the first is mentioned, so you extend 1,2,3 to read 1,4,7 – 2,5,8 and 3,6,9 respectively. You may still wish to stick with the conventional month table - which by itself is not too complicated to memorize even, if only you memorize one month Star from each column, for example your own month Star and another month from the next column but – say - now you tune in on a loved one whos month Star becomes your reference point -, or you can now rely on the formula or the trick song. This actually concludes our calculations on account of month Stars, however, besides not carrying a month table, you may not be carrying pen and paper, so we will suggest some enjoyable tricks you can do on your fingers and still perform. Everything is in your hand There are several nice ways by which you can use your fingers in your ‘calculations’ and we will explore a few. You will rely on your fingers especially when you need find Nine Star Ki month Stars. First look at the four fingers in your hand and note how each finger can represent a season, while each finger can be furthermore divided into three sections, each to represent a month. You may use your thumb as a pointer. Solar months Water Months Metal Fire Wood months months months Oct Jan Sept Jul Jun Dec May Nov Aug Apr Mar Feb Locate the start of ‘seasons’ at the base of your fingers. These months signify the Earthly Branches of Yin Tiger, Si Snake, Shen Monkey and Hai Pig that are considered the Birth Places, i.e. containing the first Life Stage for the Five Transformations. Considered from 9 Stars, these months are also always Earth in nature, i.e. 2, 5 or 8, signifying the digestive system and therefore hinting times that would necessitate for certain alterations in food intake and activity so as to keep your personal magnetism in phase with the ever changing (Heaven and Earth) environmental currents. The middle sections of your fingers then mark the Equinoxes and Solstices. The monthly Branches at the tip of your fingers may represent the so-called Earth Branches, i.e. April is Chen Dragon month and predominantly Earth in nature although still very much within the Wood domain. You can project months and seasons on your fingers, although we most particularily do not mention the seasons by name, but rather than Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter use Wood months, Fire months, Metal months and Water months. Using seasons by name would imply that the basic techniques pertaining to our Qi studies should be practised differently for the Hemispheres*, which they are pertinently not. Your four fingers can signify the domain of Wood-, Fire-, Metal- and Water months. Because a year is defined as to start on 4 or 5 February - with the sun reaching 15 degrees into the zodiac of Aquarius you may count February as the first month. This is valid for Chinese Feng Shui, Four Pillars of Destiny and Nine Star Ki, whereas only the astrology system of Zi Wei Dou Shu would use the Lunar calendar. Projecting months on your fingers, you can use you thumb to go by any section of your fingers, and either count forward or backward, depending on point of reference. Starting with the lower section of your index finger – and using your thumb - count months from February to January a few times, until you are comfortable doing this. Also, start at the tip of your pinky for January and learn to count back all the way down to February, because in this method you will be counting backward also. Once we know how to use our fingers in time calculation, we can allocate Nine Star Ki Stars or the Twelve Earthly Branches and the Ten Heavenly Stems. * You may contact [email protected] and ask to be sent Heluo’s article: “Southern Hemisphere and Universal Qi” in pdf file. Stems and Branches As seen from the geocentric plane, we can use Twelve Earthly Branches to depict centrifugal terrestrial forces associated with earth’s rotation as they also govern organs and meridians. On a biological level, they can be linked to the mother and to govern and form the digestive system. Ten Heavenly Stems may signify celestial forces and may be linked to the father to govern and form the nervous system. Earthly Branches I Rat II Ox III Tiger IV Rabbit V Dragon VI Snake VII Horse VIII Sheep IX Monkey X Rooster XI Dog XII Pig Dog Ox Rooster Rat Pig 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Heavenly Stems Yang Wood Yin Wood Yang Fire Yin Fire Yang Earth Yin Earth Yang Metal Yin Metal Yang Water Yin Water Sheep Dragon Horse Rabbit Snake Monkey Tiger We can number Earthly Branches I-XII. We can number Heavenly Stems 1-10. This way we can use binomials, so that 4-VIII becomes Yin Fire-Sheep. Branches contain Heavenly Stems, or the so-called ‘hidden elements’. Also note that Earthly Branches may be Yang, but what they contain may be a Yin major element v.v. Rat may be Yang as a Branch, but Rat contains Yin Water. A year in Feng Shui, Four Pillars of Destiny and Nine Star Ki is defined as to start at 4 or 5 February. February is the Yin Tiger month, March is Mao Rabbit and so on. The Earthly Branches are more popularily known as the Chinese zodiac animals, but these are just terrestrial forces. Each Earthly Branch contains one, two or three ‘hidden elements’, of which one is always the major God. These hidden elements can be any of the Ten Heavenly Stems which are the Five Transformations in either their Yin or Yang appearance. Prime Solar month Branch Element Hidden elements Wood February March April May June July Augustus September October November December January Yin Tiger Mao Rabbit Chen Dragon Si Snake Wu Horse Wei Sheep Shen Monkey You Rooster Xu Dog Hai Pig Zi Rat Chou Ox Wood Wood Earth Fire Fire Earth Metal Metal Earth Water Water Earth … Wd „ Wd …E …F „F „E …M „M …E … Wt „ Wt „E Fire Metal Water …F …E „ Wd …M „E „F … Wt „ Wt …E „ Wd …E „M „F … Wd „ Wt „ M 5E F M WT 5E E E WD 5F 5 WD 5 WT5 M We can then extend above image to yet surface the major Qi contained in the Earthly Branches. Yin Tiger is Wood in nature and it contains the Heavenly Stems of Yang Wood, Yang Fire and Yang Earth of which the first is the Major God, the strongest and the one shown in this diagram. Si Snake is Fire in nature and it contains the Heavenly Stems of Yang Fire, Yang Metal and Yang Earth of which Yang Fire is the strongest and shown here. Yang Heavenly Stems may be represented by a white dot - 5 - while Yin Heavenly Stems can be represented . by a black dot - Luoshu 4 9 3 5 8 1 2 7 6 You can project the Luoshu over your index-, middle- and ring finger, allocating one Star to each subsector on your fingers. Of course you would ‘fly’ the Stars in their designated directional pattern, just as you would for the Luoshu. The example would be the basic Luo Shu of 5 Earth, but you can of course commit any of the 9 Stars to the center section of your middle finger and follow the flying pattern from there. Once more, you have your thumb free to fly over your fingers. Monthly Stars 9 3 6 4 7 9 1 1 2 5 8 Year Star 2-5-8 So far we alloted the month of February to the bottom section of your index finger, but we may let go of any specific order. Any month at all could be projected in the first section of the index finger, depending on your reference. Let us find the second (month) Star for a person born in April 1962. We know 1962 is a 2 Earth year, so it belongs to the 2-5-8 group of Stars. From the table below we know that February of a 2 Earth year has Star 2. We take 2 to the lower section of the index finger to indicate February, we touch it with our thumb and think ‘February’. We need to know the Star for April, so we want to now first locate April on our fingers. So, count ‘February, March, April” and stop at April. 2 2+5+8 Equation + 5 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2 Star February 2 Then go back. Now you know up to what point to count the Stars backward from February, because the next thing to do is think ‘2,1,9’ to find that April is 9 Fire. If you need to do calculations for a person born in October, November or December and rather than taking February as your reference month, you can take November, because you already know that Stars for February and November are identical. Blind man’s method This method is just one out of many. Virtually anything can be ‘stored’ on your fingers. It is tremendous and you can surprise yourself and others. As you can imagine, it would be impossible to carry books, calendars and tables wherever you go. In the old days, masters and warriors would travel great distances by foot and the less one needed to carry, the better. Have you ever seen images like the one here, portraying Chinese people with their hands hidden behind big sleeves? This may be done not to keep one’s hands warm or for fashion sake. Long sleeves also enabled a person to either practise mudra’s or secretly counting formula on their fingers. Long sleeves may be used to hide weapons when passing through villages. This image is a fragment of a painting by Pu Ru http://www.chinapage.com/painting/puru/puru.html If you consulted a master, he could be seemingly leisurely asking you questions, maybe on the construction date and orientation of your home or ask your day of birth, and start giving you all kinds of ‘true and fascinating stuff without even having used any paper’. Of course, either hidden in his sleeves or with his hands behind his back, he would be doing finger calculations. Masters would not leave any written notes for you to either figure out how he went about things or so that you could complain or take advantage later on. Some finger calculations became famous because they were used by blind fortune tellers. By commiting formula to memory, one can do without any calendar and swiftly ‘calculate’ the Four Pillars of Destiny horoscope just on the fingers. You too can learn this technique and have most - if not all - of the Chinese calendar and Chinese compass codified in your hands. Using your fingers in Nine Star Ki Suppose you are sitting with a person with Nine Star Ki Numbers 9.1.4. It is currently a 5 Earth year and it is now April. The person tells you that: I will be going on a trip to (such and such place) in December. In this case, use your index, middle and ring finger to project the Luoshu for a 5 Earth year. Again, you want to locate Star for February in a 5 Earth year and using the equation, you know it is Star 2. Flying over your fingers you now obtain the Star for December. Year Star 2-5-8 2+5+8 Equation + 5 = 20 / 2 + 0 = 2 Star February 2 December of a 5 Earth year is 1 Water. Project the month square just in your mind while using your thumb. Luoshu 49 95 38 51 84 16 27 73 62 Memorize the month locations occupied by the person (9 and 1 underscored) and mind opposite Stars. Sitting in front of a glass of beer, chatting to this person, you would be probably able to say some nice things and you do not even need the person to know how exactly you are doing this. In this method of projecting the Luoshu on your first three fingers, you do not necessarily disregard the pinky. The Luoshu on your fingers will not include your pinky, but this finger can be used for alternative equations or to ‘set aside’ other significant information. Xuang Kong Flying Star chart 4 1 7 x x 3 x 9 5 x x x 5 2 x x x x 6 2 8 4 x x 1 x x 9 This one may get a little more complex if you try memorize 27 Stars to any Flying Star chart, so you simply don’t. While you are conducting a Feng Shui tour around a house, you will remember the Facing Star and Sitting Star of the premise. You will know how the Stars fly either forward or backward. Then you reach the Southeast sector of the house and – while making sure you have good recollection of the entire situation and never lose perspective – you just concentrate on the 4-7-1 Stars there and do your assessments. Setting up Four Pillars on your fingers Yi Bin Bin Chou Shen Xin You Geng Ji Wu Gui Ren Xin Xin Xin Wu Ding Xu This one may become a real task too, but if you can do it, it will be all the more fun. You may be on your way with no pen and paper, suddenly in need of doing Bazi. Then you may want to rely on this. In this method the middle and upper sections of your fingers act as the actual Four Pillars. Stems contained in Branches (hidden elements) can be stored in the lower sections of your fingers. Of course you need a firm working knowledge of Four Pillars of Destiny and you need to know all elements contained in all Earthly Branches, but if you do and you do not have pen and paper ready, your fingers may come in handy. Extended significance of month table used in 9 Ki The following 24 Solar Terms table has been deliberately shown incomplete on account of the organs, so as to distinguish and stress the subject under discussion. It strikes me how today food energetics - by that the ‘blood’ component - seems to have been left out from the Oriental systems. We seem to have forgotton much of the very core of our Qi studies, while the biological-physiological component of our studies becomes apparent even from tables such as the one shared further down. Nowadays both Westerners and Asians* may perhaps smile and nod their heads over anecdotes such as where a zen master in his last days selects a successor, or how an apprentice was required to stick with the master for fifteen years or longer, such without hardly being taught anything then also. * I can in fact not stand classifications like the one here, because it doesn’t make any sense and it does not at all touch on what I am trying to communicate. We cannot say that there is a Western or Oriental type of thinking. Even if we keep to this type of assessment, it is clear that some Westerners think and live more ‘Oriental’ than most Asians still would and how many people from the East adopted ‘Western’ type of thinking. It would be better to abandon terms such as Eastern and Western and replace it by dualistic thinking and monistic thinking, or, if we really need to narrow down – and as I would prefer – distinguish between ‘line thinkers’ (which style will eventually lead to and may ultimately result in mere analytic, fragmentaric and mechanical thinking) and ‘spiral thinkers’ which style at least hosts the capacity to have a clear sensation of what Qi actually pertains to. Still, in whatever we study – be that Feng Shui, Nine Star Ki or any other Oriental Metaphysical systems such as martial arts, acupuncture and so on - we are primarily interested in establishing conveyance between Heaven, Man and Earth. Mostly, where Heaven and Earth are defined, we find this as Time and Space. If we were to yet define the domain of Man Qi, we would come across such explanations as ‘luck’, ‘fate’, ‘study’, ‘good deeds’ or ‘action and choice’, which statements we may consider, but which would be then yet a smaller bucket, however, the smaller bucket yet fitting into a bigger bucket. Let me suggest this definition for Man Qi. Man Qi is in the ability and effort done to bring and maintain your personal magnetism in accordance with the ever changing Heaven and Earth currents. Wherever we may locate planet earth on its orbit around the sun, this will influence earth energy, therefore your personal magnetism, so to speak, therefore it could hint towards proper diet and activity. This subject is beyond the scope of this article as it would require rather more indepth studies into food transmutation, however, you could broaden your studies into this direction and read about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Transformations and diet and more specifically Macrobiotics. There are many naturally based dietary systems, all worth checking out for as long as you monitor that they would keep to a doctrine that includes the natural cycles and offer a vision concerning fate of mankind. You do not need to be a health freak to fully understand the link between blood quality and fate. For as long as the public misses this link, we will find martial artists just only throwing their limbs in the air, practitioners of Zen just only sitting on a cushion, Feng Shui practitioners just minding form and furniture and astrologers actually focus on character and temperament, while not ever noting how ‘organs produce emotions’ or ‘whatever lies innate, must externalize’ and thus a person’s temperament perhaps merely a symptom or discharge of an (excess) of underlying organ Qi. This way, the public may remain very much ‘outside in the dark’, so we may yet restore back the ‘blood’ component into our studies. This may ultimately also solve much of the confusion (many will be confused by all the seeming contradictions in Yi studies and could hardly or not handle the paradox on which most Oriental systems are based) and perhaps even controversies that we have seen happen for our Qi studies, as well as the sometimes fragmentaric thinking and mechanical approach. Said differently, did you notice how in some of those zen stories, the kitchen chef becomes the next zen master. It is easy to overlook the significance, to just smile over such ‘ignorance’ and turn the page. On the other hand, he would be the one controlling fire, hence blood quality and health, thus fate. Yet, it seems how to many practitioners of zen, ‘sitting’ – so to speak – and ‘spiritual’ meditation may have become central focus. It may seem a little harder to notice that the actual practise, the ‘meditation’, was in keeping to a certain diet and yet practice ultimate breathing by chewing each bite thoroughly, so today we may have a situation that, instead, the adept that can sit still best and longest will likely become the next zen teacher, whereas meditation, rather than having anything primarily to do with our mind or spirit, may be just in training – thus physiological state - of our body cell. Proceeding along this line, this is why Michio Kushi once said: “If you wish to write (receive rather) your own Dao De Jing, eat what Lao Zi had for dinner”. It is no different for Feng Shui which many would meanwhile actually seem to believe is about interior design or Nine Star Ki and Four Pillars of Destiny that people may regard mere astrological systems, which they are not. Since 1994 – and on account of larger time cycles in Nine Star Ki and Feng Shui – I have projected how probably a great deal in our Qi studies will yet change in the period 2000-2008 (Nine Star Ki) and 2004 (Feng Shui) onward. Not only will we finally see more of the Chinese Classics be translated into English and spread over the internet, I believe that gradually the blood and food component be restored back into our studies. I have maintained how the field of Oriental Metaphysics will see more interest in science, rather than leaving practitioners hanging in folklore, by which our studies will be less and less regarded ‘belief systems’. Because of this, we have seen how some of the earlier household names in the field of teaching meanwhile got lost for the field. This trend will further continue due also to new approaches, the abandoning of some of the myths and breaking of red herrings (decoy) along which lines the public has earlier learned Feng Shui, Nine Star Ki and Four Pillars of Destiny, where instead the analogies will have made way for actual astronomical explanations. It is just a matter of time therefore, or no student - not even clients - will accept some of the more popular teachings we have seen. Future practitioners of Feng Shui, Nine Star Ki and Four Pillars would be much more profoundly trained in astronomy, sun physics, geophysics and other exact sciences. That would be timely, because all this will then also finally help dissolve the image that most seem to still project on those ancient masters, whom would be generally still regarded long-haired and bare-foot hippies, hopping around the mountains like true backward folk with no more to offer than silly exclamations. As our community will be once more embracing the science of Earth Changes (you may in this regard wish to conduct websearches on Precession Cycle, Pole Shift, Pole reversal, Alpha Draconis, Star Vega, Solar Flare, Sun Spot, GRB, earth magnetosphere, magnetic North) and recognize the ancients to be the scientists that they were, some of them so flawless and so spot-on that they would easily be today’s Nobel Price winners. While most of modern mankind still needs to get to the first clue regarding planetary fate, the Earth Changes, these scholars had documented the exact events and time scales seven or even eight thousand years ago, in regions such as Egypt, the Old Persia and later (by migration) China, Korea and Japan, having taken what they found onto the Luopan for all to see, be that in easy-for-the-layman-to-chew codes so that we have been meanwhile taught by way of fairy tales and myths and as a result of this came to believe that those ancient masters must have just been a collection of morons. How far from the truth that is. You may also reflect on this one as probably neither one of us would nowadays find either guts or patience: the apprentice initially seeking training with his master in the mountains, but now he feels kept on a leash as he soon found himself washing dishes instead. Of course, now and then the master feeds him goodies, but this may be nonsense teaching and probably just to keep the man busy and to ensure that he would reveal himself should he then discontinue his training to start his own school prematurely. He will be taught by one after the other red herring, paradox. He will be shown the finger, rather not the moon. The master would bring him a bucket of water, perhaps even with a fish in it, but the man would remain clueless as to where the water had come from. But then after 10 years, the master finally takes him to the water well and he receives genuine exercise and teaching. Did you at any point find yourself blaming the master for deliberately holding back on the teaching? It may be as beautiful as it is simple: the student can be now ‘shown’ in less than a month what may have otherwise taken many years - with rather superficial result probably even - for simple reason that all this time he had assimilated the water from the locale, he ate and transformed into blood the vegetation that grows around where he lives, he walked the soil with that particular Earth Qi while he also slept under the sky with its distinct radiation, so finally his personal energy perhaps ready to receive and ‘channel’ the teaching – this having much less to do with (teaching of) his shifu as generally presumed perhaps -, while then also allowing a more immediate physical sensation of truth, the Yi. Now the ultimate conveyance between Heaven, Man and Earth was established and we have one more true teacher going out into the world to help change fate and destiny in a profound, empathic and noble manner. It is not ever about technical know-how, as in the end it is all about nobility and compassion. One without the other is void. Originally the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches were used in the Chinese calendar to govern a ten day week. Applications were in warfare and also to distinguish agricultural events, like when and what to sow, when to harvest, what crop should or should not be planted for certain years. The start of a new season was then considered the start of a different Qi to which one needed to respond by adjusting one’s diet and activity. Therefore - in 9 Ki - 2, 5 or 8 Earth months indicating the start of a new season. Stars 2,5 and 8 govern the digestive system: Solar month Adopted name Actual phase Organs February May August November Spring Begins Summer Begins Autumn Begins Winter Begins Liver, Gallbladder Heart, Small Intestine Lung, Large Intestine Kidney, Urine Bladder Wood season (globally) Fire season (globally) Metal season (globally) Water season (globally) Stomach2, Spleen8 and Pancreas5 belong to the digestive system. One would adjust dietary habits and prepare food according to Yin en Yang, Five Transformations (a.o. incorporating color and taste) and apparent season. Other factors that could be incorporated in a more intelligible food choice would be gender, age, activity, life dream, latitude, geography, topography or the weather, influencing the choice of food, what to eat, how to grow, select or prepare food, colors and tastes to use. By table on the next page we will consider the 24 Solar Terms, or Èrshísì Jié Qì 二十四節氣 - divided into Jie Qi and Zhong Qi, while – again - for purpose of this discourse, we are only highlighting the 2, 5 and 8 months and the related organs. Jie Qi fall anywhere between the 4th and 9th of a Solar month as they mark the arrival of a new Solar month. Zhong Qi fall anywhere between the 18th and 24th of a Solar month as they mark the mid point of Solar months. Dates are given as approximates only. Just as by ‘meridian clock’ we can yet find correlation between meridians and Chinese double hours, we can treat the 24 Solar Terms as a biological-physiological clock to mark not only – agricultural - times for sowing or harvesting crops, but to alter our food intake and activity according to the ever changing environmental Qi. Note also that the here given table will be just strongly suggestive to certain Chinese geography and latitude and we should yet alter to fit other locale. 24 Solar Terms Solar date Branch Pinyin 4-5 February Yin Tiger Lì Chūn Yǔ Shuǐ 18-19 February 6-7 March 雨水 Mao Rabbit Chen Dragon Si Snake Wu Horse Wei Sheep 20-21 January 立秋 Bái Lù 白露 Qiū Fēn 秋分 Xu Dog Hán Lù Hai Pig 立冬 Autumn begins Dà Hán 大寒 Stomach Spleen Pancreas White dew 2 7 4 1 6 3 9 5 2 8 4 1 7 3 9 6 2 8 5 1 7 4 9 6 3 8 5 2 7 4 1 6 3 9 Autumn equinox Winter begins Greater snow (Major Snow) 小寒 5 Stored heat Dà Xuě Xiǎo Hán 8 Greater heat Lesser snow 冬至 Stomach Spleen Pancreas Lesser heat 小雪 大雪 2,5,8 Summer solstice Frost descends (Frost Falls) Dōng Zhì Chou Ox Summer begins Shuāng Jiàng Lì Dōng 3,6,9 Grain rain Cold dew Xiǎo Xuě Zi Rat Clear brightness 寒露 霜降 21-22 December 5-6 January Lì Qiū 處暑 22-23 November 7-8 December 小暑 Chǔ Shǔ 23-24 October 7-8 November Xiǎo Shǔ 1,4,7 Spring equinox Grain fillls (Crops Planting) 小暑 You Rooster Insects Awaken Máng Chòng 芒种 Organs Stomach Spleen Pancreas Rain water Grain sprouts Dà Shǔ Shen Monkey Spring Begins 小滿 夏至 22-23 September 8-9 October 立夏 Xià Zhì 22-23 August 7-8 September Lì Xià Xiǎo Mǎn 22-23 July 7-8 August 清明 谷雨 21-22 June 7-8 July Qīng Míng Gǔ Yǔ 21-22 May 5-6 June 惊蜇 春分 20-21 April 5-6 May Jīng Zhē Chūn Fēn 21-22 March 5-6 April 立春 Event Stomach Spleen Pancreas Winter solstice Lesser cold Greater cold Ascending and descending Qi To project the 24 Solar Terms over the Luopan, we may start with Lì Chūn Spring Begins at Yin Tiger month in February and proceed clockwise. Mid point Yin Tiger becomes Yǔ Shuǐ Rain Water. The Nine Star Ki Earth Stars, indicating start of a new season, are given in blue. Zi Rat is always either 1,4 or 7, Hai Pig is always either 2,5 or 8, Xu Dog always either 3,6 or 9. If you count anti-clockwise starting from Zi Rat December in the outer layer and proceed along the circumference while you follow 1,2,3 – 1,2,3 until you reached Chou Ox January, you then move on to the second layer (ring) and while you proceed with 4,5,6 – 4,5,6, notice the spirallic movement of the Universe. 9 7 3 5 3 8 7 5 SE S SW 8 6 1 8 3 1 2 5 E 2 6 W 4 2 8 6 4 9 2 9 NE N NW 5 The movement of time follows the centrifugality and centripetality of Qi. Years and months have been currently moving in a Yang or descending order. According to Michio Kushi, current descending movement of year and month Stars will continue until from 4 February 2104 onward years and months will proceed in a Yin – ascending - order. However, we must accept that the last thing has not been said on the account of time cycles – be they for years, months, days or hours – so we suggest you meanwhile keep your mind ready to unlearn some of the methods that you may have practised and consider new approaches anywhere in the near future. Note the basic configuration in Luoshu when you project it over Luopan. Luoshu hosts the Earth Stars on an axis coinciding with Lì Chūn Spring Begins at Yin Tiger February and Lì Qiū Autumn Begins at Shen Monkey August, or the NortheastSouthwest axis, if you will, which axis I like to call ‘arrow’. It divides the warmer and colder sections to a year and thereby certain Yin and Yang types of food consumed as well as certain Yang or Yin types of people born during those periods. If the atmosphere (i.e. the whole of environmental factors such as – but not limited to - season, climate, weather and considerations of geography and Latitude) becomes more Yang and in order to maintain equilibrium, one should include more Yin foods and vice versa. It is another one of those indications jumping at us from Luoshu and Luopan for the central role of importance played by our digestive system and it may again hint how food intake, external treatments such as acupuncture, breathing exercise and chewing may be incorporated in order to keep Heaven Qi (Time), Earth Qi (Space) and Human Qi (Action) in phase. This way, the quality of our blood becomes the central focus in whatever we pursuit. Our blood is the antenna as it will be functional in the processing of Heaven and Earth forces. Between Heaven, Man and Earth Qi studies, dietary implications for maintaining good fate may have been the missing link and in need of restoring back in our metaphysical studies, for which much of the indicators may just lie in Luopan. Start of Solar months (January 1955 starts on the 6th of January) The following tables apply to Nine Star Ki, Feng Shui and Four Pillars of Destiny timing. If the second table says that November 2008 starts 7 November 2008 at 01:11, this is the time given for GMT. Month then starts when the sun reaches exactly overhead the 0˚ Longitudinal meridian at Greenwich. If your locale keeps to GMT+1 you would yet need subtract one hour of clock time to arrive at that Time meridian, by which you would still arrive at 7 November. If your locale keeps to GMT+2, you will subtract 2 hours to arrive at 6 November for your Time Meridian. Read Heluo’s article: ‘True Local Solar Time’ for more on calculations to get to time for your city. In order to calculate True Local Solar Time for your locale, you shall have to yet factor in Daylight Saving Time (DST) when applicable, as well as Equation of Time. You can mirror such calculation against the Longitude generally given for your city, however you can reach greater accurracy by using Google Earth to get to Longitude exactly overhead your roof and do calculations accordingly. Solar months - starting dates 1955 J 6 F 4 M 6 A 5 M 6 J 6 J 7 A 8 S 8 O 9 N 8 D 7 1984 J 6 F 4 M 5 A 4 M 5 J 5 J 6 A 7 S 7 O 8 N 7 D 6 1956 6 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1985 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1957 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1986 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 1958 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 9 8 1987 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 1959 6 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 8 7 1988 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 1960 6 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1989 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1961 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1990 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1962 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 7 7 1991 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 7 7 1963 6 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 9 8 7 1992 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 1964 6 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1993 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1965 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1994 5 4 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1966 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 1995 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 1967 6 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 1996 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 1968 6 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1997 5 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1969 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1998 5 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1970 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 1999 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 1971 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 2000 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 1972 6 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 2001 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1973 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 2002 5 4 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1974 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 2003 5 4 6 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 1975 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 2004 6 4 6 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 1976 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 2005 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1977 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 2006 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1978 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 7 7 2007 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 1979 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 2008 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 1980 6 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 2009 5 3 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 6 1981 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 2010 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 7 1982 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 2011 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 7 7 1983 5 4 6 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 7 7 2012 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 6 This and next table Danny Van den Berghe (see link). Calibrated at GMT. Solar months - starting dates and times 2008 2009 2010 2011 J F M A M J J A S O N 5 4 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 23:25 11:01 04:59 09:46 03:04 07:12 17:27 03:17 06:15 21:57 01:11 5 3 5 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 7 05:15 16:50 10:48 15:34 08:51 13:00 23:14 09:02 11:58 03:41 06:57 5 3 5 4 5 5 7 7 7 8 7 11:09 22:48 16:47 21:31 14:45 18:50 05:03 14:50 17:45 09:27 12:43 5 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 7 16:55 04:33 22:30 03:12 20:24 00:28 10:43 20:34 23:35 15:20 18:35 GMT used for this table. You need to yet calculate back to True Local Solar Time for your locale. D 6 18:03 6 23:53 7 05:39 7 11:30 Alternative 9 Star month table We have earlier in this article used table by which to determine your month Star. The two tables on next page - along then also with table on previous page for the start of Solar months - should be sufficient for you to determine your three personal Nine Star Ki Stars. Where generally three separate tables be used to determine first-, second- and third Star, we have reduced this to two tables. Please note that for our publications and wherever handling third Star principles for Nine Star Ki, we largely go by the so-called Japanese doctrine, which may be traced back to Japanese dr. Makoto Jiro (Sinjiro) Sonoda - 園田真次郎 – (1876-1961) and whom had presented the contemporary 9 Ki in transformed format during the Taisho part of the Meiji era in 1924. Unlike first and second Star, his third Star will not be derived from time. Sonoda will be the one to be accredited with having formalized Nine Star Ki in the format we will employ today. Originally, Sonoda had gathered information on ancient Chinese Five Star astrology, the 9 Stars and Twelve Earthly Branches to then blend them into his new system, which he called Jiǔ Xīng Qì Xué – 九星氣学, or simply Qì Xué. In Japan, the system is known as Kyu Sei Ki Gaku, on which he lectured and released numerous publications. Sonoda will then be largely credited with having taken Nine Star Ki to its current state and whom is also said to have first introduced the so-called 30-60 degrees Luoshu directions – sometimes also referred to as Japanese Luoshu - where Sonoda envisioned Luoshu to have the cardinal directions cover 30 degrees of arc and the subcardinal directions each covering 60 degrees of circumference. Besides this and wherever so stated we may then use the day Star of birth as the third Star, which would be in line much more with original Chinese technique. Here, a person with Qi map 9.3.4 would be born on a day with Ki in 4 Wood. Last but not least, teacher and author Robert Sachs (book list at www.heluo.nl) uses yet another neat third Star system that you want to check out. Please note that Nine Star Ki does not distinguish between Stars for males and females, where the Chinese Ming Gua system employed for purpose of Chinese Feng Shui would. The only time Nine Star Ki alters Stars for males and females, is for people born in 5 Earth years. Star 5 – however omnipresent – holds no direction or Gua. Very much still keeping to character descriptions and other typologies given for 5 Earth, males born under Star 5 – and so as to acquire ‘direction’ and Gua – adopt Star 2 Earth, while females born under Star 5 would adopt Star 8 Earth. Finding your first Nine Star Ki Star Stars Years 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 A Solar year starts 3,4 or 5 February of any Gregorian year. If you are born between 1 January and these dates, you will be appointed the Star for the preceeding year. You may check with us. Finding your second and third Nine Star Ki Star 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 February 9.5.9 8.2.2 7.8.4 6.5.6 5.2.8 4.8.1 3.5.3 2.2.5 1.8.7 March 9.4.1 8.1.3 7.7.5 6.4.7 5.1.9 4.7.2 3.4.4 2.1.6 1.7.8 April 9.3.2 8.9.4 7.6.6 6.3.8 5.9.1 4.6.3 3.3.5 2.9.7 1.6.9 May 9.2.3 8.8.5 7.5.7 6.2.9 5.8.2 4.5.4 3.2.6 2.8.8 1.5.1 June 9.1.4 8.7.6 7.4.8 6.1.1 5.7.3 4.4.5 3.1.7 2.7.9 1.4.2 July 9.9.5 8.6.7 7.3.9 6.9.2 5.6.4 4.3.6 3.9.8 2.6.1 1.3.3 August 9.8.6 8.5.8 7.2.1 6.8.3 5.5.5 4.2.7 3.8.9 2.5.2 1.2.4 September 9.7.7 8.4.9 7.1.2 6.7.4 5.4.6 4.1.8 3.7.1 2.4.3 1.1.5 October 9.6.8 8.3.1 7.9.3 6.6.5 5.3.7 4.9.9 3.6.2 2.3.4 1.9.6 November 9.5.9 8.2.2 7.8.4 6.5.6 5.2.8 4.8.1 3.5.3 2.2.5 1.8.7 December 9.4.1 8.1.3 7.7.5 6.4.7 5.1.9 4.7.2 3.4.4 2.1.6 1.7.8 January 9.3.2 8.9.4 7.6.6 6.3.8 5.9.1 4.6.3 3.3.5 2.9.7 1.6.9 Refer your first Star to your Solar month of birth to obtain both your second and third Stars. If your day of birth falls between the first and eigth of any solar month, chances are that you need adopt the Star for the preceeding Solar month. The first Star is derived from your Solar year of birth, your second Star is derived from your Solar month of birth, so both will be time related. If not the day Ki of birth, your third Star given here comes from directionological Luoshu deduction, not pertaining to the daily Ki calendar. Download http://www.fourpillars.net/fpfs.php for accurrate start of months and years. Contact Heluo when in doubt on your personal Stars. Annual and monthly Luoshu 1 Water 8 9 7 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 9 6 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 9 5 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 8 6 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 3 8 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 2 9 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 2 8 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 2 7 February March April 8 9 4 8 5 9 8 7 2 8 9 3 8 5 8 8 7 1 8 9 2 8 5 7 8 7 9 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 3 7 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 3 6 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 2 6 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 2 5 8 4 6 8 6 8 8 2 4 May June July 8 9 1 8 5 6 8 7 8 8 9 9 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 9 8 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 8 9 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 8 8 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 8 7 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 4 5 8 6 7 8 2 3 8 4 4 8 6 6 8 2 2 8 4 3 8 6 5 8 2 1 August September October 8 9 7 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 9 6 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 9 5 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 8 6 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 3 8 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 2 9 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 2 8 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 2 7 November December January 2 Earth 8 1 1 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 1 9 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 1 8 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 9 9 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 4 2 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 3 3 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 3 2 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 3 1 February March April 8 1 7 8 6 3 8 8 5 8 1 6 8 6 2 8 8 4 8 1 5 8 6 1 8 8 3 8 9 6 8 2 8 8 4 1 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 4 9 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 4 8 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 3 9 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 3 8 8 5 9 8 7 2 8 3 7 May June July 8 1 4 8 6 9 8 8 2 8 1 3 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 1 2 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 9 3 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 9 2 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 9 1 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 5 8 8 7 1 8 3 6 8 5 7 8 7 9 8 3 5 8 5 6 8 7 8 8 3 4 August September October 8 1 1 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 1 9 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 1 8 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 9 9 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 4 2 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 3 3 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 3 2 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 3 1 November December January 3 Wood 8 2 4 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 2 3 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 2 2 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 5 5 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 4 6 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 4 5 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 4 4 February March April 8 2 1 8 7 6 8 9 8 8 2 9 8 7 5 8 9 7 8 2 8 8 7 4 8 9 6 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 5 4 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 5 3 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 5 2 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 4 3 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 4 2 8 6 3 8 8 5 8 4 1 May June July 8 2 7 8 7 3 8 9 5 8 2 6 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 2 5 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 1 6 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 1 5 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 1 4 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 6 2 8 8 4 8 4 9 8 6 1 8 8 3 8 4 8 8 6 9 8 8 2 8 4 7 August September October 8 2 4 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 2 3 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 2 2 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 5 5 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 4 6 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 4 5 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 4 4 November December January 4 Wood 8 3 7 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 3 6 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 3 5 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 2 6 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 6 8 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 5 9 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 5 8 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 5 7 February March April 8 3 4 8 8 9 8 1 2 8 3 3 8 8 8 8 1 1 8 3 2 8 8 7 8 1 9 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 6 7 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 6 6 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 6 5 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 5 6 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 5 5 8 7 6 8 9 8 8 5 4 May June July 8 3 1 8 8 6 8 1 8 8 3 9 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 3 8 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 2 9 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 2 8 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 2 7 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 7 5 8 9 7 8 5 3 8 7 4 8 9 6 8 5 2 8 7 3 8 9 5 8 5 1 August September October 8 3 7 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 3 6 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 3 5 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 2 6 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 6 8 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 5 9 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 5 8 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 5 7 November December January 5 Earth 8 4 1 8 9 6 8 2 8 8 4 9 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 4 8 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 3 9 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 7 2 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 6 3 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 6 2 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 6 1 February March April 8 4 7 8 9 3 8 2 5 8 4 6 8 9 2 8 2 4 8 4 5 8 9 1 8 2 3 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 7 1 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 7 9 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 7 8 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 6 9 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 6 8 8 8 9 8 1 2 8 6 7 May June July 8 4 4 8 9 9 8 2 2 8 4 3 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 4 2 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 3 3 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 3 2 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 3 1 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 8 8 8 1 1 8 6 6 8 8 7 8 1 9 8 6 5 8 8 6 8 1 8 8 6 4 August September October 8 4 1 8 9 6 8 2 8 8 4 9 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 4 8 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 3 9 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 7 2 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 6 3 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 6 2 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 6 1 November December January 6 Metal 8 5 4 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 5 3 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 5 2 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 4 3 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 8 5 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 7 6 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 7 5 8 9 6 8 2 8 8 7 4 February March April 8 5 1 8 1 6 8 3 8 8 5 9 8 1 5 8 3 7 8 5 8 8 1 4 8 3 6 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 8 4 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 8 3 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 8 2 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 7 3 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 7 2 8 9 3 8 2 5 8 7 1 May June July 8 5 7 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 5 6 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 5 5 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 4 6 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 4 5 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 4 4 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 9 2 8 2 4 8 7 9 8 9 1 8 2 3 8 7 8 8 9 9 8 2 2 8 7 7 August September October 8 5 4 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 5 3 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 5 2 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 4 3 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 8 5 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 7 6 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 7 5 8 9 6 8 2 8 8 7 4 November December January 7 Metal 8 6 7 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 6 6 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 6 5 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 5 6 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 9 8 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 8 9 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 8 8 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 8 7 February March April 8 6 4 8 2 9 8 4 2 8 6 3 8 2 8 8 4 1 8 6 2 8 2 7 8 4 9 8 5 3 8 7 5 8 9 7 8 5 2 8 7 4 8 9 6 8 5 1 8 7 3 8 9 5 8 1 8 8 3 1 8 8 6 8 1 7 8 3 9 8 8 5 8 1 6 8 3 8 8 8 4 May June July 8 6 1 8 2 6 8 4 8 8 6 9 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 6 8 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 5 9 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 5 8 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 5 7 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 1 5 8 3 7 8 8 3 8 1 4 8 3 6 8 8 2 8 1 3 8 3 5 8 8 1 August September October 8 6 7 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 6 6 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 6 5 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 5 6 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 5 5 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 5 4 8 7 6 8 9 8 8 1 2 8 3 4 8 8 9 8 1 1 8 3 3 8 8 8 8 1 9 8 3 2 8 8 7 November December January 8 Earth 8 7 1 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 7 9 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 7 8 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 6 9 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 1 2 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 9 3 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 9 2 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 9 1 February March April 8 7 7 8 3 3 8 5 5 8 7 6 8 3 2 8 5 4 8 7 5 8 3 1 8 5 3 8 6 6 8 8 8 8 1 1 8 6 5 8 8 7 8 1 9 8 6 4 8 8 6 8 1 8 8 2 2 8 4 4 8 9 9 8 2 1 8 4 3 8 9 8 8 2 9 8 4 2 8 9 7 May June July 8 7 4 8 3 9 8 5 2 8 7 3 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 7 2 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 6 3 8 8 5 8 1 7 8 6 2 8 8 4 8 1 6 8 6 1 8 8 3 8 1 5 8 2 8 8 4 1 8 9 6 8 2 7 8 4 9 8 9 5 8 2 6 8 4 8 8 9 4 August September October 8 7 1 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 7 9 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 7 8 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 6 9 8 8 2 8 1 4 8 6 8 8 8 1 8 1 3 8 6 7 8 8 9 8 1 2 8 2 5 8 4 7 8 9 3 8 2 4 8 4 6 8 9 2 8 2 3 8 4 5 8 9 1 November December January 9 Fire 8 8 4 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 8 3 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 8 2 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 7 3 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 2 5 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 1 6 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 1 5 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 1 4 February March April 8 8 1 8 4 6 8 6 8 8 8 9 8 4 5 8 6 7 8 8 8 8 4 4 8 6 6 8 7 9 8 9 2 8 2 4 8 7 8 8 9 1 8 2 3 8 7 7 8 9 9 8 2 2 8 3 5 8 5 7 8 1 3 8 3 4 8 5 6 8 1 2 8 3 3 8 5 5 8 1 1 May June July 8 8 7 8 4 3 8 6 5 8 8 6 8 4 2 8 6 4 8 8 5 8 4 1 8 6 3 8 7 6 8 9 8 8 2 1 8 7 5 8 9 7 8 2 9 8 7 4 8 3 6 8 2 8 8 3 2 8 5 4 8 1 9 8 3 1 8 5 3 8 1 8 8 3 9 8 5 2 8 1 7 August September October 8 8 4 8 4 9 8 6 2 8 8 3 8 4 8 8 6 1 8 8 2 8 4 7 8 6 9 8 7 3 8 9 5 8 2 7 8 7 2 8 9 4 8 2 6 8 7 1 8 9 3 8 2 5 8 3 8 8 5 1 8 1 6 8 3 7 8 5 9 8 1 5 8 3 6 8 5 8 8 1 4 November December January Links Four Pillars computer program http://www.fourpillars.net/fpfs.php We would like to direct you to the magnificent Four Pillars program by Danny van den Berghe. 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