Category Archives: BaZi Suan Ming

East Bound and Down

When pressure mounts in your life, we tend to resolve to use the same methods of trying to figure things out.  We are adamant when we tell ourselves, “I will not let that happen again” or “Never again” or some other rationalization that calms our own monkey mind.  When the proverbial button gets pushed-  that says we DEFINITELY will try harder- failure at times, is just around the corner.

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Do You Remember Jerry Reed?

Do you know where you are really going? Do you understand the decisions that you make?  How do you know you have made the ‘right’ decisions?

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Bazi By Any Other Name

There is an old Apache saying that says “Your Biology is your BIography,” or “Your Story is Your Body.”  This applies to every form of medicine and healing on the planet.  The trend toward Mindfulness and Mind Body approaches provide me with some hope that perhaps one day our health care system in the USA can be salvaged.  In the meantime, approaches that are useful in helping navigate one’s healing process, ‘health and weatlh’ index and the prospects that you can find a better tomorrow is deeply ingrained within the Bazi SuanMing.  You just have to know what you are looking for and where you are looking for it.  Some people are searching for their path.  Others have a monkey on their back. What happens when you have both?

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Mesmerizing, isn’t it? Time to “Par-Tay.”

There are number of approaches to help understand where you find yourself in your own personal timeline.  One basic approach to unlock your own personal Bazi is to understand the kinds of “Structures” within the Bazi chart.  This post provides an overview of the myriad of potential structures one has associated with their own SuanMing.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Have you ever noticed that when people, friends, relatives or relative strangers have nothing to say the conversation always turns to the weather?  “Some weather we are having,” or “It hasn’t gotten cold like this in years,” or “We have not seen this kind of weather in a long time.”  Little did they know that they are talking about something that is essential in the Bazi SuanMing: the dynamic relationship between your birth date and the season you are born in.  Understanding this dynamic on a deeper level helps you reduce your challenges, worries and helps magnifies potential outcomes in today’s world.

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What,  you have no worries?

If you have no worries, good for you.  Why don’t you go back home, where you live in that van, down by the river and inspire yourself.  For the rest of us, let’s see how the Bazi SuanMing works with our speculations on life and love.

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Ming Gong 命宮: The Life Palace in Your Bazi

There is a category of analysis in the Bazi SuanMIng known as the 12 Life Palaces or Ming Gong 命宮.  The reading of the Life Palaces aka the Ming Gong  is essential in Bazi SuanMing.  The Ming Gong is similar in the sense of identification and naming of each “Palace” within the Zi Wei Do Shou (Purple Star Astrology) system.  The majority of the literature translated into English with regards to Bazi Suan Ming resembles a biker bar brawl at a flea market.   Things are strewn about.  People’s feelings get hurt.  Confusion runs amok.  At the end of the day, you find your food cart tossed aside for cheap trinkets. Much of the literature compares too many different astrology systems (Western, Vedic and Purple Star to name a few), without going into detail how they are analogous or how they differ.  The fact that the word Gong is used within Chinese metaphysics is a common thing.  The analogy ends there. It’s sort of like saying people breathe to speak. It doesn’t mean we all speak the same language.  In fact, we speak many languages in the world, (literally and metaphorically) -yet we need to breathe in order to speak. Bazi is like breathing. You use it every day. You just don’t know it until the attention is brought to you.  When Bazi, Feng Shui and other lifestyle/metaphysical arts practitioners confuse the many systems of Chinese Metaphysics, I refer them to my favorite Feng Shui and Bazi consultant:

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“Purple Star” You Say?

Do you want to know your Destiny? Do you want to know where your potential still has not been developed?  Do you think you can do better than you are doing today?  Using the Ming Gong 命宮 helps in review of your past and present and future relationships with the world.

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Manfred and Me

Very few of us have the opportunity to witness brilliant people in their prime.  (At least in the Bazi Suan Ming world of things.)  I know I “have the luck” when events like this occur.  I refer to these people as  “mad scientist”  brilliant. [read: in the loving and kind sort of way of the mad scientist] and I really do mean...brilliant. They are almost ‘monastic’ in their ways.  They throw caution to the wind and let the dendrites in their brain form.  They are in their craft and they build upon it. In public, most of the time, the Bazi master finds themselves surrounded by a crowd that resembles a paparazzi of sorts-which really defeats the purpose of this artist’s gift(s) to the world.  I had the privilege to host Dr. Manfred Kubny, Ph.D., a bonafide Bazi Master.  In most Bazi circles, many Asian Bazi masters consider him the #1 non-Asian Bazi expert in the world.  Dr. Kubny is a trained Sinlogist, and Chinese Classics linguist.  He reads and translates Chinese classics.  This is his “day job.” By night, he enters the Bazi. He is a professor at a university in Berlin, Germany.  He trained for eight years under two Bazi masters in Taiwan in the 1970s and early 1980s.  He visited Portland, Oregon recently to teach an advanced seminar on the Bazi SuanMing.   My family and I had the opportunity to host him and I got to ‘soak up the Bazi SuanMing.’

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Manfred Kubny, Bazi Expert

After Dr. Kubny’s second day here, all I could do was see Bazi table after Bazi table, chart after chart and look at the different classes of clash, combine and destroy elements in a birth chart. It was exhilarating and challenging all at the same time.  This is what I learned:

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Healer, heal thyself

A funny thing happened to me last week. I threw out my back.  For those of you who know me, it is almost laughable that this traditional medicine man of Mexican-Apache descent from South Texas, who is a martial arts expert,  has a sudden onset of back pain for no apparent reason.  Initially the pain “on a one to ten scale” was a 12. There was no heavy lifting involved.  There was no yard work or mixed martial arts cage fighting involved.  There were no other activities that involved my back that would lead me to conclude of one factor that precipitated a back injury.  All I could think of at first was “why me?” and “why now?”  As I start this road to recovery, it reminds me once again that I am only human.  Which is too bad…unfortunately.

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The emperor is not as forgiving…yes yes I know this.

Have you ever had pain you seem to revisit ever so often?  Have you ever had low back pain?  Do you want to know some helpful hints on your road to recovery?  If so, Please read on…

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The Path to Healing

Through the last several weeks I have been doing some soul searching about life and thinking of my own mortality.  The passing of Dr. Pert gave me time for some reflection- (albiet abrupt reflection) – however it was also a renewed vigor on what it means to live.  The past holds many gifts- some negative, some positive and some in between. While living in the moment is the thing to do, knowing when those singular moments of clarity is upon us is something else.  Why settle for silver when you can attain gold?

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Wait..you are telling me this is possible?

The path to healing begins with you and your BaZi.  If you feel stuck, have decisions you need to make or really just want to generally Open the Door to Your Destiny, please read on.

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My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma

When you look for any kind of resolution to a problem we attempt to do one of three things- (or for the creative ones in all of us, a combination of the following: [1] shoot it [2] eat it [3] attempt a 9 month to 15 year relationship of codependency with this particular person, thought pattern or situation.

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Yeah, can I get that with two sugars?

Have you ever felt torn by a decision you had to make?  Between a rock and a hard place? Or just looking for a rock to put yourself under?  Have you ever been afraid or at the very least wary of a decision to make?  Open Your Door to Your Destiny. Here is how you can do this.

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Three White Horses

Are you having one of those weeks where it seems the saying “opinions are like…..” applies virtually everywhere?  Well, we can add whatever colorful expletive you care to add to the finish the phrase and it still comes down to an opinion.  The heart of the matter is that we do control our destiny, our fate- but that is only partially true.  We are born into this life and eventually we all pass away from this physical body.  So, in the meantime,  Are you tired of being tired?  Are you fed up with where you are?  Do you want to improve the quality of what you care for and not listen to any more excuses?

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Yes Mr. Bird, I am also “done waiting.”

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The Cheese Stands Alone

What brings us closer to our own dream?  Religion? Great Sex? A really great piece of chocolate?  I have friends that would respond that there is no difference between any of the above.  All joking aside, some would say that life is a lot of work and hopefully filled with some “good luck.”  In the BaZi Suan Ming there are many opportunities to help your self during times of stress, crisis and out right loneliness. How do you know you are in your dream? What makes you think  things may not change- for better or worse?  We live in a world where (it turns out) Area 51 exists, people can “hack” into your car while you are driving, a low fat diet early in childhood will make you fat later in life and John Lennon may come back from the dead.

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Really? Damn and all those back taxes.

In order to get the most use out of your BaZi chart there are certain things to understand how a 5,000 year old algorithm can change your life.  Let us start with “BaZi 101 Basics.”

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