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?
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.
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.
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.
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 宮 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:
“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.
I took my son to see the “Lone Ranger” this weekend. Despite my original misgivings on the reviews, (which seemed more concerned about how much money the film was NOT making rather than the storyline, acting etc.) , I decided to go. Like a good dad, I took a gamble with the movie, “trusting” the “G” rating still meant “that”, especially after my hiatus due to the “talking animal movie era” of my life. I made up my mind, fought bizarre I-5 “South” traffic and we set forth on our adventure to the movies. After all, I was going to go see a movie with the boy.
What is your Spiritual DNA? There are many definitions that have been written, preached, sold and given to the general public over the last decade. In “essence,” (no pun intended) there are definable qualities that link the ‘Spiritual DNA’ to the 12 strands of our own genetic DNA encoding. It’s a concept that has been given a name, especially in the last five years, but it is the same concept of spiritual inheritance that is as old as the concept of a Creator.
My grandmother, one of the most well-respected and longest practicing Curanderas (a Mexican and Apache Medicine Woman), in this hemisphere told me early on in my training, that “The hardest thing in the world to do is to know yourself.”