Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Cheers

Hi Folks,

As usual,

About Death

Two men waiting at the Pearly Gates strike up a conversation.

"How'd you die?" the first man asks the second.

"I froze to death," says the second.

"That's awful," says the first man. "How does it feel to freeze to death?"

"It's very uncomfortable at first," says the second man. "You get the shakes, and you get pains in all your fingers and toes. But eventually, it's a very calm way to go. You get numb and you kind of drift off, as if you're sleeping. How about you, how did you die?"

"I had a heart attack," says the first man. "You see, I knew my wife was cheating on me, so one day I showed up at home unexpectedly. I ran up to the bedroom, and found her alone, knitting. I rushed down to the basement, but no one was hiding there. I ran up to the second floor, but found no one there either. I went as fast as I could to the attic, and just as I got there, I had a massive heart attack and died."

The second man shakes his head. "That's so ironic," he says.

"What do you mean?" asks the first man.

"If you had only stopped to look in the freezer, we'd both be still alive."

Now to carry on with using poker cards for divinations in Yi Jing, you will have to get a set of playing cards. Kindly treat it with respect and keep it out of sight when not in use. Please do not use it for your Chinese New Year or any occasions for gambling or entertainment activities.

Further explanations of timing of the lunar months. The first card at the north is the Rat month Zi ( in this scenario, the Ace of Spade ), followed by Chou (Ten of Hearts), ignore the seven of spades which is for other purpose for the cardinal direction of North-east. Then the nine of spade would be the Yin Lunar Month.

Good, we are ready to start now.

First, remove all the twos, threes, fours and fives card and the jokers in the stack.

Now to begin, make sure you are relaxed and not under any stress. Imagine you are with a friend, and you are pouring out your worries and trouble to? Shuffle the cards as you think of the question you wanted to ask. Make it specific. You don’t ask ‘When I can be rich?’ because it might be tomorrow when you buy a lottery ticket or twenty years later. You ask ‘Can I be rich by Tomorrow?’ But before you do that, ask yourself in the heart, is it possible? If not, by logic, don’t bother, ask something else more sensible to avoid wasting your time.

When you are ready, cut the cards into two halves, and put the top under the second half.
Then the first card would be the prelimary assessment by the Yi Jing of your situation.
However, ha-ha, we would start it simple, taking readings from the first card which would be the centre card to your question. Ignore about the rest which I would carry on after the New Year. Now if it shows a card with Hearts or Diamonds, it is auspicious but if it shows a Spade or Club card, be wary of whatever actions you want to undertake. For the areas that the cards would portray, e.g. relationship, health, wealth, etc, I would carry on with as I said after the New Year. Not to worry, you can try this out and see if the aftermath is correct or not for the moment for any decision making. For building the circle of cards and the hexagram, after New Year Day. At the moment, just remember Red is positive and Black colour cards are negative situations. For a start, the ace always represent relationship, so for those of you looking for love in this festive season, may you get an Ace of Hearts. If you don’t get it, ha-ha, don’t worry, I will explain further about the other cards significance after New Year Day.


A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Yi Jing and Me II

Hi folks,

As usual,

Why we have to follow destiny?

With the help of a fertility specialist, a 65 year old woman has a baby. All her relatives come to visit and meet the newest member of their family. When they ask to see the baby, the 65 year old mother says, "Not yet."

A little later they ask to see the baby again. Again the mother says, "Not yet."

Finally they say, "When can we see the baby?"

And the mother says, "When the baby cries."

So they ask, "Why do we have to wait until the baby cries?"

The new mother says, "I forgot where I put it."

Now to carry on with the Yi Jing,

An extract from Taoist Hua-Ching Ni ‘s ‘The Book Of Change and The Unchanging Truth’.

‘The I Ching does not give subjective answers to your questions. Nor does it make decisions for you. Rather, it inspires you to view matter differently and make your own decision. Thus it assists your development rather than your dependence upon it.

The I Ching is too big to carry around and use each time we need to make or respond to a change. The most meticulous fortune telling system cannot help a person make good and correct responses to each situation in life, but an experienced driver or mechanic has no need to refer to an instruction booklet to operate or repair his machine. Skill comes from practice and more practice. Thus, one’s ability to respond to situations effectively is a matter of personal growth. The use and study of the I Ching assists that growth.’

Occasionally, the I Ching will respond with an answer that refers to something other than what asked. This indicates a response to your deepest and most urgent problem rather than to your more superficial question. Do not be so rigidly focused on your question that you fail to recognize a warning concerning a much more serous circumstance.’

Courtesy of Master Hua-Ching Ni.

How it was named Plum Blossoms Method or 梅花义数

Shao Kangjie was looking out his window, and noticed two sparrows fighting around a plum tree. He quickly did a calculation and predicted that the next day, a girl would climb the tree to pick flowers. Something would startle her and she would fall. She would be hurt, but not seriously. Sure enough, all this came to pass. How did Master Shao know? He used Plum Flower Yijing Calculation.

Now you will noticed that I mentioned twelve cards at the outer circle for tabulating times and what are the four extra cards doing there? Now look at the outer circle of cards as a pie with eight sectors of directions, namely, starting from east, southeast, south to north. Then take note of the cardinal cards of Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. The remainder of the cards in the outer circle then represent the month sequence with the 3rd lunar month starting from East which is the card of the Queen of Spade followed by the card Nine of Hearts which is for 4th Lunar month and then you ignore the card of Ten of Clubs which is for another purpose and then you carry on with the Jack of Hearts as the 5th Lunar month and so forth. Just ignore the cardinal cards I mentioned for fixing the cards that represent the months.

Back soon with next posting for those of you who are a bit slow on using the cards for divination.

Till-then, cheerio!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Yi Jing and Me

Hi Folks,

As Usual,

Why I can’t blame Mr. Pig,

An aged farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their golden wedding anniversary.

"Let's have a party, Homer," she suggested. "Let's kill a pig."

The farmer scratched his grizzled head. "Gee, Ethel," he finally answered, "I don't see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago."

Ha, ha….

Now to carry on with Yi Jing Divination using Poker Cards,

As you noticed there is a centre card which will gives an answer and there are eight cards surrounding it apart from another twelve in the outer circle. This is the Bagua for the eight cards in the second circle. You will notice there aren’t any cards for 2, 3, 4 and 5. This system uses the Gua or trigrams based on early heaven arrangement for divination. The eight cards which each represent a gua is also divided into eight sectors representing eight areas in life. The Directions followed the later heaven arrangement that is, looking at it, the top would be south, the bottom would be north, the left side would be east and the right side would be west. This is for fengshui purpose. In my earlier post, I mentioned that I got an Ace of Heart from my divination. Surprisingly it is shown in the south position in this divination. ESP, ha-ha. The outer circle of the cards represent the twelve lunar month of the year. This is for checking the time of events. There are another 3 cards at the side of the layout.

A story about how Mei Hua Yi Shu 梅花义数 comes about,

Story of a broken pillow.

In olden China, people sleeps on ceramic pillow. Shao Kang Jie woke up one morning and saw a rat in his room. He then took his pillow and threw it at the rat. The pillow cracked open and inside was a note that said: this pillow will be sold to Shao who will break the pillow when he throws it at a rat at a certain time, on a certain day, on a certain month and on a certain year.

This is amazing thought Shao, for he had just broke the ceramic pillow under the very circumstances and exact time as in the note. Shao decided to track down the author of the note.

This lead him to the potter who made the pillow who told him about an old man who would sit in his workroom carrying the Yi Jing under his arm. Then Shao went to the old man’s house only to be told by a young boy that his father, had died two days earlier.
Thinking that he had come too late, Shao started to leave. But the son called him back and gave Shao a book that his father asked to be given to a scholar that would come to his house two days after his death. And that this scholar would be able to find where the money was buried to pay for his funeral.

That book was the Yi Jing and tucked inside the pages were the formulas for prediction. With this, Shao was able to mathematically calculate where the old man had buried his silver to pay for the funeral expenses.

Next episode: How it was named Plum Blossom Oracle 梅花义数 and further about the standard Bagua poker card readings used for divination.

Above story taken from Mentor Koh’s I Ching Course.

Till-then, cheerio!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Spooks 2

Hi all,

As usual,

A Story about the Frog Prince,

Recently, the Psychic Hotline and Psychic Friends Network have launched hotlines for frogs. Here is the story of one frog and his discussing with his psychic.

A frog telephones the Psychic Hotline and is told, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you."

The frog says, "This is great! Will I meet her at a party, or what?"

"No," says the psychic. "Next semester in her biology class."

Ha-ha, a restless Sunday nite, nothing to do, found some excitement here. Enjoy!

Till-then, Argh!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bears and Bulls

Hi folks,

As usual,

How the government system works.

In an effort to determine the top crime fighting agency in the country, the president narrowed the field to three finalist, the CIA, the FBI, and the Chicago Police.

The three remaining contenders were given the task of catching a rabbit which was released into a forest.

The CIA went into a forest. They placed animal informants throughout. They questioned all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigation they concluded that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI then went into the forest. After two weeks without a capture, they burned the forest killing everything in it, including the rabbit. They made no apologies. The rabbit deserved it.

A rabbit was then released into another forest. The CPD went into the forest. They came out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear was yelling "Okay, Okay, I'm a rabbit, I'm a rabbit".

Ah, to carry on with the Yi Jing.

Two month or so ago, I got a MMS picture of a Yi Jing card reading from a client of mine shown in the picture above. The card in the centre is the subject. Normally for Asian countries with Chinese community places, you would sometimes find the odd stall with a table and stool with a umbrella occupied by a so called fortune teller using poker card for divinations. Most of the time, it is based on the Yi Jing and some would have a Chinese deity on the table for inspiration.

My this client, boy, was in a fluster over the reading. And I don’t find it unusual.
Accordingly, as it showed a black club of queen in the centre, it means bad events would be happening to the person involved which in this case is the mother who will meet with a disaster last month. The last divination I did with this method had also a similar card and subsequently, the client had passed away with cancer relapse..

I, of course, can’t panic, right? We are seasoned practitioners set to find out causes and effects, can’t afford to.

Don’t bother with the rest of the cards which was for fine-tuning the readings as it would be too complicated to explain. However, for those interested, be patient as I’ m seeking approval from my mentor, Mr. Vincent Koh of Singapore Fengshui Centre to access his chat room to share this not so ancient art of fortune telling (poker cards was invented a few hundred years ago only, right) for the kind and right people who helps out with giving advice, though right or wrong on the Internet. Not promoting his website but I had an obligations to Yi Jing to share and promote this knowledge for free and I can’t think of a more suitable site which I can use for free.

I, of course, was surprised as I have the mother’s bazi though the hour pillar was not given. And I also have the daughter’s birth chart and I can’t see anything amiss. I did know that the mother have diabetes and it don’t kill if under proper medication and diet. I then, to play safe (local slang) ask the Yi Jing. It showed a card of the Ace of heart. It put a smile on my face at the answer as not only that it’s an auspicious card but she was my ex-girlfriend and who have been promoting me to all her Malaysian friends and which I have put a stop to lately.. The Yi Jing was telling me ‘Ah, this person is related to you right? Don’t worry.’ This card also represents Man and Woman relationship.

I was then puzzled as the poker card readings for divination is always right regardless of the expertise of the one doing it. How did the queen of club come about in the first divination? On further inquiry into the health of the mother, it turns out that the subject also has mental delusions which can leads to accidents or committing suicide. I then check out the house fengshui which I have audited before, I only then realized that the mother gua was 9 and her house chart have mountain star 9 in the south and with the annual star 5 this year in that sector, it create a mental problem with 9 enhancing 5. However, cure has already been implemented early this year. I then realized coincidentally that she, at that time, have bought another property which she was shifting in the following month and of course, would have change the destiny. The Yi Jing is telling me, ‘Ah, so do you understand now?’ Ha-ha, do you? Well, I leave it to you to decide.

To conclude, an understanding and the right attitude of usage of the Yi Jing in pursuit of Metaphysics would be enhanced with triple speed for a normal student and I stand by this quote. Even if you don’t agreed, ha-ha……

Till-then, cheerio!!!
Yes, what I' m doing at home on a Friday nite? Ha-ha, I also don't know.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Understanding Politics

Hi all,

As usual,

A quote from the late,late show on telly,

"U.N. officials said today they desperately need $7 billion to help people cope with disasters, but they're having a hard time getting people to send rescue money. Here's what the UN should do: Invest in bad mortgages, run a bank into the ground, give yourself a bonus, get some spa treatments and, in no time, the government will send you $750 billion." --Jay Leno

This is an interesting link to gossips for kay pohs like me, ha-ha.

This blog puts a smile on my face after reading this article. My apologies as the YouTube recordings are in Mandarin for those of you who do no understand the language. The guy mentioned in this article is a Malaysian Politician who reminds me of the Ju Men Star 巨门 or The Speaker in Zi Wei Astrology. The Ju Men Star belong to the Southern Group of Stars. By the way, Mr. Obama have this star flying from the opposite palace of spouse with 'Hua Quan' into the Career Palace for his present ten year span of his life. Hua Quan means enhancement of the star with Authority in case you have forgotten. This guy really have all the dynamics in a true Ju Men Star with the right matrix of support stars. Wonder what is his Bazi chart with the hour pillar not given? Really cool….

Till-then, cheerio!!!