In the last article in this “Prediction by Date of Birth” series, we have seen how you can find out your representing star by checking your date of birth. The significance of the first day of spring was also introduced to you. This time, I will move on to introduce how you can predict your luck in a given year and a given month.
Prediction by Date of Birth – Your Yearly Luck
Now you know you have a representing star. In fact, there is a representing star for any given year. For example, the representing star of 2015 is “3”.
By knowing this, you can do simple prediction using your own representing star and that of the current year. We do this by examining the interactions between the five-elements of these two stars. The basic principle is, if the two five-element characteristics are compatible, this year is good for you. But if they are not, this may be a bad year.
Prediction by Date of Birth – Your Monthly Luck
Similar to Yearly representing star, there is also a monthly representing star for every month. The logic is the same, if the monthly star is good for you, that should be a lucky month for you, and vice versa.
The Five-element Theories
So the critical question is, what are the five-element characteristics of the 9 representing stars:
- Star 1 – Water
- Star 2 – Earth
- Star 3 – Wood
- Star 4 – Wood
- Star 5 – Earth
- Star 6 – Metal
- Star 7 – Metal
- Star 8 – Earth
- Star 9 – Fire
Next, you need to know the interactions among these five elements. These could be described in words, but a picture is certainly better than a thousand words, so I shall use the following diagram instead. This is a nice diagram I found in Wikipedia.
Fortune-telling, the Simple Way
For example, if your representing star is 2, your five-element characteristic is earth. Unfortunately, the representing star of 2015 is “3” (wood), which is incompatible with earth. Therefore, 2015 may be a less fortunate year for you in general. However, it does not mean that you will have bad luck in all 365 days in this year. It simply means that you have a relatively higher chance of encountering bad luck in this year. DO NOT lose your confidence in the future simply because you found that the current year is not good for you. The 9 Star Ki analysis is not intended to work this way.
The same applies to monthly divination. The representing star of the seventh Feng Shui month of 2015 is “8”, which belongs to earth. Since both you and the month are of earth characteristic, this should be a good month for you!
See? It is not difficult to tell your fortune in a given year and month. Only if you know how to find out the representing star of any year and any month. There are a set of complicated formulas behind, but to save your time, I recommend that you go to the following web site, where you can find an online calculator to find out the representing star for any given year and month:
Fairly simple, right? In fact, you can also use the same method to predict your luck in any given day and bi-hourly period. What you need to do is to find out the representing star of that day or bi-hourly period.
Unfortunately, there is no simple way to find out the representing star of a year or bi-hourly period. You need to calculate every time you want to find out these stars. The formula is not very difficult but I certainly would not call it simple. Being a lazy guy, I choose to copy what’s already been explained in Wikipedia (all credits go to Wikipedia and those who contributed to it):
Daily Flying Star
Daily and bihourly flying stars are usually applied to predict the time of a happening. Daily Flying Stars are governed by,
RULE 1: From the onset of Winter Solstice until Summer Solstice in the following year, the daily stars progress in ascending order (… 7,8,9,1, 2, 3, …). The stars are distributed around the nine palaces following Lo Shu path.
On the very first Yang Wood Rat day or Jia-zi day after Winter Solstice, daily Star 1 presides the center palace.
RULE 2: From the onset of Summer Solstice until the next Winter Solstice, the daily stars progress in a descending order (… 3,2,1,9,8,7,…). The stars are distributed around the nine palaces fleeing Lo Shu path.
On the very first Yang Wood Rat day or Jia-zi day after Summer Solstice, daily Star 9 presides the center palace.
Bihourly Flying Star
Bi-hourly Flying Stars are ruled by,
RULE 1: From the onset of Winter Solstice until Summer Solstice in the following year, the bi-hourly stars are distributed around the nine palaces following Lo Shu path. The stars progress in ascending order every bi-hourly.
On Rat, Rabbit, Horse, and Rooster days, star 1 occupies the center sector at Rat hour (11 pm of previous day – 1 am). On Ox, Dragon, Goat, and Dog days, star 4 occupies the center sector at Rat hour. On Tiger, Snake, Monkey, Pig days, star 7 occupies the center sector at Rat hour.
RULE 2: From the onset of Summer Solstice until next Winter Solstice, the bi-hourly stars are distributed around the nine palaces fleeing Lo Shu path. The stars progress in descending order every bi-hourly.
On Rat, Rabbit, Horse, and Rooster days, star 9 occupies the center sector at Rat hour. On Ox, Dragon, Goat, and Dog days, star 6 occupies the center sector at Rat hour. On Tiger, Snake, Monkey, Pig days, star 3 occupies the center sector at Rat hour.
The reason that I chose not to explain the day and bi-hourly star formula in details is that, besides the formula you also need an almanac which tells you the dates of Winter Solstice and Summer Solstice, as well as the date of the twelve Chinese sodiac signs. Otherwise, you cannot determine the order of allocating the stars. And I guess not so many of you would have an almanac in hand that gives these dates. This kind of almanac is usually used by Feng Shui practitioners only.
Luckily, the technology is so advanced nowadays that we no longer need to own the paper almanac or memorize the formula. Try to search “9 star ki” or “nine star ki” in the iOS Appstore and Google Play Store, you can find lots of apps that tells you the representing stars of the current day and time. Some apps can even point you to your daily good directions! The best of all, some of these apps are free of charge!