A Flying Star Quiz II
January 24, 2012
2014 is the year I would prefer as well and the following explanation is the way I would analyse the stars to come to my conclusion.
For a yearly forecast using Flying Star there are in fact 3 layers (Pan or Plate) of numbers to consider. First there is the Luoshu Earth Plate, then there is the Period Heaven Plate and in between is the Yearly numbers, representing the human concerns we have for each new-year.
Because yearly forecast is a form of divination, so the first thing we have to do is to ask the question what would we want the numbers (or the Stars) to tell us? In this case, the task is to compare the 3 yearly charts for 2013, 2014 and 2015 to find out which is the most auspicious year to complete the project, located to the NE of Berlin Central.
Since the project is located to the NE using Berlin as the central reference and we are concerned with a yearly forecast, the number in the NE palace of a yearly chart becomes the Host and we have to consider 3 other numbers to the Host, using Wuxing Sheng-Ke (the Five Elements relationship) and timeliness to assess the Ji-Xiong (Auspicious and Harmfulness) of each layer.
There are 3 steps to following through:
Step 1) Compare the number in the NE palace of a yearly chart with the number in the central palace, this will give us an indication of the influence of Berlin as a city on the site in the a yearly basis, this comparison uses numbers in the same layer and is immediate but only lasts for one year.
Step 2) Compare the number in the NE palace of the yearly chart with the number in the NE palace of the Period chart, this will give us an indication of how the period affects the year in the NE direction. These are both time stars as well and the comparison lasts longer, so this is the most influential.
Step 3) Compare the number in the NE palace of the yearly chart with the number in the NE palace of the Luoshu chart, this will give us an indication of how the Earth Qi affects the year in the NE direction. This comparison has the weakest expression as the Luoshu layer is non-specific and we are comparing time with direction that are not in the same layer, so this layer is the least influential of the 3 layers.
In 2013, the 8 White Earth is the Host when compared with the 5 Yellow Earth in the central palace, they are “of the same” (Step 1). When compared with the 2 Black Earth of the Period chart, it is again “of the same” (Step 2). On the surface it looks good but in fact, they are too much of the same, all Earth making the situation static and we can also see this is a case of “Fu Yin” (Repeated Chanting) of the yearly star chart with the Luoshu chart in Step 3, so it is best to give 2013 a miss.
If we go through the same procedure for 2014 and 2015, we will find 2014 is a good option. Why? Lets see:
In 2014 and referring to Step 1, 7 Red Metal is the Host and 7,4 is “control out” of a Declining Star to a Dead Star, there is not much gain but no harm is done as well because “what I control is my wealth” as the saying goes, even though little is gained. We don’t mind this because the project is a community “group-built”, the idea is not to make a lot of money but get a good design built for the community of like-minded residents.
Step 2, 7,2 is Hetu pairing, which will give Early Heaven Fire and Fire represents passion, the driving force behind our project.
Step 3, 7,8 is ”generate-in” so the Luoshu Earth Qi also supports the project to be completed in 2014.
2015 is not as good as 2014 because there is no Hetu pairing of the yearly star with the Period star as in 2014, even though 6,8 with the Luoshu layer is better than 2014. When we bring the Stem and Branch of the year into consideration, 2014 Jia Wu is a harmonious Year as mentioned by Sintra, so 2014 is my final choice. Besides, from a construction programing point of view, 2014 is the more realistic year to complete the project, so there is a practical reason to chose 2014 as well.
Thank you for your participations. Kung Hei Fatt Choi to all!