Xuankong Mingli (XKML) 玄空命理, or Space-Time Flying-Star Divination, has a different way to look at the yearly stars than the usual ones we encounter in the market place every year.

Instead of just looking at the stars on their own and ended up, most of the time, the directions where the four Purple-White Stars (1, 6, 8 and 9) fly to become the most auspicious directions with the other four directions being inauspicious, XKML uses the yearly star on duty as its host and then look at the Five Phase relationships of the other eight stars. Not only there is a Host-Guest and a Five-Phase relationship to consider, XKML also uses timeliness of the stars and the seasonal strength of a star to make a final judgment on the desirability of a direction for each year.

Lets take an example for the 9 Purple Fire Star in the SE for next year (2017), most readings are similar to the one below:

“The Nine Purple Star provides residents of Southeast-facing houses with a blissful year in 2017. You will have a smooth sailing year as there are no inauspicious stars present this year”.

The way XKML would read the same star in the SE is as follow:

9 is declining while 1 is timely, timely Water controls 9 Fire, but because the Fire Qi of the 9 Purple is located between the seasons of Summer and Spring, it is rather active with vigor, so the Water cannot put it out fully, but in the conflict the vitality of the 9 Purple Fire is injured.

If we take, host-guest, timeliness and seasonal strength into consideration when we look at the relationship between the yearly star on duty and the other 8 stars, then the SE is not as auspicious as some would suggest. Instead it would be desirable to introduce some Wood into the SE to make sure that the declining Qi of the 9 Purple Fire in this direction can remain prosperous during 2017.

We have only considered one direction, when we use the XKML way of looking at the stars, then the outcome can often be very different. It is not to say XKML is right and the other way of looking at the stars is wrong, I simply want to point out that when we use numbers and symbols (that is the Stars) to make a prediction, they need interpretation of the correlated numbers and symbols and each school has a different way to consider the Stars, so please take these yearly predictions with caution.

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I have done this prediction one day before the first debate on the 27th. September 2016, with Xuankong Mingli; not so much that the stars can tell the future with certainty, but out of my fears and longing for America to stay the righteous course, because her influence on the rest of the world is immense. I am not worry about the outcome of the debates I just hope the stars can give us the reassuring signs.

I use the two candidates birth time to obtain their Ming Gua (Trigram of Fate) number and its associated Five-Phase, then I look at the stars (i.e. the Trigrams) for the year, the month and the day and see how time influence each of them to get a reading.

Clinton was born in 1947, so she has a Ming Gua 7 Metal; Trump was born in 1946, so he has a Ming Gua 9 Fire. The yearly star on duty is 2 Earth, the monthly star on duty is again 2 Earth and the daily star on duty is 4 Wood.

For Hillary, the year generates into her, the month also generates into her and she controls the day of election. For Donald, the year weakens him, the month also weakens him and the day generates into him. What generates into a person nourishes this person and what the person controls is his or her wealth and power.

So the outcome looks much more favourable for Clinton, she will win the election but Trump will also benefit from the contest even though he loses out. For Clinton, being the first female president is what she wants and for Trump the whole contest is a stage for him and he would become even more famous afterward and that would certainly help his business in the future. The fear is that he might suffer health problems as a consequence, because the contest will ultimately weakens him as showed by the yearly and the monthly stars, whereas Clinton will grow stronger.

Of course this might not happen at all, prediction is a risky business, whether we use Western science or Chinese metaphysics. Que Sera, Sera.

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