Chinese Astrology: Qi Men Dun Jia

 

By Hu Xuezhi

Part 1
What is Dunjia?
Why Dunjia be Used for Divination?
Basic Background
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4


 

Part 1

What is Dunjia?

Qi Men Dun Jia (or Qimendunjia) is one of the three most powerful oracles--Tai Yee, Liu Ren and Qi Men---to know both good luck and bad luck in aspects of time and space(direction). Tai Yee is used to divine the big events that happen with contries, such as earthquake, big hurricanes, massacre, natural disasters, etc. Qi Men is generally used for military action and take what strategic methods in ever-changing battle field. Liu Ren is mostly used for divining the general daily events which means it is close to our daily life.

 

Qi means mysterious or strange in usual, but here, it means valuable or holy. Men means a gate, and Dun means hidden or escaped (to make hidden), and Jia is the first one of ten stems, which is considered as the most sacred in this method.

 

All the three oracles use very special chart to divine and give conclusion. Yes, all of them cannot do without Heavenly stems, earthly branches, Ho drawing, Luo Drawing, Eight Trigrams, Emblematic elements and divine number, etc.

 

Dunjia can be divided into Year School Dunjia, Month School Dunjia, Day School Dunjia and Time School Dunjia in terms of the time. In terms of reasoning methods it should be divided into Line-Up Palace Dunjia and Jump-in-Palace Dunjia.

 

Here we introduce Time School Dunjia, Line-Up Palace Dunjia.

People may ask when the Dunjia came into presence and why it existed. Nowadays many people believe Dunjia originated from milatary force arrangements in the battle field and such statements gained wide approval in the scholar circle.

 

In the very old book The Song from Old Fishing Man carried the following story:

XuanYuan Emperor fought a fierce battle with Shi You without results for many years. In a dream he dreamed Heaven gave him an oracle and XuanYuan paid respect in a sacrifice platform and practiced such arts latter and got a final success soon after. He ordered maliatary man Feng Hou to write down the arts in words and that was the beginning of Dunjia.

Also, it was Spring and Warring Times when the so many states fought endless battles to occupy territory and there was enough demand for application of such arts.

Also the book Arts of War carried similar words concerning the theory of Dunjia. Yet, most people don't understand the meaning exactly till now.

In Three-Dynasty Times the famous military counsellor Zhu Ge Liang applied Eight Trigram Arrangement in the battle field and won many times of success.

In Dun Jia(or Dunjia) theory, we use a kind of direction chart called Pan, which is drawed as a square divided into nine blocks( 3 x 3. eight directions and centre ). In each directional block, one of the eight gates is positioned. We put away Jia(because of its holiness) and use other nine stems to put them into Dun Jia Pan chart at first, and after several process of making, Jia comes into the Pan chart from one of the eight gates. And that's why this method is called Qi Men Dun Jia.

Later due to the wide application of Dunjia this divination approach gradually broke its own boundary and gained application in disease diagnosis, business desicion, agricultural divination, etc.

 

Why Dunjia be Used for Divination?

Any divination approaches, whatever forms they assume, are models set up to imitate the social society, the nature and the universe, etc. Dunjia is a mathematic and physical model set up by incorporating heaven aspect, earth aspect, human aspect and unexpected aspect, the time elements and space elements. There are basic nine Yang Dun Ju and nine Yin Dun Ju which provide us a dynamic unified model to imitate all transformations and changes for universal things. Therefore it can be used to divine the society, nature, individual life time or all which stays out of human's reasoning ability. By calculation we know there are altogether 216,000 Jus and ancient Chinese people hope that 216,000 Jus can imitate most part of situation in this practical world.

This is one of the most typical characteristics of Dunjia. In ancient age, those who won using Dunjia tried to keep it as top-secret, and suppressed Dunjia-masters to prevent from Dunjia-secret leaking to the enemies of the governors.

Many Dunjia-masters were arrested, but they'd never made the secret of Dunjia clear.


 

Basic Background

1. Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches, Nine Palaces and Eight Trigrams
1-1. Hevenly Stems

Most people are familair with Heavenly Stems, there are Jia, Yi, Bing, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui. For Western people, they may feel difficult to understand the meaning and remember them. In fact, ten Heavenly Stems have close connection with the movements of sun. It was heard that Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches were created by Da Nao, a very mysterious figure in ancient China.The following lists the general meaning of ten Heavenly Stems:

 

  1. Jia: Bud - the sign of growth
  2. Yi: Sprout - the spread of growth, bursting forth from Earth
  3. Bing: Concentrated growth like fire in the house
  4. Ding: Maturity, solidity, Heavens kiss.
  5. Wu; Flourishing and nuturing
  6. Ji: Full bloom
  7. Geng: Harvesting and abundance. Fullness leading to changes
  8. Xin: Dead heading, reformation
  9. Ren: Sustenance, supporting life
  10. Gui: Regenerating roots and preparation for spring
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In terms of Five Elements attributes, ten Heavenly Stems fall in to the following category:

 

Chinese
Character
Pin Yin Five Element
Attributes
Yin Yang
Attributes
Jia(HS01) wood yang
Yi(HS02) wood yin
Bing(HS03) fire yang
Ding(HS04) fire yin
Wu(HS05) earth yang
Ji(HS06) earth yin
Geng(HS07) metal yang
Xin(HS08) metal yin
Ren(HS09) water yang
Gui(HS10) water yin

 

 

1-2. Earthly Branches

Earthly Branches have close connection with the movements of moon. They are described as follows:

 

  1. Zi: Young shoot of a plant
  2. Chou: Young plant supported by stick
  3. Yin: Celebration of spring and New Year
  4. Mao: Life springing forth
  5. Chen: Pregnant and timid
  6. Si: 7 months pregnant with fully formed embryo
  7. Wu: Summer solstice
  8. Wei: Big tree with solid branches
  9. Shen:Expansion
  10. You: Harvest, celebration
  11. Xu: Clearing and preparation
  12. Hai: Conception, mating of yin and yang
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In terms of Five Elements attributes, ten Earthly Branches fall in to the following category:

 

       
Zi(EB01) water yang
Chou(EB02) earth yin
Yin(EB03) wood yang
Mao(EB04) wood yin
Chen(EB05) earth yang
Si(EB06) fire yin
Wu(EB07) fire yang
Wei(EB08) earth yin
Shen(EB09) metal yang
You(EB10) metal yin
Xu(EB11) earth yang
Hai(EB12) water yin

 

1-3. Orientation Attributes for Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches

 

Orientation Season Heavenly Stems Earthly Branches
East Spring Jia, Yi Yin, Mou
South Summer Bing, Ding Si, Wu
Center End of each four seasons Wu, Ji Chen, Xu, Chou, Wei
West Autumn Geng, Xin Shen, You
North Winter Ren, Gui Hai, Zi

 

1-4. The application of ten Heavenly Stems in Dunjia
Besides the time meaning represented by the ten Heavenly Stems, each Heavenly Stem has hidden meaning which denotes the personalized military force. Jia denotes the general who often hides in the military force arrangements. Just on account of this it is called Dunjia--Dun means hidden in Chinese, Jia indicates the first Heavenly Stem Jia. Yi, Bing and Ding are often called Three Wonders. In fact, they are three important assistant commanders close to the general. In modern military framework, they are similiar to the headquater, political department and logistic department. Sometimes we can understand them as the following below: Yi is the idea man, Bing is the general's bodyguard, and Ding is the logistic officer.

Sometimes we can regard the three as the arm forces often appearing suddenly.

 

Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui are six detachments (We call Liu Yi), each holding up flag of different color.
Wu, earth element, yang, holds up a just-yellow flag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy-yellow flag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just-white flag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy-white flag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just-black flag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy-black flag.

 

In the sixty Stems and Branches system, Heavenly Stems will repeat six times while the Earthly Branches repeat 5 times, forming sixty combinations as follow below:

 

Jia-Zi Jia-Xu Jia-Shen Jia-Wu Jia-Chen Jia-Yin
Yi-Chou Yi-Hai Yi-You Yi-Wei Yi-Si Yi-Mou
Bing-Yin Bing-Zi Bing-Xu Bing-Shen Bing-Wu Bing-Chen
Ding-Mou Ding-Chou Ding-Hai Ding-You Ding-Wei Ding-Si
Wu-Chen Wu-Yin Wu-Zi Wu-Xu Wu-Shen Wu(HS05)-Wu(EB07)
Ji-Si Ji-Mou Ji-Chou Ji-Hai Ji-You Ji-Wei
Geng-Wu Geng-Chen Geng-Yin Geng-Zi Geng-Xu Geng-Shen
Xin-Wei Xin-Si Xin-Mou Xin-Chou Xin-Hai Xin-You
Ren-Shen Ren-Wu Ren-Chen Ren-Yin Ren-Zi Ren-Xu
Gui-You Gui-Wei Gui-Si Gui-Mou Gui-Chou Gui-Hai

 

So, ancient Chinese people regard sixty years as one cycle. In one cycle Jia should appear six times, they are Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia-Chen and Jia-Yin. In them the Jia-Zi is the general, the other five are commenders. The six military officers should hide themselves each under a different flag and they should not change anyway.


Jia-Zi hides under the just-yellow flag holding up by Wu
Jia-Xu hides under the deputy-yellow flag holding up by Ji
Jia-Shen hides under the just-white flag holding up by Geng
Jia-Wu hides under the deputy-white flag holding up by Xin
Jia-Chen hides under the just-black flag holding up by Ren
Jia-Yin hides under the deputy-black flag holding up by Gui

 

1-5. Nine Palaces and Eight Trigrams.
Nine Palaces derive from Luo Drawings. To fill in the numbers we can get the following chart imitating Luo Drawing:

 

4, 9, 2,
3, 5, 7,
8, 1, 6,

For the easy memory, we often recite them as: 9 up on the head and 1 down under my feet, left 3 and right 7, 4 and 2 on my shoulder, 8 and 6 are my feet. Correspondingly, the congenital Eight Trigrams occupy diferent palaces.

 

1-6. San Qi
San Qi means three high-valued wonderful commanders or enforcements and consists of (sun wonder), (Moon wonder) and (star wonder).
 

1-7 Liu Yi
Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren and Gui are six detachments (We call Liu Yi), each holding up flag of different color, under which six Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia-Chen and Jia-Yin hide them.
Wu, earth element, yang, holds up a just-yellow flag
Ji, earth element, yin, holds up a deputy-yellow flag
Geng, metal element, yang, holds up a just-white flag
Xin, metal element, yin, holds up a deputy-white flag
Ren, water element, yang, holds up a just-black flag
Gui, water element, yin, holds up a deputy-black flag.

It consists of ,, , and .

 

PART TWO

2-1. The Arrangement of San Qi and Liu Yi in Nine Palaces
San Qi and Liu Yi, nine in total, will fall into nine palaces in a succession. They are , , , , , , , , . Among them , , , , , , each has one Jia general or one of five Jia commanders hiding under it-- they are Jia-Zi, Jia-Xu, Jia-Shen, Jia-Wu, Jia Chen and Jia-Yin. When Jia-Zi falls into one palace (for example, No. 4 palace) in a Yang Dun Ju, we call it is a No. 4 Yang Du Ju.

 

2-2. Ju

Ju means situation. In Dunjia method, there are cyclic numbers on year, month, day and hour of Dunjia calendar. For example, Ju number of the date February 2, 1996 is 9, Yang Dun Ju. It means JiaZi falls in the No. 9 palace.To know one day is Yang Dun Ju or Yin Dun Ju and the Ju number people can look for the Dunjia calender. That is very important.

 

2-3. Yin Dun and Yang Dun

There are two ways of heavenly Qi's moving, Yin Dun and Yang Dun. Both are concerned with moving of Earth around the sun.

 

Yin Dun Yin Dun is a period from summer solstice to next winter solstice. When during the Yin Dun period, Yin energy is born and increasing its power day by day.
Yang Dun Yang Dun is a period from winter solstice to next summer solstice. During the Yang Dun period, Yang energy is increasing.

 

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This circulation of energy concerned with time can be comprehend as revolution of earth like following:

Ju Shu ( situation numbers ) consists of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. It goes descendantly under Yin Dun period, and ascendantly under Yang Dun period like following:

Yang Dun = 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Yin Dun = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

 

2 - 4. General Pattern for Earthly Disk

 

                   
  Jia-Zi Jia-Xu Jia-Shen Jia-Wu Jia-Chen Jia-Yin Star Wonder Moon Wonder Sun Wonder
Liu Yi
Yang Dun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Yin Dun 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

 

NOTES: Here the numbers above mean the number in the nine palaces.There are altogether 18 Jus, one Ju every five days.There are nine Yang Dun Jus and nine Yin Dun Jus.

 

2 - 5. Heavenly Disk
The aboved knowledge talked about the Earthly Disk and how to arrange the Liu Yi and Three Wonders in nine palaces and that is not enough. In ancient China, people held all things have to accept influence from heaven, earth and artificial aspect. Heavenly Disk represents the influence coming from above. There are altogether nine stars, each stands for a different influence, here we call them as Zhi FuZhi Fu. Please read the following chart:

 

Eight
Trigram
 
Palace
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Zhi Fu
Tian
Peng

Tian
Rui

Tian Cong

Tian
Fu

Tian
Qin

Tian
Xin

Tian
Zhu

Tian
Ren

Tian
Ying

 

The following gives the explanation as to nine stars:

 

  1. Tian Peng (): water element, corresponding to Kan trigram, has close connection to the appearace of theft. So, it is an inauspicious star. When Tian Peng falls in one palace, people should construct dam, or defence facilities or strengthen the stronghold in order to prevent something happening. It is not good to travel far or do business because the theft may happen.
  2. Tian Rui (): earth element, Yin, has close connection with epidemic. So, sometimes we call it as a disease star. When Tian Rui stays in one palace, people should receive teachings or admonishment, make friends, stay in the original place, abstain from arm force deployment, no marriage, no quarrel, no travel far, no new construction, etc.
  3. Tian Cong (): wood element, yang, has close connection with kind donation, doing kind deeds, or agricultural activities. It is an auspicious star. When Tian Cong dwells in one palace, it is good for military action, battle or fights. Beside these all is inauspicious.
  4. Tian Fu (): wood element, yang, has close connection with cultrual education. It is a very ausoicious star. Whe Tian Fu dwells in one palace, it is auspicious for travel, business, marriage, construction, especially study progress, social status ascendence and culture and education development.
  5. Tian Qin (): earth element, yang, auspicious for all things because it dwells in the central earth palace which can gives rise to all.
  6. Tian Xin (): metal element, yin, has close connection with leadership capability, scheming, desease treatment and military deployment. t is an auspicious star.
  7. Tian Zhu (): metal element, yin, has close connection with killings, strange things, mysterious matters, damage. It is an inauspicious star. When Tian Zhu falls in one palace, people should strengthen their garrison, train their forces, prepare for the bad. It is not good for travel far, do business, otherwise loss, injury, unfortunate things will happen.
  8. Tian Ren (): earth element, yang, an auspicious star. When Tian Ren dwells in one palace, it is good for offering teaching to general people, pacificate people, crack down upon insurgence or mobsters. Also good for business, marriage, social status.
  9. Tian Ying (): fire element, yin, has close connection with outragous behavior, heated situation, fire and blood. It is a neutral star. When Tian Ying dwells in one palace it is good for planing, dropping a visit to high officials, but it is bad if people want fortune, social status possession, marriage or travel.
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2-6. Human Disk
Human disk means the eight Gates which summarize all possible influence from human beings.

 

Num. Gate Direction
Summary
8 Shen
(birth)
northeast
To generate energy for action of the day. It is an agent of Gen-Trigram, and also represents Chou-branch and Yin-branch. Generally speaking, This gate is useful for any purpose, especially for health.
3 Shang
(injury)
east
To be injured or scratch something easily by mistake, because of hurry to the work or remainder of yesterday's tiredness. It is an agent of Zhen-Trigram, and also represents Mao-Branch. This gate is useful for hospitalization with operations.
4 Du
(clumsy)
southeast
Start working of the day, but not smoothly done for complete. It is an agent of Sun-Trigram, and also represents Chen-branch and Si-branch. This gate is not useful for any purposes. This gate is only useful for running away, or arresting robbers.
9 Jing
(prospect)
south
The most active time in a day. It is an agent of Li, and also represents Wu-branch. This gate is useful for any purposes.
5, 2 Si
(slacken)
southwest
Sleepy for satisfaction from eating. It is an agent of Kun-Trigram, and also represents Wei-branch and Shen-branch. This gate should not be used except burial.
7 Jing
(surprise)
west
It's nearly the time to finish the work. As concentrations get declined, people are easily surprised at unexpected happenings. It is an agent of Dui-Trigram, and also represents You-branch. This gate is not useful for any purposes.
6 Kai
(relax)
northwest
Return home after work of the day. It's time to go to bed. It is an agent of Chain-Trigram, and also represents Xu-branch and Hai-branch. This gate is useful for any purposes. Kai denotes all things are prosperous, metal elements,
1 Xiu
(rest)
north
People are in sleep. It is an agent of Kan-Trigram, and also represents Zi-branch. This gate is useful for any purposes.

 

 

2 - 7. Guard Disk
There are altogether 8 Guards used in Dunjia, which summarize the possible influence from mysterious aspect or celestial powers. We call them Zhi Shi Zhi Shi. In Yang Dun Ju the eight Guards will line up in the following sequance::

 

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Liu Ge Gou Chen Zhu Que Jiu De Jiu Tian

 

The eight Guards will line up in the following sequence in Yin Dun Ju:

Zhi Fu Teng She Tai Yin Gou Chen Zhu Que Jiu De Jiu Tian

 

The following gives the explanation as to each of the Guard:

 

  1. Zhi Fu (): earth element, central position, the commander of all other Guards. When it falls in one palace, all evil things will flee without any trace.
  2. Teng She (): fire element, south, hypocratic and crafty Guard. Stands for hypocratic characters, acrimony speech. Responsible for strange, hypocratic and dreadful things.
  3. Tai Yin (): metal element, west, the sheltering Guard. Of obscure and invisible attributes. Where Tai Yin comes upon it is suitable for planning, scheming, plotting, etc. and for taking shelter and hide the military forces.
  4. Liu He (): wood element, east, the protection Guard. Its character is unclouded and amiable. Where it falls upon it is suitable for marriage arrangement, discussing business, negotiation, etc.
  5. Bai Hu (): metal element, west, atrocious Guard. Apt to killing in most of situation, Responsible for arm forces deployment, killings, epidemics, traffic accidents. Under it there hids Gou Chen.
  6. Xuan Wu ():water element, north, crafty sycophant or thief. Prefer to stealing and clandestine love affairs. Responsible for thieft, going into exile, quarrel. Under it there hides the Zhu Que.
  7. Jiu Di (): earth element, central position, the common mother of all things. Its charater is tame, quiet, pliable. Where it comes upon it is suitable for planting, dwelling, stationing arm forces.
  8. Jiu Tian (): metal element, positioned high up as like the heaven. Valiant Guard. Very strong character and prefer to taking action. Where it comes upon it is suitable for deploying arm forces, battle, travel.

 

PART THREE

 

3 - 1. How to Set Up One Ju?
On August 20, 2000 one person dropped a visit. The time is 4:10PM.

 

A. The First Step:

People should learn such basic methods used for finding the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch and that is very important for the Dunjia divination. Here people should look for a Chinese lunar calender to find the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of August 20, 2000. The result is: Xin-Si () year, Bing-Shen () month, Yi-Mou () day.

Then we should get to know the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch of the time 4:10PM. It is Jia-Shen () .

 

So, we get the result of Xin-Si () year, Bing-Shen () month, Yi-Mou () and Jia-Shen () time.

.The Second Step:


By looking over the twenty-four solar terms we know it is the term of Beginning of Autumn. Beginning of Autumn is divided into three durations: upper period, middle period and lower period, each lasting 5 days. August 20, 2000 is within the middle period and the beginning mark of the middle period is August 19, 2000, it is Jia-Yin () day. For all the three periods, we should use 2,5 and 8 Ju, Yin Dun. Accordingly we know August 20, 2000 is number 5 Yin Dun Ju.

 

C. The Third Step:

Now we should proceed to arrange San Qi and Liu Yi in the nine palaces. Yin Dun Ju we should choose the number sequence of 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 when we arrange San Qi and Liu Yi. Because it is number 5 Yin Dun Ju we should first place Jia-Zi (), the general, in the number 5 palace. Jia-Zi is hiding under Wu detachment, therefore we just write down Wu () in the number 5 palace. Then Ji () in number 4 palace, Geng () in number 3 palace, Xin () in number 2 palace, Ren () in number 1 palace, Gui () in number 9 palace, Ding () in number 8 palace, Bing () in number 7 palace, Yi () in number 6 palace. Please see the following figure which shows the Earthly Disk.


 

D. The Fourth Step
We should learn how to find the Zhi Fu () and Zhi Shi (), then arrange all Heavenly stars and eight Gates in the nine palace.


It is Jia-Shen time. Jian Shen itself is the beginning time for one time period and so we don't need to waste any time. The beginning time of Jia-Shen hides under Geng detachment in number 3 palace. Corresponding to number 3 it is nothing but Tian-Chong () Star which is the Zhi Fu (). Corresponding to number 3 it is Injury Gate () which is the Zhi Shi () .

 

E. The Fifth Step

Now we should arrange Heavenly stars in their regular sequence: Tian-Peng (), Tian-Ren (), Tian- Chong (), Tian-Fu (), Tian-Ying (), Tian- Rui () and Tian-Qin ()--they are always together--Tian-Zhu (), Tian-Xin () . They always line up in a clockwise sequence. Because it is Jia-Shen time which hides under the Liu Yi Geng () we should bring Geng with Tian-Chong (). Please see the figure which show how the Heavenly Stars arrange.

 

 

F. The Sixth Step
Now we should learn how to arrange eight Gates in nine palaces.


We know the Zhi-Fu () is Injury Gate () who dwells in number 3 palace. The regular sequence of eight Gates is as follows: Xiu (), Sheng (), Shang (), Du (), Jing (), Shi (), Jing (), Kai (). Then please see the following figure:

 

 

G: The Seventh Step
This step we should arrange eight Guards in nine palaces. Here we should know Zhi-Shi () always follow the Zhi-Fu () to find its starting point, then line up the regular

sequence clockwise in Yang Dun Ju and counterclockwise in Yin Dun Ju. Zhi-Fu () is Injury Gate () who dwells in number 3 palace, so the starting point of eight Guards sequence will fall into number 3 palace, it is Zhi-Fu (). Because it is a Yin Dun Ju we should line up eight Guards counterclockwise as follows: Zhi-Fu (Zhi Fu), Teng-She(Teng She), Tai-Yin (Tai Yin), Liu He (Liu Ge), Bai-Hu (Gou Chen), Xuan-Wu (Zhu Que), Jiu-di (Jiu De), Jiu-tian (Jiu Tian). Please see the arrangement results in the following figure:

 

 

Till now we finish setting up one Ju based upon the time, day, month and year when the people come upon for one time of divination. Yes, there are other variety of Ju settings but here we generally adopt the most popular time-school Dunjia. Then people should learn how to analyze such Ju. Please click Next Page below for more inforamtion.

 

 PART FOUR
4 - 1. How to Analyze One Ju.
People should know the emblematic meaning of each sign used in one Ju and their interaction results. In one palace there stay Earthly disk, Heavenly disk, Human disk and eight Guards which summarize the possible influence that can have effects upon one situation. In ancient China, people hold the viewpoints that human beings are one part of the nature without any division. It is a complete entity. They also hold that the whole nature has its own pulse that beat continuously as like a human being. Ancient Chinese doctore can know the problem hidden in the body by feeling the pulse. Yet, how to feel the pulse of the nuture? And is it possible to do that?

Dunjia methods provide one tool for feeling the pulse of the nuture and from it some people can know something hidden in it. In fact, the Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches provide the very basic foundation for this to become true. The pulse of nature can show up with assorted presentation forms when tainted with different color and that is why Dunjia can offer so much useful tips when people want to know so many different things.

 

So, for the proper analysis of one Ju we have to know the meaning of each element staying in the nine palaces.

 

4 - 2. Eight Trigrams and Their Emblematic Meanings;
Chien Trigram ():

  • sky, sun, ice, hailstone and all that represents the behavior of heaven, sky, crown, etc.
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  • president, father, the highest position, leader, old men, celebrities, goverment officials, male, senior, etc.
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  • capital, big cities, places located high, impotant places, etc
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  • northwest, high place
  • autumn, September, October, Beginning of winter, Xu-, Hai- in year, month, day and time in Chinese lunar calendar.
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  • 1, 6, 4, 9
  • horse, elephant, lion, etc.
  • gold, jade, round objects, glass, fruits, cap, etc
  • head, right thigh, lung, bone, penis
  • white, red, brown
  • peppery taste

Kun Trigram ()

  • earth, cloudy day, foggy day, or all things that have the similar character of earth (tame, quiet, carry one all, noiseless, etc.)
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  • princess,the first wife, the general people, mother, grandmother, old women,rural people, hypocrite, big belly, stingy people, the female, etc.
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  • wildness, wild field, rural area, plain, etc.
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  • southwest, north, lower position, the lowest lay.
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  • June and July in Chinese lunar calendar, Wei- and Shen- in year, month, day and time in the lunar calendar system, Chen-, Xu-, Chou-, Wei- in year, month, day and time in lunar calendar system.
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  • 2, 8, 5, 10
  • ox, female horse, cat, animals
  • cement, brick, clothes, soft things, things in earth, beef, food, pot, etc.
  • belly, right shoulder, spleen, stomach, muscle, female genital organ, etc.
  • yellow, black
  • sweet tast

There are very long pages for other six trigrams and people can find them in other websites.

 

4 - 3. Heavenly Stems and Their Emblematic Meanings:

Jia ()

  • wood, yang, east, bladder, head, sour, green, square, proud, hauty, become mainstay when it is its prime time, become useless when it is not its time for prime, become useless when incur much restriction, become homeless when it primes too much.

Yi ()

 

  • wood, yin, east, liver, nack, shoulder, pale green, sour sweet, tender. Becomes prosperous when its time come up, becomes withered when it is not its time for prime, capable to become a ridge beam but could not last long, tame, doctor, female, wife, etc.

Bing ()

 

  • fire, yang, south, small intestines, heart, chest, tongue, pale red, bitter taste, tame but adhere to own plan and ideas, Becomes astrocious and ruthless when its time is coming upon, becomes distressful when it is not its time for prime. Virgin, the third person in a marriage.

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4 - 4. Earthly Branches and Their Emblematic Meanings:

Zi ()

  • water, yang, north, pond, small river, women, theft, swallow, sweet potato, bat, snail, duckweed, etc. Stands for clever things and fortune when encountering fortune God and stands for obscene things or events when encountering evil God.
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5. The Relationship and Interaction when Elements in Heavenly Disk Meets Elements in Earthly Disk

5 - 1 Jia-Zi-Xu () in Heavenly Disk come upon to meet San Qi and Liu Yi in Earthly Disk.

  1. Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Jia-Zi-Wu () in Earthly Disk. All things are unprosperous, the road is obstructed. Suitable for defence.
  2. Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Yi () in Earthly Disk. Jia and Yi are wood, located in the east. Two dragons meet and all is prosperous.
  3. Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Bing () in Earthly Disk. Jia is green dragon, wood element, suitable for gendering Bing fire.

    The dragon turns its head and it means good for the things people planned.

  4. Jia-Zi-Wu () comes upon Ding () in Earthly Disk. Jia is green dragon, wood element, suitable for gendering Bing fire. It is suitable for paying a visit to big men in high position, good time for pursuring fame and fortune, but is easy to incur disputes when it is tomb time.

To be constructed later