Basic_BaZi_Lesson_1.pdf

May 10, 2019 | Author: Bintang | Category: Yin And Yang, Facebook, China, International Politics

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I will be discussing several building blocks of BaZi henceforth. Many of them are common to Feng Shui as they are all part of Chinese Metaphysics. At this point, they may not follow in logical order but at some point you will realize there is a

connection so bear with me for now. In Lesson # 1, we will go through the basics, from the start, so that later on, when we discuss charts, we all recall the same block of information. What is BaZi?

For those who are familiar with BaZi, skip this bit. For those for whom it is yet just a four letter word, BaZi is a chart of 8 Chinese characters, four “stems” stacked upon four “branches” to form four columns of pairs of stems & branches. Stems are characters that represent one of 10 simple elements, well actually the 5 elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood) in 2 polarities, Yin and Yang. You see two charts here, the top one is called the basic natal chart and tell the story of ones life, and our journey, that begins today, is to know where to look and how to unlock that world of wisdom contained in these innocuous little 8 characters. A BaZi chart looks something like the picture on the left. (this is Paris Hiltons chart, by the way, and no, she doesn’t consult me, I got it off the net!) Look at the top portion of the chart: The top row are the stems. The middle row contains the more complicated branches, which contain hidden stems, on the bottom row. Don’t panic now and ask Sasha for a refund, its pretty simple eventually, in another lesson on another day, I will explain it. The lower chart is what is called “luck pillars” which represent your life in ten year stages, each stage is known as a luck pillar. Now you know what a BaZi chart looks like. 2. What is a Jia Tze?

One stem pairs with one branch to make a pair known as a Jia tze, since the first pair that forms is jia Tze. In a Jia Tze, both the stem and branch have the same polarity. 12 stems combine with 1o branches in sequence thereby producing 60 such pairs. BaZi Boot Camp San Francisco March 2012 by Sherry Merchant 2

LESSON 1: GETTING TO KNOW THE LANGUAGE We need to know a few Chinese characters, 10 stems and 12 branches, that’s all. (This is not a Botany lesson, don’t worry, will explain all about these mysterious flora in the next lesson) Learning to say them aloud, and writing them will help. Use these pages to practice writing them or make flash cards and keep looking at them while saying the names aloud to familiarize yourself with these 22 characters. Print multiple pages and keep practicing... It is helpful to remember the sequence of the branches and stems, as they follow a particular cycle known as the production cycle.

The Ten Heavenly Stems:

a

Yang Fire

a

a

a

c

Ding Yin Fire

c

c

c

y

Wu Yang Earth

y

y

y

z

Ji Yin Earth

z

z

z

g

g

g

i

i

i

m

m

m

g i m

Geng  Yang Metal  Xin Yin Metal

en Yang Water

o

Gui Yin Water

o

o

o

s

Jia Yang Wood

s

s

s

u

Yi Yin Wood

u

u

u

The Twelve Earthly Branches

n

nnn

p Chou Ox

ppp

r  Yin Tiger

rrr

t

Mao Rabbit

ttt

v Chen Dragon v v v x Xu Snake x x x b Wu Horse bbb d Wei Goat

ddd

f

fff

Shen Monkey

h You Rooster hhh  j  Xu Dog  j j j l

Hai Pig

l l l

Summary for Week 1. 1. Create a physical file for putting in your printouts, invaluable for eventual learning. 2. Print out many pages for practicing the Chinese characters writing. 3. Get hold of 10 thousand year calendar by any author, the dates are eventually the same. You will need it soon, and you may not easily get one. 4. Subscribe to or download, on your iphone, ipad or itouch, Joey Yaps app for BaZi Calculation. These are off app world. He also has one for Windows mobile and for PC or your laptop that is offline, check the website www.masteryacademy.com for details of what is suitable to your desired equipment

5. Subscribe to the online storage version of the BaZi Ming Pan, version 2. Every serious (meaning you) practitioner eventually needs to cultivate this database. 6. Create a facebook account if you don’t have one and add “bazibootcamp sanfransisco” as a friend, (if you haven’t done that already) and that way you will access all the stuff I put on each week. PLUS we can share queries and have some kind of discussion on that front. 7. Start your recommended reading. If you have these books and have read them and don’t mind sharing, post it on our facebook page and anybody who needs it can access your copy. Alternately ask Sasha to get one for you, she probably has some in stock or can arrange that for you. Now we will be familiar with these 22 friends that we will be encountering constantly these next three months. Have fun!