Monday, February 28, 2011

Another point of reference – the Sun

It is simple to understand that the Sun as the giver of lives. Without it, there is no wind, seasonal change and ultimately no crops, no foods, no water and no life on earth. These realities make the Sun the most adore object of all time. Likewise, the ancients observed the movement of the sun through the groups of stars on the horizon as it allows them to anticipates events that occurred for a long period of time such as eclipses and full moons and catalog the stars called asterism which were personified as ox, girl, basket, heart and so forth in the four quadrant of the night sky thus mark the seasons of seeding, planting, harvesting and storing of food. For such the Sun is personified and worshipped.

One similarity, as in accordance to Zeitgeist, the biblical tales may have been a record of astrological events. For example the birth of the Son of God by the virgin mother on December 25th with the brightest star in the East accompanied by the Three Wise Men to Bethlehem, which alternatively is completely astrological. The star in the East is Sirius, the brightest star in December 24th aligned with the 3 brightest stars of the Orion’s Belt which in ancient times, it is called the Three Kings, pointed towards the direction of the rising Sun, at winter solstice. So, the birth of Christ may actually represent the birth of the Sun in winter solstice of December 25th. 

The virgin mother is the constellation Virgo, bearing the personification of a virgin holding a sheet of wheat. It also called the house of bread represents August to September the time of harvest and Bethlehem is sometimes translated as the house of bread and thus not an earthly abode but a reference to the constellation Virgo, Latin for Virgin. 

The shortening of the day in winter solstice of December 22nd represents the death of the Sun and it ceased to move southwards for at least 3 days at the vicinity of the constellation of the Southern Cross or the Crux. At the end of the third day the sun is seen to move upward one degree to bring about the change in season. So, it is said that the son dies on the cross and to be resurrected 3 days later. The other astrological observation in relation to the biblical tale is the 12 Disciples of Christ, being him as the sun travels along the path of the 12 constellations, with the crown of thorns, which may be the representation of sun rays as depicted in most of the ancient cult arts. 

The constellations had their implications on the notion of Age as symbolically woven in the Biblical tales. Astrologically speaking, the angular wobble of the earth axis maintained that for every 2150 years the sun rises at the different sector of the 12 constellations and it is called the precession of the equinoxes. It takes approximately 26,000 years for a full cycle called the Great Age. 4300 – 2150 BC it is called the Age of Taurus. When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the 10 commandments, he was very upset to see his people worshipping the golden bull calf representing the Age of Taurus. Whereas, Moses represents the age of, 2150 BC – 1 AD, which it is called the Age of Aries. From 1AD to 2150 AD it is called the Age of Pisces, the Age of Christian-dom. In 2150 AD to 4300 AD it is called the Age of Aquarius, the New age as prescribed in Luke 22:10, “…Shall a Man meet you Bearing A Pitcher of Water…” , a manifestation of the Age of Aquarius, the water bearer, for once may have been misinterpreted as the end of day. 

With all these astrological accounts of Sirius alignment with the belt of Orion pointed towards the rising Sun of the constellation Virgo, the winter solstices sun moving towards the Southern Cross only to be resurrected across the horizon due to seasonal change and the precession of the equinoxes to mark the passing of ages are all but astrological accounts woven deeply into biblical tales. 

Similarly so with Chinese metaphysics, if one wants to know the truth in relation to the Sun, HeTu, the 7 governors and 9 layers of heaven of Chinese astrology, pour through the Taoist tales and lore and read it in the perspective of science. One may be of surprise of what can be found within.

Monday, February 21, 2011

What Is Your World View

Every year the fortune teller tell us story of the fortune of the world based on a sequence of numerology in the grid formation of 9 squares called the LoShu annual visiting PurpleWhite star map.

XinMao Purple White chart has the 7 red stars residing in the center palace. On the same basis many fortune tellers are telling us because of the nature of the 7 red star which is untimely, it causes havoc and unrest to the center region and in this case, middle east. Just take a look at the fall of Mubarak and now, Gaddafi is in the line of fire even before LiChun (beginning of spring) steps in. What is next? This prompted a very serious question as to what is the Chinese's world view and I remembered vividly, at least 3 models as in accordance to Wan Burhanuddin's RAG132 introduction to the built environment.

One, the euro-centric model. If this is how the hypothesis of the 7 red star residing in the center, then we must also admit that the Chinese way of thought is the same as the westerner. No wonder it is said that Marco Polo borrowed from the Chinese Yuan Dynasty! Perhaps also, FengShui has its root in the West? It can't be true???

Two, the Buckmister's model. Creator of the Geodesic Dome and credited of placing the entire world map into the political Eastern and the Western Block. Here middle East is no longer the palace where the 7 red star resides. Therefore it is a modern interpretation of the world view and has nothing to do with FengShui. More importantly as described in Wikipedia, "More unusually, the Dymaxion map does not have any "right way up". Fuller argued frequently that in the universe there is no "up" and "down", or "north" and "south": only "in" and "out". Gravitational forces of the stars and planets created "in", meaning 'towards the gravitational center', and "out", meaning "away from the gravitational center". He attributed the north-up-superior/south-down-inferior presentation of most other world maps to cultural bias."

Three, the sino-centric model. China is called the Middle Kingdom, ZhongGuo for a reason as it may represents a middle Kingdom for the descendant of the dragon as opposed to the upper Kingdom of the Jade Emperor and the Lower Kingdom of the Underworld. More likely then not, it represents a reference point as being the center of the Chinese Universe. Now, based on the same logic, China being centered is visited by the 7 red star, should be at least in turmoil with political bloodshed? So, is either our Chinese world view is freaking wrong or the theory of the PurpleWhite is wrong and we continue to see it appearing in the almanac or ThongShing without fail every year.

Well, the sino-centric model is always the basis of the reference point. If the way we interpreted the PurpleWhite chart correctly, middle east should be at least Northwest or West side of the Middle Kingdom, currently visited by the number 8 and 9 prosperous stars! Perhaps neither the Chinese world view is wrong or the PurpleWhite theory is wrong. Only our current understanding of its application is grossly mistaken.

Need another Metaphysics Overhaul? 

At times, overhaul may be good. With a noble heart we explored all possibilities and take the workable model as the guiding principles while the unworkable model as a seed for our future exploration. We really do not know where is the end to the tunnel of knowledge especially the ancient ones. Even at times we wanted to break new grounds and yet we must realized your new grounds are also meant to be broken by others, that is where the notion of Geodesic comes in to replace the notion of Pi (22/7). When one places Change or Yi as  to replace the principle, just move on with what is thoughtfully the right way to do, hopefully without ulterior motives, back stabbings and bickering, we would be able to be in the company of good souls without the burden of being called a master. Heaven always have mercy on man.

Monday, February 14, 2011

HUAT AH With A Stove

Another article on Chinese New Year FengShui. Remember we wrote about 财神到 (Arrival of The God of Prosperity). One novel methods which were make known to us is the use of the earthen stove to receive good Qi. Yes a cooking stove in lieu of the joss urn. Here is how it is applied: -

1. Place the stove in the center of the living room.
2. Based on the Purple White natal chart of XinMao year, measure with the LuoPan the entry of the favorable star via openings to the living room.
3. Open up the relevant favorable windows/doors accordance to the natal chart.
4. Light up the stove and kept it burning for at least 2 hours.
5. Select a good date for that matter.

What it did not specify is where the Fire mouth should be aligned to face.

For the matter of discussion, we did gossip about stove in Kitchen Gossips, moreover the above method seems to contradict the following assumptions: -

1. The uses of stove are to turn bad Qi into good Qi via the fire mouth. So, why opens up the entire favorable Qi intake and closed up the entire unfavorable Qi opening? What if the main door is receiving unfavorable Qi?

2. The center of the space should be kept undisturbed. Why put a stove in the middle of the living room?

Perhaps anyone who has tried that and prosper would like to drop us a note. While the Chinese New Year Festival is approaching to “Chap Goh Mei”, we wish all our reader: -



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