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How to Change Your Astrological Fate, Fortune and Destiny … and Live a Wonderful Life along the Way. Bill Bodri www.MeditationExpert.com 718-539-2811 USA. Outline of Topics. Shao Kang Chieh ( Shao Yung ) Iron Abacus Numerology - Tieh Pan Shen Shu
The 64 hexagrams
The 8 Trigrams
One evening at 4 pm on the 17th day of the 12th month in the Year of the Dragon, Shao Yang was looking at the blossoms on a plum tree. He saw two sparrows fighting in the tree and they fell to the ground. He predicted that a young neighbor girl would come to pick the plum blossoms and when threatened by the gardener, would fall from the tree and hurt her thigh.
Day + Month + Year = 17 + 12 + 5 = 34
34 - 32 (4*8 trigrams) = 2 = Tui = Upper trigram
Hour + Day + Month + Year = 9 + 17 + 12 + 5 = 43
43 - 40 (5*8 trigrams) = 3 = Li = Lower trigram
Hour + Day + Month + Year = 9 + 17 + 12 + 5 = 43
43 - 42 (7*6 lines) = 1 = Moving Line
New Fate Hexagram
Hexagram 49, Ko, Revolution
Hexagram 31, Hsien, Influence
New Fate Hexagram
Tui = young girl, metal, injury
Hexagram # 31, Hsien, Influence
Li = fire
New Fate Hexagram
Chien = old man (gardener), metal
Sun = thigh, flower, wood
Tui = young girl, metal
Ken = Earth, which produces metal, so the girl will benefit in some way and the injury will not be serious
The predictive hexagram, 49, is made up of the primary trigrams Tui and Li. Li, the lower trigram, contains the moving line so it is the fate and therefore Tui is the subject. The meaning of hexagram 49 is change and revolution, conflict and destruction.
In I-Ching symbology, Tui stands for a young girl, injury and metal. Li stands for fire. Since fire destroys metal, this means a misfortune will occur. Therefore a young girl will be injured.
A young girl (Tui) will pick a flower (Sun) and is injured (Tui) in the thigh (Sun) by an old man (Chien).
On New Year’s Eve, Shao Yang and his son heard a knock on their front door. A neighbor had come to borrow something. Shao Yang asked his son to predict what the neighbor wanted to borrow.
Because there was 1 knock on the door, the son calculated Chien as the upper trigram, which is the first trigram. Chien stands for metal and short things. From the time, day, month and year he calculated the number 5, which is Sun, for the lower trigram. Sun stands for wood and something long. The son therefore predicted the neighbor wanted something with a short metal head (Chien) and long wooden handle (Sun), so he said a “hoe.”
Shao Yang said, “He wants to borrow an axe. … When you predict, you have to use your knowledge and consider the time and situation. It’s winter time and it’s cold with snow on the ground. How could anyone use a hoe? Who can use a hoe on New Year’s Eve? On New Year’s Eve it’s a custom to build a fire in the house so he must need an axe.”
Chieh = metal, short
Sun = wood, long
Once Master Shao bought a lantern and calculated from his purchase that it would be broken at 12:00 noon on a certain day, month and year. Just before it was to be broken, he put it on his desk in his study to watch it, curious to discover how it would be broken. It was lunch time and his wife called him many times but he wouldn’t respond or leave the room because he wanted to see the fate of the lantern. Finally, his wife came into the room, saw him absorbed in the lantern, and broke it in her anger. Shao Yang jumped up and said, “So that’s how it was to be broken.”
Once 3 scholars were on the way to take the civil service examinations to become high officials, and asked Shao to predict whether they would pass or fail. He predicted they would all pass and took them for a tour around his property. When having lunch, Shao Yang constantly talked about his property, its history, whom he purchased it from and many other details. He mentioned them over and over again. After Shao died, one of his descendants was involved in a property dispute and the magistrate happened to be one of the scholars who had passed the exam. He remembered Shao’s conversation and how he talked about his property over and over again and now he knew why. He ruled in favor of Shao’s descendants.
Other famous stories: The flowers trampled by a horse, historian Oh Yang Fei, the graverobber’s mother, the safety of Szechuan province, and loss of the Sung dynasty.
Planets Changing Signs (Vedic) UranusNeptune
4/8/01 AQ 1/31/95 CP
4/5/09 PI 4/20/08 AQ
6/24/16 AR 10/7/09
Shao Yung’s Hexagrams
1995 - 4 2006 - 45
1996 - 7 2007 - 35
1997 - 33 2008 - 16
1998 - 31 2009 - 20
1999 - 56 2010 - 8
2000 - 62 2011 - 23
2001 - 53 2012 - 24
2002 - 39 2013 - 27
2003 - 52 2014 - 3
2004 - 15 2015 - 42
2005 - 12 2016 - 51
Note: China - Big political changes coming 2011-2013
Ordinary people are forever involved with wandering thoughts, so naturally their lives are bound to chi, the forces of yin and yang, and fate. You cannot deny that fate exists, but only ordinary people are bound to it. Destiny cannot bind those who practice great kindness or great wickedness. For those who cultivate great kindness, the virtues they accumulate from kind acts is so great they can alter their original destiny for the better. The merits accrued can actually change their destiny from suffering to happiness, poverty to prosperity, and short lives to longevity. However, when a persons’ evil deeds are great and powerful, they will cancel out the fortune and prosperity predetermined in their original fate, and their life will be transformed from good to bad. … Now for 20 years you haven’t tried to change your fortune as predicted even one little bit, so how can you be anything other than just a regular commonplace individual?
Mencius said, “In seeking one should follow the right path. In attaining, one attains what one’s destiny entitles one to.” … One who attains one million dollars in this life must have cultivated the good fortune worthy of that amount in the past. Those who have thousands of dollars must have cultivated the good fortune worthy of that amount. Those who die of starvation were in fact meant to die in that manner. If you have accumulated enough merits for 100 generations, you’ll have 100 generations of descendants, and the same goes for those with only 2-3 descendants. The fate of people is created by their own past thoughts and actions. Retribution is simply the fruit of their deeds. [Karma]
The “Formula” … Success, Goals, Achievement, Accomplishment, A New Life, Change Your Fortune and Destiny
MERIT(practicing charity, good deeds, virtuous ways) +
MEDITATION(awareness, cultivating emptiness) +
MANTRA(asking for higher help, silencing the mind) +
METHOD(a plan toward the goal, continuous discipline, massive intelligent action toward progress) +
MEASUREMENT(track your progress toward success) =
(1) Correct One’s Faults [cultivate awareness and virtue] and (2) Accumulate Merit
The lines of destiny written on your face are not true indicators of your destiny. For the true face is not your physical face but the face of your mind. And it is on the face of your mind that true destiny is written. Therefore, when the fortune-tellers say that a person has a kind disposition or a cruel disposition written on his or her face, they are really referring to a minor determinant of destiny. The major determinant of destiny is in the heart. If a cruel heart is tamed, or a kind heart becomes cruel, the external features will change. Therefore, the facial appearance is merely an indicator of the destiny written on the internal face, which is your heart. Our destiny is determined by our actions. People who were initially destined to die a violent death may die peacefully if they perform good deeds. Our destiny is in our own hands.
“Only if you practice generosity and giving can you become wealthy. Your previous karmic causality has made you poor because you did not practice generosity, offering and all forms of charity. That is why you are poor. So even though you ardently beg me day and night for wealth and riches, how can you obtain them without this karmic past?
“Take for example a fruit tree. If it is winter time, you cannot obtain any fruit, no matter whether you served a thousand or a million gods to get it. The same principle applies to money. Because you previously did not develop any karmic causality, but yet you still beg me for wealth and riches, you cannot get it either. But when the fruit is ripe in season, you will naturally obtain it without even asking. Everything is obtained because of prior formations; to obtain something you must perform the appropriate actions and set the right formations into motion. What can imploring the gods do about it?”
If you want to receive but you have not given, a billion prayers cannot make your dreams come true! If a request could be answered by prayer, it doesn't mean that a heavenly response comes free because acts of grace are still subject to causation; they are ultimately due to prior acts of sufficient merit. When you receive something seemingly out of thin air this is simply because your good karma has ripened.
… What is called fate or divine will is nothing other than the action or self-effort of the past. The present is infinitely more potent than the past. They indeed are fools who are satisfied with the fruits of their past effort (which they regard as divine will) and do not engage themselves in self-effort now.
If you see that the present self-effort is sometimes thwarted by fate (or divine will), you should understand that the present self-effort is weak. A weak and dull-witted man sees the hand of providence when he is confronted by a strong and powerful adversary and succumbs to him.
Sometimes it happens that without effort someone makes a great gain: for example, the state elephant chooses (in accordance with an ancient practice) a mendicant as the ruler of a country whose king suddenly died without leaving an heir; this is certainly neither an accident nor some kind of divine act, but the fruit of the mendicant’s self-effort in the past birth.
… The wise man should of course know what is capable of attainment by self-effort and what is not. It is, however, ignorance to attribute all this to an outside agency and to say that “God sends me to heaven or to hell” or that “an outside agency makes me do this or that”-- such an ignorant person should be shunned. -- Vasistha’s Yoga, SUNY, pp. 26-27
Alan Leo, an eminent astrologer of the West views karma and free will thusly: “The idea seems to be prevalent that astrology teaches fatalism. Those, however, who have studied the subject know that it does not teach absolute fatalism. We are not utterly bound; neither, on the other hand, are we entirely free. We are limited and restrained by ignorance. The impressions and samskaras are the primitive emotions and tendencies that motivate our lives. They are the impressions carried over from our past lives in our subconscious minds, which motivate desires, and in turn produce our thoughts and actions.” Put another way, man’s actions move on the lines that his own karma is tracing for him. But his will is free to fashion his karma. It is determinism to the extent that it is shadowed by the unchangeable laws of karma, but life which is guided by free will does not follow any preordained pattern. Determinism thus appears to function as the law which operates through changes according to the conditions of each person’s circumstances and environment. Vedic philosophy has always denied the existence of a merciless fate which would play with man as it pleases. On the contrary, the sages have undeniably declare that man has control over his actions, but his actions have no control over their results. -- Chakrapani Ullal