Do the Hustle

Last week, I was doing a BaZi consult with a client trying to engage in some strategic career pivoting. The consultation was not going so easy because he had a number of other criteria that needed to be satisfied beyond purely deciding on what he should do next. He had come well prepared for...

Because nobody knows...

Early this year, I forecasted that Angela Merkel would have a difficult year in office, with a potential to lose her position. Frau Chancellor was facing a 丁酉 Hurting Officer see Direct Officer. If this time of birth is correct, she also had a Direct Officer Self Punishment. Her 10 year LP is...

New Video Class: The...

Most people learn BaZi in the hopes of saving a few bucks on a professional Annual Assessment. Some people learn BaZi in order to be able to engage in an Annual Assessment of the people around them – a strategic competitive advantage as it were. However, most students of BaZi are left...

Goodbye Guinea Pig&#...

One of the frequent pieces advice I give to BaZi students is GET A GUINEA PIG. Someone you can experiment on, test out your bazi knowledge and generally, figure out how BaZi works on a live wriggling example. Of course, you are your own best guinea pig but is helps also to have guinea pigs...

3 Eggs, 5 chickens&#...

The job of the BaZi consultant is to ask hard questions of the client. Not to let the client tell us what they want. But for us to tell them what can be done, within the parameters of what they want. Recently I was discussing a chart with someone and the topic entered around how to best...

Planning vs Counting...

A recent BaZi client sought advice on financial planning for the future. Her efforts were of course wise – she as nearing her 30s, had a good job that involved a technical skill, and had some goals she wanted to achieve in terms of her finances.  She knew she was coming up on a good...

Money Never Sleeps&#...

It’s been a while since my last class, which was Annual Analysis 101, conducted in Kuala Lumpur. This year’s class has been a while in the offing because it has been difficult to find a topic that i’m very passionate about to spend 3 days talking non stop about it. The...

How to train a Xin 辛...

Note: I just realised that it’s been so long since I wrote one of these, I actually had to GO BACK and look at my original post “How to Train a Jia 甲 Wood” to remember, what these posts were actually about. Memo to self: gotta get back in the saddle again.  Important...

Monkey or Rooster? A...

So officially today, we Enter the Rooster. Or do we? I am not yet convinced that what we are seeing (especially in the USA under Trump) represents the Rooster. Rather, this is the vestiges of the Bing Shen finally showing its true colours (with some intermingling of the emerging Rooster). I...

Economic Forecast fo...

So usually I write this at the same time as my annual forecast but hey, stuff happens and this sort of fell along the back burner. So at the risk of the usual hindsight is 20-20 comments, I’m publishing this anyway, six months late. (better late than never right). That being said, I am...