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...

How to be the person...

WARNING: this article contains much gratuitous use of profanity. Read on at your own peril.         Over the last two weeks (must be that time of the year, when people are setting out resolutions, contemplating their lives, reconsidering their friendships, relationships,...

My Kingdom for Horse...

The method here is to use shifting palace to read the individual five industries, paying attention in particular to the quality of the Wealth Star for the industry in question. Here is a reminder of the 2014 BaZi chart: IMPORTANT: My forecasts are done as a matter of academic interest, and I...

Living life on the e...

I met someone the other night who upon hearing that I practiced BaZi, asked me if it was difficult to live my life ruled by astrology. This was because I had been joking that I was surrounded by two Snakes that night and they were going to be the bane of my life seeing as I have a Pig in my...

Knowing the people w...

In the course of putting together my first beginner’s BaZi class, I’ve had to spend a lot of time writing marketing materials. And in so doing, I’ve had the opportunity to revisit some topics which oftentimes, I take for granted because to me, it seems to obvious, the answer...

Snake 巳 vs Pig 亥R...

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw At a party recently, someone asked me about the Snake vs Pig clash this year. So I said, oh, well it’s a technical clash. Of course, that means...

# Winning.

A BaZi afficienado said something interesting to me in an email today: “I believe every chart can be made a winner if only people aligned it the right way and have a looser definition of what is “their success” I just saw a meta film this week – ‘The Words’...

Water Dragon Economi...

I have been meaning to post something about global economics and the Water Dragon for some time but Dragon has been a pretty tough month for me so no time to post until now. But in any case, this article is long over-due. This post focuses specifically on a discussion of global economics but...

When is Ingenuity Di...

Whilst browsing via Zite, I came across an article on Bloomberg Businessweek entitled “Are Creative People More Dishonest?“ Interestingly, the article was accompanied by a photograph of Bernard Madoff. Yes he of Ponzi scheme fame. The article references the work of Dan Ariely,...

All you ever wanted ...

Recently, a friend posted an article about a woman in New Zealand who in her fervant desire to have a Dragon Baby (hence, the article ‘Desperately Seeking Dragon Baby‘), has decided that she will do so by any means, including artificial insemination. Ms Chuang, who is a Rooster,...