Chinese Luck Prediction
The Chinese believe that everyone's life is governed by five factors, and these are:
- Our FATE as revealed in our paht chee charts, our palms and our faces.
- Our LUCK which makes an appearance at different phases of our life
- Our FENG SHUI the influence of our living abodes and work places
- Our CHARACTER how we behave and respond to opportunities
- Our WISDOM i.e. our education, attitude and understanding of life.
manifest our heaven, earth and mankind luck, known as tien, ti ren.
Heaven luck is what we bring into this world at birth. Being born human
is already regarded as extreme good fortune, but the pattern of our
life is coloured by a range of luck situations that appear at different
times of our life span. Heaven luck reveals our destiny at birth, and
this comprises what we are born with i.e. our intellect, physical
attributes and personality. Look on this as the raw material we are
blessed with, for it includes abilities, attitudes, special skills and
offers an introduction to CHINESE LUCK PREDICTION
using the paht chee charts, and makes clear some common confusions and fallacies
Three Methods Of Luck Prediction
The Chinese have long possessed the skills to read destiny and to
make luck predictions using birth data, lines on the hand and features
of the face. The quality and quantity of our attributes are revealed in
these methods of luck prediction. Of the three methods, it is the birth data
that reveals the most amount of information in respect to making
predictions of the turning points in our lives, the major events, the
upheavals and the lucky breaks. So learning paht chee is almost as
useful as learning feng shui, and indeed, correct paht chee inputs
complements feng shui incredibly well.
Paht Chee Chart
Paht chee charts
are created based on the four pillars of a
personâ€™s birth data â€“ and these are the year, month, day and hour
of birth. These four pieces of information generates two elements each,
comprising the heavenly stem and the earthly branch of each pillar.
Thus, there are eight characters generated from the four pillars of
To date, almost all professional courses and workshops on paht chee
analysis comprise two sections. The first section which usually makes
up about 60 to 70 percent of any course is spent learning how to cast
the paht chee chart and corresponding luck pillars using the Chinese
thousand year HSIA calendar. This part of the exercise is a laborious
process, requiring a great deal of calculations and references to the
calendar. The margin of error at this stage is very high when the
process is hand-calculated. It is for this reason that I was always
wary of the Hong Kong paht chee experts who calculated my chart using
only their reference tables. I knew instinctively that if the chart was
not properly drawn up that the readings given to me were sure to be
In any case, I was always more interested in the part of the
learning that was devoted to the interpretation of the chart and the
luck pillars. In todayâ€™s computer age, the first part of the paht
chee exercise has now been reduced to a software program, which is
easily written. So there are now several internet websites, including
that of www.wofs.com
from where anyone can download their personalized paht chee chart and
luck pillars for free. Which thus leaves mainly the interpretation part
of the learning process.
What The Chart Reveals
The paht chee chart reveals a mountain of information when
accurately drawn up. But it must be correctly read and correctly
interpreted if it is to be of any use.
From the paht chee, you can find answers to many questions. These
questions can range from whether you will be rich, and if so, when it
will materialize. You can also check when you can get married, get a
child, find a job and so forthâ€¦ so information relating to wealth and
success potential, to the good and bad periods of a life span, and to
career and professional prospects can all be investigated.
The paht chee chart is also an excellent tool for investigating
compatibility between people and for determining the best strategic
timing of important decisions. It reveals major turning points of
oneâ€™s life. Thus, just as in feng shui, it is a living skill that
enables anyone to participate actively in transforming his or her
How is this done?
Knowing how to access and analyze your paht chee enables you to
become involved in adjusting the balance of elements that rule your
destiny. You can determine your good and bad periods and by simply
adjusting your surroundings, you can transform those potentially
harmful periods into neutral times, and good periods into times of
achievement of a stellar magnitude.
This is the most compelling of reasons for learning the paht chee reading skill.
With practice, almost anyone can become adept at reading paht chee
charts. It is a skill that can be learnt. How much of your own
instincts you add to the process differs from person to person. But
deep within every human individual are powerful psychic abilities that
lie embedded and asleep until they get awakened with use.
Once surfaced, our higher instincts will become increasingly
stronger. This is what I have discovered, that the more I practise feng
shui and the more I refer to paht chee analysis, the sharper my
instincts seem to become over the years. This is because I become more
aware of my surroundings. In the process, I find myself developing more
sensitivity to the energy around me.
I also found that destiny is only one part of the equation of life;
there is also the input of oneâ€™s actions and the influence of oneâ€™s
attitudes. When we are powerful and passionate enough about wanting to
transform our lives, we can usually transform our destinies. Fate is
only one fifth of how our future pans out. Success, health, wealth or
happiness are abstractions. How much or how little we have of each
depends on ourselves. In the same way, how much is enough for us is
also up to us. In the end it is what we make of what is given to us
that decides the direction and quality of our life.
The ability to make luck predictions and to practise feng shui is
for us to improve ourselves and make good decisions. These are living
skills that aid us. Just like learning to drive, to read, to write, to
count, to help people they make life more pleasant.
Lillian is offering a Master Class in Paht Chee (or Four Pillars)
scheduled for September this year. Click here for more details
The following article is taken from "Feng Shui World (July/August 2004)".
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