A conversation between a student (Anna) and the Ba-Zi teacher Chu J. K. in Hong Kong
Please note: The student is not Mimi Moorhouse
STUDENT Anna: Teacher, is it a good idea to give birth with a pre-selected auspicious day for a good Ba-Zi life plot to the baby?
TEACHER: I suggest giving birth according to the call of nature.
STUDENT Anna: If I can choose a date to have a child who can bring his parent extreme good luck, and he will become wealthy and famous when he/she is grown up……
TEACHER: Some of the years are very difficult to find a good day. For example, in year 2000 (Geng Chen year) on the 9th lunar month (Bing Xu month) – we can see that Bing Fire controls Geng Metal, Chen clashes with Xu. The Month represents the parents and Bing Xu month and Geng Chen year has created a Heaven Stem Control and Earth Branch Clash condition – how can it be good to the parents?
STUDENT Anna: Does it mean that this baby’s Ba-Zi will kill the parents?
TEACHER: Not necessary! When the timing in your own Ba-Zi life plot is not set out for you to die, no one in your family can “kill” you by the Control condition of your respective Ba-Zi! However, Control also means Separation and to be Away – in this case, there could be a big generation gap problem.
STUDENT Anna: What if I choose to give birth a month earlier?
TEACHER: A month earlier? A pre-mature baby by a whole month? That would be too dangerous! Will the child survive? Besides, there is a question of medical expenses and the doctor’s fee…… generally, if you choose to give birth in the off working hours, during the weekend or public holidays, the doctor would want you to pay double the fees. If you cannot afford it or don’t want to pay the price, then don’t even think about Hai, Zi, Chou, Yin and Mao Chinese hours. We have 12 Chinese hours in a day, and we now have eliminated 5 of the 12 Chinese hours – and our time restriction has been narrowed down to having only 7 Chinese hours left to choose. Mind you, there are always some famous doctors that already have a lot of business; they will not bother to work at night!
Up to now, I have yet to see a perfect Ba-Zi life plot after having read Ba-Zi for nearly 70 years…there is no such a “Having it all” Ba-Zi life plot that will bring:
1. Great prosperity and good luck to the mother and father.
2. Cleverness and high scholarly achievement.
3. A successful career life without really trying.
4. Wealth and fame.
5. A perfect and happy marriage.
6. Good health the whole life long.
7. No car (metal) accident & no blood related diseases.
8. No minor or serious law and order related violations.
9. When he/she becomes a parent – his/her children will all be famous, wealthy and caring for their own parents.
10. The spouse also will enjoy good health and they can live happily ever after.
Oh…better yet, make sure to die a year or two before the spouse, so that he/she will have the spouse and children caring for him/her before he/she leaves this world!
STUDENT Anna: Of course, it is hard to find such perfection!
TEACHER: Ok, then shall we choose two or three subjects to be “Less Lucky” – which one would you choose first? Killing the parents with the Clash and Control conditions of a bad Ba-Zi?
STUDENT Anna: No, No!
TEACHER: Failing at school and all examinations? Low salaries with low grade work? Fighting with your spouse endlessly? Constantly being ill? Children…..
STUDENT Anna: I don’t want to miss out anything! How about if we choose everything in the middle range? Let’s say, 1. The parents are sufficiently wealthy. 2. Just getting a “Pass” on every subject in school. 3. Start working with low salary, then getting promoted to a middle class paying job. 4. Not very wealthy but not poor…..
TEACHER: What do we want from number 5 and on? So we don’t want a divorce but husband and wife never get along? No serious illness but chronically suffering from niggling illnesses? No major car accident, but many small injuries? No law related violations, but many arbitrations and gossips? Parents and children enjoy good relationship, but the children never excel in life? Or, what about if the parents and children don’t see eye to eye, treating each other like enemy?
STUDENT Anna: Oh, that is so hard!
TEACHER: That’s right! Even if we have managed to find a plain life Ba-Zi plot for the child, and then the parents might end up complaining that the child did not have many lucky breaks in life!
STUDENT Anna: What do you do if your client asks you to choose a date to have a Caesarean baby?
TEACHER: Since I have never seen a perfect Ba-Zi life plot that only has all the good things and nothing bad in life, I therefore, I never make the decision for my client. I would select one or two better choice Chinese hours in each day within the 11 to 12 days before the expectant date, and I will explain to the client about the advantages and disadvantages of each selection. The client will have to make the final decision.
STUDENT Anna: Will everything be accurate with the chosen date?
TEACHER: Actually, the child makes his/her own choice. The destiny of the child begins at the moment of conception. The quality of health and the character of this child are highly influenced by DNA, nutrition, the condition of the environment and the emotional state of the mother during pregnancy. If the chosen Ba-Zi time matches the child’s DNA, he/she then will be born as planned. If not, he/she will choose to be born early – in cases such as if the mother has broken the water sack and it would be dangerous to wait! Or, the mother’s blood pressure has suddenly risen very high that it cannot wait either!
STUDENT Anna: If I am very poor, can I choose a Ba-Zi life plot of a child that would be born into a wealthy family?
TEACHER: Then you can be sure that the child will not be born on this chosen time. Even if the child was born according to this Ba-Zi life plot, just because you are so poor, he/she may end up being adopted by a wealthy family.
TEACHER: We should not force wealth to be bestowed upon us when wealth is not for us to take! Do not do things to force against nature!
Permission to publish this article in English has been kindly granted by Teacher Chu.