Have you ever wonder why when a regular shop front that is not so good business and when being taken over by another owner, it become prosperous even though the new owner did nothing to the shop? Do you know why bad luck befalls a person after moving into new house? There is also a case in China where the owner of the house has no descendant after changing the house facing.
Why is this so?
The reason is that there is no support from either one of the elements: Heaven-Earth-Man (天时, 地利, 人和)
Heaven Earth Man (天时, 地利, 人和)
In Sun Zi art of war, it was stated: “天时、地利、人和，三者不得，虽胜有殃”, which means, if there is no support from Heaven, Earth and Man, even if you win the war, there will be calamity.
Confucius definition of 天时、地利、人和 is:
- 天时 (Heaven): if now is spring then do not bother about summer or winter’s matter.
- 地利 (Earth): if there is a small lake, then just say go to a small lake to swim. Do not say you are swimming at big river.
- 人和 (Man): if there are 5-6 adults then do not say that there are more than 100 people.
What’s the above really means is that a person should make full use of the Heaven, Earth and Man elements in the natural state (i.e. follow the flow of nature)
天时is literally means Heaven time. In the astrology point of view, it is basically when all the stars are aligned that gives benefit to the person. In the Hour family of Qi Men Dun Jia (时家奇门遁甲), we basically choose the good Qi Men Dun Jia time to perform action. For example, for shop front, it will be opening ceremony.
地利 is literally means geography or landscape. This could be the house of the person we are auditing, shop front of a business or the person office space. The surrounding landscape will be taken into consideration.
人和 means human blending. It is the blending of human into the environment. This is the person that we are helping. In Qi Men Dun Jia, we use the person birth date and time to plot a Qi Men Dun Jia chart.
What is Heaven Earth Man (天时, 地利, 人和)?
It is the person at the right place, at the right time doing the right thing.
All three components fit nicely into each other to form a complete harmonious energy. This is where we achieve the balance of Yin and Yang with these three components working together.
So, if any one of the component is not good, then the entire energy is lopsided and hence break the balance of Yin and Yang. For example, you can have a good Fengshui place and good bazi but you didn’t choose a good time to move in to the new place, then you only have Man and Earth aspect. You didn’t have the support from Heaven.
Likewise, if you choose a place that doesn’t match your bazi, even though the place has a good Fengshui landscape and good timing is chosen to move in, you will not benefit from it.
How Qi Men Dun Jia is used to address Heaven Earth Man (天时, 地利, 人和)?
First of all, we need the person’s birth date and time. From the birth date and time, a Qi Men Dun Jia chart is plotted.
Next we take measurement of the place facing and sitting. The place could be the person house, office, factory or shop front. Just note that the Yong Shen (用神) for each scenario is different. Basically, it is best that we can choose a place that matches the person bazi. If the place chosen matches the person bazi, then the person will benefit from the place. For example, the place Yong Shen (用神) happens to be the person’s Sheng Men (生门) then, it is beneficial to the person’s wealth. On the other hand, if the place Yong Shen (用神) is the person’s Si Men (死门), then the person bad luck will be expanded.
Last but not least, we choose a good time to connect all these elements together. A good timing is important as this is when the Heaven element is activated, connecting to Earth element (place Yong Shen (用神)) as well as Man element (the person bazi). So, when we choose a time in Qi Men Dun Jia, the chart has to support the person’s bazi as well as the place Yong Shen (用神). This is when Heaven – Earth – Man are truly integrated and activated for the benefit of the person.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in perfect world. It is not possible to have a single house that suite everybody. As such, the Qi Men Dun Jia master has to take into consideration on who to benefit the best and prescribe the appropriate solution for the rest.
Also, there is no such thing as perfect bazi. So, every bazi will has flaw in it. For example, a person will fall sick eventually; no matter how healthy the person is. Therefore, adjustment is needed in term of colour scheme used as well as the direction to travel or work. All these adjustment are done based on the person’s bazi.
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