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Heluo on how to use new Luo Shu

charting for 9 Star Ki astrology life readings

Part One
What was perhaps missing in Nine Star Ki astrology is a one glimpse visual image
into your 9 Star Ki astrological birth map to give you even greater detail for your
life readings. In this series How to use new Luo Shu charting for 9 Star Ki
astrology life readings, Heluo proposes a new style of charting your 9 Ki birth
map. As youd be using it as a teacher or consultant, your students or clients will
find it all the more easy to follow what youre saying. As a practitioner of Nine
Star Ki astrology and incorporating the day Ki -, you would reduce your date of
birth to three Stars, for example 6.3.4. Your first Star then denotes your year of
birth, your second Star your month of birth and your third Star (there is a
convention more commonly in use regarding the third 9 Ki Star, which will be not
related to time of birth) represents your day of birth. Once you then know your
three 9 Ki Stars, you would usually rely on astrological character descriptions, as
well as you would be taking your three Stars to a Luoshu for purpose of 9 Ki
divination. While you would just continue doing that, the method of charting
proposed here may further help you categorize personal Ki maps into different
style charts (families), so that subject under scrutiny and according to the Six
Gods may be a Vibrant type, a Scholar type, a Creative type, a Business type or a
Leader type. For even finer detail, we may then further differentiate into Ten
Gods. While introducing this pretty much straightforward and complementary
style of charting, you will see us borrow some of the basic terminologies and
standards used in the splendid Chinese astrology of Four Pillars of Destiny Ba Zi,
while it should be stressed that we could not indiscriminately use 9 Ki astrology
with other fate calculation systems.
We are aware that Heluos blog posts may assume some rudimentary knowledge
on account of 9 Stars and Luoshu. If you are a beginner, you may go
to and download our free online course 9 Star Prediction
personal and news events.
To give you a first idea, on the left is how we would conventionally construct the
birth chart for a 6.3.4, i.e. if we choose to squeeze all this information into the 45
degrees square depiction of Luo Shu. While you would pretty much stay with this
convention and for finer detail you would now complement your reading by
using the new charting to the right. This charting method will surface dynamics
you hadnt guessed where there and it will disclose the life layer by layer.
Pretty much an and-and situation, what the new image will do is, it will have you
add gender of subject under scrutiny, while giving you a more immediately notion
of all Wuxing dynamics there (how your three Stars mutually interact), allowing
you to change the archetype to read (explanation further down) any which way
you prefer, plus it will give you chart style by stressing month of birth, using both
the 9 Ki month of birth as then also the all important Chinese Solar month of
Good, lets see what we are looking at, while you may take this approach into
practice, first for your personal 9 Ki birth chart, then your loved ones and see
what it does for you.
The arrangement to the left will be your basic working format to show the innate
Yin (black dot) or Yang (white dot) temperament (gender) of the 9 Stars into their
designated 45 degrees sectors, whereas Star 5 Earth be here taken to the center
as its own neat image, as it is of course neither male Yang or female Yin. Also
shown are the magnetic directions (South on top) and the basic Luoshu of 5
Yellow. If we stay with our 45 degrees depiction, the image to the right is then
the completed Ki map or Destiny Wheel, if you will for a male 6.3.4, born in
the month of Chen Dragon.
In Part Two, we will give you the anatomy of this destiny wheel and discuss
general functions for your first-, second- and third Star regarding temperament
and physiology.

Heluo on how to use new Luo Shu

charting for 9 Star Ki astrology life readings
Part Two
In Part One of this series How to use new Luo Shu charting for 9 Star Ki
astrology life readings, Heluo suggested a new model for you to chart birth maps
for your 9 Star Ki destiny readings or for your professional presentations. In Part
Two we will explore the anatomy, the symbols you will be using, give you some
generic characteristics for your first-, second- and third Star, and we will be
introducing the new terms 9 Star Destiny Wheel, Ki master, year master, month
master and day master. One of the things this series will be aiming for is to give
you an exciting new notion of Wuxing dynamics, pretty much common ground
already for practitioners of Four Pillars of Destiny Bazi, but the more
commendable also if you are a 9 Ki adept or a practitioner of Flying Star Feng
Shui. As youre reading along, you may just as well get yourself a piece of paper
and commit your own 9 Star Ki birth map. If you can draw a circle, five star, white
and black dots, you can do it.

9 Star Destiny Wheel Ji Xng Mng Pn

We thus establish a 9 Star Destiny Wheel, which we may refer to as 9 Ki Ming
Pan, or just Mingpan. In order to get you going and before using a sample birth
map, well go into some principles on account of the general function of your
three Stars.
Here is the anatomy, which you may first try on your own 9 Ki birth map.
Note the white dot for Yang Stars, the black dot for Yin Stars, while you may
further note the image wed be here using for Star 5 Yellow. Thats pretty much
all there is to it, besides some terminologies wed be introducing further on and
which will tremendously help you in doing fate readings.
Advancing into this image outside-in, we will be referring to the outer most ring
(layer) as the first ring (Heaven Qi), then second ring (Earth Qi) and third ring
(Man Qi). What this image does is, it divides the 360 degrees compass
circumference into:
Eight segments of 45 degrees, each to host the first Star or year master at the
outer most layer, the second Star of birth or month master at the second layer,
the third Star or day master at the third layer. What this does is, it will give you a
more immediate notion of Wuxing dynamics.
Twelve segments of 30 degrees each to host either one of Twelve Earthly
Branches (sometimes known as Chinese animals). This ring be used to indicate
Chinese Solar month of birth. We will devote separate section to explain some of
the dynamics and how to read into further detail for a year master born in Dragon
month, or a year master born in Monkey month and so on.
Once more Eight segments of 45 degrees each, which can be used to take in
natives personal birth chart or any Luoshu Star configuration for year, month or
day. You may later replace this section by a Wuxing five Star.
Intermezzo for Bazi practitioners
Alternatively, if you are not working from a printed model and if you just wish to
quickly draw a birth chart on white board or on a piece of paper, section C would
be used to host the Wuxing five Star which will omit section B for the Twelve
Earthly Branches (see end of Part One).
While I will explain later on, for my readers already well versed in 9 Star Ki and
Four Pillars of Destiny Ba Zi, a sneak preview will propose a then much more
workable format to indicate Chinese Solar months of birth. This image will give an
immediate notion for the Ten Gods, the hidden elements contained in the Chinese
Solar months of birth, as well as give you indication for the Twelve Life Stages.
To the left is the image for a male 3.7.4, born in September Rooster month, so
that Rooster be indicated by taking a black dot to the Metal leg of the five Star,
because Rooster is member of the Metal months and one of the Yin Branches.
To the right is the Mingpan for a female 3.9.5 born in July Sheep month.

In the family of Twelve

Earthly Branches, Wei Sheep is member of the Fire months and it is one of the Yin
Branches, so we mark the Fire leg of the five Star with a black dot. However,
taking a black dot to the Fire leg of the five Star could have just as well indicated
Snake month, because Snake also belongs to the Fire Branches and it is also a
Yin Branch. So as in order to then distinguish Wei Sheep and because Sheep is
one of the four Earth Branches (Chou Ox, Chen Dragon, Wei Sheep, Xu Dog),
wed also tick the Earth leg of the Five Star. Because Star 5 doesnt keep to any of
the magnetic directions, we just propose to take indication for 5 Yellow to the
West 7 Metal domain and park it there.
Function of your three Stars
Not conclusive and while noting 9 Ki is an endogenous system for fate calculation
(all happens internally), this series will say:
Year master
Derived from your 9 Ki year of birth. Represents the person, here also called year
master. Commonly referred to in 9 Ki as Natal or Adult number.
The energy of your first Star hints towards your strongest (better said,
physiologically most Yang) organ, for example, a 1 Water year master is governed
by the Kidney, a 2 Earth year master is governed by the Stomach. Therefore, in 9
Ki, it is the year master that is considered the main archetype to read.
The year Star of birth represents your overall energy at first breath and acquired
directly from Heaven, in that its whereabouts would be outside the realm of Earth
atmospheric forces, much more related to energies having originated from our
sun and Solar system. Mostly, 9 Stars would be associated with the seven stars of
the Big Dipper (Ursa Major) and so-called 2 distant Stars, which would be hinting
towards our current North Star Polaris (Yang) and our future North Star Vega
Your year master may hold information on account of your life goal. It is the
externalized characteristics of your first Star that will be most apparent to
yourself and others as you progress through life.
We say that your year master will be ready to take over first violin from your
month Star around age 18, whereas this should then not be taken to mean that
your first Star year master was not apparent during childhood, because year
master is your true nature and always there.
Also, 9 Ki says that beyond age 72 we would add one Star to our natal Star, i.e. a
1 Water native would from then on assume Star 2, a Star 2 native would assume
Star 3, up to a Star 9 native that would assume Star 1.
Month master
Derived from your 9 Ki month of birth. May denote your most inner drive, organ
induced behavior. Commonly referred to in 9 Ki as Child number.
There is a one to one relation between what the energy of your second Star
denotes and where we locate planet earth on its annual orbit around the sun at
the time of your first breath.
Each organ will enjoy its 15 minutes of fame in the overall waxing and waning of
earth magnetic and atmoshperic forces, which birth month would then charge a
certain organ and take it to the stage of Prime Qi.
Once more related to organ and meridian energy, this may denote your inner
drive (see chart styles and under Six Gods and Ten Gods further along this
Popularily we may say, a person born in a 9 Fire year, but in a 1 Water month, is
a Kidney motivated person. Furthermore, and since Water controls Fire, the
month of birth controls year master, so that Water becomes his Power element,
said differently, the Water month be telling for his inner drive, which would be
much on ambition, the will to acquire leadership position and an inborn capacity
to achieve.
The month Star is also referred as Child Number in that it is said to more or less
preside over the year master up to around adolescent age, such on account of
how you would perceive and relate to others and the environment as a child.
Once having reached independence at a mature age and with then your first star
in the drivers seat, your second Star may represent your psycholigical life, your
physical make up and tolerance for disease and mishap, your health outlook, your
emotional life and emotional responses when under pressure, your social outlook.
Your second Star will be most telling for how you actively upload into the
environment, mentally, socially, as your second Star can thus also be helpful or
obstructing in whatever your first Star had set out to achieve.
Usually, the inner notions carried by your second Star temperament and behavior
will be better known to those closer to you, your spouse, and such temperament
may surface if you are going through challenging times.
Day master
Derived from your 9 Ki day of birth. May denote your inner most self, your inner
most motive. Commonly referred to in 9 Ki as Tendency number.
The third Star may be what youd be uploading least consciously of all, in fact it
may be your inner most self and what would need protection.
Comparably, in Chinese astrology, more particularly Four Pillars of Destiny, the
last thing one would give out is the exact birth hour information as, if used in
warfare, it is the hour information that would indicate the generals weakest, most
vulnerable, point. To same respect, your day Ki Star would be your achilles heel.
If your third Star is 4 Wood, people could easily compromise you on account of
compassion, if your day Ki Star is 6 Metal, you would be easily attacked if people
doubted your leadership or even your moral standards.
Even if you are aware of your day Ki Star, it will not be easy to trace it or
consciously establish its exact function, as it would be hardly or not noticeable
even to yourself. If you see yourself faced with the choice of either advancing into
first-, second- or third Star activities, I would suggest youd aim for your third
Star least of all.
It has, however, function, either physiologically or in prognostication and it may
be read into for its Wuxing function, i.e. it may mediate between first- and second
Star, it may engender or control either one.
We can imagine a 4.x.4, so that the third 4 is energetically in accord with the first
4, which is pretty much a situation of what you see is what you get. Whereas, if
we see 4.x.6, we note that the person may be exerting 6 Metal sternness, while
his true nature would be rather more gentle and compassionate.
In real actual life it is easy to be overestimated or underestimated. People may
presume the 4.x.6 to be much less vulnerable than he really is. People may also
see a 4.x.6 teach efficiently or coming across as organized, while deep down the
Star 4 may take longer to mature and tell you at age 38 I am still not sure about
direction or what I will do later in life.
It is important, to distinguish between a person born in February or November,
where either one could be 3.5.3, for example. 9 Ki and the Chinese Zodiac keep
to identical starting times for years, months and days.
Systems such as 9 Star Ki astrology, Four Pillars of Destiny Ba Zi and Flying Star
Feng Shui all keep to the Chinese Solar calendar, whereas there would of course
fit nine 9 Ki months into a cycle of twelve Chinese Solar months.
This means, certain month Stars in 9 Ki appear twice each Solar year. We will
discuss the Twelve Earthly Branches and their function separately, as for now we
would be having enough on our hands.
Ki Master
If you have been reading attentively, you will have seen me use year master for
your first Star, month master for your second Star and day master for your third
Star. This is for a reason, although you wouldnt have seen it elsewhere.
While at a life reading, I need you to be able to alternately assess from either the
first-, second- or third Star. Youd be as much interested to see function of first
Star onto the second Star, as you would like to reason into function of second
Star onto the first Star. It is a matter of giving out archetypes, if you will.
Whatever then becomes the central focus in your assessment, is Ki master.
Your year master becomes Ki master once reading centralizes around it.
Your month master becomes Ki master once reading centralizes around it.
Your day master becomes Ki master once reading centralizes around it.
In other words, youd be reading into much finer detail once you are able to see
how the year Star in its capacity of Ki master would be on the one hand
controlling your second Star, whereas if youd then mirror as seen from the
perspective of your second Star, this would change the function of your first Star.
Whereas wed still need explain Six Gods and Ten Gods, one could be the others
Wealth, while as seen from the other, the one could be Power.
We may once more use our example for a male 3.7.4 born in September Rooster
If here year master 3 Wood is Ki master because we centralize all of the reading
around its archetype, then month master 7 Metal is its Power sign.
What controls you is your Official, your Power sign. Ki master Wood is controlled
by Metal. It is another way of saying the Wood Liver will achieve through the
Metal Large Intestine, because organs produce emotions and whatever lies
innate, must externalize. As seen from any Ki master, to engage into leadership,
the exertion of ambition or the style by which to achieve will be considerably
different if Metal is Power, Water is Power, Wood is Power and so on.
Anyway, somewhere along our life reading and still for the same Ki map -, we
can then change focus and continue our reading as seen from the perspective of
month master 7 Metal, which then becomes Ki master.
What you control is your Wealth sign. Because Ki master is now 7 Metal (and the
archetype to read into), Metal controls Wood, so that meanwhile our 3 Wood year
master functions as Wealth onto Ki master 7 Metal. Now, since here the day
master is 4 Wood, you may take this as Ki master and assess its function for your
overall life reading. What is its associated organ and what will it do on character,
temperament, behavior, can we rely on it for Output and production, Wealth and
assets, or Power and achievement and so on.

You may ask why at all we would at one point centralize year master, to then
centralize our life reading around the month master and give it the position of Ki
master. Well, you would do this already for all the right astrological reasons, but
moreover, this is because you would actually read the living person, rather not
the static birth chart.
All in 9 Ki is physiological and we cannot assume sound health. If here, our 3.7.4
enjoys sound physiological health all of his organ and meridian Qi on order and
with otherwise no Causative Factors (CF) -, we could just as well read from the
first Star. If, however, here for example, anything energetically off with the
second Star Large Intestine, the energy there may become dominant, which
would be noticeable on account of the person exerting more of the minus
emotions related to 7 Metal.
Wed like the gravitational pull to be on the year master, but your clients life
progression may show otherwise and you must be ready to both engage into an
all else being equal type of reading, as well as you must be ready to take a
persons life chronology and derive from this if or to what extend the life had been
at forward progressive movement or somewhere along the line, client had
perhaps lost momentum, so to say.
If you havent seen the Wuxing plus and minus emotions and temperament as
they relate to organ and meridian Qi, you may review pages 23-27 in Heluos free
online course 9 Star Prediction personal and global events.
This means, you may get to see ten clients with identical 3.7.4 Mingpan, while all
born in Rooster month, but still I need you to arrive at a different reading each
time. Seeing ten identical charts, youd come up with a unique scenario each
time. One client coming to your consultation may be a vegetarian, one client may
be a female with children, the other also a female with no at all any children, one
client lives along the seashore, one in Manhattan and one in Zambia. Besides this,
there would be other factors for you to look into if only to eliminate obstructive
influence before at all you could engage into reading lives. Bottom line is, each
these ten clients will arrive with the same birth chart, each one in its own
physiological state.
Not just that, you would have to pull your clients life chronology, if only certain
factors leading to deficient, dominant or stagnant Qi could have resulted in a
tendency towards the minus organ induced emotions, temperament or even
certain changes in character to a point your client may no longer assume
presumed character or even life progression.
If at all you can and before assuming the actual life reading, you may check for:
Constitutional influences, embryonic development. Qi of ancestors up to seven
generations back, parents.
Biological-physiological influences coming from diet (consider heavily processed
food, microwave, long endured poor dietary habits), poor environmental
conditions. Poor blood quality. Malnutrition, deprivation, addictions and last but
not least dehydration.
What was mothers diet during the gestation period and did she alter her food
intake significantly, or did she make a significant geographical move, how was her
overall health and well-being, did she endure decisive events.
Childhood fixations and upbringing causing emotional problems and mechanisms.
Negative affirmations, uncorrected concepts of fear, projections, assumptions,
leading to unproductive social transactions (so-called bio contracts).
Born in one geography, moving to another geography different in both
topography, pressure, climate, the more so if difference in Longitude, for example
moved from the North to the South where food energetics measure differently
and not having adjusted diet (which is also the surest way for being homesick,
because cell memory may not recognize the new environment). No generic rules
can be given here as some migrants tolerate (certain) food from the new
environment, while the other migrant thrives on (certain) food from the home
land (nothing be more personal than what goes into the mouth to assimilate, so
we always study a minimum of 3 different dietary principles if only to at least be
able to cancel out fault in either one).
Traveling too much, too fast or over too large a distance, especially between
Hemispheres, by this not keeping to steady diet, taking in a variety of dish styles
on endlessly varying times of day.
Women: too many children. Men: ejaculation. Both: exhaustion from too hard
labour. Working nights, sleeping during day-time.
Going through a rough period of persistent and sustained heavy emotional loss or
Unknown factors, factors outside our scope (interview your client).
Whatever you may be able to relate to this list, should be readily verifiable by the
persons behavior, his attitude, his facial features, his body movements or his
physical, emotional and spiritual achievements.
At the same time, lists such as the one here, your entire education and
experience as a diviner for that matter, may mean nothing without clients
confirmation. Your confirmation will be not in the 9 Ki Mingpan as such, it is not in
the Bazi, as much as it is with your client. It is from the feedback of our clients
that we learn most.
You could be gazing into any birth map until you
see grey, meeting a person with a rather large
amount into any of the minus emotions, equals
your knowing that the person concerned would
have fairly big trouble tapping into the
opportunities normally offered to him by his
astrological outlook. Doing this persons life
reading, or any forecasting for the person, we
suggest youd refrain from any firm statements
as to what this person may or may not expect in any given field.
To proportion that you find any clients personal magnetism off discernable by
comparing the persons Qi against above list, noting his organ induced
temperament, his life chronology -, you can be sure that his life progression
would be off also.
So, there may be a world of difference between what you gather from the 9 Ki
birth map or the Bazi structure and what you may see come off your client. A
good counselor would specialize in more than just 9 Ki, Bazi or Feng Shui alone,
as he would ensure to gain a bit more than just working knowledge on account of
all kinds of techniques, so as in order to help client correct for any energetic
deviation and obtain forward progressive movement and momentum.
I think at this point and notwithstanding going standards regarding the Wuxing
supporting cycle or the controlling cycle, it is good to show you that:
If either person (or organ) in sound condition, neither one person (or organ)
would control the other or even sense to come under control. If you hadnt
already, you need rid of such suppositions as if supporting cycle is positive and
controlling cycle is negative. It is against life, certainly against solid life reading.
More people than we would care to host in our backyard would still presume it a
bad portent to have a spouse that controls me, just because native is a 9 Fire,
his partner a 1 Water. This type of supposition is an elephant and one of most
persistent misperceptions on account of Wuxing dynamics. All else being equal
and either one in sound health, it is quite fortunate to have such control
transmitted by your significant other, as he or she will pull the best out of you,
which will do wonders on account of your achievements.
So, lets sidestep into an example for a married couple, husband shown to the
left, wife to the right. The outdated version would be to bluntly state how 9 Fire
wife controls 6 Metal husband (then, from such emblematic reading, would follow
a bunch of suppositions, then active statements, so that the life reading be of
course pulled into louping, which would also pretty much effectively end the
Rather, 9 Fire year master of the wife is the husbands Power element, which will
promote achievement, whereas the 6 Metal year master of the husband is the
wifes Wealth, assets and knowledge element.

Context is all important

In warfare, we use Wuxing to cast the differences, to see where the other party
can be controlled, weakened, damaged or destroyed. It is bad practice to then
transport same for your life readings or even when youd involve into matters of
compatibility between spouses, as here the objective is a fruitful marriage, so
that we would always look for common ground. If you are a good diviner and you
are being faced with any setback as to Wuxing, the very reason we said you are a
good diviner is, youd always find the escape and point out what is in favor. It is
easy as it is right there, for as long as you would let Wuxing speak. Same goes
for directionology.
Then again and besides control, youd see much more that these Mingpan would
have in common.
In Part Three, well start handling 9 Ki month of birth and what it does on chart
You may see what it does for you if already at this time youd take your own 9 Ki
birth information and the Ki maps of those closest to you to a piece of paper,
while projecting this new approach. Do a slow preferably element by element
assessment of what youre seeing.
If you know your year master (and while you always think organ energy and
Vital Qi), what would be the function of your month of birth and what would this
be telling you on account of your inner drive, your aspirations, how youd go
about transactions with yourself, others, the environment and how can you act
upon this information for health, success, forward progressive movement and
momentum. It is one big adventure.
Remember, whereas your first Star may be 9 Fire and thus year master, it may be
only Ki master for as long as we are organizing all of our reading around it. If
your second Star for month of birth is 4 Wood, this may be referred to as month
master, but once we take our reading as seen from the perspective of this 4 Wood
Star, it be referred to as Ki master.
Ki master is then subject under focus and could well be either one of your Stars.
Ki master is the archetype at that time, so that, if we place 9 Fire in the position
of Ki master, the 4 Wood becomes instrumental to its support (Resource). If we
then change our reading to assess from 4 Wood, this becomes Ki master and now
Fire is what it generates (Output).
While youre at it, dont forget to check yourself on those Wuxing plus and minus
emotions page 23-27 of Heluos article 9 Star Prediction personal and news
events, as it has been there for good reason.
Contact Heluo if youd like a descriptive and eye opening hand made ad hoc
assessment done for your personal 9 Ki birth map (which for the purpose we will
be able to handle ad hoc requests from our Harvest for All fund, see Services
Heluos website) using this approach, and email us if you have any questions
regarding this new charting method and tell us if you see room for improvement.