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17th April 2010
Great Galloping Heavenly Horse
A Fast QMDJ Technique To Determine Your Escape Direction
In Qi Men Dun Jia, we are taught there are ways to escape from danger or being captured if you are being pursued by running towards a specific direction. Typically this entails the use of one of the BaMeng °ËéT (8 Doors) directions - DuMen ¶ÅéT or sometimes ShengMen ÉúéT to escape from danger. To do this, you will need to plot the QMDJ chart of the hour and locate the direction of these doors. In practice, this is not very useful because of the need to plot the QMDJ chart. If you do not have a portable QMDJ chart plotting device such as a smartphone or PDA, you will not have the time or the patience to plot a chart to find your escape direction.
In such a situation, the Great Galloping Heavenly Horse Ì«›_ÌìñR technique allows you to quickly determine the direction to run towards.
To use this technique, there are a few things you need to remember at all times. They are:-
1. Know your 24 mountains directions. Carry a small portable compass with you showing the standard 24 mountains direction at all times.
2. Know the current month and the current time in terms of the earthly branches. For example, 17th April 2010 at 4.30pm is Chen ³½ (dragon) month and the time is Shen Éê hour. Chen ³½ is 3rd month of the year. In solar calandar, Feburary 4th is the start of the month for the year.
If you are able to remember the above, then it is very easy to use the Great Galloping Heavenly Horse Ì«›_ÌìñR technique as shown below.
Let¡¯s use an example to illustrate the technique using the date and time of 17th April 2010 at 4.30pm.
Given the date and time, we know the month is Chen ³½ (dragon), which is the 3rd month of the year and the hour is Shen Éê (monkey). Using the standard 12-palace grid chart below, locate the Chen ³½ month. The palace Chen ³½ represent the 1st month of the year based on the chart below. Take note that the Chen ³½ palace is always the starting palace for counting clockwise around the 12-palalce grid.
Start counting clockwise from the Chen palace until you reach the current month. For April 17th, we should count until Wu Îç palace, which is the 3rd month of the year.
From the Wu Îç palace, we then start to count clockwise again, this time by counting the hour, beginning with Zi ×Ó hour. Counting from Zi ×Ó clockwise, we should reach Shen Éê hour (3pm to 5pm) at Yin Òú palace. Therefore Yin Òú direction is the Great Galloping Heavenly Horse Ì«›_ÌìñR direction and is a good direction to head if you are escaping from danger. Using your compass, look for the Yin Òú mountain and start heading in that direction to make your escape.
This method is fast and can be calculated quickly using the fingers of your palm as long you know the month and time for any moment. For those who wants to refer to the original Chinese table, a copy of the Great Galloping Heavenly Horse Ì«›_ÌìñR is reproduced here.
By Cyril Quah
"The Feng Shui Connoisseur"
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