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Table 2.4 shows the phase of any particular stem in any particular month (represented by the branches) of the year.8 Here the lunar months are denoted by the branches, beginning with yin for the first lunar month, mao for the second, chert for the third, and so forth. The 'birth' or 'long life' phase, the 'becoming official' phase and the 'flourishing' phase are significant in the three cosmic boards and important in the art of fate-calculations, particularly for the Yang stems. 'To become...

2 Fundamental Principles

For a more detailed account see, for example, Needham, J. (1956) and Ho Peng Yoke (1985). See Chang Yung-tang irS (1987), Mingmo Fangsbi xuepai yanjiu chubian W Ki ifW Wm (Preliminary Study of the Fang School of Thought at the End of the Ming Period) (Taipei) and Chang Yung-tang (1994), Mingmo Qingchu Lixue yu Kexue guanxi zailun (Further Discussion on the Relation between Lixue and Science at the End of the Ming and the Beginning of the Qing Dynasty) (Taipei). Also see Ho Peng Yoke (1985a)....

Chen Jiujin History Of Astronomy Email

Beishi jtd Official History of the Northern Dynasties c.670 Li Yanshou MH Baopuzi neipian t& frTftlt Inner Chapters of the Book of the Preservation-of- Solidarity Master early fourth century Ge Hong Sift Chunqiu fanlu (1ISJf Abundant Dewdrops from the Spring-and-Autumn c.135 bc Dong Zgongshu jtf+SJ (Chunqiu) Zuozhuan ( () Zuo (Qiuming)'s (Sl M) Enlargement of the Spring-and-Autumn Annals compiled between 430 and 250 bc, with additions by Han scholars Zuo Qiuming Da Dai Liji JUcfUtE Record of...

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Closely with those in the Historiographer's 'Remarks'. The only exception is the case for the yisi year of the Taishi reign-period (ad 465), for which Xiao Zixian employs Configuration 102 instead of Configuration 222 as he should (see Figure 3.15). Both are for a yisi year and both show Taiyi in Palace Two, but these two configurations belong to two different epochs and what Xiao Zixian should have used would not explain the happenings that he intends to explain. The use of Configuration 102...

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Figure 4.1 Huangdi yinfujing text from Dunjia yanyi, ch. 1 pp.13-14 Qinding siku quanshu edition . (6) The Eight Trigrams divide into the Eight Gates of Dun jia . The Eight Gates are du tt (Rejection), jing Jr (View), si fc (Death), jing If (Fright), kat M (Admission), xiu ifc (Rest), sbeng (Life), and shang (Injury) . (7) The Nine Stars of Beidou, the Plough and the Duty-Warrant Officer (.zhifu) on the heaven board rotate in accordance to the stem radical of the double-hour. The Nine Stars...

Zhu Ge Liang Astrology

-(1993), 'Ziwei doushu yu zhanxingshu de yuanyuan MM (The Ziwei dousbu system of divination and its connection with western astrology)', Lishi yuekan, 68 28-50. -(1995), 'Cong kejishi guandian tan yishu (The Yijing system of divination from the standpoint of history of science)', Zhongguo kejishi lunwenji 't'HWiiilMit (Collected Papers on the History of Chinese Science and Technology) (Taipei), 19-34. -(1996a), 'Taiyi shushu yu Nan Qi shu Gaodi benjishang shichen yue zhang (The Taiyi method of...

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Another characteristic of the traditional Chinese calendar is the naming of the year. Early Chinese kings or emperors named the years after their own reigns, and so did the first few emperors of the Zhou dynasty. By the time of the Spring-and-Autumn period, the influence of the feudal princes increased as the power of the monarchy declined. Each feudal prince used a calendar named after his own reign within his own state. The Zuozhuan Efll and the Guoyu Hip, for example, adopt the calendar of...

Zhengshou Chaoshen Runqi Jieqi

Day cycles Position of Rest Gate jiazi, yicbou, bingyin, wuzi, jicbou, gengyin, renzi, kan dingmao, wucben, jisi, xinmao, renchen, guisi, yimao, kun bingchen, dingsi wuwu, jiwei, gengsben, gengwu, xinwei, rensben, jiawu, zben dingyou, tvuxu, jibai, guiyou, jiaxu, yibai, xinyou, sun renxu, guihai bingzi, dingcbou, wuyin, gengzi, xinyou, renyin qian jimao, gengcben, xinsi, guimao, jiacben, yisi dui bingwu, dingwei, wusben, renwu, guiwei, jiasben gen yiyou, bingxu, dingbai, jiyou, gengxu, xinbai...

Traditional Chinese Astrology

In our modern age, what is regarded as Chinese astrology generally refers to fate-calculation. The most sophisticated systems of fate-calculation are the Ziping method described in Appendix II and the Ziwei dousbu method referred to in Chapter 3. Knowledge of astronomy and an ability to identify stars in the night sky are not essential in these methods. Traditional Chinese astrology would however require knowledge of astronomy. Both in Europe and in China, the word 'astronomy' in the past used...

4 Qimen Dunjia Strange Gates Escaping Techniques

2 For detailed discussion on the meaning of the term 'dunjia', see Yu Zhengxie's Guisi leigao HEMil juan 10. Ngo Van Xuyet 1976 contains a brief description of Dunjia. 3 See Nansbi Official History of the Southern Dynasties , juan 9 on Emperor Wudi and juan 66, Biography of Wu Mingche. Biographies of exponents of sbusbu, including the three cosmic boards, fall within the investigation of Chang Yung-tang in his project mentioned in the Preface. 4 See Beishi Official History of the Northern...

The Ziping Method Of Fatecalculation

Judicial astrology deals with the relationship between the heavenly bodies and the life of an individual. However, Chinese astrology, as we can see in Appendix I, instead of concerning itself with the common people, dealt with the relationship between the stars and the life of those who happened to occupy important positions in the official hierarchy centred on the Chinese emperor and extending from him to members of the royal family and the senior ministers. Fate-calculation applicable to all...

What Are The Stars In Qimen Dunjia

Figure 4.3 Fortnightly periods and Qimen Dunjia Configurations, from Wujing zongyao houji zhanhou 5. between one to eight days after the fortnightly period concerned, the process to be used is called cbaoshen. When a day falls nine or more days after the fortnightly period concerned, then one of the processes runqi and jieqi has to be correctly determined. When the fortnightly period concerned falls between mangzhong irfjt and the summer solstice xiazbi KM or between daxue cS and the winter...

Preface

In the year 1953 I embarked on translating and annotating the astronomical chapters tianwenzhi JzjCJci. in the official history of the Jin dynasty 251-420 at the suggestion of Joseph Needham 1900-1995 . The aim was twofold. Dr Needham considered that a full translation of the astronomical chapters in one of the Chinese official histories was an essential reference for his preparation of the astronomy section in Volume 3 of Science and Civilisation in China and, in exchange, my translation and...

Chinese Mathematical Astrology

Francis Group LONDON AND NEW YORK This book is dedicated to the memory of Dr Wu Lien-teh, renowned Plague Fighter and Founder of Modern Hospitals in China, Healer and Philanthropist in Southeast Asia Dato Dr Lee Kong Chian, celebrated Industrialist and Banker in Southeast Asia, Philanthropist and Patron of Learning and Education