Today, I am going to discuss about Death and Emptiness(DE) or 空亡 in chinese. It sound really scary and also inauspicious. Many people , especially beginner students panics when they see the word DE in their Bazi Charts. Many worried if it means that they are going to die to have some bad thing happening. In actual fact, it doesn’t mean physical death, but death or stagnant in certain activities. Example, a career, feeling unfulfilled and your mind becoming empty. This really a bad situation?
Perhaps, you are not getting what you want in your career and if you think about this, “How can you get more when your hands are full or tied?” It may be an indicator that how can you look for a new career if you are still holding to those bad and toxic experience. Can you fill up your mind with new passion or creative when your mind is all filled with problems that you encounter?
It is always easier to tell someone to be objective when it comes to solving problems. But humans are emotional creatures, we are easily being consumed with our emotions and many times, it makes us feel like a victim. When we become a victim, everything becomes impossible.
But yet, if everyday we are only presented with issues, we are going to be drowned in it and fears will step in and will prevent us from taking ownership of the problems. In the end, we will only look at a problem with more problems, and that can become a nit-picking cycles. Do you want that to happen and do you want to break free of that?
Let take a look at some technical, here is how you can find out what is your DE animal earthly branch.
- You can use Bazi Plotter and plot your chart and look into your Natal Chart.
- If DE exist it will indicate in the earthly branch on your BaZi chart. Look out for the words that say “DE” or “Death and Emptiness” or in Chinese character “空” or “空亡”.
There are 10 Heavenly Stem and 12 Earthly Branches (or 12 animal signs). Each stem is assigned to an earthly branch leaving out 2 extra branches without stems. These two extra branches or animal signs are categorized under Death and Emptiness.
Refer to the 60 Pillars below to find your 2 DE animals based on your Day Master.
There are people who have the DE within their natal chart, like the above while some of us will see it during the 10 years Luck Cycle.
Whether or not in your chart has presence of the DE earthly branch, we still do encounter them everyday as we know that the hours, day and month are govern by the earthly branches. For the example shown below, how does this person feel like daily from 3 pm to 7 pm? Do they feel any difference as compared to other hours of the day? Maybe yes for those very energy inclined person but unlikely for most of us as the DE energy can be too lightly feeled.
Having the DE is a kind of feeling. If you have the DE and you do not know know how to control it, you do always experience a sense of emptiness, fear and under-achieved, or you aren’t clear of your directions in life. Hence, it is important that you are conscious and is aware what you have achieve. Write it down and have it visible to yourself and remind yourself, then practice gratitude on how you have managed to attain your achievements. Not everyone who has the DE will have the same feeling as everyone Bazi is different and the experience will also be different.
I will be discussing about how each of the DE will affect you in different Pillar, Luck Pillar and more in my next posting.
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