Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Combination of Ten Stems 十干配合

Combination of the stems is also another topic that seems ambiguous to me. Combination 合 is not the same as Transformation 化. Some combination transform and some don't. It depends on other factors such as the month's decree, Intensity and Qi of the resulting element and support from the HS.

Combination and Transformation of Heavenly Stem














SMTH on Heavenly Stem Combination:

夫合者,乃和谐之义,如阳见阳,二阳相竞则为克,阴见阴,二阴不足则为克,唯阴见阳,阳见阴为合,亦如男女相合而成夫妇之道。

Combination signifies harmony, Yang meeting Yang would be competitive and it's regarded as countering, Yin seeing Yin would be insufficient and it's also regarded as countering. Only when Yin meets Yang or Yang meets Yin, it's regarded as Combination, it's like the meeting of a man and a woman that has become a marriage.



东方甲乙木畏西方庚辛金克。甲属阳为兄,乙属阴为妹,甲兄遂将乙妹嫁金家,与庚为妻,所以乙与庚合。

Eastern Jia and Yi fear being countered by western Geng and Xin. Jia belongs to Yang, is the brother, Yi belongs to Yin and is the little sister, so the brother Jia marries his sister to the Metal family, as the wife of Geng, thus Yi and Geng combine.




南方丙丁火畏北方壬癸水克。丙属阳为兄,丁属阴为妹,丙兄遂将丁妹嫁水家,与壬为妻,所以丁与壬合。


Southern Bing and Ding fear being countered by Northern Ren and Gui. Bing belongs to Yang, as the brother, Ding belongs to Yin as the sister, Bing brother marries his little sister Ding to Water family, as the wife of Ren, thus Ding and Ren combine.




中央戊己土畏东方甲乙木克。戊属阳为兄,己属阴为妹,戊兄遂将己妹嫁木家,与甲为妻,所以甲与己合。


Middle Wu and Ji fear being countered by Eastern Jia and Yi. Wu belongs to Yang as the brother, Ji belongs to Yin as the little sister. Wu the brother marries his little sister Ji to the Wood family, as the wife of Jia, so Jia and Ji combine.




西方庚辛金畏南方丙丁火克。庚属阳为兄,辛属阴为妹,庚兄乃将辛妹嫁火家,与丙为妻,所以丙与辛合。


Western Geng and Xin fear being countered by Bing and Ding fire, Geng as Yang, the brother, Xin as Yin the little sister, Geng marries his little sister Xin to the fire family, as the wife of Bing, so Bing and Xin combines.




北方壬癸水畏中央戊己土克。壬阳为兄,癸属阴为妹,壬兄乃将癸妹嫁土家,与戊为妻,所以戊与癸合。


Northern Ren and Gui are afraid of being countered by Middle earth Wu and Ji, Ren as Yang the elder brother and Ji as Yin the little sister, Ren marries his little sister Gui to Wu, as the wife. thus Wu and Gui combines.



甲与己何名为中正之合?Why Jia and Ji combination is called the combination of Central and Upright?




甲,阳木也,其性仁,位处十干之首,己,阴土也,镇静淳笃,有生物之德,故甲己为中正之合。带此合主人尊崇重大,宽厚平直。如带煞而五行无气则多嗔好怒,性梗不可屈

Jia is Yang wood, it's benevolent. It's the leader of the 10 stems, Ji, Yin earth. Peaceful. quiet and solemn, has the virtue of engendering creations, Thus Jia and Yi is regarded as the combination of Central and Upright. Those who carry this combination indicates respectfulness, dignity, generosity and straightforwardness. If it carries a Killing and the five elements are without Qi signify the person blames a lot, ill-tempered, straightforwardness that does not want to bent (stubbornness).



乙与庚何名为仁义之合?Why Yi and Geng is called the combination of benevolence and righteousness?


乙,阴木也,其性仁而太柔,庚,阳金也,坚强不屈则刚柔相济,仁义兼资。故主人果敢有守,不惑柔佞,周旋唯仁,进退唯义。五行生旺则骨秀形清,若死绝带煞则使气好勇,体貌不扬,自是非人。甲己、乙庚之合,妇人不忌。

Yi is yin wood, it is benevolent and very gentle, Geng is Yang metal, it's tough, strong, unyielding, it's toughness and gentleness combined, benevolence and righteousness combined. Thus signify the person is vigilant but careful, not enticed by flattery, going back and forth only with benevolence, advancing or retreating with righteousness. The five elements that is 'born' or prosperous would have good looks, if it's in dead or extinction and carries Killing, the person would be brave but impulsive, body and looks unpleasing. A person of mischief. Jia + Ji, Yi + Geng are not taboo for women.


丙与辛何名为威制之合?Why Bing and Xin combination is named oppressive?


丙,阳火也,辉赫自盛,辛,阴金也,克刃喜煞。故丙辛为威制之合。主人仪表威肃,人多畏惧,酷毒,好贿喜淫,若带煞或五行死绝则寡恩少义,无情之人。妇人得之,与天中、大耗、咸池相并者,貌美声卑,夭冶而淫。

Bing is Yang fire,it's glorious, conspicuous and self flourishing. Xin is Yin metal, it Counters 'Ren (Blade)' and likes Killing. Thus Bing and Xin is regarded as oppressive combination. Signifies that the person looks strict, earnest and serious, is feared by many, cruel and malicious, likes bribery and loves greed (or lust), if it carries killing or the five elements are dead and extinct, the person is ungrateful and not righteous, inaffectionate. For women who has this together with TianZhong, DaHaoz and XianChi has good looks with a low voice, excessively beautiful (yin 淫 could also refer to lust).


丁与壬何名为淫慝之合?壬者,Why Ding and Ren combination is named as evil combination?


纯阴之水,三光不照,丁者,藏阴之火,自昧不明。故丁壬为淫慝之合。主人眼明神娇,多情易动,不事高洁,习下无去,枕欢溺色,于我则吝,于彼则贪,若五行死绝或带煞,见咸池、大耗、天中自败,有淫污家风之丑;亲厚小人,侮慢君子,贪婪作妄,必胜而后已。妇人淫邪奸慝,易挑易诱,多招玷辱,或年高而嫁少夫,或年幼而配老夫,或先贱而后良,或先良而后贱。

Water is of pure Yin, three lights does not shine on it, Ding is fire with Yin hidden inside, self obscuring and not bright. Thus Ding and Ren is called the evil combination. Signifies the person has bright eyes (could mean beautiful or the eyesight is good), sweet and charming, very affectionate (has many relationships) and easily enamored, does not care about being 'high and clean' (as in moral conduct),习下无去 when becomes habit, it would not change (unsure translation), pillows that like to indulge in colors (meaning love to have sex), what belongs to him, he would be stingy (unwilling to share or use), what belongs to others, he would be greedy for (he wants the same thing). If the five elements are dead and extinct or see Killing, meeting XianChi, DaHao and TianZhongZiBai, would spoil the family reputation, loves petty people, does not care or mistreat noble people, because of greed commits all kinds of outrages, must win and only after that he would stop.Women would be lewd, wicked, evil and treacherous, easily instigated and lured, bring about many flaws and humiliation, or being an older woman who marries a young husband, or a very young woman who marries an old husband or lowly at the beginning and good afterwards or good at the beginning and lowly afterwards.



戊与癸何名为无情之合? Wu and Gui is named the apathetic combination (无情 could mean apathetic, disloyal, not affectionate, ruthless etc, it's like when one does not reciprocate the love that was given to him, even though he benefited from the love)


戊,阳土也,是老丑之夫,癸,阴水也,是婆娑之妇,老阳而少阴,虽合而无情,主人或好或丑,如戊得癸则娇媚,姿美得所,男子娶少妇,妇人嫁美夫;若癸得戊则形容古朴,老相俗尘,男子娶老妻,妇人嫁老夫。


Wu is Yang earth, a man that is old and ugly, Gui is yin water, a vivacious woman. Old Yang and Young Yin, even though is joint, is not affectionate, signifies a person that is probably good or probably ugly, if Wu gets Gui means good looks and beauty, man would marry a young wife, woman would marry a beautiful husband; when Gui gets Wu denotes simple and plain, old and plain, man would marry an old wife or woman marries and old husband.


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6 comments:

  1. Hi Trey,

    Assuming Jia DM with Bing and Xin on the stem combining, the Food and direct officer auspicious gods are combined away. But what if the DM is Ding and Ren , Officer star is combined by Ding DM? I read that when a combo is with the DM, the stars, in this case the Officer star will not be combined away. If there is transformation, the wood (seal) will be an additional star to use. Is this correct?

    Another question. A Ding DM with Ren on stem and combining, what happens when Ren appears in LP or the year. I understand it is a situation called fighting to combine and the result is combination will not happen and officer star which was combining with the DM in the natal chart will be lost. What is your thoughts on this?

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  2. Dear Joe,

    You are correct in case if DM is Ding and Officer appears in the stem, it combines with the DM in the same way as a husband is combined to his wife. Officer star will not be lost but it will become more affectionate. However, whether this is good or bad depends on the chart structure and the criteria to establish a good structure.

    However, under certain circumstances, for example DM Ding born in Spring with Wood element protruding and the EBs has a complete 3 combinations, Ding Ren will combine to Wood, which will become a transformed Qi structure 化气格. Also under certain circumstances, Transformation Qi can follow water or fire depending on the entire structure.

    If another Officer star appears on the structure or the LP, we call it 重官, generally inauspicious but can be auspicious under many circumstances.

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  3. Dear Trey,


    Thks for your reply. I have heard of transforming qi such as ;

    Ding Ren Jia Wu
    Wei Yin Yin Yin

    There is no metal qi to block the transformation. Wood is strong and ding combines with Ren to form wood. The chart will be read as Jia wood instead of Ren.

    However, I think it is not easy to read such charts. The reason why I said this is because I believe I know someone with a “follow the wealth” chart but her life does not seem to be anything like what I know of Follow the Wealth. I will be posting this chart for review at your Wealth discussion postings.
    Anyway, would you have an example of someone with a transforming qi chart?

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  5. Transformation happens when there's a combining element besides the DM, DM is born in the month where transformation god rules, and there are supporting elements in heaven. But according to DTS (and SMTH) true transformation happens only when there's a Chen (dragon) in the chart.

    DTS says,

    化得真者只論化,化神還有幾般話

    When transformation is true, it should analyzed only as the transformation, still transformation god has many saying.

    Not all transformation structures favor seeing transformation god in the LP. The chart also needs to be looked from the 'balancing' point of view, excessively strong transformation god favors Food, Wealth and Officer while weak transformation god prefers Seal and Parallels.

    Whether a chart is a 'true' or 'fake' transformation structure does not really depend on how 'strong' the transformation god is, rather it depends on how 'real' it is.

    I have not seen anyone with transformation structure.

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  6. What happens to Ding DM with Ren year pillar, does DM change to wood

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