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Brad & Angelina…what went wrong?


Any person that has gone through a mid or long term relationship could say that relationships are not easy; all relationships go through ups and downs but why some make it and some don’t?

First it is the quality and quantity of the connections between the two people. Those connections are based on similarity and combination of energy components at the time of birth.

Second it is free will: if both people want to stay together they will, it is a matter of time and commitment to rebuild what went wrong. Nevertheless, if all the connections are broken they might not want to give it a try.

In the case of Brad and Angelina, without going into a deep analysis, one can easily see three connections between them in their birth charts, they have three similar energy components. Generally speaking one single connection could do the trick to bring two people together; the problem is that when on any given year the energy of that connection is clashed, the connection brakes, and since there aren’t any other connections around, the couple ends up living separate lives.

Since a picture paints a thousand words, take a look at Brad and Angelina’s birth charts and notice the circled components, which are the ones that they have in common: their connections.

In a previous publication I mentioned that the energy of 2017 had already started to arrive. That is because the energy components during the month of September 2016 are the same energy components found during the year 2017.

Based on the five Chinese elements theory, metal destroys wood and water destroys fire. Being said that, the energy of September, when the energy of 2017 started to arrive, created a clash in two connections between Brad and Angelina.

As a result, they ended up with just one connection not strong enough to hold them together.

Of course the problems didn’t start on September 2016. One can easily see that there were issues since 2015. For your information the day pillar in any chart represents the self and his/her significant other. When the energy components of any given year are the same as the energy components of the day pillar that implies problems at home, even separation or divorce and Brad went through that situation during 2015.

And as soon as 2016 arrived, Angelina started to suffer because the metal energy of the year of the Monkey created a combination/destruction relationship with the fire energy of the Snake in her chart. In her case it is primarily a destruction relationship and affects many aspects of her life because she has Snakes in three out of her four pillars, including her day pillar that relates with her spouse.

To be on the safe side and increase the chances for longer and better relationships it is important to have various connections with our partner or significant other so even if one or more break due to a clash, the other ones are there to support the bond until the clash goes away. Contact me if you want to know how safe are your connections.


Yin and Yang Balance for Health


yin and yang balance for health

As I mentioned in a previous article, Yin and Yang are the two forces or types of energy that cannot exist without each other, the two opposites that attract: day and night, black and white, sound and silence, movement and stillness, male and female.

Everything that exist can be interpreted under the theory of Yin and Yang, which also applies to the human body, food items and the study of BaZi.

In terms of the human body, the upper half is considered Yang while the lower half is considered Yin. The external parts are considered Yang while the internal parts are considered Yin. The entrails (gallbladder, small intestine, stomach, colon, bladder) are considered Yang, while the viscera (heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys) are considered Yin. Among the viscera, the heart and the lungs are considered Yang while the liver, spleen and kidneys are considered Yin. Within the Yang organs there are Yin components and within the Yin organs there are Yang components.

In terms of food, Yin food is cool and expanding while Yang food is warm and contracting. Most animal proteins are considered Yang, especially red meat; white meat is also considered Yang but at a lower scale. Most vegetables are considered Yin but there are different levels of Yin and all root vegetables are considered Yang. Whole grains are moderately Yang and beans and lentils are moderately Yin. Ideally we should eat more Yin foods in summer to cool down and more Yang foods in winter to warm up, but eating too much Yin or Yang upsets the body balance.

In terms of your BaZi chart, if you plot the chart through my BaZi calculator at www.vivianaestrada.com you will notice that you have some pillars that are Yin and some pillars that are Yang. Focusing on the four basic pillars (year, month, day and hour) if you have more Yin pillars you tend to be an idea person, if you have more Yang pillars you tend to be an execution person. If the luck pillar that you are going through is Yang, the universe is promoting your execution skills at this time. If the luck pillar is Yin, the universe is promoting your thinking skills.

There are endless applications of the theory of Yin and Yang but probably the most important is health.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses the theory of Yin and Yang because health is only obtained when Yin and Yang interact and complement each other harmoniously obtaining balance. When Yin and Yang stop interacting with each other, the flow of energy stops and life ceases. Any form of disease, no matter how complex it is, can be identified and treated in accordance with the concept of Yin and Yang and the most basic but powerful ways to treat or avoid disease are:

  1. Triggering the movement of Qi within the body through practices like Qigong and Yoga

  1. Eating a nourishing diet with Yin and Yang food items.

What if you don’t like animal protein in your diet? Cooking Yin foods increases their Yang energy so sautéing some vegetables and tossing them into your raw salad makes the trick for a more Yin and Yang balanced meal. Roasting is the top Yang cooking method so eating roasted root vegetables instead of boiled root vegetables is an additional alternative to balance your energy intake. The possibilities are endless.