Got an email requesting me to elaborate on the animal hours given in my auspicious wedding dates posts. I will be dividing the answer into 4 main parts and this is Part IV.
After mass discussion with many professionals in this field, the main concerns we shall be looking at in this post are as below.
A1. Time adjustment does not feel very natural to me. I have been using the Theoretical Animal Hour for a long time.
Believe me, when some of us first learn mathematics and algebra, we had that same feeling. But once we get a hang of it or understand the story behind it, it gets natural.
A2. This grandmaster I know of don’t use time adjustment and he is very famous.
The reason could be one or a combination of the below few points:
a) The wrong thing sells. Sometimes the metaphysics field go by fan base. Whoever is the superstar just rocks. So, I gotta agree if they are a superstar plus they know their stuff, they truly rock!
b) The master of the grandmaster didn’t emphasize on it…
c) The grandmaster actually knows that the local Clock Hour is actually quite close to the Theoretical Animal Hour so no need for time adjustment and to prevent the need to confuse the laymen.
d) This grandmaster prefers “natural selection” over his fans. So, whoever he can help without the need to adjust, he will rather just help those. It’s some master’s way of setting the unseen standards.
A3. My master did not teach or mention about this. He just says follow the watch or what is written on the birth cert.
Most of my masters did not touch on this in great detail too. Anyway, think about this: If one fine day, under the hot noon sun, a man of great authority decrees that from today onwards, noon time shall be known as 6pm, do you think it is correct for us to just “follow” the watch or birth cert? I believe this rhetoric tells you clearly the importance of understanding what you are using.
All the minute small changes can lead to the eventual big change. If your timing is off now by 30 mins or even an hour and you don’t care about it, it will be eventually be inevitable for your birthday readings or date selection implementations to go wrong.
No matter how great an authority says something, it is merely speeches from man. If what they said were logical and accurate, then it is worthy of our acceptance and support. If these people of great authority say the wrong things and adopt the wrong measures all the time, then it will be kind of us to let them have the chance to reconsider their stance or approach.
There is no glory in making one person right and another person wrong. In the Chinese metaphysics field, as long as there is one zero, all the other heroes will still be deemed as close to a zero.
Despite the need to adjust the Theoretical Animal Hour into the Clock Hour before we can use the Animal Hour properly in where we stay, there are some uses for Clock Hour too. Yes, even when black has been painted as white, when noon as been made-believed to be 6pm, Clock Hour (aka relative hour) has its uses. If you are into this field, you should understand instantly the “why” and the “which”. So, just taking this chance to clarify the confusion for newcomers.
B1. When do you use Clock Hour (as in converting Animal Hour into Clock Hour)?
a) Wedding Date Selection / Feng Shui Date Selection / Date Selection for any other purposes
b) Birthday Analysis (Ba Zi, Zi Wei Dou Shu, Tie Ban)
c) Qi Men Dun Jia (day appraisal plate)
B2. When do you use Theoretical Animal Hour (as in, just reading the Clock Hour and treating it as if it is the same Animal Hour itself)?
a) I Ching / Yi Jing (The watered-down version is just about flipping a book. I’m referring to the more advanced and fundamental usage of the I Ching / Yi Jing when calendar month, dates and times are involved)
b) Qi Men Dun Jia (divination plate)
In short, as long as you need answers built on truth / facts, then you use the absolute timing (which is the “Clock Hour converted back to match with the Sun Position leading to the Theoretical Animal Hour”). If relative information are the game of the engine (especially in Divination techniques), then the time you see on your watch (Clock Hour aka relative timing) will suffice.