Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Olympics 2008-08-08 8pm

The four pillars structure has a very strong water base formed by Shen-Zi-Chen. With respect to the Day Stem Geng, water is performance. We can expect the performance of the athletes to be excellent.

The hour chosen is not really good. If 8 am is chosen instead of 8 pm, the hour pillar will be Geng Chen. It indicates more cooperation and competition in a friendly way. The problem with 8 pm is that there is a clash between the hour and day branches. The hour stem Bing fire sitting on the bank of fire is what is known as Pian Guan that can attack the Day Master Geng. This indicates some bickering towards the host on political issues. It does not hurt the event as a whole as water is too strong for the fire to be harmful.

If the hour chosen is 6 pm instead, then the financial return is much better.

JY

7 comments:

TanLang said...

Dear Master Yu

I just read that Yang earth and Yin Water transform in Fire.
Can you tell me if I`m a Water or a Fire person?

time day month year
yang earth yin Water Yin Water Yin Metal
Horse hour, Pig day, Snake month, Sheep year

Thanks in advance
Teo

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Teo

Your chart is quite complicated. Fire has a strong base but there is also water and metal in the chart against the transformation. Therefore, it does not transform and your Day Master remain as Gui water.

JY

TanLang said...

Thank you
I believe then Water is the Yong Shen, in spite of the branch clash?

Kindly
Teo

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Teo

It is actually the month stem Gui that is the hinge. Hai under the strong clash is a damaged branch.

JY

Fourpillars.net said...

Hi Joseph,


The 8pm hour is clearly chosen to maximize the advertisement income, as it pleases the most TV stations around the world.
In Europe we can see the ceremony in the afternoon, in the Americas people can watch it in the morning.
Any other time would have been less optimal.

Reportedly all tickets are sold out already, so I don't think they could make any more profits.

Joseph Yu said...

Hi Danny

The hour was of course chosen to make sure it covers the largest market place to maximize the profit. This is from the commercial point of view.

The actual time selected will also affect the economical influence of China after the event. This part cannot be seen at this moment.

JY

Fourpillars.net said...

Hi Joseph,

I think the date itself was largely chosen on commercial basis too.
They try to have 3 weekends (when more people can watch) within the 2 weeks space. So it is only logical to open on a Friday evening.
Which only left a relatively few possible dates to start.
I have not looked in the charts of the other possible Fridays. It might an interesting exercise.