February 25, 2015

Compatibility Analysis Upgraded

The 'Compatibility' link in the top menu row brings up a form, actually a pair of forms that allow you to submit the birth profiles of two persons. The system will return a textual explanation of the interplay of the five elements, and a graph showing the rise and fall of the controlling energies in the relationship over time. Three time ranges are displayed. Short and long term prospects for energetic harmony are shown as they play out over days, months and years.

There are more details on the Compatibility Page

Use the form at the bottom of the report to provide feedback. Please at least be civil.


Posted by james at 12:42 PM

March 20, 2013

Error in 'Edit Profile' fixed

A ( sadly ) long term bug in the 'Edit Profile' function has been fixed.
Previously, any change to your Birth Profile failed to update the Month of Birth correctly, causing an error the next time the profile was accessed. This effectively made editing your birth profile impossible,
This is now fixed.

Duplicate profiles created to get around this error have been removed.
Where it was possible to determine the correct Month of Birth, this was copied into the remaining record.
If not, the Month of Birth was set to January.

To be certain, I strongly recommend checking the details of your birth profile by clicking on the link that says:Display birth profile near the top right. You must log in to seethis link.


Posted by james at 5:47 AM

March 19, 2011

Taoists practicing in the 24 points of the solar term

I have also added a solar term calendar to the home page.
Be sure to set your time zone and location to ensure accurate time calculation.

You can instantly see where we are in the solar year and relate your practice directly to the Heaven and Earthly energy relating to that time. Watch carefully at the major changes (equinoxes and solstices).

See Kathy Li's article on the Long Men Pai web site for more details:

Posted by james at 11:22 AM

March 17, 2011

Hsien Tien Method page upgraded

The Hsien Tien method of accessing the I Ching is the most popular page on the Energy Master site by significant margin. I recently updated the page and method to include the option of correcting the calculation for your local time zone. The ancient Chinese were extremely precise in their time calculations. All official time related to one reference in the imperial capital, and even today, China lives under one time zone (+8) and Chinese are used to there being an 'official' time and a 'local time'. Local time is Sun time. The time the sun is highest in the sky and directly south is local noon. Taoists use local noon for all astrological and biological calculations. The possessed incredibly accurate solar water clocks in relative antiquity and could easily determine longitude to great accuracy before western civilization had even primitive time-keeping.

Previously, the Hsien Tien method calculation used Bejing time. Now you have the option of using your local time ( like a Taoist, or Imperial time, like a Confusian ). For the original method, set your time zone to 8 West(+). That's exactly 12 hours difference from my local time in zone 4 E(-) and a completely different hexagram. After all it's approaching midnight in Bejing at the moment while it's still before noon here.

This is a long standing issue with Chinese astrologers I have met, who in preparing a chart want only to know what time it was in Bejing when you were born. The Imperial powers did not have that level of control over the Taoists by any means.

Posted by james at 10:46 AM