During the Qing Dynasty, Yongzheng paid much attention to metaphysics such as alchemy and numerology. According to the book "The Royal Family and Alchemy of the Ming and Qing Dynasties", Yongzheng believes in fate the most, thinking that people's ability to rest, blame, prosperity, and even morals was decided when he was born. Therefore, Yongzheng likes to personally approve the eight characters for the ministers, and even the appraisal of the eight characters has become an important window for Yongzheng to observe and assess the virtues and talents of his ministers. Yongzheng divided all courtiers into nine classes: upper-up, upper-middle, upper-lower; middle-upper, middle-middle, middle-lower; lower-up, lower-middle, and lower-down. Looking at his Zhu Pian, if there is an official roster, he will write "Middle Upper" under this name and "Xiaxia" under that name. Leave a preliminary basis for his future selection and appointment of officials. Those who are classified as inferior may not be able to be promoted and reused.
It shows that Yongzheng is proficient in numerology, and by criticizing the characters of the courtiers, assessing the ranks of courtiers’ virtues and talents.A big factor in palm. Yongzheng cared about the body of his courtiers, and he also looked at the characters. For example, Ertai was one of Yongzheng's most trusted ministers. When Yongzheng served in Yunnan for four years, Yongzheng heard that Ertai was unwell, so he asked him to send a Zhubi: "How are you? Write your eight characters to Zhenlan." After Ertai submitted his eight characters, Yongzheng Criticized: "Because you are less ill, please take a look at it. My heart disease has been cured."
Another Yongzheng favorite minister, Li Wei, served in Zhejiang for five years. The secret book presented on the 17th of January mentioned that he had vomited blood because of political concerns, and the Yongzheng's Zhu Bi also said: "Write your eight characters to me." Li Wei followed the secret book on March 24. The eight characters were reported: "The minister was born at noon on the first day of the first month of the Wuchen year. Because of the lack of spring, Dingmao, Guichou, Yihai, and Renwu are still used as the eight characters, which is a logical statement." There is also Nian Qiongyao, also Yongzheng. Love will. The horoscope of love will be more confidential. This is because the Chinese traditionally believe that the eight characters must be kept secret, and should not be casually said and known, so as not to be harmed by witchcraft.
Gua Divination Principle
We read the "xiang" shown by the "gua". And this kind of image reading has a certain simple principle in it. In order to make it clearer, some of the principles are explained as follows: 1. What is divination, that is, using "gua" to describe the objective world.
2. The objective world constitutes "heaven, earth, and man", namely time, space and subject.
3. Guayao means the nature, state, mode and development trend of the "subject" in time and space.
4, as shown in the figure, according to the above factors:
Note 1, the upper part ① is the time column, that is, the predicted time point.
Note 2, the lower part ② and ③ are the space columns. ② represents the current space, ③ represents a future space
Note 3, ② is the composition of the hexagrams. It is composed of the upper hexagram (a total of eight hexagrams) + the lower hexagram (the same total eight hexagrams) (so there are eight or sixty-four hexagrams).
Note 4, ②Each hexagram is composed of "hexagrams" of the trinity of "six relatives", "ganzhi", and "guayao" (main body).
Among them: "wife, talent, etc." It is the six relatives, symbolizing human affairs. "Xutu, Shenjin, etc." is the earthly branch, symbolizingnatural.
"Gua Yao" symbolizes yin and yang, the main change and position.
Note 5. Use "世" to represent yourself, and "ying" to represent others or objects.
Note 6, ③ is a change, describing the state of various subjects in a certain space in the future or the upcoming trend.
Note 7. From ② to ③, it is determined by "movement line". "Moving line" is the line where "qualitative change" occurs. The so-called prosperous pole will decline, the full moon will be full, the yin will prosper, and the yin will grow.
5. Through such hexagrams, what is described is: oneself (represented by the world line) or other subjects (using the six relatives and their extended meanings) in the current time (year, month, day and hour), space (line) Position), status (prosperity and decline, that is, the amount of energy), nature (represented by Yin and Yang, and the five elements), and the relationship between relatives (represented by six relatives) or the surrounding environment (represented by the extended image of six relatives and Weiwei), And the state and interaction of these factors at a future point in time.
Among the above concepts, there is an important concept: "subject".
Then 1. In principle, "one line and one subject".
2. The composition of the main body: six relatives (personnel) and stems (natural). Six relatives:
self (indicated by the world line), parents, brothers, wives, officials, ghosts, Descendants.
Tiangan: A, B, C, D, E, H, G, Xin, Ren, Gu.
Earthly Branches: Zi, Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, Hai.
3. The key lies in the description of the subject:
There are generally three types: yin and yang, the five elements, and prosperity
1. Everything is divided into yin and yang.
Yin and Yang are the basic divisions of the attributes of all things and determine the stages and changes of the development of things.
Basic principles: In terms of personnel, men are yang and women are yin; singular numbers are yang and even numbers are yin.
Based on this principle, Qian is the father (yang), Kun is the mother (yin, Yu imitates this), Zhen is the eldest son, Xun is the eldest daughter, Li is the middle girl, and Kan is the middle man , Dui Mai, Gen Shao Nan.
From stem to kun, yang disappears and yin grows (the power of yang fades and the power of yin increases)
Earthzhi (single yang, compound yin): Zi (the first one, Yang, Yu imitates this), Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, Hai
Tian Qian (Single Yang, Fu Yin): A (the first one, Yang, I imitate this), B, C, D, E, Ji, G, Xin, Ren, Gu
Second, everything has the nature of the five elements.
The five elements are a general description of the nature of the subject.
For gossip: Ganduijin, Kungen soil, Zhenxunmu, Lihuo, Kanshui.
Another example is Tiangan: Jiayimu, Bingdinghuo, Gengxinjin, Renguishui, and Wujitu.
Earth Branch imitates this.
Three, everything has prosperity.
That is the amount of energy carried at the current point in time, prosperity is a description of the strength of the subject.
The time (time) and the land (space) are prosperous, and the power is great.
Time and space determine the amount of energy, namely prosperity and decline.
It is the Taiji point centered on the subject, and it continues to move forward with time. The time the subject is in will affect the energy it carries with the changes in the year, month, day and time (see four o'clock for details) chapter).
4. Different subjects are connected and interacted with each other:
Combine and restrain each other: see the chapter of the five elements
the conflict: see the chapter of the six>
Consistency: See Liuhe Chapter
Consequence: See Three Penal Chapters
These are the basic principles of divination.
Through the above analysis, we find that divination is essentially an epistemology.
Since it is epistemology, in short, take looking in the mirror as an example. Gua can only be regarded as a mirror.
We seem to see our own appearance through the mirror. And we will take what it reflects as our truest appearance. But who can prove that what you see is the reality of fate, I am afraid that you will know it only after verification.
For the impermanence of fate, it is better to have a mirror than no mirror, although this mirror may reflect the destiny itself, or it may also reflect one of the destiny.