Each of us is born with a unique combination of heavenly and earthly energies dictated by the stars overhead and the season on Earth at the moment you take your first breath. Known in Taoist astrology as the Four Pillars of Destiny, this "birth chi" can be calculated using the year, month, day, and time of your birth. Master Mantak Chia and astrologer Christine Harkness-Giles reveal how to interpret your birth chi and strengthen weaknesses within your astrological energies. They explain how each of us is ruled by one of the Five Elements--Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water--in a Yin or Yang state. For each Element and Yin or Yang combination, the authors describe personality traits, ideal career paths, and emotional and health issues. They reveal how to discover your levels of success, wealth, and power; how your astrological strengths will manifest; and how to understand your relationships with partners, friends, and family. They also explain how to use your chart to calculate your organ health and annual luck cycles.
The authors show how to use Inner Alchemy techniques, such as color therapy and feng shui, and Universal Healing Tao exercises, such as the Healing Sounds and Chi Kung, to harmonize and strengthen the inborn imbalances and weaknesses in your chart. This hands-on method of astrology allows you to take control of your health and destiny by connecting your personal energy with the energies of the cosmos.
Mantak Chia, world-famous Inner Alchemy and Chi Kung master, founded the Universal Healing Tao System in 1979 and has taught tens of thousands of students and trained instructors all over the world. The director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort in northern Thailand, he is the author of 46 books, including Chi Self-Massage and Cosmic Astrology. Christine Harkness-Giles is a certified Universal Healing Tao instructor, feng shui consultant, and astrologer. She teaches and consults in feng shui as part of the Feng Shui Research Centre network and leads Inner Alchemy Astrology classes in London, Brussels, Paris, and Hawaii.
Acknowledgments Putting Inner Alchemy into Practice Introduction 1 Taoist Astrology 2 Getting to Know Your Chart 3 Ten Types of Day Masters 4 Your Five-Element Makeup 5 Practices for Balancing Your Elements 6 Five-Element Nutrition, Aromatherapy, and Color Therapy 7 Inner Alchemy Feng Shui and Basic Chart Review 8 Luck Cycles 9 Animals, Clashes, and Trinities 10 Deeper Chart Interpretations Appendix A: Reference Tables Appendix B: Symbolic Stars Glossary Recommended Reading About the Authors The Universal Healing Tao System and Training Center Index
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