Monday, August 13, 2012

Saju of a man



By Janet Shin

Take a look at people who work in the same occupation and you can notice that some are quite content while others are not. Likewise, in our daily routines, we are sometimes satisfied while other times bored. Needless to say, the consequences in life do not always correspond to the amount of effort and one does not always get what he or she is longing for.

A man once used to be a waiter at a nightclub but became a lawyer. He entered a top ranking university to study law at 40 and passed the bar exam. His new occupation, however, didn’t bring him honor and money as he couldn’t please his clients. Instead, his unusual life story became interesting material for newspaper articles. Before long, a film about hilarious gangsters and a leader was released. It was “My Boss, My Hero” in 2001. And then, it continued to other titles in the series, like “The Mafia, The Salesman” in 2007. He thinks his life intrigued filmmakers and they used it as a basis for their works after his story was printed.

Life does not unfold as one expects or plans. For this reason, many people are lost on the voyage of life. Life sometimes pushes them to the edge of a cliff and even thrusts them off the precipice. They suddenly see themselves in a place where they have never been or don’t know where to go.

I often compare saju to a compass. It can be appreciated more because it reveals not only where to go but where we are from. Saju becomes a lighthouse in the vast ocean and a street lamp in a dark secluded road. When people ask me to read their saju, I see that it provides lucid answers. They are captivated because their solution is out of the box in many cases.

I read the saju of the lawyer. At that time, he was disoriented not knowing what to do and how to continue. Without perceiving an inner substance told by saju, his life would have seemed a successful one, having reached a certain position everyone else might highly approve of.

His saju didn’t show a life in the legal profession. It was actually closer to that of mobsters. He was born with yang metal energy having lots of friend stars. And there was no career star or fire element to refine him. It denotes that he, being born as a raw metal, would hardly be smelted. The career star is required for a profession, such as a lawyer, prosecutor or judge, which is lacking in his saju. So he would never be successful in legal circles. In lieu of the career star, he has many friend stars in his stems and expression and money stars in the branches. This is a typical saju structure for businessmen. I told him that a profession as a lawyer is not his calling. Alternatively he may make a good businessman. However, he should be aware of the fact that he will barely settle in whatever occupation he is engaged. Each pillar that represents his expression and money stars is not constant. It is the reason why he has kept changing vocation. In order to acclimatize, his business will have to maintain relationships with gangsters, which is his destiny.

Several months later, he informed me that he was managing passenger ships on the southern coast of Korea. And while running this business, as anticipated, he was dealing with many gangsters who derive benefits around the transportation industry. He added that he didn’t have any difficulty supervising them. Sometimes they were rather supportive, because there was no one like him, who could deal with not only the law but also people who commit illegal acts. He sounded very vibrant.

Information: Are you interested in learning more about the ancient Chinese teaching about the “Four Pillars of Destiny?” For further information, visit Janet’s website at www.fourpillarskorea.com, contact her at 010-5414-7461 or email janetshin@hotmail.com.
The writer is the president of the Heavenly Garden, a saju research center in Korea, and the author of “Learning Four Pillars.”

The writer is the president of the Heavenly Garden, a saju research center in Korea, and the author of “Learning Four Pillars.”

Are you interested in learning more about the ancient Chinese teaching about the “Four Pillars of Destiny?” For further information, visit Janet’s website at www.fourpillarskorea.com, contact her at 010-5414-7461 or email janetshin@hotmail.com.

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