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The 4 Pillars

INEXPLORE MAGAZINE, No 11, June 2013
Interview by Miriam Gablier

In Chinese society, time is not seen as uniform, it carries a personality. Marie-Pierre Dillenseger describes what these qualities are.

Which technique are you using to name the future?
I am using a Chinese technique, called The Four Pillars of Destiny or “Ba Zi”. The idea is that specific energy is associated with each component of a birth date (the year, the month, the day and the hour). These qualities are encoded in combinations of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, pig) and the 5 elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water). What I call an “energy profile” is associated with each timing element. For example, someone born in 2013 was born the year of the Water Snake. If you add the specific quality of the month, day and hour of birth, you will have an energy map. This technique is based on equivalence between timing data and energy tendencies. It allows individualized coaching. The objective is to match the person with his or her potential over time and to clarify the path for individual accomplishment using time as a guide.

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A Feng Shui diagnostic to enhance space and strengthen health
LEROY-MERLIN, October 2008
Interview by Pascal Dreyer

How did you get into Chinese classical Feng Shui, after working in French cultural institutions and in American IT companies?
Chinese culture has always been part of my life. I was treated by acupuncture as a child. At age 17, I dis covered and avidly read the Book of changes (or Yi Jing). This very old divination book offers a westerner a non linear view of the world. The irrational part of life and the erratic side of some events find their places in a global decoding of the world. You witness in this book Chinese powerful thinking deploy itself through meaningful analogies .

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Time for a reading

ZEN ATTITUDE, No 11, June 2007
Interview by Ariane Angeloglou

Can you briefly state for us the purpose of Astrology?
Chinese Astrology, according to classical thinking and the theory of the five elements, establishes the qualities of a given moment, that of your time of birth, and describes it in terms of energy. This energy is thought to define the overall vitality level of the person. Astrology both serves as an assessment tool and a road map to strengthen who we are.

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