Bazi is an ancient chinese term that describes a person’s destiny or fate base on his date of birth and time of birth. Bazi consists of 2 parts: dynamic and static. The static part gives a complete picture of your personality, your strengths and challenges and your affinity for some of the 5 elements. The dynamic part changes every ten years; the interaction of the dynamic part with your chart and the years to come allow for accurate predictions of the challenge and luck periods you will go through. It is used to determine stuffs like your affinity for relationship, your money luck, your love luck, etc.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the study of the Earth’s Qi and how a property receives it.
Note: Bazi and Feng Shui are not related to spiritual practices. Hence, cures like dragons, toads or statues of Buddha or chinese deities, etc., are not pure Feng Shui. Due to the widespread of buddhism and taoism, it’s common practice to mix religious stuffs into Feng Shui, especially for flying stars analysis.
What are thai amulets?
They are charms that are known to improve one’s fortune, luck, popularity, appeal, etc. Buddhism started in India 2000 years ago and spread across the globe. The idea of consecrating and producing amulets came from India. Buddhist items and amulets were handed from India to countries like Thailand during the spread of Buddhism in the 9th century. All of these are retained nicely by Buddhist monks and taken care of as sacred items.
Thai amulets have spread to the western world like the USA. What has lead to the high demand of Thai amulets is the fact that they guarantee results if well administered.
Chinese metaphysics (bazi, feng shui, etc.) and Thai amulets
Chinese metaphysics talk about Qi, the principle of Yin & Yang balance and the theory of the 5 elements ( Metal, Wood, Water, Earth & Fire). In Thai, it is believed that humans only have 4 elements (earth, water, fire and wind) and we lack an element called gold. Hence, there are numerous rituals like pasting of gold foils on different parts of the body to add in the gold element so as to improve one’s luck, wealth, etc. However, unless you live in an area where you have ready access to masters or monks who are able to add in the gold element for you, it is still better to wear an amulet that is suitable for your bazi.
For example, majority of the thai amulets are made of metal nowadays and someone who isn’t suitable for metal amulets due to his bazi might feel uneasy whenever he wears a metal thai amulet. He might wear a metal Phra Kring (medicine buddha) amulet to improve his health but metal is his unfavorable element so his bazi would be unbalanced and his health would improve but he might find himself getting more stressed out or unhappy. This is just an example and in no way are we being disrespectful to the medicine buddha.