Predictions made by an Ancient Chinese Astronomer

Is there any correlation between the revolution of the planets and human behavior?  Are events that happen in our lives predestined?  Is it possible to calculate the occurrence of future events?  After Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), and Isaac Newton (1642-1727), scientists no longer discussed these subjects because such questions were considered superstitious and non-scientific.

Johannes Kepler was the first astronomer who figured out and proved that planets move in ellipses.  He also believed that certain causative connections were supposed to exist between the planetary movements and human behavior. He did make some accurate predictions.  However, he could not use a formula to prove what he believed.

It is said most of Isaac Newton’s manuscripts are related to esoteric theology. Based on the planets’ array he once predicted that at a certain time a catastrophic fire would occur in London. Unfortunately he never knew his theory worked because that fire took place many years after he died.  All his life, Newton reached no conclusion regarding the relationship between the movement of the planets and events on earth.

In the eleventh century there was a Chinese astronomer who also researched astrology. His name is Shao Kang Jie, and he also had the name Shao Yung (1011-1077). Shao set up a calendar system that included 129,600 years. Based on his calendar, his formula, and our time of birth ( year, month, day, time, and minute) we could create a group of numbers that help us select sentences in Shao’s book, Tie Ban Shen Suan.  Those sentences revealed our education, career, and marital backgrounds. It describes our parents’ personalities and occupations. It even indicated birth years of our direct family members. If we know how to use the formula, we could pull out the details related to life events.

In this book, I will briefly introduce Shao Kang Jie’s amazing accomplishments and then discuss why life events are predestined.

In 1978, I invited my friend, Lung, to visit a fortuneteller, Tong, who was familiar with Shao Kang Jie’s formula. According to Shao’s theory, people who were born in the same hour but five minutes apart were supposed to have different lives. Lung only knew that he was born at around five A.M. Mr. Tong had to verify Lung’s minute of birth first. The first three sentences Mr. Tong pulled out did not match Lung’s case and the fourth sentence sounded right. It said that people who were born at 4:45 A.M. on Lung’s birthday must have a healthy mother but a deceased father.

However, Mr. Tong told us that to meet the requirement; Lung’s father must have passed away three years ago.  Since Lung’s father was dead for only two years, Mr. Tong continued his calculation and pulled out another sentence that related to five A.M.  It said that a person who was born at that moment must be a “twin.”  I never knew that Lung was a younger twin.

Based on that fifteen minutes interval, Mr. Tong composed a series of numbers. Those numbers directed us to turn the pages and pick up sentences from Tie Ban Shen Suan. All the predictions must relate to Lung without variation.  For example, the next sentence said that Lung’s father kept his eyes open when he died. During the Cultural Revolution, the twins were exiled to an island, worked as farmers in a village, and were not allowed to say farewell to their dying father.  It was true that the father refused to close his eyes due to anguish. We were surprised that such an unusual scene on a deathbed had been mentioned in a book 900 years ago.

Up until today, I still wonder why Lung’s older twin brother who had the previous birth minute was not with us that day. If he also needed a reading at that moment but had a father who died only two years ago, how would Mr. Tong handle the case?  Did Shao Kang Jie even know who would read his book and when they would read it?

At my request, I got a chance to learn and work with Mr. Tong. For eight years he taught me all the astrology knowledge he knew except Shao Kang Jie’s formula. He worried that if I knew it I would disclose the secret to the whole world and that might violate the rules his teachers set up. The last time I saw Tong work was in 1997 in my New York apartment.

One of our clients told us that he was a waiter but the book said, “His specialty was economics.” The client then admitted that his major in college was Economics. Another client told us that he was a stockbroker. However, the book said that his specialty was business management. The client then told us that he had a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.

The book said that my friend, Lang would run a garment business. At that time Lang and his wife owned a garment factory.  The book also said that Lang would work with blueprints and Lang did have a Bachelor Degree in Engineering. However, as a Chinese immigrant, Lang had only two years of engineering experience in America.  Besides, Lang felt uncomfortable reading blueprints due to the farsightedness he had in his late forties. Thus he never thinks of going back to the engineering field again and planned to be a life insurance agent. Amazingly, a few years later, Lang passed a technician exam administrated by the New York City Transit (Subway) Authority that offered a high salary and good benefits. Lang decided to deal with blueprints for the rest of his life as what Shao predicted in Tie Ban Shen Xuan.

The book also said that one of our clients was supposed to work for the government. It was interesting that the man never worked for private companies for even one day. He first served in the U.S. military, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Another client claimed that his father was an art professor but the book said his father got paid by the government. We then found out that the college his father worked for belonged to the government. Therefore for most of his life he served in the government.  We once pulled out a sentence that mentioned the year that a client’s mother died.

One of my readers told me that from Tie Ban Shen Xuan he found out that his mother was not his biological mother. The book also amazingly indicated in what year his father-in-law had a son born, in what year the son died, and in what year his second son was born but was not as intelligent as the first one. He got a reading from somewhere else in China but not from my teacher. The predictions he had gave details related to every season for the rest of his life. It warned him that in the summer of 1996 he should think carefully before doing anything. Still he could not help fighting with his boss and lost his job.  The book predicted that he would have a windfall in the following season. He did get a few thousand dollars in compensation from a lawsuit. When he talked to me on the phone he was still unemployed, which agreed with another prediction. It said that he would have a tough life experience during that season — like a flower in a storm. He couldn’t wait to talk to me because the predictions were too amazing to be believed by his friend.

My friend told me, his friend got a sentence from Tie Ban Shen Xuan saying that she was still a virgin after getting married. She did not have sex with her husband on the wedding night. A truth that almost no one knew was printed in the book that was written 900 years ago.

Stephen Hawking said, most scientists are busy describing what the universe is, then ask the question why? Shao Kang Jie is the person who knew “Why?” Otherwise he could not accurately predict human behaviors by using figures, formulas, and I-jing hexagrams. A few times Shao refused to take high positions that his king offered to him. He concentrated on teaching students who came from all over the country. He opened one class after another all his life.  It looked like he realized that his theory would be lost track of in this world one day.

Shao’s theory is knowledge that can be mastered. After Shao Kang Jie died his followers continued to add new, accurate predictions to the book and it came out in at least four different editions. The longest edition has 100,000 different predictions.  However, all those editions recognized Shao as their author and it means that his students highly recommend Shao’s achievement.

Shao’s worry was proved correct. Today most Chinese never heard of Shao. Only a few people know how to use his formula and none of them know how his system works.  Scientists in today’s world don’t accept that life’s events are predestined. Regular people who believe this do not know why.

Fortunately and unfortunately, I had a chance to see how amazing Shao’s predictions were. As a witness, I just cannot shirk my responsibility to publicize the truth that I know. I have spent thirty years to find out why life events are predestined, ten years to learn English, and ten years to write and promote this book.  I have no choice but to run around to announce a truth that people hardly know. It makes me feel so sad that I was being rejected and ignored constantly.  I look like an idiot who can only talk to the wall. For conforming myself I have to consider things this way: one thousand years have passed anyway and people didn’t notice Shao’s achievement. Why should I mind waiting another twenty or thirty years?  If our world prefers to ignore Shao’s system, then it must be destiny.  Isn’t it?