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Embracing the Unexpected: The Art and Science of Blind Dates and Compatibility

Updated: Jul 25, 2023


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Finding Love in Unseen Places: A Modern Spin on an Ancient Practice


Blind dating. For some, it's a daring adventure into the world of the unknown. For others, it's a disconcerting journey outside of their comfort zones. In reality, blind dating is an age-old custom that originated in ancient China, where it was more than just a social exercise. It was an intricate process where two families, under the auspices of a fortune teller, would match their single candidates' bazi (八字) - the unique birth chart - for compatibility.


Fast forward to today, and blind dating, like many other traditions, has adapted to modern times. But at its core, it's still an adventure into the world of the unseen, whether orchestrated by a friend or a modern-day digital matchmaker.


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The Bazi's Role in Compatibility


But how, as a feng shui master, can I advise you on this ancient but timeless approach to finding love or friendship? And more importantly, how can your bazi help you navigate this journey?


The bazi, or the Chinese birth chart, might be a great starting point to learn about the potential compatibility with your blind date. Of course, your friend's recommendation is invaluable, but wouldn't have the stars on your side be even more reassuring?


Let me assure you; it's not as outlandish as it may seem. Requesting your prospective partner's birth date and time can offer surprising insights into their character. It might even prompt you to ask questions you've never thought of, leading to a deeper, more meaningful interaction.



A Glimpse into Compatibility: Liu He (六合 - liù hé)


Here's where Liu He (Six Compatible Groups - 六合) comes into play. Rooted in the Chinese zodiac, these six pairs represent a unique combination of Yin and Yang within the Five Elements. Not merely six zodiac signs, Liu He signifies six pairs of horoscopes that secretly aid each other.


Consider Liu He as the unseen threads of fate weaving love between couples, fostering harmonious work relationships, or facilitating effective business partnerships. It comprises pairs such as Rat and Ox (Earth), Rabbit and Dog (Fire), Dragon and Rooster (Metal), Snake and Monkey (Water), and Horse and Goat (Earth). These pairs embody shared harmony in personality, temperament, and standpoint.



More Than Just Marriage: The Power of Liu He


Contrary to common beliefs, a high compatibility score doesn't always lead to marriage. Often, these relationships flourish into strong friendships instead. After all, affinity, more than just a bazi, culminates in marriage. Similarly, Liu He isn't just limited to love relationships. It can also impact other partnerships or cooperative relationships - think of an ideal boss-employee dynamic.



Step into the World of Blind Dating with Confidence


If you find yourself standing at the threshold of a blind date, remember the journey isn't as daunting with the bazi and Liu He as your guiding stars. Let the wisdom of ancient Chinese astrological principles illuminate your path towards newfound friendships, love, or successful work relationships. Remember, every adventure begins with a single, courageous step!


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JASON CHAN

At my practice, I use Ba Zi and Feng Shui to provide my clients with a comprehensive assessment of their lives. I take into account the unique energies of a person’s home and surroundings, as well as the energies of the environment and the person’s own destiny. With these insights, I am able to offer my clients assistance to help them reach their goals, and improve their lives.

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