Next to “Do I have money/wealth?”, the next most popular question I receive is “Where is my Nobleman?”. Everyone appreciates a leg-up or someone save them when they are in a pinch or a stranger providing assistance at the right time when needed. Just when you need it most, these are the people who will come to offer their assistance. Often they may only make an appearance during a crisis or when you get yourself into hot soup. In other words, a Nobleman. (No, not the kind in tights and frilly collars.)
In Feng Shui, but more in Bazi (Chinese Astrology), the Nobleman Star [贵人星] (or Benefactor Star) is used to refer to the presence of helpful people, benefactors, mentors; particularly during critical or crucial circumstances. The Nobleman Star is not actually a planetary body but the name of a symbolic star. There are many different kinds of Noblemen Stars but this particular one we are talking about is known as Tian Yi Gui Ren [天乙贵人]. Otherwise also known as the “leader” of all the Noblemen Stars. In this article I will teach you how to identify them and to see if you have them in your life. What if you have none? We’ve got that covered too.
* By the way, the Nobleman Star is NOT to be confused with the “Secret Ally” that is so well-known in westernised feng shui. Eg. People born in the Rat year’s “allies” are Dragon and Monkey and the Ox is their “secret friend”. In Bazi we refer to this as the Combinations. They have a completely different meaning & usage. It does not automatically mean that people born in the year of the Dragon, Monkey or Ox are “lucky helpers” to people born in the year of the Rat.
First of all you need to generate your own Bazi birth chart with the free tool available here. Look at the top half of the “Day” column to get your element. Eg. For Xin (Yin Metal), the noblemen are Tiger and Horse. (see table below)
Nobleman Star in blue box
The best way is to see if they are present in your Bazi chart that you generated earlier. Based on what is written in the top half of your Day coumn, check to see if your chart has the corresponding Nobleman animal representation shown in the above table. Their appearance indicates the presence of Noblemen in your life and likely you were helped somewhere sometime, either with or without your knowledge. Example, Xin (Yin Metal) has Horse (one of it’s Nobleman Stars) located at the Hour column [boxed in blue]. Often, people equate having a Nobleman means an obvious assist when you are in trouble. But sometimes your Nobleman may also not be as obvious initially. For example, imagine a colleague messing up on an important account and you “happened” to be the one available at that time to save it and got promoted as a result or that “horrible” boss who pushed you so hard enough that you achieved a breakthrough in your career. That colleague and horrible boss are also your Nobleman. Your rival or competitor could also indirectly be your Nobleman by keeping you on your toes and motivated.
If you cannot find any of the Nobleman animals in your Bazi chart, you can try looking for them in your 10-year Luck Pillar. If you totally cannot find them anywhere on your Bazi chart, you can wait till the year/month/day of your Nobleman animal. The other option is to look for them in your partner’s Bazi chart. Using the example above, if your Day Pillar is a Xin (Yin Metal) and your partner, girlfriend or wife is born either in the year of the Tiger or Horse, then she can be your Nobleman. If that is so, more often than not she will be the one who keeps you out of trouble most of the time. The saying “Behind every successful man is a women” is most appropriate in this instance. So if you are not attached yet, you now know what to look for.
If you really cannot fulfill either of the above 2 conditions, all is not lost. You can still make use of your personal Nobleman Stars as locations in your house or office using the table below.
|Ox (Northeast), Goat (Southwest)|
|Rat (North), Monkey (Southwest)|
|Pig (Northwest), Rooster (West)|
|Horse (South), Tiger (Northeast)|
|Snake (Southeast), Rabbit (East)|
Although not as “good” as having the Nobleman Stars within your own Bazi birth chart, activating the feng shui of your house or office especially your own personal Nobleman Sectors can bring you more opportunities and support from other people in pursuing your goals.
* Kindly be advised that the above article is a generic explanation of applications of the Nobleman Star, the limited space of a blog post does not allow for a more detailed explanation. I would recommend you consult a professional Feng Shui practitioner for a more detailed reading on identifying helpful people in your Bazi chart, as well as, the exact locations plus auspicious date & time of application within your property.
Share if you find this useful.