Meanwhile, the classical method allows us to know whether the stars are of quality or not. Even the negative stars that are of good quality can be used. The classical method also allows us to know whether the day master can be functional or not.
Let us take a look at the chart above. Is this bing day master functional?
This bing day master was born in the afternoon of a cold winter. The afternoon sun can provide warmth in the cold winter. So, it should be functional which means that this day master can be useful. Unfortunately, the bing is sitting on zi which contains the rain cloud, gui. This rain cloud will block out the sun making it less functional.
The chart above is a weak bing day master and from the technical method, the fire, wood and water stars are positive. For those who have learnt the ZiPing technical method, you will know that the water stars are positive when the wood resource stars are in the stems. Now, the chou combines the zi and turns it into earth star. Although, it removes the rain cloud that blocks the sun, it creates a bigger problem. The earth stars are negative and without the zi water star, the abundant negative earth stars are useless. The interpretation is that his children can create a lot of problems for him since the positive children water star turned into useless earth star. Without the zi water star, the two positive yi wood resource stars also have low quality.
In the present jia-shen luck pillar, the ji combines and transforms the jia into more negative earth star. However, we can expect his luck to change for the better once he enters the gui-wei luck pillar when the all important gui star appears. The gui will nourish the yi wood stars and add quality to them, It also helps to make all the ji earth more fertile. However, from the technical view, the gui can also be countered by the strong ji earth which reduces the positive effect of the gui.
Ideally, positive stars should be strongly rooted and of good quality.