The Ten Year Luck Period is one of the most essential aspect of chart reading. Ten Luck periods are in 10 year blocks. If the life chart is plotted from the computer, the luck periods will be written at the bottom of each box. Eg. As shown in the chart below, there are numbers at the bottom of each chart, 4-13 means the luck period from the age 4 to 13 ( Chinese age : a person’s Chinese age is usually 1 more than his actual age, thus the actual luck period is from 3 to 12 years of age ). And the rest of the luck periods run as shown using the age provided in the chart.
The luck period means the type of ‘luck’ or what the person will experience in the 10 years period of his/her life. We must take this in context togther with the stars in the various sectors reflecting the potential of each sector, and the 身宫 for the focus in life.
But the quickest way to assess a person’s chart is to look at the person’s important courts, which are work 官,external court 迁, wealth 财. These courts give the person’s potential for these areas , and together with the Luck periods, we will know the person’s life quite well.
We must understand that the stars within the Luck period during the 10years are the most important, and most relevant, as it tells us what is happening in the 10years. To illustrate: if a person’s wealth sector is ‘bad’, it simply means his potential to earn money is bad. To see what he can actually achieve we need to look at the 10 year Luck periods. If the person has a ‘bad luck’ 10 year period, he/she will do quite badly, and money wise will thus be bad, as his potential is ‘bad’ and the 10 year Luck period is ‘bad’
However, if the person has a good ten year Luck period, and the luck periods shows a good money star, like 武曲 with level 5 brightness, the person will still be able to do very well in this 10 years and earn quite good money, because 武曲 is a money star, and since it is brightest at level 5, it means he can do very well earning money, even though this person has ‘bad’ potential meaning a ‘bad’ wealth 财 court.This is what it means when one say the luck may play a bigger picture than one’s potential. But this is limited to the 10 years of the Luck period. If the court for the next 10 years does not have a ‘good’ money star, the person’s ‘bad’ wealth potential will show up. This is commonly said by people ‘when one luck runs out’.
If a person’s wealth court is good, like 武曲 at level 5 brightness, it means the person’s wealth potential is good.Thus, what this person is waiting for is just ‘good luck’ periods to begin accumulating wealth. The person just needs generally ‘good’ 10 year luck, and these 10 year luck does not need to be good money stars. Just stars that is bright . This is in sharp contrast to a person with ‘bad ‘ wealth potential. This person will need good 10 year luck and this Luck period needs to be bright MONEY stars.