左 / 右 belongs to the class of helper stars. The 2 stars essentially can be viewed to have the same brightness in every sector. When put together with other stars, it will help multiply the effects of the other stars. Thus to make the best use of these 2 stars, these 2 stars must be with stars that are exhibiting good qualities. If with stars that have bad qualities, it will also multiply the bad qualities as well. Thus these two stars are essentially double edged swords.
If found alone without any major stars, it will exhibit its own qualities.
● 左 ：this star is considered the male half of these pair of stars. It is usually associated with males. To describe its character, i will describe it as one who is willing to help someone in need by moving forward and ‘lifting’ the person, and in helping the person does not expect anything in return and without any motive. When 左 appears in a sector, it usually means the help is from peers ( friends ) and not form elders. Usually peers who are male.
● 右 ：this star is considered the female half of the pair of stars. It is usually associated with females. To describe its character, i will describe it as one who is willing to help someone in need by not moving forward but just by holding out her hand so that the person can hold on to it and not fall. Thus this star will not help as much as its counterpart, will generally help those that she knows and not strangers, and in helping someone, she usually has an ulterior motive. When 右 appears in a sector, it usually means the help is from peers who are female.
● Special Scenario: A scenario worth mentioning is when 左 or 右 or both appears in the 妻 spouse sector. When this happen, it is very likely that the person will have more than 1 marriage. This is due to peers ‘helping’ in the spouse sector, which is not considered good.
If 左 is found in the 财 wealth sector, together with 太阴: the analysis goes like this
● The wealth sector decides how a person earns money, spend money, how much money he can have at hand. If the 太 阴is level 4 brightness 旺, and knowing that it is a money star, it means that the person can earn quite a good salary. Thus with 左， accompanying it, it means the person can make a lot more now, and peers who are usually males will help him make more money.
● If the 太 阴is level 1 brightness in the wealth sector, it means his salary is quite low. With 左 accompanying it, it makes it worse, and the person will end up making even less money. Males around him will ‘help’ him in making less money.
● With the example, it shows again how important the brightness of stars are.