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(379) Saju of global leaders: What would be South Korea's relationship with North Korea, China, US?

Referring to the saju of global leaders, is there any determining factor associated with their leadership styles and their relationships?

I have read the saju of many global figures, such as the G-20's comtemporary successful and unsuccessful presidents, historical leaders, dictators and spiritual leaders including some religious gurus, to find a certain tendency in their inclinations, destinies and tendencies of times.

Knowing that one symbolic letter, the stem of one's birthday, represents the master of the saju, we may simply draw inferences from the characteristics of yin, yang and the five elements.

First of all, we may consider yang to have stronger leadership over the yin. And among the five elements, fire would make a leader as yang fire represents the sun. Others may also consider yang wood which pursues growth or metal as it represents the power of weapons and authority.

It is a correct assumption when it comes to traditional leadership. Napoleon Bonaparte, a military leader during the French Revolutionary Wars, had a yang wood day master. Kim Dae-jung, the 15thpresident of Korea, and Adolf Hitler had the yang fire day masters, and Yi Sun-sin, a naval commander during the 1592-98 Imjin War had a yang metal day master.

Interestingly, this postulation needs changing with regard to contemporary politics. Most current leaders, especially influencial presidents, have yin day masters.

If we talk about yin and yang, the two terms expressing contrastive and correlative categories in Asian philosophy, there are two different perceptions. One is recognized by Confucianist to put yang above yin so that yin must follow and conform to yang. The other is Taoist thought to praise the virtue of yin or put more emphasis on yin. Yang is generally regarded as something stronger and an initiator while yin follows and raises what yang created. Yet the importance lies in their correlative relationship as yang embraces yin and vice versa.

Global eyes watched the North-South Korean summit in Panmunjeom on April 27. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at the Peace House to talk about the promising future of the Korean Peninsula, peace, prosperity and unification. It aroused worldwide attention because it involved a nuclear risk having been provoked by North Korea and the issue of the only divided country in the world, which would be eliminated.

Looking at the broadcasts, most people would have concentrated on its political and historical significance and the contents of the Panmunjeom Declaration, while others were more interested in the two leaders' facial expressions, body gestures and locution in order to read the hidden sincerity. Some were even intrigued by the food, Pyongyang-style cold noodles, they ate.

For me obviously, their saju and the energy interaction among them with the correlative energy of this year's environmental factor are the most concerning matters. Talking about the day masters, Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong-un and even Xi Jinping, the current leader of China, all have yin day masters even though the specifics are different.

What it implies is that the dymanics in contemporary political relationships are changing from hardness to pliability, from strength to flexibility and from ideology to sensitivity. Likewise, saju reading and its judgment are also changing, subject to the trends of the times.

Information : Are you interested in learning more about the ancient Chinese teachings, the "Four Pillars of Destiny" and oriental ways of fortune telling or fortune tellers? Janet teaches Saju for the public at Seoul National University of Education. For further information, visit Janet's website at or her blog, can also contact her at 010-5414-7461 or email

The writer is the author of "Life's Secrets".
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Publication:The Korea Times News (Seoul, Korea)
Date:May 11, 2018
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