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The Eight Directions
There are eight directions. In Bhutanese astrology four directions are categorized as “four good directions” or Zan-shi, while the other falls under “four bad directions” known as Gnen-shi. This direction are checked in Eight Parkha annually and taken heed of the same.
The four good directions
1. Nam-Men (Sky Healer)
This is the best one. Good for doctors. The direction where the Sky Healer can be found is the most favorable for healing and medicine. This is the best direction and kind for a house to face, and represents the life-generating force. Often this direction is recommended for the location of the front door, when a new building is being constructed. This very energizing direction indicates prosperity, excellent business opportunities, plus nobility, statesmanship, and respect, in general. It belongs to the element Wood.
2. Sog-Tso (Healthy Life)
This is the next best direction. The direction of Vitality and Health is the second-best, and it is traditional to sleep with one's head pointed in this direction. It is good for healing and generating vitality. Its image is the thunderbolt (Dorje) or Vajra.
This, second-best direction relates to health and safety matters. It bodes well for finding the best teachers and doctors, and all noble and helpful people. It belongs to the element Earth.
3. Pal-Key (Generating, Glorious)
The direction of Generating Wealth is the third best direction, and it is best to buy or obtain things from this direction, if possible. This is the third-best direction and is favorable for longevity, good health, and all kinds of relationships, romantic and otherwise – friends, lovers, co-workers. It also bring public and communication skills. It belongs to the Metal element.
4. Cha-Lön (Luck Messenger)
The direction of the Auspicious Messenger is the fourth best direction (least beneficial of the “good” directions), and it is considered favorable to travel in this direction. This is the fourth and lowest of the best directions and brings stability and calm, as well as a certain amount of luck. It is recommended for areas where studies or meditation take place, and enhances organizational and management skills.
The four bad directions
1. Nö-Pa (Evil Spirit)
The direction of the Evil Spirit is the least bad of the four bad directions. However, this direction should be avoided, under threat of injury and accidents. This is the weakest or least problematical of the four inauspicious forms and refers to loss of money, quarreling, lawsuits, and, in general, obstacles to achieving one's goals.
2. Dre-Gna (Five Ghosts)
The direction of the Five Demons or Five Ghosts is the second worst of the four bad directions, and should be avoided, lest it expose one to various demonic influences.
This is the second worst of the four inauspicious and refers to loss, the loss of friends, relatives, and also to fire, accidents, and negative influences, in general. This includes backstabbing, betrayal, arguments, and minor accidents.
3. Dü-Chö (Devil-Cutting)
The direction of the Devil Cutting is the 3rd worst direction, meaning next to the worst one. It must be avoided under threat of life and limb, and one has to protect one’s life force. This, the next to the worst of the four inauspicious forms refers loss in relationships, bad sexual experiences, and treachery, in general. Also: lawsuits, physical injury, surgery, arguments, and legal problems. The element is Water.
4. Lu-Chey (Body Destroying)
The direction of the Body Destroying is the very worst direction and should be avoided at all costs. It is said to threaten a particular part of the body depending upon the particular Parkha involved. This is the worst of the four inauspicious and is considered to be life threatening, promoting illness, incurable diseases, misfortune, bankruptcy, robbery, and unproductive career, and other fateful occurrences. The element is Metal.
The Parkha and directions (good and bad) is given below.
The Table below indicates eight directions of each Parkha:
If your Parkha is “LI” than your good and bad direction this year are as under:
· Nam-Men: North
· Sog-Tso: East
· Pal-Key: SE (South East)
· Cha-Lön: South
· Nö-Pa: SE (South East)
· Dre-Gna: West
· Dü-Chö: NW (North West)
· Lu-Chey: SW (South West)
So how to check your Parkha. Usually people find little difficult to calculate their Parkha. I have made your life easier by indicating age in each Parkha trigam. I have given two Parkha table with age group due to the fact the Male Parkha start clockwise from LI and female anticlockwise from Kham. So base on your gender check your Parkha and find out the good and bad directions. Please follow strictly.
Male Age Group Parkha
Female Age Group Parkha
Phub Dorji Wang