In Qi-tien, 9, 12 there are yin and yang. The interactions between yin and yang result in changes. Since there are changes, there must be births and deaths. Since there are births and deaths, there must be beginnings and ends.
“All objects have roots and branches;
all events have beginnings and ends.”
Heaven, Earth, the sun, the moon, ghosts, deities, mankind, matters, animals, plants, etc., are objects; therefore, they all have roots (origins) and branches (destinies).
The flow of the four seasons, the changes in weather, the sunrises and sunsets, the syzygies of the moon, etc., are events; thus, they must have beginnings and ends.
In the Song dynasty, Shao Kang-jie explained the theory of Xian-tien I which calculates the changes and fate of Heaven, Earth, and all beings. He wrote Huang-ji Ching-shi which recounts the past progressions and foretells the future development of the cosmos.
As stated in Huang-ji Ching-shi and Si Ji, * there are one-hundred twenty-nine thousand and six-hundred (129,600) years from the beginning to the end of Heaven and Earth. This period is called a Cycle or yuan.
A Cycle has twelve Phases (hui); each Phase lasts ten-thousand and eight-hundred (10,800) years.
A Phase has thirty Trends (yun); each Trend lasts three-hundred and sixty (360) years.
A Trend has twelve Generations (shi); each Generation lasts thirty (30) years.
The twelve Phases
are named as Zi, Chou, Yin, Mau, Cheng, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, and Hai.
The first six Phases (Zi, Chou, Yin, Mau, Cheng, and Si) are the period of birth and growth of Heaven and Earth. During these Phases, the universe progresses from non-existence to existence.
The last six Phases (Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, and Hai) are the period of decline and death of Heaven and Earth. During these Phases, the universe regresses from existence to nonexistence.
The yang increases and the yin decreases in the progression Phases. The yin increases and the yang decreases in the regression Phases.
The beginning of the progression Phases,
Zi, is represented by the hexagram fu, which has only one yang symbol at the bottom.
As the progression continues, more and more yang symbols appear. The end of the progression Phases, Si, is represented by the hexagram qian, which has six yang symbols signifying the peak of yang.
The beginning of the regression Phases,
Wu, is represented by the hexagram gou, which has one yin symbol at the bottom.
As the regression continues, more and more yin symbols appear. The end of the regression Phases, Hai, is represented by the hexagram kun, which has six yin symbols signifying the peak of yin.
Within each Cycle, Heaven is created in Zi Phase and destroyed in Xu Phase.
Earth is created in Chou Phase and destroyed in You Phase.
Mankind is created in Yin Phase and destroyed in Shen Phase.
Seven Phases have gone by since the beginning of Heaven and Earth.
Presently, we are at the transition period from Wu Phase to Wei Phase. In this period the yin expands and becomes more significant.
This means we are at the peak of the human civilization and the climax of the scientific technology. Whatever reaches the peak must deteriorate; thus,
now is the time that all souls must return to the Origin.
In Shen Phase, mankind will disappear from Earth. In Hai Phase, Heaven and Earth will merge together and become indistinguishable.
After ten-thousand and eight-hundred (10,800) years of chaos, it reaches Zi Phase of the next Cycle, and Heaven will be created again. This Cycle repeats indefinitely.
The foregoing discussions prove that Qi-tien has beginnings and ends. If Qi-tien has beginnings and ends, it is obvious that Xiang-tien 9, 13 must also have beginnings and ends. This can be supported by examining many cyclical changes in the environment.
For example, in the Chinese clock, a day has twelve Watches; each Watch lasts two hours. The daytime is yang and the nighttime is yin. There are twelve months and four seasons in a year. Spring and summer are yang, and autumn and winter are yin. Thus,
we experience the cycle every day and every year.
From the above examples, it can be induced that a Cycle has twelve Phases, half is progressive and the other half is regressive. In Zi Phase, yang starts to rise. In Wu Phase, yang starts to decline.
Wu Phase in a Cycle is analogous to noon in the day. Zi Phase in a cycle is analogous to midnight in the day. Thus, Wu Phase is one of the two most important turning points in a Cycle, and the changes in Wu Phase are also extremely major and important.
Based on this reasoning, we can predict tomorrow based on today, and next year on this year. We can also infer the previous Cycle and predict the next Cycle based on the present Cycle of Heaven and Earth.
The above statements are proven by many generations of Saints through their inspirations. These are also verified by Zhu-Tien-Shen-Sheng 6 and direct messages from God. Thus, they are the Absolute Truth.