Au Yong Chee Tuck

Hi there everybody,

Here is a brief bio about me, written from the hopefully dispassionate viewpoint of the third party. He began to study Ba Zi astrology on a full time basis from 2004. Prior to that, he had been working in the financial industry for about two decades. In 2012, he took the first infantile steps to research and publish his initial book "Money, Power and Fame in astrology" (ISBN 978-1-4828-9331-1). This book was re-published in 2014.

Some four years later, when a feng shui consultant, Alan Chong Kin Meng, expressed  ...See more >


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Hometown Malacca, Malaysia

Favorite author Fyodor Dostoevsky, Samuel Beckett, Lewis Caroll - not necessarily in that order

Favorite book The Brothers Karamazov, Waiting for Godot, Alice in Wonderland - from the philosophical to the Absurd to the nonsensical

Day job Ba zi astrology research and writing

Favorite line from a book "What is the use of a book...without pictures or conversation?"

Favorite word "Off with his head!"

Unexpected skill or talent An interest to do detailed research and collate the material into a book

Passion in life astrology, history, music, literature


BOOKS REVIEWED BY KIRKUS:

Tuck (co-author: Winds of Change, 2016, etc.) explains the nuances and intricacies of the ba zi system of Chinese astrology.

Book 1 of this two-part work offers examples of ba zi, in which five “elements” (water, fire, wood, earth, and metal) are said to affect one another, in conjunction with specific times, to influence people’s fortunes. After expository chapters that lay out details regarding, for example, the characteristics of animals associated with different months and the significance of dates, readers encounter intricate charts showing each part’s influence on the rest. However, readers will require some background experience with traditional Sinospheric divination and astrology in order for this section to be of practical, regular benefit. In Book 2, Tuck presents 10 chapters on the triumphs and failures of various real and fictional people—such as Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Robert E. Lee, Jon Voight’s character in Midnight Cowboy, Salvador Dalí, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—case studies that aim to show ba zi’s clairvoyant power. Numerous times, however, the theoretical predictions seem to fail to line up with what actually happened to the subject; in one memorable instance, Dalí is remembered as a “leader” of surrealism, but his stars foretold “follower” attributes. Overall, the book is stylistically and grammatically sound. However, there are several instances where more editorial care would have ironed out some wrinkles, such as the use of the verb “to clash” with a direct object in a chapter titled “Hey! Don’t Clash My Success Away!”

This book’s mostly clear prose and straightforward charts will illustrate elemental, divinatory principles to initiates, but it falters in its second half.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE:

MONEY POWER AND FAME IN ASTROLOGY
Ba Zi astrology, history, brief astrological bios about actors, writers, film directors, politicians

Ten essays about ten day masters arranged in sequence from wood to water.

ISBN: 978-1-4828-9331-1


WINDS OF CHANGE: MYTH AND TRUTH IN FENG SHUI AND BA ZI (Unpublished)
Feng shui and Ba Zi astrology

A brief introduction to feng shui and Ba Zi astrology. Why some theories seemed to be popular but were shown not to work out in practice.

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