(84) Gunghap of French President Sarkozy and Carla Bruni
By Janet Shin
Recently, there were revelations that French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni were not living up to their fairytale romance.
Rumors surfaced about affairs and impending divorce, but the French press was reluctant to delve into the private lives of its public figures.
The media linked Bruni with fellow pop singer Benjamin Biolay, 37, while Sarkozy was reportedly seeking comfort with his ecology minister.
Sarkozy dismissed claims that his marriage was in trouble as ``ridiculous rumors.''
We may look into their saju to view their lives from different angles.
Sarkozy, the 23rd and current president of the French Republic was born Jan. 28, 1955. Before assuming the president in 2007, he was a leader of the Union for a Popular Movement.
He is known for wanting to revitalize the French economy, and pledging to revive the work ethic, promote new initiatives and fight intolerance. He married Bruni on Feb. 2, 2008.
Bruni, an Italian-born French singer, songwriter and former model, was born Dec. 23, 1967.
Below you can see the saju of the two.
At a first glance, we can notice the dominant energy that rules Sarkozy's life is honor (red, fire energy), and that talent (black, water energy) for Bruni.
Looking at the saju of Sarkozy, we can notice how powerful his driving force is (yellow ― same color as day master) and on top of that, the fire energy plays important role in strengthening his pride. Usually, the knowledge star is not helpful for those who have strong friend stars.
But in the saju of Sarkozy, fire energy (knowledge star) is still needed because ``chuk'' earth means cold and swampy land that requires fire energy to dry and warm it up. Gap wood, career star, was able to take root in the chuk earth owing to the fire energy, his knowledge star.
One thing that also catches our eye is the hidden water energy that suggests many women in his life.
Now in the saju of Bruni, the most important factor that maintains her life is the expression star, which denotes talents. We usually say that fire element is required to balance the cold condition of the saju when the day master is born in water month. In this regard, sin metal day master usually requires Byeong fire instead of ``jeong'' fire. Byeong fire is like a ``light'' to shed shine on the jewelry, while ``jeong'' fire is to melt the metal. While for the ``sin'' metal born in water month, she still needs certain warmth, so ``jeong'' fire (red), career star and husband or boyfriends, indeed plays its role in keeping the warmth of this person. However, her talents ― water energy ― would exceed any other element in her life path.
It explains that she continued to show her talents even after her marriage to the president. On the other hand, her relationship with men would also be continued.
Now in order to look at the specifics of their lives, we may connect the saju with each coming year's fortune.
In 2008, year of mu-ja, ``ja'' water meant her expression star, on top of ``ja'' water in her month branch. Owing the over-flowing power of water, there induced opposite energy, which fire and also means boyfriend.
In 2009, year of gi-chuk, ``chuk'' earth clashed with ``mi'' knowledge star in her year branch. There can be some assumptions about any incidents that may disgrace her honor.
By the way, in 2011, year of sin-myo, it is anticipated the clash between ``myo'' and ``yu'' of her marriage palace. In many cases, people who have their marriage palace damaged could end up in divorce. On the contrary, for Sarkozy, 2010 and 2011 are the years when he has to trying to strengthen his career ― social activity and honor.
The writer is the president of the Heavenly Garden, a saju research center in Korea. She is the author of "Learning Four Pillars." She offers saju courses to all who are interested. For more information, visit her Web site (http://blog.naver.com/janet_shin) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.