“Rex Lassalle has an uncanny ability to reveal through Nine Star Ki treasures for insight and growth.  The Time of Your Life is Rex’s most recent contribution to a modern understanding of this ancient wisdom tradition.  Professionals and lay persons interested in astrology, Feng Shui, or just wanting to enrich their own lives should have this as part of their library.”   Robert Sachs, author and educator

“Participating in Rex Lassalle’s  seminar on “9 Star Ki” was an exciting  and fruitful experience: for the first time I realized that being born on a certain date was a precious gift. I did not feel categorized yet I do share  some characteristics  with other people and the way I feel and act is nothing for me to feel ashamed or guilty but it’s simply  and surprisingly my way of being in the world.

There was a warm and friendly atmosphere in the seminar which Rex kept alive by the attention and care that he devoted to each of us.  He continually dispensed numerous suggestions for us on an individual basis so that we can get the best for ourselves and our lives. Thanks so much, Rex, for helping me to respect and love myself.”   Dr. Anna Catella M.D. ArezzoItaly

Rex, I am grateful to the cosmos I have had the honor to have met you, as your endlessly insightful wisdom and deep knowledge about Shiatsu, the Nine Star Ki and life itself have given me, time and again, new insights of the cosmic connections.

Unfortunately all this knowledge about the cosmic dimensions have almost disappeared from our world. But you make invisible visible so that new life – chi – can flow in all of us.

Your books are a practical guide in my work as a Shiatsu practitioner and Feng Shui specialist. By studying your books, I have created new insights and skills to refine the healing process of myself and my patients. You are learning us all how to cope with, accept and transform our deepest emotions and most difficult challenges.

Your knowledge is our safe haven.    Christelle De Meester, Shiatsu practitioner and Feng Shui specialist, Waregem, Belgium


I remember very well in 1984 when I met Rex the first time during his Shiatsu teaching at the Kushi Institut Amsterdam. The macrobiotic studies opened my consciousness for other dimensions but finally it was Rex who threw me out of my life. Since he was encouraging me more than thirty years ago to became a Shiatsu practitioner, thousands of people consulted me as therapist, macrobiotic nutritionist and as coach for executives like the recent ten years. I don’t have words for my gratitude for his teaching, mentoring, friendship and his endless effort to share his wisdom and insights in bodywork and  Nine Star Ki, and I simply don´t now any other person with such deep earth grounded roots and such far reaching spiritual channels.
Holding Rex first book GrasshoppingTrough Time in my hands I realized a treasure resulting in a totally new access to Nine Star Ki. Being involved in work with human beings and diagnosing people and circumstances his book becomes a kind of bible to me. Using the cycle of transformation, yin and yang and Grasshopping, it widened my experience in finding the problem. And right now Rex tops his work with his second book The Time Of Your Life which is dealing very much with finding the solution. I truly know that Rex inspired so many lives over decades as he is inspiring me, one more time to look at a brand-new angle to prepare the soil for our human development.
Dear reader, Rex book is highly recommend and my suggestion is simple: chew each sentence very well, digest it and read it again.     Robert Süss, Consult Coaching Trainer, Vienna Austria


I participated in Rex Lassalle’s seminar in Pistoia in November 2015.
I found the workshop very inspiring and interesting. There were two aspects that particularly struck me, besides the great kindness and attention that Rex gave to all the participants.
Firstly, what I understood from what Rex presented was:
1. Each has their own way of dealing with life, which can be completely different and opposite to that of another person.
2. There are no universal rules, but only individual paths that, if heeded and followed, can lead to a peaceful and fruitful life.
3. This requires an absence of judgment toward others and especially towards ourselves.  4. This involves a deep listening for us to realize this.

The second aspect, linked to the first, is that these highways that we all walk along allow us to  have different tools and deviations to choose from, ultimately arising from the two Star numbers of our birthdate.
The two numbers in question,  which will be positive integers between 1 & 9,  have an association to the 5 Elements and provide sufficient information a clear assessment of each individual.
Compared to other similar disciplines, it seems to me that the interpretations in Rex’s approach are simpler: these are master branches, and this resonates a lot with my way of being and understanding of life.
I was pleasantly surprised at the clarity of the information: everything that was communicated has gone deep into my mind, and is a source of profound knowledge that has become a part of my resources. Prof. Francesca CagliariMathematics professorBologna UniversityItaly


I had the chance to meet Rex Lassalle in October 2012, on the occasion of a seminar about Detox Shiatsu organised by the Shiatsu Institute where I was training as a shiatsu practitioner. Having a University degree as a conference interpreter, I was asked to participate in the Detox seminar in order to translate for those who needed.

As is my working habit, I asked for the speaker’s contact information so that I could interact with him before the course, in order to get a better understanding of the main topics (at the time I was at the beginning of my Shiatsu course third-year), the principles at the basis of the speaker’s ideas, and maybe obtain some lecture notes or slides to help me prepare for the seminar.

I sent Rex an email, explaining who I was and why I was contacting him. His reply was, “Shall we have a Skype video-call?” I gladly accepted, because in this way I could have the chance to get accustomed to the speaker’s accent too.

Appointment made.

I sent my son to bed, and switched my laptop on.

Scratchpad and pen next to me.

Video-call incoming.


The video-call screen opened and soon all I could see was Rex’s smiling face and intense look (If you know him, you’ll understand what I am talking about).

Opening greetings, and soon after I started asking questions. His reply, however, was: “Tell me, Alessandra: when were you born?”

That question sounded quite disconnected from the reason of our appointment. Today, after three years, I can understand the rationale behind that question.

I replied.

Rex closed his eyes for one moment, nodding. When he opened his eyes again, another question: “What might be a challenge for you in a working context such as the one we are about to experience?”

Another unusual question for me, during what I thought was just meant to be a briefing before a working meeting- in fact, it was already taking the shape of an inner journey, which still continues today.

I meditated for a moment, then I replied. From his expression, it looked like I gave ‘the right answer’, or at least, one which didn’t sound weird.

After that, he told me about his challenges in such a working occasion. I thought this was very honest of him, as well as a great resource for each other, because on this simple sharing a fruitful ground for collaboration was being made, not to mention the openness towards mutual support in a context of prolonged stress (i.e. holding a two-day seminar for him, and translating for me!!!).

After these exchanges, Rex informed me about the main points he would deal with, while I was taking notes. Then we said good-bye, and would meet in person the day of the seminar.

The room was crowded with people.

I was quite nervous, so decided to go to a separate room to practice Qigong for better concentration and serenity.

Soon after, the meeting began and Rex led us on a journey into the world of Shiatsu practised for detoxifying from electro-smog. Many were the stimuli provided, which were adopted from other traditions too, not only the Japanese culture, together with the use of essential oils and special tools to encourage this balance.

During the seminar, Rex asked for the active participation of some people for his demonstrations; that question again: “Tell me, when were you born?”

Eyes closed, head nodding.

Once he opened his eyes, he started to interact with the person, asking them to confirm or deny some ‘hypotheses’ of his: they were always confirmed.

He then decided to share with us the reasons for such a request: as a researcher practising the 9 Star Ki system, those questions, and the related answers, helped him get in touch with the essence of the person, with the strengths and possible challenges they might be confronted with.

Though the seminar ended, the relationship with this person didn’t come to an end, as normally happened in the case of other foreign speakers who came to our school for some days of training.

For conciseness reasons, I can’t elaborate on all the times when talking to Rex has brought me to reflect on my life, delving into still unexplored dimensions.

I would like to mention, however, what was probably the most mysterious dimension of all: my son, Francesco.

Soon after the seminar, winter came, and Francesco (who was 4 years old at that time) started to show some clear symptoms: a rash, which day by day was spreading all over his body together with what was becoming a worrying constipation (which lasted for 12 days). Many visits to specialists: no effect.

One video-call with Rex opened the window of my son’s world for me.

The same question: “When was he born?”

Eyes closed, head nodding.

Once he opened his eyes, he talked about Francesco as if he had always known him, giving me suggestions which ranged from colours to be avoided (red, in Francesco’s case…and this reminded me that some days after his birth, every time I put him in a red romper suit he used to cry desperately!), to routines to be adopted during the day, especially before going to bed at night, to advice on how to make messages, even reprimand him, in the most effective way, in a way that would…’touch’ him.

Rex told me about his interests, his weaknesses and strengths, and having this information made the relationship with my son less rough, more effective and ‘in the flow of things’.

It is as if everything would gradually become clearer…as if the people and all I had around me couldn’t be otherwise. And now I knew why it was so.

Last December we travelled to Germany to visit Rex for a week-end. But week-ends with Rex can be as intense as years…

As he says on the dedication page in his last book “make TIME your friend”, not a burden.

On this occasion, too, staying in touch with Rex supported me to ease some distress I had about some behaviours or attitudes of mine and my son’s, for which until that moment I couldn’t find any explanation. What’s more, Rex took the occasion to start giving me suggestions about the daughter who I will bring to light in some months.

For all of this, I feel eternally grateful.

The personal contact with Rex, and reading his books, brought me to completely delve into my life and, as he himself mentions in the cover of his last book, develop my senses, learn how to see. “Realise that everything connects to everything else” (Leonardo da Vinci).

Little by little, the feeling of being at the mercy of events and myself is vanishing, to leave space for a view of the interconnectedness of everything, knowing that I am a part of it. Alessandra Pezza, Teacher, Rome, Italy