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Coming back to the story from Part 1, the owner decided to ask me help look for a new premise. We surveyed the area for a while and there were few choices but wasn’t very good. Why this first step is so important? Listen to this video.
Then we chanced upon an empty lot which was a laundry business that went bust. So my client was rather apprehensive since the last owner did not make it, would it be wise for her to trust my advice to take up this unit?
She decided to take that leap of faith and decided to rent the shop as per my advice. After I studied the formation surrounding this property, I selected the perfect formation that would be great for both Wealth as well as Human Factor.
Following my advice, she did everything I asked her to do to the tee, from the doors, tables, sitting position etc.
It was in end of February 2018 they moved into the shop according to the auspicious date but they only started business there full force after March 2018. April went by, May was the Malaysia 14th General Elections where Malaysia saw a change in government for the first time since independence, which is about 61 years.
In this new age Feng Shui era, many has turned to Feng shui as form of luck booster. thus in the process many fake knowledge has creep-ed into this noble ancient art making many newbies live in fear and soon this fear turned into a paranoia.
How has this evolved? Feng Shui has been a highly guarded secret in the past and to a some extent it is still today although some masters boasted that they can buy these secrets. So most people in the past hear about Feng Shui and what it can do but have not the slighted idea of it. In order to make living out if this, they claim that they know feng shui and introduced many forms into the feng shui. Their source mainly came from cultural beliefs, some religious belief, Daoist mainly and partly own’s imagination to create a “logical” answer.
To add salt to the wound, some modern practitioners with their poor understanding of Feng shui became the new bogeyman by creating more fears into the unsuspecting online readers. I will quote a few common examples.
1. They call Sha Qi as Killing Qi but the fact is that Sha Qi is just a destructive Qi and not Killing! It’s just a sign of negative energy in the house. A poor understanding of Feng Shui terms creates unnecessary fears in the mind of the common people.
2. Electrical Pylons are called Sha Qi because its pointed. So how does being point is bad? Please explain to me. Of course if you stay too near to it , there is always a risk of accidents but again, how does the small magnetic field is going to kill you and what more if you stay say 1km away ? They just create fears due to their poor knowledge of Feng Shui.
3. Gushing waters are Sha Qi such as Cutting Feet Sha or Pulling Nose Sha. Then dirty water is worse than clean water! How does the Qi differentiates dirty or clean? It may LOOK dirty to you but is it so to the Feng Shui? It may cause faulty smells which creates living discomfort and that is the exact logic they will use to say its Bad Qi! Have you noticed that many places that have such features but the business is really good ? I have seen too many of them!. Continue reading “Feng Shui Paranoia”
Castle gate theory 城门诀 is one of the most sought mystery in a Feng Shui. Many practitioners are still not familiar with the usage and application. There are even books written on this subject alone! However, there are many versions of Castle Gate Theory. However, the version I will be writing is the San Yuan Xuan Kong Flying Star version.
In order to understand this theory we should first understand : What is a Castle Gate 城门? Below picture is the Castle Gate.
This brings me to a case done early of this year. Its a true story I think it’s worth sharing. My client had an old office which I audited last year. That office was having bad feng shui and the previous master couldn’t identify the issue. Of course the master could not understand because even though he is an old master, he came without a Luopan or Chinese Geomancy compass.
He uses a technique based on Yi Jing Feng Shui called the Xing Fa 形法 or literally translate to English as the Shape Method. This method is to take a view of surrounding and conclude the good and bad of feng shui. Some of the method he used was like hanging of paintings of Mountain and Waters. Then there was the famous Wealth Corner technique. A common taboos of feng shui are all include in this method such as your main door should not see another door or room, where to place pots of plants outside your house etc. In the western market, this technique is know as Internal Landforms Feng Shui. Continue reading “Castle Gate Theory Part 1”
When I was writing my first book back in 2016, I was asked to suggest a book title and it took me a while before I arrived at WINDS OF CHANGE which was then accepted by my co author.
First of all, we felt that there will be a change in government in Malaysia if the elections were to be held in 2018 although it seems almost impossible back then and the reason was with the good luck cycle of PM Najib that will end in 2018. However, this is the past fact.
Secondly there will be a change in the Feng Shui world from as early as 2019 to about 2029.
Phase one will begin the beginning of the slide in 2017 but the more significant change will be felt more in 2019-2021. There will be a major change in the Feng Shui scene due to this event. However, still there will many new Feng Shui consultants sprouting out from then till we enter Period of Nine which starts from 2024.
The second phase of change will start in 2024 for about 5-6 years. The reason is due to the wrong knowledge of Feng shui that thrived for the last 20 years. Period of 8 is something many got away with this fault, perhaps due to the times of what I call a phenomena of “coincidental feng shui”. Continue reading “A New Feng Shui Era”
Sometimes people think that well I will just have to stay in a bad feng shui house till I get money to renovate or move to anew house. Bad feng shui is the OPPOSITE of Good Feng Shui. If you are not getting better, it’s going go worse. Simple logic.
Here is a story
If you drop a frog suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if you put that same frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water gradually, it will adjust its body temperature accordingly until it reaches a stage beyond its capacity and dies foolishly.
Bad feng shui if it kills you instantly then all your problems just diminishes there and then but what if it kills one slowly like the frog below?
This is how many was boiled into financial death because they had the frog mentality. The logic is very simple, if you live in a bad energy house, how can one prosper? They are just hoping for miracle to happen but what are the chances of a miracle? 1/1,000,000?
Its like saying l I will continue eating this junk food till I recover so I may work again to enjoy proper food.
That is how I have seen many while waiting for that miracle, eventually cooked alive like the frog.
The correct strategy would be first to kill the fire but to do this, one needs to have the will to take the effort of climbing out of the pot and switch off the gas.
I will not know for sure if after climbing out of the pot will guarantee you wealth but I know if you keep comforting yourself in the pot, chances are you are never gonna make it out alive.
So my readers, don’t think of the gold now, think of the survival first. When there is life there is hope. Don’t let yourself sink into financial hell and try to make it back in life, there aren’t many Donald Trump in this world.
This is far too dangerous because we cannot see, smell, touch and taste the Qi, it will be too dangerous to read or attend some basic courses and apply Feng Shui solution by own self. I have seen many people get themselves hurt because of DIY Feng Shui. What if you have unknowingly acquired fake knowledge?
Don’t worry of the money you will spend hiring a competent Feng Shui consultant because you will earn back that money and more over the years. English say ; Don’t be Penny wise, pound foolish!.
Regardless whether if you believe in Feng Shui or not, Feng Shui energy is just as sure as gravity, working on you without you knowing and making the apple returning to ground after being tossed.
High Rise is the future trend in property as land is getting scarce. This is very evident in Singapore and Hong Kong where land is really scarce and less. Malaysia is catching up fast too.
I am more familiar with Malaysian and Singapore Feng Shui since I have many clients here.
So the question is, Is High Rise Property less Auspicious compared to landed ? In my book Winds of Change – The Myth and Truth of Feng Shui and Bazi, there is a case about how an little apartment that violated most Feng shui taboos did well after moving it. You can read it out in the book available on Amazon or Kinokuniya in Malaysia.
Since Singapore has the most high rises such as Condominum and HDB apartments, I shall focus my article on the cases I have done in Singapore. Some of them are a redo of famous Feng Shui Masters in Singapore.
To begin with, conceptually Feng Shui for Condominium and Apartment are audited the same way as a landed property except for a few new twist. This kind of Feng shui is more complicated since it is not well documented in the old Chinese Feng Shui Classics. Thus a strong understanding of the concepts of Feng Shui is very important.
A lousy doctor at most kills a patient but a lousy Feng Shui Master can kill the entire family. I will share some short cases below. Stayed tuned.
The 2 usual major complications are how to determine the Facing of the unit and The Period of the unit.
After my last blog about City land forms on Kuching Town in Sarawak and how land form Feng Shui has influenced the growth of that town. After that blog posting back in 2015, it drew praises as well as criticism from some Feng Shui critiques who do not understand the San Yuan Liu Fa system.
Xuan Kong Liu Fa, also known as the Six Method, is an extensive system that deals with major land formations right down to small properties within the San Yuan School. It is a system that is not well known and relatively little source from the internet. This system has 2 major origins, one from our lineage and the other is from Taiwan. There is some variation in the system from the 2 sources as well.
I was challenged again to investigate this little town up north of Malaysia in the State of Perak known as Taiping because some friends asked me about it.It was once a flourishing town with all the firsts in Malaysia, a booming economy and produced many talents but now it has been labelled as “old folks town”
Taiping is one of the few towns in Malaysia that still carries a Chinese meaning 太平 behind that means eternal peace.
Taiping as a long history and you can read about it in Wikipedia as well as a few other sites listed below. I have made a simple time line on the history of this town.
Recently I was conducting a Feng Shui class, it was an amazing experience. It was amazing because 3 of them were once my clients.
And you maybe wondering why are they in the class? It’s because they have consulted several Feng Shui masters before but did not had the experience they have . The results after my consultation were beyond their imagination.
This overseas client had 2 prior Feng Shui masters to consult her house some years ago but the situation wasn’t any better off despite all the recommendation of “cures”. One even had a very professionally thick folder with beautifully done up report.
Finally she found me for some reasons and trusted me despite I looked “young”! Well her trust paid off because after the changes she and her husband felt the positive results after real feng shui is applied. The sales increased and harmony was better. Indeed life is much smoother than before. The long flight was all worth it.
The irony was that, the client told me non of the “masters” could tell there was a mountain in front of her house and what it does to their property. Instead he asked my poor client to put big rocks in front to create a “mountain”. Then some crystals here and there. Most superstition master’s advice are merely Feng Shui myths.
Xuan Kong Da Gua (XKDG) Date Selection system (玄空大卦择日) is one of the most profound and elaborated Feng shui Date Selection system because it uses the 64 hexagrams to calculate the auspicious timing but what makes it stands out of other date selection system is that it incorporates a holistic system that encompasses Heaven – Earth – Man factors during the calculation.
Chinese metaphysics systems is all about harmony with nature or heaven because Heaven is the leader and it is good be in harmony with the will of Heaven.
Before we even embark on this step, we first have to get a clearance. We have to ensure the Date is not afflicted with Year or Month Affliction and even down to the Hour.
Heaven here represents the Date. The Date in XKDG is not as simple as you can just flip the Tong Shu. It is has be calculated and selected carefully to achieve what we want to achieve with the date whether it is harmony, health, money, advancement or quick results.
After we have got a date, the job is not finished yet. We then have to make sure this Date can match or communicate with the Earth system.
The Earth here represents the House Feng Shui. A date that cannot communicate with the House is a weak date and gives only small effects. Lets assume we can have the Heaven communicating with the Earth or Date and House is able to communicate, we are still not done!.
Here I try to address some of the misconceptions about Yin Feng Shui or sometimes known as Ancestral Feng Shui or Graveyard Feng Shui.
This type of feng shui is the least accepted in the Western Culture due to lack of understanding and misconception brought about by some self taught “masters”.
1.Feng Shui can have different effects for different family members.
The first thing to note is that the influence of ancestral feng shui on future generations of men and women is different. I have come into contact with such an example: One family, three generations are good daughters, not only can marry a good husband, his own development in all aspects is also good, his children are also good; and each generation of son, is only mediocre, There wasn’t much to say, and most of them were short lived. They all lived to be 60 years old. In the end, I decided that the problems in his family were on the ancestral graves. The result of the field survey was also the same.
The southeastern side of his ancestral ancestral home is far away from a beautiful mountain peak, soothing sentimental in shape; while in the east, it is facing the canyon and the eastern part of the burial ground collapsed. In the southeast position, that is the Xun 巽 sector, represents the eldest daughter and in the East sector that belongs to the Zhen Gua 震 corresponds to the eldest son of the family.
2. The Impact on each “family” is not the same
The influence of feng shui of ancestral graves on sons is also different. Generally speaking, the effect on the eldest is not the same as on the second and fifth, and on the third and sixth. And so on. This is determined by the classification of family members.
The professional tool for investigating the Yin-fengshui feng shui, the Luopan or the Chinese Geomancy compass, divides the direction of the plane 360 degrees into twenty-four directions, and we group them calling it “a three-in-one mountain”. For example, 庚酉辛 belongs to the West. West represents the youngest daughter.
Therefore, some ancestral graves are favourable for the eldest son family, they may not be favourable for the second family and so on. There are many reasons for this. Some are deliberate (by design) while others may be due to surrounding land formations that naturally favour certain family.
I have come into contact with such a case: There is a family, the eldest son had a dumb daughter, his son had a nephew and grandson; and the second child has very good children.
3.Outsiders paying respect to deceased can “steal” their Feng Shui.
Some old Chinese still follow the old tradition that daughters are married off children thus are not allowed to pay their respect to their parents or grand parents. The reason is that they believe that by praying to the ancestors the good fortune of the grave will be “taken” by them.
However this is not true. It’s just some superstitious believe because if this is true, I will be praying to the rich man’s ancestor grave and thus I can also be rich while the rich descendants will be poor. We know this does not happen. Their descendants remains rich till today.
Every descendants inherited the DNA from their ancestors. Thus outsiders like me cannot benefit from the good feng shui of the grave for the simple reason I do not have their DNA.
4. The impact on the fortunes of future generations is manifested in various aspects.
Specifically, the influence of ancestral (Yin) Feng shui on children almost covers all aspects of life, such as people’s most concerned about wealth, marriage, children, health, authority, etc., in particular, the effects are obvious.
If the ancestral graves were built in the widowhood, the marriage of the children would be greatly affected. Before, I once dealt with such a case: There are family members and both sons are in their thirties, but they have never been married. The old man is very anxious. I surveyed the ancestral graves of his family and discovered that they were in a widowhood and chose to relocate the graves for his family. Less than a year after the graves were relocated, the two wives entered the door.
The number of children and whether or not their children have any interest can be predicted from the ancestral graves. Sometimes a BaZi or destiny charts shows but some how the couple cannot bear child and this has to do with the ancestors grave. The problem can come from the husband or the wife side of the ancestor grave.
iii, health, longevity
The quality of the child’s body and the length of his life are also reflected in the feng shui of the graves.
The influence of ancestral feng shui on children and health has been mentioned above. There is not much of repetition here.
iv, wealth and prosperity
The quality of a person’s life depends on his birthday. But feng shui can change his fortunes. For example, if this person is destined to be a millionaire, generally speaking, he will not be poor, but how much money will he have in the future? The feng shui of the yin house can only allow him to have one million, and it can also allow him to reach 9.99 million. In this range, feng shui can play a role because there are other influencing factors. One of it is our Bazi or destiny chart.
v, authority and promotion
The ability for one person to rise in authority can also be attributed to Yin Feng Shui. In Malaysia we have many such cases, perhaps Malaysia is blessed with many good Feng Shui masters. However they are not famous. The recent event in the Malaysia political scene as seen one such case. When my friend took me to audit the ancestor grave of that person, I knew he will rise to the top and indeed he did.
I have also another article on this that happened in Taiwan.
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