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Mystery of Yin Feng Shui

阴宅風水

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.

i, marriage
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.

ii. children
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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Validity of Yin Feng Shui

I know many masters especially those who resides in the west say that Yin Feng Shui 阴宅风水 or Burial Feng Shui is more about filial than Feng Shui per se. I don’t know what prompted them to think this way. Maybe it’s their lack of knowledge, bad experience when they started handling Yin Feng Shui cases before or simply misinterpretation of the classics since they do not come from a Lineage school.

Recently I was invited to one of the most established Memorial Park in Malaysia. During the tour the staff brought me around for introduction to their park. The half way during the tour the staff asked me about a particular grave.

He said, Sifu, can you do a quick look at this particular grave? ” and being obliging I pull out my Luopan and measured the tomb stone and subsequently the surrounding land forms. I then said ” This grave after done, will prosper all children but in particular, female benefit more” His face was nothing but a frozen look.

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Dragon’s Breath

A True Sheng Ji Effects

生基真實的故事

THE DRAGON’S QI

Dragon’s Qi is believed to have the ability to alter a person’s destiny over time. Precisely why it is called a Dragon’s qi is because Dragon is an celestial animal that stays in heaven. Thus a dragon is a symbol of heaven’s representation. Thus why in ancient China only the Emperor are allowed to use the dragon symbol . This is because Emperor is the viewed as the Mandate of Heaven and dragon is used to represent the symbol of power mandated given by heaven.

However this same term, Dragon is also used in Feng Shui to denote the movement of the mountains that carry the Qi or energy, hence is also known as the Dragon’s Qi or Dragon’s Breath.

THE HISTORY

A mother was rather apprehensive of her daughter’s weak body. After the first miscarriage, the daughter was rather sad and depressed. This has affected her marriage and her relationship with her husband and in-laws.

THE SHENG JI PLANTING

The mother came to seek my advice and I told her she can give Sheng Ji a try.

Tombstone 墓碑

The Sheng ji was designed according to traditional method as taught by our grand masters. An auspicious date 吉日 was selected to erect the tombstone 墓碑. The tombstone is important because without a tombstone the effect is not as strong as the one with a well feng shui and aligned tombstone.

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Having a tombstone is rather important as it serves as the External Qi collector. Without a tombstone, the only Qi it receives is the Internal Qi. When both Internal and External Qi is harmonized, only the Sheng Ji can produce better results.

Slowly over the months, things started to change for her. Starting from her relationship with the husband, then the in-laws and followed by the pregnancy. However, this is not yet the climax of the story.

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Xuan Kong Liu Fa – A Grave Application

玄空六法陰宅風水之用法

Today I will share one case on how Xuan Kong Liu Fa is applied onto a grave. I believe it is the first in English language. I have not seen any other that has shared in public how the Liu Fa method is applied onto graves or Yin Feng Shui written in English.


Note: You may want to read the preceding Xuan Kong Liu Fa articles to better understand Liu Fa method first.


This is a grave that was located in an old public cemetery. It belongs my friend’s grand father who passed away in 1977. In Liufa terms, this is a period 7 grave. Period 7 is between the year of 1975 to 1995 and Period 8 continues right till 2016. However both Period 7 and Period 8 belongs to the Lower cycle.

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This grave sits on Chen face Xu, 辰山戌向 and you may also see the landform topography in the below photo.

The Land Formation 巒頭

The land formation is good with a clear & strong incoming dragon protected by 2 embracements. This formation fulfills the criteria of Xuan Kong, Jin Long and Ci Xiong.

所以陰陽無不配,雌雄無不合,不配與不合,即謂之相乘 – tells us that land formations must match to have good results.

Although this site does not have a table mountain, so long it fulfills the 6 methods, table mountain is not of significant importance.

The stream flows from left to right, crossing the Ming Tang 明堂, going out at the meeting of stream and main river coming from the Right flowing in a sentimental way towards the sector of Xin 辛.

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Yin Feng Shui Downing A Legacy

Yin Feng Shui or Ancestral Feng Shui

It has been sometime that I have not written something on Yin Feng Shui or also known as Ancestral Feng Shui / Burial Feng Shui. This is a very important process in the Chinese tradition because we revered our ancestors very much and hence put in the importance of honoring them even after they have completed their lives here on earth.

As we Chinese belief, this is one of the most powerful method of feng shui that can help a family rise to great heights and also cast a spell on the descendants for many years if done wrongly. This is sometimes a scary thing that most people today decided to cremate rather than bury.

Of course cremation also makes better sense in today’s situation simply due to scarcity of land as well as the high cost associated with burial. After cremating, they can put the ashes into a columbarium.

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Example of a Columbarium

Yin Feng Shui Principles

Yin Feng Shui is very dependent on the land formations and the skill of the Feng Shui master to select the land which is called a Xue spot 穴. The Xue is considered a good spot with the strong and auspicious energy that can prosper the descendants through the bones of the deceased. Many may find this concept hard to accept but it is a fact and today modern science is able to explain.

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Book of Burial – Maiden Reference of Feng Shui

fengshui transparentYou have always hear about the word Feng Shui  风水 which literally means Wind Water but do you know it’s origin?

Before the word Feng Shui was coined, it was known with other names such as KanYu. then when Guo Pu wrote this book to define the Qi or energy in Feng Shui he explains it inside Zhang Shu or Book of Burial.

Briefly the book is divided into 3 major chapters. They are the Inner Chapter, Outer Chapter and the Miscellaneous Chapter.

Here is the Table of Contents of the Book:

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Yin Feng Shui Series – Making of A President

Ms Tsai Ing Wen, the new president of Taiwan was said to have benefited from the ancestral Feng Shui or Burial Feng Shui. In Feng Shui terminology, it is known as Yin House Feng Shui 陰宅風水. It is called Yin because it is Feng Shui for the deceased & buried under the ground.

This video is a documentary about the history of the parents Feng Shui and some description about the land forms in Mandarin. Her father was a car mechanic and became very rich after his father passed away and had the Feng Shui done by a Feng Shui Master back then in Taiwan.

This is one of the many stories of people enhancing their life with proper Yin Feng Shui done. The land selection criteria is very important in Yin Feng Shui & this is the key to the success of a Yin Feng Shui formation.

Her father’s grave was once planted as a Life Grave or known as 種生基, which later was converted to a Grave after his demise. It was all done with the hope to help the daughter to be someone great in life. You can see very strong Mountain Qi surrounding this tomb.

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Ancestral Hall Feng Shui

Chinese founded the art of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the art of harnessing good earth energy or Qi to prosper human beings. This has lead to the founding of Yin Feng Shui or Burial Feng Shui and the main objective is to benefit their descendants in health, wealth, descendant luck, relationship, achievements etc.

Later this art found it’s way to Living Feng Shui or Yang Feng Shui which means houses, offices, temples, palace, city and so on. This came about because Chinese believe there are also Qi above the ground that can be used to benefit Live people.

Essentially, humans are made of energies and we receive and emit energies despite that we may not be aware of it because we cannot smell it, feel it or see it.

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Modern Ancestral Hall

But why temples and ancestral halls? They are neither alive nor dead, they are just statues or plaque. How does it relate to Feng Shui? How does it benefit the descendants?

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Yin Zhai Feng Shui & Life Grave

The word ‘Feng Shui’ derived during the reign of Jin Dynasty (265 – 420AD) when Guo Pu, the author of the book Zhang Jing (Study of Burial Ground) first used it. In the book he says, “The travel of Qi is conducted by air and water. When the air is dispersed, the Qi too is dispersed; when the water is stagnant, the Qi too is stagnant.”

Feng Shui can be classified into the Theory School, which has three different aspects: The San He, The San Yuan and The Nine Star and The Form School with its emphasis on the study of landscaping. The Theory School was practiced more in the North and Central China while The Form School in the South. After the Ming Dynasty they were merged as one to give a wholesome picture and study of Feng Shui, which was until then sort of incomplete.

The entire knowledge of Feng Shui can be divided into Yin and Yang Feng Shui. Yin Feng Shui refers to the study of the Feng Shui of grave sites and burial grounds; whereas Yang Feng Shui refers to the study of Feng Shui of residences and commercial dwellings for living persons.

In the olden days, there was no demarcation on the studies of Yin and Yang Feng Shui as the theories were interconnected and intertwined. Therefore, the complete study of Feng Shui must consist of both Yin and Yang Feng Shui, which are inseparable. We must however remember that Yang Feng Shui is not necessarily derived from Yin Feng Shui and vice versa.

Nowadays, most Feng Shui masters only learn one part on Yang Feng Shui and not the entire knowledge of Feng Shui. In order to be a complete Feng Shui master, one must know both the theories and applications of Yin and Yang Feng Shui.

 

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Yin Zhai Feng Shui (陰宅凤水)

Yin Zhai or Burial Feng Shui is one of them most intriguing part of Feng Shui since all Feng Shui studies originate from here.

The most famous classic book of all times is the Book of Burial by Master Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty.

The study of Yin Feng Shui is extensive but primarily is the study of land forms but all these study of land forms in the end is to explain 2 words and that is Feng Shui. Then from here the application portion has seen many schools practicing differently. There are masters from the San He school, San Yuan school and even masters using 8 Mansion and Bazi Feng Shui method to bury the deceased. Some even use symbolic method like building a lion on the grave. All of them emphasize different aspects of burial.

Example, how & where they place the Guardian God (后土) is different between San He and San Yuan schools.

It is in the Chinese culture as well in the practice of Feng Shui that if you bury the deceased in the right location and direction, the descendants can proper to have riches and power. If bury on the wrong land, accidents, poor health and jail terms can happen to the descendants  How true is it, to many folks remains a mystery but to those who have witness it’s results understands how it works.

I had the privilege to follow Master Francis Leyau in one of the recent class on Yin Zhai (April 2013) and undoubtedly there are many knowledge one must possess to be able to obtain the result of the burial. From land selection, finding the dragon, the neck, the head & the lair (穴) is indeed not easy. Just erecting the head stone alone, there are so many factors to take care and look into it.

It was interesting when Master Leyau explains how and why ancient Chinese built graves in this way as opposed to modern graves as shown on the photo on the right side which is square. There is a meaning based on the study of Feng Shui why round graves are preferred.

Traditional Grave vs Modern Grave

Here are some photos from the trip:

Yin Zhai

The Journey of Feng Shui is indeed like a journey of 1000 miles but if you find the right master you can cut your journey by half but you still have to walk 100 miles first to find the master. This is just a metaphor based on my experience. Feng shui is a subject that you need a real Master to guide and show you how to tie what is written in the Classics to actual practical. Only a master who has walked the distance can show you the right from wrong.

I considered my self lucky in this sense to have met and learnt from Master Leyau. I have seen so many people that have given up Feng shui because they have not been able to learnt the correct method and hence either did not get the results or half the time works and the other half don’t. Some after learning 10 years had to get other services to correct their Feng shui after their business failed. Isn’t it sad that they cannot even get their Feng Shui correct after spending all the years and money learning from their masters ?

This problem primarily comes from 2 major sources. One either the master is too young and had not done enough audits and practical work or they themselves read from the books or so called self studied masters. You can buy plenty of books cheaply in Hong Kong and Taiwan if you could read Chinese. The worst author are those who reads many books and compile them into a 3rd books. The source of knowledge is completely untraceable. This is very dangerous since they cannot tell what is right from wrong, they just assumed that their understanding of the classic is correct.