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.
A True Sheng Ji Effects
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.
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.
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.
Yin Feng Shui Principles
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.
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.
Yin Feng Shui Principles
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.
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.
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.
You 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:
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.
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.
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?