Recently I was introduced to a book by a famous celebrity Master. I took interest to read about what a Shen school of flying star practitioner would read the Feng Shui of this building and how it differs from Wu Chang. One of the chapter that talking about the HSBC building in central Hong Kong.
I was at South Gate Mall due to a wrong turn and decided to wait for a friend there while he comes over.
This mall is in the heart of the city and situated on a busy road, Jalan Chan Sow Lin. Oh yes, this place is famous for their curry fish head dish. This same road houses many automobile sales outlet and some old factories and businesses. However, I was rather surprised that despite it’s location, the business is really brisk and lack human traffic. One of the most important criteria for mall’s success is the human traffic isn’t it?
So I whip out my mobile and I did some quick research over the internet about this mall. This mall was built by Mah Sing Group (the Mah Sing building was just opposite) and they are one of the top few developers in Kuala Lumpur albeit pretty young in this industry. In the midst of searching, I happened to read a post on this mall commented/researched by a San He Master.
What is so interesting about the Lo Shu (洛書)?
Lo Shu has an interesting role in feng shui and in particular Flying Star Feng Shui and has always given Feng Shui a mystical touch in the way it was presented by most books and school teaching feng shui.
There are few versions of story of it.
After blogging a while, I guess I have not done an introduction of San Yuan Feng Shui to my readers. It is the school I am from apart from being part of Wu Chang lineage (无常流) & from Central Academy of Feng Shui. So here you go…
San Yuan (三元) Feng Shui is a school of Feng Shui which majors in subjects like Flying Star or Fei Xing, Xuan Kong Da Gua, Long Men Ba Ju water method, Xuan Kong Liu Fa and San Yuan Qi Men Dun Jia. The uniqueness of San Yuan is that they place great emphasis on Timing.
The other major school for Feng Shui is called the San He 三合 School. They have also many subjects such as 8 Mansion, San He Water Methods, Yang Gong Feng Shui which uses Landforms heavily and downplay the role of time factor.
Then there are other school of thoughts of Feng Shui such as 8 aspiration, symbolic schools, 9 Ki Star, Zi Wei Dou Shu, Bazi Feng Shui, Jiang Hu Pai etc…
What is so fascinating about San Yuan ? San Yuan is considered the younger brother because it existence to the public was much later compared to San He but San Yuan is the method that was used in the Imperial Courts. San He was used more by the commoners more when Masters like Yang Yu Song brought the art out of the palace.
San Yuan was popularized by Master Jiang Da Hong (蔣大鴻), who himself is San Yuan practitioner in the courts and he was taking care of the library during the last decades of Ming Dynasty. Later when he left the courts he brought this knowledge with him too. One of the famous Feng Shui Classics written by Jiang was Earth Discerning Truth Classic (Di Li Bian Zheng, 地理辨正)
Feng Shui during those days was a big thing especially to the Emperor as it is an art that can change/influence the fate of a person, family and country. Hence the art was pass down partially in book partially by oral teachings to those students who are in his opinion has the right qualities. I do not know all the qualities he was looking for but one of then is for sure, he has to be kind person because such art into the hands of wrong people, spells disaster to humanity and the dynasty too.
So what is San Yuan Feng Shui? San Yuan system is based on few basic important foundation. Timing, Location and Direction. The foundation of all these comes from Trigrams & Hexagrams which in any case was founded on Yi Jing (I-Ching).
San Yuan in its purest form only work from the 3 fundamental concepts that sits on the foundation of Yi Jing.
The system do not encourage putting things, no “internal house land forms”, no cultural rituals/belief, no talisman used etc.
The most popular of the San Yuan method today is the Flying Star or Fei Xing method. Flying Star that you know today has several versions due to mixing and changes done by individual master that mixed various methods in to make it unique for them and to some more appealing to public perhaps.
The origin of Flying Star was from one source but in the early 20th Century it went separate ways. In my coming articles I will explain more.
Many feng shui articles had been written about this Famous Hotel in Singapore in Scott/Orchard Road. Why this hotel shot to fame in the feng shui domain?
It all started by one of our Grand Master Hong Chuan who corrected the Feng Shui of this hotel and resulted in business growth after the audit. You can read more about this in internet.
But what prompted me to write about it now? I have read just too many comments about the feng shui of Hyatt and while today my aim is not to explain the feng shui of Hyatt, I just want to make corrections to a few vastly mistaken facts about feng shui and methods know only to our lineage, the Wu Chang lineage and not as what was written by those who do not belong to our lineage.
Seriously, you cannot comment on something you don’t know and I feel this is irresponsible when they try to downplay Grand Master’s work.
Here I shall quote several statements and my comments on it.
Many say it is Castle Gate theory as done by Master Hong Chuan. This is not true. This is a method called Door Tilting but not many knows how it works actually though many practitioner tries to use it. And that is not my slipper.
Some even say it is from the San He 5 Ghost carry Treasure. Master Hong Chuan is San Yuan practitioner as his master is Master Yen Pen who did all the cases in the classic book of Er Zhai Shi Yan and Zhai Yun Xin An. Undoubtly, many master has this book in their homes but how many can fully interpret it? But still it is grand to have this book on the shelf!
Master Yen Pen is the student of Tan Yang Wu, our Great Grand Master from the Wu Chang Sect. How can someone just twist facts just to get fame and students!!! Wu Chang belongs to San Yuan School and this is clear!!!
Another author was saying that the original door was facing straight out to the road and that the reception desk was looking out directly to the road and cause wealth to leak out. Obviously, this person does not practice Flying Star Feng Shui. Jiang Da Hong said in the book Ba Zhai Tian Yuan Fu, ‘…to truly understand the 8 houses, you must understand the 9 numbers in the 9 palaces’.
Then a famous master from Hong Kong gave his diagnosis that the poor business was caused by bad Water star 8 at the door and Water 7 was trapped in the center. He then said that Master Hong Chuan tilted so the business is good during Period 7 and 8. This is again not true. First, he does not understand the rule of the 3 & 5 auspicious in the Wu Chang lineage. Secondly, Master Hong Chuan had advice that by 1984 the feng shui has to corrected again.! This is already a great tip if you truly understand the Art of Door Tilting.
So the guesses goes on…right to even Xuan Kong Da Gua! Speculation after speculation.
To me it is more of a coincidence than real application that someone get good results unless he knows the Art of Door Tilting.
The saying that goes “The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword” is very true. Facts can be just twisted with a stroke of the pen. Generations down the road will learn all the wrong things and twisted history.
Hi! here is the September star chart which starts on the 7th September as we enter the month of 己酉!
This month San Sha falls on the East side!
NE too has good stars going to this sector. South is fairly good.
5 Yellow flies to the East Sector this month. There are no remedy by putting statue nor carry amulets. At best you can hang a copper wind chime or bell to reduce it.
The way the stars are “triggered” depends on a few factors and of course different schools will read it differently and you may read it as per your school or what ever book you have learned.
Please read this chart together with your house natal chart or base chart.
For us at Wu Chang Sect (无常流), the utilisation of the natal chart is quite different as the presence of a good star is meaningless if you don’t tap into it. The way we tap into is no merely having your bed or desk or have a water feature at that sector . This is the basic level of flying star. There are additional layers in laying the feng shui formation which makes our method more potent.
For example it does not mean that only East facing houses will have potential issues, other facing houses can also have it if the natal chart has it triggered. Also, does not mean that if you sleep in a NW room you will not have the problems . You can also get it if the above formation is fulfilled.
Jiang Da Hong says: “…if you want to know what is true in the 8 houses, you have to know the numbers in the 9 palaces…”.
This sentence alone we can learn a lot about flying star but in this article my intention is to only talk about the 2nd half of the sentence “know the numbers in the 9 palaces…”
What are the numbers in the 9 palaces? What is the significance of the 9 numbers to feng shui? Is he referring the 9 to the 9 stars or 9 palaces?
I share my thoughts on this subject.
“…numbers in the 9 palaces..” means the 9 numbers in the 9 squares. Just like the diagram below:
To understand a house, we have to know the numbers in the 9 palaces. To know is to understand and be able to apply the knowledge of the numbers in the 9 palaces. With these 9 numbers & it’s combinations of numbers, one can tell the house well. If one does not know nor understand the significance of these 9 numbers in the 9 palaces then how can one tell the house? Perhaps, why some practitioners and students are frustrated with flying star and label it as fake is because they have failed to understand the deeper part of 2nd portion of this verse or reduce flying star to merely a divination tool.
How do we want to understand the numbers? Most will know or understand the individual stars like Star #1 is the Tang Lang Star which represents Intelligence star and so forth, and most, I believe also knows about the 81 combination of stars. This you can find on the bookshelfs any major bookstores. A little difference in the meaning from different authors but more or less you can find it quite easily. This is rather an easy task for basic level. Finally to understand the deeper meaning one has to be adept in knowledge of Yi Jing or I-Ching.
Understanding seems an easy task! Not really, but let’s put this question aside for a moment and move on to the next part & that is how to apply the numbers then we come back to understanding later. And yes application is the most tricky & critical part.
To illustrate, I take the example of a room layout I posted in Facebook couple of days back to keep things less complicated. Can you spot the 4 sets of numbers? This is where the major difference between authentic Flying Star and the general Flying Star readily available in the market. This is what sets apart the effectiveness between Wu Chang and other Shen School of Flying Star (common Flying Star).
If you can get this 4 sets of numbers correct, you do not have to worry about the colors of your room nor mirrors affecting your bedroom’s feng shui. So this is the 1st important lesson that Master Jiang is trying to tell us. Internal Feng Shui is inferior to the effects brought by the numbers in the 9 palaces…
In authentic Flying Star, you can also makes a difference to the feng shui of the room by changing the Qi of the room door. Knowing the Qi of the room’s door is a concept known by most practitioners but what they don’t know is that the Qi is dynamic and not static. This is the advance concept of Wu Chang Flying Star.
So, if one does not understand the numbers thoroughly, how can one change the Qi correctly & effectively?
This is important as each number adds a layer of information to your flying star. Once you know it then you can better improve your bedroom feng shui for example.
If one superimpose the chart onto the house using 8 pie or 9 grid, knowing exactly the Qi inside each room is a challenge especially when you see a line dividing a room. This reduces the chance of getting one set of the numbers correct.
So by not knowing the full sets of numbers, one is already missing the vital link in understanding what is going on in the room, why this person had an accident last month and so forth and this is the 2nd lesson we ought to learn.
Therefore, correct understanding the numbers and in it’s application is indeed a daunting task for the commoner Flying Star and it is no wonder the Feng Shui works at times and don’t work on other times. And the reason behind is simply because they cannot predict the house and if something has gone bad, how can they explain. Blame the mirror, the toilet bowl behind, the beam on top or lamp post? If something good happens then how they explain? The Bazi is good, the wealth vase did the job, or last weekend he move the furnitures or the new aquarium ‘activated’ the qi?
Summing up, the few important points to capture is Internal Feng Shui is not important compared to the effects from the Stars and having the correct understanding of the numbers in the 9 palaces and how it is applied can allow one to properly set a strong house feng shui so it can sustains good feng shui over the longer term.
In fact, there are more layers into telling the 9 numbers in the 9 palaces but for now I hoped you have enjoyed this posting.
Here was a coffee shop (Malaysian English) that I went about 3 months ago as it was a new outlet and so I thought of giving it a try.
The soup seafood noodle was good and was wondering why business wasn’t that good. So I asked the owner, when did he open the shop?. Casually, he answered “Last month, maybe the business is new so not many knows of my place.” Wow, as if he knew what I was thinking!.
This morning as I pass by the shop thinking of going back to have the noodle again this is what I saw:
Asked the neigbouring shop & they told me the business was poor and so the owner decide to call it quits for now. I hope he had not suffered big losses.
This is one of the many cases of businesses failing or doing medioarce as they have violated the fundamentals of NO-NOs in Feng Shui. San Sha is one of the Destructive forces that any house or business should avoid and this is usually done during the Feng Shui Audit. Possible ways to minimise the effect is by proper Date Selection but this kind of dates that can minimise San Sha is very few available in a year. By the time you have decided you may have passed that auspicious date!.
Technically, where is San Sha? Sha Sha changes every year and month according to the Earthly Branches of the Year or Month. For example, in 2012 San Sha is in the South and for the month of July, San Sha goes to the West. You may visit my Monthly Feng Shui Category to see where it is every month.
The major difference between Wu Chang schools and other schools is how much is the area the San Sha covers. Though some schools are slowly changing their concepts to follow us, nonetheless, many of the schools outside still practice the ‘misunderstood’ concepts.
Unknowingly, you may have violated San Sha but not knowing it and you wonder why despite all the activation still the results is medioare.
Lastly, my advice to the ever enthusiastic entrepreneurs and who also believe in Feng shui, please view (feng shui) the property first before you seal the deal. Having destructive energy that haunts your business for life isn’t a pretty experience. Take time to plan and select a good property. Either you have the time luxury to wait or get on that is free from all destructive energies.
Better still learn up this skill and save your heartaches for life.
Have a great weekend!
Scenario: One of the most hotly debated question of the century, which is the correct method 8 Pie or 9 Grid?
The Myth: They arguably say is 8 pie as 9 grid is not so accurate because it can consider the missing sectors and that Qi comes from 8 direction & that flying stars have only 8 pies and not 9 squares. The center is only necessary to calculate the chart. Then each pie works up to the center.
Then supporters of 9 grid believe this is the correct method according to the Lo Shu 9 Grid. They say this is the more accurate method to describe the Qi in the rooms since most rooms or houses are square.
What happens if the line cuts across the door or room? So the room has 2 or more Qi?
Here is one example…so what is the Qi for the dinning room? Take a guess!
Then how do you judge which Qi is prevailing? by guessing?, they co-exists simultaneously? or by which sector is larger ?.
Points to Ponder: Do ancient China has fine pencil or protractor to make the 8 pie possible? Have you ever seen in any feng shui classics example of a 8 Pie house layout? They exist today because the earlier authors through their limited knowledge profess that they have understood from books that this is the way to do it. Who is to verify that understanding?
The Truth: Both are incorrect. In real Flying Star Feng Shui there is no such thing. All these questions arise as they have not got the missing link as taught by Shen Zhu Ren in his book of Shen Shi Xuan Kong.
The real art is Compartmentalize. By compartmentalizing, each room only has 1 Qi & best of all you don’t need to draw lines. Just walking around the house you can already tell the feng shui, no need to make judgement or guess or lay 2 chart and compare or get your feng shui sometimes work sometimes not. This is the correct Feng Shui methodology.
In CAFS, we teach authentic Flying Star Feng Shui as founded by its founder of San Yuan Feng Shui and handed down through our lineage till today.