Sunday, September 17, 2017

Part 2 – confusion in how to determine the facing/sitting direction of the individual unit to calculate the natal chart

Part 2 – confusion in how to determine the facing/sitting direction of the individual unit to calculate the natal chart

I believe this is one of the greatest feng shui confusion regarding high-rise condominium buildings as there are many different approaches even among the “masters”. In Hong Kong, it is very common that each individual unit in high-rise condominium has different entrance door orientation; very often they are not in line with the main entrance of the building. Therefore, some “masters” will use the side of the building facing the main road as the facing direction of the unit, others will use the side where the house number is located; another school of thought will use the side with the most window exposure as the facing direction (以陽為向) of the unit to calculate the natal or flying stars chart. Of course, the majority of the practitioners will use the entrance door of each individual unit to determine the facing direction instead.

So, which is the proper method then? Well, all I can say is it all depends. In my practice, I will calculate the natal chart of both the main entrance door of the building and the entrance door of the individual unit, and compare the results of the two natal charts, i.e. to confirm with my client some events happened based on the revelation from each individual chart. This will give me some idea which chart is more compatible with the feng shui of the unit. Of course, this requires extensive knowledge of the implications of the 81 flying star combinations and the influence of the annual and monthly flying stars.

However, even with this approach, I still find out that it is not really as effective in comparison with a single detached house where the entrance door is in line with the facing direction of the house. Therefore, I believe that there must be a more logical and scientific way to solve this problem. As we all know, under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui, the natal chart is basically showing the chi pattern (flying star combinations) at the nine (9) sectors of the house, which is indicated by the combination of the facing, sitting and base star of the sector. It is critical to have an accurate reading of the facing/sitting direction in order to obtain an accurate finding of the feng shui for the unit.

Lately, I have been given this matter a lot of thoughts and after many research from the classical feng shui texts, I have come up with another approach which I believe will make more sense in this context.

Firstly, I believe once the foundation work has been started, both the front and back of the building (orientation) is already clearly defined. Simply put, the sitting and facing direction of the building is already fixed.

Secondly, in feng shui, we believe that chi is attracted through the entrance door which is also referred as the “mouth of chi”. Thus, in theory, the facing direction shall be determined by the facing of the entrance door.

Thirdly, under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui ideas, all the units of a high-rise condominium building are referred as “separate” room (分房), since they are under the same roof of the building, therefore they are sharing the same chi pattern of the building.

Based on the above theory, I have come up with a different approach of calculating the natal chart for the units where its entrance doors’ facing direction is different from the main structure: the sitting/mountain star will be based on the sitting direction of the main building while the facing/water star shall be based on the facing direction of each individual unit’s entrance door instead.

In order to prove that this is the right approach, it is necessary to perform some real-life study. With this in mind, I am going to offer this opportunity to those readers of my blog site who are currently living in high-rise condominium; and are interested in assisting me in this research a free feng shui study. It will limit to the first 50 families. If you are interested, you can email me directly.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two major feng shui problems for high-rise condominium buidlings

After returning from a current trip to visit my son in Hong Kong, I have noticed that there are two important feng shui problems for people living in high-rise condominium buildings. I will discuss them in two parts as follow:

Part 1 – confused chi field caused by the steel reinforcement inside the concrete structure

Actually, I experienced this effect first-hand when I was checking out the feng shui of my son’s apartment. As I was measuring the compass orientation inside the unit to decide the Ba Gua map, I experienced immense difficulty trying to obtain an accurate reading, because the needle of my Lo Pan moved all over the place when I moved around the unit! At the end, I wound up taking the compass reading outside the building!

The main reason for this problem is primarily caused by the steel reinforcement inside the concrete structure which is affecting the magnetic needle of the Lo Pan (compass). In feng shui theory, this means that the chi field (磁場) inside the unit is not steady or pure, and this will cause health issues such as a headache, poor concentration in works and stress. In some serious cases where the occupants are considered as “weak body” (身弱) under the Ba Zi / Four Pillars Destiny System (for example, people with wood birth element was born in the Winter months); this may cause brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease.  As a matter of fact, one of my previous clients who are living in a high-rise condominium unit in Toronto always complaining she has a constant headache and cannot sleep properly.

Therefore, after some serious thinking, I have come up with an effective feng shui cure and applied it in my son’s unit accordingly. So far so good for my son…😊 

Here I am glad to share this idea with my readers who are currently living in high-rise condominium buildings. Basically, what I have done is on an auspicious date and time, I put a professional Chinese feng shui Lo Pan at the center of my son’s unit (which happened to be the living room), where the chi field is strongest accordingly to feng shui theory.

At this time, some readers will question why using a feng shui Lo Pan, right? Well, let me explained my logic behind this idea. As we all know, the Chinese feng shui Lo Pan is a tool used by the feng shui practitioners to measure the complete feng shui of the house. All the engraved feng shui symbols such as yin/yang, heavenly branches and earthly stems, Ba Gua map, five elements, four celestial animals, 24 Mountains etc., all of these include a lot of energy which will counteract any sha chi and to a major extent it will create a unique environment of balanced chi field. In feng shui theory, it is applying the chi of the Early Heaven (先天) to dissolve the invisible Later Heaven (后天) sha chi.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Feng shui element of the English Alphabet Letters

In feng shui, when we are figuring out the element of the English letters, it is based on its shape and form. This information is very helpful when people are deciding on the logo or name of their company. Below I will demonstrate this idea for those people who are interested:

1. Letters that formed by straight lines: I, H, K, L, Y = wood element.

2. Letters that formed by a cross: A, M, N, V, X = fire element.

3. Letters that formed with a top horizontal line: E, F, T, Z = earth element

4. Letters with a circle and a hook: 0, C, D, G, J, R, P = metal element

5. Letters that formed with undulating shape: B, Q, S, U, W = water element

Let us look at an interesting example like the McDonald’s logo. In feng shui, the fire food industry is associated with the fire element. Therefore, we can see that the letter “M” for its logo is a good choice because the letter “M” is associated with the fire element, and it is further enhanced by the orange color which is also fire element. No wonder that they are the top company in the fast food industry!

On the other hand, this information is also handy when parents are trying to choose a name for a baby. Let say under the Four Pillars Destiny System or BaZi, water element is auspicious to the child, therefore, a name like Simon or Susan will be a good choice!