Feng Shui 2014 (1) – Beware of South and North Directions

It’s late October now, Year 2014 will come soon.  Same as previous years I’ll write a series of articles in this blog to highlight the do’s and don’ts in different directions in the coming year.

In this first article under this Feng Shui 2014 series, I’ll point you to two directions where you should exercise caution.  They are South and North.  And let’s forget about Flying Stars first, we’ll see why these are two directions you need to take care of even if the Flying Stars in these two directions are not bad at all.

 

Feng Shui 2014 – South

Shown below is the Flying Star Map of 2014 Year of Dragon.  As always, the Flying Star Map is 180 degrees rotated so South is on top and North is at the bottom, and East is on the left and West is on the right.  This is not a mistake but the traditional way of presentation in Chinese Feng Shui.

Feng Shui 2014 Flying Star Map

South is the direction of Tai Shui in 2014.  Let me first explain what Tai Shui is.

In layman and simplest terms, Tai Shui is where the “on-duty god” of the year.  The Tai Shui direction is where the Tai Shui locates in a year.  Tai Shui governs the year and so it is accustomed to say that we should respect Tai Shui.

There is also a saying that “you should not touch the head of Tai Shui”.  Tai Shui is a powerful someone, so you should never attempt to adversely affect Tai Shui.  For this reason, we never suggest clients to have building works in the Tai Shui direction of the flat through out the year.  In fact according to Feng Shui theories, having building works in all bad directions is strictly not recommended.

 

Feng Shui 2014 – North

The case for North is similar but even worst.  North is the San Sha direction as well as Shui Po direction in 2014.

San Sha literally means “three attacks” or “three bad happenings”.  You can tell how bad it is because it has three times the bad effects.  Shui Po is another bad direction in a year, it literally means “broken in this year”.

Same as South, you should never carry out building works in North in 2014 Year of Horse.

 

No Building Works in South and North in 2014

So what constitutes a building work?  A building work, in Feng Shui sense, covers new construction, alteration, repair and demolition.  Typical examples are digging the ground, demolishing the wall, constructing a new room and installing a new door.  There are certainly more that comes under this umbrella.  Literally we say in Chinese that you should not “touch the soil or structure”, but even if you fix a ceiling cornice or plug a nail on the wall that’s building work.

 

Any Cures?

Sometimes these works are unavoidable.  You may control the home improvement works, but what if the roof is broken and you need to fix it?  Am I asking you to ignore water seepage from the roof even if it is very annoying?

No.  Feng Shui is not that rigid.  If you really need to carry out building works for unavoidable causes, try not to begin the works in South or North.  For example, if the roof from Southeast to Southwest is broken, you should begin the repair in Southwest first and then gradually extend the working area towards South.  In other words, you begin in a lucky direction, maximize the positive Chi you could get, that gradually move to the bad directions.

And if there are simpler fixes that requires less vigorous works or shorter direction of work, you should always attempt to choose these options, because the direction and magnitude of work also matter.

 

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2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – November

It’s November now, Winter will come to Northern Hemisphere soon.  There a some directions that may attract sickness in this month.  Beware of having bodily conditions like flu and cold.  On the other hand, there are good directions such as Southeast, which is good for study and job promotion.  Try to make good use of these lucky directions.

The Feng Shui cures below are valid from 7 November to 7 December 2013.

 

East

Originally East is a direction for disputes ad troubles in this year.  Luckily, this month the Monthly Flying Star 9 arrives, it could reduce the bad effects of the Yearly Flying Star 3.  Besides, it may also add to the chance of having happy events in the family.

 

Southeast

When the Yearly Flying Star 4 and Monthly Flying Star 1 meets, the “4 – 1” combination is favorable to study, examination, job promotion and fame.  If you need to attend any examination or interview, make good use of this direction by studying in this corner in your house.

 

South

The battle between “fire” and “metal” elements could produce bad effects to health, particularly for head, stomach or lung.  A cure is to place a big white pebble in this direction.

 


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Southwest

With the arrival of the Monthly Flying Star 8, the “earth” element is doubled.  This is good for wealth generation but may also bring bad side effect of bad health.  You may place a glass of water or a metallic music box here if Southwest is the direction of entrance door or bedroom.

 

West

There is a battle between “metal” and “wood” could produce bad effects to health, such as injury.  You should place a glass of water in this direction.

 

Northwest

Same as West, there is also a conflict between “metal” and “wood” in this direction.  You should also place a glass of water here if this is where the entrance door or bedroom locates.

 

North

The Yearly Flying Star 1 meets Monthly Flying Star 7.  This produces a good effect of good relationship, as well as higher chance of having wealth growth.  It would be nice if the entrance door or bed room is in this direction.

 

Northeast

The Monthly Flying Star 5 comes to Northeast in this month.  It is the biggest sickness star, so you may expect health conditions in your family members if the entrance door, kitchen or bed room is located in this direction.  A cure is to place a metallic music box here.

 

Center

The Monthly Flying Star 2 arrives the central portion of the Flying Star Map.  It adds to the bad effects of the Yearly Flying Star 5.  This would have bad effects to health.  You should place a metallic music box here.

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Feng Shui 2014: Free Lucky Guide


Care about doing Feng Shui in the coming 2014?  Want better luck in 2014 Year of Horse?  I have everything you need here!

My Feng Shui 2014 – Year of Horse Lucky guide is officially announced.  Same as previous year’s editions, this 2014 Feng Shui guide contains no fluff but all practical Feng Shui measures you can follow at home or office.  No matter, health, wealth, career or relationship, every goal you may have could be achieved by doing Feng Shui in different directions.

I have beginners in mind when writing this Feng Shui 2014 Year of Horse guide.  So you don’t need to have Feng Shui knowledge to follow my instructions.  And there is no expensive Feng Shui product to buy.  Just using simple stuff like vase, carpet, music box, water, etc. you can create magic in your living space.

To make the guide even more attractive and useful, I have added a new section in the 2014 Feng Shui guide.  There is a general preview of the coming year according to the Yearly Flying Star Map.  It is not meant to be a precise analysis of what must happen in given months or weeks.  It is simply an interpretation of the Yearly Flying Star Map so as to know what are more likely than not to happen in 2014.  I hope you like this section.

 

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Same as 2013, I publish a FREE version for everybody to download.  What you need is simply an email address.  At the same time, there is a deluxe version with more contents at a very affordable price (to cover the running cost of this web site so that I can continue to publish free Feng Shui advice in future).  You will know how to get a copy of the deluxe version when you download the FREE one.  If you think the FREE version is good enough, just download it, rest assured that you have absolutely no burden to buy anything.

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Door Facing Door Feng Shui and Remedies

The topic of this article is door facing door Feng Shui.  I think many of you have heard of a saying that a door facing another door is bad Feng Shui.  Do you know how bad this situation could be and what adverse effects it could bring?  Read on to know more.

 

The Significance of Door

Before we analyse the different door-to-door situations, let us first learn why door Feng Shui is important.

Feng Shui is basically the examination of energy and Chi.  The flow of energy and Chi is therefore a critical part of Feng Shui.  According to Chinese Feng Shui theories, the openings of a house are where the Chi flows in and out.  We call these openings “氣口” in Chinese, which literally means “the mouth of Chi”.

Door is the most common kind of Chi opening.  This is why when we determine the orientation of a building, we use the main entrance door as a reference.  When we say a building faces North and backs South, we mean that the main entrance door is located in North of the house when measured from the center point of the building.  The Flying Star Map of the house is drawn according to this orientation, and we base our interpretation of the building’s Feng Shui 100% on the Flying Star Map.  So in summary, the direction of a door is critical to the Feng Shui of a building.

This is why door is important to Feng Shui of a building.  Just consider it as the mouth of yourself, what you eat and drink could have significant impacts on your health, isn’t it?

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2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – October

October comes, the current Feng Shui Month would end soon.  It is time for me to tell you how to improve your luck in the coming Feng Shui Month by applying Feng Shui cures.  There are quite a few bad directions in this month that could bring bad health conditions.  On the other hand, you could also find ways to enhance wealth and relationship.  Simply follow the Feng Shui cures below!

The Feng Shui cures below are valid from 8 October to 7 November 2013.

 

East

The Yearly Flying Star occupying East is 3 and the Monthly one is 1.  The combination of water and wood natures of the two Stars could produce bad effects such as interpersonal issues and disputes.  A simple solution is to place something in pink color here in this month.

 

Southeast

There is a struggle between wood and earth elements in Southeast in this month due to the presence of the Yearly Flying Star 4 and Monthly Flying Star 2.  Particularly since Flying Star 2 is related to health, you are recommended to place a metallic music box here and make it sound often if this is the location of the bed or main entrance.

 

South

This is a direction that may bring bad health condition, particularly related to the respiratory system including the lung and throat, since there are two Flying Stars, 7 and 9, together.  Together they may cause such bad effects, you should consider placing a large piece of stone here if it is where the main entrance or bed is located.

 


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Southwest

The Yearly Flying Star 2 (which is bad for health) is supported by the Monthly Flying Star 9, the end result is higher chance of health problem.  Please place a metallic music box and a glass of water here, if it is where the major elements such as main entrance, kitchen or bedroom locates.

 

West

There is the “big” sickness Flying Star 5 here in this month, luckily the Yearly Star is of metallic nature according to Five-element Theory, the metallic nature could reduce the bad effects.  Despite this, you are recommended to place a glass of water and a metallic music box here.

 

Northwest

This is a good direction for study, fame and job promotion in this month due to the existence of the Monthly Flying Star 4.  However, this Star is not compatible with the Yearly Flying Star.  There may be chance of metallic wounds (i.e. injury or bodily condition related to metal) if this is where the main entrance, kitchen or bed room (or any other places where the occupant would stay long) located.  Try to place a glass of water here.

 

North

This is where water meets earth, which is not good for the urinary system including kidney and urinary bladder.  However, it could be good for relationship.  What you need to do is to place a metallic music box here and make it sound often.

 

Northeast

This is a lucky direction for wealth in this month.  If you want to push the good effects even further, try placing a glass of water here.

 

Center

The Monthly Flying Star 3 of wood nature attacks the Yearly Flying Star 5 which is of earth nature.  The worst thing is the Flying Star 5 is related to sickness.  Again, a metallic music box could help.

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Feng Shui for Education Luck – Some Simple Tricks

I am frequently asked by people, usually parents, on Feng Shui for education luck.  On the other hand, there are other people who reject this idea, because they think that education counts on the efforts individuals made.  The more diligent you are the better results you get in the examination.  These people think that we shouldn’t rely on Feng Shui to achieve education / examination goals, and it simply doesn’t work.  Which side is true?

Feng Shui examines the relationship among time, place and people.  People is the factor that we can control.  If you work harder, there is a higher chance you get a better examination result.  But the two former factors are not 100% under our control.  This is where Feng Shui comes in for education.  But applying Feng Shui for education, we are not solely relying on the “magical power” of Feng Shui.  The student still needs to put efforts in studying, we simply put efforts in the other two factors as well.

 

Feng Shui for Education Luck – Exterior

In ancient times, Chinese study for only one reason, they all want to win in the government examination and become a government official.  It was the best way to get rich and powerful.  So when people wanted to enhance the education luck, the methods they use would be linked to this goal.

For example, since all government officials at that time wore a hat in a particular shape, which they called it Wu Sha (烏紗), it was suggested that having a mountain / hill near you house which has a Wu Sha shape is good for education.  Below is a photo of a real Wu Sha found in the grave of a government official of the Ming Dynasty.  If there is a mountain / hill that looks similar to it (i.e. high in the middle and lower on both sides, all three has a round top), the region near the mountain / hill has good Feng Shui for education luck.

Feng Shui for Education Luck - Wu Sha

Another external form factor Feng Shui element that we look for is a tall hill with a relatively narrow base.  In Feng Shui, there is a tool called Wen Chang Tower, 文曲塔 in Chinese, which could boost the education luck.  If there is naturally a tower-like hill near your home, it is also an area with good Feng Shui for education.  In modern society, a tall and slender building could also be regarded as a Wen Chang Tower. 

Thirdly, if there is any education-related buildings, such as a school or library, that is located near your house, it is also a sign of good Feng Shui for education.

No matter Wu Sha, Wen Chang Tower or school/library, the direction where it locates also matter.  We will see where are the good directions later in this article.

 

Feng Shui for Education Luck – Interior

The external environment is not 100% controlled by us.  So Feng Shui masters usually implement internal strategies for Feng Shui for education.  One very commonly used tool is lucky bamboo.  Just find out the good direction for education and place a vest with four pieces of lucky bamboo, the simplest Feng Shui method for education luck is done.  Why so?

Feng Shui for Education Luck - Lucky Bamboo

In Feng Shui, the quantity “4” is related to Flying Star 4 that governs study, job promotion and fame.  The green color is good for promoting the power of Flying Star 4, so as the “wooden” nature of the lucky bamboo.  In short, we are actually using the luck bamboo to boost the power of the Flying Star 4.  This is just a brief explanation of the reason behind.  If you are a student of my online Feng Shui Master Class, you would know more about how this mechanism and many other Feng Shui techniques work.

So the critical question is where the lucky direction is.  It is the location where the Flying Star 4 situates.  In theory, the Feng Shui direction for education luck varies from one house to another (again, you can learn it in my online Feng Shui Master Class).  So here is a simpler trick you can use.  It is to find out the location of the yearly Flying Star 4!

There is a set of Flying Stars that changes the disposition every year.  In year 2013, this star locates in Southeast.  So, if you want to enhance the education / examination luck, place a vest with four lucky bamboo in Southeast.  Please note that it is the Southeast corner measured from the center of the flat / house.

Similarly, if the Wu Sha / Wen Chang Tower / library or school is located in the Southeast direction outside your house, it is a sign of good Feng Shui for education in 2013.

For the coming years, you simply have to download my FREE Feng Shui guide every year.  It is published every year to tell you how to use Feng Shui to boost luck in the coming year.

Door Threshold for Good Feng Shui

Door threshold is common for doors separating the external and internal areas, as well as for those doors between the kitchen/toilet and the living room.  But do you know it is also a Feng Shui tool?  Yes it is!

In the past, door threshold was mainly used for protecting the house from ingress of water in Chinese societies.  This is why door threshold is particularly common in Southern China, because the average rainfall in this area is more than Northern China.  No matter rain drops or water flooding, a high door threshold could serve as a very good protection.  Sometimes a door threshold at the entrance could be as tall as a feet (i.e. around 330mm).  These thresholds are not good for people’s use because you may be knocked down by it easily.  However, the risk of flooding was high in the past, so people had to design such tall thresholds.

Door Threshold in Fodbidden City

A door in Forbidden City, Beijing (CC Licence: Mary Leonard)

Nowadays, door threshold has less practical use in modern residential units.  Many people live in multi-storey apartments where the common corridor/lobby on each floor is also an internal area where no rain water could get in.  Even for detached houses, the risk of water flooding in modern cities would be low.  So the door threshold is seen by many as having decorative use only.

 

Ancient Door Threshold Feng Shui

However, from a Feng Shui master’s point of view a door threshold has a very important role.  It is to curb the loss of wealth.  We believe that the door threshold could separate the internal and external area so that the movement of good Chi (energy) out of the house could be reduced.  Similarly, we also believe that the threshold could bar the ingress of negative Chi (a.k.a. Sha, 煞 in Chinese).

You may wonder how the door threshold could be so magical that it could detect the type of Chi and block negative Chi while allowing good Chi to move in.  Could the little door threshold be so powerful?  Yes, but not without something else.

Five Emperor Coins for Door Threshold Feng Shui

There is a Feng Shui tool called “Coins of the Five Emperors” (五帝古錢 in Chinese).  This set of coins are old coins that were produced when five particular emperors were running the Qing Dynasty (清朝 in Chinese).  This period was regarded as the most thriving period in that Dynasty.  These coins were used by numerous people, so that have the Chi and power of people.  According to Feng Shui theories, these coins has the power to purify the energy in the space.  They could also filter out bad Chi.  In the past, when people build the door threshold they would firstly lay these five coins on the ground before covering them up with the threshold stone.  With these coins, the threshold would have the power to filter out negative Chi and retain positive Chi.  Simply put, door threshold Feng Shui is not about the threshold itself but how we make it powerful by using Feng Shui techniques.

 

Modern Door Threshold Feng Shui

Nowadays, you can buy these coins from Amazon.  However, it would be quite troublesome to take down the threshold, add the coins and re-install the threshold.  Still, we could use “modern Feng Shui” skills to make the threshold complies with Feng Shui principles.

Firstly, ordinary threshold should have at least 1 inch tall.  If your entrance door faces the stair or elevator, you should heighten the threshold to enhance the power to curb the loss of wealth.

Secondly, check the threshold to see if there is any cracks or damages.  It would be very bad Feng Shui if the thredhold has cracks or damages on it.  You should immediately replace it.  So, if possible, you should choose hard and rigid materials to make the threshold.

Finally, do not choose dark color for the threshold.  You should use bright and light colors.  Red color should also be avoided because it resembles fire.

 

Feng Shui Painting – What and Where?

Painting is a great choice for decorating your home, as well as a good tool for Feng Shui purpose.  In Chinese society, people like hanging paintings with beautiful mountain and water scenery on the walls at home.  They believe that such paintings could bring good luck to the family.  But the use of painting in Feng Shui is not as simple as that.

In this article we’ll talk about Feng Shui painting, how to choose a suitable one and where to place it at home.

 

Feng Shui Painting – What Type to Choose?

For Feng Shui painting, we care about the content of the painting and what message it brings.  Here are some general rules that you should follow.

 

Bad Feng Shui Paintings

I think you could easily tell that those with a negative message would not be a good choice.  For example, a painting with a big black crow is definitely not good for use in the living room or bedroom.  These places deserve an atmosphere of harmony and sweetness.

Feng Shui Painting - Bad Example

(Bad example: The sinking Titanic; Public Domain Image Source: Wikipedia)

Similarly, painting that shows a fall or winter scene with falling leaves is not good.  Chinese believe that a flourishing spring or summer view is better, the cold and lonely fall and winter view carries a bad meaning.

A third kind of bad choice is violent wild animal.  I once saw a large roaring lion painting in the living room of a house.  The house owner thought that it looks good, but the problem is the strong power of the lion is not suitable for everyone.  Usually only people who work in the military, police force, etc. should have such kind of painting at home.

Finally, according to traditional Feng Shui belief it is not recommended to hang the photo or painting of deceased people at home.  I know it is very common for Westerners to put up the photo or painting of their ancestors on walls, but according to Chinese Feng Shui thing may bring negative energy to the house.  If you really want to place the photo of your ancestors, choose a smaller one which stands on the table but not a big one on wall.

 

Good Feng Shui Paintings

On the other hand, there are some good paintings for Feng Shui purpose.  Firstly, paintings that carry positive meaning, such as wedding, new year celebration, blossoming flower, etc. are Feng Shui paintings that you should use.

Feng Shui Painting - A Good Example

(Good example: Beautiful scene; Public Domain Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Secondly, beautiful scenery.  Good choices include sun, sea and the beach, pool side view, winding river, etc.  We believe that such paintings could calm us down and bring peace to our mind, so they are good Feng Shui paintings.

 

Feng Shui Painting – Where to Place Them?

Basically, if the painting is good for Feng Shui use, it does not matter where you put it in your house.  However, I have a few recommendations for you.

Feng Shui Painting in Living Room

(Image under CC Licence: Source)

For positive effects, you may consider placing the Feng Shui painting in the lucky directions of the year, such as where the Flying Stars 8 and 9 are located.  If you are not sure where these stars are located, you should download my FREE yearly Feng Shui guide which tells you where are good and bad directions of a year.  You can find the hyperlink on top of this web site.

On the other hand, we want to protect the paintings, so we should not place them at where there is strong Chi movement.  Therefore, we should not place the paintings directly opposite to door openings or at the end of long corridors.

Finally, some people like placing wedding photos at home.  This is not a bad idea.  But remember not to place them at bad directions (again, refer to my FREE Feng Shui guide to know where these directions are).  Besides, if you place them in the bedroom, put them near the end of the bed but not the head.  This could enhance harmony and intimacy.

2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – September

September arrived, it is almost fall in the Northern Hemisphere.  This is also time for yet another change in Feng Shui cures for this month’s Flying Star arrangement.  In this month there are bad directions of sickness, as well as good ones for wealth and study.  Simply follow the Feng Shui cures below, you could help yourself and your family to live better lives in this month.

Again, there is a validity for these Feng Shui cures.  Apply them on 7 September or later and remove them on 8 October.  That’s it!

 

September Feng Shui Cures

 

East

Where the Yearly Flying Star 3 (of wood nature) meets the Monthly Flying Star 2 (of earth nature), the two would have conflict between wood and earth.  Besides, the 3 – 2 Flying Star combination is notorious to bring interpersonal disputes and conflicts (join the Feng Shui Master Class to see why this combination is bad, plus much more practical Feng Shui knowledge).

This would be bad Feng Shui if this is where the entrance door, bedroom or the desk in the office is located.  To alleviate the problem, you should place a metallic music box here and make it sound often.

 

Southeast

This is a “double wood” direction because both the Yearly and Monthly Flying Stars are of wood nature according to the Five Elements Theory.  This combination is good for studying, fame and job promotion, but not good for interpersonal relationship.

Again, if the entrance door, bedroom or the desk is located here, you would be adversely affected.  Try to place something pink here, the bigger the better.

 

South

The Monthly Flying Star 8 is supported by the Yearly Flying Star 9.  Since Flying Star 8 is good for wealth and health, you could expect a good life in this month if the entrance door or bedroom is located here.  For office Feng Shui, having your seat or desk in South is also good.

 


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Southwest

Beware of your digestive system if the entrance door, kitchen or bedroom is in Southwest of the house.  The Yearly and Monthly Stars have conflict with each other, the emerge of water and earth elements could produce bad effects on the stomach.  You should consider placing something red in this direction.

 

West

This is a “double metal” direction.  However, unlike the “double wood” direction, this situation is bad.  This combination may induce injury and health problems, particularly those related to metal.  You should place a glass of water here if the entrance door or bedroom is in this direction. 

 

Northwest

The Monthly Flying Star here is 5, which is the big sickness star.  Although the Yearly Flying Star 6 could partly reduce the bad effects, you are still recommended to place a glass of water and a metallic music box here. 

 

North

This is a water meets fire direction in this month.  You may easily tell that these two incompatible elements should not be together, so if they really meet there will be bad effects.  The bad effect of this case is bad temper and emotion.  The solution is to place a glass of water here. 

 

Northeast

Northeast is good for wealth generation in this month because of the co-location of the metallic and earth Flying Stars.  To further enhance the effects, you can place a glass of water here.

 

Center

The center portion is occupied by the big sickness star 5 in the whole year.  In this month, it is triggered by the Monthly Flying Star 4.  If possible, you should place a metallic music box here and make it sound often. 

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Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Feng Shui Case Studies [Final Master Class]

Welcome back.  This is the last lesson in the Feng Shui Master Class.  Thank you for following us through the end.  In the last 31 weeks you have already learnt a great deal of Feng Shui.  From Feng Shui theories to Form Feng Shui essentials, from Ba Gua Feng Shui to Flying Star Feng Shui, the knowledge delivered through this Master Class is well enough for not only self-assessment but also doing Feng Shui for other people.  Time flies, it is time to say goodbye.  There are certainly more to discuss in Feng Shui, please frequently come back to Feng Shui DIY, I will from time to time post Feng Shui articles discussing matters from elementary to expert levels.

Let’s come back to this lesson.  This time we do not study the static Flying Star Map of a house, but the dynamic Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps.  I said they are dynamic because according to traditional Flying Star Feng Shui theories, the Flying Star dispositions changes every year (the Yearly Flying Star Map) as well as every month (the monthly Flying Star Map).  On the other hand, the Flying Star Map of your house does not change unless you demolish the house or have a major renovation.

It is relatively not difficult to examine the static Flying Star Map of a house, because once the judgment is made it is valid forever (you just need to take into account of the change of Period and the corresponding change in prevailing stars).  However, since there are Yearly and Flying Star Maps, we also need to examine the effects of the dynamic Flying Stars on the static Flying Star Map.  This is the theme of this final lesson.

 

Dynamic Flying Star Map “Sets”

There is one thing I need to remind you before we move on.  By saying Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps, we mean there are two “sets” of dynamic Flying Star Maps.  One is the Yearly Map the other is the Monthly Map.  In other words, in a given direction there exists one Flying Star which stays there for 12 months, at the same time there is another Flying Star that changes every month.  These two Stars co-exist.  DO NOT think that Yearly Flying Star Map is the “collective” way to describe the 12 month’s Flying Star Map.

By examining these two Stars’ impact on the static Flying Star Map of the house and the relationship between these two Stars themselves, we could predict much more events that may happen on the house and the occupiers.

Finally, although I explained the Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps here, there are even more.  Everyday there is a Daily Flying Star Map (in which the Stars changes their locations every day) and even Hourly Maps (the Stars changes their locations every two hours).  However, since the duration of these Maps are quite short, Feng Shui master would usually not take them into consideration.  Otherwise, how could ask the clients to change the Feng Shui settings every month?

 

Case (1) – Big Fire in a Village

This was a case happened in 1923 in China.  The exact location was in ZheJiang near Shanghai.  The whole village settlement was built at a location where there were high mountains in North and a junction of rivers in South.  Most people lived around the river junction in South for ease of getting water for all kinds of activities.

A big fire happened in the Ninth Month of the year and destroyed most houses.  Below are the Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Maps.  Please note what Stars were located in South in that Year and particularly in that Month.

Yearly and Monthly Flying Star Feng Shui Case 1

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Flying Star Feng Shui Case Studies (3) – Health Matters [Master Class 31]

It’s another week, we are back to the Feng Shui Master Class.  In the last two lessons, we have gone through five cases related to wealth and fame/job promotion.  After reading these cases, you should have realized that Feng Shui is much more than memorizing the rules.  You really need to match the external environment, interior layout and the status/need of the client to come up with a tailor-made solution.  There is really no such thing as universal Feng Shui setting that is applicable to all buildings.

This week, we’ll come back to a very commonly sought for Feng Shui goal, health.  We shall read two cases that illustrate how Feng Shui could affect the health of the occupants.  Although you probably would not live in a house with exactly the same situation, you would definitely be able to learn some ass-kicking Feng Shui techniques from these cases.

Feng Shui for Health

 

Case (1) – Double Sickness Star and Double Stars to Water

This is a typical case of how wealth and health may not co-exist in some Feng Shui cases.  The subject house was owned by an entrepreneur in Hong Kong whose last name is Ho.  The house was built in 2006, which was during the Eighth Period.  It was a detached house of three storeys, the whole house was owned by him and occupied by his family.

Below is the Flying Star Map of Mr. Ho’s house:

Health Flying Star Feng Shui Case 1

Let me first explain the external environment.  The house’s entrance door opens into West.  In front of the door was a garden with a large fish pond.  Mr. Ho loved keeping Koi (a kind of ornamental fish which is very expensive and popular in Japan and China).  There were eight fishes in that pond.

Mr. Ho has a son who was 16 years old when the Feng Shui analysis was done.  He lived in the Southeast corner on the first floor.  He loved this room because the windows open into Southeast for plenty of sunshine and cool wind.  (In Hong Kong, from micro-climate point of view the best direction to face is South because it is where the winds comes in Summer while the sun light would be adequate while not too much.  In winter, such orientation is also good because the cold wind comes from North, having no windows facing North helps to retain warmth in the room.)

Mr. Ho’s bedroom was located on the second floor of the house in the Northern corner.  The head of the bed was in North and the tail of the bed was pointing towards South.  He said that the fish pond and the orientation of the bed was suggested by a Feng Shui master.  The fish pond was designed for bringing wealth, while the bed should face South to resemble the orientation of the palace of ancient Chinese Emperors, so as to strengthen his power in the company he found.

Dear Master Class member, do you see any problem in the Feng Shui design?  Do you agree with the Feng Shui master that fish pond and bed orientation could help to achieve the goals?

Continue reading “Flying Star Feng Shui Case Studies (3) – Health Matters [Master Class 31]”

2013 Monthly Feng Shui Cures – August

August has come, it’s the middle of the hot Summer in the Northern hemisphere.  Starting 7 August, the eighth Feng Shui month in the Year of Snake has arrived, the Monthly Flying Stars’ locations are once again changed.  This affects the Chi inside the house, an originally good direction could turn into a bad one almost overnight.  Although you may have made the necessary Feng Shui settings for the Year of Snake according to my FREE Feng Shui 2013 book, you are recommended to fine-tune the Feng Shui at home or in the workplace in order to get the most out of the good Flying Stars and avoid being affected by the bad Flying Stars.

The Feng Shui cures are valid from 7 August 2013 to 7 September 2013.

 

August Feng Shui Cures

 

East

As always, we begin with East first.  Both the yearly and monthly Flying Stars in this direction are of “wood” nature.  This means that there may be more interpersonal disputes and conflicts happening if the entrance door, bed room or desk (for workplace) is located in the East of the house/building.  You are recommended to place something big and red in this direction to dilute the bad effects.

 

Southeast

For Southeast, three are two Flying Star 4 here.  This Star is very good for study, job promotion and fame.  It would be great if the entrance door, bed room or desk is located here.  Otherwise, try to place four lucky bamboos in this direction instead to make good use of these Stars if you are a student or a working class.

 

South

This is a happiness direction in this month.  It’s good if the entrance door or bedroom is located here.  However, you should beware of risk of fire, in particular when the kitchen is located in South.


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Southwest

This is a double sickness direction where both the Yearly and Monthly Flying Stars are bad.  You should put a metallic music box in this direction and make it sound  often.

 

West

This direction is where the Yearly and Monthly Flying Stars 7 locate.  It would be advisable to place a glass of water here.

 

Northwest

Northwest is the direction of change and wealth in this month.  Good to have an aquarium here, or some metal ornaments would be good too.

 

North

This direction is very good for interpersonal relationship and love.  If this is what you want, place a glass of water here to maximize the positive effects.  On the other hand, if you think you have too much “Tao Hua” (relationship/love), you can place three pots of plant here to reduce the effects.

 

Northeast

This is the best direction for wealth generation in this month.  It would be great if the entrance door, desk or room is here.  Place a glass of water here to make the positive effects even stronger.

 

Center

The central portion of a building is where the Yearly and Monthly big sickness stars meet.  You are strongly recommended not to have any building works here.  Besides, place something of metal and could produce sound here if possible, such as a metallic music box or wind chime.

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