Welcome back to the Feng Shui Master Class. In the last 28 weeks, i.e. 7 months, we have learnt the essence of Form Feng Shui, Ba Gua Feng Shui and Flying Star Feng Shui. The information provided in these classes is much more than many other Feng Shui books or tutorials you can find online. If you have been paying attention to all the information provided in these classes, you should be able to regard yourself as a Feng Shui practitioner already, you know much more than many Feng Shui do-ers out there.
But “to know” is different from “to be able to”. A person who have read all Wikipedia pages (if such person could ever exists) is not necessarily the more powerful problem-solver on earth. He must know how to apply his knowledge. This is the objective of our coming lessons.
Starting this week, we will see many real Feng Shui cases. These cases happened in different times, as old as in early 20th century to as new as recent years. The topics covered include health, fame, wealth, study, etc. From these cases, you will see how Feng Shui could be applied in different scenarios, and how Feng Shui should be used “flexibly”. Although you may not have the chance to practice Feng Shui everyday like a pro, from these cases you can nevertheless step in the shoes of Feng Shui masters and think how Feng Shui theories could be translated into real strategies to implement.
Case (1) – Thriving Business with Jewelry Orientation
This case happened in Shanghai, China, in the 3rd Period (from 1904 to 1923). The concerned building was occupied by a shop that sold candles (at that time candles were the major tool for illumination, candle production was a big business). In this Period, the prevailing Flying Star was 3, followed by 4 and 5.
The orientation of this building was Mountain Xu Facing Chen (坐戌向辰 in Chinese), i.e. Facing Southeast Backing Northwest. The Flying Star Map looked like this:
There are a few geographical features I need to state here. The entrances of the shop were in Northeast and Southeast east. There was a road intersection in East, where three roads met each other. That intersection was very busy with thousands of people passing by everyday.
How would you analyse this case, if you were the Feng Shui Master hired to offer advice?