Sunday, January 21, 2018

Feng Shui Pick for Amazon HD2

Feng Shui Pick for the new Amazon HQ2



Recently I have read many articles regarding the decision of choosing the winning city for the Amazon HQ2 (will cost at least 5 billion to build and will create at least 50,000 jobs) after Amazon has announced its short list of 20 cities still in the running for HQ2. Consequently, there are numerous predictions from many “experts.” Interestingly, an Irish gambling site now has Boston as the top contender to win with a 3-to-1 odd.

I have read these articles with a lot of interest, and therefore I will join in the fun and offer my personal choice of the winning city based on some feng shui sense. My pick is Toronto, Canada which is the only city outside the US and in October 2017, Paddy Power gave Toronto odds 9-to-1 to win!

In feng shui, we will use the principle of the Four Celestial Animals (四靈山訣) to determine whether a site is auspicious or not. An ideal location shall have the presence of the Four Celestial Animals formation, i.e., green dragon on the left, white tiger at the right, red phoenix at the front and dark tortoise at the back (左青龍, 右白虎, 前朱雀, 後玄武). 

If we look carefully at the above diagram, we can see that Toronto is located in the interior Lowlands, flank by the Coastal Range and Rocky Mountain at the right and the Appalachian Mountains at the left; protect by the Canadian Shield at the back and facing the Coastal Plain at the front! It is no wonder that Toronto has avoided many natural disasters in the past like extensive flooding, powerful hurricane and massive snowstorm unlike Boston and New York which are also among the favorite short-list cities to be chosen by Amazon.

Another auspicious feng shui aspect of Toronto is it is located in the Interior Lowlands and the Great Lake region. This in feng shui is referred as a “treasure bowl” (聚寶盆), which means it will create a lot of good fortune and intellectuals (skilled and talent workers) which is a very important requirement for a large corporation’s HD or innovative development. 

Consequently, it is no surprise that Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is teaming with Toronto to begin planning neighborhood designed as a model for urban life in the 21st century and also pledged to relocate Google headquarters in Canada to the new community, called Quayside.

Besides the fact that Toronto is an auspicious pick feng shui wise, there are many sound business decision and reasons that will make Jeff Bezos to choose Toronto for Amazon next HD. If my readers are interested in this idea, they are welcome to read the article at the following link:



 



Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 Annual Flying Stars' Forecast






In response to the request from many readers of this blog site,  I will now post the annual flying stars’ forecast and feng shui recommendations for the coming Chinese New Year (戊戌 狗年) which will start on Feb 16, 2018, and end on Feb 4, 2019.

This year I am trying a new presentation format. Hopefully, my readers will find it more exciting and informative!

For the first-time reader, I will begin by giving a brief introduction of the characteristics of the nine (9) flying stars and how it will affect the feng shui of the house/living units.

- Number one (1) white star (一白星): This is a “peach-blossom star” (桃花星). Its element is water. It will bring marriage and people luck.

- Number two (2) black star (二黑星): This star will bring illness and poor health, especially gynecological and gastrointestinal diseases. Its element is earth.

- Number three (3) jade star (三碧星): It will cause conflicts, quarrel, and lawsuits. Its element is wood.

- Number four (4) green star (四綠星): It will favor scholar, exam, training and the civilian job. Its element is wood.

- Number five (5) yellow star (五黃星): This is the most vicious star among the nine stars. It will bring deadly diseases (cancers), serious accidents, loss of fortune or even death. Its element is earth.

- Number six (6) white star (六白星): This is the “stagecoach star” (驛馬星) which will bring changes, and favor military or law enforcement profession. Its element is metal.

- Number seven (7) scarlet star (七赤星): This is a robust destroying star in Period Eight. It will cause loss of money, theft/robbery, and serious accidents especially automobile accidents. Its element is metal.

- Number eight (8) white star (八白星): This is the most auspicious in Period Eight (2004 – 2023). It will bring wealth and promotion luck. Its element is earth.

- Number nine (9) purple star (九紫星): This star will bring happy events like marriage and newborn baby. Its element is fire.

The most inauspicious feng shui sector in 2018

In 2018, there is one sector that we must pay particular attention which is the North sector. The reason is the most vicious annual number 5 yellow flying star (五黃廉貞星), and the “three sha” star (三煞) are both flying to the North sector. Simply put, the sha chi will have double strength; therefore, failure of applying proper feng shui cure at this sector will severely affect the well-being of personal and household in 2018 if your entrance door, kitchen, bedroom or working desk is located at the North sector!

In feng shui, there is a rule saying that it is proper to dissipate the energy of the number 5 yellow star rather than fighting against it (宜泄不宜克). In other words, the most efficient and appropriate remedy is to apply metal element to dissipate its earth chi instead of using the wood element to destroy the earth element.

Therefore, my recommendation is to hang 6 old Chinese coins in the North sector of the house and also at the North corner of the bedroom. It is also vital to put three (3) statue of metal Chi Lin or a metal dragon (size is not a factor) in this area to counteract the “three sha” star.



Also, try to avoid too much fire element objects (TV, chargers) and colors (red and purple) furniture at the North sector in 2018 because this will enhance the earth energy of the number 5 yellow star.

In feng shui, we believe that it is not auspicious to have significant construction or to dig in the area where the number 5 yellow and “three sha” star is located. Otherwise, this will cause severe accidents and misfortune. In case that there are repair works that absolutely need to be done in the North sector in 2018, it is critical to start work using an auspicious day and time.

(If my readers need any assistance in this matter, they are welcome to email me directly because I have committed in the past to provide this free service to my faithful followers of this blog site).

The three auspicious money sectors in 2018

The annual money sectors (流年財位) in a house are determined by the location of the number 8 white flying star, the number 6 white flying star and the number 1 white flying star. In 2018, these flying stars are located in the following sectors:

1. SE – The number 8 white flying star is located in the SE sector. It will bring excellent money luck especially property wealth. It is essential to have the proper feng shui arrangement in this area to enjoy good fortune in 2018. Failure to do so will affect the overall household money luck. For example, it is not auspicious to have too many water and wood (green and black color) objects in this area because this will enhance the wood element of the SE sector which in turn will destroy the earth element of the number 8 white flying star.

If your entrance door, bedroom or office is in this sector, I will recommend placing a red or purple color floor mat/carpet to enhance the earth element of the number 8 white flying star. Another good feng shui enhancement is to put 8 small round pebbles or precious stones in a circular copper bowl in this sector. Also, fire and earth element’s objects, furniture and colors are suitable for the SE in 2018.

NOTE: In my professional practice and in my own hose,  I will put a red light (must be on 24/7) at the SE sector in 2108 to enhance the number 8 white flying star.

2. SW – In 2018, the number 6 white flying star is located in the SW sector. It will bring side-money luck (利偏財), promotion, changing of job and immigration; and will affect mostly the female household in the family because the SW ba gua represents the mother in the family. My advice is to make sure that the SW sector in the house must always be appropriately maintained, clean, dry and bright. As to the proper feng shui enhancement, I believe by putting some precious stone or expensive ceramics; best to be in a total number of eight (8) in this sector will also enhance the metal element of the number 6 white flying star.

3. NW – In 2018, the number 1 white flying star is located in the NW sector. It is associated with quick or side money luck; for example, someone who likes to gamble, buying lottery tickets or invest in stock market. In 2018, this star will fly to the NW sector. Since its element is water, it will enhance the metal element of the NW sector. Again, since the NW ba gua represents the father of the family, therefore, the male household in the family will likely benefit from the number 1 white flying star in 2018!

My suggestion is to place six (6) old Chinese coins in a round ceramic bowl filled with water in this area. This will generate a creative cycle of earth bears metal and metal carries water, where water = money (水為財).

There is one concern is the 2018 “tai shui” (太歲) is also located at the NW. Therefore, try to avoid major construction works in this sector, especially for those people born in the year of the ox, dog, rooster, dragon, and lamb.

SIDE NOTE: since the number 1 white flying star is also referred as the “peach blossom” star (桃花星), it will bring romance or personal luck in 2018. For those people who are seeking romance luck or working in the sale and PR profession, by putting water plants or bright colors flower at this sector will favor them in 2018.

Now, let us continue to discuss the other remaining 2018 annual flying stars:

The number 4 green star

Although this star is not considered a timely star (当運星) in Period Eight (2004 -2023), it will still bring scholar luck to the family. In 2018, this star is located in the south sector. Therefore, it is favorable to move the children study desk or bed to this sector. My recommendation is to place four (4) luck bamboo plant in a jar filled with water at the South sector and at the top left corner of the studying desk in the house, this will enhance the children scholar luck like good grades in the study and exam to name a few!

The number 3 jade star

This star will bring conflicts, argument, and lawsuits. In 2018, it will fly to the NE sector. Therefore, if the sitting or dining area is located in this sector, very likely it will cause some quarrel and argument between the family members. On the other hand, it is auspicious to the differentiation profession like lawyers.

If the entrance door, bedroom or office is located at the NE sector, by putting a red or purple color carpet in this area will help to counteract the effect of the annual number 3 jade star. Also, placing a red light on this area will also help.

The number 2 black star

Under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui, the number 2 black flying star is considered as the illness star (病符星), it will carry serious diseases and health problems everywhere it goes. In 2018, it will fly to the west sector. Therefore, it is vital for every family to apply feng shui cure to counteract this illness star, in particular when the entrance door, central sitting area, bed or kitchen stove is located in the west sector.

Also, we must be cautious about the general health of the family, a medical check-up at the beginning of the year is my friendly advice.

Furthermore, it is essential that this sector is well maintained, clean, bright, dry and free of clutters. My recommendation is to hang 8 old Chinese coins and a small metal wu-lo in the west sector of the house and in the western corner of every bedroom as feng shui remedies.  If it happened that the entrance door, bedroom or kitchen is located in this sector, it is best to place a grey or white color carpet to counteract the ill effect of the number 2 black star in addition to the above feng shui cure. 

The number 7 scarlet star

This star will fly to the east sector in 2018. Since it is not a timely star, therefore, the eastern area of the house is not an auspicious feng shui area in 2018 especially when the entrance door or windows are opened to the east.

The number 7 scarlet flying star will bring destruction, loss, gossips, and scandal. The efficient feng shui cur that we can apply is to place a black or green color carpet in these areas together with a small container of water.

The number 9 purple star

The auspicious number 9 purple flying star is located at the center place in 2018. This star referred as a sheng chi (生氣星) in Period Eight, it will bring joyful events to the house, for example, marriage, having children, promotion, etc. Therefore, in 2018, it is crucial to maintain the center area of the house clean, bright and well ventilated and this will benefit mainly the female household in the family.

My recommendation is to place red or purple carpet and red light (must be on 24/7) in this area to enhance this flying star. One precaution is to avoid having too much fire element objects and colors at the center of the house, as the excess of fire element energy will stimulate the earth chi of the number 5 yellow base star at the center palace which will cause stomach, eye problems, heart disease and stroke!

NOTE: If you are not born in the year of the Rooster, it is best to apply the above feng shui cure on Feb 4, 2018 (Sunday), 11am - 3 pm or 9 - 11 pm
                                 


                                                         Period Eight Flying Stars Chart



My predictions of world affairs in 2018

This year I will also start to post my brief commentary of the 2018 annual flying stars’ effects and its influence on different parts of the world based on the concept of "big tai chi" (大太極).

In feng shui, when applying the "big tai chi" (大太極), we always placed China at the center palace (中宮) and project the ba gua into different parts of the world. For example, the United States, and Japan are located in the East sector; North Korea is located in the NE sector, Russia is located in the North sector; England, Germany, and France are situated in the West sector, etc.

The method that I applied is to study the flying stars’ combination effects (雙星加會) between the Period Eight flying stars (八運飛星) and the 2018 annual flying stars (流年飛星) in the region.

Center palace [8,9] combination

This auspicious combination implies that conflicts in the world will ease up a bit and there will be the enlightenment of the cultural industry. However, since the energy of the number 9 purple flying star will be dissipated by the number 8 white flying star, which means that the world economy especially the property and stock market will be experiencing some setback and volatile situations especially in the early part of 2018.

North [4,5] combination

This combination implies wood destroying the earth element, as I mentioned above, it is not proper to agitate the vicious number 5 yellow flying star as this will double its destruction effect. Therefore, I anticipate conflicts and set back to the economy. Also, it is very likely that the countries in this region will face the spreading of infectious disease and natural disasters in 2018.

SW [5,6] combination

The 2018 annual number 6 white flying star will dissipate the energy of the Period Eight number 5 yellow flying star which is responsible for conflicts and warfare. Simply put, in 2018, the tense relationship between the countries in this region will not be too severe.

East [6,7] combination

This combination is referred as “sword fighting sha” (交劍煞). This implies that this region will most likely experience serious accidents especially in transportation, territorial and political conflicts. My primary concern is there might be the possibility of military activities in this area in 2018!

SE [7,8] combination

The 2018 annual number 8 white flying star will enhance the Period Eight 7 scarlet flying star. This implies that this region will be affected by the changes of the economic conditions and political issues. Nonetheless, since the number 8 white star is the most auspicious flying star in Period Eight, this will still bring some good feng shui fortune to this region.  

NW [9,1] combination

This flying star combination indicates a conflict between fire and water (水火不容), which means that both the favorable effect of the auspicious number 9 purple flying star and the number 1 black flying star will be affected as a result. Therefore, this implies that the overall economic development is difficult to have the breakthrough in this region.

West [1,2] combination

The 2018 number 2 black flying star will bring the severe set back to this region because the earth element will destroy the water chi of the Period Eight number 1 white flying star. Therefore, it is difficult to have tremendous economic growth especially the stock market and currency in this part of the world. Also, there is the opportunity for some countries leaders experiencing poor health conditions. 

NE [2,3] combination

This combination is referred as “bullfighting sha” (鬥牛煞), i.e., the wood element of the 2018 number 3 jade flying star is fighting with the earth element of the Period Eight number 2 black flying star. This implies that conflicts among countries and severe stomach and infectious diseases will very likely happen in this region in 2018.

South [3,4] combination

In this combination, the 2018 number 4 green flying star will feed energy to the Period Eight number 3 jade flying star. This will cause conflicts in this region accordingly.

To conclude, I will take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Healthy, Safe and Prosperous 2018, Year of the Dog 戊戌狗年!





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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.

PS – Since I take pride in my works, I will always take much preparation time to post the informative and educated feng shui articles on my blog site. Nonetheless, in order for me to do this, I need your support. Therefore, if you find my feng shui postings helpful and informative, I am grateful if you will give your support by giving donations to this blog site (any amount, like $10, $20 are welcome). You can simply click on the “donate” button on the bottom right of the blog page. Thank you very much for your support!
















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!



Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 annual flying stars forecast




Well, this is about the right time that I will now present the 2107 annual flying stars’ forecast for the faithful followers of my blog site as requested by my many faithful followers/readers of my blog site:

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One important concept that I want to reiterate is that in feng shui, there are three (3) important area in the house, namely the (a) the entrance sector which will affect the wellbeing, fortune of the household; (2) the bedroom where we will spend 1/3 of our time and lastly (3) the kitchen, where we will cook the food and therefore it will affect the health of the family.

As a matter of fact, from my many years of professional experience, I will also add the home office or study as the important area of the house; as this will also affect our working/studying environment and our career and scholar success. Therefore, it is important for every house to apply feng shui enhancement/cure at the above areas before Feb 3, 2017. I will list below some auspicious days to place the cure for my readers’ easy reference:

Jan 18, 2017 (not suitable for people born in the year of the pig) - 5 - 7 am, 7 - 9 am
Jan 21, 2017 (not suitable for people born in the year of the tiger) - 7 - 11 am, 3 - 5 pm
Jan 22, 2017 (not suitable for people born in the year of the rabbit) - 9 am - 1 pm, 3 - 5 pm

Here I want to stress the importance of placing feng shui on an auspicious day in order to be effective. Unfortunately, this final important step of applying feng shui cure is always not mentioned or consider in many feng shui web pages and books from the so-called “masters”!

(In for whatever reason that the reader has problems in this matter, I will provide a free service of choosing the auspicious day to apply feng shui cure for the readers of this blog site. They can email me direct for assistance).

For those who are new or not familiar with this powerful discipline of feng shui, listed below is a brief introduction to the characteristics of the nine (9) stars. For those who are interested to know more about this topic, they can read the article in my blog site: 


Under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui, there are many factors which will determine whether the feng shui is good or bad in the house, for example, the natal chart (chi pattern) based on its main entrance facing direction, the construction year and what flying stars (timely or untimely) are located in each sector of the house. Among them, the annual flying stars’ location will change every year; that is to say, the auspicious sectors of the current year in the house may become the inauspicious sectors in the coming year.

Characteristics of the Nine Stars:

Number One Star (一白水星) – this star is considered as the peach blossom star (桃花星) which will affect marriage and romance luck, its element is water.

Number Two Star (二黑土星) – this star is associated with all illness, especially gynecology and gastroenteritis diseases, its element is earth.

Number Three Star (三碧木星)this star will bring lawsuits, conflicts, its element is wood.

Number Four Star (四綠木星)this star is associated with scholar luck, career and fame, its element is wood.

Number Five Star (五黃土星) – this is considered the most vicious and inauspicious star who will bring serious health issues (cancer), accidents or even death, its element is earth.

Number Six Star (六白金星) – this star is associated with moving/changing, military career, and money luck, its element is metal.

Number Seven Star (七赤金星)this star will bring destruction, loss of fortune, car accidents, robbery, its element is metal.

Number Eight Star (八白土星)this is referred as the timely star or the most auspicious star in Period Eight (2004-2023) which will bring money luck and promotion, its element is earth.

Number Nine Star (九紫火星)this star is associated with marriage, fertility luck and celebrated events, its element is fire.

2017 annual flying stars’ forecast (2017 流年飛星圖及風水布局)

East sector – Number Eight Star

In 2107, the annual auspicious number eight (8) flying star is located at the East sector. Since the East sector is associated with the eldest son in the family, this means that he will enjoy a good year in 2017.

Since this is the most auspicious star in Period Eight, it is vital that we will apply feng shui enhancement in the East sector of the house especially if this is the entrance area. Since its element is earth, therefore we can apply fire and earth element objects/colors in this sector to enhance the money luck in 2017. Furthermore. It is also favorable to have “activities” or movements at this sector to activate this auspicious star, like placing an aquarium or fountain at this area.

My personal recommendation is to place a red light (must be on 24/7) in the East sector of the house in 2017. Another good alternative is to place 8 round stone pebbles in a round bowl. One important thing to keep in mind is that the East area of the house is clean, free of clutters and avoid too many plants in this area because wood element will destroy earth element.


North sector – Number Six Star

In 2107, the annual number six (6) flying star is located at the North sector. This star will bring money luck and it is also beneficial to those people working in the technical, labors or frequent traveling field. Since its element is metal, it is good to use earth element objects or colors in the North sector of the house to enhance this star. My recommendations are expensive ceramics, precious stones (in eight total numbers)

On the other hand, it is not auspicious to have too many fire element colors (red or orange) and objects, or lighting incense at this sector because the fire will destroy metal.

Center palace – Number One Star

In 2017, the annual number one (1) flying star is located at the Center of the house. Under the Xuan Kong  Flying Star feng shui, the star is associated with the investment luck; therefore it is important for those have money investment like stocks to enhance this star. Since this is also considered as the “peach blossom star”, it is also necessary for those who are looking for romance luck to apply feng shui enhancement at the center of the house.

My suggestions are to place some water plants, bright colors flowers or a dark color stone in a round container filled with water at the center of the house in 2017.

One thing I want to add is some people who are already falling in love and afraid that too much inferior “peach blossom” luck will affect the relationship; instead of enhancing this star, they can place 8 stone pebbles in a round container at the center to reduce the energy of the number one (1) water star.

Lastly, since the number one (1) star is also considered a "peach blossom" star (桃花星) and it is located in the center palace, I will predict that very likely the leader of a country will face some sex scandal which leads to resignation or impeachment in 2017!

NW sector – Number Two Star

In 2017, the annual number two (2) flying earth star is located at the NW sector. This star will bring serious health issues especially gynecology and gastroenteritis diseases especially in the month of September. Therefore, tt is important not to have too many fire element colors or objects in this sector; it is also not auspicious to have aquarium or water plants in this area. Furthermore, avoid major construction work in the NW sector, if it can not be avoided, it is vital to choose an auspicious day and time to do it.

In feng shui, the NW sector represents the male household in the family or male leaders; therefore, I will predict that it is most likely some of the world male leaders of a country may suffer from serious health issues in 2017. Since this is only a feng shui blog site, I will not name the specific leader of a country here; and leave it to the readers to figure out themselves!

Therefore, I will strongly recommend that appropriate feng shui cure must be applied at the NW area of the house in 2017 especially if the main entrance is facing this direction. The most effective cure is to hang 8 old Chinese coins or metal element objects to dissipate the illness chi of the number two (2) earth star. Lastly, be certain that this area is clean, debris free and well lighted.

SW sector – Number Seven Star

In 2107, the annual number seven (7) metal star is located at the SW sector. This star will cause loss of fortune, theft or robbery, serious accidents (especially car accidents) and arguments. In feng shui, the SW sector is associated with the female household in the family, thus, the mother or the female leader of any organization or country will be affected by this untimely flying star; most likely accidents especailly car accident. Also, if your entrance is facing SW, you will most likely be experiencing some misfortune, accidents or theft in 2017.

The first thing to keep in mind is to prevent major activities in this area in 2017, in order not to activate the sha chi of the number seven (7) metal star, thus objects that are causing movement like water fountains shall not be placed in this sector.

My recommendation is to place one dark colored pebble in a round container fill with water in the SW sector of the house and at the SW corner of the bedroom, because water will dissipate metal. It is important to make certain that the water is always full and clean.

SE Sector – Number Nine Star

In 2017, the annual number nine (9) fire star is located at the SE sector. This star will bring romance, noble man (貴人) and baby conceiving luck (refer to my article regarding this topic: http://netgent1-creativelife.blogspot.ca/search/label/Baby%20Conceive%20Feng%20Shui

If you want to enhance your marriage and good relationship with other people in 2017, you shall apply feng shui enhancements at the SE area of the house.

Since wood will enhance fire, it is auspicious to have broad leaf or food plant at this area; in addition, placing fire element colors (purple, pink or red) objects are also good feng shui enhancement idea; and try to avoid too much black, blue or gray colors at this area. If you want to enhance the romance luck, placing 9 red flowers (roses) at the SE corner of the bedroom is also a good idea.

South Sector – Number Five Star

If the readers have been following my previous annual flying stars’ forecast, they will notice that I always stress the importance of applying feng shui cure to counteract the sha chi of the vicious number five (5) earth star. Under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui, the number five earth star is referred as the most vicious star (except in Period Five); because it will bring serious misfortune, health problems like cancer or even death to the household!

In 2017, the annual number five (5) earth star is located at the South sector. Therefore, I will strongly recommend that feng shui cure must be applied in the South sector of every house in 2017, especially its earth energy will further enhance by the fire element of the South sector.

The first thing to keep in mind is to avoid major renovation or construction work, spending a lot of time sitting or sleeping at the South sector in 2017. If it cannot be avoided for whatever reason, make sure that you choose an auspicious day and time to start the construction; and make certain that the appropriate feng shui cure at this area are in placed to prevent bad luck and serious health issues in 2017.

From my many years of professional experience, hanging six (6) old Chinese coins, a metal clock or wind chime at this area are some of the most effective feng shui cure for the number five (5) earth star, because metal will dissipate earth. Furthermore, it is important that this area is clean and free of clutter and well lighted.

NE Sector – Number Four Star

In 2017, the annual number four (4) wood star is located at the NE sector. This star will bring scholar luck and clear mind. As the NE sector is associated with the youngest son in the family, it is most likely that they will be much more focus in school and obedient in the coming year.

In feng shui, very often we will use four (4) bamboo plants to enhance the number four (4) wood star. Therefore, if you are a student or someone who are engaged in culture or artistic profession, it is auspicious to have the sitting or working desk facing the NE direction. As for the parents, I will recommend placing four (4) lucky bamboo plants in water at the NE area of the house and also one at the NE corner of the kid’s bedroom; using a 7 story pagoda is also a good alternative in this specific application.

West Sector – Number Three Star

In 2017, the annual number three (3) wood star is located at the West sector and in addition, the 2017 grand duke star (太歲) is also located at this sector.

This star will bring arguments, court case and conflicts in the family. Since its element is wood, it is not auspicious to have too much wood and water element at this sector, for example, green plants especially in three (3) number and fish tank. In general, we can use fire element objects or colors to dissipate the energy of the number three (3) wood star. The most effective feng shui cure that I used in my own house and my clients’ houses is to use a red light (lamp) which is on 24/7.

To conclude, I will take this opportunity to wish all my readers and their loved one a Healthy, Prosperous and Safe 2017, the year of the Rooster!

December 31, 2016 - Toronto
















Saturday, September 17, 2016

The importance of luan tao 巒頭 in authentic Chinese feng shui



In feng shui, there are two important factors to consider together when we are analyzing the feng shui of a habitable space, namely luan tao and li chi 理氣(理氣兼顧).  This is especially true under the Xuan Kong Flying Star feng shui. 

Unfortunately, the importance of luan tao is always ignored or not mentioned in most of the feng shui books and web pages by the so-called feng shui masters!

Therefore, I want to discuss here some important types of inauspicious luan tao (sha chi 煞氣) that will affect the feng shui (chi pattern) of the house. I also want to point out that the effects of the luan tao are more pronounced when it is facing the entrance door or bedrooms’ windows (which are referred as “mouth of chi” in feng shui) of a house/apartment. In this article, I want to concentrate on the external luan tao:

1. sky chopping sha (天斬煞) – the house is facing a narrow vertical gap or space between two buildings; like a sword chopping from the sky to the ground.
- this will cause bone and head problems.

2. yin chi sha (近陰煞) – the house is facing/close to a cemetery or crematorium.
- uncommon yin sickness and decreasing occupants in the house.

3. T-junction road (穿心煞) – the front of the house/building is facing a T-junction road.
- this will cause accidents, lawsuits, hostile relationship and frequent turnover of staffs.

4. hidden arrow sha (暗箭煞) – the road is facing directly at the back of the house.
- the same effects as the T-junction road that we mentioned above and we can apply the same feng shui cure accordingly.

5. entrance door is facing a column (柱阻煞) – this will affect the fortune and reaching aspiring goals.

6. a) entrance door is facing an electrical transformer (磁阻煞)- this will cause unstable wellbeing of the family, accidents and legal disputes.
b) entrance door is facing a high voltage electrical tower (磁波煞) – this will cause the birth of girls only in the household, blood circulation health problems and serious accidents.

7. reversed arrow sha (反弓屋) – the house is built along the inside edge of a curve road. This will cause accidents and arguments.

8. electrical pole close to the front of the building (五黄關煞) – this will cause accidents, dizziness, and operations.

9. building facing a sharp corner/edge from another building (墙角煞) – this will cause accidents, operations and hostility among the occupants.

10. a single dying big tree in front or at the rear of the house (枯絕煞) – this may cause suicide, misfortune, and continuous illness.

11. big trees in the front/rear yards covering or blocking sunlight from the house (招陰煞) – this will cause pain in bones and weak body.

12. the house is facing the pointed roof of a temple (三川煞) – this will cause accidents and arguments.

13. the house is facing an unfinished building where further works stop/abounded after the completion of the structure (洞窟煞) – this will cause suicide, prolong weak body, accidents, and negative thinking.

14. the front or both sides of the house are facing slanted roof of other buildings (射脋煞) – this will cause chest and neck problems, accidents and legal disputes.

15. the back of the house is facing a temple (陰廟煞) – this will cause low spirits, taking medicine often and female dominance in the household. 

16. broken walls around the house (刀鋸煞) – this will cause accidents and gossips or villain attack.

17. flyover- sickle knife sha (天橋鐮刀煞) – when the building is facing the outside curve of a flyover, this will likely cause serious accidents, conflicts and legal disputes and loss of fortune. This scenario is more common in the city.

18. light sha (光煞) – this is referring to the scenario that the head light of the vehicles is shining into the house or there is bright light like neon advertising signs facing the house. This will likely cause accidents to the occupants.

After reading the above inauspicious luan tao, some readers will wonder what is the appropriate feng shui remedies accordingly. Before I go any further, I want to point out that even when a house/building is facing either one of the above sha chi, it doesn’t mean that the occupants will be subjected to the problems no matter what; because its effects will depend on the li chi (flying star combinations) on the sector that is facing the luan tao. For example, it will have a lesser effect when the particular sector of the house has an auspicious timely flying star combinations. Another important thing to remember is even though that the sector of the house has an inauspicious flying star combinations, “bad” things normally happen when it is triggered by the inauspicious annual/monthly/daily flying stars, especially the number 2 and number 5 earth star. If my readers are interested in this topic, they are welcome to read the following article: http://netgent1-creativelife.blogspot.ca/2012/12/is-this-feng-shui-or-accident_12.html

Finally, let us go back to the discussion of how to apply the appropriate feng shui cure for the above-captioned luan tao sha chi. In general, these are some of the effective feng shui remedies that we can apply: 

- place a pair of lions (outside of the house), a pair of metal Chi Lin (inside of the house or on the  window sill), 

- hang a wood Chinese Lo Pan (compass) facing the luan tao, 

- place green plants facing the luan tao

In authentic Chinese feng shui, there is a saying that “if you do not see it, then it is not a sha chi (眼看不見不為煞)", thus, by installed heavy curtains, blinds or shutters on the windows are also some effective feng shui measures that we can apply in these kinds of applications.

Lastly, one important thing that I want to point out is the effect of the external "luan tao" will be measured by the following factors: dimensions, shapes, and distances between the house. Readers can refer to my post regarding the new head headquarters of Apple : http://netgent1-creativelife.blogspot.ca/2016/02/apples-new-campus-2s-feng-shui-analysis_11.html