Feng Shui Research

Feng Shui (Geomancy) aka Chinese Metaphysics " Wind Water "

Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese art and science of living in harmony with the environment. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture and Taoist philosophy, it is a way of seeing and interacting with the energy or vital force ( called Qi in Chinese term ) of the universe.

The external environment is an important factor in determining the Feng Shui of a building. If the surrounding environment is untenable, we need not go further to examine the floor plan and architectural details. For example, a house situated at the edge of a cliff with waves crashing in from the sea will be buffeted by destructive energy or Qi despite having excellent floor plans and a good geomantic chart.

The characteristics of the environment are strongest determinants of the Feng Shui of a particular place or site, because they carry the energy or Qi of nature. Moreover, they are the most difficult to change. Removing the natural features is not integral to the ethics of Feng Shui. If the natural features carry too much destructive energy, we should respect that and leave it alone rather than try to compete with it. There are broadly three important factors in evaluating the environment : finding protection, avoid destructive energy or Qi, and receiving benevolent energy or Qi.

Once one is satisfied with the Feng Shui of the environment surrounding the house, the next step is to examine the internal environment of the building, that is, the shape of the house, its general appearance, the floor plan, and the interior architectural features.

In assessing the internal environment, we will start with the aspects that are the most difficult to change - the shape and the general appearance of the house. If these features are untenable, there is no point in proceeding further.

Founder Uses A Modern Sighting Compass

ZWDS Article #1

Zi Wei Dou Shu 紫微斗數 (aka Purple Star or Emperor Astrology )

Since time immemorial, human has been dreaming of reaching the Sky but to be more specific, Astrologers and Meta-physicians have been amazed by the distance of ever reaching it and to be able to decipher the significance of the stars appearing in the night sky. According to ancient records, the Ancient Chinese believed that there was a one-to-one correspondence between people on Earth and the Stars in Heaven.

Eight Basic Trigrams – Ba Gua

Eight Basic Trigrams – Ba Gua (八 卦)

As has been mentioned, the eight trigrams that form the basis of the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) each have a list of various meanings and/or attributes attached to it. These meanings and/or attributes are then used in the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) as metaphors to explain the character and meaning of the hexagrams they make.

For example, each trigram represents a family member. Heaven trigram represents the father. Thunder trigram represents the eldest son. If the hexagram is made up of the eldest son above the father ( thunder above, heaven below ), then part of the image will be of the son being more powerful than his father, having gained a level of power that is greater than his father through the lessons life has given him. Indeed, the name for that hexagram is Da Chuang/The Power of the Great.

Let us now look further at the symbolism contained within each trigram.

Qian /Heaven is the father. Qian is creative, active, firm, without limit. It represents the head and corresponds to strength and endurance. It also represents head, ice and the fruit from a tree.

Kun / Earth is the mother. Kun is receptive, passive, enfolding, gentle, fertile and modest. It represents the stomach and corresponds to dedication and fulfilment. It also represents the tree trunk and a larger cart or cloth which can be said to carry all things without distinction.

Dui / Marsh is the youngest daughter. Dui is joyous, inviting, and tender but having a hard cover. It represents the mouth and lips and corresponds to sensuality and pleasure. It also represents mist and sorceress.

Li / Fire is the middle daughter. Li is clinging, bright, hollow, dry and clear. It represents the eyes and corresponds to beauty and intelligence. It also represents lightning and the sun.

Xun / Wind is the eldest daughter. Xun is gentle, flexible yet tough. It represents the thighs and corresponds to progress, perseverance and justice. It also represents wood and its characteristic of flexibility yet toughness is particularly comparable to the willow tree which features so much in Chinese literature and art.

Gen / Mountain is the youngest son. Gen is keeping still, quiet and calm. It represents the hand and fingers whose tight grip can hold things still and corresponds to a door or opening and to withdrawal and meditation. It also corresponds to the hermit who has, in Chinese tradition, always been a mountain dweller.

Kan / Water is the middle son. Kan is abysmal and fearless, that which penetrates. It represents the ear and corresponds to erosion, desire and difficulty. It also corresponds to rain and the moon.

Zhen /Thunder is the eldest son. Zhen is arousing and violence. It represents the leg and corresponds to determination, energy and spontaneity. It also corresponds to earthquakes and volcanoes.

As you can see, the images are very strong and evocative. When two trigrams are combined, the images help to create a picture of what the hexagram is about. The full version of the Yi Jing (Book of Changes) begins with a judgement as to the core meaning of each hexagram, which is then followed by a description of the image to further amplify the meaning. People have in the past had difficulty understanding where the images have come from and this stems from a lack of understanding of the eight trigrams that make up the Ba Gua (八 卦).

The correspondences given above are by no means an exhaustive list. The trigrams have many other correspondences and a whole book could be written just about the eight trigrams - Ba Gua (八 卦).

Garrett Lee
Ancient Feng Shui

Four Pillars Case #1

Bazi aka Four Pillars of Destiny

Kwa Geok Choo ( aka Mrs Lee Kuan Yew ) passed away during the Metal Month, Metal Day, Metal Hour

After hearing the news of Madam Kwa Geok Choo ( aka Mrs Lee Kuan Yew ) passed away on the 2nd October 2010 at 5:40pm local time, I feel sad for the Lee family as this is a woman of substance and high intelligence who was always behind the scene helping to build a young and thriving nation and strong support to her family. Those in the Chinese Metaphysics field will attest to it as it is reflected in her blueprint.

I thought it will be good to share my humble research and perspective on understanding one’s luck cycle & timing and so we could plan ahead for the future.

Her Birth Date : 21st December 1920

Passed away on : 2nd October 2010 at 5:40pm

Feng Shui or Kanyu

Feng Shui or Kanyu ( Book of Burial aka Zang Shu )

During the time of Wei-Jin period there was a grand master of Feng Shui known as Guo Po ( AD 276 – 324 ), who was an astrologer, geographer, diviner, and magician. He was not only a Kanyu master but an expert at locating underground springs. He wrote extensively on geography, mythology, divination, Taoist magic, and ancient Chinese poetry.

After his mother’s death, Guo Po chose a place in Jiyang to bury her, this place is surrounded by water, the people worried the place would be flooded if the water level was raised, so considered it not good, but he presaged that the water would dry up. And soon after tens of kilometers of land surrounding the grave became fertile farmland when the water receded, thus made Guo Po very famous and he was considered as the founder of Feng Shui because of his Book of Burial ( Zang Shu )

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