The Yin Context, most reasons are obvious, notably the existing grave had not been benefiting the living descendent. One may say it sounds a little too materialistic, faced it, it is encrypted in the Chinese cultural DNA. Other reasons may range from inauspicious land with right burial to auspicious land with wrong burial, often resulting in the remains being charred to black. This may be reflective even on the surface of the tomb stone being blacken with water stain and black moss. The efficacy of alignment at the Death and Emptiness line (DE) may eventually leads to this phenomenon. Understanding DE required a profound understanding of the method in application beyond the scope of this essay. Other reasons associated to inauspicious land with right burial is what termed vampire ground. Indeed the corpse remained mummified buried underground with little or partial decomposition, for reasons of the soil in question being unable to generate QI. Burial classics quote, earth creates QI, QI creates water.
The Yang Context, monetary and health may be the so called FENGSHUI reasons, beside other more practical reasons. In most of the audits, the assessment of wealth and health problems are always reflected with the so called sitting not matching with the facing. This is quite a profound jargon to be reckoned with as it simply implies that there is no win-win situation. There are always remedy to it but to move away due to some FENGSHUI reasons must be of a grave magnitude of inauspiciousness such as the untimely death of the family members or bankruptcy. Generally these reasons are not isolated but were closely knitted with the fabric of the Yin FENGSHUI itself, given the context of Heaven, Earth and Man cosmic trinity.
Site selection is the next practical things to come by before moving house. It is a technical subject that many FENGSHUI writers could write a book out of this simple subject, but yet so delicately difficult to master. Traditionally a mountainous area with valley is preferred due to soil fertility and a clean source of water supply. Does this mean, flatland context has no auspicious site? Similarly all mountainous site should be auspicious? We will keep the answer for another day.
The process of moving Yin house often starts from the date selection of what known as breaking the mountain to collect gold. The term breaking the mountain has to be wary of the annual and monthly afflictions with particularly the 5 yellow. So, make sure one is informed of where to stand, to see or not to see and the sun path. After the incitation, the excavation process begins, removing the remains bit by bit in an orderly fashion so that the remains will not be jumbled up. Some remains may need to be incinerated, usually the mummified type. Others required to be washed and dried, properly laid out and organized into the body parts sequence of the head, body, torso and legs tied with red strings prior in laying into the urn from the lowest portion of the feet to highest of the skull., in a sitting position notably the knee bone facing upward. The facing of the skull denotes the facing of the urn, with its name written on a red label placed outside of the urn. Again, by customary request the 5 colored grains are to be filled at the cover lid for the urn responding to 5 types of treasures befitting the living descendents and the other paraphernalia denoting official decorate and honors bestowing nobility to the living, often later sealed with a red silk wrap. These are customary practices. The urn will have to be realigned in the new grave itself, prior to covering up with soil. This description is incomplete as it takes a full course to demonstrate in detail.
The process of moving for the Yang house is somewhat less customary. Starts from the date selection that will take care of the afflictions and clashes, moving in required 3 steps if the customary aspect were to be taken into considerations. First, relinquishing any spiritual elements in the unoccupied house or a new house. Second, moving in of the Deity, if any. Third, moving in of the residents. Kindly note that other school of thought may warrant the resident to be move in before the deities, which is subject to further debates. We shall discuss the third aspect only. Moving in of the residence denotes the followings, the process of entering into the main door, lighting of the stove to cook a meal, dining for the meal and sleeping for a night. Short, sweet and simple.
So, moving house is not a rocket science after all…
Ar. David Yek Tak Wai