It was strange, a FengShui structure will only benefits the bread winner and not the entire household; especially when it is originated from a society where family ranks the top priority. We always mistaken for the fact that when an alignment is made, it will usually benefits one person. This, however, is not entirely true. Even the BaZi chart of the entire family is closely knitted, how may it not benefited the entire family at large? In the attempt for FenFang, distributing of prosperity, some family members will benefit first then the others. All depends on the whim and fancy of the master who made such an alignment. However, in the case of the Blue Mansion, it is yet, another cup of tea.
The fact is the patron died, the family gone bankrupt and the lost of descendent. Good FengShui? Blame it to Period Change? The structure of the house is at its optimum 4 point gold formation, with all the bad sectors liked kitchen and staff quarters taken out as a separate building, forming the table mountain. Almost grid liked structure. The order of the day being the method of 9 Star distributing auspiciousness with door locating method (modern version = Flying Star). Straddled between period 2 and period 3, with 1-3 (2-4) combinations arriving at the facing. Timely 3 (2) meeting 1 white (4), superior formations, according to the Shanghai School! Soon after, disaster began to befall one after the other. What has gone so wrong with the 1-3 (2-4) Star combination? Wang Cai Bu Wang Ding? Where the notion of Mountain governs people luck and water governs wealth? Does Qi actually flow according to the vehicle's direction?
This is an (failed) attempt back in 1900. Next time, when a practitioner tell you he applied the same theory when auditing or are using the Fighting SanSha method in XKDG, better think twice! On another note, its sitting may have told you another side of the story? Possible, FengShui espionage designed for failure just liked the case of the Forbidden City ?