Wednesday, December 26, 2012

破军帝甲 Kinds of QiMenDunJia

First time FengShui assignment to Batam Indonesia. Transit over from Singapore, the ferry ride was rather “interesting”. The task came in with the invitation of a group of likeminded entrepreneurs who is all out to capitalize on the low operation costs of Indonesia to satisfy the never ending competitive demand for manufactured products.
The story goes like that, dealing with Indonesian bureaucracy, nothing seems to be moving ahead. Technically, they are stuck! We were called in to re-activate the commencement date and at the same time install a FengShui setup for the plant. For the first assignment, we implement QMDJ date selection techniques. At this point of time, every day is a good day. The hour itself plays the important role. Some school does not encourage the use of Geng in QMDJ date selection, yet in the lineage of 庚妙, the use of the 7th stem to bring about 破军帝甲 is very normal.
Watching the phenomenon is very exciting. You will never know what sort of manifestation the phenomenon takes place. One classic example is, one will see yellow cow moving away. Huh? How to get cow in industrial site? Strangely, one of the Indonesia workers in a grey shirt with yellow patterns arranged in the form of a cow’s head with 2 horns, walked pass. Quickly, we asked our apprentice to snap the picture!
After the activation, their machines and hardware arrived 2 days earlier, bank clearance, which is “pain in the ass”, obtained without any hiccups and customer starts pouring in ahead of schedules so much so they now need to expedite their renovations before production can commence on site. This is only 2 hours after the QMDJ activation.
One funny thing happens. We request for a particular wall to have holes at the bottom part and the contractor actually made rabbit holes all along the wall which looked like being shelled by machine gun, Rambo style. Then, some “Smart Alex” made up a story that this is another secret mysterious technique of QiMen DunJia. So, we became semi-legendary FengShui masters of Batam.
QMDJ methods of date selection enable you to see result almost immediately. Don’t believe? Can try?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Boxing Day News from Kiasuland

Boxing Day!
As I open up my mail, I receieved this good news,
"Things are turning up for my household – My wife is getting too many job offers, promotion and all… On this job issue, just to let you know that somehow my former superior spoke to the Managing Director of … who subsequently contacted me to arrange for a recruitment talk ... Good to have the big boss know me even before I join.", Someone from KiasuLand.
We were approached, a year ago, requesting for FengShui advise. Upon presenting our quotation, it was silent for months. Probably looking for an ideal house. Surprisingly, the offer came and this time it is for real. However, we took up a desktop assignment instead.
With desktop limitation, we agreed to go for full audit. The unit was already pre-selected, with regards to our desktop audit that coincides with the event of the past occupants. Onsite audits only confirmed it. The pre-existing condition's Qi is remarkbly stale and Qi flow is top priority.
Although we reserved the details in our case study folder, correcting an apartment unit in Kiasuland is difficult with so many constraints. Unit too close to the lift core and the sort of chellenges that you can only tap Heaven's Qi. So, naturally Purplewhite and XKDG are our favorable choices.
We manage not to tilt door nor to install temple look alike ornaments because the owner is a Christian and most importantly implement an entire FengShui setup that is contemporary and hardly noticeable. I guess, the owner goes for contemporary retro.
Upon completion, even our apprentice notices the huge changes in Qi replenisment. Results, one month after moving in, that is very encouraging. 
I will leave some indoor ID photos for you to enjoy and if you decided to have a contemporary discreet FengShui makeover, drop us an email or a call.

Friday, December 21, 2012

DongZhi and the End of the World

Today marks the arrival of the presumed End of the World according to the Mayan Calendar, 21 December 2012, yet nothing extraordinary happened. It is proven that even though a western genius uses YiJing and map around the crucial event of the world having it ends at today, it is wrong from the very beginning as Chinese civilization does not begin in the Qing Dynasty.
Yet, today is an extraordinary day for the Chinese. It marks the arrival of Winter Solstice. A time in a year where the Yin Qi is of the maximum giving way to the birth of Yang Qi. An interesting write up is found in Annie’s Blog. In short, the dawn of Yang Qi where all lives hidden in hibernations are gathering momentum to grow once the Arrival of Spring kicks in.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the nights are longer, of which living in cold icy area is full of challenges. Nothing can grow outside, farmers resort to consume the leftover dried meats, grains and drinking ginger soups to keep the body warm. So, there was a saying, if you can live through winter, you are already one year older. Thus such simple gesture of coming together as a family reunion marks the arrival of Winter Solstice greater than the New Year. This is typical Chinese mannerism foreign to other culture. So, the Chinese nuances differ significantly between Year and Age.
On the note of the calendric, before the unification of China by the Qin Emperor, various segments of China practices different New Year. So to speak, there are two kinds of Calendar. One measuring the Sui, Age, whiles the other the Nian, Year. The former measures a year close to a tropical year while the latter measures a year between 12 to 13 months.
As for metaphysics, the arrival of GuiSi year will always be the same with the arrival of spring. Any other claims whatsoever are just novelty and usually displayed by half-cooked masters. While saying this, if one practices SanYuan QiMen and the sort, Winter Solstice which comes every 21 or 22 December will be an important marker both as Yang Dun or predisposition.
If ever you ever see masters reading the annual forecast using Winter Solstice BaZi as their natal chart, something must really be wrong somewhere. Similarly so, reading a QiMen or a ZiBai JiuGong chart using a LiChun date for annual forecast will inevitably cast doubt.
Whichever way, Yifengshui would take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy DongZhi Day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HSBC and HongKong's Blessed FengShui

The recent revelation of Malaysia being the champion of illegal capital outflow is alarming. This also brought to mind the recent claimed involvement of HSBC and other international banks in money laundering transactions. Has it got to do with its HQ’s FengShui in HongKong sitting on SanSha?
Let us do some ground work. HongKong (HK) is also known as fragrant harbor, are known to be a land of blessed FengShui. The Qi conduits origin from KunLun, GuiLin downward to LeiYuMun returning forming the backbone of Central HK feeding Qi towards TsimShaTsui. This illustrious formation is known as the Meridian facing its Ancestors. Even though it looks as though the harbor is protected by the circle of mountains also called the Dragon’s Well, HK is notoriously known for its typhoon. Old picture of the site where HSBC HK now sits also revealed that the Backdrop Mountains are broken in form. Not until the government reclaimed part of the land narrowing the strait, indirectly widening the bright hall of the Island that sentimental Qi begins its reign over the harbor.
With the water mouth locked by LeiYuMun and the other miscellaneous island, the Qi does not easily leaked away. Some HK master viewed that TsimShaTsui is a potential ShaQi being pointed towards Central and the land reclamation is timely to widen the bright hall so that its effect can be diluted. The same is also apply to where HSBC HK now sits, with the plaza often occupied by Philippines domestic workers during Sunday. Yet, many misunderstood that it is also the HSBC front door facing the open plaza but can anyone actually know where is HSBC main entrance? Not surprising it is actually the “backside” of HSBC HK, as far as FengShui is concerned.
Contradict to normal landform believes, Central HK is actually located at the convex side of the island which is usually associated with the sickle Sha formation but yet it is a most prosperous location within HK. Something must be damn wrong again with our understanding of landform FengShui that prosperity can only be gained in the concave side of the island which is in this case, TsimShaTsui.
It is very difficult to read the authentic designed FengShui components of HSBC HK, because it is done so delicately embedded with its cold mechanical theme architecture. Newbies will be extremely excited with the lion statute guarding the entrances or maybe the boom gondolas placed above the roof which looked like canons as though a FengShui war has begun. These are only minor stuff. The real stuff is annexed to the void lobbies at the ground floor with its “glass net” engulfing the upper floors with 2 penetrating escalators.
In a country where lands are expansive, who on earth would sacrifice such a huge space indiscriminately if it is not for the sake of FengShui? One theory state that it is to allow for the dragon god to pass through from the mountain to the water to bring in prosperity for the bank. Isn’t such grandma tales contradict the very premise of “Dragon God does not go up the mountain, Dragon God does not go down the water” principle?
HSBC HK continues to enjoy the prosperity designed by its FengShui master whose work is not easily viewed. Anyone would easily be tricked into believing that HSCB actually sits with its back to the mountain and the front facing the sea. That is why it is easily mistaken that SanSha is the culprit to its recent crisis.
So next time, any FengShui master say this and that out of their sightseeing, better think twice!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Eight Mansions In Application

Eight mansions were also known as YiGua FengShui because it uses extensively predetermination of auspiciousness and ill fates based on the BaGua more specifically, the GuaQi. GuaQi may sounds like rocket sciences but truly a simple logic of permutation between early heaven BaGua with the numerology of LoShu. Such basis are shared between other system of FengShui, notably XuanKong DaGua.

Unlike their counterpart which is the famous XuanKong FlyingStar (XKFX)  which is about 100 years old, XKFX is predominantly based on later heaven BaGua intertwined with LoShu. So technically both of these systems do not come together. They cannot gel because both fundamentals are different. Any force fitting will only make them, nice on theory awkward in application.  So, it is not very surprising to hear that there are new theories such as YiJing FlyingStar, YiJing BaGua, QiMen FlyingStar to reinvent the wheel which is deemed unnecessary. The closest attempt is the use of XuanKong LiuFa but it has again fails to determine, could the arrow of time flies backward? On this account, there is no way a frail attempt to say, XKDG is the principle and XKFX is the application, could be justified because, these systems had different fundamentals, to begin with.

Eight mansions had earned its status of notoriety for being simple in application, complicated in justification. Could easily be written off as bullshit FengShui method but until now, no authentic masters are able to do so. There was also claim that EightMansions was invented to con the barbaric neighbors during Tang Dynasty. It was at one time called 'kindergarten' FengShui method but it is utter shameful that such kindergarten status was a foundation for more complicated system liked XKDG to rest on. So by implication, if one fails to apply EightMansion, one also know nuts about XKDG. That is an irony.

There are basically 2 methods of Eight Mansions that are widely known. One uses the Life Gua as the basis while the other, the House Gua. A Life Gua is determined from the year of birth of a person, more accurately its age. Whereas a House Gua is based on the sitting Gua of a house. There are basically two halves, one called west group while the other east group, for ease of discussion.

One attempt is to match the house Gua with its residents's Life Gua. It sounds perfect that a west group life should reside in a west group house. But how often could we get husband and wives are of the same Gua? Being the breadwinner, the husband Gua will take precedent over his wife. As a result the incompatibility of the wife's Gua will result in domestic nightmares. So, it cannot be right!

True enough, it is because of our lack of understanding. Trying to 'fix' it using early and later heaven trigrams association will only make matter worst. The older masters of the FuJian lineage stressed that the correct answers rest in the understanding of the trigram Qian and Kun. Knowing such, Life Gua matching of house Gua is no longer an issue. Similarly husband and wife of different Gua sharing the same bed is also not an issue. That is a reason why a throughout understanding of YiJing is essential.

Infact, the true corpus of Eight Mansions are complete in its original forms with its YinYang and the sort. It also has its own time factor, meaning every building has its life span. Every building's luck undergoes it designated up and down just liked one's BaZi. It has its own method of date selection unlike what is commonly known of the 3 combinations as BaZhai MingJing. The true 'KungFu' is how would one maintain the auspicious luck cycle of the building before it goes downward. Definitely, it does not succumb to taking TangLang as wood Qi.

When opportunity arise, we shall discuss why a formidable SaYuan system liked 8 mansions does not concern how Qi flows.


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