Malaysia Boleh Design - Electrical Pole in front of the Driveway. Is this Piercing Mouth Sha or something else?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Using YiGua for divination purposes is a very common practice. The casting of the Hexagram is based on the age old practice of heating up the tortoise shell until it cracks to casting of the yarrow stalk, flipping copper coins by shaking the tortoise shell and the more up to date, iPhone Apps. These are techniques of seeking an answer from Heaven through a randomly casting medium such as yarrow stalks and tortoise shell which are believed to have contained spiritual Qi, LingQi.
What interests me most is the fundamental basis of the Yarrow Stalk method which conceals the will of Heaven annexed to the numerology in the science of the calendrics. It cannot just be a random or simply numbers pluck from thin air. For example, why there are 216 divination sticks for Qian and 144 divination sticks for Kun?
The answers can be found in the HeTu, LoShu and the Seasonal Nodes, the very fundamental building blocks of Chinese calendar. Understanding such one will continue to be puzzled that a simple method liked the Yarrow Stalks are beyond just mere superstitions of the commonly known, street fortune telling but also the basis of computing the rotation of the 7 luminaries as close to our modern astronomical calculations.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
FengShui has nothing to do with the art of placement be it symbolically or otherwise. The matter that is closest to such as in accordance to the Classics are building mountain and pagodas. It just to tell you miniaturized pagoda, Qilin, FuDog, PiYao, a pair of mandarin ducks and the such are just home decor or otherwise "wishful" thinking. There is also NO such a thing as secret formula of the art of placement. Ancient's emperors built pagodas and mountains to manipulate environmental Qi and what would a pair of little mandarin ducks draw, spice?
Again, if ever using symbolism with the trinity usage of door, bed and stove for internal FengShui warrant effectiveness, better think twice again! Why of all built structures, the door, bed and the stove only? There are more things that a competent practitioner could do. If one understood the importance of balancing YinYang, everything will fall in place, just liked what the classics said, "Not knowing the approaching road, the 8 trigrams are all empty".
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The historical account of the Chinese Calendric sciences are both interesting and intriguing often laden with puzzles, hypotheses and dogmas. On one hand, it needs to account for the evolutions of the GanZhi 干支 system of Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branches while on the other, the all embracing system of Yi in the forms of Hexagrams and Trigrams 卦. As commonly understood, there are 60 GanZhi as opposed to 64 Hexagrams. So technically, a complete cycle of the GanZhi 干支 system may not match the complete cycle of the system of Yi in the forms of Hexagrams and Trigrams 卦. However through the centuries, there are many attempts to consolidate both systems into a workable model and through 3 generations of Chinese Calendars was born:-
1. The first was known as TaiChu Li or the Calendar of the Great Beginning.
2. The second was known as SanTong Li or the Calendar of the Three Concordance.
3. The third was known as SiFen Li or the Calendar of the Four Remainders.
These are models based on a LuniSolar attempt or the combination of:-
1. Lunar – Calculation based on Lunation of the moon around the Earth.
2. Solar – Calculation based on Sun path in relation to Earth rotation commonly known as the Yellow Path.
Where both GanZhi and YiGua are used. In Chinese Metaphysics, both GanZhi and YiGua are equally important: -
1. SanHe – Emphasis on GanZi
2. SanYuan – Emphasis on YiGua
Are these systems measuring the same Qi? What sort of calendar does the system employ? Better, what are GanZhi and YiGua measuring to?
If one look at the SYSTEM itself, starts from 1 WuQi, 2 Slices of YinYang, 3 Components of SanCai, 4 Seasons, 7 Luminaries, 8 Guas, 9 Stars, 10 Stems and all through 24 sub seasons and 30 pairs of NaYin to 64 Hexagrams. How would one consolidate such into a meaningful working model?
1. Has any of the basis of Yarrow Stalks Divination method has to do with calendric sciences?
2. Why would one group the 24 sub seasons into the group of three instead of two as commonly understood?
3. A trigram is made of 3 Yao (3 lines comprising the composition of solid or broken line). Why a Yang Yao (solid line) must take the value of 9 as opposed to Yin Yao (broken line) which take the value of 6 as the basis of measuring time?
If these fundamentals are not sorted out, how would one understand the working mechanism of DaGua date selections and confronting SanSha? How would one understand the use of GuaYun and GuaQi? What are these units measuring to in the first instance?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
One of the light fittings supplier in town. This outlet is so dated compared to the other posh outlets and yet the business is the best in town. Capable of buying over a notable HongKong brand and now it’s sole distributor. FengShui wise - impressive.
Receiving Yin formation and yes, yes, yes… NO DOOR whatsoever. How to tilt and do the boogey woogey? One more thing, there is apparently a water dragon in the form of the water “lizard” and yet it is NOT CUTTING FEET.
This is another classic example of the art of receiving Yin and pushing Sha, 收山出煞 used at its most elegant way. One do not even notices that it has been FengShui-ed. Apparently the text book descriptions are found such as the 4 “guardians”. The YinYang is well balanced and the main door is receiving Qi. Three separations and three combinations of the bright hall are obvious.
No wonder it prosper! Reliable source revealed that it is done by a SanYuan master.