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Feng Shui

The literal meaning of which, is wind and water depends entirely on the positions of structures that are present in the external orientation of a premise as well as the internal placement of various elements that include water, wood, fire, earth and metal along with the positioning of your decor. One must also take into consideration the flow of energy emanating from these positioning /placements on a physical as well as an esoteric level.

Many charlatans do not understand the true meaning of the placements of the elements. For e.g. If in a particular sector, say a bedroom if one finds that it requires the element water, a person who has not studied the art deeply would recommend either a colour representing water or recommend placing actual water in that sector. Let me clarify here that some who say that water should never be placed in the bedroom are wrong. If it is required one can place actual water in the bedroom however if it is ‘moving water’ then certain principles should be followed very strictly. On the other hand if it is not required, (again depending on the actual computation of one’s home/office structure) then water can definitely be detrimental. However apart from the tangible placement of water (if required) it is very essential to bring your day to day conduct and behavior patterns parallel to the “nature” of water; In other words to make the attributes representing water in this instance, a part of your life!
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What you may ask are these? For one it is being flexible! If one is living in a bedroom where water is required then even if there is water present, it is extremely necessary to be flexible and not rigid where this attitude adds to the cure; sometimes with startling results!!
Many such things go on to make Fengshui the unique art/science that it is. Its origin comes from the Indian Vaastu that left our shores during the time of Gautam Buddha and has become the versatile and beneficial discipline that we now know as Fengshui. Just placements of object do not make for actual Fengshui rather there is a practical level of calculation that is done thereby computing an actual ‘Fengshui Audit’. This ‘Fengshui Audit’ can give one, information of what is happening in a particular office/factory/company or house. One brings change by working out the ‘horoscope’ of a premise and matching it to the people living or working in it. It has to be tailor made for each family/organization.
Different types of Fengshui include BTB, 8 mansions, Flying stars, Water dragon methods etc.. When we have the basic principles of Sha and Sheng Qi as well as the forms in place, the foundation of a premise becomes very strong with respect to Fengshui.


BTB is also known as Black Hat Sect Tantric Buddhism and was founded in the 1980’s by Professor Lin Yun where he smartly adapted Fengshui into a ready to use formula by creating 9 sectors that represented the family/members in a home or an organization and created a representation for each member of either a family or an organization. This segregation of 9 different parts of a home or a business premise that represent different people or activities either in a home or a business is not altogether wrong because of the adage ‘what we see is what we imbibe’. When we place certain cures and something is a constant reminder, it helps bring that same something into our lives. Now this can work both positively as well as negatively depending on what we do ‘see’. There is no use of the compass in this type of Fengshui. This system brings limited results.

8 Mansions

Also known as the 8 House system or the East and West system or even the Compass school. This type of Feng Shui deals entirely with which group someone belongs to, East or West. It is believed that people from the East group will not be compatible with people/dwellings from the west group. To a certain extent this is true but it is only one small aspect of what is actual Fengshui is. To put it in a nutshell people of Ming gua’s (personal number but not to be confused with numerology) 1,3,4 and 9 will have favorable directions in North, South, Southeast and East while people of Ming gua’s 2,6,7 and 8 will have favorable directions in Southwest, North west, West and Northeast. (Please use this information at your own discretion). This system also has limited but better results than BTB.

The Flying stars Method

Also known as the Time and Space Fengshui by my teacher Master Joseph Yu, this form of Fengshui deals with the Facing and Sitting stars along with the Time star to ascertain accurately what is happening in a particular premise be it a residential or a commercial premise. What are the Flying stars? They are a set of figures referred to as Mountain Time and Facing stars. The Mountain or sitting star if well supported or enhanced brings good health and fertility while the Facing star most certainly brings wealth and abundance when enhanced. The Time star on the other hand refers to the period when the building was constructed and is a guest in this triangle and acts as a precursor to the Facing and Sitting stars who act as hosts in getting beneficial results. It can also denote how a particular outcome both, positive or negative is achieved. When combined with forms this is a highly accurate form of Fengshui and can bring amazing results. There is hardly any negative to this method except when a practitioner is inexperienced.

The Water Dragon Method

A more advanced method of Fengshui, it can bring astounding results when applied correctly. This method requires one to be precise in terms of the ‘24 mountains’ of a particular chart in a floor plan. The placement of simple cures when applied with this method can bring results that surprise us! The calculations done with this method is very practical and scientific and when placed with the correct date and time selection methods (again done by scientific calculations) can sometimes bring results as quickly as a couple of weeks.
Besides this another important aspect of Fengshui which is to be observed are the rules of the San Sha and Tai Sui. Also known as the 3 killings, it can bring detriment to people living in the house if not used appropriately. The San Sha for 2021 falls in the NE3-E2-SE1. Of these E2 is the most detrimental. Any digging or movement in this area can bring disaster especially if your home or office faces this area directly. The Tai Sui (also known as the Grand Duke of Jupiter) falls in NE1 and the Sui Po in the SW1. Of these use the energy of the Tai Sui to enhance all your work i.e. don’t face it rather sit with your back to this direction to get the most out of the Tai Sui. Never sit in the area of the San Sha as this can bring theft, lawsuits, injuries, accidents etc; depending on how much negative stimulation it receives. These are especially relevant when ground breaking is done by builders so any construction/ ground breaking in these areas can bring problems if cures are not placed according to the relevant facing and particular time i.e. month and date (This selection is not done by the Vedic methods.)