FENGSHUI GOLDEN SECTION
Fibonacci Golden Ratio is also known as the Rule of Third. It is a concept that mimic the natural patterns of nature such as Sea Shell. Fibonacci attempted to put it into a mathematical model and it is known as the Fibonacci numbers. This golden ratio is a standard proportion, underlies the arrangement of the human form, the construction of the more beautiful animals, the construction of plants, namely in the form of their leaf-arrangement, the forms of various crystals, the arrangement of the planets, the proportions of architectural and sculptural works recognized as being the most beautiful, the most satisfying chords in musical harmony, as well as many other things in nature and art. Now, we have Fibonacci Golden Ratio in FengShui? You guys must be crazy… Another con job in the making?
BOLEHLAND INSTITUTE OF GEOMANCY SCIENCES
Flashed back a little, the application of Fibonacci Golden Ratio in FengShui was publicly mooted by an old timer in the field of Chinese Metaphysics, whom is known for his uniqueness in converting Chinese Metaphysics into physical sciences that he coined – Environmentology. This has really nothing to do with Environmental Bluffology, trust me, I know! He has on his own accord converted YiJing Gua into binaries and propagating his brand of BaGua FengShui using scientific indicators. Even for BaZi, he rebranded it as CSR, a total unique way of reading BaZi using the lunar month as the indicator instead of the solar month. Saying such, he is well known to be a well sought after BaZi master in his prime and later on, his maturity has brought him to be a lesser known hermit of QiMen DunJia that he called the X-Factor. For him, the X-Factor shall be the pinnacle of the achievement that he only willing to share within his indoor disciples.
FIBONACCI GOLDEN RATIO AND YIJING GUA
The YiJing numerals open up a significant resemblance to Fibonacci Golden Ratio such as the followings: -
QI MAP AND YOUR HEAVENLY HEART
The emphasis on the structures of incoming and outgoing Qi underlay the very fundamental of FengShui. This is almost everything that the three textbooks of FengShui namely, QingNan AoYou, TianYu Jing and YuChe Jing amplified. This is common for both SanHe and SanYuan schools. The incoming and outgoing Qi define the boundary of this Qi map be it literally the embrace or otherwise, something else such as the enclosure of four walls.
Next, where is the Heavenly Heart? Some define it as the centre of this boundary. While others said it is metaphysically somewhere within the centre of this boundary offset in accordance to the Fibonacci Golden Ratio that was drawn superimposed into this very boundary. This is where the Heavenly Heart resides and it is the reference point of which you establish your LuoPan reading – LiPan.
By the same token, the Heavenly Heart is the main meridian point of a given boundary – the mother of all Xue. The arc of the Fibonacci Golden Ratio that was drawn superimposed into this very boundary is a representation of how Qi flow be it forward or reverse. Whichever dots that fall within the spiral of Qi represented in this Golden Section is also called the meridian, but of a lesser intensity. Therefore, it is paramount important to define usable rooms or partitions according to this Fibonacci Golden Ratio. The 3 most important aspect of human dwelling such as the Main Door, Bed and Stove must conform to such principle.
THE ACID TEST
People say, the real test of the pudding is in the eating… so one may do a reverse engineering to see if the theses of the arc of the Fibonacci Golden Ratio that was drawn superimposed into this very boundary is a representation of how Qi flow and whichever dots that fall within the spiral of Qi represented in this Golden Section is also called the meridian.
In a larger landform, between the so called incoming dragon and water mouth, you would be able to trace that all the town centres and city centres of any place shall be found along the spiral of the Golden Section. Similarly so, you would able to trace that all rich people houses of any given location shall have the main door, main bed and kitchen stove to be found along the spiral of the Golden Section. How it turns will be determined by its location in relation to the Coriolis Effect, northern hemisphere having left to right – Yang and southern hemisphere having right to left – Yin. In reality, do you see such things happening?
THE CORIOLIS EFFECT
The Coriolis Effect is caused by the rotation of the Earth and the inertia of the mass (water) experiencing the effect. GuoPu’s ZangShu 葬书 stated, “Earth is Qi’s mother, have earth will have Qi, Qi is water’s mother, have Qi will have water. 土为气之母, 有土斯有气, 气为水之母, 有气斯有水.” By the same context, when Qi moves, water moves and when Qi stops, water coagulates. In this context, your Qi flow is also governed by such Coriolis Effect. So, knowing which direction your Fibonacci Golden Ratio turns are very important in FengShui, both applied to SanHe and SanYuan.
THE ANALEMMA EFFECT
In reality, you do not see that all the town centres and city centres of any place shall be found along the spiral of the Golden Ratio. Similarly so, you would able to trace that all rich people houses of any given location shall have the main door, main bed and kitchen stove to be found along the spiral of the Golden Ratio. This is largely due to the Analemma Effect.
In astronomy, Analemma Effect is a diagram showing the deviation of the Sun from its mean motion in the sky, as viewed from a fixed location on the Earth. Due to the Earth's axial tilt and orbital eccentricity, the Sun will not be in the same position in the sky at the same time every day. The north–south component of the analemma is the Sun's declination, and the east–west component is the equation of time. This diagram has the form of a slender figure-eight, and can often be found on globes of the Earth. In FengShui, this is termed a “Reversal Universe” reflected in how the eight trigrams are arranged in the Early Heaven sequence and by the same token, how the DaGua are arranged.
Both these Analemma and Coriolis Effects may have impact on the Fibonacci Golden Ratio, thus you will never have a consistent result of the town centres and city centres of any place shall be found along the spiral of the Golden Ratio. Similarly so, all rich people houses of any given location shall have the main door, main bed and kitchen stove to be found along the spiral of the Golden Ratio. This will never happen…
Architects, Town Planners and Urban Designers spent donkey years researching the birth and death of cities and human habitats. Traditionalist view will see major towns and cities grow along the river banks, having the rivers as the major mode of transportation. That means to say, riverside economic activities will drive the building of storage houses, naturally locking the water mouth. This is the birth of an initial village centre. A plaza and a market place will naturally take place further away from the water mouth or the port and important administrative building will be built on higher grounds within the vicinity of the plaza or market place. The village will grow to become a town centre and houses and shops will be built radiating from here. Complex roads and networks of transportation will sprawl inward and a town will eventually grow into a city. This is a typical evolution of town, matching perfectly into the theory of YangGong’s three classics. There is no need to do any acrobatic stunt with Fibonacci Golden Ratio and the sort… Keep it sweet and simple!
Furthermore, for argument sake, just take a peep at the humble house of the patriarch of Kiasuland… It has its main door aligning just right with the back door – a typical piercing heart FengShui killing formation and yet, his family owns Kiasuland although not literary. Thus, do we really need to revisit our FengShui fundamentals or what we knew for so long as YangGong FengShui are all crap?