There is another XKDG 玄空大卦 book in the market for the English readers but this book is not for the uninitiated. It jovially called itself as XKDG: Not Exactly for Idiots. It is a softcover book less than 300 pages written in a lucid style of the author trying to be funny at times to garnish a stale plate with otherwise dry and boring subject. Offered at a price of below USD50.00, with the same amount of “craps” found in live courses for the same subject for most schools of Chinese Metaphysics in the market that would probably burnt a deep hole in your pocket, like nothing less than USD5,000.00. It is truly an instructional book. However, being the initiated reader, we may offer some additional “craps” that is hardly heard of in this subject…
HOW THE HECK YOU GROUP YOUR HEXAGRAMS ? - 八宮位
WHAT IS THE MECHANICS OF XKDG? - 龍山向水
HOW TO SET UP A FORMATION IN XKDG? - 定局
THE "MAGICAL ART OF HARRY POTTER" IN THE HEXAGRAM'S YAO CHANGE... - 用爻法
The book ends its note with some “sticky issue” that court controversy such as: -
While we do agree with the author on such notion, but what if the actual FeiXing 飛星 method vested on the same fundamentals of DaGua 大卦, simply called it as SanYuan FeiXing 三元飛星? The FeiXing becomes the integral part of the entire system of SanYuan 三元. One ought to work its ways from the BaGua system of Eight Mansions to the 24 mountains of Feixing, then only the 64 Hexagrams of DaGua. By such you will find that XuangKong that we knew of today, is nothing more but a fake system…
By saying such, it apprently make sense that this book cost only USD 50.00 and yet what has been discussed are the core syllabus of many XKDG live courses in the market that can fetched up to USD10,000.00 probably in the West and some also said, in Bolehland and Kiasuland respectively... With added stuff liked QMDJ and called it SanYuan XianTian QMDJ XKDG , it may goes up to USD 15,000.00. Day light robbery? Not really if it really dishes out the real stuffs instead of the common knowledge found in many Chinese FengShui books of the same topic.
As for the Book, coincidentally called - XUANKONG DAGUA Not Exactly For Dummies written by our favorite author, Master Hung HinCheong, is strongly recommended to buy for collection...
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A CASE IN MIND...
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT - 18102010
The fiasco of soon to be master has opened up another opportunity. Exactly the sort of case study we ought to investigate - why would a FengShui practice (subject) ceased to survive in Kuala Lumpur? It was rather puzzling as the claimed expert in locating "dragon Spot" with self proclaimed XieZi would have located a wonderful office to begin with? Why all the sudden packed and go? We ought to understand what has gone so very wrong with the location itself or perhaps what has gone so wrong with the method of application.
Located at a commercial area, the tapping of Qian incoming with two rivers namely, Sungai Keroh and Sungai Batu, exiting at Xun could be well benefitted. Qi sequence from Templers, Selayang, Sungai Buloh, Kepong and all the way to Segambut and Sentul manifesting "cowboy town" Tell tale sign of robust business with a lack of nobility. That is why there are a lot of wealthy Chinaman.
Subject office is sitting Wu (Li) facing Zi (Kan), very close to DE, how can that be possible? Higher on the front and lower at the back, contradicting ideal land form principle. Conforming to the SanYuan LingZhen principle which is, in this case, only GOOD on paper because it is not supported by landform.
XKDG perspective, Dragon matching Mountain, GuaQi metal 9-4, Water matching Facing GuaQi water 1-6. All period 6 Gua conforms to lower period 8 onwards. What has gone so freaking wrong? All matching hexagram is not Out of Gua neither are they from different family of East River Gua. Qi communication, technically smooth.
SanHe perspective, Yang Fire structure incoming Extinct exiting Officer. Receiving Stale Qi and Exiting Vibrant Qi. Water mouth unlocked.
PostScript: Jo Ching said... any idea which yao is the sitting on? this is a chou yao huan xiang method. Might have changed to the wrong image.
XIEZI OF SOON TO BE DRAGON SPOT 2 - 20102010
Prompted by a fellow practitioner in Singapore about 抽爻换象, altering the Yao to transform the imagery. Novel idea to add more layer in the XKDG methodology. To achieve 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, there is a tendency that the selected Hexagram, of 5.625 degree, may have changed to another Hexagram based on a more refined subdivision of Yao, within the region of 0.937 degree (speaking about German accuracy here in the context of ancient Chinese art). That is an absolute accuracy given the fact that the rustic handmade LuoPan is quite a primitive tool. No doubt, it is subject of major criticism yet for completeness let's investigates further.
Physical measurement revealed that it is close to the 3rd Yao. Change from the sitting Hex of Eliminating to Marsh. Can this 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation?
The original Hex Eliminating denotes cutting off. Five Yang Yao cutting off a single Yin Yao, leaving no room for retreat. The general connotation of this Gua is inauspicious reflecting careless move and ill judgment. Such is the nature of soon to be master FengShui practice located in this alignment which are bound to disputes and disharmony. Whereas, the transformed Hex Marsh is an auspicious one. Such will only be beneficial if one is sincere without ulterior motives. However, would it transform in the first place?
No combination taken place within the transformed Hex itself. Speaking of 一卦纯清 or Single Pure Gua Formation, not so easy as it is...
VH is set on becoming a lifestyle shopping centre that is aimed at rejuvenating the 'dead' Jalan Loke Yew area in Cheras. This latest retail landmark in the KL landscape is part of the KSC’s aim to redevelop UE3 building, as part of a 2-phase mixed development with a RM70 million makeover in the first round… If you believe in the ancient art of FengShui being the reason that Plaza Uncang Emas UE3 has not been successful despite its location, you may be correct… Hopefully with this revamp …it will make it this time, as reported by propwall.my in 2010. Unfortunately, the fact is that it failed to deliver what has been promised. Has this got to do with the wrong FengShui again?
This mall sits on a small hill, receiving the vein from Gen direction with water exiting Kun direction favoring wood formation. However, the biggest problem vested on its location – the water shed. A water shed is a case in which outgoing water is from every direction, therefore this piece of property will bleed financially. Observing both of the entrances, one will notice that Qi is leaking everywhere…
As reported by propwall.my, there will be renovating to make it more 'open' and removed and re positioned some of the escalators. Yet, shops facing the so called - incoming Qi escalator have yet to see any improvement as the entire mall is devoid of people. Without a good external, would a good internal Qi map plays a part? I doubt so…
Interesting enough, the main lobby was located at the upper level instead of the natural ground. If you notice carefully there is an inbuilt killing Qi called drenched head water 淋头水 just above the main entrance. If truly, this property has been FengShui-ed, the practitioner has failed in many counts to discharge his obligation. Looking at this “masterpiece”, it can be safely said that he knows nut about what FengShui is all about.
XKDG APPROACH 玄空大卦
The market driven XKDG 玄空大卦 do not concern much about the steps of defining YinYang. Most XKDG 玄空大卦 junkies go about doing the door tilting going straight to XKDG 玄空大卦 64 hexagram omitting the rest of the 8 Gua to 24 mountains and so forth. On this basis, we narrow down to just the 64 hexagram techniques.
The standard XKDG 玄空大卦 structure is to align Dragon Mountain Facing Water 龍山向水 to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清 by virtue of Dragon matching Facing, Mountain matching Water in the combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Once you achieve these sacred combinations, it is deemed that Qi is able to communicate. Some school uses the period number called period luck whereas other uses the XuanKong 玄空 5 elements.
In this case, Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升 – 1-6 HeTu combo DaGua element or combo-10 period luck, Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困 4-6 combo-10 DaGua element or 8-8 same period luck. Shouldn’t it be prosperous? How come it does not work that way?
Some may say that because these hexagram comes from different families, therefore they are not able to communicate? In the market driven teaching, the idea of Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 has many interpretations. One approach is to employ JinFang BaGong Gua 京房八宮卦 as the point of departure. In this approach, Bi 賁, WuWang 無妄, Sheng升 and Kun 困 are all from different families. Dragon Bi 賁 matching Facing Sheng 升, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Gen, Li and Kun. Whereas Mountain WuWang 無妄 matching Water Kun 困, has the incompatible Out-of-Gua (OOG) 出卦 of Kan, Dui and Qian. So technically they are not able to communicate. Such cannot be the case.
SANYUAN FLYING STAR APPROACH 三元飛星
This school advocated that one has to first arrange the 8 Gua. This is achieve by having a set of natal chart that correspond to the incoming dragon Qi and outgoing water. Having said so, you will derive the mountain and facing stars based on the natal chart. If the mountain or the facing star correspond to the period star in the manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same, it means to say there is Qi connection to achieve YiGua ChunQing 一卦純清.
Based on this case, the element number of sitting Gua should match sitting star and facing Gua should match facing star as in the same manner of combination of HeTu, 10, 15, 5 or the same. Unfortunately, the facing Gua cannot be established because the facing star do not have any active connection with the period Qi. That explain as to why this property is not favorable in terms of monetary gain… However, there are other possible means that is beyond the scope of this paper.
Foremost, the saying that landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假,理气无真 has its merits. When we said landform do not lie it simply means to say, landform is recognizable and shall be the first thing to be considered. Formula do not necessary tells the truth simply means to say, the true application of formulas are seldom readily available and it has to be employed correctly with the landform. The above case demonstrated that it fails on both counts of landform and formulas. Even with formulas, the XKDG 玄空大卦 that is known in the masses may not necessary be the real applications. It fails in many counts. Similarly so with the commonly known Shen’s Flying Star 沈氏玄空飛星 techniques. What we learn from books and knowledge out there are a small fragment of the corpus of knowledge, sad to say often biased towards false techniques.
Landform do not lie and formula do not necessary tells the truth 峦头无假, 理气无真 is only the first limb. What comes after is that both SanHe and SanYuan have their very own unique method for LuanTou 巒頭 and LiQi 理氣. Landform within cannot devoid of Formula, Formula within cannot devoid of Landform 巒頭中不離理氣, 理氣中不離巒頭. The question remains as to why would the LoShu period star takes flight based on the direction of the incoming dragon and not any arbitrary Qian palace and why would you want to build up the facing and mountain stars based on the Period star instead?
SANYUAN NINE STARS METHODOLOGY 三元九星法
Calling for interest to overseas students to master the ancient Chinese knowledge that has been kept only for the selected few. SanYuan regards as one of the oldest and most respective school of FengShui predating XuanKong and has been around for thousands of years. SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is a FengShui system under the SanYuan School and regard as a fast, effective and powerful technique that has a complete system of Heaven, Earth and Man on its own. Perhaps you may have heard of the popular XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and think it is the same subject, this is absolutely WRONG! The SanYuan Nine Stars 三元九星法 is the original, the oldest and mother of all other so-called flying stars systems. It yields 30 times more effective than XuanKong Flying Stars 玄空飛星 and produce the results in hours, however it is difficult to master and but easy to apply.
This is an advanced Chinese Metaphysics course in SanYuan FengShui – Nine Stars System that will turn you into a professional FengShui practitioner in days. Imaging if you could harness you own destiny with the power of natural energy [Qi] and turning every next step into success with the ancient Chinese “San Yuan” knowledge. In a short span of 5 days, you will be amazed by the amount of knowledge, theories, applications and case studies throughout the course.
One FengShui connoisseur from Vietnam shared a murder case as his basis of XuanKong analysis based on the school of WuChang Pai 無常派. With unfortunate cases like this, it is highly unlikely to do a prediction based on whatever LoShu chart we have. The most we could only do a post-diction, see if it does correspond to the numbers in the LoShu chart, the WuChang 無常 way…
FAN FUYIN 反伏吟
According to the treatise of WuChang Pai 無常派, a sudden death event occurred in a family is highlighted via what is probably known as FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 within the LoShu chart. Yin 吟 is siren, ought to have sounded in giving a life and death warning to the inhabitants.
FuYin can be understood as Repeated Siren, it is liken to someone repeating the same warning to you again and again in an annoying manner and it is considered to be greatly inauspicious. That happens when the mountain or facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. The numbers may repeat the flying pattern of the LuoShu numbers in any palace.
FanYin 反吟 is short for Fan FuYin 反伏吟 or Opposite to Repeated Siren. Some teacher takes this as auspicious because it is supposed to be the reverse of FuYin. However, it is truly inauspicious because in any palace the numbers (Mountain or Facing number with the Luoshu number) added up to 10 and this happens when the Mountain or Facing star in the middle is the 5 Yellow. Beyond a superficial level, you will also see that it don’t make sense at all, as a combination of 10 should always be beneficial, but why not for this instances? What is the catch? The caveat is in this term - Fan FuYin 反伏吟 whereby when a FuYin occurred, it may also come together with its reversal, thus its double whammy. It doesn’t really make sense in terms of the stars but it truly make sense in terms of DaGua.
FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 usually denotes deathly events and if the structure is not timely or broken and does in any manner conform to the natal chart, its malignant effects are great. In many books on this subject, the most fear after FuYin 伏吟 and FanYin 反吟 is the facing, because the Qi mouth of a house is usually located at the facing. However, as the saying goes, water governs wealth, mountain governs health, it cannot deny that an occurrence of FuYin 伏吟 or FanYin 反吟 at the sitting instead of facing, gives the more detrimental effects to the inhabitants in terms of health matter.
FAN FUYIN APPLICATION
THE LITMUS TEST - CASE FACT
A murder case, happened in North Vietnam at early morning 24th September 2016. The house was built and moved-in in 2015. The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees.
Upon moving in: -
Googlemaps revealed that the location is far from superior as it is located within the basin known in geography as the island of the ox-bow. Landform liked this has very little Qi, thus a broken structure. Its location having rivers at both sides, with the rear river closest indicating the front may have been higher with the back low. In XuanKong 4 structures this is known as backward riding the dragon or up the mountain down the water structure, where the sitting star may not be that strong after all.
PAILONG AIXING 排龍挨星
The house was built and moved-in period 8. A period 8 chart with sitting Yin and facing Shen is constructed. The facing palace comprises of the period star 5, facing star 2# and sitting star 8#. 2#-8# combination 10 at facing. Wouldn’t such be great? Unfortunately, this natal chart of the house also called, arranging the dragon 排龍 of the house has nothing to reveal as it has no FuYin. Better still, sitting star 8# that is timely meeting facing star 2# that is untimely will violate the entire benevolent of the timely star? Mind boggling… Perhaps, the sitting timely star 8# arriving at the facing violate the cardinal rule that the “mountain dragon god shall not go down the river, 山上龍神不下水，水里龍神不上山, 青囊序，Mountain on top Dragon God don’t come down to water, Water within Dragon God don’t go up the mountain, (QingNan Xu). Therefore, the timely 8# sitting star has been violated and rendered useless…
When we plot in the annual 2016 star - #2 arriving at the centre, appear before us is a FuYin 伏吟 chart. The annual star and sitting star are in FuYin 伏吟 formation for all the 9 palaces. We shall check if indeed it is a FuYin 伏吟 formation at the facing.
There is a second test to see if indeed it is a real FanYin 反吟. This is through AiXing 挨星. Facing has 8#-8# Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua. Based on Gen WeiShan 艮为山 Gua, we have Dui WeiZe Gua 兑为泽 Gua as its FanYin Gua and Zhen WeiLei Gua 震为雷 as its FuYin Gua. Given house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees, none of the AiXing 挨星 falls within the FanYin nor FuYin. Yet, there are people killed! The above said description failed the litmus test… miserably.
ONE ROOM ONE TAIJI 一物一太極
Perhaps, we may look at the individual room itself before we come to any conclusion…
ON THE OTHER HAND
The house measured sitting Yin facing Shen - 243 degrees are very close to a small DE under the 72D rings based on YangGong methodology. It already foretell issues related to bloodshed. A good theory, must consistently without failed proved to show result even by the method of reverse engineering. In this instances, it has showcased that FanFu Yin can only be applied to one room, one TaiJi applications. Beyond that it seems that the theory faulted in many areas. This is only one attempt based on a popular known so called WuChang Pai 無常派 applications. How about the rest of the XuanKong derivatives such as MiaoPai 妙派 and so forth?
Southgate Sg Besi - an epitome of a failed FengShui despite award wining architecture, almost deserted human traffics. It was once marketed as a prime location stone throw away from KLCC with FengShui excellent, audited by the lineage holder of XuanKong DaGua from the legendary HK grandmaster Chen BeiSheng's prodigy. Somehow, something wasn't quite right. Where has it gone so very wrong? It is sarcastically true that the proof of the pudding is in the eating...
THE PSEUDO SANYUAN WUCHANG ANALYSIS
We were in a discussion with the developer who developed the scheme and we were also being made known what had been installed. Strangely, we also read that some novelty master of the pseudo WuChang origin stated that the door was in a right position but some how it did not bring about the desire effect. It is another way of saying, the recipe for the pudding is right but somehow it taste awful when ingested. What sort of logic is that?
To add to the distasteful of the WuChang's pudding, it was also claimed that the awful taste largely contributed by the 'cutting feet' water deriving from the main road of Sg Besi. So, in other words, the Qi has been cut off by the heavy traffic road being too straight and merciless it will not have benevolent effect even if the entrance is rightly located. Unbelievable!
To add insult to the already injured appetite after ingesting the WuChang's pudding, it was claimed that the water features were located at the wrong location, thus activating all the negative WuChang's Flying Star.
Don't know if the soft launch is 20 July 2009 and it was claimed to have been afflicted by WuChang's 3 Killings but in reality, it seems not to have been recovered since! But wait a minute, wouldn't annual affliction only lasted for a year and this seems to have been in perpetuity?
URBAN DESIGN GONE AWRY
Notwithstanding the fact that the architectural designs resembled a mild degree of avant-garde architecture, but the onset of urban design is close to zero. The heavy traffic of Sg Besi and the lacked of sheltered walk ways, given the hot scorching micro climate of the tropical city, it is the most pedestrian unfriendly place in town. The pedestrian bridge failed to draw people from the opposite side of the road directly into the building, as the bridge drop short of penetrating into the mall. In a nut shell, there is no urban linkages that connect the peripheral to the plaza.
There is also vague Porte Corchere and for stranger, you will not able to recognise easily the main entrance. Such failure did not give any sense of identity to the place. It fails terribly in place making. There is a conscious attempt to craft out voids in between buildings as plazas with atrium space. However, the spatial proportions are all hey wired and intelligent guesses revealed that the overriding principles are always profits and additional GFA, not place making.
The logic behind the location of escalators are illegible. There is a very lacked of sequence to either bring people up or down, thus the upper floor shops are left to 'die' on its own accord for the lack of patrons. Such lack of programming is never ideal for a mall.
Little did we realised, these urban design first principles are indeed closely knitted land form principles for FengShui, in regardless if you subscribed to SanHe or SanYuan.
FORM SCHOOL, FORMULA SCHOOL, WHAT SCHOOL?
Another 'FengShui Architect' has these dogmas to share, have you ever wonder why there are two main schools of Feng Shui, namely the Form School and the Compass School, and not just one? There is in fact neither Form nor Compass School. Both SanHe and SanYuan have their very own approach to Form and Compass methodologies and they are originated from the only One School - the YangGong school of FengShui.
This Southgate site in question is elevated from the main road almost 10 feet apart from the main road shoulder. Therefore, the approach to the site itself is already an outflow in a location that is supposed to receive water. Therefore it is said that the entrance is not at the correct location and no amount of water features would able to coagulate Qi. With the absent of Qi, no amount of XKDG acrobatics are able to draw Qi into the respective plazas to be circulated around. In such instances, it demonstrated that landform and compass methodologies go hand in hand without fail! This single violation itself is bad enough to starve the entire development of Qi and it has nothing whatsoever to do with cutting feet, negative stars or even 3 Killings.
Even though the entire site is composed of several buildings but for the reason of the tapestry of roofs covering these buildings, it shall be construed as a single large complex, having several atrium spaces. Thus, openings between the blocks can be construed as the entrances into the complex, within these some are construed as 'wind gap Sha'. Imagine, having your entrances as Killing Qi?
In relation to the entire landform, there was hardly any significant attempt to draw in Qi from the external to the internal, coupled with the effect of the atrium versus air well, the internal Qi conduit was practically useless. Indeed strange for the master who was later known to have salvaged Publika and yet not using the knowhow to be applied here? Perhaps, he has not engage someone better to his rescue? Perhaps, he should also learn from Setiawalk, a workable model of SanYuan FengShui minus the pseudo WuChang School FlyingStar.
Entrance to the Mall is fashioned in a repelled formation. Not sure if it wants to repelled the Killing Qi arising from the main road that is already 10 feet sunken. Such not only facilitate the expelling of Qi, it also rendered the 'locking' of the Qi mouth obsolete. Much of the leftover Qi was drained in that fashion. At the point of visit, non of the shops on the upper level of the atrium open for business, a sheer sign of collapse and decay.
The entire site is receiving the Direct Spirit, ZhenShen water formation but sitting on an Indirect Spirit, LingShen formation. The first layer of YinYang is already in chaos. In terms of arranging the dragon, water is expelled to the sectors of ascending order while its incoming Qi remains unclear.
In general, this site is receiving GuaQi Dui expelling GuaQi Zhen. The complex is sitting Gen and facing Kun. In terms of Dragon, Mountain, Facing and Water, it forms a HeTu combination, yet it fails in a mega proportion. Shouldn't LiQi and LuanTou comes together?
In the FengShui school that we knew, there is no Compass and Form Schools. There is only One School with two different approach. One measuring the solids we called SanHe, while the other measuring the voids, we called SanYuan. Both at one point comes together, as in XieZi.
In the same school that we knew, we never start to measure things that is measurable. This is the worse mistake. We always start to observe YinYang. Landform gives us the best scenario of YinYang. Very much often it dictates how a building forms should take place.
Unlike the pseudo WuChang school, we do not need to fly any star and grossly fooled ourselves with numbers. What we need is to determined where is the 2 slices of ascending and descending order to allow us to set up our FengShui structure.
Only after fulfilling these requirement we need the compass to establish sitting and facing be it SanHe or SanYuan. Such conform to the Yi principles of one beget two, two beget three, three is the mother of a myriad things. There is no 'grasshopper' in that order of things. Everything follows a sequence.
Having this in mind, it would not be difficult to understand how Southgate failed miserably although it was FengShui-ed by the celebrity Young FengShui prodigy of Bolehland. It is not rocket science and it is definitely not correct door with miserable outcome, the pseudo WuChang style.
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FengShui is a term strictly referred to as the art of harnessing ShengQi. Looking at a natal chart and predict where is ShengQi and ShaQi and to decide where to sit and face is not FengShui. This is Divination, the art of divinity based on numerology, imagery and Qi. Its method is far reaching ranging from QiMen SanShi to YiGua and BaZi to the very extend of XuanKong DaGua. Yet, since time immemorial, it is considered as part and parcel of FengShui, formerly called ZhaiBu, the Divination of a House.
Modern practitioner may use both arts in synchronicity. As example, they may do a divination before even attempting to visit the site for an audit. This is by mean of opening up a QiMen or a ZiBai Natal Chart and read the ingredient thereof. From the chart they are able to discern where is the incoming Qi, outgoing Qi, ShaQi and where is the best location to locate the main door, thus establishing siting and facing. This is called remote sensing. The customer would be thrilled by the practitioner's ability of clairvoyance and often mistaken as a living angel. However, this is Not FengShui!
Upon reaching the site, a FengShui practitioner will evaluate the capacity of a site by taking into consideration the macro incoming and outgoing Qi, to establish its Qi maps. The same is applied to the immediate external and follow through towards the compound of the property, so that every layers are consistent to a structure. This is the art of harnessing Qi. The interior of the property is arranged to conform to such structure as to allow Qi to flow unobstructed. The art of harnessing is through the Xue, not one but multiples. SanHe method is employ to where Qi begins. SanYuan method is employ to where Qi ends. They are both complementary and these are genuine FengShui and they are not guess work such as divination.
What if the site conditions contradicted the divination outcome? Which take precedent? This often happen. FengShui method is grounded on specific methodology almost scientific in nature. Divination is by virtue of synchronicity and probability almost guess work. Which do you think is likely to bring result?
Point in discussion...
There is case point worth discussing and it is called XianTian SanYuan QiMen DunJia XuanKong DaGua (XTSYQMDJXKDG) what a mouthful words for a simple term of Early Heaven Three Cycle Mysterious Gate Hiding the Jia Mysterious Void Huge Hexagram. Gosh... Gasping for air pronouncing it.
This method is made popular by the late grandmaster Zheng ZiNan hailed from Taiwan who had lived a ripe age of 100 and had built an empire of wealth for his family. His life is the epitome of a true genuine master who prosper himself before others. When he came to Taiwan, he use the term SanYuan DiLi or SanYuan Earth Study to differentiate himself among the peers. He advocated his technique called XieZiFa and the results driven application has impacted the industry of his time. He is among the pioneer to give warranty for his work, unmatched by others. By self-confession, he never disclose his method to anyone outside his family circle. Yet, as we see today, there are so many "clones".
Some of these clones, learnt the similar art from HongKong, similar is the operative word. The late grandmaster ChenBeiSheng was the torch bearer of XuanKong DaGua he claimed as MiaoPai. He advocated the key in applying XKDG is in QMDJ. Therefore, XTSYQMDJXKDG is XieZiFa. Unfortunately, we don't subscribed to this statement.
There are two arms to this method. One is QMDJ and the other XKDG. QMDJ is the art of the Divination and XKDG is the art of Connecting Qi. So, together it is a complete technique.
Banking on the expansive investment of learning this art, many clones started teaching QMDJ in 4 instalments, namely QMDJ-Divination, QMDJ-Life Reading, QMDJ-FengShui and QMDJ-Strategy. Some clones go as far as teaching QMDJ-witchcraft, QMDJ-art of war, QMDJ-hoccuspoccus and so forth. They denied the fact that fundamentally, they are the same - the art of divination.
How to connect the dots?
It begins with the understanding of Heaven Earth and Man. Each has its own natal chart. QMDJ-Life Reading will tell you that QMDJ can be used to read your Life like BaZi. It is even better than ZiPing BaZi, the clones called it BaZi+. Based on your solar date and time of birth, a QMDJ chart is constructed. It is supposed to be uniquely You. The natal chart is fixed, but the palaces are dynamic and it reflects your Destiny. When you add another layer of XKDG, you will get the Hexagram, that is specially and uniquely Your Life Hexagram. This natal chart will form the very basis of You and You must never deviate away from the prescription of this chart, otherwise it is bad omen.
After knowing yourself, you must know what is around you. This is where QMDJ-Divination becomes handy. This aspect aligns traditionally as the Hour School QMDJ, where the chart is derived from the Hour. Interpreting the charts differ among schools but its fundamentals are similar – interplay between host and guest to determine the useful god. Failure in doing so will result in a chaotic reading. When you add another layer of XKDG, you will get the simultaneous application of Purple White Hexagram that is the ultimate usage of the Purple White Scroll or ZiBaiJue. The simultaneous application of QMDJ-Divination with Annual and Replacement stars enable forecasting for any event, property, person and others including the ever familiar Eight Mansions techniques.
Knowing what is around you is insignificant if you do not know how to unlock the secret of QMDJ and XKDG. This is where QMDJ-FengShui becomes handy. Besides the ability to perform “desk-top” FengShui or “remote-sensing” audit to a particular site or property, QMDJ-FengShui coupled with XKDG enable you to connect Qi wherever you please. Your ability in FengShui is no longer confined to the physical existence of Qi but to connect to the mystical abode of Qi so provided in QMDJ. Your ability in Qi connection will be transcended beyond merely receiving good incoming and expelling bad outgoing Qi to tapping to your wealthy neighborhood while living in a not so prosperous neighborhood. Turning misfortune into fortune is what probably coined as XieZiFa within a short time span. It is an art of wizardry, hardly anything one has known before.
Unlocking the Secret of QMDJ XKDG is when you plan and execute your plan according to the will of Heaven including date selections that are not confined to only FengShui date selection but everything. The key is Plan and Execute! This is QMDJ-Strategy. When it is applied to War it is the Art of War. When it is applied to getting rich it is the Art of Wealth. It encompasses all the duration of short, medium and long term plans juggling among the Hour, Day and Year School QiMen. This is divination applied to execution par excellent as the saying goes, if you failed to Plan then plan to Fail and you will NEVER FAIL! In our school it goes hand in hand with QiMen LiuRen simultaneous applications.
Not enough? Call in the ‘X-Men’ from another dimensions. This is traditionally termed FaQiMen. It is the art of both the ‘dark’ and the ‘white’ sides. In StarWars terminology, it is the use of the ‘Force’ between the Jedi Masters and the Sith Lords. Goes very well with any Daoist Lineages be it LiuRen ShenGong, MaoShan ShenGong, ZhenYi ShenGong, LvShan ShenGong and all that you can possibly find and it comes in very handy in Ghost Busting, gambling and ‘robbery’. Incantations and Talismans are the tools to summons the ‘X-Men’ to your assistance via QiMen Five Charms Five Ghosts techniques. In our school it goes hand in hand with QiMen LiuRen simultaneous applications.
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Let’s ask, “How do you do a Qi connection for a bed, a XKDG way”? The reason to do so is to allow the person to recharge his or her energy during sleep. Just liked a hand phone with drained batteries during the day, it needs to be recharged to its maximum for the next day. How exactly do you go about it?
To answer this question, one has to identify, which part of the human body is the portal for Qi to come and go. It is also a gateway for the mortal soul to leave the body, when life expires. The Daoist’s approach is that to be reborn as human, it (soul) needs to leave the body through the DanTian (naval) meridian. To be reborn as animal, it needs to leave through the mouth. To be reborn as immortal, it needs to leave through the “third eye”. There are many definitions to this – “third eye”. It is not in the scope of this article.
Is the naval meridian, the mouth or the “third eye” be construed as the portal of Qi? We may not know exactly, but let’s look at the way coffin is position within a household during a funeral wake. The contemporary position would have been the feet of the deceased is placed facing the main door. The urban legends state that such position is to facilitate the soul to leave the house and go out from the main door. TVB (HK) even take such a little further by demonstrating that the soul actually sit up bend over, get its feet down and walk straight to the door, as though gravity still has its toll.
One FengShui master said that, to do so is to allow the Door Gods to grant entry visas for the deceased’s soul to be remained within the household during funeral wakes. Therefore, it is there due to traditional believes, some considered it cultural BS. Yet, when Yifengshui put such up in FB, none actually do a throughout study as to the way it is carried out traditionally… You will be surprised, how these ancient Chinese does it, with solid reasons going back to the point – portal of Qi.
This very position with legs facing the door is also called – the mortuary position and it is a greatest taboo in contemporary FengShui, bed placement techniques. It is assumed that all Yang house FengShui has its beginning in Yin house FengShui. So the bed is the coffin, by reference. A traditional coffin has a headboard and a footboard. A contemporary bed also has a headboard but the footboard is optional. A tombstone is erected close to the footboard of the coffin. As the tombstone is the only structure continually erected off from the internal of the grave, it is deemed to be an antenna to the outer world. Yet, no one ask where does this weird idea comes about? Do you see that sort of tombstone during Qin Dynasty?
Also, no one actually has an answer as to which door do you referred to when you say, it is a taboo to sleep with the feet facing the door? Main door to your house/apartment? Bed room door? Main door to your apartment block? Traditionally, the common households have their beds with one side placed abutted to the wall. It is neither the headboard nor the footboard. Only when a person die, the deceased is placed in the coffin facing the main door of the house. Very straight forward. In fact, they never had to equate a bed with a coffin.
I was told that in XKDG, they measure the Qi portal as the footboard. I thought it was a joke back in 2009, where I wrote an article in Yifengshui. It was advocated by the school of the late grandmaster. Later did I actually found out, other XKDG master has their ways to measure Qi portal. Some, the center of the bed, while others the headboard. Only recently, I was told, the junior master after learnt from the senior late grandmaster, also taught his students to measure the footboard. His reason is very novel as related by his student, “this is the entry point. In old days this was the coffin foot and the stone of the grave was placed at the foot of the coffin. The Qi connection point”. As a result you can have a tombstone alignment different from the coffin alignment via XKDG.
In contradiction, many older forms of FengShui method uses the headboard as the reference. It is connected to a meridian spot within the upper most of the head called – BaiHu meridian 百会. It is connected to the Hexagram Gou 姤 "Encounters" (hexagram #44). Qian above Xun, only a Yin Yao stacked below all the Yang Yao. It is the beginning of Yin when the Yang has reached its extreme. This is a pure Yin. Such meridian opens up during the night and allow Qi to flow unobstructed. Anything to do with coffin? Nothing whatsoever… Annie Pecheva has written a very good article about this meridian, yet how many actually relates it to FengShui application?
When such was discussed over in FB, many other novel ideas were up for grasp. Some suggested in QiGong you receive EarthQi via the foot and thus you stand firm and not easy to fall. Therefore you apply the same in XKDG. The idea is correct, unfortunately the understanding is entirely wrong! The foot and the head is to complete a Qi connection, liked a close circuit. Without it, Qi simply won’t flow.
Back to the same old question, where is the Qi portal? Is the naval meridian, the mouth or the “third eye”, the center of the bed, footboard or the headboard be construed as the portal of Qi? In XKDG, unfortunately none! Surprise ya?
Before we speak of XKDG, we must understand how it connects Qi. Is it a container of Qi or a vessel of Qi? Why a hexagram has a GuaQi element number yet a GuaYun element number, what it measures and how it is used? Is the GuaYun referred to the Parent SanBan Gua? Which parent SanBan Gua do you referred to? Early Heaven or Later Heaven? What sort of YinYang do you derived from the Hexagram? Why a Hexagram is annexed to a JiaZi? Why is it arranged in that manner? Do you use them to derive your NaYin, if it is the only code of Heaven besides its long lost cousin, NaJia? How do you use them in Qi connection?
Shall we talk about it?
Apparently some claimed that the following YinYang, as available in most Chinese medium books, are wrong: -
It seems that whoever has the answer to these 4 items knows the true teaching of Grand-master Yang 楊筠松. I quote, "都天大卦总阴阳，玩水观水有主张，能知山情与水意，配合方可论阴阳。DaoTian DaGua (Celestial City Huge Hexagram) is always about Yin and Yang, it is how it analyzes the water. To understand the affection and meaning of the mountain and water, matching the directions using YinYang. Do you know the relation between Yin Yang and 山情与水意 (passionate mountain with desirous water)?"
I quote again, "有乙辛丁癸之妇，宜配甲庚丙壬之夫，夫夫妇妇，雌雄牝牡。The reason why there is Yi, Xin, Ding, Gui as wives to match Jia, Geng, Bing, Ren as husbands. The husbands and wives, male and female. Do you know why they are considered husband and wife?"
Again, I quote, "甲庚丙壬是阳位。乙辛丁癸是阴位。Do you know what is the rest for 乾坤艮巽 and 寅申巳亥? Why Grand-master Yang 楊筠松 only specify 8? ".
These questions may look simple but the explanation are lengthy... I attempt to answer some.
都天大卦 DaoTian DaGua (Celestial City Huge Hexagram) is the system of Hexagram based on the celestial stars that in ancient time were classified liked an imperial city with the ZiWei or the purple star enclosure as the King's chamber. Not sure what I am talking about, read HERE. Therefore, it is important to understand which part of the Heaven you are measuring if you use XKDG techniques. It divides the Heaven into YinYang.
As above, so below - above has stars, below has mountains. Mountains are formed by the "pull" of the stars and as it displaces, rivers are formed. Yin is born out of Yang. The celestial stars are stationary. They are Yin. The nearest celestial bodies that "moves" like the Sun and the Moon are Yang. These are the 7 governors that influence waves (did I say NaYin?) on earth and thus governs water. Qi is the mother of water.
Mountain and water is itself YinYang. The entire LienShan 连山 talks about mountain being Yang in appearance, Yin in qualities, while the entire GuiChang 归藏 talks about water being Yin in appearance, Yang in qualities. If you look at Gen Gua 艮 ☶ representing mountain, it has more Yin Yao but it takes the gender of Yang. A closer look at Gui Gua 兌 ☱ representing river, it has more Yang Yao but it takes the gender of Yin.
To understand the affection and meaning of the mountain and water 山情与水意, there are 2 aspects to look at. In form, the sentimental flow of water 意 and the nobility of the mountains 情 are the affectionate mountain embracing the water. In formula, mountain and water 山情与水意 matching the directions using YinYang. The key is direction, referring to facing and location, referring to sitting. That is where the understanding of YinYang 24 mountains become crucial. Can FengShui works without the formula but just with forms? My take is - YES!
夫夫妇妇 Husband and Wife is all talking about - formation. Without the formation, there is no 都天大卦 DaoTian DaGua (Celestial City Huge Hexagram). The physical or form aspect, if you don't know read HERE! The formula aspect Dragon is always referring to the male and therefore Yang while the rivers are Yin therefore female. Here is where the normal SanHe and SanYuan clashes, just by this simple and innocent question, "Which is more important, Incoming or Outgoing Qi?"
SanYuan school will just look for the incoming Qi and tap into it 旺. SanHe school will just look into the outgoing Qi 衰 and tap into whatever that is leftover. Such understanding is terribly wrong! Both schools reckoned that in order to know the incoming Qi 旺, you have to identify the outgoing Qi 衰. Furthermore, it is the concubines that arrive first before the emperor. Therefore, formation becomes important.
In the absent of forms, 有乙辛丁癸之妇，宜配甲庚丙壬之夫，are the premise of the HeTu where 甲庚丙壬 are the Yang and 乙辛丁癸 are the Yin. When they come together it is where the 4 formations are born. Based on this premise alone, YangGong 楊筠松 derived its own "BaGua" and set the tone using the idea of the 12 growth phases that is entirely different from the set based on Real Yin Real Yang principle. If you again, cannot understand what Real Yin Real Yang are, read HERE! YangGong 楊筠松 only specify 8 for a reason that there are only 4 structures with its YinYang pairs. He also specify stems for the same reason of HeTu Qi.
By now you would have realized that the 12 growth phases applied to SanHe 4 formations differ greatly from the 12 growth phases applied to Real Yin Real Yang principle 真阴真阳. It is for an undisclosed reason as to why it has to be liked that. The answer is that YangGong 楊筠松 is using HeTu to be his basis. Ironically, most SanHe LuoPan 24 mountain rings are based on Real Yin Real Yang principle 真阴真阳. That is why for a true YangGong practitioner, the YinYang 24 mountain rings are different! If you care to chart out all the possible frames you will also get the answer for the rest of the 16 mountains.
Knowing this is nothing great, if you don't know how to apply it. In fact it is there in Hung HinCheong's book. Click HERE if you want to know. Yet, many still comfortably uses 12 growth phases applied to Real Yin Real Yang principle 真阴真阳 in BaZi reading? In fact, the entire Ru DiYan (入地眼) is based on this Real Yin Real Yang principle 真阴真阳 YinYang 24 mountain rings and it is also the forerunner of our modern day XuanKong DaGua!
SanYuan, in the beginning do not even have the 24 mountains ring. It was adopted much later and its YinYang are entirely different from what we could see today with its Tian YuanLong, Di YuanLong and Ren YuanLong. It has its origin from the SanHe's Human Plate. This is talking about the Huge SanYuan 大三元 embraces all the sub schools of 8 mansions and DaGua 大卦, not to mention QianKun GuoBao (乾坤國寶) or LongMen BaJu (龍門八局).
There are many masters who are not aware about that the Huge SanYuan 大三元 YinYang. All they know and were teaching is how to fly the Flying Star forward backward based on the SanYuan 24 mountains ring's YinYang and it is exactly what has been taught based on the popular Shen's XuanKong Flying star method. Trust me, most of them is still believing it is the only way to do SanYuan.
All SanYuan formulas fall within this structure of YinYang. It shows to say that the YinYang threshold are within the "cross" 十道 and further splits into Old/Young YinYang right up to the 64 hexagram. It fits perfectly well with YangGong 楊筠松 "BaGua" with its basis in HeTu. Therefore its emphasis is on GuaQi or HeTu Qi and it became the fundamental tenets for eight mansions. 一六行龍四九去，三八入脈二七向；1-6 moving dragon 4-9 exiting, 3-8 incoming veins 2-7 facing and this is how the YinYang threshold of 8 mansions are derived from.
Most book revealed that XKDG LuoPan ring consists of the Inner Plate that is the Earth Ring and the Outer Plate that is the Heaven Ring. Yet nobody really take a good look at what is in between the Inner and the Outer Plate. This invisible Plate is also called the Human Ring or the Middle Plate of the XKDG LuoPan.
The Oral transmission said: -
Besides the obvious commentary, here is another view on this...
Square and Circular map truly a gap to pry into the Heaven’s Heart. It is only through the gap between the Square and Circular map that one can establish the Heaven's Heart 天心. In this case it can meant Xue location. Gap cannot be seen between them. The Heaven and Earth Plate are so tightly knitted that one cannot find the gap between them. So it is rendered the Human Ring or the Middle Plate invisible.
A website called YiGlobe dedicated to explain the 64 Hexagram in great detail. Among the research topic it is stated that there are indeed 8 missing Hexagrams within the 64 that are constructed according to the law of Geodesic or Tensegrity very similar to the work of Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller. So, technically there are only 56 hexagram, one can used, at any one time.
Knowing these 8 Hexagrams of the middle plate or human ring will opens up another layer of YinYang and Family within the Hexagrams. Illustrate herewith are the supposing "missing" Hexagrams. Happy Hunting!
WHAT IS YOUR WORLD VIEW?
Every year the fortune teller tell us story of the fortune of the world based on a sequence of numerology in the grid formation of 9 squares called the LoShu annual visiting PurpleWhite star map.
XinMao Purple White chart has the 7 red stars residing in the center palace. On the same basis many fortune tellers are telling us because of the nature of the 7 red star which is untimely, it causes havoc and unrest to the center region and in this case, middle east. Just take a look at the fall of Mubarak and now, Gaddafi is in the line of fire even before LiChun (beginning of spring) steps in. What is next? This prompted a very serious question as to what is the Chinese's world view and I remembered vividly, at least 3 models as in accordance to Wan Burhanuddin's RAG132 introduction to the built environment.
One, the euro-centric model. If this is how the hypothesis of the 7 red star residing in the center, then we must also admit that the Chinese way of thought is the same as the westerner. No wonder it is said that Marco Polo borrowed from the Chinese Yuan Dynasty! Perhaps also, FengShui has its root in the West? It can't be true???
Two, the Buckmister's model. Creator of the Geodesic Dome and credited of placing the entire world map into the political Eastern and the Western Block. Here middle East is no longer the palace where the 7 red star resides. Therefore it is a modern interpretation of the world view and has nothing to do with FengShui. More importantly as described in Wikipedia, "More unusually, the Dymaxion map does not have any "right way up". Fuller argued frequently that in the universe there is no "up" and "down", or "north" and "south": only "in" and "out". Gravitational forces of the stars and planets created "in", meaning 'towards the gravitational center', and "out", meaning "away from the gravitational center". He attributed the north-up-superior/south-down-inferior presentation of most other world maps to cultural bias."
Three, the sino-centric model. China is called the Middle Kingdom, ZhongGuo for a reason as it may represents a middle Kingdom for the descendant of the dragon as opposed to the upper Kingdom of the Jade Emperor and the Lower Kingdom of the Underworld. More likely then not, it represents a reference point as being the center of the Chinese Universe. Now, based on the same logic, China being centered is visited by the 7 red star, should be at least in turmoil with political bloodshed? So, is either our Chinese world view is freaking wrong or the theory of the PurpleWhite is wrong and we continue to see it appearing in the almanac or ThongShing without fail every year.
Well, the sino-centric model is always the basis of the reference point. If the way we interpreted the PurpleWhite chart correctly, middle east should be at least Northwest or West side of the Middle Kingdom, currently visited by the number 8 and 9 prosperous stars! Perhaps neither the Chinese world view is wrong or the PurpleWhite theory is wrong. Only our current understanding of its application is grossly mistaken.
Need another Metaphysics Overhaul?
At times, overhaul may be good. With a noble heart we explored all possibilities and take the workable model as the guiding principles while the unworkable model as a seed for our future exploration. We really do not know where is the end to the tunnel of knowledge especially the ancient ones. Even at times we wanted to break new grounds and yet we must realized your new grounds are also meant to be broken by others, that is where the notion of Geodesic comes in to replace the notion of Pi (22/7). When one places Change or Yi as to replace the principle, just move on with what is thoughtfully the right way to do, hopefully without ulterior motives, back stabbings and bickering, we would be able to be in the company of good souls without the burden of being called a master. Heaven always have mercy on man.
方圓圖 FangYuan Tu is derived from the understanding that Heaven is round 天圓 and the Earth is square 地方. Round 圓 is talking about the enclosure of “fixed stars”. Square 方 is referring to the “imperfect orbital” movements around the Sun. It demarcates YinYang and generates “vibration” to form 五运六气 liked a ShiPan 式盤, It simply meant to say a divination tool just like using a ShiPan 式盤.
Many defines 方圓圖 FangYuan Tu as the circular FuXi’s early heaven and square WenWang’s later heaven diagram of the 64 Gua arrangements, a predecessor to JingFang’s 64 Gua arrangement one find in the XKDG rings. It is for you to use for divination.
實窺天心之竅 truly a gap to pry into the Heaven’s Heart means to know the Heaven’s Will. 天心 here has nothing to do with a Xue 穴 location. It simply meant divination. The profound are the principles, the obvious are the imagery simply means Heaven has mystical way to answer your question through imagery. Imagery referred to the Gua 卦. Body and Application comes from the same source, gap cannot be seen between them. Body being the principle is profound. Gua 卦 is profound and has many meanings. Application is to pluck a Gua 卦 and it is an answer to your question. No question, no answer and a moment a question is asked, a phenomenon arises and that is a Gua imagery 卦象 – your answer in a seamless gap. This is meant by gap cannot be seen between them.
Auspicious and Inauspicious to diminish or to grow are its principles, Advancing and Retreating, Gua imagery 卦象 – your answer determines Auspicious and Inauspicious of the situation and influence your action - Advancing and Retreating. To exist and to neglect are the paths simply put the options available for you to choose.
Comprehend the meanings and understand their numbers, with Qi period accumulate into them, these phrases simply tell you the importance of Li Qi and Xiang 理气象 and not about timeliness. Huge has huge use, small has small use – is a Chinese expression to say it can be used for all matters small and big. Not have no pass through, not have no contain – is only a closing statement that no question, no divination.
I am speechless when someone said it has anything to do with 抽爻換象, Transforming Yao Changing Hexagram through door tilting.
What a joke…
I bump across a video in FB showing the application of XKDG. It is a clip taken from a life course in India. What is interesting about this video is that – it is the main dish of XKDG where people paid USD40,000 to learn and now it is available Free of Charge (FoC) over the internet. Really pity those folks who has invested so much. On the other hand, didn’t anyone feel strange that all the sudden there are so many masters teaching XKDG and QMDJ just barely attended these courses over the period of 5-8 days? Maybe there is truth in it as today, we have instant noodles. There should not be any surprise to have instant master, so to speak. Anyway as the saying goes, buyers beware.
This video clip crystalize the method use by a young XKDG practitioner who was claimed to have revived Publika. Back in 2012, it was not disclose as to how would a gigantic arch-way performs the magical touch of drawing Qi into the west entrance of Publika. Now, as the video clip explained it is done in the following manner: -
The secret art of XKDG application is disclosed by the Video Clip. If you care to match it in a real life case, Publika is the best example followed by Tropicana Mall and so forth. My question is why only Kun Ren Yi? Many thanks to the “FengShui Artist” and his accredited instructor for the disclosure of the secret art in XKDG application for Free!
MY OTHER WRITINGS ABOUT PUBLIKA
A great tipped off. News have it that a not so well to do mall is gradually improving thanks to the art of FengShui. My visit there during lunch doesn't seen too promising. According to reliable sources, it used to be worse. That I could only imagine, splendor architecture without a single soul using it. What a waste. One biggest problem I must admit is the 'design failure' of the car park, absolutely brainless with so many blind spots, confusing driveways, narrow ramps and pathetic turning radius which only fits the 'kancil' (pun intended for the smallest vehicle produce by Bolehland). Technically speaking, such development is strongly dependable by offices and residential nearby. Obviously, you will not go there for no apparent reason. By virtue of its densities, it will soon be consumes by residence and office workers alike. Only time is the factor and the use of FengShui to expedite auspiciousness is warranted here.
One cannot justify its FengShui formation without understanding the big structure with its complete embrace and Qi mouth. Understanding thus one would understand why it fails to prosper within a short period. In a perfect FengShui jargon it is said to have been imbalanced YinYang. However, the source Qi is still available, that is a good thing as far as RuDi Yan or Entering Earth Eye is concerned. Yet, I am a bit doubtful if it is within SanShui JiuXing FanGua Fa or method of the 9 stars in evaluating mountain and water, as claimed. It's pure wishful thinking.
In any FengShui application, one cannot just go and instill all cures without understanding the layers of YinYang involved. This is one thing many FengShui teachers are not ready to teach. In a given context of a built structure, mapping of the Qi maps become important for without such how would one knows how Qi flows? Yet, it is surprise to see how many advanced students of FengShui actually fumbles when one asked how would one actually determine it is an incoming Qi and not an outgoing Qi. Implying also, is every door opens to the external is an incoming Qi mouth? Better, does Qi flows from left to right or right to left? Very fundamental question but surprisingly many advanced students are more concerned about formulas then all these building blocks of RuDi Yan.
The entire complex is best represented by its main entrances.
The Rotunda entrance was designed to expel Qi by architectural default. There is no Killing Sha outside whatsoever. The glitch is the water exit which creates a pulling nose effect. Do we really need to see physical water? That is a typical wealth leakage. Then someone informed me that the Qi flow is too straight from right to left and the bright hall is not big enough to coagulate Qi, therefore the FengShui artist actually recommended a water feature to 'boundary' the Qi. These are the lesson they learn as graduate FengShui practitioners. I really hope that they had heard it wrongly, for all purpose said why would a potted water feature installed and not a pond dug out from the ground? Too much theory overdosed?
As for the flaw in the internal bright hall, a sunken platform is always a technically challenged solution, yet there are other ways to go about it. Saying thus the eateries at the white tiger side enjoys brisk business while the others so-so and my instant question is why?
West entrance contains the signature archway cure, which is one celebrated method innovated to give an extra edge to XuanKong DaGua landform as was told, apparently inspired by the Chinese Archways Pass, which is already a very common method in the Chinese Civilization. The western Urban Designer called it Gateways, which denotes the entrance and exit of a city. Having such, all the internal doors are unified by this grand archway and it becomes the primary Qi mouth. Logically it may sound, but I have a different opinion to it.
To understand the intricate set up of the west entrance, one has to understand that it is receiving Yin structure, very unsentimental. So naturally a twisted archway is called for be it aligned to a particular DaGua is subject to further scrutiny. Yet, it is a pure landform solution to a landform problem.
Hill likes landscapes or nicknamed "ToFu", as was told to me, replicates the JuMen mountain at the rear. The fact is it is no more then to create cascading water effects to slow down Qi, nothing complicated whatsoever. There is also the drain to be addressed but that is another tale for another time.
Having the Qi mouth fixed, the real "kungfu" is still within the proper main entrance to the complex in relation to the archway. Yet, is it still considered the main incoming Qi mouth? Having say so, beginner mistake - make all Qi mouth to be incoming!
There is a reason for the east entrance to dispel Qi. The eastern bright hall to be cluttered and so forth and a 'pet' cafe store to be located to have very little customer and to have its FengShui rectified. My question, would one prefer to use SanHe or SanYuan in this instances? If it is FengShuied, the amount of customer within such period is still far from satisfactory, belittling the secret method of XieZi Fa 些子法, if there is any?
I am puzzled by the fact that the ingenuity and the real intention of the FengShui artist was not clearly stated from the horse's mouth knowing beforehand that such masterpiece would be an invaluable discussion among his beloved graduating students who is one day crafting their names in the industry quoting ill equipped as an undisputed reason. So much so as a bona-fide gesture, Will await one day that such case study would be made available from the artist point of view and be discussed without the air of a master.
my other writings about tropicana mall
This is a Mall straddle between the NKVE highways, designed to be a stop over whenever commuters are stuck in the peak hour traffic jam. Good in theory but since its inception, it suffers from lack of human traffic just like the other case of Re-Publika, detail read HERE.
Undergone some makeover especially on the main entrance. Nothing extraordinary, besides crafting of the entrance, a row of water features were added and believed it, it gets better by the day, although Qi distributions on the internal still far from ideal compared to the suburb Mall, we talked about previously. Yes blame it to the strong ShaQi emitting from the highways.
Imagine, the entire fate of the mall depends on the main door but in many cases, the corrective measures does not involve door tilting. Just a rectification of the immediate bright hall would do justice.