A few weeks ago I went to do a Feng Shui audit of a place of a reader. I don’t really remember the context of what we are talking about but the subject of the conversation went into discussing the effects of the North. The head of the family asked me how come older generations believes that the North is really bad, and he even quoted the Chinese saying that says, “I will rather go homeless than have a free house that’s facing North!”
Being a Chinese myself, I’m familiar with this saying, and the truth is there is no truth to this saying. But where did this belief come from.
During the time of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiao Ping, the practice of real Feng Shui was banned, because they’re afraid that this might be used against them. Nevertheless, a lot of Chinese even some government officials still believe in Feng Shui and want to use this to their advantage. Because real Feng Shui experts are afraid to come out, this gave rise to charlatans and fake Feng Shui practitioners. They function under the supervision of the government, and were given some instructions. To make things easy, East has always been the best direction, and north is the worst direction.
But if you’ve been reading my blog, the truth is there is no such thing as the completely bad direction or completely good direction. It all depends on the yearly flying stars and on the Kua number of the person, or even the physical Feng Shui.
Recently, Atty. B, a reader whom I’ve met in person, got his WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT found out about his Kua number and Kua good and bad directions.
Unfortunately, Atty. B’s head is facing his bad direction and he is unable to move his bed, much more to move to another room. I received an SMS asking for a possible cure. Normally, I would insist that a person change his sleeping directions, however, I seem to sense that Atty. B is somebody who would have seriously considered it already but just can’t make any adjustments.
So for all of you who is facing the same dilemma, I suggest the following cure:
Place a bowl of rock or sea salt on your headboard. If you can get Pink Himalayan Salt, all the better. The hassle here is that you have to remember to replace the salt every 2 weeks. The salt will constantly neutralize all the negative energies.
Any kind of sea salt or rock salt will do. But using Pink Himalayan Salt is the best.
A cluster of amethyst or clear quartz crystal. The crystal will act as a generator of positive chi.
Ammonite. I’ve written about Ammonites before and if you read the article / blog post again you might be wondering as to why we one would need a wealth enhancing cure if one faces a bad direction. This is because one of the major negative effects of facing a bad direction is a financial problem. Sometimes, I can seriously impede your full wealth potential. Meaning you might have some money, but what you don’t realize is that because you faced your bad Kua direction that wealth potential that you are enjoying could be so much bigger!
An image of the Goddess of the North Star or Dou Mu Yuan Jun. A small one will do but it has to be made of jade. Goddess of the North Star is said to be the mother of the entire Tai Suey god, and is the ruler of all directions. Having an image of the Goddess of the North Star on your headboard is like receiving the protective love of a celestial mother. Remember you can use a big pendant size image that is made of jade. Unfortunately, this can be hard to find.
Kalachakra Symbol. The Kalachakra is also another master protection image from Buddhism. Having the image on your headboard will provide added protection. I have written about the power of the Kalachakra several times. Although, I just realized that I never had a post solely about it. One of the best ways to understand Kalachakra is to read my post about the WISH FULFILLING AND BUDDHA’S BLESSING MANTRA PENDANT.
The Kalachakra symbol is one of the most powerful protection symbol in Buddhism. It actually consists of ten syllable mantra, with it symbolic script condensed into one. The mantra itself is HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. However, the mantra of the Kalachakra is never chanted without the mantra OM AH HUM. Making the complete mantra of Kalachakra – OM AH HUM HO HAM KSHAMALA VARAYA HUM PHAT. This is the reason why I decided to put the symbolic script of the mantra OM AH HUM on top of the Kalachakra symbol. As mentioned this is a very powerful protection symbol and can be likened to the Scapular of the Catholics. In fact, you’ll seldom see a Tibetan Monk with wearing the symbol of the Kalachakra on their body. It may be hidden but most likely they have it somewhere on their body. But you’ll never see them have the symbolic scripts tattooed because it is considered extremely bad luck to have a mantra tattooed on your body.
Lastly, having unlit sandalwood incense or real sandalwood will also help negate the negative energy cause by facing the negative Kua direction.
Note that it is necessary to have all six items there. People often ask me why do we need to have all six. The above suggestion is a product of several trial and error recommendation of my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong. He found that lacking an item will not work as well as having all six items. Personally, I have recommended this cure to a friend before. Since he was not able to immediately get an image of Dou Mu Yuan Jun, he confessed that it seem not to work as well as he wanted it to be. Fortunately, I came across an image of the Dou Mu Yuan Jun and gave one to him; he said he could feel the difference once he had the image of Dou Mu Yuan Jun.
One quick tip to avoid nightmares and/or sleepless nights is to make sure that your head when sleeping is not facing a window, even if that direction is a good direction for you base on your Kua number. Doing so will attract a lot of yin energy which will make you sleepless or have nightmares.
However, if this is unavoidable, you just have to make sure that you close the window and cover it with a thick curtain. Blinds will not do because it still has small slits and thus yin energy will still come in. It has to be thick curtains.
Opening the windows in the morning is fine, but in the evening when you go to sleep make sure that they are close and is covered by a thick curtain.
I’m writing this post upon the special request of a reader. J is scheduled to take an exam in about a week’s time or so and another one in September. She’s requesting for some Feng Shui tips to enhance scholastic or education luck.
The following are some of the powerful Feng Shui tips that will help enhance education / scholastic luck.
First and foremost, you need to ACTIVATE THE SCHOLASTIC CORNER WITH A CRYSTAL GLOBE. Base on the 8 Mansions school of Feng Shui, the scholastic corner is in northeast section of your room or house. Get a compass and stand on the middle of your room or house and look for the northeast section. Put a crystal globe there, any color of the crystal will do but it is best to stick with the natural quartz crystal. Using a real crystal is best but one that looks like a crystal like glass will also work.
Tap into the POWER OF A SINGLE POINTED GENERATOR QUARTZ CRYSTAL. The power of crystal has been well known for quite some time now. For education luck using a single pointed generator quartz crystal will help you concentrate better and achieve your goal to have scholastic success. You can put this on your study table. However, you need to ensure that it is cleanse of any energy but your energy. You can do this by putting it on top of a rock salt or sea salt for 3 days.
Wear a PAGODA PENDANT and a CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY BRUSH PENDANT. The pagoda pendant will help you have good scholastic luck and empower you with good concentrate chi. The Chinese calligraphy brush pendant is also a very powerful Feng Shui to gain scholastic. It symbolizes learning because in the olden times only educated person knows how to use the Chinese calligraphy brush. If you don’t want them as pendants, you can easily buy a Jade Pagoda and put it on your table, for the Chinese calligraphy brush you can simply buy a real one and put it on your table.
STUDY AND SLEEP IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR FU WEI, you can do this by checking your Kua number and look for your Fu Wei direction. Whenever you study, or if possible even when you sleep you should be activating your Fu Wei. The Fu Wei is activated when you face that direction when you’re studying, and your head is pointed in that direction when you sleep. Do know your Kua number and the direction of your Fu Wei please read my post – WHAT IS FENG SHUI KUA NUMBER AND HOW TO CALCULATE IT.
Put an image of LU DONGBIN and/or of CONFUCIUS on your table. Lu Dongbin is a scholarly, learned alchemist, of the 8 Immortals. Putting an image of Lu Dongbin on your table helps gets his blessing of scholastic luck. You can read more about Lu Dongbin in an earlier post called – LU DONGBIN: THE THIRD IMMORTAL WHO HAPPENS TO BE THE DEFACTO CHIEF OF THE EIGHT IMMORTALS. Confucius, on the other hand, is one of the most learned men in history. Again, using his image as a Feng Shui symbol helps you bring out to the universe your wish for scholastic success.
I know that some people may think that this is a little extreme, but the truth is there is such a thing as Feng Shui of sleep. When we sleep that’s when we rejuvenate, that’s when our body gathers more energy. Also, sleep is maybe one of the longest, if not the longest time of day when we face a single direction, and as discussed in my previous posts, depending on your Kua Number, different directions may create either good or bad luck for you.
Also in Feng Shui, between 11pm and 1am, which is the hour of the rat, the first animal zodiac, is the time when our body rejuvenates better. So it is best that we go to sleep before 11pm. More than that, the morning chi, especially between 5am to 9am is considered, as the ‘freshest’ chi. It’s important that we absorb the chi of these hours so that we ‘energize’ our own chi.
Maybe that is why it is not surprising that most successful people are early riser.
One of these bad lucks is called HO HAI, which is loosely translated as ‘accidents and mishaps’, this is a unlucky direction in the sense that continuously confronting or activating this luck by facing its corresponding direction base on your Kua number will create some bad luck that should have been otherwise preventable. For example, you can fall off the stairs and break a leg, or through carelessness might miss out on some detail with work that might create some problem with your boss or colleagues or clients.
Another bad luck is the WU KWEI, literal translation is “Five Ghost’. This may sound scary and to some extent it is really quite scary. For people who have requested me to read their Bazi, I call this luck as ‘Personal Bad Luck’, because Wu Kwei tends to attack anything that’s quite personal. For example, if you’re a parent a child might get hurt, it can also create a lot of disharmony and quarrels both in your work place and at home. You might also have problems with fire and theft.
LIU SHA or “Six Killings’ is another bad luck. This basically attacks your career and wealth luck. Meaning, you might lose a job or get into trouble because of it. It’s secondary effect is with the family, you might have a broken family or have some financial problems because of family matters like a family member that gets into gambling or an illness that will need long term care thus creating financial problems.
The last of these bad lucks is CHUEH MING, which is also directly can be translated into “Total Loss’, this may be scariest of all the bad luck direction base on your Kua number. This is considered as the most fatal of all directions, because it might create total bad luck. Continuously facing or ‘activating’ this direction might even negate your good karma and good Feng Shui.
Today, allow me to share with you the 4 different types of good luck base on your Kua number. The four different good lucks are SHENG CHI (Success), TIEN YI (HEALTH), NIEN YEN (Relationship/Love) and FU WEI (Personal Development/Growth).
It’s advisable to always bring a compass with you if you really want to ensure that you always activate your lucky directions.
SHENG CHI, which I have indicated as the ‘Success’ direction, is actually loosely translated as ‘generating chi’ or ‘generating energy’. Most Feng Shui experts and Chinese believes that this is the best amongst all the four different luck, because this largely governs your personal success, especially in business, or if it is wealth growth and prosperity that you’re looking for. This direction also governs your ‘political’ potential. By political I don’t mean it to be the real sense of politics but more of how you handle situation in your professional life. This is also the direction that governs your recognition luck.
TIEN YI is loosely translated as ‘heaven’s doctor’. This largely governs one’s health. If you are experiencing health problems or is afflicted with the illness star it’s best to have your head face the direction of your Tien Yi when sleeping, just make sure that the illness star is not in that direction on that particular year. However, Tien Yi is not only about health, it also provides medium range wealth and career luck. So some people consider this as the second best luck.
NIEN YEN’s loose translation is ‘descendant and longevity’, but as you can see the English translation that I indicated is RELATIONSHIP/LOVE, because this directions basically deals with primarily family relationship luck and descendant’s luck. This is also the luck that governs your all your relationship that includes love life. This is also a secondary health direction, so if you’re sick and is unable to face your Tien Yi direction, this is the second option.
FU WEI’s loose translation is ‘basic self’. This is the direction that largely governs your personal growth but is not related to career and/or financial growth. This direction is largely associated with people who need to seek enlightenment or needs to know what they want to do in life. This is also a direction that is largely beneficial to those who need to seek spirituality and clarity. If you’re going through a lot of personal problem, this is the direction to activate.
It’s quite easy for us to misinterpret that Sheng Chi is the best luck; in fact, this is the case with most Chinese and some Feng Shui experts. However, I don’t think this is the case, each of the lucky and it’s corresponding directions base in your Kua number serves it’s own purpose. For example, you may be enjoying career success and financial luck but is going through a tough personal fulfillment phase; you can activate your Fu Wei and need not concentrate too much on your Sheng Chi. You also may be a successful businessman, but your health of family life is bad, then you can activate your Tien Yi and Nien Yen respectively. It’s really finding the right balance and looking for what’s missing in your life or what would be your priority.
How do you activate these directions, it’s quite simple, you just face that direction when working and eating. When sleeping your head should be towards the direction you want to activate.