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A Feng Shui Gift of Protection for Your Mom on Mother’s Day!

Published Mayo 12, 2012 by jptan2012

Several of my readers emailed me to inquire as to what is the best Feng Shui gift to be given to a mother.

The truth is Feng Shui is personal and while there are some Feng Shui recommendations that can be ‘generally’ given, the real essence of Feng Shui is quite personal and one has to look at the Bazi of the person.

Our mom is the most precious gift we have and I believe the most valuable gift we can give our mom is the gift of protection. I personally am very thankful that I thought of giving a gift of protection to my mom, and I didn’t realize then that it is something that would save her life.

I have been practicing and studying Feng Shui then, when all of a sudden I thought of giving my mom a special protection Feng Shui charm or amulet. She was scheduled to go out-of-town with her sister and my cousin, and I thought I’ll give her something that she may use as a protection.

Two days after receiving the Feng Shui protection amulet, she fell ill. She had diarrhea, and high fever. It was so bad that we have to call a doctor friend to see her at home, on top of that she has to fed by my sister and was confined in her room for a complete bed rest. My sister who is also familiar with Feng Shui told me that I might have given my mom a wrong Feng Shui amulet. When I assured her that I’m sure that I gave her something that’s appropriate for my mom, she inquired then whether I did clean off the Feng Shui amulet of any negative chi that it might have acquired since the amulet was made of a crystal. I assured her that I cleansed of the amulet from any chi it has acquired.

We decided to let my mom take off the amulet. But since she was still ill, she wasn’t able to join my aunt and cousin. Little did we know then that the illness would save her from a terrible accident.

Without going into detail, my aunt and cousin had an accident. It was so bad that they were badly injured. My mom would have been in the same car if she didn’t get ill.

I would like to point out to points here. First, an amulet may work in a seemingly bad way, but in effect it is just preventing you from a bigger harm, and second, I believe that gift of protection saved my mom.

I still believe that that was the best gift I’ve ever given my mom.

So if you’re inclined to give a Feng Shui gift for your mom, why don’t it be a gift of protection.

There are several protection Feng Shui amulet or charm that you can give like Sun Wukong pendant, Kuan Kong pendant, etc. However, I believe the following are very good for mothers.

KUAN YIN PENDANT. Kuan Yin, for those who are not familiar,  is like the Virgin Mary of the Buddhist. But I need to stress that Kuan Yin is a Celestial Being although some people do believe that she came to earth in the form of Princess Miao Shan. Also, if we are to talk about Kuan Yin and the Virgin Mary as a concept, Kuan Yin is so much older then the Virgin Mary. In fact, some people believe that the concept of Virgin Mary was derived from that of Kuan Yin.

This is from my personal collection. The reason I love this pendants so much is because it has a inscription of the Heart Sutra at the back. I wear the smaller one everyday.

I think all mothers should have a Kuan Yin pendant or an image of Kuan Yin because Kuan Yin for the Chinese Buddhist represents the most ideal trait of a mother – infinite compassion, specially to her ‘children’.

If you want to know more about Kuan Yin, please do read my previous posts – ‘KUAN YIN: THE ONE WHO HEAR THE CRIES OF THE WORLD’; ‘UNDERSTANDING MERCY AND COMPASSION: THE TRANSFORMATION OF AVALOKITESVARA TO KUAN YIN’; and ‘PAYING HOMAGE TO KUAN YIN, THE BUDDHA OF COMPASSION’.

THE SYMBOLIC SCRIPT OF AMITABHA BUDDHA’S MANTRA. Amitabha Buddha’s mantra which is OM AMI DEWA HRIH is one of the most powerful protection mantra. Wearing or carrying a symbolic script of the said mantra will continuously protect your mothers.

This is the symbolic script of the mantra of Amitabha Buddha, which is also a very good protection mantra. If you’re budget is tight, you can simply print this symbolic script, put in a red envelope and give it to your mom for her to carry everyday.

To know more about MANTRAS, please do read my previous post called – ‘MANTRA: THE INSTRUMENT TO TAP THE POWER OF THE SYMBOLIC SOUND, SCRIPT, AND THOUGHT’. 

GODDESS TARA PENDANT OR THE SYMBOLIC SCRIPT OF GODDESS TARA’S MANTRA. Goddess Tara is also called the Swift Liberator, just like our mothers, Goddess Tara is very quick to response to our plea. Goddess Tara is very good for mothers who has teenage kids and are starting to explore an ‘independent’ life by going out more often on their own. Every time a mother starts worrying about their kids who may still be out late in the evening, can call on Goddess Tara to ensure that their kids are kept safe.

To know more about Goddess Tara you can read the following posts – ‘GODDESS TARA, THE MOTHER OF SWIFT LIBERATION’ and ‘PAYING HOMAGE TO GODDESS TARA’.

This is a jade Goddess Tara pendant from my personal collection.

One other factor to ensure that your mom’s luck is kept intact and that she’s continuously protected through Feng Shui is to ensure that the Southwest section of your house should be ‘present’. Meaning, it should be habited and used, and that area do not function as a storage area. It’s also good to keep the Southwest section of the house well lit to help ensure that the mom of the house always has good chi.

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Feng Shui is Personal

Published Marso 2, 2012 by jptan2012

The past few days I got several emails from readers of this blog and calls from my friends asking whether I’ve seen the jade pendant of Kris Aquino. I suppose Google search on Kris Aquino’s Jade Pendant went up also because of this interest about what she’s wearing.

I’ve seen the pendant that she’s been wearing, and yes it’s nice. Judging from the look of it it’s a jadeite and not a nephrite. Can’t really tell unless I see it in person and able to touch it. I’m also thinking that people are asking because they want to buy such a pendant for themselves. If you’re looking for it as a ornamental jewelry, I guess, that’s perfectly fine, but, if you’re looking for it as a Feng Shui jewelry allow me to say that what works for her may not work for you.

Why? Simple. Feng Shui is personal.

While there are some basic Feng Shui guidelines that we can all follow, the real essence of Feng Shui is personal. What works for a friend may not work for you. For Feng Shui to be truly effective one has to look at the following:

Kua Number. A Kua number, which is computed base on your birth date determines your lucky and unlucky directions, this also defines your health sector. While people with the same Kua number will have the same lucky and unlucky directions, you should note that there are 9 Kua numbers, meaning there are nine possible combinations.

Astrological Weight. Again your astrological weight is computed base on your birth date. This basically defines on what kind of life one has or will have. Base on your astrological birth weight one can advice a possible Feng Shui charm that one will need for the rest of their life.

BAZI Chart. The Bazi is also called Paht Chee, 8 Characters, and 4 Pillars. Bazi, Paht Chee, and Eight Characters basically mean the same thing; it’s just said in different languages, namely and respectively in Mandarin, Hong Kong Chinese, and English. In fact, there are other terms for Bazi but they are all basically the same, and the ones mentioned here are the most common one. It is also called Four Pillars, because when writing down the Bazi you create four different pillars that help define who you are and your life luck, from this we then get the Life Luck Cycle Pillar. The Bazi is also computed through your birth date, and here we are able to look deeply as to what are your elements, your ruling element, your self-element, and what are the charms that you need. I once heard Chico Garcia of The Morning Rush of RX 93.1 saying that – I WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE A VERY BAD YEAR LAST YEAR, BUT EVERYTHING TURN OUT WELL. That is because I would assume that he got a ‘generic forecast’, meaning, he would have just read it on the news paper, magazine, or a Feng Shui web site selling a Feng Shui charm, or a Feng Shui annual forecast book.

I’m also guilty of writing down an annual forecast that is because I always believe that not all people will have access to or will be able to afford a Bazi reading. However, I always stress that the general annual forecast is just that – a general reading, in some ways it can be considered as a generic reading. I also avoided suggesting Feng Shui cures that may have an effect on the person base on their basket of elements.

The past couple of years showed a significant lack of the water element, and because of this a lot of the Feng Shui experts who sells Annual Feng Shui Forecast books and Feng Shui charms or cures recommended a Water Charm. While the said Water Charm may be useful for some people, it should be noted that there are people who can’t carry a Feng Shui charm because they may have a heavy weighting of the water element and ‘carrying’ more water will definitely be bad for them. In the same manner that they dispense of recommendations of the year’s lucky color, colors of clothes that we wear has a significant effect on our life because colors are representation of the five elements that governed the principle of Feng Shui – WATER, WOOD, FIRE, EARTH, METAL. So for 2012 Year of the Water Dragon’s Bazi indicates that there is a significance lack of fire element, you’ll hear people say that this year’s lucky color are – RED, ORANGE, PINK, VIOLET, PURPLE, because these are the colors that represent the fire element. Again, while this in general is correct, people who have a very high fire element in their Basket of Elements base on their Bazi chart will find themselves getting into more fight, being exhausted, or ‘burning’ of their luck if they follow the so called lucky colors of the year.Image

Going back to Kris Aquino’s jade pendant, if she’s wearing it as a Feng Shui charm then it might have been suggested by her Feng Shui consultant, however, buying the same pendant, which I presume is going to be pricey if its made of high quality jade, more so if it’s a nephrite jade, then furthermore expensive if somebody decides to market it as Kris Aquino’s Jade Pendant, will still not ensure that it will have the same beneficial effect on you.

Always remember that Feng Shui is personal. If you happen to see a Feng Shui expert who markets a Kris Aquino Jade Pendant without even looking at your Bazi chart, your alarm signal should go off. Asking for your year of birth is not enough. It has to be your full birth date and time, and she or he must show you your Bazi chart for her or him to really be able to give an intelligent advice on your Feng Shui for your life or for the year.

REMEMBER FENG SHUI IS PERSONAL.

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