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Global Financial Panic and Deadly Earthquake: Annual Forecast for 2018 Lunar Year of the Earth Dog Coming to Reality and How Can We Ensure Our Protection!

Published Pebrero 8, 2018 by jptan2012

GLOBAL STOCK PLUNGES! ( Global Stock Market PlungesDOW Jones Suffers One Day Point Loss in Market History)

ASIAN MARKET PLUNGES CAUSES PANIC! ( Australian and Asian Market Slides,   Asian Market Plunge)

WALL STREET DOW JONES PLUNGES MORE 1100+ POINTS CAUSES PANIC! (DOW Jones Suffers One Day Point Loss in Market History)

BITCOIN PLUNGES! ( Bitcoin Price Falls)

COCA – COLA WILL LAY OFF 600 OF IT’S EMPLOYEES! (Coca – Cola Philippines Will Lay Off Workers,   FEMSA Coca Cola Philippine to Lay Off Workers,   Goodbye Coca – Cola Philippines Laguna)

FUEL PRICE HIKE! (Oil Firms Hike Fuel PricesFuel Prices Increase)

TAIWAN DEADLY EARTHQUAKE! (Taiwan Hotel Collapses After 6.4 Magnitude Quake)

ILOCOS NORTE EARTHQUAKE! (Magnitude 4.7 Quake Rocks Ilocos Norte)

These are just some of the headlines the past few days! While my mom was in the hospital, I was able to write several articles that is good for a month! I have already scheduled them to be automatically posted. However, the headline in the last few days prompted me to squeeze in some time to write and post this short article. As early as November, I have started writing about the bleak financial forecast of the year, and December I posted the full annual forecast that mentioned the possibility of stronger “earth” related calamities this year. And it seems to be happening already.

First, why you should believe the forecasts. It is because these are not conjured by psychic abilities, I do forecast by analyzing the movement of the stars and of the energies. This is done by computing them and analyzing them. In the past years, I have greatly shown some accuracy. I was the only Feng Shui writer who has publicly said that there will be a great calamity and some sort of famine that will happen in Visayas (central part of the Philippines) and that year Typhoon Haiyan (Typhoon Yolanda) happened. It was the strongest typhoon ever recorded in history. After that I did write about Nepal earthquake, and then some freak weather disturbances, and a lot more. These are all a matter of fact and you can easily check this blog to confirm. I’m writing this not because I want to go through some ego boosting exercise but rather I want to show you the trend of my forecasts for you to understand why I’m worried. At the very least, these forecasts cannot be attributed to my supernatural power because there is nothing supernatural in analyzing and computing the relationship of the elements and the stars of the year. This show my skill computing and analyzing them but it not something that is supernatural.

Anyway, I’m writing this because as you can see there are a lot of signs that what I’ve written are coming true. Global stock market plunges causing panic amongst financial analysts and businessmen. The DOW Jones also plunges by more than 1100+ points! Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency known for its high and good performance also have been steadily plunging down! In the Philippines, Coca – Cola is laying off 600 of its workers, while the official reason is restructuring, it doesn’t take an analyst to know what really cause it given that they made the decision when the TRAIN law took effect. In a country like the Philippines, one has to realized that 600 people doesn’t mean only 600 gets affected. Remember, 99% if not 100% will have somebody fully depending on them or partially depending on them, so 600 at a very conservative estimate means 1,200 people. And we all know that’s not the case because spouses, children, parents, siblings may be depending on these 600 people!!!! On top of that, fuel prices are getting higher. Again, almost everything is depending on fuels and so it won’t be surprising if everything follows suits!

Meanwhile, another forecast seems to be happening also. A few days ago, there was a deadly earthquake in Taiwan. Followed by a significantly strong earthquake in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. However, although not highlighted in the news there have been significantly strong earthquakes in several parts of the world. Some of these countries are Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Uganda, Japan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, several parts of the USA including Alaska. And as I’ve written a few days ago, science to be confirming this forecast. (Earth Could See Twice As Many Big Earthquakes This Year!)

Now I’m writing this not to scare you. But to remind you that while we technically cannot do anything about the earthquakes, we can collectively pray and the power of prayer will definitely help in some way. Who knows it may even prevent the earthquake from happening, although we really cannot know this, it is enough to sincerely pray for this. But please understand that when I said that earth calamities, I’m not referring only to earthquakes but it includes landslides as well and as we all know there was a terrible mudslide that happened in the US. In fact, world famous celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres were both affected. Volcanic eruptions are also counted as earth element calamities because of the lava flow and the inevitable lahar problem.

Aside from prayer one can also wear protective amulets. I suggest the VAJRAPANI RUEL, GOLD KALACHAKRA PENDANT, FOUR DHARMAKAYA RELIC MANTRAS AND LAMA ATISHA COMBINED AMULETS, and/or JATUKAM RAMATHEP (please note that I don’t have a Jatukam Ramathep amulet).

Regarding the financial crisis, we can also collectively say a prayer. In both circumstances, we should pray everyday the whole year. We should also ensure that we spend money wisely. But I strongly suggest that we should all be protected with wealth amulets like the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET and the SPECIAL GOLD PIYAO. It is better if you can have both because these two amulets will actively create wealth luck / financial luck / money luck for you! Carrying the VAJRAPANI RUEL will also aid in protecting you from getting fully affected. Of course, if you know of any other amulets that works you can use that also.

In all these, remember that prayer works! And so pray, pray, pray! I cannot remind you enough of the power of prayers especially these challenging times ahead.

To understand this year’s forecast, you should read all the other related 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecasts:

  1. An Important Peek to the 2018 Year of the Earth Dog: A Bleak Financial Forecast and Early Preparation is Key!
  2. A Special Gold Piyao Empowered By A Crystal to Invite Wealth Luck!
  3. 2018 Year of the Earth Dog – A Year with Bleak Financial Forecast and Poor Moneymaking Capacity: Understanding What Has Been Written and Also What Has to be Done!
  4. Understanding the Special Gold Piyao: Your Questions Answered!
  5. Wealth Luck Comes in with the Special Gold Piyao: A Personal Testimony of A Reader!
  6. Wealth Miracles Due to the Special Gold Piyao!
  7. 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecast Base on Bazi Chart, Flying Stars Formula, and 24 – Mountain Stars Formula! – Part 1.
  8. 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecast base on Bazi Chart, Flying Stars Formula, and 24 – Mountain Stars Formula! – Part 2.
  9. 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecast for the 12 Chinese Animal Zodiac Signs (Chinese Horoscope)
  10. 2018 Year of the Earth Dog Feng Shui Forecast: What Does the Strong Presence of the Wood Element Means?
  11. What Business Will Do Good and What Will Do Bad this 2018 Year of the Earth Dog!
  12. The First Two Eclipses of the Year: What Does It Mean And How to Prepare for It?
  13. Increase in Salary and a Financial Bonus: A Special Wealth Luck Received By A Reader in Singapore After Wearing the Special Gold Piyao for Just One Day!
  14. 2018 Bleak Financial Forecast Seems to Be Happening!
  15. Science Confirms My Forecast of the Possibility of An Increase in Earthquakes This 2018!

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The Darker Part of the Year Base on the 2017 Bazi Chart Has Started!

Published Oktubre 4, 2017 by jptan2012

I think most, if not all, Feng Shui experts or Feng Shui writers or Feng Shui consultants (whether commercialized or not) agrees that we have officially entered the darker part of THE the year base on the 2017 bazi chart (paht chee chart). Regular readers of this blog will remember that I have written about this during my annual forecast.

First, I wrote that a ‘calamity’ will happen on the 3rd quarter of the year or it may start to happen at around the third quarter and we will start to feel its effect towards the 4th quarter or next year. Please note that I’m talking about the 3rd quarter to 4th quarter of the lunar month and not of the Western Calendar that we regularly use officially.

Just recently, internationally famous Feng Shui expert Lillian Too has announced that we have entered the darker part of the year. My Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong has said the same thing and furthermore, my Guru Lama has said the energies of the year have since become more negative.

Last Hungry Ghost month, which was in the 3rd quarter of the Lunar Month, saw the calamities and typhoons that struck different countries. I have written about this but failed to mention that it happened also in Nepal, India and other countries. It also happened recently in Puerto Rico, which was at the tail end of the Hungry Ghost month, but the real tragedy is that the POTUS refused to help them and became more concerned about trivial matter.

Rohingya Muslims persecutions has also become worst and might have reached it’s peak during the Hungry Ghost month.

In the Philippines, politically speaking we are in a turmoil. I don’t want to be political on this blog, but if you base it on the bazi chart and what my Guru Lama is saying, something bad has started to brew and will see it’s effect soon, which is towards the end of the year or early next year.

What is important now, regardless of your political belief or affiliation, is for you to think beyond yourself and think for this country or for this world. And I’m saying this not just for the Filipinos but also for everybody who reads regardless of whether where you live. Remember, there is brewing war that involves North Korea – USA – Japan. This war is not a matter of ‘if’ but rather of ‘when’. And the truth is it has started on a more discreet level.

Again, generally speaking a good leader is somebody who unifies rather than one who is divisive. A good leader accepts that there will be opposition and embrace it as part of it’s growth, and not somebody who tries to attack and silence those who attack him or her. A good leader is somebody who sticks to the facts and not makes up stories to malign those who oppose him or her. A good leader doesn’t come up with false stories just because he or she knows that there are people who are blind followers.

But it is time for us to get out of our own comfort zone because we have to share the truth; each of us has to do that in our own way. And we should all start praying that things will get better. We can oppose these dark energies with prayers.

On a personal level, money matters might become harder thus my Guru Lama decided to release the VAISRAVANA – DZAMBHALA WEALTH AMULET (1), and on top of that one should always protect oneself with good deeds, prayers, and amulets.

While we should be more concern on the macro effects of the dark energies that has come in, it is not to say that this will not have any effect on us on a personal level. As mentioned, on a personal level the effect will be mostly financial, although it might have some effect on communication and personal relationships as well. Furthermore, it will have an effect on our personal safety. It is important that one continues to pray and save some money. Again protect yourself, wear your gold Kalachakra pendant, or Vajrapani Ruel, or even the Vaisravana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet, the Illness Suppression Amulet. If you don’t have these, you can wear an image of Bodhisattva Earth Store (aka Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva), Bodhisattva Kuan Yin (also spelled or called as Kuan Shi Yin, Quan Shi Yin, Quan Yin, Guan Shi Yin, Guan Yin, Avalokitesvara, Chenrezig, Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion, Goddess of Mercy), or Buddha Amitabha, or Medicine Buddha.

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Tragedy this Hungry Ghost Month: 2017 Forecast Coming to Fruition?

Published Agosto 31, 2017 by jptan2012

I think it was late last year or early this year that I wrote my forecast for year 2017! One of the forecast is that calamity will happen this 3rd quarter or 4th quarter of 2017. If it happens on the 4th quarter of 2017 it will certainly start or be precipitated this 3rd quarter.

As we all know there is this calamity in Houston, Texas in USA. Hurricane Harvey brought massive rain that rivers overflowed so much that it is now officially been confirmed that it was the worst tragedy to happen in Houston in more than a century! Worst calamity in more than a 100 years! Add to that natural disaster is the disaster that it was said that the Trump US government was not ready for this calamity because of the fact that the two agencies involved in this kind of situation is at the present still unoccupied. To add to that tragedy, Joel Osteen, the Christian preacher and author of several books who has a house worth US$ 10.5 Million and has a large stadium that can fit thousand and thousands of people refuses to open its door for those who were displaced. This for me is worse than any natural disaster, for one person able to help somebody but refuses to do so.

Before Harvey, Typhoon Hato devastated Hong Kong and Macau, thousands were also displaced, this was one of the worst typhoon Hong Kong and Macau has seen in 50 years!

Isn’t it ironic that two natural calamities occurred in a span of two days at two different continents and they’re both ‘record breaker’ in terms of the devastation that they brought? And these things happened both during the Hungry Ghost Month which was preceded by the total solar eclipse!

But for me the biggest tragedy is still about to happen but it has already started when North Korea fired that missile that arced over Hokkaido even it eventually fell of the ocean. It was a clear provocation against Japan and the US who is currently having a joint training. It was not clear why neither Japan and the US didn’t intercept the said missile, but speculations say they avoided being embarrassed which means that they might be ready to intercept such a close encounter. Today, (time of writing is usually not the time of posting) North Korea has announced that the Japan missile is just a prelude to a Guam missile. While this incident doesn’t seem so tragic now, political analysts are already bracing themselves for an even bigger tragedy of worldwide consequence. It is pretty obvious that with Trump at the helm of things in America, he will not like to be bullied, much less by an Asian, and for somebody like him who seems to have strong racist tendencies, he will have taken as a direct provocation. Japan will definitely have to act on this also. We just hope that cooler heads prevail coupled with wisdom and humility and that the leaders doesn’t turn this into an arm – wrestle to determine who is more macho.

Several readers has contacted me asking whether these things are the ‘catastrophe’ that I have written about in my forecast for the year, and whether these things were aggravated by the Total Solar Eclipse on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Month.

I think these tragedies are what I said about the ‘catastrophe’ that will happen or start to happen on the 3rd quarter of the year. But what I’m afraid of is that there is more. I am not trying to be a prophet of doom, but modesty aside I have quite a high rate of accuracy when it comes to forecast. For example, I was the only Feng Shui writer who clearly indicated that there is going to be tragedy in Visayas that will cause famine when Typhoon Haiyan / Typhoon Yolanda happened, to the earthquake in Nepal, to the financial crisis. As early as middle of last year I Have forecasted that the US dollar would hit to more than 50 Philippine pesos. I said it might stabilize at 52 Philippine pesos but may hit as high as 54 Philippine pesos.

I’m saying these not to brag because my high rate of accuracy is not because I’m psychic but because it is of the accuracy in the interpretation of the ‘stars’ for the year, but that we should take these seriously. In the Philippines, we should also expect something to happen which is brewing already. This might ‘blow on our face’ either towards the end of the year or early next year.

And we are talking about this and saying we must take this seriously so that we can all be prepared, and we should all start praying. I believe and know that prayer works and so it is important to pray for our country and for this world.

In the meantime, on a personal level, the effect of the total solar eclipse on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Month could be some personal financial difficulty or illness. When this happens, it can continue until the end of the year. It is best to protect oneself with prayers or with powerful amulets like the Vajrapani Ruel or a gold Kalachakra pendant. My Guru Lama foreseeing this concern, has also recently released the Vaisravana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet that is suppose to address this concern. The Vaisravana – Dzambhala Wealth Amulet is a powerful wealth amulet.

 

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Vajrapani Ruel Stories 18: Borrowed Luck Lands Him A Job In a Japanese Company!

Published Agosto 20, 2015 by jptan2012

dream-jobToday allow me to share the story of AS, a 31 years old chemical engineer who has a master degree but has been holed up in a job that doesn’t deserve him. Simply put he is over qualified for the job.

AS has been discontented with his current job, he said he has been working really hard but there is simply no room for a higher position in his current job. Their mother company, which is a US – based company, had put on hold hiring employees from other countries, and the only reason that he stayed on and accepted this particular job is because he was promised and was aspiring for it. However, with the recent developments, he felt stuck, especially since he has been with the company for 7 years already.

Recently a friend told him about an opening in a Japanese company who is hiring chemical engineers. The nice thing is application is done online. AS is familiar with the said company and decided to try his luck given that he felt that he is not suitable for the said job opening because his experience in his current company is quite limited, although armed with a good academic background he decided to give it a try.

He submitted his application and resumè online as instructed but after a few days he got an email nicely saying that he is not qualified for the job. The fact that it was nicely written didn’t lessen the blow because he was really hoping to get a better job. He shared this with his family, and her sister – in – law who lives with them, who also happens to be a reader of this blog who got a Vajrapani Ruel, encouraged him to email the company and plead his case.

KRS initially didn’t want her in –laws to find out that she and her husband got the Vajrapani Ruel because she is afraid that they might be ‘ridiculed’ especially mother – in – law is a devout catholic. However, seeing the situation of her AS, her brother – in – law, and how miserable he was when he got the news, she and her husband decided to encouraged AS to appeal the decision and re-apply. They also confided to, AS that he might be willing to do it while having the Vajrapani Ruel.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It's important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

The Vajrapani Ruel looks simple, maybe even rustic, but this simple amulet is packed with a special talisman paper inside, with various ingredients, which includes Namtso Salt, soil, various herbs and plants, crystal, and a relic from a high lama. It’s important to put the ruel inside a amulet holder or something sturdy as to not ruin it. If the cloth had tear which exposes or spill the ingredients inside, the ruel becomes useless.

AS was not ready to get the Vajrapani Ruel and he is not sure whether he believes in it. But since KRS was willing to share her Vajrapani Ruel he decided to give it a try. So he emailed the company and appealed their decision.

After just a day, he got an email saying that they don’t normally do reconsiderations but AS’s email has made them decide to break that rule and he was to have an online examinations. AS took the online examination the following day, all the while, praying that his Internet connection will not fail him. He also still has with him the Vajrapani Ruel of KRS.

AS took the exam in the morning and that afternoon he got an email telling him that he passed the exam and that he will have to go through an 2 interviews. Again, the interviews were scheduled the following day.

KRS wanted to get the Vajrapani Ruel back the following day, but AS felt that the Vajrapani Ruel is indeed giving him some luck so he begged KRS to let him continue using it, at least for the interview. He was unable to borrow his brother’s Vajrapani Ruel because his brother at that time was in the process of negotiating a big business deal. KRS agreed to continue letting him use the Vajrapani Ruel.

AS went thru the first interview in the morning, and he was told that the second interview would happen in the afternoon. Then afternoon came and he had another online interview via Skype. After the interview he was told by the Japanese guy that the job he is applying for has been filled up already. Somebody was just hired the previous day but that he should wait for their email. Again, AS felt devastated because he was sure that they will just give him the formality of a ‘no’ in the email.

All throughout the following day he kept on checking his email, but none came until the very last minute, which is about 4:45pm Manila time. There he was told that he pass all the interviews and passed the online exam. In fact, he almost perfected it, and they’ve decided to hire him for a different position. Well…a higher position. Higher than what he was applying for!

AS is leaving for Japan this week (by the time of this posting, chances has he has left already), and he made sure that he has his own Vajrapani Ruel first before he left. Did I mention that the pay was beyond what he expected and aspired for?

You can also read the following posts about the Vajrapani Ruel:

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Help Stop the Worldwide Ill Effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month

Published Agosto 5, 2014 by jptan2012

Three passenger airline accidents in less than a month.

One after another mysterious holes large enough for a helicopter to fly inside in Siberia.mysterious holes

A lake that mysteriously appeared out of nowhere in Tunisia.

Taiwan discovered that their chopsticks are laced with sulfur dioxide and other chemicals that are slowly poisoning them.

Glenda, Henry, Jose, Inday, 4 typhoons, and Monsoon (Habagat) rain in the Northern part of the Philippines, again within a span of a month.

One of the worst gas leak tragedy in the world that happened in Taiwan.19803777

China killer earthquake.

The worst Ebola epidemic ever in its history since it was first discovered in the 70s. It started last year but went out of control this past 2 months. Not only it is the worst Ebola epidemic ever but it is Ebola Zaire, which is also the strain that is hardest to manage and deadliest. On top of it, death toll increased from 30% – 40% to 60%.

Just today, United States, Philippines, Morocco, and Brazil announced their first Ebola case of death and diagnosis outside West Africa.

Gaza war getting worst with lots of children and women dying because of the war!

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

One of the most devastating effect of the Gaza War is how children are victimized.

27,000 Russians stranded abroad!

Mysterious animal roams the streets in California.

East Ukraine city dying under siege.

Russian gang that amasses more than a billion passwords.

New Zealand slopes lacking of snow this season.

A terrible landslide in Utah.Utah

South East Asian nations conflict with China getting worst.

A man-made Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico as big as Connecticut that’s killing all forms of marine life. One of the worst dead zone in the world.

Also, Hawaii is set to face 2 large hurricanes – Hurricane Julio and Hurricane Iselle!

Yesterday, a nine vehicle accident that killed a person and injured several others in the Philippines.

Not to mention the political, constitutional crisis not only of the Philippines but other countries as well.

Furthermore, several murders where teenagers are the perpetrator.

Various scandals!

I bet most of you will have some story to share on what happened with this and that person. Amongst my FB friends, 2 have died and several others have family members who died or are going through something at the moment.

A nurse who is a reader informed that in their hospital deaths amongst patients has dramatically increased that the medical director had to call for a meeting to check whether they are doing anything wrong. Their record shows that death is higher between July and August of each year but it is so much higher this year.

Need I say more? These are just some of the obvious effects of the 2014 Hungry Ghost Month. To understand it further please do read my previous post entitled – WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

Yes these things happens also even if its not the Hungry Ghost Month, but what you should look at here is the intensity and frequency of these things.

To protect yourself please read my post – PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE ILL EFFECTS OF THE 2014 HUNGRY GHOST MONTH AND MERCURY RETROGRADE.

However, it’s very important that you don’t just protect yourself, we should do something for the world. We should be able to do something to help avert further tragedy.
I have been very busy the past few days and did some unavoidable traveling but I got a call from my Guru Lama who instructed me to write that several temples are offering the recitation of the mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha and Medicine Buddha, each mantra will be recited 100,000 times a day! I know 2 temples that are doing the same thing here in the Philippines with several pujas and offerings being done to help counter the worldwide effect of one of the worst Hungry Ghost month ever.

You can ask your local temple, if not you can do it at home. For most people 100,000 chants of each of the Buddha and Bodhisattva mentioned can be overwhelming but according to my Guru Lama do 10,000 times for each and it will help a lot. If that is still a little too much for you just chant them as many as you can something and anything is better than nothing.

If possible, just before 6pm, get a handful of rock salt and just toss it outside of your house. Do this everyday until Sept. 5, 2014.

Please remember to specifically dedicate after saying mantras to the protection of the world from the hungry ghost month.

It is the hope of different monks that by doing this a lot of the ill effects will either be averted or tamed.

But reciting the said mantras will protect you as well.
Mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion: OM MANI PADME HUM
Mantra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha: OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM or OM PRA MANI DANI SOHA or NAMO KSITIGARBHA BODHISATTVA or NAMO DI ZHANG WANG PUSA
Mantra of Medicine Buddha: TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE (BHEKANDZYE) RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA

TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE HUNGRY GHOST MONTH, HUNGRY GHOSTS, IT’S EFFECTS, RITUALS AND PROTECTION READ THE FOLLOWING HUNGRY GHOSTS SERIES:

YOU MAY WISH TO READ THE FOLLOWING ALSO:

OR YOU CAN CLICK ON THE CATEGORY – KUWENTO TUNGKOL SA HUNGRY GHOST MONTH.

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Myth Buster 9: Bonsai Plants are Auspicious

Published Mayo 8, 2012 by jptan2012

A few years back a cousin requested for my help because he was encountering some financial difficulty. While his situation is not yet critical, his financial growth became stagnant. This is worrisome because the projected financial growth of his business is not meeting its expectations. He is also especially worried because he was relatively newly married (about a year) at that time and his wife was pregnant with their first baby. So the stress that he must be feeling is quite expected.

My cousin has always followed Feng Shui and I know that he has good business acumen. On top of that, his wife, before they got married, was base in Japan as a financial consultant and from what I know she is also shrewd when it comes to business. So I really wondered what could be wrong.

I did the Feng Shui of the house and office of my cousin, and he clarified that they hadn’t done much of a renovation. He also clarified, that his wife whose hobby is to do gardening is taking care of their garden pretty well. I inquired about their garden because I know that my cousin’s financial luck is largely ruled by the South where their garden is. Unable to find anything wrong, I decided to go and pay them a visit. I thought maybe there’s a new house or building around their area that’s affecting their Feng Shui.

Everything seems to be fine around their house, and inside their house everything was pretty much done the way I suggested. But when I saw their garden, I saw that while it’s now more beautiful and properly taken care of there’s something that might have been affecting their financial situation. Bonsai plants. My cousin-in-law who lived in Japan for about 7 years got fascinated with bonsai plants and went to study how to make bonsai plants.

My Feng Shui experience didn’t really involve so much bonsai plants so I really can’t be sure whether it’s the one causing the stagnant ‘growth’ of the financial growth of my cousin. However, I specifically remember that when I was in one of my Feng Shui class in Hong Kong, my Feng Shui teacher and a classmate talked about bonsai plants. Our teacher was explaining why Bonsai are unlucky, and my Japanese classmate was saying that it couldn’t be true because Japan and most Japanese who loves Bonsai are actually lucky. I really didn’t remember much of their argument but I told my cousin that the bonsai plants might be the one causing their financial concerns.

Bonsai may be pretty to look at, but because they’re stunted plants they’re essentially inauspicious.

Base on my own understanding, this is because Bonsai plants, while they’re really exquisite and pretty to look at, and can be considered to be quite an art, they’re actually not naturally small, they were stunted. Technically speaking, you have to ‘destroy’ their natural growth process for them to be small, you affect their Sheng Chi. Sheng Chi basically refers to growth, and in Feng Shui anything that is ‘stunted’ is essentially bad.

Of course, my cousin and cousin-in-law gave the same argument that my Japanese classmate raised. I told them that I’ll try to research more about it and will get back to them regarding the matter.

I called up my Hong Kong Feng Shui teacher, but just to be sure I also called up my Feng Shui teacher in Singapore. While they both essentially follow different school of thought of Feng Shui they both agreed that Bonsai plants creates bad Feng Shui. They also said that my interpretation was correct.

After being validated, I then have to raise the question if Bonsai creates bad Feng Shui, why then is Japan very successful. They said that while Bonsai is quite famous in Japan, the truth is very few people has them at home, this is because it is very hard to take care of it. Also, Bonsai only affects the luck of the sector where it is located. The bad effect to my cousin is with his financial growth because it was placed in his luck sector. If it was placed in the descendant luck sector, then the effect could be the absence of a children or bad descendant luck.

They also both said that they believe that it is affecting Japan’s descendant luck. They both said that Japan’s population is quite old, their old people are more than the younger ones, economically speaking for a country this is not a sound situation. They also added that Japan’s youth are not as respectful to their elders compared to their neighboring Asian countries.

Going back to my cousin, since my cousin – in – law is really unable to give up her Bonsai plants, I just had them place at a different section of their house. A sector where both of them won’t be really affected. I would have preferred that they totally get rid of the Bonsais but then again it’s an art for my cousin – in –law and there’s some emotional attachment. However, when their financial situation improved again after they transferred the bonsais, my cousin – in – law was the one who decided to totally get rid of the bonsais.

Cicada: A Symbol of Good Rebirth, Change and Protection Against Bad Luck

Published Pebrero 27, 2012 by jptan2012

Most Feng Shui experts will tell you that a Cicada is a Feng Shui symbol of immortality and protection against backstabbers. This is largely due to the fact that a Cicada is an insect that can live up to 20 years; it’s a kind of insect that has the longest life span. Furthermore, it is said that a Cicada’s large eyes also warns it of possible predators, thus many Feng Shui experts will associate it as a protection against backstabbers or politicking.

I would like to humbly present a different perspective. For me, as influenced by some of my Feng Shui teachers, a Cicada is not a protection against back stabbers and/or politicking. However, while I do agree that it can be used as a Feng Shui tool for longevity or immortality, it is primary a symbol of good rebirth.

Antique jade cicadas similar used in China where it is a common practice to put a jade cicada in the mouth of a deceased person to ensure a good rebirth.

In my belief, a Cicada is best used as a symbol of good rebirth, this is limiting in the sense that people who will follow this are people who believes in reincarnation. The Cicada is considered as a summer insect in Japan and China, because they usually go under the soil during winter, and go out of it during summer. This is a sign of rebirth, thus it was usually used a symbol of rebirth in Japan and China. I don’t really know why modern Feng Shui experts focused more on the immortality or longevity aspect of the Cicada. In fact, in China the family of a deceased person usually put a jade Cicada of the dead person before burying or burning the body of the person. This is to have the person have a good rebirth.

According to my Feng Shui teachers, a Cicada should be placed beside the bed of a dying person, this is to signify a good rebirth even before the soul leaves the current body. Also, you can still follow the old tradition of putting a small jade cicada of a deceased person before burying or cremating the body. If you feel queasy about this you can just put the Jade Cicada on top of the body of the deceased.

But, is the Cicada also a symbol of longevity? The answer is yes, but I don’t think that it is it’s primary use.

Also because of the ‘rebirth’ aspect of the Cicada, it makes carrying a jade cicada a good Feng Shui protector when one is undergoing a big change in one’s life. If you are about to have a career change, or you’re about to marry, or moving to a new house, graduating from school, migrating to a new place or country, carrying or wearing a jade cicada will help ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Another use for the cicada usually recommended by Feng Shui experts is as a cure for backstabbing and/or politicking. Again, while the cicada is a good symbol for protection against luck, I think this is not really just against backstabbing and/or politicking.

Let me explain. The cicadas would usually warn of a farmer of a pending bad storm, this is because they ‘cry out’ by making a distinct noise when a bad storm is coming, even if the storm is still 2 days away. They’re nature’s natural weather forecaster, so in effect, they give us a warning when there’s a danger. As such, wearing a Cicada we will be given a ‘signal’ or we’ll become more sensitive when a bad thing is about to happen.

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