The following is taken from Hermit Bok Hok Ming’s book, “22 methods to energize (wang) your house and neutralize negative energies (sha)”. Mr. Bok has written over 40 Feng Shui books in Hong Kong. If he were the Feng Shui course marketing folks in the west, he would probably somehow be marketed as “great great supreme master”. Calling himself “hermit” shows his modesty or humility. He is not even over 50 years old. His grand father was a Feng Shui practitioner.

This junior version of Castle Gate method is derived from Master Jiang Da Xiong’s “Do Ti Bao Jao Classic”. Castle Gate method is used to energize (wang) house fortune. This method is considered “advanced” Feng Shui technique. The “junior” version is the first part of the castle gate theory, which can be easily grasped by any idiot. The second part is not for idiot though.

In residential Feng Shui, we can use Castle Gate method to place some Feng Shui items to energize a house.

Here are some examples of such items:
1. Aquarium or water items with moving water or fishes
2. Pendulum clocks — movement of pendulum
3. TV– sound, electric current and magnetic power
4. Hi-Fi stereo– sound, electric current and magnetic power
5. Air-conditioner– sound, electric current, air current and magnetic power
6. Electric fan– electric current, air current and magnetic power

Essentially, anything that move will energize the house, provided it is placed in the right place.

By definition, castle gate is the two sides of the facing direction.

To understand the logic of this method, you need to know the former heaven bagua (He Tu).

In He Tu, there are 5 pairs of numbers, which represents directions and one of the 5 elements.

They are:

North 1 NW 6 (represents water as a pair)
SW 2 W 7 ( fire )
East 3 NE 8 ( wood )
SE 4 S 9 ( metal )
center5 10 ( earth, not used)

According to Castle Gate theory, the auspicious direction of a building is derived from the facing direction. And the direction that “pairs” with the facing direction according to He Tu is the auspicious direction for Castle Gate.

You may already have figured out the auspicious location for placing Feng Shui items for your
own house.

Ken Lai