December 2009


People with the same 4P or birth chart may have different destiny because they have:

  1.  different parents, including different socio-economic characteristics
  2. different DNA
  3. different conception time
  4. different conception locations: one may be conceived inside a car whereas the other one in a bedroom (different Feng Shui influences)
  5. different geographic areas:  person who lives in a cold region will do better if his chart is too hot
  6. different birth minutes: one may be born at the beginning of the hour whereas the other one at the end of the hour
  7. different birth environments: one may be born on a ship whereas the other in a hospital 
  8. different birth order: one may be the first born while the other the 4th kid in the family
  9. different names: one may be named “stupid” whereas the other one “smartie”
  10. different Feng Shui environments when growing up
  11. different regional earth luck
  12. different karma credit balance spilled over from previous life times
  13. different social networks: interactions or exchange of energies with different social groups will give rise to different life experience and opportunities and hence different destinies.
  14. free will to make their own choices leading to different outcomes

Ken, how about identical twins born and raise in the same environment yet experience very different life events?”

Good question!  There is a critical reason for that– get it in my class or 4P-bootcamp discussion list.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui and Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video
http://www.kenlaifengshui.com/ 

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The annual chart for 2010 is: (top is south, bottom is north)

7   3    5

6   8    1

2   4   9

Annual chart is based on Purple White Method which holds that 1,6, and 9 star locations are auspicious.  When you match it with the palace stars (post-heaven locations), SW location for 2010 will have the 2-5 stars (sickness and death)  combination.  So be very careful with that location– avoid construction and movement and put the metal/coin-solution fix there.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS:

Grand Duke is at yin mountain or NE3– avoid construction or digging.

Sui Po or year-breaker is at shen mountain or SW3– avoid construction or digging.

San Sha or 3-killings are at hai, zi and chou mountains or NW3, N2, NE1– avoid construction or digging.

5-yellow at Kun palace (SW)- avoid construction or digging. and movements.

5-tiger sha at zi, chou and jia mountains or N2, NE1, E1– avoid construction or digging, movements.

Yang nobleman sign for this year  is chou (ox).  Yin nobleman is wei (ram).

You need to do a good date-selection if you need to do construction in  any of the above location (mountains/ palace) or better do it before end of the current year.

People with monkey or tiger zodiac sign should avoid seeing putting corpse in coffin or burial for this year.

Merry X’mas!

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” w/ 12 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com/

Have you ever wondered why people will not talk much to each other when they are face to face but can’t stop talking when they talk on their cell phones?

 Nowadays when you go to any public spaces like supermarkets, bookstores, libraries or anywhere, you are likely running into people who keep talking trivialities on their cell phones loudly, pissing off everyone nearby them.
At least, in big public spaces, one can walk away from the talkers to get some tranquility. But in a closed area like in a flight cabin, bus, or subway, you have nowhere to hide but become captive audience of their boring to death monologues (very often, they do all the talking).
 
Last year while in Hong Kong, I was in an express bus with a guy talking loudly on his cell phone continuously non-stop. He talked about his workplace rivals and how he will avenge…. simple things that could have done talking in 2 minutes, but he kept repeating the same craps again and again. This was extreme torturing to me and other passengers. So I had invoked my guardian angel, Immortal Wong Tai Sin to help. Within 2 minutes, his line suddenly dropped dead and peace at last for everyone in the bus.  
 
“Ken, do you do this often?”
 
No, not that often. Your guardian angel is not your butler. That was the only time I have invoked him for help.  Also it may be a violation of Federal Communication Law…
  
Ken Lai
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video
http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

Have you ever seen a brass horse figurine with a monkey or a fly on its back when you are in a Chinese Feng Shui store? What is it “good for”?

This “auspicious symbol” is based on the pronunciation of “on the horse” in Chinese– “mǎ shàng 馬上”. It sounds like “immediately” in Chinese sound.

Monkey is hóu, same pronunciation as 候 hòu, as in “high officials or nobility”. So “Monkey on horse” will literally sounds like “Becoming a high offical/ nobility immediately” or speedy advance in career.

Fly is cāng-ying 蒼蠅. Cāng also sounds like cāng 倉 as in warehouse. Ying also sounds like ying 盈 as in surplus. So “fly on a horse” will sound like “Immediate surplus in the warehouse”.

Based on the association with the pronunciation of auspicious word, “monkey-on-a-horse” or “fly-on-a-horse” becomes auspicious symbol to promote career or business success. Many Chinese auspicious symbols are based on this principle. For example, bat sounds like “blessing” and so bats are considered auspicious by the Chinese.

This “on-the-horse”  or “immediately …..”  gig provides pretty good business for brass figurine manufacturers and Feng Shui marketers.

Make sure you don’t put a fan on a horse-back and give it to your Chinese pal as a gift– it becomes “wind-on-the-horse”– meaning getting a stroke while having sex.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
http://kenlaifengshui.blogspot.com

In Qi-Men-Dun-Jia, there are many “indicators” or imageries seen in the field for almost every aspect of 9-stars, 9-stems, 8-gods and the like. These indicators are material objects, animals, scenes, colors, different walks of life and etc. Many teachers do not place too much attention for these indicators, largely because many of these indicators or imageries are no longer found in modern life and environment.

These indicators are supposedly showing that your QMDJ application is working or in the process of working. Here I choose the two of the Ba-Men (gates) for you to get a feel of it. I have tried my best to “modernize” these indicators to fit current situations. For examples:

XIU-MEN (Living Gate, very auspicious)
When you go through xiu-men, you will see a noble person (high status) at 30 li (about 21 miles) OR see snake, rat or water creatures at 50 li (about 35 miles)

SI-MEN (Death Gate, very inauspicious)
When you go through si-men, you will see a funeral or dead people OR see crying, mourning, patient or prisoner at 20 li (about 14 miles)

For QMDJ, these indicators are “signs” for the particular QMDJ application– i.e. the user will look for these signs if the anticipated results are coming.

On the other hand, Plum Flower Divination (PF) also uses field imageries extensively. Unlike QMDJ, the imageries or signs are not prescribed. The implied meaning of an imagery can override the hexagram predictions generated by Plum Flower Divination. For example, if your client asks about the sickness of his father and you see or hear a funeral hearse passing by (even if you see the hearse on TV at that instant), a PF prediction, regardless of the hexagram generated, will be death for the patient.

For PF, field imageries that are positive will be positive for the prediction most of the time, the opposite is true for negative imageries. “Omen” can dictate the results of PF. So make sure you do not take a negative thinker along to your PF divination session!

For QMDJ, there is almost no value-judgment on the imageries other than as indicators that the QMDJ process is working or not.

Depending on your school and teacher– some insist on the signs must show up or your QMDJ applications will not work. Others do not attach much importance to it.

While QMDJ can also do divination, but it is not easy to master because there are too many formula and techniques to remember. Most people can pick up PF pretty quick and do good divinations in much shorter time and cost less money.

I have shown QMDJ can also do birth chart reading like 4P in my “Imperial QMDJ” seminar and video. But I think 4P does a better job in that aspect.

QMDJ is better and more flexible in date-selection– “everyday is a good day as long as you choose the right direction.” QMDJ date-selection is much easier to learn than traditional date-selection methods. People with knowledge of stem and branches can learn it within an hour with my “Practical Imperial QMDJ” video correspondence course.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video
http://www.kenlaifengshui.com/

Imagine one day you watch TV and hear the anchorman announce that you have won the Nobel Prize and you do not know what is a Nobel Prize and ask your wife about it– is it possible?

This incident has happened to Charles K. Kao, a.k.a. “Father of Fiber Optics“– 2009 Nobel Laureate for Physics.  His  discoveries make modern communications and internet possible.

Mr. Kao has Alzheimer’s disease and has pretty much forgotten all his work.  His wife Gwen said “the husband that I used to know is no longer there“.  Charles will deliver his Nobel Lecture today through his wife  (Dec. 8, 2009) in Sweden.
http://nobelprize.org/award_ceremonies/lectures_2009.html

Kao’s collegues said if the Prize has arrived a year or two earlier before his mental condition deteriorates , Kao would have been able to understand and enjoy it.

Better late than never?

Ken Lai

In general 4-pillars texts, chen, xu, chou and wei are called “tomb-storages”.  They are derived from the San-He formula (the 12 life-stages):

1. hai-mao-wei: wei is the tomb for wood
2. yin-wu-xu: xu is the tomb for fire
3. shen-zi-chen:  chen is the tomb for water
4. si-you-chou: chou is the tomb for metal

This only explains the “tomb” part of the tomb-storage term.  Where does the “storage” come from?  

Chen-xu-chou- wei are also called “4 storages“.  We use it to check if a person can hold on to his wealth or as the capacity to learn metaphysics.

If you check the formula for 3-meeting (San Hui) formula:
1. yin-mao-chen is wood-3-meeting:  Here chen functions as the storage of wood
2. si-wu-wei is fire-3-meeting: wei functions as the storage of fire
hai-zi-chou is water-3-meeting:  chou functions as the storage of water
shen-you-xu is metal-3-meeting: xu functions as storage of metal

Merging the two above, you can see:
1. Chen is the storage of wood and tomb for water
2. Wei is the storage of fire and tomb for wood
3. Xu is the storage for metal and tomb for fire
4. Chou is the storage for water and tomb for metal

Chen and wei are both the storage of wood. But chen’s energy is based on 3-meeting which is much greater than wei’s wood-3-unity.

In 4P texts, there are vague statements about the clashing of chen-xu-chou-wei as “auspicious” or “good for wealth”. But there are also statements of “doom” when the 4-storages are clashed.

So when is good to clash or when is bad to clash the tomb/storage? It all comes back to ….. (check 4P Bootcamp discussion list).

It can easily take 4 hours to a whole day to discuss chen-xu-chou-wei.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG)w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 10 hr. video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui & Blessing” v.2 w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

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