August 2010

A metaphysics marketing website has done an email blitz promoting the “month of triple afflictions” as if it is worse than the upcoming 2012 end of the world prophecy.  Some people are scared, especially when they find out that there is a fourth affliction.

The fourth affliction is the damage to your wallet if you follow the suggestions of this website to purchase US$2000 or more worth of mantra plague, talisman pendant, pagoda and the like to fix the first three afflictions.

Should we be very afraid?  Should we lose any sleep thinking about these “triple afflictions“? Should we shell out 2 grands to fix the problem?

1.  Year and month pillar fan-yin or clashing
This mean the year energy and month energy battling each other.  Current year is metal-tiger (Geng-yin) and month is wood-monkey (Jia-shen, the 7th lunar or solar month) .  This is primarily fighting between metal and wood energies– a sign for more traffic accidents and injuries by metal objects.  A simple cure is to drive careful and avoid traveling. You may do spiritual cure by carrying a relic, rosary, cross, talisman and the like. This 7th lunar month starts from August 10 to Sept. 7 (Aug. 7- Sept.7 for solar month) .

2.   5-yellow star sits in the center palace
When 5-yellow star returns to the center palace, it is called “return to the original position of the star’s palace” or 回宫歸位 huí gōng guī wèi. It is like a re-initialization in computer jargons or return to the original formation of the post-heaven bagua. This happens once every 9 months!  Will a star make havoc in its own backyard?  This condition at most makes energy stagnant or not moving. Every star returns to its hometown and takes it easy for one month.

3.  The 7th lunar month is ghost month
The idea of “ghost month” is largely a Daoist conception or Chinese belief. If you do not believe in it or have never heard about it, it will have little or no effect on you.   It is just like Chinese New Year is no big deal to westerners but is celebrated by Chinese.  If you are Chinese or scared, you can print out the talisman picture in this blog, activate it with a donation to your local temple, church, foodshelf or simply doing an act of kindness, and carry it around with you.  You may also burn some joss papers and make offerings to hungry ghosts if you want to.

Most people (except a small group list below) should not worry about this so-called “triple afflictions“, especially for those who are righteous and have done nothing “bad” or evil. By the law of attraction, negative energies and entities will be attracted to people with negative energies.

Year pillar and month pillar clash may cause more “concern” to people with snake (si) animal sign or people with snake day branch in their birth charts.  These people are more “accident-prone” than the others due to the formation of “3-penalties” (yin-si-shen) with the year and month pillar. Simple fix is to minimize traveling or driving within this month (please refer to #1 above).

For everyone, within the 7th lunar month, avoid using snake or si hour (9:00- 10:59) to make major decisions and traveling. This hour forms a 3-penalty with year and month pillar EVERYDAY for this lunar month.

The following days are especially prone to accident regardless of the hour(especially for people with monkey, tiger and snake animal signs):

August 11 (gui-si)
August 23 (yi-si)
September 4 (ding-si)

During these 3 days, 3:00-4:59, 9:00- 10:59 and 15:00- 16:59 are the worst hours. People with tiger, snake or monkey signs will be better off to take a day off and stay home if possible. If not, be extra vigilant when driving and traveling. You may do spiritual cure by carrying a relic, rosary, cross, talisman and the like. The most powerful remedies are doing charity works like blood, food and money donations to the poor and needy.

Do you still want to spend US$2000 or more to purchase the “cures“?

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 12 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

Note: The following article was written for a Toronto FS group newsletter in 2005.

In the last one or two years, Xuan Kong Da Gua (XKDG) becomes the latest craze on the Feng Shui training circuit. Or in more blunt terms, it adds 2 or more courses to the inventory of Feng Shui trainers.

Info or “secrets” about Flying Star are abundant in published sources.  XKDG, info, however, is not as readily available.

In Hong Kong, a famous writer charges as much as HK$150k (CAD$23k) to teach you XKDG. In Taiwan, charges from US$5000 to NT$1M (CAD$39k) are not unheard of.

In 2000, Master X of Taiwan starts to publish a series of XKDG books, so it is no coincidence that XKDG begins surfacing in the west after 2000. Before Master X, GM Chan Pui San, the founder of Miao Pai XKDG, (Hong Kong) has published some info on XKDG. I can tell Master X’s books are based on GM Chan’s books.  But Master X is a better writer and good at explaining complicated concepts.

Miao Pai XKDG is known for its “sha-fighting” to enhance wealth luck.  Master X also has his own version of sha-fighting method.

In the early 90’s, GM Chan has released a major XKDG secret– “in-gua and out-of-gua” to explain why a person suffers in a house while another prospers in the same house, or why some houses have ugly mountains/ water but do not shown any negative effects.

The probability of being “out-of-gua” (not getting the blessing or negative effects) is about 1/3.

The cornerstone of Master X’s fight-sha Feng Shui is this “in-gua and out-of-gua” theory.  Most of his cases examples shown in his books are for business located in the top side of a T-junction or cross-junction.

The formula is pretty simple, by orientating the door to face the sha (like rushing qi/ traffic) at an “out-of-gua” angle with a good XKDG date-selection, Master X claims this will convert sha energy to work wonder for the owner.

By putting the door in an “out-of-gua” angle, so the sha cannot have effect of the property— doesn’t this sound like “sha avoidance”?

From a common sense point of view, business likes exposure.  With junctions there are normally stop signs or traffic light too. By setting a business on a cross-junction or T-junction with an angled door that faces the most directions, it maximizes exposure of the business to traffic.

Can this become a “self-fulfilling prophecy”?  Will the business be just as prosperous without doing this fight-sha Feng Shui?

If you go to downtown Toronto, businesses with angled doors at a cross-junction are found almost in every block.

Finally, I would like to give you a reminder about Master X’s books. He told his students that he had purposely set missing links and traps in his books, so he can tell if someone is teaching from his books or from someone who has taken his live class. I know Master X’s sifu and he does not fight-sha.

Postscript 2010Lately there are noises about claims of  “sha-fighting”.  Now you know how this got started.  My Taiwan sifu had studied with GM Chan Pui San (now almost 90 years old).  He told us “do not fight sha” unless your life is worthless. You don’t know the long term effects of sha-fighting and you don’t want to do experiments with the lives of your clients.

Ken Lai

“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 12 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