January 2012


Dragon is the most beloved animal of the Chinese people.  It represents prosperity, blessing and success in the Chinese lore.  This belief gives marketers a tremendous opportunity to make some quick bucks with the upcoming of the Year of Dragon.

Rolls Royce of UK, manufacturer of deluxe vehicles, has marketed a “limited edition” of a dragon car by hand painting a few golden dragons in the interior of a Phantom model vehicle. People have snapped up this dragon inventory within a week when the car was put in the market. This dragon car has a little price tag of about US$1.2 million a pop.

Alas, not every Chinese is a rich panda to afford this Rolls Royce Dragon.  But they want to get some benefits from the year of dragon too.  So they resort to “making” dragon babies.  Many Chinese hospitals are already fully booked for dragon baby deliveries up to Sept. 2012 now. This  baby boom will increase competitions for school, jobs, spouse among dragon babies themselves than other birth cohorts for the rest of their lives.

Well, not every Chinese is fortunate enough to have someone to “make” dragon baby with or afford a babysitter.  How can they cash in this dragon mania?

By the grace of God Microsoft has created two affordable “limited editions” dragon mice.  The black “Arch Touch Mouse” only costs you US$69.95 and the wireless “mobile mouse” US$34.95.

The question is:  Do the designers of these mouse models understand Feng Shui and Chinese folklore?

2012 is Ren-chen or year of water-dragon.  In Chinese metaphysics, black or blue stands for water. Therefore the base color of these mice is correct to use black.

However, the gold or metal colored dragon version is a little bit off, though still usable.  Year 2000 or Geng-chen was the year of metal dragon.  Metal nurtures water in Chinese 5-element theory, so a gold colored dragon is still acceptable or auspicious for the year of water dragon. For the same reason the gray-colored dragon on the Arch Touch Mouse is considered metal and so it is also acceptable.

The model with red dragon imprinted can be put in storage till 2036 when the year of fire-dragon (Bing-chen) comes.  Fire-dragon clashes water dragon– inauspicious for the user of this mouse during 2012. Microsoft can market the red dragon mouse as an antique mouse in 2036 if it is still in business.

Now comes to the most important question– are these dragon mice good Feng Shui or not? You need to learn something about the concept of Grand Duke or the Annual Ruler of the year.

2012 is the year of the dragon.  This means dragon is the Grand Duke or Ruler of the Year. Dragon is your boss for the year.  Chinese Feng Shui dictates that you should not face Grand Duke directly, let alone holding his head and moving his tail backwards when you use the dragon mouse.  This is disrespect to the max to Grand Duke.  Antagonizing Grand Duke is a one way ticket to make your life miserable.

Ken, since I can’t afford the Rolls Dragon or make a dragon baby, I have already bought a dragon mouse.  What should I do with it?

Well, you may get rid of it on Ebay or put it at the back of where you sit most of the time. Grand Duke enhances your competition power in business or examinations if he is at your back.  It is auspicious to have Grand Duke as your back support. You may use your dragon mouse safely after Feb.3, 2013.

Now Microsoft can market these dragon mice as Feng Shui remedies and double the prices. Bill, do it quick before the Queen of Feng Shui picks up this business idea.

Disclaimer:  I do not own Microsoft or Apple stock.  I do not own or use any Apple software or hardware. I have been a Microsoft Windows user for over 25 years.  This blog is written with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

Ken Lai

“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. w/ Bazi- Basic/ Advanced w/18 hr. HD video each
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth & Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 Feng Shui Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 11 hr. video
“Advanced Practical Imperial QMDJ” w/ 18 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/Feng Shui”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

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Have you ever wondered how those masters or non-masters make their annual predictions? Today is your lucky day– you will find out you can do it too— no Chinese metaphysics courses needed to take from me or other masters.  Of course, it helps if you have knowledge of Chinese metaphysics.

Most of the annual predictions focus on these areas:
Disasters— natural or man-made disasters like tsunami, earthquake, flooding, drought, snowstorm, tornado, tropical storms, epidemics, nuclear accidents, war, train accidents, terrorist attacks, air disasters, cruise ship sinking ….(hints: earthquake is likely in  the “rings of fire” region; war in the middle east… throw a dart to a world map if you can’t make up your mind)
Economy— stock market, housing market, FOREX, oil market…. (hints: either up or down or “up a little bit or down a little bit”; pretty easy to predict!)
Politics— who gets or loses power (hint: don’t make  50/50 chance prediction like the USA presidential election.  A bad guess will make you look like an idiot and correct one will not win you anything)
People— most celebrities and politicians; who cheats, marries, divorces, scandals… etc.

COMMON TOOLS FOR MAKING PREDICTIONS
Gut-feeling : Simply make any guesses or “educated guesses” based on past year statistics.  Isn’t this easy?
Psychic reading: People who are psychic or think they are psychic make predictions based on their “psychic feeling”. You may even use what you have dreamed.
Divinations: For people who are not psychic, they may use Yi-Jing, Xuan-Kong-Da-Gua, Plum-Flower and similar divination methods to make predictions down to individual month or even days.
Bazi of the New year:  This method requires knowledge of Bazi (4-Pillars).  You find out the exact date and hour when the New Year kicks in and generate a 4-pillars chart.  This treats the new year as if it is a person and make predictions or telling stories based on the combinations and clashes in the chart.
Animal sign of the New Year:  This method creates a story based on the animal sign of the new year. For example, 2012 is ren-chen or water-dragon year.  The story-telling part will be concentrated on the personality and characteristics of dragon and its water nature.  So you may hear about flooding stories.

Annual chart based on 9-stars: this method is used mostly in Feng Shui predictions.  For example, 5-yellow disaster star flies to southeast for 2012, so major disasters are likely to happen in the southeast, especially when monthly 5-star flies there.
Qi-Men-Dun-Jia Year Chart:  Predictions can also be made based on QMDJ, but it is not common to see.  It is pretty good at predicting Feng Shui problems.
Scavenger method:  If you can’t think or don’t want to think, you can “improvise” on other’s predictions.  This method summarizes or pick-and-choose the predictions made by other people.  The disadvantage of this method is that you lose the bragging right of being the first to make the prediction.  The advantage is that you can make the most comprehensive predictions.

It is  rare that “masters” utilize only one method to make predictions.  They use combinations of the above methods to “enrich” or throw out more predictions.  When one throws out 100+ predictions, a few of them will “hit”.  “Masters” can brag about how accurate their predictions were the following year (never mind or mention the ones they have missed).

Compare with economic predictions, astrologers are doing pretty well.  The late economist John Kenneth Galbraith wrote:

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

“Ken, I have not seen you make any annual predictions.”

I do not want to make economists feel good.  Besides, predicting disasters will generate mass negative manifestations.  It is bad karma for everyone.

Happy Year of Dragon!

Ken Lai

“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. w/ Bazi- Basic/ Advanced w/18 hr. HD video each
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth & Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 Feng Shui Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 11 hr. video
“Advanced Practical Imperial QMDJ” w/ 18 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/Feng Shui”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp” with 12 hr. video

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Ren-chen or year of Water Dragon will start in a few weeks.  You may want to fix the regions that will become “dangerous” to fix or dig after Feb.3, 2012 now.

The annual chart for the Year of Dragon is:

Annual chart is based on Purple White Method which holds that 1,6, 8 and 9-star locations are auspicious. 2-black sickness and 5-yellow disaster star locations are inauspicious.  Therefore, for current year, Southeast sector with 5-yellow disaster star is the most inauspicious, especially Tai Sui or Grand Duke also sits in that region.  You definitely do not want lots of movement and especially “moving earth” (digging or construction) there.  If the Flying Star chart of your house has 2-sickness star in the SE, you need to put metal or coin-solution cure there, especially if you have a door there. Same scenario and remedies and precautions if you have a 5-disaster star in the north sector of your house.

Minimal Feng Shui” is to fix only 2-5, 5-5, and 9-5 star combinations in regions with activities.  You don’t need to put up remedies or Feng Shui monsters in all 9-palaces of your house, especially in region of no activity like storage room and guest room.


OTHER PRECAUTIONS:
Grand Duke is at Chen mountain (SE, 112.5- 127.5 degree) — minimize movements and avoid construction or digging. 5-yellow disaster star is also in this sector for current year.   If your house is facing Chen mountain (112.5- 127.5 degree), your house is said to be “Chong” or clashing Grand Duke.  You may want to put a Grand Duke Talisman there for protection (see my previous message on how to get one).

Sui Po or year-breaker is at Xu mountain (292.5- 307.5 degree)– avoid construction or digging.

San Sha or 3-killings are at Si, Wu and Wei mountains (South, 142.5- 217.5 degrees)– avoid construction or digging.

5-yellow disaster star at Xun palace (SE)- avoid construction or digging and movements. Grand Duke sits in Xun palace with 5-yellow– definitely be very careful when you do constructions and movement here (and avoid going SE)!

5-tiger sha at Shen, Geng and You mountains (West, 232.5- 277.5 degrees)– avoid construction or digging and movements.

Yang nobleman sign for this year is Mao (rabbit).  Yin nobleman is Si (snake).

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

People with dragon and dog zodiac sign should avoid seeing putting corpse in coffin or burial for this year.

Happy New Year!

Ken Lai
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. w/ Bazi- Basic/ Advanced w/18 hr. HD video each
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth & Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 Feng Shui Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-men-Dun-Jia” w/ 11 hr. video
“Advanced Practical Imperial QMDJ” w/ 18 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/Feng Shui”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” 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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