January 2017


“Bok Choy” (bái-cài 白菜)  or Chinese cabbage is the national vegetable of China.  It is the main ingredient of hundreds of Chinese dishes and soups.

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If you have traveled to China as a foreign tourist and your guide took you to the “Friendship Store” to shop, for sure you will see some jade carvings like the pictures here.

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In some Chinese cities, the people even put up giant sculpture of Chinese Cabbage.

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Why the Chinese love their cabbage so much?  Do they have a  Chinese cabbage fetish?

Actually, this is beyond fetish.  Chinese cabbage is an auspicious symbol in the Chinese cultural belief system.

The Chinese pronunciation of  Chinese cabbage is “bái-cài 白菜”.  It also sounds like “bǎi-cái 百財”. The literal meaning of “bǎi-cái 百財”is “100 types of wealth”, which implies “all kinds of wealth”.

By putting jade carving of bái-cài in the wealth positions of one’s house or shops, the Chinese believe it will attract multiple kinds of wealth into the house or business.

By the same logic, putting up a giant bái-cài sculpture in a city, the local people hope to attract all kinds of wealth streams into the city.

“Ken, I can’t afford a jade bái-cài.  What can I do?”

Today is the second day of the Chinese New Year and also your lucky day.  Here is my top secret of eating your way to the bank–  eat your bái-cài at the wealth position of your house to attract multiple sources of wealth.  Of course, you may put real bái-cài in your wealth position to attract wealth too.  A cabbage can easily last 10+ days before you put it into your stomach.  Bái-cài is inexpensive even in USA.  It costs only around US$1 per pound here.

Happy Year of Rooster!

Ken Lai

© 2017 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS 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 4G” w/ 12 or 16 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”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+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

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This is a “green” article recycled from last year with updates.  If you are darn lazy, just read the following picture and go back to your nap.0000_mini2017

No digging/ construction in regions with red arrows:

  • 52.5- 127.5 degrees  (San Sha and Year Breaker locations)
  • 175.5- 225.5 degrees (5-yellow star)– use metal cure
  • 262.5- 277.5 degrees (Grand Duke)

Minimalist Feng Shui”  here fixes 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.

Yang nobleman sign for this year is You (rooster).  Yin nobleman is Hai (pig).

You should do a good date-selection if you need to do construction in any of the above locations with red arrow (mountains/ palace).

People with rabbit and rooster zodiac sign should avoid seeing corpse being put into a coffin or burial for this year.
happy2017

Ken Lai

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Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS 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 4G” w/ 12 or 16 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”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+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

There are 3 types of people in this world:

  1. People who do not believe in Feng Shui.
  2. People who blame Feng Shui whenever their fortune slides and 0000_goodfortunemodify their Feng Shui.
  3. People who are successful and maximizing the Feng Shui of their houses continuously.

Below are some precautions to observe before changing the Feng Shui environment of your house.

Do NOT alter your Feng Shui:

  1. if you are currently enjoying good fortune, frequent celebrations and wealth luck

— don’t fix anything if nothing has broken and don’t be greedy for more fortune.  This includes your yin Feng Shui (tomb).

  1. if you have pregnant woman in the house

— Chinese believe remodeling and construction work will hurt the gestation environment of the fetus.  A common attribution to cleft lip baby is construction a0000_sicknd operations of sharp objects in the house during gestation.  This includes not moving to another house during a pregnancy.

  1. if you have severely sick patient in your house

—  a severely sick patient is already low in vital energy and  would suffer greatly if clashed by unfamiliar new energy/ qi.

  1. if your house has severe sha-qi or spiritual disturbance

—  with severe sha-qi (negative energy), change made in one area can easily induce other unintended consequences.  With spiritual disturbance (ghosts or karma-debt related), Feng Shui remedies will have little effect and may provoke even more repercussions.

Sometimes, obstacles and bad fortune are attributed to one’s bad annual or 10-years luck periods of your Bazi or 4-Pillars chart.  You may want to consult a Bazi reader to make sure your current misfortune is NOT due to your destiny before doing any Feng Shui changes.  Safety and health are more important than enhancing fortune or wealth luck.

If you want to learn more about how to handle misfortune embedded in your birth chart, please consult the following courses:

“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video

Ken Lai

© 2017 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.

Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS 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 4G” w/ 12 or 16 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”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+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

0000_promotionHow to check career or occupational change from one’s Bazi or 4P chart?  Please check below for details:

When power star (zheng-guan, pian-guan or qi-sha) is clashed, combined or controlled (“ke“).

— “Power” stars are what control the daymaster (DM).  For example, the power star of someone born in an earth day will be wood.  Power star stands for authority and career.  It signifies changes in career when power star has interaction with luck periods.

When resource star (zheng-yin, pian-yin) is clashed, combined or controlled (“ke“).

— “Resource” stars are what nurture the daymaster (DM).  For example, the resource star of someone born in an earth day is fire.  Resources stars stand for documents, study, transfer, certificate, rights/ privilege and superior.  When resource star has interaction with luck period, it implies changes in authority, transfer, and events related to older generation/ superior.

When “traveling horse” star (yin-tiger, shen-monkey, si-snake, hai-pig) shows up in luck periods.6ad62-moving2

–Traveling horse stars stand for mobility and movement.  When traveling horse star shows up in one’s luck period, it implies changes in living and working environment.  Below is how to find your traveling horse star.

If your year or day branch in your 4P chart

  • is yin, wu or xu, your traveling horse star is shen-monkey
  • is si, you or chou, your traveling horse star is hai-pig
  • is shen, zi or chen  your traveling horse star is yin-tiger
  • is hai, mao or wei  your traveling horse star is si-snake

 

Ken Lai

© 2016 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.
Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS 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 4G” w/ 12 or 16 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”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+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com

 

40d21-2017gd_tangHere is one spiritual remedy for people with rabbit clashing rooster or house clashing Grand Duke direction–  Grand Duke talisman.

I have already posted the contents below a month ago.  But people do not seem to have read it because I have reader asking for the talisman charity drive.  So I repost it here again for your convenience. 

2017 GRAND DUKE GENERAL TANG JIE  

2017 is Ding-you or year of Fire-rooster. Grand Duke for the year is General Tang Jie who was a military officer in Song Dynasty (618- 907).  Tang was born with super physical prowess.  He was humble and respected by local folks.  He had passed the government military officer exam and become a military officer.   

General Tang was ordered to stop the bandit disturbance in the South.  He had neutralized the bandit chief and decapitated 58 bandits.   Local people were no longer under the threat of plunder and killing.  The government had rewarded Tang with higher rank and silver.

2017  GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR BAZI CLASHES

Ding-you or year of  fire-rooster can be challenging for people with Gui-mao or Xin-mao pillar in their Bazi charts because these pillars “fan-yin” or “battle” with both the stem and branch of the Grand Duke.  It is especially serious if your day-pillar is  Gui-mao or Xin-mao because it means something may happen to you or your spouse.

In addition, besides the year branch, if any of the branch in your Bazi chart has a mao-rabbit, that branch is also clashing Grand Duke.  The effect may be seen from the people and events represented by that branch location.  For example, if you have a mao month branch clash, the effect may happen to daymasters’ parent or sibling.

 Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

  1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke 值太岁— people with rooster sign

  • ROOSTER : years born– 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981,  1993, 2005, 2017  
  • Symptoms: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward and not suitable for travels.  Damages in career and wealth luck and relationship.  Rooster also “self-penalizing” itself when runs into rooster year.

 2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke 冲太岁— people with rabbit sign

  • RABBIT: years born– 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011  
  • Symptoms: big fluctuations in luck, wealth, career, relationship and health; traffic accident, hurt by metal object, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death,  negative romance, quarrels and etc.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Mao-you clash is a powerful clash involving wood and metal battling– negative romance causing serious financial loss or even death or traffic accidents and surgery (injuries by metal).  If your chart has zi-rat, it will get even worse.  If your chart has both zi-rat and wu-horse, pump up your life insurance policy because you have all the 4-cardinal clashes elementszi, wu, mao and you.

 3. “Hai” or “prosecuting” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with dog sign

  • DOGyears born– 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970,  1982, 1994, 2006  
  • Symptoms: backstabbing at work, bad interpersonal relationship, jealousy from others, emotional problems, success slips away in the last minute and low Feng Shui luck.

 4. Po” or “damaging” the animal sign of Grand Duke 太岁— people with rat sign

  • RATyears born– 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
  • Symptoms: interpersonal relationship problems, negative romance, marital problem, backstabbing, skin and nervous system problemsdue to over-confidence and extreme/ radical positions.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN FOR FENG SHUI REMEDY

1.  House violating Grand Duke 7b427-000gd_location

In 2017 ding-you year, if your house faces You-rooster mountain or W2 (262.5 to 277.5 degree, west) direction, your house is said to be “violating Grand Duke.”  House violating GD will affect the overall luck, health and well-being of the people living inside.  The remedy is either avoiding movements, construction, earth-digging and demolition there or put up a Grand Duke talisman facing W2 direction.  The opposite side of Grand Duke is Year-breaker (Sui-po, E2 or east).  This location should avoid digging and activities too. 

Even with the GD talisman, if you need to do construction, you still need to do a date-selection for an auspicious date and start digging on a non-GD direction and finish last on the GD direction.  I have checked through the year of Rooster and compiled a construction calendar with dates that can over-ride the effect of Grand Duke, San-sha and 5-yellow star.  Please look for info in this blog in the near future. 

2.  Desk violating Grand Duke 

If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces You-rooster mountain or W2 direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations. However, if you arrange your seat so that W2 will be at your back (and put a Grand Duke talisman there), you will get Grand Duke as support and is good for competition and business. 

3.  Moving direction violating Grand Duke

If you move to a new house or residence, the relative direction from your old house to the new house is facing W2 grand Duke direction, you are considered “violating GD“.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction. You may carry a GD talisman too. 

4Marriage direction violating Grand Duke

If you get married and the relative direction of your new marital residence to the old residence is facing SW2 grand Duke direction,  you are considered “violating GD”.  Remedy will be choosing an auspicious date to move or at the least, choose a different route of traveling, like driving to a different direction in the beginning, take a break for 15 minutes or more and then to the final destination.  This will convert the original GD direction to a non-GD direction.  You may carry a GD talisman too.

 GRAND DUKE TALISMAN OFFERS

This year we use digital delivery of Grand Duke Talismans because “snail mail” is slow and prone to losses.  Ken Lai will create a GD Talisman with user name, city and country imprinted, bless and “activated” individually on screen digitally.  This unique activated GD file will be emailed to you.  You can print as many copies as you want (but for one unique-named person or house only).  In this way, you can replace soiled or damaged talismans.  You can carry one talisman in your wallet and post one in your home and/or office for Feng Shui remedy.  You get more “mileage” from a single donation this way.

The offer is the same as previous years: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman with your name inscribed (see below for special rate for countries with lower annual income per capita).    Here are some sample charities suggested in the past drives:

Donation made to help alleviate an urgent human/ animal need or suffering (e.g., feeding the hungry, tornado/ typhoon victims or homeless) gets you more karma credits than donation for public good or improvement of public life like church/ temple or public radio/TV.

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future. You will send me NO money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity.  You do NOT need to purchase any additional item from me or anyone else. No future solicitation of any type will be sent to you.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

If you need more than one Grand Duke Talismans, here is the discount schedule:
 –one talisman US$30 donation (US$5 if you are unemployed/under-employed)
 –two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
 –three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to http://www.xe.com to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)

NOTE:  People from countries with annual personal income per capita income below US$8000.00 can use the “under-employed and unemployed rate.

 Talisman that is grounded with a charitable event works more effectively because it has an exchange of one type of energy for protection energy.

To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to kenlai88@yahoo.com with the following info:
1.  user name:
2.  city
3.  country

Get your Grand Duke Talismans before Feb. 3, 2017 if possible.  Year of Rooster will start on Feb. 3, 2017.  Your individually consecrated digital talisman will be emailed to you in about 2 weeks after receiving your proof of donation.

Thank you for participating in this charity drive.

 Ken Lai

 http://www.kenlaifengshui.com
 email: kenlai88@yahoo.com

2017 is the Year of Rooster.  0000_mao_you

In Chinese Metaphysics, zi-wu-mao-you (rat-horse-rabbit-rooster) are the four cardinal directions with strongest energy among the 12 branches.  Rooster clashes rabbit or you-metal clashes mao-wood.  This is a serious and high intensity clash because you has the purest metal energy and mao the purest wood energy.

Individuals with mao-wood in their Bazi birth charts or current luck period/s, are subject to mao-you clash in 2017.  Below are a list of possibilities of what may happen.

  1. Mao stands for fists and you for knives– fists and knives imply brawls or fighting.  Mao-you clash could mean injury (by metal object) and imprisonment.  You is the qi-sha (power star) of mao.  It has violence signal for mao.
  1. Mao stands for string and you for handcuff– this could mean hands are tied or handcuffed.  Mao-you clash can mean prison gate is closed and locked, i.e. imprisoned.
  1. Mao stands for cars and boats, when clashed by you,  means traffic accidents.  In 2011 Xin-mao year and you-month, China and Korea had serious ship sinking incidents with numerous fatalities.
  1. Mao stands for eyes, when clashed by you, stands for eye illness or shedding tears.  Mao also stands for liver and you lungs.  When mao and you clash and hurt each other in a chart– represent liver and lung sickness.
  1. The Chinese word  卯  (mao) looks like a female uterus.  So mao-you clash can also stand for uterus problems for females resulting in surgery (using knives or you-metal), especially if the mao is in hour branch.
  1. You belongs to the Dui trigram which represents young female, wine, damage, blood, sperms…. Mao belongs to the Zheng trigram which represents male, hands…  Mao-you clash has implications for affair and lust.  This clash also stands for divorce or separation between a couple due to lust/ affair.
  1. Mao-you clash also stands of killing, like the slaughtering of rabbits and chicken.
  1. People with mao-you clash in their natal charts are talkative and good at expressing themselves.  But they also like to yell at people.

Ken, is there any remedy or cure for mao-you clash?”

You may find the remedies in the course below:

“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video

Ken Lai

© 2016 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.
Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS 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 4G” w/ 12 or 16 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”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+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video

http://www.kenlaifengshui.com