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Returning to the original questions:

What is Feng Shui for?

Feng Shui is simply the knowledge of site selection and harmonious living and interaction between inhabitants and their natural environment.  Enhancing luck, wealth and etc. are NOT the original objectives of Feng Shui.  Increases in wealth and prosperity are “by-products” of stable living environment that shields its residents from  the elements and provides steady supply of living essentials like water and vegetation.  Feng Shui is similar to the modern “Human Geography”– “ the study of the interaction between human beings and their environment in particular places and across spatial areas.” (Dictionary.com)

How much “weight” or importance is Feng Shui in one’s destiny?

According to Yi-jing, the five most important determinants of an individual’s destiny are:

  1. Fate (一命, ming)what one was born with, hard to change
  2. Luck (二运, luck)what one was born with with limited degree of flexibility
  3. Feng Shui  (三风水)– one’s living and social environment
  4. Accumulation of good deeds (四积阴德, yin-de)
  5. Formal Study (五读书)– go to school
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2017 Auspicious Wealth Symbols

From the above list, you can see luck and fate have more influence than Feng Shui.  More often than not, I found people with bad luck also have bad Feng Shui synchronized with it.

This is easy to explain as when one is in good luck, one will have strong energy or qi-field that can block off or reduce the effect of negative energy caused by variables like Feng Shui or Bazi.  One’s energy will be weaken during a bad luck period.  Existing negative forces, including spiritual ones, can take advantage of the weaken state of the individual and attack.  This is why sometimes we feel “Blessing does not come in multiples and misfortune does not come alone“.

“Could Feng Shui help us during our bad luck periods?”

It all depends on the nature of your “bad luck“– whether it is karma-related or simply “system design” (destiny).  Assuming it is not karma-related, then Feng Shui at least keeps you physically healthy or “sane”.

“If our luck periods are good, we don’t need Feng Shui.  Isn’t this correct?

Yes, this is my little secret with you.  However, people are likely to think their good luck lasts forever and are caught unprepared when bad luck strikes.

“So, if this is the case, then why do we bother with Feng Shui at all?” “If our luck periods are good, we don’t need Feng Shui.  Isn’t this correct?

You still need Feng Shui because no one has good luck periods forever.  No place has good Feng Shui forever too.

“If a client is in bad wealth luck period and requests wealth enhancement, the practitioner cannot do much with Feng Shui.”  Why?

To understand this statement, you need to know what causes “bad wealth luck” in Bazi.  It is likely either problem of strong peer stars (bi-jie) for strong daymaster or strong wealth stars (cai) for weak daymaster.  Enhancing wealth during a bad wealth luck period may cause more losses.

How come the richest people are not Feng Shui masters?  

If you want to know more about destiny and luck management, please check:

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Ken Lai

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On last Valentines Day (Feb. 14, 2016), someone in China has posted the pictures of two geese “goodbye kissing” with a poem:

  • Kissing my love goodbye 与君吻离别,
  • Sending you off to the village exit 相送到村口,
  • Sunset stretching our shadows 夕阳长身影,
  • From now on we are separated forever 自此各天涯!

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geese_lovershadowThese pictures become viral in the Chinese internet and are re-posted by numerous news agencies in China. Netizens said these are the most touching photos of 2016 Valentines Day.  They lamented that life is similar to the fate of these two geese lovers.  One wrong turn or incident may end a relationship forever.  “We should treasure the nice people around us now and not after we have lost them.”

Reporters have located the owner of these two geese– Miss Deng of Guangdong Province.  Her parents had raised these geese for over a year in their ancestral village.

On the second day of Lunar New Year (Feb. 9, 2016), her father had gifted the female goose to his relative.  Mr. Deng had tied up the goose, put her in a paper box and further wrapped the box with a bag.  He then tied the whole box to the back of his motorcycle.  The male goose was agitated and attempted to untie the strings wrapped around the female goose with his beck.  Miss Deng was very surprised by the male goose’s behavior.  His action was very affectionate too.  He also honked sadly as if begging the master to release the female goose.

The Deng family members also felt sad to send the goose off.  But their relative had rushed them to bring the goose for dinner.  Eventually the female goose was delivered to the relative and become part of the new year dinner.geese_roasted

What has happened to the male goose?  He was slaughtered later too.  Miss Deng said her parents will leave the village to the city to work, leaving no one to take care of the goose.  They took care of business by putting him into their stomachs.

Miss Deng hopes that netizens could understand that the final destiny of family raised geese– becoming food.

Many readers have posted poems to memorialize these two geese lovers.  Some even created follow-up stories with their imagination and Photoshop skills.  Below is one of the popular ones.

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While these two lover geese cannot “rest in peace“, but at least they are now meeting in geese heaven.  We thank them for teaching us a lesson about love and living our lives.  Maybe this is the mission of their current lifetime.  We pray for them to move on to a higher realm of being in their next lives.

Ken Lai

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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

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Below is taken from a message from my “4P Bootcamp” discussion list.

Hi Ken and others,

Student Comment: It appears that feng shui has an influence at least on people’s personality. I observed people living in different areas of the country or world behave differently.

Ken: Yes, there are regional difference in macro Feng Shui which affect not only the personality but also physical appearance of the people there. For example, people born in China’s Soo Zhou and Hang Zhou regions, where water and mountains are pretty, tend to be physically attractive too, not to mention there are many famous scholars and poets born in those areas in the past thousand years or so.

Then we have micro level Feng Shui that affect individual households. From my experience, I found that personal luck is likely to synchronize with Feng Shui . I told people if they feel their current luck is great, then fire the Feng Shui master and just grab a house. It will have good Feng Shui . But if you feel your current luck is low, you need to find a Feng Shui guy to help you. 

Some people intentionally or unintentionally overblow the power of Feng Shui. Feng Shui’s basic premise is to live in harmony with nature. Everything else are just by-products. It does not intend to make you rich, to have good relationship, to beat recession or not getting sick. Even His Holiness Delai Lama gets sick from time to time and consults a doctor. The richest man in the world is not a Feng Shui master. In fact, many famous Feng Shui masters in history died poor. What did these mean? One’s fate or destiny is more important than Feng Shui, not to mention personal cultivation and behaviors that also affect one’s karma and luck.

Student Comment: My question is: does Feng Shui influence one’s luck? 

Ken: Yes, a Hong Kong sifu of mine had found that people with good Feng Shui , when they have traffic accident, their injury will be minimized or not severe. Another study in Taiwan about air-crash victims showed that their house Feng Shui tend to have problem like void line (no qi or energy coming into the house). 

So it seems that the relationship between Feng Shui and 4-Pillars is like this: if personal luck is bad, good Feng Shui will mitigate the negative effect. If one has good luck but his house Feng Shui is bad, the negative effect will not be as severe or mitigated. With bad personal luck and bad Feng Shui — your life will be very challenging. 

There are people who do not believe in San-sha (3-killings) and 5-yellow and dug in those areas and bragged about nothing negative happen. It did not happen YET because their current luck is probably on the high side. 

The negative effect may come a few years later— when your luck is low! Few people can enjoy good luck all the time. 

Some years ago Taiwan’s China Airline had a crash with many of its executives killed on-board. Taiwan Feng Shui masters had traced back that the company had violated San Sha a few years ago when they built their new headquarters. 

Student Comment: For example,  why there are more countries that suffer poverty, famine, and war than developed nations?

Ken: This has to do with the “earth luck” of those regions. It switches according to the lao-shu (post-heaven bagua) theoretically. For example, now is Period 8 and the auspicious region will be NE of any country or NE of the world. 

Student Comment: Does it mean good 4P charts and bad charts are not evenly distributed around the world?

Ken: There is no study done about the distribution of good and bad 4P charts. There are about a few hundred babies born every minute around the world with the same 4P charts. Of course, they will not have same luck and life experience. Different geography and birth environments (including social class background) will affect people with same 4P chart differently. 

There is a 4P story about two babies born at the same time– one was born on a ship and another born in the shop of a blacksmith. The one born on water became a major government official while the blacksmith’s son become a blacksmith. Then someone move this blacksmith son to the capital and study. He became an official too. 

Their natal chart liked water. Temperature adjustment in a 4P chart is very important. Very often, the difference between a rich man and a very rich man is the latter has temperature adjustment.

Student Comment: Majority of people in a 3rd world country are born with bad charts, or the ones with good charts managed to leave the country, or the ones born with good charts will have bad luck as well if they live in a city/country with bad Feng Shui?

Ken: Everything is relative. What’s considered “poor” here may sound like paradise in some other countries. The “poor” in USA still have cable TV and steady supply of food– compare this lifestyle to some third world poor, it is not bad at all. I don’t think majority of people in third world countries born with bad charts, just the ones with “good” charts may suffer less. 

Personally I think your “yun” or luck periods are more important than your Bazi natal chart and Feng Shui . When you are in good luck period, you can pick a house with good Feng Shui with your eyes blindfolded. 

To conclude, 4P interacts with Feng Shui , geography (hot or cold climate), birth environments, your personal choices and perhaps, your past lives too (if you believe in Buddhism). 

Student Comment:
I ask this because people are always looking to change aspects of their lives i.e.) better job opportunities, less stressful life, etc. by moving to a different area. But is it really helpful? 

Ken: Yes, if your chart dislikes fire and you live in say, Malaysia (hot area), your luck will be better if you move to Minnesota (cold place). I have tested this out myself!

Ken Lai 

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I am running around China and Hong Kong now. I stay with my brother while in Hong Kong.

One day, my brother and I were strolling around town. He suddenly exclaimed with joy, “‘Grandma’s Tou-Fu Dessert’ has moved to here!”.

“Grandma moves around a lot. She makes the best tou-fu dessert in town. There is always a long line in front of her store. There is always another tou-fu dessert store opens across her store, hoping to pick up those who can’t wait.” My brother said.

“You can see Grandma’s price is HK$5 per bowl and the competition sells at $3. Yet there is no line in the competition’s store.”

Of course, we rush to Grandma and get a bowl of the tou-fu dessert.

“Why does Grandma move all the time?” I asked.

“Landlord finds Grandma doing great business and thinks she may stay even if the rent is raised. So Grandma moves and amazingly, her business is always great regardless where she moves to.” My brother replied.

“What contributes to Grandma’s success?” I asked myself.

It could be:
1. Grandma is in good luck period
2. Grandma’s secret skill of making tou-fu dessert
3. Good Feng Shui (but this seems not the case here, Grandma just moves around, most of the time, move into the locations of failed business!)

Yesterday, I had a tou-fu dessert in another region of the city. The dessert tasted as great as Grandma’s. The store is at the exit of a subway station (very good “water” or human traffic). But the store does not have a long line or doing as well as Grandma’s.

So I conclude luck is more important than Feng Shui, just like the popular saying about the main determinants of destiny– “Fate first, Luck second and third Feng Shui

Do you think Grandma should hire a Feng Shui Master to select a store location for her?

Ken Lai

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