蔡伯勵Hong Kong’s famous Chinese Almanac and Feng Shui grandmaster Cai Ba Li (蔡伯勵) had passed on July 26, 2018 at the age of 96.  Cai was the region’s ultra-rich and famous people’s “go-to guy” for Feng Shui and date-selection consultations.  Billionaire like Li Ka-Shing was one of his clients.  He had been in the Feng Shui and Chinese Almanac publishing (通勝曆書) business for over 70 years.  Cai’s annual Chinese Almanac (aka “Tung Shu“) is sold over 1 million copies per year in Asia.

Cai had spent 20 years to plan and build a ancestral mansion in his China hometown. Below description is given by Cai about his mansion.

Cai’s ancestral mansion

“This mansion has mountain at the back and river in the front.  There is a theory of changing period luck in Feng Shui.  It stipulates that period luck changes once every 20 years.  This mansion will use the right door as main door when 2024 arrives.  Left door will be utilized in the following luck period.  Current main door is in the middle.  Left, middle and right doors are 15 degrees away from each other.  Timing and locations have all been carefully calculated.”

蔡伯勵曾說:「這裏後面有山、前面有河,風水有運氣之說,每20年一轉,2024年後便會用右邊門口,最後才用左邊門,正門在正中,左右各差15度」,「時間及方位全部都有計過」,此乃三元不敗之局。

This is the so-called “forever auspicious Feng Shui formation”  (三元不敗之局).  The secret is adjusting the main door location for each new period!

Real case study from a real grandmaster– now you can see the importance of main door in your Feng Shui design planning.  For more info about door Feng Shui, consult this video course:

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GM Cai was active in civic activities with his own charity foundation.  He had fathered 11 children with 5 of them to continue the family business in Feng Shui and almanac publishing.

RIP GM Cai

Ken Lai

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buildingWhen doing Feng Shui audit, the most critical part is figuring out the “facing” and “sitting” of the house because this determines the energy distribution within the property.

“Sitting” is also called “mountain” in Feng Shui terms.  This obviously implying the “back” of the house.  “Facing” is the angle measured based on the “sitting” of the house.

However, how to define “facing” and “sitting” is not this simple.  The topic remains a “hot potato” in Feng Shui circle.

Approaches to facing and sitting:

  • Using door location as facing– the opposite of door facing will be the sitting.
  • Using mountain or back-support (buildings at the back) to determine facing– door location may not be the opposite side of mountain.
  • Using the “yang-est” side like big open space or ocean or the side with most street traffic as facing– even the door may be at the back of this “facing”.
  • For Qi-Men-Dun-Jia Feng Shui (non-divination type)– door location is very flexible and can be located in any trigram or palace.

For multiple storeys building with multiple tenants:

  1. Using the main entrance of the building as the facing,  the opposite of door facing will be the sitting— all the units/ apartments will use the same sitting/ facing.
  2. Using the main door location of individual unit/ apartment as the facing,  the opposite of door facing will be the sitting.
  3. Using the “yang-est” side (side with most windows/ balcony) of individual unit/ apartment as the facing,  the opposite side will be the sitting.
  4. Combination of #1 and 3 with this rule:  For storeys 1 to X (“X” usually is10+) storey, use rule #1 and after “Xth” storey, use rule #2.  The rationale is “Xth” below storeys will be more affected by earth energy and “Xth” above will be affected more by “heaven” or star energy.

There are numerous arguments on which method is more “correct” using how “qi” or energy travels and moves around a house.  For example, the argument against using the yang-est side of a highrise apartment as facing:  qi must be carried by people into the apartment.  People walk through building main entrance, take the elevator and walk to their apartment door.  They do not and cannot walk into their apartment through the balcony high above ground.

I have deliberately skipped the argument on whether “facing” OR “sitting” is more important to keep this short.

Regardless of the arguments, most schools think their method is the best!  This is why if you hire Feng Shui practitioners from different schools, you may get totally opposite readings if facing/ sitting measurement methods are different.

Ken Lai

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