Bazhai or 8-Mansions Feng Shui is one of the oldest Feng Shui schools in China.  It started around the “Spring and Autumn Warring States” period (770 to 221 BC).

The original Bazhai creators probably were the grand-daddy of positive thinking movement.  They did not label negative sectors of a house as “inauspicious” but using “little auspicious 小吉”, “less auspicious 玄吉” and “least auspicious 幺吉” instead.

When the Japanese ambassador requested China for Feng Shui help in around 7th century (Tang Dynasty),  the Chinese emperor had ordered a rewrite of Bazhai to make sure our Japanese friends understand those not so auspicious sectors are actually bad sectors.  This gives rise to modern version of Bazhai with the inauspicious sectors clearly labeled as negative–  “death 绝命”, “six-killing 六煞” and “disaster 祸害”.

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Sample Bazhai sectors for Qian House

Basic premise of Bazhai Feng Shui is pretty simple– matching the magnetic profile of a person to the magnetic profile of a house.  There are only two magnetic profiles:  east-4-group and west-4-group.  An individual’s magnetic profile or ming-gua is determined by his birth year whereas a house is determined by its facing and sitting direction.  Good Feng Shui is when a east-4-group person lives in a east-4-group house,  A Feng Shui mismatch occurs when a east-4-group person lives in a west-4-group house.

While determining the magnetic profile or ming-gua of a person is straight-forward, for the house is a big mess or merry-go-round situation, especially with the changing definition of facing in modern architecture.

To do Bazhai Feng Shui, the first step is to determine the “Fu Wei 伏位” or “stability” sector of a house.  Essentially this is similar to determine the sitting and facing in other Feng Shui schools.

Below are different ways of determine the “Fu Wei 伏位” :

  1. Sitting determines house profile:  the opposite side of door-facing direction is the sitting direction.  For example, if the door-facing of a house is SE, the sitting will be NW or Qian palace, the house is a Qian house or a west-4-group house.  NW or Qian sector is  “Fu Wei 伏位” or “stability” sector of the house.  NW is always has the qi of NW. Hence this method is based on magnetic field
  2. Main door facing determines house profile:  For example, if the main door is in SE or Xun palace, the house is a Xun house or a east-4-group house.  SE or Xun sector is  “Fu Wei 伏位” or “stability” sector of the house.  This method is based on energy or qi-flow.  The main “qi-mouth” is in Xun.
  3. Resident’s ming-gua determines house profile:  For example, the house resided by a person with Li ming-gua will be a Li or east-4-group house.  The south or Li sector will be the “Fu Wei 伏位”.  This method is based on the theory that Feng Shui will not operate without the resident and should be people-centered.
  4. The tallest sector of the house determines house profile:  For example, if west side of the house is tallest, that sector will be the “Fu Wei 伏位” and he house is a Dui house.  This is based on the tallest sector is the most dominant sector.

The methods listed above contain valid arguments.  But which one should one use?  I think it all depends on individual situation.  For example, in a retail business, the main door traffic flow is important, using main door facing is likely more relevant.  For residence, main door traffic is not as important as the house magnetic influence.  Same arguments are also applicable to other Feng Shui methods like Flying star and the like.  Consult your teacher or my “Practical Door Feng Shui” course for more inspirations.

Ken Lai

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My student asks me this question that probably most of the Feng Shui students want to know but are afraid to ask:

What are your thoughts when it comes to having several Feng Shui techniques/ schools of thought in a practitioner’s toolkit when selecting or auditing a house? Is it more advisable to use one technique/ lineage/ school over others, or use a combination — for example,  some masters screen using 8 mansions first, then combine with flying stars etc. Does combining or using a single li-qi (formula) technique make any difference.”

Here is my translation of this long question in one sentence:  Which one is better–  Frankenstein vs. pure bred Feng Shui approach?

FRANKENSTEIN FENG SHUI

The classic western movie “Frankenstein” is about a mad scientist who had created a monster out of body parts from different corpses.

Frankenstein Feng Shui is the application of 2 or more Feng Shui schools techniques in a Feng Shui audit.  The most common one is mixing of Flying Stars and Bazhai (8-mansions) Feng Shui in an audit.

On the positive side, if the practitioner knows the specialty or strong points of each Feng Shui school, s/he may apply, for example:  Bazhai in kitchen, San He for bed arrangement, XKDG for door, Flying Star for wealth enhancement,… and the like.

On the negative side, some practitioners do not really understand the Feng Shui schools and haphazardly apply different Feng Shui schools techniques in their audits.  For example, I have seen quite a few “tilt it again Sam” doors in Malaysia and Singapore.  Some “masters” set up two doors at different angles in a house or business.  The first door is tilted for the auspicious Bazhai angle and the second door for Flying Star.  It is as if the qi entering the premise is “smart” and can distinguish the first door is for Bazhai, second door for Flying Star Feng Shui and “behave” accordingly.

PURE BRED FENG SHUI

Pure bred” here means loosely as “one school only”.  In reality, there is really no pure bred Feng Shui because most Feng Shui schools “borrow” something from others.  For example, the popular Flying Star has more than 10+ variations, so is Bazhai.

Is pure bred better than Frankenstein Feng Shui?  The answer is both “yes” and “no”.

Every Feng Shui system has its own peculiar properties that works well with certain land forms, like some methods work better with mountain regions while others with flat-land or river regions.  Hence when there is a match between land form and a pure bred Feng Shui School, the results will be great.  If not, the opposite happens.

SEMI-PURE BRED OR VOTING FENG SHUI

In this brand of Feng Shui, the practitioner employs one Feng Shui school only, but takes references to other schools’ judgment on each Feng Shui sector.  For example, if Flying Star thinks this door location is great but Bazhai says it sucks and IF this practitioner only considers two school (one + and one minus), this location still “usable” or “OK”.  If both schools agree that this location is bad, then remedy is sought or not using this location.  If both schools think this location is great, then this location must be very good.

“Ken, what is your position on this topic?”

Before I put on a Frankenstein or pure bred hat (I should market a “Make Feng Shui Great Again” hat),  I check the Bazi or 4-pillars chart of the client first.  If s/he is in good luck period, I will tell him just pick whatever house s/he wants and fire the Feng Shui guy (me).

If client is in average or low luck period,  I would use Form Feng Shui first.  Formula Feng Shui will not work if the forms are not there!  If the forms look good with the 4-animals and right forms, the Feng Shui of that property should not be bad.

I would cherry-pick the best feature of different Feng Shui schools.  “Fran-ken-stein” has my name inside.

“Ken, you sound like pushing your Feng Shui courses by advocating Frankenstein Feng Shui.”

You are so smart.  If you can only afford one Feng Shui course, take the “Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” listed below.  Feng Shui teachers can cheat you with formula Feng Shui because you cannot see li-qi or formula.  Form Feng Shui is what you see is what you get– everyone can see forms like mountains and rivers.

Ken Lai

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“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
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meanPpl2Xiao ren” or “little people” is the Chinese term for mean people, backstabbers and gossipers — people who make your life miserable or blocking your progress in life.

Common Feng Shui features that attract mean people are:

  1. External negative energy (sha-qi) like T-junction, heaven-chopping sha, and other form sha.
  2. Missing corner in home or office, especially SE or NW side.
  3. Overhanging beam above your seat or bed
  4. Door facing door, whether with your neighbor’s door or door facing door inside your home or office
  5. Window behind sofa, bed or office chair (no support or helpful mentor)
  6. Yin” plants with thorns like roses, cactus, climbing plants/ vines
  7. Clutters and  garbage accumulation in your home or office
  8. Sleeping or sitting in the annual 3-wood star location (2018 in NE, 2019 in south, 2020 in north).  This star stands for disharmony and mean people.

Some remedies or cures for the above are from simple to difficult.  The easy ones are simply removing or relocating the offending Feng Shui items.  For the difficult ones, please consult your Feng Shui teacher or take the following course for cures or remedies:

“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video

Ken Lai

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“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
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sidingA few weeks ago, I was waken up by loud machinery noises of cutting and hammering from outside my home.  I went out and found that my dragon side (left) neighbor has contracted a construction firm to replace the vinyl siding and roof of his house.  Both were damaged by a hail storm earlier and insurance pays for the repair.  Essentially this neighbor has a “skin replacement” for his house.

Besides waking me up early for a week or more (I am a night owl), the biggest problem I see was a big part of his house is in the north-east side of my house.  5-yellow disaster star is in the NE this year.  Excessive noises and movement may instigate the wrath of this star, causing injury, accident, losing wealth and even death.

5-yellow star is earth in nature, the fix usually is metal or coin-salt solution.

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5-yellow star in NE

I have searched my house for possible remedies and found a gold-colored calabash and some Chinese Qian-long coins.  Qian-long was one of the emperors during China’s Qing Dynasty. This combination should do the job.

Normally I put six coins in a circle shape to neutralize 5-yellow star.  I was too lazy to take 6 coins out of my string inventory of coins.  So I have used all the coins (around 60) in the string and put it on top of the calabash.  I put this remedy combination in the NE region facing the construction site.   You may use your own local copper or brass coins instead.  Just make sure the denomination of the coin is not 25 cents, 5 cents, two dollars or 5 dollars each.

This roofing and siding job has taken about 10 days.  I am still in one piece and no major mishaps happened.  However, my sales suffered during the period.  But this is still better than losing an arm or leg.  You win some and lose some.

Ken Lai

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romanceIn Chinese metaphysics, the term “peach-blossom” is used to describe romance or romantic activities.  “Positive peach-blossom” is the one that both parties are single or unmarried.  “Negative peach-blossom” is the one that involved at least one married party.  It can also be negative if the relationship is asymmetric or one of the parties feels annoyed or not interested in the relationship.

HOW TO NEUTRALIZE OR ENHANCE PEACH-BLOSSOM Today is your lucky day!  I will show you two methods that can either enhance positive peach-blossom or prevent the negative one.  You may use these methods to prevent your own or spousal affairs.  If you are single, you may use it to enhance your chance of getting “hooked” or getting rid of undesirable “admirers”.

affair5Unlike the “rooster” method shown in previous blog, the methods below will also work for people with rabbit animal sign.

Method 1.  Use your personal (or spouse’s)  “peach-blossom location” to control romance

— each individual has a “peach-blossom location” calculated from his/her Chinese zodiac animal sign.  Below is the peach-blossom location formula:

 

  • Monkey, rat and dragon’s  location:  West
  • Pig, rabbit and ram’s location:  North
  • Snake, rooster and ox’s location:  South
  • Tiger, horse and dog’s location:  East

 

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Sago Palm

How to do it?

  1. To enhance positive romance (if single):  put fresh flowers with no thorns in the person’s peach- blossom location.  Replace when the flowers withered.
  2. To fix negative romance (if married or single):  put a cactus plant or sago palm or a pair of scissors in the person’s peach-blossom location.

You can check your Chinese zodiac animal sign with the list below.  Please note that if you were born before Feb. 4 of the year, your animal sign would be the one of the previous year.  For example, if one was born in between Jan. 1 and Feb. 3 of 1973, your birth animal sign is rat and not ox. 

  • Rat: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936
  • Ox: 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949, 1937
  • Tiger: 2022, 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950, 1938
  • Rabbit: 2023, 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939
  • Dragon: 2024, 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964, 1952, 1940
  • Snake: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941
  • Horse: 2026, 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, 1931
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968, 1956, 1944, 1932
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, 1958, 1946, 1934
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971, 1959, 1947, 1935

Method 2.   In Flying Star Feng Shui, the 1-white-water star represents peach-blossom or romance.  The annual location of this star will affect the peach-blossom situation of the residents.  If you are single and want more romantic opportunities, you may enhance this location by putting fresh flowers or water-based plants there.  For married people, they may want to make sure no flower, water plants or empty flower vases sitting in this area.

Below is the #1 white-water star annual location:

  • 2016/ 2025   SE
  • 2017/ 2026   center
  • 2018/ 2027   NW
  • 2019/ 2028   W
  • 2020/ 2029   NE
  • 2021/ 2030   S
  • 2022/ 2031  N
  • 2023/ 2032  SW
  • 2024/ 2033  E

May love and unwanted love find its own place.

Ken Lai

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