“The gold in one’s heart is far more precious than the gold in one’s purse.”
- Confucius -
Feng Shui has the capacity to help an individual tap into a state of synchronicity whereby they are more likely to be in the right place at the right time as opportunity presents itself.
This is achieved primarily with the use of Xuan Kong Fei Xing/Flying Star Feng Shui, in which one assesses the quality of qi (living energy) affecting a particular space (ie the precise compass orientation and surrounding landform of your home) during a particular period in time (ie in conjunction with construction/renovation dates and the current cycle of energy patterns affecting the building). The correct use of Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui can help an individual realise their potential for success/achievement in life.
How successful they can become, depends on their pre-destined capacity for success and achievement.
Everyone has a capacity to achieve – in some the capacity is moderate, in others it is huge.
Feng Shui cannot alter your inherent pre-destined capacity for success and achievement; it can however help you achieve the top level of your predestined capacity in this lifetime. In order to assess an individual’s pre-destined capacity for success and achievement in this lifetime, it is possible to examine their personal BaZi (8 Characters), also known as the 4 Pillars of Destiny. This information is derived from the individual’s time, date and place of birth. A qualified BaZi Consultant can tell you the most favourable time periods for you as an individual, your inherent strengths and when you will need additional help along the way.
“For those who have knowledge of Zi Ping Ba Zi 子平八字, destiny refers to the four pillars chart, cycle refers to the luck pillar. The four pillars do provide a limit to our achievement. It is just like a bird is born to be able to fly but a human being is not. There is no argument about it. However, it does not limit our ability to create the airplane so that human beings can travel by air. There is no contradiction in saying that our potential has a limit.”
Master Joseph Yu, Feng Shui Research Centre
Examining your personal Ba Zi can help you better understand your own inherent character traits including your strengths, motivation and potential weaknesses as well as help determine periods in time when your personal energy will be particularly strong and nurtured, and if you then concentrate on making the most of the feng shui in your surroundings, in conjunction with a positive attitude, you are more likely to reach a higher pinnacle of success, depending on your inherent capacity for achievement.
Some people mistakenly believe that Feng Shui is all about placing oriental-looking objects and ornaments around your home in order to magically attract wealth luck. Oh if only it was that easy!
If you find that you personally connect with a particular object or image, you can use it as a positive aspiration symbol that connects your personal thoughts and focus with your Mankind Luck (ie your attitude, education, skills and the choices that you make), and then place it in the compass sector where your water star 8 or 9 energy is located, according to the Xuan Kong Fei Xing Natal Chart of the building. This will then help tie in your positive thoughts and aspirations with a positive symbol located in a positively energised location.
Your Mankind Luck represents around a third of your overall luck potential, and this is why new age books abound on the power of symbols and positive thinking.
However, you should keep in mind, the ancient practice of authentic Xuan Kong Feng Shui is all about the careful observation of nature, magnetic forces, the 5 elements and mathematical cycles of probability and time, and does not rely in any way on the placement of symbolic ornaments. They are 2 completely separate practices.
There are many 'new-age' simplified versions of feng shui around, claiming 'ancient feng shui wisdom' whereas in actual fact, the majority of these practices were popularised in America in the late 1970's and 1980's and they have no real connection to the authentic practice of Kan Yu (Feng Shui). They typically use fixed bagua and 8 aspiration maps, and some even claim to intuitively 'feel the vibrations' within a building. They are a 'band-aid' approach which greatly appeals to the western market wanting a quick fix solution to every day problems.
While this type of consultation can be quite entertaining and fairly harmless if the only recommendations are to hang symbolic objects around the home (thus appealing to your positive intentions etc), there is also the potential for negative repercussions to occur when the wrong element advice is given according to the inherent natal chart of the building.
For example, I come across many clients who have previously used 'fixed bagua maps' and placed active water features in the far left hand corner of each room (according to the position of the door) to supposedly stimulate fabulous wealth luck. They then became seriously ill and/or their relationships suffered, or they suddenly encountered huge legal problems.
When investigating the Xuan Kong Fei Xing/Flying Star Feng Shui of their home, it then became apparent they had inadvertently disturbed and weakened the health and relationship qi of the ruling mountain star energy, or over stimulated a negative water star energy according to the building's natal chart. I have had clients tell me they read in a book that the North sector of their home automatically relates to 'career luck' and it can be stimulated with water, so they eagerly built a pond or pool in that sector outside, only to then suffer a sudden downturn in income and profitability.
When examining the natal chart of their home, it turned out the North sector of their dwelling contained a negative water star energy which is a terrible location for any active water features around the home.
Activating the 5 or 2 water star energy with active water in the surrounding land form can attract sickness and loss of finances through accidents, mishap and illness. Of course, some businesses are able to successfully utilise this energy depending on the type of business they are in. The bottom line is, all homes and business contain unique energy patterns and combinations which are determined via the magnetic orientation of the building, the location of external doors and windows, the construction/renovation dates of the building and the surrounding land form.
If you seriously want to know how to tap into energy in and around your home to attract the greatest abundance potential, then you should enlist the services of a qualified Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui Consultant who uses a Luo Pan Compass and who can draw up and explain the flying star natal chart of your home and assess the influence of the surrounding landform and how it interacts with the prevailing qi (living/transformative energy).
Some people may find themselves in a situation where they are quite happy with their current lifestyle and success capacity, until suddenly an unexpected development occurs, and everything appears to come crashing down around them financially.
From a Feng Shui perspective, the first thing you would examine is if the individual has inadvertently disturbed one of the annual energy influences (ie the Tai Sui, 5 Yellow, Sui Po or Sarm Sart) by renovating, excavating or cutting down trees in one of the affected locations in the surrounding land form. It’s also important to examine whether the individual has altered the Natal Chart of their home via extensive renovations, which may have released a whole new energy flow and subsequent set of probability factors affecting each compass sector of their home.
Ideally, if planning to build or renovate, you should first consult a qualified Xuan Kong Fei Xing Feng Shui Consultant so they can tell you the prime locations for your main door, main bedroom, home office, surrounding water features and garden structures, exterior window and door placement etc that will enable you to make the most of any positive energy patterns in and around your home, while also avoiding and/or draining the negative energy locations. The correct application of feng shui helps you attract positive energy to positively energised locations, thus increasing the probability of being in the right place at the right time when opportunity presents itself.