Written by Feng Shui Scholar
Copyrighted 2003-2014 by Feng Shui Bestbuy
uncovers the most promising methods of activating wealth using
the correct type of water feature practiced by Classical Feng
Shui Masters. Almost all who had seeked for feng shui masters
to audit their homes would have been recommended to incorporate
water into their home interiors and gardens. Water, being one
of the 5 elements itself, can be used to invoke the producing
or exhausting cycle of 5 Element method, to cure problems or activate
luck. Water is also the most powerful and promising method of
activating "water stars" in the classical Flying Star
decorative water feature in interiors is very much a modern day
practice be it intentional for feng shui or not. Because water
cools air, adds moisture to dry places and let our homes evolve
into comfortable, cozy and beautiful sanctuaries. Water feature
with movements and its soothing sound create good fortune
Types of water features in Feng Shui
the time, we have discovered that feng shui enthusiasts have a
wrong understanding of the correct type of water feature to be
used in feng shui. Water taps, bathtubs, jacuzzi, toilet bowls,
sinks and toilets are not considered as water features. They are
wash areas and drainage systems that drains away energy, including
draining away all types of luck, good or bad.
In feng shui,
there are two types of water features. One is known as the "yin
water" feature, which does not have living fish or plants
in it. It is a bowl of still stagnant water with nothing inside
except water. This type of water feature is usually used to exhaust
metal or fire energy. In the bagua orientations, if south, west
and northwest locations are afflicted, the yin water can be used
to cure almost all types of afflictions located there. In the
practice of Flying Stars, the violent star#7 (with metal base
element) can also be exhausted with this type of water feature.
On the other
hand, the other type of water feature known as the "yang
water" feature, is moving, active and filled with life energy.
This type of water feature can be natural or man-made. Natural
ones will use the movement of stocked fish to liven up chi in
it. Plants which oxygenate a bowl of water can also be considered
a "yang water". Man-made ones are fountains, spouting
water, rolling ball water features or aquariums which are pump
activated. This means "yang water" feature is moving
and there is life within.
we would like to caution that not all "yang water" feature available
in the market are auspicious or would give desired feng shui results.
In fact, we have had many customers showing us how their inauspicious
yang water features had brought disasters to their feng shui which
had led them to a series of bad luck. A good example of "inauspicious
yang water features" is one that appears to have a mountain
sinking in water. Remember that when mountain sinks in water,
it could signify disaster in business relationships, poor communication
and hatred from peers. Other types of bad water features include
those that do not follow feng shui design, for example strong
water rushing down steeply, wrong number of water steps used in
fountain design, sharp and protruding edges piercing through chi
accumulating water, water features that signify poverty etc. It is also worth taking note that Wealth Gods and Wealth Deities must never be placed above aquariums or water features. Wealth deities on water signifies instability and potential falling of wealth, which may bring seriously disastrous results and bankruptcy.
A good water
feature designed for feng shui purpose is usually conducive to
generate energy and accumulate chi so that prosperity can flourish.
Feng Shui Masters often would incorporate good fortune symbols
to ensure that desired results would realize. Examples of good
fortune symbols are lotus, gold ingots, dragons, tortoises, money
frogs etc. However, it is not appropriate to get those that have
Wealth Deities such as Laughing Buddha sitting on top of the water
feature. Wealth Deities on water signifies instability of wealth
and brings poverty instead. Some more immaculate feng shui masters
would even seek for good material used to make water features
so that they will not leak when they get worn out. Examples of
water features that wear out and potentially leak later are those
made from fibre that is widely available in the market today.
The better ones are made from ceramics, porcelain and the best
ones are carved out of precious stones, such as crystals. In terms
of the movement of water, the best and most desired type is the
one that has a rolling ball mechanism incorporated in the water
feature. The one endorsed to be correct for prosperity enhancement
by classical masters is such as the one shown in the picture below.
It is a natural crystal carved in the shape of a lotus which emits
auspicious vibes which radiates further to be accumulated in the
water that flows down into a bowl. Meanwhile the rolling ball
which is also carved from natural crystal attracts, regulates
and rejuvanate chi to be dispersed around its vicinity. The rolling
ball is also the best means to activate auspicious water star
#8 in Flying Star Feng Shui. It represents never-ending turnover
of good luck. The lights fire up earth energy inside the crystal
thus strengthening its power further.
Rolling ball water feature carved
out of natural crystal promises the best results
Applying water feature to activate your
three directions which always benefit from water, which is the
north, east and southeast. Conventional practice of feng shui
suggests placing waters in these areas to activate water and wood
element according to 8 Aspirations Theory. When these areas are
activated, it benefits the entire household.
1. The north generates career luck and its direction element is water.
So, when you use a good water feature in the north, you see desired
results in promotional luck in your career and increase of sales
to flourish your business. Meanwhile the east with trigram chen
has its base element wood.
2.East is the direction of the dragon
and is filled with the most cosmic breathe of the dragon. It benefits
the whole family by bringing health, longevity and descendants
luck. It also promotes growth. A good water feature here would
feed the wood and let the energy blossom to realize your aspiration.
3. The southeast brings prosperity and belongs to sun trigram
with its base element wood. The type of luck brought by activation
of this area with water feature is increased in money and wealth,
or simply higher level of regular income.
east and southeast of the whole house is the bedroom, you may
choose to use the small tai chi method of activating the north,
east or southeast of the living room, family room, study or dining
room to generate the same results.
Star practitioners, old Feng Shui masters often advised them not
to worry about the possibility of unlucky flying stars such as
#2, #3 and #5 occupying any of those directions. It will not activate
the unlucky water stars which could bring inauspicious luck. Reason
is because #2 and #5 belong to earth numbers. Water can hardly
strengthen them, especially when they are cured already with strong
metal windchime, 5-Element Pagoda or wulou. In addition, although
#3 (wood energy) could be strengthen by water, as long as it is
being suppressed by red furnishings or laughing buddha, a water
feature cannot magnify a quarrelsome event that could lead to
disasters unless the feature is as huge as a swimming pool.
Bagua 8 Aspirations and its corresponding
Applying water feature in Flying Stars
Compass Feng Shui masters often claim that the fastest and most
promising method to improve finances is to find the auspicious
"water star" (facing star) of the reigning number of
the current period and activate it with a correct water feature.
Although there are many theories about generating wealth, this
system of feng shui gives the most faith to watch money start
flowing in till richess is attained. The reigning number in Period
8 is "8" and it is this star that rules for this 20
year-cycle (ending 2024), therefore the wealth star is water star
#8. This is the money spot of the house and where money luck can
be harvested effectively. Once this water star #8 in any type
of houses is activated, it promises prosperity for the whole household,
irrespective of which period your house belongs to.
aspect to take note of is the secondary wealth corner. For all
houses built in period 8 or being renovated into a period 8 house,
placing an extra water feature in the Southwest in specific is
considered very lucky. This is the "special energy"
of the property and activating the "special energy"
besides the water star #8 makes one even richer.
Shui Scholars have summarized in the tables below the locations
of the water star #8 for houses or premises built in Period 7
and Period 8 for your easy reference. The location of flying stars
in a building are determined by the time aspect of completed construction
and the facing direction of the building.
The time aspect will
follow the nine 20-year-cycle of Hsia Calendar as follows:
Period 1: Feb 4 1864 - Feb 4 1884
Period 2: Fed 4 1884 - Feb 5 1904
Period 3: Feb 5 1904 - Feb 5 1924
Period 4: Feb 5 1924 - Feb 5 1944
Period 5: Feb 5 1944 - Feb 5 1964
Period 6: Feb 5 1964 - Feb 4 1984
Period 7: Feb 4 1984 - Feb 4 2004
Period 8: Feb 4 2004 - Feb 4 2024
Period 9: Feb 4 2024 - Feb 4 2044
In terms of facing direction of the building, there are altogether
24 subdirections (each subdirection takes 15 degrees) which is
considered in arranging Flying Star map of houses, therefore resulting
in 24 types of houses. To determine your home's facing direction,
you must first find the sitting direction. The sitting direction
is the direction your house or apartment unit lean against. It
is usually the side corresponding to the backyard or alley for
a house, or rather the yin part of your house. Once you have located
the sitting or backside of your house, the facing direction is
magnetically opposite. One mistake most people make is to use
the position of the front door and that could cloud your judgement.
In Classical Feng Shui, the front door plays no role in determining
the sitting and facing sides of the building or unit in question.
The maindoor facing direction is not used in determining flying
star feng shui, although it is used widely in Eight Mansions Theory
when we want to synchronize with our good directions.
We advise that if you have
sufficient space in your living space, do not limit yourself to
just activating your water star #8 location of the whole house
(big tai chi). You can also activate similar locations for individual
rooms such as living room, study room, home office, family room
and dining area (small tai chi). And for those whose big tai chi
location of the water star#8 is in an area unsuitable for water
feature to be placed there, example bedroom, toilet or store room,
you can make use the the small tai chi locations where suitable.
This has been discovered by Feng Shui masters to be good enough
to generate similar effects.
What if the water star #8
is in the south? South is fire and placing water there is thought
to clash with fire. This is not thought to be so by Classical
Feng Shui Masters with extensive knowledge and intepretation in
Flying Stars and 5 Element Method. It is believed that when water
star #8 flies to the south, it creates opportunity for fire and
water to be present together producing steam, thus generating
more energy and power. Therefore for the purpose of activation
of water star #8 in the south, it would attract prosperity that
comes with power and authority. You can do it with confidence.
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