Ancient Chinese Feng Shui Masters were overly selfish. They did not teach their students all they knew. Many a master kept the secrets until he was seriously ill and at an old age. In this way a large proportion of valuable knowledge was lost. In the Tang Dynasty, there were more than 120 schools of Feng Shui but none was in possession of the true Feng Shui secret. In the Qing Dynasty, one scholar successfully rediscovered the secrets of Feng Shui and disclosed these great ideas in his famous "Master Zhen's Space and Time Feng Shui Handbook". This book was prone to bitter attacks due to jealousy. The contents of this book together with other genuine Feng Shui concepts are explained in Master Joseph Yu's Feng Shui Correspondence Course, Advanced Level.
Since the seventies Feng Shui was well received by folks in North America. One clever man invented a new school of Feng Shui which is extremely easy to understand. Any house or work place is divided into eight sectors called "life stations". In the beginning these life stations coincide with the eight sectors of the Ba Gua.

Using the compass to determine the facing of a building is no easy task. The extensive use of electrical appliances interferes with earth’s magnetic field making measurements difficult. This school of Feng Shui abolishes the use of the compass altogether. They claim that the entrance to a building is always the Career Life Station making Feng Shui so much easier to practice. Some practitioners claim their Feng Shui to be of Tibetan origin. Others say that such claims are merely part of a marketing ploy that exploits American ignorance of Asian history. Some are honest to call the kind of Feng Shui they practice "creative Feng Shui". They are honest to admit they created a method of placement which is different from genuine Feng Shui. They also integrate psychology into their practice. All these are more appropriately called "Pseudo-Feng Shui".

Looking into the future, Feng Shui will be the Science of tomorrow. Though Feng Shui theories have not yet been proved using any known scientific method, the principles underlying agree with Quantum Physics and Relativity. It is unfortunate that people include superstition in their marketing plan and practice. It is my hope and belief that more and more people will learn this art (if not science) with seriousness. In the near future, people who use religion and transcendental nonsense as their marketing humbug will have to vanish.

Seeking Harmony

When a house is built, the first concern is the choice of site. A house is considered fortunate if it is conformable to its surroundings. The following are some of the findings of Feng Shui studies in the old days which may still hold true today.

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1 Government offices absorb the necessary "sheng chi" or vital energy leaving practically nothing for neighboring buildings. Therefore it is not advisable to live too close to government offices.
2Angular Features Send Shar Chi It is not advisable to live near a temple or a church. Yin and Yang are not balanced. Churches, Crosses & Spires - Don't live in homes facing the spires or crosses atop a church as these angular features send inauspicious energy your way. While the cross protects the church itself it sends harmful shar chi towards you. If your main door faces a cross or the spires of a church try to use another door as your main door. In addition, places or worship often have an excess of yin energy and living too close can upset the balance of energy in your home.
3Graveyards exude yin energy - It is not advisable to live near a graveyard or a funeral home. Sorrow is contaminating.
4It is not advisable to live near a butchery. Killing destroys harmony.
5It is not advisable to live near a brothel where evil energy hovers.
6It is not advisable to live near a casino where crime sprouts.
7It is not advisable to live near a school because of the lack of balance in Yin and Yang.
During the day the school children fill the place with Yang chi leaving only Yin chi behind at night.
8It is not advisable to live near a hospital. Sickness destroys vital energy.
9A dwelling should not be too much taller than neighboring houses. To stand out prominently also destroys harmony.
10A square or rectangular building plot is most suitable.
11A pie-shaped lot which widens at the back is preferred to one that narrows towards the back.
12A house too much smaller than its neighbors is considered undesirable.
13A house must invite ample sunlight and well ventilated. This allows the house to be filled with vital energy.
14Avoid having a rapid stream running nearby. This disturbs the tranquility of the neighborhood. Likewise a straight road with speeding vehicles has the same effect.
15A straight road running directly towards a house is to be avoided. Evil energy is brought to attack the house.
16A meandering river and likewise a winding road is considered fortunate as it carries good energy to a house.
17Bridges - Energy around bridges is very powerful due to heavy concentration of traffic... and houses built at either end of a bridge will usually suffer from too much yang energy causing an unsettled atmosphere, and conflict between residents of such a household.
18High Voltage Transmission Towers can really cause problems with your feng shui. If you do live in the vicinity of such towers, try planting strong high trees and foliage between your home and the transmission tower, or build a small pond to offset the fire energy of the tower - use water if possible here.
19Other Buildings/Surrounding apartments - the elevations and shapes of surrounding buildings could be potentially threatening so be aware of any sharp or jagged edges pointed outard... towards your condominium or apartment.
20Communication Towers - Anything Tall & Straight - These are structures that you do not want your main entrance to face directly. If this is your problem you should use another entrance or again plant trees or foliage to block out the view. If you live in an apartment the best thing to do is to use heavy drapes to completely block out the towers.
20Police Station and prisons are threatening in terms of the amount of yin energy they exude. The same applies to abandoned builidings and houses as well as graveyards and hospitals. Best not to live too close to such places. Dumps and rubbish heaps are also pretty bad.
21These are just a few of the structures that may be affecting the feng shui of your home. Generally if they are very far off they will not cause you problems... but the most important thing is if the structure feels threatening to you. If it does, then take the appropriate action.
22Be sure to take care of any poison arrows sending shar chi towards your home or apartment first, before getting started on the feng shui of the interior of your home or apartment.


Ancient Feng Shui classics deal mostly with graves. The theory underlying is actually more apt for application to houses. To study the Feng Shui of a house we have to investigate two aspects that are supplementary to each other. We employ mathematical formulas to graph the distribution of energies inside and outside the house. We also observe the exterior environment and the interior design of the house. If the form and material conform with the energy distribution, we have good Feng Shui. If the form and material attack the good energy and reinforce the evil energy, we have bad Feng Shui.

Authentic Feng Shui has the following characteristics :

  1. A compass is used to determine the direction of the facing of a house. This compass does not have to be the traditional Feng Shui Master's Compass or "Lo Pan". As long as the accurate reading can be taken, the instrument is acceptable. A surveyor's compass is fine. A "Lo Pan" is just more convenient.
  2. The charting of chi in the form of "star allocation" is used to determine the chi structure of a house.
  3. The time element is also considered. The date of " completion", i.e. the day the house is ready for use is considered the birthday of the house. We actually only have to know the cycle and period the birthday falls into.
  4. The life-gua for each individual living in a house is calculated. Reference is made to the adaptability of the individual to the bedroom.
  5. Recommendations can be explained in terms of Wu Xing.
  6. Site study from the Form School of view is explained and recommendations that goes well with the surroundings are prescribed. In other words, no weird objects like a Bagua mirror, a sword or a flute will be used.
  7. Nothing is not explainable by logic.
  8. Payment can be made in cash or check whether or not in a "red packet".

Yin & Yang

The complementary, polar forces of the universe, whose tension and conflict resolve in balance, order and change; a central concept in Confucianism and Taoism. Yin is the female power, associated with darkness, cold, the earth and passivity; yang is the male power, associated with light, heat, the heavens, and action. In traditional Chinese thought, neither force has supremacy over the other, but their power is cyclical, each one alternately dominant and recessive, and ultimately complementary. Their interaction accounts for the changing seasons, the harmony of nature, and the progression of change through the resolution of opposites. The terms, originally referring to the contrast between shaded and sunny spots in nature, came to represent the idea that all of creation is governed by binary forces, conflicting but interdependent. Yin and yang are conventionally symbolized by two curved, reciprocal shapes in contrasting shades, forming a circle.
Feng Shui is belancing the nature, considering Yin and Yang.

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1 Childless couples  
2 Coping with difficult children  
3 Getting married  
4 Desk measurement Length 60 in, width 35 in, height 33 in.
5Chair measurementHeight 43 in.

Basics for Harmony

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2 Shapes  
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Bright Yang Energy enhances forgotten corners USE LIGHT TO ENHANCE & LIFT CHI

Using lights to enhance the energy of tight corners is very effective. The yang energy created immediately brightens up any stale or stagnant energy that may have collected in narrow hallways, small areas and tight, forgotten corners.

You can also hang a bright light directly in front of a staircase to overcome bad feng shui when stairs start directly in front of the main door or end directly facing a bedroom door. Lights should be left on for at least three hours every night to be effective.

KUA Calculator

Birth Year Table For Personal Kua Numbers
Birth Year Kua Number
Male Female
1910, 1919, 1928, 1937, 1946, 1955, 1964, 1973, 1982, 1991, 2000, 2009 9 6
1911, 1920, 1929, 1938, 1947, 1956, 1965, 1974, 1983, 1992, 2001, 2010 8 7
1912, 1921, 1930, 1939, 1948, 1957, 1966, 1975, 1984, 1993, 2002, 2011 7 8
1913, 1922, 1931, 1940, 1949, 1958, 1967, 1976, 1985, 1994, 2003, 2012 6 9
1914, 1923, 1932, 1941, 1950, 1959, 1968, 1977, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2013 5 1
1915, 1924, 1933, 1942, 1951, 1960, 1969, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2005, 2014 4 2
1916, 1925, 1934, 1943, 1952, 1961, 1970, 1979, 1988, 1997, 2006, 2015 3 3
1917, 1926, 1935, 1944, 1953, 1962, 1971, 1980, 1989, 1998, 2007, 2016 2 4
1918, 1927, 1936, 1945, 1954, 1963, 1972, 1981, 1990, 1999, 2008, 2017 1 5

Note: There is an exception for those who were born before 4th February; they should refer to the previous birth year to get their personal kua numbers, but for actual break-up periods i.e. the exact lunar years, you should refer table given in Chinese Astrology.

Reigning Number

No. Years The Lo Shu Square
  The original Lo Shu
4 9 2
3 5 7
8 1 6
7 1984-2003
6 2 4
5 7 9
1 3 8
8 2004-2023  
9 2024-2043  
1 2044-2063  
7 2064-2083  
3 2084-2103  


Terms Description
Feng Shui Feng means wind and shui means water. Ancient Chinese considered a site to be fortunate if it was sheltered from the attack of ill winds and untamed waters. It was considered more fortunate if the wind and water could bring comfort and fertility to the dwellers.
Kan Yu Kan means time factor and Yu means geographical concern. Kan Yu is the study of a site with reference to the time factor.
Ba Gua
Yin and Yang the concept of being negative and positive, darkness and brightness, female and male, static and dynamic, flexible and rigid, etc.

feng shui Tips

Mirrors reflecting the cooking fire bring about accidents and problems with young children.