Shifting Stars Replacing Palace Method (移星换斗)

In the course of practice, especially with Flying Stars Chart (XKFS) or QiMen Feng Shui (QMDJ), at some point we would come across a widely known method call: Shifting Stars Replacing Palace Method (移星换斗); in layman terms call a ‘PutologyMethod of Feng Shui. The concept is no different from Shifting Lines Changing Gua (抽爻换象) in Xuan Kong Da Gua (玄空大卦) ; summarized as follows, for convenience.

(1) The Method of Shifting Palaces: It is the use of imagery represented by the symbols of Heaven, Earth, People and Gods in the Flying Star Chart to set-up the Feng Shui objects in the corresponding palaces. Resulting in the change in the pattern of the original palaces in order to improve the vibrant energy.

(2) Extraction Method: It is the removal of some items (i.e. removing garbage) of the corresponding Feng Shui elements without changing the house position or the Flying Star Chart, so as to reduce or eliminate the unfavorable factors in the Flying Star Chart.

(3) Addition and Refilling method: It is the adding of Feng Shui Items that corresponding to the elements, without changing the position of the house or the Flying Star Chart; aim to increase the energy level and achieve the effect of enhancing the vibrant energy.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) 戊申 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 6)

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) – Impermanence is a natural way of life. Nothing survives forever; not even rocks or the most rigid of structures, it gives way to erosion and corrosion. Likewise, all of our obstacles will dissolve in time, over time.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) is formed by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram on a a lower Kan (坎) Trigram. This 2 trigram put together gives an image of Water dispersed into air becomes clouds and vapour,
clouds are quickly dispersed by the wind.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) reminds us or calls to mind the many occasions before, a positive is often
followed by a negative (and vice versa). In moment of high spirits, sometimes an indiscretion may have lead to loose lips, grapevine and lead on to spreading of rumours.

渙卦 (Dispersing Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Fire (火); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire Monkey (丙申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Water Horse (壬午), Metal Horse (庚午).

A Feng Shui Perspective on Dried Flowers and Plants

In recent times, there has been literatures and sources advocating the benefits and advantage of dried flowers and plants.

One obvious advantages are economic and convenience and more sustainable than fresh flowers: “Don’t Waste Your Money on Fresh Flowers—Buy Dried Flowers Instead”.

One webpage suggest the use of a few branches out of the backyard as centerpieces for your next dinner party or leave a bundle of eucalyptus by the front door to welcome your guests with the refreshing scent while another author gives you 7 dried flowers decor ideas. Backed by science, an Entomologist articulate that Dried flowers and other plant materials are a popular way to decorate the home or office. Unfortunately, natural plant products attracts and become the habitat or the food for various insects and pests. While in a Feng Shui (The Spruce) discusses the challenge with a dried flower is to Keep its Energy Fresh and Keeping it Special.

All living organisms go through a nature process of birth, growth, death, entomb and decay process. A plant or flower that is dead and dried no longer have any life force or Yang Energy (陽氣) and given time, Yin Energy (陰氣) will accumulate, that’s why pest are attracted to it. When Yin Energy takes over, the Yin aspect will start to absorb Yang energy in order to balance itself, this leads to a decline in Vibrant Energy or Yang Energy (陽氣) in the property or household.

A plant or flower that is dead also symbolizes Death Door ( 死門), Sickness Star (天芮), Tomb and Decay (墓絕) phrase. And, wouldn’t the idea of a plant or flower that is dead resemblance a corpse (僵尸), perhaps merely less obnoxious in the look and feel when compared against a corpse (僵尸).

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