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A Full Bodied 8 Mansion Feng Shui

In playing with 8 Mansion Feng Shui (八宅風水), a few aspects come into mind of a vivid practitioner or Masters. At some point, the 8 Mansion Feng Shui user ought to ask:

• Facing start Stability Sector (付位)
• Sitting start Stability Sector (付位)
• Door start Stability Sector (付位)
• Life Gua based Stability Sector (付位)

Some practitioners would praise the 24 mountain method of 8 Mansion (二十四山八宅), some keep to the 8 sectors, while some uses the simplier form, of purely 2 sectors: good sector vs bad sectors (吉凶好壞).

Then, at some point in the adventure, the 8 Mansion Feng Shui (八宅風水) user should also ask whether the 8 sectors are constant throughout the entire column of apartment. Because in cities, high rise are common. And, this becomes an issue for 8 Mansion Feng Shui (八宅風水) users to ponder, as the original textbook isn’t catered for high rise building and apartments. If it changes from floor to floor / level to level, how should the 8 Mansion be plotted to give a better accuracy in assessment and a more reflective application.

The 8 Mansion (八宅風水) that is typically talk about in text book and course are static. There is also a dynamic dimension to incorporate into to give the crisp in application. The dynamic dimension is basically the annual (年運) angle of 8 Mansion Feng Shui (八宅風水).

With that, it brings to another question. The derivation of Gua Number or Life Gua (命卦), we are taught to use Start of Spring as the cut off point. What if this system is inherently wrong from the start, actually winter solstice is a better relevant cut off point. Do we use 冬至一阳生 or 三阳开泰 ?

Lastly, most of the 8 Mansion Feng Shui (八宅風水). user would be missing this leg. That is the dimension of angle’in the application against the 12 phrase of growth cycle (十二長生圖) and NaYin (納音). 12 phrase of growth cycle (十二長生圖) is primary importance while NaYin (納音) is of secondary importance.

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Sound Killing Energies (サウンドキリングエネルギー) : 声煞

Everyone wants a peaceful and comfortable home living. But if all kinds of noises become prolong, it will easily make people restless and uncomfortable. Thus, affect the physical well being and mental health state. From the perspective of Feng Shui (风水), these noises are deem as Sound Killing Energies (声煞).

There are namely 7 Forms of Killings Energies.: Form / Appearance Killing (形煞)、Qi Killing (气煞)、Sound Killing (声煞)、Light Killing (光煞)、Wind Killing (风煞)、Timeliness Killing (理煞)、Magnetic Killing (磁煞).

The killing energies can be category as Internal vs External (内煞,外煞).

The external killing energies (外煞) are noise from the external environment which the resident cannot do much about it. Such as the sound of a shopping mall, community centers, busy streets, cross junction, eateries, or strong outdoor music and excessive noise, school broadcasts, factory machine operation roars, blasting noises, ground impact noises, decoration vibrations, elevator movements, handling and unloading noises, striking and percussive noises, roadworks and construction sites/ buildings.

These are ground level type of sound killing energies (声煞), another aspect that are more prevalent for people living in high rise apartment (i.e. Singapore) which are situated near airport and air bases. That is the sound emitted by the jet engines during take off and landing; or when the apartment is along the flight path of the aircraft (if the apartment is facing the flight path, that could be deem as a form of poison arrow directed at the household, I’m still in the midst of gathering more observation). These vibration are exceptionally strong and enduring to the extend that windows, door and walls could vibrate; making residents in the household feeling restless and uncomfortable. Especially so when an aircraft make a low altitude sharp turn.

The inner killing energies (内煞) are sound that disturbs life, which are caused by the structure or equipment in the house. For example, wooden wardrobes or floors due to improper board handling and poor construction, dripping sound of leaking water pipes, the ticking sound of clocks when moving, fan or air conditional, chimes ting-a-ling. All these disturb the peace and sleep of the resident in the household. As these are within the household, it could seemingly be easier to manage it more effectively.

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8 Mansion: Start of Spring vs Winter Solstice (8マンション風水:春の始まりvs冬至) – 立春或冬至换年柱

In the Zhuan Xu Era (approx. 4,600 years ago), the Chinese had lived a settled agricultural life. Therefore, after the Beginning of Spring (立春), it is deem that Yang Qi (陽氣) floated on the ground, everything recovered, and people began to plough, sow and work in Spring; and harvest in Autumn. During the Winter Cold, all things withered, people recuperated. This cycle goes on (repeating again) into another Beginning of Spring. The earth shows the Cyclic Law of Resuscitation, all things and activity starts from the “Floating Ground” of LiChun (立春) Yang Qi (陽氣). Therefore, Zhuan Xu based on the comprehensive factors of the universe, the environment and climate of China, the natural law of the growth of all things, and people’s production, practice and living habits. So, it deem very scientific and practical to start the year with the beginning of spring.

The author believes that “HeTu” – 河圖 reflects the universal law of cosmic relationship, while “LuoShu” – 洛書 reflects the special law of cosmic movement (The author has a monograph in “He Luo” Overview). As far as the Universe is concerned, Yang Qi (陽氣) is born in the Winter Solstice (冬至), and Yin Qi (陰氣) is born in the Summer Solstice (夏至).

Since, the above article / discussion make sense in both aspect (Especially, the one that uses Winter Solstice). Then, shouldn’t we (also) reflect or ask ourselves…

Especially for 8 Mansion (八宅) Practitioners, have we been applying the wrong concept of plotting Life Gua (命卦) using Start of Spring (立春); or perhaps Winter Solstice (冬至) is a better representation of one Life Gua (命卦) number change. Since, Life Gua (命卦) is about playing with Gua (卦), shouldn’t this body of Feng Shui (風水) align closely with 12 Phrase Gua (十二消息卦) or iChing (已經).

We can (maybe) reaffirm ourselves by not challenging status quo. Just accepted what the Teachers and Masters taught us. There is a common wisdom or saying “人法地,地法天,天法道,道法自然”; keeping status quo is also a “自然”.

Nonetheless, I recognize that there is many ways to play with 8 Mansion (八宅).

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Wealth Sector in 2021 (2021年の富のセクター) 流年禄财位

• Jia (甲) 禄在寅
• Yi (乙) 禄在卯
• Bing (丙戊) 在巳
• Ding (丁己) 在午
• Geng (庚) 禄在申
• Xin (辛) 禄在酉
• Ren (壬) 禄在亥
• Gui (癸) 禄在子

Annual Wealth Sector (禄财位) sometimes refer to as 流年財神方. This tradditional way of calculation primarily focus on the Heavenly Stem (天干) of TaiSui (太岁) and plot the 12 Cycle or 12 Growth Phrases (十二長生).

After using the the Heavenly Stem (天干) of TaiSui (太岁) to determine the annual wealth sector. Practitioner can compliment it with the Flying Stars (飛星) for 2021. Star 8 resides at West (西,兑宫), further enhances the energy for this Sector/ Palace.

Use this area of the property/ apartment more frequently. Set goals and intention or place enhancers (i.e Water, Crystal, Chimes, Music, Fan, Lighting, Diffuser).

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All About Flying Stars (フライングスターのすべて) – 飛星:年,月,日,时)

Year (逆推入中, 顺飞)上元中元下元
Month (逆推入中, 顺飞)FebruaryAprilJuneAugustOctoberDecember
子午卯酉 (年)864297
辰戌丑未 (年)531864
寅申巳亥 (年)297531
阳顺 / 阴逆 (入中宫,顺飞)
阳顺 / 阴逆 (入中宫,顺飞)
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The Six Consideration of Feng Shui (風水の6つの考察) – 风水学之: 内外六事

Traditionally, the assessment of Feng Shui (風水) can be divided into internal and external. Classified into 6 major consideration (i.e. Main Door, Living Room, Bed, Stairway, Stove, Roads etc)

Internal (内):
Main Door (大门), as the first item on the list. Hence, the main emphasis of any Feng Shui set up / formation. This is where Qi (氣) Flows enters the house. The focus of assessment centers around whether the Main Door Qi resides at an auspicious sector, whether the Door Qi produces or counters the Living Room or Siting / Mountain. And, whether the storey/ floor Qi as well as Luck Cycle produces the Main Door Qi.

Living Room (厅), the second item on the list. This is the area where Qi Flows slows down and accumulate. Whether the Living Room Qi is being produce by the Door is an important theme. Example of Living Room requirements are, the need to be spacious, higher ceiling, bright, clean and tidy.

Stairway (天阶), may not be applicable to high rise apartments. Nonetheless, this is where Qi moves around the house to the next level (internal to the house). The energy, Qi (氣) or Gua (卦) designated to build a stairway needs to be auspicious. In Flying Stars (飛星) per se, Stars 2, 3, 5, 7 should be avoided for stairway.

Bed (床), rest and rejuvenation is important to start the day afresh. Energy is required in order to pursue life’s goal. Hence, needlessly to mention the bed needs to be in a positive Gua or sector of the house. One common yet useful method of assessment is the use of Auspicious Life Gua (命卦) for Bed.

Stove (灶), in the past and big families still do most of the cooking at home. So, this typically is one factor Practitioner need to assess on. The commonly spoken water and fire clash where stove is too near the basin also ties in with food science and risk management theory.

Stone Mill (磨)→ change to study / work desk. In the past, Stone Mill is use for grinding soy, rice and other food. It act as a resource sector in the house. Now, in modern time, the relevant resource is probably seen as knowledge, skills and work related. Therefore, study / work desk need to be in auspicious sector of the house or at least align with current period.

External (外):
Roads (路), this is the main consideration for killing energy or poison arrows. Whether there is any incoming external energy clashing directly to our Living Room, Main Door or Windows. The moment you have it visual, there’s usually an impact.

Wells (井)→ change to reservoir, lakes, ponds, canals. In the past, the focused is on wells and water points in the village. In today’s world, the assessment now expands to a wider spectrum of item. The assessment of water goes back to direct and indirect spirit (零正催照).

Washroom (厕), in the past washroom are outside the house, so there a consideration whether it needs to be on the dragon side (龍), tiger side (虎) or hind side (玄武). But, washroom nowadays are internal to the house / apartment. Washroom ideally should be at the water exit point of the house or at a neutral/negative stars. Washroom also should not be opposite or behind the bed, stove or altar.

Temples / Churches (庙), this consideration holds 2 aspect. First, the shape of the building is considered a poison arrow. Second, place of worship could represent a storage of energy, wishes, prayers and consciousness, there is a concern of what if these energy are more negative than positive. Some of these places of worship also has an inbuild columbarium. Then, it affect the mental states and mood of the resident staying close by.

Bridge (桥), relates to same theory as roads. As a form of killing energy. Or blockage of Qi Flow around the exterior of the house / apartments. In modern times. The bridge also includes highways, which symbolises a cutlass slicing across the house / apartment.

Barn (牲畜栏) → change to Pet’s House/ Cottage. In the past, people rear farm animals and livestock such as chicken, pigs, cows and goats. All this give off pungent odor or attracting pest and rodents, affecting the quality of the living spaces. In modern days, as there is an increasingly number of pet owners. As people sees pets as members of the household, we need to house them in a auspicious sector so that it promote their good health and well-being. And, their movement in and out of the Pet’s House also activate the position energy flow.

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Nuevo, Xuan Kong Ai Xing + Xuan Kong Liu Fa (大玄空挨星 + 玄空六法)

Did you know that if you put DXKAX (大玄空挨星) together with XKLFAX (玄空六法挨星), you would end up with some wonderful formulas.

For example, KRY (坤,壬,乙) not only is the permutations of 8 and 2 being repeated, it fits nicely to upper and lower cycle (上元,下元) as well as it also a heaven, earth and man combination (天卦,地卦,人卦). Like wise for JGS (甲,癸,申) and YGD (寅,庚,丁).

And why KRY (坤,壬,乙) is much sort after in period 8 or lower cycle, is also partly because the Flying Stars (挨星) in this set up, points to Triple-Eight (8, 8, 8) in a XKLF (玄空六法) set up. That is partially why KRY (坤,壬,乙) 巨门从头出 talks about 巨门 – Star 2 but is extremely beneficial in period 8.

While the more forceful set up for either upper cycle or lower cycle (上元,下元) are ZMW (子,卯,未), GBX (艮,丙,辛), WYC (午,酉,丑).

The more elusive set up such as XQS (戌,乾,巳), onset it would look like there is no combination of 10 in the 2 numbers, neither is there any Early and Later Heaven links. A closer look, you will notice a 1, 4, 7 (父母三盘卦) linkage.

Year 2021 belongs to the Lower Cycle (下元). Therefore, when using GBX (艮,丙,辛), WYC (午,酉,丑); these sectors need to see mountain, hills, building or receive Qi (氣). And, when using JGS (甲,癸,申) or ZMW (子,卯,未); these sectors need to have a visual on water.

壬 8,2,地
子 1,3,天
癸 3,1,人
丑 9,9,地
艮 7,7,天
寅 4,8,人
甲 3,1,地
卯 1,3,天
乙 8,2,人
辰 8,6,地
巽 3,6,天
巳 1,4,人
丙 7,7,地
午 9,9,天
丁 4,8,人
未 1,3,地
坤 8,2,天
申 3,1,人
庚 4,8,地
酉 9,9,天
辛 7,7,人
戌 7,4,地
乾 4,4,天
亥 9,6,人

As the area of the the house / apartment getting smaller, this method of flying the stars around is a more efficient way of looking at Flying Stars (挨星).

Hopefully, one day commercial LuoPan (罗盘) – physical or as an Mobile App, can incorporate this 2 ring altogether.

For those who cannot commit this formula to memory, hopefully this quick guide is of help.

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An Alternative to Xuan Kong Flying Stars (Nuevo, Xuan Kong Ai Xing)

Xuan Kong Flying Stars (玄空飛星) many have hear before and many more used to practice it. Both as enthusiast and professional.

This method is losing its purpose and it’s charm as the period 9 comes in. A few reasons, one of which (honestly) is that in period 9, the flying stars configuration doesn’t has much special configuration to brag about.

Hence, 2 ways to go about it. Either quickly get a period 8 property / apartment before period 8 is over or upgrade to another method.

As for when is the cut-off and how Period 8 will be over, subjective.

In Chinese Metaphysics, the older the method the better it “Sells”. As such, Practitioners could be going back to XKLF (玄空六法), XKDG (玄空大卦), 8 Mansion (八宅), Purple White Script (紫白訣) or maybe LMBDJ (龍門八大局) etc.

For DXKAX (大玄空挨星), maybe not as well know as XKFS, but is one formal version of flying stars, which doesn’t advocate a period star yet make use of the period star. The strength of this application become more apparent as the property/ apartment gets smaller.

In DXKAX (大玄空挨星), Star 1, 2, 3, 4 belongs to upper cycle (上元) and Star 6, 7, 8, 9 belongs to lower cycle (下元). If sitting is align with period, the star flies in clockwise direction. If it is out of alignment with period it flies in anticlockwise.

For example, currently year 2020 is considered as is lower cycle (下元), a North sitting property / apartment “子山午向”, so Star 3 enters the center palace and flies anticlockwise. Star 8 lands at South palace which is the facing of the property / apartment. So, 8 enters center palace and continue flies anticlockwise. Then, the you will end up with 2 numbers in each palace, somewhat similar like the conventional Flying Stars.

Depending on each Practitioner, sometimes the facing Star is disregarded and substituted with annual star.

Facing (向) relates to wealth, businesses and career.
Sitting (山) relates to health, relationship and offsprings.


In this post, I’ll suggesting another way to apply DXKAX (大玄空挨星) vs the traditionally known flying approach.

First, disregard the upper and lower period; don’t get confuse. Next, is to substitute the above numbers onto the 24 mountain on the earth ring (地盘) of the LuoPan. Some LuoPan already has this ring given, usually after the Earth Plate, called Ai Xing Plate (挨星盘).

Thereafter, apply the XKDG (玄空大卦) principles to assess and plan out the ideal 龍, 山, 向, 水.

Perhaps, this was why that ring was there on the LuoPan in the first place.

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12 地支的秘密 (Secret within the 12 Zodiac Signs)


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二元八运 (2 Cycle, 8 Luck Period)



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Feng Shui (風水 or ふうすい)

Feng Shui (風水 or ふうすい) or sometimes known as Chinese Geomancy is a set of theory, research and methods based on longitudinal trials and error. Transmission of this Art is via both verbal and text. The pain point practitioner often face is trying to understand the poetic form of Chinese Language written at certain dynasty. As dynasty change, the culture-scape changes. Hence, the language references shifted.

In practice, there are 3 categories of Feng Shui:
1. Form Based (形), assessment and set up of Feng Shui primarily based on landform and structure.
2. Time Based (理), application of Feng Shui targets the timeliness.
3. Enchantment Based (法), using religion, spiritual insights or enchantment in the application of Feng Shui.

In general, most feng shui schools use these shared principles:

1. 炁 or 氣 Qi, Life Force or Flow
2. 八卦,BaGua or energy map as known in the west.
3. 五行,Five Elements (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal)
4. Y陰陽,Yin and Yang, concept of motion and stillness
5. 洛書,LuoShu Magic Square (3 X 3 Grid)
6. 河圖, HeTu Numeric Combination

If we navigate away from all the schools, methods and discipline. The “No Frills” concept of Feng Shui is rather deals with the follow 4 factors.

Environment – The landscape, contours and physical structure of the external environment. Is it overly Yang (陽) or too Yin (陰)? Can it be fix using internal lighting? Is there a feeling of calm and serenity? Whether windows and doors are getting overly strong winds, facing any corners or exposures to excessive light, glares and sound.

Intention – This is a goal setting statement. Basically, what the Feng Shui aims to achieve (i.e. wealth, health). Long to mid term Feng Shui or perhaps just a quick fix to overcome a current challenge.

Residents – The residents’ year of birth (年命), zodiac signs (生肖), Life Gua number (命卦), NaYin element (納音五行) plays a pivoting role in assessment. Whether the facing / seating (坐向), Gua (卦) or FenJin (分金) enhances the person or not. Whether the level/ floor enhances or depleted the residents’ energy.

Time Factor – This is sometimes known as Xuan Kong (玄空), the Li Qi (理氣) part of Feng Shui where practitioner factor in timely or untimely stars. Using the timely stars to facilitate the achievement of goal and intention.