How are things going for you? Without a doubt this has been a rough year for many including those of us living here in Malaysia. Fortunately, the good news for the upcoming Year of the Sheep is that the Paht Chee chart is well balanced and all the five worldly elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood are present which makes the year more harmonious. So we’re looking at a more “nurturing” and kinder year – a very different year from 2014, thank goodness!!
Of course we must always be aware of the time dimension of feng shui, because as the energies of the world change it’s important to know how the new patterns will affect us. When you understand how they change and the varying affects on different animal signs and houses, you can avoid falling victim to adversities that could cause you and/or your family and friends great suffering.
Unfortunately 2015 is dominated by the extremely hostile number 3 star, which flies to the center of the chart. So this indicates an explosive anger energy that requires keeping the afflicted energy under control. 2015 is a year to remain calm and walk away rather than engaging in conflict. When someone annoys you or pushes your buttons it will behoove you to just walk away. But there are plenty of other cures for the nasty three star and we’ve outlined exactly what to do in our new 2015 Fortune and Feng Shui Horoscope Books. These are available now, as well as the 2015 Feng Shui Diary and Almanac.
I’ll be writing more about 2015 as the year approaches but do remember it’s important to keep your 2014 cures in place now. The New Year is still four months away!
Have You Energized The Direct & Indirect Spirit of Period 8 In Your Home?
It’s very important to know your house well, and especially to be comfortable with your house orientations. You should be able to identify where the direct and indirect spirit of Period 8 reside in your home. Every home has two corners or sectors that correspond to the period’s direct and indirect spirit.
It is in these two sectors that the wealth potential and the best relationship and health luck can be activated. It is only when both the direct and indirect spirits are energized and given prominence that the wealth, health and happiness luck can be assured through the entire Period of 8 (ends in 2024) and then continue into Period of 9 for your entire household. This is one of the most potent “secrets” of Flying Star feng shui that I am sharing with you here.
During the Period of 8, the direct spirit resides in the NORTHEAST, and the indirect spirit resides in the SOUTHWEST. The way to give these directions prominence is to follow the rule of placing a beautiful water feature in the place of the indirect spirit (SOUTHWEST), and a solid mountain feature in the place of the direct spirit (NORTHEAST).
This also means that if you live in a NE house (i.e. it sits NE), you will enjoy tremendous good fortune that comes from being in total sync with the period. Your house reflects the essence of this Period’s chi and is considered to be in perfect alignment with the cosmic forces of the current period.
The period number also corresponds to the Kua number 8 (Eight Mansions Formula), so people whose kua number is 8 will enjoy excellent luck in such a house, as well as throughout the period. Women whose kua number is 5 also benefit from this period’s energy, as 5 for women translates into 8. If your kua number is 2 you will also benefit, as 2 plus 8 add up to ten, thereby creating the sum of ten!
As we continue to live through the Period of 8, if you have not already done so, it is beneficial immediately to put into place the direct and indirect spirit safeguards mentioned above- the beautiful water feature in the SW and a solid mountain in the NE to ensure the luck of your home. If you do this, you will feel the difference in your financial stability and general happiness, and all relationships that are important to you will blossom!
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The Seven Pillars of Tao
The origin of the cosmos
Is the eternal mother;
To grasp the mother is to know the child;
To know the child is to hold fast to the mother.
Then life becomes secure.
The term “mother” in Taoism is the formless aspect of the Tao, which can be viewed as the cosmic spiritual dimension. The term “child” refers to the worldly form we take. Both mother and child make up the multitude of shifting forms, and understanding one implies a comprehension of the true nature of the other and vice versa.
To neglect the mother is to cling only to material things and become obsessively attached to superficial forms and appearances. Perception of life becomes very shallow and unsatisfying. It leads to a life that can be meaningless.
To neglect the child is to despise the material world and focus only on the intangibles. Again this leads to a life that in the end is also meaningless.
For life to have meaning, we need to understand and appreciate both the formless world of the Cosmos (the mother energy) as well as the material world that comprises material things, forms and great abundance (the child energy). All of this is summarized in the 7 PILLARS OF TAO and only by appreciating these pillars of life and the origins of life can one control and steer one’s DESTINY towards a happy and meaningful life.
The 7 Pillars of Tao
- Concept of Non-Duality: Spiritual and material dimensions are one and the same. This is the first fundamental concept of the Tao. It is seamless, intangible and void so that everything that our senses perceive in the here and now are actually the same thing. This concept is similar to the Buddhist view of Emptiness, which states that form is void and void is form. To fully grasp the concept of non-duality, one needs to practice meditating on stillness and understanding this basic tenet of Taoism requires many hours of silent contemplation.
- Concept of Yin and Yang: Represents the polarity of forces: without one the other cannot exist. Taoism explains that the existence of all things is ONE manifesting two complimentary forms. Everything in the Cosmos comprises shifting forms that have life through the interaction of the polar forces of yin and yang. These forces or energies should be clearly recognized as two sides of the same coin, so that what is perceived at any single moment is merely one perception of the same thing. For example, yin and yang manifests as the sunless and sunny side of the same mountain.
- Concept of Continuing Change: Nothing stays permanently the same, ever. Not even for a second. This fundamental truth lies at the very core of existence. Yet this dynamic, this constant flurry of activity does not lead to chaos, so that the ever changing remains forever unchanged! This seems like a contradiction in terms, but understanding this, you would begin to understand the way of the TAO and complete understanding of the TAO requires a fully qualified spiritual Master.
- Concept of the 5 Elements: Everything in the universe can be categorized as one of the five elements. Taoism looks towards the “scientific” rather than the “divine” to explain the cycle of changes that characterize the natural and cosmic environments. In Chinese these five forces are called wu xing and this has roughly been translated as the five elements. The five elements are describes as metal, which signifies strength, wood, which signifies growth; water, which signifies flow, fire, which signifies ambition and earth which signifies the nurturing of the matriarch. Everything in the Universe falls into one of these five categories. Effective feng shui practice like Taoism is dependent on a profound understanding of the five elements and how they interact.
- Concept of Three Treasures: The semen, the breath and the spirit make up the three treasures. A deeper practice of the TAO requires an appreciation of the three treasures of existence and each of these treasures is said to have a cosmic counterpart making a total of six interacting treasures. The creation, nourishment and interplay of the six treasures contain the key to unlocking awesome “magical” abilities inherent within mankind’s potential. This prepares the way to the final achievement of the source.
- Concept of Aiming at the Lesser Goal: Because the ultimate goal is so difficult (return to the SOURCE) you do it step-by-step. Many Taoists are therefore happy to aim at the lesser goal, which is to attain increasingly profound realizations or intuitive insights into the true nature of existence. These realizations are almost always accompanied by sensations of intense bliss. Realizations of the “truth” bring a deepening of wisdom and generate feelings of joy and peace with the world.
- Concept of Returning to the Source: The ultimate goal of Taoist practice takes us into the realm of life after death, back to the source, which can mean different things to different practitioners. One definition is the attainment of Immortality, which we can suppose to be some spiritual type being who lives in a spiritual realm. Legend of course describes the Paradise of the Queen of the West, a seemingly inaccessible part of Earth, which is described as a place where everything is available in abundance.
Another perhaps more profound definition of the source is that it is a goal so high it transcends all other goals conceived by man since beginningless time. Mere words cannot describe the indescribable state of returning back to the SOURCE of our true nature. It is so splendid, and it encompasses an immortality that is far beyond the power of all conception by mere mortals.
Grand Master Lillian Too is undoubtedly the world’s most prolific and popular writer and advocate on living with good feng shui! She has written over 100 books that have been translated into 31 different languages, and over 10 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
After graduating with an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian went on to pursue a highly successful business career in banking and finance in the 1980’s in Hong Kong. Her business acumen, drive and abundant energy soon led her from the finance world to the world of luxury department stores and boutiques where, through a leveraged buy out, she became Chairman and shareholder of The Dragon Seed Group.
All the while she was guided and taught by her feng shui masters in Hong Kong and China – and she attributes much of her monumental and quick rise to success in Hong Kong directly to them.
Lillian soon decided to retire from active corporate life and return to Malaysia to raise her beautiful daughter, Jennifer, and spend more time with her family. It was at this time she began to devote her energy to writing and furthering her study of feng shui.
She published her first book in Malaysia in 1995 that quickly became a best seller and the rest is history. Today she is Chairman of Wofs.Com, a feng shui franchise and merchandising company run by her daughter, Jennifer Too.
She trains feng shui students and future consultants at her Certified Consulting Institute in Malaysia and is much loved by her readers, associates and students for the way she teaches practical feng shui in a user-friendly way, using ordinary situations and circumstances that interest people and affect their everyday lives.
In November 2009, at the International Feng Shui Convention in Singapore, the well-deserved title of GRAND MASTER OF FENG SHUI was conferred upon Lillian Too. Immediately following this accolade, in early January 2010, she received the prestigious Brand Laureate Personality of The Year Award presented by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia! There seems to be no stopping her popularity and these days!
Lillian believes everyone should know her secrets and learn how to adapt feng shui to modern life… and she warmly welcomes you into her Mandala.
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No Swimming Pools In The Northeast
Not in the Northeast
In the current Period of 8, which lasts until February 4, 2024, the swimming pools in the NORTHEAST can be dangerous for the luck of the residents living in the property. It can cause marital breakup and bring hardship to the young sons of the family. In feng shui “water” and “mountain” are two important icons of good fortune and must be placed in a way that they compliment each other. Thus the “mountain star” of flying star feng shui must never fall into the water which is what will happen if a water feature such as a swimming pool is placed in a sector where the mountain star is symbolically strong and auspicious (in NE in period of 8)
Begin with a clear vision of prosperity If you decree prosperity for yourself, it will happen. Everything in the world begins with the vision, the picture and the image in your mind. Make sure you can clearly see pictures or scenes that compliment your state of affluence and magically you will find that you are beginning to create the prosperity you desire.