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Feng Shui Articles 5                                            by Kerby Kuek  


Dates to avoid

Friday, July 30, 2010

The seventh month of the lunar calendar begins on August 10, ending on September 8.

Many Chinese believe that you should not move or shift premises during this Hungry Ghosts month. According to ancient teachings, the door to hell will be opened by the King of Yan (Hell's king) to set the spirits free for this particular month.  

Depending on whom you listen to, you should not move house on the 14th day, the first 14 days, or the entire month for that matter. 

The school of thought that I learned from has a different date. According to Taoist sage Lao Tzu, the seventh day of the seventh month is called Tao Te Day, when the yin (ancestral) spirits are allowed to move freely to visit their relatives. If you move house, you would either force your ancestors to wander around aimlessly searching for you or, worse, invite other (non-ancestral) yin energies into your new premises.  

So you should not move house on this day to avoid the unwarranted yin or unkind energy to enter your house.  

This year, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month falls on August 16. So mark that down and stay put at home! 

You might want to know that every year, there is a specific date when you are advised not to travel. That is the day of the winter solstice, which normally falls on December 22 or 23.  

According to the gua formation, the first yang yao (there are six yaos in a gua) starts then. So you should be at home to harness such wonderful energy. There is an ancient saying that the winter solstice is bigger than Lunar New Year because it's a traditional gathering day for most ancient Chinese. Take note also that this is a special day for meditation, because this is the best time to tap into the first yang energy cycle.  

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Luck of the islands

Friday, July 23, 2010 

Lamma, of all the outlying islands, is poorly formed in terms of auspicious natural fung shui features, with a sha that is uneven and a waterfront that lacks focus.

Lantau, on the other hand, is the best of the outlying islands since it is able to harness the right energy flowing from the mainland's famous Wudong mountain. The island is conducive for monks, nuns, monasteries and religious events generally. Such an area is also known as a "big elephant protecting a small elephant," which is auspicious. 

Sai Kung, Yau Tong and Tiu Keng Leng are good areas, but they are not conducive for those looking for great wealth. 

Barker Road is, without a doubt, the most prestigious place on Hong Kong Island since the curving road signifies a belt of wealth. That is due to The Peak Dragon's Back trail that diverges from here. Both wealth and fame can be attained by those living in this area.  

Cameron Hill is another area that favors those with wealth in mind.  

We have to be careful about Jardine's Hill, though, since its energy is rather dispersed. Those sites that have a hill as support at the back and get plenty of sunlight are endowed with good energy. 

Repulse Bay is another district that counts many billionaires as its residents, but it is good for sustaining wealth rather than creating it.  

Tai Tam is tilted too much to one side and its hill is not powerful.  

The Dragon's Back trail is the backbone for Hong Kong Island and provides the essential energy for our financial center. 

Such a meridian point should be protected, otherwise the economy will suffer.  

Lamma is an island that has no meridian dragon point, making it unfavorable for humans. But Lantau has one.  

Based on fung shui calculations, Hong Kong's days as Asia's financial and logistics center are numbered.  

The city will become insignificant by 2041, exactly 200 years from when it was first colonized by the British or approaching the end of Period 9 (2024-2043). 

Kerby Kuek has published three books on fung shui. He specializes in yin and yang fung shui, I-ching, life analysis and astrology.

Thought of the week: What good is a heart if it cannot love?


Kowloon hot spots

Friday, July 16, 2010 

The most auspicious natural fung shui features on the Kowloon side can be found in Tsim Sha Tsui.

But TST lags behind Mong Kok in features that are best for harnessing wealth energies. East Kowloon is not bad but its heydays are yet to come.  

To Kwa Wan is another place destined for better days, which go way beyond the inevitable renewal headed the old district's way.  

Kowloon West, North and Northwest 

Kowloon is a peninsula that excels in Period 8 (from 2003 until 2024). This can be seen from progress made in its western and southwestern districts. 

West Kowloon and Kowloon Tong both benefit from the dragon's breath of Lion Rock. 

The next area of energy concentration is northwest Kowloon, leading to Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan. 

Kowloon Bay is on the rise but still lags others. Overall, Tsim Sha Tsui is infused with boundless energy, making it an evergreen spot for wealth production. 

New Territories 

Sha Tin and Lion Rock are closely tied together in terms of fung shui features all the way to Siu Lek Yuen. 

The best site is still the old train station to Wo Che's slope. But it is good for religious events, not for residential development.  

The forceful dragon point is still Pat Sin Leng. This spot will provide good energy for generations to come. 

The mountains around Yuen Long are considered a critical area for the New Territories but the flat land energies are rather thin. 

Sham Tseng, Tsing Yi and Tsuen Wan  

Sham Tseng is a dragon in shallow water, which does not produce significant energy.  

Though the area is naturally endowed with a good waterfront and mountains, the energy is easily dispersed. 

Tsing Yi offers firmer ground for better fung shui features, especially those spots facing Victoria Peak. 

Tsuen Wan is not bad, especially near the Shek Lung Kung, with the mighty mountain providing support. 

Quote of the week: Most of our stress is self-induced.


Best and worst districts

Friday, July 09, 2010 

In the next few columns, I will share general observations about the negative and positive fung shui attributes of individual Hong Kong districts.

Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau, Wah Fu  

Estate and Bel-Air 

These southern Hong Kong Island districts offer excellent topography in the form of generous greenery and has the added advantage of a bump, or sha, which a good fung shui site should have. 

Queen Mary Hospital and its vicinity is the best site in the area generally.  

But even its energy is not powerful enough to offer the auspicious conditions to create the kind of wealth to which our more ambitious denizens aspire. 

Wah Fu Estate's mountain energy trail also has no clear direction and, as such, the location offers opportunities for wealth to satisfy the more modest among us. Bel-Air fares slightly better with a clear-cut mountain trail and a waterfront with sha. 

The best place generally is Aberdeen, which allows its population to tap into clear support at the back on land and harness the water energy in front.  

Ap Lei Chau is neither here nor there when it comes to fung shui features. 

Eastern Hong Kong 

Island east is surrounded by sea. The best water-harnessing site in this part of Hong Kong is concentrated at Taikoo Shing. Quarry Bay provides support for Taikoo Shing, which carries significant good energy - especially related to fame. 

Shau Kei Wan's less-sheltered waterfront is not a good fung shui site. 

Chai Wan, with its less prominent hills and short energy breath, is unable to unleash the cosmic dragon breath properly. Such a setting is called a Sea Tortoise's Tail. The energy radiated is not pure for both yin and yang residential. 

Southern Hong Kong 

Shouson Hill is a Kneeling Deer posture, while Deepwater Bay has a Hidden Quiet Dragon. Stanley has an excellent Passionate Water quality. Clear Water Bay is like a pearl in a clam that shines at night - its round shape makes it the best setting for generating fabulous wealth. 

Kennedy Town, Western District, Sheung Wan, Central, Wan Chai and North Point 

The key for the island's fung shui hinges on the formation of bays. Western has a dragon formation that harnesses water from the west and northwest but is unable to divert such energy well into the area. Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan is a sick dragon that will not produce fabulous wealth. 

The Peak is the cream of the crop in offering the most auspicious sites, being surrounded by water on all four sides, its direct line of sight to Lion Rock Mountain and with its dragon trails leading to Central and Wan Chai.  

North Point is a secondary setting that provides support for eastern Hong Kong. Its mid-mountain setting has good fung shui. 

Quote of the week: Control your anger before it controls you. 

Correction: Lao Tzu was a Taoist sage, while the Indian yogi starved for seven decades, not years.


Master at work

Friday, July 09, 2010 

Since Kerby Kuek's Fung Shui for Life column appeared in your newspaper, every Monday when I wake up I look forward to Friday and the column. Kerby's knowledge is different from other masters that I know: he is able to present such wonderful art in a "scientific" manifestation. He should be in the paper on a daily basis so my friends and I don't have to wait till Friday!



E-mail address of Mr. Kerby Kuek : Kerbykuek@gmail.com



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