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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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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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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