Other Articles by Kerby Kuek
The best locations
January 14, 2011
Which are the best places to live and
work in Hong Kong?
The following listing is the result of my years of
experience learning from various masters and reading ancient books and
the dragon of Hong Kong!
In order for readers to understand the formation of a
meridian point, we must first understand that the main trunk of a dragon
terrain or body originates from the Kun Lun Mountains or the Himalayas and the
southern dragon ends in Hong Kong.
The first dragon emerges via Shenzhen's Wu Tong San
to Hung Fa Leng. Quite interestingly we found a unique and special tomb there
inscribed in ancient text called Le San. This tomb is very rare in the world,
let alone in Hong Kong.
does HSBC headquarters have best site?
The bank is located in the focal point of the
five-dragon breath, and its harnessing of kind energies is unavoidable. The
five dragons are Victoria Peak, Lung Fu Shan, High West Hill, Mount Gough and
versus the stock exchange
Another point in fung shui is the stability of dragon
breath. Exchange Square One and Two are located in such a locale that will
benefit them in the long run due to that particular reason. One and Two IFC
just miss this point, therefore, their current glory will be short- lived due
to the instability of the dragon breath.
is Times Square so busy?
To my knowledge, no book or fung shui master has ever
explained why Times Square is so busy and expensive. So here you go, you get
the first insight.
You may have heard the jargon left dragon, right
tiger, rear xuanwu, front zhuque (rose finch), but do not know the meaning.
Here's the secret: where the lines form a cross, there the best site can be
In this case, draw a line from Victoria Peak to
Braemar Hill and from Mount Nicholson to Beacon Hill.
where it crosses? Times Square.
Quote of the week: Life is
not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take
our breath away.
Your fortune in 2011
December 31, 2010
Last week, I wrote about the ones who will get lucky
in the Year of the Rabbit.
I will now focus on the ones who will need to guard
against an inauspicious year.
Every year, the cosmic changes between Sky and Earth
dictate the amount of energy that permeates all living beings on this planet.
This energy is unique some may find it favorable
while others may not.
Such energy is beneficial to some but may have the
opposite effect on others. It could influence our paradigms and, therefore,
our actions and confidence level.
Three: Not so Favorable in 2011
People who were born between February 4 and March 3
will feel lethargic and be constantly on the move the whole year round. Such
unbeneficial energy is like swimming against the flow. But hang on, as things
will turn out fine, especially in the autumn.
Four: Not affected at all in 2011
People who were born from March 4 to May 3 will not feel any unfavorable effects this year, as he or she will continue to enjoy the fruits of last years labor. This group of people is the most stable, as many are government staff or have been working in organizations for a long time.
Five: The most unlucky group of all
People who were born from May 5 to August 7 are the
most unlucky since the strong Fire energies being ignited by Wood create
unwanted and excess Fire to drain away your energy and ability. I normally
advise this group of people to take a break, scale down, slow down their pace,
spend more time with the family and, if circumstances warrant, go back to
school or take some interesting short courses to upgrade.
Let us make 2011 a better year for all living beings,
with the right frame of mind, attitude, love for family and friends.
Cherish every moment you have. Be prepared for the
bad times when you are having good times and when confronting predicaments,
tell yourself there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Quote of the week: Do not
judge me when your heart is uglier than mine.
A year of tension
December 24, 2010
or bad 2011? Check it out yourself.
The official Year of the Rabbit begins on February 4.
Two characters, Stem and Branch, represent each Chinese calendar year.
This coming year the Chinese Stem and Branch is San
Rabbit, or Golden Rabbit, which will bring the stock market to a high level.
This has been the year of natural disasters, and next
year will be punctuated by human-made disasters. Tensions between countries
will escalate, and China will have to decide who are its friends and foes.
Food shortages will continue to push up prices.
The move to the Tamar site is detrimental to our
government; and there will be massive change in government personnel,
officials and ministers.
Who cares about politics anyway? Let us examine our
own path for clues.
Each individual will experience his or her own
destiny uniquely, but I will give my calculation based on month of birth,
which carries 50 percent weight on life-pillars (according to Chinese birth
calculations), which is rather significant.
One: Most Favorable Group in 2011
People born between August 8 and November 9,
congratulations. This is the most favorable group of all.
This group is heavy in Metal, and to strike a balance
you need Wood.
In order for Metal to slice your Wood for the
ignition of Fire, such a combination is required in accordance with the life
This combination radiates good energy to your
advantage. This group of people will feel secure, happy and content during
Two: Second Favorable Group in 2011
People born from November 10 to February 3 do not
face a bad year as the Wood of Tiger will provide a source to create Fire to
Such radiation of kind energies provides warmth and
security during 2011.
Next week, I will focus on the not- so-favorable
Quote of the week: To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
Let freedom reign
December 10, 2010
In this final part of my exposition on the need for a
fung shui association, I throw a question to my readers: do fung shui items
One can buy and obtain items or ornaments related to
fung shui on almost every street corner in Hong Kong.
Items such as crystal, ancient coins, ingots, water
fountains and many others have been used for fung shui purposes by many
Chinese people since ancient times.
But do you know if these items really work? Or for
that matter, is there such a thing as a fung shui item? The answer may be a
surprise to many: No.
I have been studying and practicing fung shui for the
past 14 years and have never found any mention of fung shui items in any
ancient scriptures or books.
They are used in Taoist practice, though, to modify
the aura of a house or a person.
But they must be used in accordance with need and
with permission from the deities or gods in the form of a fu, or a yellow
piece of paper with Taoist magic symbols.
The fu has to be written by a qualified Taoist
master, who has to recite the proper incantation into the fu.
This insertion of powerful words is important for the
fu to function properly.
Normally such a fu is tailormade for a particular
person at a particular time.
In ancient days, such practices were meant to fend
off evil spirits.
If you followed my three-part argument closely, you
will have understood by now that our 5,000-year-old Chinese heritage is being
exploited by certain groups of people for personal gain.
Such practices are unwarranted as Chinese metaphysics
should be based on a principle of laissez-faire and allowed to grow naturally.
Quote of the week: Love is
forgiving and love is for giving.
Let a thousand schools bloom
December 03, 2010
In the second part of my response to the issue of
uniting the various fung shui schools in Hong Kong under one umbrella body, I
will look at the difficulties of any attempt to do so.
As I have indicated in the first part, the motive for
any such move is unclear as only a few practitioners would profit.
Chinese metaphysics can be covered under five
categories: mountains, medical, life reading, facial and predictive tools.
They should go hand in hand.
In fung shui alone, there are more than eight schools
of thought, each with their own mission, ideology, unique strategies and
It is well nigh impossible to unify the schools due
to their differing histories, cultures, standards and organizations.
Traditional fung shui methodologies were passed on
from generation to generation for two main reasons. In ancient times fung shui
tools were meant exclusively for the use of imperial rulers - ordinary people
were prohibited from learning and possessing such tools and knowledge in any
form. Often, such knowledge was taught orally and was treated as a closely
Secondly, since such a powerful tool could be used to
discern the future, responsible masters would not have public classes but
instead taught it in private to only a select few.
Fung shui is a natural science, like Taoism, which
should be allowed to mature over time. This is the eternal Tao. In years to
come, more and more secrets will surface to help not only the individual but
countries as well. Generally, a good fung shui, or life reading, master is
always found through word of mouth. Therefore an umbrella organization, as has
been proposed, is unwarranted and unnecessary.
Thought of the week: Liberate your mind and you
liberate your world.
Kerby Kuek has published three books on fung shui. He
specializes in yin and yang fung shui, I-Ching, life analysis and astrology.
Complexity clouds proposals
November 26, 2010
Recently I have been interviewed by many prominent
reporters, including one from The New York Times, asking my opinion on the
formation of the Fung Shui Association.
The recent commotion created in the industry
following the Nina Wang case and malpractices by certain Taoist sects of Mao
Shan related to tax evasion, molestation, sex seduction and other cases has
put fung shui in the limelight.
This is a typical example of one bad apple ruining
the whole basket.
It is common sense to say that if these are civil or
criminal cases, we ought to call the police.
Society has authority figures to settle such cases
and we do not need an association to govern Chinese metaphysics. Indeed, who
has the right to govern our biggest Chinese heritage, namely Chinese
The rationale behind the formation of such an
association is simply commercial; specifically to promote those in the
association and help them harness the rapidly growing market in the mainland.
Of course, the organization is charging handsomely for membership.
Who is running the association? The current standing
of the personnel running such an organization is questionable. How and why
they set the industry standard is in doubt.
Those who study and learn the craft will know that to
understand Chinese metaphysics is a complex issue - let alone the complexity
involved in setting standards to govern it.
To my knowledge, there are eight traditional fung
shui schools. They are not on good terms with each other because of
conflicting methodologies as well as differing basic beliefs. As such, to set
standards for the industry is impossible.
From the eastern Han to the Song era, the variation
of different techniques and schools was obvious. It varied from era to era and
dynasty to dynasty in accordance with time and space.
This is clearly a time and space issue in which
certain techniques must be working in certain periods of time and not in other
Such complex issues would lead us to wonder how they
are going to run the organization if basic questions - such as who is
qualified to set the standards, and who is going to set the requirements for
member entry - cannot be answered.
In my view, until these questions and uncertainties
are addressed, the current proposals are merely hype for some to ride for more
publicity and self promotion.
Quote of the week: Real true generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
(features in Hong Kong Standard Newspaper every Friday)
Kuek has published three books on fung shui. He specializes in yin and yang
fung shui, I-Ching, life analysis and astrology.
E-mail address of Mr. Kerby Kuek : Kerbykuek@gmail.com