Sunday, July 29, 2012

ZWDS 144 Basic Charts

My new ebook "ZWDS 144 Basic Charts" is now available:

With the Emperor Star (Zi Wei Star 紫微星) located in one of the twelve palaces and the Life Palace (Ming Gong 命宫) also in one of the twelve palaces, there are 144 basic charts that cover charts for anyone. However, even though the 14 major stars are fixed, the other stars may vary and the life patterns will be different. This ebook guides you to read the charts.

To use this ebook, it is recommended that you try to understand what leads to the reading and not just to quote from the book. The book serves as a guidance to those who want to analyze a ZWDS chart systematically.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Yin Zhai Feng Shui

Yin Zhai Feng Shui is the way to exhibit benevolence and filial piety 隂宅風水仁孝之術也。

The annotation of the Burial Book 葬書 by Guo Pu 郭璞 as found in Si Ku Quan Shu 四庫全書 points out one very important point. It says that burial involves the heart of the son who buries his parents and not the bones of the buried and that to benefit from Feng Shui, it is not because of the mountain and water, it is because of the sincerity of the heart. 嗚呼非葬骨也,乃葬人之心也;非山川之靈,亦人心自靈耳。

Unfortunately, how the mountain and water (together with the facing of the tomb) can benefit the descendants has been exaggerated to an obscene extent. The fact that all the dynasties in China deteriorated fast after the founding emperor died is ample proof that Yin Zhai Feng Shui simply does not work in the way people expect it to work.

To bury the dead in a place with beautiful mountain and water is to provide a good place for the deceased to rest in peace. When this is done, the children have shown good filial piety and they are blessed beause of the qi of love flowing between the dead and the living. This is all.