In the last issue, I have introduced Flying Star Feng Shui to you. This issue, we will go deeper in understanding Flying Star Feng Shui and how to use it to help us select property.
We know that in Flying Star Feng Shui, there are 24 Directions (we call them the 24 Mountains) instead of the eight directions that we normally know. So when you say your house faces South, this information is not accurate enough in Flying Star Feng Shui. This is because there are three sectors in the South, which we have simplified to be South 1, South 2 & South 3; or just S1, S2 & S3. Each sub-sector will cover 15 degrees. There is a different Flying Star Chart for each sub-sector. Please note that the Chart for the second sector is the same as the third sector. That is to say, S2 will have the same Chart as S3, and N2 will also having same Chart as N3, and so on. This means that there are actually two different Charts for each Main Direction. Thus there are 16 Charts altogether in Flying Star Feng Shui. We call these the Natal Charts.
So, each house will have its own Natal Chart. As you know, apart from the Direction, the
Time Dimension is also important in Flying Star Feng Shui. So an S1-facing Period 7 house will have a different Natal Chart compared to an S1-facing Period 8 house. This explains why houses facing the same direction but built in different periods will have different luck altogether. So in practicing Flying Star Feng Shui, we need to find out two pieces of information.
The first is when the property was built. This is to determine the period of the property. Thus you will need to know that Period 6 started on 5 February 1964 and ended on 3 February 1984. Period 7 started on 4 February 1984 and ended on 3 February 2004; Period 8 started on 4 February 2004 and will end on 3 February 2024. With this information, you will be able to determine which period the property belongs to.
The second piece of information that you need to find out is the facing direction of the property. This seems to be easy but it is actually the most difficult part of practicing Flying Star Feng Shui. This is because if you have determined the wrong facing direction, you will use the wrong Chart. This is the worst thing that could happen in practicing Flying Star Feng Shui. So, let me share with you a few examples on how to determine the Facing Direction of a particular property. There are actually different ways for determining the Facing Direction for a landed property, versus for a high-rise building like an apartment, condominium or office tower.
Let us start with the most common type of property in Malaysia; that is, the terrace houses. Terraces houses are very common in Malaysia. There are single-storey terrace houses, double-storey as well as three-storey terrace houses, but the way that we use them in determining the Facing Direction is the same. There are three things that we need to look at. First is the Gate that is always in front of the property. Some people actually use this to determine the Facing Direction of the property. This is not true. This is because the “qi” does not need to go through the gate in order to enter the house. The next thing we look at is the Main Door. This is an important opening that we use to enter the house. But a lot of houses in Malaysia do not have a Main Door facing the front of the house. That is, the Main Door is actually facing the side of the house; either the left side or the right side. Most of the time there is a wall which is located in front of the Main Door. This wall is actually blocking the “qi” from that direction, from entering the house. Thus for those houses that have the Main Door facing the side, this way is not to be used as the Facing Direction of the house. There are some houses which have the Main Door facing the front of the house. These are the ones where you can use this way to determine the Facing Direction of the house. So for terrace houses, the front of the house is the Facing Direction of the house.
For Semi-detached houses, we can also use the front of the house as the Facing Direction. If the Main Door is facing the side but there is an open space in front of the Main Door, then we could use this as the Facing Direction of the house.
As for Bungalow houses, we commonly use the Main Door as the Facing Direction of the house. Some bungalows have more than one door. It is thus very important to have one door which can be considered the main door. This has to be bigger than any other door in the house. Otherwise, this house will have the problem of not having a clear and distinctive Main Door; thus the Feng Shui of the house will also be affected.
Now let us look at high-rise buildings. Let us divide them into two categories. For those units located from the ground floor until the ninth floor, the Facing Direction of the unit depends on the Facing Direction of the Building. For this you need to look at the Main Entrance of the Building at the Ground Floor. This is actually not an easy task. This is because most buildings will have more than one entrance. In most cases the entrances look similar, so it is difficult to determine the Facing Direction. Here we need to use a little bit of common sense to see which entrance is the most prominent – that is, more people use it to enter the building – or which side has the name of the building placed on it. Most of you can see which entrance is the most prominent one; this will be considered the Facing Direction of the Building. For those units which are located on the 10th floor and above, we will take the balcony or the side with the biggest window as the Facing Direction of that unit. Please note that in both cases, we are not using the Main Door as the Facing Direction of the unit. This is because the Main Door is usually facing the inside of the building, and is thus not able to attract “qi” from that direction coming into the apartment. Sometimes it may be difficult if there is more than one side which has large windows. This is usually true for office spaces where all four sides seem similar. In this case, you may want to make one side more prominent than the others in order to make sure this particular side is the Facing Direction.
Once we have determined the Facing Direction of the property, the next step is to get the reading. This is also not an easy task. Please note that you do not need to use a “lou pan” (this is the special compass that the Feng Shui Consultant uses) to determine the direction. In most cases a normal compass is sufficient, but sometimes there is interference from the surroundings that may affect the reading. You need to be aware that electrical cables and metres as well as telecommunication systems may affect the reading of the compass. Thus you need to get away from such places. Always take the reading from inside the door, facing out. In the case of the building above the ninth floor, you could stand near the balcony or window and take the reading while looking out of the unit. The reading that you get will be the actual Facing Direction of the unit.
From the reading that we have obtained, we can determine the Facing Direction of the unit. The following is a table showing the compass reading and the corresponding direction for your reference.
In the next issue, I will share with you how to read the luck of the property using the Facing Direction that you have just learnt to determine. I will also show you how to locate the Wealth Spot of your property and how to enhance the Wealth Luck.