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An In-depth understanding of the Frontage of a home. Is it always the main door? Who are the Conservatives & the Modernist. What lead to the Conservatives use of the Main Door only?

Hi Master Cecil, Good Day! I would humbly like to ask for you advice regarding my house facing. My property is facing NE2 - 46 degrees, but my main door is angled towards NE1 - 35 degrees. (only 11 degrees difference) Would my house be considered an NE1 house or NE2 house? Thank you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are some considerations: 1. It depends on WHOM you consult or seek advice from. As there are two differing opinions or simply divided upon two Feng Shui schools of thoughts regarding this issue: 1.1. The Conservatives or
1.2. The Modernists

2. The Conservatives 2.1. The Conservatives always reference their beliefs upon past practises or the key ingredient of their Feng Shui is based on one and only consideration: THE MAIN DOOR. And that all readings must be taken from the Main Door! 2.2. In general, the Conservatives practise what we call "Standing inside the main door looking outwards". For this reason, to the Conservatives says it is NE1  or 35 degrees.  2.3. Most of the time the Conservatives would feel good that they have "strictly followed" by the book. Cannot blame them right? Since ancient RESOURCES make reference to the Main door.  2.4 Another consideration is the saying: “Old habit dies hard”. Many Feng Shui Masters (FSM) keep on doing the same thing over and over again. So much so that it becomes a robotic routine.  2.5 Some FSM are too myopic or rigid. Can’t or refuse to listen to logic. For this reason, there will always be groups of Conservatives to replace them when they retire. 3.The Modernists 3.1 I dread to use the term Modernists for fear that it gives a pre-conceived idea that these group came out recently with new concepts or theories. Far from that as I will elaborate below. But for the open minded, do call this group the Modernist. 3.2. In general, this group of FSMs look at how the ancients would have written the description better knowing that there are more and more high rise buildings. 3.3. Many of these FSMs understood what the ancients meant even if they simply refer to "THE MAIN DOOR". What the ancients were also trying to say is that at that time the main door and the FRONTAGE of the home is one and the same".  3.3.1. Here, “Silence by the ancients does not automatically mean guilty for those who do not strictly conform to the main door and nothing but the main door use only” 3.4. In the past, when we walk towards a property, the main door or frontage is pretty prominent and "clear-cut". Many main door and frontage are grand "welcoming" areas. 3.5. What the Conservatives forgot was that at that time, other than pagodas or temples, many of the homes usually are one single level or the most two levels. These homes are much like the landed properties we see: terrace homes, semi-detached or bungalows. 3.6. In Singapore, majority of such homes are back to back with each other. Thus 90% of the time, the facing direction of such homes are those where one drive-up to the gate. And where the main door is.  3.7. The modernists would generally consider your property as NE2 or 46 degrees. 4. So who is right or wrong?  4.1. I can safely say that in the past, when the ancients mentioned taking a reading (standing inside the main door looking outwards); they referenced this to the main door.  4.2. The rationale is that such instructions were easier to be understood. Then the term "frontage". 4.3. Although the ancients passed down the general statement "Stand inside the main door looking outwards"; 5. I believe if they were aware that in today's modern world there are such things as high-rise apartments; If the ancients have known this, I believe they would have expanded their explanation and define the frontage may not always be the main door. 6. Is there any difference employing a FSM from say Taiwan or Malaysia vs those from Hong Kong or Singapore? 6.1. The year was 1970's onwards. During that time, majority of FSMs from Taiwan or Malaysia would use the "Conservative" method: it's the main door! 6.2. The rationale was simple, the majority of homes in Taiwan or Malaysia up to even the 1990's were often landed properties. And these FSMs are so used to taking readings from the main door! 6.3. Thus if you asked a Master from Taiwan or Malaysia to come down to Singapore to Feng Shui a HDB flat, the person would instinctively take readings from the main door. 6.4. Today, even in Singapore or Hong Kong, some FSMs still follow this tradition. Here, these FSMs felt that they are comfortable with their perceived "backing" from the "ancient’s “Main Door” readings. 6.5 This conservatives indeed have "the proof!". And they feel good about following from "THE BIBLE" or holy grail of compass reading. 7. The emergence of the Modernists Feng Shui masters come mainly from two countries: Hong Kong and Singapore. 7.1. Yes! You guessed correct! Both have in common the rapid built up of high-rise buildings.  7.2.  The thinking-logical Modernists FSMs than realise, that wait-a-moment! 7.3. Sometimes the passageway leading to the main door of some apartments are dim and dark. Should I look at areas with the most yang qi (light and openings?) as the frontage? Or that if we always close our main doors? Main door is a relatively small opening as compared to say the living room side often with bedroom windows at the same frontage? 8. The thinking FSMs logically de-link MAIN DOOR from the Frontage unlike that of the Conservatives. The key is to determine the FRONTAGE. And the understanding that it may not automatically be the MAIN DOOR. 9. Sorry for the long detraction. I am now coming to your point. 10. Since here, the MAIN DOOR is de-linked from the frontage. The Modernist would recommend: to use the property facing which is NE 2 or 46 degrees.  In my opinion, I share this view-point. I based this upon careful understanding and logic. 10.1. If one is still an ardent fan of the MAIN DOOR, then I don't wish to argue until the cows come home.  11. What is the key success factor in Flying Star Feng Shui? 11.1 "If the proper frontage is correctly found: Flying Star Feng Shui can be applied effectively" 12. Other considerations: 12.1. How accurate is the compass readings? 12.1.1. Drawing the conclusion that the reading of NE1 of 35 degrees BETTER be accurate! Given that 1 degrees more and the home becomes a NE2 facing direction! 12.1.2. Where if one uses NE2, no matter how lousy one's readings are; there is a larger margin to "play with" although can still get the readings wrong.. but not as thin a margin as of 35 degrees. 12.2. Sha Qi or Poison Arrows and Castle Gate Theory 12.2.1 Castle Gate Theory (if got time can read up on this) 12.2.2. In general, a practical reason for tilting door has more to do with avoiding some kind of poison arrow(s). 12.2.3. For example, today, in America, many homes still do not have fencing or main gates to their home. And if the main door happens to directly face an obstacle such as a lamp post, then tilting of the door as advised by a FSM. 13. An overview of ancient times (no high rise) and modern times (many highrise homes)  

Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee

 

Summary Key Indicators from our Ba Zi Reports

Useful sildes showing the significance of various information in your ba zi reports: 1. Look at your day of birth: Heavenly stem. Your element is based on this.

1.1 Thus for this person, she is considered as a weak wood. As the day she was born is a wood element day:-    2. Chinese geomancers use this information to determine one's Mandarin name:-
3. Each element represents a certain body function:-   4. Shapes and Colour associations with the Five elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth

Robert Lee

Robert Lee

 

Ba Zi Premium with Expert Review Sample Reports

Sample Reports: Ba Zi Premium with Monthly/Daily and Expert Review Concise Ba Zi Expert Review Reports bazi_premium_expert_review_report.pdf bazi_premium_yearly_forecast.pdf Ba Zi Premium at Online.Geomancy.Net bazi_premium_overall_report.pdf bazi_premium_part1_report.pdf bazi_premium_part2_report.pdf bazi_premium_part3_report.pdf bazi_forecast.pdf bazi_forecast_10-year.pdf bazi_forecast_year.pdf bazi_personal_element.pdf bazi_suitable_career.pdf    

Robert Lee

Robert Lee

 

About Chinese Name Stroke Analysis

1. Chinese Name Analysis is based on Chinese Numerology of the Chinese Character strokes 1.1. It's based on the Traditional Brush Stroke count, which generally we use the Kang Xi Dictionary as a guide for the stroke count.   1.2. Depending on your Surname Character + Middle Character + Last Character will produce different name stroke luck breakdown:- 1.3. Each name stroke group analysis will have the Five Elements breakdown, the Name Harmony, 天地人 (Tian/Di/Ren) luck factor, and a Name Stroke Luck breakdown just like the above. Which helps us to assess how good the overall name suits the person such as below:-   2. Chinese Name is most effective when chosen for a Newborn Baby since the name will be with him / her for the rest of the life. 2.1. In our Ba Zi Blog post, I have mentioned that a person's luck is influence by 3 forms of luck:- Reference: Learn more about Ba Zi at our Ba Zi Life Reading Blog a) Heaven Luck - Luck you are born with and supposed to have from your given Ba Zi Heaven Luck. b) Earth Luck - Luck from the Feng Shui of your home and surrounding. c) Human Luck - Luck from your relationship with others and own hard work. 2.1. Each Heaven, Earth, Human luck affects about 33.3% of your overall luck.   2.2. Name luck accounts for about 15% of your Human luck, aside from the Colors/Shapes/Career/Directions etc. Hence, this is one and only few ways to help improve your Heaven Luck. As it will attempt to add the missing elements to your ba zi, through the Chinese name you use. As your name is being used throughout your life, so it will indirectly help add the necessary missing elements to the ba zi chart on a semi-permanent level. 2.3. Chinese Name for a baby is most effective, since the time he / she will use the name the most is when they attend school. They will write and use the name almost daily. Hence, the luck is being called and used. 3. Is there a need to Change my Name if it's not suitable? 3.1. I personally will only recommend a name change if for newborn baby or when he / she is still young (ie not yet an adult). 3.2. I won't recommend a name change for an adult unless it's absolutely necessary or if the Job requires it. For example, a name change for a person who is planning to be an Actor/Actress is still good as he/she depends on her name for recognition. 3.3. Otherwise, a name change at too late in life won't really be effective, as the most effective period where everyone is calling and using your name is when you are in school. After that, you are not likely to use it as much especially if you have a western name. So there is very little point in a name change at that point in time. 4. Related Topics Our various Chinese Name Services More topics on will be posted into this blog later on.    

Robert Lee

Robert Lee

 

Why is necessary to know your Ba Zi True Element to improve your luck?

1. Why Ba Zi Life Reading is essential in applying Feng Shui? A person's luck is influenced by 3 forms of luck:- a) Heaven Luck - Luck you are born with and supposed to have from your given Ba Zi Heaven Luck. b) Earth Luck - Luck from the Feng Shui of your home and surrounding. c) Human Luck - Luck from your relationship with others and own hard work. Each luck influence about 33.3% of your overall luck. Hence, knowing how you relate to your environment and the changes in the 10-yearly / 5-yearly / yearly / 6-monthly / monthly / daily / hourly luck can allow you to better take advantage of your overall luck.   2. Ba Zi Life Reading helps you determine your True Element (ie weak water/Strong Wood etc) Reference: https://www.geomancy.net/demoreports/ba_zi_premium/bazi_premium_expert_review_report.pdf In our Ba Zi Life Reading, this is Five Element Breakdown section, is to the most useful and important section in the entire ba zi. Why? 2.1. Your True Element (ie weak Fire/Strong Fire), determines your favourable elements and unfavourable elements. In the above example, this person lacks Fire (9%) and Wood (12%). This person also has way too much Water (46%) and Earth (31%), so you want to avoid more of those since they are your unfavourable elements. Metal element is by default unfavouable to a weak Fire person, but as there is too little at 0%, some Metal when there is enough Fire and Wood is good for overall balance. The goal is to get 20% of each of the five elements. 2.2. Five element can determine your favourable Colors/Shapes/Directions/Career etc. You can refer to this useful Five Element Characteristics Chart:- URL: https://talk.geomancy.net So for example, a weak fire person:- 2.2.1. Improve your overall luck with Colours Would like to have more Fire (red/purple) colors or Wood (green/brown) colors for clothings you wear, colours of personal objects you own, colours of the car you drive, colours of the Home/Office decor should be in such colors.  2.2.1. Improve your career luck by choosing suitable career/business In terms of career, Fire element careers (ie are Sales and Marketing etc), Wood (Distribution, Engineering, Electronics etc) 2.2.2. Improve your luck by choosing a suitable house facing or suitable country of work Fire (South), or Wood (East/South-East) facing house. Or even if you deciding if you should better work in a certain country Wood (East - China / South-East - South-East Asia Country ie Singapore) etc.  2.2.3. Improve your Ba Zi Luck through a suitable Chinese Name Reference: Learn More about Chinese Name at our Chinese Name Blog Especially for newborn child, you can improve the person's ba zi luck by balancing the five elements through picking the most suitable Chinese Name that contains most Fire or Wood elements. This is why people do a comprehensive Ba Zi Life Reading Review, as it helps them plan their career/business path (such as deciding between this career and that new career to see which is most suitable), whether they should work in this country or that country. Especially, for newborn baby, this is essential to picking the most suitable Chinese Name to help balance their five element since a Chinese Name will be with them for the rest of their life. 2.3. Ba Zi chart's out a person's Luck Forecast Reference: https://www.geomancy.net/demoreports/ba_zi_premium/bazi_premium_part3_report.pdf Luck changes every 10-yearly / 5-yearly / yearly / 6-monthly / monthly / daily / hourly. This is why there are ups and downs in your luck as it keeps changing as you enter different luck periods. So knowing when are the good and bad periods, you can better plan utilise the good and be extra careful of the bad periods. 2.3.1. Knowing when is a good period helps you plan when is the best time to change a career / start a business to maximise your luck. This is essential, especially for example, say you plan to change a career or start a business, you probably want to pick the better luck period where luck is with you to do it. As things are more likely to go in your favour if luck is with you. While, if it's a bad period, then you want to exercise caution by not doing this too aggressively. 2.3.2. Through the luck forecast, it helps you identify potential Health/Money/Finance/Romance/Nobleman luck etc. Years with a Health warning usually indicate either Health issues or possible accidents.  Years with Money/Finance indicate years that have potential issues especially relating to career/business etc. Years with Romance indicate when are good/bad periods for romance relation luck etc. Years with Nobleman Luck will help you through the tough time especially if it's a bad year.   3. Avoid using Ba Zi for Fortune Telling aspects 3.1. While ba zi can also be used for Fortune Telling, it's recommended that you avoid it. As fortune telling can sometimes cause Self Fulfilling Prophecy, where you believe in it so much that you yourself make it happen. 3.2. A Ba Zi can chart what kind of luck you are supposed to have, however it's not a chart of what you will encounter. So it's wrong to believe that a Ba Zi Chart's prediction is supposed to match exactly what you have experienced in your past history. As I have indicated above in Para 1, a person's luck is influenced by 3 form of luck Heaven, Earth and Human Luck. 3.3.1. So essentially, ba zi only affects 33.3% of your overall luck. This means that whenever a person's ba zi luck is determined to be very good, if he / she stays in a bad feng shui house, this can have adverse affect to your luck as the earth luck affects 33.3% of your luck as well, which will result in you experiencing a very bad period. 3.3.2. The reverse is also true. A person that is determined to have a bad luck, but if he stays in an excellent feng shui house, it will significantly improve your luck for the period. This is why ba zi forecast can never predict your past history 100%. However, majority of the events should pretty much fall fairly closely the the forecast. Those with deviations, is usually due to other influence like Earth Luck changes etc. 3.3. However, this is important for feng shui assessment as sometimes some problems you encounter may not necessary be due to your ba zi, but your home or office. For example, if your feng shui of the house (ie flying stars have some uncontrolled lawsuit stars), this can explain why you are having some lawsuit issues that period. Or for example, if the house have some uncontrolled misfortune/illness stars, this can explain the many health issues affecting the family. 3.4. Thus, knowing all this information, helps you better troubleshoot problems that is affecting your overall luck. Sometimes, it may be from the Heaven Luck, sometimes it can be from the Earth Luck, or sometimes from all areas, which usually explains any major issues that you are facing.   More Related Topics About Ba Zi Life Reading Services FAQ: Ba Zi (Lunar vs Xia), Timezone etc   More topics will be covered in future posts on the Ba Zi Life Reading Blog.          

Robert Lee

Robert Lee


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