Not This Door, That One! This case study revolves around main used doors and the locations and directions of those doors as well as the location of bedrooms and the facing direction of these doors.
Householder: Ken Gua (#8)
Most favourable location/direction = South west
Son: Tui Gua (#7)
Most favourable Location/direction = North west.
Daughter: Kun Gua (#2)
Most favourable location/direction = North east.
You will notice that these Locational and Directional influences have been considered for all three occupants.
Although the householder described life as being reasonably prosperous and all three of them were in good health, they also expressed a sense that things often tended not to go quite as well as they should.
There seemed to be frequent and unnecessary frustrations and complications. Those things that ought to have been straight forward and easy were instead often unexpectedly difficult. Finances into the home were good but expenses were high and it seemed difficult to save as much as they wanted, in spite of apparent prosperity.
Floor Plan 1
As you will see from Floor Plan One, the front door which was being used as the main door of entry to this house was not maximising the best possible locational/directional influences for the householder in particular.
It was very easy to change this and to request them instead to use the back door which was not only located in thr most favourable sector but also faced their ‘Sheng Chi’. ( ie. Most Favourable location/direction)
This was only possible because the house was on perfectly flat land without any high or low ground within the greater vicinity. Had this not been the case, it may well have proved much more difficult.
This Land Form aspect of the San He School always needs to be born in mind when assessing the Pa Chai of any property.
You will also note that they had been sleeping in a bedroom which was in the ‘centre palace’ of the house which from a Pa Chai perspective is neutral and thus not helpful, even though the door to the bedroom did at least face a positive direction. (see Floor Plan One Bedroon A)
It was suggested that the householder should move to the bedroom marked Bedroom B on Floor Plan Two. This meant that they would not only be sleeping in a room which was in their most favourable location but also had a door which faced a positive direction.
Likewise for the son. He had been sleeping in a room which was in the South sector of the house. (see Bed Room C on Floor Plan One) This was his Wu Gwei sector or Five Ghosts sector and had been having detrimental effects on him in the nature of listlessness and poor communication skills.
To help counter this it was suggested that his room be moved to the West sector of the house, ie. Bedroom D on Floor Plan Two which was in his Fu Wei sector even though this room had a door facing the South east.
This is a good example of location being deemed to be more important than direction. The daughter’s sleeping arrangements were left unaltered. However she was recommended to continue using the front door as her main point of entry. Again this was because the front door was not only in her best location but also faced her most favourable direction.
Once these changes to the locational/directional use of the house were made and one other small adjustment was made, things settled down remarkably quickly and clear improvements were reported.
This other adjustment was the closing of the hall door from the main living roon. This as you will see from the floor plan, had effectively meant front and back door were more or less in a direct line from one another.
Under these circumstances Chi is drawn through the house and is unable to be retained properly. One result of this had been a noticable amount of money coming in also seemed to flow right out again. By closing the door, and directing the traffic path either through the kitchen or the side gallery it slowed this flow right down and had an almost immediate and beneficial effect.
Floor Plan 2
Poor Health and Quick Career Downturn for a Single Female
Purpose and Methods of the Study To try and determine objectively, what if any influence the feng shui of the flat might have had on the sudden downturn in the fortunes of Miss X upon her moving into the building. The School applied was the Flying Stars method, recognized by most traditional practitioners as being the most sophisticated and dynamic of all the classical systems.
It must be noted that this study does not include any assessment of the Destiny Analysis normally checked concurrently with such cases. This study therefore, is an attempt to examine the facts of the situation from a feng shui perspective alone. Some might wish to take exception to this and the author accepts that.
N.B. Certain factors that might otherwise betray the confidentiality of those involved have been changed to preserve that privacy but nothing of substance has otherwise been altered.
- Audit Performed: Early April 2001
- Location: Auckland / New Zealand
- Building Face: NE3
- Building Gua: Kun
- Water Mouth in: East
- Water Mouth Facing: NE3
- Kitchen in: East
- Fire Mouth: SE1
- Bedroom Door Facing: SE3
- Bed Head: SW3
- Period Calculated on: 7
- Originally Built Early 1900’s. Iron Roof changed 1990’s
- Client moved in: Late February, 2001 (Approx six weeks prior to audit being conducted, so sufficient time had passed to give a clear indication of what the feng shui was doing.)
Main Occupant Ms X (f) 1970 Ming Gua: Chen Gua (3)
Background Information The house was an old Victorian era wooden villa built in a well established part of the city, down a long and very steep cul-de-sac with only one way in and out and bordering on a reserve.
The house itself although recently renovated, was built with its front to the street and its back to a steep incline which fell sharply away to the rear of the structure. There was a large garden to the back and the flat was both underneath and at the back of the house. Entry to the flat was down a path and a set of steps along the side of the house. This meant the door into the flat led from lower ground to high; a positive. There were other flats in the main part of the house above. The whole structure faced towards the low lying land ie the back of the house and sat to the hill.
Specifics Regarding Miss X This young lady had just moved into the flat (approx 6 weeks prior).
The house was dark, gloomy and had an overwhelmingly musty smell. She complained that since moving in her health had deteriorated sharply, her levels of concentration were down significantly and she was not getting along well at all at work. She appeared to be making uncharacteristic, silly mistakes and was being picked on for them. There was a lot of negative politicking against her in the office.
Ms. X. was a highly trained professional and should have expected to have a reasonably high standard of living. However, finances had become a very real struggle since moving in and she was now in debt and having trouble meeting basic expenses. She was tearful and admitted to be feeling very stressed.
Diagram 1. The Basement Flat of Miss X
Looking to Feng Shui for Answers An Examination of the Main Flying Stars Time Chart shows:
- The building is Double Facing in a 7 Period. Although this configuration is usually described as being better for money than for people, it may also be poor for money, if sufficient other factors dominate.
- Whereas the building requires open space and falling land or water to the North and height and substance (a mountain) to the Southeast, it in fact has the opposite. This means the external landform dynamics of the house as decreed by the Flying Stars Chart are unmatched and so the house is Up the Mountain, Down the River. This factor alone is likely to cut the luck of the building by more than half.
- The only door was in the North sector which had a 9/5 combination. This will be bad for finances as it will activate the worst possible Water Star, Water Star 5. Disaster enough by itself alone without any of the other factors at work!
- The double 7 facing across the main living area although activating the Water Star 7, dropped the then current period Mountain Star 7 into the Water. This activity on the Current Mountain Star was most likely the cause of the gossip and politicking against Ms X.
- Her bedroom door which looked towards the Southeast was facing Water Star 2, another dangerous star to be influenced by, even though the Water Star in that West Sector was the very prosperous coming Water Star 8. (Not enough to overcome the highly pernicious Water Star 5 at the front door.) This had to be kept in mind especially as she was the only female in the flat, thus was the Senior Female, which is what 2 refers to.
- Her head was lying to the Northwest and so lying to Water Star 9, thus killing any chance it too might have had to help her.
Diagram 2. Traditional Flying Stars Grid for the Flat
Examination of the Annual Chart for 2001 Annual influences are aspects of feng shui that change with the years and move from sector to sector within all buildings on a rotational progression. Ordinarily there are some, especially negative ones, which need special treatment.
In the case of Ms X’s flat it was the Annual Star 2 which was causing the most harm. (These have been drawn into the Main Chart above in Diagram 2 in the lower right hand corner in small green print.)
- Water Star 2 was present over the only external door which was in the Northeast for the year and made active by the openness of this sector and most likely here to attack the Senior Female as the sole occupant.
- The 5 Yellows were in the Southwest and also needed treating.
Conclusions The dynamics of living in a house with such negative influences attacking her were very damaging to Ms X’s health and finances even in the short term. Entering the North sector with its Water Star 5 was about as bad as it gets and since there were a number of large, bright red furnishings here which were only adding to the power of these highly pernicious Earth Numbers, their removal and other appropriate remedies helped buy time for the recommended move.
There was a strong musty smell within the flat that was all pervasive. This came from the fact that the space for the flat dug out of the ground under the main structure, had never been ventilated properly and that there were few windows and only the one door. Although the flat faced northeast (a good direction for natural light in the Southern Hemisphere) it was heavily shaded even in winter and so had little natural daylight. This clearly did not help the quality of the Chi in the flat. There was no practical way for Ms X to overcome this, in that it was a rental property.
The final advice given was to quit the flat as soon as possible and find another more wholesome place to live. This Ms. X did with help and within three weeks. (This being the minimum period of time required for her to quit the lease.)
In a following study, I will examine the flat she then moved to and why that proved to have much improved feng shui. Please check back soon.