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How to Choose a Feng Shui Practitioner

Once Feng Shui started becoming popularized in the West, almost immediately it became commercialized into an “easy” form  that removed the customized aspect.  A site is divided into “corners” that represent “love,” “money,” etc.  This is a watered-down third generation catch-all in which the effectiveness of Feng Shui has been lost.

Most importantly this type of Feng Shui practitioner does not use Chinese Zodiac Five Elements profile and Destiny Reading that provide unique solutions for the client.  This omission can result in a negative outcome.  For instance: Red is an auspicious color generally, however if a client has too much Fire Element to begin with, surrounding them with red in their environment is figuratively pouring gasoline on a fire. In this situation the negative effects of fire would be increased, resulting in more arguments and strife in the environment – obviously not a good outcome!

How can a person find a Feng Shui practitioner that is right for them?

  1. Research the background of the practitioner – have they gone through a solid, authentic training taught by a credible Feng Shui Master who practices the authentic form of Chinese Feng Shui?  More importantly, the consultant should have a good track record over many years – and the Master must have a good track record and be credible in his authenticity and integrity.
  2. To ensure that the endorsements of the Feng Shui practitioner are credible verify to be sure they are not fabrications by checking referrals, or press/media archives in the case of high-profile projects.
  3. Make sure the practitioner creates a Five Elements and Destiny Profile of each client and studies the Earth Element (Solar and Chi) variation of each location.

The authentic form of Feng Shui has a 5,000-year history, with solidly documented written theory and practice dating back over 3,200 years. A Feng Shui practitioner who has been trained appropriately by a Feng Shui master has knowledge and experience of these texts, especially if he or she reads Chinese, as most of these texts have not been translated.  It’s not just a question of authenticity for its own sake: incorrect prescriptions can result in a worse outcome than doing nothing.  So if you are looking for a Feng Shui practitioner please do your homework first – you owe it to yourself.

Finally, Feng Shui is more than just decluttering or interior design (both of which have merit on their own, of course).  The authentic form of Feng Shui by a real master will heighten your awareness in a way that complements the Feng Shui balancing.  This is a holistic and comprehensive approach to adjusting all the energy factors in your life.  A real consultant can also guide you to create better relationships with people in your life.  Knowledge is power, and having the right Master empowers you with practical approaches to smooth your path.

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My Philosophy on Apprenticeship

Classical 5-Elements Feng Shui Luo Pan Compass

Lately I have heard from several people that they have hired Feng Shui consultants who advertise themselves as being trained by me, only to be disappointed.  Unfortunately they only checked their bona fides with me after paying and being dissatisfied with the work.  In a similar vein, frequently I receive emails from people asking me to train them, or to teach a course.  The answer is categorically no. While I do not want to be the last of the Tin Sun Lineage, when I do take an apprentice it will not be a stranger who emails me a request. I will choose an apprentice in the traditional way, and the apprenticeship will be of long duration as there is much to learn of Feng Shui Five Elements, Chinese Zodiac, philosophical and scientific texts and life.

Certainly, it has always been a possibility for me, with my high profile, to start a school and train hundreds or even thousands of people. However, this is not the way knowledge is passed down in my lineage for the very simple reason that what needs to be taught cannot be done in a simple course of even 500 or 1,000 hours. Most of the popularized feng shui available to American consumers is of a simplistic variety with rooms divided into sectors and common-sense ideas like ‘declutter’ emphasized. However, the true Feng Shui must incorporate the Five Elements and Destiny Profile of the individuals involved, in conjunction with the Earth Element (solar and chi) variation of each location. Balancing people’s consciousness with the Earth Energy is the only way that the true purpose of Feng Shui can be accomplished.

Many of my loyal long-term clients tried other feng shui practitioners first so they had a context within which to judge what I do, and the feedback I have from them does not surprise me. The authentic form of Feng Shui by a real master not only balances the energies of the client’s environment but also heightens the client’s awareness – a comprehensive approach to the whole life and/or business of the client. Anything less is just interior design – which is important on its own terms but it is not Feng Shui.

Thank you for reading this post. It is important to disseminate the information that I do not do trainings or have any apprentices to date. I am not responsible for people of low morality who use my name completely unauthorized. Do your homework and research before deciding on a Feng Shui Master. My next post will be a checklist for Feng Shui clients looking for a Master or practitioner.

Finding Love

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Valentine’s Day + Chinese New Year Tiger (metal year wood sign) = Love Opportunity?

Would I find love and be loved?  This is the most common question my father Master Tin Sun and I have been asked by women in our combined nearly 100 years experience as Feng Shui and Chinese Life Reading masters. In our affluent and free society the downside has been that many people are set adrift in family units of one. Affluence makes this possible, but people who are not by nature contemplatives become more self absorbed and distract themselves with entertainment and the fulfilling of their material desires. With this kind of social isolation it becomes more difficult to connect, as there is no ‘natural’ progression – especially for people in their 30s 40s and beyond. The ‘constructed’ processes, like internet dating, can also create fear based on the lack of real connection with virtual (actual) strangers. As a defense mechanism, a lot of people chose to protect their hearts by putting their guards up.

My most basic suggestion is based on universal laws of attraction: Love attracts love. Romantic or couple love isn’t the only kind. Even if one doesn’t have a life partner, or even family, one’s life can be as imbued with love to the maximum as one wishes. First: get out of the house. Interact. Give. Volunteer for those less fortunate – a true way to open one’s heart center. At the same time, do contemplate. In quiet time (with TV, computer and iPhone off!) one can reconnect with one’s true purpose in this lifetime. Did you once want to play piano but give it up? Wanted to be a doctor but became a lawyer instead? It is in the NOW that there is power in pursuing one’s real dreams – even if in a small way – to reconnect with the joy and love of life that is the foundation of all love. It is your own job to fulfill your spirit. Don’t expect someone else to finish this puzzle and rescue you. We each can be the rescuers of our own souls. The healthier and better you are, the healthier the persons, circumstances and relationships you attract.

There are indications of one’s ability to find lasting love from Feng Shui Chinese Life Reading that may help:

  • Usually, those who could enjoy sweetness from relationships have palms that are developed, cushiony and soft to hold. Woman who would have companionship and comfort also rarely have a palm that is very bony and skinny. Also, the Love line near the base of the fingers running horizontally from the pinky inward usually is quite straight forward without much broken, overlapping and complicated pattern attached to this line.
  • Women who have eyes that are very watery or have excessive Yin energy that are seductive like Marilyn Monroe, sleepy looking, are called in Chinese Face Reading “Cherry Blossom Eyes.” This type of eye feature is associated with drawing people for lustful satisfaction, being exploited and dumped. If you notice your eyes are like this you can develop a more alert expression – and also beware of the energy you’re projecting – become conscious of it and change it.
  • Women who are loved rarely have a very pointy chin or slimmed jaw and these are the areas that reflect the companionship in their Golden Age. Loneness is associated with narrow face and squeezed jaw.

No matter which of the above category you belong to, there is a rare opportunity coming up this Valentine’s Day which is also the Lunar New Year that can help put the energy out there of fulfillment in love:

People who observe Lunar New Year are more sensitive to metaphysical significance in setting intention during the first day of the New Year because it is believed that it sets the momentum to the rest of the year. Being that Feb. 14, 2010 is not only Valentine’s Day, it is also the Lunar First in the Year of the Tiger which though it is a Metal Element year, Tiger is a Wood Element sign with Yang rising Chi. This means using that day wisely to set intention is like planting the seed in the most favorable time early on in a planting season.

If love is what you seek, follow this routine that had proven to have favorable result. On Feb. 13, 2010, start tuning in to your soul and connectivity to the divine energy by being more spiritual and calm. You could do so by taking a Energy Cleansing Bath mentioned in my earlier blog or other routine that can clear your core energy. Using this time to reflect, to feel your soul can provide the clarity that you don’t have year around when you are busy with responsibilities or social functions. Read a story or watch a movie that celebrates the power of love. Feeling hopeful is step one in inviting the intended energy to connect with you during the rest of the year. Listening to gentle music and taking it easy the rest of the evening is a way of healing, recharging so that you could radiate the energy your mind sets out to do.

Head to bed with a new set of pajamas and if love is one of your biggest wish, then, wearing pajamas consisting of pink which is the Fire Element with feminine energy would be helpful. This also reminds you of the feminine qualities that are more attractive than the aggressive, demanding, serious mode most women nowadays operate under most of the time in this demanding world. Woman is Yin as man is Yan, if our Yin and Yang energy is in balance, it sets the tone for both to connect.

Wake up on New Year’s Day with thoughts of those people, pets, locations or events that remind you of the sweetness in life. Count your blessings and be grateful as you do your morning prayer so that you can secure your connection with the divine energy that helps to bring forth blessings you set out to earn. Spend the rest of the day loving and pampering yourself by taking it easy and doing activities you enjoy. Reduce skepticism! Romance usually happens to those that let their guards down. Try to remember your temperament and the energy you radiate that day and duplicate that sweetness in how you feel about life. This would be the seed that enables you to grow the fruit intended.

Your mind setting the intention is the will that leads you to the reality. Hopefully by this time next year, you would be sharing the story of this experiment with the companion in your life. Good Luck!

Improving Your Business Results

As I quoted in my last blog post, “Success is the combination of good timing, helpful networking and optimal geography (Feng Shui).” The first two can be calculated by the Chinese Astrology/Four Pillars/Five Elements method, therefore minimizing risk. However, to achieve the commanding position in business or career all three must be aligned.

Sunrise through tree illustrates transforming energy of Fire and organizing energy of Wood

Sunrise through tree illustrates transforming energy of Fire and organizing energy of Wood

Timing
For example having a great real estate property for sale in the wrong time, like now. You can sing its praises until you turn your face blue, still not that many people will or even can buy because of the tough financing requirements now or fear of losing future income. Even if you have good networking and good Feng Shui, the curse of wrong timing would be very hard to overcome. In fact, there are plenty of business people experiencing this problem with their projects right now.

Networking
Helpful networking is necessary in this stage and age in order to achieve your goals. Not only do you have to know your own real strength and weaknesses from the Chinese Astrology character tendency, you also have to know if your partners (business and personal) or closes alliances are beneficial for you to work with. Through this, you can find out if you are in or going into a lucky or unlucky cycle of the Lunar Zodiac cycle rotation that begins on February 4th each year and ends on the next February 3rd. This can foretell if timing is working for or against you, allowing you to take the appropriate passive or proactive approach professionally and financially.

This is why a lot of top executives of major companies commission me to calculate their charts to augment their strategy decisions. This includes whom to hire in their direct team such as assistant or key positions like CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, Manager,… I often advise my clients not only hire the important support staff helpful to him or her, but, hopefully, these people as individual is going into high cycle so that they could bring “luck”, high energy onto the ship. Rubbing elbows with people in high cycle is beneficial while mingling people with low or bad luck has the adverse effect. Energy field is best to be preserved when we can and that’s why selecting the people with helpful energy in the inner circle is a smart thing to do. You get better advice, inspiring ideas more enjoyment out of people that are grounded in thinking that a low cycle person cannot bring to the table.

Geography
Optimal geography is good Feng Shui because even if you have good timing and networking, if the product you are selling is in the wrong location or market, all is defeated. This is why franchises spend a lot of money on market research so that they are placed correctly demographically, but, still, wrong spot in the area that has Feng shui problems still can affect their bottom line.

Current Cycle
Based on the Chinese Astrology cycle rotating into, the Water Element year in 2007 through Year of the Boar and 2008 Year of the Rat in this millennium is meant to go through flushing out the old and starting new in very dramatic ways. This Ox year of Double Earth is also heavy going for many. The turn of energy can be predicted and to some extent mitigated with a reliable advisor that has accurate metaphysical insight.

Future Cycle
February 4, 2010 begins the Year of the Tiger, therefore, helpful to people with Chinese Zodiac sign of Boar – not so good for Snake or Monkey. Tiger is a Wood sign, and 2010 will be a Metal year, so there is some conflict there (Metal chops Wood). Tiger year natives are vulnerable in Tiger year. However, this does not mean all Tigers would be unlucky because if the Five Elements is balanced through Feng Shui and the Chinese Astrology, palm, face, voice, chi feature is strong, according to the Chinese Destiny Reading of the Tin Sun Lineage, the chance of success would be possible. This is a comprehensive statistic and accurate science that has evolved for a couple of thousand years in the Chinese culture with documented record.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Lunar Calendar Chart: Time of Transition

Update: Senate Judiciary panel approves Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotomayor in a 13-6 vote.
July 28, 2009
In my earlier post that analyzed Judge Sotomayor’s Five Elements Chinese Astrology charts, I mentioned that by August her network will have been established already for the advancement to her next position as Supreme Court Justice.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Based on the characteristics within her, according to the Five Elements composition, I knew she has what it takes to be calm, collected, stable and professional – causing the “Wise Latino” remark to lose its momentum as we have seen during this confirmation hearing.

Along the time frame of the Lunar calendar, August 7th is already transitioning into the Autumn, and her advancement is supposed to have been confirmed already before the Lunar calendar Summer is over.

During the hearings, Judge Sotomayor has been a great listener, sensitively “giving face” to everyone that threw her the tough punches with some ridiculous remarks in front of the media. She was able to glide over them because she has the strong Water Element, enabling her to smoothly flow past them.

I am happy to say that her mission is on track and another historic moment is about to be achieved in America during this year of the Ox. This year there are supposed to be various new foundations beginning. It is good that one of the most powerful nations in the world is in the spotlight to show the world that discrimination will not any longer stop people that are willing to do hard work to achieve the American Dream.

Independence Day Musings: Face Reading Shows Your Personal Level of Power / Part I

Most people in positions of command or power usually share three traits in common based on the Chinese Destiny Reading of the Tin Sun Lineage: high cheekbones, strong jaw lines and a strong Fire Element in their Five Elements birth charts. This post and Part II give an overview of this phenomenon.

I hope everyone had an inspiring Independence Day weekend! The huge freedom in the U.S. gives many of us a chance to be as powerful and commanding as we wish to strive for in our professional, social or personal circle. The three traits I will explain in this post are high cheekbones, strong jaw lines and a strong Fire Element in the Five Elements birth chart.

These three women's faces illustrate the features I am discussing

These three women's faces illustrate the features I am discussing

Some powerful women who share these attributes are Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, and Sarah Palin: all have strong cheekbones and strong angular jaws. These facial features represent power and command in the Face Reading portion of the Chinese Destiny Reading. Almost all people who have these features are leaders in their spheres, professionally, socially or domestically. And if these features accompany good looks, social IQ and charm, most of the time, they could attract many admirers that enable them to marry well if they choose.

Adding a strong Fire Element (Chinese Astrology Five Elements Reading) brings the trait of liking to call the shots. Fire people are strong communicators – risk takers with ambition, ability, sharp mind, passion, patriotic spirit, and pride. If they commit, they could throw themselves in 150% and disregard their personal lives and the sacrifices that their loved ones also have to bear. This is the danger that often affects marriages of people with such strong Yang Chi on their faces and in their Five Elements composition. people of such features often pay a price on a personal level because they still must learn to be less self -centered, make compromises and develop a higher level of acceptance of others.

Since they very often see success by their twenties, they aren’t the most humble crowd. They can be quite critical of other people and situations. Because they are so dominating, they don’t have many real friends to let their guards down with, causing them to be somewhat isolated on a human level. This often causes them to be even more Yang and neglect development of the heart and human relationships that could support them through thick and thin. The danger becomes that when they are down, their pride can cause them to bite the bullet beyond a fixable level instead of reaching out to seek advice or help. They would rather pay any price to avoid looking like they are vulnerable and not on top of the world, so they can exhaust themselves emotionally just to keep up.

People with these command features can be too confident, self absorbed and manipulative. They are not nurturing types that are easy to be friends with. Unless you are at their level, these people could seem condescending and unapproachable. If one has these features, it would be beneficial to learn to be softer to others in your views (less judgmental) and ways of expression in order to avoid being seen as conceited. And a word of warning: Secure your own skills before taking leaps to greater ambition. The ocean’s big waves could swallow the fish from the small pond that was considered big – like the case of Sarah Palin. Her resignation has to do with her realization that her beauty and charm could not control the real battle in politics, since she and her family failed to maintain an ideal record.