Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This Lady Killed Her Hubby (杀夫妇)


I got to know Ms Ding when she visited me one day for consultation. She told me that she was sexually assaulted by her boy friend when she was young and that she had spent time in jail due to homicide.

 

Ms Ding is born on November 20th, 1971 at 7am. Below is her astrology reading:

 

时日月年

丁己庚辛

卯酉子亥

 

First, this lady is not someone to be tempered with as she with fight till one party dies even though her life force is fairly weak. Basically the reading shows that this lady is cleaver but a loner, she is destined to break the law and the chance of being imprisoned is great.

 

Her major luck reads:

 

壬癸甲乙戊己

辰巳午未戌亥

 

On her luck between 21 to 30 years old is shown in red, she was destined to involve in a fight that caused injuries to herself and her opponent; and her opponent was her husband as shown in her main reading above.

 

Indeed the unfortunate incident happened in 1993 which is the year of rooster:

 

1993



 

In 1993, when Ms Ding was 22, she had an argument with her hubby concerning money issues and they had a fight. Unfortunately, her hubby was accidently killed by Ms Ding with a piece of stick.

 

Ms Ding was subsequently sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

 

Now Ms Ding is 43, she is in her 41 to 50 years old major luck. Apparently she is suffering from her old injuries and she can call herself lucky if she can celebrate her 51st birthday.

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Household With 4+1 Members (无形的客人)


A friend Mr. Chen invited me to visit his apartment which is situated in Tanjung Bunga near TAR College. According to Mr. Chen, he and his family moved into the apartment about a year ago and that there are only 4 persons living in his apartment: Mr. and Mrs. Chen, his son named Albert and his daughter Lisa.

 

Strange things started since as Mrs. Chen always felt that there is an additional ‘person’ up to such a stage that she even prepared an additional seat and a bowl of rice during lunch and dinner.

 

In one occasion when both of the kids were out leaving Mr. and Mrs. Chen alone in their apartment, suddenly Mrs. Chen said: “What is Albert doing inside the store room as I seen he went in about an hour ago?”

 

Mr. Chen answered in astonishment: “I thought both of the kids are out!?”

 

Even so, Mrs. Chen still believed that she has seen someone entered the store room with her naked eyes.

 

Yet in another occasion, the couple went to attend a wedding function and Mrs. Chen was quite sure that she has stored away all her makeup utensils in her cupboard before she left. Again to her amazement, all her makeup kits laid all over her makeup table when she returned from the wedding. Both of the kids were interrogated but only to receive denial and blank faces from the kids.

 

Now Mr. Chen suspected his wife being psychosis and he asked Mrs. Chen to consult a psychologist. However, after a series of diagnostics and Mrs. Chen was pronounced to be normal.

 

After listening to Mr. Chen’s interesting stories, I took out my compass and take some measurements. After a while, I pulled Mr. Chen out from his apartment and said quietly to him: “There is a spirit in your house but it meant no harm. Since your wife can see it then this won’t be good in long run. The best method is to give it a place to ‘sit’ so that it will not harass your wife. Further, if you do so; the spirit will help you in your business. I cannot exorcise this spirit as it stays put before you.”

 

Mr. Chen didn’t want to move house so he prepared a small altar in the store room and make offerings to the spirit daily. Indeed, after the altar is setup, Mrs. Chen didn’t see the spirit anymore and Mr. Chen’s business is progressing well till today.
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Feng Shui Is No Magic (魔术风水?)


Before anyone go and spend a hefty sum of money on Feng Shui gadgets, I must reiterate that Feng Shui is no magic. There are many seemingly true but false Feng Shui remedies being thrown out by unscrupulous folks just to fish out money from the unwary. For example, my pal Mr. Ooi spent MYR20K to purchase a boulder to be located at the back of his house as the Feng Shui master said Ooi’s house hasn’t the backing of a mountain (靠山).

 

Needless to say, this is indeed ridiculous if a boulder can take the place of an actual mountain range. If it is true, then we can perhaps throw all Feng Shui theories out of the window. There was no need then for the previous masters to risk their lives and spent years tracking mountain ranges in deep jungles just to seek for a good dragon knot (正龙结).

 

There is a term in Feng Shui called "attached onto small land" (勾撘小地) that means although the piece of land contains waters and hills; its chi still considered as 'thin' (气势单薄). Likewise if a boulder is used in lieu of a mountain and it is located too near a house, then not only the chi is insufficient, it will create troubles when the "yellow five" (五黄煞) and "three killings" (三煞) stars arrived at the location.

 

Similarly, small islands or group of islands also falls into the small land category and that it would be extremely difficult to make a reasonable living on small islands. Nothing can change this fact, unfortunately. If you still don't believe me, open up a map of the world and look at places with plenty of small islands and you will agree with what I have just said.
 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Discourse On Yearly Lord (也谈太岁)


In places where Chinese community congregates, we can find various magazines on Chinese horoscopes (运程书) starting from the 4th quarter of every year flocking local newspaper stalls. Needless to say that these types of publications bring lucrative profits to the authors while increasing their fames and exposures to general public.

 

There is a magazine stall just downstairs and the owner is my acquaintance. Once he asked me to recommend a good forecast magazine but I only smiled and replied him that: “I can’t comment as I never read such stuffs!”

 

Despite my lack of interest, at the beginning of every Chinese New Year, the Chinese people will want to know if he/she is ‘in conflict’ with the yearly lord (犯太歲) and if he/she does, what kind of amulets to wear and what kind of ritual to perform to alleviate ill effects if any. To say this honestly, I never believe in this type of thing as there are many factors affecting the luck of a person.

 

According to original teachings, one is in conflict only with the yearly animal when his/her year of birth (生肖) is directly opposite (冲太岁) to current yearly lord; such as the rat is in conflict with the horse (子午冲); and when his/her year of birth is same as current year, then it is termed ‘at the back’ of the yearly lord (伏太歲).

 

No one knows since when other unrelated issues were added to this conflicting aspect with the yearly lord until such a stage that nearly a third of our Chinese population is in conflict in any given year. The unrelated issues I meant are simply: hurt (), union () harm () and break ().

 

Perhaps those ingenious businesses minded folks wanted to market their amulets for profiting… on second thought, if such gadgets can make people happy; so be it.

 

Feng Shui also makes use of yearly lord to determine if one should perform renovation at a particular location. There is a saying that goes:

 

"太岁可坐不可向。"

"It is alright to sit on yearly lord but never face it."

 

Having said so, for the experienced; one can certainly temper with yearly lord to get a quick profit. This can be done by choosing one’s auspicious date to counter ill effects of tempering with this yearly lord.
 

Possessed By Spirits! (厉鬼缠身!)

 
 
This person is possessed by a kid spirit and a crow spirit. See if you can notice both spirits? This is a reminder for people who like to temper with spirits! My pal complaint that there are voices call him to jump down from his balcony. No joking!
 
 
If you still can't see the spirits... Again, for your entertainment purposes only.
 

What’s In A Name? (姓名与环境)


If you say that the “science of names” (姓名学) is part of our occult treasure, then I would rather choose not to believe in this practice. Even though there were and still are many people come to me to ask for auspicious names; I only reply them:

 

“Whatever names you opt will be fine provided that they’re not against the norm (犯忌)!”

 

Perhaps now you would ask: “What did you mean by ‘norm’?”

 

I think some examples would be in order…

 

Story 1

 

Mr. Fischer is my German pal who was a proud owner of a restaurant in Penang. We were acquaintance when we serve a German manufacturing company a few years ago. Fischer decided to settle down in Penang and engage in his restaurant specialized in German cuisine. Fischer’s business was extremely good and earned himself quite a small fame within the German communities and some western food lovers in Penang in relative short time.

 

Fischer’s success has made him ambitious and wanting to expand his restaurant business to Ipoh in the central part of peninsula. Prior to the execution of Fisher’s plan, we met in his restaurant to have a mug of beer as usual and I cautioned Fisher on his ambitious move as Ipoh is not in sync with his name ‘Fischer’ or ‘fisher’. You see:

 

Ipoh is known as a ‘town amongst hills’ (山城), there is practically no place for a ‘fisherman’ to catch a fish on hills! If a fisherman stay put in Penang Island, then there are certainly plenty fish to catch!

 

However, Fischer wasn’t a superstitious person and we bottom up on our last bear before this gentleman opened his second restaurant near a shopping mall in Ipoh Garden.

 

I visited Fischer’s Ipoh branch one night after my errant for a supper a year later only to learn from the boss that his business wasn’t very good although the number of customers were encouraging in the beginning. In fact, I was the only customer on that night!

 

Story 2

 

John and Xiang () are two lawyers opened up a law firm in downtown Penang. They decided to name the law firm “Xiang John” (香佐) associates. Well, the “Xiang John” means ‘kaput’ or ‘finish’ in Cantonese. The best part of this story is that their law firm is facing a florist parlor and a casket distributor!

 

We may call it all attributed to their bad karma, the law firm ended business in a relatively short time. This is really in line with ‘kaput’ as the meaning implies.

  

I supposed the failures of above two stories may or may not relate to their names; what I am sure is that one can never change one’s luck by changing his/her names alone. That I can assure you as I have personally consulted many people who has altered their names and yet still faced with bankruptcy.

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fallacy Of Migration


When a person has settled and sinks in the culture of a place for quite a while, it would be extremely difficult to persuade him/her to migrate to a totally foreign land. Someone would attribute this to culture shock; you may call it fear of the unknown if you so wish desires. You would be surprised that even a simple location change within a country would also be quite traumatic to many folks so to speak. Only those who have moved frequently understand what I meant.

 

There are many telltale signs in astrology if a person will migrate to a foreign land or otherwise. If the stars for migration are good, then the migration would be auspicious and if the stars are far from ideal; then the migration spells disaster.

 

Some time ago a friend of mine migrated to the central part of Canada. He came to me for an astrology consultation session but I advised him to knock off the idea as his stars showed that his migration would be disastrous. However, my pal said that his wife and he have made up their mind for the benefit of their offspring. I had nothing else to say but bid them bon voyage and asked him to take care.

 

A year later, I received an email from my pal saying that he has settled down in Canada and that he has purchased a house facing true north; and that the house was selected by his friend who was also well versed in the art of Feng Shui. So I wished him good luck and glad that he has finally settled down in a foreign land.

 

Another year lapsed, I received another mail from my pal mentioning that he has suffered from some sort of brain cancer and had been plying between his house and hospital for some time. He decided to send me a mail as he has remembered that I had warned him of potential danger.

 

I asked my pal to send pictures of his house as I was intrigued by the so called auspicious house chosen by the Feng Shui master. It transpired from the pictures that even though the flying stars were good; the geographical location was not:

 

The house was a 7th period house but the front of the house was facing a hill while there was a ravine at the back. This forms a condition called “up the mountain and down the hill” (上山下水) and it is a big no-no to chose to stay in such a house as anyone who stays in the house would face bankruptcy and loss of life.

 

I replied my pal’s mail and asked him to move house but I didn’t received any respond. Things went quiet for a while until I heard the news of my pal’s death from an email chain last year.

 

Apparently speaking, not everyone can benefit from a migration. There is no secret about the whole situation as the secret is in individual’s star chart. Call this one’s destination if you may.