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Dragon Lair 2

If you have been following the last articles on auspicious Feng Shui site you will realize that a good site is not easy to come buy. That is a fact and in practice we often end up with less than perfect auspicious sites.

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One example is the Nest site. It is one with the Black Tortoise at the back, Green Dragon and White Tiger on the left and right respectively without water and Red Phoenix Mountain at the facing. It is not perfect but still acceptable. At the very least the Black Tortoise and the mountains behind bring qi into the area while the Green Dragon and White Tiger stops the qi from being blown away. A variation of the Nest site in one where the Dragon and Tiger embrace the site like the pincers of a crab.

Another example is the Breast Site. Two mountains with a relatively flat valley in-between with water running through it is also acceptable. Again the mountains and the ranges behind bring qi into the area. Although the area is not totally protected from wind, the river running through it help to accumulate qi. Again not perfect by still quite acceptable.

In the rest of this article I will share with you some of principles that our forefathers use to locate auspicious sites. Central to it is the concept of Yin and Yang. The mountains are considered Yin as it is view as static while water is Yang since its characteristics is to move. Too much Yang or Yin is not favorable but when Yang and Yin meet it is favorable.

Therefore when the mountains (Yin) meets water (Yang) as in the case of mountains meeting a vast plain, water ways, lake or ocean it is auspicious and you are likely to find auspicious sites.

Although a mountain is considered Yin, if it has many rises and falls it is said to have Yang features. Remember that it is favorable when Yang meets Yin. Therefore a mountain with lots of peaks and valley, curves and turn is considered highly favorable.

Water is consider Yang as its natural tendency is to flow downhill. When water slows or stops it is said to have Yin features. Therefore when water is checked by mountains or large stones, slows down or stop momentarily (when it flows into a lake), it is considered highly favorable.

Yang and Yin are opposites. Therefore you should look for flat land in undulating land where peaks and valleys are normal. And in flatland look for protrusions. This is an important principle for selecting auspicious sites in flat land which I will cover in another article. To take it further, in dry land, look for an area with rivers and lake and in wetland look for an area that is dry!

A Heavenly Pond is a lake found high up in the mountains. It is mountain meeting water and is highly revered. In addition a Heaven Pond upstream ensures a continuous flow of water to auspicious sites downstream. Since water is wealth a continuously flowing river is preferably to one that only flows for some months in a year.

Some people ask me if water needs to be visible for it to work. Answer is no. If you are near enough water will still work for you even if you cannot see it.

Another thing to look out for it Progressive Mountains. Behind the Black Tortoise, there should be a group of mountains that get gradually bigger and taller as it progresses into the background. Such mountains bring strong qi into the area and give good luck, financial gain and social standing for many generation.

The opposite is the Retreating Mountains where it gets smaller and shorter as it progress into the background. Such mountains bring financial losses and damage to reputation.

Again I cannot emphasis enough that the mountains must be Living Mountains or one with lush vegetation with a strong flora and fauna community. Sick Mountains or those with inauspicious shapes, barren, dry and sandy will bring disasters, diseases, financial problems and death.

In the next article, I you will learn how to identify auspicious sites in flat land or vast plains.

Dragon Lair

In Feng Shui, an auspicious land site is called a dragon lair. It is a reservoir of strong qi that bring good luck, prosperity, financial gain and social standing to the occupants.

Dragon Lair are often found at the tail of the Dragon or mountain range. A mountain range can have multiple tails and one that has run for hundreds of miles continuously brings along plenty of strong qi and is likely to host a lot of Dragon Lairs.

In the last article I mentioned Resting Dragon which is a place where qi comes to rest before continuing on its journey downhill. This is normally a valley or a relatively flat land surrounded by mountain or water. You should find Dragon Lairs here.

A Stopping Dragon is one that has come to the end of its trip like a mountain meeting a vast plain or meeting the ocean. Your should find Dragon Lairs here too.


In between is the Running Dragon which is one that is neither resting nor stopping. They carry qi but do not accumulate qi and you should not find Dragon Lairs here!

A textbook auspicious site is often described using the four animals namely Black Tortoise, Green Dragon, White Tiger and Red Phoenix. The Black Tortoise is found at the back of the auspicious site and is the tail of the mountain range or incoming dragon. The Green Dragon and White Tiger on the left and right respectively protects the site from wind.

Water in the form of rivers and lakes should be present at the facing. The waterways should embrace the site. The Red Phoenix which are smaller mountains found downstream serves to slow down the water and prevents it from rushing away. Water running quickly away from a site is inauspicious and suggest a loss of wealth.

The mountains should have lush green vegetation preferably with mist at the top. The water should be clear and slow flowing and the soil moist with abundant flora and fauna.

The Black Tortoise mountain should slope gradually to the auspicious site. This is often referred to as the Tortoise bowing to the people and indicate a willingness to transfer qi to the occupants.

The opposite is a steep drop often referred to as the Tortoise Hold its Head Up which suggest an unwillingness to transfer qi.

The Green Dragon and White Tiger should embrace the site like a crab with its pincers. This represent a merging of yin and yang and is highly auspicious. It is not auspicious if the pincers turn out. The Green Dragon which should be taller than the White Tiger should slope gradually to the site.

The quality of the site is enhanced if the Green Dragon and White Tiger is protected by another layer of mountain aptly called the Outer Green Dragon and Outer White Tiger.

In auspicious site should be closer to the Tortoise mountain. In front of the site there should be a wide and open space called the Bright Hall. A Bright Hall that is broad with a clear view symbolizes a bright future and plenty of opportunity for the occupants.

Water flowing into a site from upstream is called the Heavenly Door. It should be wide, open and unimpeded signifying wealth and good luck flowing into the site. Water existing a site is called the Earthly Door. It should be narrow and closed. It is better if you cannot see it flowing away.

Waterways should not flow directly at or away from the site. Instead it should embrace the site and if possible return to the site before flowing downstream. This is call Returning Water. If there are two waterways, they should ideally cross rather than run parallel.

The Red Phoenix mountains downstream serve to impede or slow down the water flow. The Red Phoenix mountains close to the site are called Table Mountains while the ones further downstream are called Worshiped Mountain.

These mountains located downstream serve a critical role and many ancient master would not even consider a site that do not have such water impeding mountains.

Large rocks in the river called Seal Hill are favorable too as they help to slow down water flow.

Before I end this article, I must emphasis that the mountains surrounding the site must be good looking to bring good luck. Mountains that are ugly, uneven, sharp or pointed are bad bring bad luck to the occupants.

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Feng Shui FAQ 3

Structures that generate “Sha” or “Killing Energy” such as a high tension pylon can depreciate the good quality of a house or certain sectors of the house if they are near enough. The popular question is how near is too near? This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on the type and size of the structures.

Take a look as the FAQ below. It may give you an answer.

Plus I have a bonus question and answer on the dragon and tiger. I am referring to the side of the house rather than the animal zodiac!

Is it bad Feng Shui if there is a Tenaga substation next to my house?

I would assume that you are referring to the single storey room-like structure that is commonly found in housing estates. These sub-stations house step-down transformers that convert high tension (or high voltage) into low voltage for distribution to the nearby homes.

From a Feng Shui the qi emitted by these transformers are relative low. Furthermore these qi (both electric and magnetic) are enclosed and shunted by brick walls. It is safe to live next door to one.

However I will still not recommend you buy such a house. Why? Let me explain. Home buyers as a rule are very sensitive about such things. Many worry about high tensions pylons located even as far as 2 km away which from a Feng Shui perspective is harmless or insignificant. Many see having an electrical substation next to the house as dangerous or bad Feng Shui and are likely to refrain from buying the house. This will negatively affect the resale value.

I live on the 34th floor of my apartment. However at ground level, my apartment block faces a T-Junction. Should I worry?

It is not auspicious if you live in a house that is located at the T of a T-junction and directly facing the incoming room. Worse if the junction is a busy one. However the negative effect is usually limited to the ground, and first floor. Perhaps higher if the junction is a busy one.

If you are located on the 34 floor, you are quite safe. Another example is an apartment unit facing a high tension pylon. These pylon are usually at a certain level for example between the 7th to 9th floor. Again if you are located on the 34 floor, the negative effective is minimal due to the distance and the fact that your downstairs neighbors would have absorbed most of the energy.

In practice, if you must, it is better to buy a unit that is on the opposite side of the pylon. Let you neighbors take the heat!

This brings us to how near is near enough. It depends on the type of sha. This is a very tough question to answer. Feng Shui is an observational meta science. Most of recommendations are based on years of observation. Ideally the further away is better and the safest. But you may wish to take note of a comment by an ancient Master. He says that “sha”, structure and land forms must be relatively near to positively or negatively affect your home. This brings me to a yardstick that I use for deciding whether a “sha” is too near, “When in doubt, stay further away!”.

Is it true that my main door must be on the left or Dragon side of my house (inside looking out)?

The left side of the house (when looking out of the facing) is known as the Dragon side and it is associated with the man of the house. The right side is know as the Tiger side and is associated with the women of the house.

Some schools of thought believe that if the door is on the Dragon side, it will benefit the man of the house. Similarly if the Dragon side of the house is higher.

It is thought that it would be disastrous if the door is on the Tiger side or the Tiger side is higher. Then the woman takes charge and the man is reduced to nothing!

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This is of course not necessarily true and most systems of Feng Shui allow doors on the left and right side depending on which is more auspicious.

In any case, it is quite acceptable for the woman in the house to be ‘successful’. It helps with the household expenses. And the man gets to play more golf!

In the next segment, I will answer questions related to the the house facing and Feng Shui systems.