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Different Sites, Different Results

The selection criteria for an auspicious site near the mountains and in a vast plain are different. For an auspicious site near the mountains, we look out for good looking protective mountains on all sites, with water running through it, a wide Bright Hall at the facing side and mountains further away that check or slow down water exiting the site.

In a vast plain, we look for protrusion in the land and in the absence of protrusion, we look for slowing moving quiet water.

For auspicious site near the mountains, certain characteristics or a combination of characteristics can produce different results. Some can make the residents wealthy. Others produce high ranking officials and yet others may create learned men.

Auspicious Site

In the rest of this article, you will learn what these characteristics are.

Lets start with sites that can make the residents wealthy. The site should protected by good looking mountains on all sides. These are the Tortoise mountain at the back, the Green Dragon and White Tiger on the left and right embracing and the Red Phoenix at the facing side. In addition the site itself should be slightly protruded like the back of a tortoise. The Tortoise mountain at the sitting should look like a warehouse i.e. rectangular with a somewhat flattish top. The warehouse shaped mountain signifies storage of wealth.Two waterways should come from the back and merge in front of the site and there should be mountains or large stones at the facing to slow down the water when that exit the site. Since water represent wealth, slow lingering water signifies accumulation of wealth.

Finally the table mountain at the facing should look like an ox.

Next the site of the very High Ranking Officers and Chief Executives. The site itself should be on land that is higher than other auspicious sites in the surroundings and the land should slope forward. Height signifies ranking and the higher it is the better. The mountain ranges should be full of rises and falls and have magnificent peaks before reaching the site. The protective mountains should resemble banners, drums, pen, tortoises and horses (you have to use your imagination). Very High Ranking Officers and Chief Executives requires influence, power and intelligence. Mountain ranges with rises and falls bring in a lot of qi or energy into the site. Banner and drums shaped mountains signifies power while pen shaped mountains signifies intelligence.

The site should be flanked by two waterways that have made hundreds of turns (again signifying strong qi) before reaching the site. Ideally there is a Heaven Pond higher up the site to ensure a continuous flow of water. Once at the auspicious site it should curve and slow down in front, checked or slow down by mountain or large stones (Seal Hill) downhill of the site.

What about the sites of High Ranking officials

It depends on their rank and job function. For ministers and senior executives, they should be magnificent mountains at the back plus good looking protective mountains all around that resembles banner, drum, pen, horse and tiger. Pen shaped mountains – tall and thin – will produce intelligent officials or executives while drums and banner like mountains gives the residence authority. As usual you need a Bright Hall and have waterways that curve and slow down in front of the site.

Sites for Queen, First Ladies and Wife’s of CEO’s? Yes, there are sites that are more likely to produce them. First the mountain should be shaped like a dressing table. The facing mountain should resemble delicate eyebrows. And finally some curving and lingering waterways at the front!

What about industy? Mountains that resemble a seal or Seal Hill (large stones that slows down water flow) also represent authority. If you are in transportation or logistics look for progressive mountains (mountains that gets higher as you progress backward from the site) and those with plenty of rises and falls.

If you are involved in finance look for mountains that look like warehouses with waterways at the facing that curve and flow slowing. Those in professions that require honesty, ethics, moral and principles such as judges and anti-corruption officers should look for sites that is on higher ground or stand out. Mountains in the facing side should be straight and balance signifying moral and ethics while waterways should be clean signifying honor, purity and truth.

Those in education and research should have surrounding mountains that look like pen and pencil plus curve waterways at the facing.

There are also sites for the long lived. What you need is a high or soaring mountains behind the site.

What about the short-lived? The site is low and isolated without protective mountains and exposed to wind from all sides. When protective mountains are present, they are short bare and narrow and scattered with no relationship to each other. The Tortoise mountain is a retreating dragon (as opposed to a progressive one) and waterways run straight in front of the site and there is usually a noisy and loud waterfall nearby!

Is there a difference between the site of the short lived and the site of the poor. Yes, there is. Like the site for the short lived, the site of the poor is isolated without mountain protection from all side. And when mountain is present, they are slim, ugly, rocky and bare. There is either an absence of water or when water is present it is dirty and flows against or away from the site. Finally the Bright Hall is small and narrow.

In ancient text there is also the site of prostitutes.

Here the facing mountain resembles a women pulling up her skirt. The Green Dragon and White Tiger do not embrace like the pincers of a crab. Instead it flank outwards. Finally there are two hills leaning against each other like a couple embracing!

It is not too difficult find mountains that look like warehouses, drums or pen since we are familiar with the objects in question. But how do you read a mountain that looks like horses in full flight or one that resembles a women pulling up her skirt? You simply have to let you imagination go. Happy mountain watching!

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Back Mountain Facing Water

Most Feng Shui enthusiasts know that it is favorable if a house is backed by a hill or higher land and faces water (e.g. lake) or a lower terrain. Such a configurable is good for money, relationship and health luck.

The reverse, Back Water Facing Mountain is unfavorable and suggest obstruction ahead without support that can lead to a decline in fortune.

While it is favorable to have mountain for support at the back and water in front suggesting a clear unobstructed path to money, I would like to suggest some qualifiers.

First the mountain at the back cannot be too near or too high. Otherwise it becomes a sha. Secondly the water at the facing cannot be too near or slopes down excessively which can result in health problems.


Finally the mountain at the back should be covered with lush greenery which indicated the presence of strong qi. In Feng Shui such as mountain is known as a Green Dragon and is revered.

A mountain that is bare or rocky with sparse vegetation or with rocks jutting out is not favorable and is known as a Sick Dragon. It is considered a sha and can depreciate the quality of the house, most of the time with problems affecting relationship and health.

It is also unfavorable if the house is located very close to a cliff. In Feng Shui, this is known as the Head Pouring Water sha as water can fall off the cliff onto the house causing damage. It also does not take much common sense to know that water and mud can fall on the house and when there is a mudslide and bury the house.

A house should also not face a long downward sloping road at it may cause money loss and health problem related to the lower abdomen.


What about if the land on the left or right is higher that yours? It is not a problem if the difference in the height between the land (and the house) on the your left and right is small e.g. 2 feet. However if the difference is great then the Green Dragon and White Tiger comes into play.

Traditionally the Green Dragon is associated with the male and is auspicious while the White Tiger is associated with the female is considered inauspicious (though I do not totally subscribe to this belief).

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The left side when looking out of the house is the Dragon side while the right side is the Tiger side. Conventional thinking prefers the left side to be high so that it benefits the male in the family. Traditionally it is the male the brings the bacon home so benefiting the male makes sense. However in modern society, females contribute significantly to the family too and nowadays (at least in my opinion) it is okay too if the Tiger side is slightly stronger.

But why was it considered inauspicious. I suppose in a male dominated society if the woman in the house is too powerful or dominant, it is inauspicious!

Today? Perhaps not!

Mountain and Water – Real or Otherwise

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In the last two articles we learn about the quality of a house based on its facing direction and period how these qualities can be enhanced by having the right mountain and water – both natural and man-made.

In this article, I will elaborate more on these land form and man-made structures.

In Feng Shui theory a mountain that has lush green vegetation is known as a “Living Dragon”. Better still if there are rivers flowing within. A “Living Dragon” is highly revered, rich in qi (or energy) and is the mountain of choice to enhance the quality of a house.

A rocky mountain without vegetation is known as a “Sick Dragon” and as you would have rightfully guessed is not favored. Those with sparse vegetation or with those that are turning yellow is viewed as lacking in qi and not favorable

A “Sick Dragon” can depreciate the quality of a house. For example, for a N2 facing period 8 house, having a “Living Dragon” mountain at the sitting side is favorable and would enhance the descendant quality – meaning relationship and health.

However if you have a “Sick Dragon” at the sitting, then you can expect your relationship and health luck to suffer.

In lieu of a real mountain, tall trees can also take the place of natural mountains. But what about another taller building nearby? Can we consider them as mountains? I will come back to this at the end of this article.

But first something about water?


In Feng Shui theory, for water to be effective, it must be clean (relatively speaking) and must flow slowly. Better still if it meanders. A river will flow quickly or slowly depending on the terrain that it passed through. When the terrain is steep, it will flow very quickly and when it reached level terrain it will flow slowly or accumulate (as in a lake or pond).

So remember, slow and meandering is favorable. Fast and straight is not.

An open area such as a playground or a field is also considered form-wise to be equivalent to water. Better still if it is lower than the house. Man-made structure such as a fish pond is also water but is not as efficacious due to it smaller size.

So what about a building? Form-wise it can be considered a mountain. In the case of the rocky mountain, the uneven surfaces is considered a “sha” capable of generating “sha qi” or “killing qi” that can be detrimental to the house.

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If a building has sharp uneven surfaces, then it can be considered a “Sick Dragon” and is detrimental if it is located near enough. However most buildings are not like that and can be considered a mountain, at least form-wise.

In my opinion, a building can function like a mountain but is in no way as good as the real thing!