The original Bazhai creators probably were the grand-daddy of positive thinking movement. They did not label negative sectors of a house as "inauspicious" but using "little auspicious 小吉", "less auspicious 玄吉" and "least auspicious 幺吉" instead.
When the Japanese ambassador requested China for Feng Shui help in around 7th century (Tang Dynasty), the Chinese emperor had ordered a rewrite of Bazhai to make sure our Japanese friends understand those not so auspicious sectors are actually bad sectors. This gives rise to modern version of Bazhai with the inauspicious sectors clearly labeled as negative-- "death 绝命", "six-killing 六煞" and "disaster 祸害".
|Sample Bazhai sectors of Qian House|
While determining the magnetic profile or ming-gua of a person is straight-forward, for the house is a big mess or merry-go-round situation, especially with the changing definition of facing in modern architecture.
To do Bazhai Feng Shui, the first step is to determine the "Fu Wei 伏位" or "stability" sector of a house. Essentially this is similar to determine the sitting and facing in other Feng Shui schools.
Below are different ways of determine the "Fu Wei 伏位" :
1. Sitting determines house profile: the opposite side of door-facing direction is the sitting direction. For example, if the door-facing of a house is SE, the sitting will be NW or Qian palace, the house is a Qian house or a west-4-group house. NW or Qian sector is "Fu Wei 伏位" or "stability" sector of the house. NW is always has the qi of NW. Hence this method is based on magnetic field
2. Main door facing determines house profile: For example, if the main door is in SE or Xun palace, the house is a Xun house or a east-4-group house. SE or Xun sector is "Fu Wei 伏位" or "stability" sector of the house. This method is based on energy or qi-flow. The main "qi-mouth" is in Xun.
3. Resident's ming-gua determines house profile: For example, the house resided by a person with Li ming-gua will be a Li or east-4-group house. The south or Li sector will be the "Fu Wei 伏位". This method is based on the theory that Feng Shui will not operate without the resident and should be people-centered.
4. The tallest sector of the house determines house profile: For example, if west side of the house is tallest, that sector will be the "Fu Wei 伏位" and he house is a Dui house. This is based on the tallest sector is the most dominant sector.
The methods listed above contain valid arguments. But which one should one use? I think it all depends on individual situation. For example, in a retail business, the main door traffic flow is important, using main door facing is likely more relevant. For residence, main door traffic is not as important as the house magnetic influence. Same arguments are also applicable to other Feng Shui methods like Flying star and the like. Consult your teacher or my "Practical Door Feng Shui" course for more inspirations.
© 2018 Ken Lai, all rights reserved.
Video Correspondence Courses: (click for details)
“Advanced Visual Form Feng Shui” w/23 hr. HD video
“Visual Form Feng Shui” w/13 hr. HD video
“Applied Bazi: Sickness Forecasting and Management” w/33 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 1: Forecasting and Decision Support” w/32 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 2: Basic Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Destiny/Luck Mgmt. 3 w/ Advanced Bazi Therapy w/18 hr. HD video
“Feng Shui Toolbox: Sha-qi, Health/Wealth and Career” w/ 7 hr. HD video
“Period 7/8 FS Toolkit w/ Advanced Flying Star techniques” w/ 6 hr. HD video
“Practical Date-Selection Methods (incl. XKDG) w/ 12 hr. video
“Practical Imperial Qi-Men-Dun-Jia 4G” w/ 12 hr. video
“Professional Imperial QMDJ 4G” w/ 21 hr. video
“EZ QMDJ series: Astrology, Date/Task Selection, Annual Luck/ FS”w/ 3 hr. HD
“EZ QMDJ Advanced Feng Shui” with 4 hr. HD video
“Daoist Talismans for Feng Shui/Blessing” w/ 24 hr video
“Practical Door Feng Shui for Wealth” w/ 3 hr. video
“4-Pillars Forecasting Bootcamp+ 2017 edition” with 18 hr. video