Setting up Feng Shui for apartments can be both easy and challenging due to the limited options in an apartment or condominium setting. Unlike houses, where renovations are more feasible, apartments often come with constraints on changing layouts. There is a limit to what we can do. However, with the increasing popularity of apartment living, it’s essential to consider Feng Shui principles to create a harmonious environment. Here are some tips to set up great Feng Shui for your apartment:

Apartment Logic #1: The Front Door

While many Feng Shui practices focus on the landform outside the front door, apartments and high-rise condos face unique challenges as their doors open to corridors. Despite this, the front door remains extremely important as the ingress and egress point of the unit. It significantly influences the flow of energy (Qi) into your home. At the most basic, it’s best not to have two opposite unit doors directly facing each other. This arrangement can lead to unstable Qi and potential conflicts between neighbors.

Similarly, we try to avoid apartment units where the bedroom doors are directly facing to each other. This will impact the harmony between the occupants of the two bedrooms.

Apartment Logic #2: Front Door facing the Balcony causes Wealth Leak

In high-rise units, it’s common for the front door to directly face the balcony. This can lead to a wealth leak, as Qi enters the apartment but quickly exits through the balcony. Some suggest building a solid divider in front of the door to block the Qi, but this may darken the Bright Hall. A simpler (and cheaper) solution is to use a curtain to block the part of the balcony door that is in line with the front door.

Apartment Logic #3: Balconies are important for Feng Shui

From a Feng Shui perspective, balconies hold great importance in the Feng Shui of your apartment or condominium unit. In apartments, balconies are considered as a secondary Qi mouth. They allow practitioners to tap into incoming Qi, facilitating easy Feng Shui setups. If your balcony faces a beautiful green mountain, it enhances the positive energy even further. Do consider this when you are next in the market for an apartment or condominium.

Apartment Logic #4: The proximity to the lift is important

The lift area represents the Yang sector of the building due to constant traffic. Living closer to the lift lobby makes it easier to draw in energy.

Apartment Logic #5: Emergency staircases

Emergency staircases are essential for safety. As long as they are not frequently used and the doors are usually closed, any impact on wealth or energy will be minimal. However, being aware of this can help you stick to your budget more effectively.

Apartment Logic #6: Avoid garbage disposal units nearby

If possible, avoid having a garbage disposal unit near your apartment, as it can negatively affect the energy and overall harmony.

Apartment Logic #7: Avoid lopsided buildings

For stability, it’s best to avoid buildings with irregular shapes or units that have significant missing sectors. It’s best to choose a unit with minimal missing sectors. From a Feng Shui perspective, square is best. Yes, we’re boring that way!

Apartment Logic #8: The impact of the floor number

The suitability of a floor is determined by matching your personal Life Gua with the floor number. Contrary to common beliefs in some cultures, there’s no need to avoid the number ‘4’ in Feng Shui. For instance, if your personal Life Gua is 9, the fourth floor can be a viable option, as it creates a 4-9 Metal He Tu combination symbolizing power and authority.


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Unless you live in a single-story home, stairs or staircases are an inevitable part of our homes, both inside and outside. In my earlier columns, I discussed how different areas of our homes govern specific aspects of our lives. The front door governs wealth, the living room governs harmony, the kitchen governs family health, the home office governs career, and the bedroom governs personal health and intimate relationships.

However, staircases do not govern a specific aspect of our lives. Instead, they form an integral part of the landform within our homes and have a significant impact on the flow of Qi, or energy, within the home.

Staircase Logic #1: Staircases immediately outside the main door can cause a loss of wealth

This is true. Some houses have doors that open directly to a flight of descending stairs. Whether it’s a design feature or a statutory requirement due to the area’s susceptibility to floods, having more than three steps in this case can be considered a potential risk for wealth loss.

This landform is known as a “Pulling Nose.” A Pulling Nose formation pulls the Qi or energy out of the house, resulting in an outflow of wealth. At best, it affects the occupants’ ability to accumulate wealth, and at worst, it can lead to an irresponsible mindset towards financial management and other issues.

Remedying a Pulling Nose without extensive renovations can be challenging, so it is easier to avoid such a design.

Staircase Logic #2: Apartment dwellers are immune from Pulling Nose

This statement is untrue. Fire escape stairs are an integral part of any condominium, apartment building, or flat. In some units, the fire escape stairs are located directly in front of or at the side of the unit’s front door, which qualifies as a Pulling Nose.

However, in the case of apartments, this problem is relatively easier to remedy. If the emergency stairs are rarely used by the building occupants, keeping the fire escape door closed can help mitigate some of the issues caused by the Pulling Nose. Another option is to use plants to block off some of the effects.

Regardless of whether it is a landed home or an apartment building, being aware of this potential issue can help you avoid some of the problems associated with the Pulling Nose. It is essential to be vigilant about financial management and discipline.

Staircase Logic #3: Internal staircases leading directly to the front door can cause a wealth leak.

This statement is true. In some double-story houses, the staircase is immediately visible when the front door opens. According to Feng Shui practices, this allows energy and wealth to leak directly from the house through the front door. In such cases, it is best to divert the path of the stairs away from the front door.

Staircase Logic #4: Stairs immediately outside of the bedroom have no Feng Shui impact.

This statement is untrue. In homes with multiple stories, there are instances where bedrooms upstairs have stairs leading directly into the room or stairs going downwards directly from the room. Both of these scenarios are discouraged by Feng Shui practitioners.

In the case of stairs leading into the bedroom, the influx of energy is too strong, inadvertently creating disharmony for the occupants of that particular room.

In the case of stairs leading from the bedroom, energy is being pulled out of the room, resulting in a loss of opportunities for the occupant of that room.

Staircase Logic #5: Stairs must not be located in the centre of the house

This statement is absolutely true. The center of any house is the core, governing stability and security for all occupants. Ideally, the center of the house should be as stable as possible, which is why stairs right in the center of the home are not encouraged.

Staircase Logic #6: Using the space under the stairs has no impact on Feng Shui.

This statement is partially true. To maximize the use of space within the home, it is common to utilize the area under the stairs for various purposes. From a Feng Shui perspective, this space is ideal for storage. However, placing a working desk under the stairs and actively using this space for study or work is less ideal. The stairs above your head can have a suppressing effect, causing unnecessary stress and pressure for anyone using this area in the long run.

Staircase Logic #7: Broken stairs must be immediately repaired to avoid Feng Shui issues.

This statement is partially true, but not primarily for Feng Shui reasons. While Qi flows from high areas to low areas, and it’s unlikely for Qi or energy to trip over broken stairs, it is important to fix them as a safety issue rather than a Feng Shui concern. After all, we’re the ones with the legs, not the Qi.

Staircase Logic #8: The location of the stairs doesn’t matter because they are a negative space.

This statement is not entirely accurate. Stairs may be considered negative space since their primary function is to facilitate movement up and down. However, Feng Shui practitioners consider the importance of internal landforms for the stairs, and if possible, they take into account the location of the 8 Mansions. For me personally, when given the luxury of choice, the stairs should be located in the negative sector of the home, freeing up more positive sectors for active use.


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The kitchen still holds great importance in today’s Feng Shui practices, especially considering its impact on the health and overall well-being of your family. While the rise of eating out, food delivery, and takeout may make the kitchen seem less vital, it remains the place where daily meals are prepared for consumption.  

When it comes to Feng Shui setup for the kitchen, the primary focus lies on the stove. Here are some of the common logic behind the rules for the stove.  

Kitchen Logic #1: The stove must not be immediately next to or directly in front of the sink  

Partially true. This guideline originates from the past when cooking was done over wood fires. Relighting a fire that had accidentally been extinguished by water was a challenging task. While this concern is less relevant today with gas and induction stoves, some logic remains. Placing the stove too close to the sink increases the risk of water accidentally splashing into the cooking area. To minimize this risk, it is advisable to maintain a significant distance between the stove and the sink.  

If you find your stove too close to your sink, a simple remedy is to place a plant between the two to reduce the Fire-Water clash. However, do try, as much as possible, to avoid placing the sink directly opposite the stove.  

Kitchen Logic #2: An island style kitchen a stove in the middle has no Feng Shui implications  

Incorrect. Island-style kitchens, popular in modern apartment layouts, serve as both kitchen counters and gathering spaces for families. However, Feng Shui practitioners discourage placing the stove on the island. Instead, it is recommended to position the stove against a solid wall. This backing symbolizes stability and contributes to the overall well-being of the family. If there is a window on the wall behind the stove, ensure it is closed during cooking. The stove should be embedded, protected, and embraced.  

Kitchen Logic #3: The stove should not be placed directly in front of the refrigerator  

Untrue. This stems from a misinterpretation of the first principle. Some people associated it with the clash between fire and water. However, it is important to note that the outside of a refrigerator is warm, while the inside is cold. Therefore, it does not have a significant impact on the stove. The duration for which the refrigerator door is open also minimizes any potential effects.  

Kitchen Logic #4: The stove must not face the toilet  

While partially true, this rule has historical roots when ancient Chinese homes had external toilets without modern plumbing. In today’s context, it is sufficient to maintain cleanliness and proper ventilation in the toilet area. Additionally, keep the toilet door closed when preparing food.  

Kitchen Logic #5: The stove must not face the edge of a wall  

True.  Wall edges represent Cutting Sha, which should not protrude towards the stove, as it can interfere with its role in ensuring the overall health of your family. If possible, try to shift the stove away from the wall’s edge. If that is not feasible, consider rounding off the edge or using plants to soften its impact.  

Kitchen Logic #6: The stove must not be placed under an exposed beam  

In this case, the concern is not the stove itself but the person standing in front of it. It is important to avoid having an exposed beam directly above the cook’s head and hands while using the stove.  


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In a house, there are two specific sectors that govern health and wellbeing. One is the kitchen, which influences the general wellbeing of the entire household. The other is the bedroom, which directly impacts the occupant of the room.  

The bedroom serves as a place of rest and rejuvenation. It is where you sleep after a hard day’s work. In Feng Shui, the bedroom governs the occupant’s rejuvenation, recovery, health, and the intimate relationship between a married couple.  

Ideally, the bedroom should be located in a positive sector and supported by positive flying stars. However, we don’t live in a perfect world. This is where the rules of internal landform for the bedroom, especially the placement of the bed, come into play.  

Bedroom Logic #1: The bed must be placed against a solid wall.  

Absolutely! This is, in fact, the most important consideration for bed placement. It is the one golden rule that every Feng Shui practitioner, regardless of their school or system, adheres to. A solid wall behind your bed is considered a mountain, providing good support. If there is a window in the wall behind your bed, simply keep it closed when you sleep. A closed window is as good as a solid wall.  

Bedroom Logic #2: The position of my bed must not clash with my year of birth.  

Incorrect. This is not logic but a residual myth handed down through centuries of verbal teaching. Let me explain. Based on our year of birth, each of us has a specific Life Gua ranging from 1 to 9. This life gua determines four possible favorable directions. Today, obtaining this information is easy. Any online Bazi plotter will give you your four personal favorable directions. For bed placement, we prefer either the Tian Yi (Heavenly Doctor) or Fu Wei (Stability) directions. However, in a pinch, any one of the four favorable directions will do.  

But in all cases, you must have a solid wall behind your head when sleeping. We have heard of cases where a husband and wife are literally sleeping head-to-foot because they both have different or opposite favorable directions. There are also cases where occupants slant their bed against a corner, trying to align with their favorable directions. This is not the correct way to apply the directions. For cases like this, it is best to get a Feng Shui audit as there are other methods to provide support apart from just using the directions.  

Bedroom Logic #3: Having an additional room inside my bedroom will cause ‘peach blossom’ problems.  

Incorrect. In-bedroom features such as walk-in wardrobes or a small study area are highly popular in modern homes. The presence of a walk-in wardrobe or study area will not have any peach blossom connotations because the activities conducted in that area have nothing to do with involving a third party.

The only caution would be against creating an additional bedroom where someone else is sleeping inside your bedroom. If you are concerned about this, simply remove the door that separates your bedroom from the walk-in wardrobe or study area. This will automatically make this area a part of your bedroom. Without the door, it is no longer considered a separate room.  

Bedroom Logic #4: My bedroom door must not clash with the fridge.  

We often see this in apartment setups due to space constraints. The assumption is that the cold from the fridge will flow into the room and cause illnesses. However, in reality, how long do you really keep your refrigerator doors open? I would bet that your air conditioning runs longer than your open refrigerator door!  

Bedroom Logic #5: Water features in my bedroom will help me gain more wealth.  

Incorrect. We do not recommend water features in the bedroom because water activations are primarily used to trigger the wealth Qi, which is an active form of energy. Your bedroom is meant for rest and relaxation. Triggering the wealth Qi in an area for rest may result in poor quality of sleep, which could lead to long-term health issues. There are, however, exceptions to the case whereby the activation is only supposed to be there for only a couple of weeks.  

Bedroom Logic #6: I should not be sleeping with my legs pointing towards the door.  

Actually, this is more related to culture and superstition than Feng Shui. In the olden days, when funerals were still conducted from the person’s house, the coffin would be placed in the main living room with the feet pointing towards the door. That’s the basis for this ‘rule’. If you find that the room configuration forces you to sleep with your feet pointing towards the bedroom door, simply close the door to solve the problem.  

Bedroom Logic #7: My bed must not be pointing to the toilet.  

Again, in apartment living, we often have limited choices. If this is the case in your home, just keep the toilet door closed at all times. The concern about the toilet is a leftover rule from ancient times when the toilet was located outside of the house. Think about the plumbing system in the olden days – there was none! So, the toilet area in ancient times was a place full of bacteria, viruses, and stench. Sleeping with the bed in proximity to such an outdoor toilet would not be pleasant at all. But with modern plumbing, simply keep the toilet door closed.  

Bedroom Logic #8: A mirror reflecting the bed is inauspicious.  

Partially true, but it’s not inauspicious. Let’s imagine this together. You wake up in the middle of the night. It’s dark. You sit up on your bed and see a figure in front of you. In that sleep-befuddled state, that might give you a scare! The mirror has no implications in Feng Shui. So, if you are into that kind of thing… well, then!  

Bedroom Logic #9: There must not be any sharp edges pointing towards the bed.  

Absolutely true! Many times, we find that the layout of the room results in the edge of a wardrobe pointing towards the bed. This internal ‘sha qi’ situation leads to a feeling of “same bed, different dreams.” While it may not directly lead to quarrels, it creates a sense of the couple leading separate lives. The connection between the two intertwined lives slowly weakens. The remedy for this is simple – use a curtain to soften the edge of the wardrobe and keep the curtain closed when you are asleep.  

Bedroom Logic #10: The bed must not be placed under an exposed beam.  

Certainly. We’re back to our favorite topic of exposed beams again. Exposed beams represent cutting Qi flowing down from the beam and may eventually cause pain and illness in the affected body parts. The easiest remedy, of course, is to avoid placing the bed under exposed ceiling beams. If that is not possible, consider installing a false ceiling or plaster ceiling to address the issue.  

To summarize, the main point here is to ensure that you sleep well.  


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Gone are the days when Feng Shui audits overlooked the significance of the home office. In this brave new world of remote work, hybrid schedules, and post-Covid realities, the home office has emerged as a crucial element. For professionals, it is the very arena that shapes their career trajectory, while for students, the study area becomes the gateway to academic success.  

Ideally, the creation of a dedicated space for your home office or study brings a multitude of benefits, both psychological and Feng Shui-oriented. Of course, space constraints may dictate our choices, but when possible, carving out a distinct zone for work within your home fosters a clear boundary between professional and personal life. Not only does this enhance focus and concentration, but it also paves the way for improved work-life balance, allowing you to mentally detach from work when stepping out of your office haven.  

Regardless of whether you have the luxury of a dedicated home office, the ultimate goal remains constant—to craft a comfortable sanctuary that propels your career or business forward. It’s a matter of pure logic; we thrive when we feel at ease. If the office space is uncomfortable, stuffy, or lacking proper ventilation, the mere thought of occupying that space can send shivers down your spine, turning each workday into a gruelling battle of willpower.  

At its core, the application of Feng Shui principles aims to simplify our lives. The ultimate objective is to foster a harmonious environment that fuels productivity, nurtures creativity, and paves the path to success.  

Now, let’s unravel the wisdom and logic behind some Feng Shui practices for home offices:  

Home Office Logic #1: The home office must be located in a positive sector  

Ideally, Feng Shui audits strive to identify positive sectors in your home, adorned with auspicious flying stars that foster career growth and wealth opportunities. However, in the era of compact apartments, maximizing available space takes precedence. Fear not, for there’s a simple solution even if your home office falls within a negative sector—it could be as straightforward as tilting the direction of your laptop or computer screen.  

Home Office Logic #2: Desks facing the wall promotes concentration  

True to its essence, this principle holds true for children and full-time students. Facing a wall acts as a shield against unnecessary distractions, facilitating heightened focus and concentration.  

Home Office Logic #3: The Power of Backing 

Indeed, adult working desks benefit from a supportive wall behind them. This backing symbolizes the presence of nobleman support, instilling a sense of strength and control. Imagine yourself as a revered general, with subordinates marching towards you, stopping with a crisp, sharp salute—a position of authority and command.   But what truly constitutes a wall? Can a window serve the purpose? Any floor-to-ceiling glass panel or closed window acts as a wall in this context.  

Home Office Logic #4: Windows and Energizing Qi  

Partially true, as the answer lies in the external landform beyond the windowpane. A delightful view ushers in positive Qi. However, if your window gazes upon another building, it’s best to keep it closed while working, opening it only for occasional ventilation.  

Home Office Logic #5: Window-Desk Positioning and Qi Flow  

Ideally, if space allows, create some distance between your desk and the window. Many individuals relish the refreshing breeze that accompanies an open window while they work. If you’re one of them, try positioning your desk so that the open window resides on your right side. The right-hand side, governed by the White Tiger, encourages the movement of Qi, even accelerating wealth creation.  

Home Office Logic #6: Positioning the desk to face an open window is good  

The answer to whether your desk should face an open window hinges on the quality of the view. If the scenery outside is pleasing and uplifting, by all means, embrace it. However, always ensure there’s some space between your desk and the window.  

Home Office Logic #7: The desk must not be facing the toilet  

Partially true. The rationale behind avoiding a desk facing the toilet is to steer clear of bathroom-related bacteria. The solution is simple—keep the bathroom door closed while you work.  

Home Office Logic #8: The desk must not be facing the door  

Contrary to popular belief, facing or backing the door is not an inflexible rule. The distractions arise from the intensity and frequency of people passing through the door. The key lies in closing the door when uninterrupted deep focus is essential.  

Home Office Logic #9: Tackling Insecurity – sitting with my back to the door causes backstabbing and gossiping  

Untrue. The issue lies in the discomfort caused by people frequently passing behind you, triggering a sense of insecurity. The remedy is simple—keep the door closed!  

Home Office Logic #10: Beams Above the Desk  

Partially true. Exposed ceiling beams directly above your head or hands while you work can pose a challenge. However, beams positioned above the furniture itself are not problematic. Should you detect this issue in your home office, a simple solution is to shift the desk slightly, ensuring the beam no longer looms directly above your head or hands.  

On that note, please try to avoid placing your work desks underneath the staircase. That’s a big no-no! The supressing energy causes a lot of stress.  

Revitalize your home office and unlock the potential for a thriving career with the guiding principles of Feng Shui. Discover the harmony and productivity that await you in your revamped workspace.  


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A Feng Shui monthly strategy chart can be used in two ways. This is even more nuanced than a Bazi strategy as Bazi tends to be Day Master specific. In Feng Shui, we can either apply the following directly to your Life Gua (a more straightforward way of predictive analysis), or we could apply these sectors to the person who spends the most time in that particular sector. This one’s for August 2023, based on the Month Replace Month Hexagram Chart.  

In this month’s series, I’ve endeavoured to layer the information with the personal 8 mansions to create an even clearer picture of what’s happening.  


The Great Strength hexagram, comprising of Zhen and Qian stacked on top of each other, is as its name suggests – a hexagram of brute force.  While it heralds the need for courage, great execution and massive action, it also warns against the perils of over-confidence.  

Yan Nian Sector (Life Gua 1)

With the Great Strength hexagram coming into your Yan Nian sector, you may need to think about taking massive action to shore up the quality of your personal and professional networks.  

This will involve purposeful engagement and value creation. This approach requires actively participating in relevant events and communities, initiating conversations, and demonstrating genuine interest in others. By offering assistance, sharing knowledge, and following up consistently, individuals can establish themselves as valuable resources and build trust within their network.

Leveraging technology, seeking mentorship, and collaborating with like-minded individuals further enhance network growth. It is important to remain authentic and sincere, focusing on cultivating meaningful connections rather than merely accumulating contacts.  

Building a robust personal network takes time, effort, and consistency. It involves actively engaging in activities aligned with personal interests and goals, offering value to others, and maintaining regular communication. By taking these intentional steps, individuals can expand their reach, open doors to new opportunities, and create a supportive community around them.  

Liu Sha Sector (Life Gua 2 and Life Gua 5)  

As the Great Strength hexagram is a look-before-you-leap type of hexagram, it carries a caution against hastiness and impatience when it falls in your personal Liu Sha sector. As tempting as it would be to throw all caution to the wind and gamble everything on a single throw of the dice, even leaps of faith needs to be calculated.  

Being over-confident carries inherent risks that can have negative consequences in various aspects of life. First and foremost, over-confidence can lead to poor decision-making. When individuals possess an exaggerated belief in their abilities or knowledge, they may underestimate the complexity of a situation or disregard important information. This can result in rushed or reckless choices that can have detrimental effects on personal, professional, or financial outcomes.  

Additionally, over-confidence can hinder personal growth and learning. When individuals are overly confident, they may be less inclined to seek feedback, consider alternative perspectives, or acknowledge their own limitations. This closed-mindedness can prevent them from recognizing their own mistakes, addressing areas for improvement, and adapting to new circumstances. Ultimately, this lack of self-awareness and humility can stunt personal development and hinder opportunities for growth and self-improvement.  

Sheng Qi Sector (Life Gua 3)  

There are times when taking massive action becomes necessary and can be highly beneficial. Firstly, when faced with a significant opportunity or goal that aligns with your passions and aspirations, it may be the perfect time to take massive action. Such opportunities may have a limited window, requiring a bold and decisive approach to seize them. By taking massive action, you can demonstrate commitment, dedication, and a willingness to go above and beyond to pursue your dreams.  

Secondly, when you find yourself stuck in a state of stagnation or dissatisfaction, it may be a clear indication that it’s time to take massive action. This can apply to various areas of life, such as career, relationships, or personal development. By taking bold and deliberate steps, you can break free from the status quo and create positive momentum. Massive action can empower you to overcome obstacles, embrace new challenges, and catalyze transformative change, ultimately leading to personal growth, fulfillment, and a renewed sense of purpose.  

While taking massive action can be rewarding, it’s crucial to consider the potential risks and ensure it aligns with your values and long-term goals. It’s essential to evaluate the situation, seek advice if needed, and strike a balance between ambition and practicality. By carefully assessing the circumstances and listening to your intuition, you can determine when it is the right time to take massive action and embark on a transformative journey.  

Tian Yi Sector (Life Gua 4)  

There are a few indicators that can suggest someone is over-helping. Firstly, if individuals prioritize the needs of others above their own to an extreme extent, neglecting their own well-being, it may indicate over-helping. Constantly sacrificing personal time, energy, and resources without setting appropriate boundaries can lead to burnout and a lack of self-care.  

Secondly, when individuals consistently step in to solve problems or handle tasks that others are capable of managing themselves, it can be a sign of over-helping. This behavior can undermine the independence and self-reliance of others, hindering their growth and development. Over-helping can inadvertently create a dynamic of dependence, where individuals become reliant on constant assistance instead of developing their own problem-solving skills and resilience.  

Recognizing the fine line between offering genuine help and over-helping is essential. It is important to maintain a balance by encouraging self-sufficiency, respecting others’ autonomy, and setting healthy boundaries. Ensuring that assistance is provided in a way that empowers individuals to develop their own skills and capabilities fosters personal growth and fosters a more balanced and sustainable approach to helping others.  

Jue Ming Sector (Life Gua 6)  

Sometimes, a reboot in life becomes necessary, requiring a massive action to initiate transformative change. A reboot signifies a fresh start, a chance to realign oneself with new goals, values, or directions. Taking massive action in a reboot involves making bold decisions and committing to significant changes in various aspects of life. This could entail leaving a stagnant job to pursue a passion, ending toxic relationships, or embarking on a journey of personal growth and self-discovery.  

To initiate a successful reboot, one must first reflect on their current situation and identify areas that require change or improvement. This self-assessment can help clarify intentions and set clear goals for the reboot process. Next, massive action comes into play by taking proactive steps towards these goals, such as acquiring new skills, seeking mentorship, or making bold life choices. It may involve stepping out of comfort zones, embracing uncertainty, and persisting through challenges. By mustering the courage and determination to pursue massive action, individuals can redefine their lives, create new opportunities, and embark on a fulfilling and purpose-driven path.  

Reboots often require resilience, perseverance, and a willingness to adapt to new circumstances. While massive action can be daunting, it can also be invigorating and lead to significant personal growth. It provides an opportunity to break free from old patterns, explore uncharted territories, and unlock untapped potential. Ultimately, a reboot with massive action can be a catalyst for positive change and a fresh start on the path towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  

Wu Gui Sector (Life Gua 7)  

Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the fervency of our ideas and the strength of our convictions, that we may not realize when we are inadvertently forcing our ideas and principles on others. The arrival of the Great Strength hexagram in the Life Gua 7’s personal Wu Gui sector is a warning against that.  

Ramming your ideas down people’s throats can have detrimental effects, often resulting in offense, strained relationships, and a breakdown in effective communication. When individuals forcefully impose their beliefs or opinions on others without considering their perspectives or respecting their autonomy, it disregards the diversity of thoughts and experiences. This approach can create a hostile environment and cause others to feel disrespected, undervalued, or marginalized.  

Engaging in respectful and open dialogue is essential for fostering understanding and collaboration. By actively listening to others, being receptive to different viewpoints, and engaging in meaningful conversations, individuals can promote healthy discussions and exchange of ideas. This allows for the exploration of diverse perspectives, the identification of common ground, and the potential for mutual growth and learning. Respecting others’ boundaries and engaging in constructive dialogue rather than forcefully imposing one’s ideas creates an atmosphere of inclusivity and promotes the exchange of ideas in a respectful and productive manner.  

It is crucial to remember that effective communication involves mutual respect, active listening, and a willingness to consider alternative viewpoints. By engaging in meaningful conversations with an open mind and respecting others’ perspectives, individuals can foster understanding, build stronger relationships, and create a more inclusive and harmonious environment for exchanging ideas.  

Huo Hai Sector (Life Gua 8 and Life Gua 5)  

Taking massive action when unprepared can be a risky endeavor that may lead to suboptimal outcomes or potential setbacks. While boldness and courage are admirable qualities, it is equally important to assess one’s readiness and preparedness before diving into massive action. Without proper preparation, individuals may find themselves overwhelmed, lacking the necessary resources, knowledge, or skills to navigate the challenges they encounter.  

Effective planning and preparation are essential prerequisites for success when taking massive action. It involves conducting thorough research, acquiring the necessary skills or expertise, and understanding the potential risks and obstacles associated with the chosen path. Adequate preparation helps individuals anticipate potential challenges, make informed decisions, and develop contingency plans to handle unexpected situations. This groundwork enhances the likelihood of achieving desired outcomes and minimizes the likelihood of unnecessary setbacks or failures.  

While spontaneity and taking risks can have their place, it is crucial to strike a balance between ambition and preparedness. Rushing into massive action without adequate preparation can lead to avoidable mistakes and missed opportunities. By ensuring readiness through careful planning, individuals can maximize their chances of success and navigate their chosen path with greater confidence and resilience.  

Fu Wei Sector (Life Gua 9)  

Taking massive action as a result of an awakening of potential can be a transformative and empowering experience. When individuals become aware of their untapped capabilities, strengths, and aspirations, they are inspired to take bold steps towards realizing their full potential. This awakening often ignites a sense of purpose and fuels the motivation to make significant changes in various areas of life.  

As individuals recognize their dormant potential, they begin to challenge self-imposed limitations and step outside of their comfort zones. They embark on a journey of self-discovery, seeking opportunities to cultivate their talents, expand their skills, and pursue their passions. Taking massive action in this context involves setting ambitious goals, pushing boundaries, and embracing new challenges that align with their newfound sense of purpose. It requires determination, resilience, and a willingness to persist in the face of obstacles.  

By harnessing the energy and motivation that arise from an awakening of potential, individuals can make profound changes in their lives. They may pursue career transitions, embark on creative ventures, engage in personal growth, or contribute to causes they are passionate about. Massive action becomes a catalyst for personal development, allowing individuals to unlock their true potential, make a meaningful impact, and live a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.  


Simply, stand in the middle of your house. Face the door. Use the compass app in your mobile device and turn to look for the relevant sector that you intend to use. Once identified, just do the activity related to the objective.  


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A Feng Shui monthly strategy chart can be used in two ways. This is even more nuanced than a Bazi strategy as Bazi tends to be Day Master specific. In Feng Shui, we can either apply the following directly to your Life Gua (a more straightforward way of predictive analysis), or we could apply these sectors to the person who spends the most time in that particular sector. This one’s for August 2023, based on the Month Replace Month Hexagram Chart.  

In this month’s series, I’ve endeavoured to layer the information with the personal 8 mansions to create an even clearer picture of what’s happening.  


The Trap hexagram, with Dui on top and Kan at the bottom, brings to mind an image of a lake drying up. This could be interpreted as a feeling of being trapped and helpless, with nowhere to go. It also calls to mind a feeling of disillusionment in the facing of a taxing and overwhelming situation. In short, we’re being tested by a perceived lack of progress.  

How could this possibly pan out for each of the Life Guas?  

Sheng Qi Sector (Life Gua 1)

When faced with the Trap hexagram in your personal Sheng Qi sector, deploying strategic planning, adaptability, and flexibility can greatly help in navigating the challenges and potential entrapment.  

Because the hexagram evokes a time of enforced inaction, using this opportunity to assess the situation and work on your strategic planning is a good way to optimize your time while waiting for the situation to change.  

Take the time to thoroughly evaluate the circumstances and understand the potential risks and hidden dangers involved. Analyze the communication dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and any potential motives or agendas at play. This assessment will provide a foundation for developing your strategic plan.  

Develop a well-thought-out strategy to address the challenges presented by the Trap hexagram. Identify your goals and objectives, and outline the steps needed to achieve them. Consider alternative paths or approaches that may help you overcome obstacles and escape the entrapment. Plan for contingencies and be prepared for unexpected developments.  

Recognize that your initial plans may need adjustment as the situation unfolds. Be open to new information, feedback, and changing circumstances. Adapt your approach and strategies accordingly, remaining flexible in your thinking and actions. This adaptability will allow you to respond effectively to unforeseen challenges and adjust your course as needed.  

Wu Gui Sector (Life Gua 2 and Life Gua 5)  

Deploying self-reflection and introspection is a viable approach when facing the Trap hexagram your personal Wu Gui sector. Our personal Wu Gui sectors represent the presence of petty people. Along with the Trap hexagram, comes warning of potential traps being set by those who are opposed to you. There is a strong need here to pause before you react. After all, we can’t change other people. The only thing we can change is how we respond to them.  

Take a deep look at your own behavior, communication patterns, and decision-making processes. Consider how your actions may have contributed to the entrapment or miscommunications. Be honest with yourself and acknowledge any personal biases or blind spots that could be hindering your progress.  

Look for recurring patterns or triggers that have led to similar situations in the past. Reflect on whether there are certain communication styles, behaviors, or attitudes that tend to create challenges or misunderstandings. By identifying these patterns, you can begin to break free from them and adjust your approach.  

Lastly, be open to feedback from trusted individuals who can provide constructive criticism and insights. Their perspectives can help you gain a more objective understanding of your strengths and areas for improvement. Actively listen to their feedback, consider different viewpoints, and integrate their suggestions into your self-reflection process.  

Yan Nian Sector (Life Gua 3)  

What else can we do while waiting for circumstances to turn in our favour? If you are a Life Gua 3 individual, the Trap hexagram in your personal Yan Nian sector is an opportunity to improve on your interpersonal skills.  

We could start by practicing active listening. Avoid interrupting or jumping to conclusions. Show empathy and validation. This approach fosters better communication and helps prevent misunderstandings.  

Learn effective conflict resolution techniques to address differences and disagreements constructively. Practice active problem-solving, seeking win-win solutions rather than trying to “win” an argument. Encourage open dialogue, compromise, and negotiation to find common ground.  

Develop emotional intelligence by recognizing and managing your own emotions as well as being attuned to the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence enables you to respond appropriately to different emotional states, maintain composure, and build rapport.  

Fu Wei Sector (Life Gua 4)  

The composition of the Trap hexagram with Metal on top and Water at the bottom can signify the possibility of depression due to the combination of Metal and Water. This is most dangerous for the Life Gua 4 individual as the hexagram arrives in your Fu Wei sector.  

If you find yourself suddenly besieged by worries and feelings of helplessness, please do something to take pro-active action before you succeed in talking yourself into a hole.  

As difficult as it may be, staying optimistic and alert is a must when faced with the Trap hexagram. In other words, when all seems lost, we need to tap into hope. Easier said than done, I know.  

But it’s not about trying to change our feelings. Rather, it’s important to acknowledge and accept these feelings of hopelessness. Allow yourself to feel and process those emotions without judgment. Recognize that it’s natural to experience ups and downs, and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed at times.  

If there is one message from the YiJing, it is that nothing is permanent. Everything changes. Just as the good times never last, neither does the bad. Deep understanding of this YiJing principle can help us stay alert and optimistic while holding our current position. After all, this entire chart holds only for a month. So hang in there!  

And if it is support that you need, reach out to trusted friends, family members, or a support network for emotional support. Sometimes, discussing your thoughts and challenges with others can help bring a fresh perspective and instill a sense of hope.  

Most importantly, pay attention to negative thoughts and actively challenge them. Replace negative self-talk with positive and affirming statements. Practice reframing negative situations by looking for potential opportunities or lessons within them. This cognitive shift can help rewire your thinking patterns and foster a more optimistic mindset.  

Huo Hai Sector (Life Gua 6)  

How else can we navigate around the Trap hexagram? If this falls in your personal Huo Hai sector as a Life Gua 6 individual, using this ‘down’ time for personal and professional development is a possibility.  

Since the Huo Hai sector governs our ability to process information, consciously deploying continuous learning and professional growth can be your way out. Stay updated with industry trends, advancements, and best practices through conferences, webinars, online courses, or relevant certifications. By continuously expanding your knowledge and skills, you’ll be better equipped to adapt to changing circumstances and navigate the challenges presented by the Trap hexagram.  

Liu Sha Sector (Life Gua 7)  

For the Life Gua 7 individual where the Trap hexagram falls in your personal Liu Sha sector, the buzzword of the month is: Silence Is Golden.  

Engaging in excessive complaining can perpetuate negative thinking and potentially worsen the situation. Ever heard of self-fulfilling prophecies? The more you complain, the worse you feel.  

Instead, it can be more beneficial to adopt a proactive and solution-oriented mindset when faced with the Trap hexagram.  

Be aware of your tendency to complain and catch yourself when negative thoughts arise. Acknowledge that complaining may not contribute positively to the situation and may reinforce a negative outlook.  

Rather than dwelling on problems, redirect your energy towards finding solutions. Adopt a problem-solving mindset and actively look for ways to overcome obstacles and navigate the challenges presented by the Trap hexagram.  

Practice positive self-talk by replacing negative thoughts with affirming and empowering statements. Challenge negative beliefs and replace them with more optimistic and encouraging perspectives.  

Jue Ming Sector (Life Gua 8 and Life Gua 5)  

Patience and perseverance is called for when the Trap hexagram falls in your Jue Ming sector. We need to recognize that overcoming the challenges of the Trap hexagram may take time. It’s a process that you may not be able to rush.  

Therefore, there is a need to maintain a steadfast commitment to working through the difficulties. Understand that setbacks and obstacles are part of the journey. Persevere through challenges, knowing that resilience and determination are crucial for eventual success. In essence, the Trap hexagram is literally asking, ‘how tough are you?’.  

Regularly reflect on your progress and reassess your strategies. Identify what is working well and what needs adjustment. Stay open to feedback and be willing to adapt your approach as needed. This flexibility enhances your ability to navigate the trap and make necessary course corrections.  

Tian Yi Sector (Life Gua 9)  

Staying positive when it feels like nobody is able to help you can be particularly challenging. For the Life Gua 9 individual, self-empowerment is the key.  

Start by accepting that you may not receive immediate assistance from others. Instead of focusing on external help, shift your mindset towards self-empowerment. Recognize that you possess inner strength and resilience to navigate through challenges.  

Identify your skills, knowledge, and previous experiences that have helped you in similar situations. Trust in your abilities and draw upon your own reserves to find solutions.  

Prioritize self-care to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Engage in activities that bring you joy, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself can boost your resilience and help you maintain a positive outlook.  

While it may seem like nobody can directly help you, consider seeking alternative perspectives or insights. Look for books, articles, or online resources that relate to your situation and offer guidance. Sometimes, a fresh perspective can provide new ideas and avenues for overcoming challenges.  


Simply, stand in the middle of your house. Face the door. Use the compass app in your mobile device and turn to look for the relevant sector that you intend to use. Once identified, just do the activity related to the objective.  


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A Feng Shui monthly strategy chart can be used in two ways. This is even more nuanced than a Bazi strategy as Bazi tends to be Day Master specific. In Feng Shui, we can either apply the following directly to your Life Gua (a more straightforward way of predictive analysis), or we could apply these sectors to the person who spends the most time in that particular sector. This one’s for August 2023, based on the Month Replace Month Hexagram Chart.  

In this month’s series, I’ve endeavoured to layer the information with the personal 8 mansions to create an even clearer picture of what’s happening.  


Leadership, team building, cooperation, and group action is the theme of the day with the Fellowship hexagram. This hexagram is about building a team that shares a common goal, brand, and culture through leadership and your reputation. It’s about the ability to inspire group action.  

Tian Yi Sector (Life Gua 1)

Our personal Tian Yi sectors govern our ability to attract mentors and generally helpful people into our lives. But the arrival of the Fellowship hexagram is about to upend all that, albeit, only for a month. The message of the Fellowship hexagram? Let’s help ourselves by helping others.  

This concept embraces the interconnectedness of human beings. When we extend a helping hand to those in need, we not only uplift their lives but also experience personal growth and fulfillment. Engaging in acts of kindness and support for others cultivates empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of the world around us. By dedicating our time, resources, and skills to help others, we foster a sense of purpose and contribute to creating a more inclusive and harmonious society.  

The act of giving unselfishly not only strengthens our relationships with others but also enhances our own well-being, as it boosts our self-esteem, provides a sense of gratitude, and reminds us of the inherent goodness within humanity. Ultimately, by helping others, we embark on a transformative journey that enriches both our lives and the lives of those we touch, leaving a lasting positive impact on the world.  

Huo Hai Sector (Life Gua 2 and Life Gua 5)  

The true strength of a community lies not in the numbers of same-same people. In fact, the more diverse the group, the stronger the team. Because in diversity comes the opportunity to learn from others through collaborative action.  

Learning from others through teamwork and collaboration is a dynamic process that fuels personal and collective growth. When we come together with individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, we open ourselves to a wealth of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences that we may not possess individually.  

Through active participation and exchange of ideas, we gain valuable insights, challenge our own assumptions, and broaden our horizons. Collaboration encourages us to harness the strengths of each team member, fostering creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills. By working together, we develop essential interpersonal skills such as communication, empathy, and compromise, which are crucial not only in achieving common goals but also in building stronger connections and relationships.  

The collective wisdom and collective efforts of a team propel us forward, enabling us to achieve more than we ever could on our own. Ultimately, learning from others through teamwork and collaboration empowers us to reach new heights and create a positive impact in our personal and professional endeavors.  

Fu Wei Sector (Life Gua 3)  

The arrival of the Fellowship hexagram in your Fu Wei sector is a brilliant opportunity to enhance your unique brand of leadership by blending your authentic self with a visionary mindset and a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of others.  

A unique brand of leadership goes beyond traditional models and embraces individual strengths, values, and personal experiences. It involves leading with integrity, empathy, and adaptability, while also inspiring and motivating others to achieve their full potential.  

Such leadership encourages innovation, embraces diversity, and fosters an inclusive and empowering environment where every voice is valued. By cultivating a distinct leadership style, one can inspire trust, build strong relationships, and effectively navigate through challenges and change.  

A unique brand of leadership sets the stage for positive transformation, creating a ripple effect that influences and inspires others to become leaders in their own right. It is through this distinct blend of authenticity, vision, and impact that one can make a lasting mark on the world and leave a legacy that resonates with others.  

Yan Nian Sector (Life Gua 4)  

Sometimes, we get so caught up with our own lives that we may have forgotten about the need to consistently expand our social networks. If you are a Life Gua 4 individual, the arrival of the Fellowship hexagram in your Yan Nian sector is a timely reminder.  

I’m not going to write a long and preachy paragraph for this. Just get out there and create new meaningful connections that will bolster your wellbeing for the coming years.  

Wu Gui Sector (Life Gua 6)  

Cooperating with petty people can be challenging, but with the arrival of the Fellowship hexagram in your personal Wu Gui sector, this may be what you are being challenged with in August.  

In such situations, patience, understanding and a strategic mindset is called for. Firstly, it’s crucial to remain calm and composed when interacting with them. Reacting impulsively or engaging in petty behavior yourself will only escalate the situation. Instead, focus on maintaining a positive and professional demeanor.  

Secondly, try to empathize with their perspective. Understanding their underlying motivations or insecurities can help diffuse tension and find common ground. Be attentive to their concerns and communicate in a respectful and non-confrontational manner.  

Thirdly, set clear boundaries and assert your own values. Refuse to get caught up in their pettiness or engage in gossip or negativity. Instead, demonstrate integrity, fairness, and a commitment to collaboration.  

Lastly, seek support from others if needed. Reach out to trusted colleagues or supervisors who can provide guidance or mediate conflicts. Remember that with the Fellowship hexagram, your ultimate goal is to foster a harmonious and productive working environment, and by rising above petty behavior, you can influence others positively and create a more cooperative atmosphere. And who knows? You may achieve a minor spiritual breakthrough yourself!  

Jue Ming Sector (Life Gua 7)  

A team bonded with a common goal possesses an extraordinary strength that enables them to conquer any trials and tribulations they may encounter. This is the message to the Life Gua 7 individual with the Fellowship hexagram in your Jue Ming sector.  

When individuals align their efforts towards a shared objective, a powerful synergy emerges, fostering resilience, unity, and unwavering determination. In the face of challenges, the team can draw upon each member’s unique skills and perspectives, pooling their collective knowledge and expertise to devise innovative solutions.  

Open communication and a supportive atmosphere allow for effective problem-solving, where everyone’s input is valued and respected. Additionally, the shared goal acts as a driving force, inspiring team members to persevere and go the extra mile, even when faced with obstacles.  

Trust and collaboration deepen within the team, creating a sense of camaraderie and mutual support that propels them forward. As they navigate through trials and tribulations together, the team becomes more adaptable, learning and growing from each experience. Ultimately, their shared commitment and unwavering spirit enable them to surmount challenges and achieve success, emerging stronger and more cohesive than ever before.  

Liu Sha Sector (Life Gua 8 and Life Gua 5)  

Enhancing our abilities to inspire group action involves a combination of effective communication, charismatic leadership, and fostering a shared sense of purpose.  

Firstly, clear and compelling communication is essential. Articulating a compelling vision, outlining objectives, and conveying expectations are crucial in rallying others towards a common goal. Sharing stories, anecdotes, and examples that resonate emotionally can ignite passion and inspire others to take action.  

Secondly, charismatic leadership plays a vital role. Being an authentic and enthusiastic leader who leads by example can motivate and energize the group. Building relationships, showing empathy, and actively listening to the concerns and ideas of team members create a supportive environment that encourages active participation.  

Finally, fostering a shared sense of purpose is key. Connecting the individual roles and contributions to the overarching goal provides a sense of meaning and belonging. Celebrating achievements, recognizing efforts, and fostering a culture of collaboration further strengthens the group’s motivation and commitment.  

By enhancing our abilities to inspire group action, we can mobilize collective efforts, unlock the full potential of individuals, and achieve remarkable results together.  

Sheng Qi Sector (Life Gua 9)  

Be it as a career professional, an entrepreneur, or even in our personal lives, having a team of people behind us can propel us to greater heights and make it easier to achieve our goals. We’re only as good as the team we’ve forged. The arrival of the Fellowship hexagram in the Life Gua 9’s personal Sheng Qi sector is a reminder to build that team or alliance.  

Building a personal team or alliance involves strategically identifying and cultivating relationships with individuals who complement and support our goals and aspirations.  

Firstly, it is important to clarify our own objectives and areas where we require assistance or expertise. This self-awareness helps in identifying the right individuals who possess the skills, knowledge, and resources that can contribute to our success.  

Secondly, reaching out and networking with like-minded individuals who share similar values and ambitions can help establish a foundation for collaboration. Building genuine connections based on trust, mutual respect, and shared interests creates a solid support system.  

Thirdly, nurturing these relationships through effective communication, active engagement, and regular collaboration is essential. Sharing ideas, exchanging feedback, and providing mutual support foster a sense of teamwork and camaraderie.  

Finally, recognizing and appreciating the contributions of our personal team or alliance members is crucial. Celebrating achievements and acknowledging their efforts strengthens the bond and encourages continued collaboration.  

Building a personal team or alliance provides a support structure that amplifies our abilities, expands our opportunities, and enhances our overall success on both personal and professional levels.  


Simply, stand in the middle of your house. Face the door. Use the compass app in your mobile device and turn to look for the relevant sector that you intend to use. Once identified, just do the activity related to the objective.  


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A Feng Shui monthly strategy chart can be used in two ways. This is even more nuanced than a Bazi strategy as Bazi tends to be Day Master specific. In Feng Shui, we can either apply the following directly to your Life Gua (a more straightforward way of predictive analysis), or we could apply this sectors to the person who spends the most time in that particular sector. This one’s for August 2023, based on the Month Replace Month Hexagram Chart.  

In this month’s series, I’ve endeavoured to layer the information with the personal 8 mansions to create an even clearer picture of what’s happening.  


In a world that glorifies leadership qualities, we sometimes forget that there would be no leaders if there are no followers. All of us, at certain points or areas of our lives, will need to take on the role of the follower.  

The Earth hexagram in the Northeast is the hexagram of the follower. It’s about the power of receptivity, the power of stillness. Two Kun guas stacked one on top of the other can represent fertile earth. The soil does not choose what it grows. Whatever seed lands upon it is what it will nurture and produce. Likewise, the soil does not plan how to grow the roots, stems and branches of the plants. It allows the natural flow of the seed to happen, in its own time.  

Yes, it’s a little zen. But the greater message from the Earth hexagram is about trust. Trusting ourselves enough to allow the bigger picture to unfold.  

Wu Gui Sector (Life Gua 1)

Spiritual growth cannot be ‘chased’. When we go in conscious pursuit of spiritual growth, this journey becomes an ego-centric journey. The arrival of the Earth hexagram in the Life Gua 1’s personal Wu Gui sector can be a reminder to cease the intentional ‘chase’ for spiritual growth, and allow the development to happen in its own time.  

Relentlessly chasing something can be exhausting. Case in point: I’ve heard plenty of people sharing about how they feel when they achieve sage mode as they do a Qimen manifestation. Equally, I’ve heard plenty of people feeling FOMO for not being able to achieve sage mode. At this point, a confession is apt. I’ve been manifesting for years, I’ve never once achieved ‘sage mode’ to the point of how it has been described.  

If you’re one of those who find it hard to meditate, try something different. Instead of going for the high level meditation techniques, simply sit back and be still for a short period of time, and observe your thoughts. Don’t try to control them. Just observe any thought that pops into your head. Even if it is ‘what shall I have for dinner tonight’.  

Sheng Qi Sector (Life Gua 2 and Life Gua 5)  

The Earth hexagram in your personal Sheng Qi sector can be a reminder to put some focus on asset and resource management. Specifically, to diversify your asset and resource management.  

Alternatively, the Earth hexagram with its overtones of receptivity and stillness, can be a warning that you may be over-planning. By that, you may be inadvertently stifling your creativity by imposing rigid structures and limitations on the imaginative process. While planning is essential for organizing tasks and setting goals, excessive and detailed planning can suffocate the flow of creative ideas.  

Creativity thrives in an atmosphere of spontaneity, exploration, and flexibility, where unconventional thoughts can emerge and innovative solutions can be found. Over-planning can create a sense of pressure and restrict the freedom to explore uncharted territories, limiting the potential for groundbreaking ideas.  

Embracing a balance between structure and spontaneity allows room for serendipity and unexpected connections to foster the growth of originality and imagination. By leaving space for improvisation and embracing the unknown, creativity can flourish beyond the confines of excessive planning.  

Liu Sha Sector (Life Gua 3)  

Embracing stillness and receptivity can significantly enhance our physical and mental defenses. In a world characterized by constant stimulation and overwhelming demands, finding moments of stillness allows us to recharge and restore our energy.  

The Earth hexagram can also talk about being defensive. About taking the time to stop reacting, and just let things be. Through practices like meditation, mindfulness, or simply taking quiet breaks, we can cultivate a state of calmness that strengthens our resilience against stressors.  

Additionally, being receptive involves tuning into our bodies and minds, paying attention to signals of discomfort or imbalance. This awareness enables us to respond proactively to our physical and mental needs, taking necessary steps to maintain our well-being. By prioritizing stillness and receptiveness, we create a solid foundation for improved self-care, self-awareness, and the overall defense of our physical and mental health.  

Jue Ming Sector (Life Gua 4)  

When we feel ourselves stuck in a rut, it’s very human to want to jump ship. Immediately! A common example is how people quit their jobs without an onward plan in hand. This happens because we just want the feelings of unhappiness about our career stagnation to end.  

Stop! The Earth hexagram is also about understanding. Before you jump the gun, take some time to truly understand the source of your unhappiness. Taking action that does not truly address the cause will inevitably lead to an endless cycle of restarts.  

Tian Yi Sector (Life Gua 6)  

You can only be helped when you are ‘helpable’.  

The notion of being “helpable” suggests that one must be open and receptive to receiving assistance in order to truly benefit from it. Accepting help requires a certain level of humility, vulnerability, and willingness to acknowledge our limitations. When we recognize that we cannot accomplish everything on our own and are open to support, we create an opportunity for growth and progress.

Being helpable involves setting aside pride, letting go of the fear of judgment, and embracing the understanding that seeking help is a sign of strength rather than weakness. By being receptive to the assistance and expertise of others, we open ourselves to new perspectives, insights, and solutions that can lead to positive outcomes.  

Yan Nian Sector (Life Gua 7)  

Compassion serves as a powerful catalyst for fostering stronger relationships and building deeper ties with others. When we approach interactions with genuine care, empathy, and understanding, we create a safe and supportive space for individuals to be themselves. Compassion allows us to see beyond surface-level differences and connect with others on a deeper, more authentic level.  

It enables us to listen attentively, validate emotions, and offer support without judgment. By extending compassion, we create a sense of belonging and trust, nurturing relationships that are built on mutual respect and kindness. Compassion also promotes forgiveness and understanding, helping us navigate conflicts and challenges with grace and empathy.  

Fu Wei Sector (Life Gua 8 and Life Gua 5)  

As the official start of Period 9 approaches, a vague but unnameable feeling of pressure grows inside many of us. Because Period 9’s energy is so future-focused, it’s inevitable that we all feel the same pressure to be future-forward. Constantly thinking about what we want to be next year, or the next five years, or the next 10 years.  

The question from the Earth hexagram is: are we becoming so future-oriented that we have forgotten to be present in the moment?  

Being present in the moment can be a transformative practice that brings profound depth and richness to our lives. It involves consciously immersing ourselves in the current experience, fully engaging our senses and awareness.  

By letting go of past regrets and future worries, we embrace the beauty and significance of the present. Being present allows us to savor the simple pleasures, appreciate the nuances of our surroundings, and connect deeply with others. It fosters a heightened sense of mindfulness and awareness, enabling us to make intentional choices and respond more authentically to the world around us.  

Moreover, being present cultivates a profound sense of gratitude and contentment, as we recognize and cherish the blessings that unfold in each moment. By practicing presence, we unlock the potential for joy, fulfillment, and a profound connection with the intricate tapestry of life.  

Huo Hai Sector (Life Gua 9)  

The arrival of the Earth hexagram in your personal Huo Hai sector is a timely reminder that now is the time to concentrate more on the realities of your situation rather than the potentials. For a short while, you are required to sit back, observe, and respond instead of constantly trying to direct or manipulate the outcome.  

By focusing on the realities, we acknowledge the current circumstances, limitations, and opportunities that exist in our lives. This approach allows us to assess the situation realistically, make informed decisions, and take practical actions that move us forward. It also helps us appreciate and make the most of the resources, strengths, and opportunities that are available to us in the present.

By embracing the realities, we build a solid foundation for growth, progress, and the eventual realization of our aspirations.  


Simply, stand in the middle of your house. Face the door. Use the compass app in your mobile device and turn to look for the relevant sector that you intend to use. Once identified, just do the activity related to the objective.  


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A Feng Shui monthly strategy chart can be used in two ways. This is even more nuanced than a Bazi strategy as Bazi tends to be Day Master specific. In Feng Shui, we can either apply the following directly to your Life Gua (a more straightforward way of predictive analysis), or we could apply this sectors to the person who spends the most time in that particular sector. This one’s for August 2023, based on the Month Replace Month Hexagram Chart.  

In this month’s series, I’ve endeavoured to layer the information with the personal 8 mansions to create an even clearer picture of what’s happening.  


Look at the Sincerity hexagram. Xun on top, Dui at the bottom – the two broken lines meeting in the middle. It looks like two people talking face to face, connecting soul to soul and heart to heart. It’s the wisdom of sincerity.  

The two Yang lines at the top and the bottom of the hexagram is putting up an external show of toughness. But the two Yin lines in the middle reflects inner vulnerabilities. Whenever this hexagram shows up, the word ‘honesty’ will also crop up. Self-honesty, honesty with others, as well as how we relate to one another.  

Fu Wei Sector (Life Gua 1)

Self-honesty is a fundamental aspect of personal growth and development. It entails being truthful and authentic with oneself, acknowledging one’s strengths and weaknesses, and facing reality without pretense or denial.  

By embracing self-honesty, we allow ourselves the chance to gain a clear understanding of who we are and what we truly want. By honestly assessing our values, passions, and aspirations, we can align our actions and decisions with our authentic selves, leading to a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life. This is true wisdom, not something we embrace from the outside, but wisdom that comes from within.  

Jue Ming Sector (Life Gua 2 and Life Gua 5)  

Letting go of prejudice and embracing a receptive mindset towards the truth of the world is essential for personal growth and fostering a harmonious society. Prejudice, whether it be based on race, religion, gender, or any other factor, blinds us to the richness and diversity of human experiences. By shedding preconceived notions and biases, we open ourselves up to the vast tapestry of perspectives, cultures, and ideas that exist in the world. We also open ourselves to viewing things from different perspectives. This willingness to embrace the truth as it really is enables us to challenge our own assumptions, broaden our understanding, and cultivate empathy towards others.  

When we let go of prejudice, we create space for genuine connections and meaningful interactions. By acknowledging and respecting the unique experiences and identities of others, we foster inclusivity and celebrate the richness of our shared humanity.  

This openness allows us to engage in constructive dialogues, learn from different viewpoints, and collectively work towards solutions that benefit all. Additionally, embracing the truth of the world requires humility and a willingness to accept that our own beliefs and opinions may be flawed or incomplete. It encourages us to seek knowledge, explore different perspectives, and engage in critical thinking. This pursuit of truth not only expands our own understanding but also contributes to the progress of society as a whole. By embracing an open mind and letting go of prejudice, we create a world that values diversity, equality, and the pursuit of truth, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and enlightened society.  

Tian Yi Sector (Life Gua 3)  

For the Life Gua 3 individual, the presence of the Sincerity hexagram in your Tian Yi sector can signal the arrival of a potential mentor or noble person in the coming months.  

Establishing a mentor relationship built on open communication can be immensely beneficial to create a nurturing environment for learning, guidance, and support. Open communication allows mentees to share their goals, aspirations, and challenges, providing mentors with a clear understanding of their needs and areas for development. By openly expressing their concerns and seeking advice, mentees can receive valuable insights, perspectives, and practical strategies from their mentors, who can draw upon their own experiences to offer guidance and encouragement.  

Furthermore, open communication in a mentor relationship fosters trust and mutual respect. When mentees feel comfortable expressing their thoughts, fears, and doubts, they create a safe space for vulnerability. In turn, mentors can provide empathetic listening, understanding, and constructive feedback, creating a supportive atmosphere that encourages mentees to explore their potential.  

Open communication also allows mentees to receive honest and constructive criticism, helping them identify areas for improvement and providing an opportunity for growth. Mentors can offer valuable insights, challenge mentees’ perspectives, and provide guidance on how to overcome obstacles. Through this open exchange, mentees can develop new skills, gain confidence, and make informed decisions, ultimately accelerating their personal and professional development. Overall, open communication within a mentor relationship nurtures trust, facilitates growth, and empowers individuals to reach their full potential.  

Sheng Qi Sector (Life Gua 4)  

For the Life Gua 4 individual, the arrival of the Sincerity hexagram in your personal Sheng Qi sector is an opportunity to use dialogue as a platform to genuinely understand empathize with the needs, desires, and values of your customers. This type of authenticity goes beyond mere marketing.  

By taking the time to listen, observe, and engage with your target audience, you can gain valuable insights into their lives and experiences. This understanding allows you to craft offerings that not only meet their practical needs but also touch their emotions and evoke a meaningful response.  

To create truly authentic products or services, it is crucial to align your brand’s values and purpose with those of your customers. By staying true to your core identity and mission, you can establish a genuine and consistent brand narrative that resonates with your audience on a deeper level.  

Authenticity also involves transparency and honesty in your interactions, ensuring that your customers feel valued, respected, and heard. This means delivering on your promises, admitting mistakes when they occur, and constantly seeking feedback to improve your offerings. By prioritizing the customer experience and genuinely caring about their satisfaction, you can cultivate a loyal customer base who not only appreciates your products or services but also becomes advocates for your brand, spreading the word organically and building a strong community of supporters.  

Liu Sha Sector (Life Gua 6)  

In a world inundated with false messaging and misinformation, honest communications serve as a powerful yet rarely used tool to cut through the noise and establish trust with your audience. By prioritizing transparency, accuracy, and integrity in your communications, you can differentiate yourself from those who rely on deceitful tactics.  

Honest communication involves providing reliable and verifiable information, clearly stating the limitations or uncertainties of your claims, and openly addressing any potential biases or conflicts of interest. By presenting the facts and being upfront about the strengths and weaknesses of your offerings, you build credibility and demonstrate a genuine commitment to your audience’s well-being.  

Huo Hai Sector (Life Gua 7)  

Success, they say, is a lousy teacher. So true! We learn nothing from our successes! The Sincerity hexagram, strong on the outside and vulnerable on the inside, is an opportunity to grow by confronting and defeating our fear of failure. In other words, dare to fail.  

Self-improvement through daring to fail is a transformative journey of personal growth and development. By pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones and embracing the possibility of failure, we open the door to continuous learning and self-discovery.  

Each failure becomes an opportunity for reflection, self-evaluation, and improvement. It allows us to identify areas of weakness, challenge limiting beliefs, and develop new skills or perspectives.  

Through the process of daring to fail, we cultivate resilience, perseverance, and a mindset that sees setbacks as stepping stones towards progress. We learn to view failure not as a defeat but as a valuable teacher that propels us forward on our path to self-improvement. By daring to fail, we foster a growth-oriented mindset, where we become comfortable with discomfort and see mistakes as valuable feedback for growth. It is through this journey of daring to fail that we unleash our potential, discover our true capabilities, and ultimately become the best version of ourselves.  

Wu Gui Sector (Life Gua 8 and Life Gua 5)  

The Sincerity hexagram in the Wu Gui sector of the Life Gua 8 and certain Life Gua 5 individuals is a message that it is okay to drop that façade and allow yourself the luxury of spiritual growth by having the courage to show the real you.  

This can be a transformative process that involves embracing vulnerability, authenticity, and self-acceptance. By allowing yourself to be seen for who you truly are, without masks or pretense, you create space for profound self-discovery and connection with your spiritual essence.  

When you have the courage to show the real you, you invite the universe, higher powers, or your own inner wisdom to guide you on a journey of self-exploration and growth. It is through this openness and vulnerability that you can cultivate a deeper understanding of your purpose, values, and interconnectedness with the world around you.  

By shedding the layers of ego and embracing your authentic self, you align with your spiritual truth, igniting a sense of inner peace, fulfillment, and harmony. Furthermore, by showing the real you, you inspire and give others permission to do the same, fostering an environment of genuine connection and collective spiritual growth.  

Yan Nian Sector (Life Gua 9)  

For the Life Gua 9 individual, the Sincerity hexagram in your Yan Nian sector is an opportunity to transform your relationships through open and honest communication. It’s a reminder to think about how we talk to each other, a reminder about the importance of honesty in relationships.  

When we engage in open and honest conversations with our loved ones, we create a safe space for genuine expression and vulnerability. By actively listening, being transparent, and sharing our thoughts and emotions authentically, we promote a sense of mutual respect and empathy.  

Open communication allows us to address conflicts, misunderstandings, and unresolved issues head-on, rather than letting them fester and damage the relationship. By expressing our needs, desires, and concerns openly, we invite our loved ones to do the same, creating an environment of open dialogue and shared growth. Through honest communication, we build a foundation of trust, as our words and actions align, and we demonstrate our commitment to the well-being of our relationships. It paves the way for deeper emotional intimacy, genuine connection, and the resolution of differences, ultimately strengthening and nourishing our personal relationships.  


Simply, stand in the middle of your house. Face the door. Use the compass app in your mobile device and turn to look for the relevant sector that you intend to use. Once identified, just do the activity related to the objective.  


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