Saturday, 25 May 2019

Land form analysis for major cities in the world Part 1

Land form analysis for major cities in the world Part 1


Everybody know that civilisation begins from places where it is close to water and/or sea. The main reason is that human need fresh water for drinking as well as for planting of crops. In addition, normally the place where human settle down are closer to the sea as it provide additional food source to them as well.

Most of the major cities around the world built around the river and river mouth. River mouth is where the river meet the sea. As far as I know there is no major cities that is built around the mountain. So, I am wondering when a Fengshui Master evaluate land form by looking at the mountain, not sure what is the logic behind this.

San He land form

When we evaluate the land form using the San He technique, the quality of the river mouth is important to determine the prosperous of the cities. At the minimum, the river mouth structure must be able to slow down the flow of Qi before it goes out to the sea. Note: whether the river looks like a dragon or not, it is not important in San He. 

River Mouth of Major Cities

1. Shanghai
Shanghai is the city at the end of Yangtze river, which is the longest and largest river in China. Its source is in the northern part of the Tibetan Plateau and it flows 6,300 km in a generally eastern direction to the East China Sea. Shanghai is the largest city in China by population, and the largest city proper in the world, with a population of 26.3 million as of 2019. It is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port.

The key success for Shanghai is the islands at the river mouth that slow down the Qi and hence prosper Shanghai. Of course, there are more to this in San He theory but it is very difficult to explain here.

2. London
Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 80 km estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

London is located a bit in land from the river mouth. The key success for London, in the point of view of San He land form, is that the river mouth has nice meandering and fully embrace by the islands on the left and right. London has a lot of bridges across the Thames river and this play a significant part as well.

3. New York City
New York City (NYC) is the most populous city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the centre of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous mega-cities. Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbours,New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of the State of New York.The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898

In San He land form, New York river mouth is being "squeeze in" by Brooklyn and Staten Island. This causes the Qi flow to slow down and hence prosper New York City.

4. Tokyo
Tokyo was originally a small fishing village named Edo, in what was formerly part of the old Musashi Province. Edo was first fortified by the Edo clan, in the late twelfth century. During the subsequent Edo period, Edo grew into one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million by the 18th century.

Tokyo is served by Arakawa River that flows into Tokyo Bay.

In San He land form point of view, Tokyo success is due to the nice natural embrace form at the river mouth, which was indicated by "Chiba" and "Yokohama" as per the picture above.

In addition, at the point of river looking out, the left side embrace ("Chiba" side) is stronger that the right side embrace. Left represents Male and therefore, Japan is a Male dominated society.

May 2019.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Land form analysis of Brisbane QLD Australia

Land form analysis of Brisbane QLD Australia


I have the chance to visit Brisbane in April 2019 and I took the opportunity to take the Brisbane CityHopper, the  free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River.

Brisbane City Council's CityHopper is a free inner city ferry service for the Brisbane River. You can hop on and hop off the CityHopper every 30 minutes. The service runs between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

The ferry stops at the following ferry terminals:

  • North Quay, Brisbane City
  • South Bank 3, South Brisbane
  • Maritime Museum, South Brisbane
  • Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City
  • Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
  • Dockside, Kangaroo Point
  • Sydney Street, New Farm.

This gives me the opportunity to evaluate the landform of Brisbane and to look at one of the most expensive property area in Brisbane.

According to ( The top 20 most expensive suburbs are as follow:

History of Brisbane

According to Wikipedia (, In 1824, the first convict colony was established at Redcliffe Point under Lieutenant Henry Miller. Only one year later, in 1825, the colony was moved south from Redcliffe to a peninsula on the Brisbane River, site of the present central business district.

The earliest settlement is at the present central business district and West End area:

One of Brisbane's earliest suburbs, West End is also one of the locales that's seen the greatest change.

The name 'West End' is believed to have been taken from the area of London by the same name, because, according to Brian Randall from the State Library of Queensland, it was seen in earlier times as a fashionable place for the houses of the wealthy.

Like many areas of Brisbane, West End started off as farming land. In the 1880s, there were Chinese market gardens located on Montague Road between Boundary and Jane Streets, as well as plenty of cereal crops in the area and a strong timber industry. West End was originally heavily timbered, but this timber was exhausted by the 1880s. The local timber mills were Pettigrew's at North Quay and Parbury's in South Brisbane.

In fact, West End housed a number of different industries in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including a gas works, a concrete pipe works, a boot factory, an iron/steel works, a soft drink factory and glass works and an ice cream plant. These industries and the farms were steadily weeded out of the area as West End was developed and beautified.

Landform analysis of Brisbane

Brisbane city is served by the Brisbane River which is curvy and full of bends. This is the key to Brisbane success.

The Brisbane River (indigenous name Maiwar) is the longest river in South East Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. John Oxley, the first European to explore the river, named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane in 1823. The penal colony of Moreton Bay later adopted the same name, eventually becoming the present city of Brisbane.

Early travellers along the waterway admired the natural beauty, abundant fish and rich vegetation along its banks. The river travels 344 km (214 mi) from Mount Stanley. The river is dammed by the Wivenhoe Dam, forming Lake Wivenhoe, the main water supply for Brisbane

Brisbane River Water Mouth

Look at Brisbane River water mouth, there is Fisherman Island right in front of Brisbane River and this act as guardian to the water mouth. In addition, there is Bribie Island, Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island, which together form the Moreton Bay where the Qi flow is being slowed down and prosper Brisbane.

Having such a natural landform will prosper the city as per San He Fengshui landform method. Couple with damming of Brisbane River at Wivenhoe Dam, will significantly slow down the Qi Flow and hence prosper Brisbane more.

Looking at the shape of the river, according to San He Fengshui landform theory, the early settlement and development should be the largest curve from the river mouth. From the history of Brisbane, this is the West End area of Brisbane with the Central Business District next to it.

The next big curve near to West End is New Farm, which is currently the most expensive real estate in Brisbane.

May 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Qi Men Dun Jia Divination - various element to generate chart

Qi Men Dun Jia Divination - various element to generate chart


In normal case, when a person come for consult, the Qi Men Dun Jia practitioner will generate and plot the Qi Men Dun Jia chart based on the date and time the question was asked. The chart is good for 2 hours. This is based on the Hour Qi Men Dun Jia method of chart plotting. However, assuming that the consult is done within the 2 hours and then another question being asked or another customer came for consult. Shall the practitioner use the same chart to derive?

In here I would like to introduce alternate method of plotting the Qi Men Dun Jia chart.

Method 0:

Method 0 is the most common method being used to generate Qi Men Dun Jia chart. Basically, it is based on the date and time of the question asked, then use that date and time to reference the Qi Men Dun Jia calendar to find out which chart it is. For example, 18th May 2019 at 14:43, the chart is Yang Dun #1 Gui Wei Chart. Then based on the question asked, the interpretation is done using the Yang Dun #1 Gui Wei Chart.

Method 1:

The practitioner need to know the Qi Men Dun Jia Season or Dun. For example, Yang Dun starts from Winter Solstice till Summer Solstice. Yin Dun starts from Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice. Winter solstice starts around 22nd of Dec while Summer Solstice around 22nd June. Please refer to the yearly almanac for the actual date/time the Winter and Summer Solstice starts.

If the divination is done not too near 22nd Dec or 22nd June, then you can easily derive the Dun. For example, now is May, then it will still be Yang Dun.

Next, you ask your client to choose a number from 1 to 9 after he/she asked the question he/she wanted to know.

For example, this person choose the number 5. So, now you have the season, which is Yang Dun #5. Based on the current hour, you can now construct your Qi Men Dun Jia chart.

For this example, let say the current hour is Ji Si, then your Qi Men Dun Jia chart is Yang Dun #5 Ji Si chart. You can then derive your answer from here.

Method 2:

This method is slightly complicated and require some preparation. Before you start, you need to pre-assign numbers to the following:

A. Ba Men: e.g. 1 = Xiu Men, 2 = Sheng Men, 3 = Shang Men, 4 = Du Men, 5 = Jing Men, 6 = Si Men, 7 = Jing4 Men, 8=Kai Men.
B. Jiu Xing: e.g. 1=Tian Xin, 2=Tian Peng, 3=Tian Ren, 4=Tian Chong, 5=Tian Fu, 6=Tian Ying, 7=Tian Rui, 8=Tian Zhu
C. Ba Shen: e.g. 1=Zhi Fu, 2=Teng She, 3=Tai Yin, 4=Liu He, 5=Bai Hu, 6=Xuan Wu, 7=Jiu Di, 8=Jiu Tian.

Next based, on the question asked, you ask your client to choose a number from 1 to 8 for Ba Men, 1 to 8 for Jiu Xing and 1 to  8 for Ba Shen.

Interpretation is then done based on the Ba Men, Jiu Xing and Ba Shen.

Method 3:

Method 3 is same as Method 2 except that instead of asking the client to choose a number, put have cards (like Tarot card) for Ba Men, Jiu Xing and Ba Shen.

You ask your client to ask a question and then pull out those cards from each set.

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Interpretation is then done based on the card being drawn.

May 2019