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The House ‘D’ letter/direction will always be at the Sitting, b/c the House Trigram East/West letter/directions are based on the House Sitting. See page 67-68 of the Beginning Class materials.
Use the diagrams on the Beginning class on pages 54-55 to find the House Trigram letters/directions… just as you would for an individual’s Personal Trigram.
Yes, the doorway curtains can be see-through… as long as they are solid to stop the flow of air currents which move the Qi/energy.
Beads only slow or disrupt the flow of air, so they are not effective.
You want a solid screen or curtain that will redirect or stop the air from passing straight through the room / house.
Additional support is offered to all AFSI students on the Graduate Forum at
Luca, What specifically do you need more explanation about in this post?
I noticed this book in 2015 (also in 2014):
1) EAST (2015) 3h, 1a = Astrology Guide says: To ENHANCE MONEY LUCK or INCREASE SALES use Water or indoor Water plants. This is a general statement b/c during Cycle 8 Water in the EAST enhances Money, but doesn’t go into possible negative side effects of Water with 3/wood, b/c the Astrology Guide is for the general public who are most likely looking to receive more money than to avoid 3/wood problems.
2) EAST (2014) 3h, 2a = Astrology Guide says: to use METAL container filled with Water… see answer1 above.
3) SE (2014) 4h, 3a = Astrology Guide is correct to (in general) use FIRE Colors in the SE in 2104 to reduce the 3a/wood.
4) SE (2015) 4h, 2a = Astrology Guide is correct to (in general) use Metal and Water together in the SE for 2015. Metal to reduce the 2a/earth and Water to allow that Metal to feed the Water, which would feed the 4h/wood.
5) SW (2014) 2h, 1a = Astrology Guide does mention Moving Metal for 2014, but using regular Metal is enough for 2/earth, except when joined by the Annual 5/earth. Some people only purchase one of the Astrology Guides and they think the remedies will work forever, so I’ll bet that’s why Master Sang mentioned using Moving Metal in the SW.
6) SW (2015) 2h, 9a = Using the Intermediate Calculations the SW would require METAL in 2015. Had I been the person to proofread the Guide before publication, I would have called this omission to Master Sang’s attention… and asked him if he intended to leave it off for some reason.
7) NE (2014) 8h, 7a = 2014 was the last year that there was still some benefit from a 7/metal b/c it was the half-way point of Cycle 8. After that the Life Cycle (Advanced Class) of the Decay traits for 7/metal really began to require being reduced by Water Colors.
House Trigram 3 / Zhen – Annual 2015 and 2016
Mr.R : Personal Trigram Gen
Mr.G.: Personal Trigram Kun
NW, 4HT – 4a 
NW, 4HT – 3a 
Remedy: Fire COLORS
WEST, 5HT – 5a 
Remedy: Moving Metal or Heavy Metal
WEST, 5H – 4a 
Remedy: METAL with WATER COLORS… Heavy Metal is not required with a 5,4
NE, 6HT – 6a 
Remedy: WATER COLORS
NE, 6HT – 5a 
Remedy: HEAVY or Metal Moving
SOUTH, 7HT – 7a 
Remedy: Water color Water or fountain
SOUTH, 7HT – 6a 
Remedy: Water color Water or fountain
NORTH, 8HT – 8a 
a) YES, you can increase the positive aspects of the combo with the element Fire COLORS.
NORTH, 8HT – 7a 
Remedy: Water color Water or fountain
SW, 9HT – 9a 
Remedy: EARTHEN objects to reduce the Double 9/fire…
It is better to use the Advanced Class method to determine the remedy in a 9h,9a palace/section, b/c you have more data to go by.
SW, 9HT – 8a 
b) YES, you can enhance the combo 9-8 with the Fire COLORS.
EAST, 1HT – 1a 
EAST, 1HT – 9a 
Remedy: WOOD/plants to cancel the Domination of 1/water on 9/fire.
SE, 2HT – 2a 
Remedy: METAL… Heavy Metal is not required for a 2,2 combo
SE, 2HT – 1a 
Remedy: METAL… Heavy Metal is not required for a 2,1 combo
House 8/earth feeds Annual 7/metal. However, the WATER COLORS remedy will reduce the 7/metal, so it can’t reduce the 8/earth by too much.
Host = House
Guest = Annual
1h/water with 1a/water (2015)
1h/water with 9a/fire (2016) requires WOOD/plants in the reception. This is also the cash for the money.
Even though this is the EAST, I would NOT add a fountain to this combo, b/c you don’t know if the Advanced Method calculations would reveal a 3/wood in the EAST, which adding Water to a 3/wood brings Gossip, Arguments and Legal problems.
In any business:
c) executive office
Some double need specific remedies.
3,3 Fire Colors
5,5a Heavy Metal b/c you only get Double 5 with an Annual 5
6,6 Water Colors
7,7 Water Colors
9,9 Earthen Objects
If the road has swift moving traffic, then you need a waist-high barrier (bushes or solid fence) to hold the Qi/energy on the property.
IF the road is coming directly at a portion of the house, then it needs a waist-high barrier (bushes or solid fence) to STOP the Direct Hit of Qi/energy, which would trigger the internal energies.
We can wear our Personal Trigram’s elemental colors and those that are productive to our trigram’s element for support.
Negative characteristics of our Personal Trigram are our life lesson to learn, but there are NO Feng Shui remedies for them.
If you have a hyper-active child or adult, you could dress them in the color that is Reductive to their Personal Trigram to reduce hyper-activity. Example: Earth Trigrams would wear Metal Colors.
YES, use Wood/Plants with a 1,9 combo.
Use Wood/Plants with Fire Colors with a 1,8 combo.
1/water > Wood/Plants > Fire Colors > 8/earth
I’ll answer your questions regarding a KAN house… for practice, b/c your house is a LI house.
Center: 1h2a remedy: NO remedy for Center Potential
NW: 2h3a rem.: metal – YES
West: 3h4a rem.: fire to reduce double wood element – YES
NE:4h5a rem.: HEAVY METAL (twice as much or moving metal for Ann 5)
South: 5h6a rem.: METAL with Water Colors to just take the edge off the extra Metal.
North: 6h7a rem.: water to reduce double metal – YES
SW.: 7h8a rem.: water to reduce metal – YES
East.: 8h9a no remedy – CORRECT
SE: 9h1a WOOD/plants to cancel the Domination of 1/water over 9/fire
Thanks for lining-up your directions in the Floating sequence.
FYI: Later when you’re talking about Energy Combos over a floor plan, after the Center, start with the Sitting palace/section and go clockwise… b/c it’s easy to follow posts in that order.
The keyword in your description that tell me your home is FACING North are the Formal Living room and photo side of house.
The keyword that confirms your home is SITTING South are Quiet Side, Plain and Kitchen.
Yes, you have a LI house.
Since all the #/energies are doubled when the Annual #/energy is the same as the House Trigram’s #/energy you’ll need to neutralize the harmful & if possible enhance the supportive energies.
House (h) & Annual (a) going clockwise from the Sitting:
SW 8h,8a is a very supportive energy combination
WEST 4h,4a good
NW 3h,3a needs Fire Colors to reduce the 3/wood
NORTH 7h,7a needs Water Colors to reduce the 7/metal
NE 5h,5a… needs Moving or Heavy Metal to reduce the Annual 5
EAST 9h,9a needs some Earthen objects to reduce the Double 9/fire
SE 1h,1a good
SOUTH 6h,6a needs a Water Feature or Water Colors to reduce the Double 6/metal
There is no issue with open risers on stairs.
However, if the staircase is directly in-line with an entrance, open RAILING on at least one side of the staircase prevents the Qi/energy blockage at the entrance, b/c the air currents are able to disperse the Qi/energy coming down from upstairs which prevents it from blocking the Qi/energy from coming in through the doorway.
The color of GOLD is only productive to a KAN Water Trigram person. A Dui or Qian person can also benefit from wearing their own Metal element color.
Which AFSI classes have you completed, b/c there are so many ways to answer your question?
The only time Fire Colors are used as remedies or enhancements is when the Energy Combination in a portion of the 9-section grid indicates they are required. You’ll need to do a full evaluation of the House’s Energy Blueprint according to your level of AFSI studies… Intermediate vs. Advanced method.
For safety, we never advise using actual Fire… under any circumstance.
Wood / Plants are productive to Fire. When Fire Colors are the appropriate remedy, then Plants in the area would enhance the Fire Colors.
You have completed the Advanced class, so I assume you’re doing this only as an exercise / practice, b/c if you are giving people remedies using the Intermediate methods instead of the Advance… you are not doing the best you can for them… unless you just don’t know the Year Built for this building.
Any person giving Feng Shui advice from the Annual Astrology Guide should not be calling themselves a Feng Shui Consultant, b/c the Guide gives only the basics to prevent problems… mostly from the four most harmful Energies (2,5,3,7). Students can read the book to learn how the various Energy Combos interact & which remedies to use. For instance, many many years ago when I was just a beginning student, I learned to use Red Earth (Fire Colors with Earthen Objects) for a 3,6 combo by reading it in the Guide.
If possible you want the bed positioned within the most supportive energy combination in the Master Bedroom, which takes up the 3 sitting palaces… NW, West or SW.
1) House Types are not the House Trigram. Look at your Advanced class material to review the 4 House Types, which I can’t talk about on this Intermediate Forum.
Energy Combos are stronger than the East / West Letters. Unless you are designing a new house… other than the arrangement of beds and chairs… after you’ve taken the Intermediate & Advanced class, the East / West Letters are not as important.
For instance a 3/wood would case more gossip, arguments & legal problems than an ‘E’ direction.
2a) NO, the House East / West Letters are more important than the person’s b/c they belong to the building. Buildings are larger than the humans & therefore, have more of an influence.
2b) NO, the letter E… either relates to the House Trigram’s E or the Person’s E. Nothing is obtained from the relationship between two different groups, the West of the House and the East of the Person.
Kun is a West Group Trigram, so a West Group House would be good for them, b/c the areas that have good House Letters would also have good Personal Letters.
South is Li & is a East Group Trigram, so a West Group House would not be their first choice, b/c the areas that have good House Letters would have bad Personal Letters.
House Trigram and Annual 2015 e 2016
Center: 7House Trigram – 3Annual/ 2Annual
NO remedy for CENTER potential
NW, 8HT – 4a 
remedy: Fire Colors – yes
4/wood DOMINATES 8/earth, therefore Fire Colors are required.
NW, 8HT – 3a 
remedy: Fire Colors – yes
WEST, 9HT – 5a 
remedy: Metal Moving (…because of the 5a) – yes
WEST, 9HT – 4a 
remedy: NONE, b/c 4/wood is Productive to 9/fire (this is an excellent combo for studying)
NE, 1HT – 6a 
remedy: NONE, b/c 6/metal is Productive to 1/water
NE, 1HT – 5a 
remedy: Metal Moving – yes
NORTH, 2HT – 8a 
remedy: Metal only (Heavy or Metal Moving is not required)
NORTH, 2HT – 7a 
remedy: Metal and Water – yes – Metal to ensure 2/earth is neutralized & Water to reduce 7/metal
SOUTH, 3HT – 7a 
remedy: Fire Colors only – reducing 3/wood & dominating 7/metal
Using Red Earth (Fire Colors & Earth) would strengthen 7/metal
SOUTH, 3HT – 6a 
remedy: Fire Colors + Earth – yes – Red Earth
3/wood > Fire Colors > Earthen object > 6/metal
SW, 4HT – 9a 
remedy: NONE – 4/wood is Productive to 9/fire
SW, 4HT – 8a 
remedy: Fire Colors – yes – to cancel Domination, which also enhances the positive 8/earth
EAST, 5HT – 1a 
remedy: Metal – yes
EAST, 5HT – 9a 
remedy: Heavy or Moving Metal for 5,9 or 2,5 or Annual 5 (except with 6p,6m)
SE, 6HT – 2a 
remedy: Metal only – see last remark
SE, 6HT – 1a 
remedy: NONE – 6/metal is Productive to 1/water