Posted by Imperial Harvest on 24 March 2023
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A distinguished branch of Feng Shui traditionally practised by dynastic Chinese royalty, Imperial Feng Shui is a respected and closely-guarded branch of Feng Shui that highly favoured among the rich and powerful for centuries. Imperial Feng Shui rose in prominence as the global order became increasingly diverse and contested, established as a valuable tool in navigating complex existential challenges.
Imperial Feng Shui flourished during the Ming and Qing dynasties, advocated for by successive generations of emperors. Eminent figures such as Emperor Qian Long and Emperor Yong Le incorporated principles of Imperial Feng Shui in the blueprint of the imperial palace, catalysing the advancement of their empires. As pioneering proponents of Imperial Feng Shui, both Ming and Qing dynasties saw monumental breakthroughs and advances in this noble art form — spurred on by the endeavours of the mystical Thirteen Houses.
The Thirteen Houses were a group of prominent and influential Feng Shui masters selected and appointed by the imperial court based on their knowledge and expertise in the art of Feng Shui. With a reputation for accuracy and effectiveness, the Thirteen Houses were charged with ensuring that the flow of energy across the imperial palace was balanced and harmonious.
The teachings of the Thirteen Houses have been passed down through the generations, their descendants establishing Imperial Feng Shui as an indispensable element in the fabric of Chinese society. The tenet espoused by these luminaries spread far and wide beyond the borders of China, expanding the global footprint of this time-honoured craft of Imperial Feng Shui across different cultures and religions.
As the leading Imperial Feng Shui Maison, Master David inherited the closely-guarded Imperial Feng Shui teachings from the Thirteen Houses and distills the complex and cryptic Imperial Feng Shui concepts and principles into contemporary Imperial Feng Shui solutions.
Myth: Your luck is predetermined
Classical Feng Shui masters often subscribe to the notion that luck is predetermined and convey to their followers that their path is fated. Classical Feng Shui adopts a more stoic approach, following predictions and analyses to guide individuals along a predestined path, and preaches the ideology of lying low during bad luck cycles and taking action only during good luck cycles.
In contrast, Imperial Feng Shui encourages individuals to take charge of their lives and shape their destinies, empowering them in the pursuit of their desired outcomes and goals. The practice of Imperial Feng Shui believes that if we are indeed denied the agency to transform our luck and life direction, the practice of Feng Shui would be rendered redundant.
As a leading Imperial Feng Shui maison, Imperial Harvest holds this philosophy close to our brand’s core ethos and believes in the empowering potential of this art form. Imperial Harvest assists our clients in realising their unlimited potential through the meticulous application of the finest and most exquisite Imperial Feng Shui treasures.
Myth: Feng Shui is all about rearranging furniture
With an abundance of misleading information online focusing solely on furniture arrangement being the end-all-be-all for achieving good Feng Shui, it is important to know that Imperial Feng Shui encompasses far more than that. An experienced Imperial Feng Shui master would be knowledgeable about the different principles that underpin the practice of Imperial Feng Shui.
With a thorough understanding of different Imperial Feng Shui techniques and principles, such as Yin & Yang (阴阳), Five Elements (五行), Bagua (八卦), Bazi (八字), Landform (峦头), Castle Gate (城门决), Leaning Star (挨星决), Golden Dragon (金龙) and Taisui (太岁法), Imperial Feng Shui masters are well-versed in the forces that govern the well-being and prosperity of a household’s or office’s occupants. For example, understanding the energy chart of the house allows an Imperial Feng Shui master to discern a household’s wealth, prosperity and health prospects, and propose changes and solutions to catalyse their success.
To accurately plot the energy map of a piece of property, Imperial Harvest’s consultants assess the property’s design, building intention and internal layout, taking extensive measurements in the process. These detailed measurements allow our consultants to suggest appropriate adjustments to the property space, and prescribe the relevant Imperial Harvest treasures to guide continued breakthroughs in our clients’ personal and professional ventures.
Myth: Feng Shui is based on religion
Often, we hear that the practice of Feng Shui roots itself in religion or superstition, when in fact, Feng Shui often has little to do with such beliefs. Feng Shui is a long-established branch of Chinese metaphysics with roots in Taoism — a set of philosophical beliefs originating in prehistoric China and spanning widely across China’s rich and varied history.
The study of Chinese metaphysics is divided into Five Arts, or 五术 — namely Mountain (山), Medicine (医), Divination (卜), Physical Inspection (相) and Destiny (命). These principles have guided different aspects of Chinese metaphysics, such as Feng Shui which can be viewed as a cross-disciplinary between the art of Mountain and the art of Physical Inspection.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the principles of the Five Arts underpin the understanding of the five elements of an individual’s health and well-being. For instance, a patient with deficiencies in the water element based on their Bazi may be afflicted with kidney issues. Appropriate medicinal prescriptions will balance these deficiencies in an individual’s Bazi chart, creating a healthy balance of the five elements.
Reflecting this concept, Imperial Feng Shui aims to balance an individual’s elemental deficiencies through the meticulous application of the finest Imperial Feng Shui treasures, such as implementing Imperial Harvest-grade Jadeites to balance the metal element.
Why choose Imperial Harvest?
Since our founding, Imperial Harvest has remained resolute in our commitment to authentic Imperial Feng Shui practices. Distilling a depth of knowledge and experiences from a multi-generational lineage of Imperial Feng Shui masters, Imperial Harvest is well-placed to equip our blessed clients with potent and bespoke Imperial Feng Shui solutions. Through comprehensive consultations, we share our insights and applications of Imperial Feng Shui principles to bring our clients unprecedented breakthroughs.
Imperial Harvest’s expert consultants are always on hand to guide you on your journey, and provide you with insights to help you realise your fullest potential. Book a complimentary consultation today or contact us at +65 91221826.
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