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FENG SHUI GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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The Feng Shui Institute Glossary contains all the important terms used in all methods of feng shui. If you are a practitioner, use this to test your knowledge. Find something here that you would like to learn and we probably have a course that can teach you. Just contact us quoting your subject of interest.
If you are new to feng shui, we hope this glossary shows the incredible depth of true, traditional Chinese feng shui.

Feng Shui Schools
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Xuan kong liu pai gai shuo
The 6 Flying Star schools.
Dian nan pai
Diannan school; one of six schools of xuankong
Wu chang pai
Wuchang school; one of six schools of xuankong
Xiang chu pai
Xiangchu school; one of six schools of xuankong
Su zhou pai
Suzhou school; one of six schools of xuankong
Shang yu pai
Shangyu school; one of six schools of xuankong
Guan dong pai
Guandong school; one of six schools of xuankong
Xuan kong
Mysterious void - 60 year period time and space school of Feng Shui.
Xuan kong da gua pai
Mysterious Void Wind and Water School of Great Divinatory Symbols (Trigrams and/or Hexagrams)
Yuan kong
60 year period time and space (school of Feng Shui)
Ba gua pai
Eight trigrams school of Feng Shui
Ba zhai pai
Eight house school of feng Shui. Learn more with the Business Feng Shui Course
Wu xing pai
Five stages of change (five elements) school of feng Shui. Learn more with the Key Concepts Feng Shui Course
Fan gua pai
Gua changing school of Feng Shui
Li qi
Numerology; paterns of qi
Li qi pai
Compass school. Learn more with the Key Concepts Feng Shui Course
Qi men dun jia pai
Qimen dunjia school of feng Shui. Learn more with the NEW! Feng Shui Course Dates TBA
San he pai
Triple combination school of Feng Shui
Xiang shu pai
School of symbol and number
Shu fang pai
Studious school of "yijing"
Zi wei dou shu pai
Ziwei dou shu school of Feng Shui. Learn more with Zi Wei Dou Shu Astrology

General Feng Shui Terms
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Feng Shui
Wind and Water.
Di li
Water, watercourse, body of water
Fu xi
Legendary emperor
Feng shui jia / Kan yu jia
Old name for Feng Shui practitioner/master
Kan yu
Old name for Feng Shui
Shui
Water - one of the five elements
Luo shu
Ancient chart from River Luo, precursor of the Late Heaven Ba Gua
Tian
Heaven
Di
Earth
Ren
Man
Tai yang
The sun
Tai yin
The moon
Xu shui
Empty or virtual water
Ba gua
Eight trigrams. Learn more with the Key Concepts Professional Feng Shui Course
He tu
Drawing from the River He
Xian tian ba gua
Earlier or Pre heaven sequence of eight trigrams
Hou tian ba gua
Later heaven sequence of eight trigrams
Wan
Ten thousand
Sha qi
Noxious qi
Qian
Money
An jian
Secret arrow
Tong shu
Literally "The Book of Everything". The chinese almanac /farmer's calendar
Nian shen fang wei
Positions of the year gods
Bei dou xing
Big dipper
Liu sha
Six killings. Learn more with the Professional Feng Shui Business Course
Ba Gua
Eight trigrams. Learn more with the Key Concepts Feng Shui Course
Qian
Heaven
Kun
Earth
Zhen
Thunder
Xun
Wind
Kan
Water
Li
Fire
Gen
Mountain
Dui
Lake

The Five Elements
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Wu xing
Five transformational phases consisting of:
Shui
Water
Mu
Wood
Huo
Fire
Tu
Earth
Jin
Metal
Xiang zhi
Mutual control
Xiang hua
Mutual change (masking)
Xiang ke
Mutual overcoming/destruction
Xiang sheng
Mutual production/nourishing
Bi he
Mutual harmony / no effect
Xiong mei
Siblings (brother and sister) - one of five basic relationships
Ke
Control, destroy (controlling, destroying cycle)
Sheng
Birth
Wu
Insult, bully - when ke cycle is not strong enough to control

Form School - xing shi pai
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Si ling shou
Four Celestial Animals
Bai Hu
White Tiger - western palace
Qing Long
Blue/green Dragon - eastern palace
Xuan wu
Dark Warrior/Black Tortoise - northern palace
Zhu Que
Red Bird - southern palace
Long mai
Dragon veins
Shan
Mountain, mountain ridge
Shan gu
Mountain valley
Shan long
Mountain dragon
Shan shui
Mountains and waters
Shui long
Water dragon
Ming tang
Bright hall - Space in front of the site
Sha
Noxious breath

Luo Pan Traditional Chinese Compass
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Luo jing pan
Luopan (Feng Shui compass)
San yuan luo jing pan
3 cycle compass
Zong he luo jing pan
Combined luopan also known as zonghe combination of sanhe luopan and sanyuan luopan
Tai yi jiu gong pan

Tai yi nine palace luopan
Jiang pan
San yuan luopan from Master Jiang Dahong
San he luo jing pan
Three combinations san he
Si nan

Older form of luopan based on dipper and used a large spoon
Nei pan
Inside circle plate part of luo pan
Tian qi
Heaven's pool centre of luopan
Tian pan
Heaven plate
Di pan
Earth plate
Wai pan
Outer plate - the square base
Zheng zhen di pan
Correct needle of the earth plate on luo pan
Kong feng
Junction between the 24 mountains
Shi pan pan
Han dynasty divination plate
San cai
Three Gifts - Heaven, Earth, and Man plates
Tian xin shi dao
Heaven center cross line - red cross lines
Ba kong wang
Eight void/evil lines - trigram divisions affecting facings
Si kong wang
Void (evil) lines
Chu gua
Out of the trigram
Qi xian
Line between trigrams on luopan
Xiang
Facing direction of a house or a tomb
Zuo
Sitting direction of a house or a tomb
Wai ba gua
Outer bagua
Xia chuan
Direction from where water flows away from the site
Xia gua tu
Chart of lower trigrams
Xia shui
Below water
Xiang dui
Opposite, to oppose, face to face, relative
Xie
To leak out, drain,vent,scatter,disperse,dissipate, reveal
Xing
Form or formation refers to mountain and water formations and is used to describe the nature of energy as determined by the mountain's appearance or the pattern of waterways

Twenty Four Mountain Ring of Luo Pan - Er shi si shan
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1 Zi- Rat
352.5 - 7.5 degrees. Yin
2 Gui
7.5 - 22.5 degrees. Yin
3 Chou - Ox
22.5 - 37.5 degrees. Yin
4 Gen - mountain trigram
37.5 - 52.5 degrees. Yang
5 Yin - Tiger
52.5 - 67.5 degrees. Yang
6 Jia
67.5 - 82.5 degrees. Yang
7 Mao - Rabbit
82.5 - 97.5 degrees. Yin
8 Yi
97.5 - 112.5 degrees. Yin
9 Chen - Dragon
112.5 - 127.5 degrees. Yin
10 Xun - wind trigram
127.5 - 142.5 degrees. Yang
11 Si - Snake
142.5 - 157.5 degrees. Yang
12 Bing
157.5 - 172.5 degrees. Yang
13 Wu - Horse
172.5 - 187.5 degrees. Yin
14 Ding
187.5 - 202.5 degrees. Yin
15 Wei - Sheep
202.5 - 217.5 degrees. Yin
16 Kun - Earth Trigram
217.5 - 232.5 degrees. Yang
17 Shen -Monkey
232.5 - 247.5 degrees. Yang
18 Geng
247.5 - 262.5 degrees. Yang
19 You - Rooster
262.5 - 277.5 degrees. Yin
20 Xin
277.5 - 292.5 degrees. Yin
21 Xu - Dog
292.5 - 307.5 degrees. Yin
22 Qian - Heaven Trigram
307.5 - 322.5 degrees. Yang
23 Hai - Pig
322.5 - 337.5 degrees. Yang
24 Ren
337.5 - 352.5 degrees. Yang

I Ching -The Book of Changes
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Liu shi si gua
Sixty four hexagrams
Upper Cannon
1 Qian
The Creative
2 Kun
The Receptive
3 zhun
Beginning
4 Meng
Childhood
5 Xu
Needing
6 Song
Contention
7 Shi
Multitude
8 Bi
Union
9 Xiao chu
Little Accumulation
10 Lu
Fulfillment
11Tai
Advance
12 Pi
Hindrance
13 Tong ren
Seeking Harmony
14 Da you
Great Harvest
15 Qian
Humbleness
16 Yu
Delight
17 Sui
Following
18 Gu
Remedying
19 Lin
Approaching
20 Guan
Watching
21 Shi ke
Eradicating
22 Bi
Adorning
23 Bo
Falling Away
24 Fu
Turning Back
25 Wu wang
Without Falsehood
26 Da chu
Great Accumulation
27 Yi
Nourishing
28 Da guo
Great Exceeding
29 Kan
Darkness
30 Li
Brightness
Lower Cannon
 
31 Xian
Mutual Influence
32 Heng
Long Lasting
33 Dun
Retreating
34 Da zhuang
Great Strength
35 Jin
Proceeding Forward
36 Ming yi
Brilliance Injured
37 Jia ren
Household
38 Kui
Diversity
39 Jian
Hardship
40 Jie
Relief
41 Sun
Decreasing
42 Yi
Increasing
43 Guai
Eliminating
44 Gou
Encountering
45 Cui
Bringing Together
46 Sheng
Growth Upward
47 Kun
Exhausting
48 Jing
Replenishing
49 Ge
Abolishing the Old
50 Ding
Establishing the New
51 Zhen
Taking Action
52 Gen
Keeping Still
53 Jian
Developing Gradually
54 Gui mei
Marrying Maiden
55 Feng
Abundance
56 Lu
Travelling
57 Xun
Proceeding Humbly
58 Dui
Joyful
59 Huan
Dispersing
60 Jie
Restricting
61 Zhong fu
Innermost Sincerity
62 Xiao guo
Little Exceeding
63 Ji ji
Already Fulfilled
64 Wei ji
Not Yet Fulfilled
I Ching -The Book of Changes. General Terms
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Jun ming
Style of Jing Fang (77-37 B.C.)
Yijing
I Ching "Book of Changes"
Hu ti
Nuclear Trigram
Zhong yao
Nuclear lines, nuclear trigrams
Chun gua
Pure Hexagram
Gua
One of eight trigrams
Shi yao
Generation line
Shi yi
Ten Wings Commentaries
Yao
Trigram or hexagram line
Jin qian gua
Divination with (Golden) Coins
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Hui
Regret, repent
Ji
Lucky, auspicious
Jiu
Fault, blame
Lin
Stingy, mean
Ping
Average, even
Xiu
Stop, cease
Xiang
Auspicious
Zai
Disaster/calamity
Xiong
Inauspicious/terrible
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Wen Wang Gua
Hexagrams of King Wen (an advanced technique of the I Ching)
Fei fu
Hidden hexagrams (literally flying and hidden)
Liu yao gua
Six line hexagrams" a kind of "Yijing" divination technique) (see Wen wang gua)
Shi
Self (term used in "Yijing" divination technique for determining self or subject line in a gua)
Ying
Other (literally answer or response) (term used in Yijing divination technique for determining other or object line in a hexagram (gua).
Shuo gua zhuan
From Disscusion of the Trigrams, eight of Ten Wings
Ba gong
Eight palaces
Gong gua
Palace hexagram
Yi shi gua
Ist generation of hexagram in palace
Er shi gua
2nd generation hexagram in a hexagram palace
San shi gua
3rd generation hexagram in a hexagram palace
Si shi gua
4th generation hexagram in a hexagram palace
Wu shi gua
5th generation hexagram in a hexagram palace
Liu shi gua
6th generation hexagram in a hexagram palace
You hun
Wandering soul, seventh generation in a hexagram palace
Gui hun
Returning soul, eight hexagram in a hexagram palace
Liu qin
Six relatives
Xiong di
Brothers
Zi sun
Children and grandchildren; descendants
Fu mu
Parents
Qi cai
Wife and wealth
Guan gui
Officer ghost
Yuan shen
Originating application
Tui shen
Retreating application
Ji shen
Annoying application
Jin shen
Progressing application
Chou shen
Hostile application
Yong shen
Focus application
Gou Chen
Crouching/hidden application Hooking use (another name for Grey Earthworm, 1 of 6 spirits)
Gua shen
Body of hexagram
Ti
Body
Shang gua tu
Upper trigram chart
San ban gua
Three kinds of gua
Shi er xiao xi gua
Twelve accumulation and dispersion hexagrams
Shou gua
Head hexagram
Yao
Shine, illuminate, illumination
Yue jian
Month builder

Time Periods
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Ri
Day
Yue
Month
Nian
Year
Shi
Two hour period
Liu ri xing
Current daily star
Liu yue xing
Current monthly star
Liu nian xing
Current yearly star
Jiu yun
Nine 20 year periods
San yuan jiu yun
Three periods and nine subcycles
Shang yuan
Upper 60 year period
Zhong yuan
Middle 60 year period
Xia yuan
Lower 60 year period
Yun
20 year period (subcycle)
Yun qi
Usage/lucky period
Yun xing
Period star/timely star
Wu zi yuan
Five zi cycle
Yang gong ji ri
Master killing dates. Master Yang's inauspicious dates. A holiday for Feng Shui practitioner
Hou
Five day period

Flying star Feng Shui
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Fei xing
Flying stars
Yi bai- tan lang
One white - Greedy Wolf
Er hei - Ju men
Two black - Enormous Gate
San bi - lu cun
Three blue-green/jade green - Salary Preserved
Si lü - wen qu
Four green - Literary star
Wu huang - Lian zhen
Five yellow - Chasteness and Purity
Liu bai - wu qu
Six white - Military and authority star
Qi chi - po jun
Seven red - Broken Army
Ba bai - zuo fu
Eight white - Left Assistant
Jiu zi - you bi
Nine purple - Right Assistant
Zhu
Host star
Ke
Guest star
Cheng men
Castle /city gate
San ban gua
String of pearls - special chart in Flying Star Feng Shui
Fu mu san ban gua
Three fates - special chart in Flying Star Feng Shui
Shan xing
Mountain star
Shui xing
Water star
Xiang xing
Facing star
Dou niu sha
Bullfight sha star combination
Ling xing
Timely star
Ti xing
Replacement star
Qi xing da jie
"Seventh star robbery" method to manipulate qi
Wang shan wang shui
Correct positioning of mountain and water stars
Shang shan
Above mountain see shang shan xia shui
Shang shan xia shui
Above mountain and below water, out of place mountain and water, reversed house
Wang
Prosperity
Zhao shen
Mirror spirit (secondary auspicious star)
Zheng shen
Upright spirit (the timely star)
Zi bai jue
Method of purple and white/ purple and white secret
Ai xing tu
Chart of neighbouring stars
Fan yin
Opposite, reversed
Fu yin
Repeat charting
Gao song
High tower star
Shi yun
Losing the yun

Four Pillars Chinese Astrology
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Ba zi
"Eight Characters" astrology
Si zhu
Four pillars of Destiny astrology
Ming li
Fate calculation
Shi
Output
Bi
Compare, parallel
Guan
Power
Cai
Wealth
Yin
Resource

Ten Heavenly Stems - Shi tian gan
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1 Jia
Bud - the sign of growth, Thumbnail. Helmet.
2 Yi
Sprout - the spread of growth, bursting forth from Mother Earth
3 Bing
Concentrated growth like fire in the house.
4 Ding
Maturity, solidity, Heavens kiss. Bee sting.
5 Wu
Flourishing and nuturing.
6 Ji
Full bloom
7 Geng
Harvesting and abundance. Fullness leading to change
8 Xin
Dead heading, reformation.
9 Ren
Sustenance, supporting life.
10 Gui
Regenerating roots and preparation for spring.

12 Earthly Branches - Shi er di zhi
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Di zhi
Earthy branches
1 Zi - Rat
Young shoot of a plant. Gate of yin and yang.
2 Chou - Ox
Young plant supported by stick.
3 Yin - Tiger
Celebration of sping and New Year.
4 Mao - Rabbit
Life springing forth. Spring equinox.
5 Chen - Dragon
Pregnant and timid. Easter. Estrogen.
6 Si - Snake
7 months pregnant with fully formed embryo.
7 Wu - Horse
Summer solstice. height of yang cycle and beginning of yin.
8 Wei - Sheep
Big tree with solid branches.
9 Shen - Monkey
Expansion.
10 You - Rooster
Harvest, celebration.
11 Xu Dog
Clearing and prepration.
12 Hai - Pig
Conception, mating of yin with yang
Specific Feng Shui Terms
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Xue
Cave, den, hole, lair of the dragon - site with an accumulation of qi - where energy converges
Xun long
To seek the dragon, by Feng Shui rules, which belongs to and surrounds a grave site
Yang sheng shui
Life-giving water
Yang zhai
Yang dwelling - houses
Yin zhai
Yin dwelling - tombs
Yuan chen shui
"source water", the water in front of the site
Zhen wu
Structure intended to ward off evil influences, such as pagoda or stone lion
Zhi
Restriction
Zhi long
Straight dragon
Zhi sha
Restricting suppression
Zong miao
Royal ancestral temple
Zou shu
Written report; written memorial presented to the emperor or one of auspicious spirits li shi; bo shi; can shi etc.
An ma ni ba mi hong
Chinese version of Tibetan mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum"
Ba sha huang quan
The Eight Evil Spirits of the Yellow Springs (Underworld)
Bi he
Comparatively harmonious
Can shi
Silkworm room
Chu
Outward, goes out, exit
Cun
Inch
Li
Unit of length - 500 meters
Da fu
Senior officer
Dai wang shui
Water for prosperity and high rank
Dang ling
"serving as commander", "in season"
Dao shan dao shui
"arrive mountain and arrive facing (water)"
De ling xing
To obtain or get the command star
Di xian
Sink low star
Du tian
Capital of heaven
Fan gua shui fa
Turn over trigram water method
Fan pu gui zhen

Return to original nature (recover man's original simplicity). "Return to uncut jade and revert to the one's natural self."
Fei shen
Flying spirit - noxious wind
Fu
Good fortune, blessing, happiness
Fu xing shui fa
Water method
Gan zhi
Ten Heavenly stems and twelve earthy branches
Ge
Structure: refers to a landform that fits a certain set of criteria. Used to describe the relationships of geographical features over a large area.
Gui
Ghost, devil
Gui men
Devils gate (the door of the devil) (NE)
He
Harmony, harmonious
Hou gui men
Back door of the devil (SW)
Hu lu
Calabash, medicine bottle, believed to be able to capture evil spirits
Hui feng fan zhao
"Returning the wind by reflection of the mirror."
Jia long
False dragon
Jian
"Leaning"
Jian xiang
"Leaning direction"
Jiang hu ren
Quacks, swindlers, charlatans (lit. "outlaws of the marsh people")
Jin
Layer (row) of a house
Jiu xing
Nine stars
Ju
Condition: refers to relationships of geographical features in the immediate vicinity of a site and is used to describe the nature of energy surrounding a site
Ju shan
Office mountain
Kai men ba gua
"Open door bagua"
Kan tong
Kan Tong system
Ke chu
Controlling outwardly; destroying outwardly
Ke ru
Controlling inwardly; destroying inwardly
Kui
Chief, head
Li shi
Powerful scholar (one of four niannshen fangwei)
Lin guan shui
Water for success
Ling
Command
Liu chong
Relationship of six oppositions
Liu he
Six harmonies
Liu shen
Six spirits, six gods or six animals
Liu shou
Six animals or six spirits, six gods
Long shen
Dragon spirits
Lu
Official's salary in feudal China, emolument, social status
Luan tou
Terrain/form
Mo
Vein - pathways of energy flowing in mountain ranges.
Mu
Tomb
Mu shui
Water for tomb
Mu yu shui
Water for bathing
Luan tou
Terrain (form)
Pan tuo sha
Spiral staircases sha
Po
Part of (seven) soul(s) which remains in the grave
Qi feng
Junction (line) of 2 separate pieces of paper/thing
Qi kou
Qi mouth
Qi long
Dragon riding on the site
Qi xiang
Power structure: used to describe power in the land.
Qi xing tu
Chart of starting (derived) stars
Ru
Inward, enter, enters, goes in
Ru men di zi
Dedicated personal (closed-door) disciple
Ru qiu
In prison
Ru shi di zi
Into this world. Dedicated personal (closed-door) disciple
San gong
Three nobles
San sha
Three sha
Ta
Tower, pagoda
Shang shu
Official title in ancient China
Shen qi
Spirit energy: used to describe whether a landform has "vital" or "life" energy and is "alive","ill" or "dead".
Sheng chu
Giving birth outwardly; creating outwardly
Sheng ru
Giving birth inwardly; creating inwardly
Sheng shu
Number which creates
Shi
Power: refers to the amount of energy at any one of the above landforms
Shi dao
"Way of ten" (setting out of the reference line)
Shuai
Decay/ weaken
Shuai shui
Water for bad luck
Shuang shan shang wu xing
Double mountain (join) up (in) five
Shui fa
Water method
Shui kuo
Water mouth, referring to the direction and quality of the Water courses
Si he yuan
Traditional Chinese courtyard house
Tai ji
Greatest absolute (pole)
Tang
Flat low space before a tomb (See also Ming Tang)
Teng she
Yellow Snake. From Form School.
Tian chuan
"Heavenly pass",direction from where the water is coming towards the front of the site
Tian men
"Heavenly door (gate)", the direction from where the water is coming towards the front of the xue
Tian xin
Heaven heart
Tian zi
Son of Heaven
An jian sha
Hidden (secret) construction killing
Chu shi
Literally "out of this world"
Po sui
Break and shatter sha
Nei ba gua
Inner bagua
Sha
To kill or killing
Sha
Evil spirit, goblin
Shen
Gods or spirits
Shou
Longevity
Na jia
Adopting the stems - the relationship of bagua with 24 mountains
Na zhi
Adopting the branches
Si qi
Dead qi

Auspicious and Inauspicious Spirits
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Yang gui ren
Yang noble person (auspicious)
Yin gui ren
Yin noble person (auspicious)
Bo shi
Rich scholar; (auspicious)
Sui lu
Year income (auspicious)
Sui ma
Year horse (auspicious)
Sui de he
Year virtue combination (auspicious)
Sui de
Year virtue (auspicious)
Jie sha
Robbery sha (inauspicious)
Zai sha
Disaster sha (inauspicious)
Sui po
Year breaker (inauspicious)
Sui sha
Year sha (inauspicious)
Sui zhi de
Year branch virtue
Da huo
Big calamity (inauspicious)
Tai sui
Jupiter's position in relation to the earth
Fu bing
Ambush (inauspicious)

Qi Men Dun Jia - Mysterious Gate/Door - Eight gates
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1st sheng men
Gate of life (birth)
2nd shang men
Gate of injury
3rd du men
Shut (clumsy) gate
4th jing men
Gate of view (prospect)
5th si men
Gate of death
6th jing men
Gate of surprise (alarm)
7th kai men
Open (relaxed) gate
8th xiu men
Gate of rest (auspicious)

Sixty Stems and Branches Harmonics - liu shi jia zi na yin
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Wu he
Relationship of five unities.
Wood Rat or Wood Ox
Wood Horse or Wood Sheep
Fire Tiger or Fire Rabbit
Metal In The Sea
Metal In The Sand
Fire In The Furnace
Fire Monkey or Fire Rooster
Earth Dragon or Earth Snake
Earth Dog or Earth Pig
Fire On The Slope
Wood In The Forest
Wood On The Plain
Metal Horse or Metal Sheep
Metal Rat or Metal Ox
Water Monkey or Water Rooster
Earth On Roadside
Earth On The Wall
Metal On The Sword
Water Tiger or Water Rabbit
Wood Dog or Wood Pig
Wood Dragon or Wood Snake
Metal In Gold Foil
Fire On A Mountain
Fire In The Lamp
Fire Rat or Fire Ox
Fire Horse or Fire Sheep
Earth Rat or Earth Rabbit
Water In The Stream
Water From The River In Heaven
Earth On The Castle
Earth Monkey or Earth Rooster
Metal Dragon or Metal Snake
Metal Dog or Metal Pig
Earth On Highway
Metal Cast Into Mold
Gold For Ornament
Water Horse or Water Sheep
Water Rat or Water Ox
Wood Monkey or Wood Rooster
Wood Of The Willow Tree
Wood Of The Mulberry Tree
Water In The Spring
Wood Tiger or Wood Rabbit
Fire Dog or Fire Pig
Fire Dragon or Fire Snake
Water In The River
Earth In The House
Earth In The Sand
Earth Rat or Earth Ox
Earth Horse or Earth Sheep
Metal Tiger or Metal Rabbit
Fire Of Lightning
Fire Of The Sun
Wood Of The Pine Tree
Metal Monkey or Metal Rooster
Water Dragon or Water Snake
Water Dog or Water Pig
Wood Of The Guava Tree
Water Flowing In Perpetuity
Water Of The Immense Sea
Xing du "Passing degrees" 28 lunar mansions
Taught in person at the Feng Shui School of Excellence
28 Lunar Mansions Name Auspicious / Inauspicious Starting from 24/7/03 occurs every fourth;

1 da jiao
2 kang
3 di
4 fang
5 xin
6 Wei
7 ji
8 nan dou
9 qian niu
10 Xu nü
11 Xu
12 Wei
13 Ying shi
14 Bi
15 kui
16 lou
17 Wei
18 mao
19 bi
20 Zui
21 shen
22 jing
23 Yu gui
24 Liu
25 Niao
26 Zhang
27 Yi
28 Zhen

Great Horn
Neck
Base
Room
Heart
Tail
Winnowing Basket
Southern Dipper
Ox Herd
Weaving Maiden
Void
Danger
Room
Wall
Astride
Mound
Stomach
Pleiades
Net
Beak
Orion
Well
Ghost Carriage
Willow
Bird
Bow
Wings
Carriage

Auspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious
Inauspicious
Auspicious

Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Twenty Four Solar Terms - er shi si jie qi
Taught in person at the Feng Shui School of Excellence
Solar Term Name Dates Sun Enters
1 Li Chun
Beginning of spring
4 Feb- 18 Feb
16º Aquarius
2 Yu Shui
Rain water
19 Feb - 4 Mar
1º Pisces
3 Jing Zhe
The movement of insects
5 Mar - 20 Mar
16º Pisces
4 Chun Fen
spring equinox
21 Mar - 4 Apr
1º Aries
5 Qing Ming
Serene clarity
5 Apr - 19 Apr
16º Aries
6 Gu Yu
Grain rain
20 Apr - 4 May
1º Taurus
7 Li Xia
Beginning of summer little
5 May - 20 May
16º Taurus
8 Xiao Man
surfeit
21 May - 5 Jun
1º Gemini
9 Mang Chong
Grain in ear
6 Jun - 20 Jun
16º Gemini
10 Xia Zhi
The summer solstice
21 Jun - July 6
1º Cancer
11 Xiao Shu
Little heat
7 July - July22
16º Cancer
12 Da Shu
Great heat
23 Jul - 6 Aug
1º Leo
13 Li Qiu
Beginning of autumn
7 Aug - 22 Aug
16º Leo
14 Chu Shu
Heat ceasing
23 Aug - 6 Sep
1º Virgo
15 Bai Lu
White dew
7 Sep - 21 Sep
16º Virgo
16 Qiu Fen
Autumn equinox
22 Sep - 7 Oct
1º Libra
17 Han Lu
Cold dew
8 Oct - 22 Oct
16º Libra
18 Shuang Jiang
Frost descends
23 Oct - 6 Nov
1º Scorpio
19 Li Dong
Beginning of winter
7 Nov - 21 Nov
16º Scorpio
20 Xiao Xue
Little snow
22 Nov - 6 Dec
1º Sagitarius
21 Da Xue
Great snow
7 Dec - 21 Dec
16º Sagitarius
22 Dong Zhi
Winter solstice
22 Dec - 4 Jan
1º Capricorn
23 Xiao Han
Little cold
5 Jan - 19 Jan
16º Capricorn
24 Da Han
Great cold
20. Jan - 3 Feb
1º Aquarius
Twelve Jianchu Spirits - Jian chu shi er shen
Taught in person at the Feng Shui School of Excellence
Jianchu Spirit
Name
Auspicious / Inauspicious
1 Jian
Beginning of things
Inauspicious
2 Chu
Eliminating
Auspicious day
3 Man
Filling up
Inauspicious
4 Ping
Levelling
Inauspicious
5 Ding
Settling matters
Auspicious day
6 Zhi
Commanding the situation
Auspicious day
7 Po
Broken
Inauspicious
8 Wei
Dangerous
Auspicious day
9 Cheng
Ending the situation
OK day
10 Shou
Collecting
Inauspicious
11 Kai
Open
Auspicious day
12 Bi
Close
Inauspicious
Twelve Palaces - shi er gong
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Palace
Definition
Timeliness
1 Sheng Qi
Birth
Timely
2 Mu Yu
To be cleansed
Neutral
3 Guan dai
To come of age
Neutral
4 Lin guan
To approach officialdom
Timely
5 Wang
Prosperity
Most Timely
6 Shuai
To decay (become weak)
Timely
7 Bing
To become sick
Most untimely
8 Si
Death (to die)
Most untimely
9 Zang
Burial
Timely
10 Jue
Totally vanished
Most untimely
11Tai
Embryo forming
Most untimely
12 Yang
Developing
Most untimely
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