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This post was written because i was told by my client that Singapore enjoy great prosperity due to the existence of “5 feng shui dragons”. Let’s verify with the classical teachings to see whether he is correct. First let us define the term “dragon 龙”. 2000 years ago “dragons” are synonymous to “mountains” see quote below.
龙脉 即 山脉. 风水借龙的名称 来代表山脉
Not sure we have mountains in Singapore. We do have a Bukit Timah Hill with a modest height of 165 meter hardly justified as mountain. The fact is Singapore tallest building hovering around 280 metres is even higher.
Singapore Feng Shui 平洋龙”
In my humble opinion i would attempt to consider Singapore as “平洋龙”. Literal translation means level & open space. The following are some direct quotes from feng shui classics for your reading pleasure.
杨筠松 (疑龙经) ：”行到平洋莫问踪，但看水绕是真龙。”平洋之地，其势为阳，其生气自下行上，但求其 平坦开阔，虽然四面无遮，而不嫌八风相吹，不忧其生气散佚“
缪希雍 (葬经翼) : “平洋阔衍，去山岗甚远，穿田度水，断伏已多，众水交流，平夷如掌。因此，平洋地最重要的是水龙交合”.
Why Singapore is prosperous
Singapore is at the south-eastern tip of Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia travel from NorthWest direction 乾龙入首 and terminate 龙脉结穴 at Singapore. Northwest in I Ching is Qian Gua 乾 卦 metal element. Qian represents Heaven 天. The strongest Yang Metal energy. Symbolic to fatherly figure, strong leadership, mentor, decisive, discipline, respect and enforcement. Is this early Singapore’s leadership style?
Using five elements productive cycle, 2 elements that are favourable to Qian Metal Dragon – Singapore. They are Earth and Metal. Based on Xuan Kong flying star formula Qian gua represents Period 6, 1964 to 1983. You can call it “coincident” that Singapore gain it’s independence on August 1965.
Singapore after gaining independence grew rapidly passing another metal element period 7 兑卦运 1984-2003.
Today we are in Period 8 (2004-2023) – Earth element 艮卦运. Earth produces Metal. Thus for a 乾龙 (metal) Singapore economy is still looking good.
From 2024 to 2043 known as period 9 is the fire element 离卦 destructive cycle for Qian dragon. How do you think Singapore economy will perform in anticipation and will Singapore rise to the occasion?
article was written for South China Morning post
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