Can Feng Shui Prevent Japan's Catastrophe?

I have received many phone calls and emails asking me about Japan’s plight. My heart and prayers go out to every person in Japan, and those around the world who have loved ones impacted by this disaster.

Is there a Feng Shui correlation, and would feng shui help to prevent the disaster? Sadly, when there is an “Act of Nature”, we don’t have control, and we cannot manipulate nature’s energy.


The Feng Shui measuring tape around Gwen’s shoulders is used to determine whether the office, desk, business cards, bed, etc… consent to auspicious dimensions for feng shui luck.

The Feng Shui measuring tape around Gwen’s shoulders is used to determine whether the
office, desk, business cards, bed, etc… consent to auspicious dimensions for feng shui luck.

In this photo, Gwen is using the Lopan and the Feng Shui tape measure for accuracy in
preparing her Feng Shui report after measuring a client's office or home according to
her client's floor plan. The purpose of utilizing Feng Shui is to create harmony
in the work place, for health, wealth, and relationships.

My mentor, Thay Thich Nhat Hanh said: “Sadly, it takes an incident in Japan to remind us of the impermanent nature of our lives; what's most important is to love each other, to be there for each other, to treasure each moment we have that we are alive.... We can do for those who have died: we can live in such a way, that they continue, beautifully, in us... sending you the energy of peace, healing and protection. Our prayers are with you, Japan”.

I will explain some principles of feng shui and the correlation of flying stars (chi energy) and their affects on Japan in years 1945 and 2011.

Flying star feng shui is a traditional method that I apply because it requires the use of a Chinese Lo Pan compass for accuracy. It provides precise directions, and the flying star numbers that represent different forms of energy.

Each year, energy circulates and shifts from one compass direction to another. Some locations receive favorable (positive) energy, and others receive unfavorable (negative) energy that follows the laws of yin and yang, positive and negative.

No number can be favorable or unfavorable all the time. If the nature of the star (number) is timely, the energy characteristics are positive; good fortune.

If the nature of the star (number) is untimely, the energy characteristics are negative; misfortune.

In 1945, America bombed Japan, and in 2011, America was one of the first of seven nations offering to aid to Japan.

Flash from the past: In the year 1945, Japan, in the east, exhibited the untimely number 3 flying star which represented the negative Wood element. The characteristics of that energy cause quarrels, disagreements and misfortune.

The number 7 flying star which represented the negative Metal element was in the west, America, which caused competition and destruction. As Metal cuts Wood; America bombed Japan.

This year in 2011, the East (Japan) exhibits the untimely number 5 flying star, which represents the negative Earth element; the characteristics of this energy causes misfortune; physical, mental, and financial.

The negative earth element caused catastrophic destruction, illness, and death from the movement of earth; the earthquake; by the way, real estate is also considered an Earth element.

The West (America) exhibits the number 9 flying star which represents the assisting Fire element. The characteristics of that energy are productive and supportive as the United States is assisting Japan.

In the past, I have mentioned that we all have 3 kinds of luck: Heavenly Luck (born with it), Man Luck (work hard), and Feng Shui Luck (feng shui application to maximize good luck and minimize bad). However, there is a saying in my birth country: “When Heaven smiles at you, your luck changes.”

Even though I am a feng shui practitioner, I am aware that there is a supreme power above all, and through Japan’s catastrophe, I learned from the afflicted Japanese citizens to exercise Zen; calm, order, respect, and unity without panic. Japanese citizens have acted with courage and teamwork through their hardship, and I do pray for our Heavenly Father to assist them spiritually and mentally to restore their health, and wealth. There are many organizations available to offer support; easiest number to call is 1-800-REDCROSS. $1.00 from each of us can make a difference!

Please email me for your input. Thank you!

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