© 1997 -
by Master Thomas Coxon
Authentic Feng Shui
Feng Shui -
The Temple of Wong Tai Sin in Hong Kong
Not one of ours this time. Whilst studying in Hong Kong, we were able to take a look at how the Chinese do things.
The present Temple of Wong Tai Sin was built in Kowloon in 1921. It was private and only open to members of Sik Sik Yuen until 1956, when they were given permission to register as a charity and open the gardens and temple to the public. The main alter was rebuilt into its present larger version (shown in the photo) in 1973.
In 1924 the Yuen started to provide free medical services to the local community and from 1968 has been providing schools as well. In 1979 the Yuen expanded its services to help with the care of the aged, and more recently has started to provide child care facilities.
More recently the temples fortunes have started to decline. This decline accelerated a few years ago when the government sold the public park (which was in front of the temple) for housing. A high rise apartment block was then built blocking the Temples large Ming Tang.
Very often when this kind of thing happens Feng Shui can provide us with the explanation.
When the temple was built it was protected at the rear by a range of hills and to the front it looked down over gentle sloping land to the bay where Kai Tak airport was eventually built. The land form wasn’t quite perfect, because the Tiger side was slightly higher than the Dragon side which predisposes to accidents. Also there is a deep groove (known as a “Heaven Chop”) in the hill behind the temple, weakening its support from the community. (You may be able to just see the top part of it in the above photo).
However despite the weaknesses in the land forms the temple did very well until recently.
Examination of the Heaven Chi Flying Star charts reveals that in the mid 1990’s a
strong accidents influence coincided with the facing direction. Of itself though
this is insufficient to cause the severity of problems being experienced. Further
examination, this time of the 24 Heaven Stars of the Imperial Lo-
And there we have it -
It is very difficult to create good time dependent Feng Shui that will last for more than 60 years and once this is exhausted things can get rapidly worse as they have in this case. (Which is why we favour utilising the fixed feng shui influences where we can in our consultations)
If there is anything you would like to know, please feel free to ask us.