Shui Professional Software 2014
The Feng Shui Professional program has been updated for 2014 with brand new features. The Feng Shui Colour Wheel, the ancient Liu Bo Divination game, using Chinese Dice and Dominoes for Fortune Telling, and predictions for the Year, Month and Day using the 60 Animal and Heavenly Stem cycles.
1. Feng Shui Colour Wheel
The basic Interior Decorator's Colour Wheel uses the ideas from Sir Isaac Newton - of complementary colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel. The Feng Shui Colour Wheel uses the relationships between the Elements to help you choose colours that will Enhance and colours that will Balance (Reduce) your chosen Colour Scheme.
The screen shot below shows how the system displays the Base Colour (for Fire in this case) with its corresponding Enhancing Colour (from the Wood element) and the Reducing Colour (Balancing) from the Water element.
Other features allow you to display the Colour Enhancements - objects etc. that will help improve your environment.
The screen also includes the Pa Kua so that you can choose your Colour Scheme based on your Element.
2. Liu Bo Divination
Liubo (Pinyin: liù bó; Wade–Giles: liu po; literally: "six sticks") is an ancient Chinese board game played by two players. For the rules, it is believed that each player had six game pieces that were moved around the points of a square game board that had a distinctive, symmetrical pattern. Moves were determined by the throw of six sticks, which performed the same function as dice in other race games.
The game was invented no later than the middle of the 1st millennium BCE, and was immensely popular during the Han Dynasty (202 BCE – 220 CE). However, after the Han Dynasty it rapidly declined in popularity, possibly due to the rise in popularity of the game of Go, and it eventually became almost totally forgotten. Knowledge of the game has increased in recent years with archaeological discoveries of Liubo game boards and game equipment in ancient tombs, as well as discoveries of Han Dynasty picture stones and picture bricks depicting Liubo players.
Liu Bo was also thought to have been used for Divination, and research by Lillian Tseng ("Divining from the game Liu Bo: An explanation of a Han Wooden Slip excavated at Yinwan") has given some idea of how and why the Divination worked. We have interpreted her results, and made a few changes to fit in with our understanding - which has allowed us to fit the 60 cycle Animal and Heavenly Stem symbols on to the grid. Some theories suggest that the original game 'hopped' around the board on the lines. We think it is more likely that the squares were used. The boards come in a variety of different styles and we have chosen the shape that suits our interpretation. The program lets you travel round the board controlled by throwing 6 Chinese style dice - ending on a final square that will reveal the Divination reading.
The diagram below shows our interpretation of the board, and an example of the final Divination - based on the position of each item of the 60 Animal/Stem cycle.
3. Dice and Dominoes
Dice were invented by the Chinese several 1000 years ago - and were used both for games and for Divination. Many of their divination processes needed two dice, and so they invented Dominoes - which show each possible result from two dice. Dominoes were brought to Europe by the explorers of the Far East (in Elizabethan times) and subsequently added the "blank" face.
We have created a couple of interesting Divination processes using these Chinese Dice and Dominoes:
4. Daily Element Prediction
The Feng Shui Professional program has been enhanced with 60 Year, Month and Day cycle predictions on its Daily Element window:
In this updated screen, each part of the date (Year, Month and Day) have their relevant predictions displayed.
This new version of the Feng Shui Professional program is now available for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Click here to buy this updated and enhanced version...