Startling research findings of the Biblical evidence for astrology and geomancy
and that the Biblical patriarches practised astrology and geomancy.

on Feng Shui
on Feng Shui

Article FS08/11

Dr. Ong Hean-Tatt 20th January 2008

You will be surprised what the Holy Bible really say about Feng Shii and astrology!

When the Holy Bible and akin traditions refer to the Bull, Lamb and fish, they are actually reverently having in mind the sequence of astrological Zodiac signs from Taurus the Bull to Aries the Lamb and to Pisces the Fish! In fact, as the millennia progresses, the Zodiac signs actually are reversed.

Even as Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, many still wanted to go back to the previous worship of the Bull. This was because the period before Abraham was the Zodiac Age of Taurus the Bull.

The period of Abraham, circa 2200 BC to 100 BC saw the ram and lambs offered as animal sacrifices. This was the Age of Aries.

The fish was an early Christian sign. This was because the early church adopted the Zodiac sign of Pisces the Fish for the two millennia starting from the time of Christ.

Auspicious Feng Shui South Facing Direction

Feng Shui is a long lost environmental science once known to the ancients. Many religious comments for or against Feng Shui can be somewhat naive and Victorian, as they completely miss the point. There are now much arising scientific evidence from geography, geology and astronomy about how Feng Shui works. There are even scientific evidence what are the physical nature of qi and sha, the beneficial and malevolent energies of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a long lost environmental science once known to the ancients.

The Holy Bible describes certain geographical features of the homes of the Patriarchs. Think carefully about the geographical features of the passages. You will find that there are many Feng Shui principles in them. Let us discuss them more systematically.

An important derivation of the Four Cardinal Directions and their Four Heraldic Beasts is the auspiciousness of the South direction. The Form Feng Shui has always regarded that a premise should face the South, which is the auspicious direction for main entrances to face. The Northeast is regarded as the Kuei Meng (Demon Gate) and the entrance must not face this direction.

Surprisingly, the Holy Bible contains passages which show that this South facing is the favoured facing direction of God's buildings:

  • 1. The Temple of God. The holy temple of God is located on the southern slope of the mountain. It must have its entrance facing South.

  • In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as a frame of a city on the south. (Ezekiel 40:2).
    Biblical basis for Auspicious South Facing Direction of Feng Shui

  • 2. Abraham's Home. Below are some Biblical passages about where Abraham pitched his home:

  • Unto thy seed will I give this land; and there builded he an altar unto the Lord... And he removed from thence to a mountain on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west and Hai on the east; and there he builded an altar.. And Abram journeyed going on still towards the south. (Genesis 12:7-9)
    Biblical description of auspicious Feng Shui site on mountain slope facing South

  • And Abram.. went on his journeys from the south to Bethel... And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan that it was well watered every where... even as the garden of the Lord....(Genesis 13: 1-3, 10). Bethel was located about 10 miles north of Jerusalem on the southern slopes. From this high place, Lot could see Jordan to the Southeast.
    Biblical basis for Auspicious South Facing Direction of Feng Shui

  • Check carefully the map of Palestine. Bethel is located on the southern side of the mountains coming down from the north Mount Hebron. Hence, Abraham had to pitch his home on the southern slope; the premise had to have an entrance facing South.

  • 3. Tomb of The Patriarchs. The Chinese are particularly about having the tombs of their ancestors facing the good Feng Shui direction of the South. The tomb complex chosen by Abraham for himself and his descendants also faced South:

  • bury me with my fathers in the cave... In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying place. (Genesis 49:29-30. Machpelah = Hebron, which is located in a narrow valley running north to south. Peloubet 1947 p.247).
    Biblical basis of tomb on southern slopes facing south

  • Once again, check carefully the map of Palestine. Machpelah is another name for Hebron, which is located on the southern side of the mountain on its eastern valley slope.

Thus, the Holy Bible shows that South was the favoured direction to face in the buildings of God's people.

The auspicious South facing has got to do with the fact that sunlight would penetrate into a cave lying on the southern slopes. If the cave is on the northern slopes, sunlight does not readily shine in and such a premise would be dark most of the time.

Locations on "Southern Slopes"
Biblical passages show that the homes and tombs of the Biblical patriarchs were often located on the southern slopes, the favoured Feng Shui direction for sites.

Locations on "Southern Slopes"
Mount Hebron. The Biblical town of Hebron where Abraham dwelled was on the southern slopes of Mount Hebron. Abraham's tomb was also on the southern slopes of Mount Hebron.

Bagua: Throne of God at North

Another principle of the Bagua is that the North is the location of the throne of Shang Di the One Supreme God.

Surprisingly, the Holy Bible also locates the position of God at the North:

  • "For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge." (Psalms 75:6-7 - i.e. God is at the North).

  • "For thou hast said in thine heart I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north." (Isaiah 14:13)
    Biblical basis of Feng Shui directions

Auspicious Shapes and Boundary

The Bagua also has a square shape, which is regarded as auspicious in Feng Shui. The Holy Bible also supports this auspicious square shape for Godly premises:

  • And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breath; and he measured the city with a reed twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breath of it are equal. (Revelation 21:16).

  • Of this there shall be for the sanctuary five hundred in length with fiuve hundred in breath, square round about... (Exekiel 45:2).
    Biblical basis of auspicious square shape in Feng Shui.

The auspicious shape has a sacred boundary associated with the 12 Zodiac signs:

  • Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades or Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his seasons? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? (Job 38:31-32). The Mazzaroth refers to the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
    Biblical basis of Feng Shui of 12 Zodiac signs forming the boundary signs

  • that great city, the holy Jerusalem.. And had a wall great and high and had twelve gates and at the gates twelve angels and names written thereon which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel (Revelation 21:10-12).
    Biblical basis of Feng Shui of 12 Zodiac signs forming the boundary signs

It is quite difficult to understand how Christians could ignore astrology, when the Holy Bible refers so many times to the 12 Zodiac signs:

  • And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (Revelation 12:1).

Inauspicious Feng Shui Areas

In contrast to the auspicious South facing, Feng Shui list various features as inauspicious. The Holy Bible also confirms some of the Feng Shui inauspiciousness:

  • The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. (Proverbs 30:16).
    Biblical basis of Feng Shui inauspicious sites

Barren lands are inauspicious in Feng Shui. As indicated in the above passage, areas where water is not retained and flows too fast away are also inauspicious in Feng Shui. The treeless barren land is cursed:

  • cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistle shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of they face shalt thou eat bread. . (Genesis 3:17-18)
    Biblical description of barren land outside Garden of Eden.

The great inauspicious Feng Shui direction to face is the Northeast. The Northeast is regarded in Feng Shui as the gateway between the Earth and the other world, and dubbed Kuei Meng or "Demon Gate."

There is an ill-understood passage which actually hints at this forbidden Northeast Gateway direction:

  • So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Genesis 2:24)
    Biblical description of original "Demon Gate" of Feng Shui

The above Biblical passage indicates that such a gateway between the world of Man and the original divine "Garden of Eden" would be at the East. However, modern astronomers have found evidence that around 2400 BC the Earth tilted towards the Northwest. Thus, the ancient East direction would become the modern Northeast.

The Holy Bible describes the cherubim as guarding the entrance to the Garden of Eden at the East. This was before the Earh tilted towards the Northwest. Thus, the ancient entrance to the "Garden of Eden" had now shifted to the NorthEast, the "Kuei Meng" or Demon Gate" in Chinese Feng Shui..

Stonehenge, Most famous of the Megaliths"
The ringed megalith of Stonehenge has its main entrance towards the NorthEast. During Summer Solstice, the sun's rays will shine directly from the NorthEast through this entrance. This feature is also found in the other ringed megaliths.

Feng Shui has noted certain landforms as inauspicious. Steep relief and straight river courses are regarded as inauspicious. Modern research indicates such steep relief and straight water courses are associated with faultlines, through which radioactive positive ions seep. The Holy Bible also associated underground faults with dangerous emanations:

  • And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose a smoke out from the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke, locusts upon the earth; and unto them was given power, as scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:1-3)
    Biblical Feng Shui knowledge that faultlines have dangerous emanations


Feng Shui Protection for Entrance

Probably, the most conspicuous activity associated with Feng Shui is the protection given to the main entrances. The evil is considered as trying to enter the premise through the entrance, hence the entrance must be protected.

Oldest Pailou in China: Wuhan.
Chinese buildings often have the three arches "pailou" which are supposed to protect the entrances. These functions are seen in the twin pillars Jachin and Boaz in the Solomon Temple (see below), which were supposed to guard the entrance to Heaven.

Protective Entrance Signs
Double Dragons, used as door signs at main entrance to protect door.

The Chinese Feng Shui believes that red objects must be placed at the doors to keep out the dangerous Nien Beast (Nien = Year). This Nien Beast comes around the New Year and would attack the home unless warded off by the red cloth, paper or, in ancient times, blood. Well, the Holy Bible shows that the same idea at Passover, where the blood of the lamb is placed at the door to ward off evil.

Christians may not be fully aware of the significance of the door in the Holy Bible - it was the location of a most prominent protection activity during Passover:

  • This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you... And ye shall keep it [lamb] until the fourteenth day of the same month... kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood and strike it on the two sides posts and on the upper door post of the houses.. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.. when I see the blood I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you... (Exodus 12:1,6-7, 12-13)
    Biblical Feng Shui of Door

The Holy Bible supports other protection-blessing devices to be placed at the door:

  • Therefore shall ye lay up my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign in your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and by they gates: That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. (Deuteronomy 11:18-21)
    Biblical Feng Shui of Door

These passages confirm a universal notion that the evil will come through the entrance.

  • and if thou does not well, sin lieth at the door. (Genesis 4:7)

To protect the entrance, Chinese Feng Shui would also recommend the establishment of the pai-lous (or arched gates) in front of the entrance. An elaborated Biblical equivalent of the pai-lous (or arched gates) protection at the entrance is seen in the twin pillars Jachin-Boaz in the front porch of the Temple of Solomon:

  • For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece; and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them.
    And he made two chapiters of molten brass to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapter was five cubits;
    And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars, seven for one chapiter and seven for the other chapiter.
    And he made the pillars and two rows round about upon one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the tp with pomegranates; and so did he for the other chapiter.
    And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.
    And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network; and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.
    And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple; and he set up the right pillar and called the name thereof Jachin and he set up the left pillar and called the name thereof Boaz.
    And upon the top of the pillars was lily work; so was the work of the pillars finished.
    (1 Kings 7:15-22). Jachin = "He shall establish", Boaz = "In it is strength"

Twin Pilars Jachin and Boaz, Solomon Temple
Jachin and Boaz were two pillars free standing in front of the main door into the Solomon's temple. They were supposed to be guarding the entrance to Heaven.

Twin Pillars, Jachin and Boaz
Illustrative diagram of Jachi and Boaz twin pillars.

Twin Pillars, Jachin and Boaz, Tarot Card Design
The twin pillars were also found in Babylonian symbolism.

According to Pennick (1979 p.65-66), Jachin and Boaz represented the immovable pillars supporting the sky and the Gates of Dawn, as well as being the gates to the underworld which exclude demons and wraiths from entering into this world on their own volition. That is, just like the Chinese Feng Shui pai-lous, the Jachin-Boaz twin pillars were an entrance device established to prevent evil from entering into the premise.

At this juncture, the author would like to note that the Chinese protective door devices often include copper items, such as copper mirrors or copper coins. Note that the Jachin-Boaz pillars were made of brass, a copper based metal.

The Holy Bible describes a host of things connected with the door or gate. The area around the door or gate was the scene of major miraculous events, signifying how important this entrance area is. It is the venue by which blessings are administered.

  • That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply they seed as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is upon the sea shore and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed all the nations of the earth be blessed... (Genesis 22:17-18).

Feng Shui Protection for Rear

The protection of the entrance is also supported by a protection at the rear. There should always be a green mountain at the rear to protect the home.

The passages quoted earlier about the favoured location along the southern slopes already indicate the protective mountains at the North. Here is another passage:

  • "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys..... A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon." (Song of Solomon 2:1, 4:15)
    Biblical basis of protective mountain at North

    Check again the map of Palestine. You will find that Sharon was a site located south of the mountains of Lebanon.

The Feng Shui idea is that the mountains at the North would protect the home against the winds from the North. The Holy Bible has a similar notion:

  • And behold there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house (Job 1:19)

  • The wind goeth toward the south and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually (Job 1:19)

Feng Shui Protection Within Premise

A favourite Feng Shui device used to bless the premise is the establishment of the water pool or pond, especially that of the lotus. This pond should be located at vantage spots in the premise, especially at the front and also in the centre of the premise.

The Holy Bible indicates the porch of the Temple of Solomon had a brass water pool with artificial lotus, apparently a memory of such a lotus pool feature of the ancient "Garden of Eden":

  • And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to the other...
    It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking to the north and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east...
    And it was an hand breadth thick and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cip with flowers of lilies..
    . (1 Kings 7:23-26).


Feng Shui always talk of the auspicious site known as the hsueh or "Dragon Lair". It is located in the centre of the armchair formation created by the mountains lying at the North and the sides at the East and West, with only the South opening to the Sun. It is always a green area nourished by the gentle flowing waters flowing from West to East at the South of the site.

Instinctively, people could associate such a wonderful place with the fabled "Garden of Eden". Other cultures call it "the Elysian Fields", "Shangri-Lah" or Mehameru.

The Holy Bible refers many times to this "Garden of Eden". Some passages have been noted earlier; here are some more passages:

  • "Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, cypress, with spikenards... and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices; A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon." (Song of Solomon 4:13-15)
    a description of the original Feng Shui garden. Lebanon = "white snow mountain", located north east of Jerusalem

  • The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in the pastures of tender grass; he leadeth me besides the waters of quietness. (Psalms 23:1-2).
    Biblical Feng Shui garden.


The Holy Bible supports Feng Shui and astrology. The author is not surprised that the Holy Bible has so many passages describing Feng Shui principles in such a favourable light. This is because, the author already knows that the Feng Shui principles do not just magically appear from thin air but have scientific causes and explanations, and could never conflict with the Holy Bible.

The Holy Bible also contains interesting references to geographical and astronomical phenomena. However, what may surprise the author is that the Biblical passages giving support for Feng Shui are estimated to compose about 5% of the Holy Bible, and these are more than those touching on geographical and astronomical phenomena.

The association is not unique, as the Chinese-Biblical similarities in Feng Shui principles are also found in other ancient cultures, including European geomancy. These Godly Feng Shui-geomancy principles had universal existence before 2000 BC and continued to permeate the ancient cultures scattered all over the world.

It is quite evident that many Christians have never researched their Holy Bible at all. However, this may not be surprising, as it is the author's experience, that even Christian leaders and ministers have never really researched the Holy Bible and have resultant superficial understanding of the Holy Bible. All this is rather unfortunate, as many Christians try to give comments on subjects beyond their ken, hence some of the uninspired unfavourable perceptions about Feng Shui and astrology.

The findings about Feng Shui as a science is alike to the discoveries of Galileo and Copernicus. Ill-informed and biased, the Middle Ages Christian authorities condemned the findings of Galileo and Copernicus as heretical.

Biblical Warning Not to Reject Abraham

Remember, the great Godly patriarch Abraham, on whom Christian faith originated from, was a master astrologer.

  • The Midrash stated Terah, Abraham's father, was an astrologer and that both Midrash and Talmud described that Abraham wore a large astrological tablet on his breast. Each morning the kings of the East and West would gather before him to seek his advice (Joel 1977. p.150-158)

The discussions also linked Abraham with some Feng Shui principles. It is likely too that the Biblical Feng Shui originated with Abraham.

The Christian faith originated with the promises of God to Abraham:

  • Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one. And to they seed, which is Christ... (Galatians 3:16).

  • Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham... (Galatians 3:7).

  • And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise... (Galatians 3:29).

If Christians reject the astrology of Abraham, how can they be the children of Abraham? The simple serious implication is that it may be doubtful if these people with such wrong knowledge about the Holy Bible and its men of God are Christians at all.

Being ill informed, many Christians fall prey to a misleading perspective about astrology and the allied art of geomancy or Feng Shui. They are just as ignorant as those who turn Feng Shui into a superstitious art. They parroted what their misguided leaders told them and ended up calling many God-given knowledge demonic.

The Lord Jesus Christ would condemn those who labeled the teachings of God as demonic:

  • Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered and many such like things do ye ... (Mark 7:12).

Jerusalem. The city is located on the southern slopes.