Last night as I was reading the Xin Min Daily Chinese newspapers in Singapore, it reported that May Phua had decided to revert back to her previous Chinese name, citing reason as fearing for her own life. This is because she was one of the many Singapore Media Corps TV station artistes who had her Chinese name advised to be changed by 1 particular Feng shui Master in Singapore. Unfortunately while their acting career seems to have all been resurrected somewhat by their name changed to the one advised by this master, 2 of them had suffer other mishaps after the name change.
The first one, Christopher Lee , got involved was charged with drink driving and leaving the scene of accident. The result was that he went to jail for that. He reverted back to his original name after being released from jail. In fact, there were 2 other Feng shui masters that appeared on Chinese newspapers thereafter, criticizing the name change. In my humble opinion, I see this 2 Feng shui masters as hitting below the belt. It is a fact that Christopher's popularity improved after his name change by this master. But to blame drunken driving on a name change is too lame and too irresponsible. An individual need to be accountable for his own action no matter what effects of Feng-shui name change he was under influence of.
The second one, Jimmy Nah, better known as MC King, mysteriously died of heart failure in his sleep. After his demise, I checked on his birth date and realized he had a special Bazi chart. I analyzed his Chinese name thereafter and found that the configuration is indeed unorthodox. Without the information on the hour pillar I dare not conclude that the Feng-shui Master caused Jimmy Nah his life. But I will still advocate any name change and Feng-shui done to be implemented after only fully considering the Birth Chart of the client. That is the reason why I do not agree with Feng-shui Masters who do Feng shui audits without analyzing the birth charts.
Feng-shui customers that baulk at the cost of audit, should re-think again. Efforts like reading the birth chart is transparent to the customer but yet can make a difference of Life and Death. So you should not begrudge Feng-shui masters who take the effort to read your birth charts because they are responsible and see the link between destiny and Feng-shui. But do ask your Feng-shui Master if they read your birth chart and plan their Feng-shui to sync in with your birth chart so that you will get your money's worth.
Since the demise of MC King, most of the rest of the artistes (including May and Edmund Chen) who had their name change done by this Feng-shui Master reverted back to their original names. Now while I am not defending this Feng-shui master, I would say there is no need for them to blindly revert back to their original Chinese names especially most of them have seen in improvement in their popularity as artistes after the name change. One of them, Zheng Ge Ping , in fact, enjoyed huge successes after his name change. This is because each person's destiny as espoused by their birth chart is different. Hence any name change will still have differing effects on each individual.
The morale behind the story is that find a responsible master and do not begrudge what is due to him. Feng-shui can do a lot, but do not use it as an excuse for atrocities or misdeeds that individuals commit.
I am a Feng-shui Practitioner in private practice and I specialize in Ba Zi, ZWDS, Flying Star Feng-shui, I-Ching and other Chinese Metaphysics tools. My blog site is at: http://fengshuiforward.com and http://fengshuiforward.com/forum