Central Core Issues

February 27, 2024 by Scheherazade Merchant | 0 comments

Towards the end of 2020, a client approached me with a whole set of problems, (not money though) and primarily the issues were health and relationship based.

A visit to the home and office building gave me the answers, and I had to ask them to move out of both home and office. Something I hardly ever do.

Moving out of their beautiful home, and building a new one from scratch was readily agreed upon once I was able to identify the underlying problems and the new house construction is under way, racing towards completion in Period 8 with Period 9 compliance.

But this is about the office.

Housed in a tower that dominates the skyline of the city, moving was a potential hornets nest but since I was able to clearly outline the issues they faced and relate them to the building, they agreed to move to another area.

The building had three issues.

1.One was a curved blade sha that hit the sitting of the building that sat South East. With the 5 in the south east coming the next year In 3 months, we had precious little time.

2.The second issue was the central core that had the elevators and utilities and there was nothing we could do about it. Hence the suggestion to move out or break up each floor into individual offices, but honestly they own all the businesses and the whole building so that would have been a merely cosmetic change.

3.The third was the entrance in the northeast with massive bodies of water courtesy some Vaastu consultant suggested. God bless them though for the amount of business they create for me.

We met late October 2020. The client asked what sense it made fixing the building they would be leaving and my response was as usual, you need to fix what you can to make the move easier.

I have to say they were co operative and working against time, they’ve reconstructed the facade of this 30 storey structure to make the entrance of the building move from north east (direct spirit and awful 8 mansions) to north.

Including moving the access gates. They shut off all the offending water and the result is effortless and beautiful like it was meant to be this way.

We fixed each floor and their personal offices and homes.

Long story short, and this is what happens when the Feng shui is good, they acquired another building in another location slightly out of city limits. A month later some local law changed making it cost effective from the taxation point for their kind of businesses to relocate outside the city.

They would have had to move anyhow. Just did it sooner on my advice for Feng Shui reasons. After the new laws, the prices in the new location shot up and they were at a distinct advantage as they had paid much much less. So in that aspect something worked for them.

We are working hard on the relocation that’s almost complete now.

But destiny repeats and does not leave you so they just acquired the adjacent building that has God help us, central core. Like the building they left. So tomorrow they whole process starts again of how to break up the space ….. ……. To avoid the central core!

My sketch is poorly drawn but should give an idea because I cannot share the real plans obviously.


This is an interesting, and so simple to understand, Case Study. It is a great example to demonstrate the much spoken about concept, “forms kill first

This very wealthy family made a lot of money in the software business, and the next logical move was to acquire a Mansion to show society that they had “arrived”. So they sought out this house with the help of a Vaastu consultant, in a very prestigious part of Dubai, Emirates Hills, and decorated it beautifully and expensively, I may add, and moved into this house 10 years ago. In the early years they did not notice but a couple of years in, they started to feel a decline in their fortunes,  and over a period of time slowly & systematically lost everything.

Ten years later, they had racked up tremendous debts and needed to sell this home to recover part of their losses and pay off their debts. Unfortunately not even one buyer has shown interest or even come to see the property since they put it on the market two years ago.

Their friend suggested to them to consult me, and since my son was getting married at precisely that time, I relied on my photographic memory of the neighbourhood and google maps to find a quick solution.

This inability to sell was very strange to me, because their property is located in a market I am very familiar with. Emirates Hills Dubai, where homes are being sold at top speed at outrageous prices, some sold even before they are officially in the market.

So I asked her to send me the layout plan & the date and time of birth for their BaZi details..

These aspects were visible just from google maps:

  1. Shar Qi coming to NE from the gate that leads into the community, every single car that enters comes from here with the road straight creating a sharp “poison arrow” or Sha Qi at the house. In Period 8 that is not helpful, more so as the owner is a Gua 8, and the NE is the home of Gua 8.
  2. Main Door in Direct Spirit.The main door in the NE is what I suspect the basis on which the house was selected, it’s a Vaastu requirement, water in the NE or lower ground at least. In Feng Shui however, Direct spirit (NE) should be a passive sector not so active. It never works no matter what fabulous combination of flying stars you may have at the door.

I did not bother to check anything else or the internals and am sure there was a lot more of a mess inside, since they had Vaastu (Indian version of Feng Shui) approval that disregards Gua and gives generic directions, sometimes by just looking at where the sun rises to figure orientation, without even using a compass, (I swear I have witnessed that, no disrespect to the subject, just some exponents) and since they were not living there, it was irrelevant.

In a hurry this is what I suggested. Do excuse the handmade sketch, it is for protecting the privacy of a client.

  1. A) Place Water in 1-4-7 (explanation below)

1 North

4 South East

7 West

These three numbers are connected and work in tandem.

This month we had the annual, monthly and LuoShu # 1-4-7 in each of these 3 palaces so it is a good time to move/sell/rent property, this is the super power of these numbers when they come together.

We asked her to place massive water containers in each of these 3 sectors. I sent her the amazon link for the correct size so no back and forth, gave her a date & time carefully chosen, told her the price at what it would sell (1 million short of her expectation) and for practical reasons asked her to place the containers (270 liters each) in the positions a night before, at the hour suggested start and filling them halfway so all the 3 fill in the two hour period that we selected, and can finish topping them up later. Yes it was a lot of water & would take a long time to fill with one hose and a lazy gardener.

  1. B) Lower her expectations on Price: I Told her to expect and close at a slightly lower price than what she hoped, using my system of numbers to determine the outcome.
  2. C) Change her agent

So what happened? I forgot to bill her, and because of the excitement of my sons wedding, I totally forgot about her. All this was done on the 9th. Today I get a call. She says, After 2 years someone expressed interest a couple of days ago, on the 11th, I think, and today she closed the deal at exactly the amount I had mentioned. Strange? No. Expected, that what we do, all in a day’s work. In our world 2 plus 2 adds up to 4, very predictably.

While I am trying hard to be modest, it’s hard not to feel smug when stuff like this happens.

Taking a look at the owners BaZi, it was relevant that the owner had entered a heaven & earth clash to their month pillar at the time of buying this house. The absolute worst kind of clash is to the month, it is never just the house, it is always the 3 kinds of luck that come together to create a kind of outcome: the BaZi (heaven) and house (earth) combine to make a bad decision (man)


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