At our Chinese New Year celebration event at Minto30Roe last week, we brought in the renowned Feng Shui master and Geomancer Paul Ng to make some predictions about the New Year. Paul was the perfect person to host the event thanks to his immense experience in the field. He has advised many notable dignitaries on the subject of Geomancy including the Governor of Hiltago, Mexico and the Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica. He has even received the Canada Federal award for his many contributions to the Canadian Society and the Canada Day Achievement Award.
Paul has also worked with us on the design of 88 and he even named the project! We caught up with Paul to discuss his work, how he came up with 88’s name, and what we can expect from the Year of the Horse.
For those who are not familiar with you and your work, can you tell us briefly about what it is it you do?
I am a professional Feng Shui Master and Geomancer; I have advised 32 builders in Toronto alone. I’ve also traveled to over 60 countries for work.
How long have you been doing this?
I’ve been doing it since 1985, and full time since 1993. So about 21 years.
How did you get started in this line of work?
You have to enjoy what you do. I learned what I do officially back in 1976 – so a long time ago! When you reach a certain age, you begin to look at life differently, so in ‘93, I decided to do this full time.
And you haven’t looked back since then?
Laughs. Well they do call me the number one Master in all of North America now.
You’ve also worked with us too before. Can you describe the work you’ve done with Minto?
I helped to design, verify and review the entire Minto 88 project on Yonge and Sheppard. I also named the project ‘88’ and all the suites too.
How did you come up with the name 88?
We picked a series of numbers, including 90 and 88. 88 means money, wealth, fortune, infinity and power. The problem with 90 is the pronunciation, it can be confusing because it also sounds like ‘19’. 88 leaves no ambiguity.
I mentioned that 88 means fortune and infinity, but the 8 also resembles Earth. So double 8 means double Earth.
Did you give the project that name so that its resident would attain more power, wealth and prosperity?
So the name of a project definitely influences the lifestyle choices that people make?
Absolutely, it’s very important to have a proper name.
How do you name a suite or building in accordance with Feng Shui principles?
Feng Shui goes beyond surface appearances and takes into consideration the setting, the surrounding and the orientation of the building to help make a series of mathematical calculations. It is quite similar to Physics and Chemistry. There are specific rules and regulations, and equations and formulas.
You were also at our event at Minto30Roe last week. Can you tell us briefly what the Year of the Horse means?
The horse symbolizes energy and new directions. This is also a year for searching, so that means people are searching for new directions and new sources of energy. The Year of the Horse is also all about creating plenty of new power centres, and Canada is one of them. This means there’s plenty of wealth and power here.
What advice do you have for people to make the most out of the Year of the Horse?
This is a good year for investment so I advise people to purchase a home or a piece of land. Toronto especially will continue to experience a real estate boom. However, I also advise people to be cautious about the stock market and to take extra precaution against illnesses.
Thanks for the interview Paul. Looking forward to seeing if your predictions will come true this year!