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The Art of War and the Human Heart: A Feng Shui Master's Guide to Understanding People

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

The ability to understand people and their intentions is a skill that can prove invaluable in both personal and professional relationships. As an experienced Feng Shui Master, I have advised numerous clients on the importance of understanding people and their intentions. One ancient source of wisdom that has proven invaluable in this pursuit is Zhu Ge Liang's Art of War, specifically, the chapter on the Human Heart. In this article, we'll explore these principles, which can help you become more observant and better understand the people around you.

Seven Ways to Know the Human Heart

  1. Gossip and Conclusions: Pay attention to how people react when gossip is shared. Do they draw conclusions quickly or take the time to understand the situation before forming an opinion?

  2. Debates and Change: In the heat of an argument, observe how people handle differing opinions. Are they open to changing their minds, or do they stubbornly cling to their beliefs?

  3. Planning and Knowledge: When involved in the planning process, take note of who has a deep understanding of the situation and can provide valuable insights.

  4. Facing Difficult Times: In challenging situations, observe who rises to the occasion and demonstrates courage in the face of adversity.

  5. Inebriation and Lust: When people are under the influence of alcohol, their inhibitions may be lowered, revealing their true desires and intentions.

  6. Profit and Betrayal: Keep an eye on those who prioritize personal gain over loyalty and are willing to betray others for financial success.

  7. Loyalty in the Face of Failure: When things fall apart, observe who remains loyal and supportive even when the going gets tough.

Reflecting on Your Observations

As you apply Zhu Ge Liang's principles daily, take time to ponder your observations. Are you genuinely observant of people's actions and intentions? What are the first things you notice about others? Consider who your friends are and how well you truly understand them.

Apply the Art of War to Enhance Your Relationships

By incorporating the insights from Zhu Ge Liang's Art of War and the Human Heart, you can become a more perceptive and understanding individual. Apply these principles to enhance your relationships, personally and professionally, and discover the true intentions of those around you.




At my practice, I use Ba Zi and Feng Shui to provide my clients with a comprehensive assessment of their lives. I take into account the unique energies of a person’s home and surroundings, as well as the energies of the environment and the person’s own destiny. With these insights, I am able to offer my clients assistance to help them reach their goals, and improve their lives.

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