Hi everyone. I’m a Feng Shui practitioner and a Taoist magician, I would like to show you my outdoor altar and explain some of its meanings. The altar is named “The Altar of The Seven Stars” it is based on Zhuge Liang’s Taoist altar from the historical novel “Romance of The Three Kingdoms” It was built in accordance to the alignment of The Northern Dipper (Seven Stars) it is a wooden platform, elevated from the ground which is made of red earth, it faces towards the South, the direction of The Red Vermillion Bird. Its main use is weather magick and nature manipulation. It’s an ideal place to communicate with elementals and nature spirits. The Yin Yang circle represents my path, neither black nor white, I walk the grey middle path. If the circumstances are Yin then I become Yin, if they are Yang then I become Yang. I never settle for either as I prefer balance.
On the altar table is a statue my main spiritual master, Zhuge Liang, the famous Chinese general, inventor and Occultist from The Three Kingdoms era. He watches over the altar and oversees everything that is done there. The two red candles either side of him represent “two eyes” watching me at all times, the eyes of the source, God, the Tao, the higher self, whatever you call divinity. There is a statue of a bronze dragon, that is Ying Long, the one thousand-year-old winged dragon of rain, he is able to create clouds with his breath. He is useful for rainmaking and flood control. The large candle on the left is called “The Master Lantern” it represents the magician’s fate, if the flame goes out then misfortune will result for the magician. In Taoism, an altar should be welcoming, inviting and colorful. Its main goal is to invite gods and spirits to stay for a while.
The flags, banners, and scrolls at the back behave like talismans, they draw in the desired energy like magnets. The yellow banners have the symbolism of the Eight Trigrams of the Bagua. The broken lines represent Yin, the unbroken are Yang. The father above, the mother below, the solar powers and the luna powers. Each trigram represents a combination. Each opposite balances the other, they are inseparable despite being different. A lot of people are not aware that there is a divine trinity going on here. The candles and their light is Heaven, the table is Earth and the magician is Man. Man, Earth and Heaven are known as “The Three Magical Powers” in Taoism. Only when they are properly aligned can magick be done safely. There’s more to say but I’ll leave it there for now. I hope you’ve found this informative, please feel free to ask any questions you may have - Lord Josh Allen