Feng Shui of the Blessed Land: Teochew
As the saying goes, "the main factors determining one's life are destiny, luck and feng shui". Chinese custom emphasises on Yin House Feng Shui, as it will profoundly affect the descendants. People of different origins have their own feng shui requirements for tombstones. What are the characteristics of the blessed land and tombstone design used by Teochew people?
Generally speaking, the tombstones of Teochew people show a style of inward embracing and forward lifting, which is in line with the saying of "embracing the Yin and holding the Yang". The meaning of the quote "All things contains two opposite yet complementary energies of Yin and Yang, while they are harmonised by the Breath of Vacancy" is that the Yin embraces the Yang, and they merge together to nurture and reproduce.
In addition, the semi-circular scrolling pillars on the left and right sides of the grave mound signify that the offsprings will be successful in their studies and will rise high in their academic endeavours. The tortoise mound at the back of the mound is rounded and piled up high, signifying the prosperity of the family's wealth.