Chapter 61: Changing Feng Shui
Xiao Xixi didn’t answer the rhetorical question: “Did these four counties have other disasters last year”
“Well, these four counties had a month of heavy rain last summer, and the river rose, flooding many farmhouses and farmland, causing a large number of people to be displaced and become refugees.
In order to appease the refugees and prevent them from making trouble, the imperial court spent five million teals of silver for disaster relief, and at the same time made an exception to reduce their taxes last year, only to barely let them get through it.
I thought that this year should be a peaceful year, but I never expected that there would be another drought in the south.
Recently, my father and the ministers of the court were both worried about this matter.”
Xiao Xixi listened to him carefully, and she said: “My concubine feels that there is a problem with the feng shui of these four counties, which has caused this place to suffer disasters for two consecutive years.
If this problem cannot be fundamentally solved, even if the court pays for disaster relief again this year, there will still be other disasters in the south next year, such as fires, locust plagues, earthquakes, plagues and the like.”
Luo Qinghan was taken aback when he heard it: “What do you think should be done”
“Since there is a problem with feng shui, then change feng shui.”
In addition to divination and fortune-telling, Xuanmen can also calculate feng shui and avoid evil.
Xiao Xixi is quite proficient in this business.
She tapped a river on the map with her finger.
“A branch is dug in the middle and lower reaches of this river to introduce the river into the hinterland of Jingshou County.
The terrain here is very low and it is a depression.
When the river reaches here, it will naturally converge into a lake, surrounded by mountains, forming a treasure of Tibetan wind and water.
This is the most central point of the entire four counties.
As long as the feng shui pattern of this place changes, the feng shui of the entire south will change accordingly.
At that time, His Royal Highness will personally hold a rain-seeking ceremony.
Within three days, the four southern counties will surely be raining heavily.”
Luo Qinghan said solemnly: “This is about the lives of countless people in the south.
You can’t make a joke.
Are you sure this is really effective”
Xiao Xixi rarely showed a serious expression, and vowed: “Your Highness, please rest assured, the concubine will never tell a lie about this kind of thing.
If Your highness does what the concubine says and still can’t ask for rain, the concubine is willing to apologize to death.”
Whether it is digging a river or holding a rain-seeking ceremony, it is not a trivial matter.
Luo Qinghan still needs to think carefully before he can make a decision.
Xiao Xixi said everything she had to say, she just happened to be full again, her fatigue surged, and she yawned a little.
“Your Highness, if there is no other order, the concubine will leave first.”
Luo Qinghan waved his hand and signalled that she could go.
Xiao Xixi left Mingguang Palace with Bao Qin.
As soon as she returned to the Qingge Hall, Xiao Xixi threw herself on the bed, wrapped in a quilt, and quickly entered a state of drowsiness in salted fish.
Bao Qin originally wanted to ask her about changing feng shui.
Those words sounded mysterious and mysterious.
Do you know if they are true or not
It can be seen that she slept so heavily, Bao Qin couldn’t bear to wake her up, so she had to go to sleep with her.
Mingguang Palace is divided into left and right halves, and the right half is the prince’s study room.
He usually handles official duties and meets with courtiers here.
The left half is the library, which stores a large number of files and books.
After Xiao Xixi left, Luo Qinghan opened the door next to him, walked into the library, and began to flip through the files of the four southern counties.
Since Xiao Liangdi said that there is a problem with feng shui in the four southern counties, it shows that the four counties should not only have suffered a major disaster in the past two years, but may have experienced similar disasters before.
After some careful examination, he really found some clues.