Feng shui is sometimes thought to be the art of placement—understanding how the placement of yourself and objects within a space affects your life in various areas of experience. It is a complex body of knowledge that teaches you how to balance and harmonize with the energies in any given space—be it a home, office, or garden. Its aim is to assure good fortune for the people inhabiting a space. (Souce: TheSpruce)
It’s easy to do so lets look at Feng Shui in more detail.
Pronounced different ways depending on the dialect feng shui (fong shway, foong swee, etc) is the very ancient Chinese proto-science of space management.
It comprises the arranging of buildings, interiors of buildings, and spaces between and in between in order to harmonize the environment with the perfect order of the universe. Feng means “wind” and shui means “water.” Feng Shui roughly means “the way of the water and wind”
History of Feng Shui
Actually, there is no evidence of an origin of Feng Shui, or even of a certain place.
Ancient Chinese villages from over 6,000 years ago show graves being laid out in classical feng shui style. The art of Feng shui was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. However, in ancient Europe, there are many of the same evidence, and it appears that our ancestors were pre-occupied with this harmonization with the universe. The monolithic stones at Stonehenge are a good example.
The pyramids also are arranged in perfect feng shui. The science may not have been Chinese originally, but has since been taken as a native Chinese art and science.
What Is Good and Bad Feng Shui?
Good feng shui is meant to bring one success, good health, successful relationships, manners, creative talent, and aid meditation.
Bad feng shui block all of these and seem to produce their opposites.
Principles of Feng Shui
The ancient seers and sages were observers of the world and the universe.
They knew that as everything that exists contains chi or qi (life force), and this life force is made up of two opposites, ying and yang.
Yin is the feminine or reception form of the qi, and yang is the masculine or creative and active form.
They understood that yin and yang cannot exist without one another. Furthermore, the sages divided the qi into eight qualities, namely the Lake, the Mountain, Fire, Water, Heaven, Wind and Earth.
The sages devised a system of understanding the energy patters from these elements, and with the proper arrangement, a person who resided or moved within a harmonized environment gained the good feng shui as well.
This arrangement is called ba gua (Sequence of the Later Heaven), and it is superimposed on each house or interior the feng shui master wishes to evaluate and correct.
Certain qualities are found in each of the eight elements, such as health, creativity, even luck. The feng shui master makes the space arrangement not only in harmony with the universe and qi, but also, your personal situation and circumstance.
Check out these 7 Feng Shui Principles and Tips for Beginners
1. Mirrors in one’s home should not face your bed or even chairs
2. The front door or any home or apartment must not be too big or too large. Either of these will keep the qi from flowing properly.
3. Your home should not be near the end of a bridge, a church, or even a highway. All of these will have too fast qi or not enough.
4. Understanding that qi enters one home from the doors, you must have doors facing each other, as that lets the qi move too quickly out of the room (apartment, home). Rather have doors on adjoining walls.
5. When decorating your home, never put a sofa or chair with their backs to a door or window.
6. Windows must have a good and pleasant view, if not, window “dress” it with flowers or some other ornaments.
7. When buying land to build a house on, but sure the lot is rectangular, preferably on a hill and having open spaces between the house and the end of the lot.
This is only a brief introduction to to the art of Feng Shui. There are many principles and