Feng shui fundamentals and applications

Feng shui is the study of chi. Chi or qi is an ancient Chinese science. Chi is an abstract material. It is very difficult to understand by most people.

However, chi is the backbone of fung shui. When the house chi is good, the house is auspicious. When the house chi is bad, the occupants experience many hardships.

To master the secrets, you have to understand the fundamental of chi. The principles are many. Without a thorough knowledge of the basics and the applications, you are just like running around without directions in darkness.

A good master can simplify the complexity of fengshui.

What is feng shui?

In Chinese characters, "feng" means wind and "shui" is water. How do you study wind and water? In the old days, the feng shui masters traveled along the mountains and followed the valley that the rivers run.

According to the Chinese, the chi travels along with the wind and stop at the water. Therefore, the masters knew how the chi traveled by studying the mountains and rivers.

It is a very philosophical idea. However, if you can master this chi concept, you know how feng shui functions.

So what is wind and water?

In fact, they are the basic elements to support our survival. We breathe in and out the air or wind. We drink water.

Wind and water move. They represent the earth energy and life energy.

Chi or qi is part of the invisible earth energy. Qi is carried along with wind and water.

Chi, the earth energy and life energy, influences with the house and the occupants. Chi flows through our bodies, our homes, the earth and the atmosphere.

Fung shui studies the interactions of the chi energy with the house location, the house direction, time and the occupants.

Chi affects your environment and every aspects of your life, i.e. your health, your wealth, your career and your mind.

When the chi is in harmony with the environment and your house, you have a good fung-shui house. You are in prime condition. When the chi is inauspicious to your house, you will have trouble in your life.

Feng shui 101 basics:

  • Yin and Yang
    According to the Chinese, our universe is composed of yin and yang. Yin represents the night, moon, female etc. While, yang represents the day, sun, male etc. They are opposite to each other.

    However, yin and yang cannot purely exit just by itself. Yin and yang have to be co-existing together. When the darkness of the night arrives, the sun begins to shine later. This concept is the key to feng shui. We will examine this concept later.

  • Tai chi

    When the Yin and Yang concept expanded, Tai Chi is conceived. The Tai Chi diagram forms by yin and yang. The yin is interacting with yang. There is no pure yin or yang. Inside the yin, there is yang. Inside the yang, there is yin.

    The tai chi philosophy demonstrates that there is no absolute in the universe. A balance of power always exists. When someone is in the prime condition, he may suffer in the future. While someone is in bad luck, he may experience good fortune down the road.

  • I Ching

    I Ching, the book of changes, is the first Chinese book to demonstrate the theory of Yin and Yang. I Ching is one of the most studied books in the world. I Ching is a literature that is studied by most scholars.

    I Ching is a philosophical book. I Ching is a book of forecasting the futures.

    I Ching consists of sixty-four hexagrams. Each hexagram is composed of two trigrams. Combinations of yang (solid) and yin (broken) lines form the trigram.

    To master feng shui, you have to understand the eight trigrams. Each trigram represents the environment, the nature and people.

    You have to know the trigrams well in order to apply feng shui effectively. You can find the information from trigram feng shui.

  • Chi

    Earlier, we mention that Chi is energy. In fact, the Chinese classified chi into 3 main categories.

    There are heaven chi, earth chi and human chi. Each chi is defined as good (sheng) chi and bad (sha) chi.

    1. Heaven chi (qi)

      This is the energy from nature - the sun, moon, solar system, weather etc. All these occurrences affect us. Our astrology, horoscope and the flying star feng shui are developed from the studied of heaven chi.

    2. Earth Chi (qi)

      The mountains, the rivers, valleys, sea, roads and highways carry the earth energy. Their locations will affect our environment and us.

      The earth chi is the main subject in feng shui. The form feng shui is developed from the study of earth chi. The mountain chi is yin and water is yang.

      The masters follow the mountains and valleys to find good fungshui locations.

    3. Human Chi (qi)

      Human chi is defined by the birthday and birth time. In feng shui and horoscope, your birth date and time dictate your life's karma already.

      Even in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, they study the human chi. If the human chi is smooth, the person is healthy. Otherwise, if the human chi is blocked, the person suffers from sickness.

      Furthermore, the heaven chi and earth chi affect our human chi directly. This is the secret of fung shui.

  • Five elements

    The five elements are metal, water, wood, fire and earth. They have the characteristics of chi or energy.

    These five elements represent our earthly matters. Everything around us can be explained by these five elements.

    The five elements are always in three cycles. The three cycles are productive, destructive or exhaustive. Feng shui and horoscope are the study of the five elements. The five elements continuously affect upon the environment and upon us.

    If the element is benefit to you, you experience good fortune. If the element is destructive upon you, you'll suffer.

Once you understand the feng shui 101 basic, you can begin to study the higher-level feng shui techniques.

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