What is Feng Shui?

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September 14, 2017

A lot of people come to know about feng shui through TV documentary channels, magazines, friends or talks held by feng shui master. But what most people see and hear of are just the tip of an iceberg. It is a vast piece of knowledge based on the traditional Chinese philosophical system of creating a harmonious environment with the surrounding living and non-living things. To a scientifically oriented person, feng shui does not play much of a role in his life. But for the masters, practitioners and even the believers, it is something that is being connected to their everyday lives through the principles of yin and yang as well as the five elements of feng shui, namely fire, water, earth, metal and wood.

One of the most important feng shui basics revolve around the principles of yin and yang. This principles explains about the energy of two halves (yin,yang) which completes wholeness in terms of harmony, luck, wealth, health and love together. Hence maintaining an equilibrium between these two energies is instrumental in ensuring improvement in the aforementioned aspects. Virtually, Yin brings the meaning of shady while Yang defines sunny. Common scenarios that involve yin yang are night and day, male and female. Yin and yang can be represented on a Taijitu, basically a symbol representation of the two forces in an area. Lets dive deeper into the relatively renown concept of yin and yang.

 

 Feng Shui Basics- Yin Yang concept

Neither Yin nor Yang could be standalone or absolute. Nothing in the world comprises totally yin or totally yang. They are both inter-dependant and complemented each other for example, night turning into day.
Yin Yang is dynamic. The two energies flows all the time for example night gives way to the day as the time passes. The flow between them could be interrupted or changed drastically causing an imbalance between the two energies which might affect the normal way of things for example longer days and shorter nights.
Yin and Yang forms a complete whole where an excessive or shortage of one will cause an increase or decrease of the other. The balance of yin yang could be skewed due to external factors and depending on the level of balance, the effect could be small or big for that particular case.

Other than yin yang, feng shui also accentuate on the five elements of fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Feng shui dictates that these five elements will interact with one another in a productive and destructive cycle. Just like what the elements represented, each of them is expressed by a specific colour:

Fire: Red, Yellow
Wood: Green, Brown
Earth: Earthen brown
Metal: White, Gray
Water: Blue, black

These feng shui colours are rightly aligned with the bagua area or so called feng shui energy map. Each colour represents different energies and aura in life. Historically, people practise the optimum balancing of each of these elements in their house or office to improve their health, relationships, career and overall well-being of the household. Some examples are:
Feng shui element of the South is fire and the colours that align are red, yellow or orange. Clearly items of similar colours being placed in the area will keep you fire energy strong and lively.
The element wood signifies the the colour green, which could improve health and family harmony when items or decorations of similar colour are being rightly placed in the specific bagua area.
Items of the white colour metal element when placed in the West feng shui bagua area shall enhance your creativity and inspiration.

There are still lots of crafts and tips involved in the study of Feng Shui. Moreover, more and more people start to take notice of this traditional area of study and began to attend classes connected to feng shui for example Numerology course and get some feng shui advice or tips from the field’s master. What importance lies in having a good feng shui layout for homes and family is down to everyone’s judgement but it proves to be a significant piece of info to look at to ensure the well being of you and your loved ones.

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