Feng Shui Principles
Wind and Water
Simply translated Feng Shui means Wind and Water. The believe is that this Universal energy/Chi that goes through absolutely everything that exists, either born, created or man made, is carried around the Earth by the Wind and by Water.
This Principle is based on the fact that energy/Chi needs to flow naturally through out your home in order for you and your family to live in harmony… and attract prosperity. Go for a walk in the woods… and observe how wonderfully balanced and harmonious nature is… observe how it makes you feel… and then go home and try to duplicate the same feeling.
This Principle brings us the understanding that everything needs to be in balance. In order for us to experience positive, there must be negative, to experience light, there must be dark, strength/softness; male/female; high/low; etc.
Five Elements Theory
This Principle is the study of nature’s rhythms and its effects on our lives. The relationship between the five elements is a fundamental part of Chinese philosophy. Each element is in control of another element and is dependent upon another element, thus fostering an environment where each element is of equal strength. Elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
Ba Gua/Ba kua
According to the “Eight Ancient Trigrams” from the book of “I Ching”, each Kua is associated with compass direction, colours, shapes, materials, animals, seasons, feelings and characteristics. These energies can also be found in landscapes, buildings and rooms. These different energy frequencies first identified by Chinese farmers over 5000 years ago. They observed how their crops would give different results depending on where they were planted, i.e.: South versus North; West versus East, etc.
The Trinity of Luck
Also, according to the ancient philosophy of “I Ching” the well being of a person is influenced by three factors: Heaven “Luck” Earth “Luck” and Human “Luck”.
Heaven Luck/energy is basically who you are and whom you were born as. Earth Luck/energy is the physicality of everything on earth and the domain of Feng Shui. Human Luck/energy is ultimately what you do with the first two “lucks/energies”. The first two “lucks/energies” are considered gifts to you. It is your decision how to apply them in your live.
Also, according to the “Eight Ancient Trigrams”, each person has four favourable locations and four unfavourable locations. This is identified through your Kua number and determined by your date of birth. These will help you identify best direction for your front door, best sleeping and working locations. As well as, your personal prosperity, marriage, knowledge and health locations. See Feng Shui Services. For your Personal Luck and Kua.
Feng Shui Symbolism
Symbolism is frequently used with Feng Shui. Symbols help enhance desire energies and affects. Correctly placed these will perform as required.
If you doubt it, mock it or regain on its powers, you are only bringing negative energy to yourself, therefore, the opposite will be achieved – if this is the case just remove it or, simply appreciate the object for its beauty as an ornament.
The most important areas in your home are:
Entrance and Front Door The front door is considered the “mouth” of the home, and is extremely important in Feng Shui, as it controls the flow of energy in and out of the house. If your door is favourable to you, you are half way there !
Kitchen To the ancients, the hearth had great power, was often considered sacred, and was always respected as the place where the family prepared the sustenance that kept them alive.
Master bedroom You need a good night’s sleep to rejuvenate your body and mind and, you spend up to a third of your life in your bed. So it is important to ensure that the location of the area where you sleep is as harmonious, positive, and protective as possible.