Feng Shui is an ancient practice, science and philosophy based on the study of the flow of energy in our environment and how it affects human beings. In the home, Feng Shui creates harmonious relationships, attracts abundance and foster good health. In business, observing Feng Shui principles is a sound way of creating opportunities for growth, improving your standing in the community and attracting new customers.
In the practice of Feng Shui, the principle reference symbol of your environment is determined by using a map called a Bagua. Ba means eight, while gua means trigram (area), simply means eight trigrams. The eight sections of the Bagua each represent one of the eight life aspirations and each is attributed to a different facet of one's life. The Bagua symbols derive its significance from the eight trigrams of the I Ching, thereby imparting symbolic meaning to the eight compass directions. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, as it is known in the west is the principle source of philosophy and symbolism for Feng Shui.
Another important aspect of about Feng Shui is the Five Element Theory. These five elements are considered the main manifestations of qi, the vital energy. According to the Chinese, everything in this world belongs to one of the five elements or energies, namely earth, water, wood, metal, and fire. They are believed to affect every action and activity and produce life changing effects, when applied to daily life. It is also fortified by the fact that all the twelve horoscopes are based on the five elements. They define the characteristics of a person according to the amount of the element present. Given below is more information on the five elements in Feng Shui.
The Yin Yang Theory is one of the main theories of Feng Shui are two energies that shape the universe and everything in it. We refer to these two energies as "Yin" and "Yang", together constitutes balance. Good Feng Shui can only be created when there is balance and harmony between Yin and Yang. Creating a home that will reflect the Yin Yang balance is very important. There will always be one quality of energy that is stronger depending on the use of the space, but you need the represent both energies. The concept of Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental and profound theories of Feng Shui. It is the Chinese perspective of balance and continual change.
In Traditional methods of Feng Shui, more commonly known as Compass School, a Chinese compass is used called a Luo Pan.
In the Bazhai or Eight Mansion method the kua number or trigram of the home is used to derive the four auspicious and inauspicious locations. Ming Gua or most commonly known as your Gua number gives your four auspicious and inauspicious personal directions. Each direction and location reveals a different quality of chi.
The ultimate intention of practicing Feng Shui is to create an environment that supports and encourages the positive flow of energy into your life. The very first step in your Feng Shui journey is the "clear the clutter", to prepare your home for the prosperous, nurturing and supportive energy you so deserve. Keeping your home filled with things you no longer use or love, indicates your lack of trust that the universe will provide for you in the future.
BaZi, also known as the Four Pillars of Destiny is an additional branch of traditional Feng Shui. Simply put, it is your Chinese Astrology Chart. The Four Pillars of Destiny contain four components that makes up a persons destiny and fate based on their moment of birth: 1year 2month 3day 4hour. The Five Element Theory holds great significance in interpreting your BaZi chart and which element(s) will be of assistance to the client.
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