3 Basic Feng Shui Terms You Must know

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Basic Feng Shui Terms

Many people have spoken about the importance of having good Feng Shui at home and in the office. A quick search on Google to find out what is Feng Shui will land you in a vocabulary blast of flying stars, bagua, pagodas etc. So what exactly do these words mean?

No. 1: Feng Shui

Feng Shui for Homee

Loosely translated from its Chinese origins, "Feng Shui" simply means the wind and the water of your environment. This has roots going all the way back to ancient Chinese metaphysics, where the strength of the wind and the quality of the water is very important for a piece of land to be good for its purposes. If the land has gentle and continuous wind, the land has good airflow and is suitable for living; if the river stream is calm and has signs of sustainable life, then it must come from a good source and hence the water quality is perfect for life.

Applying this to modern living, Feng Shui simply means the quality and suitability of your living environment. Here, you observe the roads, the layout, the wind direction, the buildings and most importantly, the general dynamics and energy of the place.

Sometimes when you enter a house and get chilly vibes, it could mean that the place has bad Qi and is not in sync with your Qi. In this case, you will not need a master to tell you that you should leave that place as soon as you can

 

No. 2: Qi (commonly known as "Chi")

Feng Shui Energy Qi

Qi, or Chi, refers to the energy. In Feng Shui, every living and non-living thing emits energy, or Qi. Different people have different Qi; every  animal has its own kind of Qi; roads have roadway Qi; an ornament, because of its elements, gives off different Qi. There is also the soft-Yin Qi and hard-Yang Qi. You get the drift.

Therefore, Feng Shui is also known as the study of the Qi of the environment. To achieve good health and success in all areas of your life, there is no other concept more important than the study and understanding of Qi, and how Qi flows.

Sometimes when you enter a house and get chilly vibes, it could mean that the place has bad Qi and is not in sync with your Qi. In this case, you will not need a master to tell you that you should leave that place as soon as you can.

 

No. 3: Flying Star School of Feng Shui 

Flying Star Feng Shui for home

There are many different schools of Feng Shui, but the Flying Star School of Feng Shui is one of the most popularly used method to do a detailed Feng Shui analysis of your house. The 8 directional sectors of your house are being divided equally into 9 sectors, including the center, and numbered flying stars 1 to 9. The reading of this is taken with a compass or a Luo Pan (Feng Shui directional compass), from the facing of your house. For most houses, this means where your door is, but for apartments, this would mean where your apartment is facing. This could be your balcony or your living room's window.

In general,

  • Bad Stars = Sickly Star 2, Quarrelsome Star 3, Disastrous Star 5 and Robbery Star 7,

  • Good Stars = Noble Star 1, Romance/Academic Star 4, Heavenly/Career Star 6, Prosperous Star 8 and Lucky Star 9 

In a nutshell...

A good understanding of the Feng Shui of your living or working quarters will definitely help you to be more at peace in them. An uncomfortable feeling is often a clash in Qi, and a good application of Feng Shui cure will definitely help to soothe any discomfort or unfortunate events.


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