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Feng Shui - Wind and Water

What is Feng Shui
Literally translated, it means "wind" and "water." Practically, it is the
ancient Chinese study of the nature, and the environment built by man.


Feng Shui is Chinese geomancy, meaning a divination by means of figures or lines. It is believed that certain places in the environment have "ch'i" or energy, and by locating these places, one is supposed to be able to improve one's health and well being. In other words, a site should be in harmony with nature and the environment. 

Feng Shui is based on the concept of harmony, balance, constant change, and the interdependent relationship of all things. 

The Eastern concept of opposites is interdependence, not incompatibility.  Feng Shui is not interior design with a touch of magic.

Feng Shui was developed in China more than 5,000 years ago and is based on Taoist philosophy and concept of nature. These include the theories of::

Feng Shui was developed in China more than 5,000 years ago and is based on Taoist philosophy and concept of nature. 


The Yin and Yang Concept
Yin and Yang - all things are interdependent, one cannot exist without the other.

Yin

Yang


Passive
Active
Death
Life
Cold
Hot
Winter
Summer
Female
Male
Night
Day
Even
Odd
Moon
Sun
Water
Fire


The Five Elements

 

The Five Elements. These relate to how energy or "chi" flows through nature. It is also concept of how these elements relate. Each element can give strength or weakness to another element. 

The elements are: Metal    Fire    Water    Wood    Earth

The Eight Trigrams of the I-Ching

There are two main groups - East & West

Southeast - soft wood

South - fire

Southwest - earth

East - hard wood

West - soft metal

Northeast - earth

North - water

Northwest - hard metal

 

The East Group contains the wood, fire, and water trigrams.  
The West Group contains the metal and earth.  

People belong to one of these groups, and find that they are more comfortable with people from the same group. In addition, people are more comfortable in surroundings that fall into their group. 

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