The words 'feng shui' literally translate as
"wind-water" in English. This is a cultural
shorthand taken from the following passage of the
Zhangshu (Book of Burial) by
the wind and scatters, but is retained when
enthusiasts claim that feng shui is the practice of
arranging objects (such as furniture) to help people
achieve their goals. More traditionally, feng shui
is important in choosing a place to live and finding
a burial site, along with agricultural planning.
Feng Shui originated
in China over five thousand years ago and has been
used ever since as a way of achieving harmony
between the environment and human beings. Harmony
is achieved by tapping into the Earth’s Qi, the life
Feng Shui was
originally used in agriculture, then for orienting
cities, dwellings, places of business and
gravesites, for battle strategies, in fortune
telling and as a tool for personal development.
The success of Feng
Shui is assured with a combination of architecture,
interior design, philosophy, psychology,
spirituality, geography, mathematics, astronomy,
astrology and most of all, a great deal of common
We are fortunate to
be able to choose the environment in which we live
and work. When our environment supports us, we
function better. Working the land and building
dwellings shapes the land to meet our needs. The
result is a visible representation of the way we
like to live.
The environment in
which we live is thus an
extension of ourselves, our personalities.
In the first instance
the environment represents the personality of the
people who live there. This applies to a home, a
business, a suburb, or an entire country. Feng Shui
understands the interactions between human beings
and the environment, providing a complex system to
harmonise these forces.
The subtle energies,
that which we cannot see (wind) and that which we
cannot grasp (water), comprise the meaning of the
words Feng Shui. Wind carries the vital breath of
Qi across the landscape where it accumulates at the
boundary of water. Qi is the energy that breathes
life into all things. Veins of Qi flow through and
around all things.
concentrates on grasping the Qi energy that
permeates the environment and containing it. This
is the Qi that is contained within our buildings and
affects our health, wealth, relationships and even
influences our personality.
Shui follows strict laws of nature, complex
mathematical calculations and the measurement of the
earth’s magnetic field; combining with modern
technology to detect and remedy unwanted influences
including electromagnetic radiation, chemical
pollutants and building materials hazardous to
health (a study known as Building Biology).
Also considered is
the effect of the earth’s natural energies and how
they impact on a building (detected with a method
known as Dowsing).
Combined with Feng
Shui is destiny analysis, using the 4 Pillars of
Destiny and the personal Ming Gua calculation to
determine a person’s fate and their compatibility
with their home or place of business.
Feng Shui changes
from place to place and also changes in time.
Traditional Feng Shui determines a building’s
prosperity according to these ever changing cycles;
helping us to be in the right place at the right
Good Feng Shui
improves health, wellbeing and environment. In the
process nurturing increased happiness, prosperity
and Personal Empowerment Through Placement
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