What is Feng Shui

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WHAT IS FENG SHUI

Feng Shui means Wind and Water and is the Chinese art focusing on life’s energy and a way of understanding how energy moves in our surroundings and how our buildings, their interiors, and our environment affect us. By applying Feng Shui to your surroundings you find that you have opportunities to improve every aspect of your life.Qi (chee) is life’s energy and is in every living and non living thing and it connects people with their surroundings and is in a constant state of change. When we use Feng Shui we work to enhance the Sheng (good) Qi and deflect or neturalise the Sha (negative) Qi.

There are many different schools of Feng Shui although Flying Star School also known as “Xuan Kong” or “Fei Xing” is the traditional method and the most complicated and comprehensive school. When using Flying Star Feng Shui it is imperative that the consultant is also competent in Form School Feng Shui as they must analyse the external and internal forms in order to correctly analyse the Flying Stars of a building. If you decide to choose a consultant please ensure they have studied Flying Star School and Form School Feng Shui.

Modern Feng Shui should also incorporate Building Biology. Building Biology looks at the health hazards that affect our every day life such as electromagnetic fields, mould etc and as no amount of good Feng Shui can fix these types of issues it is important that you choose a consultant who is aware of these issues and the impact they may have on people. You should also feel comfortable with your consultant and be able to confirm any qualifications they may have with the college or person they have completed their studies with.

You should also be aware that analysis of the ANNUAL or YEARLY flying stars is NOT adequate and can actually do more harm than good. This is a good point to bring up with a prospective consultant. Any one can look at the annual flying stars but without knowing the unseen energies or “Flying Stars” that are individual to your own home or business this could be disastrous.

  • Remove all rubbish, clutter and bad smells from each room in the house and garden as this leads to blockages.
  • Throw out unwanted goods, as this suggests you are holding on to the past.
  • Fix flaking paint as this suggests tiredness.
  • Fix damaged, spouting roof tiles or window seals if they or any part of the house looks rundown as this represents a gradual decline in health.
  • Repair leaky taps as this suggests gradual loss of income.
  • Healthy plants, fresh flowers, nice smells (aromatherapy) and good music attract good energy and lift your spirits.
  • Keep the garden beautiful to entice opportunities to come into one’s life. Also keep it free from clutter as this signifies worry and prevents one from being focused.
  • Maintain a good supply of fresh air by opening windows and allowing the air to circulate.
  • Avoid sleeping near electrical equipment as the electrical fields they emit are potentially harmful to your health.

SCHOOLS OF FENG SHUI

There are many different schools of Feng Shui although Flying Star School also known as “Xuan Kong” or “Fei Xing” is the traditional method and the most complicated and comprehensive school. When using Flying Star Feng Shui it is imperative Form School is also incorporated as the external and internal forms must be analysed in order to correctly analyse the Flying Stars of a building. There is also a school called Compass School; this school of feng shui is used in conjunction with Flying Star Feng Shui and should not be used on its own.Elizabeth and Carolyn will incorporate all three schools of Feng Shui when conducting both residential, business and corporate consultations.

FORM SCHOOL

Form School analyses the land on the outside of a building, its contours such as mountains and the placement of water. In addition to the outside influence; the inside of the house must also be considered, focusing significantly on the placement of furniture.

COMPASS SCHOOL

Compass School incorporates the ‘Bagua’, a unique pattern that is made up of eight trigrams. It is used to ascertain the type of Qi (energy) that comes with the different compass directions. Energy from the Sun is the main stimulus however; it also derives energy from the universal influences and the magnetic energy radiating from the earth, a compass must be used to ensure accurate directions.

FLYING STAR

Flying Star school is the traditional Chinese Feng Shui and is based on numerology which is the ‘language’ of the universe. It is also considered superior to the other schools due to the fact it takes into account the influence of time and direction on a building. Flying Star the most complex, accurate and powerful form of Feng Shui. When deciding to have a consultation conducted you will be required to supply a floor plan to scale of the premises, the approximate year the building was built and the birth dates of the occupants. The consultant MUST use a compass or Lopan to ascertain the correct facing direction of the building within two degrees. If you find that this information is not requested then Traditional or Classical Feng Shui is not part of the consultation.

DESTINY

It is believed that your destiny is determined by three factors.

HEAVEN LUCK

Is what luck you were born with. It is sent from the Heaven’s and is determined at the time you were born. Heaven luck is also know as your Four Pillars of Destiny or Chinese Astrology.

Chinese Astrology is a tool that is used to tap into your Heaven Luck to reveal the hand that you have been dealt in this lifetime. Once we have this knowledge, we are more empowered to make changes that can help improve our lives. This information can be used to help explain why you might experience certain things, and provide practical advice on how you might improve your quality of life.

EARTH LUCK

Comes from your surroundings and the environmental influences. This is where Feng Shui comes in to play. Feng Shui focus on harmonising and balancing the energies in our environment.

You have total control over this, so think about how things have been since moving into your home or business. Are they better or worse? You may have found that since 2004 things have taken a turn for the worst. As Traditional Feng Shui takes into account the influence of time on a building the energies are in a constant state of change and in 2004 there was a change in 20 year periods. From 1984 to 2004 we were in Period 7 and since February 2004 we are now in Period 8 until Feb 2024 so there was a large shift in energy and hence what was positive has now turned into a negative influence and should be remedied. This is one way Feng Shui is used.

MAN LUCK

Is the way in which you decide to live your life and is determined by your own actions therefore you are in total control of your man luck. Are you a positive person? Do you believe the cup is always half full? Do you surround yourself with positive people? Using your mind to create reality is something that has been used throughout history, this is where visualisations and affirmations are fantastic. I believe one of the most important things is to live for the now, enjoy each day, each moment. Unfortunately a lot of is tend to believe that once we complete different tasks that life will be better and most of the time this is not the case. I believe happiness is in the journey not the destination.

FIVE ELEMENTS

The five elements consist of: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water.

The five elements represent a model of the universe which is cyclical yet forever changing. They represent the reoccurring natural cycles of seasonal change, moon phases, day and night, emotions, and even life and death. These elements relate to our environment in which we live.

The elements can work to enhance each other and promote growth. The cycle is inherent in nature. But they can also have a destructive and controlling cycle.

It is up to your Feng Shui Consultant to make sure they implement the correct element when advising of remedies.