of Feng Shui
Feng Shui as the art of placement of articles; is one of
the personal growth tools to harmonize your life with your
Shui is also all about creating sheng Ch'i (positive energy)
to balance man and nature and to eliminate shar Ch'i (negative
energy). The popularity of Feng Shui is attributed to its
flexibility as in 95 percent of the cases there is no need
for demolition or reconstruction of a space. Feng Shui beautifully
incorporates small changes, which goes to make major changes
Feng Shui is considered to be individual specific. Besides
the magical square, the pa kua (pronounced Ba-Gua) which has
nine squares representing the different areas in life-wealth,
fame, marriage, family and health, good luck, children, knowledge,
career and mentors and travel; your animal sign, based on
the year of birth according to Chinese astrology, will show
specific traits-both physically and in your personality-which
relate to one particular element of the 5 elements --wood,
fire, metal, earth and water.
The importance of Feng Shui can be seen to offers nine kinds
of cures to enhance or depress certain areas.
- One is the use of bright objects such as mirrors, lights
- Another is the use of live objects in the room such as
an aquarium or flowers, which can be replaced using ceramic
animals or earthenware. Flowers are the all time cure for
- Another source of Ch'i or positive energy is bells or
wind chimes in the house which along with propagating positive
energy, also nullifies the negative element in the environment.
- Moving objects such as fountain are also considered to
be the source for Ch'i.
- Heavy objects such as stones, boulders and statues also
provide a remedy against Sha Ch'i.
- Colors, in co-ordination with the five elements can also
be an important aspect of Feng Shui.
- Hollow objects like flute are also important Ch'i elements.
- Feng Shui also stresses on the placement of electrical
appliances in proper places as they can influence the effect
- Feng Shui as the art of placement also relies on the
intuition of the occupants of the house on the use and placement
of entities which they feel good about.
Feng Shui as a science can affect the physical, mental, emotional
and the spiritual level of an individual. If at the physical
level, it relates to the changing in the placement of objects,
it can help you achieve mental stability and progress emotionally.
And once the emotional balance is created, one can evolve
spiritually to the higher self. Experts highlighting the importance
of Feng Shui also state that --Feng Shui as an art can help
you progress but it can't change your destiny, unless you
work hard to achieve it. Feng Shui is not just placement of
articles in the house but it is also connected to your entire