HOW DOES FENG SHUI
There are 9 areas
in our home and businesses that we can tap into to
create powerful, positive results. Often overnight!
Those areas are:
& Opportunity, Knowledge, Family, Health, Wealth &Good Luck,
Fame & Recognition, Partnership & Marriage, Children &
Creativity, Helpful People& Travel.
Each wall and
corner in our environment represents one of these areas.
For example, if you
want a new career or to advance your present one you
would go to the area that represents Career and create
positive energy by adding something, like a lush healthy
plant, a fountain (moving water represents prosperity in
Feng Shui) or a picture that inspires you. You may also
need to take something away from the area, like clutter.
Yin and Yang
The concept of
Yin and Yang is one of the most fundamental and profound
theories of Feng Shui. It is the Chinese perspective on
balance and continual change. The basics of this deep
and extremely significant diagram are pretty subtle yet
profound. Yin and Yang is a foundation theory for Feng
Shui that supports many other theories including the
Five Elements Theory and the Environment.
Yin and Yang
are dependent opposites that must always be in balance.
The opposites flow in a natural cycle always replacing
the other. Just as the seasons cycle and create times of
heat and cold, Yin and Yang cycles through active and
passive, dark and light, etc. Yin and Yang evolved from
a belief of mutually dependent opposites that cannot
live without the other. More interestingly, there are
little cons in every pro and vice versa. Nothing is
view of opposites is, excuse the pun, is the opposite of
a Western view. Western philosophy tends to look as
things as black or white, right "or" wrong,
etc. There is separation and unrelatedness in the
Western perspective. Whereas, the Chinese view is not
opposites, it's perspective. Everything is as evolving
and cycling. There is neither right or wrong, but rather
there is balance, transformation interaction, dependent
opposition and most importantly transition.
Yin and Yang
can further be explained as a duality that cannot exist
without both parts. Here is a list of some of the many
opposites that are contained in such a simple symbol.
Yin - (The
Black Portion): Passive, Cold, Death, Winter, Female,
Night, Even, Moon, Water
Yang - (The
White Portion): Active, Hot, Life, Summer, Male, Day,
Odd, Sun, Fire
there is a spot of Yin and vice-versa. Just as in the
heart of winter, a seed lays in wait to become life, so
is Yang waited within Yin for its turn. In a hot summer,
a sudden desert storm can bring coolness. This too is an
example of how Yin is found in Yang.
Thus we also
observe that the separation of the circle (symbolising
the earth or alternatively, the full circle of life) is
not cut into straight halves. They are curved and they
alternatively advance and accommodate into each other,
depicting the alternation.
are no absolutes, just cycles in time. This early
philosophy of nature, the complementary alternating
forces of Yin and Yang, dark and light, female and male,
which maintain the balance of the cosmos, are the
foundation of Feng Shui.
The Yin and
Yang for the Home
The list has
given us a few interpretations of Yin and Yang. Each of
this needs to be founded or instituted in a particular
area in the house, depending upon its relevance and
prominence. For example, the night stays in the inner
rooms (the energies of the house are concentrated in the
bedroom and kitchen), thus it is a Yin stronghold. On
the other hand, the day stays in the outer rooms (the
energies of the house are concentrated in the drawing
room, study or the porch).
directional placement and arrangement of the house has
to be in a way, that Yin and Yang are placed properly.
For example, as Yang is light, the house should open
towards a source of light and not towards a source of
water as the prosperity may 'flow' away. Many such
calculations are based on Yin and Yang 'residences'.
However, there are many other factors like the five
elements, directions and magnetism that work closely
with Yin and Yang in Feng Shui.
and Yang affect your home and the way you decorate it.
Read about some common negative problems with houses, and
the solutions for them.
use of Yin and Yang here is to illustrate that your house
does not become too dark. On the other hand, in a big
garden, shrubs, rose arches and rockeries can have a
pleasing effect on a flat landscape.
Foliage Around a House
Foliage Around a House: Heavy Yin Influence
You can sometimes sense darkness - both
physical and atmospheric - which results
from dense foliage, overgrown hedges and
close proximity to a woodland.
This stifles Yang, which is represented
by light and creates a stuffy and heavy
atmosphere in the house.
The foliage should be cut back to reduce the
negative effects of Yin. Where possible,
more windows should be added. If this is not
possible, light curtains should be used and
drawn beyond the edge of the window where
house has too many windows
has too many windows: Heavy Yang Influence
Too many windows in the house increase the
This has the effect of allowing in too much
light which can make the occupants of the
house ill tempered. Air from all directions
mixes together and disrupts the energy flow in
Some windows should be kept shut and curtains
should be used to prevent too much light from
Outside the Window
of an Object Outside the Window
The main window or door overlooks a
satellite dish or any other object.
Energy from this house is lost.
A potted plant should be kept on the window
sill. It is not necessary to keep the
a Clothe's line
Overlooking a Clothe's line
A window overlooks a clothesline, which is
closer than 30 metres
This gives too much Yin if the clothes are
women's clothes and undergarments. This
usually has a bad implication, as the
occupants will not be able to save money.
Place the curtains on either side of the
window, but you need not draw them. Avoid
the temptation to overspend.
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