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What’s Feng Shui?


Feng Shui definition

Feng Shui is the ancient natural science of “wind and water”. Feng Shui practice is about assessing the influence of Heaven and Earth on certain locations and properties.

The ultimate goal of this practice involves finding the best places in which to build, as well as positioning a property in the optimum way, which will improve the life and luck of its occupants.


Feng Shui definition
Feng Shui


Wind and Water 

Feng Shui literally means “wind and water”.

The term “Feng Shui” was first used by Guo Pu (276-324AD), in the Book of Burial (or Zang Shu).

In a passage contained in this book, Guo Pu, known as the father of Feng Shui, explains that Qi (energy) “rides the wind and scatters, but is accumulated when encountering water”.

The word “Feng” refers to wind while “Shui” means water, and so Feng Shui (based on Guo Pu’s statement) can be defined roughly as the knowledge of how Qi (energy) collects and dissipates in nature, due to the influence of the main features of the landscape, mountains and water.

Since ancient times, Feng Shui has been used primarily to find the ideal location; a location that is protected from the harsh winds that scatter Qi, and one that is in the vicinity of water.


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Nature is a living and breathing organism

Unlike the static approach of Western geography, the Chinese view of nature saw it as a living and breathing, self-regulating organism.

As humans themselves are an integral part of nature, it is no surprise that the energy of a location will also affect them, determining their overall energy, their accomplishments and prosperity.

The landscape is primarily studied in Feng Shui in order to find those areas that have abundant Qi, or energy, as the more energy that is present in a particular location, the greater the likelihood of prosperity for those who live there.



Finding the special places

Finding these special places was not always easy, but it was certainly worth the effort, as there were locations that could provide abundant energy to last over several generations.

Throughout the whole process of selecting a site and deciding on the position of the property, a special compass known as Luo Pan was used. This complex device has always been an indispensable Feng Shui tool, not only because it serves as a magnetic compass, but also due to the fact that the rings on a Luo Pan display the inscriptions of the 24 Mountains (or directions) on the Earth, the Heaven and Man plate.

Moreover, Luo Pan also shows the Five Elements, Yin and Yang, the Eight Trigrams, favorable and unfavorable degrees – and numerous important formulas.

With this compass, it becomes possible to not only find the best location in an area, but to also position a property in such a way that will make it possible for its occupants to harness the energy of the location and surroundings.


Luo Pan Compass
Luo Pan compass


Positioning the property

Placing or positioning a property should go hand-in-hand with its design.

This is because positioning the main entrance and other openings and rooms in the most appropriate positions, is a pivotal part of the property’s Feng Shui.

When a property’s potentials have been tapped and when its occupants are using their personal directions, they will discover not only better health, but also improved relationships and prosperity.



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