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What is Feng Shui?

Simplified Chinese: 风水 Traditional Chinese: 風水

pronounced "Fong Shway"


Feng means wind and Shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health, thus good Feng Shui came to mean good fortune, while bad Feng Shui means bad luck or misfortune.


Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy.


The theories of Yin and Yang, as well the five Feng Shui elements, are some of the basic aspects of a Feng Shui analysis that comes from Taoism.

The main tools used in Feng Shui analysis are the Compass and the Bagua. The Feng Shui energy map, or Bagua, is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which Feng Shui is based. Knowing the Bagua of your home or office will help you understand the connection of specific Feng Shui areas of your home or office to specific areas of your life.

The Feng Shui Compass, also called Luo-Pan, is used to access deeper information about a site or a building. It consists of a band of concentric rings arranged around the megnetic needle. Luo means everything and Pan means bowl, which can be interpreted as a bowl that contains all the mysteries of the universe. Read more ...


Feng Shui offers a variety of cures to improve your life. From the Feng Shui use of aquariums to attract prosperity to the Feng Shui use of crystals and fountains; from the right Feng Shui use of colors to the Feng Shui use of clocks, there are many ways you can improve the energy in your home or office with solid good Feng Shui.

It is important to understand that there are several different schools of Feng Shui, as well as a strong culturally specific symbolic aspect of Feng Shui that you have to use intelligently.


Once you master the basic level of Feng shui, you will start seeing powerful results. You will also understand why Feng Shui is extensively used in both homes and offices all over the world.