Feng Shui Your House!

July 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Feng Shui has become a major phenomenon around the world, but it is not a new one.  Since ancient times, people have harnessed the forces of nature and energy to improve their environment and way of life.  Feng Shui can be traced to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India and China. Back then it was initially applied to burial grounds, but now its a way to arrange your home to get the most positive energy possible.

The art of Feng Shui can be complicated and confusing but here are some basics you need to know.

Chi. Chi is the subtle charge of electromagnetic energy that runs through everything. Chi can run through your body as well as your home.

Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are words used to describe different forms of chi. Yin is slower, more dispersed and cooler. Yang is faster, more compressed and hotter.

The Five Elements. These define how chi energies interact with each other. They are named after elements found in nature: wood, fire, soil, metal and water.

The Bagua is an octagonal grid containing the directions of eight. Once you find the center of your home you can make a transparency of this chart and place it over the floor plans of your house. Make sure the center of the diagram is in the center of your house. Your transparency tells you the direction, the symbol that describes the trigram, and the element, along with suggestions for colors and materials – which could be applied to flooring, furniture and surfaces. It also notes what qualities are associated with that part of your home, with suggestions for boosting the energy there.  Feng Shui can be complicated, but the most important thing to understand is the rhythm and balance that different objects have.  It is important to have a good balance in your home and make sure that you place colors, shapes and materials in a way to make your home harmonious and not chaotic.

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