What is Feng Shui? What does Feng shui means?
Do you trust feng shui rules? When we talk about Feng shui, I think a lot of people meet similar above questions. Sometimes we want to find one accurate definition of Feng Shui, but we found it is difficult to do that. Feng shui is complicated knowledge. It can be tracked back to 5000 years ago. A lot of people think that Feng shui is superstition. In fact Feng shui cover too many things. Also including superstition and social science. With the society development, Feng shui also evolved. As Chinese culture become more popular in United States and Europe. Feng shui principle, the ancient Chinese method of creating a harmonious environment is also be focused by more and more people outside of china and Asian. Based on thousand years agriculture development. The ancient people summarized agriculture regulation and applied those principles during choosing the location of the building and housing arrangement such as direction of house and door size and shape to get wealth & health and harmonic. There are 3 major feng shui theory you need to know.
- First one is the harmonic between human and environment. Human and environment could be influence each other. Human could change the environment, the environment also influence the human. Even personal wealth, promotion and family can be affected by environment. The environment shall be air, water, sunshine, cloudy, earth, house, road est. also including unseen element. Feng shui is the principle used to modify or choose and arrangement of living environment such as bed or desk’s direction and location to get harmonic.
- Another major feng shui principle is Yin-Yang Balance
- The third feng shui principle is 5 elements (Wu Xing: Metal, wood, Water, Fire and earth)mutual generation and constraining
Besides there are some Feng shui term you need to know. The most important is QI（气） Qi is the core term of feng shui principle. Qi is referred as root of everything. The place with Qi is called as “吉地”（the place with good luck）so feng shui method is try to find out those area with Qi
In future we will introduce the feng shui principle and Feng shui term in detail. I think after you learn more about feng shui, you could define the feng shui definition by your own understanding.