Feng Shui is an ancient art and science that was formalized over 3,000 years ago in China. Literally, feng means "wind" and shui means "water." In Chinese culture, wind and water are associated with good health. Hence, good Feng Shui means good fortune and bad Feng Shui means bad luck or misfortune.
Some elements of Feng Shui practice date back to at least 6,000 years, and contain elements of various branches of study like physics, philosophy, astronomy and astrology. There is a close relation to the Taoist vision and understanding of nature Hence, the belief that land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. Additionally, some more concepts shared between Feng Shui and Taoism include the polarities of yin and yang—the polar opposites that cannot exist without the other—and the theory of five elements.
Feng Shui is thought to be the art of placement i.e. understanding the placement of self and objects within a space and how this affects your life in various areas. It is a complex body of knowledge that teaches us how to balance and harmonize with the energies in any given space—be it our, office or garden.
The aim is to assure good fortune for people inhabiting a space. Over the years, Feng Shui has had an impact on the aesthetics of interior design and the architectural layout of living and working spaces, both in eastern and western cultures.
Since good fortune comes in many forms, including better health, a successful career, or a fulfilling love life, Feng Shui practice includes detailed tips for almost every area of your life. The main tools used in analysing the Feng Shui of any space are the Feng Shui compass and the bagua.
The two basic principles of Feng Shui:
- The Taoist theory of yin and yang is essential to Feng Shui. At the core of this principle lies a belief that a balance of the feminine (Yin) and the masculine (Yang) in our lives is necessary to maintain a good flow of Chi and a content, happy, successful life. While most other spiritual philosophies believe in opposing dualities, such as good vs. evil, the Chinese Taoist system believes that balance and equilibrium between opposites is the desirable state. Discord occurs when one principle outweighs the other.
- Both Taoism and Feng Shui theories, the central premise used is of the five elements . By tradition, Feng Shui practice holds that all things consist of varying degrees of five elements. In the Feng Shui system, wood, fire, earth, metal and water are the five elements, and each is represented by certain colors that can help us bring harmony to a particular space.
Feng Shui offers a variety of cures to improve your life From the use of aquariums to attract prosperity to the use of crystals, fountains , or clocks for other personal goals. There are many ways you can improve the energy in your home or office with solid, good Feng Shui practices.
Feng Shui focuses on colors, as well. It is amazing how effectively carefully chosen colors of wall paint, furniture or accessories can affect the energy flow in your home. If you love to decorate, you might like to choose color palettes that are beneficial to your life. Feng Shui can guide you through this.
Veerjii uses Feng Shui coupled with other facets of astrology to help bring harmony, success and good fortune in your life.