I love everything Chinesy! Chinese art, Chinese language, Chinese food and of course, Chinese culture! And one culture that I am very fond of and had eventually adopted is Feng Shui.
Feng Shui literally means “wind-water” but in real essence, it is the balance of the four elements – earth, wind, water, and fire. It is believed to improve a person’s life by receiving positive energy. Therefore, the four elements must be balanced and in proper coordination with each other. Certain blocks must be known in order not to hinder the flow of sheng chi (good energy).
Having said so, there are people who master the art of Feng Shui. They are hired to see to it that everything in the house, office, or business establishment is in proper place. Unfortunately, these so-called Feng Shuimasters are highly priced. But as what I’ve learned from my experience, anyone (Chinese or not) can do Feng Shui! If and only if, you know what to do!
Feng Shui for me need not be too expensive. You just have to learn the basics and here it is:
The above figure is a simplified bagua map. It indicates the nine divisions of a space (room/house/store) that are the nine areas or aspects of a person’s life. Say for example, if you want to enhance your money luck as we all want, look at the wealth area in the upper left corner. Its element is wood so you better place something that is made of wood. Its number is 4 so have it in relevance with number 4. Lastly, use the colors purple, green, and gold as accents to that corner.
Now the question is, what are the specific things that you’re gonna need? Simple! Just take a peek at my cost-effective Feng Shui paraphernalia:
And of course, we should not forget the star of this year – the water snake! A figure of a snake with coins must be placed facing the entrance of a room/house/store to welcome positive energy. Aside from this, I also have my own version of the 9 Emperor Coins (5-centavo coins tied in red ribonette), money boat, and spherical tangerine crystal kept in my treasury.
So there you have it! Hope you learned some tips from this post but we must also be reminded that believing inFeng Shui can have both its advantage and disadvantage (like in all other things). Only believe and do what is enough because too much of something is bad enough! And no matter how you try to Feng Shui your life, if you have a foul attitude toward others, luck will surely never come to you. Therefore, the golden rule of Confucius still prevails so giving and sharing are still the most important!