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What is Feng Shui?

24 cardinal directions

24 cardinal directions

Feng shui is a traditional Chinese system of energy constellation that not only deals with object placement, but also precise positioning of roles played in the family linage.

Hence there is the Yin Feng Shui that deals with the positioning of the ancestral ‘homestead’, and the Yang Feng Shui that deals with those who are alive.

The importance of the Yin Feng Shui has been so heavily stressed upon all along Chinese history that it has become the most important thing in one’s life when one, or the elderly, is about to ‘graduate’ from this physical plane of existence.

Often, many an elders would begin searching for the most ‘ideal’ site for their Yin Feng Shui homestead long before their estimated date of ‘graduation’.

They would go to such extent as to hire the most knowledgeable Feng Shui expert to help with ‘tracing the dragon’ in their attempt to locate such an ideal site.

‘Tracing the dragon’ is a good ole saying that refers to ‘in search of the ultimate source of energy by hiking.’

As far as the Yang Feng Shui is concerned, its main focus is upon health and wealth.

Its tools are the many variations derived from the interaction of the Yin and Yang, such as high and low, far and near, black and white, light and dark…

It is the game of relativity as interpreted in the everyday life, if stated more directly.

It means a whole lot more than merely ‘Feng is wind’ and ‘Shui is water’.

Since Feng Shui has become a very popular niche lately and there have been many websites on this subject, more in-depth definition will be necessary in order to facilitate better understanding.

The basic definition of Feng Shui is seen in its name – the 2 words Feng and Shui, which mean ‘Wind and Water’ respectively.

It is their interaction that is important.

The basic definitions of Feng Shui are:

“When wind meets water, it will stop its path of travel and stay around there.”

“Wind carries ‘chi’ with it wherever it goes.”

And by the way, ‘chi’ is the vital energy that is so ‘life-giving’ and nourishing that everyone just cannot have enough of it nowadays.

Therefore, it is very easy to understand why many homes and communities are built around those areas where ‘wind meets water’.

Good examples will be those waterfront real estate that is always in very good and competitive price range as they are always in demand.

Yes, sure it is partly because of the nice sea views and easy access to water.

But on the energetic level, it is mainly because people are more easily drawn to places where there is abundant supply of ‘chi’ or good and nourishing energy.

More examples can be found in houses built in geographical environment where wind and water come together harmoniously in mountain areas as well.