Feng Shui is Chinese theory and a source of knowledge that reveals how to get health, wealth and prosperity from a given space by balancing the energies to that space. Though it is partly art and partly science, but work in renaissance.
In Chinese culture, Feng Shui is a constituent of two words `Feng’ means wind and `Shui’ means water. The nature of wind is `gentle’ and water is `clear’, so both make good health, wealth and prosperity. Feng shui is based on taoist philosophy and understanding of nature. Principally on the belief that the land is alive and filled with energy known as `chi’ . it is well known fact that energy cannot be created and cannot be destroyed. It can simply be transferred.
The principal of tool used in feng shui analysis are compass and ba-gua. The ba-gua is octagonal grid on which the symbol of I-Ching are inscribed. Ba-gua literally means `8 areas’ it is the feng shui tool used to analyze the feng shui energy of any given space. Ba-gua will pin point which area of the room of a house are connected with feng-shui energy flow.
The five elements of Feng Shui:- feng shui is based on the principle of five elements. They are wood, fire, earth, metals and water. Which interact with each other in accidence with the rotation of productive and destructive cycles. Earth element is represented by more than one color.
Five elements and their corresponding colors :-
1- Wood :- Wood represent and provides energy for health, vitality, a cure for wealth and prosperity. Wood element’s colors are Brown and Green. It is associated with number 3 and,4 .
2- Fire:- Representative of high energy and passion, provides energy to career related things. The fire’s elements colors are Red, Orange, Purple, Pink and Strong Yellow. It is associated with number 9.
3- Water :- Water represented calm, purity abundance and freshness. The water element color is Blue and Black. It is associated with number 1.
4- Earth :- It represents protection for you relationship, stability and nourishment. The earth element colors are Beige and Yellow. It is associated with number 2,5,8.
5- Metal :- Metal represents exactness and efficiency, brings clarity and light in your life. Metal colors are White and Gray. It is associate with the number of 6,7.
In productive cycle, each element produce, or enhances, the succeeding element. In this cycle, fire produces earth, earth produces metal, metal produces water, water produces wood, and wood produces fire.
In destructive/controlling cycle, each element controls its counterpart. It is a cycle of imbalance in this cycle. Fire melts metal, earth blocks water, metal pierces wood, water diminishes fire, woods burdens earth.
The weakening cycle, reduces the power of the controlling cycle and restores the sequential balance of productive cycle. In this cycle fire burns wood, wood absorbs water, water corrodes metal, metal moves earth and earth extinguishes fire.
The concept of the yin and yang is the principle of Feng Shui . Initially yin and yang means the shady (yin) and sunny (yang) sides of a hill, an idea ascribed to zhu ancestor’s Gong Liu, when he set about selecting an auspicious side for his people.
Yin represents the passive principle in nature exhibited as darkness, cold and wetness. On a human level, yin symbolizes femininity and inertia. Yin represents the realm of the dead.
Yang is expressed as heaven force. It represents the active principle in nature exhibited as light, heat and dryness. On the human level, yang represents masculinity and the positive side of our emotion. Yang represents the realm of living.
The Taiji symbol illustrates the eternal interactive between yin and yang. Like two sides of a coin, yin can never separate from yang. Together yin and yang represent the law of nature perpetual and unceasing change.
The `S’ like curve separating/connecting yin and yang illustrates that nothing is complete, fixed and absolute. In yin there is a seed of yang, a white tone. In yang there is a seed of yin, a black tone. On your happiest day, there is a hint of sadness; on your sadness day there is hope.