Details about Feng-shui
Feng means “wind,” and shui means “water” (pronounced fung-shway). In Chinese culture, gentle wind and smooth water have always been associated with a good harvest and good health, while harsh winds and stagnant water have been linked to famine and disease. Therefore, “good” feng-shui has come to mean good livelihood and fortune, and “bad” feng-shui has come to mean hardship and misfortune.
Feng-shui is not a superstition or a set of dos and don’ts. It is the art and science of understanding the forces of nature in order to design houses and workplaces that blend with the environment instead of clashing with it. It aims to help us live in harmony with the world by promoting the flow of positive energy and neutralizing or avoiding negative or destructive energy.
Like traditional Chinese medicine, feng-shui has a rich and subtle tradition with a standardized body of knowledge that takes years of formal training to master. As the tradition becomes firmly planted in the West, training programs and professional standards will evolve here as they have in Asia.
Fengshui has been practiced in China ever since the reign of the Yellow Emperor over 5000 years ago. The Forbidden City in China is one of the Most well known Fengshuied monument in the world. The benefits of Fengshui in Imperial Palaces determines how well established the Emperor was and therefore it also determines the livelihood of the people under his reign. Much of the secrets of Fengshui have since been lost since Emperor Qin Shi Wang destroyed most of its text because he wanted to gain control of China.
Today?s modern Fengshui is similar to that of the past and lately it has become so popular that almost everyone interested to learn about it is able to do so under many Fengshui Gurus. Fengshui incorporates Flying Stars and Eight Mansion, Bazi is further studied to check on ones elements. When one is lacking or has too much of a certain element it will hinder his success. Therefore all three analysis are important to get their goals achieved.
To know what your Kua number is also very important as this reveals the good and bad directions of a person. To be rich and wealthy the Water Star #8 is very important, this sector must be activated with a Water Feature or Aquarium with live fishes. The Mountain Star #8 brings about support and business from friends; this must be activated with large crystals or large boulders.
There are also the bad Flying Stars like the #2 Illness Star which causes terminal illness, the #3 Quarrelsome Stars which causes squabbles and misunderstandings, the #7 Violent Star which causes violence and bloodshed. Then we also have the Grand Duke Jupiter which causes misfortunes and the Three Killings which causes similar bad effects.
All these needs to be rectified and updated yearly. A proper Fengshui analysis consist of the Period Chart(20yrs), Trigram Chart(1 yr)Monthly Chart(monthly). This is then properly analyzed and cures and enhancers are recommended
* This article has been composed with the help of Feng shui master Vince Koh