Category: Feng Shui Facts

Facing Direction

Energy enters the home from the facing direction. This direction is the side of the house that has the best unobstructed exposure. The facing direction is not necessarily the same as the entrance direction. Try not to get confused between the door direction and the facing direction as these can often be two separate things. A […]

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The Ba Gua

The Ba Gua is a powerful tool used in Feng Shui to decipher the cosmic energy. It has even been used as an amulet and protection symbol in Chinese culture.The Ba Gua is made up of eight trigrams. A trigram is a 3-tier combination of the Yin and Yang lines. It is read from the […]

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Luo Shu and the Magic Square

Dating from as early as 2800 BC the legend of Luo Shu or “scroll of the river Luo” tells of a huge flood in ancient China. One particular river that was flooding was the Luo River. The people tried to offer some sacrifice to the river’s god to calm his anger. A tortoise then emerged […]

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Time / Period

The Chinese refer to two different calendars, the Solar and the Lunar. The start of the lunar calendar is derived from the moon cycle which brings a new start date every year. The lunar calendar is used for festivities and marks the beginning with Chinese New Year Celebrations. The Solar calendar begins on the 4th […]

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The 5 Elements

The expression Five Elements describes a type of moving energy or body of Qi, rather than merely a physical element. They are really the Five Energies. The term “element” is used frequently even though it is not a true definition.The five elements are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. Everything in the universe is made […]

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Yin and Yang

The “Yin and Yang symbol” or the “Tai chi symbol” is very well known and widely used. It even appears on the Flag of South Korea. But how many of you know where this symbol stems from. The Chinese have a creation story that demonstrates the symbology of this ancient symbol. In the beginning was […]

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Renovations and Annual Afflictions

Each year, certain directions are considered inauspicious because some fate stars and annual stars can exert a malevolent influence and are referred to as Sha Qi. The four Feng Shui afflictions to watch out for are: 5 Yellow, 3 Killings, Year Breaker and Grand Duke Jupiter. These afflictions move to a new direction every year so it […]

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