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Feng Shui Tips

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Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement is about 3,000 years old.  It is the way of manipulating the environment to enhance your life's energy and improve your luck, fortune and health.    Its origins date back to when the Chinese were identifying the best grave sites for their family members.  It is believed that graves were homes for their ancestors.  When optimally placed, they ensure the success of future generations and the nation as a whole.  When this concept or practice was introduced to the Westerners in the 1970's and 1980's, it was first met with confusion and skepticism.

Introduction to Feng Shui

A number Chinese philosophies influence the thinking and practice of Feng Shui.

Ch'i

Yin & Yang

The Tao

The Five Elements

The Five Elements in Feng Shui

  1. Fire
    Colors - orange, red
    Materials - electricity
    Shapes - triangle
    Examples of things in the home - TV, fireplace,stove
  2. Water
    Color s - dark blue, black
    Materials - glass
    Shapes - wavy
    Examples of things in the home - aquarium, plumbing, toilet
  3. Wood
    Colors - green, blue
    Materials - paper, wood
    Shapes - rectangles
    Examples of things in the home - books, plants
  4. Metal
    Color - white, gray
    Materials - metal
    Shapes - oval, round
    Examples of things in the home - pots and pans, appliances
  5. Earth
    Color - yellow, brown
    Materials - ceramics, stone, brick
    Shapes - square
    Examples of things in the home - tiles, marble, pottery

Feng Shui Tips For Your Home

Front entrance

Foyer

Bathroom

Living Room

Home Office

Many of the practices of Feng Shui seem logical.  But Feng Shui goes beyond the physical placement of objects.  It is the impact on the subconscious.  How a room makes you feel when you enter it.  That's the ultimate in Feng Shui.

Photo Credit: Life & Death - Roma Flowers