Feng Shui: Revealed

Zen schmen.
For many, Feng Shui means running off to Pottery Barn to buy a “zen” fountain. Or rearranging the furniture in a direction that will bring good luck. Truth is, Feng Shui has nothing to do with luck. Feng Shui is a natural earth science, which is ultimately about how people are affected by their immediate surroundings. We live in a universe filled with different energies. Our planet rotates on its axis, creating cycles of day and night. The Earth also revolves around the sun in yearly cycles and is subject to various gravitational and magnetic fields. Our solar system is moving through space and is also subject to other forces in the universe. These physical forces and many different time cycles affect us profoundly. The Chinese have spent centuries observing the effects of these forces, and learning how to better harmonize humans with their environment. This is the science and art of Feng Shui (also called Chinese geomancy).

For love or money?
Where you live and work can have a tremendous impact on you, in both obvious and less-obvious ways. Einstein said, “Space is not just empty space, but a tightly woven fabric of time and space.” Like “astrology for architecture,” Feng Shui theories are partly based on time and space. The year / time a structure was built, in addition to its compass orientation, will indicate strong tendencies towards certain events and circumstances for the occupants who dwell in that space (more on that below). For most people, however, Feng Shui is used to increase finances or to encourage or improve romantic life. Or both.

Is your house outgoing? Introverted?
This may surprise you, but like people, houses, too have personalities. And, like people, some homes are inherently good and supportive, while others are not. Some house types may be undermining to the health, relationships, and even finances of the occupants. But rest assured, help is on the way. With Feng Shui. Problem areas can be corrected. And in many instances, negative potential found in the home can be avoided. (It should be noted that Feng Shui can be useful in evaluating an existing property or at any stage of building design).

Achieving Direction: The Traditional Compass Method
The Traditional Compass Method (also known as The Flying Star or Shyun Kung School) is a highly accurate way to diagnose a building. It uses calculations based on when a structure was built in combination with its compass orientation. It allows practitioners to use the five elements —wood, fire, earth, metal and water —in the most sophisticated ways. It is crucial to know not only where the negative and positive areas of a building are, but also when their influence will be most active. No other school of Feng Shui addresses this aspect of timing. It explains why people and businesses flourish for a certain period of time, then encounter misfortune later while still inhabiting the same building. Please note that the Traditional Compass Method accommodates any interior design aesthetic. To achieve direction in your home or business, direct your energy to Linda Clark, Feng Shui Master by clicking here.