Introduction to Traditional Feng Shui


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Introduction to Traditional Feng Shui

  1. 1. 168 Feng Shui Advisors“Bringing Traditional Balance to Modern Living”SMA Traditional Feng Shui Consulting and Education FirmSM
  2. 2. About Us• Senior Instructors at theAmerican Feng Shui Institute• Traditional Feng Shui Practitioners• Sophia was born and raised in Hong Kong• Chris is from Los Angeles• More than 18 years experience in Feng Shui!
  3. 3. Feng Shui History• More than 2,500 years old (East Han Dynasty)history• Evolved from Yin and Yang theories whichbecame popular in the Early Spring andWarring States period (770 B.C. – 475 B.C.)• Guarded knowledge of the Emperor of China• Passed from father to son in poetic form
  4. 4. 4 Aspects of Feng Shui
  5. 5. About Feng Shui• What is Feng Shui?Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art and Science of arranging elements in yourenvironment for the purpose of improving health, wealth, happiness and well-being.• What are the basic principles of Feng Shui?Yin/Yang, the Five Elements, East/West compass theory, the solar system, and theenvironment.• How are the basic principles applied?Feng Shui is based upon a set of theories and complex calculations derived fromthe I-Ching. This includes an in-depth understanding and application of thetheories of Yin/Yang, along with the balancing of the Five Elements (Wood, Fire,Earth, Metal, and Water) and taking into account a physical relationship betweenthe natural environment and surrounding magnetic fields.• How is a Feng Shui reading done?A Feng Shui practitioner uses a Luopan (compass) to determine the energycharacteristics of a building and its effects on the building’s occupants.Calculations are done according to the basic principles. Remedies are prescribedwhere necessary to balance the energy and produce a positive effect.
  6. 6. About Feng Shui• Are mirrors useful as a Feng Shui correction?Mirrors are only good for reflecting light and making a small space appearlarger. Period.• Is Feng Shui only applicable to houses?Feng Shui can be applied to analyze the energy (Qi) of land, a building, city,state, country, or even the world.• Should I put water or plants in my left-hand side “money corner?”There is no such thing as a left or right hand side “money corner” inlegitimate classical Feng Shui. Each house has its own unique energyblueprint.• Are wind chimes a valid part of Feng Shui?Yes, only if they are made of metal and used judiciously. If wind chimesare placed improperly, they can actually cause problems.• Is Feng Shui related to Buddhism or Taoism?Feng Shui is not related to any religion or belief system. It is a scientificdiscipline based on the analysis of energy and the environment.
  7. 7. The Internal EnvironmentExamples of Negative Internal Influences on aBuilding• A bed positioned or sitting under an exposedceiling beam• A straight path through the house from the frontentrance to the rear entrance (if opened at thesame time)• The main floor broken into varying levels• A bedroom with many odd angles• Oddly-shaped houses
  8. 8. The External EnvironmentExamples of Negative External Influences on aBuilding• A house that is near a cemetery• High tension power lines nearby• A house built near a dumpsite• A house next to a hospital• A house directly on the top of a hill
  9. 9. Basic Theories – Yin and Yang
  10. 10. Basic Theories – 8 Trigrams
  11. 11. Basic Theories – 5 ElementsThe Productive Cycle
  12. 12. Basic Theories – 5 ElementsThe Domination Cycle
  13. 13. Finding Your Best Directions• Each person relates to one of the 8 Trigrams• The Solar Calendar is different than the LunarCalendar• Feng Shui uses the Solar Calendar• February 4th or 5th is the Spring Establishment(Solar New Year)
  14. 14. Year Male Female Year Male Female Year Male Female1930 Dui Gen 1960 Xun Kun 1990 Kan Gen1931 Qian Li 1961 Zhen Zhen 1991 Li Qian1932 Kun Kan 1962 Kun Xun 1992 Gen Dui1933 Xun Kun 1963 Kan Gen 1993 Dui Gen1934 Zhen Zhen 1964 Li Qian 1994 Qian Li1935 Kun Xun 1965 Gen Dui 1995 Kun Kan1936 Kan Gen 1966 Dui Gen 1996 Xun Kun1937 Li Qian 1967 Qian Li 1997 Zhen Zhen1938 Gen Dui 1968 Kun Kan 1998 Kun Xun1939 Dui Gen 1969 Xun Kun 1999 Kan Gen1940 Qian Li 1970 Zhen Zhen 2000 Li Qian1941 Kun Kan 1971 Kun Xun 2001 Gen Dui1942 Xun Kun 1972 Kan Gen 2002 Dui Gen1943 Zhen Zhen 1973 Li Qian 2003 Qian Li1944 Kun Xun 1974 Gen Dui 2004 Kun Kan1945 Kan Gen 1975 Dui Gen 2005 Xun Kun1946 Li Qian 1976 Qian Li 2006 Zhen Zhen1947 Gen Dui 1977 Kun Kan 2007 Kun Xun1948 Dui Gen 1978 Xun Kun 2008 Kan Gen1949 Qian Li 1979 Zhen Zhen 2009 Li Qian1950 Kun Kan 1980 Kun Xun 2010 Gen Dui1951 Xun Kun 1981 Kan Gen 2011 Dui Gen1952 Zhen Zhen 1982 Li Qian 2012 Qian Li1953 Kun Xun 1983 Gen Dui 2013 Kun Kan1954 Kan Gen 1984 Dui Gen 2014 Xun Kun1955 Li Qian 1985 Qian Li 2015 Zhen Zhen1956 Gen Dui 1986 Kun Kan 2016 Kun Xun1957 Dui Gen 1987 Xun Kun 2017 Kan Gen1958 Qian Li 1988 Zhen Zhen 2018 Li Qian1959 Kun Kan 1989 Kun Xun 2019 Gen DuiTrigram Reference Chart
  15. 15. Your DirectionsTrigram A B C D E F G HZhen S N SE E SW NE NW WXun N S E SE NW W SW NELi E SE N S NE SW W NWKun NE W NW SW E S SE NDui NW SW NE W N SE S EQian W NE SW NW SE N E SKan SE E S N W NW NE SWGen SW NW W NE S E N SE
  16. 16. InterpretationDirection InterpretationA Good Fortune and Great Fame BestB Good Wealth and Helpful FriendshipC Family Harmony and Good Public RelationshipD Peace and Good ManagementE Arguments and Potential for LawsuitsF Misfortune and Malicious Influences LikelyG Accidents, Disaster and Negative InfluencesH Unproductive Career, Poor Finances, and Robbery Worst