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  1. 1. Feng shui ---- the Ancient Chinese Practice
  2. 3. Fengshui : the Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings and furniture , based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.
  3. 4. Book of Burial ( 《藏经》 ---- 郭璞) Qi rides the wind and scatters, 气乘风而散 but is retained when encountering water. 界水则止 The ancients collected it to prevent its dissipation, 举聚之使不散 and guided it to assure its retention. 行之使有止 Thus it was called fengshui. 故谓之风水
  4. 5. Qi-----flow of energy runs through the universe
  5. 6. Where to place your bed?
  6. 7. Luopan------the standard tool of the fengshui master
  7. 8. Two major schools of fengshui Form School- -----physical aspects of landscape Compass School ------astrological orientation of the site
  8. 9. black shell-covered liver salty Mercury north WATER white hairy (mammals) kidney acrid Venus west METAL yellow naked (humans) heart sweet Saturn center EARTH red feathered (birds) lungs bitter Mars south FIRE green scaly (snakes) spleen sour Jupiter east WOOD Colors Animals Internal Organs Flavors Planets Directions Elements The Five Elemental Correlations
  9. 10. The Five Elements Earth dams Water Water quenches Fire Fire smelts Metal Metal cuts Wood Wood plows Earth Earth harbors Metal Metal condenses Water Water nourishes Wood Wood feeds Fire Fire burns to Earth Destruction Order Production Order
  10. 11. 八卦 Bagua (Eight Trigrams) Southwest 母 順 地 Image:Kon.png 坤 Northeast 少男 止 山 Image:Gon.png 艮 North 中男 陥 水 Image:Kan.png 坎 Southeast 長女 入 風 Image:Son.png 巽 East 長男 動 雷 Image:Shin.png 震 South 中女 麗 火 Image:Ri_.png 離 West 少女 悦 泽 Image:Da_.png 兌 Northwest 父 健 天 Image:Ken.png 乾 方位 Direction 家族 Family 性情 Emotion 自然 Nature 卦像 Trigram Representation 卦名 Name of Trigram
  11. 12. MEN WOMEN You just add the last two digits your year You just add the last two digits of your of birth. If the number obtained is composed year of birth. If the number obtained is of two digits, add them again. Then subtract is composed of two digits, add them the result from 10. again. Then add the result to 5. If you are born in 1986 If you are born in 1974 8 + 6 = 14 7 + 4= 11 1 + 4 = 5 1 + 1= 2 10 – 5 = 5 2 + 5 = 7 Your gua number is 5. Your gua number is 7. The gua 5 is not used. The men replace it by gua 2, and the women by gua 8. If your gua number is 1 , 3, 4 or 9, you belong to the East House. If your gua number is 2 , 6 ,7 or 8, you belong to the West House.
  12. 13. • Your Gua is 7. It represents West. • Your element is metal. • Your season is autumn. • Your colours are white and metallic colours. • Your character : You do not show your feelings easily. • Direction to avoid : East. • Your Gua is 2. It represents South-West. • Your element is earth. • Your season is the beginning of autumn. • Your colour is yellow and ochre. • Your character : You are soft and tender. • Direction to avoid : North http://www.fengshui-village.com
  13. 14. Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong)
  14. 15. Getty Center in Los Angeles