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What is Feng Shui?
Feng shui is all about organising the energies of space and time in relation to individuals and groups to create balance and harmony. The rules that it uses are very ancient ones, based on Taoist philosophy. These rules are the same ones that form the basis of acupuncture - now used worldwide and as a major part of the basic health care system for 104 million Chinese.
It takes into account the seasons, the cycles of the Sun and Moon, day and night, yin and yang. Its basis is an ancient Chinese book of wisdom, also used for predicting the future, called the I Ching (this translates as Easy Change). The idea behind this ancient text is that life is all about change - so if you have to go through it, you may as well make it as easy as possible! The hexagrams of the I Ching offer guidance to facilitate this.
So how does this relate to us as 21st century humans? After all, on the face of it we are living very differently from our ancestors. Much of our civilisation now relies on computer technology - all of which is based on a binary system. The foundation of the I Ching is the duality aka binary system of yin and yang. Perhaps
we have more in common with our ancestors than it appears on the surface.
3,00 years ago, feng shui was considered so powerful that it was the preserve of emperors. It was common practice for the feng shui master to be restricted to the emperor's palace and grounds. Also only men were feng shui masters, the art being passed down from father to son. Fortunately, things have moved on, and nowadays women, as well as men, practice this fascinating art.
Feng shui is used in both the East and the West by individuals and companies to create improvements in health, wealth and happiness.
Changes for 2019 Year of the Earth Pig - 5th February 2019