(in translation from Chinese “wind-water”) considers the relationship between a person and his environment and the impact of the environment on a person. Influence is divided into two categories: a tangible physical environment and intangible, invisible forces that, according to ancient Chinese tradition, are associated with different directions.
In addition, they are not static, but move along quite predictable patterns, interacting with the physical environment and influencing people. According to the Chinese, understanding the patterns of movement and the characteristics of the impact of the directed forces allows not only to choose a house with good feng shui or improve the feng shui of existing housing, but also to predict the events that can occur in a particular house.
The main purpose of Feng Shui is to help a person achieve balance and harmony with nature. The principles of Feng Shui are quite simple, but the correct understanding and application of these principles causes a lot of difficulties these days, as a result of which many myths arose around this philosophy, sometimes completely untrue.
The more mirrors in the house, the more money there will be.
This opinion is erroneous. After all, the functions of the mirror are quite simple: it visually increases the volume and illumination, and also allows you to monitor your appearance. You need to arrange the mirror so that you can look at it when it’s needed, but not constantly, because it has nowhere to hide from. To improve well-being, a properly designed “money corner” with a small mirror will really help you. But after hanging a mirror in front of the entrance door, having ordered into the bedroom a chic wardrobe with a mirror door or a mirror false ceiling, you will only worsen the feng shui of the room. In addition, it should be noted that the “millennial tradition” to decorate the house with large mirrors – pure fiction. After all, large cheap mirrors appeared relatively recently, before they were small and very expensive.
In the house where there is a fountain, money flows the river.
This is not true. Having installed a fountain in the house, you do not harm yourself, but also do not significantly improve feng shui.
You want a lot of money – close the lid of the toilet!
The requirement to close the units has nothing to do with Feng Shui. This is just a natural elementary need. It is also incorrect to say that this rule is dictated by the “millennial tradition”. After all, the toilet turned up not so long ago, and it was only recently that the lid was closed.
Live and artificial flowers in the feng shui rooms affect the same.
In fact, living plants are a much stronger generator of active energy than artificial flowers. Therefore, if you want to create an environment of working and working in the house – arrange fresh flowers in the dining room, living room and in the office. It should be remembered that only healthy specimens radiate active energy. Sick, stunted plants radiate a much less active energy, they must necessarily be treated or discarded without any regrets (and it is not necessary to throw it out altogether – you can leave it in the entrance or give, for example, mother-in-law or mother-in-law – suddenly your plant will blossom in a strange territory, new owner?)
Plants should be located only in the south, east and southeast, but, for example, in the center and in the south-west, they should not be in any case.
You can hear this statement only from the representative of the School of Eight vital aspirations (or the School of Black Hooks), actively using the symbols of objects and their images to activate certain sectors of the room. It should be noted that this is the youngest of all schools of feng shui (originated in the last century) and promotes feng shui in an extremely simplified form. But in addition to it, there are much more authoritative and ancient schools, for example, San Yuan (Three Periods), which views space from the point of view of the influence of time factors.According to experts of this school, the location of plants in the house corresponds to the position of “flying” or “wandering” stars at one time or another. Information about where and when should be in the house of a plant is best obtained from an experienced master of feng shui.
Cacti can neutralize the harmful effects of the monitor and significantly improve the feng shui premises.
Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Near the monitor, cacti are not desirable, since spines, according to the masters of feng shui, although they are capable, for example, of reflecting a part of the negative radiation of the monitor, but at the same time direct this radiation to the one who is behind the monitor. If the cactus is at the head of the bed – regularly falling under the “shelling” during sleep, you can get a serious chronic disease. But on the window-sill behind the curtain the cactus can be placed – let it guard the apartment from the negative energy coming through the window, and frighten potential thieves with thorns.
There should not be any plants in the bedroom.
This statement is true only in relation to cut flowers in a vase and cacti, as well as plants with too sharp leaves. It is best to place geranium, calanchoe, aloe, myrtle in the bedroom. In the first years of marriage, you can keep in the bedroom a peony, considered in China as the personification of tenderness of feelings and a symbol of female eroticism. Present in the bedroom (even in the picture), the peony is able to make a young wife more desirable. But if after the birth of the child the image (or the plant itself) is left in the bedroom – a rival may appear. In any case, the plants in the bedroom should not be placed too close to the bed (especially to the head).
Bonsai can improve the feng shui premises.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Feng Shui – the science of harmony in everything that surrounds us, the appearance of this plant in the apartment does not welcome. After all, bonsai is created by artificially slowing down the natural growth of plants. This information is stored and passed on to the outside, worsening the feng shui of the room.
Crooked plants can severely damage the feng shui premises.
Indeed, lianas (especially those that have downward branches) are Yin plants that absorb energy. But if you need to neutralize the negative impact of the beam or angle, the lianas are very useful, and sometimes just irreplaceable.
Dry flowers can not be kept in the house in any way.
Yes, it is. But from any rule there are exceptions. Sometimes the master of feng shui, after making certain calculations, can recommend you to apply dry flowers to neutralize some of the dangers generated by a certain arrangement of rooms and the color range of finishing the premises (for example, to neutralize “water at the top of the mountain” dry flowers are quite suitable, relieving the hosts of unnecessary hassle associated with redevelopment or repair).
Books on Feng Shui will help to properly place plants in the house.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Without an experienced master-teacher, studying feng shui is impossible. It is better to listen to your own intuition, and not blindly follow book advice, often contradictory. If you do not have a well-developed intuition – contact a master of feng shui who will be able to answer all your questions and make every effort to harmonize the energies in your home.