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Feng-shui
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 - 9:42 PM SL Time



Wind and Water
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Pronounced `fung shway,` feng shui literally means `wind and water.` Its roots are 5,000 years old.
Feng shui seeks to promote prosperity, good health, and general well being by examining how energy, qi, pronounced `chee,` flows through a particular room, house, building, or garden.

Yin and Yang
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Feng shui considers yin, feminine and passive energy, and yang, which is masculine and hot. It also looks at the five elements - water, fire, wood, metal, and earth, and the external environment.
The points on the compass, with eight separate directions - north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest - are also important.

A Royal Secret
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When China was under imperial rule, feng shui was a secret, known only to a handful of astronomers and scientists commissioned with maintaining the health, wealth, and power of the court.
Imperial palaces and cities were planned according to feng shui, which became a principle of classical Chinese architecture. Beijing`s Forbidden City is an example. A spectacular complex of palaces, administrative buildings, and temples arranged around a series of courtyards, the Forbidden City was the capital of China during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

While a feng shui master, or geomancer, would need to analyze a specific problem for a proper diagnosis, some basic tips can be followed to keep your house in balance.
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Energy, qi, (pronounced `chee`), should flow freely through your home, entering through the front door and exiting out the back. Clutter, sharp angles, nooks and crannies, and storage areas can slow down energy, causing it to stagnate and become unhealthful.
Energy should not disappear so quickly it has no time to do any good, so if your front door has an unimpeded view to the back door, consider blocking it with screens.
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Busy streets, train tracks, and airplane flight paths all generate energy that may move too fast to enter your home. A wall, trees, shrubbery, and hanging plants are often used to slow down or to screen out fast-moving or negative energy. A weathervane or water, such as a fountain in the front of the house, might also help.
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Intersections create lots of qi. If your front door is not well situated, it could become bombarded with energy, making relaxation impossible. A mirror on the front of the house can deflect energy.
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Balance is a cornerstone of happiness and good design. Everything from exterior lamp poles to inside decorations might need balancing to generate harmonious energy.
Sharp, jutting angles need to be softened by placing plants or statues in front.
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Furniture in the living room should facilitate movement and conversation. Since the living room is a yang area, consider adding yin influences with plants, soft cushions, and perhaps a fish tank.
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The foot of a bed should not be in a direct line to the door since in ancient China the dead were laid with their feet toward the door of the death house for easier access to heaven.
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Mirrors should not face a bed because the spirit leaves the body in the night and might get upset at seeing its reflection, causing a disturbed sleep.
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Round dining room tables are best since the circle symbolized heavenly blessings. Dining room chairs should be of an even number and should be comfortable. Décor should be simple so as not to distract from the food.
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Food represents wealth to the Chinese, and therefore the kitchens can generate general happiness. Kitchens should be balanced because of the presence of two major elements?fire, with its yang energy, and water, which is a yin force.
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The bathroom is the most yin room in the house because of the presence of water. Yang elements, such as bright colors or candles may be added.
Gardens create a pleasant view. They should contain balance and have a natural look. Flowering plants will bring good luck.
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When to Feng Shui?
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plan to move to a new home
experience something unexpected
face job instability
have health problems
quarrel with your spouse more than is usual
have an accident at home
fail to sleep well
have a child doing poorly in school
realize a family member does not feel comfortable at home
have a negative premonition
lose control of your temper frequently


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Robins
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13 Nov 2007 16:05:39 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Nice tpoic will read more lateron!

Ruchira
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13 Nov 2007 16:26:41 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Hi Beauty
u look like a Chinese Lion?
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13 Nov 2007 16:40:08 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Robs
Thanks , you should read, I am into Feng-shui when it comes to my home, would love to share ideas with you.
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13 Nov 2007 16:45:05 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Hello my sweet Ru
How are you, Lion is about Joy and Happiness.
Anyway, do you like feng-shui?
gg

Edited By - groovygirl - 13 Nov 2007 16:46:41 GMT
pluto100
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13 Nov 2007 17:02:34 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Grooves,

I'm a non believer of this. I saw a programme on BBC 3 on how they proved that all these Feng Shui experts conning the masses through their naivety(These were so called experts in the field)

However, I will not put off those who practice this theory. All are welcome to practice what ever they please in this day and age.

Food represents wealth to the Chinese, and therefore the kitchens can generate general happiness. Kitchens should be balanced because of the presence of two major elements?fire, with its yang energy, and water, which is a yin force.


No wonder they spend ridiculous amounts on entertaining.

This is a good read though.
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13 Nov 2007 17:07:11 GMT  Report for Abuse   
GG/Plutes,
I'm a non believer of this

To believe or not my idiotic mind can't even understand this:):):):)
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13 Nov 2007 17:14:38 GMT  Report for Abuse   
GG

Interesting topic, I have heard about it so much especially west cost but never got into it. Even the realtor's will talk about Feng shui, when showing .Your thread is short and sweet to read, thanks.

Now talking about Ying-Yang, big bang, bada bing bada boom is a different cycle :-).

Edited By - penn - 13 Nov 2007 17:17:43 GMT
kankun
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13 Nov 2007 17:16:45 GMT  Report for Abuse   
Feng- Shui,

Getting big on USA lately.

Feng shui seeks to promote prosperity, good health, and general well being by examining how energy, qi, pronounced 'chee,' flows through a particular room, house, building, or garden


I only believe in myself .!!
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13 Nov 2007 17:19:26 GMT  Report for Abuse   

Now talking about Ying-Yang, big bang, bada bing bada boom is a different cycle :-).


In Other words,
Ying and Yang Get together,... And they Bing-BANG,.....Because of that 'Bada' - Bing,.... after nine months Bada Boom,.....

OK, in that Language, I understand Fung Shhoooooy,...
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13 Nov 2007 17:29:52 GMT  Report for Abuse   
LOL ,Piyal not bad at all cracking code words !!!
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