Feng Shui

Feng Shui helps to create a loving and harmonious environment to nurture and support us  …………….

Feng Shui  means ‘wind’ and ‘water’ and by observation of the movement of these natural phenomena, we can see a reflection of the movement of ‘chi’   –   the subtle flow of life energy which links all things in the universe.

Chi

Everything in the world can be seen in terms of two types of energy, namely active and passive – yang and yin. Their dynamic interplay makes up a balanced whole. Five elements arise out of the interplay of yin/yang and represent different manifestations of ‘chi’. These elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, water – present a classification system for everything, including people, in the universe……

 

The following is a list of items reflecting the various elements.

feng shuiWood Rectangular shapes; wood, rattan or bamboo items, plant based cloth & textiles, such as cotton & rayon; floral prints; all plants, especially tall growing ones and trees; paper; art depicting landscapes & plants; colour spectrum of greens & blues.

Fire Triangular or pointed shapes; fireplaces; candles; lanterns; lights; animal products such as fur, feathers, wool; plastic or man-made items; pets & wildlife; representations of the sun, stars, fire; art depicting people or animals;
red spectrum of colours.

Earth Square shapes, rectangle & long flat surfaces; brick & tile items; ceramic &earthware objects; crystal in general; art depicting earthy landscapes of desert, fields etc…; colours yellow, orange, brown, earthy tones.

Metal Circular, arch or dome shapes; items made from metal; clocks; metal windchimes; coins; light & pastel spectrum of colours, grey, gold, silver.

Water Irregular, undulating, wavy, of ‘no’ shape, flowing & free-form shapes; water features; aquariums; reflective surfaces such as glass, crystal, mirrors; art depicting water; black& dark tone spectrum of colours such as charcoal grey & midnight blue.

 

The Bagua Grid
gridThe Bagua is a grid system whose origins can be traced back to the ‘I Ching’ – The Chinese Book of Changes. It denotes life aspirations and when laid over the plans of your building will map out these areas within that plan. The following are brief descriptions of the various areas.

Place the BAGUA grid over your house plan so that the front entrance would be in square 8,1 or 6

4: Fortunate Blessings
Area is concerned with wealth and prosperity – money! On another level, it influences the flow of universal abundance – peace and wealth of the soul. Prosperity and blessings of all sorts can be enhanced here.

Element: Wood

Crystal: Citrine is a stone of abundance inviting positive energy & blessings of all kinds to light up your life!

Colours: Blues, purples, reds

Shape: Tall, rectangular

9: Fame and Reputation
Here is the expression of your individuality, what you are known for, or how others see you. On a higher level, this area concerns spiritual enlightenment and self-realization. Enhancement here can develop your charisma, your reputation, your spiritual potential.

Element: Fire

Crystal: Let the Tiger’s Eye shine here illuminating integrity, good reputation & self-confidence.

Colours: Reds

Shape: Triangular

2 Relationships
The relationship with your marriage/love partner, but is also extended to cover all relationships including, on a deeper level, the one that you have with yourself. Enhance this area to attract a love partner, or to revitalize a marriage. It will also promote harmony in all relationships.

Element: Earth

Crystal: Rose Quartz energy stabilizes the loving relationships you have and if single will attract love into your life. Use two Rose Quartz or a bowl of them in this area.

Colours: Reds, pinks, whites

Shape: Square

3: Family/Health
This area represents your heritage, the roots from which you spring. It concerns the cultivation of strong physical health and loving family relationships (family being defined as both close friends and blood relatives), in order to create a solid and supportive foundation and base from which to operate. Enhancement here will improve family life, health and parental relationship.

Element: Wood

Crystal: Green Aventurine promotes emotional stability & balance. It also enhances the vital life force within, giving us energy & motivation to pursue new beginnings.

Colours: Blues, greens

Shape: Tall, rectangular

5: Centre
This is the area which you give back to the house or the Earth, in gratitude for support that you receive. It should always be left uncluttered and open if possible.

Element: Earth

Colours: Yellow

Shape: Wavy, irregular

7: Children/Creativity/Future
This area embraces the joy of creativity. Dreams, children, hopes for the future are all encouraged and nurtured here. Enhancing this area will promote manifestation of dreams, invite joy into your life and will also nurture your children.

Element: Metal

Crystal: The Carnelian, the stone of joy, promotes optimism, confidence and vitality to pursue your dreams and desires.

Colours: Whites, Pastels

Shape: Round

8: Knowledge
Absorption of knowledge and experience, to arrive at understanding, wisdom and enlight enment. Gaining inner peace and guidance – meditation. Enhancing this area will aid studying, your intuition, your inner self.

Element: Earth

Crystal: The Amethyst’s gift offers a doorway into the stillness of meditation, inner peace, wisdom & serenity.

Colours: Blues, blacks, greens

Shape: Square

1: Career
On the material, level, it’s how you earn you money, while on another level, it can illustrate your spiritual direction in life, your pathway to self-growth. Enhancing this area will help career matters and the finding of your purpose and direction in life.

Element: Water

Crystal: Through the energy of Sodalite, the wisdom to discern your Life’s path can be achieved.

Colours: Blues, midnight blue, dark tones

Shape: Wavy, irregular

6: Helpful People/Travel
This is the area from which you receive support from others and the environment, it also represents what you give out to your environment. Transform your life here by focusing on your intention with clarity of mind and by taking the correct action. Embrace synchronicity. Enhance this area if you require help of any kind and if you wish to travel.

Element: Metal

Crystal: Labradorite facilitates & aids journeys, both physical and mental. It helps us to take advantage and recognize synchronicity occurring in our lives.

Colours: White, greys, black

Shape: Round

FengShui Symbols
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Chinese Astrology and Element Table
  Year Associated
Element
Heavenly
Stem
Earthly
Branch
Associated
Animal
Year
1924–1983 1984–2043
1 Feb 05 1924–Jan 23 1925 Yang Wood Rat Feb 02 1984–Jan 21 1985
2 Jan 24 1925–Feb 12 1926 Yin Wood Ox Jan 22 1985–Feb 08 1986
3 Feb 13 1926–Feb 01 1927 Yang Fire Tiger Feb 09 1986–Jan 28 1987
4 Feb 02 1927–Jan 22 1928 Yin Fire Rabbit Jan 29 1987–Feb 16 1988
5 Jan 23 1928–Feb 09 1929 Yang Earth Dragon Feb 17 1988–Feb 05 1989
6 Feb 10 1929–Jan 29 1930 Yin Earth Snake Feb 06 1989–Jan 26 1990
7 Jan 30 1930–Feb 16 1931 Yang Metal Horse Jan 27 1990–Feb 14 1991
8 Feb 17 1931–Feb 05 1932 Yin Metal Goat Feb 15 1991–Feb 03 1992
9 Feb 06 1932–Jan 25 1933 Yang Water Monkey Feb 04 1992–Jan 22 1993
10 Jan 26 1933–Feb 13 1934 Yin Water Rooster Jan 23 1993– Feb 09 1994
11 Feb 14 1934–Feb 03 1935 Yang Wood Dog Feb 10 1994–Jan 30 1995
12 Feb 04 1935–Jan 23 1936 Yin Wood Pig Jan 31 1995–Feb 18 1996
13 Jan 24 1936–Feb 10 1937 Yang Fire Rat Feb 19 1996–Feb 06 1997
14 Feb 11 1937–Jan 30 1938 Yin Fire Ox Feb 07 1997–Jan 27 1998
15 Jan 31 1938–Feb 18 1939 Yang Earth Tiger Jan 28 1998–Feb 15 1999
16 Feb 19 1939–Feb 07 1940 Yin Earth Rabbit Feb 16 1999–Feb 04 2000
17 Feb 08 1940–Jan 26 1941 Yang Metal Dragon Feb 05 2000–Jan 23 2001
18 Jan 27 1941–Feb 14 1942 Yin Metal Snake Jan 24 2001–Feb 11 2002
19 Feb 15 1942–Feb 04 1943 Yang Water Horse Feb 12 2002–Jan 31 2003
20 Feb 05 1943–Jan 24 1944 Yin Water Goat Feb 01 2003–Jan 21 2004
21 Jan 25 1944–Feb 12 1945 Yang Wood Monkey Jan 22 2004–Feb 08 2005
22 Feb 13 1945–Feb 01 1946 Yin Wood Rooster Feb 09 2005–Jan 28 2006
23 Feb 02 1946–Jan 21 1947 Yang Fire Dog Jan 29 2006–Feb 17 2007
24 Jan 22 1947–Feb 09 1948 Yin Fire Pig Feb 18 2007–Feb 06 2008
25 Feb 10 1948–Jan 28 1949 Yang Earth Rat Feb 07 2008–Jan 25 2009
26 Jan 29 1949–Feb 16 1950 Yin Earth Ox Jan 26 2009–Feb 13 2010
27 Feb 17 1950–Feb 05 1951 Yang Metal Tiger Feb 14 2010–Feb 02 2011
28 Feb 06 1951–Jan 26 1952 Yin Metal Rabbit Feb 03 2011–Jan 22 2012
29 Jan 27 1952–Feb 13 1953 Yang Water Dragon Jan 23 2012–Feb 09 2013
30 Feb 14 1953–Feb 02 1954 Yin Water Snake Feb 10 2013–Jan 30 2014
31 Feb 03 1954–Jan 23 1955 Yang Wood Horse Jan 31 2014–Feb 18 2015
32 Jan 24 1955–Feb 11 1956 Yin Wood Goat Feb 19 2015–Feb 07 2016
33 Feb 12 1956–Jan 30 1957 Yang Fire Monkey Feb 08 2016–Jan 27 2017
34 Jan 31 1957–Feb 17 1958 Yin Fire Rooster Jan 28 2017–Feb 15 2018
35 Feb 18 1958–Feb 07 1959 Yang Earth Dog Feb 16 2018–Feb 04 2019
36 Feb 08 1959–Jan 27 1960 Yin Earth Pig Feb 05 2019–Jan 24 2020
37 Jan 28 1960–Feb 14 1961 Yang Metal Rat Jan 25 2020–Feb. 11 2021
38 Feb 15 1961–Feb 04 1962 Yin Metal Ox Feb 12 2021–Jan 31 2022
39 Feb 05 1962–Jan 24 1963 Yang Water Tiger Feb 01 2022–Jan 21 2023
40 Jan 25 1963–Feb 12 1964 Yin Water Rabbit Jan 22 2023–Feb 09 2024
41 Feb 13 1964–Feb 01 1965 Yang Wood Dragon Feb 10 2024–Jan 28 2025
42 Feb 02 1965–Jan 20 1966 Yin Wood Snake Jan 29 2025–Feb 16 2026
43 Jan 21 1966–Feb 08 1967 Yang Fire Horse Feb 17 2026–Feb 05 2027
44 Feb 09 1967–Jan 29 1968 Yin Fire Goat Feb 06 2027–Jan 25 2028
45 Jan 30 1968–Feb 16 1969 Yang Earth Monkey Jan 26 2028–Feb 12 2029
46 Feb 17 1969–Feb 05 1970 Yin Earth Rooster Feb 13 2029–Feb 02 2030
47 Feb 06 1970–Jan 26 1971 Yang Metal Dog Feb 03 2030–Jan 22 2031
48 Jan 27 1971–Feb 14 1972 Yin Metal Pig Jan 23 2031–Feb 10 2032
49 Feb 15 1972–Feb 02 1973 Yang Water Rat Feb 11 2032–Jan 30 2033
50 Feb 03 1973–Jan 22 1974 Yin Water Ox Jan 31 2033–Feb 18 2034
51 Jan 23 1974–Feb 10 1975 Yang Wood Tiger Feb 19 2034–Feb 07 2035
52 Feb 11 1975–Jan 30 1976 Yin Wood Rabbit Feb 08 2035–Jan 27 2036
53 Jan 31 1976–Feb 17 1977 Yang Fire Dragon Jan 28 2036–Feb 14 2037
54 Feb 18 1977–Feb 06 1978 Yin Fire Snake Feb 15 2037–Feb 03 2038
55 Feb 07 1978–Jan 27 1979 Yang Earth Horse Feb 04 2038–Jan 23 2039
56 Jan 28 1979–Feb 15 1980 Yin Earth Goat Jan 24 2039–Feb 11 2040
57 Feb 16 1980–Feb 04 1981 Yang Metal Monkey Feb 12 2040–Jan 31 2041
58 Feb 05 1981–Jan 24 1982 Yin Metal Rooster Feb 01 2041–Jan 21 2042
59 Jan 25 1982–Feb 12 1983 Yang Water Dog Jan 22 2042–Feb 09 2043
60 Feb 13 1983–Feb 01 1984 Yin Water Pig Feb 10 2043–Jan 29 2044