Feng Shui describes how people are and can be formed by the outward influences of the living environment and surroundings. Once the Chinese did choose the two main manifestations of nature, wind and water. The wind was considered as the gently swaying sky bode. She blows the auspicious and fertility bestowing clouds to mankind bringing water.
Wind and water represent the most powerful natural phenomena, which are often difficult to curb. Therefore, one should agree to be on good terms with these natural phenomena.
Feng Shui has different schools. The main schools are:
The School of Forms
This part of Feng Shui lies the accent on the form of the elements that surround you on the flow direction of water and, above all, by carefully determining and gaining insight into the flow of positive energy, called Chi. According to this school, good Feng Shui locations require the presence of the Dragon. Where the real Green Dragon can be found, there will also be the White Tiger.
Feng Shui masters who adhere to this school, begin their search for favorable locations by first searching for the Dragon. Thus, great emphasis is placed on landforms, the place, form and direction of waterways. The school of Forms approach is simple and profound.
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The School of the Compass
The school of the compass emphasizes certain calculations involving the directions of the compass.
The Bagua consists of 8 sections each with its own meaning. This Bagua can be layed on plot, building, space or furniture. At the Classic school the focus of the Bagua is on the compass directions, at the Modern school the focus is on the entrance. Unlike the school of the forms, the compass school attaches little value to figuration of the landscape. Instead they rely on complex calculations and symbolic associations. However, it is important to see that no matter how good the compass indications are, good Feng Shui cannot be achieved if the landscape in general shows some really harmful forms. Thanks to Anja de Kleijn for assistance.
Feng Shui has 5 elements. Water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Each element has its own values, colours and properties. Each element also raises its own form and symbol. Each job and every human being has its own element. Feng Shui has many element series but the most commonly used are the positive and negative cycle. Here you can find your own feng shui element: