Updated: Jun 28
June 27th 2020
I practice Traditional Feng Shui that requires a Compass or "Luo Pan" to analyze the energy of a home. I have attached an image of the Compass "Bagua" for you to visualize below. In Feng Shui, the Bagua can be superimposed over a floorplan to map energy flow. The Bagua is a very important tool I utilize to calculate energy flow (Flying Stars mapping). This helps me to determine the best elemental energy remedy for each sector in your home based on magnetic forces to enhance positive energy or to neutralize "challenging" energy. There are so many more methods used by Feng Shui Consultants for a Feng Shui audit. Feng Shui has many layers and the Consultant uses many of these skills for analysis of a house or business. The Bagua and "Flying Stars" (Xuan Kong) "are a very effective method to manipulate Chi (Qi flow).
My water feature is placed in the Southwest sector of the "Bagua" or "energy map" in our backyard garden. The Southwest sector of the Bagua is one of the best compass locations to place the element of water during this Period 8 Cycle (2004-2024) through to 2024. It made sense to place the water feature here and worked out well with our landscaping design. Feng Shui changes to the cycle Period 9 in 2024 where the energies will shift and will effect the calculations of the "Flying Star energies" and change where the best water placements will be for the next 20 year cycle--Traditional Classical Feng Shui. (This gives me 4 more years and I will place another water feature in the best directions for Period 9.)
Feng Shui energies change annually based on the Solar Calendar which begins Feb. 4th or 5th depending on the year. This is why it is important to have an annual update of your Flying Stars for your home so you can adjust your elemental remedies.
As I write this blog and discuss Feng Shui and harmony I must admit I can hear outside and the water feature creates a very peaceful vibe.
After all, what brings more joy to the soul than swinging outside in a warm summer breeze? You can relax with your own thoughts or share the bliss of nature with a loved one listening to the bubbling water as it pours down over the water fountain.
Water is very auspicious in Feng Shui as it represents Prosperity and Good Fortune. The word 'Feng Shui' actually translated from Chinese means "Wind Water". The wind disperses Chi (Qi) and water collects Chi (Qi). Water collects Chi therefore you can assume that areas surrounding clean water is "good Feng Shui."
I have shared many special moments in our cedar domed gazebo in the warm days of summer with friends and family. My husband and I enjoy our little oasis where many of our travel destinations have evolved over the years
Landscaping should be the jewel surrounding the home. Feng Shui design tools can help achieve these goals. We can use colors in our flowers and trees for pleasing visual scenes, the sense of sound can be enhanced with water features, birds chirping and chimes blowing in the breeze. Our sense of smell is heightened with the fragrances of the fresh cut grass or flowering trees and plants. Lighting is also a very beautiful way to create ambience in the evenings for outside entertaining. The variety of landscaping we choose such as mulch, river rocks, grass and textiles we use for our outside patio furniture & decorations can create a plethora of joyful sensations.
Our environment enhances our well-being and improves our health. Feng Shui is an ancient practice of energy flow & when practiced correctly will create a home or business that will support and nurture everyone.
Until next time,
Happy Feng Shui !
You can also bring love and happiness to your garden and home with Feng Shui. Give it a try !