The Art of Placement - Feng Shui - (pronounced
meaning – “wind
An ancient practice that enables a person
to live harmoniously in their environment. Originally, Feng Shui
was passed down from Father to Son as an oral tradition, virtually
kept secret among the elite.
Feng Shui has been practiced by the Chinese
for thousands of years. It began to gain notoriety in the United
States in the last decade.
Feng Shui incorporates ideas of geography,
aesthetics, philosophy, ecology, interior & exterior design
psychology, physics and astrology. Sizes, shapes and numbers also
loom large in the Feng Shui philosophy.
If you have good Feng Shui in your home and
business, you enhance the positives in your life while diminishing
the negatives. Feng Shui principles are assisting many in obtaining
prosperity, health, and improving their relationships.
Five Element Theory can be thought of in this way.
There is a balance within the planet - earth, metal, water, wood
& fire are elements we live with everyday, every season. Up
until the last century, we as humans have lived naturally with these
elements. Only recently have we created so many artificial materials
and environments in which to live. Often we don’t include
all five elements within our living area. It is important and healing
to have balance and harmony, as nature does, in our living space.
– spring, green, wind, birth, plants and flowers, vision,
clear perception, creativity & upward columns.
– summer, yang, red, warmth, joy, compassion, laughter, passion,
partnership, maturity, angles & points.
– indian summer, center, yellow, ripe, sweet, still, dry,
nourishment, thoughtfulness, service, grounding, rectangles &
– autumn, west, white/silver, inspiration, acknowledgment,
respect, to prune, domes & arches.
– winter, north, cold, salty, blue/black, deep, wisdom, potency,
listening, courage, organic shapes.