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Feng Shui

Feng Shui is the traditional Chinese art of geomancy, the placement and arrangement of space and is based on calculating the balance of qi or chi, interactions between the five elements, yin and yang and other factors. The retention or dissipation of qi is believed to affect the health, wealth, energy level, luck and many other aspects of the occupants of the space. Color, shape and the physical location of each item in a space affects the flow of qi by slowing it down, redirecting it or accelerating it, which directly affects the energy level of the occupants. Feng shui is said to be a form of qi divination.

An important concept of feng shui is that of the interaction between elements. The following diagrams show how the five feng shui elements relate to each other. It is important to have a grasp of how this works because this knowledge helps one make adjustments to the elemental composition of a room for instance. Let's say a room has too much fire element; one would not want to add an element of wood. That would increase the fire. A better choice would be to add earth or water.

Creative Cycle

In this cycle each element feeds another. Wood feeds fire, fire creates earth, earth produces metal, metal causes water, water nourishes wood.

Reducing Cycle

Wood reduces water, water reduces metal, metal reduces earth, earth reduces fire, and fire reduces wood.

Controlling Cycle

The controlling cycle is like the reducing cycle with more strength.