Feng Shui Barre VT
Manchester Center, VT
Feng Shui - History
It is generally believed that Qin fire had all Feng Shui books burned. The most reliable work is "Qing Nang Jing" given by Huang Shi Gong to Zhang Liang during the late Qin Dynasty. In the Tang Dynasty, Yang Yun Song and his disciples wrote several books that are regarded as the most authoritative work by all Feng Shui schools. Although these books were written in cryptic language and knowledge primarily passed down through the oral tradition, but it was also believed to be instinctive and comes from common sense and feelings of what is natural to us.
Yin and Yang
The essentials of Feng Shui are two basic principles that all matter and energy in the universe, namely yin and yang. These forces are opposites, but are not in opposition. Rather they are balancing and need each other to exist and prosper.
The Bagua - Directions and Elements
The bagua (or pa kua) of the Yi Ching (Book of Changes) is an octagonal diagram used in Feng Shui analysis. Each direction on the octagon (north, northeast, etc.) is related with certain important aspects. By mapping the bagua onto a home, village, cemetery, etc., information is given about the correct orientation and position of objects. The eight parts (directions) of the bagua elements:
From the North the qi is nurturing and mysterious. It is associated to the element of water, which is diplomatic, intuitive and compliant.
From the South the qi is invigorating and lucky. It is associated to the element of fire, which is dynamic, restless and energetic.
From the East the qi is protective, kind and competitive. It is associated to the element of wood, which is warm, generous, and seeks to grow.
From the West the qi is unpredictable and disruptive. It is associated to the element of metal, which is unyielding, forceful and self-reliant.
In the Center lies the element of earth, which is at home with all the directions, and seeks to harmonize them. The element earth is patient, stable and prudent.