Essential Feng Shui Concepts
In order to apply feng shui successfully to your home (or office, or other space), you’ll need to be familiar with some basic concepts. Think of these as your Feng Shui ToolKit, which you will use to analyze your space and choose and implement appropriate changes:
- the feng shui ba gua (energy map), that defines what areas of your home impact which aspects of your life
- the five feng shui elements, and how they interact
- the impact that your own thoughts, feelings, and energy can have on the process
I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve received questions from readers who try to “feng shui” their home without first learning these essential foundations, and then wonder why it doesn’t work. I’m as fond as anyone of feng shui accessories like lucky cat coin banks (I’ve got one in my office), wind chimes, water fountains, and faceted crystal balls. But as wonderful as these items are, they won’t do you much good if you don’t know where — and why — to use them.
You’ll find introductory information in the hyperlinked pages above (or use the drop-down navigation tabs at the top of the screen). More details are scattered throughout this site in various blog posts and articles, and of course you can read more about all the feng shui essentials in any of my feng shui books.
wrench photo: lofland