The modern concept of sustainable living is highly compatible with feng shui, to the extent that it works with nature, rather than against it. And to the extent that sustainable living respects the natural features of the land.
Traditional feng shui honored the natural energy of the land. It is said that traditional Chinese [...]
Feng shui is often used to improve one’s luck with money and wealth. But the energy of money can be complicated. For example, getting a good deal because you are smart is good. Getting a bargain at someone else’s expense is not.
Getting a good deal because the seller has become more prosperous and is [...]
In traditional feng shui, the most important element is the countryside and how the dwelling relates to it. A sheltering hill, a refreshing body of water, the cooling shade of a stand of trees, all can contribute to good feng shui.
In fact, you could say that in some locations the land itself provides such [...]
Dead plants are bad feng shui. That fact makes it very important to keep your lawn and garden healthy during long, hot summers. In a drought, you cannot afford to just let your lawn die or even turn brown.
Having an irrigation system in place, maintaining it well, and using it properly, can be vitally [...]
Living near an ocean can be great feng shui, depending on how you site your home. Living too close to an angry sea can make you vulnerable to sha chi, or bad energy. But living in a sheltered cove or on a hill over looking the ocean can be perfect.
Ocean waves produce an abundance [...]
Paths and sidewalks are not nearly so powerful as roads and streets for carrying chi, but they do serve something of the same purpose, and they are closer to your house. So it is important to keep basic feng shui principles in mind when designing them.
Here are 10 tips to feng shui paths and [...]
Feng shui makes great use of water features such as fountains and pools. Water features are beautiful, and if properly placed and maintained, they attract very good chi.
The only catch is: They must be well maintained and kept very clean. Stagnant or dirty water is an equally powerful attractor of negative chi, or sha chi.
Lush, green plants make wonderful decor, of course. The right plants in the right places add life and charm to any room, from casual to formally elegant. They are also extremely useful in enhancing feng shui.
Plants in Feng Shui
Healthy, growing plants are a staple of modern feng shui. Plants represent the element of wood. They [...]