Feng shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the passage of the now-lost Classic of Burial recorded in Guo Pu's commentary: Feng shui is one of the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics, classified as physiognomy (observation of appearances through formulas and calculations). The feng shui practice discusses architecture in metaphoric terms of "invisible forces" that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as qi.Historically, feng shui was widely used to orient buildings—often spiritually significant structures such as tombs, but also dwellings and other structures—in an auspicious manner. Depending on the particular style of feng shui being used, an auspicious site could be determined by reference to local features such as bodies of water, stars, or a compass.
Getting started with feng shui for your house & home can be easy when you start with the house basics and gradually move on to the more complex feng shui levels.
To help you get started with good feng shui in your home, here are some helpful feng shui house steps for beginners:-
The front door or main door of a home is the key to that building’s energy. It is the door most often used to gain access and it “opens the way” to either negativity or positive aspects. The door is where your good fortune chi has the first chance of entering and is thought of as the “kou” or mouth of your yang dwelling, through which fortune and good luck pass and are able to accumulate. The entrance here does not refer to a side door or a gate, although if there is a gate leading to your front door it, too, should be protected and considered of importance. First, make sure that your entrance is not suffering an affliction of any type (Flying Star, Tai Sui or Three Killings), since you will want to
remove that affliction first with appropriate Feng Shui cures. Once you are sure that the energy is cleared, there are guidelines to follow to magnetize and attract abundant success luck. You will be energizing your dwelling and tapping into all the abundant success you can attract by putting your front door to work for you.
The best way of making your main door work for you is to tap your success direction based on the the Eight Mansions Formula. It should ideally face your auspicious directions based on your kua number.
Once you have determine them, follow the chart below to enhance your main door feng shui powers:
|Your Kua Number||The Best Direction of the Door||Best Design for the Door (not necessarily the shape but designs or motifs on it)||Best Color|
|1.||Southeast||Rectangular||Green or Brown|
|2.||Northeast||Square||Earth of Ochre|
|3.||South||Triangular||Red or Maroon|
|4.||North||Wavy||Black or Blue|
|5.||Northeast (men), Southwest (women)||Square||Earth of Ochre|
|8.||Southwest||Square||Earth or Ochre|
|9.||East||Rectangular||Green or Brown|
Depending on the direction your main door faces, there are fairly simple techniques you can use to enhance its positive energy.
Do you have a North-facing door? A 6-rod metal wind chime or any metallic windchimes in that location can enhance or add Feng Shui yang energy while balancing well with the element of the North, thus improving career luck of the residents.
A door that faces the South can benefit from the addition of a bright light that shines towards the door. A money plant (live, not artificial) at the side of the door can also be used to awaken the financial benefits you desire. Plants can provide strong wood energy that fuels the fire element of the South sector. Red crystals can be used too to magnify the fire energy here that is associated with fame and recognition luck.
If your door faces the East or Southeast, place a water feature in the area, to the left of the door as you look out. But be careful to locate the feature so that the water flows towards the entrance of the house, not away from it, to attract good fortune.
A door that faces the West or Northwest can derive beneficial luck from scattering golden-colored rocks or crystals nearby. This represents the effect of the golden mountain, an auspicious abundance luck sign.
Should your door face Northeast or Southwest, hanging a light fixture in the shape of a chandelier near the door will bring in good fortune chi because the combination of crystals and light will attract this energy.