Feng Shui literally means “Wind Water”, and refers to nature and the environment.
Feng Shui’s practice and intention is about learning to live in harmony with nature rather than trying to dominate nature.
If we are living in harmony with natural law, things flow and cycle without blockage, negativity or harm, and thus life grows and flourishes. What the ancient Chinese realized was that we are sponges, absorbing life energy or “Qi”, and also affecting nature’s Qi ourselves. So if we cause harm, and our surroundings are harmed by it, that vibration is bounced back and absorbed by us, degrading our health, wealth and livelihood. The reverse similarly applies—if we live in harmony, creating an environment that flows well, flourishes and grows, we absorb that too. Our bodies are made up of over 70% water, and since the moon can pull the tides, we humans can be affected by the moon’s Qi also, and all of nature’s Qi.
Dr. Sonia F. Tan practices, consults and teaches Classical Feng Shui. While using maps and visualizations have some impact, Classical Feng Shui accounts for Qi’s natural cycle of life, as well as the surroundings that you are situated in, which you are absorbing and impacting, as well as your own Astrological Qi. Classical Feng Shui is more than creating intentions and a static map of representative areas: Qi is dynamic, nature is dynamic, and so are Feng Shui principles. Classical Feng Shui thus involves more than a map of optimal balance—it also involves the surroundings and directions of the environment, the age of the building/home, the year(s) in question and the Ba Zi (Chinese Astrology) of the principals of the building/home.
Feng Shui is simply learning to live within the cycles of nature and their dynamic balance, in order to create a growing and flourishing environment of health, wealth and relationships for ourselves. This flow of Qi helps bring us inner peace, helps us think clearer and helps us make better choices. When we make better choices, we make better associations. The rest is left to destiny.