Classical Feng Shui is a metaphysical science that originated in China more than 1,000 years ago and was used only by the Emperors through their advisors, not the common people. It began as Yin House Feng Shui and its purpose was to study graves and burial grounds in correlation with the land forms, Mountains and Water formations; this will warranty the future success of the dynasty for the generations to come. Utilizing the principals of the cosmic primal energies of the yin and yang (Tai Ji), it evolved into what is called the ‘four phenomenon’ and later into Ba Gua, a very sophisticated mathematical model of the universe which is the heart and soul of true Chinese Metaphysics (not to be confused with the commercialized versions found on the internet about south: red, north: blue etc).
Before it was named Feng Shui there was a discipline known as Kan Yu, or “the study of heaven and earth”. Kan Yu evolved to become Feng Shui, which translates as “Wind and Water”. It is believed that this name derives from Kan Yu’s focus on observation of the dispersion of Qi by wind and collection of Qi by water. Evolving in to Yang House Feng Shui which is the analysis of how the Qi distributes within a property in the now a days cities.
“Qi is disperse through wind and collects at the boundaries of water”.
Classical Feng Shui uses specific ancient formulas to compute the Qi map of a property. It employs observation of land forms (such as mountains and water sources) to determine the location of Qi spots, which are planetary, earth’s energy or meridian points. Through the use of Location (where a room is located in a house) and direction (the orientation of the home’s main features, including the entry door, desk, bed and stove) we can activate and attract positive energy flow and avoid the bad. Similar concept to acupuncture.