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This site is the most comprehensive, totally free Fengshui site on the web. fengshuihelp.com provides free Fengshui (Feng Shui) advice to people who want to achieve balance and harmony in their lives using Fengshui (Feng Shui), the ancient Chinese art of placement. Fengshui (Feng Shui), AKA geomancy, is the tool to balance Yin and Yang in the flow of Chi using the basic five elements.  There are tips that you can use easily to influence the flow of Chi and calculator that help you to determine your best directions regarding Fengshui (Feng Shui) and other more theoretical parts. No matter you want to select a lot for your new home, buying or selling a house or re-arranging your desk, there is a Fengshui way to do it. you can help yourself even if you live in an apartment or sharing a place with roommates.  If this is your first time visit this site, please go to help page to view our privacy policy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                   

People live in new house usually has less concerns about FengShui than people lives in older houses. Just like a person, younger people have lesser injuries than the elderly. In an old house, the previous owner might have a add an extra beam to a certain wall to prevent it from falling down. Some day we might have to put in new stairs to the basement. We might even have to build an elevator in side the house because grandma and her wheel chair is moving in with us. Renovation of the house also leads to temporary issues. The half-done new fire place has two protruding corners in the living room. The to be finished walk-in closet makes the bed room look like missing a corner. 
The best advice to such issue is either to start (or finish) a home improvement project. Extend one-side of the corner to reach the adjacent wall to make the 'missing' feeling disappear. I am sure your friends and family will have plenty of ideas regarding exactly how to execute this project.

There are, certain time, we can not make any change to the room itself. Here are some ideas you can try. 

  • Trees are our best friends. Put a rubber tree or anything with big leaves at the edge of the protruding wall or close to where the missing corner would be. If you have naughty pets that enjoy killing plants, hang a spider plant from the ceiling. Some believes a fake one will do the same trick, I personally do not recommend it.
  • Many people like to put a high power lamp by the supposing missing corner. This is good if you do not have the patient of taking care of plants. The best kind are the so called tree-lamp. It has multiple light bulbs on one lamp pole. This type of lamp allows you to adjust the individual watts of the bulb and their directions, which makes it quite practical.
  • If you ever paid attention to the mirrors in the dressing room, you know how great those tri-fold mirrors are.  Get a bi-fold mirror and place it at the corner. You can even buy two of the cheap mirrors and hinge them together so the mirrors can stand by themselves. This one is strongly recommended if the missing corner is on one of your good sectors. 

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Glossary:

A:

Antidote: or Fengshui cure, it is generally used to bring back the balance when needed, such as mirrors, wind chimes, crystals, fountains, candle etc. 
Arrow: it is important to have a 'smooth' environment. The sharp pointing objects are considered as pointing arrows. It can bring disharmony. To smooth corners in the house is important for holidays
Astrology: Fengshui is NOT Chinese astrology. However, these two subjects are closely related and intertwined. A person's Chinese Zodiac animal can be calculated base on the year of birth. 

B:

Bagua: Ba Gua is the principle on which FengShui practice is based. read more about it in the theory section in our FAQ.
Balance: The most important principle of Feng Shui. Balance yin-yang and  five elements is the main task of FengShui practice. 
Beam: It needs to be avoid. Fengshui consider overhead beams are inauspicious to the residence. It is most inauspicious if it is above the office desk or bed. 
Bonsai: It is popular in Asia and getting more and more popular in the west. However, many Bonsai are made with unnatural limitation of the tree. Those are not good for the FengShui.
Book of Change: I-Ching, the great book of Change. Document the most ancient idea on which Feng Shui is developed. See it in our FAQ and history sections.

C:

Cactus: It is not recommended to be placed in the home, office or in front of the house. It can cause disharmony. 
Chi: it is often called the dragon's breath in many areas. It is the flow of energy. Although we mostly talk about the flow of positive Chi, the negative Chi do exits.
Chi Gong: A form of martial arts and meditation technique. It is generally recommended for mature adults' exercise.  
Compass school of FengShui: a practice of Feng Shui that base on the Bagua and its interaction of individual's birth date and gender to determine the directions. See basic theory in our  FAQ for more details. 
Corner: or sections. Divide the house or room into nine equal sections and arrange them base on Bagua functions.
Crystals: Natural clear crystal is frequently used Fengshui technique to enhance the earth element. However, artificially manufactured crystals are not necessarily pure earth element.  

D:

Double happiness: The traditional symbol used to celebrate and bless marriage. It is popularly used in Feng Shui to bring happiness  into marriage. It can be used with all five elements.
Dragon: The most important symbol in Chinese culture. In most cases, it has strong Yang character in Fengshui.

E:

Earth element: one of five elements. See more in theory section of our FAQ.
East window: A window open to the east allows the sun light to come into the house earliest in the morning. It is Great Fengshui practice.
Eight Gua: or Ba Gua. Ba is the pronunciation of eight in mandarin Chinese.  Ba Gua is the principle on which FengShui practice is based. read more about it in the theory section in our FAQ.

F:

Feng Shui: wind and water. Read more about it in the theory section of our FAQ.
Fire: One of five elements. See more in theory section of our FAQ.
Five elements: basic elements that used in FengShui to describe the characters of objects under study. Any object, including time, usually contains more than one elements. 
Flying start Feng Shui; a method use to determine the character of a house during its life time. 
Form school of Feng Shui: a method uses the shape of the house and its environment to determine its character and to optimize the house as a good living environment for its residence. See more in Form school of Feng Shui in our FAQ. 
Four Pillars: The theory of calculating a person's life's fortune base on Year, month, date and time of individual's birth. Certain practitioners also use it to direct people in Balancing the Chi. 
FuXi: Pronounced as /ph-She/, According to Chinese ledged, FuXi is the first person who documented Bagua. The gender of FuXi is still in debate. It was traditionally believed that FuXi was a man. In recent years, some historians argue that the time period FuXi lived was more likely to be a matriarchy society. Therefore, the head of the tribe, FuXi, should be a woman. Some even believe that FuXi actually was a goop of women that forms a counsel to the tribe or tribes.
FuXi Bagua: Also refers to as "natural" Bagua or the "Original Bagua".
Five elements and Zodiac animals: strictly speaking, the Chinese Zodiac animals are not part of FengShui. However, it is custom to refer to the 12 earthly branches using Zodiac animals. Detail

G:

H:

I:

I-Ching: the book of Change. It document the most ancient idea on which Feng Shui is developed. See it in our FAQ and history sections.

J:

K:

L:

Landscape FengShui: A practice of landscaping base on the form school of FengShui.
Lotus: Lotus is one of the frequently used method to reduce the negative energy. See use of lotus cup in our FAQ and tip of week archives. 
Lo Pan. A Feng Shui practitioner's compass. It contains multiple rings on the side of a regular compass that associates with short cut calculations of Bagua.

M:

Metal: One of five elements.  See more in theory section of our FAQ. 
Mirror: A frequently used Feng Shui antidote to help balance the Chi and five elements. It is also important to use it to visually correct the missing corners of a room. 

N:

O:

P:

Pillars: four pillars are base on an individual's birth year, month, date and time to predicts the raise and fall of luck in a person's life. In a period that five elements are not balanced, significant misfortune could occur. 

Q:

R:

Red: The most auspicious color in Chinese tradition. The color itself has the character of fire element.

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T:

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V:

W:

Water: one of five elements. See more in theory section of our FAQ.
Wood: One of five elements. See more in theory section of our FAQ. 

Y:

Yang: Represented by a continuous hyphen like line. It is one of the separated, opposition and co-existing characters. Such relationship is the basic ideal of Yin-Yang philosophy, upon which FengShui is based. 
Yin: Represented by two short little hyphens with gap in between. It is one of the separated, opposition and co-existing characters. Such relationship is the basic ideal of Yin-Yang philosophy, upon which FengShui is based. 

Z:

Zodiac animals: The twelve zodiac animals used in Chinese astrology. It is based on the year of an individual's birth. Read more in Chinese Zodiac animals section in our FAQ.

 

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