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The legend of white snake, a beautiful love story has been re-written into many novels, operas, plays, TV series and movies. The details vary depends on from whom you heard it. This is my version.

Once upon a time, a white snake and a green snake who had been practiced Chi for thousands of years in the E Mei Mountain in Sichuan province. They finally obtained magical power and were able to transform shapes. The were bored by the country life and decided to start an adventure among human. Transformed into two beautiful young women, they named themselves after their original color, Lady White and Miss Green. 
Traveled about one thousand miles east, Lady White and Miss Green met a lonely young pharmacist named Xu Xian at the West Lake of Hang Zhou city. Lady White fell in love with Xu Xian at first sight and married him against Miss Green's advice.

Lady White claimed to be a doctor by family training. She joined Xu Xian in business and their clinic-pharmacy practice turns out to be very successful. Lady White was able to cure disease other doctors announced hopeless.  Fees were waived for poor patients and medicines were given free. This of course makes some people jealousy. Rumors started about Lady White not being human since she had above human power and her origin was kind of obscure.

One day a monk called Fa Hai told Xu Xian that his wife was a snake therefore their marriage was morally wrong. Xu Xian became skeptical. He followed Fa Hai's advice by add herb that was dangerous to snakes but healthy to human into his wife's wine.  Although she was aware of the content of the wine, Lady White was confident about her ability to handle the herb and did not wish to displease her husband. Lady White was drunk and fell asleep. She was not harmed by the herb but she transformed into her original shape during sleep. Xu Xian saw the snake in his bedroom and was literally scared to death. Lady White risked her life to steal the resurrection grass in the Kun Lun mountain in the west of China and saved Xu Xian. Unfortunately, her husband became more doubtful about her. 

Xu Xian went to seek advice from Fa Hai under whose suggestion Xu Xian became a monk and tried to leave all his life's problem behind. Xu Xian wanted to come home when he heard his wife was pregnant. Fa Hai kept Xu Xian against his wish at Golden Mountain temple. Lady White brought a flood over the Golden Mountain Temple to rescue her husband. During her fight against Fa Hai, Lady White went into labor. She was very weak after giving birth and was captured and imprisoned under the Peak of Thunder tower.

Miss Green brought the child back to his father, who was then free. She told Xu Xian what his doubt had cost. Miss Green went back to E Mei mountain. She practiced magic power and finally freed Lady White and turned Fa Hai into a crab. 

If you go visit West Lake today, find the local delicacy called  steamed crab, the transform of Fa Hai for his intervention with other people's happiness, enjoy it with ginger and rice vinegar for his jealousy. You will love it. 

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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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