Feng Shui basics for your home

Our Hong Kong sister site Squarefoot.hk is lucky enough to have a Feng Shui master in residenc, Philip Wong. (We’re jealous of their offices enviably perfect layout!)

We asked Philip, who has worked with home owners around the world, to share some of his insights with our us too. To kick us off, he’s given us a rundown on the basics of Feng Shui and some of its key teachings. 

Feng Sui is all about the balance of energies (also known as Qi). Through the placement of Feng Shui elements, we can gather positive energy to assure health and good fortune, at the same time, we can channel out negative energy to create harmony in our space. You can draw on aspects of Feng Sui that you feel you want or need to improve the way your property feels and functions.

Central to Feng Sui is what’s called a Bagua (bagua means eight-sided) map that lays out the nine separate areas of energy and intention in Feng Shui. In arranging a room, these translate to nine areas to note . Divide your room into those areas then overlay the map to see which parts might need correcting or attention.

Bagua Feng Sui

When the structure of an area cannot be physically changed to suit the ideal energy, you can use a ‘cure’, usually in the form of objects like mirrors, running water (like a fountain), plants or pets (like goldfish).

Cures help us fend off negative energies. Here are some common source of negative energy in Feng Shui around our homes.

Posted by Dianne Deem