The fine art of Western Feng Shui
Feng Shui Corners
In the dominant western form of feng shui, many of the more esoteric concepts are discarded and an effective and direct solution emerges. Eastern mysticism is stripped down to its core in typical western style. This provides a solution which is both balanced with cultural traditions and at the same time is refined to be highly effective. While many traditionalists look askance at the concepts when stripped away of certain trappings of eastern tradition, the core concepts are the same and the universe understands the message as it is clarified in physical placement and manifestation.
In Western Feng Shui the compass is blatently discarded, or to put it more correctly, the compass is in the eye of the beholder. This reflects a sharp contrast between major cultural differences between the East and West which is in accordance to the natural order of the Tao.
The western mind is very Yang in nature and originates from the self. This is reflected in the variance in cultural emphasis on the individual and the group. This is as it should be. In the balance feng shui finds a way. This is how we find the middle road, by incorporating aspects of cultural differences through a lens tinted by each of our viewpoints and it is in this way that feng shui manifests in the western world.
With that bit of philosophy aside, let us proceed to the nine corners as they are understood in the Western viewpoint.
Where does the chi go?
Everywhere! Especially in Western Feng Shui
Feng shui represents a method of organizing your living space to match your intent and keep you on track with what your goals are. It also represents a very ancient tradition that has roots in the tradition of balance and harmony.
Everything has a place and there is a place for everything. Feng shui practice teaches you to both think about your actions and create an atmosphere that is free of clutter.
Where elements are reflective of the cycles of nature and your choices are balanced, good things will happen. To understand westernized feng shui there are two major concepts.
The Nine Corners
nine corners in feng shui
The Cycle of the Elements
(image on left)
The destructive element cycle page is now complete
Section on balancing elements that are too strong or in the wrong area without creating clashes
is now online. See harmonizing elements (image also links)
Click on the diagrams to go to the page that explains the chart and how it is used in feng shui.
Western feng shui has other names for the style, in may forms it is referred to as eight aspirations feng shui