Feng Shui (translated from Chinese "wind-water") examines the relationship between a person and his environment and the impact of the environment on a person. This influence is divided into two categories: a tangible physical environment and intangible, invisible forces, which, according to ancient Chinese tradition, are associated with different directions.
In addition, they are not static, but move according to completely predictable patterns, interacting with the physical environment and influencing people. According to the Chinese, understanding the patterns of movement and the characteristics of the impact of directed forces allows not only choosing a house with good feng shui or improving the feng shui of an existing housing, but also predicting events that may occur in a particular house.
The main goal of feng shui is to help a person achieve balance and harmony with nature. The principles of feng shui are quite simple, but the correct understanding and application of these principles causes many difficulties today, as a result of which many myths have arisen around this philosophy, sometimes completely untrue.
The more mirrors in the house, the more money there will be. This opinion is wrong. After all, the functions of the mirror are quite simple: it visually increases the volume and illumination, and also allows you to monitor your appearance. You need to position the mirror so that you can look into it when you need it, and not constantly, because there is nowhere to hide from it. A properly designed "money corner" with a small mirror will really help you to improve your well-being. But by hanging a mirror opposite the front door, ordering a chic wardrobe with a mirrored door or a mirrored suspended ceiling for the bedroom, you will only worsen the feng shui of the room. In addition, it should be borne in mind that the "thousand-year tradition" of decorating a house with large mirrors is pure invention. After all, large cheap mirrors appeared relatively recently, before that they were small and very expensive.
In a house with a fountain, money flows like a river. This is not true. By installing a fountain in your house, you will not harm yourself, but you will not significantly improve feng shui.
If you want a lot of money, close the toilet lid! The requirement to close the units has nothing to do with feng shui. This is just a natural elementary need. The statement that this rule is dictated by a "thousand-year tradition" is also false. After all, the toilet appeared not so long ago, and only recently began to close the lid.
Natural and artificial flowers affect the feng shui of the room in the same way. In fact, living plants are much more powerful generators of active energy than artificial flowers. Therefore, if you want to create an environment of efficiency and activity in the house, arrange fresh flowers in the dining room, living room and in the office. It should be remembered that only healthy specimens emit active energy. Sick, stunted plants emit much less active energy, they must be treated or disposed of without regret (and it is not necessary to throw them away - you can leave them in the entrance or give them, for example, to your mother-in-law or mother-in-law - suddenly, in a foreign territory, your plant will bloom in lush color, delighting new owner?)
Plants should be located only in the south, east and southeast, but, for example, in the center and in the southwest, they should not be in any case. You can hear such a statement only from a representative of the School of Eight Life Aspirations (or the School of Black Caps), which actively uses the symbolism of objects and their images to activate certain sectors of the room. It should be noted that this is the youngest of all schools of feng shui (emerged in the last century) and promotes feng shui in an extremely simplified form. But besides her, there are much more authoritative and ancient schools, for example, San Yuan (Three periods), which considers space from the point of view of the influence of time factors. According to the experts of this school, the arrangement of plants in the house corresponds to the position of the "flying" or "wandering" stars at one time or another. Information about where and when plants should be in the house is best obtained from an experienced feng shui master.
Cacti can neutralize the harmful effects of the monitor and significantly improve the feng shui of the room. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. It is undesirable to put cacti near the monitor, since the thorns, according to the feng shui masters, although they are capable, for example, of reflecting part of the negative radiation of the monitor, but at the same time direct this radiation to the one who is working at the monitor. If a cactus stands at the head of the bed - regularly falling under "shelling" during sleep can acquire a serious chronic disease. But it is quite possible to place a cactus on the windowsill behind the curtain - let it protect the apartment from negative energy coming through the window and frighten potential thieves with thorns.
There should be no plants in the bedroom. This statement is only true for cut flowers in a vase and cacti, as well as plants with too sharp leaves. It is best to place geraniums, Kalanchoe, aloe, myrtle in the bedroom. In the early years of marriage, you can keep a peony in the bedroom, which in China was considered the personification of tenderness of feelings and a symbol of female eroticism. Present in the bedroom (even in the picture), the peony is able to make a young wife more desirable. But if, after the birth of the child, the image (or the plant itself) is left in the bedroom, a rival may appear. In any case, plants in the bedroom should not be placed too close to the bed (especially the headboard).
Bonsai can improve indoor feng shui. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Feng Shui is the science of harmony in everything that surrounds us; the appearance of this plant in an apartment does not welcome. After all, bonsai is created by artificially slowing down the natural growth of plants. The tree retains this information and transfers it outside, impairing the feng shui of the room.
Climbing plants can severely damage the feng shui of a room. Indeed, vines (especially those with branches falling down) are Yin plants that absorb energy. But if you need to neutralize the negative effects of a beam or corner, vines are very useful, and sometimes simply irreplaceable.
Dry flowers should not be kept in the house under any circumstances. Yes it is. But there are exceptions to any rule. Sometimes a feng shui master, having made certain calculations, may recommend that you use dried flowers to neutralize some of the dangers generated by a certain arrangement of rooms and colors of room decoration (for example, to neutralize "water on the top of a mountain", dry flowers are quite suitable, saving the owners from unnecessary hassle associated with redevelopment or renovation).
Feng Shui books can help you arrange the plants in your home. Learning Feng Shui is impossible without an experienced master mentor. It is better to listen to your own intuition, and not blindly follow book advice, which is often contrary to each other. If you do not have a well-developed intuition, contact a feng shui master who will be able to answer all your questions and will make every effort to harmonize the energies in your home.