Feng Shui & the Pakua
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of rules, concepts and principles that endeavors to explain the impact of the environment on our lives.
Feng Shui literally means "wind and water" in Chinese.The word "wind" provides the movement or flow of universal energy (chi) that affects everything. The "water" provides the receiver or container of the chi.
In Feng Shui it is believed that if we can create a surrounding that is in harmony with nature, the universal energy will easily flow through our home or business; as a result happiness, prosperity, love, health, wealth and abundance will follow.
In the simplest form, Feng Shui is the art of placement. We can readily improve and create positive changes in our environment by placing the correct items in the appropriate locations of our home and work environment.
The Pa-Kua is an extremely powerful symbol in Chinese culture, and is frequently found over doors of Chinese homes as a symbol of protection. This eight sided shaped object indicates the eight trigrams that relate to the five elements and the properties that are defined in the ancient book of "I Ching".
In Feng Shui applications, the Pa-Kua is used to determine a person's most auspicious and inauspicious directions and locations.
You can print out this page and align the Pa-gua (or pa-kua) with the wall of the front entrance to see in which area of your house, individual room or office you can place the artwork to reap maximum benefits from the Feng Shui. Each corner of the area represents the energy associated with that corner. For example, if you wish for more positive energy and prosperity, you would place related artwork in the "wealth "corner.
In addition to determining the positive and negative directions, the pa-kua can also be used to find the aspirations that we all have. Most people want to be rich, successful, happy and appreciated. We also want to be loved in return. The aspirations of the pa-kua represent all these things.