FAQ About Feng Shui

Feng Shui
one year ago | gizem

What are the different schools or approaches to Feng Shui?

Feng Shui encompasses various schools or approaches, each with its own theories, techniques, and methodologies. These different schools have developed over time and are influenced by cultural, regional, and philosophical factors. Here are some of the major schools or approaches to Feng Shui:

  • Classical Feng Shui: Also known as Traditional or Authentic Feng Shui, this school follows the ancient principles and techniques derived from classical Chinese texts, such as the "Book of Burial" (Zang Shu) and the "Book of Changes" (I Ching). It focuses on the analysis of energy flow, landforms, compass directions, and the use of formulas and calculations to assess the energy of a space.
  • Form School: The Form School of Feng Shui emphasizes the analysis of the physical forms and features of the environment, such as mountains, rivers, buildings, and natural surroundings. It considers the shapes, colors, and symbolism of these elements to understand their influence on energy flow and to create a harmonious space.
  • Compass School: The Compass School, also known as the Luo Pan School, emphasizes the use of a compass (Luo Pan) to determine the energy directions and assess the energetic qualities of a space. It involves dividing the space into different sectors based on compass directions and aligning them with the individual's life aspects to make adjustments and enhancements.
  • Black Hat Sect Tantric Buddhism: This school combines Tibetan Buddhism and Feng Shui principles. It focuses on the use of the Bagua Map, which is superimposed on the floor plan of a space, and emphasizes the intentional placement of symbolic objects and adjustments to enhance energy flow and support personal goals.
  • Western Feng Shui: Western Feng Shui incorporates Feng Shui principles into a Western cultural context. It often blends traditional Feng Shui concepts with modern design aesthetics and personal development techniques. Western Feng Shui places emphasis on decluttering, organization, and the intentional placement of objects to create a harmonious and supportive environment.
  • Intuitive Feng Shui: This approach to Feng Shui emphasizes personal intuition and energetic awareness. It encourages individuals to trust their instincts and feelings about the energy of a space and make adjustments based on their intuitive guidance. It is a more subjective and individualized approach to practicing Feng Shui.