Feng Shui Basics


FENG SHUI is an approach to INTERIOR DESIGN. Feng Shui is more than creating ambience & interior decorating; it addresses much more than just colors, shapes, and styles. The Feng Shui Bagua, a “tic-tack-toe-like template”, is conceived as a reflection of Heaven & Earth  harmony. If you would like to create sanctuary in your home or place of business, then you will find Feng Shui wisdom of interest.

Feng Shui focuses on “healthy chi flow”, the idea that fresh air can comfortably meander throughout your home or property. Contemporary interior design and decorating have a lot to learn from this ancient Chinese approach to domestic or commercial environments, including architecture and landscapes. It includes sustainability, design, and interpersonal harmony. Creating a welcoming space per your sensibilities, with consideration for your visitors as well as other residents, is most logical for good relations and well-being.

Feng Shui is pronounced FUNG SCHWAY. It is the ancient Chinese ‘art of placement’ which can be used for interior design, architectural design, landscape design, room layouts, organizational design, color consulting, and more. The literal Feng Shui definition is ‘wind on the water’. Like that song says, it can carry you home! The meaning of Feng Shui is much deeper. Using the five elements in Chinese medicine, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood, you will learn to create balance, which leads to harmony in your life.

Thousands of years ago, the early feng shui masters used what is now called, The Form School of Feng Shui to increase the success of their agricultural efforts, ie, where to plant crops. This led to where to place a home or shop to ensure the healthy of residents or guests. Pythagoras studied these formulas which the Chinese used, especially the Lo Shu square, which looks like a tic-tac-toe board. This Lo Shu square became another “school” of feng shui.



The Chinese believe in 3 Types of Luck: Karma, Luck from Heaven, Personal Luck, from doing something constructive, and Earth Luck, or Feng Shui, pronounced FUNG SCHWAY, which requires  auspicious arrangements of landscapes, buildings, furniture and walkways. This idea is to create a beautiful environment which is inviting and conducive to focusing on the matters at hand.  Use Feng Shui to help you stay organized, enjoy a better quality of Life, and properly welcome everyone who comes through your door.

Today there are more than 12 schools of thought. Teresa knows them all. Form, Lo Shu, Compass, Black Hat (BTB), Flying Stars, Four Pillars, Intuitive, Modern, Transcendental, Bagua, etc. Knowing all these schools is helpful since every location is a bit different, clients are different, and so this makes Teresa a great consultant because she is both so knowledgeable, as well as intuitive.

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