Feng Shui

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There are many different schools of feng shui. Some of the common terms used to refer to the traditional practices are East/West school, Form school, Compass school, Wandering Stars, and Flying Star feng shui.

Time Space (Xuan Kong) Feng Shui

The school of feng shui practiced by Feng Shui Toronto is called Xuan Kong feng shui. In English, a good term for this is Time-Space feng shui. Time-Space feng shui looks at the entire triad of luck, taking into account not only the physical space, but who uses it, and how. The element of time also comes into play.

In Time-Space feng shui, compass readings, landforms, roads, water bodies, the year of building construction, the current calendar, and even the birthdays the people who use the space are taken into account. Proper considerations of all these factors allows the feng shui practitioner to obtain the most comprehensive analysis possible.

Sometimes people will use the term Xuan Kong feng shui interchangeably with the words "Flying Star" Feng Shui. This is a misnomer. Flying Star feng shui (Xuan Kong Fei Xing) is an important part of Xuan Kong feng shui, but it is not the whole story. For major considerations such as landscaping, water-feature placement, or date selection for major events such as moving or business openings, the flying stars alone do not give the full picture. Xuan Kong Da Gua, which specifically studies the subtle flow of earth energy, is required to complement the flying stars and provide the full picture.

Feng Shui Toronto uses both the Fei Xing and Da Gua aspects of the Xuan Kong school to help you make the most of the qi available to you in your space.

The Triad of Luck

Traditional Chinese metaphysical study recognizes three kinds of luck, which work together to influence our lives: Heaven Luck, Human Luck and Earth Luck.

Heaven Luck is the luck of time. Chinese astrology studies how the luck you receive when you take your first breath influences your opportunities. Knowledge of heaven luck allows us to respond in a prepared way to the ups and downs of fortune. In feng shui, heaven luck is the recognition that the element of time cannot be ignored. The date of a building's construction or a business' opening dictates the energies that the building receives from the 8 directions. The current date also brings energies that can conflict with, or enhance the home's usual qi.

Human Luck is the luck that we create ourselves. It is the element of self-determination. Simply put, it is our actions. The luckiest person in the world will still have nothing happen to him if he does nothing. Someone less lucky may still achieve great things if he applies himself.

Earth Luck is the luck of the land. It is the recognition that we are influenced by the environment in which we live and work.

Feng shui is the study of how to bring heaven, man, and earth luck into communication. At its heart, feng shui is about carrying out the proper actions, at the proper time, in the proper place.