From the time its doctrine was established, feng shui culture has been inherited and developed in the midst of questions and debates. Whether people regard Feng Shui as an objective existence or describe it as feudal superstition, as long as human beings live in the natural environment, Feng Shui is closely related to human life, which is the inherent close relationship between human beings and nature.
The application of feng shui theory is based on the sequential heaven and earth gossip space in a 360-degree circle and the existence of yin and yang gender substances in 24 information units, reflecting the principles of character information positioning and the relative balance of yin and yang. Elementary Feng Shui basics can be simply summarized into the following 4 parts.
- the classification of yin and yang material information in the human living space
- the positioning of yin and yang in the Bagua and the positioning of character information
- feng shui and human living environment preferences
- choosing a good feng shui living environment
The following section will explain this feng shui knowledge in detail, please continue to read it down.
1. Classification of yin and yang material information in human living space
1.1 Positive substances
Yang matter can be considered a tangible object in the human environment. Yang matter has two forms of expression: the external environment and the internal environment.
① The manifestations of masculine substances in the natural and built environments are mountains, highlands, towns, villages, boiler houses, high-voltage distribution rooms, smelters, brick and tile factories, memorial towers, monuments, stone sculptures, metal pylons, dikes, transformers, substation sites, city walls, viaducts, temples, smoke pipes, thermal power plants, engine rooms, high-temperature product processing plants, etc., buildings above the ground and buildings that glow, emit heat and can block All substances of air circulation.
In the natural and built environment, the strongest power of yang substances are mountains, highlands, thermal power plants, substations, smelters, brick and tile factories, industrial boilers, tall buildings, large stone sculptures, etc.
② indoor environment in the form of positive substances is computers, network switches, electric heating equipment, gas heating furnaces, household appliances, and all luminous, heat-generating, and electromagnetic wave radiation-generating objects.
In the indoor environment, the strongest power of positive substances is the continuous work or work intermittently for a short period of time of electrical appliances, as well as light-emitting, heat-generating, electromagnetic wave radiation-generating objects, such as power distribution rooms, switchboard rooms, electric heating equipment, stoves, refrigerators, etc.
1.2 Yin material
Yin material in the environment of human existence is represented by water and other invisible, flowing material, Yin material also has two forms of expression in the external and internal environment:
①Natural and built environments are represented by yin substances in the form of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, oceans, reservoirs, roads, open spaces, depressions, ditches, artificial fountains, permeable wells, open net ponds, and all other tangible and intangible flowing substances.
In the natural environment and the built environment, the strongest yin substances are the natural water and air currents that are in the flowing state and running strongly, such as the flowing water, the source of sufficient water, and the clear water.
The forms of Yin substances in the indoor environment are doors and windows, water and sewage, toilets, bathrooms, water curtain walls, fish tanks, etc.
In the indoor environment, the strongest Yin material is the water, bathroom, and the flow of water curtain wall.
2. Yin and Yang positioning and character information positioning in the Bagua
2.1 The eight trigrams of the first heaven
Feng Shui theory is derived from the ancient Chinese philosophy of balance between yin and yang. The yin and yang positioning of the eight trigrams of the first heaven is the yin and yang gender material in the modern habitat environment in the orientation of the balance of the provisions of the law of balance between space and material yin and yang. The 360-degree circumference of the Yin and Yang positioning and direction and character information positioning of the eight trigrams is:
① Qian Gua in the upper, the properties of Yang, orientation south, representing the character Lao Father.
② Kun Gua in the lower, the properties of Yin, orientation north, representing the character old mother.
③ Tui Gua properties of yin, orientation southeast, representing the character maiden.
④ divide the trigram properties of Yin, orientation East, representing the character of the middle female.
⑤ Zhen Gua properties of yang, direction northeast, representing the character of the eldest male.
⑥ Xun Gua properties of yin, orientation southwest, representing the character of the eldest female.
⑦ Kan Gua properties of yang, orientation west, representing the character male. 8 burgundy trigram properties for Yang, orientation northwest, representing the character young male.
2.2 Houtian Bagua
Houtian Bagua in addition to different orientation with the innate Bagua, but also strictly numerical positioning of the Bagua. This numerical positioning method is a quantitative expression of the relative balance of yin and yang space. We all know that from 0 to 9 constitutes an infinite digital space, no matter how large this space, is inseparable from the combination of numbers from 0 to 9. Houtian Bagua to 0 as the invisible circumference of the Bagua extension, the 9 numbers are distributed in the center and 8 directions, each direction and its corresponding direction to form a corresponding whole, each corresponding whole numbers add up to 10. the 10 is the amount of each corresponding whole but also implies that the 4 corresponding whole ends of the numbers are in the state of imbalance between yin and yang. How to make the gossip correspond to the whole inhuman environment in the balance of yin and yang? Here is an example of the divorce and Kan Gua, if we put in the center of the number 5 as the support point of the scale, the divorce and Kan Gua are placed on both ends of the scale, there must be an imbalance, if we put the Kan Gua is located at one end of the increase in the number of yang material for 8, there will be 9 yangs and 9 yins relative to each other, this relative is balanced, but also stable. In all things in the world only relative balance, is to be relatively stable, to be harmonious, to make things healthy and smooth development. This is the folk saying “in front to empty, behind to lean” (before the south, after the north). Houtian Bagua in 360 degrees of space and the orientation of the yin and yang positioning and orientation and character information is.
① Kan Gua properties of Yang, orientation north, representing the characters in the male.
② Kun Gua properties of Yin, orientation southwest, representing the character of the old mother.
③ the properties of the trigram Yang, orientation East, representing the character of the eldest male.
④ Xun Gua properties of yin, southeast, representing the character of the eldest female.
⑤ for determining the orientation of the benchmark, the center of the position in the Feng Shui application on behalf of the center of the field point.
⑥ Qian Gua properties of Yang, orientation northwest, representing the character of the old father.
⑦ Tui Gua properties of yin, orientation west, representing the character girl.
8 burgundy hexagrams properties of yang, orientation northeast, representing the character young man.
⑨ Gua properties of yin, orientation south, representing the character female.
2.3 Environmental Feng Shui Bagua
In the application of environmental feng shui, the innate Bagua and Bagua are used at the same time. The combination of the innate gossip and the post-tense gossip is a combination of people and things information positioning and things information qualitative, as well as positive and negative feng shui information quantitative in space-time cycle law. So it is said that the first heavenly Bagua and the second heavenly Bagua are composed of a large, complete feng shui information base. Due to the different orientations of the presence of the ancestral Bagua and Bagua, they reflect the nature and meaning of things are different.
The organic combination of the first gossip and the second gossip, the science of things from the original state of constant change in the development of the whole process to date, that is, the complete movement of things.
Environmental Feng Shui Bagua is a spatial and temporal concentration of nature’s Feng Shui environment, is a full understanding of the natural environment of the ancient Chinese, but also reflects the extraordinary wisdom of the ancient Chinese, forward-looking consciousness, and profound philosophical thinking. Feng Shui Bagua in the contradiction of yin and yang in line with the yin and yang, yin and yang balance theory, in line with the real state of growth of all things, in line with the inevitable laws of development.
From the environment Feng Shui Bagua can be seen, the overlap of the congenital Bagua and post-genital Bagua, clearly reflecting the orientation represented by each of the trigrams is contradictory, and the contradiction of this orientation space is the wisdom of the ancient Chinese, is the congenital Bagua Feng Shui information to the materialistic transformation of the post-genital Feng Shui environment. Therefore, the contradiction between the innate Bagua and the acquired Bagua is typical of the law of transformation of yin and yang. This also vividly reflects the materialistic worldview in traditional Chinese feng shui culture.
3. Feng Shui and habitat preference
3.1 The principle of preferential selection of upper wind, upper water and no pollution
From the wind frequency map of the city, we can determine the wind location of the city; from the water system map and hydrogeological data, we can understand the source and flow direction of surface and underground water. When the wind direction and water flow direction are reversed, theoretically, the layout of the residential area should avoid being perpendicular to the flow direction, and should choose to develop parallel to the wind and water flow direction. Avoid the pollution of the residential area by the wind and water. Pollution, includes air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, chemical pollution, nuclear radiation pollution, etc. In the layout, it should be far away from the pollution sources, keep a certain distance from the industrial area for pollution purification, and build a green isolation zone of certain width between the residential area and the industrial area.
3.2 The principle of taking auspicious preferences for the direction of the main road around the residential area
The Feng Shui Situation Sect and the Li-Qi Sect emphasize the orientation of buildings and the harmony between people and heaven and earth. In the traditional “courtyard”, the north and south rooms are the main rooms, and the east and west rooms are the rooms and side rooms. The main room is preferred for the elders to live in, and the compartments and side rooms are used for women and underlings. In feng shui, it is believed that the positive meridian orientation is unfavorable to the general population, because the south is not the “hot axis” in the north, and the south is not the main wind direction in summer, which is not conducive to the improvement of the microclimate of the residence. Therefore, residential housing in the north should be selected in the north of the decisive mountain Ding direction, that is, about 15 ° west of south, favorable heating, and sand; in the south should be selected in the none-san C direction, that is, about 15 ° east of south, favorable ventilation and cool.
However, the layout and orientation of housing in the residential area depend on the traffic layout in the city master plan, that is, the layout plan of the arterial roads around the residential area is the key to determining the orientation of housing for residents. Therefore, in the planning of urban arterial roads, especially the design of arterial roads around residential areas, the direction of the positive zigzag, i.e., positive north-south, east-west, should be avoided. In modern urban planning, this point is often neglected, resulting in many residential areas with positive we orientation, which is not conducive to the optimization of the living environment.
3.3 Preferred principle of land integrity and smooth traffic
The residential area is the main body of the city and is the place where the residents live and work. In the feng shui selection of the site, it is preferable to choose a more complete area and not a fragmented area. Especially in big cities, areas that are severely separated by traffic or highways and railroads, and areas where the geomagnetic field is disturbed (such as near overpasses, elevated roads, interchanges, etc.) are called “road punch” in feng shui, and should not be used as residential land. According to feng shui, residential areas should form a Taiji system and have complete functional project plots. For example, Hangzhou City, which is developing to the east, is separated by the north-south railroad, especially in the area of City Station and Nanxingqiao Railway Station, which makes it difficult for people to gather and traffic accidents to occur. Another example is the area near overpasses and elevated roads in Hangzhou, where the airfield is destroyed by high-speed traffic, and noise and dust seriously affect the normal life of nearby residents.
However, residential areas are an inseparable part of the urban ecosystem and must have convenient transportation links with various energy-carrying areas of the city. Therefore, the residential area should have a smooth transportation network, so that it forms an organic whole with other functional blocks of the city. External traffic such as high-speed arterial roads, transit roads, and railroads are generally not suitable to pass through residential areas. Only those traffic terminals and low-speed curves are suitable for residential areas. But in the city arterial road turning the side of the back bow, is not suitable for residential areas, feng shui said the road is also “flowing water”, the back bow is like “flowing water back jump”, and is also prone to car accidents in unfavorable locations.
If the city is a complete “big Taiji”, then about 50% of the area is living and residential land, that is, the “sunfish” of the “big Taiji”; about 50% of The land is used for industry, warehouses, external transportation, etc., which is the “big Yin fish”. In the residential land, about 50% of the land can be used as a residential area (i.e. residential, the “small yang fish”), while the other 50% of the land is used for roads, squares, public green areas, public buildings, etc., which is the “small yin fish”, thus forming a self-contained “resting system”. This constitutes a self-contained “small Taiji”. This is the so-called site integrity, to achieve the harmonious state of “everything is Taiji”. 4.
4. choose a good feng shui living environment
4.1 Mountain, that is, the back of the mountain
Generally, it can be divided into the auspicious mountain, evil mountain, the city is the building for the “mountain”, if the back of the building is tall, majestic, many, mountain overlap, and more rich, high-quality people living, is “backed by a rich mountain”, is good. The opposite is bad. Mountains, and left and right guard of the mountain, relatively lower than the main mountain, the opposite is called good. In addition, the front of the case mountain, similar to the Golden Water Bridge in front of Tiananmen Square, must be low, flat some for good. There is also a mountain, looking into the distance, farther away and there are taller buildings is good.
4.2 Water (Water, pronounced “Shui”), that is, the flow of people, traffic, roads
Feng Shui in the mountains around the water is good, the city, the flow of people, traffic, roads for water, should be more, should be slow for the top, the community inside and outside the road curves, buffer zone better, the flow of people should be more and prosperous, the flow of cars should be slow. This “water” should be slow, slow, and emotional for the best.
4.3 Wind (Wind, pronounced “Feng”), that is, the wind brought by people, cars, etc.
Wind in the city, divided into the natural wind and the flow of people, traffic “wind”, all belong to this category. The wind should be soft, easy to hide, easy to gather for the good, also known as the collection of wind and energy, charity, peaceful and gentle wind for the top of the good, and water complement each other. And similar to the highway, high-speed rail, light rail, and other nearby, high speed, brings the “bad wind”, which is often said to be a brake. The wind can not be straight, the wind can not be too big, otherwise, it is a bad sign.
4.4 Sand (pronounced “sha”), that is, the surrounding neighborhood
In urban building complexes, the concept of sand mainly refers to our neighbors, “sand” should be large, easy to more, rich, heavy, and stable. Neighbors in the neighborhood have the strength, quality, and rich for good, “grain of gold sand” for the top auspicious, small community of people, people poor, relocation of households constantly, the population flow, the residents of low quality is not good. Also called flying sand, unlucky.
4.5 Direction (Direction, pronounced “Xiang”), is the orientation of the room
In the living room to look forward, it is appropriate to birds and flowers, beautiful mountains, rich vegetation is good, it is appropriate to calm, low and slow for the top. Avoid noise, strong light or glass reflections, and other sources of pollution, but also avoid too high and blocking the sun, blocking the wind is inauspicious.