I didn't realize how long ago I became interested in feng shui and what triggered my interest until I looked at the feng shui tags in another blog of mine in Active Rain.
Just can't get enough of feng shui.
I am the kind of person that RUNS with an idea the minute it comes to me. I am merely a mesmerized student of the ART OF FENG SHUI who learns by doing. My expression through art be it clay, wood, metal, glass, paint, or the written word, this blog is dedicated to all that comes to me by way of Feng Shui.
By Angel Rutherford
Special to the Herald/Review
Published/Last Modified on Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 - 02:15:49 am MST
Garden feng shui is the most important part of feng shui, because it is here where the quality of our living space begins. We need to surround us with good feng shui.
What is the art feng shui? Feng shui is the science of being one with our environment and using manipulation of the energies that surround us to create harmony and balance. It is important to realize that without harmony in our outside surroundings our inside living space has no good chi. The first rule of good feng shui is to be in balance with our native landscape, its mountains, vegetation, waters, wind and energies.
Feng shui is deeply embedded in the ancient history of China and was then only accessible to the ruling elite. Now this practice is available to everyone and has crossed the great waters to the New World.
The philosophy of feng shui is based on the trinity of luck that influences the quality of a person’s life. This is tien ti ren, the luck from heaven, the luck from the earth and the luck that we create for ourselves. Heavens luck, or karma, is your destiny and cannot be manipulated. Luck from the earth is feng shui. If we can live in harmony and balance with our environment we will be rewarded with good fortune. Human luck is in what we create in the opportunities that come our way and bring us best results.
Find your year of birth. (The year for this calculation runs from 4/5th Feb., so if you were born on say 25 Jan 1947, your year would be 1946. If you were born on 10th Feb. 1947, your birth year would be 1947).
Then subtract 1900. (e.g. 1947 -
Now add the digits together repeatedly until you end up with a single digit. (e.g. 47-
If you are Male Subtract this from 10. This gives the Lo Shu Number. (e.g. 10-
If you are Female Add 5 to the number from step 3. (e.g. 2+5=7)
(If you end up with more than one digit then add these digits together repeatedly until you end up with a single digit.)