5 Things You Believe Are Feng Shui Practices But Are Not
Over the years, Feng Shui has grown to be a very popular art that’s practiced by millions around the world. With its ever-growing popularity, there have been numerous practices that are just hell-bent on making a profit that they’ve created a false sect in the name of Feng Shui.
It is impossible to describe and explain all the knowledge gathered through centuries in any single publication, but we can however, tell you what Feng Shui is not.
Here, we’re going to share the biggest and most popular myths about Feng Shui.
Myth 1: Lucky Colours
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if luck can easily be obtained through the mere usage of certain colours, green to represent Earth, blue to represent water etc? As easy and simple as it may be that is not how Classical Feng Shui works.
While they have more of a psychological effect, colours have nothing to do with luck or lack thereof. Good fortune comes with what you do and when you do it.
Myth 2: Waving Cat, Golden Frog and other Figurines
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You can find them almost anywhere – in shops and restaurants! If you aren’t earning enough just place a red and gold cat statue and you’d start reeking in big bucks or if you’re having relationship issues, just hang a painting of a Golden Fish swimming inwards.
However, they do not bring about any form of Qi (energy) into your life, home or business. Qi is derived from natural forms not from man-made objects.
Authentic Feng Shui reading looks at landforms, timing, direction, architecture, design and the property itself, not the decorations you opt to use.
Myth 3: Dead fish in an aquarium = you’ve been saved
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Here, the unassuming owner is saved from bad luck with the “heroic” death of their fish. This is a baseless concept. Fishes die not because it saves its owner from bad luck, its demise could be due to the water being dirty or overfeeding. It has nothing to do with Feng Shui.
In Classical Feng Shui, the activation of Qi can be done through the placement of flowing or moving water in the desired area. Therefore, placing an aquarium or a pail of water would be the best way to help activate Qi in that area
Myth 4: Decluttering brings good Qi
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Many believe that if they clean up their mess, good Qi and eventually good fortune will come knocking.
Good Feng Shui is all about good Qi flow and Qi comes from natural forms like – mountains (producer) and water (carrier). While, it is true that decluttering helps improve the FLOW of Qi, it doesn’t determine the quality of Qi nor amount of fortune you obtain.
Myth 5: House Number
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Last but never the least, the infamous “good and bad” house numbers. Similar to the lucky colour myth, house number has no effect on the Feng Shui of the house or property at all.
In Feng Shui, it’s not the number, but the location or the main door of the house that has an effect (good or bad) on the property, house and residence.
So there you have it. Feng Shui is not about hearsay or what your grandaunts tell you it is. Classical Feng Shui is about the use of specific formulas to compute the Qi map of a property, observes landforms (such as mountains and rivers) to determine the location of Qi spots or Meridian Spots.