The Chinese categorized their study of Metaphysics into five distinct classes known as the Chinese Five Arts (Wu Shu). Feng Shui is classified as Physiognomy, the science of observing and understanding the living environment through applying formulas and calculations to assess the potential and possible outcomes for an individual living or working in a particular property.
Classical Feng Shui is the art and science of tapping into Qi in order to improve one’s life and achieve one’s goals. This is achieved through the correct placement of doors and the appropriate location of important areas of your home like the kitchen, bedroom and study based on the external environmental features. The goal is to make use of the good areas and reduce the usage of the negative areas, while ensuring there is good Qi collection and distribution.
When the Qi is working for you, you feel better. You have more energy, motivation, and alertness, and you are better able to respond to opportunities that arise. Increased prosperity or affluence is often the result.
Through Feng Shui, it is possible to assess the outcome of living or working in a particular property. This is because Qi is cyclical in nature and the influences in your environment can be calculated based on formulas. Knowing the potential pitfalls and the highs and the lows that are likely to come allows you to prepare for them in advance, rather than being caught off-guard.