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Qi and Feng Shui


If you have heard about #FengShui you have probably heard about #Qi (pronounced “chi”) and you have probably asked yourself what is it?

Qi is the backbone of #ChineseMetaphysics, it is the subject matter of practices like feng shui, traditional Chinese medicine (#TCM), acupuncture or meditation, to name some.

Qi is the energy that circulates and permeates the universe: Qi is within us, around us and throughout the whole universe.

Qi is known as universal energy or life force because it brings life to all-natural things, from mountains, to rivers, to human beings. But for Qi to bring life it has to flow, if Qi gets stuck, it causes problems and eventually life stops.

Qi has two basic forms: Yin and Yang. A perfect world or a perfect life requires Yin and Yang to be in perfect balance.

In our body Qi flows through the meridian system, an invisible energy system that contains energy points and energy centers. All sicknesses are caused by Qi blockages in that system, when the blockages are removed through acupuncture or other healing techniques, we restore the flow of Qi and achieve health.

On earth, Qi flows on the wind (feng) and rests on the water (shui). Qi is conceived through the interaction between the universe and earth’s natural forms (mountains and rivers), and it is contained, conducted and/or emanated by those natural forms. Qi can be favorable and in such case it nourishes, or unfavorable and in such case it harms.  

Classical feng shui focuses on the flow of Qi on earth. After thousands of years of empirical research the Chinese established rules to assess it and to quantify its benefits on properties depending on the properties’ connection to the environment and the way they receive Qi.

Qi always flows from the external environment to the internal environment and the main objective of feng shui is to facilitate the flow of favorable Qi into and within properties.

We cannot see Qi flow but we can determine the features that are conducive of favorable Qi flow and the features that are conducive of unfavorable Qi flow.

None of the objects inside a property generates Qi, Qi has to be received from outside, this is why it is important to assess the connection of properties to the land based on the position of their doors.

The assessment of Qi can be visual or by formula. If we cannot see the physical features, we can still get an idea of the quality of Qi that properties receive, based on formulas.

Whether we are looking at forms or using formulas we have to understand the theory of the five elements water, wood, fire, earth and metal, which are the phases or movements of Qi in the environment, generated from the interaction between yin and yang.

The elements can be physical, for instance a pond for water, a plant for wood, a candle for fire, a crystal for earth and a copper figure for metal, but they are mostly calculated and represented by the direction and location of stars. Applying the five elements theory allows us to achieve Qi balance and fix problems.

Ideal feng shui is simple: The environment should produce the element of the property and the property should produce the element of the occupants, the more time the occupants stay in that property, the better their lives will be.

Stay tuned to learn how to apply this simple feng shui principle or contact me to apply additional principles and get even better and faster results. 


Make Sure You Do The Right Thing At The Right Time


We are all connected to the universe in many ways, up to the point that the position of the planets and stars in the universe on the day and time that we are born, affects our life.

If the day and time that we are born affects our whole existence wouldn’t it be logical to say that the day and time we engage into any activity affects the outcome of that activity? Even those that don’t know astrology have somehow answered YES, otherwise we wouldn’t hear phrases like “Time is of the essence” or “Do the right thing at the right time”.

But how do we actually know if the time is right? It is easy, just relying on the Chinese who based on observations of the universe and empirical research came up with a system known as Date Selection or ZeRi, which correlates patterns of energy with events.

According to Chinese metaphysics, nothing in the universe occurs randomly, there are patterns of energy that can be tracked, calculated and pre-determined. Those patterns of energy are the foundation of the Art of Date Selection that encourages to start an activity at a point in time when the energy is the most conducive for that activity. 

The practice of Date Selection has been in place since the era before Christ, it was originally used to plan agricultural and war related activities but it has progressed along  the evolution of society, and now it is applied to activities like starting a business,  placing a law suit,  investing,  moving into a new house or a new office, listing a property for sale, starting  medical treatment, attending a job interview, starting a new job, opening an establishment, launching a product, submitting a proposal, commencing a construction, getting married, giving birth through a C-section, and so on. 

Bottom line not all days are created equal so not all days carry the same type of energy. Some days are good for somethings, some days are good for other things and some days are not good for anything.

According to Chinese metaphysics, everything in the universe takes place under the context of the Cosmic Trinity: Heaven, Man and Earth. When the three realms are taken in consideration is the only time when the results are the best. Earth primarily refers to location, man primarily refers to human action and heaven primarily refers to time, which denotes a specific date and time when a pre-determined planetary or star alignment is in place.

The art of Date Selection starts with the Chinese Almanac or Tong Shu, a book produced annually, containing the Chinese calendar and a color code to identify the good days and the bad days.  If you read Chinese and you understand the way the Tong Shu is written you could eventually figure out the generic good dates and bad dates but real date selection involves personalization: The date is not only generically good, it is also good for the activity to be performed and good for the person developing the activity. This is the reason why real date selection requires a thorough analysis and it has to take in consideration the BaZi birth chart of the person. Once we take into account all these factors we realize that there are not that many good days in a month or in a year and there might not be any good days in a week so it is important to plan ahead.

If you want to maximize your chances for success, contact me and ask me to calculate for you a personalized good date!