Feng Shui Principles

Feng Shui can create positive change in your personal or professional life! It is an elegant system, based on the laws of nature that helps to reconnect you with powerful, life-giving forces by making prescribed changes in your environment. We have an innate desire to connect with our most natural state because it is full of free, expansive energy!

  • These specific Feng Shui adjustments help to increase prosperity, enhance relationships, reduce stress, increase motivation and energy, ease conflict, enhance good health, and open up new possibility in your life! Your environment can support and nurture your personal and professional goals.

Feng Shui expert Chris Wojnar describes Feng Shui principles:

How does Feng Shui evaluate our environment?

The Feng Shui system of analysis looks at your goals, inspirations, and natural tendencies; your space is analyzed using the Chinese principles of the five-element system, yin/yang balance, chi flow, and symbolic placement using the bagua. Other environmental factors, including the landscape, the building and its position, each room, furniture arrangement, artwork, symbol, color, light and energy disturbances are evaluated.

  • The five elements—wood, fire, earth, metal and water—represent everything in the universe, including the compass directions. Our ancestors based their understanding of life on the natural rhythms of seasons, sunrise, sunset, phase of the moon, and the cycle of human life. Understanding the element cycle helps us to model our life in harmony with the natural pattern that already exists.
  • The Bagua: The Chinese have identified areas of a space in which particular human activities thrive, using the tradition of the Iching. This is a system that uses the law of opposites, yin and yang, to define and balance all experience, and to create harmony within ourselves and with our world. This translates in western terms to how the right and left hemispheres of the brain govern particular functions, as an example.
    The space is divided into eight areas, called the bagua. The central space is the anchor around which the rest of life flows. In traditional Feng Shui this is called the T’ai Chi. This template is used in each space to diagnose areas of stagnant chi, and to assist the occupants in bringing the energy into a healthy balance.
  • Yin and Yang: Energy shifts naturally within the environment from quiet to active, cool to warm, shadow to light. Too much or too little of a quality can cause an imbalance. This can be harmonized with Feng Shui by balancing the yin and yang energies of the space.
  • Chi Flow: Chi ideally moves through space in a gently curving way, finding an easy entry and exit. We don’t want it to move too quickly, or to stagnate in places.
    • Negative or sha chi
      This is represented by any situation that creates discomfort or not feeling safe. It can include dead trees, bad smells, broken windows or doors, objects that could fall easily, oppressive objects overhead, glaring lights.
    • Secret arrows
      Straight lines and sharp angles compress the chi, so it can become sharp and negatively affects things in its path. Examples are: a straight roadway heading toward your front door, the corner of a piece of furniture facing the doorway.
  • The Tao: The Tao is quite simply connection. This is our connection to the world, to each other, to nature. These connections are assessed by how the space supports energy flow, activities, relationships of the occupants, reflections of the natural world. This is done by defining your needs and the function of the space in concert with natural rhythms.

Certified by the Feng Shui Institute of America, Christine is a Feng Shui consultant in Massachusetts, including the Boston area, Metro west, Central Massachusetts, the South Shore, Cape Cod, the Berkshires, all of New England and Central Florida. In other locations, internet/phone Feng Shui consultations and space clearing are available. Contact us for a conversation about your home or business at 781-275-0698.