The balance of Yin and Yang
Literally, “feng shui” means “wind and water”, reflecting its foundation in the flow of the invisible energy chi, which is affected by the five ancient elements earth, fire, metal, water, and wood. Chi’s effect can be positive or negative, and its behavior is influenced by matters such as age, climate, location, and shape. Yang is positive chi energy, while yin is negative chi energy.
Yin and yang characteristics are in many things.
|Bright day||Cloudy day|
Basic yin-yang feng shui attributes
|Places||Forest, green land, shady trees, quiet mountainsides and serene seasides.||Cities, sunny places, flat landscapes office buildings and uneven mountains used for climbing.|
|Outlook||The shady part of the house or building.||The sunny part of the house or building.|
|Constitution||tall, slim, generous features with thin frame.||Stout, broad, sharp features with broad frame.|
|Mind||Imaginative, intuitive and creative.||Logical, ordered and quick-thinking.|
|Emotion||Kindness, sensitiveness, insecurity and depression.||Ambitious, confidence, irritability and courageous.|
|Colors||Green, blue and pastel shades.||Red, yellow, orange and bright shades.|
|Shape and forms||Round, long, narrow and delicate.||Square, angular, compact and sturdy.|
|Materials||Natural fabrics and wooden objects.||Synthetic fabrics and glass, metal and polished stone objects.|
|Numbers||Odd numbers.||Even numbers (zero is perfection and harmony and both yin and yang).|