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.

The practice of feng shui involves placing objects so as to minimize negative chi and encourage positive chi, while balancing the giving energy of yang with the receiving energy of yin. The feng shui yin and yang are complementary and unified and must be in balance.
The basic principles of yin and yang can be applied to the walls of a room.  As yin is the female element of things, in feng shui it refers to passive, serene parts of the room, parts with no doors, windows or other openings.  Yang being the vital male element of things, in feng shui it refers to areas of action, the parts of the room with doors, windows, or other openings.  A feng shui room design would create harmony in a room.  For example, a square room with a door in one side and a window in the opposing wall would have two walls with yang, while if the other two walls have no openings they would be two walls with yin and the room design would be balanced with symmetric yin and yang.  In addition to the walls, objects within the room have their own associated energies.
After applying a feng shui method such as a Bagua overlay, and a need for a chi adjustment has been found, there are many methods for making a change.

Yin and yang characteristics are in many things.

Yang Yin
Fa Maa
Anger Calm
Heaven Earth
Sun Moon
Mountain Valley
Summer Winter
Day Night
Bright day Cloudy day
Spirit Matter
Male Female
Father Mother
Above Below
Outer Inner
Hot Cold
Hard Soft
Dry Wet
Light Dark
Lively Dull
Movement Stillness
Noisy Silent
Functional Nonfunctional
Positive Negative
Electric Magnetic
Sharpness Roundness
Crowded Lonely
Active Passive
Flourishing Decaying

Basic yin-yang feng shui attributes

Type Yin Yang
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).