FENGSHUI

FENGSHUI

  Ancient Chinese analysis of the elements and its effects are quite different from the present-day adaptation in a place of dwelling. The five elements which are of prime importance in Fengshui are water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The interaction of these elements and the effect on the occupants is one of the primary analyses of feng shui.

A home or an office space has these five elements in use with wood in the form of doors and windows, steel as RCC and steel grills, fire in the form of the kitchen stove, the earth as the flooring to the house in form of bricks and cements, water that moves in and around the home. Apart from these, the wall colours, décor etc. have their significance and relate to the five elements.

Metal in the form of steel is used extensively in any home or office not only in the construction of beams and pillars but as kitchen ware, furniture and window grills too. What is metal all about?

To get useful amounts of metal requires ore and ways to smelt it. The earth is fortunate to have enormous bodies of iron ore.  Iron was long ago categorised as a base metal, steel used for most construction activities as it is an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon and its mechanical properties can be varied by way of combinations. According to the five element analysis, “metal” produces “earth”.
It’s a common sight to see many homes with wind chimes as décor. It is available in many forms, shapes and sizes. Wind chimes have a great significance and are a very valuable and powerful Fengshui cure, yet their use and positioning is quite critical. Suspending wind chimes in a specific part or corner of the home is a skill to either enhance or counter the energy of the sector. The general recommendation of suspending wind chimes in the north or west sectors are to activate the elements of these specific sectors which have been perceived to represent them and not correcting any specific defects in a home.

A good wind chime is one which is hollow, made of good quality metal, of specific dimensions and the number of rods in a wind chime also depends upon the approach to the specific problem and the area in which it would be suspended. Most importantly, it should generate a pleasant tone and not be jarring and noisy.  The activation of a wind chime is to impede or disperse the rushing or the stagnating ‘chi’. Therefore, its position is critical to ensure its proper functioning. Aluminum wind chimes are not considered good as they do not represent a metal element. In the eastern hemisphere, wind chimes are not just available in metal but also in bamboo, ceramic and glass and they are used in other sectors to support the element of the sector and also to ensure that the specific sector is controlled.
Avoid wind chimes in bedrooms. Metal wind chimes in areas outside the living space are a Fengshui taboo. Avoid seating or sleeping directly below wind chimes.

S B S Surendran
(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He may be contacted at 080 25252456 or 25252109
Email: consultation@fengshuiserver.com)

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