It is not easy to explain the Feng Shui or its way of action. But who decides to know and practice its guidelines receives the bonus of be inserted into a dimension much more happy and harmonic: the dimension of Nature.
Feng Shui belongs to those matters that are restricted to people who are dedicated to know unapparent but essential realities as the air we breathe. Usually called mistics, are persons moved and fed by the Love for their Life and their Creator.
They can reach high flights, but alone…. We need to find ways to take off and fly together to new octaves of thought through common denominators for all of us. Life is an unfinished project and asks for our participation. In my opinion, Feng Shui makes easy this process that integrates us harmoniously with the Life that sustains us.
Feng Shui understands the reality through the material. By what can see, intuits what can’t see. Its techniques create balance and motivation putting in a practice way this new octave, which we need to achieve in our personal and familiar lives, cells that make society.
So, we can define Feng Shui as the study that places the individual in harmony with himself, with his geographic reality and with the Cosmic Life that surrounds him.
Today Feng Shui is divided in three schools:
The Traditional School or the Compass School; the Black Hat School and more recently the Logical Feng Shui which defends the adaptation of the Later Heaven Sequence Ba-guá to the Southern Hemisphere based on trigrams (and their relation with the seasons) and on the guide stars of Northern and Southern Hemispheres: Polaris and Alpha-Crux. The Logical Feng Shui created the Solar Method of the Four Seasons. It’s a new method and it works in both hemispheres where the ba-guá is applied from the centre of the building with the help of a compass. In the Southern Hemisphere, is used the Later Heaven Sequence Ba-guá adapted to the Southern Hemisphere. This perspective understands the profound Chinese philosophical knowledge and updates in time and space this important tool for creating harmony and prosperity.
This perspective is explained in the book Feng Shui Lógico, by Stela Vecchi (Ícone Publisher, São Paulo, 2004) that relates the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the study of the Jungian Symbology and other scientific associations to prove the effectiveness of Feng Shui.
The main goal of Logical Feng Shui is to preserve the spirit that gave rise to Feng Shui and the use of Ba-guá (Pa-kuá) by studying the I Ching (O livro das mutações, Richard Wilhelm, Pensamento Publisher), where we find the explanation of the trigrams, one of the main bases of Feng Shui. And updating these studies with the today knowledge, not despising any information that can brings more and more harmony, healthy and well-being. Be faithful to the fact that everything is in a constantly mutation, so always open to changes when they are necessary and when new discoveries are made, improving its concepts.
Since the beginning of our civilization, much knowledge was gained and is possible today to delineate scientifically into the human diversity the bases that provide happiness. There is a lesson of humility after such a scientific breakthrough: we must live with the Mystery of Life. We know many things, but we don’t know everything. This is the principle of Wisdom. Feng Shui must to accomplish its mission: integrate our human life in the cosmic life that surrounds us. The Feng Shui techniques, improved with the comprehension about the universe that the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity brought to us and the symbolic language that Carl G. Jung has penetrated so deeply can really help us in getting harmony within and outside of us.
The Trigrams and the Sun Method of the Four Seasons
Ba-guá to the Northern Hemisphere
The Logical Feng Shui teaches how to apply the ba-guá from the center of the building and line up the side of the construction that receives the first sunrises with the Family and Healthy trigram, the Thunder.
You line up your home with the axes north-south, tuning the building with the sunlight, the great vital energy that we receive in our planet. Through quantum concepts, we learn to see our lives connected to the space that sustains us in harmony with our own path, seeking the integration of our four bodies: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The homes are a way to understand this reality. In the link below, see how to aply the ba-guá according to the Logical Feng Shui, using the adapted ba-guá to the Southern Hemisphere (in the Southern Hemisphere):
To apply the ba-guá, Logical Feng Shui utilizes the center of the building (not the front door). Here’s why:
Ba-guá to the Northern Hemisphere
Logical Feng Shui uses the ba-guá adapted to the Southern Hemisphere for harmonization in the Southern Hemisphere and the Northern Hemisphere ba-guá to the Northern Hemisphere.
Since the Sun rises on the horizon, in the East, it is our main reference for guide us: always in the center of our homes or the center of the place we want to harmonize.
In low latitude areas (the equator) and polar regions is necessary to use the compass.
Hours to the Southern Hemisphere:
The sun is at about 6:00 in the morning in the East (Family and Health);
Around 9:00 in the morning in the Northeast (Prosperity);
Noon in the North (Success);
At 15:00 in the Northwest (Relationships);
At 18:00 (hours considered mystical) in the West (Creativity and Children);
Now the sun begins to rise in the Northern Hemisphere and has begun the night for us:
At 21:00 in the Southwest (Friends, Spiritual Protection and Travel);
At 24:00 in the South (Work and Life Mission);
And at 3:00 in the morning is in the South-east (Self-Knowledge and Personal Evolution), when the Earth completes its daily spin around the sun and prepares to turn back day again in the Southern Hemisphere.
And it is this turning of the Earth that causes the time zone, with the local time of the countries in both hemispheres.
For the Southern Hemisphere, at night, is Alpha Crux, the brightest star in the longest axis of the Southern Cross that can guide us: it shows the South Pole.
Everything revolves from one center, one axis: the center of the building of our home is that axis, which receives the eight winds associated with the fundamental trigrams, always with the reference to the center of our home or property you want to harmonize: Thunder, Wind, Fire, Earth, Lake, Heaven, Water and Mountain.
Seasons, trigrams and cardinal directions to the two hemispheres:
Thunder Trigram = Chen = East in both hemispheres = Sunrise = Spring = Family and Health = side of the house that receives the first sunrises in the morning; Correspondence with the Number 3;
Wind Trigram = SUN = Northeast (Southern Hemisphere) and South-east (Northern Hemisphere) = Sun around 9:00 in the morning = Late Spring = Prosperity = side of the house at this time illuminated by the sun; Correspondence with the number 4;
Fire Trigram = North (Southern Hemisphere) and South (Northern Hemisphere) = Sun in the noon = Summer = Success = side of the house that receives the sun at this time; Correspondence with the number 9;
Earth Trigram = K’UN = Northwest (Southern Hemisphere) and South-west (Northern Hemisphere) = Sun around 15:00 = Relationships = illuminated side of the house at this time; Correspondence with the number 2;
Lake Trigram = TUI = West in both hemispheres = sunset = Creativity and Children = side of the house that receives the sunlight at this time; Correspondence with the number 7;
Heaven Trigram = C’HIEN = South-west (Southern Hemisphere) and Northwest (Northern Hemisphere) = Friends and Travel = End of fall = corresponds to 21.00 hours in the day; Correspondence with the number 6;
Water Trigram = K’AN = South (Southern Hemisphere) and North (Northern Hemisphere) = Work = Winter = midnight = side that is pointed to by the brightest star of the Southern Cross, Alpha-Crux; Correspondence with the number 1;
Mountain Trigram = Ken = South-east (Southern Hemisphere) and Northeast (Northern Hemisphere) = Spirituality and Self-Knowledge = Late winter = comes before the sunrise = time of the day 03:00 in the morning;
Correspondence with the number 8.
Life is more than we see. As the air that is invisible and essential, sensations sent out by balanced places, in harmony with the Four Seasons – which are opposite in both hemispheres, for this reason we use in the Southern Hemisphere the Ba-Gua adapted to our geographic reality – and activated by symbology strengthen our life. Logical Feng Shui solutions include comfort and beauty.
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Logical Feng Shui is a system that can be applied in any situation. In this perspective, the Ba-gua is applied from the center of the building and not from the front door.
Consequently, homes, workplaces – from the simplest to the most sophisticated one – schools, buildings and public places can take advantages of its guidelines and provide benefits to the lives of its users.
Logical Feng Shui helps us to achieve and maintain balance and harmony in the different phases we go through in our lives. It is also an effective philosophy of life that shows us directions in moments of transition and choice, greatly facilitating our evolution.
Thus, Logical Feng Shui is indicated to:
1. Attract the best solutions to any kind of problems that we are experiencing at the moment.
2. Highlight areas of your life that are paralyzed or poorly activated.
3. Develop perception and intuition.
4. Awaken and enhance creativity and inner security.
5. Encourage spirituality, the encounter with the God of your heart.
6. Prevent future problems.
7. Put human life in harmony with the Cosmic Life which reigns in the Universe, entering into the dimension of conscious personal growth and intensifying the feeling of happiness.
The harmony we create through the ancient Chinese techniques supports our lives with more health, beauty and well-being, and connects us with the beneficial forces of Nature.
Meet the new Solar Method of the Four Seasons, which simplifies the learning of Feng Shui without changing its ancient essence. A new way of living, that ransoms the reenchantment for Life.
In low latitude areas (the equator) and polar regions is necessary to use the compass.
1. Gardens of sinuous and soft lines are indicated in any area of the ba-gua.
These forms push us to walk slower and thus enjoy all the beauty of plants and flowers.
The statue, which is lonely and in an attitude of reflection, suggests a better use of available energy in the directions South-east in the Southern Hemisphere and North-east in the Northern Hemisphere, representing an energetic lift to the area of Spirituality, which corresponds to the End of Winter side of the house.
Phrases that reinforce the area: I am fed by the Universe with the knowledge I need to live in peace and harmony with myself.
I am calm, I protect my inner peace and share my knowledge with those that need it.
2. This garden created from a circle of stones and a water surface due to its balance of shapes and elements enriches the Prosperity area, which corresponds to the Late Spring side = North-east direction in the Southern Hemisphere and South-east in the Northern Hemisphere.
The sun illuminates this side at about 9:30 in the morning.
Phrase: I am blessed with the abundance of material and spiritual resources in my life.
3. Because of the quantity of water element, pools require special care to be in balance with the other elements.
Besides pools need to be always full, its waters must be kept clean. Otherwise, it undermines the health of its residents.
Here we have a pool built in sufficient distance from the house, and the choice to surround it with plants and flowers that give the idea of fire and earth elements, besides the wood element related to the plants, of course.
The healthy condition of the plants and water suggests the quality of beneficial energy of the place.
The side of the house perfect for this composition is the Spring Side, East Side both in the Southern Hemisphere and in the Northern Hemisphere, since the sun’s rays are available throughout the day, that is, there are no walls that seal the sun for the full use of the pool.
Phrases: I grow the flexibility, always learning and strengthening my health.
I develop supportive and friendship relationships with my family, the basis for my personal evolution.
4. This room is in the Creativity area that corresponds to the Fall Side, West direction both in the Southern Hemisphere and in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the side of the house where the sun sets. We see a predominance of pastel colors that activate the area.
The regent element is the Metal, so the energy of the fireplace, coupled with the Fire element is in disharmony.
The cure was done through the plant with white flowers (in the fireplace) and also we could increase the resonance in this area by replacing the picture above the fireplace for a mirror of good quality.
Phrase: I’m creative to turn every situation into opportunities for growth and learning.
5. This balcony in the North-east area in the Southern Hemisphere and South-east in the Northern Hemisphere suggests the exuberance of Prosperity, the Late Spring side of the house. The flowers profusion of colors and the quality of the plants combined with the sun symbol, the Rooster, in addition to the red colors on the table give shelter to the stay of the healthy winds that stimulate these energies in our lives.
Phrase: I live in peace and joy receiving from the Universe the Life with the resources that sustain me.
6. House with cutout regions, with a loss of some areas of the ba-gua, which calls for balance in the shapes.
These missing areas can be “created” through cement pots of compatible size with the missing area or decorative stones placed in order to create the proportion of filling in the meeting lines of these areas. Spot lights on at night reinforce these procedures. In addition to these, check which area of the house is missing according to the Ba-gua applied by the Four Seasons Solar Method and activate it accordingly.
7. Although it is overexposed due to the absence of plants in an equivalent size to the house in order to provide greater protection and good energy, this house has favorable shapes in its construction.
A landscaping created according to the Logical Feng Shui guidelines vastly increases the area of benefit, providing more protection, beauty and good energy.
8. A few basic procedures are missing for this beautiful home, such as pots with protection plants in the entrance, but the color of the door and the harmonic shapes benefit it, and with a little actions we can let this home more secure, and with lots of good energy. Privacy and protection are also excellent Feng Shui.
Stela Vecchi is the mentor and disseminator of the new technique called Logical Feng Shui.
She is the author of Feng Shui Lógico (Logical Feng Shui) (Ícone Publisher, Sao Paulo, 2004) and give courses about Logical Feng Shui, a technique that promotes happiness because it makes your home harmonious and full of good energy.
She is also the author of No Céu do Hemisfério Sul – Brasil, um Novo Começo (In the Southern Hemisphere Sky – Brazil, a New Start), where she analyzes the Brazilian flag from a new point of view.
At her third book, O Caminho da Sabedoria (The Way of Wisdom), through a history lived at Machu Picchu, Stela makes us reflect on the Love and the true meaning of love relationships in our lives.
See the article: The ba-gua for the Southern Hemisphere
See also the website: www.fengshuilogico.com
Translation: Mary Hatakeyama