Feng shui is an ancient and traditional system of design for our homes and living spaces. Practitioners use their enormous body of knowledge to design our buildings in a way that we find comfortable and productive.

Feng shui practitioners ascribe different emotional and energetic properties to different areas of a home. The western wall is considered to be related to creativity and children. It is also associated with the oriental elements of “Earth” and “Metal.” Although that sounds colorful, simply remember it as a broad category of traditional knowledge. The time-honored symbolic meanings of the five Chinese elements are not necessary in order to create excellent feng shui properties in Malaysia. It is enough to know how they work without delving into precisely what they mean.

When practitioners attempt to use feng shui in real estate or any other critical domestic application one of their primary tools is the “bagua.” A bagua is a schematic of a room divided into eight areas. The eight areas of the bagua correspond directly to the eight directions of the compass. As we have seen, feng shui ascribes great significance to the orientation of the room and the objects within. Although the language may seem esoteric, feng shui properties are real and appreciable. For example, the southern side of the room is associated with the color red and the element of fire. It is considered good form to place objects relating to reputation and the outside appearance of the homeowner in this area. Feng shui advises that the southern wall is an excellent place to put a door or window. What is more, they advise that the door be painted red. This might sound like superstition, but a moment’s thought will reveal the deep wisdom of these statements. The southern wall, for example, is likely to get more sun than the other exposures of the house. For the cultures of the distant past it made perfect sense to put the door on the best-lit and warmest side of the home, where temperature could be controlled most easily and guests could see it the best.


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Other feng shui guidelines have a similar common sense quality to them. For example, feng shui strongly feels that the front door of the home should not face directly onto the street. There should be a curving path from the road to the door, and if it is possible screening bushes and narrow walls should be erected to shield the entrance from passers by. This is perfectly logical from the privacy point of view, as well as protecting the home from noise pollution, and serves as an illustration of how feng shui uses traditional language to achieve excellent home design.

Therefore, in order to bring feng shui into your home, all that is necessary is to look up the bagua and follow its recommendations. Reserve the northern rooms of your home for your career and the color blue, just as you dedicate the eastern sides to brown and green, money and abundance, but remember that the northeast corner of the room is associated with the colors beige and light yellow and can be considered to be an excellent area for spiritual growth and self improvement. It seems complex, but you only need to follow the instructions. You will quickly find why this ancient system excels at creating a pleasant and harmonious living environment. See FengShui @StarProperty


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