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The Four Features of Form School Feng Shui

The definition of feng shui is “living in harmony with nature”. In form school, the source of knowledge comes from the many years of observing land forms and how the land forms affects the well-being of those who live on that land. Which mountains provided protection as well as resources for their livelihood?  Where was …

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The Benefits of Living With Grandparents

In Asia, it is custom to take care of your parents, so multi-generations under one roof is extremely common. Traditionally, in many Asian cultures, the oldest son takes responsibility for the care of parents. If you had no son, sometimes the families would find a husband for their daughters who would be willing to join …

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What is Chinglish, Japlish, Tinglish and Singlish?

Chinglish is Chinese English.  Japlish is Japanese English and Tinglish is Thai English. Singlish is Singapore English.  And there must be more.  They are all spoken or written English, that is influenced by the local language, and many times they are the result of direct translation.  The Asians really try hard to accommodate the foreigner, …

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In Form School Feng Shui, does the Energy of a Home Always Remain Constant?

Form School feng shui principles state, Form Defines Energy. Simply put, if the form changes then the energy changes. Let’s say you have lived in the same house for many years without remodeling, and the basic form of the house remains the same.  The energy within your home, is more or less the same.  But, …

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The East-West System is a Compass School Feng Shui – Part II

Now that you have determined your own Gua trigram, you have to find out your home’s trigram. The home’s trigram is also divided into two groups; East Group and West Group.  They believe, if your own trigram belongs to the East Group  it is best to live in an East Group house while a West …

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The East-West System is a Compass School Feng Shui – Part I

Although I am not a student of the East-West System, my master always says it is important to understand other feng shui schools.  This way we can each make our own judgment on what we wish to practice. So what is the East-West System feng shui? Unlike  Form School feng shui which I practice,  the …

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Is Your Birthdate Relevant to the Feng Shui of your Home?

Just as there are many schools of martial arts, there are many schools of feng shui. I studied Form School feng shui and under their principles, they do not consider the birth date of the residents relevant to the feng shui of the home. If the feng shui consultant is from a cosmology feng shui …

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