Common Feng Shui Terms and Pronunciations

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These are common terms you may come across in feng shui, and some of their pronunciations if necessary. They are in no particular order. If there is a word you would like to see on this list please let me know.


Depending on the shape of the building the floor plan will either be square or rectangular in shape. It will then be divided into nine equal sections resembling a tic-tac-toe grid, eight of the areas or quadrants are for the directions and then there is a center area. Each of these divided areas are designated quadrants.


Sectors are similar to quadrants because they are another way to divide a floor plan to identify specific areas. However they are not square in shape but are more of a wedge or pie shape, emanating from the precise center of a floor plan.


Also known as qi, or chi, sounds like chee. This is the energy we are identifying through a reading. Chi is a life force energy that much like water takes on the shape of its container, or room for our purpose.


Facing is going to refer the the orientation of a building. Facing is the more open side of a building, and it refers to the entire front of the building. The facing quadrant is going to refer only to the front middle quadrant of the facing side.


The sitting orientation of a building is the exact opposite as the facing. This is going to be the entire back side of the building. As with the facing, the sitting quadrant is going to be the back middle quadrant in the floor plan, and sitting will be the entire back three quadrants combined.


In Chinese feng shuithe elements are strictly related to elements found in nature. There are five elements. They are






these are the elments and these are the ONLY elements that should be used to cure or enhance an area.