| Chen- thunder; one of the eight trigrams
that form the Pah Kwa. Chi- the life force,
sometimes translated as 'cosmic breath', which
is central to the practice and philosophy
of Feng Shui. Chi is thought to encompass
everything in life.
Chi'en - heaven; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
Five elements - wood, metal, fire, water and earth; the presence or absence of each element is thought to affect the Feng Shui of a building or landscape.
H'sun - wind; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
I Ching - the book of Changes
K'an - water; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
Ken - mountain; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
K'un - earth; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
Li - fire; one of the eight trigrams that form the Pah Kwa.
Lo Shu - known as the magic square, generated when the Pah Kwa is drawn out until the lines impinge upon a square. The magic square is used by Feng Shui practitioners to check, for example, a building's direction and placement.
Luo Pan - a compass with Chinese characters in concentric circles, used in analyzing the Feng Shui of a site.
Pah Kwa - (also known as Ba Gua; sometimes known as the Former Heaven Sequence); the octagonal symbol made up of the eight trigrams of the I-Ching and used to assess the Feng Shui of a building and to protect a house from harm.
Sha Chi - literally translates as 'killing breath'; harmful energy which originated from negative surroundings.
Sheng Chi - often translated as 'auspicious breath', this is associated with upward movement, and can be found in places that are bright and refreshing.
Si Chi - the opposite of 'sheng chi'; an energy that is reducing, lessening or dying as a result of a location that is disorderly and decayed.
T'ai ch'I - the well-known symbol for yin and yang, not to be confused with T'ai chi chu'an, the system of exercise.
Tao (or Dao) - 'the way'; a philosophical concept which describes the source of all creation.
Taoism - a religious and philosophical system, also known as 'the way', which was established in China more than 3,000 years ago, and emphasised the importance of nature in dictating the laws of man.
Tao-te Ching - the book written by the philosopher Laotzu, the definitive guide to the union of Heaven and man.
Trigram - there are eight trigrams used in I Ching and Feng Shui, each relating to a different natural process under the headings earth, heaven, fire, water, thunder, marsh, mountain or wind.
Tui - marsh; one of the eight trigrams which form the Pah Kwa.
Yang - equated with sky or heaven, and balanced with yin. Qualities traditionally ascribed to yang are the active, the positive and the masculine. Yang may be applied to character, occupation, and environment.
Yin - equated with earth or creation, and inextricably linked with yang. Qualities traditionally ascribed to yin are the restful, the negative, and the feminine. Yin may be applied to character, occupation and environment.
Yin-yang - the Taoist theory than unites
opposites, providing balance.
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