When you ask “what is Feng Shui?” the answer will never be as simple as the question.

Feng Shui is an ancient art; perhaps even a science. It was developed in the region we know today as China by an early civilisation, the “Wandering Tribes”, over 3,000 years ago. Ever since, the people of China have based their lives, their cities and their beliefs on Feng Shui, and it remains a fundamental part of their culture in the modern world.

The words “Feng Shui” have a very deep meaning.

In the simplest of Western terms, they can be translated as “Wind and Water”, or the “blowing of life into matter”.

If we view energy as the force that makes things happen, an extension of energy is “Qi”, which is the power that creates life. What’s great about Qi is that it exists in stages – it is born, it grows, it decays and it dies – and the beauty of Feng Shui is learning how to follow all of these stages with the right attitude and the right support from the environment.

As humans, we can’t completely avoid times of deterioration or decay.

As we all know, these periods are an integral part of what we call “life”, and from decaying times, great births will follow. This in essence is the cycle of Feng Shui. It is the process by which Yin becomes Yang, with all the necessary stages in between.

Once you embrace this concept, you can begin to understand the meaning and relationship of the three types of good fortune; what we call “Heaven Luck”, “Earth Luck” and “Man Luck”. All three play essential roles in any efforts you make to improve your quality of life. Harnessing these three powerful forces helps you to be in the right place, at the right time, and crucially, to have the right tools at your disposal.

It is a matter of will.

If you are willing and ready to make positive changes in your life, you will only have to trust and follow the stars and they will always show you the right path for happiness and harmony.