What is Qi (Chi) in Feng Shui?

Written by Losany

Apr, 2022

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I believe that many of our friends who have studied or learned feng shui know that in feng shui, we often hear some words called “Qi” or “Mai Qi”. It can be said that many things in feng shui revolve around “Qi” to start. In ancient China, Fengshui culture has a long history. Although it will make people feel superstitious and mysterious today, we will find that Fengshui is a product of environmental science and field state science if we carefully understand it. So what does “Qi” in Feng Shui mean? Let’s find out together!

What does Qi in Feng Shui mean?

In Feng Shui, many feng shui masters believe that there is a powerful force between heaven and earth that generates all things, which is “Qi”. It is considered to be the element that promotes the growth of life, that is, what we call natural resources. Later, in the study of Qi in Feng Shui, two versions of “Vitality Qi” and “Dead Qi” were derived. “Vitality Qi” refers to the lush Qi that can make all things grow, and “Dead Qi” means the Qi of death that can not flourish.

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For example, we often use “Qi” to describe people in our daily life. Such as some people are energetic and high-spirited. We think they are full of “Vitality Qi”; while some people with decadent spirits and often low mood, we think they are full of “Dead Qi”. In addition, in terms of natural ecology, we will also use “Qi”. For example, some places with lush vegetation and fertile soil and water will be called full of “Vitality Qi”, While those barren areas such as desert or Gobi, we think those places are full of “Dead Qi”.

So what exactly is “Qi”? The so-called “Qi” is something that can’t be seen or touched but can be felt. It is a force that runs through all things in this world. This invisible force can penetrate deep into our hearts anytime, anywhere and affect our lives. Why is good feng shui called pulse Qi?

The saying that good feng shui is called “Pulse Qi” has a long history. As mentioned earlier, we call some good things in human and natural ecology full of “Vitality Qi”, and the same is true in Feng Shui.

There is a theory in feng shui called Qi theory, which says that the terrain surrounded by mountains and water is a manifestation of good feng shui.

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Feng Shui believes that for a good feng shui, in addition to Qi, many factors such as light, mountains, water, and feng shui direction need to be prepared. Among these elements, “Qi” is the most important decisive factor in Feng Shui because the Chinese ancients believed that Qi played a leading role in the rise and fall of many things.

What is the core of Feng Shui? I believe that most people who know a little about Fengshui will say: it is “Qi”. For example, if a dynasty is overthrown by another dynasty, everyone will say that this dynasty’s Qi is exhausted. Therefore, the position of Qi in Chinese Feng Shui is obviously very important.

“Qi” is the core of Chinese feng shui. Whether it is the famous “Situation Method” or “Li Qi Method” in Feng Shui, they are all site selection activities around the search for the treasure land of “Qi Gathering”. The repeated mentions of “anger”, “inviting”, “holding”, “accepting”, and “gathering” in feng shui discussions are all closely related to the core of “Qi”. Many conscientious foreign scholars also see that “Qi” is the “key point” of Chinese feng shui.

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In Qigong, there is a saying called “Qi field”. Qigong believes that the world and the universe are an aura, and the city or village where we live is also an aura. In this Qi field, healthy Qi energy needs to be circulated continuously, not stagnant. Therefore, many people are very particular about the Fengshui location of their house, the Fengshui direction of the door of the house, and the Fengshui placement of the office.

Fengshui is not superstition; it’s science. Everything we do must conform to the flow of Qi energy and cannot form an obstacle. Just like when there is a typhoon, you can’t block the wind vent, or you will have to pay a heavy price. In the same way, when we choose our home and workplace, we can’t block the wind vent of Qi. Otherwise, this will have important negative effects on everyone in the office.

When we have a good environment and atmosphere, we can work happily, enjoy life easily, and interact with people happily. This is because the Qi in our environment is healthy and beneficial.

For example, if there is a place with a wide field of vision, beautiful mountains and rivers, and fresh air, then the people living in this place are mostly kind-hearted. When the environment and people interact positively, and the surrounding Qi flows harmoniously, then when we live in this aura, our mood will become happier, and our body will be more energetic!


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