In Chinese Feng Shui metaphysics, WATER is one of the major back bones of the theory.
Therefore, we often hear the classic text quoting:
“Mountain governs people and water governs wealth”.
Since the majority of the clients will be asking for Feng Shui adjustments to obtain wealth – Being Feng Shui Master/Consultant, we must take super cautions in recognizing the nature and outcomes when dealing with water.
The following are my accumulated information that I would like to share with all of you. I believe that this will give fundamental support and clearing much confusion for many beginners and advanced consultants of Feng Shui.
Reference for Water Definitions:
River, Stream, Sea and Lake.
Bridge, Road, Tunnel and Escalator.
Meandering water – coming in or going out.
Water coming or going out straight as an arrow.
Water exiting far away – cannot see the incoming or outgoing point.
Water exiting nearby – incoming or outgoing point are within view.
Water lingers or settles in front of the house or grave.
Water escapes or drains away in front of the house or grave.
Water is active with movement within sight distance. (Yang Water)
Water is calm with no or very little movement. (Yin Water)
Water rushes through rapidly.
Water moves through slowly.
Water flows through without hitting natural or man-made obstacles.
Water flows through hitting natural or man-made obstacles.
Deep water level area makes large volume water.
Shallow water level area makes small volume water.
Water covers a large geographic area or large area of active water.
Water covers a small geographic area or small area of active water.
Large body of active water – such as Yellow River and YangZi River.
Narrow body of active water – such as brooks and small rivers, etc.
Clear and clean water.
Polluted or murky water.
Good Sounding Water:
The sound of moving water is pleasant and pleasing to the ear.
Sad Sounding Water:
Moving water that produces, weeping or lamenting sound.
Water is delicious to the taste. Drinking water.
Decay Smelling Water:
Polluted water with decaying smell.
Water exists far from the house or grave.
Water exists near the house or grave.
Water meandering and embracing the house or grave.
House or grave is outside of the water embrace.
Liquid Form Water:
Water is active in liquid form.
Solid Form Water:
Water in ice form, such as frozen lake, river and glaciers, etc.
Reference for Water Influence:
Real Water Strong influence
Virtual Water Less influence
Bending Water Auspicious
Straight Water Inauspicious
Long Water Pro Positive
Short Water Pro Negative
Gathering Water Auspicious
Dispersing Water Inauspicious
Moving Water Strong influence
Calm Water Less influence
Fast Water Pro Negative
Slow Water Pro Positive
Forward Water Inauspicious
Reverse Water Auspicious
Deep Water Strong Influence
Shallow Water Less influence
Large Water Strong Influence
Small Water Less influence
Wide Water Strong influence
Narrow Water Less influence
Clean Water Auspicious
Dirty Water Inauspicious
Good Sounding Water Auspicious
Sad Sounding Water Inauspicious
Delicious Water Auspicious
Decay Smelly Water Inauspicious
Far Water Less influence
Near Water Strong influence
Sentimental Water Auspicious
Unsentimental Water Inauspicious
Liquid Form Water Strong influence
Solid Form Water Less influence
Round Shaped Water Auspicious
Triangle Shaped Water Inauspicious
Timely (Location) Water Inauspicious
Untimely (Location) Water Auspicious
In Feng Shui, there are many special terms describing certain states and conditions of water; such as Foot Cutting Water, Over Head Water, Flying Angle Water (Also called 45˚, Peach Blossom or Promotion Exit Water), Non Ming-Tong Water, Ming Tong Water, Dragon Mouth Water, etc. These are all very specific Feng Shui language – I shall be writing more about these water terms in due course.
Please drop me a feedback if this article is useful.
15th July, 2010
New Foundland and St. Pierre et Miquelon