Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that is designed to help you improve your life personally and professionally. The Chinese believe that your environment has a large effect on you mentally and your physical well-being. When you are unbalanced in your life, you open yourself up to negative emotions and illness. However, when you are balanced in your life, you open yourself up to greater wealth and health. Much of what is utilized in feng shui is interior decorating designed to align your home or office with the various elements of the universe and create harmony in your life based upon your specific personal requirements.
Throughout this course, you will learn how to use feng shui in your personal life step by step. Each lesson will guide you through the next step in the process of feng shui. From determining whether you are yin or yang, what type of occupation you have, to the type of personality you have based upon your birth stars, you will learn how all of these elements combine and how to harmonize them in your home. Additionally, you will be able to assess other members of your family living in your home and harmonize your birth stars and element with the others in your home.
This harmony is created by learning how to determine which elements in your home work for you or against you, as well as the various colors and types of surfaces that should be used within your home. Finally, you will learn how to cleanse your home of not only clutter, but also ill spirits and memories that may be inhibiting you.
Lesson 1. Introduction to Feng Shui
Feng shui is an elaborate Chinese art that is based on two Chinese astrological systems.
Lesson 2. Heaven, Earth, Man, & Chi
The core of feng shui is based on alignment and balance. For those who practice feng shui, both have internal and external significance. Ancient Chinese practitioners would use feng shui inwardly to spread joy and contentment.
Lesson 3. Yin & Yang
Within chi are two cycles, a positive and a negative cycle. These cycles are known as "yin" and "yang."
Lesson 4. The Five Elements
The Five Elements are the "moods" of chi. The five elements include Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.
Lesson 5. The Nine Stars (Part 1)
To this point you have learned how your yin and yang constitution, your occupation and your element affect your personality and your environment.
Lesson 6. The Nine Stars (Part 2)
This lesson gives more explanations of the different stars.
Lesson 7. The Nine Stars (Part 3)
The 6 Metal Star is a person that is idealistic and ambitious. They naturally have a desire to rise up above everything and everyone.
Lesson 8. The Nine Stars (Part 4)
Your lucky stars are the key to your personal style. Once you have your birth star, you can refine your personal style by determining your lucky stars.
Lesson 9. The Three Diagnostic Methods
There are three diagnostic methods that are used in diagnosing the problems that exist in your home's condition.
Lesson 10. Clutter and How It Effects Your Chi
Your home can be likened to that of a living body. It has a chi, or breath, and it inhales and exhales through your home's doors and windows.
Lesson 11. The Placement of Doors and Windows
Because your home has a chi, or a breath, the placement of your windows and doors is crucial.
Lesson 12. The Shape of Your Space
Irregularities in architecture and design can cause certain issues within a home. The good news is that these irregularities and imbalances can be fixed by certain decor items such as mirrors, screens, plants and colors.
Lesson 13. Harmonize Your Chi through Color and Other Elements
From previous lessons, you know what your personal colors are from your birth and lucky stars. You also know how to harmonize your element with your birth star and your door's compass direction.
Lesson 14. Using Furniture and Decor to Harmonize
Now you are ready to begin arranging the furniture in your home. However, you should look at your space as a whole before you begin moving sofas and beds.
Lesson 15. Symbolic Decorations, Space Divining and Purification
Once you have arranged your home with harmonized colors and suitable furniture arrangements, you can go one step further in your home's décor with symbolic décor
Coursework sent out every Monday. Homework due by the following Friday. Course lasts 6 weeks.