Feng Shui, an Ancestral Way of Life

April 14, 2023

Your house moving process is over, and it’s now time to think about the harmony of your space. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been spending most of our time at home, hence the importance of feeling well at home. Therefore, if you’re in the search for balance and serenity, then Feng Shui is for you! 

What is Feng Shui?

The purpose of Feng Shui is to bring harmony into your environment. To achieve this, it’s essential to learn the basic concepts known as Chi, Yin and Yang.

  • Chi materializes the vital energy that unifies body and mind;
  • Yi is the shadow representing kindness, femininity, the night, the moon, and interiority;
  • and Yang is the light embodying firmness, masculinity, the day, the sun and exteriority. 

These terms belong to a philosophical principle; they are opposing forces that interact and complement each other in continuous motion. They represent a symbol of harmony in the universe, which is the very principle of Feng Shui.

The basics of Feng Shui

Pa Kua

It’s firstly important to check the harmony of your home and surround yourself with items that attract protection, well-being and vitality. To do so, certain techniques such as Pa Kua will help you determine which layout is the most appropriate for each room. Pa Kua is composed of 8 trigrams representing the eight aspirations of life through eight cardinal points:

  • Wealth and prosperity; Southeast 
  • Recognition and notoriety; South
  • Love and marriage; Southwest
  • Children; West
  • Mentors and communication; Northwest
  • Career; North
  • Education and knowledge; North East
  • Family and health; East


In Feng Shui, colors have a symbolism and they are divided in two categories: Yin and Yang

Bright and dynamic colors are associated with Yang, while soft pastel colors are associated with Yin. Therefore, it’s important to choose your colors in accordance with the atmosphere you’re aiming for in every room in your house. For instance:

  • Green is a soothing color, which is associated with Yin and boosts creativity and concentration (ideal for an office space!).
  • Red is a dynamic color associated with Yang and ideal for a living room.

Pay close attention to white and black, which should be used with great care. Too much white can create a feeling of emptiness, while too much black can cause a lack of perspective. If you’re planning on buying new furniture to achieve an ideal color coordination, MoveMate offers same day delivery in Montreal and other canadian cities.

What to avoid in Feng Shui

  • Clutter: Disarray and Feng Shui are incompatible. Personal space is one of the elements that allows you to regenerate, hence the importance of your house being in order. Clutter is blocked energy that stagnates Chi, and is most likely to lead to procrastination.
  • Neglecting your entrance: Your entrance is the main room of your house, since it’s the one that leaves a first impression and therefore, the Feng Shui in this room must be impeccable.
  • Accumulation: When years pass, we tend to accumulate clothes, magazines, furniture, etc… However, in Feng Shui, it’s important to regularly get rid of what you no longer need, since these objects tend to attract bad energy.
  • Banning mirrors: On the contrary, in Feng Shui, mirrors contribute to good energy circulation when you place them with caution

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