Feng Shui

Plan your home and improve your relationships with Feng Shui

Over the past few years, Feng Shui, the Chinese art of putting things in the right place, has become a hugely popular consideration for many people buying homes, renovating their living space or trying to improve their office’s atmosphere. In this pocket guide to the philosophy, MobileReference.com tries to introduce the basic concepts of Feng Shui and outlines how you might employ them to improve your life. View full description

PROS

  • Simple, concise text
  • Illustrated examples

CONS

  • Very basic guide
  • Clunky interface

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Over the past few years, Feng Shui, the Chinese art of putting things in the right place, has become a hugely popular consideration for many people buying homes, renovating their living space or trying to improve their office’s atmosphere. In this pocket guide to the philosophy, MobileReference.com tries to introduce the basic concepts of Feng Shui and outlines how you might employ them to improve your life.

The first thing to note about Feng Shui, the program, is that it’s not actually a program. The download simply installs a folder of HTML pages and images to your device which are then viewed via your preferred web browser. While this may seem a little too simplistic, we feel that for this sort of job, HTML does just fine. After opening it, the ‘program’ takes you straight into a brief and clear explanation of just what Feng Shui is. Below this paragraph, you’re offered a series of links which take you further into the nuts and bolts of how Feng Shui can influence your life, starting with the location of your home.

The in-depth guides to Feng Shui are interesting and, for the most part, well written. A few unusual phrases gave the impression that perhaps they had been translated from another language but the text is still very clear and easy to understand. To help with the textual points, Feng Shui includes diagrams of favourable and unfavourable situations and environments – making sure that even if you didn’t follow the text, you can’t fail to understand that it’s bad to live underneath a motorway.

As well as the step-by-step guides to Feng Shui (covering the location of your home and detailed guides to achieving best results in particular rooms), the program provides a more detailed explanation of how Feng Shui works. This text, much like the rest of the program, is clear but brief. This brevity, coupled with the occasionally unusual English and clunky interface are the weak points on an otherwise enlightening and interesting guide.

While not dazzling in its detail or quality, Feng Shui manages to be informative, concise and clear – qualities often lacking from similar self-advice guides with far more ‘bells and whistles’. Above all, the information it provides could really help you to improve your quality of life, just by making small changes.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese practice of placement and arrangement objects in space to achieve harmony with the environment. The practice is estimated to be more than 3,000 years old. Feng Shui literally means "wind and water" in Chinese. Feng Shui is based on the premise that people, places and things have energy. Positive energy is called chi and negative energy is called sha.

According to an ancient Chinese teaching every person is born with four favorable and four harmful directions. To fulfill his/her potential a person should utilize the auspicious directions and avoid "unlucky" ones. Each of the auspicious directions attracts a slightly different kind of good fortune. For example sleeping in your Sheng Chi direction will bring you money and career luck. It is also the direction that you should face when negotiating or giving an important presentation. If you want to get married or conceive a child you should focus on your Nien Yen direction. Your auspicious direction can be calculated based on your gender and the year you were born. This software uses the Eight Mansions formula to identify your auspicious directions and explain the meaning of each direction.

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