Kim Nguyen
Environmetal Feng Shui Consulting


Introduction to

Traditional Feng Shui


  • Feng Shui has evolved over thousand of years revealing nature's influences on all aspects of life.
  • Feng Shui, Feng means Wind, and Shui means Water; originally known as “Kan Yu”.
  • “Kan Yu” is the place for people living in harmony with nature. We harness the beneficial energies, the natural forces of nature, to promote success, harmony and vitality.
  • Feng Shui began with the Form School, which evaluates the landscape, and evolved to include energy that evaluates the effects of time, space and direction.
  • Using a compass called Luo Pan energy is measured on both outside and inside building. A traditional feng shui consultant audits the site of a residents or business in person.
  • Timing factors can be predicted who will be affected, when, and what will happen.
  • Assess the potential outcome for people's health, wealth relationship and business.
  • The surrounding environment is important and its affect on health, personalities, and business.
  • Where the energy comes in and of what type, determines the benefit for people and business.
  • Date selection is important for opening a business, new construction, weddings, and moving into a new house.


What is Qi?

  • The energy or “life-force” of the universe – the natural and man-made surrounding environment.
  • The unseen vibes that permeates and surrounds the universe.
  • Energy (Qi's) influence can be felt from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans. It is said that energy holds no boundaries even through time or place.
  • Qi moves; it is in a perpetual process of change. Energy accumulates, disperses, expands, and contracts; it moves fast and slow. It meanders and spirals. Flowing along, like always-curving pathways.

This is why some workplaces stimulate you and others seem to deplete energy.

Yin and Yang :

  • Negative and positive.
  • Too dark and too bright.
  • Aggressive and Passive.
  • The movement of a waterfall in the forest, the automobile traffic on freeway, the busy traffic in the city, and the movement of river, lake.
  • The noisy morning in the big city and the quiet evening.
  • A building, shopping with lot of bright colors, activity, and noise are yang energy.

All things in the universe are in a constant state of change. Feng shui is about balance and harmony; Yin and yang energies are controlled and tempered by feng shui

The Five Elements:

The Yin and Yang interaction of energy can be dividing into five elements – how they interact with each other to create positive auspicious energy or negative inauspicious energy.



Wood > Fire > Earth > Metal > Water

The season, the direction, the colors, the movement, the shapes, surrounding in the environment, can represent the five elements in feng shui.


Wood marks the beginning of the natural cycle, with the budding of green shoots in spring, or the increasing rate of energy. Wood is the color of the green dragon, and thus forms the fuel for fire.

Fire is the peak of the natural cycle as with the intense heat of summer as energy is at its most active. Fire is the color of the red phoenix, and within the natural cycle it burns wood and creates earth.

Earth is the break in the natural cycle, with energy changing, like the end of seasons. Earth is the color yellow and at the center. In the natural cycle it is the fire's ashes, thus it provides mineral ore for metal.

Metal marks the waning of the natural cycle; leaves dropping in autumn, as energy decreases. Metal is linked with the color of the white tiger and in the natural cycle earth creates metal, and produces water.

Water is the low point in the natural cycle; energy is at it least active in the cold of winter, preparing for the next period of growth. Water is associated with the color blue or black tortoise of the North. In the natural cycle, created by metal and feeds wood.