Dictionary of Feng Shui.
Avalokitesvara - Goddess of Mercy the most widely revered and beloved among the Chinese deities. Her image can be found in many homes, which set a special altar dedicated to the goddess.
LAMB or sheep - is a sign of humility, virginity and chastity.
AIST - the bird, nursing her father and mother during their old age and has immense love for her chicks, mean piety, meekness, love, reverence and gratitude to their parents.
Acupuncture points - as well as acupuncture points in the human body in space, each point is the point of intersection of a large number of energy flows, this function is performed. If the energy of bad passes through these points or different energy flows encountered in them, in the human body having the disease. Earth, according to representations of the Chinese geomancers or of teachers of wind and water, too, is a living organism conductive waves of time, just as the body holds itself through the power of the night and day.
Alkion - (or kingfisher) bird, curling a nest during sea of silence, is inaugurating a peace and tranquility, and therefore under Alkionovymi days naturally peaceful, tranquil and prosperous times. It also means a solitary life, and fearlessness.
Amaranth - and honored barhatets sign of immortality, because the flowers of these plants bloom through the whole summer, and even vysohnuv, do not lose their beauty.
ANGELS - presented in the form of beautiful young men with outstretched wings over shoulders, the expression for the speedy execution of God's commandments. Cherubim are depicted with odnoyu head, supported by two wings. Seraphim just one person among the four or six wings.
Orange - means the happiness, abundance and prosperity. He is frequently give each other, and the image hung out at home during the Lunar New Year, not only because of the name ( "godfather", an orange, in Chinese means "gold"), but also because of its rich color and joyful juicy flavor.
BA-GUA - magic octagon Feng shui, which holds the vital aspects: richness (the south-east), Slava (south), Love and Marriage (south-west), Family (East), Health (center), Children and Creativity (west ), Wisdom and Knowledge (northeast), helpers and Travel (Northwest). This symbol takes its value from the eight trigrams, located on its sides.
Butterfly - a sign of stupidity, thoughtlessness, impermanence, and sometimes the soul or heart, captivated by love. Butterfly wings mean love, games, laughter and fun.
Bamboo (and pine) - all the time to read the plant, widely represented in art, poetry and literature of the Chinese nation, and having the value of longevity, strength and endurance, which remains green throughout the year. The Chinese believe that he has a mystical power, and, hanging it at home, you will be protected against evil spirits. It is a symbol of peace, good health protection, strength and longevity.
Bamboo Flute - a powerful talisman, good fortune and protecting from evil, symbolizing enlightenment and illumination, are also a conduit enabling energy, and therefore widely recommended to the masters of Feng Shui.
Wandering Stars - Chinese Astrology variables, which are determined separately for each location and time. They show where a man waiting for trouble, or in what area it can make its own effort to achieve something. They are calculated based on the Chinese calendar, Xia and Gantszi system, as well as on the sides of the world. English called the Â«flying starsÂ».
WEALTH - the gods of wealth - ONION, Tsai SHEN Yee, WONG CHOI SUN.
God is immortal - is descended from the immortal peach. Paintings depicting this god, Sau Seng Kung, with a peach in his hand - a popular gift to the head of the family, because it symbolizes long life and longevity.
GODS OF WEALTH - they are several, but is best known TZAY SHEN Ye - he is revered worldwide and is represented in two ways: The peace God of Wealth and the Military God of Wealth. The origin of these deities are obliged to two mortals: Chao Kung Ming and Pi Kanu. Another deity of wealth - WONG CHOI SUN, which is very generous to the families who worship him. He is often depicted in gold sandals, carrying in the hands of a rat. Onion - one of the three (FCO, ACS) of the main gods - the god of wealth and honors, who holds the scepter of power.
God of wisdom and knowledge - (see) Bodhisattva MANCHZHUSHURI or van SHUI.
GODS protect - (see) KUAN KUNG, CHUNG KUEY.
Bodhisattva MANCHZHUSHURI - also known as Wen Shui, one of the three great beings, the god of wisdom and knowledge, which is sitting in a lotus position, right hand holds a sword on the left - the book. He was particularly popular in Tibet and Nepal, it is considered that it clears the mind and teaches the wisdom of the young. China can meet its image, where he holds the Book of Wisdom, and manages the Green Lion.
Goddess of Mercy - (see) Kwan Yin.
BUDDHISM - one of the three (along with Christianity and Islam) world religions. It appeared in ancient India in the 6 - 5. In. BC. e. The founder is Siddhargha Gautama.
Buddha - in the religion of Buddhism being who has attained the highest state of perfection (enlightenment), the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Siddhargha.
Maitreya Buddha - Laughing Buddha is often called "the next Buddha," is very popular among those people who believes that his smiling image with a large tummy - the perfect symbol of happiness and wealth. He is portrayed or standing, or sitting in a lotus position, surrounded by five children and laughing gleefully. They say that stroking his belly, at least once a day, brings happiness. His figures are carved from wood, ivory, jade and cast ceramics. It is believed that visiting the house, the Buddha Maitreya creates good vibrations, which form the happiness and wealth in the family.
Buddha Amitabha - Buddha of Infinite Light is the number associated with the Pure Land and the Western Paradise. He brings pacification and quiet, free from despair, the life of those it honors. According to the teachings of the Buddha Amitabha is preceded Shakyamuni Buddha and his followers - the goddess Kuan Yin and the goddess Ta Shih Chi. Those who worship this deity, are adherents of Mahayana Buddhism.
Shakyamuni Buddha - a Buddha Gautama, whose teachings include the Noble Eightfold Path and the Diamond Sutra. He was born a prince in 560 BC. E. in the kingdom Shakya, close to Nepal. At sixteen, he left the family in order to follow the path of extreme asceticism, and one day, sitting under the Bodhi tree, attained enlightenment. Shakyamuni Buddha is worshiped in many countries, Buddhists, and his image, which call for assistance is placed on family altars.
Buddha Padmasambhava - a figure in the Buddhist mythology in Tibet. His prototype was, apparently, a preacher of the country Uddiyana, visiting Tibetan king Tisrondetsanom (755-791) to help the philosopher Shantarakshite in promoting Buddhism in Tibet. According to legend, magic and enchantment P. drawn to the pagan gods of Tibetan Buddhism. He is considered the founder of the oldest Buddhist schools of Tibet - Nyingmapa and Samye Monastery. His name is linked to the penetration of Tibet Vajrayana, the introduction of mystery tsam (Cham), the creation of the commentary on the text "Bardot todol" ( "Book of the Dead"). P. dedicated tsam, executed in the 10 th day of the 5 th of the month or in the 10 th day of the 10 th of the month.
BULL - a symbol of a long and fruitful life, stable and sustainable, it also means perseverance and hard work.
VASE welfare - full of valuable goods, is an excellent method of attraction of wealth to its owner.
CAMEL - a sign of temperate and moderate, because he is more than other animals shall hunger and thirst.
ETERNITY - a symbol of the fruit - peach.
HELICAL - considered one of the most negative elements of feng shui in interior decoration. It is likened to a corkscrew, vkruchennomu in the body of the home, which makes the energy flow away from this place.
Vine leaves and the grapes - will mark the abundance, joy, just the country, good wine flowing, or the promised land.
WATER - a very powerful element. When water is poured over the edge, overflows its banks, it washes away everything in its path. But Water nourishes all living things and if it is under control, it brings wealth and prosperity. Water includes all the liquid. It is considered to be primary elements, associated with the flow of qi energy, with the roads in the city and symbolizes wealth. In addition, water is associated with emotional sensitivity, so the excess water leads to lethargy and despair.
WONG CHOI SUN - the god of wealth, which is very generous to the families who worship him. He is often depicted in gold sandals, carrying in the hands of a rat.
WATER STARS - indicators of the Chinese geomantic maps compiled for any room. In the place of their projections are special zones, reinforcing that a person can draw welfare. In the event of failure or defeat the location of the poisonous arrows, the money tends to go away.
Ox, bull, bull - have different meanings, such as labor, power, strength, patience, peace, agriculture, husbandry, wisdom and mature mind. At the Egyptian medals parish means god Apis, or the dedication of Antinous, agreed by the Egyptians, the second Apis. Ox horns, decorated with ribbons, it means a sacrifice or slaughter of the victim. Bullock, depicted as if he wants to beat horns, meaning war or martial disgrace animals. Oxen pulling a plow and driven man, mean a new base village. Ox and a cow, entailing a plow or cart, mean that men should care about foreign affairs, and women on the internal.
Compulsory or trophies that are located together, mean to win, celebration and memory of the glorious heroic affairs and enterprises.
Auron or crows - refers to Apollo, god prognostic, and sitting on a pile, the conjugal union or adultery.
Entrance doors - the main element of any room, through which the energy penetrates into the inner space. The orientation of the front door is essential to attract good luck and fences rights of trouble.
Wen Shui - also known as the Bodhisattva MANCHZHUSHURI, one of three great beings - the god of wisdom and knowledge, who, sitting in a lotus position, right hand holds a sword on the left - the book. He was particularly popular in Tibet and Nepal, it is considered that it clears the mind and teaches the wisdom of the young. China can meet its image, where he holds the Book of Wisdom, and manages the Green Lion.
GANTSZY - from the Chinese lunar-solar calendar - a system of alternating 10 heavenly stems and 12 earthly branches that make up the 60-year cycle (the same as the Eastern, or Chinese Astrology).
Ganesha - the assistant in the business.
Garp - a fictional bird mean all sorts of vices, avarice, avarice, and sometimes the power and strength.
Nails - a sign of the need and want.
Hexagram - the Book of Changes simple principle opposing polar forces of Yin and Yang - developed to a unique and complete cosmogony, philosophy, psychology, sacred text, etc. To describe the various processes included in this versatile system, the eight main characters - Ba-gua (trigrams) - doubled and placed one above the other in the form of shestilineynoy structure, or lyushisy Gua Gua (hexagrams).
Geomancy - Teacher of wind and water.
Geomancy - the knowledge to judge the favorable and unfavorable disposition of buildings, based on their geographical location, landscape features, as well as the actions of the currently invisible forces. Better known in the West as "earth magic" is divided into two large sections of Yin GEOMANCY (the science of choosing a favorable time and place for the burial of the dead), and JÃ¡nskÃ© Geomancy - (the science of linking them to areas of the home or any other structure).
HEAD OF THE FAMILY - paintings depicting the god of immortality - Sau Seng Kung, with a peach in his hand - a popular gift to the head of the family, because it symbolizes long life and longevity.
MOUNTAIN STARS - indicators of the Chinese geomantic maps compiled for any room. In the place of their projections are special zones, reinforcing that a person can get rid of their ailments. Their ill-placed or defeat poisonous arrows causes of ill health and serious illness in the owner and his family.
Dove - stands for integrity, purity, and sometimes a fortress. Two kissing a dove with outstretched wings signify love, friendship and fidelity. Radiant dove is the image of the Holy Spirit.
MOUNTAIN - surrounded by the sea, means steadfastness, firmness and consistency.
GARNET - represents numerous offspring and the success of the affiliate companies, as well as honor, glory and success. Blooming with hand grenades or the color is a sign of perfect friendship and sympathy.
Kwan-Yin - Goddess of Mercy the most widely revered and beloved among the Chinese deities. Her image can be found in many homes, which set a special altar dedicated to the goddess. Kuan-yin - the compassionate aspect of all the Buddhas, which is responsible for all the prayers and come to the aid of the suffering.
GUA - the main indicator element inherent in any person, calculated on the basis of his astrological data. All of man must be formed under its GUA to ensure that he has achieved prosperity.
Tao - The way - the eternal principle of heaven and earth, the universe, life and breath which is the energy, the basic philosophical concept, which is used in Feng Shui is the way to achieve harmony with oneself, with nature and people .. TAO is formed from the yin-yang, which depend on each other and give meaning to human existence. So, without darkness there can be no light, no heat - cold, no death - life, and without peace there is no movement.
Dai-koku - the god of happiness, wealth and prosperity. It is usually portrayed with a mallet, rats and a magic bag of rice - a symbol of wealth and affluence.
MOVING mobilization - a symbol, symbolizing the flow of beneficial energy and a remarkable activator of stagnant energy remote corners and unused space.
Powers - a globe or a ball - a sign of business or providence of God, eternity, power and might of the crowned heads.
DEVINATSIYA ON ELEMENTS (four way) - even elements, we predict various events, from which comes the four known species devinatsii: Geomancy, gidromantiya, aeromantiya and Pyromancer that originated from them their names, ownership of which boasted a fairy Lucian: "For, - she says, - earth, air, fire, sea, valleys, rocks and all things will tell the truth. " The first is the geomancy predict future things through the motions of the earth, its noise, shudder, divisions, its absorption, evaporation and other impressions, which teaches the use of Arabic Almadel.
Pyromancer guesses on impressions from the fire, on comets, the color of fire and the visions and fantasies in the fire. The wife of Cicero foretold to him in such a way that within a year he would be consul. In the same vein Pliny reports that the pale lights of the earth, producing the noise, are considered to herald the storm, and if during a rain fly flame, it is a sign of the wind as when a spark or ember fly to the pot, which is on fire, or when coal is strongly sparkles - all this foretells a storm. Also add kapnomantiyu, which takes its name from the smoke, because She considers the color of flame and smoke, their sounds and movements, whether they are directly or obliquely, or circle.
TREES and the fruit of longevity - only four of them: (see) Bamboo, Pine, plum and pear.
DRAGON (as a sacred spiritual power) or Lunga - symbolizes the strength and generosity, courage and endurance, happiness and prosperity. He carries the spirit of revival and change, life-giving rain, representing the productive forces of nature. It is also a symbol of vigilance and security, which alone is separated from all the heavenly creatures and unites all the scaly creatures of the universe. He can live on land, water and fly in the sky without wings and be the size of a silkworm or the mountain.
Dragon - (as the natural structure of the physical landscape), under the notion of the Dragon in the context of this doctrine means hills and mountain ranges, rivers and streams. In Feng Shui there are both land and sea dragons, and he teaches the treatment of them, and in the absence - how to create them. The main task of discovering the Dragon - catch and collect the energy emitted by them, not letting it stagnate. There are certain rules that allow to use this Qi in good order.
OAK - means power, strength. The same means and oak branch. Oak crown or civic crown woven from oak leaves, a commemoration of the achievements that his deed saved the lives of their fellow citizens.
AMY or CHI LIN - the third celestial creation, the mystical good omen. It symbolizes a long life, celebration, magnificence, joy, famous sons and wisdom. Sometimes called the dragon horse.
ANIMALS longevity, happiness - see the bat, deer, hare, Cicada, Crane.
Protect animals - see BEAR, tigers, elephants, horse, leopard, lion - a group of animals, which is very significant in symbolism and meaning is important to understand in the context of Feng Shui.
Sacred animals - see the dragon, tiger, PHOENIX, Tortoise is that they have a sacred spiritual strength and symbolize different aspects of happiness.
HA-shek - translated from the Chinese "within the limits of our experience or knowledge" - the logical methods of Feng Shui.
CRANE (Heron) - a very popular bird, is often depicted in paintings, screen and used in other forms of Chinese art. It is believed that he is endowed with many mystical properties and attributes, among which the purity and capacity for long life.
RABBIT - mark hearing, sensitivity, abundance, timidity and fear. Mean longevity, and if it meets the image of red, it is considered a favorable omen.
STAR - means deification, the rising sun, and Venus. Many stars mean happiness and eternity.
Star Staretz (Fu-hsing, Lu-hsing, and Shaw-sin) give wealth, prosperity, health and longevity.
MIRROR BA-GUA - a talisman, guarding the building, reflecting coming from outside the unwanted flow of qi energy.
EARTH - is the fundamental energy. This is our planet Earth, and terrestrial landscapes, as well as stones, crystals and even pottery. The location of this energy in the center of the house, the most pronounced character is a globe. It symbolizes stability, reliability, self-confidence and happiness. This and subsequent element corresponds to two sectors: Big Land - the south-west, Low Earth - the north-east.
Mirrors - means to improve the Feng Shui, which may in some cases reflect the negative impact (eg, poison arrows) or to attract positive energy (eg, view of lake from the window). This uses the concave or convex mirror. The most powerful means are red octagonal mirror with image pattern ba-gua. Mirrors must be clean and not cut off the top of the highest member of the family. They should not hang in front of the entrance door or directly opposite the bed.
WINTER - corresponding to the fruit - PLUM.
SNAKE - refers to the argument, precaution, toast, remorse, sadness, envy, strife, rebellion, ingratitude - the altar or in the hands of the goddess, his health - at the sacrifice Taganov behind, holding its tail in its mouth - an eternity; depicted at the feet of the world - war and quarrel. Snake, which lies at the feet of Minerva - a special care of the girls, crawl out of the basket, or crawling over Bacchus - god of the festival.
Snake - a wise lady, passive. It may be yellow or variegated. Embodies the same, and center. It loves heat, heating, hence the recommendation to increase space center red circle (the fire) a favorable size. As well as a bright lamp, better crystal, or a rainbow glass. The snake - a symbol of perpetual motion and renewal of the universe.
Zodiac - with heavenly signs mean a yearly 12ti months. He is with all its signs, as shown with the sun and the moon, meaning the welfare of the reign of the Emperor, and the preservation of all co-members of the fatherland.
IMPERIAL DUCK (mandarin duck) - is associated with fidelity and happiness. This beautiful species of ducks is considered the best among its kind, and given away to young married couples that their relationship remained a lifelong affection and happiness.
Yin - feminine element - a dark and passive, it symbolizes the Earth, moon, darkness, the Tigris and has feminine qualities of coldness, softness, odd numbers. Yin qualities are valleys and water.
Yin-Yang (or Taiji) - the basic concept of ancient Chinese natural philosophy, for the first time interpreted in the book "I Ching" as polar ultimate beginning. School of the natural philosophers (inyanzya) is associated with the Yin-Yang theory of the interconversion of the five elements (metal, wood ,...). The opposite of Yin and Yang exists and there is always and everywhere. And in the philosophy of "I Ching" and the Taoist doctrine - the heavens meet the Yang and the Earth - Yin Yang is the sun and the Moon - Yin, man - Yan, a woman - Yin Yang is hard and soft - the Yin and T. d.
I-Ching or (Zhou AND) - a book of changes - a mystical and symbolic tradition - the most ancient Chinese text, the root of this civilization, the only source who escaped the Great Burning of books at the time of Emperor Chin Shi Huang Di in 213 BC. E. This is also the source of all the great ideas and practices, which emphasizes the fundamental relationship between man and nature, shows the quintessence of the universe in all its fluidity. Originally it was formulated about 4500 years ago, legendary Chinese ruler Fu Hsi.
Handbells - tools of Feng Shui, which scatter the strong flow of energy through the melodic sound (nada). Ladies of the Tantric polarity: the symbol of emptiness - the boundless openness, giving place for wisdom.
CONFUCIUS - (Kung-tzu) (551 - 479 BC. E.) - The ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Confucianism, the basic views on that in the book "Lun-yu" (Analects). Pioneer of Feng Shui, according to his teachings, in the world there is a force that connects people with the environment - "Qi" (translated as "spirit energy", or breathing space).
RING - a sign of immortality, eternity, love, union, and the perfection of science.
Ships - sailing with outstretched sails, means joy, happiness, security, good hope and success - standing near the tower or figures in the city crown with a lion, then a merchant's seaside town, safe haven, and trade, the sea sends. Many ships, standing near the winged victory or fame, will mark the naval battle, the means defeated the enemy fleet.
BASKET - or the body, filled with different flowers and fruits, mean the beauty of nature, abundance and fertility of the land, spring, or plant, autumn or Pomona. Coatings and obverchennaya ivy and Pavlininymi feathers, means Vakhovy mysteries of ancient feasts and games.
Crystals - natural "fuel cell", an excellent store energy that can be used for meditation, concentration, intention, healing, to neutralize the negative energy of Qi and stimulate positive energy. The crystals are one of the main symbols of the elements of the Earth can scatter the ordinary sunlight into its component. Obtained in this color scheme ameliorates the room and protects it from excess solar energy. This is especially true for those whose windows face the west and, consequently, suffer from the midday heat.
KUAN KUNG (still known as KUAN TI) - protecting God - but success, happiness and wealth, the Chinese believe that they should be protected from harmful external influences, and this can be achieved only appeal to the protecting gods, especially the Gods of War. Kuan Kung is the most popular deity, daruyuschim protection. They say that he is so fierce in their support, that demons and evil spirits did not dare enter the house, which guards the entrance Kuan Kung.
LAO-TSE - the founder of Taoist philosophy. ... with the name of Lao Tzu is often associated concept of Yin-Yang, but in fact it was created and actively used by at least 4800 years ago, ie, for several millennia before Lao Tzu and his famous work "Dao De Jin", setting forth the principles of Taoism. While Lao-Tzu and was the creator of the concept of Yin-Yang, he explained it perfectly. He himself lived somewhere between 4 th and 5 th centuries BC. E., Although legend ascribes his life for several centuries.
LAUREL - generally is received a sign of victory, a laurel branch in his hand, so overcoming, conquest, triumph.
LAMA - The teacher-mentor in Lamaism (Tibetan "Principal") - a collective term covering the different categories of lamas, from the lowest of his titles, past the first stage of the monastic initiation (getsul, gelyung) up so high its representatives, as the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Bogdo-Gegen.
L - has long been associated with energy and prowess. Stone lions are often located at the entrance gate to the temples and large family homes. They are seen as defenders of excellent homes and public places, especially against evil spirits. Buddhism - the lion - a sacred animal, and the Chinese often for festive occasions dancing to loud music a special Lion Dance, which scares away demons and attracts good luck. Leo - a sign of courage, strength, courage, kindness, generosity, anger, fury, a good reign, and agriculture. Leo dead - a sign of weakness, insignificance and contempt.
SUMMER - symbolizing a flower - lotus.
Bat - a symbol of happiness and long life, its origin is based on the semantics of a combination of "bat", which in Chinese means "happiness". If it is used as a symbol of good luck, it is drawn in red - the color of joy. Images of the bat is common in the robes of Chinese officials, and sometimes emerges so thoroughly that it resembles a butterfly. Among the pottery and pictures bat is found in groups of five, symbolizing the five earthly goods: old age, wealth, health, virtue and natural death, are the essence of the concept of happiness in the Chinese mentality.
LUNA - in different forms, so multilaterally change and variability time.
FALSE - appears in human form with a mask, and the fox beside him was standing.
Lopan (or PANG-LO, or LO-Pan, or the Luo-BAN - "lo" - spiral, "Pan" - a plate) - Compass Feng Shui, consisting of 1-36 concentric rings with 24 marks along the outer rim , each ring defines one aspect of Feng Shui. Lo-Pan - a repository of all earthly interests and directions. It is used to obtain detailed information about the land or premises required for the preparation of geomantic table.
Lotus - the flower of joy - the symbol of Buddha's teachings. The plant is worth its roots in the mud, but elevating the flower to the light. The sacred lotus has a special place in the hearts of Chinese people, especially those who practice Buddhism. He is often depicted subtly and majestically soaring above the dark water, symbolizing the stunning purity among the polluted environment. This flower symbolizes summer, a flower, which was born of the beloved Buddha Padmasambhava (cm). Images or lotus flowers in the house used to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere, and awakening the spiritual consciousness.
LO-SHU (or the magic square) - The modern symbol Ba-Gua is related to the diagram LO SHU.
HORSE - just like an elephant, one of the seven treasures of Buddhism, it symbolizes the speed, endurance, joy, life, optimism, good reputation and perseverance, and the Chinese are often compared with the smart kids young horses. It is not a heavenly creature, but, nevertheless, because of their noble qualities is very popular among the people.
LOVE - intimate and profound feeling, striving to another person, human community, or the idea. In ancient mythology and poetry - the cosmic force, such force of gravity.
LYUSHISY GUA - hexagrams - the special graphic characters, consisting of six one above the other features of two types - split and whole - in all possible combinations, compiled by combining the eight basic trigrams.
Magic square - see LO-SHU.
Magnolia - (like the orchid), symbolize the sweetness, love and refinement.
MANDALA (khilkora) - art, appeared in Tibet and having a great influence. With its geometric pattern, created by taking into account the laws of interaction of energy flows around us, Mandala can harmonize the space around them, to enter into resonance with the higher planes of reality.
MASLYANICHNOE TREE - and the branch will mark the world, peaceful and quiet time, Prosperous reign and proclamation of peace.
BEAR - refers to the courage and strength, and his images hung at the entrance to the house is an effective defense against burglars.
MONTH - represented by the zodiac, with the usual heavenly signs: sometimes as a man with wings, flowers, fruits, or animals.
MYSTICAL KNOT - a symbol of the endless cycle of luck.
NADA YOGA - Tibetan secret teachings of the impact of sounds on the outside world.
FIRE - is one of the most powerful elements, it has enormous power and can always get out of control. The fire itself did not exist - it needs constant support. And for the same reason enough to fire vulnerable - is to deprive it of oxygen and he disappears. Nevertheless, it is very strong and powerful element in the living and the spiritual, symbolizing not only the fire itself, but also all kinds of light sources: the sun and a flash of lightning, electric lamps and light candles.
ORCHID - (as in magnolia), symbolize sweetness, love and refinement.
AUTUMN - symbolizing a flower - Chrysanthemum.
Peacock - Beauty and nobility - means the adoration of the Queens. With flowing tail, - pride, vanity, and sometimes a pleasant appearance, but a foolish man. For centuries, thanks to beautiful shades of his tail feathers, the peacock symbolized the official title, especially during the reign of the Ming dynasty.
PANTHEON OF CHINESE GODS - (see GODS) - Chinese religion is a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism and folk beliefs. Pantheon of Chinese gods, is quite extensive, and understanding of the whole thing requires very serious consideration. There are some gods who are honored, and in other countries where other branches of Buddhism. So many gods, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, described here can be represented in various forms in other cultures.
PEACH - the Chinese symbol of eternity, health, longevity and marriage. The ancient legend describes the peach tree of the gods, which grew in the gardens of the Queen of the West, Hsi Wang Mu and brought a fruit of eternal life every three thousand years, which gave force of eighteen Immortal, and the immortality of God descended from the immortal peach. Paintings depicting this god, Sau Seng Kung, with a peach in his hand - a popular gift to the head of the family, because it symbolizes long life and longevity.
PI CAN - the father of the god of wealth TZAY SHEN Ye.
Peonies - a flower of joy - a majestic peony is highly valued in China and rightly called the "king of flowers". He is also known as the flower of riches and honors, symbolizing the element Yang, spring, love and affection. When blooming peony bush, it is considered a good omen, and therefore try to grow close to home.
PYRAMID - standing, there is a sign of glory and the memory of the good emperor; lying or overturned, means the destruction of kingdoms, the beginning and end of human life.
FRUIT happiness - (see) Peaches, oranges, pomegranates, persimmons.
FRUIT trees and longevity - all four of them: (see) Bamboo, Pine, plum and pear.
Fruits and flowers - were filled basket or cornucopia mean the beauty of nature, abundance of fruits and earth.
SINGING THE WIND - (see) Air bells.
BIRDS joy and happiness - except for Phoenix and a crane, some other winged creatures also symbolize joy, beauty and happiness - pheasants, peacocks, Imperial Duck, Rooster.
PODKOVA - a symbol of good luck, prosperity and abundance.
Gun - a very powerful symbol to reflect the sha chi, which should be used with caution.
JOY - symbolizing the fruit - Persimmons.
Sinks (twisted shell) - the symbol of good luck, prosperity, particularly favorable for travel and travel.
FISH - a symbol of success and wealth.
ACS (ACS SENG KUNG) - God of Immortality, Longevity, holding a peach in one hand, and another - stick traveler, accompanied by a deer. Usually depicted with three FUKom and onions.
SACRED CREATION - see the dragons, the phoenix, Tiger, Tortoise is that they have a sacred spiritual strength and symbolize different aspects of happiness.
SIDDHARGHA Gautama - the founder of Buddhism.
SYMBOLISM - Chinese beliefs are based on the living imagination and entire generations of "superstition" that most clearly expressed in a wide range of symbols of happiness and prosperity. They are based on ancient legends, folklore, traditional practices (Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism) and the vast Chinese history, which has about 4500 years. Symbolism in the Chinese understanding extends to all areas of daily life and affects every significant event of the celebration of festivals to weddings, births, deaths.
FENG SHUI, interpreting the environment, uses symbolism to define "good" and "bad" structural elements. Using these figures at home or office is a good tool for correcting the negative Feng Shui. Many Chinese feel that they should have at least a few such characters. Happiness in their understanding is not only material wealth but also the presence of such factors as good health, a number of sons who continue the family tradition, power and prestige, honor and success in work, as well as a quiet family life.
PLUM - flower of joy - along with the peony, lotus and chrysanthemum symbolize the four seasons (winter plum matches). Plum because of its flavor and purity are valued as highly as its fruit, from which the mere sight "flow mouth. Plum is a symbol of longevity because its flowers appear on almost bare and seemingly lifeless branches, even when the tree has reached a very mature age. It is believed that Lao Tzu was born under the plum tree.
ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT Although not as common in Chinese art, is nevertheless a symbol of strength, invincibility and wisdom. This animal - one of the seven treasures of Buddhism, and in countries such as Thailand and India, where the religion is widespread, the elephant is considered sacred animals.
DOG - a symbol of courage, bravery, selflessness and justice (a pair of Fu dogs - the harmony of yin and yang).
Owl - revered by the sign of wisdom, courage and vigils, because she sees in the dark and never sleeps at night.
SUN - a sign of truth, truth, wisdom, foresight, fertility and abundance of fruits of the earth.
PINE - The most famous symbol of long life, mostly due to the fact that it is an evergreen plant. It is often planted next to the cypress, and since they do not fade and are able to tolerate even the most severe frosts, it is a sign of eternal friendship, able to withstand any test. They are often found in poetry and landscape drawings on the theme of loyalty and devotion.
UNION Tiger and Dragon - see Tiger.
Lyrics - (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) - 5 Chinese elements - rhythm is a succession of energy as succeed each other seasons of the year.
Marriage - a symbol of the fruit - peach.
Happiness - the god of happiness - the FCO, the symbol of the fruit - Orange.
SJ - CALENDAR - the solar calendar, the dynasty of the CR, which came into use 4000 years ago. The main difference between the Xia calendar and lunar calendar is that the first is the sun by day and involves, in accordance with the motion of Earth around the Sun and the division of the months it determined by the position of Earth in its orbit circumsolar. Hsia Calendar is also distinguished by the fact that it is closely linked to the five elements.
SYANSHEN - a connoisseur of art of Feng Shui.
TALISMAN - activator prosperity, attracting into our lives a certain kind of energy is a kind of magnet, attracting favorable energy and harmonizing them, creating a certain magnetic field.
Tai Chi - (see) Yin-Yang.
TIGER - revered mark ferocity, brutality, anger, rage, vengeance and merciless fury - a symbol of military valor, the image is used in the fight against the demons and spirits bold. In Feng Shui, this animal appears as 500-year-old white tiger, which connects to the Green Dragon.
Trigram - a series of successive combinations of Yin and Yang - solid and broken lines. Each of the trigrams has several meanings and is located around the Ba-Gua in the ancient and the modern variant. According to the modern interpretation of these two locations the ancient heavenly sequence trigrams represents the ideal of the universe, while the modern sequence of trigrams reflect the real picture of the flow of energy on earth and strategically more important for mankind in the modern world.
LUCK (types of luck): karma - Heaven luck determines the conditions under which a person is born; Feng shui - earth luck, man's luck, determined by education, healthy lifestyles, commitment to excellence, positive thinking.
U-INS - the law of interaction of five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.
SUCCESS - a symbol Granat.
DUCK - (see) IMPERIAL DUCK.
Phase - widely used emblem of beauty and happiness.
PHOENIX or FEN Huang (Fire or Red Phoenix) - a powerful symbol of rebirth and new opportunities. In Feng Shui is to create a symbol of the south, so the house facing the entrance to it, will go good luck, as the south - this summer, warmth, life and time of harvest. The symbols of the Phoenix are the fire and summer. Bird must have free space to easily climb into the sky. It rises high and flies, looking for danger and distance learning the news.
FAIRY MOON - the goddess of happiness, love and joy.
Fu Xi - the legendary Chinese sage who lived in the era of hunting and fishing presumably about the third millennium BC. E. According to legend, he once saw of the Huang Ho River came ashore monstrous turtle on its back which had some strange characters: continuous (____________) and discontinuous (__ __). Looking at these signs, thinking about the movement of heavenly bodies, and the laws of the land, and observing signs of animals and birds, and changes in their bodies, he had written, solid and dashed lines as the two fundamental character of nature of the universe. Joining them on the three, he created the eight trigrams, each of which reflects a certain aspect of nature, society and the individual.
FCO - the god of happiness, which stands head and shoulders above the other two (onion and ACS) and is always depicted in the center.
FUNG-LIN (Chinese musical pendants) - a tool of Feng Shui, providing a stimulating and cleansing effect. In the traditional art of Feng Shui that melodic sound Fung-lin creates an invisible trail that connects the material world from the realm of spirits.
FUTEN - Uncle tailwind - Chinese deity that brings good fortune in ways that protect travelers from all sorts of trouble. The figures take to the road as a protected mascot.
FENG SHUI (or Funk-soy or soy-Fung) - is the ancient Chinese art and science of space and energy, which deals with rights and everything that surrounds it as a single structure and seeks to bring the structure to achieve maximum harmony. Feng Shui - these are two Chinese characters, which are called the wind and water. Wind - is the energy flows of the sky, and water flows in the space of the Earth, changing the topography and obtachivaya big mountains. Feng shui is a system for measuring the flow of energy in time.
Feng Shui combines the mystical and symbolic tradition of the "I Ching" (Book of Changes) to the principles of ecology, the laws of architecture, art and design. According to Feng Shui, health, happiness and prosperity of people depends largely on how the rehabilitated his home and workplace. Thus, the purpose of Feng Shui is to establish harmony in the environment of space streams of space and time - to improve the human destiny.
Feng Huang - see Phoenix.
Chrysanthemum - flower of joy - symbolizes the fall, joy and an easy life is very precious in China. Especially common custom to give each other during the holidays yellow chrysanthemums, which create an atmosphere of happiness.
Hott (canvas bag) - the god of wealth, happiness, prosperity, fun, carefree.
Persimmon - the fruit - means joy.
TZAY SHEN Ye - the most famous god of wealth - he is revered worldwide and is represented in two ways: The peace God of Wealth and the Military God of Wealth. The origin is obliged to two mortals: Chao Kung Ming and Pi Kanu.
Color of joy - there are five significant colors - (cm), peony, chrysanthemum, Lotus, Magnolia, Orchid - which had become very popular in China and symbolizes good luck and many happy occasions, and are exhibited in homes for the holidays.
Qi - is the spirit, energy, breathing space, life force, which applies to human existence, washes all the living and nonliving, the energy that moves the water and wind, creates mountains, breathes life into plants, trees, people and makes a person go on the road Destiny Space Qi - a breath of the Green Dragon, and where it is formed and accumulates, can be found fortune.
CIKADY - insect, summer "singing" which is so fond of the Chinese, is considered a symbol of immortality and resurrection. In ancient times, was common among wealthy Chinese custom to put cicada made of jade in the mouth of the deceased before the funeral to give him eternal life. It also represents happiness and eternal youth, as is the only insect, living more than seventeen years. Cicada made of jade are very popular among Hong Kong residents, since it is believed that these tiny creatures inspire great ideas and symbolize the vitality of thought.
Cycles of creation - a series of elements (elements), in which they in turn reinforce each other.
CYCLE OF DESTRUCTION - a series of elements (elements), where they inhibit each other.
CHAO KUNG Ming - the father of the god of wealth TZAY SHEN Ye.
HUMAN BODY PARTS - according to the Book of Changes, was laid a symbolic encoding of various parts of the human body. Thus, according to the commentary Shogua zhuang, Zhang 9, corresponds to the head trigram Qian, Kun - stomach, Zheng - foot, Xun - hip, Kang - ears, Li - his eyes, Gen - hands Dui - mouth. Juniors trigrams (ie, without Qian and Kun), Shao Yung is also linked to the following areas Lie - the heart, Kang - kidneys, Zheng - Liver Dui - light, Gen - spleen, Xun - coccyx.
TURTLES - Black Turtle - means laziness, slowness, chastity and purity. Depicted next to Venus means that wives should stay home. Turtle - one of the four sacred heavenly creatures, which are considered sacred animals.
HONOR - symbol GARNET - seems a woman in a laurel crown, with a spear and laurel crowns, or with an olive branch and a cornucopia in his hands.
Chu-Shi - translated from the Chinese "outside our experience" - illogical methods of Feng Shui.
CHI LIN - see the Unicorn.
CHUNG KUEY - protecting God - but success, happiness and wealth, the Chinese believe that they should be protected from harmful external influences, and this can be achieved only appeal to the protecting gods, especially the Gods of War Chung Kuey often depicted with a cask of wine and is considered good izgonitelem demons.
SHA energy - dangerous objects aimed at you, (so-called poison arrows).
HATS - and a hat is a sign of liberty, freedom and independence: cushioned edges and lace, embroidered cross, with two ribbons or tassels hanging down, means the dignity of priests and high priests. Hat without a band and the edge is a sign of Cyclopes. Two identical hats and stars above them, imply Castor and Pollux.
Shifu (Sifu) - a teacher.
Chi energy - the energy of all moving, "divine breath", "vitality", "vitality", this is the life force, pulsating in all living things, unseen, fills them with energy and movement.
"Poison arrows" - the structure, symbolically "kill" beneficial energy (solid wood front, the angle of the large building, straight road, satellite dishes, towers, power lines, etc.).
JANG YOON 'feel - commonly known as the founder of Feng Shui. He is survived by his writings, which survived until our days. Master Yan Yuen Tsang was the principal adviser to the court of Emperor Hui Collet (888 gg. BC. E.). His books have become basic texts on which entire generations of his followers later formalized system of knowledge.
ANCHOR - one or two, put a good hope, good hope, and won victories at sea. Two anchor and dolphin around their obvivshiysya - is a sign of peace, tranquility and overall consistency.
Yang - the main symbol of the male element Yang is a cock, as well as the flower peony. YANG - bright and active, symbolizes heaven, light, power, positive energy, the Dragon. His qualitative characteristics - male, strong, heavy, hard, hot, hot, moving, alive, even numbers. In Feng Shui Yan presented the mountains and acting forms.
Janske GEOMANCY - the science of linking them to areas of the home or any other structure - can be divided into internal and external. External works with forms of land surrounding terrain, the external architecture of the house, etc. Internal Geomancy focused on the distribution functions for the areas of the house and location of objects in each room.