Major 5 Principles of Fengshui
1.Analyzing Water Quality
Good water heals illnesses while bad water causes diseases. This has been proven correct by science. A place with good Feng Shui should have water of high quality. Fengshui masters advocate investigating the origin of water, analyzing water quality, measuring water flow and improving water environment.
Most of China’s territory is located to the north of the Tropic of Cancer. A house facing south can easily absorb sunshine and avoid the cold north winds in winter. This is a benefit to people's health.
3.Moderate Size and Well Situated
The size of a house must be moderate, neither too big nor too small. A small house with too many people living in is not recommended; neither is a large house with only few people. Besides, Feng Shui has strict requirements on the proper positioning of the central axis of architecture. Generally speaking, the central axis should run from north to south, with its north end pointing directly to a mountain running from east to west. The mountain is regarded as the guardian of the city. A winding river around the city is believed to be an auspicious feature. The Forbidden City. was built by strictly adhering to these rules.
Feng Shui stresses geology. Its followers think geology dominates one’s health by four means: microelements in the soil, humidity, the magnetic field of the earth, and harmful waves.
When investigating a certain place, one should also know the terrain, especially the origin and trend of the neighboring mountains and rivers, to avoid possible natural disasters.