Feng Shui has its roots in ancient China, where it was first used by Chinese emperors to enforce order, stability and harmony within their ranks. They did not want their subordinates to deviate from their pre-selected paths out of fear that they would habour thoughts of overthrowing them.
Your path is determined by your Bazi chart, which is derived from a combination of your birth date and your time of birth. Your Bazi chart also reveals your lifetime favourable and unfavourable elements among these five: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Your elements constantly interact with the surrounding environment, creating both auspicious and inauspicious times for different activities.
This process is more commonly known as the luck cycle. When in a state of inauspiciousness, you can be said to be experiencing ‘bad luck’. On the other hand, when in a state of auspiciousness, you can be said to be in ‘good luck’. Each state can last for months, or even years! Using Feng Shui to govern their subordinates, Chinese emperors could foresee problems and avoid them, giving them more control over their empires.
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