From the macro to the micro: Yin and Yang in our home
After collaborating with decoration and architecture professionals as a Feng Shui consultant,help me to learned, how in the development of a project from scratch, the importance of projecting the yellow path of the Sun in a home, in order to determine the placement and use of light in the areas Yin or Yang in a home. The duality of Light or Shadow, is one of the main questions under the gaze of the Heaven Qi, where the time and the variations offered by the climatic conditions in each season, will intervene on the Earth Qi to determine the location of the house in a land.
In the case below, the land presents a variation in degrees of pronounced inclination, setting us in the position of placing the house in the highest area of the land, the most Yang part close to the street, guided by the solar projection (Light o Shadow) and, solve any energy imbalance using the Yang and Yin comparison, the internal distribution of the Public or Privacy areas of the home, with the placement of the most active areas in the yang areas and the most intimate in the interior part of the land ( Yin).
Yin and Yang inside a home
When working on a housing project, it is often advantageous to do zoning: assigning Yin for the inner zones and Yang for the outer zones. I have found that when the floor plans have those areas defined, the inhabitants feel less exposed by having protected the private areas and defined the public areas. The houses built with the less defined Yin and Yang areas, leads the Feng Shui consultant, to look for physical adjustments that can preserve the balance to retain the Qi.
Recently I participated as a Feng Shui consultant in collaboration with an architecture professional, in a housing competition where the client specified the most important thing for them, was the definition of what is Exposed and what is Hidden at home, they understood that keeping their privacy was a plus for their personal rest.
The location of a garden in a home is also subjected to the comparison of internal or external, where the chosen option will determine the type of design to be developed. An external garden in front or in sitting also requires connotations that reflect the soul of its existence.
It is common to hear that certain areas of the house connect better by their use or activity with Yin or Yang energies. The kitchen, living room, and dining room tend to better connect with active yang energies, while bedrooms, storage rooms, and domestic offices connect with more passive Yin activities.
Regardless of the Yin and Yang connection criterion exists, when we apply the Xuan Kong Fei Xing method, the principles of Yin and Yang do not interfere with the adjustments implemented to create the energy balance and flow between the Water or Mountain Star, but more well it is a support to find the balance within an area that presents an imbalance, either by excess or by defect.
An example of excess Yin can be a bedroom with too dark volumes, lack of adequate lighting, no or few windows that allow ventilation, or in many cases disorder or too many elements within the area, making a difference when the bedroom is balanced. in the lower photo where both criteria were used.
“Balancing yin and yang within our support system is the key to living a full life”
In conclusion, the listed principles of Yin and Yang have accompanied me during my professional practice as a Feng Shui consultant, it is a method of focused comparison, it helps to focus on the situation to find the imbalance due to excess or deficiency of Yin or Yang of the environment or of the place, these principles are the primary complement to analyze the Qi from the multiple layers of Heaven-Earth and Man.
The Way begot one,
And the one, two;
Then the two begot three
And three, all else.
Note: This article was published in the Newsletter of Feng Shui research Center by the author.