Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese concept that was developed over three thousand years ago. The concept is very complex but is considered to be very effective in finding out the different ways to balance the energies in a home or some other building to assure good fortune, wealth, and health of the people residing there.
The origin of the concept of Feng Shui dates back to some five thousand years ago. As per most established history books, it all started in the Tang dynasty in China. Master Yang Yun Sang is one of the earliest and most famous Feng Shui names.
The Feng Shui schools of thought have been classified in three categories - Intuitive or Modern Feng Shui Schools, Black Sect Tantric Buddhism School of Feng Shu, and the Traditional or Classical Feng Shui Schools. The Traditional school of thought was actually two schools in the ancient times - the Compass Feng Shui School and the Landscape, or Form Feng Shui School. It was in late nineteenth century when these two schools merged and thus came into existence the Traditional School of Feng Shui. Master Yang Yun Sang is considered as the founder of the Landscape School of feng shui. The Black Hat Sect Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui is more popularly referred to as BTB School. The BTB School is a combination of Classical, Taoism, and Tibetan Buddhism Feng Shui.
Choosing the right Feng Shui symbol is a very complex task. Just having a good understanding of the basics is not sufficient enough. In order to be able to choose the right symbol, you must be aware of the rich, culturally specific history and meaning of different symbols. However, unlike the popular misconception, it is not necessary to apply the traditional Chinese symbols to let Feng Shui work for you. Instead, you can use the energy of symbols that you have knowledge about - something that you emotionally respond to. Some of the most popular Feng Shui cures include the Gods of Wealth, Chinese coins tied with a red string, wind chimes, the three-legged toads, and other such things. The choices available to you are endless, and it is up to you to choose the most powerful feng shui energy items.
Feng Shui works because of the connection of the symbols of energy items with the subconscious level of your mind. The stronger this connection is; the more effective will be the feng shui application in your home or work place.