In Classical Feng Shui, External influences are the most important, for they represent the base of all internal happenings. As always, when the base is good, it may support certain accomplishments.
What is Classical Feng Shui?
This old and complete system, basically relying on two old schools:
- San He (Three Harmonies School)
- and San Yuan (Three Periods School)
San He is the older school, known as the School of Forms or Situations. This system holds the keys for assessing the quality of landscape features (mountains and waters) and overall Qi flow in the surroundings.
There is a saying in Feng Shui: `First Forms, then Formulas`, reminding practitioners that the Exterior is more stable and long-lasting than Interior.
However, San He Formulas could be applied in Interior too, for they are supporting long-lasting qualities and/or long-term projects.
San Yuan – the younger system
San Yuan system gained great popularity thanks to the Flying Stars method, relatively easy to learn and apply by laypersons.
The focus in this system is on calculations and the influence of time
In general and comparing to San He, San Yuan Formulas are more suitable for short-termed projects and results.
With Classical Feng Shui Auditing, the starting point is always the Location itself. For the quality of the energy at the site is the most important.
In Property evaluation process, practitioner is moving, step by step, from the big picture (Location) to the selected plot, than building or a unit.
Instead of basing the practice on intuition and presumptions, Classical Feng Shui Consultant would prefer to use his knowledge and Compass.
In Classical Feng Shui there is not space for using figurines like toads, dragons, etc… For they can neither change the overall Qi flow, nor can contribute to Qi accumulation.