Feng Shui: Ancient Daoists’ Reflections on the Qi Transformation Processes

The character “Wu” means “five” in the ancient Daoist characters that were used to write “Wuxing,” which means “the five energy stages of life.” “Xing” means “motion, process, manifestation, or phase” because of how it is made. Ancient Daoists thought “Wuxing,” also called “Five Elements,” was a secret energy template based on the magical study of five stages or Qi transformation processes.

By traditional Daoist Five Element Feng Shui principles, the priest must first identify the location of the energetic imbalance to modify and improve the environmental Qi. Next, the priest must determine the necessary course of action. One of the most straightforward approaches to completing such a task is to examine the surroundings in light of the many theories used to define the energetic transformational capabilities of the Five Element Feng Shui. Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water are the Five Elements Feng Shui. Throughout the many dynasties of ancient China, the Five Element Feng Shui ideas became an intrinsic part of practically every discipline (e.g., medicine, martial arts, military strategy, politics, painting, poetry, and architecture).

The Daoist Five Element theory describes the classifications, features, and laws of the universal cycles (Creation, Control, Invasion, and Insult). In Traditional Chinese Medicine, these interactions aid in diagnosing and understanding the growth and development of the body’s energy anatomy, physiology, disease processes, and symptom development. Additionally, they are in the Daoist Feng Shui theory. Traditionally, these esoteric theories achieve energy equilibrium by Increasing, Decreasing, or Destroying the Qi now active in the land’s surroundings.

The Creative Cycle is sometimes referred to as the Generative Cycle. Each of the Five Element Feng Shui is created or formed by this magical pattern. In other words, the “Creative Cycle” benefits life. One Element gives rise to the following Element. When grouped in a circle, the Creative Element is referred to as the “Mother,” and the Element it produces is referred to as the “Child.” This is usually regarded as the “Mother and Child” relationship. The “River Chart” (“Hetu”) is an ancient Daoist diagram of the Five Element Feng Shui that expresses the energy function of Heaven and Earth within the Prenatal “Yang” Element Creative order. Legend has it that under the reign of Fu Xi, a miraculous Dragon Horse appeared out of the river with the particular designs of the Prenatal Five Elements on its back.

Heaven, Earth, Yin, Yang, the Five Element Feng Shui, and the unfolding of creation were believed to be depicted in the diagram etched on the back of the mythical Dragon Horse. It was structured with numerical patterns corresponding to particular directions and energetic powers. Emperor Fu Xi drew inspiration for the design of the Prenatal Bagua from this unique magical pattern (Eight Trigrams). This impressive figure is a hidden mathematical model of the universe. It is usually regarded as one of the oldest symbols, dating back to the birth of Chinese civilization. The Hetu Chart is conceived as a system of congenital opposites, of Yin and Yang, copulating; the Elements of Fire and Water, Wood and Metal, are linked in a pre-creative union to produce and generate life. The Hetu Chart, therefore, reflects Heaven and is viewed as the physical Element and innate structure of matter, energy, and spirit.

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