Complete A to Z List of All Feng Shui Terms and Adjustments

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Here is a complete alphabetical list of all feng shui terms and adjustments, from the abacus to the wealth vase.

Abacus Classical feng shui adjustment for wealth.

Abhaya The mudra of No Fear.

Adjustment Decor items used for various feng shui purposes, such as to balance the energy in any given space, neutralize negative elements or attract specific energies such as love, prosperity, etc.

Agate A very popular stone in various feng shui adjustments and carvings.

Altar A sacred space with focused energy.

Amber Fossilized resin from ancient evergreen trees, used in some feng shui adjustments.

Amethyst Very popular feng shui crystal.

Ammonite Powerful feng shui adjustment; a fossilized, hard shell of an ancient, extinct mollusk.

Annual Adjustments Specific feng shui adjustments to address the movement of annual stars in one's space.

Annual Stars Movement of annual energies according to Xuan Kong feng shui school.

Apple Symbol Feng shui symbol of peace and harmony in one's home. 

Aromatherapy Study and use of the therapeutic power of pure essential oils. 

Aquamarine A variety of beryl in blue-green color that expresses the water element.

Aquarium A potent feng shui adjustment to attract wealth.

Arowana The most prized fish for feng shui wealth purposes.

B

Bagua The feng shui energy map of any given space; includes the bagua areas, 8 areas of your space connected to areas of your life.

Bagua Center The Yin Yang point, also called the Heart of the Space.

Bagua Missing Areas Specific areas missing in your bagua.

Bagua Mirror A classical feng shui protection adjustment.

Bamboo (Lucky) A very popular feng shui adjustment for positive wellbeing, luck, and abundance.

Bamboo Flutes A BTB feng shui school adjustment for raising energy.

Bat Symbol A classical feng shui symbol of wealth.

Ba Zi School A form of feng shui astrology, also called four pillars.

Bed Placement Specific guidelines to assure good bedroom feng shui.

Bedroom Feng Shui Important application of feng shui to assure one's wellbeing and harmony in relationships.

Bhumisparsa The mudra of witnessing the truth.

Bird Symbols Each bird symbol carries a specific energy in feng shui applications.

Birth Element A way to define your personal energy makeup, based on your year of birth; specific tips based on the personal birth element to bring more harmony and success to one's life.

Birthstones Crystals and stones that are attuned to one's personal energy and are believed to bring protection and good luck.

Black The color expression of the water feng shui element.

Black Obsidian Powerful stone produced by quickly cooled volcanic lava, used in many feng shui adjustments.

Black Onyx A stone with the energy of strong support, stamina, and determination to help one persevere.

Black Tourmaline One of the strongest protectors in the mineral world, used in feng shui jewelry.

Blocked Energy Interruption of the flow of Chi by blocking walls.

Blue Color An expression of the water feng shui element.

Blue Lace Agate A very popular stone in various feng shui adjustments and carvings.

Boar (Pig Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Bonsai Tree A tree with a controversial feng shui reputation.

Bowls (Crystal) Bowls that are similar to singing bowls but made out of rock crystal.

Bowls (Singing) A feng shui adjustment that purifies the space with the power of sound.

Brown An expression of the earth feng shui element.

BTB School A feng shui school or tradition brought to the USA by Professor Lin Yun in the mid-eighties.

Buddha Hand A depiction of Buddha's blessing hand used for good feng shui.

Buddha (Laughing Buddha) One of the most popular feng shui adjustments for good luck, wellbeing, and wealth.

Buddha (Medicine Buddha) The Healing Buddha who vowed to help heal all sick and injured.

Buddha Mudras Specific hand gestures that transmit restorative, protective or enlightening energy.

Butterfly Symbol The feng shui use of the butterfly symbol is to attract love and romance.

C

Candles An expression of fire feng shui element used to purify the feng shui energy in any space.

Career Area Feng shui bagua area connected to the energy of one's career success.

Carnelian Popular stone with a combination of fire and earth element energies often used in feng shui adjustments.

Cat (Lucky Cat) Also called the money cat or the fortune cat, the lucky cat is used as a feng shui good luck adjustment.

Cherry Blossoms Symbol used as a feng shui adjustment for love and marriage, as well as wellbeing.

Chi (Qi) Universal energy that is expressed in yin and yang qualities, as well as 5 feng shui elements.

Children and Creativity Area Feng shui bagua area connected to the energy of one's creativity, as well as the well-being of children.

Chinese Coins A very popular feng shui adjustment to attract wealth and abundance.

Chinese New Year Most important celebration in Chinese culture, used in feng shui to determine the change in the movement of annual feng shui energies (called stars).

Chinese Masks Used in feng shui as a protection and good luck adjustment.

Chinese Zodiac Ancient system of human archetypes expressed in 12 animal signs; calculations are based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

Chrysanthemum Auspicious feng shui good luck symbol.

Citrine Most popular feng shui crystal to attract wealth and abundance.

Classical Schools First schools of feng shui including Form/Landscape and Compass schools.

Cleansing Crystals A way to clear your crystals and stones of negative/stagnant energies.

Clear Quartz Most versatile and popular crystal used for its ability to hold and transmute light/information.

Cluster (Crystal) A crystal formation created by many crystal points emerging from one base.

Clutter Low, stagnant, and confusing energy that constantly drains energy from you.

Colors Feng shui expression of the 5 feng shui elements.

Commanding Position Best feng shui position for your office desk, stove, and for your bed.

Compass Used to define the Bagua of a home or office. 

Compass School One of the main feng shui schools of thought developed during the Song dynasty.

Corner Terms used interchangeably with " bagua area", i.e. money corner.

Crane Feng shui symbol of longevity and peaceful life.

Crystals Very popular feng shui adjustments used in a variety of solutions for home, office, and garden.

Crystal Ball A sphere shaped crystal that can harmonize the energy in any given space.

Crystal Ball (Faceted) Used to reflect sunlight, strengthen positive Chi, and deflect Sha Chi.

Crystal Tree A traditional feng shui adjustment used in many applications such as to attract abundance, more love, or harmony at home.

Cul De Sac House Considered a challenging feng shui energy location.

Cycle of Elements A way of defining the relationship between the 5 feng shui elements.

D

Direction (Facing) The feng shui direction of the front door of the house.

Direction (Lucky) Auspicious directions based on one's birth data.

Direction (Sitting) The feng shui direction of the back of the house.

Dharmachakra The mudra of cosmic order.

Dhyana The mudra of deep contemplation and unity with higher energy.

Dog (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Door Alignment Considered inauspicious in feng shui.

Door (Color) Important factor in creating good feng shui for your house.

Door (Front) The door that was initially designed as the main door of the house.

Door (Strong) Important factor for a good feng shui home.

Double Happiness Classical Chinese symbol of marital bliss and harmony.

Dove Feng shui symbol of long and peaceful marriage.

Dowsing An ancient divination art used for a variety of purposes.

Dragon (Adjustment) One of the most powerful and auspicious classical feng shui symbols.

Dragon (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on the Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Dragon and Phoenix Classical feng shui symbol of harmonious marriage.

Dragon Turtles Classical feng shui adjustment to attract prosperity, better career opportunities, and protection.

Ducks (Mandarin) Traditional feng shui adjustment to attract love.

Dzi Beads Called "heaven's pearls", these beads are used for good luck and protection adjustments.

E

Earth Element One of the five feng shui elements, expression of stability.

Elements in Feng Shui Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.

Elephant Symbol of protection, wisdom, and good luck.

Emerald One of the four precious gemstones used in good feng shui.

Energy The vibratory field in and all around us, called Qi in feng shui.

Essential Oil The oil of the plant from which it is extracted, used in modern feng shui applications.

Extensions Areas protruding from your home or office bagua.

Exterior Feng Shui An important factor in determining the feng shui of a house or office.

F

Facing Direction The feng shui direction your house faces.

Fame Area Bagua area connected to one's fame and success in life.

Family Area Bagua area connected to one's heath and family.

Feng Shui Ancient art and science of creating harmonious spaces.

Feng Shui Astrology Another name for 9-star ki astrology.

Feng Shui Consultant A professional trained in one or more feng shui schools.

Fire Element One of the 5 feng shui elements with the direction of South.

Fish Symbols Traditional feng shui adjustments to attract wealth and abundance.

Flags (Prayer) Tibetan prayer flags often used in feng shui applications.

Flow of Qi Important feng shui concept and the basis of a good feng shui space.

Flower Symbols Complex and very popular feng shui symbols for love, wellbeing, and wealth.

Flutes (Bamboo) A popular BTB feng shui school adjustment.

Flying Stars School A classical feng shui school (also called Xuan Kong) that takes into consideration the time factor.

Form School One of the first schools of feng shui also called the Landscape School.

Fountains Most popular feng shui adjustment to attract wealth and wellbeing.

Four Pillars School Also called BaZi school, a form of feng shui astrology.

Fruit Symbols Specific fruits used for their feng shui meaning.

Fu Dogs Classical feng shui protection symbols.

Fuk Luk Sau The 3 gods of wealth, a popular feng shui adjustment.

G

Ganesha The Remover of Obstacles, a symbol from Hindu mythology applied for good feng shui.

Garden Bagua The feng shui energy map of your garden.

Garden Feng Shui The feng shui energy design of your garden.

Gem Tree A classical feng shui adjustment to attract wealth, abundance, and love.

Generator Another term for crystal towers.

Geomancy Meaning divination, or foresight by the earth. 

Geopathic Stress The study of various earth energies and their effect(s) on human wellbeing.

Glass Doors Generally considered having weak energy in feng shui.

Goat (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Goldfish A very popular fish for the purpose of creating a good feng shui aquarium.

Good Feng Shui Also called Sheng Qi for beneficial energy in any given space.

Good Luck A major focus and goal of many feng shui adjustments.

Grapes Feng shui symbol of abundance and wealth.

Gray Color The expression of the metal feng shui element.

Green Color The expression of the wood feng shui element.

Green Tara A female Buddha and one of the most known goddesses in the Buddhist world.

H

Hare (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Health Area The bagua area connected to one's health and family life.

Health Adjustments Specific feng shui symbols and items used to strengthen the energy of the health area.

Health Trinity Three areas in your home most connected to your wellbeing.

Helpful People Area Bagua area connected to the energy of helpful people in your life.

Hematite Popular stone with the energy of grounding and protection, used in many feng shui adjustments.

Horse (Symbol) Feng shui symbol of success, fame, recognition, freedom, and speed.

Horse (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Horseshoe Popular protection symbol used above the main entry.

House Numbers Believed to have special powers and carry specific meaning in feng shui.

House Period Term used in the flying stars school of feng shui; the time when the house was built or has undergone a major renovation; each house is "born" in a specific house feng shui period.

I

I Ching One of the oldest known Chinese texts of philosophy and divination.

Immortals The eight immortals are a Chinese symbol of prosperity and longevity.

Ingot A very popular classical feng shui money adjustment.

J

Jade The most popular crystal with various carvings used as feng shui adjustments.

Jade Tree A succulent plant also known as the feng shui money tree.

Jasper Popular stone used in various amulets and feng shui adjustments.

K

Karana The mudra of expelling negativity.

Kitchen God A deity that is supposedly witnessing and recording family dynamics throughout the year.

Koi Fish A decorative variety of carp used in feng shui for wealth aquarium adjustments.

Kua Number A feng shui way to define one's personal energy.

Kua Number Chart Easy instructions on finding your Kua number.

Kyanite A stone of inner balance and protection that does not need cleansing.

Kuan Yin The goddess of mercy and compassion.

L

Landscape School One of the first schools of feng shui, also called the Form School.

Lapis Lazuli A stone of deep calm and cosmic wisdom.

Laughing Buddha One of the most popular feng shui adjustments for good luck, wellbeing, and wealth.

Lavender Oil Popular essential oil often used in modern feng shui applications.

Lo Shu Square An ancient divination tool also called the magic square.

Lotus Flower Feng shui symbol of perfection, harmony, and wellbeing.

Love Area Bagua area connected to the quality of one's love life.

Love Adjustments Feng shui symbols and items used to attract the energy of love.

Lucky Bamboo One of the most popular feng shui adjustments.

Lucky Cat Also called the money cat or the fortune cat, the lucky cat is often used as a feng shui good luck adjustment.

Lucky Charms A variety of items used to attract good luck.

Lucky Directions Specific directions that are believed to attract good energy.

Luo Pan Another name for the feng shui compass.

M

Magpie Feng shui symbol of joy, celebration, and happiness.

Malachite Stone used for improving one's general wellbeing.

Mandarin Ducks Traditional feng shui adjustment to attract love and happy marriage.

Masks (Chinese) Used in feng shui as a protection and good luck adjustment.

Measuring Tape (Feng Shui) Info on specific dimensions with good or bad energy.

Medicine Buddha The Healing Buddha who vowed to help heal all sick and injured.

Metal Element One of the five feng shui elements.

Mirrors A popular feng shui adjustment.

Money Area The bagua area connected to the flow of prosperity in one's life.

Money Cures Feng shui adjustments to attract the energy of wealth.

Money Frog Traditional feng shui adjustment to attract abundance.

Money Tree A popular feng shui adjustment for wealth and abundance.

Monkey (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Moonstone Soothing stone with the energy of calm, peace, and balance.

Mudras Ancient hand gestures with restorative energy.

Mystic Knot A very popular symbol of a long and happy life full of good fortune.

N

Namascara The mudra of utmost respect and adoration for the Divine in all.

Narcissus Flower Popular symbol in feng shui career success applications.

Nine Star Ki Also called feng shui astrology, it gives accurate insights into one's energy.

North (Area) The bagua area of one's home or office connected to career success.

O

Obsidian A powerful rock with volcanic origin.

Office Feng Shui Application of feng shui principles on one's workplace.

Onyx A stone with the energy of support, stamina, and determination.

Opal A delicate stone with a bit of negative reputation.

Orchid Classical feng shui symbol of abundance.

Oven Mouth A concept from the traditional school of feng shui.

Ox (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Orange Color Expression of the fire feng shui element.

Oranges (Symbol) Feng shui good luck and protection symbol.

P

PaKua (Bagua) The feng shui energy map of any given space.

Peach (Symbol) Feng shui symbol of good health and longevity.

Peach Blossom Luck Formula Feng shui adjustment used to attract love.

Peacock Feng shui symbol of protection, as well as beauty and luck in love.

Pearls Excellent for people who need more water feng shui element energy.

Peony Flower Feng shui symbol to attract love and romance.

Period 8 Feng Shui The current time period (2004-2024) in feng shui.

Personal Birth Element The feng shui element of the year a person was born.

Phoenix Feng shui symbol of great strength, resilience, and transformation.

Pig (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Pineapple Feng shui symbol of wealth, fortune, and prosperity.

Pink Color An expression of the fire feng shui element.

Pi Yao/Pi Xiu A traditional feng shui adjustment for protection, often used as an annual feng shui adjustment.

Poison Arrows Sharp energy with a threatening quality to it; also called Sha Qi or Sha Chi.

Pomegranate Symbol of family happiness and abundance.

Productive Cycle of Elements One of the several ways the feng shui elements interact.

Protection Symbols Specific feng shui images and items believed to protect a person or a place.

Purple Color Expression of the fire feng shui element.

Pyrite A crystal that is a popular feng shui adjustment.

Q

Qi (Chi) Universal energy that permeates all around us.

Qi Flow Important concept for keeping the feng shui energy in any space harmonious and positive.

Qi Lin Classical feng shui protection adjustment that also brings the blessings of positive wellbeing and luck.

R

Rabbit (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Rat (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Red Color The expression of the fire feng shui element.

Red Envelopes Used in the BTB feng shui school as a form of protecting ancient knowledge.

Relationships Area Bagua area connected to the quality of one's relationships.

Rooster (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Rooster (Symbol) Feng shui symbol used for career advancement purposes.

Rose Quartz Most popular crystal in feng shui adjustments for love.

Ruby The stone of passion, power and devotion.

Rudraksha Seeds from a sacred tree with the same name; translated asThe Eyes of Shiva.

Ru Yi Chinese good fortune symbol often used in career advancement applications.

Ruler (Feng Shui Tape) Used to define the auspicious and inauspicious feng shui measurements. 

S

Salt Water Cure Helps remove negative energy, especially of annual feng shui stars.

Sapphire One of the four precious gemstones, second only to diamond in strength.

Secret Cure Invisible feng shui adjustments applied with intent, mostly from the BTB school.

Shapes Expressions of the 5 feng shui elements.

Sheep (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Sheng Qi Auspicious feng shui energy.

Six Crystal Balls Feng shui adjustment to bring harmony to any bagua area.

Slanted Doors Usually considered bad feng shui.

Sloped Backyard House Considered bad feng shui.

Smoky Quartz Popular feng shui crystal used for its grounding and protective qualities.

Smudging A way of clearing negative energy.

Snake (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Southern Hemisphere Bagua Application of feng shui bagua in the Southern hemisphere.

Space Clearing Ancient practice of clearing the energy in any given space.

Staircase Facing Front Door Considered challenging feng shui.

Strong Front Door Important element of a good feng shui home or office.

Sun Moon Mirror Cure Also called a meditation, a secret adjustment from the BTB feng shui school.

Symbols Used in feng shui as representation of specific energy.

T

Taoism Ancient wisdom; feng shui has its beginning in Taoism.

T-Junction House Considered bad feng shui.

Tiger (Zodiac Sign) An energy archetype based on Chinese cosmology of 12 zodiac signs.

Tigers Eye Protective stone often used in feng shui adjustments.

Tortoise One of the four celestial animals in feng shui.

Tourmaline A gemstone that comes in all colors of the rainbow.

Turquoise Beautiful blue-green stone that brings the energy of rejuvenation.

U

Uttarabodhi The mudra of supreme enlightenment.

V

Vajrapradama The mudra of confidence in the true Self.

Varada The mudra of compassion, liberation, and an offering of acceptance.

Vitarka The mudra of teaching transmission and intellectual discussion.

W

Wall Murals Excellent feng shui solution for blocking walls, rooms with no windows, and more.

Water Element One of the 5 feng shui elements.

Water Flow in the Garden Important aspect in the good feng shui of a garden.

Water Star 8 Also called the wealth star, part of the natal feng shui chart of the house.

Wealth Adjustments Specific feng shui adjustments to attract the energy of wealth to one's space.

Wealth Area Bagua area connected to the flow of money and abundance in one's life.

Wealth Energy The expression of the feng shui energy of abundance and prosperity.

Wealth Gods Fuk, Luk, Sau: the three feng shui gods of wealth, three wise men.

Wealth Ship Popular feng shui money adjustment.

Wealth Vase One of the oldest feng shui money adjustments.

Western Bagua Also called the BTB bagua, one of the two feng shui bagua styles.

White Color An expression of the metal feng shui element.

White Tara Buddhist deity called the Mother of All Buddhas.

Wind Chimes Popular feng shui adjustment, especially useful in the application of the annual feng shui updates.

Wood Element One of the 5 feng shui elements.

Wu Lou Popular feng shui adjustment for good luck and long life.

X

Xuan Kong Another name for the flying stars school of feng shui.

Y

Yellow Color An expression of the fire feng shui element.

Yin Yang One of the main theories of all ancient Chinese schools of thought.

1-9

3 Secrets Reinforcement A transcendental adjustment used in the BTB Feng Shui School.

4 Pillars of Destiny Another name for the the Bazi school of feng shui, a form of feng shui astrology.

6 Crystal Balls Adjustment using the Heaven's Luck (number 6) and power of crystals.

8 Immortals Symbol of prosperity, luck. and longevity.

8 Water Star The star of wealth based on the "date of birth" of a house.

9 Star Ki Astrology Another branch of feng shui.