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

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

Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G Feng Shui H-N  Feng Shui O-S Feng Shui T-Z

Abacus  Classical feng shui cure for wealth.

Abhaya The mudra of No Fear.

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

Air Purifying Plants Top 10 plants with good feng shui.

Altar A sacred space with focused energy.

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

Amethyst Very popular feng shui crystal.

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

Annual Cures Specific feng shui cures 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, good health 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 cure to attract wealth.

Arowana The most prized fish for feng shui wealth purposes.

B

Backing Term applied in the office and in the bedroom.

Bagua The feng shui energy map of any given space.

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 Extensions Areas protruding from your home or office bagua.

Bagua Missing Areas Specific areas missing in your bagua.

Bagua Mirror A classical feng shui protection cure.

Bamboo (Lucky) A very popular feng shui cure for health, luck and abundance.

Bamboo Flutes A BTB feng shui school cure 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 health 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.

Birth Element Decor 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 Colour The expression of Water feng shui element.

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

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 cures and carvings.

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

Bonsai Tree A tree with controversial feng shui reputation.

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

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

Brown Colour An expression of the Wood feng shui element

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

BTB Bagua A different way (from the classical school) to define the feng shui energy map of any space.

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

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

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

Buddha Mudras Specific hand gestures that transmit healing, 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 cures.

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

Cherry Blossoms Symbol used as a feng shui cure for love and marriage, as well as health.

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

Chi Flow Important concept for keeping the feng shui energy in any space harmonious and healthy.

Chi Lin Classical feng shui protection cure that also brings the blessings of good health and luck.

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 cure 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 cure.

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.

Cleansing Cures A way to clear your feng shui cures from stagnant/negative 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.

Clocks  Displaying clocks in your home is a controversial topic in feng shui.

Colors Feng shui expression of the 5 feng shui elements.

Commanding Position Best feng shui position for your office desk 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 cures used in a variety of cures 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 Bowl Bowls that are similar to singing bowls but made out of crystal.

Crystal Tree A traditional feng shui cure 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.

Cure 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, wealth, etc.

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

From double happiness to Green Tara, here are all feng shui D to G terms.

Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G  Feng Shui H-N  Feng Shui O-S Feng Shui T-Z

D

Decorating Creating harmonious energy in any space by using various items and feng shui cures.

Diamond The hardest natural material on earth.

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 (Cure) 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 cure to attract wealth, better career and protection.

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

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

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 fertility, protection, wisdom and good luck.

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

EMF Pollution An important factor to consider in modern feng shui.

Energizing Cures Activating the energy of a feng shui cure.

Energy The vibratory field in and all around us called Chi 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 well-being.

Feng Shui Ancient art and science of creating harmonious, healthy spaces.

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

Feng Shui Compass Used to define the energy map of any given space. Also called Luo Pan.

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

Feng Shui Consultation Feng shui service provided by a professional feng shui consultant.

Feng Shui Cures A variety of Items used to create harmony, attract love, etc.

Feng Shui Decorating Home or office decorating based on feng shui principles.

Feng Shui Direction Compass Directions as defined by the feng shui bagua.

Feng Shui Elements One of the main theories of feng shui.

Feng Shui House Period Term used in the flying stars school of feng shui.

Fertility Cures Specific feng shui cures to help get pregnant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 cure to attract wealth and health.

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

Fruit Symbols Specific fruits are used for their specific feng shui meaning.

Fu Dogs Classical feng shui protection cure.

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

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 cure 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 on human well-being.

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 Chi for beneficial energy in any given space.

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

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.

From house numbers to Nine Star Ki, explore all the H to N feng shui terms.

Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G Feng Shui H-N  Feng Shui O-S Feng Shui T-Z

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 Cures Specific feng shui symbols and items used to strengthen the energy of health.

Health Trinity Three areas in your home most connected to your health and well-being.

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 cures.

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 The time when the house was built or has undergone a major renovation.

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 cure.

J

Jade The most popular crystal for various carvings used as feng shui cures.

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

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

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 cure.

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 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 cures for good luck, health, 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 health.

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

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

Lucky Bamboo One of the most popular feng shui cures.

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

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

Lucky Colors The choice of feng shui lucky colors changes from year to year.

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 healing and improving one's general well-being.

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

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

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 cure called "the aspirin" of feng shui.

Missing Area An area missing from the bagua of your home or office.

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

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

Money Frog Traditional feng shui cure to attract money.

Money Tree A popular feng shui cure 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 healing 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.

North (True or Magnetic) Specifics in reading the feng shui compass.

From oven mouth to the salt water cure, explore the O to S feng shui terms.

Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G Feng Shui H-N  Feng Shui O-S Feng Shui T-Z

 

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 fertility.

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 cure used to attract love.

Peach Blossom Chart Used in the application of the peach blossom formula.

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.

Period (House) Each house is "born" in a specific house feng shui period.

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

Phoenix Feng shui symbol of 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 cure for protection, often used as annual feng shui cure.

Plants (Feng Shui) Often used as cures for health, wealth, as well as to purify the air.

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

Pomegranate Symbol of fertility and family happiness.

Prayer Flags The Tibetan prayer flags are often used for good feng shui in one's home or garden.

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 popular feng shui for wealth stone.

 

Q

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

 

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 cures for love.

Ruby The stone of passion, power and devotion.

Rudraksha Seeds from a sacred tree with the same name; translated as The 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.

Schools of Feng Shui Different styles of applying the ancient feng shui knowledge.

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

(3) Secrets Reinforcement Cure A transcendental adjustment from the BTB school of feng shui.

Sha Chi and Si Chi Bad feng shui energies.

Shapes Expressions of the 5 feng shui elements.

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

Sheng Chi Auspicious feng shui energy.

Singing Bowls  A feng shui cure that purifies the space with the power of sound.

Sitting Direction The opposite of the house facing feng shui direction.

Six Crystal Balls Feng shui cure 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.

Spring Cleaning Most thorough cleaning of one's home, usually done in spring.

Star (Annual) An expression of feng shui energy; there is a total of 9 annual stars.

Star (Feng Shui Astrology) Energy archetype in feng shui astrology.

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 cure from the BTB feng shui school.

Symbols Used in feng shui as representation of specific energy.

From Taoism to zodiac signs, here are all T to Z (plus numbers!) feng shui terms.

Feng Shui A-C Feng Shui D-G  Feng Shui H-N  Feng Shui O-S Feng Shui T-Z

 

T

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

Tara (Green) A manifestation of Tara; focused on healing and readiness to help.

Tara (White)  Buddhist deity called the Mother of All Buddhas.

T Junction House Considered bad feng shui.

Three Secrets Reinforcement Cure A transcendental adjustment from the BTB school of 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 cures.

Tortoise One of the four celestial animals in feng shui.

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

Traditional Schools Also called Classical schools, the first schools of feng shui.

Transcendental Cures Feng shui cures considered very effective in the BTB school.

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

 

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

Wealth Cures Specific feng shui cures to attract the energy of wealth to one's space.

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 cure.

Wealth Vase One of the oldest feng shui money cures.

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 cure, 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 cure 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.

 

Z

Zodiac Signs Good Luck Tips Feng shui for the 12 ancient energy archetypes.

 

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

3 Wealth Gods Fuk, Luk and Sau, the feng shui gods of wealth.

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

5 Feng Shui Elements The main elements from which the Universe we know is composed from.

6 Crystal Balls Cure 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.