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Feng shui (simplified Chinese: 风水; traditional Chinese: 風水) is a Chinese system of luck. It has to do with the laws which help one improve luck.

Feng shui means "wind and water" in Chinese. Invented by the Taoist a lot of people use it in their every day lives. Feng Shui has five basic elements they are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. They are set up in a specific way so that it shows Fire makes Earth, Earth creates Metal, Metal holds Water, Water nurtures Wood, and Wood feeds Fire. Also, Earth dams Water, Water extinguishes Fire, Fire melts Metal, Metal cuts Wood, and Wood consumes Earth

There are multiple Feng Shui schools such as "The Western School of Feng Shui" and "The American Feng Shui Institute"

Contemporary uses of traditional feng shui

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A modern "feng shui fountain" at Taipei 101, Taiwan
  • Landscape ecologists often find traditional feng shui an interesting study. In many cases, the only remaining patches of old forest in Asia are "feng shui woods", associated with cultural heritage, historical continuity, and the preservation of various flora and fauna species. Some researchers interpret the presence of these woods as indicators that the "healthy homes", sustainability and environmental components of ancient feng shui should not be easily dismissed.
  • Environmental scientists and landscape architects have researched traditional feng shui and its methodologies.
  • Architects study feng shui as an ancient and uniquely Asian architectural tradition.
  • Geographers have analyzed the techniques and methods to help locate historical sites in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and archaeological sites in the American Southwest, concluding that ancient Native Americans also considered astronomy and landscape features.

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