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What is Qi (Shi) and Energy Flow in Feng Shui

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Qi (also Shi or pronounced ‘chee”) and Energy are NOT the same. Have you noticed that I have not written Qi Energy: instead I wrote Qi “and” Energy. A common belief taught today is that these are in fact the same. I am here to tell and burst this myth:


Qi or Shi Flow is the universal force, the almighty that stands above all. Even the sun needs to report back to Qi. Now, what is energy I hear you ask?



WHAT IS Chi Flow?

Chi Flow is the universal force of everything. It cannot be felt, seen or touched, however, everyone can feel its impact and influence. We can say that it governs all existent on earth including all the natural cycles and even everything in our whole universe. To illustrate better, even the Sun, Moon, Venus, our Milky-Way all need to rely on and report back to Qi.

Chi Flow is in control for the ever ending cycle of expanding and contracting energy forces in our universe. Without the constant motion of energy, we would be in the “Ultimate Void” and no space, time, or any action in our universe would exist. This to say, Feng Shui Qi needs to move all the time in order to create changes that will never end.

We humans have a lot of problems to understand the Chi Flow as we are limited by our brains. We are trapped in a box but would need to escape out of it to understand the full picture of what really is happening.

It is unbiased and does not take any side whatsoever, but it will impact someone in a positive or negative way if any kind of personal interactions is taken. For this reason, any personal choices an individual makes does impact the quality of Qi.

Qi Energy cannot be created or destroyed in any way, it is impossible to do so.


The goal of Qi is to coordinate and continue the potent of Heaven, Men, and Earth Qi. The human body also can receive and transmit energy. Therefore, Qi’s Energy or the life force should flow freely without any interruption inside the body for a healthy and balanced life.

ENERGY OF Qi Feng Shui

As earlier mentioned, Energy is a working force of Qi that influences our entire environment where we humans live in. In Feng Shui, it is very crucial to understand this principle. The goal is to tap into and manipulate the energy sources with proven techniques for everyone’s advantage. The use of different formulas depends on the individual situation and assessment as each case is different from another.

The Chi Flow Energy is transported by wind and interacts with mountains and water


There are three levels of energy that we need to understand as all three of them influence our destiny here on earth.


Heaven Qi governs the universal forces from outer space like the sun and moon’s influence on earth. Also, it will influence a person’s destiny by birth. Another name commonly used is Heaven Luck as it is set and cannot be changed. Heaven Qi is timebased, descends in an anti-clockwise manner, and spirals outside-in.

In addition, mountains do play an important role in Classical Feng Shui as they can block and protect the good Chi flow energy from escaping out of the area.

2. MEN Qi

This Energy form influences a person’s character and decision making as well the body’s organs. Whatever choices a person makes, it will interact with the Men Qi either with a positive or negative outcome. An individual is able to influence and change the energy depending on personal actions and health.


Earth Qi falls under the earth magnetic influence which shapes the regions of the earth. For example, a forest with a lot of wildlife is a sign of a healthy Earth Qi environment. In addition, oceans or lakes are also considered a part of Qi as water evaporates into the air and therefore affect the weather patterns on earth.

Earth Qi moves clockwise, spirals inside-out, and only relies on the gravitation/magnetism laws.


  1. Sheng Qi: This is the life force of the most auspicious energy to have around
  2. Si Qi: It is dead energy lingering around in dirty places such as garbage areas or inside the home if it is extremely messy
  3. Sha Qi: This is the evilest energy of all. It stands for destruction, misery, and bad luck in all forms of life. The most common way to meet Sha Qi is when an external Feng Shui Poison Arrow faces the home and attacks it.

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