Feng Shui: Shen-chi, Sha-chi and Xi-qi

There are three types of Chi energy: negative (or sha-chi), passive (or shi-chi) and positive (or shi-chi). How exactly is negative or positive energy created?


negative energy is dangerous because it suppresses positive energy, kills all good aspirations and destroys positive undertakings, stopping attempts to achieve any goal at the root is formed in two cases:
when it flows too quickly along a straight narrow road;
when qi encounters obstacles in the form of an angular or pointed structure, in the form of peaks of a mountain range, a rocky cliff, a corner of a tall building or an acute angle of the roof. In these cases, it becomes energy, carrying destruction and aggression, as if taking away from the tip its “stitching”, wounding properties.

In addition, the ancient Feng Shui masters said that a straightforward energy flow, narrow and fast, carries a lot of trouble: a river with a strong current, a road, a long narrow corridor, and so on. Positive energy is carried away from us, while negative energy, on the contrary, joyfully targets directly those who are in its path.

Feng Shui doctrine associates flows – water, traffic – with the movement of money. Consequently, money and success will not linger in a building located on a busy street, at the crossroads, when the roads rest right on the front door of the house. In this case, the aggressive energy of sha-chi will constantly affect the house and its inhabitants.

In everyday terms, this is reflected as follows: a house, standing at the end of a straight street, is continuously exposed to a clot of negative energy, since it, like ball lightning, hits directly at the target.

Consequently, the access roads to the house should not be straight, but slightly winding, or pass not at right angles. Passing a circular path, negative energy is thus converted into positive.

The same goes for interior spaces. Long straight corridors can be transformed by placing home plants in it – on the right and left sides. So you make qi move in waves, from flower to flower, and thereby neutralize sha-chi.

A direct sha-chi flow flows into the house if the windows are located directly opposite the front door. You can weaken its effect by hanging curtains on the window or blocking the room with a cabinet, a bookcase or a light openwork shelf. Any piece of furniture, provided that it is high enough, can play the role of an obstacle, forcing a sha-chi to flow around it.

You can also “blunt” the edges and corners in the room itself – they are no less dangerous than the pointed corners directed into the building from the outside. We are talking about sharp jambs of walls, lancet arches, pointed protrusions and other “architectural excesses.” All these “poisonous arrows,” as Feng Shui masters call them, are smoothed out quite easily. It is only necessary to put or hang a plant with rounded leaves, or “close” an acute angle with a curtain, a figurine.

Now we want to note that often, even knowing that the house is not in the most prosperous place and is exposed to negative flows, you can make little difference. After all, it is not in your power to remove the building opposite, which with its pointed corners is menacingly directed at your windows. Or, understanding that the street leading to your porch harms the well-being of the whole family, you cannot, however, for one reason or another, change your place of residence.

But do not despair. There are two simple and effective ways to deprive the sha-chi of her “killer” power without resorting to drastic measures such as urgent relocation or remodeling.

The first way.

Absorption of negative energy from the outside of the building through proper interior decoration.

The second way.

Remove the source of negative energy from view. After all, if it is not visible, as scientists say Feng Shui, then it ceases to exist for you. To do this, just keep the curtains shut or put a protective screen at the window.

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Shi-chi’s passive energy is like a swamp. She stagnates in one place, not receiving an influx of fresh strength, without relieving apathy. This energy is not as dangerous as sha-chi, but its excess is fraught with depression, weakening of will, tides of laziness. It is formed in places where energy does not have the ability to move. This usually happens in rooms where there is too much furniture, the windows are always closed with thick curtains, and bookshelves, paintings and photographs are placed close to the walls. Clutter, crowded rooms will certainly affect the well-being and health of the owner. And if we are talking about the office, then in such a room there is nothing to dream of profit, prosperity and success. Shi-qi absorbs creativity, prevents the birth of new ideas.

The way to neutralize si-qi in such situations is ridiculously simple. Normal cleaning will help. Getting rid of unnecessary furnishings, removing most of the photos and removing several shelves, you will free up the room. In this way, let qi circulate freely around the room. Energy also requires space and freedom of movement. Eliminating the so-called “blockades”, you will soon feel an influx of energy, fresh strength and the desire to act, to take steps for your own prosperity.

It often happens that si-qi is formed not through the fault of the owners of the house, but “thanks to” the design features. We are talking about the so-called “dead”, “dead” corners – places where energy does not enter, or, when it gets in, “stagnates”. These are all kinds of niches, dark corners behind the ledges of the wall. This problem is also solved easily. “Dead” corners are animated by any light source, mirror, crystal. Putting a lamp there, any natural crystal or hanging a mirror, you will bring life to this energy-poor zone.


Positive qi is called the Chinese word shen-qi, which means “the breath of a contented dragon.” It is the accumulation of optimal qi that is the main goal of Feng Shui, because thanks to it, a person maintains a positive attitude, more fully feels his harmony with the outside world. Shen-chi also helps to survive stress, maintain mental and physical health in extreme and dysfunctional situations. A sufficient amount of optimal energy makes it possible to adapt quickly and without large losses to oneself in changing conditions. A man finds the strength to continue to exist in the most difficult situations, patiently waiting for changes for the better.

Positive qi, or, as it is also called, “optimal” moves freely and smoothly forward, without encountering large obstacles and easily bending around minor obstacles. It merges with oncoming streams, like a river carrying its waters along the bends of a riverbed into which streams pour in, and carries them further without changing its natural rhythm. This can be achieved without cluttering, if possible, your home with random objects.

As for the location of the buildings, it is considered the best when it is in a not too busy place, and its windows or the front door do not go onto the highway along which a stream of cars rushes daily. Even better, if the building stands as if in a bend of the road, making a smooth bend near the house, “flowing around it.” As already mentioned, optimal energy flows into our homes and other buildings not along a straight road, but choosing winding paths for ourselves. At the same time, it lingers on various turns, and does not slide past, not having time to fill a space with itself. This applies to circular access roads, not too rough traffic on the street, the successful location of the house relative to other buildings and structures.

Spending a lot of time in closed spaces, a person absorbs the energy that “lives” in this space. That is why great attention should be paid to the interior decoration of the home and office, preliminarily “programming” itself for good luck and, if possible, neutralizing the impact of “injections” of sha-chi and si-chi received on the street and in various kinds of public places.