At the beginning of his origin of Feng Shui is really practiced for the dead, because the early Chinese believed that their success depends on the location of the graves of their ancestors. Basically, the way they think now. In Russia the dead are always buried in the common cemetery, with the exception of unbaptized people, as well as those who excommunicated the Church, suicide, infidels, and no problems did not know. And the Chinese for looking for the perfect location of the graves was treated with full seriousness, for them it is the duty of the whole family. If the grave of the deceased is in a good location with good Feng Shui, it will benefit all descendants to the fifth generation. Life will be easy, obedient children, money and fame will never leave the family, are all healthy. To locate the grave in the right place, and needed the masters of Feng Shui. They were respected because of their invaluable experience.
Land for graves has been carefully chosen, the Chinese tried to choose the best places. It was believed that the soul of the deceased must see beautiful scenery that would not disrupt their peace. Good Feng Shui for the grave was supposed to include a reservoir with nastoyachie water. If it is correct to Orient the grave, the whole family of the deceased, improves your credibility and welfare. Sometimes the funeral the Chinese postponed for a few months, all in order to find the best spot.
After the death of a family member, the Chinese in the grave put coins, pearls, mirrors, gold decorations and everything that will be useful to the deceased in the next life. The Emperor Qin Shi Huang (2-3 century BC) built a burial complex, which includes more than 8 thousand statues of soldiers, horses, carts with food, weapons and all sorts of other utensils. This composition is called Terracotta army.
Even the shape of the plot was chosen square, rectangular or in the form of a purse. It is considered that this site is circulating good Chi. Plot with a narrow anterior part has a negative Qi, it will interfere with the achievement of wealth and fame. Also the area should not be damp, but much drier land, where they build a house. Water should not get into the grave, and should drain from the area. Otherwise the body would decompose quickly, thereby will be broken Feng Shui, and luck will turn away from the descendants. Feng Shui for the dead were obliged to put the tombstone at the head of the grave. And descendants always had to monitor his condition, time to clean stains from white and black, or evil befall a family.
These traditions in our time are revered by the Chinese. You can draw a parallel and see what our tradition is about caring for the graves is largely similar to the Chinese. After all, we are setting our tombstones, weed the graves and planted flowers. Some masters of Feng Shui believe that the energy of the dead helps the living. Others believe that the dead fields are destroying life, so they recommend cremation. In any case, the tradition of the living to seek the assistance of the dead still remained.
Exactly when Feng Shui has become a practice for living, is unknown, but now we use this art to improve their lives. Of course the rituals for the dead over the living is not carried out, they were altered.