Space weather explains conditions on the sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and therosphere that can influence the performance of technological systems and endanger living beings.

Solar and geomagnetic events affect many different aspects of our lives — navigation, satellites, communications, pipelines, electrical power systems, and human health in space and flight.

More than 50 years ago, Professor Max Knoll provided research that suggested feng shui tracks space weather, in the form of solar radiation effects such as climatic changes and induced earth currents. Most scientists would agree that by using a compass, feng shui practitioners observe geomagnetic field anomalies (low-amplitude, localized magnetic irregularities in spacetime) — that is, feng shui practitioners are observing local effects of space weather (among other things).

Because space weather affects life, and feng shui is supposed to help people live so that these effects are minimized or removed, we should probably understand space weather a little better so we can tell whether a feng shui practitioner is providing solutions to help us.

The orientation of Earth’s magnetic axis relative to the sun modifies the response of the magnetosphere to the solar wind. Changing air pressure fronts produce fluctuations in the active oxygen content of the atmosphere through air currents coming from the stratosphere, or out of cavities in the soil. Winds blowing down from the stratosphere also create fluctuations of ozone concentration at sea level.

The resulting excess or deficiency of active oxygen disturbs the balance of the autonomous nervous system. Asthma sufferers and beings with respiratory allergies and chemical sensitivities can experience adverse symptoms at lower concentrations of ozone.