Frequently Asked Questions about Feng Shui and Feng Shui Consultation
How can feng shui help me?
Your immediate environments – your home or the place where you work – will directly affect your life on many levels: physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. If you want to improve any aspect of your life – such as work/career, relationships, family, finances, health, and so on – by improving the Feng Shui of your home or workspace you’ll create a better environment for working and living. Most people are unaware of whether their home or place of work is working for them or against them!
How long does the Feng Shui consultation last?
On average, about two hours depending on your individual needs, environmental problems and the size of the property.
What’s involved in the Feng Shui consultation?
Finding out what your specific needs are:
• All aspects of Feng Shui (Bagua, placement, colors, layouts, orientations, images, symbols, etc.).
• Checking Sick Building Syndrome (SBS): geopathic stress and solutions, EMF /electromagnetic smog pollution, dirty electricity.
• Feng Shui space clearing if required.
• Feng Shui astrology analyses (If required please provide DOBs before the consultation) for up to 4 resident family members.
• Actual consultation onsite or online – which will last up to 2 hours
• A complete written Feng Shui report (by email).
• Full support during the whole process (via email / Skype/telephone).
• Follow-up fine tuning consultation (onsite or online) if necessary once you’ve done most of the improvements (within 3-6 months).
• If Feng Shui remedies (i.e. dirty electricity filters, etc.) or interior design interventions (i.e. mirrors, images, etc.) are suggested by the consultant, these would be at an additional charge or you are responsible for purchasing them.
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How much does the Feng Shui consultation cost?
The cost of my Feng Shui consultation depends on your location and the size of your property. Feng Shui consultation’s cost $60 per hour.
How does the follow-up consultation work?
All my Feng Shui consultations include a follow-up “fine tuning” session – either on site, by Skype or on the phone. You are also welcomed to contact me with any Feng Shui-related questions.
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway”) is the ancient Chinese practice of managing, balancing, and harmonizing your environment. The word Feng translates as “wind” and the word Shui means “water.” Together the phrase literally means “wind, water,” which represents balance and harmony. Feng Shui is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and has also borrowed certain concepts from Taoist (pronounced “dow-ist”) religious philosophy.
However, Feng Shui is not a religious practice. It can be used by anyone, regardless of their spiritual or cultural background. In addition, Feng Shui has drawn from hundreds, if not thousands, of years of careful observation of nature, astrology, and astronomy. The fundamental belief in Feng Shui is that everyone and everything in the universe is connected by a web of energy flows. This energy is called “Ch’i.” According to Feng Shui, all aspects of a person’s life can be improved if items are placed in “lucky” or auspicious locations to channel this Ch’in energy in the most balanced fashion possible
Another central belief in Feng Shui is that a person’s environment deeply affects their health, wealth, relationships, finances, and career. Balancing and managing Ch’i effectively will lead to positive outcomes in all these areas. Achieving balance and harmony with one’s environment can be accomplished in several ways. The arrangement of a person’s home, in Feng Shui belief, is one of the most vital aspects of this process. The shape and placement of furniture, the type of artwork and accessories put on display, what colors are used, what sounds are heard, and how comfortable and organized the home is in general can all affect Ch’i flow and energy balance. Feng Shui provides a wide array of helpful guidelines and “cures” (solutions) that consultants use to bring a home into better harmony for the occupants. The benefits of these changes are wide-ranging, from improvements in health, wealth and career, to better relationships and increased happiness.
How does Feng Shui work?
Colours, shapes, layouts, placements, objects and personal possessions will affect how you feel and can also affect your performance.
How to choose the best Feng Shui consultant for my needs? Feng Shui checklist.
Not all Feng Shui consultants are equal. If you want to optimize the Feng Shui of your home or business, you need to choose the best of the best.
Start with identifying your needs first:
Is it to Feng Shui your home or Feng Shui your business? Or maybe both. Find out if they specialize in any specific aspects of Feng Shui.
I’m confused about different Feng Shui schools and styles. How do I know which type of Feng Shui is appropriate for me?
Schools of Feng Shui Over hundreds of years, Feng Shui evolved into different “schools” of practice, each with its own unique set of beliefs and guiding principles.
Two schools have become the most familiar in modern practice: The Form School and the Compass School.
The Form School of Feng Shui focuses on arranging and placing objects to achieve an optimal balance of Ch’i flow. In modern Western society, the Form School is by far the more widely practiced method of Feng Shui. Generally applied in residential homes and corporate office spaces, it is often used in combination with interior decorating practices.
The Compass School is a more technical form of Feng Shui and is practiced with a tool known as a “lo pan.” A lo pan is a special magnetic Chinese compass used by Feng Shui practitioners to determine the precise placement of buildings and objects. The Compass approach is generally first applied to an empty lot before building construction begins. Compass School Feng Shui consultants start their jobs by consulting special Zodiac readings and using the lo pan compass to “read” the site’s energy flows. These readings help determine the best direction to orient the new building in, and guides where doors, windows, and rooms should be built. This method is not widely used in the West but is considered by some to be the most traditional form of Feng Shui.
Is Feng Shui astrology an important aspect of the Feng Shui consultation?
This is a personal preference. Cosmology was an integral aspect of Feng Shui in China. Please note that there are many different types Feng Shui astrology which may or may not agree with each other. Astrology is not an evidence-based discipline.
How long does it take to see tangible results after the Feng Shui consultation? I’ve read that clutter is a big problem in Feng Shui?
It all depends. Certain aspects can be improved almost immediately. For example, if you’re not sleeping well due to geopathic stress, electromagnetic pollution, poor quality of air, etc and you improve your bedroom – you should notice the difference very quickly. With other improvements, it makes take some time.It all depends. Certain aspects can be improved almost immediately. For example, if you’re not sleeping well due to geopathic stress, electromagnetic pollution, poor quality of air, etc and you improve your bedroom – you should notice the difference very quickly. With other improvements, it makes take some time.
Do I need to do anything before the Feng Shui consultation?
You can list areas of your life (personal and professional) that you’d like to improve. The first question I’ll ask you is how you like Feng Shui would to help you.
Why number four (4) is considered unlucky in Chinese and oriental cultures?
In Chinese “si,” the word for “four” has a very similar pronunciation to the word “death,” so oriental people naturally try to avoid living on the fourth or fourteenth floor or in apartments or houses with that number. Also, telephone numbers that contain fours are less popular. The Chinese uneasiness for the number 13 is largely due the influence of Western films – although some argue that 1+3 = 4. The main reason number 13 is considered unlucky in the western culture.
Some of the more popular remedies for houses or apartments with number four are:
a) not displaying the number four
b) adding a letter to the number 4, for example, 4a to change the vibration
c) designing a name for the house and replacing the number with it
d) writing the digit 4 in such a way so it looks like 8 (which is considered a very lucky number).
e) not including the number four in the first place anywhere, as The Lucky Dragon and Casino in Las Vegas (which has been heavily feng-shui’ed) has just done that, by leaving off the number four from the room numbers, telephone numbers and even floor numbers (yes, there is no fourth floor between the third and fifth floor!)
Why shouldn’t people google how to Feng Shui their homes or workplaces?
For a very simple reason: unless you’re an expert in Feng Shui – you don’t know what, you don’t know. Reading Feng Shui advice out of context can most likely give you a ‘false problem’. And then you will have to undo negative priming or negative suggestion (nocebo effect). I see this all the time when people read general advice which doesn’t apply to them and worry about things that are not relevant to their homes or workplaces. In the same way, as doctors don’t advice people to diagnose themselves online or google theirsymptoms.
I’ve read that clutter is a big problem in feng shui?
Clutter is created when a homeowner’s belongings become disorganized. When household items disappear into a jumble of “stuff,” they tend to be forgotten and can go unused for years on end. Clutter takes up valuable space in a home or an office, but does not serve a useful purpose. If not addressed, clutter produces unbalanced, disharmonious spaces. Ch’i becomes less healthy under these conditions. Clutter can block the energy flow (which is one of the key feng shui principles).