About Feng Shui
About Feng Shui
The term "Feng Shui" means "wind-water" and refers to
balancing Chi, the earthly and heavenly (atmospheric) energies in our inner and outer
Feng Shui (pronounced "fung schway") is a powerful, effective method of changing your environment to
improve your life. Used in the Orient for thousands of years, Feng Shui is now
being discovered by thousands of Americans and other Westerners.
Traditional Feng Shui uses two main methods: The Forms Method and the Compass
Method. The Forms Method reads the patterns of the landscape to ascertain the
best areas to place homes and businesses. The Compass Method emphasizes the
cardinal directions of the Earth (South, North, East, West). Compass Method
practitioners use a compass (lo-pan) to determine the best orientations of the
front door, bed, stove and others.
This art includes
perceiving the influences of land forms, geographical directions and interior
design in ones home and workplace.
To experience Feng Shui in your own home, office and life, you may want a
Feng Shui consultation. Consultations are available nationwide and
- Understand your home as never before. Learn how it has been affecting your
life and destiny since the day you moved in!
- Learn the Ba-Gua (energy layout) for your home or office
- Learn the solutions which will be the most effective to implement now
- Receive suggestions tailored specifically your unique life and environment
- Learn your best bed location, how to empower your stove for health and
wealth, importance of the front door for protection, income and much more
- Receive special techniques not taught in books or classes
- Increase your wealth, improve marriage or relationship, health and much
Feng Shui has a very extensive range of techniques at its
In many cases, each technique represents a complete branch of knowledge,
requiring extensive knowledge, training and experience.
It is often said that one lifetime is not enough to master all of the techniques
used in this practice. Broadly speaking, these techniques fall under categories
such as form analysis, earth energy analysis, compass studies, horoscopes (both
of the client and the structure), energy flow analysis, as well as more
conventional building practices such as materials, construction, layout,
decoration, and color and light studies. In effect, Feng Shui combines
traditional building practices with metaphysical studies, spiritual knowledge,
history, medicine, and psychology.
Some of the more important Feng
Shui techniques include:
This is the study of form and its impact upon human life. It includes
knowledge on the location, direction and scale of objects in relation to the
site in question.
This study helps to determine the overall influences active in the space in
a more abstract way. The terms refer to the basic duality of the Cosmos into
male/female, bright/dark, or open/closed.
The 5 Transformations.
This study determines the relative proportion of energies present on the
site. This technique is also used to create cures or adjustments to negative
This is the study of the intangible influences which can affect a site and
which are considered to be active from the directions of the compass.
This technique assesses the compatibility between the client and the
structure in question.
Lo Shu Portents.
In this technique a client is advised as to the auspiciousness or negativity
of any sector of the structure, with emphasis on prosperity, healing,
longevity, harmony, or management..
This technique is a horoscope of the building, with special emphasis on the
relative qualities of each sector. This includes studies of the intangible
influences in time. This technique makes possible predictions of events such
as fire or robbery into the future.
Four Pillars of Destiny.
This is another horoscope of the client. An extremely sophisticated
technique requiring many years to master, this horoscope is used to balance
the client's space, determine future destiny, and evaluate family
A basic consultation uses all of the techniques outlined above.
The end result is a strategy which is designed to alleviate the problems
uncovered by the analysis and to help maximize the potential inherent in the
site. A good Feng Shui consultant is subtle in his or her approach, and the
cures recommended should be simple, direct, and within the client's budget. Only
in cases where it is absolutely needed should extensive remodeling or
reconstruction be recommended. Of course, Feng Shui works best if it is used
from the onset of a construction of planning project.
In a typical consultation, the client will be given an assessment
of the site and its potential for wealth, power, health, relationship and
success. The site will also be rated for its compatibility with the client. Any
negative factors will be adjusted for and strategies will be outlined to this
effect. The site will also be broken down into sectors and each will be
evaluated for its relative potential for creating or destroying wealth, health,
relationships or satisfaction. In addition, the client will be informed as to
the likelihood of events both positive and negative into the future. The
consultant will also make general recommendations as to the preferred colors,
shapes, and objects in the space, with specific recommendations as to their
Results can be expected within several days to several weeks,
although deeper problems can obviously take longer. It is important to keep in
touch with the consultant, particularly if changes are slow in coming or if
change becomes too swift. It is recommended that a space be evaluated at least
once a year, to take account of the changes in energy proper to the times