new to Feng Shui. Does it really work?
Feng Shui is energy work for the home and workplace. The
"chi", or vital life energy in the environment affects all aspects
of life and business. Many homeowners, renters and business
owners find that, with even a few modifications, excellent results
- Chi, sometimes written
as "qi", is the vital life energy that flows through and around us,
and is everywhere in our bodies and our environment.
- Therapies which work
on balancing and optimizing the flow of chi in the human body
include reiki, acupuncture, shiatsu and other other types of
pressure point massage. The correct practice of reiki,
acupuncture, or shiatsu will often result in great improvements to
an individual’s health and energy level. Tai chi is an
exercise system which aims to balance the chi. Several forms
of Asian martial arts, such as Aikido, consciously use the chi to
maximize the output of force. The skillful channeling of chi
in the martial arts produces tremendous physical power. In the
same way, the correct application of Feng Shui to a home or business
environment, by a skilled Feng Shui practitioner, can produce
dramatic results in every area of the occupant's lives.
did Feng Shui originate?
- Feng Shui can be
traced back thousands of years to ancient China. It is partly
based on information found in ancient texts that still exist,
including the I Ching (Book of Changes), and partly based on texts
known to have been lost. There are numerous legends related to
the origin of some of the formulas used in classical Feng Shui.
These include stories about markings observed on the back of a large
turtle, and theories about extraterrestrial sources bringing this
powerful knowledge to earth. However, the origins of these
formulas are largely unknown.
form of Feng Shui do you practice?
Every 8 Feng Shui home & business
Consultation Service is based on authentic compass-based Classical Feng Shui. I do
not use any of the "western" or non-traditional interpretations of
Feng Shui. Whether a building is on Hong Kong Island or
Manhattan Island, Feng Shui should be approached in exactly the same
way in order to achieve the best possible results.
is the difference between a Feng Shui practitioner and an interior
A Feng Shui practitioner
and an interior designer have different main goals. The main goals
of an interior designer are to produce an environment that is
esthetically pleasing and that functions efficiently. The main
goals of a Feng Shui practitioner are to insure that the occupants of a
building benefit from good aspects of that building's energy, and to
minimize the impact of bad energy. Good Feng Shui will usually
produce an environment that is both esthetically pleasing and efficient,
but only as side benefits. Some of the recommendations made by a
Feng Shui practitioner may relate to the decor of a room, and therefore
Feng Shui is sometimes confused with interior decorating. However,
authentic Feng Shui is actually energy work, and is more closely related
to reiki or acupuncture than it is to interior design.
changes can I reasonably expect to see?
- Good Feng Shui creates
an environment which is more comfortable, and where good energy and
good events flow more easily. The atmosphere is more conducive
to prosperity, health, creativity, romance, education, productivity,
and interpersonal harmony.
- Businesses experience
an increase in customer and cash flow. In business climates
where neighbors are closing up, firms with good Feng Shui remain
solid and stable.
When a situation is
"stuck", a "breakthrough" often occurs. This includes health
issues, difficulties in a relationship or in finding a relationship,
difficulties with fertility, legal issues, success in school or in
getting into a top school, as well as all types of business and
I caution against expecting
a "miracle" to occur. Once things get to a critical or final
state, a change in Feng Shui may or may not produce a turnaround.
Whether the situation is a grave illness, a business on the verge of
failure or a relationship that has all but fallen apart, waiting for the
"last minute" is not a good idea.
expect to see results immediately?
Clients often report very
quick results in one or more areas. However, gradual results are
more the norm. The energy shifts brought about by Feng Shui
changes are powerful. It is therefore recommended that Feng Shui
enhancements be implemented incrementally, allowing time for the
occupants to assimilate each change in energy flow. This usually
produces gradual improvements in the lives of the occupants, and that is
the most desirable result. If many changes are made at once, a
"healing crisis" may occur and upheaval can be experienced. While
this settles down in time, it can produce a period of confusion and
interested in a consultation but I'm afraid you may just tell me to
do exist where the energy of a home or business is so negatively
afflicted that nothing can be done to help the situation and the
only recommendation would be to move. An example of this might
be a home constructed on an old burial site. On a positive
note, such "hopeless" situations are extraordinarily rare and are
something that I do not normally encounter. While some
buildings offer greater potential than others, I take the approach
that virtually every home or business can be improved upon and my
experience strongly bears this out.
really is nothing wrong that I can put my finger on, but my home has
never felt quite right. My spouse, on the other hand, feels
fine. Is this a Feng Shui issue?
- Individuals who are
sensitive to the energy in their environment often pick up on an
unseen energetic "imbalance" in their home. This can be subtle
and may not be felt equally by everyone, but it is nonetheless
real. One of the goals of Feng Shui is to bring the unseen
influences into balance. This produces an increased sense of
harmony in the environment and, surprisingly, things generally start
to flow better with less effort.
would like help locating my "career area" ("romance area", etc.)
Is it in the north or in the area of the main door?
- The actual answer is
neither. Simplistic and generalized forms of Feng Shui may use
a template called the "pa kua" to locate various luck "corners" or
"areas" in a house. An authentic analysis of the unseen
influences in your home will determine precisely where the strongest
prosperity, health and relationship influences are located.
These may be found ANYWHERE in the house. On rare occasion,
they are not found at all.
How can I
know that a Feng Shui practitioner or consultant is truly qualified?
- Most American
practitioners or consultants practice "new age" or "western"
interpretations of Feng Shui. I have no interest in
denigrating these practices. However, they differ greatly
from the traditional practice of Feng Shui.
The authentic and traditional practice of Feng Shui is always
based on compass directions and includes an analysis of the
powerful unseen influences ("flying stars").
- To select a qualified
practitioner of authentic Feng Shui, make sure that the individual
bases their work on compass directions and that a flying star
analysis is performed. A practitioner or consultant who has
been certified in Asia or by a school of classical Feng Shui, such
as The American School of Classical Feng Shui, will most likely meet
- Do you
do phone or mail consultations?
I feel that I can
best serve my clients by an actual visit to their location.
However, there are extenuating circumstances that may make this
impossible (such as the fact that I limit my work to North
America only). Remote, or "Silver Level" consultations
require that data such as floor plans, compass directions, and
photographs be provided by the client.
methods do you use?
- While the methods that
I employ for a project are specifically selected in accordance with
that project's requirements, the methodologies and formulae that I
call upon include:
Analysis - examination of the natural and artificial exterior
features which impact a property
- Form School
Feng Shui - examination of the impact of visible features (i.e.
architectural features, room design, furniture placement) on the
flow of chi
Mansions Formula - determination of auspicious and inauspicious
directions and locations for each occupant
- Flying Star
Feng Shui - casting of a property's natal chart to determine the
nature of the powerful unseen influences in the building, how those
influences move over time and how their impact on the structure's
occupants changes over time
- Man Plate Formula -
determination of the impact of outbuildings and other exterior
features on a property
- Water Dragon
Formula - assessment of the impact of water features on a property
- 24 Mountains
Formula - fine-tuning the impact of auspicious energies
- 120 Bags of Gold
Formula - tapping of auspicious earth energies with extreme
- Will you consider the
impact of environmental factors?
Yes. Onsite consultations include both testing of
air quality, and testing for high levels of potentially harmful
electromagnetic fields (EMF).
of recommendations are made?
modifications can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Best location
and position for a building on a construction site (for new
- Floor plan
- Best room usage
for each individual and/or activity.
- Best sitting and
- Décor to
optimize the flow of energy, including wall treatments, floor
coverings, and window treatments.
- Cures for
negative architectural features.
- “Five element”
cures to mitigate possible problems due to areas of negative energy,
and to strengthen areas of positive energy.
- Symbolism or
other specific enhancements to support occupant life goals.
- Best moving-in
or business opening dates.
- Use of
- Use of crystal
- “Inner Feng
Shui” work (personal
metaphysical exercises or practices).
Every attempt is
made to accommodate each client’s budget, personal preferences, and
interested in a Feng Shui consultation. However, due to my career
and my position in the public eye, I require confidentiality. Can
I count on you to respect this?
Client information is never
sold or shared for any reason. Furthermore, information provided
by individuals inquiring about consultation services, is held in strict
My home was
planned and constructed using the principles of Vastu Shastra, the
Indian science of building positioning and design. Is it possible
to derive the additional benefits offered by Feng Shui without undoing
any of the good that has already been done?
Excellent Feng Shui can be
incorporated into your home in addition to Vastu Shastra. Upon
request, your Feng Shui recommendations will be designed so as not to
conflict with the principles of Vastu.
symbolic objects that I purchased from you have brought me a great deal
of success. I would like to give these items as gifts, however I
cannot find them in Chinatown or elsewhere. What is your secret?
Due to my excellent contacts
in China, Malaysia, Canada and across the USA, I am able to offer my
clients a selection of Feng Shui symbols and energy enhancers that are
not readily available, and at very favorable prices. I offer a
growing selection of carefully selected merchandise online at
A big difference in purchasing directly from
me or through The Feng Shui Mega Shop, rather than from any other
vendor, is that nothing leaves my warehouse until it is smudged 8
times, meditated over 8 times, and blessed 8 times. This maximizes
the beneficial potency of each item and insures that items do not
carry any type of negative or questionable energy.
are your fees? How do they compare with those of other
My consultations fees
are reasonable and are based on the complexity of the project.
Please call or e-mail for an exact quote with no obligation
Only a small number of
practitioners in North America perform the type of comprehensive and
thorough energy analysis that I offer, using the authentic
principles of classical Feng Shui, and fewer still have my level of
experience in working with this energy to create a home or workplace
that supports optimal prosperity, health and good relationships.
Among this select group, my fees compare very favorably.
There are practitioners
whose concept of Feng Shui is a quick walk through while making "off
the cuff" suggestions to "create harmony", and a service of this
type may cost very little. It is important to know who you are
dealing with and to understand the service you will receive before
determining the value for your dollar.
should payment of consultation fees be made?
The consultation fee
may be paid at the first site visit, or half at the first visit and
half at the second, whichever you prefer. Payment may be made
by cash, check or money order.
There is no need to present payment in a red envelope or in any
other special way.
the consultation, am I "on my own" or may I contact you with
- My clients often
contact me to let me know how well things are going. You are
also welcome to call or email with any questions or issues that come
up in regard to your consultation. You will not be "on your
own". Once I work with you, my goal is your success!