We have a word to describe the main door that people use to enter and exit their home. We call it the “front” door when we mean the door that is either used the most or the one with the implied formality as the door that one would receive guests from, compared to a back […]
A client asked me about the symbolism of some artwork, depicting seven elephants in a row, holding each others’ tails with their trunks. I’ve written about symbolism before and the simple answer is that some schools of Feng Shui rely heavily on symbolism and placebos, while other schools and practices are more interested in […]
This list of classical Feng Shui terms has very brief descriptions for each term. For a more elaborate explanation of any of these terms, I can direct you to articles I’ve written or excerpts from my books.
Sitting Side: The back side of a property.
Facing Side: The front side of a property.
Orientation: A house or […]
The term “out of trigram” refers to a house which has an indecisive compass reading. The trigrams are related to the eight basic directions of North, South, East, West, Northwest, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast. Within those eight basic directions, there are three more subdivisions, each having a 15 degree span.
There are […]
People often feel a need to do space clearing rituals when the house (or business) feels stagnant, when there has been something upsetting going and it’s lingering in the atmosphere, or just to keep the energy of a space uplifted. Occasionally people do space clearing techniques […]
Why Appraiser’s Drawings Don’t Work for Feng Shui Purposes
(And why we need to have a drawn floor plan in general)
An appraiser does what they need to do for legal purposes only. They measure the exterior dimensions of the house to confirm square footage and to establish the perimeter of the house in relation […]
Should you face your best personal directions or have your back to your best personal directions? Should you sleep with your head or your feet pointing to one of your favored directions? These are questions that many people have when they are first introduced to the Eight Mansion School, aka The East-West School.
Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is a major branch of ancient Chinese metaphysics, which reveals how people are affected by their interior and exterior environment. It has also been viewed as a natural earth science.
In the Western world, there has been a sharp increase in the awareness of feng shui. But even though the […]
This article is not about the cost of a consultation, which can vary quite a bit among practitioners; rather, the cost of common remedies, or adjustments made to a home or work space. Most remedies can be very affordable and ideally they should be inconspicuous.
Firstly we can […]
In the 1990’s there was a catch phrase for Feng Shui, which was “the Art of Placement.” It would have been more accurate to say the “Art of Placement and Timing.” Some of the most powerful energies which are captured inside a building are the result of […]