Obviously i am a Feng Shui fanatic and madly thrilled to actually now offer it via the site – the Flash Feng Shui consult for people with no time to muck about reading long texts but want a fast zoosh up of money/love prospects. But i think also there are a lot of misconceptions about it. It’s not just space-clearing, although that helps.
And it’s not just having a lovely atmosphere with some sacred art, Buddha statues or whatever. It’s Ancient Chinese witch-craft, quite frankly. It’s the same thing as acupuncture but applied to your house.
You work out which “stars” are in which bit of your house (this is why you work with a floorplan, to be exact) and then you amp the “good” ones and negate the “bad” ones. There are some amazing correlations with Western Astrology – eg: the Number 4 star of Feng Shui is Jupiter – that i go on these esoteric benders investigating. But the thing with real Feng Shui is that you are activating “unseen energies” and energizing the very space within which you live + your own Qi energy to a degree that most people just don’t work with.
I love it because it works AND because it makes cleaning the house (which i used to hate) a WHOLE new fresh magic deal. If you know you are cleansing not just grime, dust and clutter but actual stale Qi out of (say) your romance sector, it takes on a fresh vibe.
The very first time i got my place Feng Shuied, i remember this picture jumped off the wall all by itself – i mean jumped – it clearly was not meant to be there, a man i knew well literally could not cross the threshold all of a sudden (this, as it turned out, was a really good thing) and the whole place felt imbued with an energy i can only describe as magic and protective. Living in a fully Fenged up atmosphere cranks your own Qi to high.
It’s an advantage. Magic is real. The reason Feng Shui got so advanced when the Celtic version (Geomancy) did not is so sad – the druids and witches were, as we know, persecuted by inquisitions, the church and the Burning Times. Their knowledge was not able to be do developed and preserved as that of the Chinese sages.