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FAQ: How does a consultant in traditional Feng Shui works?

He first have a looks on the environment of the property to see which are the harmful influences (Sha Qi) and which are the auspicious ones (Sheng Qi). Then, he measures the different directions of the property of outside and inside, preferably with a professional Chinese compass (Luo Pan). He takes the date of completion of construction between others, the birth dates of each of the implicated people with exact time and place of birth. With that information, according to different Feng Shui formulas, he establishes the kind of energy that is entering the property.

Depending on what he founds, he establishes ways to improve the health, well-being, relationships or prosperity of the people doing some activation, moving the bed, the stove, etc..., sometimes doing small changes in the structure of the property and putting cures where it is necessary.

FAQ: Is it important to believe in Feng Shui to make it work?

No, not at all. In traditional Feng Shui, activations, remedies and changes need to be chosen correctly, placed on a specific place and on a specific time. Now, if you believe it will work, you will use your positive mind and this is good but it is called psychology, not Feng Shui. After a Feng Shui audit, you, of course need to act to make it work and this part is called the "human plan" and this has nothing to do with sitting on your chair and hope it will work for you.


FAQ: How to recognize an expert in Traditional Authentic Classical Feng Shui?

Traditional feng shui is also often called authentic feng shui or, classical feng shui and it works should you believe in it or not.  It is based on the date of construction of a property, dates of important transformations, first occupation date, orientation at the degree, birth dates of each with exact time to check the Ba Zi energetic balance of each person and a big amount of complex formulas to apply. An expert has studied with a recognized master for at least one year, he keeps improving his skills, he works on the construction plan of the property and if there is not, he takes the time to take the measurements of the property, he applies environmental influences and time, they put only few remedies, etc…

FAQ: How to recognize "Western Feng Shui" from the Traditional Authentic one?

Western Feng Shui is a Feng Shui that has been so much transformed, simplified that it has nothing to do with the Traditional Authentic Chinese Feng Shui. It is usually based on the positive thinking, on symbolic good luck items without any energetic value, and also on the activation of the 8 aspirations being the career at the North, education / knowledge at the NE, creativity / family / health at the East, wealth / prosperity at the SE, etc...

As this feng shui has no founded structures, it has been modified by master to disciples of the method during the years when in traditional, methods remain intact. Often we see that the plans of a place are made by hand without any measurements of the walls, doors and windows, that the surroundings have little importance, that the complex "Hsia" Chinese calendar is not used, that the exact dates of birth, of constructions and transformations are not necessary, that the north is sometimes represented by the colour green and the east by the brown, that the Xuan Kong Fei Xing of the Flying Stars method is not applied, that in general the main door is considered as being at the north, that the colours are essentials, etc...

Western Feng Shui can be very dangerous as we say in traditional FS that if a wrong element is placed on a precise place, just there where it should not be, it could strongly affect people's lives living or working in a building.

FAQ: Which are the origins of this "Western Feng Shui"?

The Western Feng Shui is unfortunately the most popular in Europe as it was the first one arrived, imported from America to Europe in the '70 by Thomas Lin Yun that proclaimed himself as "Feng Shui Gran Master" and created his own sect of the "Feng Shui of the Black Hats".

He understood the difficulty that had Occidentals to assimilate the concepts of Chinese metaphysics sciences, of the way of thinking of Chinese people, of the use of the complex Chinese calendar, of the difficulty to use a precise compass, to do a detailed plan of a construction etc...

The Feng Shui methods are too "square" for him so he had to make it more attractive to the public giving it more flexibility, simplicity and spirituality.

He will mix different elements token here and there in different Asian cultures, in psychology and in interior decoration to transform it in a kind of easy Feng Shui, the Western Feng Shui easy to understand to the western public.

FAQ: In Feng Shui, are they indoor plants better than others?

Yes, the best indoor plants are the ones with round shaped leaves or with flexible points like the one shown on the picture. Plants having stiff peaks like yuccas or cactus should not be used indoor as they provoke Sha Qi, harmful energy. Big living plants are of very high energetic level representing the Wood element at its natural stage and are themselves cures that we place on a strategic place and at the right time after having analysed all different Feng Shui methods carefully.


FAQ: Is it correct that the head of the bed should be directed towards North?

This is just "a say" without foundations.  The Ba Zhai Fa, 8 Mansions method, it says that depending on our date of birth, each of us have 4 auspicious directions and 4 inauspicious ones. These directions are mainly divided into 8 sectors of 45º then more precisely on 24 sectors of 15º.

We will try then to sleep in a good sector of the house as well as in one of our good personal directions.


FAQ: Is Feng Shui based on a Religion?

Feng Shui is related to the Chinese Taoism but on the philosophical way, not on the religious way which is the other part of the Taoism based on performing the correct ceremonies or using the right symbols for receiving blessings and protections. Traditional Classical Feng Shui is based on the Taoism philosophy, the way of thinking of Lao Tzu who dictated "the treatise of the five thousand words" to a frontier guardsman before his departure. This gatekeeper was called Wen Shih, also known as Wen Tzu, who later became the first disciple of Lao Tzu. This treatise, is now known as the Tao Te Ching, first text in Taoism, product of the Classical Taoism of the Spring and Autumn period, 770 to 476 bc. Lao Tzu was for many historians and scholars a sage, an individual who understood the natural order of things, the Tao, and lived in harmony with it. See more



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