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Feng shui home analysis

What is this all about?

Feng shui is a method of arrangement that originated in China, dating back centuries.  The basis was the study of Qi or energy and how it moved or was affected the landscape. By understanding this, the most auspicious sites could be determined. There was a deep understanding of the importance of working with the natural order of things. 


Back then, this system was mainly for the elite, to ensure they were well protected and in position of power whereas now, we can apply this system in our every day lives and it is accessible to all.  Instead of studying surrounding mountains and water ways, we look to surrounding buildings and roads which create the modern day landscape.  In addition to the study of what surrounds a home, we can also assess how energy circulates within the home.  What is the quality of the energy and how do you interact or feel with it.  You often hear the expression "good" or "bad" feng shui.  While there may be some truth to that, essentially feng shui is all about the relationship between us and the things we surround ourselves in. 

There is a common translation of Feng Shui that is Wind and Water. 


You could say that the wind represents your mind, your thoughts, your psychology. 


Water could be said to represent your body, your physical being, your energy. 

If we look at it that way, it becomes a very logical system!  How does your mind perceive the space, and what impact does that have on your body?  What signals are being sent to your nervous system?  This will create a somatic experience. 

Now, don't get me wrong, Feng Shui is also a complex art, with many layers, but in essence, this is why it is of interest and how making adjustments can create change.  The first form of communication is non verbal, or energetic, so we want to set an environment that interacts with us in supportive ways. 

Wind and Water is also a representation of the concept of Yin and Yang, which plays a role in achieving balance in a space, as well as the five elements theory.  They both speak of the importance of transformation, or continual free flowing movement of energy.  When energy gets stuck, stagnation occurs. We can see this in a home as clutter for example, or in the body as pain, inflammation or illness.

The ways in which this impacts the space will all be clearly explained in the report along with the recommendations, with the goal of restoring balance, functionality and clarity. 

How do I prepare?

Before our first meeting, I will be sending you some homework!   This questionnaire is kept confidential, and helps to fill in the picture as to what you have experienced while living in the space, and which areas you hope to experience a change.

At our first meeting, I will need to collect some information in order to complete my study, in addition to the measurements and observations I will be making.  Below is a list of some of the things you can expect. 

  • An accurate floor plan.  This can be either the building plans or hand drawn, as long as it is to scale. Graph paper helps or online programs can be useful as well!

  • How long you have lived in the home

  • The birth dates of the people living there

  • Any major renovations and when?

  • Has anyone moved out since you are living there?

  • Any significant life events or changes?

  • Any challenges that you would like to discuss?

  • Any health concerns?

  • What your expectations or hopes are with this consultation.