Oed, Feng Shui Consultant
1. How does
one pronounce Feng Shui and what does it mean?
Pronounced 'fung shway' it means “Wind & Water”.
Wind and water contain currents of energy (chi) which move and
change all the time. When energy flows in a soft meandering fashion
it’s healthy and brings new growth. When the flow is too
forceful (YANG) it is considered rushing chi and can be dangerous
and doesn’t allow the chi to settle i.e. storms, tornados,
hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. When the flow is too slow (YIN), it
is considered stagnant and very little can grow, it is barren.
Originally, Feng Shui was passed down from Father to Son as an
oral tradition or was performed by a Priest and virtually kept
secret among the elite.
Feng Shui a decorating tool?
Feng Shui has very little to do with one’s personal taste
or style. There are Feng Shui consultants who are also interior
designers and Feng Shui can help with choosing - supportive, nourishing
& power colors using your Personal Natal Chart. There’s
a part of Feng Shui in which consultants look at the size of the
space and appropriate size furniture in the room but never judge
one’s personal style.
Shui is not a religion nor does it contradict one's faith and
Feng Shui is considered a SCIENCE. Feng Shui works with geography,
the layout of a home, architecture, space, shapes, color, symbol,
metaphor and the individuals occupying the environment (personal
charts). Feng Shui works with the 5 Element Theory, the same science
acupuncturists use to balance the human body. Feng Shui is considered
“Acupuncture for the home”, bringing harmony, raising
the chi (energy), enhancing the positive, while diminishing the
negative, minimizing leeks and stagnant energy.
Feng Shui make my life perfect?
Feng Shui does not promise a magic bullet however, it clearly
is an arrow that points one in a new and healthy direction. Feng
Shui enhances the areas you want to improve upon such as, career,
health, wealth, relationships, communication, creativity, fame
(your gifts & talents), reputation, travel & the helpful
people (friends & clients) and referrals one attracts in life.
does Feng Shui come from?
China, India, Tibet and Europe all have their version of Feng
Shui. It is as old as 5000 years and has many schools of thought.
The most ‘user friendly’ is the Tibetan Black Hat
School of Feng Shui. I also study Compass/Form Feng Shui and the
Feng Shui find me true love?
Maybe. Although there are no promises and Feng Shui cannot change
one’s karma. It can affect your good luck. I have witnessed
first hand Feng Shui enhancing one’s experience around relationships!
I’ll be happy to share personal stories with you.
does Feng Shui work?
• 3 Transcendental Cures magnetizes
the energy to you that you focus upon, similar to setting goals
in one’s life only much more powerful! Where do you put
• 4 Cardinal Rules
removes stagnant chi (energy) and creates positive flow.
• 5 Element Theory creates
harmony by adding the balance of the 5 elements.
is the 5 Element Theory?
Although involved, there is simplicity to this theory. Fire, Earth,
Metal, Water & Wood are the 5 elements. When these are in
balance in the environment, harmony is present and palpatable.
This theory is century years old and can take years or a lifetime
to learn. Example; If there is too much water element in a room,
a kitchen for instance - refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, etc.
and the stove (fire element) competes with all the water putting
out the fire (passion, nourishment to the family) the cure would
be to add the wood element to create a “shen cycle”
(see Feng Shui definitions) which
would then heal the water squelching the fire (passion). Shen
cycle is when 3 elements in a row are represented around the 5
Element Theory Wheel. This is most auspicious. Water, wood &
fire follow each other in a shen cycle. So adding the wood (absorbing
some of the water element) cures the over abundance of water and
brings more balance to the kitchen.
do Feng Shui books contradict one another? There are many
schools of Feng Shui. Because Feng Shui incorporates so many systems,
geography, aesthetics, philosophy, ecology, interior & exterior
design psychology, physics and Chinese astrology, there are many
ideas to consider. This can be overwhelming and confusing to the
layman. Besides the 3 Transcendental Cures are only ever shared
orally as the tradition is given. These cures are never written
would I hire a Feng Shui Consultant when I can read a book?
Feng Shui Consultants are trained, like any professional. It is
said that Consultants are “Feng Shui detectives” and
put on their “Feng Shui glasses” to search for problematic
areas in the environment - business, garden, office or home. For
centuries this sacred information was passed down orally and many
cures are still not written in books. The most sacred part of
Feng Shui is still only given orally by consultants. Placing coins
in the money area of the Bagwa (the Feng Shui map and template)
is only 50% of Feng Shui. Adding the most sacred principles of
Feng Shui enhances the area focused upon 150% by using the 3 Transcendental
Cures along with the placement.
If you have questions, feel free to call or email.
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Oed, Touch Alchemy™