The Tools of the Trade

The main tools of our trade are simple – powerful – and ever present in all perspectives of Feng Shui*:
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  • A building floor plan or lot layout as well as photos of the space
  • The bagua, no matter the perspective, as there are some variations but the basic concepts are universal
  • Yin and Yang, a balance between the feminine and masculine
  • The five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water
  • A basic safety plan for comfort, safety, and the power position for spaces like bedrooms and office
  • The client’s goals, hopes, and intentions
  • And more

*applies to residence (home, apartment, condo, or other), commercial (office, building, store, or other), landscape (design or lot layout).  Additionally, consultations can be performed onsite or long distance virtually.

Some perspectives and/or consultants will also use

  • A Luo Pan compass
  • Inhabitant and/or building birth days
  • Chinese astrology
  • Space clearing
  • Dowsing
  • And more

Consultants often have related skills and holistic disciplines including home staging, interior design, architecture, and personal development or coaching.

We believe the right consultant is there waiting for you just as you are waiting for them. Your energy will resonate and your timing will be right.  Find your just right consultant today, in our Feng Shui consultant directory.

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