Feng Shui

What it isn't

Feng Shui is not 

  • a New Age fad – Feng Shui is ancient!
  • a religion – you don’t have to believe in a god/gods
  • superstition – ‘unlucky number 4’ is unrelated to Feng Shui
  • magic – Feng Shui doesn’t require rituals or spells
  • a fixer of everything – Feng Shui helps you to help yourself
  • intuition - using only intuition to apply Feng Shui is hit and miss
  • using symbolic objects – Feng Shui is not about coin toads
  • intention – can be used with Feng Shui but isn't Feng Shui
  • using a 9-square grid to locate the ‘career sector’. This is ‘Modern’ or ‘New Age’ Feng Shui, also called 'Black Hat' Feng Shui. It is oversimplified and is not Classical Feng Shui.

What it is

Feng Shui is the study of natural forces that exist in our environment. These forces can be helpful or harmful; every place has both. Feng Shui is used to identify these forces so that we can use the helpful forces to support us and reduce the effects of the harmful forces that hinder us. 

At Anjela Wong and Associates, we use Classical Feng Shui methods, including Landform assessment, Eight Mansions, Flying Stars, Water Formulae and other important Feng Shui principles.

How it works

When the natural forces in your environment are working against you, it’s like walking from Point A to Point B against the wind: you can still get to Point B but you need to work harder, use more resources and it takes longer. When the forces are supporting you, then it’s like walking from Point A to B with the wind behind you: you can reach Point B using less energy and get there faster. 

Feng Shui is a tool that helps us to identify the quality and position of the natural forces at a site. Then we can make changes to reduce challenging forces that bring obstacles and enhance positive forces that support our goals. 

Feng Shui is not magic or a fixer of everything. It supports your own efforts: you still have to do the walking to get from Point A to Point B.

Do it yourself

Classical Feng Shui is a complex area of study that has many layers. It falls under the umbrella of Classical Chinese Medicine, along with acupuncture, herbal therapy and so on. Like other branches of medicine, incorrect treatments in Feng Shui can do more harm than good. 

If you want acupuncture, you go to a trained professional. You don’t try to read a book, diagnose yourself and work out where to place the needles. There is a high risk that you might get it wrong. Similarly, “Do-it-yourself” Feng Shui can be risky. It is best to engage a qualified Feng Shui professional to diagnose your site and prescribed the proper treatment.