If you think the Feng Shui of your home or workplace is bad and you’ve had no luck trying to fix it yourself, then it is probably time to call in a professional Feng Shui master.
So how do you go about finding the right consultant? Where should you look and what questions should you ask in order to select the best expert for your particular situation?
Choosing a good feng shui consultant in New York involves the same search process you apply when looking for any professional, be it a doctor or a landscaper. You want someone with expertise, experience and is easy to communicate with.
There are several talented practitioners and Feng Shui masters in the New York area, Master Pun Yin, Laura Cerrano, R.D. Chin, and Will LeStrange, each from different schools or traditions of Feng Shui. You will find it helpful to be aware of the basic differences between the Feng Shui schools before you start calling around.
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Another way of finding a feng shui consultant in your area is to use the feng shui consultant search on the International Feng Shui Consultant Guild website. Do keep in mind, though, that there are many excellent feng shui consultants that are not listed in the directory.
Once you have one (or several) feng shui consultant names, get in touch with them and ask for more details about their work, fees, consultation style, etc. In most cases, the feng shui consultant will have various marketing materials, such as a website, a brochure or some videos on YouTube that can answer many of your questions.
If the feng shui consultant is new in business and does not have much experience, ask to talk to at least one of his or her feng shui clients. Alternatively, you can meet for a quick cup of coffee or schedule a video chat and sense the energy of the person – Do they have a good vibe? Do you see yourself working with them?
Even though you can always have a feng shui analysis of your home or office done long distance, it is still good to have a feng shui consultant visit your space, so I recommend to focus your feng shui consultant search locally, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Long Island, Brooklyn
Doing a thorough research, checking the feng shui consultant references, as well as being sure your expectations are clear, are all guaranteed ways to receive beneficial results from your feng shui consultation.
Understanding the Different Schools of Feng Shui
There are 3 different schools of feng shui and different levels of understanding of feng shui. Classical or traditional feng shui has its roots in the understanding of Forms and Shapes of the land, the I Ching, Yin/Yang Theory, and Five Element Theory. Some classical feng shui methods rely heavily on mathematical formulae that have developed over thousands of years based on understanding the cycles of time and how they relate to people and their environments.
All schools of feng shui are based on similar universal knowledge but have developed different approaches and techniques for identifying and balancing chi. The two oldest traditional schools are the Form School and the Compass School. Ask your New York Feng Shui Master which school they practice
The schools of feng shui can be classified into three categories:
- Traditional, or Classical Feng Shui Schools
- Black Sect Tantric Buddhism School (BTB)
- Intuitive/Modern School of Feng Shui.
Traditional, or Classical Feng Shui Schools
The classical feng shui schools’ wisdom is based on the Form, or Landscape school, as well as the Compass school. The Form, or Landscape feng shui school examines the shapes and symbolism in one’s environment without referring to the compass directions.
The Compass feng shui schools utilize the feng shui compass, the Lo Shu square, various feng shui calculations and, of course, the bagua. Schools such as the Flying Star (Xuan Kong), the Eight Mansions (East/West), Four Pillars (Ba Zhi) and others are included in the category of compass schools.
Black Sect Tantric Buddhism School (BTB)
Intuitive/Modern School of Feng Shui.
Intuitive/Modern Feng Shui is the Western adaptation of some levels of Traditional Feng Shui. Instead of Chinese culturally-specific symbols, cures more appropriate to the Western lifestyle and taste are being used. This category includes such schools as the Western School of Feng Shui, the Pyramid School, and others.
The Modern Feng Shui Method – Created By Will LeStrange
Most of what the public reads or hears about feng shui comes from a combination of schools. If you are planning to have a feng shui analysis of your home, do ask the feng shui consultant about his or her training and see if it meets your expectations.
More often than not, a good feng shui consultant will know how to apply the knowledge from several feng shui schools, thus helping you create a harmonious home or office.
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