Frequently Asked Questions
How to pronounce “Feng Shui”
People pronounce “Feng Shui” differently, depending on the region they are from. The correct ways to pronounce Feng Shui phonetically are "Foong Shway", "Fung Shway", "Foong Shoy" and "Foong Soy"… not "Feng Shoe"!
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is the art of balancing the elements and energy flow in your surroundings. It is believed that the energy in your environment affects your destiny and luck. Feng Shui is also the study of energy in our surroundings and how this can impact people in different ways.
Feng Shui is the art of balancing the elements within a space to promote harmony and an optimal flow of energy. These elements include design characteristics, layouts, architectural features and any other objects that are part of your living or working environment. The energy, flow and balance within a building influence the prosperity, harmony and well-being of the occupants.
What is the aim of Feng Shui?
The aim of Feng Shui is to understand the flow of energy in our buildings and environment, and how this energy impacts us on a mental, physical and spiritual level.
How was Feng Shui discovered?
Ancient Chinese masters discovered that various patterns of energy impacted the human body and mind. Some influences were favourable, while others were negative and brought about disturbances and obstacles. It was discovered that when people were aligned with positive energy, they experienced periods of good fortune, whereas if they were aligned with stagnant or unfavourable energy, they would experience misfortune and obstacles.
From these observations came a defined set of guidelines, rules and mathematical systems, which were tested and devised by the Chinese masters over thousands of years. This forms the basis of advanced Feng Shui theories. True Feng Shui is not based on superstition or religion.
What if I don’t like your recommendations?
Jane’s objective is to respectfully assist clients and associates with Feng Shui advice, and understands that ultimate decision-making rests with the client. Jane believes in karma, so only uses Feng Shui with positive intentions, and never to harm others.
Do I need tacky lucky objects to have good Feng Shui?
Not at all; a property with truly good Feng Shui should look and feel great and work well for the occupants. Feng Shui done well should not look like a Feng Shui master has even been there. Feng Shui remedies should integrate seamlessly with the décor.
When is the best time to use a
Feng Shui consultant?
Any time is a good time to use a Feng Shui consultant, but the best time is at the concept stage of design, when floor plans are still lines on a page that can be easily changed. Even if you are in a completed building, don't worry. There are always ways to improve the Feng Shui for the occupants.
How much does it cost for a Feng Shui consultation?
The cost of a Feng Shui consultation varies depending on the services required, location, complexity of floor plan and size of the property, amongst other things. Every property is unique and so is the consultation fee. It's best if you email your floor plan to Jane so you can both talk over the phone, and she can find out more about your requirements. This will enable her to provide you with an accurate quote.
Where do you work?
Jane is based in Sydney. However, she does provide consultations all around Australia and overseas, either in person or using online conferencing.
What is the process for a Feng Shui consultation?
Firstly, Jane will ask for the property address and floor plan, and assess what is required for the project. Clients are asked to fill in a questionnaire which provides Jane with relevant information about the consultation. An appointment is booked so that Jane can visit the site, assess the energy in the property, and talk about the issues and how she can assist the client. The client can choose to receive their Feng Shui recommendations either verbally or in a report.