• Jane Langof

What if I don't believe in Feng Shui?

Some people are strong believers in Feng Shui, while others think it’s hokum….and there are those who are somewhere in between. I often work with people who do not personally believe in Feng Shui, but they engage my services because they are aware of its importance to their clientele.


Regardless of your personal beliefs, Feng Shui is very important to the Asian Community, and this cannot be dismissed.


I met a property developer who told me his story about Feng Shui. He built a residential development in an area of Sydney with a high Asian demographic. Unbeknownst to him, the building design had serious Feng Shui problems. Property buyers showed little interest in the units, and he was surprised to discover that bad Feng Shui was the reason why. He was unable to recover the costs of his development and lost everything.


Feng Shui is an esoteric subject and there are many different methodologies, formulas and systems. The ancient Chinese texts from which Feng Shui are derived are subject to interpretation and some over-simplified systems have been developed that have led to Feng Shui getting a bad rap over the years. Traditional Feng Shui is complex and not something that can be learned in a weekend or from an internet search.


There are overarching Feng Shui principles related to the design and layout of buildings, that are strongly believed by Feng Shui conscious people. A reputable Feng Shui master can identify potential problems and help you find solutions. If you are developing property, run a business with Asian clientele or building a home with a view to one day sell to the Asian demographic, (or you don’t want to alienate anyone) you simply cannot afford to ignore Feng Shui.


The best time to engage a Feng Shui master or consultant is at the concept stage of design. Feel free to get in touch if you need help.