3 stages, 8 steps in a Feng Shui Audit
A home is the starting place of Love, Happiness and Dreams. A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of Love and Dreams.
A home is more than just a place where you sleep at night. It’s more than a place to play, love, or eat. It’s a source of comfort and energy and it’s very important to find an apartment or house with the Feng Shui that fits your particular energy. We do this in order to balance and maximize the energy in a given environment. To help find place that fits you and your energy, please follow the 3-Stage 8-Step Feng Shui Process as shown below.
The first step is to analyze the greater external environment of the area. This means you have to think big. The greater external environment usually includes the presence of mountains, hills, rivers, lakes and ponds in the vicinity of few thousands meters! The existence of any of these features will have an impact on the surroundings in terms of the health, wealth capacity, quality of relationships, and the opportunities that you will meet. It’s always better to find an area that has both mountains/hills and rivers as these features could provide better options for the Feng Shui consultant to tap or optimize the energy or Qi to best fit the home to the occupants.
2. Analyze the Key Occupants’ Destiny Chart Assessment
The second step is to analyze the key occupants’ destiny organization chart, namely the Destiny or Bazi Chart. It’s derived from a person’s date and time of birth and is represented in 8 different characters in 4 pillars. It’s also called as the 4 pillar-destiny. Each pillar has two characters (one heaven stem and earth branch) which give rise to eight characters in total. It’s important to understand a person’s strengths and weaknesses through the Destiny Chart, so that we can make necessary adjustment to the home so as to capitalize the occupants’ strengths and complement their weaknesses.
3. Find Out the Dates The House Was Built and Assess When the Occupants Moved In
The third step is to determine the date the building was built. This allows us to find out what kind of energy or Qi map has been established in the home. Knowing the Qi map will allow the Feng Shui consultant to fit the home to the occupant using location and direction accordingly. In addition, it’s also important to determine when the home first opened for business or when the occupants first moved into the home. The time and date of occupancy also determines whether the occupants’ Qi map is well-connected with the home’s Qi map at the right time and the right place. Well-connected Qi will promote more opportunities, prosperity, and better harmony among the occupants.
4. Analyze the External Surroundings of the Home
The fourth step is to examine the external environment just surrounding your home within approximately few hundred meters. Look for mountains, rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, seas, waterfalls, buildings, highways, roads, and other undesirable features like pylons, transmission lines, lamp posts, sharp cornered objects, rubbish dumps, clogged drains, smelly areas, cemeteries, and radioactive waste areas.
In Feng Shui, mountains are formed by the magnetic pull of our Earth with respect to the stars in the outer space. Mountains that generate Qi within the vicinity of our home, will determine the key characteristics of the occupants living in that home. The presence of the mountain will influence the relationship, health, and relationships of the occupants in the home. On the other hand, a river or any other form of water is the conductor of Qi flow, which give rise to career, asset, and wealth opportunities to the occupants. In the context of today’s modern infrastructure, buildings are considered virtual mountains while roads and highways are considered as virtual water. These features will also have some degree of influence on the occupants in the home in terms of people luck, relationship, health, career, asset and wealth opportunities. However, we would like to avoid living in the vicinity of the presence of the undesirable features as mentioned above. These undesirable features will advertently affect the luck, health, relationship, career, asset, and wealth opportunities.
5. Determine the Home’s Direction & Audit the Internal Home Assessment
After we have identified and evaluated the external environment of the home, the next step is to study the home itself. The most important location in a Feng Shui audit is the main entrance/door and the house positioning and direction of the home. The positioning and direction of the home and its main entrance/door will determine its characteristics and whether it’s compatible with the occupants based on the understanding of the occupants’ destiny organization chart as mentioned in step 2.
In addition, the location and direction of the bedrooms, beds, couches, kitchen, stoves, meeting rooms, study rooms, VIP rooms and living rooms are also evaluated with respect to the home and occupant’s characteristics. The goal is to channel the Qi from outside of the home to the interior so as to achieve the balance of Qi flow. In other words, to bring in the harmonizing effect to the occupants living in the home for achieving prosperity, longevity, status, and happiness respectively.
6. Present Findings and Recommendations With Auspicious Dates for Various Implementations
With the study of the environment, home and occupants, the consultant will generate a report with the audit results. These findings and recommendations will improve the Feng Shui of the home to achieve optimized and balanced Qi. Examples of recommendations include repositioning and relocating of doors, rooms, beds, couch, kitchens, stoves, and the adding or moving plants, water pools, and aquariums. In addition, the time and date of when the positioning, relocating, and placement of any of the above items is also given. This date selection is usually called “auspicious date selection”, which is to ensure the occupants to benefit of doing the right thing in the right place and at the right time.
7. Check the correctness and effectiveness of the implementations
The consultant will then supervise the client in implementing the various suggestions in positioning, relocating, or placement of any of the above items. After the implementation, the consultant will work with the client to monitor the effectiveness of the Feng Shui application of positioning, relocation, and placement in the next 3 to 6 months depending on the complexity of the implementation. The qualitative measurement can be in the form of improved relationships, health, careers, or business objectives. A corrective action will be devised if the objective is not met.
8. Complete the final Home or House Feng Shui with corrective actions
The final step is to continuously follow up regarding the effectiveness of the implementation and take corrective action, if any, until the objective is met. Usually, the entire Feng Shui process can range from 3 months to a year.