What Is a Feng Shui Consultation and How Does It Work?

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There are countless ways that a feng shui consultant may work the specifics of a feng shui consultation. Each consultant has their own interpretation and experiences, their own approach to the teachings, as well as different instruction based on which school(s) they practice.

But in general there are some basics that you’ll likely find across the board if you hire a feng shui consult to work on your home.

How Can a Feng Shui Consultation Help?

When are ideal times to have a feng shui consultation?

New beginnings

When you’re starting something new and need a kickstart or support.

Abundance

If you would like to invite more prosperity into your life. When you’re ready to really work on increasing your wealth and abundance (which isn’t just about money).

Health and Wellness

When you’re looking to create true wellness into your home and life. When you’re ready to connect body, mind, and spirit.

Helpful people

When you are overwhelmed and can use some benefactors. This is especially true when you have trouble asking for help and support.

Joy and Completion

When you are feeling down and would like to welcome more joy into your everyday life. Or if you need closure or could use help to complete projects.

Self-cultivation

If you’re on a spiritual path and want to go deeper to integrate it into the environment around you.

Inspiration and Recognition

When you’ve been feeling uninspired and need to ignite some passion in your life. Or if your time in the sun, to be seen and recognized.

Career and Path in Life

If you’re ready to embark on a new career and need direction.

Relationships and Self-Love

If you’re really ready to love yourself and invite a new partnership into your life.

Fun Fact

Some elements of feng shui practice date back at least 6,000 years. The practice contains elements of branches of scholarly study, including physics, philosophy, astronomy, and astrology

When Is the Best Time for a Feng Shui Consultation? 

A consultation is also especially helpful when moving into a new space or when you’re embarking on something new. But, the ideal time is when you feel drawn to have a professional consultation. 

You can have a consultation when you need support, or when things are good, when things are stable and when they are in transition. Consulting with a feng shui expert on your home when it’s totally chaotic is ok too, because perhaps this is when you need it the most. A feng shui consultation is helpful in all types of situations, as long as it feels right for you. 

Selecting a Consultant

Research the person and their school of practice if it matters to you. If you don’t know the difference between the schools, it may not be relevant. The most important thing here is to work with someone you feel you trust and respect. 

Listen to your heart for what’s right for you right now. Sometimes, what you are first attracted to and feels correct is the best. To find the best energy healers and consultants that are right for you, you will know. Sometimes they just fall into your lap. Tap into your intuition.

Let the prospective feng shui consultant know what you’re looking for. A feng shui consultant isn’t the same as a designer. It’s always helpful to discuss why you want a consultation. Most people have no idea what to expect or what they want, however they do know they want some kind of outcome. The outcome could be that you’re open to anything, or that you want to have help on a particular issue. Or it can be more general that you want to get settled in your new home. Take time to contemplate whatever comes up. It’s ok if you are confused and open, or want something precise and specific. Communication is key. 

Setting up the Consultation

The next steps are pretty standard. Select a time to meet, online or in person. In person is always preferred.

Prior to the consultation the consultant may request any or all following:

  • Your address 
  • Floor plan
  • Photographs
  • Birth dates and time 
  • Intake form with questions 
  • What you’d like to work on, your priorities and wishes

Fees

Some charge by the session, others hourly or by square footage. There is no standard or average rate. However, if you’re on a budget, it may be helpful to reach out to a feng shui school for a student or class consultation that will offer a lower rate. 

Length of consultation

Depends on the size of the home. But typically you would expect at least an hour or two for a small home. 

The Feng Shui Consultation

Here is a general idea of how your consultation may go. Again, this varies from consult to consultant as well from school to school. If you’re curious, just ask the prospective consultant.

Feng shui consultations may include any or all of the following:

  • Discussion of what you’d like to work on, your priorities and wishes
  • Astrology and/or numerology review
  • Site walk through
  • Suggestions for adjustments
  • Implementation of adjustments
  • Space clearing or blessing 
  • Follow-up call and/or report