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 education 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 consultant to work on your home.
How a Feng Shui Consultation Can Help
There are some ideal times to have a feng shui consultation, such as when you’re starting something new and need a kickstart or support. Or perhaps you're on a spiritual path and want to go deeper to integrate it into the environment around you.
Another good time to reach out for a feng shui consultation is when you would like to invite more prosperity into your life, such as when you’re ready to increase your wealth and abundance (which isn’t just about money). You might also want a consultation if you’re looking to create true wellness in your home and life or when you’re ready to connect body, mind, and spirit.
When you are overwhelmed and can use some benefactors, reach out for a consultation. This is especially true when you have trouble asking for help and support. Or, maybe 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.
Consider reaching out for a consultation if you're ready to embark on a new career and need direction. Even if you're not changing careers, maybe you’ve been feeling uninspired and need to ignite some passion in any area of your life, including your relationships. If you’re really ready to love yourself and invite a new partnership into your life, ask for a feng shui consultation.
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
The Best Time for a Feng Shui Consultation
A consultation is 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 okay 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 potential consultants before choosing one. If you don’t know the difference between the schools, you can take some time to research them and use this information to determine which consultant to use. But it isn't necessary. 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, they just know that they are searching for something. The end result may be help with a particular issue such as settling into a new home, or it could just be the knowledge that you are open to anything. Take time to contemplate whatever comes up. It’s okay if you are confused and open-minded, or conversely if you 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 meeting, the consultant may request some basic information such as your address and floor plan, photographs of your home, and birth dates and time. An easy way to submit this information is with an intake form from the consultant that includes these inquiries, along with questions pertaining to what you would like to work on, your priorities, and wishes.
Some charge by the session, while others prefer to charge 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 to get a lower rate.
Length of Consultation
This will vary depending on the size of the home. But typically, expect at least an hour or two for a small home and longer for a larger house.
The Feng Shui Consultation
Here is a general idea of how your consultation may go. Again, this varies from expert to expert as well as from school to school. If you’re curious, just ask the prospective consultant.
Feng shui consultations will usually begin with a discussion of what you would like to work on, your priorities, and then a review of your astrology and/or your numerology—this is when your intake form is helpful as this will already be prepared ahead of time. Then, the consultant will walk through your space suggesting changes or adjustments to match your priorities. Smaller adjustments may be made right then. A space clearing or blessing will probably be performed to end the session. Afterward, a follow-up call or report will include what was covered, along with the suggestions the expert had for your area.