Frequently Asked Questions

Is the following statement true? “Honey, put the sofa near the window, facing out… it’s better Feng Shui…”
Implementing a Feng Shui remedy doesn’t always involve furniture rearrangement. Often, a home or room has windows, closets, doors, etc. that limit furniture placement remedies. For this reason, the Traditional Compass Method relies on remedying the “energy” of a space using elements vs. furniture placement.

How to reduce Sha-and-awe when it comes to décor?
Sha is negative energy. Room décor impacts sha. Garishness should be avoided. For example, rooms with dark blue or red ceilings (representing water or fire) often make people feel depressed or agitated. In addition, bagua (8-sided) mirrors, wind chimes, bamboo flutes, and crystals may clash with certain decors and can appear tacky. The best Feng Shui remedies are discreet and subtle, and blend in with existing décor to make people feel light and refreshed.

The good housekeeping seal of Feng Shui: can you say clutter?
Too much clutter may make an individual feel disorganized and scattered. To clear one’s mind, it is best to reduce clutter. If necessary, consider hiring a Professional Organizer. In Feng Shui, the best results are obtained when the energy (chi) of a space is optimized using the 5 elements.

Myths and Misconceptions: What’s the real deal re: Feng Shui?
Let’s put it this way: there are more misconceptions involving Feng Shui than you could shake a bamboo stick at, but here’s a sampling:

  • A Zen-like décor doesn’t mean a space is remedied. The remedies are the elements.
  • Gardening and landscape can have a great impact on the Feng Shui of a building. These concepts can help with infertility, poor finances, romance, etc. However, like interior decoration, a pretty space is not necessarily “Feng Shui optimized.”
  • Space clearing, in and of itself, is not a Feng Shui remedy. However, it can complement and enhance Feng Shui remedies to bring about faster results.
  • Aromatherapy, color therapy, life coaching, positive affirmations, Buddhist mantras, meditation, etc. are all beneficial but are not considered part of a Feng Shui Assessment.
  • House construction ergonomics may make living in one location easier for the occupants. However, this is not considered a Feng Shui remedy.
  • Wardrobe and hairstyle consulting may make an individual more attractive and enhance his or her self-esteem, however these are not considered part of a Feng Shui Assessment.
  • Astrology can often work in a person’s favor. However, Astrology and Feng Shui are two separate schools of thought. Sometimes, Astrology can be part of a Feng Shui Assessment. Especially if it relates to the romantic reading or appropriate remedying elements.
  • As for the following list of superstitions, best to consult Master Linda Clark as to whether they have any meaning for you: wind chimes, bagua mirrors (at entryways and in kitchens), TV in bedrooms, Chinese gold coins, bamboo flutes, hanging crystals, toilets (number and placement), painting the front door red, live bamboo plants, Chinese calligraphy, animal figurines, addresses with the numbers 4 or 13…