A Feng Shui analysis is initially divided into three parts, which we will explain in more detail below.
1. The location analysis
The initial site analysis looks at a number of factors, including
- How does the building fit into the surrounding landscape?
- Where is the property located in the city? A location close to cemeteries, railway stations or hospitals should be avoided if possible.
- What physical and energetic “background” does it have?
- What is the orientation of the building? Is it energy-bundling or energy-distributing?
The latter question, in particular, is of great importance. An orientation to the south stands for communication, to the east for creativity, to the west for prosperity and to the north for success.
2. The functional analysis
After completing the site analysis, the next step is to move on to functional analysis. The functional space distribution within the building will be examined with Feng Shui equipment too. Just as a human body, the house is understood as a living being with various organs. It will be examined whether all these functions are in the right place and do not interfere with each other. Above all, the Feng Shui expert identifies the “heart”, i.e. the centre of the house, which has an enormous influence on the well-being of the residents.
3. The design analysis
In the final analysis phase, the energy flow in the house will be checked in depth. In order for energy – also called Qi – to flow, two poles are always necessary: male and female or wind and water. It is elementary that the building is sufficiently supplied with fresh Qi (energy) and that this flows freely, like fresh breath. Otherwise, the building could rob the inhabitants of energy.
To rule this out, the Feng Shui expert checks where and how the life energy flows. For example, does it flow too fast or too slow? Is it circular? The rule here is that right-turning energy is power-building while left-turning energy should be avoided. This rule is measured by the course of the sun, which is also described clockwise. This aspect plays an important role in the alignment of stairs within the building.
If the Feng Shui expert discovers disparities or impure energy during this phase, he or she makes recommendations for architects and designers to solve the problem. For example, a mirror should never face a window or a door, otherwise the energy will be dissipated.