In Asia, there are many Feng Shui interpretations and Schools of Feng Shui ranging from the very sophisticated to the very simplistic. Ultimately, in Feng Shui Consulting, the more simplistic versions are never used by professional Feng Shui Masters or Consultants. This is because the Chinese recognise that to practice Feng Shui you need to be able to offer your client the best.
All interpretations are aimed towards creating harmony and prosperity, restoring balance and creating or supporting the good fortune aspects, however there are different approaches and this will vary according to what the practitioner has studied andhow well the practitioner has understood their studies...
Essentially, any Feng Shui consultation should follow the same concepts:
1. The Feng Shui Consultation should involve some sort of building astrology whether it's the Flying Stars Method or the Eight Mansions (the flying stars is what's commonly used throughout Asia). This is because you need to harmonise with what you can't see (the unseen) as well as with what you can see (the seen).
2. The Feng Shui Consultation needs to include your personalised Feng Shui Astrology so that a comparison can be drawn between the building and you. In other words - what kinds of Bad Luck could you attract in this building and what can be done about it. Likewise, you may be able to attract really Good Fortune in the building but you have to know how to activate this. Both the horoscope of the building and your own Feng Shui Astrology gives the Feng Shui Master clues as to how to do this...
3. All Feng Shui Consultations have to include a relationship to the Forms and Shapes within the environment. This means, your building does have a relationship to the building next door, the park over the road, the T-intersection two doors down. All of these things have to be considered in a Feng Shui Consultation.
4. The Remedies you add have to either reduce or neutralise negative energies or they have to enhance positive energies. Ultimately every remedy you add to your home or office should have a reason for being there.
5. Your Feng Shui Consultant should be equipped with adequate training so that they can provide the above for you.
Its interesting to note that in Asia, the Chinese never go for the cheapest consultant...! They pick a consultant based upon their training and success rates. In Asia it is not uncommon for good consultants to be booked out for months and even years in advance.
In addition to normal Feng Shui Consulting practices there are also specialised practices that have long been used in Asia to create wealth, health and prosperity. Some of these include the Water Dragon, Secret Door Practices, the Pearl Dragon Gate Method, Golden Dragon Feng Shui.
These are often more costly to do simply because the return is higher.
Be aware that when it comes to the application of specialised practices, some buildings don't suit certain specialised practices simply because the Feng Shui Base (ie the existing horoscope of the building or certain building conditions) are not good enough (eg the conditions are not powerful enough) to activate the specialised Feng Shui practices.