As a full time Feng Shui consultant for many years I have gained lots of experience working in the Industry and at the recent Conference the AFSC held in Sydney in May I shared some of my tips for practitioners. For those of you who missed them, here they are. As always I am more than happy to talk to people interested in any of my Feng Shui experiences and particularly like to assist those who are just starting out in the Industry gain confidence in their abilities and direct them to beneficial courses to improve their practise.
- Invest as much as you can afford in courses that will increase your knowledge. This subject is endless and learning as many formulas as you can which will enable you to help prospective clients is essential.
- Follow your own advice – sleep and work in good energy facing a favourable direction.
- Remember to look at the Annual and Monthly stars to see how they may be affecting you. Activate the prosperous energy and harmonise the challenging energy where possible.
- Look at how the Yearly energy may be affecting your Bazi or Chinese Astrology Chart and take heed of penalties and clashes in particular. Wear protective pendants when necessary.
- Look after your clients. In any business it is harder to get new clients than it is to get repeat business from clients you have built a relationship with. My clients know I am there for them. I follow up with them 1, 6 and 12 months after a consultation.
- Check your workings twice prior to writing your report. Double check your directional information using 2 lopans onsite and also via Google Earth to confirm accuracy. If using Flying Star Charts, generate your charts by hand and then double check it using a text book with all the charts in it (GM Vincent Koh and GM Stephen Skinner have charts in the back of their textbooks) or use software available on the AFSC website.
- If the building is near a void line take additional care as the chart may be a replacement star chart. You will need to check what mountain the replacement chart falls into – these are the charts I have had the most issues with and you need to get it right. Always double check with clients that things have improved especially when you are unsure as to the chart or age of the building. This is why follow up is crucial.
- Remember other variables that could be impacting on the Feng Shui – geopathic stress, building biology issues, spiritual presences, electromagnetic and electric fields, the Bazi chart, human luck of the client etc.
- Manage your client’s expectations accordingly. Clarify with them their objective for getting a consultation done by completing an in-depth interview with them. My follow up is my way of confirming that I have delivered on their expectations.
I hope these tips will assist you in your Feng Shui journey.
Being a Feng Shui consultant is truly the best job in the world!
by Carolyn McCallum
Director, Feng Shui Harmony
Mob: 0430 162 537
Accredited Feng Shui Consultant, AFSC