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YU’ Classical Feng Shui Master Susanne always stresses the huge difference between Classical (authentic) Feng Shui, and the watered-down, commercialized version of Feng Shui, also called “New Age Feng Shui”.

New Age Feng Shui plays with the psychological or Placebo effect of “good luck” objects, has no consistent principles, and it’s not rooted in any classical theories or ancient texts. It consists mostly of made up or misunderstood pieces of information derived from traditions in Chinese culture. Hence, it is a purely modern and commercial invention.

Classical Feng Shui, on the other hand, is a very precise science that is based on empirical data and exact scientific measurements and formulas.
It is therefore quite easy to distinguish Classical Feng Shui from its New Age counterpart. Typically, all forms of Classical Feng Shui encompass the following aspects:

  1. A Chinese Luo Pan is used to measure directions. This is a mandatory tool in all forms of Classical Feng Shui.
  2. Analysis of location and direction of certain internal and external features.
  3. It requires the observation and evaluation of Luan Tou Landforms. This includes, among many others, natural mountains, their shape, location and direction vis-a-vis a property, the landform embrace, the flow, quality and direction of water.
  4. Time-based formulas
  5. Residents of the property
  6. NO NEED for the placement of any type of symbolic objects that convey good luck (i.e. Fu dogs, Ba Gua mirrors, toads, coins, etc)
  7. NO NEED for any spiritual or religious activities, such as prayers, incense sticks, placement of religious deities, etc.

Meet our Classical Feng Shui Master here.