Holiday Feng Shui to the Rescue
By Jennifer Bonetto



The holiday season is fast approaching. Right now is a great time to start thinking about changing some of the old energetic dynamics within families and creating new familial paradigms with Feng Shui. Most people aren’t aware of Feng Shui’s time-tested power of creating inner and outer harmony.

Feng Shui has been plagued with myths ever since the inception of Western Feng Shui in the 80’s, also known as Black Hat Sect Feng Shui. When most people mention “Feng Shui,” they are usually referring to a westernized version, a mix of bamboo flutes, crystals, superstitions and other oversimplified cookie-cutter remedies.

Traditional or Classical Feng Shui is an ancient form of geomancy, a discipline well-regarded in many ancient cultures — Celtic, Egyptian, and of course Chinese — but was forgotten as those ancient civilizations disappeared or evolved. Traditional Feng Shui was only available to those in the high social classes. It wasn’t until Master Yang, during the Tang Dynasty, that the general populous was able to utilize this ancient form of geomancy.

Traditional Feng Shui was developed about 4,000 years ago. It is composed of several theories and addresses various aspects of wealth, health and relationships by taking into consideration the timing of occupancy, building orientation, and birthdates of occupants. This is an extremely dynamic science and is based on the compatibility between the building and the occupants.

The ancient scholars who developed Feng Shui took into consideration astronomy, meteorology, seismology, traditional Chinese medicine and mathematics, were well versed in mathematics, weather patterns and the internal motion of the Earth. The Chinese were tenacious in documenting the results of their studies.

Observations were made for at least a hundred years until an official formula or discovery was employed. Therefore, from the thousands of years of research and observation, the Chinese formed a sophisticated body of knowledge known as Feng Shui.

This discipline is rooted in the understanding of chi — translated in English as “life-force energy.” Chi is the building block from which everything is made. The flow of energy to your home or building dictates the quality of a site. The Chinese figured out that through the environment, man-made or natural, life could either be supported or destroyed.

Traditional or Classical Feng Shui can safeguard and improve the well-being of a building’s occupants in multiple areas of wealth, health and relationships. It can make sleep more restful, offices more focused and productive, scholastic or financial achievements effortless and more bountiful, relationships between spouses, within families and among co-workers more harmonious.

Results, although sometimes miraculous, are not miracles. Rather they are natural manifestations of a balanced and supportive environment. Using the principles of Traditional Feng Shui, the existing life-force energy of the environment can be positively tapped and harnessed to create a life that supports you in all areas of wealth, health and relationships.

The holidays are a time to celebrate, rejoice, relax, and acquaint yourself with the relatives you haven’t seen in a while as well as relatives that live nearby. What a great way to familiarize yourself with your family than to create a space that allows for the free-flow of conversation, laughter, storytelling and bonding.

Feng Shui after all is about improving the human experience. What a unique way to make an impact on yourself and family. Happy Feng Shui Holidays!

Jennifer received her education from the American College of Classical Feng Shui and the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics. She is also a member of the International Feng Shui Guild. Currently, she is part of the 400-year-old Wu Ching Feng Shui Mastery lineage of Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having earned an MBA from Chapman University she incorporates her training and business acumen with clients. Visit:, email:  or call (310) 663-8238.

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