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Jennifer Ellen Frank is a Manhatten, New York Based Feng Shui interior design consultant with more than 24 years experience in interior design, home styling, textile design, and spiritul practices. She combines classic Feng Shui and modern interior design tecniques to

 

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About Feng Shui

The term "Feng Shui" means "wind-water" and refers to balancing Chi, the earthly and heavenly (atmospheric) energies in our inner and outer environments.

Feng Shui (pronounced "fung schway") is a powerful, effective method of changing your environment to improve your life. Used in the Orient for thousands of years, Feng Shui is now being discovered by thousands of Americans and other Westerners.

Traditional Feng Shui uses two main methods: The Forms Method and the Compass Method. The Forms Method reads the patterns of the landscape to ascertain the best areas to place homes and businesses. The Compass Method emphasizes the cardinal directions of the Earth (South, North, East, West). Compass Method practitioners use a compass (lo-pan) to determine the best orientations of the front door, bed, stove and others. This art includes perceiving the influences of land forms, geographical directions and interior design in ones home and workplace.

To experience Feng Shui in your own home, office and life, you may want a Feng Shui consultation. Consultations are available nationwide and internationally.

  • Understand your home as never before. Learn how it has been affecting your life and destiny since the day you moved in!
  • Learn the Ba-Gua (energy layout) for your home or office
  • Learn the solutions which will be the most effective to implement now
  • Receive suggestions tailored specifically your unique life and environment
  • Learn your best bed location, how to empower your stove for health and wealth, importance of the front door for protection, income and much more
  • Receive special techniques not taught in books or classes
  • Increase your wealth, improve marriage or relationship, health and much more

Feng Shui has a very extensive range of techniques at its disposal.
In many cases, each technique represents a complete branch of knowledge, requiring extensive knowledge, training and experience.
It is often said that one lifetime is not enough to master all of the techniques used in this practice. Broadly speaking, these techniques fall under categories such as form analysis, earth energy analysis, compass studies, horoscopes (both of the client and the structure), energy flow analysis, as well as more conventional building practices such as materials, construction, layout, decoration, and color and light studies. In effect, Feng Shui combines traditional building practices with metaphysical studies, spiritual knowledge, history, medicine, and psychology.

Some of the more important Feng Shui techniques include:

  1. Form analysis.
    This is the study of form and its impact upon human life. It includes knowledge on the location, direction and scale of objects in relation to the site in question.
  2. Yin/Yang analysis.
    This study helps to determine the overall influences active in the space in a more abstract way. The terms refer to the basic duality of the Cosmos into male/female, bright/dark, or open/closed.
  3. The 5 Transformations.
    This study determines the relative proportion of energies present on the site. This technique is also used to create cures or adjustments to negative influences.
  4. The Compass.
    This is the study of the intangible influences which can affect a site and which are considered to be active from the directions of the compass.
  5. Ming Qwa.
    This technique assesses the compatibility between the client and the structure in question.
  6. Lo Shu Portents.
    In this technique a client is advised as to the auspiciousness or negativity of any sector of the structure, with emphasis on prosperity, healing, longevity, harmony, or management..
  7. Flying Star.
    This technique is a horoscope of the building, with special emphasis on the relative qualities of each sector. This includes studies of the intangible influences in time. This technique makes possible predictions of events such as fire or robbery into the future.
  8. Four Pillars of Destiny.
    This is another horoscope of the client. An extremely sophisticated technique requiring many years to master, this horoscope is used to balance the client's space, determine future destiny, and evaluate family interactions.

Process

A basic consultation uses all of the techniques outlined above.
The end result is a strategy which is designed to alleviate the problems uncovered by the analysis and to help maximize the potential inherent in the site. A good Feng Shui consultant is subtle in his or her approach, and the cures recommended should be simple, direct, and within the client's budget. Only in cases where it is absolutely needed should extensive remodeling or reconstruction be recommended. Of course, Feng Shui works best if it is used from the onset of a construction of planning project.

In a typical consultation, the client will be given an assessment of the site and its potential for wealth, power, health, relationship and success. The site will also be rated for its compatibility with the client. Any negative factors will be adjusted for and strategies will be outlined to this effect. The site will also be broken down into sectors and each will be evaluated for its relative potential for creating or destroying wealth, health, relationships or satisfaction. In addition, the client will be informed as to the likelihood of events both positive and negative into the future. The consultant will also make general recommendations as to the preferred colors, shapes, and objects in the space, with specific recommendations as to their location.

Results can be expected within several days to several weeks, although deeper problems can obviously take longer. It is important to keep in touch with the consultant, particularly if changes are slow in coming or if change becomes too swift. It is recommended that a space be evaluated at least once a year, to take account of the changes in energy proper to the times

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Jennifer Ellen Frank proudly serves the whole tri-state area and Manhattan, New York City, Scarsdale, Armonk, Chappaqua, Irvington, Katonah, Bedford, Rye, Greenwich CT, Sharon CT and Washington CT.

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