Create Harmony In Your Home with Classical Feng Shui


Xuan Kong Flying Stars Feng Shui, also called Traditional or Classical Feng Shui, is a complex, ancient Chinese mathematical system that incorporates astronomy, geography, the environment, magnetic fields, and physics. With the practice of Feng Shui, we are able to manipulate our living and working environment to be as supportive as possible. Every building is treated as unique, as there are 216 energy blue-prints that can affect each occupant differently. Energy patterns are not visible to the naked eye, nor are they detected intuitively, but they affect us physically, emotionally, socially, and financially.

Buildings can contribute to wealth, financial disaster, creativity, legal problems, crime, insanity, birthing smart babies, infertility, infidelity, specific accidents, illnesses, romance, divorce, and numerous other traits. These energies can be enhanced, reduced or neutralized with the appropriate remedy of metal, water, wood, fire or earth.

A family, whose house was in a “People Lock,” experienced increased quarrels and arguments between family members. Health was also compromised with frequent illnesses and injuries. After placing water in the exterior sitting of their property, they reported dramatic improvement in relationships and health.

Another couple began experiencing “Divorce and Separation” energy and “Bull Fight Sha” in their master bedroom. To reduce these energies, metal was added in several decorative forms to blend in with the furnishings. Introducing metal, as well as, reducing any conflicting elements, created the balance needed to shift from the destructive energy.

Some ways that Feng Shui can help you are: getting a job or promotion, improving health, getting married, becoming pregnant or preventing miscarriages, guard against separations or divorce, increase creativity, stimulate social life, prevent lawsuits or malicious influences, eliminating depression and more.


This is an example of an affordable exterior “Water Feature” that can be placed on a property to increase money luck. Photo courtesy: Linda Elkins (Selvage)

As a Classical Feng Shui Consultant, I am most often asked to de-mystify the following:

Ba Gua

A Ba Gua is an ancient tool much like a textbook. It holds encoded information about universal energy patterns. Modified from its original design, it has recently been hung over doors to deflect negative energy or laid over a floor plan to determine a buildings energy blue print. This was never its intended use.

Wind Chimes

Metal wind chimes have a very strong effect and should be used only in specific situations and never indoors!


In olden times, there were no glass mirrors. Highly polished metal provided a reflection, while the metal provided the remedy. Beyond opening a dark space, effects of modern mirrors are psychological.

Fish & Symbolism

The carp is a very strong survivor fish, which is why it is commonly used in art. Black fish symbolize illegal activity of money change. Red fish symbolize legal and ethical money business. A lotus flower represents the continuance of leftover abundance while the number 9 symbolizes “lasts long time.” Thus, 9 fish with a lotus flower represents abundance which lasts a long time. While China is rich in folklore and symbolism, Classical Feng Shui does not use symbolism as a remedy.

Decorating with Red, Orange & Purple

Fire colors have a very strong effect and can increase arguments, accidents, illness, financial challenges, or worse. They can also produce positive results, but must be used judiciously.

Best Sleeping Direction

At birth, every person is uniquely influenced by the magnetic pull of the Earth. Whatever may be beneficial to one person may not be beneficial to another. Best directions are determined by gender and date of birth.

Increasing Wealth

Many factors are involved in increasing prosperity, however, one can benefit from adding a water feature to their exterior, East or Southwest. Don’t guess… use a compass! Avoid water in the Northeast as money will be decreased.

Classical Feng Shui is a powerful mathematical science and healing art with many, many layers. By making some simple adjustments, one can create harmony in their home and work space. This, in turn, can improve health, wealth and relationships!

Linda Elkins (Selvage) is a Classical Feng Shui Consultant. She resides in Ojai, California and serves local and long distance clients. She can be reached by phone, (805) 640-1075 or visit her website at