At least once a week I get a call or e-mail from someone who tells me they bought a book to set up the feng shui in their home but that instead of being helpful these books have left them feeling confused and frustrated. Just when they think they understand what the author is saying they read further and realize they have no idea what they’re supposed to do.

It’s unfortunate that their experience with feng shui has left them frustrated rather than enlightened but not surprising. Just because someone is known for being a good consultant doesn’t mean they are good at explaining what they do to others. That’s why Jim Cramer has a show on how to invest in the stock market (Mad Money) and Warren Buffet doesn’t.

So I thought we would spend our time today looking at some basics you need to know about feng shui in order to get the results you want easily and enjoyably.

The first thing you need to know are the directions in your home or office. When I say directions I mean north, south, east, west, northeast, etc. Directions are critical to classical feng shui and without them your feng shui activations won’t work. This is why so many people are unsuccessful with Black Sect, Black Hat, Western and New Age feng shui.

Next you need to know which areas of your life belong to these directions. You can find this by going to my website and clicking on Feng Shui Freebies. Just download the Simple Bagua pdf file for all the directions and life areas.

The last thing you need to know is how to power up your feng shui with the best activation. In feng shui you have the option of using these three activations to get your energy moving:
1. Element – fire, water, wood, metal or earth
2. Color – each direction has specific colors that trigger the feng shui
3. Shape – each direction has its own shape

So let’s say you’re a writer and you want to get your creative juices flowing more. Take a look at the west area of your office because this is the area associated with Creativity in feng shui.

The element for Creativity is metal so you could put something made of metal here. One of the colors for this area is white so you could use this color instead. And one of the shapes is oval so you could put an oval shaped object here if you wanted. Or you could put an oval shaped object made of metal to combine two of the feng shui activations.

It’s that easy!

You can even personalize your feng shui using my book 4 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Love Life & Fatten Your Wallet available on

Author's Bio: 

Chriss Barr is a Feng Shui & Dowsing Expert and author of '4 Easy Ways to Ignite Your Love Life & Fatten Your Wallet' available here on Amazon: