[photopress:feng.jpg,full,alignright]More than 1,000 Feng Shui guides work in agencies in Shanghai, according to Wang Xiaohe, manager of a Shanghai-based Feng Shui company.He said, ‘Feng Shui is widely applied in interior decorating and real estate, so it has attracted many estate agents and entrepreneurs.’
Feng Shui involves ensuring a good flow of energy, or ‘Qi’. Buildings and other structures need to face certain directions depending on their surroundings. Elements such as wood, fire and earth have to be carefully balanced.
Wang says many entrepreneurs will consult on the future of their businesses, while estate agents are more likely to consult on the position of furniture and the environment of their projects.
According to the Xinhua news agency, consultants usually charge RMB30 ($3.75) per square metre for property advice and RMB300 ($37.5) per half hour for other services.
Chairman of the Shanghai Yi Jing Institute, Zhang Zhizhe said the influx of residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, where Feng Shui is legal and commonly used, has contributed to its popularity. He also said, ‘Feng Shui guides usually start out as consultancy companies, otherwise the administrations of industry and commerce would prohibit them from operating as the public practice of Feng Shui is illegal.’
Source: Zee News