FENG SHUI - and your property

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art and science, dating back 3,500 years, that harmonises the energy (Chi ) of a space to ensure the health and good fortune of its occupants.

Feng means wind and Shui means water. There are five elements through which Chi flows and each element symbolises a certain area of life:

area of life

Water - money and work
Wood - wealth and health
Fire - fame and dynamism
Earth - stability and support
Metal – the future and projects

To create harmony in your home, it is essential to know the five elements and how they interact. Also, the theory of Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine); two opposing, but deeply interconnected forces where one cannot exist without the other.

Yin (passive energy) is soft, slow, relaxed and Yang (active energy) is hard and fast – think of Yin as the stillness and mystery of the night and Yang as the fiery essence of the mid-day sun. Therefore, a good Feng Shui home has harmony of both active and passive energies.


The main tools for Feng Shui analysis are a compass and the Bagua, which is a Feng Shui energy map. The Bagua is an octagonal grid containing symbols which will help you understand the connection of specific Feng Shui areas of your home relating to specific areas of your life.


To give you some practical use, here are some helpful tips for the sale of a property

In Feng Shui, your home is the mirror of your life story and reflects the joy or sadness. When selling your property it is essential to make it as attractive as possible, not only so that it sells, but also that you leave positive energies for the future owner.

  • Remove objects that are very personal, such as family photos, a multitude of knick-knacks or holiday mementos. The more neutral it is, the more the future owners can see themselves there.
  • Store everything away as clutter is a source of bad energy.
  • Repair everything – leaks, damp patches or marks on paintwork.
  • Use soft colours (yin) with some warm colours (yang) for a good balance.
  • Make the house ‘happy’ with music, scents, turn on lamps, light candles and let the sun in.
  • Add some lovely plants and a beautiful bouquet of flowers in the South East sector of your living room.
  • Make sure your garden looks cared for as well as the house.
  • Areas of water, such as ponds and swimming pools, must be clean: water in Feng Shui is very important since it represents wealth.
  • Just like traditional Chinese medicine, Feng Shui knowledge is deep and complex. The more you know about it, the more you realise there is to explore. Seeking advice from a professional consultant is another alternative. AB Real Estate has worked with Christine Fageot, who has qualifications from Yap Cheng Hai Feng Shui Center of Excellence and the Master Academy of Chinese Metaphysic Joey Yap (two prestigious international schools).

    For more information, please contact her on +33 (0) 6 82 00 50 20 or +33 (0) 9 71 34 09 87, send her an email to christine.fageot@wanadoo.fr or visit her website www.synergie-fengshui.com