Feng shui, which literally means "wind, water," is the practice of arranging
your environment (as much as possible) to allow the natural energy of the
Earth to flow in a more positive way.
As a feng shui consultant, you visit residential or commercial clients,
map out the energy rhythms that are natural for them, and make suggestions
as to how that person (or group of people) would decorate, rearrange or build
to optimize those rhythms.
Feng shui is divided into several disciplines -- Black Hat Sect, for example.
The duties that you perform for clients depend in part on the discipline of
feng shui which you adhere to.
Feng shui was largely unknown in the early '80s. However, it is growing
in popularity now. Some areas have numerous feng shui consultants. Others
have very few or none at all.
Most feng shui consultants will tell you that there is no typical day in
their career. Janice Hunt is a feng shui consultant in Tampa, Florida. Hunt
says that during the scope of one day, she might:
- Check e-mail
- Check directions to a client's location
- Check snail mail
- Mail out brochures in response to requests for information
"Sometimes I do public speaking on feng shui," adds Hunt. "I give lots
of talks. And I also teach feng shui."
Don't expect the hours of a feng shui consultant to be easy. Depending
on whether you work strictly with commercial clients or commercial and residential
clients, you could be expected to be available early in the day or in the
evening and on weekends.
During a consultation, a feng shui consultant will have to walk the premises
of the client's home or business. This means that consultants must have a
full range of movement. This career is also not suited to people who are blind.