is Feng Shui?
metaphysical practice of feng shui originated in China thousands
of years ago. Like gravity, it affects everyone. Feng shui is
part of nature. It is the understanding that your immediate interior
and exterior surroundings can have a predictable influence on
you. Feng shui is a system for determining how both seen and unseen
aspects to your environment can influence your health, your mental
and emotional states, and your financial potential.
Many people have now heard or read that your feng shui environment
can affect your health, well-being, relationships, and career.
Feng shui also influences fertility and specific health conditions,
like circulation, digestion, sex drive, back pain, and respiratory
conditions, just to name a few. For lack of a more scientific
explanation, feng shui remedies have an astounding 6,000 year
track record for helping people become "luckier" or more fulfilled
in various areas of their lives.
traditional feng shui is partly based on time-space theory, Kartar
coined the phrase "astrology for architecture" to describe the
time and space aspect to how feng shui works. An energy field
is created in every structure based on when it was built and what
direction it faces. Feng shui has historically been called Chinese
Geomancy. Energies from the earth below combine with energies
from the sun and stars above to create an energetic blueprint
inside every house or building. Natural landscapes as well as
man-made objects can influence this energetic blueprint.
Diamond: Biography and Credentials
Kartar Diamondís classical feng shui studies began in 1992 when she met Master Larry Sang, founder of the American Feng Shui Institute, and who she formed an alliance with for nearly twenty years, having been a senior graduate and advanced Instructor from A.F.S.I. Kartar has also studied with other masters including Raymond Lo, Joseph Yu, and Heluo, to name a few. Having been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and USA Today, Kartar has advised thousands of individuals and businesses. She is one of the most well-known and respected consultants, based in Southern California, but working with people world-wide.
Kartar Diamond founded her company, Feng Shui Solutions, in 1993.
Her consulting style encompasses several traditional methods,
including the Flying Star School (Xuan Kong), as well as the most
practical applications from the East/West School (aka Eight Mansion
School). Form School is also a part of the authentic, classical
traditions. Yin-Yang theory and Five-Element Theory are integral
parts of traditional Feng shui.
Kartar has even studied one of the most obscure forms of feng
shui (for Westerners) which is called Yin House Feng Shui. It
deals with the analysis of grave sites and the influence that
a burial spot can have on the deceased's relatives.
Kartar has had many affiliations with real estate professionals,
including having been a Preferred Vendor with Coldwell Banker.
She has also been an Industry Partner with the American Society
of Interior Designers. She had been an active member of the American Society of Feng Shui for many years.
Kartar founded her publishing company, Four Pillars Publishing,
in 2003 and is the author of Feng Shui for Skeptics: Real
Solutions Without Superstition. This
book blows the whistle on a lot of the fake feng shui practices
that consumers do not know are marketing gimmicks or just the
product of someone's overactive imagination. Kartar has been a
leader in the traditional feng shui industry, speaking out against
false schools, questionable New Age spin-offs and unprofessional
There is also a lot of information in Feng Shui for Skeptics
that is not found in any other popular feng shui books. This includes
some of Kartar Diamond's personal case study experiences, not
the least of which was her audit of the former O.J. Simpson Rockingham
estate. Aside from being available on her own website, you can
also order Feng Shui for Skeptics from www.Amazon.com
Her second book, The Feng Shui Matrix: Another Way to Inherit
the Earth was published in 2006. This sequel is filled with
more step-by-step formulas for maximizing the balance and productivity
of the space you have. It also has a chapter on the ideal floor
plans for newer constructions. The Feng Shui Matrix offers
personal remedies, based on your birth date.
third book, The Feng Shui Continuum: A Blueprint for Balanced
Living, was published in 2008. It covers a major branch of
classical Feng Shui called the Flying Stars.
Residential Feng Shui Consultations
a compass as an essential tool of the trade, Kartar begins all consultations
with a careful compass reading to determine the precise directional
alignment of the property. Observations are made regarding the exteriors
and landscaping as well. Without proper training, some consultants
do not even know that there are bad locations for water features,
such as fountains and pools.
The year the house was constructed plays a major role in the analysis
and how the occupants are affected by their home. Kartar provides
a comprehensive evaluation, including a floor plan sketch and a
narrative report for the client to keep as a record of the recommendations.
Kartar's highest concentration of clients is in Los Angeles County
including Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Beverly Hills,
West Hollywood, the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena and the South
She also visits clients in San Diego County, Orange County, Riverside,
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. If she can get there in three
hours or less, Kartar will drive her Honda Hybrid to your area.
Shui for Commercial Properties
for commercial properties are also in high demand. Each business
is unique and what may be appropriate advice for a restaurant is
not necessarily correct for a doctor's office. Kartar has
evaluated hundreds of businesses, from small one-room offices to
whole corporations. Kartar has advised on everything from attorney's
offices to zen gardens and everything in between. In Feng Shui
for Skeptics, she highlights some of the unique aspects to
look out for in planning or designing scores of commercial enterprises.
Outside of Southern California
is based in Los Angeles, and routinely sees several hundred clients
per year in Southern California. But she also travels to see clients
in other states and occasionally other countries.
Kartar's long distance projects have included traveling to Washington
state, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut,
Colorado, Montana and New York. Kartar is internationally known
and once taught a course in Barcelona, Spain.
shui consultations by mail can be done accurately and thoroughly
when the client provides enough data. A narrative report is promptly
written, based on Kartar receiving floor plan sketches and photographs
of the interiors and exteriors. Kartar can provide on-line coaching in how to take an accurate compass reading, whenever it is not possible for Kartar to get the reading from aerial views of the property. When a structure is not viewable from Google Earth or has not been constructed yet, a client can be guided in how to get an accurate compass reading in person.
Long distance clients are given equal priority and attention to
detail as local clients. Calls and email communications are promptly
an entirely new structure, doing an addition or an expansion all
require the assistance of a highly trained feng shui expert if you
want to get the most out of what feng shui has to offer. Sometimes
the scope of a remodel project may change the energy of the whole
space, while other times the remodeled space will be interpreted
as a separate area from the original construction. Proper analysis
necessitates that a feng shui practitioner have a lot of experience
and training with advanced knowledge of the Flying Star School essential.
Kartar enjoys working with architects, builders, and interior designers
and has solidified close relationships with some prominent designers
people select a new house or business location can be done locally
or long distance with Kartar's assistance. Working with you
and your real estate agent, Kartar can often give you quick advice
about the property before you decide to sign a lease, make an offer
or go into escrow.
and Speaking Engagements
Kartar has taught numerous introductory feng shui classes, including Santa
Monica City College, West Los Angeles College, Culver City Adult
School, Los Angeles City College, Pasadena City College, Beverly
Hills Adult School, South Bay Adult School, Los Angeles Valley College,
and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.
She can also be available for private tutoring and instruction.
monthly feng shui newsletter, Time & Space, can be
received through email by simply requesting it. Each issue provides
an informative article or tip to help you better understand or apply
the principles of traditional feng shui. The Newsletter also lists
Kartar's current teaching schedule. Many of Kartar’s newsletter articles have been archived at EzineArticles.com
Diamond's fees are consistently lower than her professional peers
with similar training or experience. Her rates are very affordable
and she charges either a square foot rate or an hourly rate, whichever
is the fairest price for the project.
Feng Shui Solutions aims to satisfy every client and to exceed your
expectations from your consultation. We look forward to a long term
relationship with you.
Kartar Diamond/Feng Shui Solutions