Qi Consultancy Sam McDaid

Feng Shui is related to energising areas of an individuals, a corporations, an institutions or a given family’s life.

During a consultation I use questioning techniques to establish whether the client desires better health, a vibrant love life, an overall feeling of harmony in their home, a productive working environment etc. We spend some time together clarifying goal areas.

I then take a detailed tour of the clients house or office, make notes, take photographs, compass readings and later compare with specialist charts to guide specific recommendations on how to improve the energy flow to help the client achieve what they want in their lives or business.

I generally work with a floor plan, and depending on which School of Feng Shui the client feels most comfortable with.

[Form School or Compass School] I analyse the energy from a macro and micro level. The length of the Feng Shui consultation depends on the size of the house or office, as well as how much work is needed. Usually, two to four hours should be enough time to determine the best Qi for a space under 1,000 sq ft.

Beyond this I offer complete design services for interior decoration, remodelling and branding or identity for new businesses or those experiencing a slow down in growth.


The Four Pillars of Destiny or BaZi is a knowledge about our lives.

It is a theory and skill related to understanding living. The system involves analysis of our personalities, behaviours, outlook, career, financial and material wealth, relationships, romance, health and children.

The ancient Chinese discovered and preserved this amazing system, its mystery is intriguing and its power significant. BaZi can help to explain the past, present and future of our lives with simple natural laws.

I use BaZi to analyse and translate the clients strongest ‘element’ and help to translate this through personal colour charting and personalised styling. Empowering individuals through Textiles, Metaphysics and Fashion.


The BaGua are eight trigrams used in Taoist cosmology and Feng Shui to represent the fundamental principles of reality, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts.

Each consists of three lines, each line either “broken” or “unbroken,” representing yin or yang, respectively. These eight symbols are representations of naturally occurring processes. They represent movement and change. They are from the I Ching or Book of Changes. Each of the trigrams are frequently associated with a season, family member, animal, direction of the compass, our personality etc. We can use them to bring meaning to a range of different occurances and situations in our experience of living.

Lo Pan

The Lo Pan is to Feng Shui what the telescope is to astronomy…you can’t have one without the other.

Most Feng Shui practitioners may have been initially daunted by the idea of learning how to use this precision instrument. The rings contain formulas and information which can be analysed to determine where positive and negative energies or qi are.

It is however only a tool and contrary to belief it does not hold any magical power. It uses the Earth’s magnetic field and astronomical data to determine alignments and direction for use with flying stars mapping.

I Ching

The continued acceptance and widespread interest in the I Ching has led to many translations of this ancient divination text, the oldest of the Chinese classics.

The I Ching was originally a divination manual in the Western Zhou period, but over the course of the Warring States period and early imperial period was transformed into a cosmological text with a series of philosophical commentaries known as the “Ten Wings.”

They are attributed to Confucius, known to be one of the greatest of philosophical teachers.

The texts explore the unconscious and concepts of change.