As Feng Shui consultants our job is to ascertain the health of an environment from an energetic perspective and provide suggestions for improvement. Aside from lifeforce energy there are also very practical considerations such as air and water quality, which is why I make it known to my Feng Shui clients and students that the Nikken products work really well to cleanse drinking water and clean indoor air which is often more polluted than outdoor air.
A very common comment I hear from my Feng Shui clients and students is that they are confused about their Chinese Zodiac animal and Lo Shu number because many systems incorrectly work with the "Chinese New Year" instead of the Winter Solstice. This can cause great confusion in people and almost an identity crisis!
How the natural forces of the universe affect the energies of the year is a fascinating subject called forecasting and refers to our Heaven Luck. I prefer the term forecast rather than prediction as I consider it more accurate and it also creates more psychological space to harness our Human Luck in order to better weather the forecast whereas prediction somehow sounds too final. We are never meant to feel victimized by the forecasts as this creates self-fulfilling prophecies, however, if we are forewarned we are forearmed and can fine-tune our strategies.
I wrote a summarised 2011 Forecast for the Feng Shui Society (in January 2011), influenced by my teacher Grand Master Chan Kun Wah, but interpreted by my own wisdom and knowledge. I correctly forecasted that it was timely this year for the people to express their feelings to governments and also that petroleum would be supported by the general energy of the year.  Below is an excerpt:
Feng Shui Consultation and Chinese Horoscopes are intimately connected yet stand alone as specialisms in their own right. The best Feng Shui consultants master both Feng Shui and Astrology systems. Understanding the Horoscope gives the Feng Shui consultant more options to support the client not only in decision making and timing of important events like conception, marriage, career interviews but also how to use the Ba Zi knowledge within the Feng Shui recommendations. We will guide you through the 5 day course to provide insights as follows:
This jam-packed 2 day course is designed for beginners, new to Chinese Horoscopes, to teach them how to navigate the Chinese 10000 Year Calendar and how to construct a Ba Zi Four Pillars Chinese Horoscope chart in preparation for the Advanced Ba Zi I course or as a stand alone introduction.  This is a golden opportunity for beginners to participate in Imperial or Chue Style Chinese Horoscopes without being a Feng Shui student. Master Sarah McAllister will guide you through the topics covered as follows: