Madrid, Spain’s capital, is a city of beautiful boulevards and open, well-manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s famous for its rich treasuries of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. Madrid is in the centre of Spain and the feng shui heart of Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory. Madrid is also the largest city in Spain before Barcelona. Let’s examine how feng shui of Madrid compares to Barcelona and other Spanish cities.
Green Bank, a four-hour drive from Washington DC, is a census-designated place in Pocahontas County in West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands inside the Allegheny Mountain Range. Green Bank is located along WV 28 and is home to the Green Bank Observatory and the Green Bank Telescope which is used by astronomers to listen to galaxies in the outer space.
Green Bank, the National Radio Quiet Zone = no electromagnetic radiation
Green Bank is famous because it is located within the National Radio Quiet Zone, which means that radio transmissions are restricted by law to facilitate scientific research and military intelligence. This simple town, with a population of 143, has no phone, no radio signal, and hardly any wifi. Therefore, many (about 40) people who suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity, come to Green Bank to rest, and some moved in for good to live a life that is essentially of the grid. Even the use of microwave ovens is thrown upon. So perhaps, with little electro-smog, the feng shui of this town could be very good too.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)
Diane Schou suffered from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) and she moved to Green Bank to escape electrosmog and “be a normal person”. The word about Green Bank, EMFs safe heaven, spread among the global EHS community and others started to come. Mountain Quest Institute offers a kind of sanctuary for electrosensitive people. The owner Alex Bennet, Co-founder of Mountain Quest, says that many guests arrive desperate to have a break from their symptoms and some have relocated to Green Bank. Norman Phillips is one of them, who was very sceptical about electromagnetic hypersensitivity but had to move in Green Bank since he became affected by EHS himself. He now feels comfortable, energetic and youthful, and he doesn’t experience any headaches and ringing in his ears anymore in this place of quiet.
Feng Shui Consultant in Lisbon and Portugal
I’ve visited Lisbon to teach feng shui at a feng shui conference. And feng shui is very popular here with many people interested in studying feng shui. Let’s examine Lisbon from feng shui perspective…
Lisboa – the creativity area of the bagua of Portugal
Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and the largest city (before Porto), with a population of about half a million people (the population of Portugal is about 10 million). Lisbon is located in the western part of Portugal, which from feng shui bagua directionology perspective is the creativity, new future project area of the bagua. Lisbon is a city built on seven hills. Hence, it’s also named as a city of seven hills. Lisbon is four centuries older than Rome and a leading producer of cork.
Feng shui consultant in Valletta, Malta. Feng shui of Valletta and Malta.
As a feng shui consultant, I’ve evaluated the feng shui of Valletta and Malta as well as home and businesses of Malta. Valletta (or Il-Belt) is the small capital of the Mediterranean island nation of Malta that basks in the year-round sun. The walled city was established in the 1500s on a peninsula by the Knights of St. John, a Roman Catholic order. Valletta is known for grand churches, museums, and palaces. One key landmark is the Baroque St. John’s Co-Cathedral, whose rich in gilt interior houses the Caravaggio, brutally realistic masterpiece ‘The Beheading of Saint John.’ Let’s look at feng shui of Valetta and Malta in more detail.
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The Maltese archipelago occupies the centre of the Mediterranean, with Malta 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa and consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of 475,000 inhabitants over an area of 316sq km and a coastline of 196.8km (not including 56.01km for the island of Gozo). Malta is the biggest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre of the country. Gozo is the second biggest island and is more agricultural, with fishing, crafts and tourism. Comino is mainly uninhabited. The weather is mostly sunny here, and with nice beaches and nightclubs, tourism is on the main industries here.
I’m visiting Porto, Portugal for the first time and I’m most curious about feng shui of this city. Porto is Portugal’s second biggest city. My feng shui highlights are the bridges with spectacular vistas, the most beautiful bookshop in the world, fat sandwiches, pastries and some amazing views of Porto, as well as the wealth of ancient churches and contemporary museums. Portugal actually took its name from Porto which was given by Romans meaning Porto’s cow.
26.7 million tourists per year come to Hong Kong, making it the most visited city in the world. Is it because of feng shui and eight thousand skyscrapers (that’s double of New York) or because there is no fourth floor (unfortunately, the Chinese word for death is similar to digit 4, making it ‘unlucky’)? Let’s find out.
Athens, the capital of Greece (the oldest capital city in Europe), has a spectacular ancient history and feng shui to go with it. Greece and Athens, in particular, gave us democracy, Olympics, western philosophy, political science, theatre and comedy, algebra and lots of tourist attractions and monuments that belong to the Greek Ministry.
I’ve been to Copenhagen several times and I love feng shui of the Danish capital (voted the coolest city by the Lonely Planet). Copenhagen is the most visited destination in Scandinavia and voted the greenest city in Europe. The population of Copenhagen is just under two million and it’s the largest city in Scandinavia and one of the happiest places on Earth.
I love Barcelona and as a feng shui consultant – it’s one of my favourite cities that has an excellent feng shui on all fronts. Few other cities can compete with Barcelona’s Mediterranean charm, vibrancy and elegance. So, let me unpack. Perfect location ie by the sea with glorious sunshine, amazing buildings and architecture (dreamy Gaudi), the spiritual vibe (enlightening La Sagrada Familia), history, far-out cuisine including Cava tasting, a great market and a beach, art, including surrealist artist Miro and more…
You can get to Barcelona by bus and even train to Barcelona Sants train station (via France) but air travel is the most efficient. 7.5m tourists come to Barcelona every year to create a buzzing nightlife. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia region which has its own language and a flag (where they’ve invented Chupa Chups).
Feng shui consultant near you
If you are looking for a feng shui consultant near you – with 30+ years of experience in feng shui, vastu and environmental psychology feel free to call/text me on +44 7956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. Although I live in London, I do remote feng shui consultations, and I do travel. Email me
If you’re looking for a feng shui consultant near your home or business here’s a list of places where I work onsite or/and remotely.
Feng shui consultant in Reykjavik, Iceland
Feng shui consultant in Lisbon, Portugal
Feng shui consultant in London, UK
Feng shui consultant in Porto, Portugal
Feng shui consultant in Funchal, Madeira
Feng shui consultant in Faro, Portugal
Feng shui consultant in Barcelona, Spain
Feng shui consultant in Bucharest, Romania
Feng shui consultant in Budapest, Hungary
Feng Shui Consultant in Belgrade, Serbia
Feng Shui Consultant in Valletta, Malta
Feng shui consultants in Hong Kong
Feng shui consultants in Tallinn, Estonia
Feng shui consultants in Copenhagen, Denmark
Feng shui consultant in Athens, Greece
Feng shui consultant in Stockholm Sweden
Feng shui consultant in Madrid, Spain
Feng shui consultant in Helsinki, Finland
Feng shui of cities
When I visit different cities, I tend to look, from feng shui perspective, at the same things and aspects such as:
• the map of the city
• highest points to give me an overview of the place
• energetic points or power places
• chi/ energy level
• yin and yang
• five elements and how the shape the place
• water element with rivers, lakes and water features and air element with trees, parks, greens and biophila (feng shui) are important
• people, values of the people
• the spirituality of the place, usually churches and sacred sites
• the processor law ie the history of the place and any traumatic events
• energy flow, how traffic and transport works
• Kaplan & Kaplan model (which maps coherence, congruence, legibility and the mystery of a place)
• I try to get hold of local honey, which contains a fractal map of the place to embody the energetics of the city
• fractality of the place which is the measure of complexity
• markets which tend to offer a glimpse into the local vibe
• bookshops, which help to establish how knowledge and wisdom is important for the people
• nightlife and entertainment – play is an important aspect of any environment
• food energetics
• community spirit
• art galleries and museums will suggest the culture and artistic temperament
• the property market and property development opportunities
• global and local trends and how the city is positioned on the global scale for living standards, security, safety, etc
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Ecological and sustainable travels
Feng shui is about harmony with nature and supporting nature and the Earth is more important than ever. A few reminders of do’s and don’ts as to how to become a more ecological and kinder person for the planet:
• do plan your journey with an emissions calculator (ecopassenger.org) – train travels will cut your CO2 by half, on average
• don’t fly domestically – go by train instead, as Greta Thunburg suggests and use the local transport (not Uber)
• do pick a climate-conscious airline via Atmosfair Airline index (TUI UK, Thomas Cook, Jet2 and Air New Zealand rank high)
• don’t print your boarding passes, unless you have to
• do pick waste-free flights (pioneered by Qantas and followed by Etihad, Hi Fly for operating plastic-free; Ryanair will be plastic-free by 2023)
• do look at the sustainable top 100 destinations list and choose the greenest options such as Slovenia, Ecuador and Lake Tahoe which rank high
• do stay longer to cut down the frequency of your travels
• do stay in Airbnb – home use less energy, than hotels
• do have a staycation – ie staying locally or at home
• do offset your CO2 by voluntary carbon tax using gold-rated Verified Carbon Standard projects such as the World Land Trust Carbon Balanced project in Paraguay (worldlandtrust.org)
• do inset, which is a personal version of offset by using WWF’s footprint calculator (footprint.wwf.org.uk) to put money into reducing emissions in your life, such as buying an electric car or solar panels.
• do choose sustainable resorts that do beneficial work for the environment such as growing organic food, minimising waste, etc
• do take an eco-pledge
Helsinki is the seaside capital of Finland. I’ve visited it several times, teaching feng shui. Helsinki is the second most northern capital in the world was founded in 1550. Angry birds is the game invented in Helsinki but let’s see how feng shui fairs in this Scandinavian city.
I’ve visited Faro several times and here’s my feng shui apraisal of the best of the Algarve’s seafront capital.
Faro is the capital of southern Portugal’s Algarve region which from feng shui directionology makes it the success, recogntion area in the bagua model. Faro is packed with history. Originally, Faro was built by the Romand and then conqured by the Moors. As a feng shui consultant I’ll be focusing on the town’s several important landmarks such as neoclassical Arco da Vila which is on the site of a gate that was part of the original Moorish wall, the monumental archway leads to the old town, with its cobbled streets as well as Faro Cathedral, built in the 13th century. The Municipal Museum, in a 16th-century convent, displays prehistoric and medieval artifacts, plus religious art. And charming traditional Portugese bars and cafes.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is the largest city in Scandinavia and was founded in 1252. Sweden is famous for many things, mainly Abba, Nobel prize, dynamite, GPS, Skype, Stockholm syndrome, and IKEA but is feng shui rooted in Sweden too? Let’s explore.
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is placed in southern Romania, which according to the bagua model is the success and recognition of the place. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania with several large business companies, educational institutes, cultural venues, shopping areas and recreational places.
Belgrade is the capital of Serbia, the southeast European country. From feng shui perspective the most important landmark in Belgrade is the Beogradska Tvrđava, an imposing fortress at the convergence of the Danube and the Sava rivers. The fortification is a testimonial to the city’s strategic significance to the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian empires and it’s now the site of various museums as well as a vast park, Kalemegdan.
Budapest was named on 17 November 1873 to unite Buda and Pest. 3.7m tourist visit Budapest every year to see bohemian beauty. Hungary is the birthplace of biro and Rubik’s cube and vitamin C was discovered there too. So, how about feng shui of Budapest?
I’ve visited Tallinn as a feng shui consultant, originally, in 1995. I and a colleague of mine were asked to evaluate feng shui of Tallinn and Estonia and create a report on some major features that may affect the stability of Estonian independence and economic growth. Although feng shui of Tallinn and Estonia needs constant re-evaluation, it has come a long way since its independence in 1990.
Tallinn is Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea with a population of about half a million people. Key landmarks are the walled, cobblestoned old town, with many cafes and shops, as well as Kiek in de Kök, a 15th-century defensive tower. Gothic Town Hall, built in the 13th century and with a 64m-high tower, rests in historic Tallinn’s main square. Tallinn is the birthplace of Skype and the technological revolution that has been sweeping Estonia with its low tax and e-residency.
Maderia is an autonomous region of Portugal and an archipelago comprising four islands off the northwest coast of Africa. Its namesake fortified wine, dense cakes and warm, subtropical climate are key features that most tourist know. But what about the feng shui of the main island of Madeira which is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. The capital of Madeira is Funchal with wonderful botanic gardens and a picturesque harbor where New Year’s fireworks take place – the biggest in the world.
History of Madeira
Maderia was both founded and claimed in 1400 by Portuguse and it’s known as the island of eternal spring with it’s semi-tropical climate. Wiston Churchill was a vistor to this island as well as Christopher Colombus. It is also a place birth of a footboller, Cristiano Ronaldo (who’s got his statue there – full name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro). Funchal is the main city and originally meant ‘fennal plantation’ with a population of over 100k which makes it the sixth largest city in Portugal.
Feng Shui of London. Feng Shui Bagua of London. Feng Shui Bagua of the UK.
Feng shui consultant in London.
I live in London where I work as a feng shui consultant. I am devoted to looking at feng shui of great cities, particularly those that have great feng shui. What is different about my feng shui perspective is that it focuses on the external environments and also focuses on its inhabitants, on the fabric of the city around them. When people appear in the background behind the roads, buildings, parks – they are the real stars of this city. This stimulating perspective encourages us to look at cities in a new way. From the Underground platforms to great monuments to how the energy flows in London, this study of feng shui of London will help you to look at what constitutes the city and to appreciate how visually and energetically exciting it is.
London – the wealth area of the bagua of the UK
London is the capital of the UK and the largest city, with a population of over 8 million people (the population of the UK is 65.8 million). London is located in the southeast of the UK, which from feng shui bagua perspective is the wealth, prosperity area of the UK. Since London is the capital of the UK and a major tourist attraction, it can make sense from the bagua perspective that this city was established as one of the top global economic centres of the world. The key international airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead as well as City Airport provide excellent travel contact with the rest of the world. For the residents of London, according to statistics, wealth is important.