Complete Feng Shui, February 22, 2022
Complete Feng Shui with Michele Von Castle and Toni Lontis
ABOUT My Co Host Michele Von Castle
You may question what led a young mum of three towards such an obscure field. A roller coaster comes to mind as a perfect description of Michele’s journey into Feng Shui
’Any phenomenon, period, or experience of persistent or violent ups and downs, as one fluctuating between prosperity and recession or elation and despair’.
Perth will always be home to Michele. She was raised by a builder and lived in Belair, Cobar, Bowen, and Echuca. Moving around meant Michele experienced many different housing arrangements. She went from prestigious Belair to a home on stilts that rocked with movement at the front. One home stood out amongst the lot, the home of her Aunty Nikki. Working in a furniture shop in the prestigious Subiaco, (Perth Western Australia) her home décor was bursting with patterns, fabrics, and textures. Michele wanted one just like it and aspired to the realm of Interior Design. She went on to study the profession which led to architectural drafting. Michele was engrossed by the impact that design elements played within a home. She started analyzing her life and the countless houses she had once called home, looking at the shift in life and luck while in each household.
More than 20 years ago Feng Shui was brought to Michele’s attention, as it rapidly gained momentum and interest in the west. Like many, she had read about the subject. Friends had their homes healed and her curiosity flourished. A Feng Shui consultant came to Michele’s home with pen in hand. She followed her around as she instructed on colors, furniture placement, and an assortment of symbolism. Red needed to be removed from a wall, furniture directions needed adjustment, Jade and Cumquat plants were to be placed at doors, mirrors and pictures re-homed, salt went in certain spots, crystals hung to redirect energy and the list went on. The thought of a change in luck stimulated interest and desire. Michele was in a tailspin - amazed - this was an exciting new venture and a great excuse for an upskill, and unbeknown to Michele, also a change in my life direction.
Michele is, in the Chinese Zodiac animal, a Rooster, and so it was important that she had an understanding of WHY she couldn’t have a particular wall red, WHY she needed to place salt and crystals in certain pockets, and WHY she was affected by mirrors or the symbolism of artwork. There were a lot of WHYs and so her Feng Shui journey started.
Michele began reading any books relating to the topic she could get her hands on. Every wall was painted, and furniture textures, colors, and placements were altered to follow Feng Shui principles. It was warm and inviting with lots of energy and light. Michele’s home looked and felt great. Her sister and friends liked the energy and requested her help to achieve similar outcomes, and with that Michele’s journey intensified. She began investing in courses under well-recognized Feng Shui masters. Michele wanted to really understand the many levels and influence of energy that was Feng Shui, the Art of placement and manipulation of energy. Feng Shui as art just clicked, it made sense to her, being mathematical, analytical, and practical.
Michele loved her hills home which taught her so much about Feng Shui, energy, and relationships, but it was only the start. Since then Michele has successfully navigated the Feng Shui industry for over 20 years, mastering a deep understanding of the multi-layered science of practice.
Michele has taught Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, and Metaphysical Studies for Silk Road's Asian Studies at Curtin University and worked extensively on interiors, renovations, and with emerging businesses and established enterprises. Through many years of practicing and consulting, Michele has become an author and public speaker and now brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to this new Feng Shui series. You will start with simple steps and tips to begin your own journey and learn to master the energy of space within your home and environment.
This is the book I wished had started my adventure! Welcome to the revolution and world of Feng Shui.
Welcome to the show Michele we are delighted to have you here today and for the next 5 fortnightly shows. We are going to do a bit of an overview today before delving more deeply into both Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology over the coming weeks, there is so much to cover! If you’d like us to discuss anything in particular please reach out to Michele on email@example.com or me on firstname.lastname@example.org or ANY of our socials.
These questions are a guide, and I may ask or deviate from these if we need to….
Let’s start at the beginning and talk about the journey to Feng Shui master practitioner, for a western girl this might seem like an unlikely career BUT you love it, tell us why?
What is Feng shui?
How long has the art of Feng Shui been around and are its origins in China alone?
You have trained with some very high-level Masters – who are they and what did you learn?
Can you tell us about some of the positive ways in which Feng Shui has helped you in life, love, and business?
Can share with us one of your most profound experiences with a client (without mentioning names) who had their house Feng Shui’d?
Let’s talk about Chinese Astrology – what is it and how does it differ from the more commonly known astrology we might be familiar with?
How long has Chinese Astrology been around?
Tell us about some of the work you do for people using Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology?
Why are both modalities and how do they work together?
Why is the Chinese New Year such an important date in the Chinese Calendar and how does it differ from the western new year?
How can people work with you?
How to get ahead of the rest with valued guidance for Health, love, romance, wealth, career, education, and good and bad days,
How it helps in business – launching, signing contracts, meetings, travel, dates and house moves, auspicious days,
The Book – Beginners Feng Shui – tips to enhance everyday Living
Giveaways and explanation where you will find them in the coming weeks – links on tonilontis.com
Complete Feng Shui
Michele Von Castle has been a Feng Shui practitioner and consultant for more than two decades. She was trained in the practice by Master Raymond Lo (Hong Kong) and Juliana Abraham (Feng Shui Centre, Perth) and has studied with Dato Joey Yap and Lillian Too.
Over the years Michele has consulted residential, business, and commercial projects within Australia and overseas. She has held beginners and practitioner’s workshops and seminars, and facilitated Feng Shui and metaphysical retreats both locally and internationally. She has also taught Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, and Metaphysical studies for the Asian studies unit at Curtin University. She is now the owner of Complete Feng Shui.
PROMOTE HEALTH, HARMONY, AND PROSPERITY IN YOUR LIFE WITH COMPLETE FENG SHUI
Michele Castle’s master training, decades of experience, and strong intuition provides you with deep insight into the ancient and beneficial art of Feng Shui (pronounced “fung shway’). Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline more than 4,000 years old, which involves strategic placement to enhance health, harmony, prosperity, and balance in our living and working environments. Meaning ‘wind and water’ Feng Shui has risen in prominence in Australia and other western countries, with corporates including major banks calling in Masters of Feng Shui.