Shackelford's Feng Shui Software
comes in three different versions:
full system with every Feng Shui feature you will need as a professional
Feng Shui consultant, or if you are following an in-depth course of Feng
package contains everything you need for basic Feng Shui consultancy -
without needing to understand the full complexities of the Lo Pan or
Flying Star Feng Shui
program for use at home - with your family and friends. All the Chinese
Astrology features to find out about your personality and your future,
plus the basic Feng Shui readings to layout your House and Office
Each program gives you access to the Feng Shui topics shown in the table below, and calculates all the necessary values for you from the birth dates of
the people you have entered into the program. The feature is available in a
given version if the
symbol is displayed in the version column shown
below. For example, we can see that "Daily
Elements" is available in the Professional and Expert versions, but not the
Home version. Click here to view the online
User Guide for the Professional program.
To purchase a
copy of the version that suits you - click here for the
Click on each of the links below
to see a screen-shot of each of the program features:
To view screenshots of The
programs features click on any of the above items.
Recommended Books for use with
Home Version : Stephen Skinner's "KISS
Guide to Feng Shui"
Expert Version: Stephen Skinner's "Flying
Professional Version : Stephen Skinner's "Guide
to the Feng Shui Compass"
Details & System Requirements
Memory : 32 Mbytes (minimum)
Disc Space: 15 Mbytes free space
Screen: S-VGA Video Adapter
Resolution: 800 x 600 (minimum), 256+ Colours (minimum)
Windows: 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or later
Mouse: Microsoft Mouse or equivalent pointing device
Install: Internet Connection
Comments from Feng
The Feng Shui Software has
been "road-tested" by a number
Feng Shui enthusiasts, including:
"a really useful product
that should be on the PC of everyone interested in Feng Shui."
(author of "Chinese Geomancy" and a range of books on Feng
"Visually stunning, and
extremely user friendly. A 'must-have' for the keen student of Real Feng Shui"
Jon Sandifer (author
of "Feng Shui Journey", and expert on Nine Star Ki Astrology)
"..very impressed with the
9 Star calculations. I like the simplicity of the system, it is very user
friendly. It allows you to build up a file of names and dates of birth with
ease. I also like the effort gone into calculating which year and month you
occupy. This product saves a lot of calculation and I highly recommend it."
And some comments
from other happy users...
Shui as you have never seen it before-- Complete, unfettered, yet fully balanced
access to the very roots of the many schools and traditions. You may find it a
greater resource than even the Internet."
"it makes things so easy to work out, particularly on a home visit"
"the CD-Rom is working fine, first impression : VERY NICE !"
"...really good interface, excellent presentation...I'm really glad you
guys are doing this , since it saves me from having to wade through all the
tables to complete the Four Pillars from first principles"
Shackelford's Feng Shui
The Feng Shui Professional program
has been developed in conjunction with the various Feng Shui experts of the Feng
Shui for Modern Living magazine, especially Stephen Skinner who, as editor and
author, was the first person to introduce Feng Shui to the Western World with
his ground-breaking book "The Living Earth Manual" published in 1982.
The program has had over 10 years of continuous
development, and has been tested and tried by a number of Feng Shui experts,
including Derek Walters and Jon Sandifer. New features are being developed each
year - the program now includes a Floor
Plan drawing feature, Flying Star Cures and Enhancements and a number of
other new features - click here for
It was also chosen as the program to be sold in
conjunction with Master C.S. Chang's "Feng Shui Practitioner's Kit"
from the Realm of Feng Shui at http://www.trofs.com.
The program provides lots of
information on each aspect of Feng Shui - whether it is the Four Pillars
astrology, the I Ching divination or the different Feng Shui schools - Compass
or Black Hat, or even the Japanese version of Feng Shui called Nine Star Ki.
The Expert and Professional versions provide more
complex Feng Shui features such as Flying
Star Feng Shui and an 18-ring Lo Pan
USING THE PROGRAM
It is very easy to get started with the program - it is a standard Windows systems, with
"Point and Click" using the Mouse. Once the program has been
installed, just move the Mouse around the Window and Click on the Buttons.
Almost every picture or icon
that you see on the screen is "Live" - which means if you hover the
Mouse over it, a caption will be displayed with some useful information, and
quite often if you Double Click on it - a new window will 'pop-up' with lots
more useful information.
If you are get stuck, confused
or not sure what to do - email me!
The print outs are
designed so that you can build up files about each client, with a summary of the
details from each screen, so that you can refer to the data when making the
specific reports for the client.
In particular, the Pa Kua and Ba Guas are designed as large black and white
diagrams which are used when checking out rooms to make notes on.
The program is a powerful
tool to speed up the process of calculating, reading and interpreting Feng Shui,
but should not replace the individual consultant's personal experience - this is
what your clients are paying for - the personal touch, not just a pre-formatted
So the reports do NOT have any interpretation on them - as this is dependent on
the theories, ideas, experience and training of the individual consultant - each
Master has slightly different ideas as to what the readings mean. Any
interpretations that I would have are unlikely to match what you would interpret
from your experience, or indeed from your understanding of the individual
FENG SHUI and CHINESE
Remember that Chinese
Astrology is based on thousands of years of use, and although many of the
readings may appear vague, obscure or irrelevant, this is because they are
designed to let you get into your subconscious. They are valuable because you
need to interpret the Feng Shui readings to match your current situation.
You need not take any of the readings too seriously, and you should apply common
sense to any actions you take as a result.
researching Feng Shui for over ten years and, as well as designing and
developing the Feng Shui Program, is a consultant to the Feng Shui for Modern
Living Magazine, and is a partner with Stephen Skinner in the Feng Shui for
Modern Living website and shop.