Monday, December 08, 2014

Where to Put a Feng Shui Aquarium?

Well, I've been published in quite a few languages so I've finally been published in Lithuanian!
“Prie kavos” is one of the most popular Lithuanian magazines,
it's a bit like 'Women's Weekly' in Australia.

If you don't read's what they asked me in English:

1. Where is the best place at home to put an aquarium?

In Feng Shui, water represents wealth, and wealth enters our front door, so it is customary to place an aquarium close to the front door, especially for a business. If you go into any good Chinese restaurant you will usually see such an aquarium near the entrance.

For placement of an aquarium at home we must be more intuitive, because water activates wealth. Placing an aquarium near the front door of your home may not be the most practical place, and mostly I have seen them in the lounge room, which we can say is generally a good place for an aquarium, because the lounge room is a yang, active room, and the aquarium, which is also very active, will add more happy yang energy to the room.

To activate wealth in the home using an aquarium, however, is more complicated and requires Feng Shui calculations which change from house to house.

So without knowing where is the 'wealth' area of your home, the best thing is to choose a good location that you feel comfortable with and that suits the aquarium, then wait and see what happens. If after placing an aquairum, you feel wealthier or luckier, then you know you put it in the right place! If, however, you feel things are not going so well, then you will need to move the aquarium to another place. If unsure, consult with a qualified Feng Shui practitioner.

2. How much fishes should be in aquarium (even or odd number) and why?

Fish are an important aspect of your aquarium, naturally! Also because they are living creatures that move about and create more activity. So the more fish you have, the better.

There is an old tale that you must put in a certain amount of fish in the aquarium, but this is just a superstition. Basically you can add as many fish as you like, as long as the aquarium is big enough. 

...well there you go! Now I hope that was translated correctly lol :-)


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Upcoming Courses from FSRC (Aust.)

Hi Everyone,

As you may know, I am a student and Lecturer for Master Joseph Yu's Feng Shui Research Centre and it has been a pleasure to celebrate the end of my 10th year in 2014 as a Lecturer for the FSRC.

In light of this, I would like to make you some exclusive and special offers (please click the image/heading for further info):

Tue 2 & 9 Dec6:30pm to 9:30pm AEST
(GMT+11 Melbourne time - incl Daylight Savings)
This class I designed and wrote is being offered for the first time online to FSRC students and also to students and practitioners from other schools who would like to learn how to put together a professional Feng Shui report, drawing on my 20 years of practise in the industry. All welcome to attend.

PLUS for all students who attend, you will have the opportunity to submit to me one of your Feng Shui reports for assessment.  I will read and mark the report and send it back to you with my hand written comments, to further you on your Feng Shui journey.

Annual Stars Class in Person or Online
Sat 17 & Sun 18 Jan 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST

A limited number of online seats are available for this live weekend class to prepare you for giving client Annual Updates for 2015.

I designed and wrote this class with the practitioner in mind and have taught this topic in Australia, South America, the US, Europe and online with great feedback and success for students, to further their skills in using the annual stars and to bring added value to their clients.


Wed 11, 18 & 25 Feb, 4, 11 & 18 Mar 2015, 6:30 - 9:30pm AEST

There is nothing like a live class where students can learn and ask questions in real time.  This inspirational course will lift your Feng Shui knowledge to a higher level in the corporate and business world.

Fri 20 & Sat 21 Mar 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm Melbourne
Sun 22 & Mon 23 Mar 2015, 9:00am - 5:00pm Melbourne

Our face shows our fortune, our past, present and future.
Our facial features are unique and every mole, bump and lump, interesting feature, eyebrow, nose, lips and cheeks and chin reveal a lot about the character and personality of a person.
Face Reading (Mian Xiang) diagnoses health, wealth, personality, career, children, present, future and past trends in a person's life. Best when accompanied by a Four Pillars of Destiny reading, assessment any time during the year for a life reading, or annually looking at the year ahead.
Together with the analysis of body shape, type, height and even mannerisms, Face Reading tells an enormous amount about a person.

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Oct 2015
Finish off your FSRC year nicely by accompanying me on a Feng Shui Tour to Hong Kong - Guilin - Hangzhou - Shanghai.  Starting and finishing our tour in two of the world's most dynamic cities...more info soon...

To those who are thinking of learning the true secrets of Feng Shui through the Feng Shui Research Centre, I warmly welcome you.

The FSRC has a strong online community which in 2013 celebrated 15 years together.

Later in 2015 I will also be offering the Feng Shui Professional Course and Dynamic Xuan Kong Course.

Please email me if you're interested in attending either in person or online.


Thanks for listening everyone, it's been a pleasure to be an FSRC Lecturer for the past ten years.
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Update from Jodi

In May I embarked on a fantastic lecture tour to Hong Kong, Israel and London.  Travelling is so wonderful as I always learn new things...this time was no exception...


Tin Hau Temple, Hong Kong
I firstly visited Tin Hau Temple to pay my respects to the Goddess of the Sea. I purchased a very large incense coil and added a blessing paper to it, then the temple guardians asked me to light the incense. They hung it up in the temple to burn for up to seven days. Tin Hau will help me on my vast journey across the waters, plus give a blessing to my family. So even after I left HK, it was still sending fragrant smoke up to heaven.

As it turns out my trip was truly awesome, so I have Tin Hau to thank for that!

Afterwards I met with another friend, Jurin who has kindly offered to be my Chinese speaking tour guide, so that when we travel out to HK's New Territories for my 2015 Feng Shui Tour of Hong Kong to see some amazing old buildings, we will have someone to show us around.

I also visited a client in HK for a consultation and in doing more research, I then caught up with a lovely French lady who runs Feng Shui classes...and ran out of time to meet with another local HK Feng Shui Master...these are both exciting people whom we will meet in HK in 2015.

If you are interested in furthering your Feng Shui knowledge then a visit to Hong Kong is a must - do join me for my Feng Shui Tour of Hong Kong in 2015.

Link to for info.

photo courtesy Martin Schoeller

My first ever visit to Tel Aviv was a huge success with 20 students attending Module 1 Mian Xiang / Face Reading. Thanks so much to my friend and colleague Marina Shulman for organising a wonderful weekend. Thanks also to my students for enabling me to see the Holy Land for the first time :-)

The face reading course gives all the foundational materials to become a proficient face reader. It is an amazing skill and art. I have learnt a lot about people since learning face reading, and been able to help my clients even more by understanding them better.

For instance, one student had discolouration on her nose in her Palace of Health. This indicates she has long-term health issues and back problems, which was true. Another student had a mole above her right eyebrow, not dissimilar to that of Angelina Jolie in the photo to the left. This indicates issues with her mother. Angelina's left eye in this photo is also lower and smaller than her right eye, indicating she was feeling tired, or physically stressed out at that time.

Whilst in Israel I also visited my cousins for the first time. They live in an amazing vegetarian village called Amirim. What a beautiful environment. My Aunty is the local baker and their restaurant serves the most divine food. I visited my cousins from house to house, one of them is building, four have existing homes and another has a yurt!

So I now have several Feng Shui clients and even more students in Israel..!

I will be back in Israel later to continue with the Mian Xiang classes and also in Australia and Los Angeles in 2015.  If you would like to attend, or like me to visit your city to teach this incredible art, do let me know.


Another exciting leg of my journey was to speak at the Feng Shui Society's conference in London, 17-18 May 2014.

Over the past four years, as President of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants, I have had numerous opportunities to connect with both the FSS in the UK and the International FS Guild in the USA, as we formed the Global Feng Shui Alliance ( - an alliance of professional Feng Shui organisations working together to promote high standards in the practice of Feng Shui.

A month or so prior to my trip, I resigned as President of the AFSC, due to professional and family circumstances, yet after four years on the job I feel we have achieved so much to bring our association into alignment with our goals.  (Actually, I am still working with the AFSC in the background a bit longer, and our VP, Master George Bennis has taken over the role of President now).

The London conference was exceptionally well organised and run, with many speakers flying in from OS, like myself, to partake of the conference.

My two topics were:

Forms, Feng Shui & Architecture in China
- a visual array of interesting scenes from my travels in China that helped to deepen my Feng Shui knowledge.

The Feng Shui Water Dragon
- introductory workshop on the many applications of water methods used in Feng Shui to bring wealth.

Fortunately the Feng Shui Society has video footage of my presentation, which is now available online at:

Jodi Brunner Master of Feng Shui

Here's some links to my other recent additions to the world of cyberspace...

Magazine article: Feng Shui, AV & Interior Design (pgs 24-27)

Brenni Larson's Life Summit audio interview: San Cai: The Three Types of Luck

If you'd like to learn more about how Feng Shui can help you lead a lucky life, don't hesitate to contact me via, I will be running some exciting, new events in 2015.

Best wishes,


Monday, March 17, 2014

How To Design a Feng Shui House from the Ground Up

The best time to do Feng Shui is at the construction stage, or even before that, when choosing a piece of land, as this will decide the orientation of the house and therefore how best to design the house to comply with good Feng Shui principles.

The client called me in 2004 after they had purchased the land, and fortunately for them it had an auspicious facing direction - south.

After visiting the site I recommended certain features that would be desirable, so the client went to the architect with my suggestions.  For this house to be good, there should be mountain and water at the facing.  This translates as both yin and yang elements inside as well as outside the house on the south side.

The client returned to me with the plans and as advised, downstairs was the entrance (yang) and upstairs was the master bedroom (yin).

I had asked the client to put their bed on the external facing side wall.  The architect wasn't very happy about this as it changed the 'face' of the house, so he put a high window above the bed and longer windows to a balcony on either side.  That way the client has a solid wall for their head and the architect is happy too.

The house construction commenced in 2004 and finished in 2005, making it a Period 8 house.

House shortly after completion

You can see that downstairs is the front door, which brings the most vibrant yang qi into the home.  Upstairs is the window and behind, the head of the master bed.

The client is enjoying good wealth, health and family harmony, and says the whole family love to sleep in this bed!

This unorthodox architectural approach satisfied the Feng Shui criteria, and when the client is happy, the architect also benefits.

Outside the house is a very open space at the facing and across the road, another two-storey house to act as a mountain to satisfy the yin yang requirement for this site.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mian Xiang - share this unique knowledge

Introducing a skill so new and different!
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Why Mian Xian?
Here's just one reason why Face Reading is a useful skill:

Last week a friend was visiting and she happened to mention the plumber was coming to her house.  She said that there was a leaky pipe under the house and the plumber was there today.

I asked her about her ears - she looked at me quizzically and asked, "What?  My ears?  Well I do have some unexplainable fluid coming from my right ear."

I replied, "Where is the plumber looking for the leak?"  She said, "He's looking under the east side of my house," I said, "Tell him to start looking under the west side instead."

Later on, here is her reply...

"I forgot to tell you the other day that we had a hole in our copper pipe under the West side of the house !  Yay it's fixed."

Mian Xiang can not only tell about your personality, health and luck in past, present and future, it can also tell you about your Feng Shui too!

Join me for this unique workshop - even after Module 1 you'll be able to walk away and apply Face Reading straight away.

See you there,


link to another of my Mian Xiang articles
Book Now! Early Bird ends this week!
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...addition to post:

My question:  "I'm just curious, how's your right ear now?"
Answer:  "No problems with my ear now !!"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Last year I was flown over to Adelaide for a commercial restaurant project. I was given the brief and the initial plans and modified them according to the Feng Shui requirements. You may read about my project at

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Tribute to the Year of the Horse 2014

'Don't put the cart before the horse.' - Stop! Before you do anything else, enjoy my video - Tribute to the Year of the Horse 2014 - with best wishes for the new year.

Friday, January 17, 2014

The Ancestral Temple of Bruce Lee Pt1

In October 2012 I took a group of Feng Shui enthusiasts on tour to Hong Kong and China.  One of the highlights of the tour was a visit to Bruce Lee's Ancestral Temple and grandparent's family home.

Firstly, to find the tiny home in the backstreets of Southern China was quite tricky and although we had instructions, our driver had problems, so we went to the Bruce Lee 'theme park' to find out:

The entrance to the theme park, with a pair of phoenixes, and enormous statue of Bruce Lee in the distance.
The entrance has a phoenix on either side; the yang creature that represents the front of any site according to the Four Animals principle.  It seemed odd at first to see this because usually there is a phoenix on the left and dragon on the right (representing female and male, yin and yang, especially for weddings).

However in this case there is an exception.  Bruce Lee's Chinese screen name, Li Xiaolong (李小龍; is translated as "Li young dragon").  This name is that which most Chinese are familiar with and is also a term of endearment for Bruce Lee.  As he is already a 'dragon,' there is no need to put a second dragon there.

Jodi Brunner at Bruce Lee theme park, Guangdong Province, China
Jodi with gigantic statue of Li Xiaolong in the background.
I also thought it curious that the theme park would be designed with a large and beautiful hill on the left hand side, which is the tiger side, and nothing on the right hand side - the dragon side. The tiger and dragon are also another yin/yang symbolic pair.

Then it dawned on me that Li Xiaolong is actually the dragon himself, so there is no need to put any other image of a dragon in the entire theme park at all!

Bruce Lee theme park, Guangdong Province, China

Incredible that although Bruce Lee died in 1973 we are still talking about him today.  He would have been 74 this year.  RIP.

We found a park attendant willing to guide us to the Bruce Lee family Ancestral Temple for 100RMB (extremely expensive, but worth it!). be continued...

(c) 2014