Richard Ashworth’s work has been highlighted many times in the media but he is probably best known for introducing authentic Chinese Imperial Feng Shui to BBC tv’s Housebusters and for his book The Feng Shui Diaries which, apart from anything else, may be the funniest book written on the subject to date. He is internationally famous for his ground breaking transformational work with the ba zi or Four Pillars of Destiny, otherwise misleadingly known as the Chinese Horoscope. Press has included the Guardian Diary, Spirit and Destiny, Art and Architecture, Elle Decoration and 25 Beautiful Homes. He has worked with A-Listers such as Gillian Anderson of the X-Files (who said he “commands both confidence and awe”) and professionals like Britain’s favourite Interior Designer and newest Dragon Kelly Hoppen (Click here) and he has been the subject of the Sunday Times feature ‘A Life in the Day’. His poignant, informative and often very funny online diaries are available free from this website. In the summer of 2010 on TV’s Big Brother’s Little Brother he gave his view that the Big Brother houses were “the dark side of feng shui.”
Richard learned authentic feng shui by studying with a series of masters over a period of decades.
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Richard studied with Master Chan Kun Wah from 1998 to 2002; since this time he has studied with Joey Yap, Howard Choy, Master Mas Kehardthum and most recently Master Peter Leung as well as attending workshops with pretty much every Chinese Master who will teach Europeans. In 2005 Richard also completed the first ever feng shui course certificated by a Chinese University at Huazhong University in Hubei Province, Central China under the tutelage of Professor Wang Yude.
Along the way he has worked with corporations, architectural practices, entrepreneurs and in government departments but his daily task remains “going in and out of people’s houses being enigmatic.”
“What I’m interested in is leaving people happier than I found them.”
His direct, authoritative and humorous approach has changed lives for the better from Poland to New Zealand. “I aim always for health, wealth and wisdom.”
From 2005 to 2007 he edited Feng Shui News, the Journal of the Feng Shui Society and in October 2006 addressed the 2nd International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui in Hong Kong, one of very few Westerners to do so. In 2008 he was co-chair and organiser of the 1st International Congress on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment in Turin. In 2012 he was invited to address the Grand Masters at the International Feng Shui Conference in Singapore.
A regular enquirer of A Course in Miracles and a longterm student of the Book of Changes, Richard is happily married with six children aged from 18 to 36.
Currently he is engaged in research into the cycles of history which is intended to lead to a series of books and tv series from 2015.
Although he is in constant demand by the various media, his 9 to 5 job remains surveying buildings and drafting ba zis for health, happiness and abundance.