Feng Shui Home Location
Prevention is always better than cure. If you are trying to live in a house that is inappropriate for your life’s orientation but then try to adjust it with Feng Shui, this will not be a rational behavior.
Our surroundings can have a huge impact on our life – to the point of affecting our personal happiness, our prosperity and even the opportunities that come to us in our life – thus making our choice of home a very, very important one. Since most of your important moments in life occur in your house, the house thus becomes more than just four walls where you sleep and eat. This is why careful consideration is needed if we are thinking about purchasing another home.
There are two things you may want to consider when purchasing a new house – the tangible and the intangible. The tangible items such as location, price, condition and size, whereas the intangible items include considerations such as how the home is situated on the lot, its location on a street, the relationships to other homes or buildings, how the home flows inside, etc.
How to Choose a Good Feng Shui Location For Your New Home
- Be wise to select a good area before you even consider choosing a house. Ideally, you should know the area very well. In fact, external factors are the most important in Classical Feng Shui. Focus on the road placement, avoid buying any house or building which has road pointing directly towards it. A home sitting at a dead end, in a T-intersection or a home which located in the center of cul-de-sac are considered as a bad feng shui because the energy there is continually flowing straight down the road into the house and then building up and stagnating there. Avoid houses with a road in front and behind the house as corrections can’t be made for this.
- If you want to find a location which contains both mountains and water, make sure the mountain is healthy looking, lush and green but not rocky and barren. Shapes of the mountain is also important. Cucumber-like lush hill is an excellent choice. Ideal water should be clean, gently flowing and meandering.
The river should not flow directly towards your house. Water at the back of your house will create frustration and missed opportunities. Try to avoid living at the site where we can hear the sound of gushing water. The size of the pool or pond is also important, make sure it does not overwhelm the size of your house. Round or oval shaped pool are considered best (without any sharp corners pointing to the house – otherwise it can create sha chi or poison arrow).
One of the most important water feature is called “Water Mouth” (also known as the Wealth Spot) should be positioned in the right location (in relation to the premises). In Classical Feng Shui, activating this water mouth is the most powerful secret for increasing wealth.
- Make sure there isn’t any large trees, lamp post, pylon, big rocks, or the edge of the other building standing directly in front of your main entrance otherwise they can block the flow of chi and create sha chi (harmful energy) into the home. Avoid straight, sharp or threatening structures. Remove any plant and shrub which looks like they are taking over your house (either growing on the walls or planted too closely).
- Try to look for a house that is on the high side on the hill or high side of the street. The road should not be higher than the house’s ground. Inspect the terrain closely. Your house should have a higher land at the back for support. Land that falls away at the back of your house will create loss and difficulties getting recognition and promotion. If your house has a wide, open area in front of it (or faces open land), then it has the “bright hall effect” and it is extremely auspicious.
- One of the worst locations for a house is when it is directly opposite two narrowly-spaced high rise buildings. Also known as ‘wind tunnel’, the wind funnels through the narrow clearance between the buildings and creates a ‘cutting’ force that hit the house. This cuts the house energy field in half and may cause accidents, fire hazards and mishaps to occur.
- A house located between two high rise buildings is also not recommended as the pressure created here is too oppressive and overpowering. The growth and progress of the tenants from the house will get suppressed easily. This will also make them feel ‘small’ and may lead to the development of inferiority complex.
- A property that is located near an electrical sub-station, a high voltage electrical tower, a transmission tower of a communication station or located in an industrial zone can adversely affect the health of all occupants of the house.
- North-facing buildings or homes with the main windows at the front may feel cheerless since they do not receive any sun. In order to prevent the energy from getting stagnant you can warm the house with color. Buildings with the main windows facing south-west and south receive strong yang energy and you need cool colors to compensate. East-facing homes or buildings have vibrant energy because they receive early morning sun. In the west, the energy is falling.
- If possible, choose a new home which does not have a history. But if you are looking at a preowned house, choose one which the owner is moving into a bigger house, has won the lottery or got a huge promotion and is therefore moving into a better house. Find out what occured with the prior tenants as well as the ones before them. If any of the previous inhabitants had family problems, money problems, etc, then probably there are bad feng shui going on. Houses that are for sale from a foreclosure, a divorce, or where there is a serious illness are not the best choice.
- See what is in the Northwest and Southwest of the house. The NW should never have an open flame (fireplace or gas stove) as this can cause severe difficulties for the man who lives there. The SW is the position of the mother or woman of the house. Make sure that there is no bathroom or storeroom in this area as this can cause marital difficulties and unhappiness.
- Another issue when choosing a location for a new home is that of ley lines. They are the energy lines running under and through the ground everywhere. These lines are everywhere and urban development does not eliminate them. Ley lines can be as wide as a road and as thin as a garden hose. Avoid living in a house with underground water or streams (learn more about Geopathic Stress). Watch out for dead plants or plants that are having difficulties thriving on the land as this is a sign of harmful or dead Chi.