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Last updated on November 29, 2022

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If you are currently house hunting for the new dream home, please take a couple of minutes to read our Feng Shui house buying rules guide. We show the most common pitfalls that can destroy your dreams of being a house owner. Way too often, a look into Feng Shui is done AFTER the house is bought. Major structural layout and environmental flaws are overlooked which makes certain houses very inauspicious.

Why not include Feng Shui for buying a house rules right from the beginning? This way, you can pick the best and most auspicious house. The goal should be to buy a home without even worrying about major renovations later on. I am sure you also would not like to buy a car in bad shape and sent it to the mechanic afterward. This makes no sense as it just erodes nerves and energy for nothing.

Our easy to understand guide will help to detect certain interior and exterior flaws for making the right decision. As there are hundreds of different rules to worry about, we just focus on the “impossible ones to fix” issues.

Feng Shui is a Chinese Metaphysics study concerned about the energy flow outside and inside the home. The invisible energy is often called Qi (Shi), as it influences how you feel inside the house. A good Classical Feng Shui is when the energy flow can be adjusted to ones advantage.

A difference is made between two forms: The active, Yang form, is associated with streets, rivers and for interior purposes with the living room, study room, and dining room. On the other side, the inactive, Yin form, is related to mountains and associated with the bedrooms inside the home. All these play a very important role to select the new house for you.

The Feng Shui house hunting golden rule and goal:

Prosperity, relaxation, harmony, good health, and overall happiness in all situations of life

Illness, relationship problems, financial hardship or bad luck are not something you have signed up when you bought the house

Feng Shui checklist buying a house: The Exterior landscape

feng shui curved drive way

Feng Shui when buying a house starts on the outside. As two-thirds of the energy that enters the home comes from exterior influences, a look around the house should be the first priority. The natural flow of energy is determined by many exterior features. It starts from rivers, streets, hills all the way to nearby buildings that can influence the energy the home receives.

1. Roads and Waterways around the Home

In Feng Shui water is the yang-active part which carries energy from point A to B. In modern society, we can substitute water with roads. Therefore, a look at surrounding streets that lead to the home could be undertaken.

  • Avoid buying a home that is located at a T-Junction: As cars approach with high speed, the attached energy goes straight towards the house. We call it the Sha-Qi or bad energy that is caused by a Feng Shui T Junction
  • Water in Front, Back of Home: Try to avoid that any road, canal, or river is located on the backside of the house. As a rule of thumbs, it is always more auspicious to have water flow in front of the home. Water should flow from the right to the left along the front. For the same reason, traffic flow on the road should be from the right side heading towards the left side.
  • Avoid a house at a cul-de-sac: In any case, avoid homes located right inside the circle of the cul-de-sac. These are considered not auspicious by the energy flow principles of Classical Feng Shui.
  • Roads leading to home: Check if the roads leading to the house are favorable or not.

2. Survey the buildings around the home

  • When doing Feng Shui house hunting, the neighborhood is a good indication of what energy is currently flowing in the area. If you see a lot of “For Sale” signs and a lot of empty houses, something is not right. A lot of used or bad energy floats around in areas like these.
  • Choose an area that is lively and vibrant. Kids should be playing and residents should be out to do exercises. If a lot of activity is around, it is a good sign that good energy is here.
  • One of the most important Feng Shui rules for buying a house is, that it should never be located on a hill. In this situation, it has no support and mostly strong wind will bring bad Sha-Qi Energy inside the home. In addition, any good energy cannot stay for a long time. A good position is in a flat area with a hill or mountain on the backside of the house. Without a doubt, the mountain will give the so-called “Turtle” support.
  • Listen to your instinct and inner vibes. If you feel something does not feel right, move to the next house to look at.

3. Look out for structures that radiate EMF

EMF are high-frequency energies that will harm your body. Many studies have already proofed how these frequencies do interact with the human body. In summary, it is the best not to take any chance and stay clear of any house which has such a structure in its backyard. Today, the most common structures to worry about are cell phone towers, tower-line towers, and any object that radiates high amounts of electromagnetic.

4. Look at Property Lot Shape

When doing Feng Shui house buying, the most auspicious shape of land is either square or rectangular. In case the property has an odd-shaped form, be cautious as many shapes are considered inauspicious for the homeowner. Of cause, it does not have to be perfectly square but if a piece of land is narrow and long, stay away. Also, look out for some missing corners of the land. Ask your real estate agent for an official land deed or go on google maps to double-check.

5. Poison Arrow

Poison Arrows are sharp pointing objects towards the home. As energy flows freely on the outside, these sharp corners attract energy and accumulate it in high density. At some point, if the energy cannot expand in this area, it will shoot in a swirly straight line outward bound.

If your house is in its path, the bad Sha-Qi Energy has a chance to enter through doors or windows. Some examples of poison arrows are light poles, roofs, or any sharp building features. Please read the Feng Shui Poison Arrow protection tips for more details about this topic.

Feng Shui checklist buying a house: The Interior of the Home

6. Look at the floor-plan

When surveying Feng Shui for buying a house, look at how the floor plan of is shaped. The best and most auspicious form should be square or rectangle. Pay attention, if there are any missing corners or so-called cut-outs. These can have an inauspicious effect on certain family members. A general guideline of a missing corner is that at least 33% is absent in this area.


feng shui front door

Feng Shui house buying rule number 7: The front door is the mouth of the home as it lets either good or bad energy enter. Almost 70% of the outside energy is invited inside thru here. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to take great care of the front door. Once you follow all the rules, only good energy flows are present in and around the area.

Firstly, the area around the front door should be free and open. Do not plant any big trees, bushes or anything else here. It is important that good energy is being accumulated and stay around for a very long time. Next, once the front door opens there should be no viable view of the kitchen, toilet or backyard.

Always, a gentle and soft breeze is needed to enter the home as strong winds cause the energy to rush in and become unstable. The main door should be in proportion of the home. To point out, do not have an oversized or miniature door. With this in mind, the main door should be a little bit bigger as the other doors inside the home. Lastly, if the front door directly faces a staircase, the energy will go straight up into the upper floor, leaving the ground floor empty and void.


feng shui bedroom

By far, one of the most important Feng Shui rules for buying a house is to observe the bedroom. There are four main key rules to check: First, the color selection of furniture and wall paint should be either a neutral or light pastel tone. Avoid any bright colors such as reds or pinks as they are too much Yang-active to sleep in.

Secondly, the bed should never be in a straight line as the bedroom or toilet door. This can create sickness for the person who sleeps in the bed.

Thirdly, overhead beams above the bed are considered bad energy spots. As the energy floats along on the ceiling, it gets stopped by the beam and shoots all of the sudden downwards to the persons who sleep beneath it.

Lastly, the same counts for triangle sloped ceilings underneath the roof. Sleeping problems are one of the issues with these features inside the bedroom.


feng shui kitchen

Next, during a Feng Shui house hunting site visit, focus on the kitchen. The kitchen is a so-called strong Fire-Element in the 5 Transformation Theory. As of this reason the stove should not face the front door, the toilet, or the bedroom. Also, all fire colors (red, orange ..) as wall paint or cabinet design is not suggested. It will only add more “Fire” into the kitchen.

In addition, the best location of the kitchen is toward the backside and avoid having it at the center or right a the beginning of the home. Without reservation, a lot of bad luck can result from it. Not to mention, no overhead beams above the stove or a placement right next to the kitchen door are allowed.


feng shui bathroom

The Bathroom or toilet should not be located either in the center of the house or right in plain view once the front door is opened. In addition, the kitchen and toilet doors also shall not face each other. All these layout flaws can bring illness to the residents living in the home. Inside the bathroom, choose neutral tile colors and the mirror/sink should be either on the left or right side when entering.


feng shui living room

A good Feng Shui when buying a house should exist inside the living room; a well-designed living room brings balance and harmony for the whole family. The best shape is either square or rectangle and preferably placed in the center of the home. Windows should be presents to let the sunlight inside the room. A bright environment is desired for a living room. If the area is too dark, good energy can easily leave. Avoid any overhanging beams as they are considered inauspicious (see bedroom)


feng shui study room

For both, the study and kids room a Flying Star Energy Chart is needed to calculate the best room selection. Follow the instruction of How to calculate my Bagua Map or consult with a professional if some slightest doubt occurs.

13. Period 9 starting in 2024

Please keep in mind that in 2024, we will enter the Feng Shui Period 9 and experience a major energy shift. Please read our complete guide to find out what the future holds for your new in home Period 9. I can emphatically state once more that this is extremely crucial and should not be neglected!

Read our full Period 9 guide here

Feng Shui checklist buying a house: Destiny Number

The last Feng Shui house buying tip is all about your own destiny number.Your personal destiny number is the most powerful tool to help determine if the house is suitable for you and brings good luck.

Your home MUST face your lucky direction. This is a prerequisite that cannot be argued with.

Every person has four lucky and four bad luck directions, determined by which year you were born. The cardinal directions are based on compass degrees (North, Northwest, etc.). If the home faces one of your auspicious directions, nothing has to be worried about. However, on the negative side, if the house faces one of your bad directions, this particular home will bring bad luck and many mishaps into your life. Check here to calculate your personal Feng Shui Kua number and lucky direction.


Please understand that this is just a brief summary of the most important Feng Shui when buying a house rules to follow. Of course, there are many more details to consider, but a deep understanding of technical Feng Shui skills are needed. In case you still feel overwhelmed, we recommend to do a online Feng Shui Consultation which can assist in your decision making.

I know it sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo. The last thing you’ll want to do is buy a home that’s not going to suit you. Your new house should reflect good Feng Shui so that your life’s path and your personal goals are aligned with auspicious energy.

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