If you are currently house hunting for the new dream home, please take a couple of minutes to read our House Feng Shui Buying 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 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 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.
YOUR GOAL FOR THE NEW HOUSE:
Prosperity, Relax, Good Health, and overall Happiness in all situations of life
YOU DO NOT WANT:
Of cause, illness, relationship problems, financial hardship or bad luck are not something you have signed up when you like to buy the house
SURVEY THE EXTERIOR LANDSCAPE
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 & 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 to buy 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 T-Junctions
- Water in Front 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
- 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.
- The house 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
4. How is the Property Lot Shape
The most auspicious shape of
5. Poison Arrow
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 Poison Arrow Protection Tips for more details about this topic.
SURVEY THE INTERIOR OF THE HOME
6. Look at the floor-plan
Survey the floor plan of how it is shaped. The best and most auspicious form should be square or rectangle. Look out if there are any missing corners or so-called cut-outs. These can have an
7. FRONT DOOR
The Front Door is the mouth of the house 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.
There are four main key rules of a good Feng Shui inside a bedroom. 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.
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
In addition, the best location of the kitchen is toward the backside and avoid having it at the center or right
10. BATHROOM (TOILET)
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.
11. 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
12. STUDY / KIDS 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. DOES YOUR HOUSE FACES YOUR LUCKY DIRECTION (Kua) Number?
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 in which year you are born. The cardinal directions are based on compass degree (North, Northwest..). In case 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 Kua Number and lucky direction.
Please understand that this is a summary of the most important rules to follow. Of cause, there are many more to consider, but a deep understanding of technical Feng Shui skills are needed. In case you still feel overwhelmed, we recommend to hire a Feng Shui Consultant who can assist in decision making. Do yourself this favor as the price is too high to pay if a mistake is made.