Feng Shui theory is cosmological, and based on abstract Daoist concepts of Man and the Universe. Its goal is to unify Heaven, Earth, Man and Matter through the force know as the Supreme Ultimate (tai ji). Sounds too complicated to you? Actually, Feng Shui isn’t quite as complex as it may seem. What is “Feng Shui”?
<ul><li>Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese study of natural and built environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, a Feng Shui professional will perform an analysis based on the location of the property and time factors. Example: your birth date, the year the home was built, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on these things, recommendations can be made to improve your relationship with the environment around you. It is believed that when performed accurately, Feng Shui can improve the lives of the people occupying the property. </li></ul>What is “Feng Shui”?
Want a Professional Opinion? <ul><li>Experts that perform Feng Shui readings suggest: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Feng Shui is all about balancing energy.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ You have to see how each individual fits into their environment.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Everyone has different energy, so you have to take this into consideration.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some experts advise that you should always perform a background check on people claiming to be educated in Feng Shui. </li></ul>
What You Should Look For It’s always best to have a professional do an evaluation. There are some things you can look for when purchasing a new home using Feng Shui.
Tips and Translation TIP #1 “ See if it is lit well. Not too dark, not too light.” If the home is too dark, you’ll be depressed. If it is too bright, there’s a chance of getting headaches. “ Avoid (large) windows facing west.”
The Practical Translation <ul><li>You don’t want to spend too much money on lighting a dark </li></ul><ul><li>home, likewise, you don’t want to have to buy incredibly </li></ul><ul><li>thick curtains to cover windows in a home that’s too bright. </li></ul>
Tips and Translation TIP #2 Use your senses. Does the house have a good smell? Is it dirty? If it has a bad odor, chances are something is wrong. A bad smell invites bad energy.
Practical Interpretation <ul><li>This is just common sense. Bad odors don’t just come out of nowhere. Bad smells could mean costly repairs. </li></ul>
Tips and Translation Tip #3: Avoid any streets pointing directly at the house. If you’re in a cul-de-sac, you don’t want a home in the center because if people drive in they’ll be pointed at you. You also don’t want a house at the end of a street. The energy could be bad.
Practical Interpretation <ul><li>If you do live in the center of a cul-de-sac or at the </li></ul><ul><li>dead end of a street, you’ll always have headlights. </li></ul><ul><li>Shining in your living room at night. </li></ul>
Tips and Translation Tip #4: Look at the land shape. A home that has a square or rectangular lot is the best. If it is another shape, a triangle, for example, with the point in the back, it is an indication that you will make very good money but you will not be able to keep it. If the point is in the front, you will have a hard time making money but you will be able to keep it. The shape of the lot could also give you problem selling it later.
Practical Interpretation <ul><li>If you have an irregular lot, it’s going to be harder to balance the landscaping and to sell later. </li></ul>
Tips and Translation Tip #5: The environment is important. They can calculate where the best place for you to live is from the city, to the street, and even to the apartment building (based on your energy) if you want, but not everyone is able to move.
Practical Interpretation <ul><li>If you don’t really have any ties where you’re living now, you could see where a Feng Shui professional recommends you move to. </li></ul><ul><li>They might offer some place you haven’t even considered before. </li></ul>
Tips and Translation Tip #6: If you’re close to water, it is perfect because the water takes care of your money. Where there is plenty of money there could also be corruption. If there are plenty of mountains there will be plenty of kind people, but with little money. So try to find some place that has an equal mix of both.
Practical Interpretation You want a variety of things to look at. If you live where there’s nothing but water, you might get tired of it. If you have mountains as well, there’s a certain amount of aesthetically pleasing energy.
Tips and Translation Tip #7: The front door should be flat. It could be inlaid a little but but not at an angle. It is not good Feng Shui because it blocks new energy from coming into your home. You sometimes see duplexes built where the right duplex has a door in the front and the left door is on the side. Its could be depressing because you have to walk around the side to get in.
Practical Interpretation A door that’s elaborately set and angled simply looks odd and presents an unwelcoming aura to visitors. Keep it simple.
Conclusion What a Feng Shui professional can do, however, is make the best of what they have to work with. If you are looking into purchasing a new home, consider contacting a professional for a reading. If you believe Feng Shui can make a difference you could have a Feng Shui master design your new home for you.