Hello Feng Shui Fans,
On many accounts, buying a home is a big investment. This investment is not only money, but also an investment in the wealth and health of your family and relationships. As a result, you really need to do your homework and investigate the history of the home before you buy it. A property with bad Chi can affect your family’s peace and harmony so it’s important to understand the existing Chi of the home. I advise that you carefully research the history of the land because it is important to know what the land was used for before your potential home was built on it. Ask the current owners, neighbors, or check public records to understand what you are buying. Bad Chi will survive within the walls of your new home, long after the previous occupants have gone.
In Feng Shui, the energy of the home can tell you a lot about the land of the home. The shape of the house can impact how things flow in your life and can indicate how things go (fast or slow) in your life. Importantly, it indicates what’s going on in your life. Compass Feng Shui focuses on the Orientation of the building. The layout of the room, shape of the building. It explains the best places to have specific rooms and to decorate in order to enhance the energy. The forms are the surroundings of a house or building. The forms play a very important part in Feng Shui. Without good forms, there is no good Feng Shui at all. If you can find good forms surrendering the house you are going to buy, you have good Feng Shui already.
There are 5 important Feng Shui areas to examine closely in your new home. They are: 1) The house shape, 2) The main entrance 3) The shape & slope of the land 4) The inside layout, and 5) The neighborhood. In addition to form, there are locations that are not suitable for a home. Homes that are close to places of worship, hospitals, chemical plants, cemeteries, fire department, police stations, and funeral homes are examples of undesirable sights.
For some people, the house number is also important. The Chinese have a very strong belief about certain numbers when spoken in Mandarin or Cantonese. In most Asian countries, it’s not uncommon for people to look for houses with the number 8 in them. In fact, anything that has the number associated with the number eight is considered to be most auspicious. The number eight when spoken in Chinese dialect sounds very similar to the word for prosperous or wealthy. Remember this is one consideration but not the most important as there are other key indicators to look out for.
For me, the most important aspect is the location of the door. You should check to see if the main door is obstructed as this has to do with money and opportunities coming to you. The main door should allow the Chi energy to flow freely into the home through the main door. It should also be well lit, clean and clear to invite favorable chi into your space. Secondly, make sure that the bedroom layout of your home allows for each member to be sleeping in a command position in the bedroom. Thirdly, review the kitchen layout, specifically the stove and sink location. Having an open kitchen with lots of natural lights or well-lit is auspicious. Lastly, the staircase should not be facing the main door. If you purchase a home, where the staircase faces the front door, all the beneficial chi will enter through the door and head directly upstairs. Trust me; you don’t want that to happen. The positive chi needs to reach all areas of your home for harmony, good health and opportunities to follow.