A lot of my friends and family are purchasing homes, and I wanted to create this list to help them and everyone else to find the most auspicious home with these 10 Feng Shui tips.
There are lots more, so be on the look out for more tips.
1. Bright Hall Effect
Bright Hall Effect means having an open space in front of the front door. By having this an open space in the front allows qi or energy to gather, accumulate, and easily flow into the home.
Too many plants, trees, and objects directly in front of the door confuses qi and gives qi a more difficult time to enter the home. Just think of water. How can water easily flow into the home when there are obstructive things in front?
2. Good Neighborhood
3. Street Flow
In conjunction to good, steady flow of energies in the neighborhood, we want good, steady flow of energies from the street as well. Is the home in a cul-de-sac, T junction, or direct traffic?
Depending on the location of the home, a home in a cul-de-sac either gets too much or too little energies. While a home at a T junction or direct incoming traffic has too much energies.
Now, T junction or direct incoming traffic doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s all bad either. If the front door has auspicious or really good permanent energies, we want that strong flow of energies to bring in more of the auspiciousness. This leads to my next tip.
4. Auspiciousness of the Front Door
The front door is the mouth of the house. It takes in all energies, favorable and unfavorable. The energies will then get dispersed throughout the house and effects all household members. And so it is important that the front door is at the most auspicious location so that every time the door opens and shuts, it activates the auspicious permanent energies.
Unfortunately, a regular person will not be able to determine if the front door has auspicious permanent energy and will have to seek a properly-trained flying star Feng Shui consultant.
5. Bright Hall Effect Behind the Front Door
After qi enters the home, it needs space to flow and meander to the rest of the home. It is important to note what is behind the front door.
If a staircase is directly behind the front door, qi rushes up or down depending on the direction of the staircases, leaving no energies on the main floor. This causes an imbalance of the home.
Same goes if the back door directly across the front door because qi goes in and right back out.
And if a bathroom or bedroom door is in direct of the front door, qi rushes into those rooms instead of the rest of the home.
6. No Stove View from the Front Door
Many feng shui experts give varies reasons why. Some claim that occupants of the house will have money problems or trouble saving money. Others claim that positive qi entering the home will get destroy by the fire of the stove. And some claim that the stove represents the occupant’s health and wealth. And if the stove is within sight of the front door, the occupants are exposing their health and wealth.
7. No Kitchen nor Bathroom in the Center
The center of a home acts like the human heart. It should be an open area full of joy, light, and beauty.
Kitchens, specifically stoves, are fire elements. And too much fire in the center of the home causes too much heat, passion, and anger from the center out.
As for bathrooms, bathrooms are considered dirty. It’s a place where we relieve negative energies. So having bathrooms in the center of home, especially if it’s the only bathroom, causes negative energetic loads in the heart of the home. Also some feng shui experts say that having bathrooms in the center drain the heart of the home’s energies.
8. Stove and Sink Placement
The stove and sink should not sit next to each other nor faces each other. These positions cause conflicting energies between the two elements of fire and water.
Wu Xing or The Five Element is one of the main principles of Feng Shui. Here, water destroys fire. And in feng shui, we strive for balance, not destructive.
9. Ceiling Beams
Ceiling beams are considered poison arrows. When qi rises up, these beams forces qi straight down putting too much pressure to whoever or whatever sits below these beams.
If you already have existing beams in your current home, at least make sure that your beds and stove are not directly under these beams.
10. Trust Your Instincts
When you feel eerie, get goosebumps, feel headaches, or feel sick when touring a home, trust that instinct and walk out. Because everything has energies. Everything vibrates energies, including homes.
Some people have better receivers than others. This is why sometimes you’ll see a group family touring a home at once. Of course, there may be other reasons for that eerie feeling. So it is best to consult with a properly-trained flying star Feng Shui consultant before signing that document.
Bonus Tip: House Size
This tip has a more spiritual meaning than Feng Shui. Pick a home big enough for all household members to fill in.
For example. If you are a bachelor or bachelorette, pick a home that is big enough just for you. Basically, you want to get a 1,000 square feet home or less. If it’s just you and your spouse, you may want to get a 1,200 square feet home.
The reason behind this is that we need human bodies to fill in the space. And if a human body doesn’t fill in the space, other spiritual beings may think it’s abandoned and may fill in the space for you. Like I said, let me know your thoughts on this.
There is no such thing as a perfect Feng Shui home because Feng Shui energy changes all the time--life changes, circumstance chances, and our needs changes. Even if it’s a custom-built home, there will be some kind of trade off. But just know that most of the time, undesirable Feng Shui can be remedy. And most of the time, there are ways to work around bad Feng Shui. So watch out for my upcoming blogs on how to remedy some of these bad Feng Shui.
Until next time. I wish you yin yang and prosperity.
One of my supporter asked, “how to enlighten bad energy areas besides using curing salt?”
First of all, I would like to take this moment to congratulate and personally thank this individual for using such a powerful and accurate word, “enlighten.” Feng Shui practitioners tend to use the term “remedy.” When we remedy bad feng shui energy, we are trying to fix it, treat it, and make it right. But this person actually used the proper term. Especially when she asked “how to enlighten,” I envision a growing light, increasing positive energy, and accepting the other kind of energy.
What is bad? Google defined bad as “of poor quality or a low standard. Not such as to be hoped for or desired; unpleasant or unwelcome.”
So my definition of bad could be different from your definition because my low standard could be different from your low standard.
One of the main principals of Feng Shui and other Chinese metaphysics is yin-yang. It’s a symbol, principal, or concept that states that the universe (everything) is complex but complementary, interconnected, and interdependent by light and dark, positive and negative, masculine and feminine, heaven and earth, and so on. Thus, we cannot fix or treat or make rights of “bad” energies because we cannot live without one or the other. We can only help, assist, or shed light (or dim) energies that we find unfavorable. We can only balance and complement what we have.
So to balance and complement flying star energies, we have to figure out what is important for us at this moment: health and relationship or wealth and s
Then we take a look at flying star energies. A Luo Shu to be exact. A Lou Shu has 9 numbers and each number is connected to different aspect of life. Each number has countless layer of meanings. And each number has a yin (positive) and a yang (negative) traits. And since we’re talking about balancing and complementing energies, we want to take a look at one layer, the five elements.
Each number of a Luo Shu represents one of the five elements: fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Each element supports, reduces, or destroys another element. Let’s take a look at the number five. Feng shui practitioners like to talk about the number 5, also known as 5 Yellow, because “it’s evil” and “very harmful,” which it is. It can cause huge financial loss, severe illnesses and accidents, and obstacles in success and relationships. And it does have a small positive trait that no one seems to talk about. And that is sudden wealth. But the chances of sudden wealth is close to none.
Other flying stars we need to look out for are 2, 3, and 7. Take a look at what elements they are, and what is needed to reduce their negative impacts. Remember to use opposing element, not destructive.
This year, the 5 Yellow is in southeast. Although southeast has this severe illness and catastrophe energies, it doesn’t mean that we place a bunch of metal elements into that area too. We still have to look at the different levels of energies and how they react to one another.
I did a recent Facebook live about my money corner. Although the annual and monthly energies are auspicious in that corner, those auspicious energies combined with my permanent energies caused violence and anger energies. So I had to cut back on activating my wealth corner because I chose peace over wealth.
Behind the Scene
Let's look at this combination: the 7 and 5. With flying star Feng Shui, it's a lot more complex with multiple layers than this. But for the sake simplicity, we are only looking at 7 and 5.
The number 7 (aka 7 Robbery Star) is a metal element. And the number 5 (aka 5 Yellow) is an earth element. Both 7 and 5 have negative attributes. They are both unfavorable energies.
What do we do if these these two stars fly into our room or the area?
We want to stay away from using fire and wood elements because fire destroys the 7 metal and wood destroys the 5, earth. Again, we want to strive for harmony, not destructive.
This is where we have to pick and choose our battle. How do we reduce these two energies without using destructive elements so that we can live in harmony and absorbs the auspicious energies?
There are two ways to reduce these energies:
1.) Leave the two energies alone. Depending on our heaven luck, mankind luck, and earth luck, the reaction and end results may vary:
A.) The 7 metal gets exhausted by reducing the 5 earth, leaving us some 5 earth energy.
B.) The 5 earth gets exhausted by supporting the 7 metal, leaving us more 7 metal energy.
C.) Nothing happens. And we get to absorb both 5 earth and 7 metal equally.
2.) Add water element into the room to reduces the 7 metal energy. Depending on our heaven luck, mankind luck, and earth luck, the reaction and end results may vary:
A.) The 7 metal gets exhausted by reducing the 5 earth, leaving us some 5 earth energy.
B.) The 5 earth gets exhausted by supporting the 7 metal, leaving more 7 metal energy. But since we have a physical element in the room, the 7 metal continuously gets reduced, leaving us some or little 7 metal energy.
C.) After the water element reduces the 7 metal, we get some 7 metal and all 5 earth energy.
This is why most Feng Shui consultations place water or blue into a room or an area that has a 7 and a 5.
Either way, there will be some challenging energies left for us to absorb.
And this is where salt cure comes in.
Salt cure is a tool made up of salt, water, and metal. Salt has the ability to absorb negative energies. With the help of water and metal, salt transmutes or changes negative energies into crystals. These crystals form out and around the container so touching it with bare hands will have negative impact on who ever touches it. This is where I understand why the individual wanted to opt out salt cure. Salt cure has to be handled meticulously. And it is not favorable around pets and children.
We can opt out salt cure and leave the challenging energies up to our heaven luck, mankind luck, and earth luck.
Good luck, and may you and your family yin-yang and prosper.
Susan is properly trained in Classical Feng Shui. Not only does she create balance and harmony in a space, she also help identify goals and challenges and use simple but powerful methods to get results. One of her successful clients reported constant abundance in wealth and constant success in business and continue to grow as a follower of Susan.