FS Fine Points
Will your house orientate on bring you luck this year?
explains the importance of house orientation and offers some useful
tips on how you can make the most of the year's energy cycle to improve
your feng shui based on your house orientation.
There are essentially four axis orientations that are made up of
eight facing directions. To update the feng shui of your house, you'll
need a reliable compass and you'll need to take directions accurately.
Stand at the front of your house, hold your compass at waist level,
parallel to the ground, then read the facing direction on the compass.
In feng shui, we rarely if ever "estimate" directions based on the
sun... we must be accurate! If you live in a condominium, use the
facing direction of the whole building to determine the facing
direction, UNLESS you live above the ninth floor and there is a large
balcony of picture window through which the chi enters. In this latter
case, this is the facing direction, so you can take directions from
inside your apartment.
North / South Orientation Houses
If your house is facing North or South, your house
benefits from the dragon's chi energy because it is exclusively an East
group house. It benefits those belonging to the East group KUA numbers.
Unfortunately, 2006 is the year of the Dog, which clashes directly with
the Dragon. It is thus necessary to strengthen the Dragon with water
If your house is facing North, place a water feature
the front door. The water should be moving. A flow of water appearing
to move towards the entrance is excellent. This is especially suitable
for 2006. Put your water feature in place before the first day of
Chinese New Year. Get a water feature that has a dragon incorporated
into the design to strengthen the symbolism of this celestial creature.
Place another water feature at the back of the house. Note that the
purpose of the water behind the house placed near the back door is to
protect against the burglary affliction in the South.
If your house is facing South, do the same thing except that the water with the dragon
should be at the back of the house near the back door, and at the front
of the house, have another water feature to overcome the burglary star.
If you like, you can also place a pair of rhinoceros
or Pi Yao
at the front of your house for added protection.
East / West Orientation Houses
Both East and West group energies affect houses that
face either East or West. These houses are excellent for couples whose
KUA numbers belong to different groups.
If your house faces East, it is sitting West, and you will need
water at the front of the house. In the East, the energy of 2006 is
ruled by water because of the number 1 which has flown here. This
number is symbolic of water chi, so it is beneficial to place a water
feature here. Once again, strengthen the Dragon of the East, as the
animal of the year - the Dog - conflicts the Dragon. In addition to the
water at the front of the house, it is vital to simultaneously place
metal cures in all the important rooms as well as at the back. This is
because the sitting direction of the house is West, which is afflicted
by the dangerous wu wang or Five Yellow. It is necessary to use the five-element pagoda
, all-metal six-rod windchime
or luck-transforming fan to suppress the energies of the Five Yellow.
If your house is facing West, metal cures such as the five-element
pagoda or luck-transforming fan need to be placed only around the foyer
and near the front door. Here, the wu wang is afflicting the front part
of the house, so this is where you need the metal energy. At the back
of the house, it is an excellent idea to display a water feature to
ensure the East (i.e. at the back) stays activated to bring you and
your family good fortune.
Southeast / Northwest Orientation Houses
This orientation is an East and West group type of house, since SE
is an East group direction and NW is a West group direction. In 2006,
houses belonging to this axis direction enjoy the Peach Blossom star of
romance and love, but are afflicted by the illness star.
If your house faces Southeast, the illness star is at the front and
if there is a main door here, the constant opening and closing of the
door will activate sickness energies unless you place strong yang metal
energy here to exhaust the illness chi. You can choose from six-rod metal windchimes
that come with a twelve horoscope coin
(my favourite for overcoming illness stars) or you can place a brass 8 Immortals Wu Lou here.
Behind the house in the Northwest sector, make sure you do NOT have
water here this year, as this can cause the patriarch to get involved
with a predatory female outside the family. Externally focused romance
luck can cause many problems and great unhappiness. If there is any
danger of this in your family and this describes your orientation, I
suggest you place fire energy here instead. Get a glitter lamp
to place here to suppress infidelity inclinations that might arise. It is worthwhile to be careful.
If your house faces Northwest, you must make sure there are no
water features in the front area of your house. If there is water here,
Peach Blossom luck gets activated in a negative way, bringing only
problems. The house is also sitting on the illness star, so
aggravations and unhappiness could result. Instead of having water at
the front, have a bright light or better yet, a glitter lamp. At the
back of the house and in all the bedrooms, place a windchime
or Wu Lou
made of brass. You need metal energy to pervade your house in 2006 for
family members to stay healthy through the year, but especially during
the months of April 2006 and January 2007.
Southwest / Northeast Orientation Houses
This is a completelyWest group orientation and houses that face
either Southwest or Northeast enjoy good fortune in 2006, as the energy
is very much in synchronization with the elements of the year. Both
directions benefit from auspicious stars.
If the house faces Southwest, residents benefit from a water
feature here since this activates the indirect spirit of the Flying
Star period of 8. In 2006, the star here signifies leadership and
mentor luck, so placing earth energy here is beneficial. Keep the back
of the house well lit to capture the good chi here.
If your house faces Northeast, placing fire energy at the front
near the vicinity of the main door is excellent. In keeping with Period
of 8 energy, it is also beneficial to symbolically energize the
mountain here, since this is the direct spirit of the period. Placing
here should be sufficient to energize the
energy of the Northeast. The back of the house benefits from the
presence of water to activate the indirect spirit of the period.
Owners of houses that enjoy this auspicious SW/NE orientation will
benefit more if the energy of these homes are changed to Period of 8.
These homes should undergo renovations so that the roof, the floor and
the main door get rejuvenated through change and through a new coat of
paint. The new energy which renovation brings to the house is awesome
in terms of tapping good feng shui.
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