Feng Shui DIY – External

It is good to have some basic knowledge in screening a property before one made a final decision in owning a property. Learning how to DIY is not that difficult actually. With good feng shui, one is able to enjoy better health, wealth, and relationship. Why not give it a try!

Natural Landform

Natural landforms refer to mountains, hills, rivers, and so forth. These landforms are the dominant force in Feng Shui.

A good feng shui house is surrounded by good landforms that carry and generate a good flow of positive energy (aka “Qi”). A bad landform or in the absence of landforms, the energy is weak or stagnant.

Below are the required tools and simple steps needed to screen a property.

A Compass

Any scout compass or compass app from your mobile devices is good enough. This compass is used to get the important directions and locations of a property.

Identify the Good Landforms

It is not easy to identify the landforms with other buildings or houses around the intended property. Thus using the online google map would be helpful, but you need to switch to a satellite view. From the satellite view, it would be easy to identify mountains, hills, and rivers that are close to the property as well as the directional location of the property.

Before you check on the property personally at the site, you may want to print out the google map to jot down any notes you may have. For example, other features that you found surrounding the area especially those not visible in the online google map. This will be part of the useful material prior to your decision.

Get someone to drive you around the areas several times, and a few stops will also give you a clearer view from a different location and directions.

Correct Location of Landforms

Once you have identified the mountains and water features, do remember that the landforms need to be in the correct locations, refer to the below table. Where these landforms are located is very important such as whether it is at the back, front, left, or right of the intended property.

Again, your printed google map is useful here for your note.

Until Year 2043FavorableUnfavorable
Northwest, West, Northeast, SouthEast, South East, North, South West
WaterEast, South East, North, South WestNorthwest, West, Northeast, South

Natural Landforms and Man Made Features

Other than the mountains, hills and rivers, do also spot on the man-made features in the vicinity of up to a 10km radius. For example, highways, swimming pools, big buildings, sharp roofs, phylon, and so forth. Note all these onto your printed google maps also.

The Good and The Bad Natural Landforms

How you feel also plays an important role here. If you are seeing a lush greenery mountain, you will feel energize and have good feelings. But, if the mountain is full of rocks aka a rocky mountain with a protruding tree, then this is not a good mountain. For water, for example, rivers or huge drains with gushing water flow is a big no-no, slow and sentimental flow is preferable.

Identify Sectors of the House

Other than the above, the shape of a property is also important. In Feng Shui, the square or rectangular shape is the best so you need not worry about any missing sectors. Get the layout map of the property to ensure that this complies, a small missing sector is fine.

Below is what you need to do to identify the sectors of each area of your house.

  1. Draw a box to cover the entire layout (refer to the blue dotted line)
  2. Draw 2 lines from the corners to connect one end to the other (refer to the blue straight crossed lines)
  3. Where both lines connected is the center of the house (red box in the center)
  4. Do note that the missing area of less than 1/3 is fine (example on the bottom left corner of the below image)
  1. Stand in the center of your house (where the red box located as shown above).
  2. Use a compass to identify the sectors of each area.
  3. Draw the sectors as shown below (identify the North zero degree to begin). You may extend it a little longer so that you are able to include the landforms outside the property.
  4. Identify the sectors of each area of the property, ie South, South West, South East, and so forth.
  5. From here, you will be able to see which sector has the mountain and river or water feature and whether it is at the correct location. Bear in mind that no house will get exactly the right location for the mountain and water features. Unless it is constructed from an empty land with feng shui in mind.
  6. Not to forget to include those other features that you have identified during your drive too.

Before A Decision

If you couldn’t locate any good landforms around your intended property, you may consider other properties with such landforms. As in Feng Shui, landforms supersede formulae. It is also the most important feature to have outside your property as it is the qi carrier. Without these good landforms, there is no natural qi flow that will nourish your property and benefit the occupants, but only the weak qi which is not able to contribute positively to one’s health, wealth, and relationship.

Do note that if the intended property is surrounded by good landforms, it will subside any negative qi exerts from the man-made features. Do remember that one needs to ensure that the external forms comply before one looks at the internal.

Good luck with your Feng Shui DIY property screening!

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