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Landform (Shapes and forms) in FengShui - Houses in Relation to Other Buildings. Part 4 of 8

Sunday, 21 September 2008
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Your surroundings can have a huge impact on your life – to the point of affecting your personal happiness, your wealth and prosperity, even the opportunities that come to you in your life and your family member life. Therefore evaluating your environment of your house is a very important.

There are many types of considerations that are taken into account when you want to assess the feng shui of a home. Of course, these are not all of the elements that make up a home with good feng shui, but these are some of the important considerations. Hopefully, this will serve as a guide for helping you evaluate your home.

The site of your home needs to be protected by neighboring features but also needs adequate space so the energy to flow and circulate. In modern cities, the surrounding structures of your home represent the four animal guardians; in a urban area the guardians can be seen in trees, neighboring houses and landforms. Assess the angles and size of nearby structures for sharp corners or other features 'cutting' into your fortune.

Is there any much taller buildings overshadowing your house, any electric pylons, cables or poles pointing in your direction? Some sites, such as playgrounds, convey positive energy, while a waste disposal site can be negative. Be aware of on-going changing patterns around you, such as reflections from other buildings, fumes or disruptive noise, and soon be coming construction for buildings and monorial as examples. You cannot usually change local features, but plants, trees, mirrors, screens can afford protection.

Figure 1.Sharp building corner
If your house or condo unit faces the sharp corener of a building, it acts like a knife cutting into the owner. Family members could lead to internal organ problems, and a sharp corners with less than 45 degree angle can also lead to "injury" or "surgery" related problems.

A mirror would reflect back negative forces, but you can also shield the house with a row of tall plants, trees, or a fence (preferably covered in greenery) or with blinds/reflective screen on the windows facing the corner.

Figure 2. Facing a large gap between two buidling.
This is what we called "Heaven Blade Sha". This will create a rushing sha qi towards your house which results in poor health and lead to financial problems. Move the main door so that it is not facing the gap, or screen the door with a porch; in addition, the windows could be shielded with shutters or blinds.

Figure 3. Isolated tall buidling.
A much taller, slim buildings that tower over neighboring shorter buildings are isolated and open to negative Qi. Qi is quickly dispersed and the upper part of the building is open to destructive energy. Individual apartments can be protected with mirrors, blinds or curtains. Plants will also help to achieve Qi.

Figure 4. Overshadow by surrounding buidlings.
A smaller building among taller and larger structure, is prone to be more Yin, negative or passive energy. Tall buildings overshadowing the front or back of this house prevent light entering and exert pressure on the smaller house. The fortune of the house will not be great as most of the Qi is stagnant.

Figure 5. Squeezing between taller and larger building.
The middle house is like being squeezed constantly by the taller neighbour which only means the owner fortune is not smooth. Knife-shaped objects or metal springs on the roof of the smaller building will act as a defence against the overpowering effect of the taller buildings (beware of bouncing destructive energy directly into a neighbour's house). Also if possible, put greenery and water on the roof will also help to enliven chi.

Figure 6. Facing aerials and satellites disc.
Aerials and satellites are like blade that cut through Qi. Avoid facing these buildings, but if you do not have a choice you can absorb their impact with soft materials such as sand or send it back with reflective objects. If you are using mirrors, ensure that aerials are fully reflected, so their destructive energy is sent straight back .

Figure 7. Condominium balconies.
Small balconies on a block of flats do not disturb the overall balance of the building.

Figure 8. Surrounded by houses with the same height.
The houses alongside your house should be a similar height, those behind should be slightly higher to offer protection, while the land or features in front should be lower or at the same level. If the house faces open land or has a wide, open area in front of it, then it has the “bright hall effect.” This is extremely auspicious. This design conforms to the ideal positions for the four animal guardians surrounding a site.

Figure 9. Back by a much taller building nearby.
A large building behind your house or apartment not only prevents sunlight entering but acts as an oppressive force. You need to reflect or bounce this force away. You can cut into it with pointed triangular shapes on your roof.

Figure 10. Pointed roofs of houses.
The roofs of houses located behind, at the side, in front should not point towards your house as though they are slicing through it. The pointed edges of sloping roofs in particular can cut into your home. Advice: The cutting effect of roofs can be controlled by softening their impact with a trees, plants or with greenery growing up the outside of your house. Curtains or blinds on the windows that are in line with the points of the roof facing your house will also have a shielding effect, as will a small mirror hang¬ing on the wall or in the window affected.

Figure 11. Power cables.
Even if your house is well-positioned in relation to other houses, be aware of power lines, sharp pointed corners, and any other subtle but negative forces that are directed at your home. The effect of satellites and aerials can be absorbed with sand or wood chips, or bounced back with springs. A pair of open scissors placed under power lines is also effective.

Figure 12. Near cemetary.
Many people do not mind overlooking a cemetery or a place associated with illness and death, but if you do feel uneasy or uncomfortable put blinds on the windows or hang wind chimes over the door because they are believed to frighten away wandering spirits.

Figure 13. Too much yang.
For schools, playgrounds and day centres, as they are all places of activity, learning and care, you can expect the properties nearby to be affected by the noise level and the movement. For good living, we strive to maintain a balance of Yin and Yang. However, if you do not mind the noise level, then it is fine.

Figure 14. Church and Chinese Temple.
Places where the community gathers for prayer and meditation, or healing centres, often generate too much Yang Chi for the living. Again this depends on individual.

However, for Church the "Cross" is not good in term of fengshui as cross was used in ancient China as a torture instrument. And the sharp poiting roofs from temple is also bad.

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