Feng Shui Tips for Choosing a New Home

Posted by Jane Langof on 28 September 2014 | 11 Comments

Savvy property investors and home buyers ask for advice from a Feng Shui consultant when choosing a new home to make sure that the energy supports good health, relationships and prosperity.  A Feng Shui assessment is as important as a building inspection to help you make an informed decision.  Here are some general Feng Shui tips to help you choose a new home.

Feng Shui Tips for choosing a new home:

  • The front of the home should have potential to be appealing and easily noticeable, to attract favourable attention from passers-by.
  • The rear boundary of the home should be supported with trees, other buildings or upwards-sloping land. Having protective structures behind a property will provide support and security to the occupants, which is why a home located on the higher side of the street is favourable.
  • Homes that are located at the end of a T junction are generally not ideal from a Feng Shui perspective. This is because an intense flow of energy is directed towards the home, which can be unfavourable to the occupants.  However there can be exceptions to this rule, especially for commercial buildings.
  • In general, choose homes on quieter roads with slower moving traffic. The objective in Feng Shui is to enable Chi or energy to find you easily, and this is difficult if the energy is moving too quickly past your home.
  • Find out the history of the land and former occupants before choosing your home. Land and buildings absorb energy which can impact subsequent residents. It's best to avoid living in homes where serious crimes and tragedies have occurred.  Also observe what's located in the surrounding area - for example it's best to avoid living next to a cemetary, rubbish dumps and high voltage power lines.
  • Rooms containing pointy angles, low sloped ceilings, low ceilings with exposed beams and rooms with irregular shapes may feel uncomfortable. Long narrow buildings are generally not ideal as their shape doesn't support an even distribution of energy.
  • If you're considering buying property in a suburb where potential buyers are mostly Chinese, take care if there is a number four (4) in the address.  Chinese people tend to avoid buying houses containing number 4 in the address if they are superstitious, as the number four sounds like the word for death in Chinese.  On the other hand, houses with the number eight (8) in the address tend to be more appealing as 8 is considered to be a lucky number.
  • Feng Shui is about achieving harmony between yin and yang, so look for an ideal combination of light and shade, nature and buildings, and a balance of openness and enclosure.
  • Most importantly, spend some quiet time walking around and feeling the energy in the property. If you sense that the home doesn't feel right, trust your intuition.

Achieving perfect Feng Shui is almost impossible, so if you find a home with unfavourable aspects, these may be reduced with Feng Shui remedies or offset by favourable elements that can be identified in a Traditional Feng Shui consultation. 

Feel free to post a comment if you have any questions or feedback!

Jane Langof is a Feng Shui master based in Sydney, Australia

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