Feng Shui principles have been used in architecture to help determine the orientation and placement of houses, buildings, temples, etc. If you are planning on moving, you might want to consider Feng Shui tips for a good start.
Looking for a new home can be very stressful, but when you incorporate Feng Shui into your house hunting, it can turn the whole experience into a happy one.
Here I share with you 5 tips to take into consideration when choosing a new home:
∞ Facing direction of your new home
When choosing a new house, it is important to take into consideration the “facing direction” of your new home.
The “facing direction” of a house refers to the compass degrees to where your house is pointing or “facing”. This is mostly determined by the compass degrees of your main entrance door or by the degrees of the front of your house.
You might get to use the back door of your new house more often and rarely use the front door, but for Feng Shui purposes you must calculate the facing direction degrees at the main front door in order to determine “the mouth of chi”.
We all have “lucky and unlucky directions“; therefore, if you move into a house that is facing one of your lucky directions it can be beneficial to you and to your energy.
∞ The layout of your new home matters
There are different layouts that you may want to consider before you choose your dream home. It can go from a variety of regular shapes to more irregular ones.
Any house layout that is square or rectangular is considered to be a very auspicious one.
Irregular shape houses, such as “L shape”, “H shape” or “cross shape” houses are considered to be inauspicious since they all have missing corners or sectors.
Missing corners always create problems in Feng Shui, and the severity of these problems when moving into an irregular shape home depends on which of those corners are missing.
To check if your home has missing sectors, you can divide the layout of your home into nine equal squares or grids. By doing this, you can determine the Bagua Map of your house and see exactly which sectors are missing.
∞ Location of your new home
In order to take the most advantage of the good chi in your new place, make sure that this one is NOT located:
- at the dead end of a road because the energy stagnates since it has no way out to flow bringing you problems.
- next to a hospital, a cemetery, prison, temples, or a church because these places’ energies might affect your home’s energy negatively.
- in between two tall buildings that dwarf your home since the energy can’t flow properly.
- in front of a highway or a river, as having any of these two in the back of your house will not give you energetic support.
- with a higher ground or mountain right in front of the main entrance of your new home because this will block off the energy.
∞ Pay attention to the main entrance
Creating good Feng Shui at your house’s main entrance is very important in order to welcome the good chi or energy into your home.
Remember that your main entrance is “the mouth of chi” or the mouth of the energy of your house. Therefore, a harmonious and balanced entrance will be very beneficial for your whole house.
Your house’s main entrance is where good Feng Shui starts and it will determine the type of energy that will enter your home, affecting not only your house but also yours and your family’s energy.
Your main entrance must have a spacious “bright hall” which is very beneficial to your house’s energy. The bright hall is the open space that is outside right after the main door where the chi is gathered.
You may place auspicious plants in your bright hall and make it as posh and welcoming as you wish to. Also, make sure your main door is not facing a straight road since the chi flowing towards your home might be too powerful.
∞ Fix it and repair it
Never move into a house that is having problems or broken things because these issues may bring energetic blockages into your life and into your energy.
Make sure to repair and fix everything in your new place before you move in. If issues occur after you start living in your new place, make sure to take care of them as soon as you can to avoid guilt and unpleasantries.
Check the outlets, hinges, walls, paint, burners, appliances, and other areas to make sure things are working well.
Avoid moving-in the clutter that you might have accumulated in your previous house over the years. Donate, recycle and up-cycle the unused or old stuff from your previous home so they have a new “life” and a brand new purpose.
Having natural ventilation in your new home will help the energy in the rooms and areas to not get stagnant. It will also be beneficial for you as well as for your family’s health, contributing to a better living experience at your new place.
When you look for a new home, not only pay attention to the aesthetic aspects, materials, and size of the house; but also get the feeling of it understanding how its distribution might have an impact on your life.
At the end of the day, follow your intuition and your gut feeling when you are choosing your new home!
If you recently moved houses, have you noticed if anything changed since being in your new place? For instance, your health, sleeping patterns, etc?