House Arrangement Feng Shui
Question: We are looking to buy a new house, and would like to know what is the best feng shui positioning of the house on a land. Is it best feng shui when there is more space in front of the house or at the back of the house?
Answer: There are many variables to consider when assessing the feng shui of the land and the house on it.
Does it look and feel vibrant, is the vegetation lush, in other words, is it full of life? When you see land that is dry with hardly any vegetation thriving on it, this is a sign of low, or inhibited Chi.
Best feng shui positioning is when the house has a slightly raised land behind it or slightly higher as compared to the land in front of the house. This will resemble the classical feng shui land positioning of the Turtle - one of the celestial Feng Shui Animals - as protection and good backing for the house.
House Front: The Phoenix - open space to allow good Chi to gather and nourish the house.
Right Side of the House: The Dragon - slightly higher that the left side to allow for good support and prosperity.
Left Side of the House: The Tiger - slightly lower as compared to the right side.
Back of the House: The Turtle - raised land behind the house (the mountain shape in classical feng shui)
If the land is flat on both sides, this is not considered bad feng shui. However, often a better feng shui arrangement can be created by the design features of the house.
For example, the chimney on the right side of the house will make the right side higher. Landscaping can certainly create good feng shui, as always; and in this case, a tall vibrant tree, or several trees on the right side of the house, will create the same feng shui effect.
As for the shape of the land, a natural shape resembling square or rectangular shape is considered best feng shui. These shapes allow for a harmonious gathering and accumulation of energies. Worst feng shui shapes are considered the triangular shape and the lot shapes that have considerably missing, or cut corners.