When house hunting, it is typical, expected and wise for people to look at everything – from the foundation, beams, ceilings, floors and walls, to the internal parts, like plumbing and electrical connections. But there are some individuals who choose a place because it feels right. A few repairs might need to be done, but to them, it’s alright because the house has good vibes. Can you really depend on your “feelings” when buying a house?
Feng shui is a practice of the ancient Chinese that’s now being applied in many homes around the world. Feng shui, which translates to wind and water, is a practice that seeks to balance energies. It is a Taoist belief that seeks to find balance between feng (wind) and shui (water) elements. When the energy (gi) is not balanced, this will have a detrimental effect on a person’s health and fortune.
To the Chinese, a house with good feng shui is a lucky and prosperous house. This might be true because our energies and moods do have bearing on how we face our challenges and problems. Furthermore, a house is not just a structure. It is a place where we and our loved ones create memories, make decisions, or become happy, sad or successful. Essentially, a house bears witness to everything that we go through; and so, it is only right to choose one after carefully considering everything, including feng shui.
Good Feng Shui
1. A New House is the Best Option
Buying a newly built house is the best choice, according to experts, as long as the house meets other feng shui requirements. You also have the option of buying an old house. But before you purchase an old home, make sure that you do some research about it first. It is good to buy a house that was previously owned by someone successful. Did the owner move because he won the lottery or because he was offered a better job somewhere else? When the past homeowner has experienced good luck in the house, this property is a wise acquisition because the good fortune will also rub off on you. Conversely, avoid buying a house that’s being sold because of some misfortune, like an illness, death, divorce, or foreclosure.
There are a few things you need to avoid. For instance, it’s not a good idea to buy a house that’s near places that symbolize death or sickness, such as graveyards or hospitals. As for religious structures, like mosques or churches, there are several other factors to consider apart from what these represent. Hence, it’s better to consult an expert before deciding to purchase a house near these places. Being near schools supposedly encourages good yang energy, while there might be too much of this energy if you opt for a place near fire or police stations, which might then cause an imbalance.
3. Environment and Surrounding Lands
When you look at a property, look at the road leading to the house. Make sure that the road does not lead straight to the house, looking like it is directly pointing to the structure. This can attract inauspicious energy. Houses surrounded by roads or those near airports runways or train tracks do not attract good qi.
Claire Flint is a freelance writer and a homeowner who likes DIY projects. She has done a lot of improvements at home, and she then blogs about them. She covers many topics, including prefab constructions, feng shui and home builders, like Hayden Homes that has put up many West Richland Washington new homes.