I use the term “Feng Shui compatibility”, which is actually a phrase I made-up to explain how the energy of a building affects a person (or the people) living or working in it.
Feng Shui per se has a wide range of levels, from the individual energy of the building, to the individual energy of the person, to the energy of the year, etc.
But when I talk about “building-person compatibility” I refer specifically to how the energy of a building supports– or antagonizes– the person living or working in it.
Yes, the energy of a building can in fact support you or sabotage your efforts in creating your goals.
And if it is sabotaging you in many cases it can be corrected, but once in awhile it cannot. In these particular cases it’s often just best to cut your losses and get out of the space.
How do you know if a house has a Feng Shui that is good for you or not? The simplest– although not the easiest, therefore I do not recommend it– is the “empirical” way, meaning you move into a building and if your life improves it means it’s good for you; if it gets worse it means it’s not. This is a bit drastic and not very time effective, but this is how most people have done it throughout their lives so far.
The other way is to just “measure” your element of birth with the element (of orientation) of the building you live or work in.
Based on your year of birth, you’ll belong to one of these Guas:
Li – FIRE
Kun, Gen – EARTH
Kan – WATER
Xun, Zhen – WOOD
Xian, Qui – METAL
Note: If you do not know what your Gua is, you can find it here.
Buildings, based on their “magnetic” orientation, are so defined as this:
North Facing/South Sitting – FIRE
South Facing/North Sitting – WATER
West Facing/East Sitting – WOOD
NW Facing/SE Sitting – WOOD
East Facing/West Sitting – METAL
SE Facing/NW Sitting – METAL
NE Facing/SW Sitting – EARTH
SW Facing/NE Sitting – EARTH
The trick is to pair-up the element of a person with the element of a building. Ideally, the most compatible building for you is the one that belongs to the same element as you. That is a good Feng Shui house.
For example, a Li person (Fire) should ideally live in a North Facing–South Sitting building (Fire). Alternatively, the same person could also live in a Wood building, because Wood is productive to Fire (in the Five Element Theory).
If a person lives or works in a building that is not favorable to them they should use the missing color and element to decorate the house or office with so as to turn the unfavorable match into a more favorable, positive one.
For example, I was visiting a house in Pacific Palisades, CA yesterday and the woman living in it was a Wood person while the building itself was a Metal building. Amongst other things (for various aspects of the house), I recommended using blue colors and water elements to decorate with to transform the incompatibility and mitigate the adverse effects the house would otherwise have on her.
In fact, Metal “chops” Wood, but if you had Water then metal feeds the Water and Water feeds Wood.
She was very receptive to doing this rather minor correction in favor of having a positive experience living there. That is the way to turn a bad Feng Shui house into a good Feng Shui house.
One note of curiosity: most people who feel “good vibes” from a building are in fact experiencing a high level of compatibility from it, and as a consequence they usually end up buying or renting it. Some have described it as “like falling in love at first sight” with a building. I’ve found this to be the “Feng Shui reason” behind the expression “curb appeal.”
However, in Feng Shui it pays to take an even better, closer look, for not all buildings that are compatible with you are necessarily going to be good buildings based on the building’s own energy of construction. In fact, some of them could be so bad they could completely defeat the advantage of the compatibility.
What has been your experience so far? Please let me know by writing your comments and questions about this topic to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the next months I’ll include more about this in the newsletter, so you are welcome to write away so I know specifically what you would like to know more about.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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