A lot of Feng Shui tips and advice focus on a home or apartment's interior elements, where the furniture is placed, if the chi can flow freely from room-to-room, and whether the front entrance lets in opportunities or blocks the flow of chi for a home's inhabitants.
But a home, apartment or office building's exterior is equally important -- and perhaps more so. It can be very difficult to change a home's exterior Feng Shui elements, including the shape of the land, the surrounding structures, and the overall health of the property.
It's important to consider these factors in Feng Shui, to look for remedies if the exterior Feng Shui principles are hampering your success in life, and to especially consider them if you are buying a new home.
Here are some things to consider when assessing the Feng Shui of a property:
- Is the property of a regular shape -- square or rectangular?
- Could any mountains, bridges or large buildings block opportunities and make the home's inhabitants feel blocked, stuck, or stagnant?
- What buildings surround the property?
- Is the property filled with lots of healthy life chi, including long-lived (but healthy!) trees, vibrant plants and flowers, and animals with bright, shiny coats and lots of energy?
- Is the home similar to surrounding homes?
- Are water elements nearby? This is good Feng Shui, unless the element is a drain, which is bad.
- What sort of street is the home on? Avoid a house at the end of a t-intersection or in a cul-de-sac.
If the exterior of a home has good Feng Shui, it's a lot easier to change internal features and it can also lead to better chi within the home.
If you're concerned about the exterior of a home or apartment you are considering buying, I can help with a Feng Shui consultation
for home selection.