Understanding your house's Feng shui and how to improve it

Understanding your house’s Feng shui and how to improve it, FENG SHUI, CHINESE TRADITION, INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE, CHINESE FASHION, CULTURE EXCHANGE, CHINESE CULTURE, CUSTOM, ARTS, HEALTH, CHINESE BUZZWORD, FASHION

The situation of your house can determine your luck and fortune, but there are also ways to influence and improve your home's aura!

Feng shui is like an ancient form of science in China, determining how one can best live in harmony with ones surrounding environment. In China, many believe that the direction your house faces changes its feng shui, which pretty much determines your life prospects.

If you want to know how your house’s feng shui will affect you, and how to get better results from a bad lot, read on!

What your house’s Feng shui means for you

1. Houses that ‘sit’ in the north and face the south have a calm aura, meaning your finances will be weak but won’t decline. Favours a conservative lifestyle rather than business.

2. Houses that ‘sit’ in the northeast and face the southwest are auspicious and are ideal office environments. They’re suitable for businesses, and promote joy and wealth.

3. Houses that ‘sit’ in the east and face the west ensure health and happiness of the family, but could also harbour loss of wealth and difficulty in achieving aspirations. (yikes)

4. Houses that ‘sit’ in the southeast and face the northwest are not auspicious, especially for middle aged women (ouch). Unsuitable for families and wealth will be blocked…

5. Houses that ‘sit’ in the west and face the east promote liveliness and are also suitable business environments. Not so suitable for household arrangements however.

6. Houses that ‘sit’ in the southwest and face the northeast are relatively auspicious. A beautiful inside and plain inside will suit families situated in this position. 

7. And finally, houses that ‘sit’ in the south and face the north will decline. There will probably be lots of arguments and not that much money. Oh.

Understanding your house’s Feng shui and how to improve it, FENG SHUI, CHINESE TRADITION, INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE, CHINESE FASHION, CULTURE EXCHANGE, CHINESE CULTURE, CUSTOM, ARTS, HEALTH, CHINESE BUZZWORD, FASHION


How to improve your Feng shui

OK, so some directionalities work out better than others (and clearly no one wants to live in a southeast-situated, northwest facing house), but what if you’re stuck where you are?
Fear not, for there are some changes that you can make to improve your situation:

1. Avoid ‘cold’ colour schemes – stick to warm, deep colours to improve the aura

2. If there are no windows to the south, set up a decorative feature such as a fireplace there to pull energy

3. A wood burning fire in the south is good, but placing lots of green plants around it can bring anger into the home

4. North facing windows should be opened wide to let in the light, but must also be airtight to prevent against bad winds in the winter

5. Bedroom lighting must be bright, to get rid of the foreboding sense of darkness

6. If you can install a south facing window, try and install large bay windows, or even better floor to ceiling windows!