Feng-Shui Your New Home

It is believed that with the proper orientation of one’s house or business premises, one is able to harmonize with nature and relate to the physical surrounding favorably to attract desirable cosmological influences. That is what I learned as a licensed real estate broker in the nineties. As part of the tools of trade, I underwent a basic orientation of [tag]Feng-Shui[/tag] under a Japanese Geomancer. A few Filipinos believe in the art of [tag]geomancy[/tag] and it helps if I had a little knowledge on the matter. I’ve forgotten all about Feng-shui since I stopped my real estate career (I will talk about this in another entry). Besides, I’m not Chinese and feng-shui shouldn’t rule my life or dictate my dream home.

When we were house-hunting, I prayed that God would lead our family to the home we desired. For every failed attempt, I believed that the property was not meant to be. I didn’t want to be ruled by Feng-Shui. What truly amazed me with the property is that the owner followed the Feng-shui layout principles. The most surprising fact of all was that the house direction is West which is my ideal or favorable orientation.

Let me explain by this “Cohesive” diagram . I am a “Cock” based on the Chinese Calendar, being born 1957. Looking at the diagram, my favorable orientation is West followed by NNE or SSE (Follow the corners of the triangle to find the orientation).

Enlarge Cohesive Image

I told my husband that the added bonus seems to be that based on Feng-Shui principles, our new home will bring us harmony. I now recall that our first home also had the “West” Orientation. We were happy in our old home. Coincidence?

So what is an unfavorable direction for me?

Looking at the “Conflict” diagram, an undesirable orientation for those born in the Year of the Cock like me is North, East and South (follow the corners of the square to find the conflict).

Enlarge Conflict Image

And what do you know? The house orientation is East. Coincidence, perhaps? I just only found out today about this small detail. Do I attribute our conflicts, our bad luck and misfortunes to this unfavorable house orientation?

Feng shui is related to the very sensible notion that living with rather than against nature benefits both humans and our environment. It is also related to the equally sensible notion that our lives are deeply affected by our physical and emotional environs. If we surround ourselves with symbols of death, contempt and indifference toward life and nature, with noise and various forms of ugliness, we will corrupt ourselves in the process. If we surround ourselves with beauty, gentleness, kindness, sympathy, music and various expressions of the sweetness of life, we ennoble ourselves as well as our environment.

I will never know. Like I said before, people make a home. This is an old house where it held a history of hostility and family quarrels. Maybe it is true. I allowed myself to be in this unfortunate situation. I do wonder the logic of Feng-Shui. My husband says that since this house is old, “secret arrows” are evident in the layout.

They say the “Cohesive” and “Conflict” diagram can also dictate compatibility in relationships . My husband born in the year of the Boar is neither in the “Cohesive” or “Conflict”. Neutral?

Reviewing my notes on Feng-Shui just affirms that our new home is for us. Our major consideration is that we let God lead us to the right direction. I will surround myself with a positive, loving and prayerful family.

Do you believe in Feng Shui? Or should it just be a secondary criteria?

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