Here are some guidelines that I have research and collected recommended for the best positioning of the house and the land.
- Look for the Chi (natural energy) quality of the land if it looks and feel full of life. The land should have abundance vegetation and not dry with plants thriving hardly on it.
- The house should be slightly higher as compared to the land in front of the house. In Classical Feng Shui, it serves as protection and good backing for the house- land positioning of the Turtle which is one of the celestial Feng Shui Animals.
- A land with a natural shape resembling square or rectangular shape is said to be best feng shui.
- It is a best feng shui if there is more land at the back of the house as compared to the front of the house because it is considered auspicious as it allows the energy of wealth to accumulate.
- A body of water in front of the house like fountain, water well, well-taken care of pond, etc. is also an excellent feng shui.
Symbolic arrangement of the Classical Feng Shui (one should be facing the house from the outside)
- Front of the House – The Phoenix – Open space to allow good Chi to gather and nourish the house. There should be no cluttered things like shoes, garbage cans, etc. especially in the main entrance of the house. Putting a fountain at the front door, especially if the door faces north, east or southeast is very profitable for the house. The flow of water should be towards the door as it signifies good chi to come into your life but never place it on the right side of the front door as you look out of the house. It is said to cause extramarital affairs for the man of the house.
- Right side of the House – The dragon – slightly higher that the left side to allow for good support and prosperity. The dragon is known to be a symbol of success and prosperity. Feng Shui dragons are ideal for rooms where there is activity and energy required so when placed in the office or study area brings status and power. ( I am planning to place my home office at this position)
- Left Side of the House – The Tiger – slightly lower as compared to the right side. The White Tiger symbolizes strength.
- Back of the House: The Turtle – raised land behind the house (the mountain shape in classical feng shui). It signifies a protection symbol.
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