feung shui-1We are a part of the universe and the universe is a part of each of us. Is it any wonder then, that we thrive only when we’re in harmony with the lives and forces around us? It isn’t. Synthesis and unison with qi is a necessary, albeit not sufficient condition for prosperity.

The bad news is; if you are in conflict with your surroundings and the forces present in it, your potential for health, wealth, and happiness is limited by the results of the conflict. And no amount of good deeds or hard work will be able to get you through. The good news is; you can take certain steps to ensure harmony between you and your surroundings plus qi.

Adhering to the principles of Feng Shui is the simplest of those steps. The task becomes simpler when you are building a new house (as opposed to purchasing a finished one) because you have the freedom to adhere to Feng Shui principles right from the start.

Listed below are our top-three tips that you should follow:

1. Ensure the house faces the right direction

Check your kua number and determine if you belong to the East Group (kua numbers 1, 3, 4, and 9) or the West Group (kua numbers 2, 5, 6, 7, and 8). If you belong to the East Group, you will benefit the most when the house faces North, South, East, or South East directions. If you belong to the West Group, you will benefit the most when the house faces the West, North West, North East, or South West directions. Use a Feng Shui compass, which shows 24 different directions, during construction to ensure that the completed house faces the right direction.

2. Pay special attention to the main door

The main door, or the front door is a critical consideration in Feng Shui because it is the passage through which the house receives its Chi (energy). You need to ensure the front door is large in size but remains in proportion to the rest of the house. You also need to make sure that the front door does not get aligned to the back door after construction. Aligned front and back door facilitate the loss of Chi. You also need to take care that there are no tall objects (such as trees or other buildings) right in the line of sight from your front door.

3. Check the house shape and floor plan

You might want the house to be constructed with even corners. Houses shaped as squares or rectangles are harmonizing whereas those with odd or missing corners (shaped like a triangle or pentagon) are conflicting.

When reviewing floor plans, you need to ensure that there are no kitchens or toilets in the North West side of the house. Manage construction such that the North West and South West sides are free of kitchens and toilets. Keeping the North West side is especially important because that’s the direction from which the heavens pour energy into your houses. Also avoid constructing kitchens and toilets such that they are visible straight from the front door.