When we move into a new home

When we move into a new home

One of the questions we think about is choosing which bedroom to give to each family member. The choice may sound simple, but it can also be one of the more important decisions as it directly affects the happiness of every family member…..

So how do we start the selection process? First we need to study the general floor plan to identify which bedrooms belong to the east group and which to the west group. After we have separated the rooms in east and west, we assign the Kua number of each family member to their room groups. People in the east group should sleep in rooms that are in the sectors of the east group (east, southeast, south, or north), and people in the west group should sleep in rooms that are in the sectors of the west group (south-west, north-west, north-east, and west ) are located.

While it is ideal to choose a room that is in the same east or west group as your kua, we usually find ourselves in the situation where we have to settle for a room that is not in the same group category as our KUA number . If so, there are a few factors that we need to consider in order to decide which room is the most suitable.

For example, if you are a western group and need to select rooms in the eastern sectors, first find the room that is NOT in your total loss sector and then try to find a room that is the least unfavourable to you on your unfortunate instructions .

Next, study the shape and orientation of the room to see if the room is right for you to tap your auspicious directions. In most bedrooms we only have 1 or 2 walls to choose from due to the arrangement of the wardrobes, windows and doors. In most cases, the position of the bed is dictated by the location of the sockets and the position of the bed in relation to windows and doors. So we need to make sure the bed direction is right for you. 

Tip 1: Always try to choose a room that allows a bed position where you can tap one of your auspicious directions.

The next step is to be aware of your surroundings and to see if there are any elements that are jeopardizing your sleeping position, such as the edges of the wall, direct line of sight to the doors, and whether your bed is positioned so that it forces you to sleep with one Toilet behind. In some cases we need to find a good balance between good and bad and be content with a bed position that takes all negative aspects into account in order to find a positive solution.

1: Use screens to block off any direct line of sight of the doors; 2: Use backdrop to create a partition with the wall and help centralize the bed in relation to the room.

In the example here, we are faced with a situation whereby the room is located in the South corner of the home, thereby ideal for all East group persons. However, the only wall that is ideal for the residents is the West wall which coincidently is the person’s total loss direction. In such a case, we have to look for alternative directions to locate the bed.

When we consider the constraints of the bedroom space, the North and South walls do not seem ideal, as the North wall results in the bed being cramped into a corner, causing a major shift in the overall room orientation. This can result in a claustrophobic effect. By having the bed along the South wall, it causes the bed to not only be cramped to a corner, but also positioned such that it sits in between wall and window, which would create more problems than it would solve.

Therefore, through elimination of directions, the most ideal ’direction in this case would be the East wall, which would allow the bed to center itself to the main orientation of the room. The downside is that the door to the room would directly face the bed, so a partition screen would be needed to divert the direct line of sight, which then allows the bed to sit within the room properly and also to create a small entry foyer to divert the flow of movement.

The other aspect is that the bed headboard would be sharing the same wall as the toilet. To avoid this, a physical partition backdrop is introduced to create a physical barrier with the toilet wall, but also to create a backdrop that reinforces the bed position to the overall room shape and orientation.

Use screens to disperse any sharp corners; 2: Create partitions to regularize odd-shaped rooms into 2 regular shapes, to centralize the arrangement of furniture within the room.

In a second situation, we are faced with an odd-shaped room situated in the west corner of the house. With the resident being a West group person, it also means there is only one direction for us to position the bed. So to find the solution, we must first identify the issues of the room. In the main section of the room, the doors are placed such that they would be in direct line of sight of the bed and cramped in a corner. Also due to the odd shape of the room, it creates a sharp edge that directly faces the entrance door, thus creating an invisible poison arrow to anyone that enters the room.

To resolve this situation, a partition screen is needed, to serve a dual purpose. First, it allows the corner edge to disappear, and second, it allows the room to be divided into two regular shaped rooms. This allows the main area to act as the bedroom living, where all the entertainment and reading would be done, and the smaller area can then serve as the main sleeping quarters. This creates a more intimate scenario where we allow the bed to be positioned to face the West direction, but also create a niche sector to separate the room in two parts, differentiating between the yin and yang activities of the bedroom.

Tip # 2: Create screens to disperse any sharp corners.

Tip # 3: Use your walls and floors to introduce colors to enhance the room.

Finally, the other aspect to take into consideration is the Flying Star combination in the room. Based on the facing direction of the house, we are able to extract the Flying Star combinations of the sector, and from there, we can identify what elements would be ideal to control or to enhance the room. Through the different elements of your design palette, we can introduce any element into the room through the use of flooring materials, wall colors and ID decorative features, thereby creating an aesthetic feel that not only suits our design intent but also becoming a feng shui cure in itself.

Tip # 4: Identify the location of the room and its shape, and see how best we can make the room suitable for our living conditions.

Tip # 5: Identify what elements you need in the room and create an appealing environment that takes care of the feng shui as well as the design intent.

6 Ways to Strengthen Earth Chi in your Home

6 Ways to Strengthen Earth Chi in your Home

6 Ways to Strengthen Earth Chi in Your Home

A simple Taoist Feng Shui method to improve the quality of energy in your home is to strengthen earth chi. Earth chi is so important that it used to be almost synonymous with good Feng Shui.

Taoist Feng Shui accepts that heaven and earth together produce the natural phenomena on which humans are built. This is the trinity of tien, ti, ren – or heaven, earth and humanity. In this trinity, earth chi has the greatest impact on your wealth. Here are six ways to add power in and around your home:

Always have earth materials as your ground floor. Use marble, granite, or tile. Solid tile or marble slabs are better than broken marble or terrazzo. Anything that is broken or has a random design suggests an unstable foundation. Avoid wood or carpets on the ground floor.

Surround your home with stones to create good vibrations – a few stones on the four corners indicate that the Earth Chi is strong and stable. You can also build a symbolic mountain of gold (a pile of stones with some gold leaf on it) to create a direct connection with the earth / sky axis. This is very cheap.

Create a wall behind the house to signal the mountain that will support you. This doesn’t have to be a solid wall – anything over 1.2 m (4 feet) will do. A wall is always better than trees to give you support.

Create a square patch filled with sand or pebbles to strengthen the earth chi on the front of the house. This strengthens the symbolism of the earth element energy.

Manifest the three mighty earth numbers 2, 5 and 8. For example, you could use two round crystals, five yellow rocks and eight medium-sized pebbles. You can emphasize any number. Since we are in the eighth period, the emphasis on eight will bring happiness. The numbers 2, 5 and 8 describe as parent string numbers in the Flying Star system of Feng Shui and when they occur together they manifest great happiness.

Hang a painting of a strong and solid looking mountain in your home to aid your endeavours. In Flying Star Feng Shui, a mountain picture in the corner of the house or living room that houses the mountain star 8 brings tremendous happiness in health and relationships. The mountain picture is also incredibly lucky when it hangs behind you at work or even while sitting. This is a symbol of powerful earth chi and is needed for professional advancement and for maintaining one’s own wealth.