Feng Shui Tips for Fixes for some Man-made Land Forms
If you are a Feng Shui practitioner or follower, you must be familiar by now with these man-made land forms that should be avoided when building or finding a new home:
1) Sharp Sha 尖煞.
Pylons: Buildings close to Pylons are considered to have negative energies. Buildings next to the drooping wires from the pylon are worse since they are affected by the "hanging wire sha" where all energies going to the building are cut. ~ Joey Yap
Electric or Telephone Wire poles
It is advised not to purchase or rent a property that is next to electric or telephone wire posts since they produce negative energy - Joey Yap
Water Tanks Towers: These man made structures can either be negative or harmless depending on their sharp or pointy edges and their proximity to your living space. ~ Joey Yap
Water Tank Tower with no sharp edges may be harmless
Overlapping Highways: Highways that are too close to a property, especially if they are right in front of the building, produces a " Cutting Blade" that slashes the energy~ Joey Yap
Feng Shui Tips:
The presence of these negative "sharp shas" near your home does not mean that it would automatically have an impact on you. While it is best to avoid them, here are some basic tips to determine whether these negative forms may affect the flow of Qi to your home:
a) The negative forms should not be facing your Main door or a Window in your home. If you can see these negative forms in front of your view when standing inside your house then it may have an effect on your home. The proximity, size and distance of the negative form in retrospect to your home should be considered. If it is more than 20 feet away, then it's impact may not be strong. One test whether the form is in close proximity is that you can still see it from where you stand inside your property when you raise your forefinger in front of the form.
b) Other Sharp Shas are: Pointed chimneys, Flag poles, Street Light poles, Bell Towers, Sign Posts, Church Steeples and Towers, very tall and thin trees, mountain peaks
Feng Shui Solution:
a) If you cannot avoid having your home in close proximity with these Sharp Shas, the use of a front garden which has the elements of EARTH ( soil, rocks, stone statues, potteries, etc) is suggested by some Feng Shui Masters especially if the Sharp sha is in front of your Main door.
Two familiar Asian adornments are the traditional placement of 2 big Stone Lions ( Fu Dogs) on both sides of the Main Door. In North America, the use of New Age Zen pile rocks or stones in the garden is becoming popular.
"The sharp triangular objects represent Fire and Earth can weaken it. The Water element is not suggested because they clash with each other." ~ Feng Shui Nexus
b) If the Negative form is visible through a window in your home, putting window blinds or shutters which you can close most of the time may help block off some of the negative energies.
2) Avoid forms or areas that produce Yin Energy
Always remove a Dead Tree which is in front of a house or a building. Dead trees not only project Yin energy but it can crash and damage your home since its roots are not anymore well grounded.
Yin areas such as Funeral Homes, Mortuaries, Cemetaries, Railroad Tracks, Dilapidated buildings, Isolated Highways, Landfills, Garbage Dumpsites and Prisons attract low and inert energy which ideally is not favorable to be your next door neighbor. It is best to avoid these areas when searching for a new home.
On the other hand, the energy emitted by houses of worship and hospitals largely depends on the type of its building (a well maintained church with no sharp or pointed towers or edges; a newly built or well maintained hospital building would be less Yin). If your home is however near a house of worship or hospital, one Feng Shui cure is to plant GREENERY around the perimeter of your home to strenghten the dynamic and life- generating Qi.
Rushing Sha 衝煞 T- Junctions
"The reason to avoid houses in a T-Junction is that the Qi coming directly from the road is going straight towards the house. This type of Qi is detrimental to the occupants of the house because it is too fast and too strong."~Feng Shui Nexus
Reasons why a house at a T-junction is not favorable in Feng Shui:
1) The rushing energy may bring severe losses to the occupants of the house.
2) The headlights of incoming cars on the road will shine directly to your house (which is distracting at night) if it is at the T-Junction/ intersection especially if the road of the junction is a busy one.
3) Houses facing a T- junction or intersection of busy roads are most of the time, unfortunately hit by car crashes and accidents from careless drivers.
Feng Shui Tip
If the direction of the incoming road to the house is auspicious, then the energy that is emitted by the T-junction may bring good fortune instead of a negative energy. One will need credible Feng Shui consultation to ascertain this.
Feng Shui Solution: (If you absolutely could not move away from a house that is located at a T-junction)
1) Building a protective wall of bushes that is in proportion to the width of the road forming the T-junction is suggested to regulate the rushing energy. The bushes should however be not too close to the front door in order not to block the Qi that will enter your home.
2) An Ancient cure is to place a big piece of Stone Slab in front of the house, at the end of the T- Junction. More modern version of this is to use stone slabs as decorative steps to the entry of the house if it faces a T-junction. Building a not so tall brick wall in front of the house where the T-junction ends is another cure.
As it's name implies, houses on a cul-de-sac or on a dead end street receive very little or weak Qi.
Feng Shui Solution:
1) Strengthen the energy by creating a strong Front Door and an energy-padded Facade between the front door and the street . Building a beautiful landscape of rocks, soil and green plants at the site where the house faces the cul-de-sac will be protective and will create yang energy.
Although color is the least activator in Feng Shui, using the right and appropriate Feng Shui color of the sector where your front door is located, if your house faces a cul-de-sac, may also help create yang energy.
2) "A moving decorative piece in your garden is an excellent Feng Shui cure to help uplift the energy "~The Spruce.
it is best to follow the elements pertinent to the sector of your home which faces the cul-de-sac. An example is placing outdoor mobile whirlwind metal fans for the West, Northwest and North if this sector faces the cul-de-sac or dead-end street.
3) Find out if your local city, community or you and other home owners can build a landscaped center island (either a small round Feng Shui garden, a small playground or a beautiful man-made water feature) at the center of the cul-de-sac to create vibrant energy for all the houses.
While it may be convenient for some occupants of the home if they are both retired ( since they may appreciate more privacy away from the noise of the outside world), huge and healthy trees would be blocking the smooth flow of Qi to the home if it is right in front and near your front door.
Feng Shui Solution:
The best solution in this case is to transfer the location of your Main Door in the house. Cutting the Tree down should be the very last resort to correct this problem. One should maintain and keep the tree well trimmed or pruned instead.
If you could not do this, there are some companies or organizations in your communtiy which can offer assistance in uprooting and transfering the whole tree to a local park
6) Dust Bin shaped Land Lots
A "Money Bag" shaped Land Lot " is ideal in Feng Shui, wherein the back side of the house (sitting) is wider and more spacious than the front. The energy created in this setting translates to the ability of the occupants to hold onto and propagate wealth!
On the other hand, a "Dust Bin" shaped lot is the opposite and is not desired in Feng Shui, wherein the back of the house which should provide support, is situated at the short end of the lot and does not occupy much space. This stands for the inability of the occupants to hold on to their wealth.
~ Picture by Michael Erlewine
Feng Shui Solution:
If your house is situated on a Dust Bin shaped lot, you can put some lighting at the back corners, with the lights directed towards the home; or you can plant some trees at the corners to create yang energy and keep the constricted Qi moving.
7) Corner Sha 角煞
If your Main door faces a "corner sha" ( the pointed corner of a building or corner of the roof top of your neighbors' home or property) , the energy created in this situation would be negative and may be damaging to the occupants of the house.
The gravity of the negative effect will depend on, again, the proximity, size and the material used in the building with it's corner pointed directly to your front door. Wooden material are weaker than concrete cement or brick. Bigger buildings will provide a stronger negative energy than a smaller one.
Feng Shui Solution:
The solution will be similar to the Sharp Sha which is to place earth elements to counter the Fire element brought by the pointed Corner sha.
~Pictures by Fengshuibeginner.com
Placing a potted plant ( in soil) in between the sharp corner facing your main door will mitigate the inauspicious 'corner sha'
How would you feel if your house or property is at the end of this long and narrow alley? The negative energy that this arrow sha brings would be stronger if this alley is directed to your front door.
Feng Shui Solution:
Unfortunately, the only solution here would be to change the location of your front door if you cannot move away from your property.
Pressing Sha energy is created when your house or property is situated and "compressed" by two taller buildings on both sides, the taller the buildings, the stronger would be the negative energy. (*the height of the buildings should be twice the height or the house being pressed)
If the bigger building is directly near and in front of your home, the negative energy will be greater since the Qi will again be restricted and unable to move.
A pressing sha negative energy can also occur if your house or property is at close proximity to freeways, subways and bridges.
Feng Shui Solution:
It is best to avoid this type of property since there is no effective cure. Some Feng Shui masters would do short term solutions to lessen the damage that the negative sha may create, until the occupants of the home are able to move.
Referrences: Feng Shui Insights, Joey Yap Academy, The Art of Feng Shui by Michael Erlewine; Feng Shui Nexus; The Spruce; Feng Shui Beginner.com
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