Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sitting and Facing

Sitting And Facing

There is a wealth of information to incorporate into accurately distinguishing the determining factors of the sitting and facing orientation of a building.

When determining the sitting and facing of a property it is preferable to be on-site. That way you can get a feel for the parcel of land as well as see it up close and from different angles. Often, when describing sitting and facing to people I find it helpful to describe a visual image of a person sitting in a chair. After all, people have fronts and backs. So, think of some one sitting in a chair. They are upright, and if you are positioned in front of them you see their face. What you do not see however is their back or behind.

At this point it is helpful to use the word supporting in place of the word sitting. When you interchange the two what you really have is the back supporting the face. Now imagine that on a house you would see the front but not the behind. Remember, once you have the facing or sitting you always have its opposite.

Generally, there will be a more open feel to the layout of the facing side of a building. These rooms would typically include the living areas or common areas that are shared in with all the members of the household.
These areas could include, but not be limited to-
-living room.
-dining room.
-great room.
-open kitchen.
-sun room.
-sitting room.

These are all very yang areas, where lots of activity could take place, typically these would be brighter, more social rooms. Wherever there is yang, there must also be yin. The opposite of the yang rooms would be the more still quiet rooms. These would include-

-dressing rooms.
-laundry rooms.
-walk in pantries.
-mud rooms, and the like.

These rooms are usually quiet, closed off from social visitors, and not commonly used by the household members at the same time, and certainly not as a social area. Since there are probably less windows on the sitting side it will likely be a bit darker as well.

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More About Chi

Chi, is a prevalent force in your life even though its likely you may not give it much thought. Chi is the life force energy that is present in all place in your environment and in you. Chi is the breath in your lungs, the blood in your veins, it carries what keeps you alive. Just as in feng shui it carries what is vital. Energy.

Pure. Simple. Energy.
It really is that simple. Chi is energy. It has yin and yang qualities. These qualities could also be classified as good and bad, or lucky and unlucky. Depending on how energies meet in feng shui they develop definite personalities that can easily be identified and categorized the more one delves into this ancient Chinese science. This material, this chi is the seen and unseen energy of which everything in the universe is created.
Chi, in solid objects has a different vibrational energy than chi in a living entity, and different still is the energy vibration or chi of a color- like red. We know that everything in the universe has its own energetic vibration and the unseen environment is no different.The chi is calculated by combing the elements of time and space, from this we are able to identify these different energies with certain attributes, that are specifically characteristic and distinct.

Go With The Flow
Chi flows it is carried in the wind, like the saying, "the winds of change are coming," you can feel the effects. Think of it like the sweeping feeling of the change of seasons, its definitely there, but you cannot see the changing of the energies. One moves in and one moves out and its as quiet and seamless as could be.

Chi collects in water, water usually represents prosperity and it is no different in feng shui. Real estate is normally valued higher when it is on or close to water. In general, people like to be close to water- it makes them feel good, another effect of chi. Begin to take note of how different buildings evoke certain feelings and characteristics in your personality, or how they affect you. Notice your energetic reaction to different dwellings. All of these are a direct result of the present energies that these buildings hold.

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Wealth Area

Where Is My Wealth???

It happened again. I suppose it is just one of those things. It happens often after a consultation, I get the question, "Where is my wealth???"


"Where is my wealth area or corner?"

It is a very common misconception about classical feng shui. There is not a preset diagram to follow. If there were an actual ba-gua that was the same for every house then there would be no need for me, or any other consultant to take tons of classes and spend endless hours pouring over material and studying it!!! It is true, we all do this. It is not an easy thing to gain a comprehensive understanding of feng shui, especially flying stars.

So Just Where Is The Wealth Area???

The great misconception of wealth is due to the Black Hat Sect (BHS) theory of feng shui. This is a feng shui aspect that was developed to make it more understandable to the Western world, but not necessarily accurate. As frustrating as it can be to a practitioner to hear the same query repeatedly, it has greatly opened the door to feng shui being more widely known.
Typically, the wealth area would be in the back right hand corner from the front door, but not in flying star feng shui.
In flying star feng shui there are actually several combination's of numbers that are really favorable for wealth. A deeper understanding of the interpretation of the stars combined with the occupants and a number of other specific aspects can reveal wealth areas. These can be identified through a comprehensive consultation.

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Feng Shui Wealth

Feng Shui Wealth

The time for feng shui wealth is now. That is because period eight has it all - wealth, name, and fame. This is the perfect time to work on your personal wealth because period eight brings that energy in the most positive way.

Unfortunately, there is a massive amount of information that would have you believing that your wealth was located in the back left of your house according to the bagua theory. This just is not so, there is no one size fits all method. Feng shui is as individual as the house and the person(s) occupying it. It is just unrealistic to say that you can find your wealth area in the same spot in every house you live in. If you recall there are probably houses you have done better in financially than others. Besides, if that were really the case then it would mean that all of the slums could just activate the same corner and there would be no more slums? Right, there is proof-positive that it does not work that way. Of course, many so called experts would have you to believe that you can ignite the chi of this area with a money tree, or perhaps some use of colors, like gold or green. These are ineffective methods. So put away the where is my wealth question, you can start focusing on what does work.

The House With The Most Money
It is possible that houses come with the energy of money already installed in them. It is part of their make up. One type of house is often referred to as WSWS, or good for people, good for money. This is a great house but you will still need to use remedies for the negative areas- though they are likely to be minimal. Another house type is the good for money house. This can be a favorable house just by the name, however, many masters would prefer to have a house that is good for people. That is because a house that is that inherently good for people can propel some one to wealth through the great relationships and health benefits that are part of the natural personality of this house.
The one type of house that may not be top on the list is the reversed. However, I have seen this type of house support money once the proper remedies were in place. There are several house types and things you can do to make any house have more supportive energy. A qualified feng shui consultant can help you determine your specific house type and what you can do to improve the energy of your environment.

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Personal Trigram Family Member Directions

Personal Trigram Family Member Directions

Personal trigram family members locations are easy to find. Its all here. Once you have a to scale floor plan drawing you can grid it into equal thirds horizontally and thirds vertically, and you have exactly what you need to identify different quadrants or sectors of your building/house. With this information you can use your personal trigram or kua number to establish what part of the house represents you according to the I-Ching. There are eight sectors and if any sector is missing it will mean that family member is missing. This can happen in a number of ways. Perhaps, they move away for college or job, or just spend a lot of time out of the house, but it is also possible that three will be a death or divorce as well.

Prerequisite to find family member locations:

1. to scale drawing of your floor plan
2. gridded floor plan
3. accurate compass reading
Now you are ready to label all of the directions and sub-directions on your floor plan so you can identify which sector corresponds to which direction.

The Directions And Family Members Are...

North - Second Son - Kua 1

Northeast - Youngest Son - Kua 8

East - Eldest Son - Kua 3

Southeast - Eldest Daughter - Kua 4

South - Second Daughter - Kua 9

Southwest - Mother, Wife - Kua 2

West - Youngest Daughter - Kua 7

Northwest - Father, Husband, Owner - Kua 6

The proper interpretation of this is that I am a MOTHER so I am represented by the SOUTHWEST. Whatever is present in this area is going to have a direct affect on me. This is another way of using your kua number to see what part of your home you can beautify and strengthen to make sure it is empowering to you. This is much like using your home trigram direction to your advantage in the same way.

Whatever is placed in the Southwest, or is already there will directly affect me, my life, health, luck and wealth.

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Tai Sui and Po Sui

Tai Sui And Po Sui

Yearly Tai Sui And Po Sui Directions

Year - Animal - Direction - Opposite

2008 Year of the Rat S2 - N2

2009 Year of the Ox NE1 - SW1

2010 Year of the Tiger NE3 - SW3

2011 Year of the Rabbit E2 - W2

2012 Year of the Dragon SE1 - NW1

2013 Year of the Snake SE3 - NW3

2014 Year of the Horse S2 - N2

2015 Year of the SheepSW1 - NE1

2016 Year of the Monkey SW3 - NE3

2017 Year of the Rooster W2 - E2

2018 Year of the Dog NW1 - SE1

2019 Year of the Pig NW3 - SE3

This chart is based on the Chinese zodiac. It repeats every twelve years.

The Tai Sui and it opposite, Po Sui are inherently bad in nature.

Tips for dealing with the Tai Sui and Po Sui.

Do NOT turn your back or face these energies head on.

Do not dig in the direction of the Tai Sui, or disturb the earth.

Do not begin construction inside or outside of your house in that year.

If construction around your home or office takes place put a metal wind chime between your home and the construction.

Do not build a house sitting in the direction coinciding with the Tai Sui.

These energies bring accidents and problems, be very careful dealing with them.


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Feng Shui House Direction

Feng Shui House Direction

Feng shui house direction is determined using the sitting or facing of a building. This is easy to determine once you know what you are looking for. The keys to discovering the sitting direction usually include less public areas. You will find the sitting to be more closed in, with typically smaller rooms. While the facing will be just the opposite. This area will be more open and have more public-use rooms. This is where one would entertain. These are just some of the factors, yin-yang is also used. It is important to know the house direction before beginning a feng shui audit.
Got The Direction, Get The Compass Reading
You are almost there. Once you have determined the facing/sitting of a building it is now important to get an accurate compass degrees reading. It is easy to get an accurate degrees reading using a magnetic compass that points to magnetic North. This way it is not necessary to do further calculations from using true North, which can be of several degrees, giving in inaccurate reading. Once you have the correct degrees reading and you are satisfied with that you can then use the compass chart to see the corresponding direction of your degrees reading. After you have completed all of this you will have your feng shui house direction and you can then expect a great reading with positive results.

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Feng Shui, Rehab and Addiction

Feng Shui, Rehab And Addiction

Feng Shui Rehab and addiction, they don't seem like they have any connection would they? No, not to the ordinary person, but to the experienced feng shui consultant they make perfect sense. I have seen many cases where this is a reality. We are so influenced by our environments and quite often all of our environment isn't supportive or beneficial to our well being. This is the case in certain flying star combination's.

Addictive Behaviors

The 1 flying star enhances addictive behaviors, this can be especially dangerous when paired with a number 5 flying star. This pairing typically results in drug activity involving participating and/or selling. This combination can be lethal due to just the subject matter. The world of drugs is dangerous as we all know, and for some one you love, it can be hell to watch them go through this.

If you or some one you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, it is very possible that it is being reinforced by your environment. Having a feng shui consultation would easily let you know if this was part of the addictive behavior. The number one star feeds the addictive behavior and it can be made worse by an addictive personality trait. It would be most likely that this star combination that would indicate drugs or drinking would be found in a bedroom or other important room, and/or perhaps an entry door. It would take a trained professional to distinguish if this was indeed being caused due to the occupants environment, and there is a cure for the home as well as attending rehabilitation facilities if that is necessary.


Addiction is so serious and it destroys many peoples lives, it can make by-standers feel helpless, but it doesn't have to be that way. I have seen feng shui properly implemented completely quit influencing ones desire to use drugs. This is usually the case for people who have not suffered long-term addiction. If the person has suffered long term addiction it can be a powerful component in their recovery not to be over-looked.

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Keys to Determine the Sitting of a Building

Keys To Determine The Sitting Of A Building

If you have found the facing side of a building/house then you automatically know the sitting. It is just that easy. Sitting and facing are polar opposites, just as yin and yang are opposites. However, if you have not figured out the facing, or just want to reinforce your opinion, it is easy enough to confirm the sitting of a house. One of the first things to look for in the sitting side of a house is the bedrooms, these are typically more yin, as are bathrooms, and possibly even utility rooms.

The back of the house is normally the sitting side, as the front of the house is often the facing. One of the few exceptions to this is if you have an ocean/lake/waterfront view OR if you live in an apartment with sliding glass doors- in which case that is then the FACING, typically. In most cases, the sitting of a house is going to back up to the back yard, in addition to this it will probably be less decorative, more private and less light than the the facing.
Points to keep in mind regarding the sitting position of a building-

-this is typically the more private side of a dwelling.
-less windows are present on the sitting side.
-less decorative, more of a private area.
-more utilities are usually contained in the sitting.
-this will not be the most picturesque view of the building.

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Keys to Determine the Facing of a Building

Keys To Determine The Facing Of A Building

Sitting and facing are crucial in determining the energetic qualities of a building, in fact, the entire feng shui analysis is dependent upon it. When combined sitting/facing can be overwhelming since these are very detailed concepts. Focusing on one at a time is a much easier way to tackle this.


It is often quite common for people who are not established in feng shui to just associate the front door with the facing but that is incorrect. The yin yang theory is commonly used in determining sitting and facing.Typically, the more active or yang side is the facing. The characteristics of this would include more open areas, common social rooms and brighter spaces. The brightness in these specific spaces is going to be achieved through the natural light let in by the windows. The windows and front door are going to play a major role in designating the facing of a building.

The Role Of The Front Door

The front door of a house refreshes the chi entering it, and from there it meanders trough the house refreshing the chi in all areas. Because of this the front door is important and does play a vital role in keeping the chi from getting stagnant. In addition to this we will incorporate the position of the front door to evaluate the facing side of a building. The facing side of a house is kind of like a face, in that it is usually going to be the pretty, more decorative, ornate side of the house. If the house were going to be photographed the facing side would be the focus for the photographer.

The following are some things to look for and consider in determining facing of a building;

-The picturesque view of a building.
-Unless this an ocean/lake/water view house there will be more windows in the facing area.
-The common areas like the great room, living room, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, and den will usually be located in the facing side, where more activity takes place.
-In the facing more natural light will filter in through the windows.

Last but not least, we consider the front door and if it is in alignment with these other points we will include it and conclude this to be the facing,
HOWEVER, if we determine the front door doesn't fit these descriptions we move on regardless.

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