Feng Shui – Our Home Is Our Gateway to Abundance or Misfortune?
To all of us, our home is our palace but in the Chinese Metaphysical Studies, our home is divided into eight palaces or sectors according to the system known as Eight Mansions.
Based on this system, houses are divided into East Group or West Group. There are 4 types of houses within each group. The type of house a person resides in is determined by the compass directions of the main entrance to the house. For instance, if the main entrance faces north, the house belonged to the East Group and the type of house is known as a Li House. If the main entrance faces east, it belonged to the West Group and the type of house is called Dui House.
The core foundation of Feng Shui centers on the existence of “Qi” or life force which is believed to permeate our environment. The life force or energy is dispersed by the wind and gathers at the boundary of water. If the external landform within the vicinity of our house is conducive, Qi will be able to enter the house through the door at the main entrance of the house. Our home is regarded as a container of Qi and the eight sectors of the house are either auspicious or inauspicious depending on where positive Qi or negative Qi collects. The eight sectors, also known as “Property Kua”, are based on the eight cardinal directions of the compass i.e. north, south, east, west, northwest, southeast, northeast and southwest. The auspicious sectors bring good luck to the residents whereas the inauspicious sectors, bad tidings.
Using the same example of a north facing house or Li House, the following are 4 auspicious and 4 inauspicious sectors:-
Auspicious Sectors Type of Luck
East Prosperity Southeast Health North Harmony South Tranquility
Inauspicious Sectors Type of Luck
Northeast Minor Loss West Discord Southwest Misfortune Northwest Grave Danger
If we seek career advancement or business success, we should have our front door located in the east sector of the house where our main entrance is as this represents the mouth of the house for Qi to flow in. The positive energy will bring prosperity to all the residents in the house.
If we want to stay healthy, we should have one of our rooms located in the southeast sector of the house and use this room more often to benefit from the positive Qi collected therein.
If we look for romance or build harmonious relationship with others, we should tap into the positive Qi residing in the north sector or room in the house.
Lastly, if we seek peace of mind or serenity, we should sleep in the room that is in the south sector of the house.
On the contrary, if we do not want bad luck befallen us, we should as far as possible avoid using the sectors which are inauspicious.