FENG SHUI CONCEPTS
The Hidden House
By Jenny T. Liu
Mike, his wife, Rita and two daughters, Ida and Mia, live in a house that is located in a defeating environment. Although the floor plan of the house is not too bad, builders placed this house among detrimental surroundings.
Mike’s house is the second house of three located off a narrow drive-way at the end of a cul-de-sac. The energies at the end of a cul-de-sac are usually stagnant already. Being further tucked away off a narrow driveway makes Mike’s house virtually deprived of any exposure to the street where energy travels. To compound this, there are negative energy sources in front and back of the house. In front, on both the left and right side, there are three large high-voltage power stations. Power stations are known to radiate electromagnetic frequencies that can lower our immune system over time. Also due to their sheer size, they block energy.
At the back of the house, the land slopes downward into a flood control channel. As energy flows along the contour of the earth’s surface, when the land slopes away into a flood control channel at the back of the house, energy tends to escape from the house and is carried away or gathers as yin or stagnant energy in the channel. Given these factors, this house is on unstable grounds and its residents’ energy is prone to being drained and vulnerable to problems.
Once I found out Mike’s and his family’s birth dates, I could specify the potential problems that may plague them. Mike and his eldest daughter, Ida, are both born of the Metal element, belonging to the Western Direction Pattern. Their strongest directions are the northwest, southwest, west and northeast. Rita and Mia are born of the Wood element and belong to the Eastern Direction Pattern. Their strongest directions are north, south, east and southeast.
Their house sits east and faces west. Both the master bedroom and the daughter’s shared bedroom are located on the second floor at the back or east side of the house. The negative energy of the kitchen stove and toilets are located in the west and northeast sectors of the house which are Mike’s and Ida’s positive directions. This is an Eastern Direction Pattern house that favors Rita and Mia better. Apparently, it is Rita and Mia who are in better health. Of the two, Mia is the more vivacious child and her aura is brighter. Rita’s career is also more stable.
As for Mike and Ida, they are likely to struggle and be weaker in this house. Having high-voltage power stations located in their positive directions at the northwest and southwest directions of the house, they are prone to colds, headaches, stomach and skin problems. Mike and Ida also sleep in the east bedrooms where the energies defeat them. Within their respective bedrooms, they are sleep in alignment with a negative energy. Mike sleeps facing the bathroom door and Ida sleeps facing an open closet. This can also make them more emotional, chronically fatigued, depressed and insecure. They may easily be taken advantage of by others and have poor judgment or be clumsy.
Rita and Mike agree this is true. Currently, it is Rita who is supporting the family. However, this has not always been the case. Ida complains of nightmares and constantly requires her parents’ reassurance. She is not confident and is often sickly. Ida would do better to sleep in her positive direction.
This year may be especially harsh for Mike who was also born in the year of the rooster. Rooster persons are vulnerable to accident, illness, being cheated, suffering money loss, or coming out empty handed in their investments. Living in an east-sitting house that has annual energies that bring troublemakers, bankruptcy, lawsuits and dealing with tricky people can make Mike’s life quite miserable this year.
Mike has his home office in the west sector of the house. It is a small converted bedroom on the second floor located next to a bathroom and over the downstairs powder room. Mike’s desk is situated with his back to the window, which is not a solid wall for stability. Mike also sits facing east which does not promote his metal energies. Although the west room matches Mike, this year the annual energies of the west and east are very unstable, bringing financial trouble, deceit and conflicts with others.
Not only do the exterior surroundings make Mike’s house unsuitable for gathering energies for business, his present office location and desk position are very negative as well. He needs to remove the clutter and unused furniture in his office. He should rotate his desk so he has a solid wall behind and is facing his positive direction of northeast. I also recommend different crystals, colors and other items that promote his energies and neutralize the negative annual energies.
Mike’s eyes begin to glisten and he tries to hold back tears as I explain this to him and review his birth chart. He is deeply moved by my analysis and explanations. He is a very intelligent and hard-working professional and cannot believe what has happened to him this year. Around the middle of this year, a good friend gave him an opportunity to give up his career and invest in his business which he had convinced Mike would be a sure success. Six months later, after investing large sums of money, the business went bankrupt. Mike lost his job and most of his savings. To top it off, to make some side money, Mike has been playing the stock market, but had more losses than gains. As a CPA who is well versed in finances, he has become devastated by his current situation.
Looking back at the ten years he and his family have lived in this house, Mike and Rita both admit things have not been easy and have actually gone downhill. The Nine Star chart for their house also shows unstable relationship and potential separation. Again, Mike and Rita admit it has come close to that many times in the last couple of years.
Without a doubt, they are strong people who can do better in a house with good feng shui. For the time being, they had to make adjustments the best they could. If things improve and they feel good here, they can stay. However, if after adjustments are made, things are not much better, it would be to their benefit to consider a new home, or at least for Mike to do business outside his house.
Jenny Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UCLA. She is an expert in the 8,000-year-old Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui who also shares her knowledge through seminars, workshops, periodicals and the Internet. Ms. Liu is a fourth-generation practitioner with her own consulting firm. For more information see www.liu-fengshui.com or call her at (909) 860-0633.
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