Good Feng Shui House...
is mild ... sunshine ... water is clear ... vegetation is
lush ... the essential ingredients for a site with good
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Lake - Close
by - Even
Nearby - The
Area with Daily Views
Just as in real estate, location
plays a key role in Feng Shui. Feng (pronounced
fung; meaning "wind") shui (pronounced
schway; meaning "water") is about the flow and
containment of Qi (energy) in the environment. Feng/Wind
carries and disperses Qi and Shui/water retains and
contains it, so the right mix of both allows the balanced
energy to benefit the occupants.
Feng Shui there are two types of energy: Sheng Qi
(pronounced sheng chee; meaning "moving upward or
forward or vital energy" ) and Sha Qi
(pronounced shah chee; meaning "killing or
Chi is positive, healthy energy that results in
increased creativity and motivation, greater vitality, and
a sense of general well-being. It is found in places that
are bright, refreshing and uplifting, characteristically
in naturally pleasant settings such as forests, woods,
parks, fields, and higher ground. In the past,
Asians would temporarly leave the business and pressures
of life and return to nature, either in the countryside or
at a mountain retreat. This allowed them to rest and be
healed, and during this time they might paint, write
poetry or compose music in an attempt to absorb the
positive forces at the heart of nature itself.
who live in homes situated in Sheng Qi environments with
trees, plants, and pleasant surroundings are subject to
this positive and beneficial energy. In turn, they
are hopeful, optimistic, content and happy.
Qi is harmful energy, the qi
experienced when people are angry or when a place has a
threatening or peculiar feel to it. Sha Qi
originates from negative surroundings both above and below
ground and, depending upon its origin, can cause various
detrimental effects. Sha Qi from below the ground causes
sickness and saps energy. Those living in a Sha Qi
environment may feel tired and apprehensive for no obvious
reason and their lives are filled with stress and
Qi settings include those
close to environments that harbor charged emotions
(graveyards, churches, police stations, bars, or
brothels); noisy areas (airports, under flight paths,
railway lines or highways); places that lack privacy (properties
which are overshadowed or overlooked by taller buildings
nearby); or places with pointed objects (a building with a 90 degree angle pointed at the front
door); or glaring lights(a
property facing the road in a T-junction or at the end of
nutshell, Feng Shui is a traditional Chinese method of
studying the natural environment, then determining where
to situate oneself as well as arrange the physical surroundings to promote the
positive flow of Sheng Qi to enhance one's well-being,
happiness and sense of harmony.
forests, mountains and lake. 6700 ft elevation. Four
seasons. 300 days of sunshine.
ideal property, from a Feng Shui point of view, is like a
comfortable arm chair, beautifully positioned in a sunny
best location is said to be a house built on slightly
ELEVATED ground (not at the top or at the bottom of a hill
or mountain), i.e., on the high side of the road;
protected by a MOUNTAIN BEHIND; protected slightly to the
sides by being nestled into the landscape instead of being
perched on top of it; and facing a SLOW moving body of water, like
a river or a lake, with the entrance on the sunny side facing
lot has an "armchair" arrangement, i.e., with
its back to a mountain and a lake (which flows left to
right, looking out of the entry door) in front of it. As
one faces southwest, the lot is bounded to the left by a
hill and by a lower hill to the right.
Chinese noticed that a house was warmer and more protected
when facing the sunny south and surrounded by rolling
hills to dissipate any harsh winds. It was said that here
Qi could gather and grow instead of being swept away by
at the SW entrance (facing side) of the house (to be built
in 2003), the view is a long, broad one of the lake and
mountains. To the South, the view is of Big Bear Lake and
the tallest mountain in Southern California, Mount San
Gorgonio, backing it. There is a rise on the lot in the
South, sloping toward the West.
the Feng Shui wisdom, a house on the south or east side of
a mountain is good as both house and vegetation will
prosper under the sun’s rays. A house built near bodies
of water will prosper as water is the reservoir for Qi.
lot is a frisbee's toss away from the lake. It is
not right on the water's edge, a road that encircles the
lake is between it and the lake. The road is fronted by a
cove. The gentle lapping of the lake can be heard
from where the house is to be located, and the view of the
lake is unobstructed, and ever will be, i.e., no buildable
land between the lot and the cove.
The house will have a Northeast
sitting position on a hill which slopes down from the
sitting side down to the facing side. The hill will
support and protect the house from the direct north wind.
In back of the house is another hill, which in turn is
backed by a mountain.
The air is fresh and clean.
Birds sing. Tall pine trees and willow bushes grow.
The neighbors' fruit trees produce bountiful crops of
pears and apples.
ancient China, Feng Shui was not an esoteric discipline
practiced only by certain tribal members- it was an
integral part of native culture, something that touched
everyone’s life. As proof of this, Feng Shui scholars
point to archeological evidence showing that neolithic
Chinese routinely build encampments and villages inside
bows of rivers. This lucky position was and still is
thought to provide a healthy flow of Qi.
The road "embraces" the
lot, i.e., the house will sit just inside of the curve of
to Master Sang, "a house sitting at the inside curve
of a road (or a stream of water) with the front side
facing the road will bring good wealth, health and career
advancements to the occupants." From THE
PRINCIPLES OF FENG SHUI, p. 183.
Shape: The lot is roughly
rectangular, the back side is slightly wider than the
to Master Sang, the most desireable shape for house and
lot are squares or slightly rectangular, and a wider
sitting side is good for retaining wealth. From THE
PRINCIPLES OF FENG SHUI, p. 174.]
Water well with tested potable water is located in back of
the sitting side of house. We have the option to use it or
use the municipal water suppy.
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