© 1997 -
by Master Thomas Coxon
Authentic Feng Shui
With existing buildings we are basically trying to “retro fit” improvements to a building which would have had better feng shui if it had been built differently in the first place.
Whilst there are many things which can be done to improve such buildings, it’s very rare that they can be completely brought up to the standard which they could have had if they had been designed and built in accordance with sound feng shui.
With a new development you have that very rare opportunity to design and built it right in the first place.
For property developers and local authorities who are installing new roads and landscaping there are even greater opportunities to improve the feng shui of our community.
A far eastern master was quoted recently as saying that the key to such developments is to get the road directions right. He’s right, but you’re probably wondering what the road directions have to do with it, so let me explain. Buildings are usually built at right angles to the road, so if you fix the road directions properly, the buildings will all face auspicious directions.
Even quite small adjustments can have major consequences as the following example
shows, which looks at the effects of small changes in compass direction for a building
where the back has to face roughly North:-
So you can see from that, that even quite small variations can make quite a difference. Obviously it’s not worth tearing up the existing road networks (it’s much easier just to rotate the individual buildings a little), but if you’re laying out new roads anyway ...
If you are redeveloping a whole area the above example touches on another important
aspect of feng shui, which is normally fixed -
OK so what if you’re not carrying out a major piece of urban redevelopment. What
if you’re just building one house -
You probably can’t create a landscape with beneficial feng shui influences, but you can seek one out when you’re searching for your building plot (and at the very least avoid the out and out bad ones).
Once you’ve settled on the surroundings to the new building, the design of a new building brings other opportunities, which will be closed off later, or at the very least extremely expensive to retrofit.
To give you just three examples:
I could go on and on, but I hope I’ve planted the seed in your mind that although
there is a lot that you can do to retrofit auspicious feng shui to a building, there
is far far more scope to design it in in the first place -
If there is anything you would like to know, please feel free to ask us.