Best Way to Orientate Your Home with Feng Shui

One of the prime influences on a home is the sun. Its solar radiation sends powerful chi energy into a room. As the sun moves through the sky it energizes different parts of your home. Once the sun has moved on, the chi energy in that room will slowly diminish until it is recharged the next day.

The movement of the sun through the sky will create different kinds of chi energy. The rising sun in the east will send more upward energy, associated with the beginning of the day, into the east part of the home. The setting western sun will send more descending energy, associated with the end of the day and completing things, to the west part of the home.

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Using this principle the home can be divided into eight different areas. The cardinal compass points

  •    east, south, west and north and those in between
  •    south-east, south-west, north-west and north-east.

Each of these directions carries its own type of energy. Spending time in the eastern part of a building will enable you to absorb more eastern chi energy. But, as well as your location, the direction you face will determine which type of energy you absorb more of.

At the top of your head your hair grows in a spiral pattern. This is known as the crown chakra and is where you can most easily take in chi energy. Therefore, if the top of your head points east while you sleep more eastern chi energy will fill your chi energy field, so when you awake you will have more of this kind of energy in your system. Over time, someone who sleeps with their head pointing east will build up eastern energy and the characteristics associated with it inside them.

To help you orientate your home, observe the movement of the sun throughout the day, making notes of where it comes into your home and at what time. You will need to work on a normal summertime schedule.

At sunrise, make a note of the time where the sun enters your home. This will be east. Next calculate the time halfway between sunrise and midday. For example, if sunrise is at 6:00 a.m., then halfway will be at 9:00 a.m. At this time the sun will be in the south-east. Observe how the south-eastern sun comes into your home and make notes. At midday the sun will be at its highest point in the sky and to the south. In the winter it will be easier to see this. Calculate halfway between midday and sunset, which will be when the sun is in the south-west. Watch the sun as it descends through the sky until sunset. Again, make a note of the time and where the sun comes into your home. This will be west.

The remaining directions, where you will not see the sun, are opposite to the directions you have observed. So north-west will be opposite south-east, north opposite south and north-east opposite south-west.

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