Shui Tips – 3 Action Tips for Greater Energy and
Outdoor Feng Shui enhancements
are often overlooked by those wishing to improve their lives
and immediate living spaces. Feng Shui definitely has
applications for the exterior areas surrounding your home
or office that you'll want to consider!
If you read the
article on Feng
Shui basics you'll
recall that a primary goal of Feng Shui is to help you
create the ideal environment in which to thrive - not only
inside your dwelling but in the surrounding area and terrain of
Let’s explore a few Feng Shui
outdoor enhancement tips for applying Feng Shui outside your
home – for better health, harmony and elimination of negative
#1 – Outside Influences Can
Negatively Affect Energy
The areas immediately surrounding your home
or office impact your subconscious as well as your overall
health and ability to attract positive outcomes. For example,
if you live directly across from a cemetery (or there’s one
next door to you) – the energy of death and decay is in close
proximity, which can make you and family members depressed or
To remedy this situation, a simple
option is to place a Chinese Ba-gua mirror (emblem of good
fortune that wards off bad luck) centered over the front
entrance to your home and positioned in the direction of
the negative influence.
Ba-gua mirrors are an
inexpensive solution for reversing and reflecting away the
effects of negative Sha – the
opposite of positive Chi
If you perceive that your home
is being threatened in any way, the outdoor
placement of a good
quality Ba-gua mirror as described is recommended.
You can usually
purchase Ba-gua mirrors for under $10.00 from a Chinese
market or from vendors online.
#2 – The
Quality of Your Street Energy
Amazingly enough, the type of
street you live on makes a difference when it comes to the
positive energy available to enter through your front door into
your home! Let’s pretend for a moment that you live on a “dead
This “idea” of dead end…this
is a subtle yet powerful thought within your mind. It has
meaning for you and impacts your life circumstances because
your house is located physically on a “dead end”
Because of this fact, your
life could very well be in parallel with the quality of your
street…having ground to a screeching halt and resting
peacefully on a dead end going nowhere fast!
Feng Shui would suggest that
you work to revitalize and step up the surrounding energy if
you live on a dead end road so that things can get moving again
– which in turn will aid the flow of wealth and opportunity
coming your way.
If your yard has clutter of
any kind, a step in the right direction is to remove it
promptly and do a total yard clean up! Trim any trees that need
trimming – if you see dead branches remove them and give your
yard a good raking (if it’s not the middle of winter, that
Since the energy of the “dead
end” has also subtly impacted your neighbors – if they have
clutter close to your house, encourage them to clear it away.
Even offer to help them – organize a neighborhood get together
and have a “clearing away the junk” party!
#3 – Planting
Trees the Feng Shui Way
For centuries the Chinese
believed one of the best locations for a home was facing south
with a large mountain just behind. This position was most
desirable because the cold winds from the north were blocked,
as were potential invaders from swooping down and attacking
As a child we often took summer vacations on a
large lake in southeastern Ontario. One rustic
camping spot on the lake was owned by a local
farmer…we used to have small picnics there and
swim to our heart’s content!
I was drawn to it as it was the perfect spot
for a cottage. It faced the southwest
overlooking the water, it had a beautiful rock
formation that was a natural protection for
dockage from the wind, and there was a large
hill directly behind the lot…on the north side!
Little did I know at the time how this cottage
lot was perfectly designed according to Feng
establish support for your home much in the way a mountain
would, an option is to plant trees along the back of your
property, especially if other natural or architectural support
is missing. In addition to providing this protection and
feeling of safety, trees are desirable for many other reasons –
privacy, wind block, positive life energy, etc.
distance you plant trees from your home should be reasonable –
don’t plant them too closely as this can create a choking
affect, along with the threat of tree roots disturbing the
foundation of the house.
Shui experts encourage people to plant more evergreen trees,
rather than trees such as maples that lose their leaves in the
fall. The evergreens display signs of life year round – great
symbols to adorn your property!
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