When it comes to tapping into your surrounding energy, especially when they concern a piece of property like the home you live in, many overlook features such as ‘location’ and ‘direction’. We consult Feng Shui expert Dato’ Joey Yap to break down the basics for us.
What you must know
Determining the direction and location of various rooms within your living space is considered core basics of Feng Shui and should therefore be practiced with precision, to achieve a desired outcome in life.
Understanding what these terms mean
In Classical Feng Shui, direction and location are primary references. “Direction is referred to the line in which you are facing, while location refers to the position at that point in time,” says Joey.
An easier way of understanding this is to picture yourself standing in the middle of a large square. Being smack in the center, you would be able to turn to face any of the 360 degrees on a compass. If you are repositioned to any one of the corners of this square, you would be able to do the same, but this means that your location has been moved.
Tip! In Classical Feng Shui terminology, location is denoted as ‘sector’ or ‘palace’, while ‘facing’ is used to denote direction.
What to do with direction and location
Once you have determined the types of energies that reside in different parts of the property, they can be tapped into simply by placing a person at a specific area. Direction is then used to add a higher level of personalisation to this process.
“It would be best to be located at a good location with positive Qi, and then proceed to ensure that you face in one of your favourable Facing Directions – based on your Gua number,” says Joey. “However, if you happen to find yourself stuck in a situation where you don’t know which to prioritise, simply remember the rule of thumb – being at a good location is always better than having good direction.”
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