What are the house facing and the house sitting?
The house facing is a concept wildly used in Feng Shui. It is the “brightest” and “widest” side of the house, also called the “Yangest” side. The house facade is not necessarily the side where the main door is!
In Feng Shui, the house facing and seating are used for several reasons:
• They determines the celestials animals formation: Dragon side, Tiger side etc.
• The house Gua is determined on the house facing
• They can indicate which type of Chi enters the house
• They is used for Flying stars formula (I do not advocate using such method).
However I give you a secret here: the house facing is NOT always receiving the dominant Chi that defines the place…The external environment has to be carefully checked to determine this.
Which way does my house face?
Well call me in and I tell you! Otherwise you have to determine the “Yangest” side: the side which is facing the street, which seems to be the most active, the most obvious. That should be the facing, most likely. Remember that the main door is not always where the house facing is!
As you see the DIY approach is always tricky and in any case I recommend taking a home or business consultation to avoid making mistakes whether you are in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Fransisco or Las Vegas…
What direction should a house face? Which direction should my house face?
There is no definitive solution to this question. It all depends of the people who live in. The Chi intake of your house must be compatible with your Chi requirement, and those of your family. For example if you need a metal Chi, facing west or northwest could be good option, facing south not so much (Fire Chi). The facing should also be in harmony with the external environment – traditionally it is better to have a river/road at the front of the house, and mountain at the back, and not the other way around…
So there is no such thing as a best direction for a house to face?
Exactly. The concepts of best house direction or best direction for house are irrelevant if we don’t know who lives in. It has to be tailor made if you want the Feng Shui of the place to be efficient. There is only good Feng Shui in relation to the people living in the place – one man’s medicine can be another man’s poison and this it true in Feng Shui too.
Which Element is the Chi entering in with relation to the direction a place is facing?
The eight different options are as follow:
• house faces South
• Southeast facing
• house facing East
• home facing Northeast
• North facing
• Northwest facing
• West facing home
• Southwest facing house
If we use the approach by sector, we will logically think that:
• A South facing house is Fire Chi
• A house facing Southeast is Wood Chi
• A home facing East is Wood Chi
• A Northeast facing house is Earth Chi
• A North facing house is Water Chi
• A West facing house is Metal Chi
• A Southwest home facing direction is Earth Chi
So if we take the example of a house that faces west in the UK , we might assume it takes in a metal Chi. In other world, a superficial approach to the question what direction is west is to answer West is Metal.
There are two flaws to this approach:
• First, the facing of a house is not necessarily the main Chi intake – it depends of the house setup! • Second, the approach by sector is not precise enough. The main Chi has to be determined through the 24 mountains.
Only the precise mountain tells us which Chi is entering the house. So for example there is no short answer to such question as what direction is east based on the Elements. Which EAST are we talking about? East 1, east 2 , or east 3 sector?
Once again there is no DIY Feng Shui – oversimplification doesn’t work. Luckily for you, you can call me in to audit your place and bring abundance in your life.