You can Examine feng
shui of your home by yourself, with 12 simple steps
recommended by some Chinese fengshui masters:
Stand at your front door and observe what is in front of
you. If you can see corners of a structure or some visual
barriers that obstruct your view, like satellite antennas,
street lamp-posts, church tower with a pointing top, then
you have detected Hidden Arrow Curse (暗箭煞). The simple way
to ward off the "curse" is to hang a Eight
Trigrams Mirror (八卦镜) at the front door. But the caution
should be taken when you do so, as it is extremely important
that the mirror must not be arranged to directly face other
people's home, since that could bring negative affects to
their fengshui which will eventually generate even worse
karma for yourself.
Repeat the above step to check the back door and major windows.
Stand at your front door, and use fengshui compass to determine
the exact orientation of your home.
Examine the main entrance of your home to find out if there
is anything that blocks the flow of the incoming qi,
and whether there is enough space for containing the qi once
it enters your home.
Sketch a rough plan of your home and place the compass over
the plan to see if the arrangement is in line with the fengshui
tendency of the year.
Decide which area or areas would be your main focus for
improvement, then work on that particular direction. For
instance, if your current major concern is about your financial
situation, while the east is the money corner of the year
2008, it would be a good idea to place an object with Fire
attribute (such as a red carpet) to help channeling the positive qi from
Examine your kitchen, the second most important area in
your home after front door. Pay attention to following points:
you don't stand with your back to the entrance when preparing
the food; the stove and wash basin are not located next to
each other or opposite to one another. If there is anything
like that, you may need to make some alterations.
Check your lounge room and dinning room. It is believed
that one way to increase the prosperity is to arrange a big
mirror in the position that would reflect the food on the
Look around your bedroom to see if there is any object hanging
over the bed, or any item that makes you feel oppressed,
such as a bulky furniture or giant painting. In the case
there is a mirror facing your bed, you may need to sit in
the bed to check if you can see your own reflection; if you
do, the mirror will have to be relocated or covered at night,
since your own illusive image in the mirror is pure yin which
could become overwhelming during the hours when your yang existence
is at its most vulnerable.
Your bathroom is the place where the qi flows out
of your home. Hopefully it is not situated in an important
direction associated to the core interest of the family.
If it unfortunate does occupy a location as such, one way
to neutralise its negative impact is to keep the lid in closed
position and the door shut. Another effective way to deal
with this problem is to turn the outer side of the door into
a full-length mirror to make that room visually disappear.
Finally to inspect your front yard and make sure there is
no footpath in straight line that directly links the gate
to your front door. If that happens, you could build a fountain
to provide protection against the rushing steam of qi.
Emperor's Internal Medicine