Even the best interior Feng Shui cannot help when outside man-made structures shoot bad energy towards your house. Over 70% of the house energy comes from environmental Qi. To understand better, external Qi floats in open areas and cannot attach itself to anything. The energy needs some psychical structure to couple itself to it. Once it finds a place to interact and is allowed inside the house, it will take effect. This can be on a negative or positive note.
How Intense is the Impact of the Energy?
Of cause, it depends on what exactly is causing the bad energies. As a guideline, the bigger the structure, the more powerful it is. In addition, distance and shape-form play a role as well. For example, a high rise building with a wall-knife (see photo below) has a much bigger impact as a small house. Smaller distances like five meters have a much stronger impact has far distance structures 50 meters away.
Remedy / Cures in General
It came to our attention that some websites suggest adding a water fountain in the north area when bad energy is present. A word of caution we have to say about this. If the North sector already has bad energy (Flying Stars), to add a Yang feature can be disastrous. This would most definitely enhance the bad energy further. For that reason, use a Yang water feature (fountain) with a lot of caution.
A Quick Word About the Usage of Bagua Mirrors
Bagua Mirrors are recommended by the Western Feng Shui Practitioner as an all-around cure for bad Qi entering your home. It is advised to hang the mirror above the front door to reflect the bad energy away. Please keep in mind, that it can send away the good energy as well. We are not a big fan of using the mirror. I rather opt for other and better solutions as recommending further below in this article. Only at the last resort, the Bagua mirror might be an option. Again, it should be only considered in real emergencies or in extreme situations.
Wall Knife (Bi Dao)
The “Bi-Dao feature on some high-rise buildings does serve as a protective purpose. It will cut the good chi out, letting it enter into the building. However, the bad Sha Qi is been reflected away to surrounding buildings. Basically, this is not a good Feng Shui Practice as it causes harm to others. If a Bi-Dao from another building hits your home, be prepared to act. You cannot leave this issue unattended.
- AVOID: If you are looking to buy a home, walk away if you notice the Bi-Dao feature on a neighbor building.
- HIDE: Try to block the “cutting knife” by natural barriers such as trees or high bushes. Another option would be to build a wall. Obviously, this solution is only for a regular house, not a high-rise building.
- ESCAPE: If affected, sell the place and move to a more auspicious location
- ATTACK: Talk to your apartment management to see if they can do some building measures (install shooting canon on the roof top) to neutralize the bad Qi. Remember, the whole building is affected, not just you.
Poison Arrows from Surrounding Building Structures
Poison Arrows are by far the most common issue to generate bad Qi. What is a poison arrow? A poison arrow is a sharp form pointing toward your place. These sharp corners accumulate and create bad Qi-Energies which shoot in high speed towards the pointing direction. If by any change your front door or window is in its way, it will enter and infect your home.
The worst case scenario is when the poison arrow hits your front door. In this case, the whole household is going to be affected by the Sha-Qi. A not so worry some scenario is when it hits one of your windows (see photo above). Here, block the bad energies by dark curtains is an advisable solution.
However, you can never open this window. The window needs to stay closed and blocked out at all time. Why? If you let fresh air in, you allow the bad energy to enter your home as well. To sum up, block the path of the bad Sha-Qi Energy with walls or thick plants.
Electromagnetic field (EMF) from Cell-Phone Tower (Wu Gong Sha)
The cell phone tower at the backyard of this house causes two major problems. Firstly, every single cell-phone in this area is locked into this tower creating major electronic wave exchanges. Can you imagine if 10,000 people’s cell phone frequency hitting this house all the times? These poisonous EMF radiations will affect the whole household causing negative energy disturbances. Bad health and temper issues inside the house can be foreseen. No armor or protection can cure these intense Sha-Qi’s.
Above Ground Wires (Power-Lines / Cable-network)
Above ground wires will emit electromagnetic radiation which can cause health issues. The Power-Lines problematic can be divided into two different types. The first type, are the main power line towers (40-50 meters tall) carrying high voltage electricity to whole neighborhoods. As the radiation is extremely strong it is not is advisable to live closer than 30 meters around such towers.
On the other hand, the smaller residential power-lines are ok if no big power-transformer is located right next to the house. Take the case of the above picture which shows a great example of how NOT to handle above-ground wiring. These problems are more common in bigger Asian cities. Living right next to such a big junk of cables creates very bad Sha-Qi for the surrounding buildings.
Building surrounded by too many roads
To illustrate, the above photo shows a prime example of an inauspicious building location. Firstly, the building is surrounded by too many roads. Secondly, it is facing a T-Junctions without any protections at the front door. All the bad Qi-Energy is able to shoot right into the building. T
here are some other issues as well. Next, across the road is a major construction site which lasts for many years. Positive Qi energy does not like this kind of surroundings. Lastly, a Buddhist temple is located at the rear of the building. In Buddism, a deceased person is cremated at a temple. In other words, the whole environment energy is infested by death. To conclude, there is nothing auspicious about this building. No Feng Shui remedy can cure all these bad influences.
Cure /Remedy: In Case your home is surrounded by many roads, build a solid wall or use a very thick bush to block the Sha-Qi from entering your home.
Geopathic Stress Areas (Sick Building)
What is Geopathic Stress? In short, it is a collection of very bad negative energy concentrated in one area caused by environmental pollution. In this case, the negative radiation is caused by electromagnetic frequencies (EMF).
Our client called us for a consultation. The reason was given that the family was suffering from severe health issues. The problems started right after they moved into the new apartment. We were literally shocked when we surveyed the outside of the home.
This living space is being hit by bad energy literally from all sides. The main electronic unit and the swimming pool equipment room are located right under our client’s apartment. Notice the wall cracks above the rooms? These cracks are moving upwards straight into our client’s home. If this was not bad enough, a huge power transformer box is situated just 2 meters away. This transformer hammers bad EMF energies into the whole place as well.
We told our client, that this place is beyond cure. Not the best Feng Shui remedies can fix this situation. We suggested to sell the apartment and move to a more auspicious home. Luckily, they followed our advice. The family’s health improved rapidly and harmony was returned to the family. In conclusion, not only worry about the interior’s beauty of a place but also survey the surroundings very carefully.
The famous T-Junctions discussion (Lu Chong)
A home located at a T-Junction is hit by extreme energy forces (Sha-Qi). These Sha-Qi forces are created by fast moving vehicles hitting the house with high impact speed. To illustrate, image a car crash test scenario. The car is driving in full speed again a wall.
This time, however, the energy will enter your home. This aggressive Qi creates miss-fortunate such as money loss, health issues, and relationship problems. Of cause, not a single family member is left out. In general, the busier the traffic, the more bad Qi is being absorbed by the house.
Different types of T-Junctions
- Regular T-Junction
- Hidden T-Junction (Black-Lane Sha-Qi)
- Y-Junctions (Scissor cutting house in half)
- Back T-Junction (T-Junctions is located on the back side of the house)
A complete guide: Feng Shui Tips for T-Junction Remedies
Construction nearby (big crane)
In case a building site with cranes is set up, be aware. A Crane is a huge poison arrow shooting all the bad energies around it. All the positive Qi-Energy can disappear very quickly from your home. Only one solution comes into mind, keep the curtains closed during construction. It will not neutralize the impact but will lessen it.
Cemetery / Burial Sites / Hospital
If you happen to live near a cemetery or hospital, the surrounding places can be filled with negative energy. These places create a lot of Yin Energy. We always should seek the more active Yang Energy from our surroundings. Even if the graveyard, hospital or prison is very close to your place, you shouldn’t be concerned too much. As a matter of fact, if you cannot see these inauspicious places you are just fine.
Nothing to worry about. However, if these places are in plain sight, try to block the view with plants or cover up the windows with thick curtains. It is not the best solution, but suitable.
Worship Places (temple, churches, mosques etc)
These places have quite a mixed energy set up. On the positive side, happiness is created by wedding ceremonies. On the negative side, sadness is felt because of funeral functions. In Feng Shui terms, if you can avoid to live nearby these places, do it.
Other inauspicious places:
- Prison: It is obvious that prisons have a very bad energy environment
- Reverse Bow (Fan Gong Sha): The house is located above a road or river that is shaped like a bow
- Sky Cutting Sha-Qi (Tian Zhan Sha): Two high-rise buildings create a small alley cutting into one’s house if it is located on the opposite side of the small road.
- Sandwich Sha-Qi (Jia Sha Sha): A small building is sandwiched in between two high-rise buildings
- Pillbox (Yao Guan Sha): It is a small structure or water tank on top of a building. If it is visible to you, be aware of people backstabbing and gossiping behind your back.
- Car Junk-Yard
- Landfill (radius of 3 km) – the bad trash smell can be carried by the wind for up to 3 km
- Last House in a Dead End Road
- Situated at the end of a Cul-de-sac street (houses around the circled road)