The land a house sits on is like a chi container that contains the chi of the external environment that residents can tap on.
can retain chi correctly or inefficiently, retain a lot of chi or only a little, retain auspicious good chi or bad chi to be avoided, etc.
Reading: Feng shui lot shape
and one of the important criteria to evaluate the earth is to observe its shape.
if you’re not sure of the shape of a terrain, just use google maps or a drone to take a look.
Technology has made things a lot easier these days. and I have no qualms about recommending them. I remember the old days when I went to a high place to see a terrain from a bird’s eye view, or had to consult street directories and tourist maps. I am grateful for the technology available today right from the tips of my fingers.
i’m sure those who insist that they only practice classical feng shui would say that the classical text says nothing about google maps and drones, and would advise you not to use them. 😀
Among the various possible forms of land, the square land is the most suggested form in feng shui due to the balance of chi it brings.
a square plot of land or lot shape also denotes land, which is a symbol of stability and strength like a mountain.
When implementing the bagua energy map or flying star birth chart in facilities, a square plane also means that each directional sector would also have more equal areas relative to each other.
this can be especially desirable for space planning.
Note that we are referring to the land here, not the floor plan of a house. a house sits on a piece of land.
technically speaking, a square can only be a square if all 4 sides are the same length and all 4 corners are exactly 90 degree angles. so those who like to criticize everything will always have a reason to say that they are wrong in judging that their earth is square. but I can assure you that if you can tell from a glance at the map that a piece of land is square, then it is evaluated as square in feng shui practice.
Rectangular-shaped plots are the most common for all types of commercial and residential properties. it is a shape that represents wood.
Although it is not the most balanced shape compared to the square, it is considered balanced enough.
plus, a square house can easily be built on that shape of land without looking out of place.
In fact, a vertical rectangle can allow a house to be built towards the rear, which in turn allows the homeowner to create a light-filled lounge palace right in front of the house within the premises.
for example, a vertically aligned golden rectangle lot can allow a house of the same scale to be built horizontally to the rear and allow for a bright hallway in the front of the house for landscaping.
horizontally aligned land mass does not allow construction of an open space in front of the house, but allows it to be built on one or both sides of the house.
While this is not the best orientation, it allows the owner to enhance the left dragon and right tiger, which is a basic concept of the land form.
If you know what you’re doing, you can customize both sides of the house to ensure the dragon and tiger are set up auspiciously to benefit the property.
For vertical rectangular lots, the left and right side of the property is out of your hands, and might even be under the control of your neighbors on both sides if it’s a terrace house.
A rectangle ratio of 1:2 is generally fine. 1:3 would be pushing him. while anything more than that is considered too weird and would fall into another category to be discussed later.
Many people would laugh when hearing this term. but in reality it is very common to find properties built on land in the shape of a triangle.
It’s just that we often don’t pay attention to them.
The first thought that comes to mind for any feng shui master when he sees a triangular-shaped house or plot of land is usually the element of fire.
Residents can be expected to be temperamental and families are often out of harmony.
should have missing corners and the kinds of adverse effects that would befall a household living in it would depend on the orientation and which trigrams fall in the missing areas.
also, unless it is a perfectly symmetrical triangle, at least one corner would be pointing to a specific directional sector of the property.
This essentially puts the trigram in that area under attack from the sharp corner. which leads to bad luck in the aspects that the particular trigram represents.
We don’t usually find round land as they are very rare.
And when we do find them, they’re usually used for some kind of landmark building…often of spiritual or historical importance.
They are not recommended for residential properties as the energy in the center of the circle, or the eye, can be quite intense.
Attempting to feng shui a house on a full circle lot can be quite a challenge.
I would advise homeowners facing these problems to seek the help of a master rather than practicing feng shui on their own.
A semicircle-shaped land would have one side with a line and the other side with a curved line.
They are generally thin and due to the shape representative of the metal element, they can be good for people with careers or businesses related to water or the metal element.
Homeowners who intend to build their homes on such land should note that when the option is open, the home must be on the square area of the land. not the curved area.
the facing, or façade, of the house can give the curved or straight area.
shares the same attributes as oval or semi-oval pitches.
It was mentioned earlier that rectangles that have a ratio of more than 1:3 should be classified in another category.
and that’s the elongated earth. sometimes called oblong.
It is generally not ideal to build a long house on a long piece of land.
Like chopsticks, the longer a house is, the weaker its physical integrity.
That land may not be able to capture qi efficiently… and only serves to filter it.
if you must build on such a piece of land, then consider building separate houses on them so that each house occupies its own square piece of land.
The word trapezoid is not often found in the terms we see and use every day. but trapezoid-built upgrades are actually quite common.
It’s just that we often don’t realize it until we have an aerial view of the property in question.
When building a house on this type of land, the preferred orientation is to have the narrowest side at the front of the property so that the widest area is at the rear.
This is simply a feng shui concept and can also be seen in symbolic feng shui, such as the wealth vase where the mouth is small and the body is wider.
This is so the earth can hold and retain chi more efficiently.
A reverse orientation where the front of the house is wide and the back is narrow can be like a normal water reservoir where the surface area is wide and the bottom is narrow. it’s easy to spill everything everywhere.
L-shaped land shares the same major feng shui problem with triangle-shaped land in that corners are inevitably missing from installations.
It is recommended to demarcate the land and possibly build two different buildings sitting on two rectangular blocks of land.
U-shaped land is rare.
When the u-shape problem is present, most of the time it is u-shaped houses rather than u-shaped lots.