If your house is located on a cul-de-sac, you might have heard its feng shui is not good. Of course, this is a very general statement because each house is unique. Still, there are several reasons even cul-de-sac houses with the best feng shui design inside might still have difficulty attracting good quality chi, or energy.
The Feng Shui of Cul-de-Sac Houses
A house on a cul-de-sac needs help to improve its feng shui for several reasons:
- The quality of energy on a cul-de-sac is often chaotic and restless or low and stagnant, depending on the particular details of the street and the exterior feng shui of its houses.
- A cul-de-sac formation generates continuous energy recycling, or a back-and-forth bouncing of the same energy among houses.
- The amount of energy that would usually be necessary for one house is divided among several houses. In other words, the houses on a cul-de-sac are struggling for more chi.
Even though there are no perfect solutions, there are some good feng shui steps you can take to improve the energy of a cul-de-sac house.
1. Feng Shui Landscaping
Certain landscaping features can attract and maintain a good quality of energy. For example, a house with a strong backing—meaning the area in the back of the house is slightly raised and/or protected—will gather and keep more energy than a house with no backing at all. A row of tall evergreens at the back of the house can be a simple backing solution.
The same concept of drawing in energy goes for the front of the house but in a different application. A curved, vibrant pathway to the front door with a combination of lush greens and beautiful rocks will attract much better energy than a straight path with no character.
2. An Outdoor Water Feature
Water that's preferably moving is recommended in feng shui to refresh the energy of a cul-de-sac. From a sophisticated outdoor feng shui fountain to a simple birdbath, decide what works best for your home and budget.
There are several elements to take into consideration when working with a water feature in feng shui, including the facing direction of your house and the direction of the water flow. In general, it's recommended to have the water—which symbolizes wealth and abundance—flow toward your house.
3. A Moving Garden Element
A moving decor piece in your garden, such as a whirligig or other wind- or solar-powered feature, is an excellent feng shui cure to help uplift the energy. Work with the feng shui elements recommended for the compass direction your house is facing. For example, a mobile metal sculpture is excellent for the west, northwest, and north bagua areas, but metal usually should be avoided in the east, southeast, and southwest feng shui directions.
4. A Strong Front Door
The main door of a cul-de-sac house needs both protection and strengthening. You can always strengthen your front door with the right feng shui door color. For example, if you have a south-facing door, go for a vibrant red to create auspicious energy. And be sure to create a lot of "energetic padding" between the front door and the street using landscaping.
5. A Cul-de-Sac Island
A small, round feng shui garden or water feature in the center of a cul-de-sac can help to create quality energy for all of the houses. See whether it would be possible for your street to build a landscaped center island in the cul-de-sac. Offering to finance the project or do the work yourself with some of your neighbors might help you gain approval from your local government.