Feng Shui Tips for Your House Exterior

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    Feng Shui of Your House Exterior

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    The feng shui of a house is determined by factors both outside and inside the home. Feng shui masters affirm that if the outside feng shui of a house is overpoweringly negative, there is no point in improving the feng shui of the inside of the house.

    It is true that if the house has challenging exterior feng shui, it is very difficult to achieve good feng shui inside the house. Difficult, but not impossible. But the most effective approach is to create the best possible feng shui at the exterior of the house to promote good energy within. There are many practical ways to solve the most common feng shui challenges with home exteriors.

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    Choosing Exterior House Colors With Feng Shui

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    There are two main feng shui tips to help you choose the best feng shui color for your house exterior:

    • Achieving harmony by choosing colors that complement the natural surroundings
    • Choosing house colors based on the birth elements of your family members

    It is always excellent feng shui to live in a house that harmoniously blends with its surroundings, both natural and man-made.

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    Creating a Strong Feng Shui Front Door

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    In feng shui, the house gets its Chi, or energy nourishment, through the front door, so the stronger, healthier and more balanced the front door is, the stronger and better the quality of energy available for those who live in the house. Learn how to choose a strong color for your front door and how to ensure it is welcoming to positive and nurturing energy flow.

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    Promoting Good Feng Shui in Your Garden

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    A good feng shui garden will help attract nourishing, high-quality feng shui energy for your house, as well as delight all your senses. When it comes to feng shui, the size of your garden (or your house) is not the main criterion. Of course, it is wonderful to be surrounded by a big garden, but if all you have is just a small space around your house, you can still create a nurturing retreat with positive energy.

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    Assessing the Land and Position of the House

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    There are many variables to consider when assessing the feng shui of the land and the house on it. First, no matter whether you are buying just the land or the house already built on the land, you will look at the Chi quality in the land itself. Does it look and feel vibrant? Is the vegetation lush? Is it full of life?

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    Dealing With a Big Tree in Front of the House

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    Generally, you do not want a tree too close to the house. This is not only a feng shui concern but also just an expression of common sense. In giving enough breathing room to both your house and the tree, you are promoting good feng shui energy and a safe home environment. If the tree is right in front of the main/front door, this is considered challenging feng shui.

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    Ensuring Good Energy in a Cul-de-Sac

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    If your house is located on a cul-de-sac, you have probably heard that its feng shui is not very good. This is often true, and it is primarily due to the fact that there are several houses facing one another, and therefore sharing and reflecting the same energy. You can help remedy this challenging situation with strategic landscaping, garden features, a strong front door, and other feng shui cures.

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    Improving Feng Shui When You Live Near a Railroad

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    When a house is located next to railroad tracks, its feng shui is considered challenging because of the constant strong movement, as well as strong sound vibrations, from the passing trains. There are several things you can do to make it better, from cutting down the noise in the house to locating your bedroom as far as possible from the train traffic.

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    Reducing the Sha Chi Energy from a T-Junction

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    A T-junction house is considered bad feng shui for several reasons. The primary concern is the fact that the Chi coming directly from the road is rushing too strong toward the house and can negatively affect the energy of the house. In many cases, you can feel how the house is y "hit" with sharp, aggressive, Sha Chi energy from the T-junction. Both exterior and interior embellishments can help minimize the impact of this negative energy.

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    Providing Support for a Sloped Backyard

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    sloping backyard can leave the house with no supporting energy. Traditionally, the back of the house is the area of the Turtle—one of the four celestial feng shui animals. Ideally, this area provides support that promotes steady, stable energy at the back of the house. When the topography does not provide a stable backing, you can erect a fence or wall to provide support for the property and the house.

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    Attracting Strong Chi to Your Home

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    Attracting strong Chi, or feng shui energy, into one's home or office is of primary importance. A strong, vibrant flow of Chi in your home nourishes your personal energy and helps you focus on and achieve whatever goals you have.