Balance plays a very important role in Feng Shui theories. The balance of “Yin” (male/ sun) and “Yang” (female/ moon), balance of movement and quietness and the balance of water and mountains are crucial in Feng Shui studies.
As the orientation determines the direction of evil spirits and locations of positive/negative vibes, it is important to clearly define the orientation prior to making any Feng Shui placements.
Back in the day, the main entrance of a house was regarded as the basis of orientation when associated with Feng Shui matters. In today’s high-rise settings, some masters believe that the orientation should be based on the main entrance, while others use windows as references.
The airflow outside the window represents movement (Water) and the biggest wall of a house represents the quietness (Mountain).
For high-rise units, an easy application is to make use of the windows and walls to determine the Ying and the Yang. For houses, the main entrance symbolises peace and the yard space makes room for air flow, which can be seen as movement.