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What’s outside your windows could have a negative impact on your life and luck


Neighbouring elements matter!
Many people’s first impression of Feng Shui is placing Feng Shui ornaments, such as Baqua mirrors, inside the house. However, the truth is that outdoor elements are equally important and influence household Feng Shui, often with a greater impact on indoor arrangements. Environmental factors include manmade elements as well as natural scenery. Here are the ten of the most common negative outdoor Feng Shui scenarios:

Reflection/ Refraction:
Any light source that enters the interior space through reflection is considered undesirable. In this densely populated city, it is common to get sunlight entering our homes or offices from adjacent buildings’ reflective surfaces. These light sources can become distracting and slow down our thought process.

Some premier properties come with lovely harbour views or spacious ocean views. The scenic view is often considered as a value-adding feature to the property. When selecting these ocean view properties, it is important to note the potential water reflection. If a reflection enters the home, it becomes a negative source of energy.

Proximity to water:
We all love to live by the water, but having a home immediately beside fast moving water will create negativity on family matters and have an adverse impact on wealth. Such negativity will also affect residences situated next to highways. As highways resemble moving water in Feng Shui studies, high speed traffic will intensify the negativity.

Bends and curves:
Bending roads that curve like blades are considered bad Feng Shui. The most common scenario is properties that look out onto curved overpasses or highways. These blade-like curves will bring bad luck to health and increase the possibility for bloodshed or surgery.

Tall Buildings in low-rise neighbourhoods:
Most buildings in the city are high-rises. In selected neighbourhoods, where there is a mix of high-rise and mid-rise buildings, a single tall building that stands out among shorter buildings is also considered bad Feng Shui as the contrasting building heights create an imbalance that affects the relationship aspect for the residents.

Clash at the entrance:
Long and narrow corridors can channel negative energy. For entranceways that extend out to a long and narrow hallway, the entrance gathers negative energy that can affect the health and relationships of residents. A similar scenario can be applied to views that are obstructed by lampposts.

Gaps and alleyways:
The narrow spaces between buildings create alleyways at ground level. Above that, it becomes a tiny gap between building structures. When combined with the two adjacent buildings, the whole scene resembles chopped-up blocks in Feng Shui studies. For properties that directly look out onto such views, this will affect the residents’ health and increase the chances for accidents and medical surgeries.

Movement in the basement:

Some of the most prestigious properties feature close proximity to the MTR, while many recent development projects are situated directly above MTR stations. Yes, it is indeed convenient to live above the station, but this resembles bad Feng Shui, as the frequent movement of trains and people generate vibration and negative energy that affects wealth and health. Such impact is more intense for low-level units and wears off the higher the floor.

Roads and overpasses:
Roads and overpasses can be either positive or negative to household Feng Shui. A downward sloping overpass will adversely affect one’s wealth, while an overpass that circles your home like a hula-hoop will help bring wealth. However, if you live outside the hula-hoop, the same road can become a bow-shape that clashes towards your home.

Hills and mountains:

Landscapes play an important role in Feng Shui - a general rule to follow is to be backed by mountains and face open water. However, not all mountains bring good energy. Properties that look out on rough landscapes, such as rocky mountains or bare landscapes, have a bad influence on the residents’ relationships and health, especially tumour-related matters.

Noise and odours: 
Pollution has become an inevitable concern for everyone, as both noise and air pollution affect household Feng Shui. The most common noise pollution source is construction sites; the constant pounding and drilling noises create vibrations that affect one’s concentration and mental stability. Unwanted smells are also bad elements in Feng Shui. Odours from sewers, trash or landfill sites can also raise health concerns and complicate career matters.

Information provided by Feng Shui Master, Lo Tin Ho.