Fengshui: Find The Best Direction for Your House
There are many different ways to determine the best direction of your house, depending on what you want to accomplish. For instance, if you want to attract money or career success, the best direction is usually east.
If you want better relationships with others or love life, then the best direction is south. If you want health and longevity, then the best direction is west. And if you’re looking for good luck and fortune in general, then the north is your best bet.
If you’re not sure which one it is for your particular situation, there are two main ways to find out: luopan (divination compass) or dowsing pendulum.
But whichever method you use, remember that it’s basically all about energy flow – if energy flows smoothly in a certain direction from the house down through earth chi, then that’s probably your best possible location as far as fengshui goes. Here’s how I do it:
There are many different methods for determining the best location for your house – or any building/room within a house – but they all come down to determining which of the four cardinal directions provides the most positive energies flowing in and out of a building.
To do this, you’ll need a sturdy compass or dowsing pendulum (though I prefer a compass since it’s more precise), and an incense stick to mark the spot.
You can also use anything that can be used as a marker – such as a piece of paper with the word “South” written on it, or something like that. Dowsing pendulums are very useful for determining the best direction in general.
But if you want to have the best possible fengshui energy flowing through your house, then nothing beats using a compass to find out which direction will maximize your chi flow.
However, keep in mind that whichever method you use, there are no guarantees – what works for one person might not work for another person, so if you don’t get excellent results after doing something recommended by someone else, then don’t be discouraged.
If you want to make sure you do everything correctly, then check out online guides on how to read fengshui websites and how to understand Fengshui books for beginners. It’s basically all about consistency and making sure that everything you do is according to proper Fengshui principles.
Anyway, here’s how to use a compass for finding the best fengshui direction:
Set up your compass facing the direction that you want to check. You can set it on a table or any flat surface, or you can hang it on the wall.
You’ll be rotating the compass 90 degrees each time (so if you started with east in the beginning, then you’ll turn it north after marking the first spot and continue rotating it until you get to west).
So make sure that there is plenty of room between each mark so that you don’t feel confused about where each line goes.
Light an incense stick and hold it at eye level, starting from the top of your head and moving down towards your feet until you find out where the smoke stops – this will indicate one of four directions (north, south, east or west).
Don’t worry if there are actually two spots where smoke stops – just pick one and draw a line on your compass accordingly.
Mark each of these spots by putting a small piece of paper over them (or anything else that will work), and then rotate the compass 90 degrees and repeat steps 2 and 3.
After marking all of the spots, you should have a pattern that looks like this:
As you can see, the lines go in a counterclockwise manner – first starting from east (where the smoke stopped at the top of your head), then north, then west, and finally south.
If your compass has markings on it that show the cardinal directions, that may help you know which direction to start with. If not, just pick one direction – such as east or north – and mark it as number 1.
Then count in a counterclockwise direction (1 to 4) until you get to the spot where the smoke stops. Whatever number you circle on your compass is always north (or whichever other direction you started with).
Now that you have made all your markings, pick out one of them as your best possible Fengshui location for building or renovating a house.
The reason for this particular location you chose is that energy flows in an orderly fashion according to Fengshui principles. In this case, from east to north to west to south.
So if you build your house in the direction of that particular line (east or north) then the energy will flow smoothly into your house and out of it again.