As I create each new Case Study for my on-line Case Study Club, I get more and more excited about how much material I have to cover and how enjoyable it is to delve deeply into topics that I normally only highlight in an Intro class or in this Newsletter. |
Many of the Case Studies will deal with odd shaped structures, both residential and commercial and how they can uniquely affect the occupants inside.
The shape of a structure will direct the chi flow (air currents) in a particular way, for good or for bad. We have principles in Feng Shui theory about what is considered balanced and what shapes will conduct a smooth flow of chi versus an erratic flow.
A chronically unbalanced space will result in poor health, poor relationships, financial struggles or all three. I have evaluated round structures, triangular shaped buildings, U-shaped, T-shaped, L-shaped, V-shaped and H-shaped homes, to name a few. I have also evaluated spaces so odd that that could not even be categorized in ways just listed. One memorable home I just referred to as the “bow tie” house.
Just because a house has an unusual shape does not mean it inherently suffers from poor Feng Shui. There are some which can still redeem themselves in other ways and with a trained eye some of the odd shaped houses can be broken down into sections that are actually very stable. For example, an L-shaped house is really just two rectangles that happen to be connected.
Aside from the case by case challenge of dividing up odd shaped structures into their directional sectors, the odd shaped house or building can also have a non-obvious orientation. For example, what is the front or back side of a round building? Or a triangular shaped building? Odd shapes are just not as clear cut as the usual square or rectangular shaped structure.
As well, a structure may assume an odd shape, only after there have been renovations or additions. The Feng Shui practitioner has to then determine if the odd shaped house from additions should be viewed as one cohesive unit or as more than one, each with its own directional grid and orientation. It is this kind of problem-solving that I will explore in many of the Feng Shui Case Study Club’s lessons.
With formal training, a Feng Shui practitioner can determine the qi flow and orientation for odd shaped structures. Kartar Diamond has had voluminous experience, with thousands of audits since 1992. For more information regarding Kartar Diamond's training, books, ebooks, on-line mentoring program and consultations world-wide, go to www.FengShuiSolutions.net
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