Siting Buildings  

Environmental forms

The environment in which a site is located and the form of the site itself is important in a Feng Shui assessment. The table below illustrates how the form is read in relation to the 5 elements. 


shapes and forms

A calculation of the suitability of the building and its function/s to its environment is done using the 5 element cycle.

e.g.. An EARTH building (terrace) in a FIRE environment (peaked mountains or facing a gable end building/s) is very beneficial for living and working - FIRE feeds EARTH.

NB. Some environmental relationships provide good short term interactions but have bad long term repercussions.

Typical watercourse flows

The Water Dragon is an important factor in assessing a site. The diagram below shows the main examples of watercourse flows. These diagrams also apply to road positions and flows of traffic. A further level of detail can be applied using the 5 Element Cycle, plotting watercourse flows to 7.5 degree accuracy.

water courses

Water Dragon - example south facing site

The diagram below shows simply how to position a water-course to optimum beneficial effect ( for a south facing site).

The WATER DRAGON calculation is basically derived using the 5 ELEMENTS CYCLE in respect of directional flows: accuracy is typically to 7.5 degrees.

water dragon

NB: The energetic interaction at the main entrance is  FIRE Qi ( feng ) flowing towards the site. The watercourse brings an active and newly replenished source of WOOD quality Qi (flowing from the east ). WOOD feeding FIRE is very beneficial (see the 5 element section). The best exit of the watercourse is to the NW (METAL) and underground as FIRE controls METAL.

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