FENGSHUI

Northeast sector and its relevance

Fengshui, Chinese medicine (acupuncture), Taichi, Chinese astrology (phat chee), Chinese calligraphy and music are all part of the Chinese tradition and the aim is to create the right balance within the individual and in his place of dwelling. These are the five great holistic sciences which are interconnected and form a comprehensive remedial field to convert an individual’s journey of pain and struggle into harmony and rhythm.
Many wish to adapt Fengshui or Vaastu in their homes but quite often they are confused and have their minds filled with many questions. Their dilemma is whether to go for structural changes immediately or later, whether it would work, would it call for renovation and structural changes, would it be expensive. Then, there is the other question of whether one really needs to bring in the changes at all.

These sort of mixed feelings in an individual are not uncommon. Therefore, the most appropriate thing would be to follow your instincts, imagine the changes you wish to bring into your life and place of dwelling. Feel positive about what you wish for in your life and compare it with what you currently possess. It’s not advisable to adapt Vaastu or Fengshui with a pinch of salt or skepticism as you are implanting the kind of energy you have in your thoughts. You will then be creating an obstacle and you may not be able to see the desired results.

A structure contributes towards the prosperity of its occupants and most importantly, everything that happens in nature has a direct effect on the life of an individual. The cosmic rays from the sun, moon and other planets also have an effect on the human body. Research has shown that we respond and react accordingly. Time also has an impact on one’s mind and body, it has been shown.

Buildings were designed and oriented with various components to harmonise the movement of the sun and the human cycle according to the rotation of the earth and the position of the sun in the course of the day. The 24 hours in a day were divided into eight parts, representing the eight cardinal directions and the nature of each activity in a building reflected the quality of each compass direction. It was observed that houses that were not properly aligned or had no sense of orientation, gave rise to restlessness, misfortune, and sickness.

Take care to design the house in such a manner that it allows ample sunlight and cross ventilation in the Northeast sectors to enhance the bio-cosmic fields.

Avoid keeping a mop, broomstick or trash can in this sector as this would pollute the positive energy flowing through this sector.

Most importantly positioning toilets in the Northeast sector would deprive the building from positive bio-cosmic forces and cause ill-effects to the occupants.

Activate the Northeast sector with earthenware and crystals as it helps in activating education, luck, literary pursuits and scholarliness.

Understanding the cause and effect of the environment, compass direction and benefits of each of the sectors in a property ensures that the house and its occupants are healthy, happy and prosperous and in harmony with the nature’s forces.

(The author is a Fengshui consultant and traditional Vaastu practitioner. He may be contacted on consultation@fengshuiserver.com)

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