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Feng Shui commonly known as Geomancy is a traditional art or belief that has been practiced in Chinese society for many hundred of years. Today, as Chinese business and society boom throughout the world, the ancient Feng Shui Art is even further enhanced and glorified in Chinese society. Building a home is an exciting time. It gives you the chance to create every-thin you want in a living space.
 
Start at the ground first
The lot that you build on is so important that you should spend long time to try to find the right location. In Feng Shui, environmental chi is the greatest influence of the feng shui in your house . Perfectly , you should have a lot with a hill at the back, a gentle slope on the left (as you look out from the house), and an open area in front. This is called the perfect position. Take your time to find the right lot to build on..
 
Get a regular plan
Making an auspicious and harmonious plan is Step 2. House features like Z's, T's, U's, and H's are difficult. A fairly square or rectangular plan is the best bet. Of course, a perfect square is a perfect bore, but make sure corners aren't missing and try to make your home as regular as possible. Try to avoid large holes or cut-outs, such as center courtyards, as you will be missing very important health, wealth, and relationship energy. Use the Five Elements Theory. The Five Elements are such an important in feng shui that is worth to take your time to memorize them. For instance, if your house faces an earth direction (southwest or northeast), having a rock facade or brick is an excellent way to harmonize your home.
Maybe your house faces east or northwest. A house with stone features would be beneficial because the northwest and west (metal directions) are made from earth. If your home faces north (the water element), having a metal or iron ornament is an excellent idea because metal makes water. This is just one of the uses of five element theory.
 
Likewise, if your house faces an earth direction (SW, NE), you don't want a heavy wood element, because this can cause low vitality for everyone in the house. Harmonize your house by using the elements or using the elements that "make" your house facing direction element.
 
Use personal feng shui
One of the greatest things is to use personal feng shui to optimize the energy of your home. For instance, according to your kua number, the Southwest is your successful direction, then putting your office, bedroom, or front door in this position will benefit enormously. Likewise, if the east is your bad luck direction, putting your kitchen or bathroom here to hold down the negative energy.
 
How to move in a new house
It is best to have the stove installed. As it is one of the most important items (affecting health and wealth) for a family especially if one moves or try to move-in for the first time.
 
In the past, if the main stove is not installed, those who also use an alternative charcoal stove may move in, but need to "use" it for the first time.
 
Minor touch up of the ceiling is fine! BUT, it is best that you are aware where your North and South sector of the new house is! As this year, North = Tai Sui and South is the three killings.  
 
Usually, one can still move-in to a home that is not 100% furnished. This depends on the interpretation of "furnished”. If especially the stove is not in the home before move in, it is best that the stove is properly installed in a house.
 
Traditionally, on the day of the "move-in", one SHOULD be sleeping in a home. If one does not stay in the home, then, symbolically, one MAY place a set of "sleep" clothing on each side of the bed. If not, it is not considered as "moved-in".
 
Moved on an auspicious day. On the auspicious day, the owner of the home brings some auspicious items into the home
 
CHARCOAL - A red charcoal stove (Optional) - A charcoal (representing gold) wrapped in Red paper. One can bring this in and need not light it up. But if one wants to light up, then do it before the auspicious time. And bring in the red charcoal stove into the house. In this option, the stove has to be kept permanently in the house e.g. kitchen cabinet and must not throw it away.
An alternative is to light up the charcoal red-hot and when it is time, transfer the charcoal from the outside of the house to the kitchen stove-top.
PINEAPPLE - For the Hokkien (Chinese dialect group) purchase of a pineapple (with flower on it). Once the time is right, open the main entrance door and roll the pineapple from the main entrance door into the house. A `pineapple' here represents luck.
 
Feng Shui Design Changes in the House
 
Remember that Feng Shui design cannot be of much help without looking inward. Doing a self-evaluation is the best Feng Shui tip for trying Feng Shui design. The self-evaluation is nothing more than taking a long, hard look at how you feel and how you live on a daily basis.
Every Feng Shui design is important, even the change the placement of furniture or other inanimate objects. Every element has their yin and yang energies. Wood represents life force and spirit—the annual ring, indicate how many years the tree lived. And since wood represents growth, too much wood in a home can cause the energy to become too vigorous, and aggressive. Feng Shui design uses all elements in moderation for creating the balance in a space.
 
Some Feng Shui principles in daily life.       
 
Do not have a water feature in the bedroom.
Having the water feature in a personal space such as a bedroom leads to loss - loss of money and loss of relationships. Water features refer to paintings with river, waterfalls and lakes. They also refer to aquariums and large vases. Glasses of water by the bedside are fine. Make sure your front door does not lead directly to another opening such as a backdoor or window
 
Good chi or energy comes in through your front door and should remain circulating w