Avoid Bad Chi At The Front Of Your Property | Brenda Martin | Feng Shui Consultant

Avoid bad chi at the front of your property

On my morning walks, I used to pass a new apartment block being built. What an opportunity to avoid bad chi right at the start and create some really healthy, positive energy for the building and potential occupants.

But it was located on a corner, near a roundabout, with car bonnets and headlights aiming poison arrows at it from all directions. Later on, some tall knife-like decorative structures were spaced out along the front of the building. Below them, encircling the whole front was a low wall, with water rushing from underneath the wall down some steps into a trough. The direction of the water flow was away from the building, towards the road. Water symbolises money and the money was flowing away!

The feng shui horrors were mounting up and I wondered what challenges the building and occupants may face in the future.

The front of a building is one of the most important areas, because healthy chi gathers here, ready to meander gently towards the building, where it will enter and flow through the interior, spreading balance, harmony and wellbeing throughout. If the outside environment of a building is healthy, there is a good chance that the interior of the property will be healthy too.

This building was under attack from harmful chi produced by the cars aiming their bonnets and headlights at the building as they moved along the four roads and around the roundabout. The low wall at the front offered no protection from the sha chi. The ‘knives’ would be chopping and slicing the chi, which would either stagger painfully towards the building, or simply collapse around the knives.

The building was finally completed and the apartments sold. Some months later there were rumours of problems with the building and occupants – financial issues, structural problems, legal disputes, sickness. I heard that the underground garage had flooded and cars had been destroyed.

The apartment block is still there some years later, but looking shabby and run-down. The water no longer flows. Stuck or clogged-up financial issues?

This building should not have been placed on a corner. Location in feng shui is a priority. There should be balance on either side, with the left side (as you stand looking towards the road) slightly higher than the right. A road running along one side of a building renders that side weak. In this case, a road on the apartment’s left side reduced the overall strength and fortune of the building. If there is no alternative to building on a corner plot, the weaker side can be strengthened with a fence, hedge or substantial foliage.

Cars driving around a roundabout will always aim sha chi at your building, but a front wall, not too high, lined with foliage, will protect the building from any car sha.

Any water feature must have the water flowing towards a building, bringing healthy finances towards it. Water flowing away will take away your money with it.


Always consider the significance of any front garden sculpture or decorative item. What energy does it give out? Four tall knife shapes are vicious and menacing. They are certainly not inviting or welcoming. Chi needs to flow gently in, out and around any sculpture. Moving around something pleasant makes it healthy, especially at the front of a building where entrance chi affects the whole building and occupants.

Coincidence that this apartment and the occupants ended up with severe problems? Or definitely feng shui food for thought? Whatever you decide, do try to avoid bad chi at the front of your property. 

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