As in many cultures, the Chines have animal symbols attached to the four cardinal directions. This existed prior to feng shui philosophies!
Applying this symbology to your land it would look something like this:
The tortoise is to the back of the house, the phoenix at the front, the dragon to the left and the tiger to the right as facing the entrance to the property, regardless of where the front door is.
If you go back in history this same philosophy was used as a strategy in combat. The Romans would use this as a strategic position in combat. Their backs protected while fighting facing an open expanse where their enemies could be surrounded.
In placement of furniture the power position of a room is the point in the room that one’s back is protected. In a business meeting notice next time where you habitually would prefer to sit. In a meditation room, notice where the teacher sits!
Using intention and symbology doable concrete actions can be taken to counterbalance the effects of your land not being in the perfect position and in alignment with these cardinal directions! Suggestions are share in our Introductory Feng (Wind) Shui (Water) Workshop. Personal suggestions are part of the discussion in consults.
Imagine this placement:
The landscape is a hill facing an open body of water, however the house is not at the base of the hill. A park boundary is the hill overlooking the bay therefore a vantage point is directly overlooking this property. I would imagine this would be an unsettling experience for the occupants of this home. There is no privacy and the back of the house is not protected! It is in a vulnerable position versus a power position.
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