Feng Shui tips for buying land
I would like to start this blog post with the words of Thomas Fröhling – instructor and director of the German Feng Shui Institute in Au: “You can’t not react to the outside.”


Heart Island Beach Nature Vacation  - line2art / Pixabay

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If this theory is correct, it is already of special importance to have an optimal energy flow when choosing the plot of land.

But now let’s start from the beginning. What does Feng Shui have to do with the choice of property and why should we here in the West apply the observational science from the Far East?

The answer is simple: no other people on earth have recorded their observations of nature over thousands of years as seamlessly as the Chinese. Feng Shui can therefore also be described as an observational science, with the goal of having an optimal flow of energy. Because: When energy flows optimally, well-being, health and harmony enter our lives.

When I am called by my clients for advice on property selection, we look at the following points, among others:

1. is the property buildable at all?

The development plan specifies exactly what you must observe when building a house. How many floors is your house allowed to have? What roof shape must be chosen? What are the requirements for garages or parking spaces? If a development plan is not available, it makes sense to submit a written request to the planning office in good time so that there are no unpleasant surprises later.

2. location of the plot

Of course, it also depends on your personal well-being. Do you want to live more secluded and accept to drive a few meters to the next shopping opportunity? Or do you want to build your new house in the middle of the action? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. There are no standard rules here: The property must suit the builder.

It is also important to know if the property is located in a “red zone”, i.e. if it is at risk from flooding, rock slides or heave slopes. I like to advise my clients to visit the property on different days and at different times. This allows them to get to know it in all its facets. In addition, future builders can find out right away whether there will be any noise or odor nuisance during working days, for example, because an industrial area borders directly on the dream property.

3. shape of the land

The shape of the plot can be very auspicious (or not). And if you have a choice, you should prefer a plot of land that widens towards the back, because this promotes the inflow of money for the future. And who would not like to have that?

4. history of the land

Would you like to build your dream house on a former cemetery? Or a garbage dump? Surely not! And that’s exactly why it’s so important to learn about the property’s past. Landscape energies are usually stable over decades or even centuries and allow us to infer the future from the past.

5. modern environmental influences – electrosmog

More and more frequently, voices are being raised that electrosmog is not beneficial to human health. Therefore, when choosing a property, it is particularly important not to have any transmission masts, high-voltage lines, satellite dishes or similar within a radius of 300 meters. However, especially in the Rhine-Main area we do not necessarily have an abundance of properties, so that it sometimes happens that such properties also have to be built on. However, it is then important to take special structural precautions when building the house.

6. the city and the street name

We constantly repeat our address and therefore naturally align our energy with it. So the street where we live also has a great influence on the house energy. This also explains that in China popular street names and even more popular house numbers are sold at horrendous prices. For example, if you have a choice between Birch Street or Sacrifice Street, your choice should be the first street. And if it then becomes the house number 8, your luck is almost guaranteed.

7. pillars, street lamps and other sources of interference.

The streetlight in front of the house illuminates the bedroom even in the middle of the night. The pillar in front of the property entrance visually splits the house like a hatchet. The corner of the neighbor’s house points right into the planned dining room. All these are not good conditions for a harmonious and carefree life.

8. water – the right quantity and quality makes the difference

The most expensive and popular plots of land are usually located near the water. This is also due to the fact that water can be equated with energy. And who would not like to live near a constant flow of energy?
Rushing rivers, the roaring sea or even the other extreme with stagnant cloaca in front of the front door are less auspicious. If there is no water at all, you can help your success by introducing water in a targeted manner. But be careful: Here it depends on the right calculations and the exact execution.

9. the location to roads

Roads always bring energy to the property, therefore, among other things, it is not advantageous if you have to walk down from a road to your property. Also, you should avoid living at the end of a cul-de-sac or having the property at an intersection where cars are driving directly toward your house. Again, if no other property is available, check with your consultant to see if moving the entrance in a lucky direction is possible.
(There are four directions of luck in Feng Shui, depending on the current age and birth dates of the occupants).

10. Balance

Make sure that the plot has an even shape. By merging plots of land, especially in rural areas, we sometimes get plot shapes that resemble a cleaver or a pistol. Also L-shaped plots should be avoided, because here we have an area that – physically and energetically – does not exist at all. It is better to choose square or rectangular plots, because these convey additional stability.

11. external signs

If there are white ants on the property or plants and trees that have malgrowth or even form so-called cankers, this can be a sign of geopathic interference zones. Better signs are a lush green meadow and straight growing trees.

As you can see, there is a lot to consider in order to get an ideal property from a Feng Shui point of view. Certainly, especially in urban areas there are hardly such good starting conditions. So if you have a property now that is not quite ideal, it does not automatically mean that you will get sick or never have the chance to earn money. There are always possibilities for correction.

If you have any questions about your plot or have noticed in the post that you have a negative influence or two, feel free to contact me.

Happiness promising greetings

Your Kathleen Rehfeld