Case Studies

Case Study

The following case study relates to a home that has been analyzed using Classic Feng Shui methods.  Recommendations were formulated based on the analysis. The family moved into the home in the mid 90’s (Period 7). During the initial assessment, the homeowners shared that there had been some family conflict when they first moved in. They also said that finances were stable at first, but had been slowly getting worse over the past 10 years. It was determined that, since major renovations had taken place in 2004 (new roof and skylights), the home was now current with Period 8 energy patterns.

San He Assessment

San He Assessment

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According to the San He assessment, this home was well supported with all of the optimal landforms present. There were no concerns with its location relative to the street and other structures, and no obvious sources of Sha Qi. There was a nice meandering path to the front door and a “Ming Tang” area to collect the energy coming into the home. The main concern was the garage, which projected out from the house. This could potentially have created a “missing sector”, but since there was no interior door from the garage to the house, it was not part of the footprint.

One major concern with this home was the location of the stairs in the “centre palace” or the “heart” of the house. This Feng Shui challenge could create energy that is unstable and potentially cause areas of struggle. There were however, some mitigating factors and with the recommendations that were given, the energy was grounded to help minimize this instability.

San Yuan Assessment

Once the facing direction of the home was determined (N3), calculations for San Yuan determined which energy patterns were activated for each section of the home. There was a positive “growing energy” star coming into the entrance of the home, which is good for advancement and opportunity. This was also present in the master bedroom and an office space. It was recommended they increase the use of the latter instead of another area, also being used as an office, which did not have a positive energy pattern. An auspicious energy area was also present in the Family Room, which is very good since the family spent a great deal of time there. This was enhanced with Water and Metal elements.

There had been a “fighting energy” pattern in one of the rooms of the house during Period 7. The family member, with whom there had been conflict with in the past, used that room during that time.  That “fighting energy” was now active in the kitchen for this Period, but since it is a “wood” element, the stove (fire element) is able to weaken its effect. Other fire elements were suggested.

Positive “prosperity energy” was located in the laundry room and powder room of the first floor, and the main bathroom of the second floor. As a result of these locations, the family was unfortunately not receiving the full benefits of this auspicious energy pattern. This could explain why their finances were in a slow decline. In Period 7 when they moved into the home, this energy was actually coming into the house at the front door, which could be why they did not have concerns around money during that time period.

This house could potentially have had negative effects from a very harmful #5 star, but because of how the rooms were laid out and the specific stars being activated (influenced by San He), this was not the case. The living room is an example of this. It was however, suggested that the walls be repainted from a red colour (fire element) to a darker tone in order to keep the #5 (earth energy) inactivated.

Ba Zhai Assessment

A Ba Zhai assessment was done as the final part of the analysis.  It was determined that one of the homeowners was a #1 East Group and the other a #7 West Group.  This meant there needed to be compromise in order to have positives for each person in the home. Suggestions were made for which rooms and locations in the house were good to spend time in, and for the optimal directions in which to face, depending on the activity.

In the master bedroom, both homeowners were sleeping in the wrong location.  This is a critical area, since so much time is spent there. One of the homeowners stated that she had always had trouble sleeping since moving into the house. By switching the sides of the bed with her partner and angling her sleeping position slightly, she was in a better healing position (+80).


The assessments, recommendations and follow-up actions resulted in a house that is now able to better support the homeowners. They spend more time in areas with positive energy patterns and are aligned with their personal energy directions. Harmful energy has also been minimized.  As a result, the homeowners feel more balanced and have more energy because of better sleep patterns. They state they feel less “unsettled” and were very pleased with the results.