Landscape and Exteriors

Ground breaking and Feng Shui by Kartar Diamond

We have an expression in our own Western culture: “ground-breaking.” It refers to something momentous, brand new, significant, and capable of changing the way we think, behave, respond, or create in the future. A “ground breaking” scientific discovery can lead to the cure of a specific disease and forever alter scientific research thereafter.

A “ground […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Comments Off

Form School Feng Shui by Kartar Diamond

The term “Form School” may mean different things to different practitioners and it is used to describe observations made about both interior and exterior environments, and environments which are man-made or natural. We are profoundly affected by our immediate surroundings and Form School is part of many classical traditions. It goes hand in […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Comments Off

Feng Shui for Wide Open Spaces by Kartar Diamond

A big part of Feng Shui theory relates to the natural environment. So, evaluating open spaces should be included in all schools of Feng Shui.

The shape of a lot can have an influence on the eventual building that sits on the land. Even before a community is built up, there are directional areas of […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Comments Off

Bad Road Alignment- When It is Personal by Kartar Diamond

There is a general feng shui principle that you don’t want your house to sit at the end of a cul-de-sac or the cross section of a T-junction. The idea is that the qi (air currents) would be moving too quickly or too directly toward the house. The energies moving directly toward the house, […]

By |August 18th, 2016|Comments Off

Feng Shui Interprets Your Garden Features by Kartar Diamond

There is a whole branch of classical feng shui which deals with the outside environment. It is called Form School or Landscape School. But outside and inside are forever entwined in terms of how they can affect the occupants.

Most people love the sight and sound of a trickling fountain, but there can actually be […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Comments Off

Feng Shui Interprets the Street That Ends at Your House by Kartar Diamond

The house which sits at the very end of a cul-de-sac or T-juncture is going to be receiving more energy (alignment of air currents) than the other houses on either side, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Most feng shui books illustrate how this is a very accident-prone or unhappy home and […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Comments Off

Feng Shui Interprets Homes in the Hills by Kartar Diamond

Everyone loves a home with a view and that includes adherents to feng shui. The expansiveness of the view can relieve a lot of modern stress that most of us collect year after year.

Energy, which the is called “chi” or “qi” in Chinese metaphysics, can be carried along roads and streets. When the street […]

By |October 26th, 2015|Comments Off

Feng Shui and the Garden by Kartar Diamond

The branch of feng shui which concerns itself with the natural landscape is often called “Form School” or “Landscape School.”

Reasons for paying attention to a garden or a home’s exteriors:
1. To make sure that the house is adequately protected from harsher elements (like wind and rain)
2. To enhance the energies inside a house
3. To shore up or […]

By |September 27th, 2015|Comments Off

Interpreting Mountains In Feng Shui Theory by Kartar Diamond

Real mountains near communities can have an influence on the people, above and beyond the obvious mundane things we know to be true, like fire hazards and proximity to wildlife. In the olden days, it was considered dangerous to live on top of a mountain because of the remoteness of the location in […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Comments Off

Feng Shui and Your Trash Cans by Kartar Diamond

I have fielded a lot of questions about the impact of such things as outside water features, fire pits, and a multitude of landscaping considerations. But what about the placement of trash cans? Like bathrooms, we’ve all got trash cans. If you live in an apartment building, then you would have no […]

By |April 19th, 2015|Comments Off