In the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report, the futuristic concept of “pre-crime” centers around the merging of technology with psychic ability, to predict crimes before they happen. Classical feng shui has been predicting crime for many centuries without any technological support or psychic intervention.

Tracking the predictable forces of nature allows us to characterize house types and buildings which are predisposed to encouraging the occupants to be involved with crime. Less specific, is whether or not the occupants will be the victims or perpetrators.

As well, some of the tendencies have changed their meanings slightly over time. As an example, hundreds (and thousands) of years ago there were house types that indicated the occupants could get in trouble with the government. This could have included some serious punishment by the king or emperor. Nowadays, that same house type could cause an occupant to metaphorically have his “head chopped off” with a tax audit!

In my own practice, I have been able to distinguish some of the types of crimes that a house may encourage, including: drug dealing, prostitution, robbery, assault, or arson.

In our most recent construction cycle history, buildings built between 1904-1924 have some vulnerability to crime that buildings built just earlier or just later do not have. This time frame was ruled by the “3” energy and is sometimes called the Period 3 or Construction Cycle 3. Back when these buildings and houses were first constructed, that 3 energy was quite positive and noble. But over the last eighty to a hundred years, what was once great energy has turned negative, like milk turning rancid. This is NOT to malign all structures from the 1904-1924 time Period! This is just one of many examples. In Los Angeles, there are some pretty architecturally wonderful buildings from that time Period. But unfortunately, they now have a tendency to attract or create crime more than some other house types.

Other vulnerable building types are the structures built between 1944-1964, which are either east-facing or west-facing in their orientation. These places have a hidden agenda, which indicates a potential for legal problems or theft. When do these things happen? Is there always a threat? The answer is that in certain years, and in certain months, the compounding timely influences can trigger actual events. And if an occupants is personally incompatible with the space, this can bring out negative results which might otherwise lay dormant.

One year, my own house was more vulnerable than usual to a burglary (financial loss through deception, betrayal), so I tried to protect myself by being a fanatic with the security system, using it every single time I left the house, even for 10 minutes. What I wasn’t prepared for, was the more subtle “gentleman’s robbery,” which I experienced that same year as a victim of stockbroker fraud (from a former friend=betrayal). In case you are wondering, I am referring to an aspect to the house which cannot be remedied or adjusted. It was the whole house that was vulnerable, not just one directional zone. If there was a remedy to prevent it, like adding the fire element, I would have done that, of course.

In any given year, there will also be annual energy which creates these unfortunate windows of opportunity. We may see the crime trend in a certain part of a country, a city, or a neighborhood. In any given year, a certain part of the home will be more vulnerable to break-in or having the contents of that area stolen.

One of the major goals in feng shui is to prevent or reduce the negatives and to enhance or support the positive. More important than making extra money through feng shui maneuvers, it is protecting people from harm that should be the priority. And if the police force can occasionally rely on psychics for crime-solving tips, then I can only hope for some “pre-crime” collaboration with feng shui in the not too distant future. As far-fetched as that may seem and in comparison, corporations and banks have been using handwriting analysis experts to narrow the search with job applicants and to determine a potential employee’s trustworthiness.

Sometimes there is an ironic twist to the manifestation of these energies. One of my favorite examples is a client of mine who owns a Bail Bond company across from a courthouse. Many of the customers who walk through their doors are criminals seeking bail bond money. The men who work there have to look as tough or tougher than their customers in order to have a visual and psychological upper hand for their own safety. The “uniform” for the bail bond employees includes shaved heads, t-shirts, and other accessories that make them look as if they were gang-bangers themselves! No suits or ties at that business!

Author: Kartar Diamond
Company: Feng Shui Solutions ®
From the Philosophical and Metaphysical Musings Blog Series