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Harmonizing with Nature: Exploring Feng Shui and the Art of Hillside Living

Feng Shui

Imagine having a home surrounded by nature, up on a mountain. But you should know something interesting: the shape of the land around the house matters a lot.

In Taiwan, a place with many mountains, there isn't always enough land for everyone. So, people are building houses on the sides of hills. Living on a hillside has great advantages, like being close to nature and having wide-open spaces that cities can't offer.

Now, let's talk about something cool called feng shui. Hillside houses depend on the shape of the land. Five different shapes have different meanings, like metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. These shapes affect the good or bad energy in your home.

In Chinese culture, it's lucky to have a house with a mountain behind it. Depending on the mountain's shape, it can mean different things. A mountain that looks like fire is linked to courage and strength. A wood-like mountain means a smart and creative family. If it's water-shaped, it's about using wisdom, and an earthy mountain shape means business success. A mountain that looks like metal is connected to wealth. Feng shui experts say it's important to have a "Dragon" on the left and a "Tiger" on the right for protection.

But watch out! If there are problems on the left or right side, it could lead to friendship issues or troubles at work.

Where there are hills, there's often water. Hillside homes and water go together. If there's flowing water coming down the mountain and around your house, it can bring good luck with money. But if the water is too close, it might mean money problems or things getting stolen.

Now, let's talk about the entrance to your home. If you look out and see a small hill, that's called "案山." Having one can mean good help in your career. But if it's broken-looking, it might make finding good friends or succeeding at work hard.

Wanting a house on a mountain isn't just about money. The shape of the land matters a lot, too. It's like a dance between nature and where we live, ensuring everything feels right.

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At my practice, I use Ba Zi and Feng Shui to provide my clients with a comprehensive assessment of their lives. I take into account the unique energies of a person’s home and surroundings, as well as the energies of the environment and the person’s own destiny. With these insights, I am able to offer my clients assistance to help them reach their goals, and improve their lives.

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