Measure Your Building Facing
Factors that determine the Building Facing Direction
- Consider the orientation of the building from the outside. Which way is the building built to face? Where is the building facing as a whole? Many buildings are built to face a park, an ocean or lake view, or an open space.
- Which is the most “Yang” side of the building? Yang refers to activity and movement, so look at the busiest area around the building. Like a main street, or a busy road. Then see if that is also the direction that the building is orientated to face.
- If the house is built to face two different directions, i.e. one side faces a park and the other side faces a busy road, check which side receives more light (Qi). It is usually where most windows are.
Step-by-Step Guide on how to take the Building Facing Direction
- Determine the building’s façade;
- Stand at the middle of the façade, looking outwards;
- Align the Cow’s Horn of your Luo Pan with the two dots (North) in the Heaven’s Pool and let the needle settle;
- Take the necessary directional readings.
- Remember: The Main Door does NOT determine the Facing Direction of a house or building!
- When determining the Building Facing Direction, it is IRRELEVANT where the Main Door to the building is!
- In the case of apartment buildings or high rises ALWAYS take the direction downstairs, in front of the building!
- Feng Shui formulas like Xuan Kong Flying Stars and Eight Mansions require the Facing Direction of the house – NOT the Main Door.