Simply stated, here is why a house on a cul-de-sac needs help in improving its feng shui:
- A cul-de-sac formation generates a continuous recycling, or a back and forth bouncing of the same energy between three or more houses.
The quality of energy on a cul-de-sac is often either chaotic and restless, or low and stagnant, depending on the particular details of the cul-de-sac and the exterior feng shui of houses on it.
- The amount of energy that would usually be necessary, or needed, for one house, now has to be divided in between several houses. Another way to say it is that houses on a cul-de-sac are "struggling" for more Chi, or feng shui energy.
- Smart feng shui landscaping is always recommended in order to attract, as well as keep, a better quality energy. For example, a house with a good, strong backing will always gather and keep more energy than a house with no backing at all. A row of tall evergreens at the back of the house can be a simple solution. The same feng shui landscaping idea applies to the front of the house, but in a different application. If you do your best in creating a curved vibrant pathway to the main door with a combination of lush greens and beautiful rocks this will attract a much better quality energy than a straight path with no character.
- An outside water feature (preferably moving water) is recommended in feng shui to refresh and uplift the energy of a cul-de-sac. From a sophisticated outdoor feng shui fountain to a simple birdbath - it is up to you to decide what will work best with your home and your budget. There are several elements to take into consideration when working with a water feature in feng shui, such as the facing direction of your house, as well as the direction of the water flow.
- A moving garden element, such as a whirligig, or other wind (or solar powered) garden sculpture is an excellent feng shui cure for refreshing and uplifting the energy. Work with the feng shui elements that are needed for the direction your house is facing. For example, a Metal moving sculpture is excellent for the West, Northwest and North areas, while usually better avoided in the East, Southeast and Southwest feng shui bagua directions.
- The main door of a house in a cul-de-sac needs both protection and strengthening. You can always strengthen your front door with the right feng shui door color. For example, with a South facing main door you could definitely go for a vibrant red color, which creates auspicious energy, as well as create a lot of "padding", so to speak, between the main door and the street by using smart landscaping tricks.
A small round feng shui garden or a water feature in the center of your cul-de-sac will create a much better energy. See if your neighbors would agree to contribute to creating a nice little center island with beautiful greenery or a water feature in your cul-de-sac.
A cul-de-sac house might need more attention put into it, but there is no need to worry about its feng shui being bad, as it can always be improved.
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