How Feng Shui can help you feel good in your new home

According to Feng Shui, ‘Qi’ is a current of energy passing through every place and structure. The better the quality of Qi at our home, the more likely we are to be happy and to enjoy success there.

It’s undeniable that every place and every house has its own character and the fact that we are susceptible to this sensation is perhaps evidence of the effect that Qi is having on us. Quite simply we feel different in different places, but do we understand why we feel relaxed and sleep well in some places and feel less comfortable in others?

It follows that if we can identify a place where conditions align with the landscape to create good Qi and great conditions to live, then we have a better chance of making the right choices. After all, if we can live in a house that allows us to live in harmony with the universe it can only have a positive influence on our wellbeing and quality of life.

Feng Shui is a complex art that is ever changing but there are a few characteristics of places with good energy flow that we can easily identify and keep in mind when we’re house hunting.

Positive influences include the presence of water close by, with hills or mountains to the north. A location on fertile land on a gentle slope, with an open, south-facing aspect, and a pleasant view.

Translating these guidelines into today’s house-hunting criteria might give us the following: a house in a bright and sunny south-facing location with a beautiful garden and good views across a valley with proximity to a river, a lake, or the sea.

Here is a selection of properties that could be your new haven of peace.

Magnificent 8-bedroom mansion with outbuildings and heated indoor swimming pool in Parmain (Val-d’Oise). – €1,945,000

Charming renovated property with houses, barns, garage, and 2.8 hectares of land in Courtenay (Loiret) – €829,500

Beautiful 7-bedroom mansion with swimming pool and pottery workshop in Champagne-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise) – €940,000

Modernist-style architect’s house with a breathtaking view of the Seine near Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne) – €1,575,000